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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.

Want to level up your Code Switch game? Try Code Switch Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/codeswitch

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Notes from America: 'Blackness (Un)interrupted'

    Notes from America: 'Blackness (Un)interrupted'

    So many of our perceptions of race have to do with color. How does that change if you've lived in both Black and white skin? Our Executive Producer Veralyn Williams, explores this question in conversation with her sister, Lovis. Lovis has vitiligo, a skin disease that causes loss of skin color in patches.

    • 29 min
    A lost bird, a found treasure

    A lost bird, a found treasure

    Bear Carrillo grew up with only a few details about his birth parents: they were Native university students. Decades later, a DNA test reveals a more complicated truth.

    • 34 min
    Live from Chicago: What makes a city home?

    Live from Chicago: What makes a city home?

    This episode is excerpted from the Code Switch Live show at the Studebaker Theater in Chicago, featuring special guests José Olivarez, Sultan Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle and Adriana Cardona-Maguidad to talk all about Chicago. Musical guest KAINA provides music!

    • 50 min
    Throughline: How Korean culture went global

    Throughline: How Korean culture went global

    From BTS to Squid Game to high-end beauty standards, South Korea reigns as a global exporter of pop culture and entertainment. But how did this come to be?

    • 48 min
    Code Switch fam! Say hello to It's Been a Minute's new host, Brittany Luse!

    Code Switch fam! Say hello to It's Been a Minute's new host, Brittany Luse!

    Code Switch's B.A. Parker introduces us to our play cousin It's Been A Minute's new voice, Brittany Luse!

    • 34 min
    Fear In An Age Of Real Life Horror, Revisited

    Fear In An Age Of Real Life Horror, Revisited

    It's Halloween, and people are leaning into all things scary. But sometimes the festivities hit a little too close to home, brushing up against our country's very dark past.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

RoisinUk ,

Thank you for the warmth and wisdom

Thankyou for pressing on my white fragility to help me learn to treasure our fellow humans of colour. You are gentler than we deserve and your humour and warmth for all - even those of us who do not understand the basics until we listen to your accurate retelling of history - is wonderful ❤️

Micky The Boat ,

Very informative and honest

As a white man wanting to educate myself further on this global issue. I have found this very helpful.

StaceCalm ,

Engaging, informative, necessary

I’ve been subscribed to Code Switch for a couple of months now; every episode, old and new has been a fantastic listen, with well articulated, nuanced perspectives by those who are the most knowledgeable of the subject at hand.
Keep the episodes coming, they are so necessary during these times of uncertainty, fear, hurt and anger.

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