Podcasts That Have Helped Me Learn About Race, Police, and Community Discussion in America

A curated podcast list by
Audiblefeast

Creation Date June 3rd, 2020
Updated Date Updated May 22nd, 2021
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Do this country a favor and educate yourself about inequalities in our society for whites and non-whites. The best way I know how to speak out is to recommend podcasts that have expanded my world view as a white person. They’re not all about whites and blacks in America, but all have absolutely impacted how I feel about racial inequality, the justice system, and communicating about our belief differences. They have helped me have more conversations about race and police, which can help move the needle. I’ll stop short of begging you to listen to these but I truly think these can be life changing.
  1. About Whiteness

  2. Scene on Radio is a Peabody-nominated podcast that dives deeply into issues central to American society, exploring who we were and who we are. Recent many-part series include Seeing White, looking at the roots and meaning of white supremacy, an
  1. Investigative Journalism about Police, Crime, and Policy

  2. Serial investigative journalism from APM Reports, with host Madeleine Baran and a team of reporters. Season 1 looked at the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota and the accountability of sheriffs in solving crime. Season 2 examined
  3. 74 Seconds tells the story of a July 2016 traffic stop that ended with the world watching a man die, live on their phones. This is the story of that man, Philando Castile, and the officer who is about to go on trial for his death, Jeronimo Yane
  4. From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a s
  5. In 1965, Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Alabama. Three men were tried and acquitted, but no one was ever held to account. Fifty years later, two journalists from Alabama return to the city where it happened, expose the lies that kept th
  6. All kids make dumb mistakes. But depending on your zip code, race or just bad luck, those mistakes can have a lasting impact. Mass incarceration starts young. In Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice, hear from kids about the moment they collid
  7. This award-winning and Peabody-nominated podcast documents how locals are addressing the role of jails in their backyards. Reporters travel around the country and hear from people directly impacted by their encounter with jails and to chronicle
  8. Ear Hustle brings you the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, formerly

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