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Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

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    • 4.7, 5.4K Ratings

Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

M1kania ,

Good breadth of topics and voices

White girl from Seattle who works in tech, here. This is one of my all-time favorite podcasts. I appreciate how diverse the topics are — they cover everything from the racial politics behind the US Census to being a queer person of color. And it’s refreshing to hear perspectives from folks who aren’t privileged white men. Thank you, Code Switch Team!

ray210 ,

Grievance Central

"Code Switch" = endless harping about racism. Every. Single. Episode. Indictments galore for anyone not like them. It's tiresome and demoralizing.

One host tries to outdo fellow Spanish-speaking guests with exaggerated pronunciations of Spanish words. The other has chronic mushmouth. Both are officious, judgemental, resentful, and whiny.

Rarely does "Code Switch" introduce listeners to anything novel, e.g., the latest academic insights about demographic change, or the daily lives of families new to America (families that don't have severe grievances to air, that is). It's all negative, all the time. In contrast, "Nancy" from WNYC has a healthy balance of positive stories, e.g., celebrating aspects of certain cultures, and other stories highlighting some problems individuals from certain backgrounds face.

It's basically as if the Yale students screaming at Professor Nicholas Christakis (check it out on YouTube) now have their own taxpayer-funded podcast. Negative. Alienating. Repellent.

Mrs & Mrs Bickerson ,

Thank you

I love this show. I’m so grateful for these perspectives. This is important work for everyone to hear for different reasons. I assume people of color feel it’s important to have shared space to talk about shared experiences. It’s definitely important for white people to just shut up and listen and allow people of color to feel like the won’t be interrupted for a change.

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