Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Kaya Henderson, De’Ara Balenger, and others. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.
Build Community (with David Dennis Jr.)
DeRay, Myles, De’Ara and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including the Uvalde police department cover up, Wells Fargo conducts fake interviews for women and PoC, new music from Beyonce, a new Black Hamlet play in theaters near you. DeRay interviews author David Dennis Jr. about his new book The Movement Made Us: A Father, A Son and the Legacy of the Freedom Ride.
Do Dessert (with Bill DeBlasio)
DeRay, Myles, De’Ara and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including police footage censorship, Harvard urged to return Native and African remains, Black students increased enrollment in HBCU, and Lil Nas X and BET Network public confrontation. DeRay interviews former mayor of New York Bill DeBlasio about his current moves, advice for the current administration, and more.
See Something (with Deepa Purushothaman)
DeRay, Myles, and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including prison's ban of the Spanish and Swahili language, the troubled legacy of feminine care products, and a public feud between Mo'Nique & D.L. Hughley. DeRay interviews author Deepa Purushothaman about her book The First, the Few, and The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America.
Protect Yourself (with Marc Lamont Hill & Todd Brewster)
DeRay, Myles, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including prison's inhumane dentistry practices, corporations Juneteenth merchandise, and a recent interview with rapper Isaiah Rashad. DeRay interviews journalists Marc Lamont Hill and Todd Brewster about their book Seen and Unseen: Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice.
Speak it Simple (with Topeka Sam)
DeRay, Kaya, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including a national poll on racism, first two Black women in White House press corps honored with lifetime achievement awards, and New Yorkers who helped identify Brooklyn shooter in danger of being deported. DeRay interviews activist and CEO Topeka Sam about her organization The Ladies of Hope Ministries.
Enjoy the Music (with Joah Spearman)
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including a baby formula shortage, an all-Black cast opera show, a recent release from Kendrick Lamar, and a new historical cookbook. DeRay interviews activist and entrepreneur Joah Spearman about his candidacy for Austin City Council, District 9.
This podcast never disappoints. Great hosts with thoughtful perspectives on news and events. Fantastic guests. Always thought provoking and always leaving me with something to think about or to dig into a bit more when I’ve finished listening.
Deray is a great host and brings the listener along his journey to learn something new from his guests. He challenges himself and his fellow hosts to bring a topic to each podcast to consider and challenges the listener to delve deeper, think critically, open yourself to other perspectives. It’s the history class we should have been exposed to.
Deray seems sketchy
Seems like he took Sam Sinyangwe’s Mapping Police Violence idea for his project Campaign Zero, then staging an arrest at a BLM protest, and numerous Twitter spats, I think they need a new host. Crooked has gone down the tubes. Libs do wokeness bad, socialists do it better!