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Pod Save the People

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Rank #99 in News category

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News
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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.

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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.

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6138 Ratings
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Outstanding

By ceeceebee2 - Sep 03 2019
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Thank you to the creators for working so hard to help us understand the world. This is such an important podcast, great work.

Consistently smart and thoughtful and nuanced

By Nik_Nak___ - Jul 23 2019
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This is a quality podcast. I learn something everytime I listen

iTunes Ratings

6138 Ratings
Average Ratings
5619
239
68
50
162

Outstanding

By ceeceebee2 - Sep 03 2019
Read more
Thank you to the creators for working so hard to help us understand the world. This is such an important podcast, great work.

Consistently smart and thoughtful and nuanced

By Nik_Nak___ - Jul 23 2019
Read more
This is a quality podcast. I learn something everytime I listen
Cover image of Pod Save the People

Pod Save the People

Updated 3 days ago

Rank #99 in News category

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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.

Rank #1: We’re Not Going Anywhere

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In the Season 2 premiere, DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint are back together for the weekly news. Brené Brown and DeRay are together in Houston to talk about trauma, activism, addiction, and Beyoncé.
May 01 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #2: Courage

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DeRay gets together with Chelsea Handler to talk about the world, allyship, and being both funny and angry (swearing abounds). Political pollster Cornell Belcher joins DeRay to discuss the synergies between Obama’s win and Doug Jones’. Sam, Brittany and Clint join for this week’s news.

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Dec 19 2017
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #3: BONUS POD with Edward Snowden

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DeRay speaks with Edward Snowden about his perspective on Trump's decision to fire FBI Director Comey, the intersection of race and surveillance, the relationship between the police and the government, and his thoughts about his own status returning to America.
May 12 2017
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #4: The Race to Zero

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The news crew gathers to discuss defense attorneys in immigration court, the impact of non-profits in low-income communities, and more and a surprise guest joins for Brittany’s birthday. Author and law professor Mehrsa Baradaran joins DeRay to talk about the racial wealth gap, and tax law professor and former OMB staffer David Kamin briefs us on the latest tax bills.
Nov 14 2017
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #5: The House We Live In

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DeRay talks to Common about The 13th’s Emmy nomination, Charlottesville, and art + activism, criminal justice and the NFL. DeRay chats with Nathanial Pearlman about the Resistance Dashboard. Clint, Brittany and Sam join to talk about the history of white supremacy in relation to this past week’s news.
Aug 15 2017
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #6: Let's Do Better in the New Year

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DeRay joins Piper Kerman, author and producer of Orange is the New Black, and Georgia Lerner, ED of the Women’s Prison Association to talk about women, children and the criminal justice system. Tracey Feild of the Casey Foundation joins to help us understand the foster care system and how we can help.
Dec 26 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #7: Your Founding Fathers Were Protestors

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Deesha Dyer, former White House Social Secretary for President Obama, joins DeRay to share stories from Obama’s White House. DeRay is joined by NAACP and Yale Law attorneys about their lawsuit against Trump to ensure the 2020 census process – which affects nationwide districting, representation and resources – is public. Brittany, Clint, Sam and DeRay talk about ICE’s solitary confinement policy, soccer, population projections, and governing the opioid crisis.
Oct 17 2017
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #8: “Product, Not the Producer”

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DeRay, Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe are together again to talk about the most important news of the past week. Then, Grammy-award winning artist and activist John Legend joins DeRay to talk about parenting, women’s reproductive rights, mass incarceration and using his celebrity for good. And NYU professor and federal "numbers geek" David Kamin looks at Trump's proposed tax code changes through a historical lens.
May 09 2017
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #9: If You Believe in Justice

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DeRay, Clint, and Brittany discuss women’s wages, misconduct records for corrections officers, prison riots in context, and Donald Glover. Louisiana State Senator JP Morrell joins DeRay to talk about his efforts to overturn a law that does not require a unanimous jury for criminal convictions.
May 08 2018
58 mins
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Rank #10: Didn’t Get Here Alone

