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Best DeRay Mckesson podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best DeRay Mckesson podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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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.
 
At Liberty is a weekly podcast from the ACLU that explores the biggest civil rights and civil liberties issues of the day. Join ACLU attorney Emerson Sykes as he and guests try to make some sense of what’s going on in our country. A production of ACLU, Inc.
 
Conversations with ordinary people, living revolutionary lives. Join digital pastor and soul coach Kevin Garcia for a conversation that actually matters. Covering the intersections of spirit, sexuality, gender, and justice, Kevin curates convos with the brightest and and most incredible humans that you may or may not have heard of. Join us each week for another conversation to inspire your own tiny revolution. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tinyrevolution/support
 
Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She’ll host intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are killing it in their fields — AND who aren’t white dudes! Stay tuned for the one token white guy (it’s only fair), cameos by Phoebe’s ball-busting executive producer Ilana Glazer, and a whole lot of hijinks. WNYC Studios is a listener-supporte ...
 
How do we raise good kids? How do we make sure they don’t turn into sh*tty adults? For 15 minutes each week, a diverse set of parents, teachers, policy makers, and extraordinary former kids (current adults) grab the mic and offer relevant advice, rants, and reflections on child rearing. This isn’t just another parenting podcast. It’s a quasi-manual for how to raise better humans. Join the Good Kids community from your phone at https://flick.group/goodkids
 
How does work culture shape human behavior and experience? How do humans create cultures? From uncomfortable truths to heart-to-heart conversations, Culture First uncovers what it really takes to build a better world of work. We all aspire to rise above the day-to-day commotion and bring more humanity into our work lives. Our host Damon Klotz is dedicated to understanding how we find meaning in our work and how to better the experience humans have within organizations. Join him as he explore ...
 
Join Alex Reads and Raifa Rafiq in their journey to keep up with the millennial experience, while exploring the intersection between literature, wellness and pop-culture. Tune in weekly as they discuss everything that is ‘lit’ in a fun and insightful way! #ShowDemBooks Manager and Executive Producer Clarissa Pabi Contact us MostlyLit@gmail.com
 
Rembert Browne, writer and former New York Magazine and Grantland journalist, hosts a 24-hour podcast at the Anchor HQ to raise money for his former youth tennis camp, Coach Wink's NJTL, in Atlanta to attend the US Open. The podcast features conversations with various special guests recorded over 24 hours straight and published in one-hour episodes. Tune in all day and night starting Thursday, August 30th. You can donate to the cause at advantagekids.co/donate
 
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Over the last few weeks, various protests have erupted across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are related to the virus: protestors in Ohio and Michigan took to the state capitols to call for an end to their governors' stay-at-home orders. Others are calling out an ongoing injustice: the killing, often at the hands of the sta…
 
Leaders at all levels are faced with an increasingly blurred boundary between personal and professional. As we try to understand exactly how much of our full selves we can bring to work, managers are uniquely positioned to create a safe space for vulnerability - in times of crisis and beyond. In this episode, Damon Klotz speaks with Larissa Conte, …
 
All eyes are on leaders as the world of work tries to adapt in the face of crisis. Fortunately, this is not the first time we’ve had to do this, and there are many learnings we can use as a guide. Whether we like it or not, there may never be a ‘return to normal.’ Now is the time to redefine how we work in this new world. In this episode, Damon Klo…
 
Anthony Romero has been the Executive Director of the ACLU for nearly 20 years. He’s seen the organization through periods of massive growth and numerous national crises. Romero started the job just seven days before September 11, 2001. The subsequent so-called War on Terror presented new and widespread restrictions to our civil rights and civil li…
 
White Tears/Brown Scars deconstructs archetypes including ‘damsel in distress’ and ‘angry brown woman’ to interrogate how race privilege allows white women to position women of colour as aggressors in times of conflict. Ruby Hamad discusses her searing debut with Amal Awad. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019.…
 
Australia’s lauded reputation with regards to women’s voting rights belies the disenfranchisement many have faced on the basis of class and race. Activist Tarneen Onus Williams, former Greens MP Lidia Thorpe and historian Clare Wright discuss the bumpy road to the ballot box. With Amy Gray. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019.…
 
