Podcasts

Making Obama - A podcast from WBEZ in Chicago.  The story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president. Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to th

Making Obama | WBEZ

Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. The story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president. Hosted by Jenn White and produced by Colin McNulty.

America Ferrera and John Paul Lederach on How Change Happens, In Generational Times - on the On Being podcast June 7, 2018.

How Change Happens, In Generational Times - On Being podcast

America Ferrera is a culture-shifting artist. John Paul Lederach is one of our greatest living architects of social transformation. From the inaugural On Being Gathering, a revelatory, joyous exploration of the ingredients of social courage — and how change really happens in generational time. (On Being)

Painting Michelle Obama - Sidedoor podcast: ? In this episode of Sidedoor, we journey to Amy's studio to hear exactly how she captured the spirit of Michelle Obama in paint on canvas, and what she thinks of the reactions to her work.

Painting Michelle Obama | Host Tony Cohn (Smithsonian's Sidedoor Podcast)

In this episode of Sidedoor, we journey to Amy's studio to hear exactly how she captured the spirit of Michelle Obama in paint on canvas, and what she thinks of the reactions to her work.

Radiolab's Border Trilogy, Part 3: What Remains follows anthropologist Jason De León after he makes a grisly discovery in Arivaca, Arizona. In the middle of carrying out his pig experiments with his students, Jason finds the body of a 30-year-old female m

Radiolab's Border Trilogy, Part 3: What Remains | Reported by Latif Nasser and Tracie Hunte and produced by Matt Kielty and Tracie Hunte.

This episode follows anthropologist Jason De León after he makes a grisly discovery in Arivaca, Arizona. In the middle of carrying out his pig experiments with his students, Jason finds the body of a 30-year-old female migrant. With the help of the medical examiner and some local humanitarian groups, Jason discovers her identity.

Over three episodes, Radiolab will investigate this policy, its surprising origins, and the people whose lives were changed forever because of it. Part II: Hold the Line

Radiolab's Border Trilogy Part 2: Hold the Line | Reported by Latif Nasser and Tracie Hunte, and produced by Matt Kielty, Bethel Habte and Latif Nasser.

Part 2 looks at Operation Blockade, a border patrol operation in El Paso and an anthropologists effort to figure out how many migrants die crossing the desert.

Radiolab's series on the Border. Part 1: Hole in the Fence - the unlikely story of how a handful of Mexican-American high schoolers in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country stood up to the country’s largest federal law enforcement agency.

Radiolab's Border Trilogy Part 1: Hole in the Fence | Reported by Latif Nasser and Tracie Hunte and produced by Matt Kielty, Bethel Habte, Tracie Hunte and Latif Nasser.

Over three episodes, Radiolab investigates this policy, its surprising origins, and the people whose lives were changed forever because of it. Part 1: the unlikely story of how a handful of Mexican-American high schoolers in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country stood up to what is today the country’s largest federal law enforcement agency.

Battle Scars - Some firefights and bomb blasts never make the news or the history books, but they’re still incidents that changed the lives of those involved. In each episode, host and former soldier Thom Tran talks to fellow veterans of our recent wars.

Battle Scars

Some firefights and bomb blasts never make the news or the history books, but they’re still incidents that changed the lives of those involved. In each episode, host and former soldier Thom Tran talks to fellow veterans of our recent wars. (Battle Scars)

Off Shore podcast - Stories from Hawaii. Because sometimes being in the middle of nowhere gives you a good perspective on everywhere else.

Off Shore

Stories from Hawaii. Because sometimes being in the middle of nowhere gives you a good perspective on everywhere else.

A 30-year landmark study debunks the knowledge that  that the best way to end racial inequality is to end class inequality.

‘The Daily’: Racism’s Punishing Reach

For decades, Americans have believed that the best way to end racial inequality is to end class inequality. But a landmark 30-year study is debunking that logic.

About Race - a podcast - OUR NATIONAL CONVERSATION ABOUT

About Race

Co-discussants Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America.

Debatable - A Radiolab podcast. Ryan Wash, a queer, Black, first-generation college student from Kansas City, Missouri joined the debate team at Emporia State University. Ryan became the vanguard of a movement that made everything about debate debatable.

