Best Inequality podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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New Dawn
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Michael C. Dawson, founder and former Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture and is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago, is the host of this Race and Capitalism Project-initiated podcast series, New Dawn. He invites guests to discuss their research related to race and capitalism.
 
Any society that allows itself to become radically unequal eventually collapses into an uprising or a police state—or both. Join venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and some of the world’s leading economic and political thinkers in an exploration of who gets what and why. Turns out, everything you learned about economics is wrong. And if we don’t do something about rising inequality, the pitchforks are coming.
 
Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour radio newsmagazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Since 1991, Between The Lines has provided in-depth, timely analysis on a wide range of political, economic and social issues including: the history and consequences of two U.S. wars with Iraq; increasing disparity in wealth in the U.S.; coverage of the global social justice movement and related protests challenging the ...
 
Formerly TalkPoverty Radio, Off-Kilter is a podcast about poverty and inequality — and everything they intersect with. Each week, host Rebecca Vallas is joined by experts, advocates, activists, and other smart people to break down the issues of the day — and how we fight back. Heavy topics… but with a hefty dose of laughter and snark. Off-Kilter is powered by the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Find Off-Kilter on the Progressive Voices Network, the We Act Radio network in DC, local ...
 
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TCF World Podcast
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The Century Foundation (TCF) is a progressive think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad.
 
Lift Every Voice is dedicated to shining a light on overlooked issues of injustice and inequality and sharing inspiring stories of change. Each episode, U.S. Senator Cory Booker will talk with grassroots activists, stakeholders, and organizers who are overcoming injustices and making positive change in their communities.
 
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Capitalisn't
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Capitalism is the engine of prosperity. Capitalism sows the seeds of its own demise. Could both be right? Economists Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago) and Kate Waldock (Georgetown) share the sort of irreverent banter you’d hear between economists at a bar, if economists were capable of sarcasm and social enough to go out to bars.
 
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The Stakes
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The Stakes is a show about social change, hosted by Kai Wright. We live in extreme times—a climate on the verge of crisis, an economy built on inequality and a political system that feels like it’s falling apart. So, how’d we get to this point? And what happens next? From democracy to healthcare, from pop culture to the environment, our reporters are working to understand why we live the way we do—and why it matters. Because if we can better understand the society we‘ve got, maybe we can fig ...
 
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The Technoskeptic
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It's clear that our newest technologies are rapidly remaking our lives. What's less clear is if our lives are actually improving. Whether it's privacy violations, environmental degradation, cognitive decline, addiction, income inequality, or stunted relationships, the costs of our tech obsession are expensive indeed. The Technoskeptic podcast features in-depth interviews with experts about different ways tech is impacting society. What's really going on, and what, if anything, can be done? C ...
 
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Labor This Week
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Welcome to The Disruptors, the podcast about the future of all of us where look at the technologies, trends and societal norms shaping our collective future. Here the world’s disruptive top minds share their passion projects and how advances in genomics, space travel, connected devices, artificial intelligence and other exponential tech is converging to create the future of tomorrow. Two minds are better than one, and the purpose of this podcast is to create a worldwide “neural network” of c ...
 
Kill Me Now is a weekly podcast hosted by award winning comedian and writer, Judy Gold. Since Judy always seems to be pissed-off about something, she thought why not interview celebrities about what makes them angry - from the extraordinary to the mundane. Whether it's your cheap friend who always gets up from the table when the check comes, to injustices such as inequality & equal pay, Judy and her guests vent with wit, humor and passion while you laugh your ass off.
 
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The Great Filter
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A full spectrum political, philosophical, and entertainment podcast that confronts the Fermi Paradox…and the stupidity of humankind. Our politics are increasingly polarized. The corporations own our governments, burning the social contract with wealth inequality and the exploitation of the working class, ultimately subverting the democracy of the people. A battle between Nationalism and Globalism - Individualism and Collectivism - rages on. Beyond this, our very planet itself is being poison ...
 
Any society that allows itself to become radically unequal eventually collapses into an uprising or a police state—or both. Join venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and some of the world’s leading economic and political thinkers in an exploration of who gets what and why. Turns out, everything you learned about economics is wrong. And if we don’t do something about rising inequality, the pitchforks are coming.
 
Regarded as the one of the earliest examples of feminist philosophy, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is written as a direct response to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, a French politician who delivered a report to the French National Assembly suggesting that women should only receive domestic education and additionally encourages women to stay clear of political affairs. In her treatise, Wollstonecraft avidly criticizes this inadequate perception of women as an inferior sex and ...
 
