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Code Switch

What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story.

Latest Episodes:

  • David (Pronounced dah-VEED) Versus Goliath
    Summer, 2004. The Olympics in Athens. The event? Men's basketball: U.S. versus Puerto Rico. And the whole world knows that Puerto Rico doesn't stand a chance. After all, the bigger,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-03
  • How Reparations Could Transform The United States
    We're ending Black history month where we started it...talking about reparations. On this episode, we're joined by Erika Alexander and Whitney Dow, who have spent the past two years exploring... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-26
  • A Shot In The Dark
    As the rollout of coronavirus vaccines unfolds, one big challenge for public health officials has been the skepticism many Black people have toward the vaccine. One notorious medical study —... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-24
  • Becoming 'Black Moses'
    Marcus Garvey was an immigrant, a firebrand, a businessman. He was viewed with deep suspicion by the civil rights establishment. He would also become one of the most famous and... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-17
  • Black Kiss-tory
    Too often, Black history is portrayed as a story of struggle and suffering, completely devoid of joy. So we called up some romance novelists whose work focuses on Black history.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-10
  • Who's 'Black Enough' For Reparations?
    Black History Month is here, which means we're diving into big, sticky questions about what exactly it means to be Black. So this week on the show: Who is 'Black... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-03
  • In The Shadow Of 'Killer King'
    For decades, residents of Compton and Watts in South Los Angeles had to rely on one particularly troubled hospital for their medical care. A new state-of-the-art hospital replaced it, but... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-27
  • The Last Four Years
    The Trump administration is coming to a close, but which elements of the Trump era are here to stay? We spoke to NPR's White House reporter, Ayesha Rascoe, about where... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-19