Race, Identity, & Politics

Code Switch:

Hosted by journalists Kat Chow, Gene Demby, Adrian Florido, Karen Grigsby Bates, and Shereen Marisol Meraji, Code Switch from NPR News is an incredibly woke podcast focused on race, ethnicity, culture and identity, and the role these themes play in our lives and communities.

“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. Sometimes, we’ll make you laugh. Other times, you’ll get uncomfortable. But we’ll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic.”

3 starter recommendations:
  1. A Muslim and a Mexican walk into a bar… (11/9/2016):
  2. Can we talk about whiteness? (5/31/2016):
  3. The Code Switch Guide To Handling Casual Racism (9/28/2016): In this 25 minute episode, …. What to do when we are in a safe space and comments and we don’t speak up in fear of ruining the party or the fun everyone was having.. Mental calculus, relationships with people involved, how people react, people taking sides. “Wouldn’t it be easier if I pretend it’s not a big deal and we all move on?” Being labeled as a “bomb thrower” and making others uncomfortable by pointing out issues… Feelings of wasted energy. Guideline 1) safety 2) what do you want the other person to get out of it

NPR Politics Podcast:

A team of NPR reporters keep you updated on what’s happening in politics weekly.

“The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR’s political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. With weekly roundups and quick takes on news of the day, you don’t have to keep up with politics to know what’s happening. You just have to keep up with us.”

3 starter recommendations:

  1. Covering 2016 As A Muslim (12/7/16): Reporter Asma Khalid reflects on covering the 2016 election as a Muslim woman.
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