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Podcasts

New York Times
2019

In 1619, the first ship carrying enslaved Africans arrived in Viriginia.  Four hundred years later, the New York Times examines the repercussions of that moment. 

Recommended by the YWCA as part of their Racial Justice Learning Resources

Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby

"Authors Baratunde Thurston (How To Be Black), Raquel Cepeda (Bird Of Paradise: How I Became Latina) and Tanner Colby (Some Of My Best Friends Are Black) host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America." 

Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene
2019

All My Relations is a podcast to discuss our relationships as Native peoples-- relationships to land, to ancestors, and to each other.  

Recommended by the YWCA Racial Justice Learning Resources

Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton

Heben Nigatu (The Late Show With Stephen Colbert) and Tracy Clayton (BuzzFeed) cover everything from race to politics to culture with frank insight and sharp wit.  Past interviewees for the show have included Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham, Ta-Nehisi Coats and Queen Latifah. 

Dr. Alex Gee
2018-present

Madison-based pastor Dr. Alex Gee has had over thirty years' experience working for racial justice through such organizations as the Fountain of Life Covenant Church, The Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development and the citywide movement Justified Anger.  His podcast Black Like Me 'invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.'

NPR

NPR's Code Switch considers how race, ethnicity and culture affect lives and communities, and how these factors are changing.  

Recommended by the YWCA as part of their Racial Justice Learning Resources

Latino Rebels

Sometimes irreverent, but always providing smart analysis of events and culture, Latino Rebels Radio gives its unique spin on the world of US Latinos. 

NPR, Futuro Media Group

NPR's Latino USA covers news, politics, the arts and business with a Latino focus. 

Parenting podcast The Longest Shortest Time includes several podcasts about the particular challenge of parenting and equity, as well as series on raising children in general. 

Anthonia Akitunde, editor-in-chief

mater mia was founded in 2012 to present a more realistic portrait of black motherhood.  Topics covered include balancing professional and personal lives, beauty and style, the ins and outs of parenting and more. 

This American Life

This two-part series, which originally aired in July 2015, focuses on school integration and the challenges school reformers have faced in closing the achievement gap.  Interviews focus on two schools, one in St. Louis and one in Hartford, Connecticut, and the differing success both schools have had with becoming more inclusive.   

Kid Fury and Crissle West

"Join Kid Fury and Crissle for their weekly podcast covering hip-hop and pop culture's most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle."--from thisistheread.com

Fariha Roisin and Zeba Blay

Writers and critics Fariha Roisin and Zeba Blay offer witty insight on film, television and all things pop culture in their monthly podcast.  

Nia King

Mixed race queer activist artist Nia King includes interviews with other political queer artists, trans artists, and artists of color who seem to have figured out how to make art and make rent without compromising their values.  Some podcasts are free, transcripts of interviews are included on the site for free.