Practical tips abound in this phenomenal episode for kids and parents alike! Bestselling author, podcaster, and mental health advocate Niall Breslin strips away the woo-woo-ness of mindfulness and teaches us how we can actually use it to improve quality of life for ourselves and our kids, especially in today’s world. Niall draws from practical, sci…
 
This week DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint discuss police accountability, city funding, the data on social distancing, and the history of marijuana. Then, DeRay sits down with Dr. Nzinga Harrison of the new podcast "In Recovery" from Lemonada Media. Harrison examines the effects of coronavirus on addiction and recovery. http://michiganlawreview.org/…
 
Over the last two years, we've talked with civil rights leaders, organizers, journalists, artists, ACLU lawyers and people whose lives have been affected by the civil rights and liberties issues of our day. We've covered family separation at the border, talked to founders of the Me Too and Black Lives Matter movements. And we even spoke via video l…
 
Global Leadership Award winner Leah Lizarondo, founder & CEO of 412 Food Rescue, talks with host Grant Oliphant about what COVID-19 reveals about food insecurity, the “Mister Rogers mentality” that drives the largest volunteer-led food transport network in the nation, and how movie star Michael Keaton has helped spur record volunteer involvement du…
 
Another beloved friend joins me on the pod to talk about two things he's super passionate about: clarity and bitcoin. (And yes they absolutely relate.) Follow George around the internet @Gmekhail, and learn more about the work of Church Clarity at ChurchClarity.org. If you loved this episode, then go be a dear and leave us a good review and share u…
 
JoAnna García Swisher (Sweet Magnolias) is a mother, actor, and founder of The Happy Place, a website dedicated to design and self-care. Her philosophy of “creating and celebrating the spaces, places, and moments that bring the greatest joy” has actually helped her navigate the difficult moments of her life, most recently the loss of her father, wi…
 
This week DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Ohio's hacker protest, prisoner connectivity apps, Africa's coronavirus response, and the stats on how Black Democratic voters are changing. Then, DeRay sits down with Mehrsa Baradaran to evaluate all of the ethnic groups that were ignored in the first round of stimulus promotion, and what we need t…
 
Most of this episode is just Mike giggling. And I love it. I think officially Mike is now "friend of the show" because this is his THIRD time coming to hang out on the line. What a time. We're talking about his new book, "You're a Miracle and a Pain in the Ass." From which the title is drawn. Find Mike's work at MikeMchargue.com, AskScienceMike.com…
 
Dani Shapiro puts deep-rooted family secrets under a microscope in both her New York Times bestselling memoir, Inheritance, and her podcast, Family Secrets. In today’s episode, Dani provides some insight for parents into striking a delicate balance between “the sky is falling” and “we got this.” She also discusses how toxic it can be for families t…
 
Content Warning: Violence. This week, DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint discuss social distancing arrests, Ahmaud Arbery's murder, pandemic-influenced police violence, and a Sioux tribe's fight with South Dakota's governor. Then, DeRay sits down with Maryland State Senator Bill Ferguson to explore what it means to be a legislator facing 2020's unexpe…
 
Dr. John Graham, a senior scientist with the Clean Air Task Force, talks with host Grant Oliphant about the effects COVID-19 is having on the air we breathe, why this is an “exceptional moment” for air quality, and what the current “war on expertise” could mean for our future. A San Francisco Bay Area resident, John grew up in the rural dairy farm …
 
Our guest today is Reginald Dwayne Betts, a poet, memoirist, and legal scholar. Loyal listeners will remember our conversation from March of 2019. The episode was called “A Poet Gives a 360 Degree View of The Criminal Legal System,” and we talked about Dwayne’s journey from a teenage defendant sentenced to 9 years in prison to a Yale Law School gra…
 
COVID-19 has rapidly impacted individuals and organizations around the world. However you’ve been affected, the stress and anxiety from this global pandemic can take a meaningful toll on our health and wellness. In this episode, Damon Klotz speaks with Wendy Suzuki, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at New York University, about how extreme …
 
Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and author of Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, a laugh/cry book based on her close relationship with her late grandmother. Bess talks about recently becoming a mother herself, raising an infant in isolation, and the wisdom she continues to derive …
 
This week, DeRay, Sam, Brittany, and Clint discuss food stamp limitations, racial disparities in coronavirus deaths, Missouri prosecutors, and the imprisonment of housing insecure people in St. Louis. Then, DeRay sits down with Mike Schmidt, who is currently running to become the next district attorney of Portland. http://www.stlamerican.com/news/c…
 
