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 with empathy and humor. We explore how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story. Code Switch was named Apple Podcasts' first-ever Show of the Year in 2020.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 34m. Bisher sind 566 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 3 Tage.

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episode 299: 'Seeing Ghosts' Across Generations


Kat Chow was 13 when her mother died, and with that loss came profound and lasting questions about identity, family and history. In her memoir, Seeing Ghosts, the author and former Code Switch reporter explores how her mother's death has haunted her through the years, in ways that are profound, tragic and, sometimes, darkly hilarious.


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 2021-08-25  27m
 
 

episode 298: Who Runs The World? Kids.


OK, they're not all kids. But they're all students, they're all amazing, and frankly, we're concerned that they might be coming for our jobs. That's right — the Student Podcast Challenge is back, and this year, the stories are more powerful than ever.


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 2021-08-18  29m
 
 

episode 297: Care To Explain Yourself?


It's hot out, places are shutting down again, and things might just be feeling a little bit slow. So in the spirit of spicing things up, we wanted to give you all a question to fight about: How much context should you have to give when talking about race and culture? Is it better to explain every reference, or ask people to Google as they go? Comedian Hari Kondabolu joins us to hash it out.


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 2021-08-11  31m
 
 

episode 296: Violence That Doesn't Go Viral


We talk a lot on this show about people who have been killed by police officers. But there is so much police violence that falls short of being fatal, but forever alters the lives of the people on the business end of it. So this week, we're turning things over to the "On Our Watch" podcast, out of KQED and NPR's Investigations Team.


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 2021-08-04  49m
 
 

episode 295: To Love And Not Forgive


In her new memoir, Somebody's Daughter, Ford looks at how her upbringing shaped her understanding of childhood, authority, forgiveness and freedom.


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 2021-07-28  39m
 
 

episode 294: Words To Set You Free


Some of the best books can make you feel free — free from your daily grind, free to imagine a new reality, free to explore different facets of your identity. This month, the Code Switch team is highlighting books that dig deep into what freedom really means.


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 2021-07-21  38m
 
 

episode 293: What Does It Mean To Be Latino? The 'Light-Skinned Privilege' Edition


Maria Garcia and Maria Hinojosa are both Mexican American and mestiza — but only one of them still identifies as a POC. How did they come to such different ideas about their race?


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 2021-07-14  37m
 
 

episode 292: Égalité, Fraternité, And 'Libertie'


This month on Code Switch, we're talking about books — new and old — that have deepened our understandings of what it means to be free. First up, a conversation with author Kaitlyn Greenidge about her new novel, Libertie, which tells the story of a young woman pushing back against her mother's expectations of what her life should look like.


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 2021-07-07  23m
 
 

episode 291: A Good ACT To Follow


Forty years ago this month, the CDC reported on patients with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. for the very first time. In the years since, LGBTQIA+ Americans have been fighting for treatment and recognition of a disease that was understudied, under-reported, and deeply stigmatized. On this episode, our friends at It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders delve into the history of ACT UP — an organization that transformed the way the media, the government, corporations and medical professionals talked about AIDS.


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 2021-06-30  50m
 
 

episode 290: 'Where We Come From': By Any Other Name


Anyone with a name that isn't super common in the United States will tell you that the simple act of introducing yourself can lead to a whole interrogation: Where are you from? What does your name mean? Help me pronounce it using words I understand! So on this bonus episode from our friends at the "Where We Come From" series, we're getting into what, exactly, is in a name — and what names can tell us about where we've been and where we're going.


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 2021-06-27  17m