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Co-discussants Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial 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. This show is "About Race."

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Co-discussants Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial 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. This show is "About Race."

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This podcast is AMAZING! I want to hear more!

Hahahaha late review

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This show was/is amazing. It really helped me through some stuff and I was sad to see it go.

iTunes Ratings

835 Ratings
Average Ratings
756
27
15
5
32

Wanting more

By aah.nah - Nov 14 2019
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This podcast is AMAZING! I want to hear more!

Hahahaha late review

By AgathaNight - Sep 29 2018
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This show was/is amazing. It really helped me through some stuff and I was sad to see it go.

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Co-discussants Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial 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. This show is "About Race."

#013: The “Whither Whiteness?” Episode

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Hosts Raquel Cepeda & Tanner Colby discuss yellowface in poetry and white identity as expressed by Donald Trump's ride-or-die supporters with New Republic Editor Jamil Smith.
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Sep 17 2015

55mins

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#002: The "Could Black Lives Maybe Start to Matter Just a Little Bit?" Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina, the colorism debate surrounding Kendrick Lamar's fiancee, and the laughable attempts of Mindy Kaling's brother to use affirmative action to get into medical school.
Find more at http://www.showaboutrace.com/

Apr 14 2015

51mins

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#1638:The Election, The Press, And Race

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Anna Holmes, Tanzina Vega, and Tanner Colby are joined by Jamelle Bouie to discuss the way the press has handled issues of race throughout the presidential election season, as well as the implications of the police assassinations of Black men in Tulsa and Charlotte.

Sep 24 2016

56mins

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#1639: Podcasting From Donald Trump’s Hell

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Hosts Anna Holmes, Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby, and Baratunde Thurston come together to dissect the first 2016 presidential debate.

Oct 01 2016

44mins

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#1649: Sorry To Burst Your Bubble

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This week, Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby are joined by ESPN’s Latoya Peterson and The New Republic’s Sarah Jones to discuss what information, cultural, and political bubbles mean, and whether it’s even a good idea to try to break out of them.

Dec 10 2016

1hr 1min

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#1650: Thanks, Obama

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Anna Holmes is joined by Rebecca Carroll from WNYC and the LA Times as well as Slate.com’s Jamelle Bouie to discuss the Obama presidency and what the end of an era means for them and African-Americans in general.

Dec 17 2016

43mins

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#011: The "#BlackProtestsMatter" Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby discuss #BlackLivesMatter feeling the post-disruption Bern of his ride-or-die fans and Uber's accidental anti-racism.
SOURCES
Reflecting on #BlackLivesMatter and Bernie Sanders on Race
 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/03/16/lesson-learned-from-the-shooting-of-michael-brown/ http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-year-after-ferguson-black-lives-matter-still-wields-influence-1439143426 http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/08/a-tough-weekend-for-the-black-lives-matter-movement/400862/ http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/08/ferguson-protests-moral-monday-black-lives-matter http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/08/the_5_biggest_challenges_facing_blacklivesmatter.1.html http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/08/11/22680645/in-her-own-words-the-political-beliefs-of-the-protester-who-interrupted-bernie-sanders http://sandiegofreepress.org/2015/08/bernie-sanders-is-a-great-candidate-some-of-his-supporters-not-so-much/ http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-bernie-sanders-latino-20150713-story.html http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-08-11/bernie-sanders-eye-popping-west-coast-swing-3-days-70-000-cheering-supporters http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122426/bernie-sanders-talking-about-race-awkwardly http://rhrealitycheck.org/ablc/2015/08/11/blacklivesmatter-hurt-feelings-white-progressives/ http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/08/bernie-sanders-blacklivesmatter-free-speech.html http://www.vox.com/2015/7/20/9001639/bernie-sanders-black-lives-matter http://www.inquisitr.com/2330160/black-lives-matter-supporters-divided-on-activists-antics-at-bernie-sanders-rally/ https://berniesanders.com/issues/racial-justice/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-racial-inequality_55c81153e4b0f1cbf1e56b77 http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/2015/08/09/22671957/guest-editorial-why-saturdays-bernie-sanders-rally-left-me-feeling-heartbroken http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/black-lives-matter-activists-disrupt-bernie-sanders-speech-n406546 http://www.progressive.org/news/2015/06/188181/black-voices-bernie-sanders-should-address-racial-injustice http://www.vox.com/2015/5/27/8671135/bernie-sanders-race http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-bernie-sanders-surge-appears-to-be-over/ http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-sanders-democrats-analysis-20150729-story.html http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-sanders-california-20150811-story.html http://www.vox.com/2015/7/20/9005855/black-twitter-bernie-sanders http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-weiers/an-open-letter-to-sen-bernie-sanders_b_7859118.html
 
