July 19, 2024

Equity and Inclusion Podcasts

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A Weekend of Pain and Protest: Dispatches from cities across the U.S. being rocked by protests over police brutality after the death of George Floyd. (NY Times The Daily episode)

Achievement Gap, Or Opportunity Gap? What’s Stopping Student Success?: Part 1 of WBUR’s “On Point” series, “The 50 Year Fight: Solutions For Closing The Achievement Gap,” featuring sociologist, Prudence Carter, and historian, Ibram X. Kendi.

Believable Podcast, Episode 4: The Gun in the Dark Backyard: This episode of Believable explores the story of Silvon Simmons, a black man who was shot three times by the police outside of his home on April 1st, 2016.

Black Americans and the Racist Architecture of Homeownership: An episode of NPR’s “Code Switch” that discusses the history of “complex, systemic barriers holding Black Americans back from homeownership” through stories of housing discrimination in Los Angeles.

Code Switch: An NPR podcast hosted by journalists of color that tackles the subject of race, and how it impacts every part of society, head-on.

Educate: An NPR podcast consisting of stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn.

Hear to Slay: Chief Black Women in Charge (CBWIC): Co-hosts Roxane Gay and Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom talk with Stacey Abrams about the growing Chief Black Women in Charge [CBIWC] economy that is making way for more black women decision-makers in government.

How Reparations Could Transform the United States: ‘Paybacks a B****’: An episode of NPR’s “Code Switch” in which host Shereen Marisol Meraji is joined by Erika Alexander and Whitney Dow, who have spent the past two years exploring how reparations could transform the United States — and all the struggles and possibilities that go along with doing so.

How to Citizen with Baratunde: Why Is Our Economy So … White?: A podcast that reimagines the word “citizen” as a verb and reminds us how to wield our collective power, that includes author Heather McGee breaking down the driving force of American economic exclusion via the swimming pool.

Intercepted Podcast: Ruth Wilson Makes the Case for Abolition: Chenjerai Kumanyika, asst. professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, hosts geographer and abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore, about the expansion/funding of police and prisons and the need prison abolition and defunding police forces.

John Trudell: A moving spoken-word poetry address by Native American leader and musician John Trudell at a benefit for the U’wa of Colombia.

Karamo: Logan Browning: Host Karamo Brown talks with actress Logan Browning (Dear White People) about denying identity in an effort to please friends and family, and with a listener about feeling stuck between two identities. NOTE: Requires a paid subscription to listen.

Kristen Clarke’s Civil Rights Record Led Her To Barrier-Breaking DOJ Nomination: A 3-minute podcast and article from NPR about Kristen Clarke, an attorney nominated by President Biden to be the first woman and first woman of color to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

Mai Der Vang: “In The Year of Permutations”: A recording of poet, Mai Der Vang reading her poem, “In The Year Of Permutations”.

Nice White Parents: A five-part podcast series from Serial and the New York Times that looks at the 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block— how to build a better school system and what gets in the way.

Not Racist’ Is Not Enough: Putting In The Work To Be Anti-Racist: A Life Kit (NPR) podcast episode about putting in the work to be anti-racist and the mistakes that are often made in the process.

Poetics with Omari Hardwick: Special Episode: Trayvon Martin featuring Sybrina Fulton: Host Omari Hardwick talks with Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin, and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson in this special episode reflecting on the life, death, and legacy of Trayvon Martin. NOTE: requires a paid subscription to listen.

Seeing White: Scene OnRadio host and producer John Biewen, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, take a deep dive into recent racial violence and acts of white supremacy, as well as white-identity politics and questions of where the notion of “whiteness” came from, what is means, and what it is for. NOTE: A 14-part audio documentary series.

Sounds Like Hate: Sounds Like Hate is an audio documentary series about the dangers and peril of everyday people who engage in extremism, and ways to disengage them from a life of hatred.

Spell to be Said Against Hatred: Musician and activist Amanda Palmer reads Jane Hirshfield’s poem “Spell to Be Said against Hatred.”

Stoop Talks: LeVar Burton: Bring on the Butterflies: Co-hosts Hana Baba and Leila Day talk with LeVar Burton, actor and host of the show Reading Rainbow. NOTE: requires a paid subscription to listen.

The Black List Podcast: The Emmy Roundtable: Billy Porter, Robin Thede, and Ramy Youssef: Co-hosts Franklin Leonard and Kate Hagen talk with nominees of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards: Billy Porter, Robin Thede, and Ramy Youssef about identity, the responsibility of artists, advice, and more. NOTE: Requires a paid subscription to listen.

The Red Nation Podcast: A podcast hosted by Nick Estes and Jen Marley that features discussions on Indigenous history, politics, and culture from a left perspective.

Vermont Conversation: Mark Rank Debunks the Myths of Poverty: Mark Rank, a professor of social welfare and author of the new book, Poorly Understood: What American Gets Wrong About Poverty, discusses the truth about poverty in America and what steps are needed moving forward, in this episode of “The Vermont Conversation with David Goodman”.

Vermont Conversation: Rev. Lennox Yearwood on Why ‘Racial Justice is Climate Justice’: Founder and president of the Hip Hop Caucus, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., speaks about the interconnection of racial justice and climate justice on the Vermont Conversation with David Goodman, a VTDigger podcast.

Vermont Conversation: Tabitha Moore on Racial Justice and Bigotry: An episode of “The Vermont Conversation with David Goodman”, a VTDigger podcast that features Tabitha Moore, founder of the Rutland chapter of the NAACP, and her discussion of the harassment she’s faced and the steps Vermont needs to take to be a safe place for people of color.

Vermont Conversation: The Player Who Nearly Integrated Baseball 42 Years Before Jackie Robinson: An episode of “The Vermont Conversation with David Goodman” in which Vermont baseball historian Karl Lindholm tells the story of William Clarence Matthews, a Black, nationally renowned baseball player who almost became a Major League player in 1905, but was shut out of the league.

Want To Have Better Conversations About Racism With You Parents? Here’s How: A Life Kit (NPR) podcast episode that includes author, Ijeoma Uluo’s, advice on how to talk to your parents about racism.