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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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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 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.


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 2020-02-19  32m
 
 

Pt. 2: Black Parents Take Control, Teachers Strike Back


This is Part II of the story about the 1968 teachers' strike that happened in New York city after Black and Puerto Rican parents demanded more say over their kids' education. We'll tell you why some people who lived through it remember it as a strike over antisemitism.


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 2020-02-12  51m
 
 

Black Parents Take Control, Teachers Strike Back


In 1968, a vicious battle went down between white teachers and black and Puerto Rican parents in a Brooklyn school district. Many say the conflict brought up issues that have yet to be resolved more than fifty years later.


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 2020-02-05  58m
 
 

Books For Your Mind, Belly And Soul


Books help teach us about the world, our communities and ourselves. So this week, the Code Switch team is chatting it up with the authors of some of our favorite recent (and not-so-recent) books by and/or about people of color.


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 2020-01-29  32m