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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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#1648: The End of Identity Politics?

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?

38mins

3 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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#018: The “Because Colonialism" Episode

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.Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race is brought to you by the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC. Watch Rachel as she breaks down the big headlines for the local threads that tie them all together, weeknights at 9 Eastern, only on MSNBC.

48mins

25 Nov 2015

Rank #2

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#1639: Podcasting From Donald Trump’s Hell

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

44mins

1 Oct 2016

Rank #3

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#1652: Your 2017 Survival Guide

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!

47mins

30 Dec 2016

Rank #4

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#1642: Fight For Your Voting Rights

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.

35mins

21 Oct 2016

Rank #5

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#1643: Getting Pee From A Diaper

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!)

1hr 1min

29 Oct 2016

Rank #6

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

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

22mins

18 Nov 2016

Rank #7

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#019: The “Drive By" Episode

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.

26mins

16 Feb 2016

Rank #8

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#009: The “Comedy Trumps Fragility” Episode

Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby, and special guest Jay Smooth discuss white fragility, the Donald Trump effect, and political correctness in comedy.Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race is sponsored by Casper. Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/race and using promo code RACE. Panoply’s conducting a survey. Click here to fill it out: Panoply.fm/surveyBy filling it out you'll help Panoply make great podcasts about the thing you love, and things you didn't even know you loved.Panoply.fm/survey

53mins

22 Jul 2015

Rank #9

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

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.”

11mins

11 Nov 2016

Rank #10

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

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.”

21mins

3 Dec 2016

Rank #11

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#1650-B: The “Thanks, Obama” B-side

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

41mins

30 Dec 2016

Rank #12

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

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.”

29mins

1 Oct 2016

Rank #13

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#013: The “Whither Whiteness?” Episode

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.www.showaboutrace.com Today's show is brought to you by Casper. Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/RACE and using the promo code RACE.

55mins

17 Sep 2015

Rank #14

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#014: The “A-Word” Episode

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

49mins

30 Sep 2015

Rank #15

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#016: "The Diversity Drinking Game" Episode

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.Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race is brought to you by the Rachel Maddow Show. Every weeknight MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow breaks down the big headlines for the local threads that tie them all together. Sure, that’s a lot of searching and it takes a lot of work. But even in a country this big, there are no local stories: your life and what you see from your front porch is directly connected to the national news. Watch Rachel as she connects the dots and covers America’s news, one story at a time. It’s the Rachel Maddow Show weeknights at 9 Eastern, only on MSNBC.

58mins

27 Oct 2015

Rank #16

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#1635: Cold Empathy For Nate Parker

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.

56mins

3 Sep 2016

Rank #17

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#011: The "#BlackProtestsMatter" Episode

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.SOURCESReflecting 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: RecommendationsRaquelhttp://www.youcaring.com/rebekah-spicuglia-403540 Baratundehttp://www.comedyhackday.org/la-2015 Tannerhttp://amzn.to/1fp5zU8 http://amzn.to/1HVVwMZ

54mins

19 Aug 2015

Rank #18

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

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

20mins

7 Jan 2017

Rank #19

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

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.”We want you to tell us about the podcasts you enjoy, and how often you listen to them. So we created a survey that takes just a couple of minutes to complete. If you fill it out, you'll help Panoply to make great podcasts about the things you love. And things you didn’t even know you loved. To fill out the survey, just go to www.panoply.fm/survey

29mins

7 Oct 2016

Rank #20