34 episodes

This podcast that takes a deeper view into Black life in America by examining the intersection of history, narrative, and experience.

What's Ray Saying‪?‬ The Moth

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 560 Ratings

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This podcast that takes a deeper view into Black life in America by examining the intersection of history, narrative, and experience.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Ray's Ruminations: Stay in your lane

    Ray's Ruminations: Stay in your lane

    In this episode Ray asks Tiffany if and when it is appropriate to speak about groups outside of your own, particularly should he do an episode about women.

    • 10 min
    Bonus - RISK!: Black Lives #5

    Bonus - RISK!: Black Lives #5

    We know you love a good story, so here's another show we think you'll enjoy. RISK! is a live show and weekly podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public, created and hosted by Kevin Allison (MTV, Comedy Central, HBO, Netflix). In this episode, the fifth in the show's Black Lives series, Jenn Kamara, Ashton Cynthia Clarke, and Brian Russell share about life experiences where being Black mattered. It features guest-host Dr. Ray Christian. To find out more about the show, visit risk-show.com.

    • 56 min
    Ray's Ruminations: What's a Story?

    Ray's Ruminations: What's a Story?

    In this episode, Ray reflects on the elements of a story, and in a conversation with Tiffany, gives an example of a story he is contemplating.

    • 11 min
    A River Runs Through It

    A River Runs Through It

    Ray goes back to Richmond and examines his evolution from ghetto kid to seasoned storyteller, taking a prideful look at the ways our environments and the bonds of family shape us.

    What’s Ray Saying? is created, hosted, and written by Ray Christian and recorded in the great state of North Carolina. Mark Pagán is the senior producer. Jonathan Cabral is the associate producer. Story editing by Mark Pagán with development support from The Moth. Sound design by Rebecca Seidel. Original music comes from RJ Christian and Blue Dot Sessions.

    To find out more about What Ray’s Saying? visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or at whatraysaying.com.

    This series is supported by PRX, The Moth, and listeners like you.

    • 29 min
    What Do I Tell My Son About Being a Man?

    What Do I Tell My Son About Being a Man?

    In a drive to the airport with his son, Ray talks about the perilous crossroads he faced in defining his masculinity.

    What’s Ray Saying? is created, hosted, and written by Ray Christian and recorded in the great state of North Carolina. Mark Pagán is the senior producer. Jonathan Cabral is the associate producer. Story editing by Mark Pagán with development support from The Moth. Sound design by Rebecca Seidel. Original music comes from RJ Christian and Blue Dot Sessions.

    To find out more about What Ray’s Saying? visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or at whatraysaying.com.

    This series is supported by PRX, The Moth, and listeners like you.

    • 27 min
    Letters Home

    Letters Home

    After getting a response from a 30-year-old letter, Ray explores a legacy of correspondence—from his personal experience writing for illiterate parents and soldiers to the fascinating role mail has played in Black military history.

    What’s Ray Saying? is created, hosted, and written by Ray Christian and recorded in the great state of North Carolina. Mark Pagán is the senior producer. Jonathan Cabral is the associate producer. Story editing by Mark Pagán with development support from The Moth. Sound design by Rebecca Seidel. Original music comes from RJ Christian and Blue Dot Sessions.

    To find out more about What Ray’s Saying? visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or at whatraysaying.com.

    This series is supported by PRX, The Moth, and listeners like you.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
560 Ratings

560 Ratings

Politics2008 ,

Black History & Memoir

I’ve been a fan of Ray Christian when I first heard him on a episode of Snap Judgment several years ago. I loved his first iteration of What’s Ray Saying and the current one. If you love Black history with a mix of life stories that are funny and fascinating, then this show is right for you!!!

Ms. Gabbi ,

Masterful Storyteller and Compelling Stories

Ray’s storytelling is like listening to an Elder or that family friend you couldn’t wait to see. I learn some things about history that I didn’t know, laugh and sometimes cry.

I look forward to every episode. I am learning new things about my own humanity.

Kfschr ,

Ruminations

Thanks Ray for enlightening me with your Houdini disappearance there, I was getting genuinely concerned.

Big Fan
KHF- Albuquerque, NM

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