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The Real Agenda
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The Real Agenda, the podcast for political change, aims to inform, inspire and involve those who want a democratic, inclusive and fairer society that respects human rights and protects the planet. The focus is on fixing the fundamental problems of our time, primarily the extreme economic inequality and the unnecessary financial hardship suffered by millions everyday by developing a political agenda that moves us from here to prosperity. That’s The Real Agenda. www.realagendaradio.org
 
The GHOGH podcast with Jamarlin Martin covers topics ranging from tech, politics, crypto, inequality, and economic empowerment. Jamarlin interviews leaders and influencers he finds interesting and they discuss the most relevant and timely topics of today with a fresh authenticity.
 
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All Things Equal
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We pride ourselves on an egalitarian society, but how equal are we? All Things Equal is an investigative podcast, going to the root of inequality in our society. We'll take you to meet the people affected most, and those trying to turn things around. Season 1: After #MeToo, explores gender, power, and what feminism means today through real women’s stories. Season 2: We look at the great equaliser — education. We discover what happens to kids who fall between the cracks and meet some remarkab ...
 
Speak Out with Tim Wise is an informative and entertaining podcast aimed at promoting multiracial democracy and justice in dangerous times. The show features the biting, factual, and humorous commentary of its host, alongside dialogue with some of the nation's leading scholars, artists and activists, as well as grassroots community leaders whose voices are often ignored in the dominant media.
 
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Oxfam Podcast
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Podcasts which share the learning, knowledge and opinions from Oxfam and the wider development sector. Focussed on the challenges and solutions on the latest issues within humanitarian, development and campaigning work. Topics include inequality, gender justice, economic justice, partnerships, emergency response and more.
 
This podcast from the Feminist Action Collective takes on modern issues impacting women, including sexual harassment, inequality in everyday circumstances, ideas for how to address everyday sexism, and one hundred kabillion occurrences of the word “patriarchy.” Note that the podcast, while certainly informative, has a mouth like a sailor. A girl sailor.
 
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Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. In this series, we'll be talking with organizers, troublemakers, and thinkers who are working both to challenge the Trump administration and the circumstances that created it. It can be easy to despair, to feel like trends toward inequality are impossible to stop, to give in to fear over increased racist, sexist, and xenophobic violence. But around the country, people are doing the hard work of fighting back and coming together to plan for what comes nex ...
 
Pastor Mark Tanious and Pastor Brady Wolcott dig deep into God's Word to give us practical teachings on living a life that is gospel-centered in this modern age. They discuss tough, contemporary issues like social inequality, sexuality, the credibility of the Bible, and healthy church practices. They also provide in-depth Bible studies of Old and New Testament books (chapter by chapter). Whatever the message is, it is a guarantee that EVERY sermon will point back to the gospel and our new li ...
 
The Race and Wealth Podcast is an effort to broaden the discussion about the challenges and solutions of bridging racial economic inequality.
 
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Empire Files
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The podcast version of a documentary & interview series on war and inequality from the heart of Empire hosted by Abby Martin. Empire Files is donor-funded, independent and add free. Help keep us going by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/empirefiles. Follow: @EmpireFiles and @AbbyMartinLike: www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles
 
Conversations and interviews from the Sociology of Health & Illness, an international journal which publishes sociological articles on all aspects of health, illness, medicine and health care.
 
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Free College
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We cover inequality and innovation in education with in-depth journalism that uses research, data and stories from classrooms and campuses to show the public how education can be improved and why it matters.
 
Considered to mark the emergence of a new literary form, the unvarnished autobiography, Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau was first published in 1782, four years after his death. The philosopher and educationist whose political philosophy is credited with having inspired the French Revolution, Rousseau was a man of immense wit, talent and depth of thinking. His skill in art, music, literature and cooking along with his magnificent body of work in philosophy, politics, education and sociol ...
 
A podcast by SYPartners about designing a future that’s made for all of us—and the best in us.Design, at its heart, is an act of service. It’s the work of solving problems for the benefit of others.But the world’s most complex challenges require something more comprehensive than our existing design frameworks. Climate change, migration, food distribution. The future of work and education. Bigotry, tribalism, and inequality. How do we design for problems that exist on a global scale? Problems ...
 
In every episode of this three part series I explore why people can't get the food they need in Maine. By starting at a local food pantry and branching out to explore policy & perceptions around hunger, we'll look at why charity can't get at the root causes of hunger and poverty: inequality.Website: https://maliademers.wixsite.com/jointhetablepodcast
 
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Grid Lines
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Grid Lines is a podcast about people who have pushed the boundaries of how we think about money, inequality, and markets. Some of these people are famous economists; most are not.
 
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To the Point
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A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The...
 
