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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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iTunes Ratings

825 Ratings
Average Ratings
747
27
14
5
32
Cover image of Our National Conversation About Conversations A...

Our National Conversation About Conversations A...

Updated about 1 month ago

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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."

Rank #1: #002: The "Could Black Lives Maybe Start to Matter Just a Little Bit?" Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina, the colorism debate surrounding Kendrick Lamar's fiancee, and the laughable attempts of Mindy Kaling's brother to use affirmative action to get into medical school.
Find more at http://www.showaboutrace.com/.
Apr 14 2015
51 mins
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Rank #2: #1638:The Election, The Press, And Race

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Anna Holmes, Tanzina Vega, and Tanner Colby are joined by Jamelle Bouie to discuss the way the press has handled issues of race throughout the presidential election season, as well as the implications of the police assassinations of Black men in Tulsa and Charlotte.
Sep 24 2016
56 mins
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Rank #3: #1645: Trying To Make Sense

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We’re trying to make sense of the results of the election, where the United States is going, and what we can even allow to become the new normal. Anna Holmes is joined by Tanner Colby, CNN Money’s Tanzina Vega, and The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer to help make sense.
Nov 12 2016
56 mins
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Rank #4: #1646: A F'd Up Cornucopia Of Resentment

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This week we’re checking in with Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, Anna Holmes, and documentary filmmaker and reporter Fazeelat Aslam to get a handle on how everyone’s feeling and reacting to the spike in hate crimes and harassment in the wake of Trump’s election, as well as the media’s already-beginning normalization of his incoming administration. Please note: we’ll be taking next week off for Thanksgiving, but we’ll be right back with you the following week.
Nov 19 2016
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #5: #003: The "Recorded Before Certain Events in Baltimore" Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the first season of ABC’s ‘Fresh off the Boat’; the complicated politics of whites adopting racial identities that are not their own; and the social media phenomenon of the Dixon Challenge.
Find more at http://www.showaboutrace.com/.
Apr 28 2015
49 mins
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Rank #6: #1641: Asian-Americans, Represent!

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Uyen Tieu of I Am Asian American and The Mashup Americans’ Amy Choi join Anna Holmes to talk about the political and cultural representation of Asian Americans.

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Oct 15 2016
54 mins
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Rank #7: #004: The "Recorded After Certain Events in Baltimore" Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the media's treatment of recent events in Baltimore; why black women, Latinos, and Native Americans are being left out of the current debate on police brutality; and a new study on race, neighborhoods and social mobility.
 
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Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

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Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story

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May 12 2015
56 mins
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Rank #8: #006b: The "Difference Between Annoyance And Oppression” B-Side

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #006: "The Prophet Muhammad and Mixed Race Meritocracy" Episode
 
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Jun 23 2015
33 mins
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Rank #9: #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
35 mins
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Rank #10: #1640: What Do You Mean, “Community Policing”?

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Anna Holmes and Raquel Cepeda are joined by WNYC’s Lee Hill to discuss the vice presidential debate and what exactly politicians mean when they talk about community policing.
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Oct 08 2016
47 mins
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Rank #11: #1649: Sorry To Burst Your Bubble

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This week, Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby are joined by ESPN’s Latoya Peterson and The New Republic’s Sarah Jones to discuss what information, cultural, and political bubbles mean, and whether it’s even a good idea to try to break out of them.
Dec 10 2016
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #12: #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
53 mins
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Rank #13: #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
38 mins
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Rank #14: #015: The “White People Do Journalism Like This” Episode

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Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby and special guest Rebecca Carroll discuss diversity in the newsroom and the fluidity of race.
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.
Oct 14 2015
54 mins
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Rank #15: #003: The B-Side

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #003: The "Recorded Before Certain Events in Baltimore" Episode.
 
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May 11 2015
30 mins
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Rank #16: #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
29 mins
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Rank #17: #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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #18: #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
47 mins
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Rank #19: #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
58 mins
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Rank #20: #008b: The “Cancel your Punta Cana Wedding” B-side

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Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby and special guest host Jay Smooth discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #008: The "Confederate Dementia" Episode.
 
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Jul 21 2015
32 mins
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