Patrick Dowd, executive director of Allies for Children, joins host Grant Oliphant to talk about the myriad of ways COVID-19 is affecting our young people, including hunger, access to technology, the health and well-being of their parents, child care – and the action needed to prepare for what’s next. A bold voice for policy and practice changes th…
 
Over the next month, states will start to loosen their COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions. Some of us will return to work, gather in small groups, and maybe even dine at a neighborhood restaurant. But what will it take to keep us safe and prevent new spikes in infections? Many experts say we will not be out of the woods until there's a vaccine, but…
 
We are excited to announce a new seven-part series of the Culture First Podcast as we navigate the impacts of the global pandemic and explore the new world of work. Join our Culture First community to discuss how you and others are #WorkingThroughIt. Head to https://www.culturefirst.com/workingthroughit as we begin a collective journey through this…
 
Dr. Jennie Weiner is both a parent and an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Connecticut, so she has a unique perspective on the plight of parents, particularly mothers, and teachers who have to suddenly educate kids from home. In this eye-opening episode, she looks at what it means to be a “parent-teacher,” a remote…
 
This week, DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss college courses for inmates, the story of Onesimus, Fox News misinformation, and the Japanese island that ended quarantine too early. Then, DeRay sits down with President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Vanita Gupta, to examine the need for mail-in ballots around upc…
 
Monica Ruiz, executive director of Latino advocacy entity Casa San Jose, joins host Grant Oliphant to talk about the unique ways COVID-19 is affecting immigrant and refugee communities, why the census is key to changing the narrative around Latinos, and the teachable moments that the current crisis offers us. Born in Cleveland Ohio and with family …
 
Colby Martin is returning to the podcast! He was on way back on episode 2, so go back and listen to that. Colby's new book is called The Shift: Surviving and Thriving After Moving from Conservative to Progressive Christianity, and we talk about that, what looks different in our faith. He's just so brilliant. And I hope that you love it as much as I…
 
Hey SMWGers! WNYC Studios has a new show you might like! It's called Come Through with Rebecca Carroll: 15 Essential Conversations About Race in a Pivotal Year for America. In this episode, Rebecca is joined by very special guest Issa Rae to talk about the return of Insecure, how she’s supporting the next generation of black artists, and why black …
 
Public opinion on marijuana legalization has shifted in recent years—roughly two-thirds of all Americans are now in favor of national legalization, according to a recent Pew Research Study. However, a new ACLU report called "A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform,” shows that despite legalization and decri…
 
In this episode, Damon sits down with Minda Harts, founder of The Memo, and author of the book by the same name. Minda has dedicated her life’s work to supporting the career development of women of color. Listen below to learn Minda’s approach to improving workplace inclusivity. In the modern business landscape, everyone seems to be vying for a sea…
 
Brookings Institution scholar and author Dr. Andre Perry joins host Grant Oliphant to talk about the moral lessons we can learn from the COVID-19 crisis, why black and brown people are dying from the virus at a vastly disproportionate rate, and why hearing from his son’s teacher gives him hope. Andre is an internationally acclaimed voice on race an…
 
Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. and author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, guides us through some of the push-and-pull challenges we’re facing with screen time and technology while kids and parents are stuck at home. “I don't think of media and tech as evil, I just think that most of us do well when our screen experi…
 
This week, DeRay, Clint, and Sam discuss stimulus checks for the rich, coronavirus' impact on the environment, and Trump's new commission on policing. Then, DeRay sits down with the newly minted Dr. Clint Smith III to discuss his dissertation, “What If They Open That Door One Day? What Education Means to People Sentenced to Juvenile Life Without Pa…
 
Artist/activist Jasiri X, co-founder/CEO of 1Hood Media, joins host Grant Oliphant to talk about the role of art in times of crisis, why COVID-19 lays bare a historic distrust of the medical system by people of color, & the reality that many who are deemed “essential workers” do not make a living wage. Jasiri X is leading 1Hood Media — a collective…
 
The Coronavirus has spread quickly through communities around the world, prompting physical distancing measures to keep people safe and “flatten the curve.” But people in custody are especially at risk because they are often held in close quarters and lack decent medical care. Currently, nearly 36,000 people are being held by Immigration and Custom…
 
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