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.Want to level up your Code Switch game? Try Code Switch Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 25m. Bisher sind 883 Folge(n) erschienen. Jeden Tag erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 16 days 1 hour 40 minutes


episode 378: A lost bird, a found treasure

Bear Carrillo grew up with only a few details about his birth parents: they were Native university students. Decades later, a DNA test reveals a more complicated truth.



episode 377: Live from Chicago: What makes a city home?

This episode is excerpted from the Code Switch Live show at the Studebaker Theater in Chicago, featuring special guests José Olivarez, Sultan Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle and Adriana Cardona-Maguidad to talk all about Chicago. Musical guest KAINA provides music!



episode 376: Throughline: How Korean culture went global

From BTS to Squid Game to high-end beauty standards, South Korea reigns as a global exporter of pop culture and entertainment. But how did this come to be?



episode 375: Code Switch fam! Say hello to It's Been a Minute's new host, Brittany Luse!

Code Switch's B.A. Parker introduces us to our play cousin It's Been A Minute's new voice, Brittany Luse!



episode 374: Fear In An Age Of Real Life Horror, Revisited

It's Halloween, and people are leaning into all things scary. But sometimes the festivities hit a little too close to home, brushing up against our country's very dark past.


 2022-10-26  24m

episode 373: Skeletons in the closet, revisited

More than 10,000 Native human remains are currently sitting in a storage facility in a Maryland suburb. This week, how one small tribe is fighting to get them back to Florida.


 2022-10-19  33m

episode 372: Black reality in a world of fantasy

Why build a fantasy world that still has racism? B.A. Parker moderates a discussion on Black science fiction and fantasy with authors Tochi Onyebuchi and Leslye Penelope at the National Book Festival.


 2022-10-12  29m

episode 371: Omar Apollo on making music, being queer and Latinx

NPR's Alt.Latino gets a reboot, and for its first episode, they speak with R&B darling Omar Apollo. Apollo shares what it's been like being a role model for queer Latinx kids and the pressure of having to watch what he says now that he's famous.


 2022-10-05  30m

episode 370: Gaming out race in Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons is one of the most popular tabletop roleplaying games of all time. But it has also helped cement some ideas about how we create and define race in fantasy — and in the tangible world. We take a deep dive into that game, and what we find about racial stereotypes and colonialist supremacy is illuminating.


 2022-09-28  34m

episode 369: In 1962, segregationists set up "Reverse Freedom Rides"

Recently, Republican governors have been sending migrants from the southern border to cities they deem more liberal under false pretenses. The political stunt echoes what segregationists 1962 called Reverse Freedom Rides. This episode originally aired in December 2019.


 2022-09-21  39m