Cover image of Code Switch
(4538)

Rank #33 in News & Politics category

News & Politics
Society & Culture

Code Switch

Rank #33 in News & Politics category

News & Politics
Society & Culture
Read more

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.

Read more

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.

iTunes Ratings

4538 Ratings
Average Ratings
3924
307
72
53
182

Love

By cgmayswill - Feb 14 2019
Read more

Insightful look at race and its politics in America.

The best podcast show

By Illhaus - Jan 30 2019
Read more

I learn so much every time. Thank you for challenging and growing your listeners. We love evolving!

iTunes Ratings

4538 Ratings
Average Ratings
3924
307
72
53
182

Love

By cgmayswill - Feb 14 2019
Read more

Insightful look at race and its politics in America.

The best podcast show

By Illhaus - Jan 30 2019
Read more

I learn so much every time. Thank you for challenging and growing your listeners. We love evolving!

Cover image of Code Switch

Code Switch

Rank #33 in News & Politics category

Read more

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.

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Code Switch

Rank #1: Pretty Hurts

Jan 30 2019
Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Play Now

Rank #2: Encore: Asian American Letter on Behalf of Black Lives

Nov 30 2016
Podcast cover
Read more

We present an encore episode from Summer 2016: Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk with Christina Xu about her project to open up a difficult race conversation between younger and older generations of Asian-American families. We hear from a daughter and her father as they discuss why she thought it was important to join Black Lives Matter marches.

Play Now

Rank #3: Before We Give 2017 The Middle Finger, Part 1

Dec 27 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode: lessons learned post-Charlottesville, the Latinas who said "me, too" before it went viral, race-and-rep wins in pop-culture and some of this year's real-life losses. You'll yell, you'll cheer, you'll shed a tear.

Play Now

Rank #4: Made For You And Me

Jun 08 2016
Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Play Now

Rank #5: Charlottesville

Aug 16 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Play Now

Rank #6: The Code Switch Guide To Handling Casual Racism

Sep 28 2016
Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Play Now

Rank #7: Obama's Legacy: Callouts and Fallouts

Jan 11 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

Shereen and Gene continue our conversation on President Barack Obama's racial legacy. Where did the president fall short — or fail — people of color? We hear opinions about Obama's actions as they affected Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans. Janet Murguia is president of the National Council of La Raza. Simon Moya-Smith is editor of Indian Country Today and a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Carla Shedd teaches sociology and African American studies at Columbia University; she wrote the book "Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice."

Play Now

Rank #8: Black Atheists, White Santas, And A Feast For The Deceased

Dec 20 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

We're answering your holiday race questions: Why do we still think of Santa as white? Are POCs responsible for calling-out the racism at holiday parties? How do you tell your black family you're a non-believer? And, can you resurrect a dead family tradition?

Play Now

Rank #9: Our Homeland Is Each Other

Oct 10 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

This week, we're handing the mic over to transracial adoptees. They told us what they think is missing from mainstream narratives about adoption, and how being an adoptee is an identity unto itself.

Play Now

Rank #10: Word Up

Jul 11 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

Since 1992, the study known as "The 30 Million Word Gap" has, with unusual power, shaped the way educators, parents and policymakers think about educating poor children. NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz joins us to talk about what it gets right, and what it misses.

Play Now

Rank #11: A Racial Impostor Epidemic

Jan 17 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

Our episode about multi-racial people and their search for identity struck a nerve. Now we're asking, "What other stories do you want to hear?"

Play Now

Rank #12: A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

Oct 18 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Play Now

Rank #13: With Dope, There's High Hope

Dec 13 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

As of January 1, it will be legal to sell recreational cannabis in California. But as the legal weed market gains traction, people of color who were targeted by the drug war are being left out of the green rush. This week, we revisit the history of marijuana in the U.S. ― and how its criminalization has everything to do with race.

Play Now

Rank #14: Say My Name, Say My Name (Correctly, Please)

Aug 10 2016
Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Play Now

Rank #15: 'I'm Not A Racist, I'm Argentine!'

Aug 30 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

On this week's episode, a viral video gives us the opportunity to talk about racism towards and within the Latino community. When a Latino flipped over a street vendor's cart in Los Angeles, many were surprised it was a Latino-on-Latino incident. We'll talk about why the video is surprising and why it isn't.

Play Now

Rank #16: What We Inherit

Jun 06 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

On this episode, the story of one family's struggle to end a toxic cycle of inter-generational trauma from forced assimilation. Getting back to their Native Alaskan cultural traditions is key.

Play Now

Rank #17: Warning! This Episode May Trigger Debate

Sep 21 2016
Podcast cover
Read more

It's time for some real talk on trigger warnings. Gene and Shereen dig into it with two college professors. What really happens in the classroom when hard topics come up, especially about race? Are trigger warnings necessary? We also hear the results of an NPR survey of more than 800 professors.

Play Now

Rank #18: A Muslim and A Mexican Walk Into A Bar....

Nov 10 2016
Podcast cover
Read more

Gene and Shereen digest the surprising results of the presidential election with help from a comedian and a columnist. Negin Farsad hosts the podcast "Fake The Nation." Gustavo Arrellano is editor of "OC WEEKLY" in Orange County, California, and writes the column "¡Ask A Mexican!."

Play Now

Rank #19: We're Still Talking About "My Family's Slave"

May 24 2017
Podcast cover
Read more

This week, we join the global conversation on The Atlantic's essay "My Family's Slave," in which Alex Tizon writes about Eudocia Tomas Pulido, who was his family's katulong, or domestic servant, for 56 years. Why did Eudocia's story hit such a raw nerve in the U.S. and the Philippines? Shereen and Gene talk to Vicente Rafael, a professor who has studied and written about the practice in his native Philippines. We also hear from Lydia Catina Amaya, a Filipina who was a katulong in the Philippines and the United States. And we talk to Melissa Tizon, the author's widow. Eudocia Tomas Pulido lived in their home for the last 12 years of her life.

