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Code Switch

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Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

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Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

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Street and Straight

By velomonk - Oct 04 2019
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I love this podcast! It's plainspoken, well researched, street and straight.

Always Interesting!

By ReSee1619 - Sep 23 2019
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Funny, informative, intelligent & culturally relevant. Well done!

iTunes Ratings

5746 Ratings
Average Ratings
4952
389
106
72
227

Street and Straight

By velomonk - Oct 04 2019
Read more
I love this podcast! It's plainspoken, well researched, street and straight.

Always Interesting!

By ReSee1619 - Sep 23 2019
Read more
Funny, informative, intelligent & culturally relevant. Well done!
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Code Switch

Updated 4 days ago

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Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

Rank #1: Political Prisoners?

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In "Prison City" Wisconsin, white elected officials are representing voting districts made up mostly of prisoners. Those prisoners are disproportionately black and brown. Oh, and they can't actually vote.

Oct 02 2019

30mins

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Rank #2: The Original Blexit

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How is it that the party of Lincoln became anathema to black voters? It's a messy story, exemplified in the doomed friendship between Richard Nixon and his fellow Republican, Jackie Robinson.

Sep 25 2019

35mins

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Rank #3: Pretty Hurts

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Some may think of beauty as frivolous and fun, but on this episode, we're examining a few of the ugly ways that its been used to project power.

Jan 30 2019

47mins

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Rank #4: Made For You And Me

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Black people don't hike? Latinos don't like camping? Asians are afraid of the sun? Adrian and Shereen dig into the stereotypes — and truths — about people of color and their relationship to the great outdoors.

Jun 08 2016

20mins

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Rank #5: Code Switch Book Club

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We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.

Dec 12 2018

30mins

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Rank #6: It's Bigger Than The Ban

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Muslims make up a little over one percent of the U.S. population, but they seem to take up an outsized space in the American imagination. On this episode we explore why that is.

Apr 25 2018

42mins

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Rank #7: The Code Switch Guide To Handling Casual Racism

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Awkward comments. Rude questions. Casual racism. What do you do when it happens in your presence? The mental calculus is hard enough. It gets even harder when the comment is coming from your friends or family. Gene, Shereen, and Karen from Code Switch along with special guest Nicole Chung share stories and search for solutions.

Sep 28 2016

24mins

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Rank #8: Members of Whose Tribe?

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Today, Americans tend to think of Jewish people as white folks, but it wasn't always that way. On this episode, we dig into the complex role Jewish identity has played in America's racial story — especially now, when anti-Semitism is on the rise.

Apr 18 2018

31mins

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Rank #9: Charlottesville

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After a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville spiraled into deadly violence, residents of the Virginia town do some soul-searching. Plus: a scholar on the politics of white resentment, and a GOP operative worries about the party's long-term future.

Aug 16 2017

32mins

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Rank #10: The Black Table In The Big Tent

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Black Republicans are basically unicorns — they might just be the biggest outliers in American two-party politics. So who are these folks who've found a home in the GOP's lily-white big tent? And what can they teach us about the ways we all cast our ballots?

Sep 18 2019

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Rank #11: The Horror, The Horror: "Get Out" And The Place of Race in Scary Movies

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It's one of the oldest clichés of horror movies: the black guy dies first. But that's not the case in the new film "Get Out," written and directed by Jordan Peele (best known for the Comedy Central series "Key And Peele"). Gene and guest host Eric Deggans chat with Peele about his new film, check in with African-American filmmaker Ernest Dickerson, who's directed many scary movies and TV shows, and dive deep into race in horror-movie history with Robin Means Coleman, who's been analyzing and writing about the genre for over a decade.

Feb 22 2017

25mins

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Rank #12: Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Israel?

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Support for Israel has long been the rare bipartisan position among lawmakers in Washington. But recently, several younger, brown members of Congress have vocally questioned the U.S.'s relationship with Israel — and were met with fierce condemnation, including charges that their criticism was anti-Semitic. On this episode: We're talking about why it remains so hard to have nuanced conversations about Israel.

Apr 05 2019

38mins

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Rank #13: Talk American

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What is the "Standard American Accent"? Where is it from? And what does it mean if you don't have it? Code Switch goes on a trip to the Midwest to find out.

Aug 08 2018

26mins

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Rank #14: A Prescription For "Racial Imposter Syndrome"

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Shereen and Gene look at "racial imposter syndrome." It's what one listener described as feeling fake, or inauthentic, in her identity. We invited listeners to write in, and hundreds of bi-racial and multi-cultural people shared their views. We'll also talk to social scientists about the basic need for belonging and the role language plays in identity. Later, writer Heidi Durrow joins us. She's founder of The Mixed-Remixed Festival, the largest annual gathering of its kind in the U.S.

Jun 07 2017

29mins

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Rank #15: Behind The Lies My Teacher Told Me

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It's a battle that's endured throughout so much of American history: what gets written into our textbooks. Today we tag in NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz, and hear from author James Loewen about the book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.

Aug 15 2018

18mins

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Rank #16: Ask Code Switch: School Daze

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For better or worse, classrooms have always been a site where our country's racial issues get worked out — whether its integration, busing, learning about this country's sordid racial history. On today's Ask Code Switch, we're talking about fitting in, standing out, and standing up for what you believe in.

Sep 12 2018

42mins

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Rank #17: Say My Name, Say My Name (Correctly, Please)

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When you have a name like Aparna Nancherla or Maz Jobrani, you get used to people butchering it. These two comedians, who both come from immigrant families, talk to Code Switch editor Tasneem Raja about their "Starbucks names," all of the weird ways people mispronounce their names, and whether having a "difficult" name has impacted their careers.

Aug 10 2016

26mins

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Rank #18: From Blackface To Blackfishing

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Okay, news cycle: you win. We're talking about blackface. This week, we delve into the hidden history of "blackening up" in popular culture — from a certain iconic cartoon mouse's minstrel past to Instagram models trying to pass as black.

Feb 13 2019

28mins

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Rank #19: Obama's Legacy: Diss-ent or Diss-respect?

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In the first of three conversations about President Barack Obama's racial legacy,Code Switch asks how much race or racism drove the way the first black president was treated and how he governed. Did the president misjudge the state of race relations in America? Real talk about the Obama legacy is just a click away on this week's podcast. Gene and Shereen are joined by Jamelle Bouie, Slate's chief political correspondent, and Tressie McMillan Cottam, sociologist at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jan 04 2017

35mins

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Rank #20: A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

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Too many young, black men struggle in America's education system. Washington D.C. is trying to do something about it with a new, boys-only high school. NPR's Cory Turner and Education Week's Kavitha Cardoza spent hundreds of hours there, reporting on the birth of a school built on one word: Love.

Oct 18 2017

43mins

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