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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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Hahahaha late review

By AgathaNight - Sep 29 2018
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This show was/is amazing. It really helped me through some stuff and I was sad to see it go.

Missing it

By wwrafter - Apr 03 2017
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This was an amazing show, and I really loved the "B-Side" episodes.

iTunes Ratings

828 Ratings
Average Ratings
749
27
15
5
32

Hahahaha late review

By AgathaNight - Sep 29 2018
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This show was/is amazing. It really helped me through some stuff and I was sad to see it go.

Missing it

By wwrafter - Apr 03 2017
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This was an amazing show, and I really loved the "B-Side" episodes.
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Our National Conversation About Conversations A...

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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: #018: The “Because Colonialism" Episode

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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.
Nov 25 2015
48 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: #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 #6: #019: The “Drive By" Episode

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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.
Feb 16 2016
26 mins
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Rank #7: #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 #8: #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 #9: #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 #10: #013: The “Whither Whiteness?” Episode

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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.
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Sep 17 2015
55 mins
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Rank #11: #008: The “Confederate Dementia” Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the presidential response to the Charleston massacre, the push to purge Confederate symbols, and the humanitarian crisis brewing in the Dominican Republic.
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Jul 07 2015
1 hour
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Rank #12: #007: The "Dolezaled Out" Episode

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the strange saga of Rachel Dolezal, the problem with allyship, and the violence faced by women who aren't just pretending to be black.
 
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Jun 23 2015
53 mins
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Rank #13: #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 #14: #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 #15: #1639: Podcasting From Donald Trump’s Hell

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Hosts Anna Holmes, Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby, and Baratunde Thurston come together to dissect the first 2016 presidential debate.
Oct 01 2016
44 mins
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Rank #16: #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 #17: #1650: Thanks, Obama

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Anna Holmes is joined by Rebecca Carroll from WNYC and the LA Times as well as Slate.com’s Jamelle Bouie to discuss the Obama presidency and what the end of an era means for them and African-Americans in general.
Dec 17 2016
43 mins
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Rank #18: #006: The Prophet Muhammad and Mixed Race Meritocracy

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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Tanner Colby , and special guest Anand Giridharadas discuss the backlash to Muhammed cartoon contests, mixed-race beauty standards, and the bamboo ceiling in college admissions.
About Race is sponsored by MailChimp. More than 7 million businesses around the world use MailChimp to send email newsletters. More at MailChimp.com.
Jun 09 2015
49 mins
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Rank #19: #017: The “Carson Follies” Episode

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Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby, and special guest Jamil Smith try their best to decipher Dr. Ben Carson’s pyramid theories and disputed technicolor Horatio Alger claims, and the social media backlash to a recent call for a kinder, gentler handling of white casualties in the decades long "war on drugs."
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.
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Nov 11 2015
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #20: #014: The “A-Word” Episode

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Baratunde Thurston, Tanner Colby and special guest Anand Giridharadas discuss assimilation gaffes from the campaign trail and school integration in Brooklyn.
Sep 30 2015
49 mins
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