Best Deray Mckesson podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.
 
Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.
 
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FT Everything Else
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Everything Else is a culture podcast from the Financial Times. We're into film not finance, music not markets, and style not stocks. Featuring star guests and presented by Griselda Murray Brown
 
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Ask Me Another
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Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.
 
Yo, Is This Racist?, hosted by Andrew Ti, creator of the popular blog of the same name, is now a weekly podcast! Every Wednesday, Ti, co-host Tawny Newsome, and their guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist.
 
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Radio Atlantic
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We're living in historic times. The Atlantic is here to help you make sense of them. Each week, Atlantic editors and writers sit down with leading voices to explore what's happening in the world, how things became the way they are, and where they're going next.
 
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 ...
 
The American Masters Podcast features new interviews with contemporary artists and cultural figures, along with previously unreleased material from the American Masters series’ 30+ years of award-winning documentary films for PBS. Powered by PRX. Subscribe now!
 
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FT Everything Else
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Everything Else is a culture podcast from the Financial Times. We're into film not finance, music not markets, and style not stocks. Featuring star guests and presented by Griselda Murray Brown
 
10 Things That Scare Me is a tiny podcast about our biggest fears. In each episode, one person talks. Alone in a room. It could be anyone. It could be you. It’s someone driven by fears that keep them up at night, that define their lives, and inform their choices. This is a podcast about them, about you, about us, and the world we inhabit together. New episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
 
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Fake The Nation
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Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, Dean Obeidallah and others) gather 'round the political roundtable to break down the news, make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the American political system.
 
In this in-depth interview show, Black takes listeners into the minds of some of today’s most fascinating celebrities and newsmakers to discuss the process of how they became, well, amazing. Brought to you by PRX.
 
A podcast where creatives across mediums give us insight into the weaponry of their art. Join your hosts Tommy Franklin and Andrew Benda as they offer a nuanced way of discussing the intersection of arts and activism with our fearless guest artists. Each episode, we'll also feature a clip from an artist wielding their weapon of choice to take us home. Special Menu Productions creates content that we believe in, indiscriminate of form or medium. We're sure we want to do this. Subscribe today!
 
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Mostly Lit
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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
 
Black Market Reads is a menu for Black literary consumption and all of its spin-offs. Featuring Black artists who love to read and write and engage in arts and culture. PRODUCER: The Givens Foundation for African American Literature PRODUCTION SERVICES: iDream.tv SEASON TWO & THREE: HOSTED BY Lissa Jones, INTRO/CLOSE Derek Emery SEASON ONE: BMR was originated by Tana Hargest on behalf of The Givens Foundation, HOSTED BY Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt, and other guest host ...
 
Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is a weekly podcast hosting hopeful conversations with optimists and world-changers about the unique experiences that drive them to use their influence for good. Episodes are released every Monday.
 
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Advantage: Kids
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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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Confronting today's top political issues with today's top political figures.
 
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Being shot and killed by law enforcement. DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist. He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.By WNYC Studios.
 
Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we speak to Deray McKesson about his book, On The Otherside of Freedom. This week, we ask: Would you want an all black university in the UK? How do you present your activism? We also speak about activism, Black Lives Matter, US politics and the importance of HBCUs for African Americans. Not one to miss! - Book ...…
 
Gris meets the activist, podcaster and author of On the Other Side of Freedom to discuss rising police violence against African Americans, what he learnt from meeting Obama, what Extinction Rebellion can learn from Black Lives Matter, and the role of social media (DeRay has over 1m followers on Twitter, including Beyoncé). Plus: the FT's Alec R ...…
 
The woods at night. Garrett Crowe is a writer and podcast producer. Check out his work here. And follow him @crowegarrett. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.By WNYC Studios.
 
Actor and writer Allen Maldonado (The Last O.G.) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about people asking to touch their baby’s hair, enjoying K-Pop music without fetishizing, and much more. This episode is brought to you by Leesa Mattress (www.leesa.com/YO).
 