Is Uber good for people of color?
https://medium.com/matter/ubering-while-black-146db581b9db http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/27/1302417/-Ridesharing-and-Redlining-Uber-Lyft-Race-and-Class http://www.racialicious.com/2012/11/28/cab-drivers-uber-and-the-costs-of-racism/ http://botecanalysis.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/LATS-Final-Report.pdf http://fusion.net/story/170983/uber-racial-politics/ http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-debate-on-ubers-impact-is-far-from-over/ http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/new-york-strikes-a-welcome-deal-with-uber/ http://madamenoire.com/548851/uber-minorities/ http://www.wnyc.org/story/uber-city-hall-race/?utm_source=sharedUrl&utm_medium=metatag&utm_campaign=sharedUrl http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2015/07/15/uber-s-strategy-against-the-city-exposes-what.html http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/inside-city-hall/2015/07/21/ny1-online--taxi-worker-advocate-discusses-legislation-to-limit-uber--other-ride-share-services.html http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/errol-louis-uber-saved-cabs-article-1.2298250 http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/07/bill-de-blasio-mobilizes-uber-liberals.html
 
Yo, Check This Out: Recommendations
Raquel
http://www.youcaring.com/rebekah-spicuglia-403540
 
Baratunde
http://www.comedyhackday.org/la-2015
 
Tanner
http://amzn.to/1fp5zU8 http://amzn.to/1HVVwMZ

Aug 19 2015

54mins

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#003: The "Recorded Before Certain Events in Baltimore" Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the first season of ABC’s ‘Fresh off the Boat’; the complicated politics of whites adopting racial identities that are not their own; and the social media phenomenon of the Dixon Challenge.
Find more at http://www.showaboutrace.com/

Apr 28 2015

49mins

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#1652: Your 2017 Survival Guide

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Raquel Cepeda, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby bring you their best recommendations for preparing for 2017, from books, to podcasts, to literal survival gear. Happy New Year!

Dec 30 2016

47mins

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#012: The “Baratunde Who?” Episode

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Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby are joined by Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times and Anna Sale of WNYC, to talk about education and integration as well as about visiting New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Katrina.

Sep 02 2015

57mins

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#009: The “Comedy Trumps Fragility” Episode

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Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby, and special guest Jay Smooth discuss white fragility, the Donald Trump effect, and political correctness in comedy.
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Jul 22 2015

53mins

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#006: The Prophet Muhammad and Mixed Race Meritocracy

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Tanner Colby , and special guest Anand Giridharadas discuss the backlash to Muhammed cartoon contests, mixed-race beauty standards, and the bamboo ceiling in college admissions.
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Jun 09 2015

49mins

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#005: The "I Check All The Boxes" Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the controversial New York Magazine feature "Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?"; the perils in store for black academics on social media; and the first season of ABC's "American Crime."
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May 26 2015

56mins

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#007: The "Dolezaled Out" Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the strange saga of Rachel Dolezal, the problem with allyship, and the violence faced by women who aren't just pretending to be black.
 
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Jun 23 2015

53mins

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#008: The “Confederate Dementia” Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the presidential response to the Charleston massacre, the push to purge Confederate symbols, and the humanitarian crisis brewing in the Dominican Republic.
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Jul 07 2015

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#004: The "Recorded After Certain Events in Baltimore" Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the media's treatment of recent events in Baltimore; why black women, Latinos, and Native Americans are being left out of the current debate on police brutality; and a new study on race, neighborhoods and social mobility.
 
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Social Mobility Stats

The New York Times
NBC News
Policing Inequity

https://twitter.com/policingequity
Know How Movie

http://www.knowhowmovie.com/
Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

Amazon link
Bastards of the Party

Link to documentary
Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story

Link to documentary

 

May 12 2015

56mins

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#012B: The B-Side

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Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby are joined by New Republic Senior Editor Jamil Smith to talk about segregation in education, owning your experience as a person of color, and respond to other listener feedback. www.showaboutrace.com
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Sep 16 2015

41mins

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#1638-B: “The Press, The Election, and Race” B-side (aka Racist Gumbo)

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Anna Holmes and the original About Race crew of Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby take a listen to your feedback on episode 1638: “The Press, The Election, and Race.”

Oct 01 2016

29mins

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#1639-B: The “Podcasting from Donald Trump’s Hell” B-side

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Anna Holmes and Raquel Cepeda are joined by WNYC’s Lee Hill to discuss listener feedback to episode 1639, “Podcasting from Donald Trump’s Hell.”

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Oct 07 2016

29mins

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#006b: The "Difference Between Annoyance And Oppression” B-Side

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #006: "The Prophet Muhammad and Mixed Race Meritocracy" Episode
 
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Jun 23 2015

33mins

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#1704: What have we learned?

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We wrap up the show with Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby reflecting on what they’ve learned through this experiment in multiracial dialogue, and the ways in which we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, power, and privilege in our most-definitely-not-yet-pre-post-yet-still-very-racial society.

Jan 28 2017

58mins

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#1703: Women’s March, Women’s Show

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Anna Holmes, Raquel Cepeda, and Irin Carmon try to absorb the reality of Trump’s now official presidency, and discuss the Women’s March happening just hours from this podcast hitting your feed.

Jan 21 2017

56mins

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#1702: Better Off…?

