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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 with empathy and humor. We explore how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story. Code Switch was named Apple Podcasts' first-ever Show of the Year in 2020.

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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 with empathy and humor. We explore how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story. Code Switch was named Apple Podcasts' first-ever Show of the Year in 2020.

Want to level up your Code Switch game? Try Code Switch Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/codeswitch

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    A lost bird, a found treasure

    A lost bird, a found treasure

    Bear Carrillo grew up with only a few details about his birth parents: they were Native university students. Decades later, a DNA test reveals a more complicated truth.

    • 34 min
    Live from Chicago: What makes a city home?

    Live from Chicago: What makes a city home?

    This episode is excerpted from the Code Switch Live show at the Studebaker Theater in Chicago, featuring special guests José Olivarez, Sultan Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle and Adriana Cardona-Maguidad to talk all about Chicago. Musical guest KAINA provides music!

    • 50 min
    Throughline: How Korean culture went global

    Throughline: How Korean culture went global

    From BTS to Squid Game to high-end beauty standards, South Korea reigns as a global exporter of pop culture and entertainment. But how did this come to be?

    • 48 min
    Code Switch fam! Say hello to It's Been a Minute's new host, Brittany Luse!

    Code Switch fam! Say hello to It's Been a Minute's new host, Brittany Luse!

    Code Switch's B.A. Parker introduces us to our play cousin It's Been A Minute's new voice, Brittany Luse!

    • 34 min
    Fear In An Age Of Real Life Horror, Revisited

    Fear In An Age Of Real Life Horror, Revisited

    It's Halloween, and people are leaning into all things scary. But sometimes the festivities hit a little too close to home, brushing up against our country's very dark past.

    • 25 min
    Skeletons in the closet, revisited

    Skeletons in the closet, revisited

    More than 10,000 Native human remains are currently sitting in a storage facility in a Maryland suburb. This week, how one small tribe is fighting to get them back to Florida.

    • 33 min

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