Debatable | Radiolab Podcast | Produced by Matt Kielty. Reported by Abigail Keel

In competitive debate future presidents, supreme court justices, and titans of industry pummel each other with logic and rhetoric. But a couple years ago Ryan Wash, a queer, Black, first-generation college student from Kansas City, Missouri joined the debate team at Emporia State University.When he started going up against fast-talking, well-funded, “name-brand” teams, it was clear he wasn’t in Kansas anymore. So Ryan became the vanguard of a movement that made everything about debate debatable. Whether he was able to change what counts as rigorous academic argument … well, that’s still up for debate. (Radiolab)

Code Switch podcast - conversations on race and identity by journalists of color who "... will always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic."

Code Switch

Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. From NPR.

Still Processing - a New York Times podcast hosted by Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers at the Times.

Still Processing

Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times talk about TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America

'A is for America' podcast

A is for America

This podcast provides listeners a glimpse into the lives of immigrants and new American voters across the country.

Native American writer Layli Long Soldier

Layli Long Soldier - The Freedom of Apologies

Layli is a citizen of the U.S. and the Oglala Lakota Nation. Here she talks to Krista Tipped about 'Whereas" - her book of poetry that is a response to the congressional resolution of “Apology to Native Peoples,” which was tucked inside the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act.

Podcast - LGBTQ&A hosted by Jeffrey Masters

LGBTQ&A

Some of the most important people in LGBTQ history are alive today. We’re documenting their lives, while also highlighting the diversity in our community. LGBTQ people are often portrayed in the media as a monolith with a single set of experiences. With LGBTQ&A, we’re trying to get beyond transition and coming out stories, to get to know each person, their defining moments, their accomplishments, and how they got to where they are today.

Identity Politics - a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America.

Identity Politics

Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.

Podcast - Politically Re-active

Politically Reactive

Started during the 2017 Presidential Election, the podcast features comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu as they navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape.

On Being, hosted by Krista Tippett, is a podcast and website focusing on two questions: what does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?

On Being with Krista Tippett

A Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, that looks into the questions what does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?

This American Life - a podcast

The Problem We All Live With

In the second part of this podcast, a city going all out to integrate its schools. Plus, a girl who comes up with her own one-woman integration plan.

Latino USA, the radio journal of news and culture, is the only national, English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective.

Latino USA

Latino USA, the radio journal of news and culture, is the only national, English-language radio program produced from a Latino perspective.

Ear Hustle - A podcast by two inmates about life in San Quentin State Prison

Ear Hustle

The podcast is a partnership between Earlonne Woods and Antwan Williams, currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and Nigel Poor, a Bay Area artist. The team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.

Nancy  (Podcast) | BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low share stories about the LGBTQ experience today.

Nancy

BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low share provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today.

Podcast: On One with Angela Rye

On One With Angela Rye

Angela Rye covers politics through the lens of race and culture in this uplifting podcast that often features guests you might not get on other political shows. She is an American attorney and the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm in Washington, DC. She is a political commentator on CNN and an NPR political analyst.

Still Processing - a New York Times podcast hosted by Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers at the Times.

We Can't Burn it All Down - Still Processing podcasts

An explosive moment at the Tin House Summer Workshop prompted us to consider what it means for an institution — from a writing workshop to a TV network to a social media platform — to really commit itself to inclusion, and whether inclusion is even enough.

Chicago Humanities Festival Podcast

Chicago Humanities Festival

Since 1990, world-renowned authors, scholars, poets, policy-makers, artists, and performers have gathered each November at Chicago's many cultural institutions to celebrate the power of ideas in human culture. And each year, tens of thousands of enthusiastic audience participants rediscover the rich and vital role the humanities play in their daily lives. This podcast aims to highlight some of the best programs from the 25 year festival archives. (iTunes. Podcast is also available on Stitcher.)

Seeing White A 14-part documentary series exploring whiteness in America—where it came from, what it means, and how it works.

Seeing White

Scene on Radio's 14-part documentary series exploring whiteness in America - where it came from, what it means, and how it works.

More Perfect (Podcast)  dives into the rarefied world of the Supreme Court to explain how cases deliberated inside hallowed halls affect lives far away from the bench.

Radiolab presents: More Perfect

A show that examines benchmark Supreme Court cases with lasting impact on today’s headlines. For example, “Sex Appeal,” co-starring Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a young ACLU lawyer, details how the Supreme Court handles gender-inequality cases. As you listen to the second season, a pattern emerges from the other topics it covers: race, police brutality, gerrymandering, guns, unlimited campaign contributions, and more.

Society for Women Engineers DIVERSE Podcast

Society of Women Engineers - DIVERSE Podcast

The podcast will inform you and engage you through engineering topics and interviews with fascinating people.