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.

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Is It Time To Say R.I.P. To 'P.O.C.'?


Suffice it to say, we use the term "POC" a lot on Code Switch. But critiques of the initialism — and the popularization of the term "BIPOC" — caused us to ask: Should we retire POC? Or is there use in it yet?


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   38m
 
 

The Best Books About Race To Read During The Pandemic


The Code Switch team has been mired in a months-long debate that we're attempting to settle once and for all: What kind of books are best to read during this pandemic? Books that connect you to our current reality? Or ones that help you escape it?


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   37m
 
 

The Protests Heard 'Round The World


In the months since George Floyd's killing, the city of Bristol has been debating the legacy of its main philanthropist, Edward Colston, who made his fortune off the slave trade.


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   37m
 
 

The Kids Are All Right


Here are Code Switch's favorite stories from the NPR's 2020 Student Podcast Challenge.


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   34m
 
 

Balls And Strikes


Matilda Crawford. Sallie Bell. Carrie Jones. Dora Jones. Orphelia Turner. Sarah A. Collier. In 1881, these six Black women brought the city of Atlanta to a complete standstill by going on strike. The strategies they used in their fight for better working conditions have implications for future generations of organizers — and resonances with the professional sports strikes happening today.


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   33m
 
 

The United States' Pre-Existing Conditions


How was the the richest country in the world laid low by a virus only nanometers in size? One writer says it's due to the inequities that have been with us all along.


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 2020-08-26  24m
 
 

Keep Your Friends Closer


As part of our Ask Code Switch series, we're tackling your toughest questions about race and friendship. We help our listeners understand how race and and its evil play cousin, racism, affect how we make friends, keep friends, and deal with friend breakups. And we're doing it with help from WNYC's Death, Sex & Money podcast. Be a pal and listen.


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 2020-08-19  50m
 
 

Kamala, Joe, And The Fissures In The Base


Black voters are the Democrats' most reliable and influential voting bloc. But this election has underscored the tensions between those Black voters, along generational and ideological lines — which could have major consequences for turnout this fall.


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 2020-08-12  44m
 
 

Bonus Episode: Katrina, 15 Years Later


It's hurricane season, so this week, we're bringing you a bonus episode, from the Atlantic's Floodlines podcast. On this episode, "Through the Looking Glass," host Vann R. Newkirk II looks at the way the media distorted what was happening in New Orleans in the days after the storm, scapegoating Black people for the devastation they were subjected to.


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 2020-08-08  29m
 
 

The Long, Bloody Strike For Ethnic Studies


The largest public university system in the country, the Cal State system, just announced a new graduation requirement: students must take an ethnic studies or social justice course. But ethnic studies might not even exist if it weren't for some students at a small commuter college in San Francisco. Fifty years ago, they went on strike — and while their bloody, bitter standoff has been largely forgotten, it forever changed higher education in the United States.


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 2020-08-05  38m