Anti-Racism: Podcasts


– The New York Times

“In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began.” Hosted by recent Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones, the 1619 audio series chronicles how black people have been central to building American democracy, music, wealth, and more.” – NPR

Code Switch

– National Public Radio

“What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! 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.”



– The Atlantic

“An audio documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, told from the perspective of four New Orleanians still living with the consequences of governmental neglect. As COVID-19 disproportionately infects and kills Americans of color, the story feels especially relevant. “As a person of color, you always have it in the back of your mind that the government really doesn’t care about you,” said self-described Katrina overcomer Alice Craft-Kerney.” – NPR

Intersectionality Matters!

– The African American Policy Forum

“Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading critical race theorist who coined the term “intersectionality,” this podcast brings the academic term to life. Each episode brings together lively political organizers, journalists, and writers. This recent episode on COVID-19 in prisons and other areas of confinement is a must-listen.” – NPR

Latino Rebels Radio

– 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.


The Longest Shortest Time

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.


mater mia

– 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.


Pod Save the People

– DeRay Mckesson

“On Pod Save the People, 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.”


The Problem We All Live With

– 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.



– National Public Radio

“Every week at Throughline, our pals Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei “go back in time to understand the present.” To understand the history of systemic racism in America, we recommend “American Police,” “Mass Incarceration” and “Milliken v. Bradley.” – NPR