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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

    We Have a Dream (with SuChin Pak & Kulap Vilaysack)

    We Have a Dream (with SuChin Pak & Kulap Vilaysack)

    DeRay, De'Ara, Sam, and Kaya dive into the underreported news of the week, including male friendships, D.C. statehood, locked Bitcoin, and the documentary "MLK/FBI". Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with SuChin Pak Kulap Vilaysack, of the Lemonada podcast "Add to Cart", to discuss the political and emotional effects of being a consumer. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople.
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Tell Them You Love Them (with Bianca Tylek)

    Tell Them You Love Them (with Bianca Tylek)

    DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including predatory payday lending, job losses, COVID-19's targeting of the Black community, and Kim Janey. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Bianca Tylek of Worth Rises, who is working to dismantle the prison industry.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Write It Down (with Fix SAPD)

    Write It Down (with Fix SAPD)

    DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including Ayanna Pressley, vaccine awareness, weather modification devices, and the Black amputation epidemic. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Fix SAPD organizers James Dykman and Oji Martin, who are fighting for police accountability in San Antonio. 
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Carry It Forward (with Andy Slavitt & Sen. Brian Benjamin)

    Carry It Forward (with Andy Slavitt & Sen. Brian Benjamin)

    DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including longshoremen protections, the whiteness of the book industry, Pasco county sheriffs, and steam-heaters. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Andy Slavitt from the podcast "In the Bubble" to discuss America's path forward, then chats with New York State Senator Brian Benjamin about NYPD transparency. New episodes of Pod Save The People will resume in January. 

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ban No-Knock Raids (with Ijeoma Oluo)

    Ban No-Knock Raids (with Ijeoma Oluo)

    DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including harm reduction, Greg Meeks, Jason Williams, and the plan to fix America. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. Then, DeRay sits down with author Ijeoma Oluo to discuss her new book "Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America".

    Links:
    DeRay: https://filtermag.org/fbi-dealers-harm-reduction/
    Kaya: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/business/dealbook/how-to-fix-america.html
    Sam: https://www.nola.com/news/courts/article_f044cf7a-368a-11eb-ac4b-0bbdab4e0c09.html
    De'Ara: https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-congress-foreign/u-s-democrats-elect-meeks-as-first-black-house-foreign-affairs-chairman-idUSKBN28E03I

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Listen To Yourself (with Vanita Gupta & Wendy Kopp)

    Listen To Yourself (with Vanita Gupta & Wendy Kopp)

    DeRay, De'Ara, Sam, and Kaya share their thankfulness affirmations for 2020. DeRay sits down with Vanita Gupta to discuss the Justice Department and the continuing fight to protect democracy. Then, Kaya chats with Wendy Kopp, the CEO and co-founder of Teach For All, regarding the long list of issues facing teachers and students across the country.
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    • 1 hr 5 min

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