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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 • 11.1K 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.

    Thank You, Next

    Thank You, Next

    It's Thanksgiving week, and like basically everything else about 2020, this holiday is on track to be...let's call it "different." But while the world has changed in innumerable ways this year, one thing that hasn't changed is that the country is still deeply politically divided.

    • 28 min
    The White Elephants In The Room

    The White Elephants In The Room

    Post-election stories that focus on increased Latinx and Black support for Trump overlook the obvious: No one goes harder for him than white people, especially white evangelicals.

    • 37 min
    Claim Us If You're Famous

    Claim Us If You're Famous

    Kamala Harris' Indian heritage has gotten much less attention than her Black identity, and in many ways, it has been complicated by her Black identity.

    • 36 min
    We ... Don't Know Anything Yet

    We ... Don't Know Anything Yet

    Election Day has come and gone, but we're still awhile away from knowing what the outcome will be. But while there's a lot we don't about the results, we do know that this election will tell us a lot about what our electorate looks like. With some help from our friends at NPR's politics podcast, we're looking at what happened, and waiting with bated breath to see what this portends for the future.

    • 20 min
    An Historic Vote, Among Many

    An Historic Vote, Among Many

    For a lot of reasons, the 2020 election feels historic. But in one important way, it's like so many elections throughout American history: Black and brown voters are being disproportionately prevented from casting their ballots. On this bonus episode, we're revisiting a conversation with Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote, about what voter suppression has looked like throughout history.

    • 25 min
    The Latinx Vote Comes Of Age

    The Latinx Vote Comes Of Age

    For the first time in election history, Latinos are projected to be the second largest voting demographic in the country. The reason? Gen Z Latinx voters.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11.1K Ratings

11.1K Ratings

MörderHase ,

Shereen, please don’t get an interior decorating job. We love you.

I appreciate learning about things from a new angle (instead of the way I’ve always seen it as a white gen xer)

S. Ankenbauer ,

It's Great!

I knew, as a white cisgendered woman, that I needed to find more diverse perspectives to listen to- at the time, my feed was mostly white and mostly science or comedy podcasts. I went through the back catalogue of Code Switch and was pleased to get a good mix of politics, race relations, social commentary, etc. I like that there is a mix- while I know I need the politics and race relations discussions and welcome them, it's also nice to have other episodes thrown in- ones that aren't necessarily about the current news cycle, but are more evergreen. I especially like the episodes about racism in other countries- there seems to be this idea that American exceptionalism extends also to racism- that we are the only country that experiences it. By showing that other countries also experience racism, we can see that it's not just an American issue, and it can highlight how odd, if you look from the outside, racism really is.

Ms. Carrera ,

My new favorite podcast

I was just introduced to this podcast, specifically through the BIPOC episode. After listening to that episode I was hooked. This podcast is informative and it is also very entertaining. I enjoy the hosts. I think they are intelligent and fun. I’ve learned so much from listening. Keep up the great work Code Switch team!

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