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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

841 Ratings
Average Ratings
760
28
16
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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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: #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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Rank #2: #018: The “Because Colonialism" Episode

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Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby, and special guest Jay Kang of the New York Times magazine debate whether xenophobia is quintessentially American and critique Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix show.
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Nov 25 2015

48mins

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Rank #3: #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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Rank #4: #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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Rank #5: #1642: Fight For Your Voting Rights

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Anna Holmes and Tanner Colby are joined by The Nation’s Ari Berman to talk about the last presidential debate, a little history on voting rights, and what’s stopping people of color from voting in bigger numbers today.

Oct 21 2016

35mins

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Rank #6: #1643: Getting Pee From A Diaper

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Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby join Anna Holmes to discuss their favorite new TV series, “Atlanta,” who it’s made for, and why it makes them uncomfortable in a good way. (SPOILERS!)

Oct 29 2016

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Rank #7: #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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Rank #8: #019: The “Drive By" Episode

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Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby miss their listeners. Here they come together to discuss the next season, Hillary versus Bernie, #OscarsSoWhite, Beyoncé's "Formation," and what's next.

Feb 16 2016

26mins

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Rank #9: #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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Rank #10: #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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Rank #11: #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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Rank #12: #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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Rank #13: #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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Rank #14: #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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Rank #15: #014: The “A-Word” Episode

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Baratunde Thurston, Tanner Colby and special guest Anand Giridharadas discuss assimilation gaffes from the campaign trail and school integration in Brooklyn.

Sep 30 2015

49mins

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Rank #16: #016: "The Diversity Drinking Game" Episode

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Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby, and Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris, explore why people of color are on TV screens but not in writers rooms, if Shonda Rhimes is a special effect, and ask if on-campus coddling is actually a thing.
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Oct 27 2015

58mins

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Rank #17: #1635: Cold Empathy For Nate Parker

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Co-discussants Tanner Colby, Anna Holmes, and Baratunde Thurston are joined by writer Roxane Gay to tackle the many dimensions of the rape scandal surrounding The Birth of a Nation filmmaker Nate Parker, as well as Georgetown University’s initial steps to acknowledge the role of its legacy of slavery.

Sep 03 2016

56mins

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Rank #18: #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

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Rank #19: #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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Rank #20: #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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