9 Podcasts on Racism: Understanding The Black Lives Matter Movement

BY Jordan Grant / Jun 7 2020 / 12:00 PM

If you’re currently working on self-educating and learning more about the issues surrounding discrimination throughout the world, these podcast series are an excellent place to start...

9 Podcasts on Racism: Understanding The Black Lives Matter Movement

1619 by The New York Times

In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story....

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Lynching In America

Equal Justice Initiative has documented the lynchings of over 4,000 African Americans between 1877 and 1950. In this series, listen to how this era of racial terror continues to shape America to this day.

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Code Switch by NPR

This is NPR’s flagship podcast about race and culture, so it definitely contains multitudes. It takes on race and racism across a spectrum of identities and offers personal stories, historical context, and impactful analysis on the challenging past and present of race in America.

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About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge 

From the author of Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge interviews key voices from the anti-racist activism community and addresses the recent history that lead to the politics of today.

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Desert Island Discs with Bryan Stevenson 

This particular episode features Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.

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All My Relations

All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore their relationships— relationships to land, to their creatural relatives, and to one another. Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today as they keep it real.

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Intersectionality Matters!

Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

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‘Witness Black History' by BBC World

This podcast features interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history.

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Slay In Your Lane: The Podcast

This new podcast by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené, who wrote the book “Slay In Your Lane”, looks at the news and pop culture from a black British woman’s perspective.

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