24 episodes

Sounds Like Hate is a podcast from the Southern Poverty Law Center that tells the stories of people and communities grappling with hate and searching for solutions. You will meet people who have been personally touched by hate, hear their voices and be immersed in the sounds of their world. And, you will learn about the power of people to change — or to succumb to their worst instincts.

Season one takes a deep dive into the realities of hate in modern America: how it functions, how it spreads, who is affected and what people are doing about it.

Season two examines the distorted history of the Confederacy some people accept as truth, and how the people we love the most could be guided toward violent extremist beliefs.

Season 3 reveals the harms done to individuals and our democracy by hate and extremism – while also showcasing the hope and resilience of the people fighting back. Hear from the unsung heroes who have pushed back against voter suppression in the South, who have stood up for the rights of trans children in the foster care system and who have taken on the unlawful militias who target migrants, often in cahoots with U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Sounds Like Hate Southern Poverty Law Center

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 609 Ratings

Sounds Like Hate is a podcast from the Southern Poverty Law Center that tells the stories of people and communities grappling with hate and searching for solutions. You will meet people who have been personally touched by hate, hear their voices and be immersed in the sounds of their world. And, you will learn about the power of people to change — or to succumb to their worst instincts.

Season one takes a deep dive into the realities of hate in modern America: how it functions, how it spreads, who is affected and what people are doing about it.

Season two examines the distorted history of the Confederacy some people accept as truth, and how the people we love the most could be guided toward violent extremist beliefs.

Season 3 reveals the harms done to individuals and our democracy by hate and extremism – while also showcasing the hope and resilience of the people fighting back. Hear from the unsung heroes who have pushed back against voter suppression in the South, who have stood up for the rights of trans children in the foster care system and who have taken on the unlawful militias who target migrants, often in cahoots with U.S. Border Patrol agents.

    Red Flags Everywhere

    Red Flags Everywhere

    In this special episode of Sounds Like Hate Season 4, we travel back to the months leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, to track white supremacists as they plan, prepare and execute their violent plot to attack the U.S. Capitol and overturn an election. Listen now as we examine the events that should have been 'red flags' in 2020 as the hate and extremism movement reached a boiling point in the lead up to Jan. 6, 2021.

    • 38 min
    Collateral Damage: Part I

    Collateral Damage: Part I

    In this episode, we visit Georgia to investigate a devastating new voter suppression law and meet the activists and community members who are fighting its deliberate and calculated suppression of people with disabilities and other marginalized groups.

    • 52 min
    Collateral Damage: Part II

    Collateral Damage: Part II

    In Florida, many people who have previously been incarcerated have had their right to vote taken away by discriminatory legislative measures. In this episode, we meet some of these people who have served their sentenced time and simply want their rights back – and are bravely fighting to be heard by lawmakers and to give voice to others who share their struggles.

    • 50 min
    Fostering Hate: Part I

    Fostering Hate: Part I

    In 2018, Philadelphia tried to defend its policies to prevent discriminatory treatment of LGBTQ parents in its foster care system – and got sued by a religious right organization over it. This episode unravels the ongoing legal battle over the future of queer parents in Philly’s foster system and includes interviews with some of the kids and parents who have been directly affected.

    • 55 min
    Fostering Hate: Part II

    Fostering Hate: Part II

    In part II of “Fostering Hate,” we tell the stories of LGBTQ parents and children navigating a foster system with a history of anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Too often, foster parents are not adequately vetted or trained. In this episode, we meet LGBTQ people who have been deeply impacted by issues of bias, rejection and queer identity in the foster system – each of them ultimately connected by their desire for a chosen family where LGBTQ identities are accepted and celebrated. Children and families must be protected, not discriminated against in our system.

    • 54 min
    The Unwelcome: Part I

    The Unwelcome: Part I

    In Part I of “The Unwelcome,” we’re on the southern border in Arizona, where armed militia groups stalk migrants traversing harsh desert conditions. In some cases, militia members arm themselves with guns, scopes and motion activated video cameras seek to capture migrants and destroy their water sources, putting migrants’ lives at an even steeper risk.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
609 Ratings

609 Ratings

PeterPanMom ,

Racism is ALIVE & WELL

Sad to say that I always suspected that Racism was alive and well, but podcasts like this underline this fact in RED! I’ve always thought that racism was a symptom of a kind of mental illness. It’s definitely evil on every level. Things I’ve been learning about from these podcasts are alarming and seriously urgent! These evil people have become a deadly weapon in our country. Where is the FBI in dealing with these civilian saboteurs, these domestic terrorists? Because that is what they truly are, DOMESTIC TERRORISTS!!

Bunkye ,

The Real America is Being Attacked

We are past “wake up” call.

AUser857091 ,

Supporter since 1987

These podcasts take my awareness to a new level!

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