75 episodes

Scene on Radio is a Peabody-nominated podcast that dives deeply into issues central to American society, exploring who we were and who we are. Recent many-part series include Seeing White, looking at the roots and meaning of white supremacy, and *MEN, *exploring the past and present of sexism and patriarchy. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS) and is distributed by PRX.

Scene on Radio Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

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    • 4.9, 5.3K Ratings

Scene on Radio is a Peabody-nominated podcast that dives deeply into issues central to American society, exploring who we were and who we are. Recent many-part series include Seeing White, looking at the roots and meaning of white supremacy, and *MEN, *exploring the past and present of sexism and patriarchy. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS) and is distributed by PRX.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
5.3K Ratings

5.3K Ratings

HannahFromArkansas ,

Best podcast. 10 stars.

This podcast should be required listening for all humans - especially “white” ones. The Seeing White series has been more educational and consciousness-raising than my entire undergrad education. I feel that the conversations with Chenjerai Kumanyika put into words some of the subtle and nuanced dynamics that I, as a white woman in my 30’s having grown up in rural Arkansas, have sensed since childhood but had no way to articulate.

I remember the only people of color in our small town being the family of an Indian doctor - they remained “outsiders” in the community and eventually left. I couldn’t understand why no one else would acknowledge what had happened. I left that town for college and haven’t been back in the last 15 years. No regrets there.

This podcast has caused me to take a long, hard look at myself and the ways I participate in whiteness and racism (*especially* systemic). It has raised my awareness of the white privilege that operates in my life and in my favor, and it has caused me to think through the next right step, what actions I can take...

I found this podcast through Gene Combs’ recent (2019) article for the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy called White privilege: What’s a marriage therapist to do? and am so thankful I did. What a great resource. In his article he has a long list of action-items for white people that I have found really helpful.

Thank you, John Biewen, for creating this podcast. (I will be listening to the series about men next.)

MarjaBienk ,

Thoughtful and Well-produced

This is a well done series. Easy to understand and full of interesting history of race in America. Definitely makes you think and question what you have been taught

Dexter&Gigi ,

Seeing White

I am racist and so we are.

Racism is a social currency.

Alcoholism and addiction are diseases.

How is it we have a 12-step program for alcoholism but not racism?

This is what listening to your program has led me to surmise.

It also has enlightened me to understand why we have been unable to live in harmony with our racism issues.

Get it in the open. Level the playing field, let’s all start at absolute zero where there is no motion - and understand the problem. Not debate who is or is not racist. We all deal and work with the same social currency.

Look at racism as the original sin. We are all touched by it.

Your program showed me the first step, which few have taken.

Admission.

I am racist and so we are.

Then and only then may we work the problem.

Thank you, again for putting together a program that earnestly and seriously addresses an issue. It has helped me learn to grow as a person.

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