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Unladylike
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Sofie Hagland Børseth presents a show by and about women breaking taboos and standing up against gender inequality and under-representation of women
 
In this new radio program, created by Woke City's Ministry of Progressive Affairs, feminist tweeter/Social Justice Warrior Hairy Legs Hannah tackles issues of discrimination, inequality, and free speech to teach kids about the liberal agenda - or she would, if she had any interest in following the script read by white, straight male narrator Ally Ira.
 
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BBC Inside Science
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Dr Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
 
Religious affairs programme, tackling the thornier issues of the day in a thought-provoking manner
 
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Cultura Conscious
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Join Paula Santos, a podcast addict and lover of everything arts and culture, in conversation with other museum and cultural workers, educators, artists, activists, and leaders about how we work with our communities and the public at large. She is particularly interested in how the work we do in museums, non-profits or other cultural organizations intersects and is informed by larger questions of race and inequity in society.
 
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KQED’s Forum
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KQED’s live call-in program presents balanced discussions of local, state, national, and world issues as well as in-depth interviews with leading figures in politics, science, entertainment, and the arts.
 
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BlogTalkUSA
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DIVERSITY MAKES A DIFFERENCE BlogTalkUSA is a network of individuals broadcasting from many different cities and states across the country and from all walks of life, who share in the belief that diversity is our greatest strength! Rather than allow man-made barriers to exist between us, we choose to take down those barriers, listen to and learn from others, and embrace our differences. Every human being has something of value to share and every one of us has room to grow, gaining perspectiv ...
 
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Rocking Our Priors
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Dr Alice Evans meets with leading experts to discuss global politics and inequalities. Topics include governance; social movements; economic development; poverty reduction; organised crime; gender equality; foreign aid; and international justice.Alice is a Lecturer at King's College London.
 
Hard conversations about race, parenting, segregation, and inequities in our schools.
 
News from home and abroad from RTÉ Radio 1.
 
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Eat the Rich
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A podcast about income inequality and the political and cultural standards that directly benefit America's wealthiest, most powerful, and most edible. Society and culture with a humor bent.Topics include: racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, pop culture, resisting the new administration, socialism, democratic socialism, communism, anarchy, capitalism, patriarchy, feminism, progressive thinking, prison system, criminal justice system, income inequality, economics, science, news, activism, pro ...
 
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The Disruptors
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A Podcast About the Future of All of Us
 
Every week TWiT hosts talk to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology. Join Leo Laporte, Jason Howell, Megan Morrone, or Denise Howell for these enlightening one-on-one interviews.Records live every Friday at 2:30pm Eastern / 11:30am Pacific / 18:30 UTC.
 
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John MacGabhann, General Secretary of the Teachers Union of Ireland, outlines the issues dominating the TUI's annual conference, including pay equality
 
Julia Ott, an associate professor of history at the New School, joins Michael Dawson to discuss the relationship between capital gains tax policy and Jim Crow, white wealth, the 1937 Conservative Movement Manifesto and financialization, and much more in a stimulating conversation in this episode.By algonzalez@uchicago.edu (Michael Dawson).
 
Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley is running for reelection. Earlier this month, we sat down with the Democratic challenger. This hour, we discuss the issues and record with the incumbent. We talk about prominent cases; prosecutorial philosophy; drugs laws; and more.By edawson@wxxi.org (Evan Dawson).
 
Off-Kilter commemorates the 5-year anniversary of the Flint Water Crisis — and digs into why a regional minimum wage, an idea currently gaining traction in Congress, would lock in low-wages for workers of color.
 
The new book “Trillion Dollar Coach” examines the lessons and legacy of Bill Campbell, a football coach who went on to advise executives at companies including Apple, Intuit and Facebook. Co-author and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was one of many Silicon Valley giants mentored by Campbell, who died in 2016. We’ll talk with Schmidt and his co- ...…
 
Patients who suffer neurological impairments preventing them from speaking potentially face a severely limited existence. Being able to express yourself in real time is a large part of our identity. In the journal Nature this week, scientists from the University of California, San Francisco, report a new technique for synthesising speech based ...…
 
The average price for gas in California is just over $4 per gallon, about 43 cents higher than the next priciest state, Hawaii. That’s according to the fuel price tracker GasBuddy, which also puts San Francisco’s average gas price as the highest in the state. On Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom asked the California Energy Commission to investigate wh ...…
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden declared his candidacy for president in a video announcement on Thursday. Biden enters a crowded field of Democrats vying to take on President Trump in 2020. We’ll talk with KQED’s politics senior editor about Biden’s prospects, what issues are likely to drive his campaign and how the former senator and vice pres ...…
 
Professor Des O'Neill, National Programme Director for Traffic Medicine at the RCPI, discusses the importance of keeping people with health issues safe on the roads
 
