Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Kaya Henderson, De’Ara Balenger, and others. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.
Give Grace (with Ben Makuch)
DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including a Chicago-based gun manufacturer marketing rifles to children, Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes' depart from ABC network, an online community where home-schoolers learn how to turn their kids into Nazis, and Robert Townsend’s evolution from actor to director. DeRay interviews VICE's award-winning national security reporter Ben Makuch about his podcast "American Terror".
Learn to Apologize (with Ali Winston & Darwin BondGraham)
DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including the GOP blocking certain foods from SNAP recipients, huge success from the first HBCU gymnastics team, a controversial Beyoncé concert and the shocking truth about early abortion. DeRay interviews investigative reporters Ali Winston & Darwin BondGraham about their new bookThe Riders Come Out At Night: Brutality, Corruption, and Cover-up in Oakland.
MLK Jr. Dream Chat
In celebration of MLK Jr. Day — DeRay, Kaya, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week: a new memorial honoring the Martin Luther King family opens on Boston Common, Pittsburgh police ignore city ordinances against traffic stops, and a submission for Saint Omer, a French drama film following the true events of a Black immigrant mother, is accepted by the Academy Awards.
Know When To Go (with Chris Gelardi)
DeRay, Kaya, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including the killing of LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba, Arizona prisons inducing labor against mother's will, and miscarriages punishable under post-Roe v Wade law. DeRay interviews investigative reporter Chris Gelardi about his report Lesser Infractions Aren’t Supposed to Land You in Solitary Confinement. They Do Anyway.
DeRay, Myles, De'Ara and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including organ thieves, former slaveowners in US Congress, Native American business directory and Lizzo recreates the famous Annie Lee painting Blue Monday. Happy Holidays!
Plan for Good (with Ricki Lake and Kalen Allen)
DeRay, Myles, De'ara and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including the first Black women on Minnesota's senate, schools mandatory JROTC enrollment, thieves targeting EBT snap funds, Will + Jada broadway buyout. DeRay interviews Ricki Lake and Kalen Allen about their joint podcast Raised by Ricki.
The interviews are fantastic but my favorite part is always just listening to y’all be together. You bring me joy during my commute (especially Miles omgggg)!
Love this Podcast
This interview w Kevin Hazzard is wild!! Please tell me you all are working on the movie!
Love the pod but miles….
I love the pod but I can do without Miles and his commentary. His news is never really news and his responses to everybody else’s news is never really thought provoking. I enjoy the others and I always learn something new when I listen.