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DeRay, Clint, Sam and Brittany talk about Puerto Rico, NFL protests, North Korea and police union contracts. The New Yorker writer Evan Osnos joins to help us understand North Korea past and present having just returned himself from a visit. Phil Weiser, former Obama staffer and current candidate for CO’s Attorney General, helps us understand antitrust issues and why he’s running.
Sep 26 2017
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #11: The Facts

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DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint talk about Jussie Smollet and Howard Schultz, plus colonialism and climate change, a mother’s fatal fall on NYC subway steps, a growing number of urban prosecutors refusing to pursue marijuana convictions, and how opioid overdoses increase when prisoners are forced off prescribed relapse medication. African American Studies Chair at UCLA, Dr. Marcus Hunter, joins DeRay to talk about everything from inclusion to reparations. #BHM
Feb 05 2019
58 mins
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Rank #12: Get Creative

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DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam talk about using creativity to combat white supremacy, confronting housing segregation, Cyntoia Brown's prison sentence, and the rise of dollar stores. Nicholas Turner of the Vera Institute of Justice joins DeRay to discuss prison systems globally.
Dec 11 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #13: Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

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DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint talk about Flint’s water crisis, Florida’s potential restoration of voting rights, minimum wage, and the $400M that the Koch brothers are pouring into midterms. Author and commentator Reza Aslan joins DeRay to talk about being Muslim in America, Jesus as a protestor, the link between religion and voting, finding moral courage outside of religious identity, and his new book, God: A Human History.

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Jan 30 2018
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #14: Ask the Biggest Question

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DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam talk about this week’s news, including the deadly violence in Las Vegas. David Cole, national legal director of the ACLU, joins DeRay to share more about what the ACLU is doing to protecting civil rights through litigation, and Sarah Kate Ellis of GLAAD talks to DeRay about intersectionality and activism in the LGBTQ community.
Oct 03 2017
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #15: Historic Wins

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DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including what white, middle-class parents report saying to their children about racial tension, and the Trump administration’s new message on anti-poverty programs. New York’s 14th congressional Democratic primary winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins DeRay and discusses what it means to be a Democratic Socialist, the future of healthcare, and her historic win.
Jul 17 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #16: A Long Shadow

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DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including depiction of abortions in the mainstream and marijuana arrests in NYC. Author and researcher Chuck Collins and policy expert Josh Hoxie join to discuss their study Road to Zero about the nuances of the racial wealth gap.
May 15 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #17: Bonus Pod: Tom Perez Talks Doug Jones

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DeRay sits down to talk to Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez to process the special Alabama U.S. Senate race and Democratic victor Doug Jones, and to discuss what the DNC has learned about getting out the vote alongside African American communities.
Dec 15 2017
25 mins
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Rank #18: Politics of Fear

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DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including how white Americans support welfare programs — but only for themselves, says new research, and how federal court rules in favor of NAACP’s case and restores DACA. Beto O'Rourke, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, joins DeRay and discusses immigration, challenging Ted Cruz, and the future of Texas.
Aug 07 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #19: Curiosity

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Brittany, Sam and Clint are back with DeRay for the overlooked news, including a discussion of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tax proposal, the millions of children who have experienced a lockdown this year alone, formerly incarcerated voter re-enfranchisement, and racial sentencing disparities. Tomi Adeyemi joins DeRay to talk about her book, Children of Blood and Bone.
Jan 08 2019
58 mins
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Rank #20: Keep the Same Energy

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DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including how Georgia is attempting to consolidate voting locations in ways that would disenfranchise black voters and the relationship between homelessness and incarceration. Actress Regina King joins to discuss her most recent project Seven Seconds, a series on Netflix that focuses on police violence.
Aug 21 2018
1 hour 17 mins
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