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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 • 10.8K 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.

    Is Trump Really That Racist?

    Is Trump Really That Racist?

    U.S. presidents have been enacting racist policies forever. So in terms of racism, how does President Trump stack up to others when it comes to both words and deeds?

    • 35 min
    Let's Talk About Kamala Harris

    Let's Talk About Kamala Harris

    The VP candidate's identity is a very important lens into not just her own politics, but also Black politics around crime and punishment more broadly.

    • 41 min
    Hip-Hop, Mass Incarceration, And A Conspiracy Theory For The Ages

    Hip-Hop, Mass Incarceration, And A Conspiracy Theory For The Ages

    Why are hip-hop and mass incarceration so entangled in the U.S.? That's the question that our play cousins at NPR Music, Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael, set out to answer on their brand new podcast, Louder Than a Riot.

    • 59 min
    A Treaty Right For Cherokee Representation

    A Treaty Right For Cherokee Representation

    On this week's episode of Code Switch, we talk about the relevance of a 200 year old treaty — one that most Americans don't know that much about, but should. It's a treaty that led to the Trail of Tears, but also secured a tenuous promise.

    • 27 min
    A New Look For The Fashion Industry?

    A New Look For The Fashion Industry?

    Fall is the time for glossy fashion magazines, full of dazzling looks and the seasons hottest looks. But this year, we noticed something unusual: The covers of a bunch of major magazines fashion magazines featured Black folks. So we called up fashion critic Robin Givhan to talk about fashion's racial reckoning...and how long before it goes out of style.

    • 19 min
    Is It Time To Say R.I.P. To 'POC'?

    Is It Time To Say R.I.P. To 'POC'?

    Critiques of the initialism — and the popularization of the term "BIPOC" — caused us to ask: Should we retire POC? Or is there use in it yet?

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10.8K Ratings

10.8K Ratings

linda from tucson ,

Is Trump the most racist prez

Gene, racially charging on a reparations credit card— brilliant! I would totally want a credit card that contributed a percentage to a reparations fund—kinda like airline miles! I am looking for ways to repair the injustice that allowed my (white) family to benefit unfairly from housing, education, employment, etc policies.

saoirse maloney ,

Some of the best journalism I’ve ever listened to

Code switch is insightful and rich and I love the way they teach history,futures, and issues about race. Absolutely expansive, v timely, and just so so well done. Thank you codeswitch fam✨

listener from Nebraska ,

All

This podcast is very informative. Highly recommend.

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