The Black Lives Matter movement has risen to great heights recently but most especially in 2020. Its impact has most of the world talking and everybody seems to want to get involved one way or the other. It has also brought out the curiosity of those who do not fully understand it or are new to the term and the movement.
It is great to crave the feeling to want to understand the concepts behind the movements. Compiled below is a list of podcasts that would not only educate you about black lives matter but also further explain to you the deeper content within the black community and how it relates to the world at large.
If you a familiar with the black community then you will know about Reni Eddo- Lodge, the author of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, published in 2017 it was one of the best books of the year about racial discrimination. Similar to her thought-provoking book, her podcast is centred on taking the conversation further. It looks into the last decades of anti-racism activism and life as a black person in general. Also, she features key speakers that have been involved in activism just like her. The podcast is a one-off and features only 9 episodes in general but it is still very much valid and thought-provoking.
As described on their website the stoop podcast digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. These stories are 100% on being black and black culture. Hosted by Leila Day a journalist who is also a content producer for several podcasts and Hana Baba a journalist with 20 years experience, they both combine to talk about their experiences as being black in America and their wide range of topics such as being Black on Air, The black Introverts All Black Everything and so much more. These episodes are usually shared experiences of random black people.
A bit unconventional to the previous podcast mentioned, the Witness Black History podcast is produced by BBC’s Witness History and is all about key moments in black and civil rights history. It often interviews some of the people directly linked with each topic of the episode. Some of the topics featured are London’s first Black Policeman, The first Self-made female millionaire, The killing of Amadou Diallo, and other thought-provoking episodes.
If you have ever been in a situation where you are not quite sure if it was racist or not, fear not. You would most likely find your answer in the archives of this podcast. Hosted by Andrew Ti and his co-host Tawny Newsome, the podcast is a spin-off of Andrew’s blog which goes by the same name. The podcast is very fan invested – usually fans submit their emails and voice notes and Andrew, Tawny and guests discuss to find out whether the scenario painted is racist or not. The Show is hosted every Wednesday, it has a comedic twist to it and of course, Andrew is a writer for comedy central.
Hosted by journalists of color, Code Switch is another of National Public Race (NPR) great podcast, one that is not afraid to explore the dynamics of racial disparity in society, often diving in headfirst into several topics including history, music, politics, and sports. Launched in 2013, it was started as a blog by lead blogger and podcast co-host Gene Demby – since then its rise has been phenomenal. The other co-host of the podcast include reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji and they have joined by other important guests on various episodes.
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