For the first time in Sooo Many White Guys history, Phoebe conducts an interview entirely in bed! She is joined by her dear friend and fellow comedian Michelle Buteau. Michelle is launching her new podcast Adulting with WNYC Studios - and it drops today! Plus, Michelle talks about her latest film Always Be My Maybe, how she decided to become a ...…
 
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss Ben Carson, the debate around Rikers Island, factoring adversity into the SAT's, and how the War on Drugs has prevented Black men from obtaining college degrees. Danielle Sered joins DeRay to talk about her book, 'Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair."…
 
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss Ben Carson, the debate around Rikers Island, factoring adversity into the SAT's, and how the War on Drugs has prevented Black men from obtaining college degrees. Danielle Sered joins DeRay to talk about her book, 'Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair."…
 
Dead air. Kai Wright is host and managing editor of The Stakes, a podcast about social change, produced by the Narrative Unit of WNYC’s newsroom. He was also the host of the podcasts The United States of Anxiety, Caught, and There Goes the Neighborhood. He is a columnist and former editor for The Nation. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conve ...…
 
Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah looks back on his early stand-up days and shows off his celebrity impressions in a game with actor Adam Pally. This episode originally aired January 4, 2019.By NPR.
 
Gris meets the author and podcaster Jon Ronson (The Butterfly Effect, The Psychopath Test, So You've Been Publicly Shamed) to ask him why he’s drawn to secretive subcultures — from sites like 4chan to the Ku Klux Klan — and to discuss his latest podcast, The Last Days of August, and the ethics of reporting on the death of a young porn performer ...…
 
Gris meets the author and podcaster Jon Ronson (The Butterfly Effect, The Psychopath Test, So You've Been Publicly Shamed) to ask him why he’s drawn to secretive subcultures — from sites like 4chan to the Ku Klux Klan — and to discuss his latest podcast, The Last Days of August, and the ethics of reporting on the death of a young porn performer ...…
 
Jon Lovett (Crooked Media) and Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress) join Negin to talk about the tariff war, digital monopolies, and the final season of Game of Thrones. Spoilers for all these subjects, by the way. This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.com code: FAKE) and LivingProof (www.livingproof.com/FAKE code: FAKE).…
 
The marionettes in my mom’s bedroom. Sarah Duckett is a mechanical engineer in Boston, Massachusetts. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.By WNYC Studios.
 
Trump isn’t like most Republican presidents, but his views on trade have been an unusually firm departure from his party. Despite long championing free trade, the GOP is now led by a man who seems deeply skeptical of it. Last week, he upended trade negotiations with China by levying tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, carrying out a threa ...…
 
Actually being betrayed. Felix Bircheneder studies English and German language, literature and culture. He sends his greetings from Germany. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.By WNYC Studios.
 
Charles Rogers and Casey Jane Ellison (The Problem with Charles & Casey) join Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about white privilege jokes, if it’s racist for someone outside of a race or ethnic group to criticize someone inside of that race or ethnic group, virtue signaling, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything yo ...…
 
Musician-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley discusses his award-winning film “Sorry To Bother You,” and the importance of incorporating politics into his work. Riley is also a founding member and lead vocalist of The Coup, a hip-hop group with a penchant for political discourse. In this wide-ranging conversation, Riley describes growing up surrounded ...…
 
K-pop star Eric Nam is a singer, songwriter and TV host who has become a household name in South Korea. He’s so beloved that he’s even called “the nation’s boyfriend.” Eric joins Phoebe to talk about his surprising journey from growing up as a Korean-American kid in Atlanta to becoming an international idol, as well as some of the less glamorou ...…
 
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss abortion, school lunches, ICE hacking phones, and how Black Lives Matter protests have affected Americans' perspectives on race. House Majority Whip James Clyburn joins DeRay to talk about the 2020 presidential election, the Congressional Black Caucus and infrastructure.…
 
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss abortion, school lunches, ICE hacking phones, and how Black Lives Matter protests have affected Americans' perspectives on race. House Majority Whip James Clyburn joins DeRay to talk about the 2020 presidential election, the Congressional Black Caucus and infrastructure.…
 
My future sucking. Zenna Wallace is a student who is homeschooled in Florida. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.By WNYC Studios.
 
Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we speak about Matt Haig's Notes on a Nervous Planet, Game of Thrones and why we need to pay attention to anxiety. - Not one to miss! - Books: Known and Strange Things - Teju Cole Sula - Toni Morisson Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones episode 4 and End Game Spoilers throughout. - Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays -- ...…
 
Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we speak about Matt Haig's Notes on a Nervous Planet, Game of Thrones and why we need to pay attention to anxiety. - Not one to miss! - Books: Known and Strange Things - Teju Cole Sula - Toni Morisson Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones episode 4 and End Game Spoilers throughout. - Intro Music by: @StuffDeejSays -- ...…
 
Taylor Schilling explains why after seven seasons on Orange Is the New Black, she's going to clown school, and exploring Juggalo culture in her latest film Family. Then, she plays a game about things you can do instead of binge watching TV.By NPR.
 
Dan Taberski and Aaron Jackson join Negin to discuss the cesspool of White House, Trump’s billion dollar loss, and the continuously expanding 2020 race. This episode is sponsored by ThirdLove (www.thirdlove.com/NATION) and Upstart (www.upstart.com/FAKE).
 
Franklin Foer joins Isaac Dovere to discuss his story in the June issue of The Atlantic about Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Orbán described his vision of Hungary as an "alternative to liberal democracy," and, in recent years, cemented his power by undermining civil society. When Orbán’s party won a majority last year, it rewrote par ...…
 
Why did I say yes to this party? Isaac Mizrahi is an fashion designer, artist, and performer from New York City. You can find him on Twitter @isaacmizrahi, Instagram @imisaacmizrahi, and at HelloIsaac.com. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.…
 
Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn of The New Negroes join Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about a theatre group looking for actors of color, a white woman looking for advice on her racist family meeting her black boyfriend for the first time, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RAC ...…
 
Phoebe talks to actress and producer Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies). They dish about the new season of Big Little Lies, the gender pay gap in Hollywood, and about that time that Reese had to park Denzel Washington’s Porsche when she was just an intern. Plus, Phoebe revisits one of Reese’s most infamous characters, Tracy Flick.…
 
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss New York's decision to become the first major city to stop charging for calls from jail, a revealing report about the shooting of Oscar Grant, a new Bronx bookstore, and John Kelly's involvement in a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children. Bryan Lee, Jr joins DeRay to talk about design justice, monum ...…
 
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss New York's decision to become the first major city to stop charging for calls from jail, a revealing report about the shooting of Oscar Grant, a new Bronx bookstore, and John Kelly's involvement in a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children. Bryan Lee, Jr joins DeRay to talk about design justice, monum ...…
 
What if I decide to have kids and the whole world is just a hellhole? Joanna Solotaroff is a producer and performer who lives in Brooklyn. For WNYC Studios, she produces Sooo Many White Guys and 2 Dope Queens. Joanna is from Minneapolis, and her mom is doing great. Follow her @joannna on Twitter. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, ...…
 
Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we speak to Deray McKesson about his book, On The Otherside of Freedom. This week, we ask: Would you want an all black university in the UK? How do you present your activism? We also speak about activism, Black Lives Matter, US politics and the importance of HBCUs for African Americans. Not one to miss! - Book ...…
 
DeWanda Wise, the star of She's Gotta Have It and the new Twilight Zone reboot, recalls how a high school teacher pushed her into acting as a way to stay out of detention. Then, actor Taye Diggs reflects on a long and varied career acting in film and Broadway, and writing children's books — plus his return to TV on All American. Then they go he ...…
 