RTÉ's Foreign Desk Reporter Jackie Fox, reports from Addis Ababa where the #Metoo movement has yet to take hold
 
Live news, sports, weather and traffic, presented by Rachael English and Gavin Jennings
 
Ms Justice Tara Burns, Chairperson of the Referendum Commission, speaks to us ahead of the launch of its public information campaign for May 24th referendum on the regulation of divorce
 
Michael Doherty, movie editor of the RTÉ Guide, discusses the James Bond franchise ahead of the release of details of the 25th instalment of the franchise
 
Fr Martin Magill, parish priest at St John's Parish, Belfast, Arlene Foster, Leader of the DUP and Tommie Gorman, Northern Editor, discuss the funeral of Lyra McKee and the political implications of her death
 
Henry Foy, Financial Times Bureau Chief in Moscow, reports on talks between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un in Vladivostok
 
Conor Lally, the Security and Crime Editor of the Irish Times, discusses the new Policing Authority report which contains some criticisms of the gardai but also some positive findings
 
Peter Power, Executive Director with UNICEF Ireland, discusses the increase of measles worldwide
 
With Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposing wealth taxes, Kate and Luigi break down how these taxes have or haven't worked in other countries and whether they could work in America.By stiglercenter@chicagobooth.edu (Chicago Booth Review).
 
Presidential candidates have not reached consensus when it comes to impeachment. Congress members Adam Schiff and Brad Sherman demonstrate partisan anxiety. President Trump persists in public denial of what his lawyer and others told the Mueller investigation. What are the consequences for government in America when Capitol Hill is in chaos?…
 
What does success in the arts look like? Anabel Roque Rodriguez has been asking women in arts and culture this question for over a year. Anabel shares findings and reflections from her project so far. We touch on the power of solidarity and community in achieving success, especially for women, and how making choices that center well-being can i ...…
 
Today I talk with Mike Gapes, MP for Ilford South for 27 years who has left the Labour Party after 50 years and now a member of the Independent Group/Change UK. I am keen to find out the story behind the momentous decision what he thinks the urgent issues are and how we can fix them plus more about his ideas and hopes for the future. This is th ...…
 
A bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New York is gaining support in the state Legislature. But there’s also a growing backlash, and several upstate county sheriffs, county clerks and state lawmakers are explaining why they oppose the measure.By kdewitt@wxxi.org (Karen DeWitt).
 
A Buffalo Bill from the team’s glory years in the 1990s will join Mayor Lovely Warren on Saturday to announce one of this year’s draft picks. The NFL said five picks in all could be announced at Corn Hill Landing, where the league and the city are also planning an event with family games and giveaways. All this is part of NFL 100, a year-long c ...…
 
We often hear that science and tech would benefit from arts and the humanities. But how? Start with this: the CEO of a tech company says his firm was about to lose one of their most important clients – but a bartender saved the day. That bartender was a philosophy dropout who offered his services in talking to the client, and was able to build ...…
 
When historic buildings and spaces are successfully preserved, they help tell the stories of the communities that used and cared about them. But what happens when the majority of preservation professionals are white? Diversity and inclusion in the preservation profession is the focus of an upcoming conference hosted by the Landmark Society of W ...…
 
A new study shows that Bay Area adults owed $26.6 billion in student debt in 2018, affecting around 12 percent of the region’s adults. The study also found a dramatic disparity in how student debt affects low-income people and communities of color. Its findings were highlighted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco during a Tuesday summi ...…
 
Rupa Marya is the frontwoman of the band Rupa and the April Fishes, but that’s only one item on her resume. Marya is an associate professor of medicine at UCSF, where she directs the Do No Harm coalition that fights against police violence in San Francisco. She also provided medical care at Standing Rock and fought for the “Happy Birthday” song ...…
 
Robocalls, those annoying prerecorded marketing calls that lay siege to our phones day and night, are on the rise. That’s according to the phone spam tracking app RoboKiller, which found that Americans received almost 5.2 billion robocalls last month, up from about 3.6 billion calls for the same period last year. We’ll talk about what’s behind ...…
 
Common Cause's Karen Hobert Flynn: Debate Over Trump Impeachment Follows Facts Revealed in Redacted Version of Mueller Report; Oil Change International's Collin Rees: Trump Executive Orders Aim to Green Light Fossil Fuel Pipeline, Infrastructure Projects; Beyond Extreme Energy's Drew Hudson: BXE Protest Shines Light on FERC as Fossil Fuel Indus ...…
 
For the second episode in our Brown v. Board at 65: The Stories We Tell Ourselves series, we talk with Dr. Noliwe Rooks (Cornell). