Code Switch

What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 35m. Bisher sind 480 Folge(n) erschienen.

Why The Coronavirus Is Hitting Black Communities Hardest

Many have referred to COVID-19 as a "great equalizer." But the virus has actually exacerbated all sorts of disparities. When it comes to race, black Americans account for a disproportionate number of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. In this bonus episode from Slate's "What Next" podcast, reporter Akilah Johnson talks about the many reasons why.


 2020-04-11  24m

A Treacherous Choice And A Treaty Right

To the Cherokee nation, the 1835 Treaty of New Echota is a prime example of the legal documents that shattered societies throughout Native American history.


 2020-04-08  31m

Mother, Should I Trust The Census Bureau?

Right now, the U.S. Census Bureau is trying to count every person living in the country, but some people are very afraid of how that information will be used by the government.


 2020-04-01  38m

Code Switch: Race. In Your Face.

Code Switch is a weekly podcast that explores how race intersects with every aspect of our lives. Hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby bring honesty, empathy and nuance to challenging conversations.


 2020-03-25  1m

Sex, Friendship And Aging: 'It's Not All Downhill From Here'

We talk to the best-selling author Terry McMillan about her latest novel, It's Not All Downhill From Here, and the topics the book tackles: aging, friendship and sex.


 2020-03-25  22m

The All-Women Mariachi Group That's Lifting Our Spirits

Flor de Toloache is making history by playing a style of music that has traditionally been dominated by men.


 2020-03-18  17m

The Limits Of Empathy

In matters of race and justice, empathy is often held up as a goal unto itself. But what comes after understanding? In this episode, we're looking at the career of a white writer who put herself in someone else's skin — by disguising herself as a black woman — to find out what she learned, and what she couldn't.


 2020-03-11  36m

When Fear Of The Coronavirus Turns Into Racism And Xenophobia

As international health agencies warn that COVID-19, or coronavirus, could become a pandemic, fears over the virus's spread have activated old, racist suspicions toward Chinese and Chinese Americans. It's part of a longer history in the United States, in which xenophobia has often been camouflaged as a concern for public health and hygiene.


 2020-03-04  25m

Claude Neal: A Strange And Bitter Crop

Eighty-five years ago, a crowd of several thousand white people gathered in Jackson County, Florida, to participate in the lynching of a man named Claude Neal. The poet L. Lamar Wilson grew up there, but didn't learn about Claude Neal until he was in high school. When he heard the story, he knew he had to do something. Our final story about black resistance this month is about resisting the urge to forget history, even when remembering is incredibly painful.


 2020-02-26  26m

Blexodus: Black Exodus From The GOP

How did the party of the Ku Klux Klan became the party of choice for black voters? And how did the party of Abraham Lincoln become 90 percent white? It's a messy story, exemplified by the doomed friendship between Richard Nixon and his fellow Republican, Jackie Robinson.


 2020-02-19  32m