44 episodes

Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist, educator, and popular TV commentator—and a trusted voice for millions of people interested in social justice. Now, with UNDISTRACTED—an original podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios—she aims her focus on the most pressing issues of our time through the lens of intersectional feminism. From the latest headlines to deep-dives with today’s most fascinating changemakers, UNDISTRACTED is your weekly guide to the revolution.

UNDISTRACTED with Brittany Packnett Cunningham The Meteor

    • News
    • 4.9 • 811 Ratings

Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist, educator, and popular TV commentator—and a trusted voice for millions of people interested in social justice. Now, with UNDISTRACTED—an original podcast from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios—she aims her focus on the most pressing issues of our time through the lens of intersectional feminism. From the latest headlines to deep-dives with today’s most fascinating changemakers, UNDISTRACTED is your weekly guide to the revolution.

    PREVIEW! “BECAUSE OF ANITA,” WITH ANITA HILL, CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD AND MORE

    PREVIEW! “BECAUSE OF ANITA,” WITH ANITA HILL, CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD AND MORE

    Special for UNDISTRACTED listeners…it’s a sneak peek of the new podcast “Because of Anita”—a four-part series about the legacy of Anita Hill’s testimony in the Justice Clarence Thomas hearings exactly 30 years ago this fall. It’s about truth, gender, race, and power, with new insights and on-the-ground stories from guests like Tarana Burke, Kerry Washington and Professor Hill herself, in her first-ever public conversation with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified 27 years after her. From The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 5 min
    BONUS! YOUR UNDISTRACTED HIGHLIGHTS REEL

    BONUS! YOUR UNDISTRACTED HIGHLIGHTS REEL

    Forty episodes, baby! With our first season under our belt and a mini-hiatus ahead of us, the UNDISTRACTED team is looking back on some highlights from Season One. Featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, Rep. Cori Bush and more. See you in the fall!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 7 min
    Tarana Burke on Her Powerful New Memoir—And The Future of #MeToo

    Tarana Burke on Her Powerful New Memoir—And The Future of #MeToo

    Season finale! Fifteen years ago, Tarana Burke started using two simple words to empower young Black and brown girls who had experienced sexual violence. Today, MeToo has exploded into a global movement that is both exactly what its founder imagined—and also, as she tells host Brittany Packnett Cunningham, often misunderstood. Now, with her debut memoir “Unbound” about to hit shelves, Burke sits down for an intimate, feature-length interview about the origins of the movement—and her own personal path to liberation. Plus, Brittany and our producers share their own highlights of a jam-packed first season. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 57 min
    Pleasure Activist adrienne maree brown On Conflict, Canceling, and Community

    Pleasure Activist adrienne maree brown On Conflict, Canceling, and Community

    As we head into the last stretch of summer, Brittany catches up with the guru of feeling good, writer adrienne maree brown. Together they get into how the philosophy of Pleasure Activism shaped adrienne’s pandemic experience—and why her new book Holding Change has the conflict-resolution skills we all need right now. It’s a spirit-soothing episode about holding each other in hard times. Plus, Brittany brings you the latest Untrending news. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 39 min
    Jemele Hill On “The Cursed Olympics”—And Simone Biles Choosing Her Peace

    Jemele Hill On “The Cursed Olympics”—And Simone Biles Choosing Her Peace

    Fresh on the heels of Simone Biles’ decision to put her mental health over Olympic gold, host Brittany Packnett Cunningham sits down with sportscaster Jemele Hill to ask a key question: Can the Olympics be saved? And should they be? Together they get into everything from harsh penalties handed to Black women athletes to the absence of child care to the reasons the Olympics trails the rest of the sports world on equity issues. Plus, Brittany reflects on good strategies to get more people vaccinated and brings us the latest Olympic Untrending News. 


    Here are some more guidelines on how to talk to unvaccinated loved ones about getting the vaccine: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/talk-about-vaccines.html
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 41 min
    The Billionaire Space Race and Patriarchy in Physics, With Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

    The Billionaire Space Race and Patriarchy in Physics, With Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

    On Tuesday, Jeff Bezos became the latest contestant in the “billionaire space race,” prompting a million memes—and serious questions about how exactly this makes life better for those of us here on earth. Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein has thoughts on that—she’s a physicist, Black feminist theorist, and cosmos expert, and she sits down with host Brittany Packnett Cunningham to talk about patriarchy in the lab, and how we should be thinking about space. (She also explains dark matter, in case you’ve forgotten—we had.) Plus, Brittany brings the latest Untrending News. 

    To support voting-rights legislation, you can find your Senator’s number on this sheet: https://www.senate.gov/general/resources/pdf/senators_phone_list.pdf 

    Or a U.S. Capitol Switchboard operator can also connect you directly with the Senate office. (202) 224-3121

    And here’s a script you can use when calling: https://indivisiblesf.org/call-scripts/2021/5/11/senators-support-s1-the-for-the-people-act-in-committee-without-watering-it-down
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
811 Ratings

811 Ratings

R. M. Shaw ,

A must listen

This show could be played in schools! I always learn so much and feel connected to what humanity could look like if we were all more courageous and kind.

tzigon ,

Better

This podcast makes me better. More thoughtful, better educated and more courageous. I wish I would have had this knowledge sooner in life, because I would have behaved differently in some situations, and I would have been happier with the world. Or, at least, I would have understood it better.

bnp5555 ,

One of the best Podcast

I truly appreciate this podcast every week I learned something new! One of the best shows

Top Podcasts In News

You Might Also Like

More by The Meteor