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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.

Latest Episodes

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

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?

38 min1 d ago
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Is It Time To Say R.I.P. To 'P.O.C.'?

Battle Of The Books

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?

37 min1 w ago
Comments
Battle Of The Books

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.

37 min2 w ago
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The Protests Heard 'Round The World

The Kids Are All Right

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

34 min3 w ago
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The Kids Are All Right

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.

33 minSEP 3
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Balls And Strikes

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.

24 minAUG 26
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The United States' Pre-Existing Conditions

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.

50 minAUG 19
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Keep Your Friends Closer

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 on turnout this fall.

44 minAUG 13
Comments
Kamala, Joe, And The Fissures In The Base

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.

29 minAUG 8
Comments
Bonus Episode: Katrina, 15 Years Later

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.

38 minAUG 5
Comments
The Long, Bloody Strike For Ethnic Studies

Latest Episodes

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

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?

38 min1 d ago
Comments
Is It Time To Say R.I.P. To 'P.O.C.'?

Battle Of The Books

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?

37 min1 w ago
Comments
Battle Of The Books

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.

37 min2 w ago
Comments
The Protests Heard 'Round The World

The Kids Are All Right

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

34 min3 w ago
Comments
The Kids Are All Right

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.

33 minSEP 3
Comments
Balls And Strikes

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.

24 minAUG 26
Comments
The United States' Pre-Existing Conditions

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.

50 minAUG 19
Comments
Keep Your Friends Closer

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 on turnout this fall.

44 minAUG 13
Comments
Kamala, Joe, And The Fissures In The Base

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.

29 minAUG 8
Comments
Bonus Episode: Katrina, 15 Years Later

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.

38 minAUG 5
Comments
The Long, Bloody Strike For Ethnic Studies
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