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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:

  • The Dramatic Life Of The American Teenager
    Kacen Callender started out as a kid in St. Thomas writing fan fiction. Today, they are the author of multiple middle grade and young adult novels full of empathy, learning,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-24
  • Who You Calling 'Hispanic'?
    But seriously, who? Because while it is Hispanic Heritage Month, the notion of a multiracial, multinational, pan-ethnic identity called "Hispanic" is a relatively recent — and somewhat haphazard invention —... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-22
  • The Making And Remaking Of Afghanistan
    For two decades, many Americans have seen Afghanistan depicted primarily through the lens of war. But that's not the full story — not even close. Afghanistan has a long, rich,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-15
  • The Lost Summer
    Twenty years ago, during the dog days of summer , a fledgling journalist named Shereen Marisol Meraji — maybe you've heard of her? — headed to Durban, South Africa. Her... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-08
  • The Folk Devil Made Me Do It
    What moral panics reveal about the ongoing freakout over critical race theory in schools.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-01
  • 'Seeing Ghosts' Across Generations
    Kat Chow was 13 when her mother died, and with that loss came profound and lasting questions about identity, family and history. In her memoir, Seeing Ghosts, the author and... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-25
  • Who Runs The World? Kids.
    OK, they're not all kids. But they're all students, they're all amazing, and frankly, we're concerned that they might be coming for our jobs. That's right — the Student Podcast... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-18
  • Care To Explain Yourself?
    It's hot out, places are shutting down again, and things might just be feeling a little bit slow. So in the spirit of spicing things up, we wanted to give... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-11