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A podcast about talking with children about race.


How do you talk to your child about discrimination, privilege, power, race and racism? How do you speak with your children about racial bias in a way that makes them feel neither like a victim or a villain? Dr Pragya Agarwal meets with parents, carers, educators and psychologists to explore how they have these vital conversations.

Covering all ages from toddler to teen, Dr Pragya Agarwal will hear from her guests about their personal experiences of having conversations about race with their children.

Wish We Knew What to Say with Dr Pragya Agarwal Dr Pragya Agarwal

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A podcast about talking with children about race.


How do you talk to your child about discrimination, privilege, power, race and racism? How do you speak with your children about racial bias in a way that makes them feel neither like a victim or a villain? Dr Pragya Agarwal meets with parents, carers, educators and psychologists to explore how they have these vital conversations.

Covering all ages from toddler to teen, Dr Pragya Agarwal will hear from her guests about their personal experiences of having conversations about race with their children.

    #5 Courttia Newland: Discussing racial heritage and history

    #5 Courttia Newland: Discussing racial heritage and history

    Today's guest is Courttia Newland, Courttia is the author of seven books including The Scholar, Snakeskin and The Gospel According to Cane. His forthcoming novel A River Called Time publishes in January 2021. As a screenwriter, he has written episodes of Steve McQueen’s recent BBC series Small Axe.


    In this episode Courttia and Pragya talk about surrounding your children with a racial foundation, so they are aware of where they come from, their heritage and history. They also discuss what change will look like when it comes and the role the arts play in that.
     
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    #4 Cariad Lloyd: Taking the first steps

    #4 Cariad Lloyd: Taking the first steps

    Today's guest is Cariad Lloyd, comedian, actor, writer and creator of award-winning podcast, Griefcast. In this episode Cariad and Pragya talk about taking the first steps to talking about race with young children.


    They also discuss unlearning our own biases as a parent and the lack of diverse representation in children's books and films. This episode also includes some brilliant recommendations for books that do reflect the world our children live in.
     
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    #3 Anna Winger: Teaching children to be effective allies

    #3 Anna Winger: Teaching children to be effective allies

    Today's guest is Anna Winger, creator of Unorthodox, which made its Netflix debut earlier this year. Anna’s previous credits also include the hit series Deutschland 83. In this episode, Anna and Pragya talk about raising children who are good allies.
    They also discuss the risks of living in an echo chamber and the choices we can make to ensure children grow up with diverse, multi-cultural influences.
     
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    #2 Dr Rangan Chatterjee: Raising children who are proud of their heritage

    #2 Dr Rangan Chatterjee: Raising children who are proud of their heritage

    Wish We Knew What to Say is a podcast about how to talk with children about race.


    Today's guest is Dr Rangan Chatterjee, star of the hit BBC One series Doctor in the House and author of The 4 Pillar Plan. In this episode, Rangan and Pragya talk about raising children who feel empowered to do anything.


    They also discuss how having confidence and security in your own identity helps your child to have pride in their heritage.
     
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    • 46 min
    #1 Candice Brathwaite: Making choices for your children

    #1 Candice Brathwaite: Making choices for your children

    Wish We Knew What to Say is a podcast about how to talk with children about race.


    Today's guest is Candice Brathwaite, author of I'm Not Your Baby Mother and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse. This episode is all about the difficult choices parents and carers are forced to make to prepare their children to grow up in a world that isn't diverse and doesn't uplift their culture.


    Candice and Pragya also talk about the school curriculum and how it can be broadened to ensure all children feel represented, included and accepted.
     
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