BlackChat the Podcast hosted by Kona and Morgan

BlackChat originated as a series of social salons in the summer of 2016. Curated by intergenerational co-conspirators Kona and Morgan, BlackChat has dedicated it’s work to healing Black communities in the lower mainland through family reunion styled gatherings. BlackChat the podcast welcomes you into our living room. Make some tea, get cozy, and join us as we explore conversations of the wild and ridiculous, real-world ish, and potentially anything else we find interesting and amusing.



Code Switch from NPR and hosted by journalists of color

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. 




Ear Hustle hosted by Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor

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 incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with former San Quentin resident Antwan Williams. The Ear Hustle team works in the San Francisco Bay Area, both in San Quentin State Prison’s media lab and from offices on the outside, to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest. Episodes offer a nuanced view of people involved with the American prison system and those reintegrating into society after serving time. 



Good Ancestor Podcast hosted by Layla F. Saad

An interview series with change-makers & culture-shapers exploring what it means to be a good ancestor. Hosted by globally respected speaker, anti-racism educator, and New York Times bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad.





Hear To Slay hosted by Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom

Hear to Slay is the black feminist podcast of your dreams—compelling conversations curated in only the way black women can. Each week, Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom offer uncommonly incisive reads of the politics that shape the world we live in and the popular culture we consume. 

If you want to laugh as much as you want to be challenged, if you’re seriously smart but refuse to take yourself too seriously at all, come a little closer because we are here and hear, to slay.



Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw 

Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory. Kimberlé Crewnshaw developed the theory of intersectionality, a term we all use so freely today. 





Justice In America hosted by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith

Justice in America, hosted by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith, is a podcast for everyone interested in criminal justice reform— from those new to the system to experts who want to know more. Each episode we cover a new criminal justice issue. We explain how it works and look at its impact on people, particularly poor people and people of color. We’ll also interview activists, practitioners, experts, journalists, organizers, and others, to learn. By the end of the episode, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of what drives mass incarceration and what can fix it.



Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race hosted by Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby

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.”




Pod Save The People hosted by DeRay Mckesson

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe and writer Dr. Clint Smith III. DeRay also dives in deep with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders to better understand the issues. New episodes every Tuesday.




Scene on Radio series Seeing White from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and hosted by John Biewen

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, and MEN, exploring the past and present of sexism and patriarchy. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS) and is distributed by PRX.



SEEN hosted by Lala Matthen and Nic Wayara

Black and brown women have not been allowed to exist in the world as the fullest expressions of who we are and who we can be. Violence, deprivation, and oppression have ruptured our connections with our bodies, our spirits, and each other. But healing and liberation are possible. We feel this possibility when we’re together – just us. Through the eyes of Black and brown queer women, Seen explores how we choose to live at the intersection of personal healing and collective liberation work. Nic and Lala co-create space where healing becomes possible. Where we see ourselves through our own eyes. Where we learn what freedom feels like. Where we look inward for our paths forward.



Small Doses with Amanda Seales hosted by Amanda Seales

Your favorite truth teller, comedian, Amanda Seales, is dropping gems with, “Small Doses,” a weekly podcast that brings you potent truths for everyday use.






Still Processing from the The New York Times and hosted by Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morrison

Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2020.





The Appeal hosted by Adam Johnson

The Appeal is a podcast, hosted by Adam Johnson, on criminal justice reform, abolition and everything in between. Each week we will feature fascinating interviews with those covering, working in, and most affected by the American criminal system; from lawyers to activists to reporters to the formerly incarcerated. The Appeal will unpack the latest efforts to shine a light on––and radically rethink––the largest prison state in the world. 



Touré Show hosted by Touré

Touré talks to successful people to find out how they became successful and to see what they know that can help you on your journey. 






Unlocking Us with Brené Brown; Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to be an Antiracist hosted by Brené Brown

 I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I’ll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we’ll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.



Unprisoned: Stories From The System hosted by Eve Abrams

From New Orleans and Louisiana, the world’s incarceration capital, we will meet those serving time inside and outside the criminal justice system.



Why Won’t You Date Me? with Nicole Byer hosted by Nicole Byer

 Nicole Byer is single and has been for decades. She’s smart, funny, has a fat ass and loves giving blow jobs. So the question is why is she perpetually single? This podcast is a quest to find that answer. Every week, Nicole invites a comedian, friend, or ex-fling to interview their dating life and figure out her own.





The Marshall Project – Curated Collection of Podcast Links

Since 2014, The Marshall Project has been curating some of the best criminal justice reporting from around the web. In these records you will find the most recent and the most authoritative articles on the topics, people and events that are shaping the criminal justice conversation. The Marshall Project does not endorse the viewpoints or vouch for the accuracy of reports other than its own.





Public Service Announcements (PSAs) from Artists Against Racism

Broadcast-quality for your radio station or school. Mission: To build an understanding of all people. To speak to the youth, the future of our global community, about the basic human right of equality, so that a civilized society will finally result.



