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What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.

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    • 4.6, 9.2K Ratings

What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.

    An Immune System

    An Immune System

    While it's technically possible to win a civil lawsuit against police officers for wrongdoing, there's a reason it almost never happens: a legal technicality called qualified immunity. On this episode, we look at how a law meant to protect Black people from racist violence gave way to a legal doctrine that many people see as the biggest obstacle to police reform.

    • 21 min
    We Aren't Who We Think We Are

    We Aren't Who We Think We Are

    Every family has a myth about who they are and where they came from. And there are a lot of reasons people tell these stories. Sometimes it's to make your family seem like they were part of an important historical event. Other times, it's to hide something that is too painful to talk about. That last point can be especially true for African American families.

    • 41 min
    They Don't Say Our Names Enough

    They Don't Say Our Names Enough

    This year, Pride Month intersects with a surge of protests against racism and police brutality. So this week, courtesy of The Nod podcast, we're looking back at the life of Storme DeLarverie — a Black butch woman who didn't pull any punches when it came to protecting her community from violence.

    • 28 min
    Author Karla Cornejo Villavicencio Talks 'The Undocumented Americans'

    Author Karla Cornejo Villavicencio Talks 'The Undocumented Americans'

    In her new book, The Undocumented Americans, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio writes about delivery men, housekeepers, and day laborers — the undocumented immigrants who are often ignored while the media focuses its attention on Dreamers. "I wanted to learn about them as the weirdos we all are outside of our jobs," she writes.

    • 23 min
    DACA Decision: Check-In with Miriam Gonzalez

    DACA Decision: Check-In with Miriam Gonzalez

    When the Supreme Court ruled that DACA could remain in place, recipient and case plaintiff Miriam Gonzalez was relieved. We talked to her right after she heard the news.

    • 17 min
    Why Now, White People?

    Why Now, White People?

    White people are speaking up against racism and showing up to #BlackLivesMatter protests in numbers we haven't seen before. So we asked some of them: What's different this time?

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9.2K Ratings

9.2K Ratings

wriglew ,

We Aren’t Who We Think We Are

I love Code Switch. I love every episode and genuinely learn something valuable with every episode I consume. BUT, the episode I just finished ‘We Aren’t Who We Think We Are’, is easily the best podcast I’ve ever listened to, period. Just another reason to love Code Switch.

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Because this really don’t make no sense but OK why is the other betrayed it on the other traders but the other traders in the black ones away like what what but I love this one because all the other bike matters or not really good but I like this one because this one is the best of my heart that matters that matters and a white person stick up for his black matters Black Lives Matter we all know that a white person’s to computers she was on the computer she was on a show called bigger picture bigger of a song that my little baby she would she she said I know you’ll be in our town but I’m sorry I’ve been with treated like this she she stick up for us we all know that so I’m like oh my god she’s so nice

mommylicia ,

Code switch

Love the range of topics and stories! I also get some wonderful music suggestions with songs that are giving us life segment, such a wonderful cherry on top.

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