Nine Podcasts That Continue The Discussion On Race And Racism

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After the marches and the social media posts, it’s crucial to carry on the conversation about race and racism and continue to educate, and re-educate ourselves. One way to do this is to tune into podcasts that amplify black voices, share the experience of black communities and discuss the #BlackLivesMatter movement. From culture to identity and history, this list features podcasts that expand those crucial conversations. 

Code Switch
America’s well-established National Public Radio (NPR) podcast, Code Switch, tackles the subject of race head-on. It explores how race impacts every part of American society; from politics to pop culture and sport. The podcast talks about historical context, shares personal stories and opens discussions on culture and identity. Listen here 

No Country For Young Women
A UK-based BBC podcast hosted by Sadia Azmat and Monty Onanuga, No Country For Young Women talks about “life, love and work in a white man’s world.”  In the latest episode, the women are joined by Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall who discusses her Arab heritage and what it was life to grow up mixed race in North East England. Listen here 

About Race
From the author behind the bestselling book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, this podcast with Reni Eddo-Lodge expands on the conversation the book started and dives into a deeper discussion on race. In the one-off series, Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today. Listen here

Identity Politics 
Co-hosted by Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali, Identity Politics talks about race, gender and faith, from the perspective of black Muslim women living in America. From modesty and wearing a hijab, to culture and politics, each episode invites guests to open up about issues impacting their lives. Listen here

Intersectionality Matters!
Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory, this podcast explores the meaning behind Crenshaw’s academic term “intersectionality” and brings journalists, artists, activists and scholars together to talk about race in an educational and thought-provoking way. Listen here 

Slay In Your Lane 
This recently launched podcast comes from Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, the multi-award-winning authors behind Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, and explores topical news and popular culture through the lens of black British women. It continues to expand upon many themes addressed in the book and the latest episode discusses the death George Floyd, how brands and social media have reacted, and how to look after your mental wellbeing. Listen here

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The Nod
The Nod tells “the stories of black life that don’t get told anywhere else.” Hosted by Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings, the podcast  celebrates the innovation and the resilience that is so particular to being black in America and beyond, and offers an insight first hand into black culture. In the latest episode, Brittany and Eric sit down to process their feelings on #BlackLivesMatter and memorialise the lives lost. Listen here

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Pod For The Cause
Launched by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, this American-based podcast expands the conversation on critical civil and human rights challenges faced today; including justice reform, education, fighting hate and bias, fair courts, voting rights, immigration and more, which makes for an insightful and educational listen for all. Listen here 

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The Good Ancestor 
Hosted by Layla Saad, respected speaker, anti-racism educator and author of Me and White Supremacy, this podcast reveals an interview series with “change-makers and culture-shapers exploring what it means to be a good ancestor.” Listen here 

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