26 episodes

Resistance is a show about refusing to accept things as they are. Stories from the front lines of the movement for Black lives, told by the generation fighting for change. Hosted by Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 698 Ratings

Resistance is a show about refusing to accept things as they are. Stories from the front lines of the movement for Black lives, told by the generation fighting for change. Hosted by Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr.

    Say It All Now, Sugar

    Say It All Now, Sugar

    When Dominique was in college, she thought she knew exactly what resistance meant. That was until her grandfather said something that changed the rest of her life. In our season finale, we look at the small acts of resistance happening all around us, all the time.
    You can find a transcript of this episode here.
    Julian Randall's article Gold Teeth Are Beautiful On Their Own Terms was first reported for The Atlantic's Inheritance Project.
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    • 1 hr
    Land of the Free, Home of the Braid

    Land of the Free, Home of the Braid

    In a country that has policed Black women's hair for centuries, a sweet talkin' Texan named Isis Brantley clapped back.
    You can find a transcript of this episode here.
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    • 41 min
    My Somebody

    My Somebody

    Kelly never saw herself as a ride or die. But that all changed when her partner Keith Davis Jr. was locked up. 
    This week we revisit one of our favorite Resistance episodes.
    You can find a transcript of this episode here.
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    • 53 min
    Reunion

    Reunion

    Aaron Randle's family reunion is a whole vibe. It's also one of the biggest and longest running Black reunions in the country, with hundreds of people coming together from all over every single year. But as Aaron discovers, it's way more than just a party. It's a promise that goes back 50 years.
    You can find a transcript of this episode here.
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    • 54 min
    The Baobab Tree

    The Baobab Tree

    When Saidu visits a cemetery near George Floyd Square, he meets a man who seems to be waiting for him.
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    • 40 min
    The Fist Without The Fuss

    The Fist Without The Fuss

    Protestors occupying George Floyd Square have been showing up and holding it down for over a year. They’re still fighting for justice. But what does justice look like?
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
698 Ratings

698 Ratings

Phila-Dan ,

At the top.

I was just going to share the “F your water fountain” series with a friend, and thought I’d share it here too. It started in April 2021. Find it in this podcast feed.

Unemployed Hero ,

Top-Notch

Engaging, educational and thought-provoking!

Otelia18 ,

This podcast is incredible

I binged this entire podcast in a couple days and I cannot wait for the next season. Every episode is well thought out and fully engaging. I have learned so much about racism and deep betrayals that have been committed and continue to occur daily. I can’t recommend it enough.

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