Gris meets the activist, podcaster and author of On the Other Side of Freedom to discuss rising police violence against African Americans, what he learnt from meeting Obama, what Extinction Rebellion can learn from Black Lives Matter, and the role of social media (DeRay has over 1m followers on Twitter, including Beyoncé). Plus: the FT's Alec R ...…
 
Unladylike podcast hosts Caroline Ervin and Cristen Conger join Negin to discuss a grab bag of topics from the recent Barr testimony to Elizabeth Warren’s proposed student loan debt forgiveness plan and the pros of cons of doing nothing. This episode is sponsored by Pact (www.wearpact.com code: FAKETHENATION) and Care/of (www.takecareof.com cod ...…
 
Last weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner was the first one in years without a comedian. In the Trump era, comedians have struggled to adjust — are things too serious? Too biased? Too absurd? Is any of it funny anymore? Jordan Klepper has been on three very different political comedy shows in three years. He was a fake news corresponden ...…
 
I always fear that maybe I was just lucky. Bassem Youssef is a heart surgeon turned political satirist and the creator of the most popular television show in Egypt's history. He is the author of the book Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingsp ...…
 
Teeth dreams. Tia Hosler is studying Applied Behavioral Sciences in Fort Wayne, Indiana. You can learn more about her here. Thanks to Emily Forman for her help with this episode. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.By WNYC Studios.
 
Comedian and actor Erik Rivera (Entre Nos on HBO) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller’s questions about pronouncing someone’s name properly, having a civil conversation about race with your family, Ariana Grande's spray tan, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE. This episode is brough ...…
 
Restaurateur and chef David Chang explores the power of food as a cultural communicator and the influence of immigration on American cuisine. He talks about studying religion in college, his TV series Ugly Delicious and the role models who inspire his work.By American Masters | PBS.
 
On this special episode of Sooo Many White Guys, Phoebe talks about the fight against AIDS and HIV in Africa with Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the ONE Campaign. The Organizations ONE and (RED) fight HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty, particularly in Africa. They are joined by actor/singer/performer Javier Muñoz, who talks about why he decided t ...…
 
Before Dr. Tererai Trent became Oprah’s “favorite guest of all time,” she was a woman with a forgotten dream and a profound desire to recreate our world for the better. Born in rural Zimbabwe, Dr. Trent is one of the most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment today. She’s the author of ‘The Awakened Wom ...…
 
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss criminal fines and the disenfranchised, childhood mortality in America, and whether or not sheriffs are necessary. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich joins DeRay to talk about the 2020 Presidential Election, the "common good," and how American politics have changed.…
 
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss criminal fines and the disenfranchised, childhood mortality in America, and whether or not sheriffs are necessary. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich joins DeRay to talk about the 2020 Presidential Election, the "common good," and how American politics have changed.…
 
Bros scare me. Tobin Low is the co-host — along with Kathy Tu — of the podcast Nancy. He lives in New York City. Join the "10 Things That Scare Me" conversation, and tell us your fears at 10thingspodcast.org.By WNYC Studios.
 
Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we discuss our Spring Reads, ask whether corporations can support writers and artists new publishing companies like De Montfort Literature, and we dissect the first two episodes of Game of \thrones. We also challenge Rai to some pop culture quizzes in the Re-Education of Ms Raifa Rafiq. - Books: The 392 - Ashl ...…
 
Welcome to Mostly Lit! - This week we discuss our Spring Reads, ask whether corporations can support writers and artists new publishing companies like De Montfort Literature, and we dissect the first two episodes of Game of \thrones. We also challenge Rai to some pop culture quizzes in the Re-Education of Ms Raifa Rafiq. - Books: The 392 - Ashl ...…
 
Rose Byrne chats about her movie Juliet, Naked and explains the interesting way she got into acting. Then, Ophira and Jonathan play a round of "Fact Bag." This episode originally aired Aug. 31, 2018.By NPR.
 
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