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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, 8.9K 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.

    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
    Bonus Episode: 'Not Just Another Protest'

    Bonus Episode: 'Not Just Another Protest'

    Suffice it to say, the past few weeks have been a lot to unpack. So today, we're bringing you a special bonus episode from our friends at It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders. The podcast explores how protests have changed over time, and how certain people's thoughts about race are evolving.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

Deens44 ,

Love Code Switch!

The best podcast, I have been listening for great, I recommend to everyone!

MissingJon ,

Great episode!

“We aren’t what we think we are” was outstanding!

Shenard R. ,

Tracing History

Excellent episode on understanding why documents in this country matter. From finding the truth of one’s identity to understanding the historical nature of systemic racism, classism, and the established stature of white supremacy-even though her white relative knew sleeping with his enslaved was not only taboo but to have birthed an heir that needed to be challenged in court produces a legitimacy to blackness in this country. Chained, delivered, and thus reconciled through the acknowledgement of law, African Americans (now, Black) have an indelible legacy unlike any in this world. We are America! We are the race where moral righteousness kindles perpetually. And to know, through the years, that we have forgiven the most vile of assaults on our bodies keeps me ever thankful for the journey that is us!!!

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