Below is a partial lists of podcasts that are useful in learning about racial identify formation, racism, and other facets of identity. A few podcasts listed below offer presentations and analysis of news, culture and human experience through a social justice lens. We have provided links below, but you should be able to find these by searching for them on your favorite podcast app as well.
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About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge): Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today.
Asian American History 101: A podcast co-hosted by Gen and Ted Lai, a daughter and father team. The podcast will entertain and educate people as Gen and Ted dive into the vast history of Asian Americans from their contributions to their struggles to their triumphs.
Code Switch (NPR): Features fearless conversations about race. Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.
Intersectionality Matters! (Kimberle Crenshaw): A podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
Lady Don’t Take No (Alicia Garza): Created by BLM co-founder Alicia Garza for people who like their political commentary with a side of beauty recommendations. It’s her tribute to the Bay Area’s unique way of getting things done. Garza will divulge her hot takes on everything from why Fenty Beauty saves lives, to how to handle microaggressions at the airport.
NYT 1619 (Nikole Hannah-Jones): A New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, that examines the long shadow of American slavery.
Curbing Anti-Asian and Pacific Islander hate (with Cynthia Choi): From the Our America with Julián Castro podcast
Pod for the Cause (Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights): Produced by The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, this podcast aims to spark conversation and activism on some of the most critical issues of today.
Pod Save the People (DeRay McKesson, Brittany Packnett, Sam Sinyangwe, Dr. Clint Smith III): Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with fellow activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Dr. Clint Smith. They offer a unique take on the news, with a special focus on overlooked stories and topics that often impact people of color. There’s also a weekly one-on-one interview with DeRay and special guests, from singer/songwriter John Legend to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
The Praxis Podcast (Edwin Lindo, JD): This podcast aims to directly address and explore the effects of racism and other forms of marginalization so that we can collectively achieve health justice. We will journey through history, theory, science & medicine by embracing storytelling, interviews, and community expertise.
Reveal (Al Letson): This podcast delves deeply into the pressing issues of our times, from prisons to protests, immigration to the environment. A project of the Center for Investigative Journalism and co-produced with PRX.
Seeing White series from Scene on Radio podcast (John Biewin, Deena Hayes-Green and Chenjerai Kumanyika): A fourteen-part documentary series exploring whiteness in America--where it came from, what it means, and how it works.
Self Evident: This podcast tells Asian America’s stories to explore what it really means to claim America today. Each episode presents an in-depth story or conversation from specific communities within the Asian diasporas in America. We bring Asian American voices into the national conversation like they’ve never been heard before — across generation, across cultures, and across class.