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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." 

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. 

NPR

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

Cover of The Hate U Give
hate u give
based on the book by Angie Thomas
02454358107
2019

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. Recommended by YWCA of Madison

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.