212 episodes

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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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.

    Code Switch: Race. In Your Face.

    Code Switch: Race. In Your Face.

    Code Switch is a weekly podcast that explores how race intersects with every aspect of our lives. Hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby bring honesty, empathy and nuance to challenging conversations.

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    Sex, Friendship And Aging: 'It's Not All Downhill From Here'

    Sex, Friendship And Aging: 'It's Not All Downhill From Here'

    We talk to the best-selling author Terry McMillan about her latest novel, It's Not All Downhill From Here, and the topics the book tackles: aging, friendship and sex.

    • 22 min
    The All-Women Mariachi Group That's Lifting Our Spirits

    The All-Women Mariachi Group That's Lifting Our Spirits

    Flor de Toloache is making history by playing a style of music that has traditionally been dominated by men.

    • 17 min
    The Limits Of Empathy

    The Limits Of Empathy

    In matters of race and justice, empathy is often held up as a goal unto itself. But what comes after understanding? In this episode, we're teaming up with Radio Diaries to look at the career of a white writer who put herself in someone else's skin — by disguising herself as a black woman — to find out what she learned, and what she couldn't.

    • 36 min
    When Fear Of The Coronavirus Turns Into Racism And Xenophobia

    When Fear Of The Coronavirus Turns Into Racism And Xenophobia

    The global response to COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel coronavirus — has made clear that the fear of contracting disease has an ugly cousin: xenophobia.

    • 25 min
    Claude Neal: A Strange And Bitter Crop

    Claude Neal: A Strange And Bitter Crop

    Eighty-five years ago, a crowd of several thousand white people gathered in Jackson County, Florida, to participate in the lynching of a man named Claude Neal. The poet L. Lamar Wilson grew up there, but didn't learn about Claude Neal until he was in high school. When he heard the story, he knew he had to do something. Our final story about black resistance this month is about resisting the urge to forget history, even when remembering is incredibly painful.

    • 26 min

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love the new look! have been listening to your insightful convos for years and love the variety of topics and intersections covered

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Love the new logo! Also please speak to what’s happening with people of color. No news other than of mainstream

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A Must listen for immigrants

As an immigrant to the US, Code Switch totally change the way I explore the world. Insightful, delightful and meaningful.

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