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100:1 The Crack Legacy

100:1 The Crack Legacy

By Christopher Johnson

This documentary series exposes the link between punitive drug laws drawn up during the 80’s war on crack cocaine and contemporary police violence that disproportionately affects black Americans.

Code Switch

Code Switch

NPR podcast hosted by Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji

Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We’re all journalists of color, and this isn’t just the work we do. It’s the lives we lead...

Ear Hustle

Ear Hustle

By Radiotopia from PRX

Ear Hustle brings you stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with fellow inmate Antwan Williams.

Healing Justice

Healing Justice

Kate Wearning, Director

A podcast for stories and practices and the intersection of collective healing and social change.

Hidden Brain: Rap on Trial

Hidden Brain: Rap on Trial

By NPR

Olutosin Oduwole was a college student and aspiring rapper when he was charged with "attempting to make a terrorist threat." We explore how perceptions of rap music may have played a role.

Holistic Resistance

Holistic Resistance

Aaron Johnson is an earth builder, teacher of closeness, and activist. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has made a lifelong commitment to use the skills he possesses to end racism. In addition to using intimacy and closeness to blackness as a primary means to that end, the tools he frequently uses are speaking, teaching, singing, photography, filmmaking, and minimalism. Aaron leads a mentoring program called Turn It Up Now that focuses on elevating the power, talent, love, and work ethic of youth.

Invisibilia: The Culture Inside

Invisibilia: The Culture Inside

By NPR

This episode of an otherwise great podcast is a good exploration into implicit bias.

Love and Radio: How to Argue

Love and Radio: How to Argue

NPR podcast

In Part I, we return to an old episode: The Silver Dollar, featuring Daryl Davis, a black musician who has made it his life’s work to befriend white racists. In Part II, we pay Daryl a visit to see what he can tell us about how to successfully argue — or even just have a civil, critical conversation — with someone who holds opinions very different from your own. Think of it as a field guide to arguing.

Mindful of Race with Ruth King

Mindful of Race with Ruth King

In this podcast, mindfulness meditation teacher Ruth King describes how members of any dominant group rarely see themselves as "membered." We usually see ourselves as good individuals without confronting our group identity. 

On Being: Isabel Wilkerson: The Heart is the Last Frontier

On Being: Isabel Wilkerson: The Heart is the Last Frontier

Podcast hosted by Krista Tippett

Love Wilkerson’s analogy of loving and taking care of an old house. How we don’t always want to go into the basement, but what we ignore won’t go away.

Revisionist History: Miss Buchanan's Period of Adjustment

Revisionist History: Miss Buchanan's Period of Adjustment

By Malcolm Gladwell

In this Season 2 episode... A landmark Supreme Court case. A civil rights revolution. Why has everyone forgotten what happened next?

Seeing White

Seeing White

Producer John Biewen and Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for? Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.

Speak Out with Tim Wise

Speak Out with Tim Wise

Hosted by Tim Wise

Speak Out with Tim Wise is an informative and entertaining podcast focused on racial and economic justice in the age of Trump. It features the biting and humorous commentary of its host, along with interviews with some of the nation’s leading scholars, activists and artists as well as grass roots organizers whose voices are often ignored in mainstream media.

You Had Me at Black

You Had Me at Black

By Martina and Britney Abrahams, Founder and Co-Founder

Martina and Britney Abrahams are the sister team behind this Oakland podcast. Their mission is to reclaim the black narrative by sharing stories about the parts of the black experience often ignored in the media. Every episode is worth a listen.