Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast

Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast

Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast

Written and hosted by

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Produced by

Paola Mardo

Release Date

November 1, 2022

An intimate look at the making of BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER. This podcast tells the story of an all-star creative team assembling against the odds, in the wake of unthinkable tragedy, to make a movie that continues the legacy of the groundbreaking BLACK PANTHER, honors the late, great Chadwick Boseman, and serves as an emotional and spectacular new chapter in the story of Wakanda. Listen below or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

How did it happen that after decades of being confined to the margins of cinema, this grand myth of Wakanda was weaved out of the history and culture of the “most broken people?” To conclude the story of the making of BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER, Ta-Nehisi Coates returns to the beginning of the journey.

Chapter 6 Transcript

White supremacy, the system which enabled the descendants of Europe to steal an outsized portion of this world’s labor and land, has always been tied to a specious notion of beauty. What does it mean that Wakanda and Talokan give us a beauty created not to justify enslavement but to celebrate freedom?

Chapter 5 Transcript

Every film is a machine, a complex device made of people with a myriad of jobs and responsibilities. Ta-Nehisi Coates breaks apart the machinery of WAKANDA FOREVER, zooming into the creative processes of some of its artists.

Chapter 4 Transcript

Being on the set of WAKANDA FOREVER was a different kind of filmmaking experience. It was a wake. It was a celebration. It was therapy.

Chapter 3 Transcript

The story of BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER emerged out of the very real death of Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played T’Challa. But there was an earlier version of the script, a different story written when no one involved in the movie knew that Chadwick was gravely ill.

Chapter 2 Transcript

Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks with Ryan Coogler about the journey from BLACK PANTHER to WAKANDA FOREVER and the loss of his lead actor and friend Chadwick Boseman.

Chapter 1 Transcript

WAKANDA FOREVER: THE OFFICIAL BLACK PANTHER PODCAST is a production of Proximity Media in collaboration with Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment.

The series is written and hosted by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Produced by Paola Mardo. Executive Producers are Ryan Coogler, Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, and Paola Mardo. The film score is composed by Ludwig Göransson.

Story editing by James Kim. Audio editing by Cameron Kell and Cedric Wilson. Sound design and additional music by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Audio engineering by Lauryn Newson. Production assistance from Polina Cherezova.