The Every Voice Now Podcast was created to address the dearth of publishing stories centering the experiences of authors of color. It is underwritten by IVP's Every Voice Now Initiative.

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About The Every Voice Now Podcast

Hosted by IVP staff, authors, and special guests, The Every Voice Now Podcast features interviews with recent and forthcoming authors of color who share their journeys to publication and the roadblocks they had to navigate along the way. In an industry that still remains overwhelmingly white, The Every Voice Now Podcast offers a refreshing and unique resource for book lovers of any ethnic background to discover voices of color.

Seasons 1 and 2 featured guests such as Robert Chao Romero, Juanita Rasmus, Nikole Lim, Esau McCaulley, Terence Lester, Heather Thompson Day, Terry Wildman, Chloe Sun, Jeanette Yep, Greg Jao, Orlando Crespo, and Vince Bantu.

You can read more about The Every Voice Now Podcast in IVP's press release.

About the Hosts

Helen Lee, Producer and Co-Host

Helen Lee is IVP's director of product innovation; she has a B.A. from Williams College in bioethics, an M.A. from Wheaton College Graduate School in interdisciplinary studies, and an MBA from Babson College in entrepreneurship.

Maila Kim, Co-Host

Formerly marketing manager at IVP; she holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Christian Formation & Ministry with a concentration in Bible & Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. 

Paloma Lee, Co-Host

Formerly assistant producer and project specialist at IVP, Paloma has an M.A. in Media and Communication from Dallas Theological Seminary and a B.A. in English.

Ed Gilbreath, Co-Host

Formerly an editor at IVP, Ed is currently an executive leader at Christianity Today; he earned his bachelor’s in communication arts from Judson University and a master’s in philosophy of history from Olivet Nazarene University. He is also the author of two IVP books: Reconciliation Blues and Birmingham Revolution. Ed loves listening to an eclectic mix of music, reading narrative nonfiction books on American history and pop culture, and taking long walks while listening to podcasts such as NPR’s How I Built This, The Daily, Pass the Mic, and CT’s Quick to Listen. Follow Ed on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Al Hsu, Co-Host

Al Hsu is associate editorial director for IVP Books at InterVarsity Press, where he acquires and develops books in such areas as culture, discipleship, church, ministry, and mission. He earned his PhD in educational studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Al is the author of Singles at the Crossroads, Grieving a Suicide, and The Suburban Christian. He has been a writer and columnist for Christianity Today and served as senior warden on the vestry of Church of the Savior in Wheaton, Illinois.