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 570 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 14 days 10 hours 36 minutes

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The Kid Mero Talks 'What It Means To Be Latino'


We've said it multiple times on the show: Latinos are the second largest demographic in the United States. But...what does that actually mean? Are Latinos a race? Ethnicity? Culture? We try (and fail) to answer some of these questions with Dominican American podcaster and entertainer the Kid Mero.


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 2021-05-12  32m
 
 

Show Me The Money


Two friends living in Vermont decided to try a radical experiment: They asked White people in their community to give money directly to their Black neighbors — a DIY, hyper-local "reparations" program, of sorts. Our friends at the Invisibilia podcast took a look at how the community reacted, for better and for worse.


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 2021-05-05  35m
 
 

Live From Philly*: A Code Switch Jawn


OK, so we weren't really in Philly (it's still a pandemic, after all.) But we did talk all things race and Philadelphia with special guests Erika Alexander and Denice Frohman. On the docket for the night: reparations, basketball, poetry and of course, the word "jawn."


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 2021-04-28  27m
 
 

A Utopia For Black Capitalism


This week on the show, we dive deep into Soul City: one of the most audacious (and controversial) experiments in Black capitalism.


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 2021-04-21  31m
 
 

Do The Golden Arches Bend Toward Justice?


Calls for racial justice are met with a lot of different proposals, but one of the loudest and most enduring is to invest in Black businesses. But can "buying Black" actually do anything to mitigate racism? To find out, we're taking a look at the surprising link between Black capitalism and McDonald's.


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 2021-04-14  31m
 
 

Spit A Verse, Drop Some Knowledge


We've spent the past year trying to analyze, dissect and intellectualize all the ways that our world has changed. But sometimes the best way to understand our circumstances isn't through data and reports — it's through art and poetry. So this week, we're hearing from some of the country's most critical observers: poets.


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 2021-04-07  24m
 
 

Why Are We Here?


Filipinos make up a small fraction of the nurses in the United States, but almost a third of the nurses who have died of COVID-19 in the U.S. have been of Filipino descent. So what exactly is going on? Our friends over at The Atlantic and WNYC tried to understand more about this troubling statistic by telling the story of one woman: Rosary Castro-Olega.


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 2021-03-31  34m
 
 

Screams And Silence


Asians and Asian Americans have been trying to sound the alarm about a huge uptick in reports of racism directed at their communities. Many have felt like no one was listening.


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 2021-03-24  33m
 
 

Lonnie Bunch And The 'Museum Of No'


The Blacksonian — er, the National Museum of African American History and Culture — was years and years in the making. It's closed down because of the coronavirus, but we got a virtual tour from the man who devoted his life to giving it life. He's also the first Black leader of the entire Smithsonian Institution. Baller status.


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 2021-03-17  32m
 
 

Saving A Language You're Learning To Speak


Every two weeks, a language dies with its last speaker. That was almost the fate of the Hawaiian language — until a group of young people decided to create a strong community of Hawaiian speakers — as they were learning to speak it them themselves.


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 2021-03-10  34m