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Anna Holmes, Fazeelat Aslam, and Tanner Colby talk about the assertion that President Obama made in his farewell address that we’re better off in terms of race than we have been in the past 10, 20, 30 years.

Jan 14 2017

42mins

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#1701-B: The “Will You Be My Black Friend?” B-Side

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Anna Holmes, Tanner Colby, and Fazeelat Aslam discuss listener feedback to episode #1701: “Will You Be My Black Friend?”

Jan 13 2017

40mins

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#1701: Will You Be My Black Friend?

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Anna Holmes, Aisha Harris, Tanner Colby, and Gene Demby discuss what it’s like to be asked for advice on being better allies, and where to draw the line on when and where people of color should feel like they need to help white folks out.

Jan 07 2017

1hr 1min

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#1652-B: The “Your 2017 Survival Guide” B-side

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Anna Holmes, Tanner Colby, and Gene Demby discuss listener responses to Episode #1652: “Your 2017 Survival Guide.”

Jan 07 2017

20mins

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#1652: Your 2017 Survival Guide

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Raquel Cepeda, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby bring you their best recommendations for preparing for 2017, from books, to podcasts, to literal survival gear. Happy New Year!

Dec 30 2016

47mins

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#1650-B: The “Thanks, Obama” B-side

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Baratunde Thurston, Tanner Colby, and Raquel Cepeda discuss listener responses to Episode #1650: Thanks Obama.

Dec 30 2016

41mins

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#1650: Thanks, Obama

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Anna Holmes is joined by Rebecca Carroll from WNYC and the LA Times as well as Slate.com’s Jamelle Bouie to discuss the Obama presidency and what the end of an era means for them and African-Americans in general.

Dec 17 2016

43mins

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#1649-B: The “Sorry To Burst Your Bubble” B-Side

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Anna Holmes talks with Rebecca Carroll from WNYC and the LA Times as well as Slate.com’s Jamelle Bouie about listener responses to episode #1649: Sorry To Burst Your Bubble

Dec 17 2016

13mins

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#1649: Sorry To Burst Your Bubble

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This week, Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby are joined by ESPN’s Latoya Peterson and The New Republic’s Sarah Jones to discuss what information, cultural, and political bubbles mean, and whether it’s even a good idea to try to break out of them.

Dec 10 2016

1hr 1min

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#1648-B: The “The End of Identity Politics?” B-Side

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Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby are joined by ESPN’s Latoya Peterson and The New Republic’s Sarah Jones to discuss listener responses to episode #1648: “The End of Identity Politics?”

Dec 09 2016

30mins

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#1648: The End of Identity Politics?

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Anna Holmes and Tanner Colby discuss the recent bunch of think pieces that have argued both for and against an end to identity politics with MTV News’ Jamil Smith and The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer. Is the 2016 election the end of political appeals to minority voters?

Dec 03 2016

38mins

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#1646-B: The “F’d Up Cornucopia of Resentment” B-Side

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Anna Holmes and Tanner Colby are joined by MTV News’ Jamil Smith and The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer to respond to listener emails about episode #1646: The “F’d Up Cornucopia of Resentment.”

Dec 03 2016

21mins

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#1646: A F'd Up Cornucopia Of Resentment

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This week we’re checking in with Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, Anna Holmes, and documentary filmmaker and reporter Fazeelat Aslam to get a handle on how everyone’s feeling and reacting to the spike in hate crimes and harassment in the wake of Trump’s election, as well as the media’s already-beginning normalization of his incoming administration. Please note: we’ll be taking next week off for Thanksgiving, but we’ll be right back with you the following week.

Nov 19 2016

1hr 4mins

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#1645-B: The “Trying To Make Sense” B-side

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Anna Holmes is joined by Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby to discuss your feedback from episode #1645: Trying To Make Sense.

Nov 18 2016

22mins

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#1645: Trying To Make Sense

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We’re trying to make sense of the results of the election, where the United States is going, and what we can even allow to become the new normal. Anna Holmes is joined by Tanner Colby, CNN Money’s Tanzina Vega, and The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer to help make sense.

Nov 12 2016

56mins

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#1644-B: The “The Klan’s Invite to Your Scandal Watch Party” B-side

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Anna Holmes is joined by Tanner Colby, Tanzina Vega of CNN Money, and The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer to talk about listener responses to episode #1644: The Klan’s Invite To Your Scandal Watch Party.”

Nov 11 2016

11mins

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#1644: The Klan’s Invite to Your Scandal Watch Party

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Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby are joined by Latoya Peterson of ESPN’s The Undefeated and Racialicious.com to discuss the disappearance of Vine, the six-second video app, and what it means for ownership of creative platforms for people of color online. Bear with us, the title will make sense.

Nov 05 2016

54mins

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#1643-B: The “Getting Pee From A Diaper” B-side

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Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby are joined by Latoya Peterson of ESPN’s The Undefeated and Racialicious.com to discuss listener feedback to episode #1643: Getting Pee From A Diaper.

Nov 04 2016

24mins

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