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Pod Save the People

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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe and writer Clint Smith III. DeRay also dives in deep with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders to better understand the issues. New episodes every Tuesday.

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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe and writer Clint Smith III. DeRay also dives in deep with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders to better understand the issues. New episodes every Tuesday.

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By Kourt17* - Feb 12 2020
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Always one of the most informative hours of my week.

One of the smartest things out there

By bobbyfolsom0350 - Jan 23 2020
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Really, it makes you smarter

iTunes Ratings

6430 Ratings
Average Ratings
5867
258
71
59
175

Best

By Kourt17* - Feb 12 2020
Read more
Always one of the most informative hours of my week.

One of the smartest things out there

By bobbyfolsom0350 - Jan 23 2020
Read more
Really, it makes you smarter
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Pod Save the People

Latest release on Feb 25, 2020

All 151 episodes from oldest to newest

Our Presidential Roundtable

Feb 25 2020

58mins

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Hold Them Lovingly Accountable (with Michael & Pele Bennett)

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This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss solitary confinement, New York's free college program, prison torture, and the end of Confederate holidays.

Then, DeRay sits down with the NFL's Michael Bennett and his wife Pele Bennett to discuss their new podcast, Mouthpeace, which explores sports culture and activism, issues of equity, relationships, and more.

Show Notes

The Cornell Chronicle - Solitary confinement heightens post-incarceration death risk

Apple News - Why New York’s free college program is still costing its students

CNN - Virginia will eliminate a state holiday honoring Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

The Marshall Project - They Went to Jail. Then They Say They Were Strapped to a Chair for Days.

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The Mouthpeace Podcast

Feb 11 2020

1hr 19mins

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Demand More (with Zach Norris)

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This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Trump's extended travel ban, civil rights statues, birth tourism, and surgical gown shortages. Then, DeRay sits down with community leader Zach Norris to examine our broken mythologies surrounding crime and safety.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/22/health/surgical-gown-recall-cardinal-health-trnd/index.html

https://www.vox.com/2020/1/24/21077138/trump-birth-tourism-immigration-pregnant-women-saipan

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-ban/trumps-expanded-travel-ban-targets-nigeria-five-other-countries-idUSKBN1ZU2WD

Feb 04 2020

1hr 3mins

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Know Your Limit (with Professor Richard L. Hasen)

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This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Seattle's smartphone voting, Florida's felon fines, Houston's cancer clusters, and criticism of the 1619 Project. Then, DeRay sits down with election specialist Richard L. Hasen to examine frightening gaps in our voting security, regional pockets of governmental incompetence, and why he thinks we're in the midst of democracy's meltdown. Also, please watch Matthew A. Cherry's Oscar-nominated animated short film Hair Love.

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The Verge: Seattle is the first area in the US where residents can vote via smartphones

NPR: Florida Supreme Court Rules Convicted Felons Must Pay Fines To Vote

The Boston Review: The fight over the 1619 Project

The Houston Chronicle: Map shows racist government policies that contributed to conditions for Houston cancer clusters

Jan 28 2020

1hr 16mins

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Go Where the People Are (with Brittany Young)

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This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss facial recognition technology, the link between guns and racism, Johns Hopkins ending legacy admissions, and the public perception of Martin Luther King, Jr. Then, DeRay sits down with Brittany Young, who uses the Baltimore dirt bike community to inspire interest in STEM. 

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More about Brittany and her program

The New York TImes - The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

The Guardian - 'Dying of whiteness': why racism is at the heart of America's gun inaction

Smithsonian - Even Though He Is Revered Today, MLK Was Widely Disliked by the American Public When He Was Killed

The Atlantic - Why We Ended Legacy Admissions at Johns Hopkins

Jan 21 2020

1hr 7mins

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Do The List (with Teach For All CEOs)

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We're back! This week DeRay, Brittany, and Clint discuss IRS cheats, drug price increases, and the heartbreaking legacy of January 1 for enslaved people in the US. Then, DeRay sits down with three CEOs from various countrywide organizations within the Teach For All Organization. DeRay is joined by James Kassaga Arinaitwe from Teach for Uganda, Daniel Dotse, from Lead for Ghana, and Folawe Omikunle from Teach for Nigeria.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/03/irs-reforms-free-file-program-can-now-compete-turbotax-h-r-block/2802945001/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshuacohen/2020/01/04/annual-ritual-of-drug-price-increases-to-get-more-political-scrutiny-in-2020/#6b0e30121852

https://time.com/5750833/new-years-day-slavery-history/


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Jan 07 2020

1hr 9mins

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What's Good For Me Is Good For Society (DA Rachael Rollins and College Behind Bars documentary)

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This week we've got two interviews: The first is with DA Rachael Rollins, who is the first woman to hold the office of Suffolk County D.A. and the first woman of color to serve as a Massachusetts D.A. Then, DeRay chats with the creative team (and one of the subjects) from the Ken Burns produced PBS docuseries College Behind Bars.


Lynn Novick, director

Sarah Botstein, producer

Jule Hall, BPI alum


Now streaming at www.pbs.org/collegebehindbars

Dec 24 2019

1hr 2mins

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Every Little Bit Counts (Mondaire Jones)

Dec 17 2019

1hr

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