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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 with empathy and humor. We explore how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story. Code Switch was named Apple Podcasts' first-ever Show of the Year in 2020.

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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 with empathy and humor. We explore how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story. Code Switch was named Apple Podcasts' first-ever Show of the Year in 2020.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    They came, they saw, they reckoned?

    They came, they saw, they reckoned?

    It's now been more than a year since the so-called "racial reckoning" that marked the summer of 2020. The country, some said confidently, was having the biggest racial reckoning since the civil rights movement. But since then, the Code Switch team has been wondering...what was actually being reckoned with? And by whom? And what would the backlash be?

    • 35 min
    Nikole Hannah-Jones on the power of collective memory

    Nikole Hannah-Jones on the power of collective memory

    What stories do we learn about the history of the United States? Who dreamed up those stories? And what happens when we challenge them? This week on the pod, our play cousins at NPR's Throughline podcast talk to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones about the historical argument she tried to make with the 1619 project.

    • 50 min
    Ask Code Switch: What Does Race Have To Do With Beauty?

    Ask Code Switch: What Does Race Have To Do With Beauty?

    This time of year, folks are being inundated with messages about how to become more beautiful. But beauty is an ever-changing goalpost that has everything do with race, class and power.

    • 48 min
    What We Watched in 2021

    What We Watched in 2021

    Y'all, 2021 brought us a lot of TV. Some of it was even good! So this week, we're talking about the shows that had something interesting to say about race, from We Are Lady Parts to Reservation Dogs to City of Ghosts.

    • 33 min
    Bonus Episode: The blessing and curse of the '90s Latin Pop Explosion

    Bonus Episode: The blessing and curse of the '90s Latin Pop Explosion

    Our play cousins at NPR's It's Been a Minute podcast reexamine the so-called "Latin explosion" of the late '90s: What it was supposed to be for audiences across the U.S., and what it actually came to represent.

    • 34 min
    What Is 'Latin Music' Anyway?

    What Is 'Latin Music' Anyway?

    The term 'Latin Music' can encompass everything from Celia Cruz to Bad Bunny to Selena Gomez to Los Tigres del Norte. It's rock, pop, hip hop, salsa, bachata, reggaeton, and so much more. So...what exactly is the connective tissue? Language? The ethnicity of the artist? Pure vibes? Or is it something else entirely?

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
603 Ratings

603 Ratings

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Great!

I love listening too this , interesting and educational. As a white person , I find it important to learn about the perspective and experiences of other races.

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Utterly fantastic

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Such an important show!

Always learn so much from this show, from perspectives and with lenses I don’t get anywhere else.

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