BIN: Black Information Network

BIN: Black Information Network is the first and only 24×7 comprehensive national audio news service dedicated to providing an objective, accurate and trusted source of continual news coverage with a Black voice and perspective. Because truth matters.



Farm Radio International 

The only international non-profit organization focused on using radio to help African farming communities help themselves. Making radio a powerful force for good in rural Africa—one that shares knowledge, amplifies voices, and supports positive change.



“Anti-Racism Curriculum; Black-Owned Broadcasters,”

Here & Now’s July 22nd, 2020 broadcast on National Public Radio. As schools try to reopen, some have pledged to consider an anti-racism curriculum. John Hobson of Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, joins the show to discuss the district’s Reframing the Narrative program. Also, Carol Moore Cutting, owner of Cutting Edge Broadcasting, joins to discuss the efforts of Black broadcasters in the U.S. seeking to expand radio station ownership opportunities for people of color.



Spice Radio 1200AM Vancouver’s South Asian Radio Station

Spice Radio belongs to the ITMB Group, which founded the first Indo-Canadian radio station in Canada. Their legendary musical collection includes rare hits from the sixties and seventies right through to the latest tunes from all the Bollywood Hungama (that’s drama, for those new to the lingo). As Vancouver’s oldest South Asian station, no one is more experienced at helping businesses reach and connect with this lucrative and rapidly growing market. Through stimulating and creative ideas, they can help craft a campaign that really speaks to your audience–in Hindi, Punjabi, or English.



“Anti-Oppression Toolkit Workshop and Exercise Outlines for Anti-Oppression Training at Community Radio Stations (NCRA)”

This resource guide was developed by the Equity and Anti-Racism Committee of the National Campus and Community Radio Association in response to a resolution passed at the 2012 National Campus and Community Radio Conference, “that the NCRA gather safe space/anti-oppression resources, distill training modules and disseminate them to the stations”. The workshop and exercise outlines compiled herein come from various sources and may be used individually or in conjunction with one another.


“Anti-racism, diversity and inclusion at CBC/Radio-Canada”

Anti-racism statement from CBC Media Centre.


“Clara Amfo praised for emotional anti-racism speech on Radio 1,” by Mark Savage, BBC News


“George Floyd death: TV, radio and music industries mark ‘Blackout Tuesday’,” by  Mark Savage, BBC News


“Radio Pulled Violent Songs Off Air After 9/11 — But It Won’t Reckon With Race,” by Katherine Turman, Rolling Stone


“Reflections on Racism and Radio,” by Mark Lapidus, RadioWorld





Billie Holiday: The Centennial Collection by Billie Holiday (2015)



Black on Both Sides by Mos Def (1999)




Diesel and Dust by Midnight Oil (1988)




Fear of A Black Planet by Public Enemy (1990)




Found Bee Hive by Chelsea D.E Johnson (2018)




Greatest Hits by Tupac Shakur (1998)




Hairspray Original Broadway Cast Recording by Various Artists (2002)



Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy (1992)



If All I Was Was Black by Mavis Staples (2017)



Innervisions by Stevie Wonder (2000)



Introducing Nina Simone by Nina Simone (2007)



Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974 by Various Artists (2012)



Live + In Performance by Donny Hathaway (2012)



Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Various Artists (2013)



Medicine Songs by Buffy Sainte Marie (2017)



Number 1’s by James Brown (2007)



Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul by Otis Redding (1965)



Prescription (Rx) Comfort Beats (Volume 1) by DJ Denise (2016)



Rage Against the Machine XX by Rage Against the Machine (2012)



Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C. (2005)




Small Talk at 125th and Lenox by Gil Scott-Heron (2015)




Something Comfortable by Tonye Aganaba (2019)



Straight Outta Compton Music: From the Motion Picture by Various Artists (2016)



The Anthology by Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions (1992)



The Best of Broadside 1962-1988: Anthems of the American Underground From the Pages of Broadside Magazine by Various Artists (2000)



The Times They Are A-changin’ by Bob Dylan (2005)



Toothsayer by Tanya Tagaq (2019)



What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye (1994)



White Sahara by Susan Aglukark (2011)



Yes Mama by Missy D (2020)



Anti-Racist Songs for #BLM2020

10 anti-racist tracks from the first of half of 2020, from The Anti-Racist Educator blog.


Music and Anti-Racism: Musicians’ Involvement in Anti-Racist Spaces by Anna Rastas and Elina Seye

This article explores connections between music and anti-racism.


Songs of Black Lives Matter: 22 New Protest Anthems

Rolling Stone’s list of some of the most powerful protest anthems to come out of the Black Lives Matter era.


The Freedom Rider: Jazz for Justice

Blue Note Records curated a playlist of “songs of freedom & the struggle” from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, and Jason Moran.


The New Sounds of Protest and Hope

Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current presents songs released in the week following massive civil unrest in the Twin Cities and worldwide.