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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Ask Code Switch: Thought For Food

    Ask Code Switch: Thought For Food

    It's Thanksgiving week, so we're bringing you a second helping of one of our favorite episodes, where we answer your questions about race and food. We're getting into the perceived whiteness of vegetarianism, what it means when H-Mart becomes a little too mainstream, and the etiquette around bringing pungent-smelling food to the (proverbial) office.

    • 32 min
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    'The Characters Are The Light'

    'The Characters Are The Light'

    You already know we love books here on Code Switch — and given that we're smack dab in the middle of Native American Heritage month, we thought we'd introduce you to some of our favorite recent books by Indigenous authors.

    • 31 min
    'Being Fly Is An Act Of Community'

    'Being Fly Is An Act Of Community'

    When 'Soul Train' first aired in 1971, there had never been a show like it. Fifty years later, that's still true. So this week, we're passing the mic to our friends at NPR's It's Been a Minute podcast, who did a deep dive into the age of Black joy — and Black flyness — that Soul Train kicked off.

    • 35 min
    Love And Blood Quantum

    Love And Blood Quantum

    If you're Native American, there's a good chance that you've thought a lot about blood quantum — a highly controversial measurement of the amount of "Indian blood" you have. It can affect your identity, your relationships and whether or not you — or your children — may become a citizen of your tribe.

    • 22 min
    Ask Code Switch: Parents Just Don't Understand

    Ask Code Switch: Parents Just Don't Understand

    Or do they? This week, we're answering some of your toughest questions about race and your parents. How do you create boundaries with immigrant parents? What dynamics might interracial couples bring to families? And why do so many Black parents want to prevent their kids from looking "too grown"?

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13.1K Ratings

13.1K Ratings

Klenarto ,

Great podcast, highly recommend

Started following in 2020 and have listened to weekly ever since.

46565dde ,

Disappointed with the research.

I listened to the census episode and I’m quite disappointed with the lack of research and data behind the discussion. It appeared to be driven by personal opinions and ‘hunch’ rather than detailed research. At one point the host said that he spoke to two people about how ancestry data helped them. That’s not a big group to provide any kind of conclusion or concrete examples of how ancestry cost is impacting census data. NPR, you can do better.

gleeson is a loser ,

Flawed logic

Foundational beliefs are all white people should feel guilt for the mistreatment of black people( whites are guilty because they are white) Normal healthy people do not feel guilt for something they did not do and people don’t want this nonsense taught to their children.

Until personal responsibility and individualism are included in the conversation , the BLM movement will continue to see low white acceptance.

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