Play Now

Rank #20: Talk American

Aug 08 2018
Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Play Now

Rank #1: Pretty Hurts

Podcast cover
Read more

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
47 mins
Play Now

Rank #2: Encore: Asian American Letter on Behalf of Black Lives

Podcast cover
Read more

We present an encore episode from Summer 2016: Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk with Christina Xu about her project to open up a difficult race conversation between younger and older generations of Asian-American families. We hear from a daughter and her father as they discuss why she thought it was important to join Black Lives Matter marches.

Nov 30 2016
22 mins
Play Now

Rank #3: Before We Give 2017 The Middle Finger, Part 1

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode: lessons learned post-Charlottesville, the Latinas who said "me, too" before it went viral, race-and-rep wins in pop-culture and some of this year's real-life losses. You'll yell, you'll cheer, you'll shed a tear.

Dec 27 2017
37 mins
Play Now

Rank #4: Made For You And Me

Podcast cover
Read more

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
20 mins
Play Now

Rank #5: Charlottesville

Podcast cover
Read more

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
32 mins
Play Now

Rank #6: The Code Switch Guide To Handling Casual Racism

Podcast cover
Read more

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
24 mins
Play Now

Rank #7: Obama's Legacy: Callouts and Fallouts

Podcast cover
Read more

Shereen and Gene continue our conversation on President Barack Obama's racial legacy. Where did the president fall short — or fail — people of color? We hear opinions about Obama's actions as they affected Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans. Janet Murguia is president of the National Council of La Raza. Simon Moya-Smith is editor of Indian Country Today and a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Carla Shedd teaches sociology and African American studies at Columbia University; she wrote the book "Unequal City: Race, Schools, and Perceptions of Injustice."

Jan 11 2017
36 mins
Play Now

Rank #8: Black Atheists, White Santas, And A Feast For The Deceased

Podcast cover
Read more

We're answering your holiday race questions: Why do we still think of Santa as white? Are POCs responsible for calling-out the racism at holiday parties? How do you tell your black family you're a non-believer? And, can you resurrect a dead family tradition?

Dec 20 2017
26 mins
Play Now

Rank #9: Our Homeland Is Each Other

Podcast cover
Read more

This week, we're handing the mic over to transracial adoptees. They told us what they think is missing from mainstream narratives about adoption, and how being an adoptee is an identity unto itself.

Oct 10 2018
28 mins
Play Now

Rank #10: Word Up

Podcast cover
Read more

Since 1992, the study known as "The 30 Million Word Gap" has, with unusual power, shaped the way educators, parents and policymakers think about educating poor children. NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz joins us to talk about what it gets right, and what it misses.

Jul 11 2018
22 mins
Play Now

Rank #11: A Racial Impostor Epidemic

Podcast cover
Read more

Our episode about multi-racial people and their search for identity struck a nerve. Now we're asking, "What other stories do you want to hear?"

Jan 17 2018
19 mins
Play Now

Rank #12: A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

Podcast cover
Read more

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
43 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: With Dope, There's High Hope

Podcast cover
Read more

As of January 1, it will be legal to sell recreational cannabis in California. But as the legal weed market gains traction, people of color who were targeted by the drug war are being left out of the green rush. This week, we revisit the history of marijuana in the U.S. ― and how its criminalization has everything to do with race.

Dec 13 2017
26 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: Say My Name, Say My Name (Correctly, Please)

Podcast cover
Read more

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
26 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: 'I'm Not A Racist, I'm Argentine!'

Podcast cover
Read more

On this week's episode, a viral video gives us the opportunity to talk about racism towards and within the Latino community. When a Latino flipped over a street vendor's cart in Los Angeles, many were surprised it was a Latino-on-Latino incident. We'll talk about why the video is surprising and why it isn't.

Aug 30 2017
20 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: What We Inherit

Podcast cover
Read more

On this episode, the story of one family's struggle to end a toxic cycle of inter-generational trauma from forced assimilation. Getting back to their Native Alaskan cultural traditions is key.

Jun 06 2018
26 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: Warning! This Episode May Trigger Debate

Podcast cover
Read more

It's time for some real talk on trigger warnings. Gene and Shereen dig into it with two college professors. What really happens in the classroom when hard topics come up, especially about race? Are trigger warnings necessary? We also hear the results of an NPR survey of more than 800 professors.

Sep 21 2016
31 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: A Muslim and A Mexican Walk Into A Bar....

Podcast cover
Read more

Gene and Shereen digest the surprising results of the presidential election with help from a comedian and a columnist. Negin Farsad hosts the podcast "Fake The Nation." Gustavo Arrellano is editor of "OC WEEKLY" in Orange County, California, and writes the column "¡Ask A Mexican!."

Nov 10 2016
26 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: We're Still Talking About "My Family's Slave"

Podcast cover
Read more

This week, we join the global conversation on The Atlantic's essay "My Family's Slave," in which Alex Tizon writes about Eudocia Tomas Pulido, who was his family's katulong, or domestic servant, for 56 years. Why did Eudocia's story hit such a raw nerve in the U.S. and the Philippines? Shereen and Gene talk to Vicente Rafael, a professor who has studied and written about the practice in his native Philippines. We also hear from Lydia Catina Amaya, a Filipina who was a katulong in the Philippines and the United States. And we talk to Melissa Tizon, the author's widow. Eudocia Tomas Pulido lived in their home for the last 12 years of her life.

May 24 2017
31 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: Talk American

Podcast cover
Read more

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
26 mins
Play Now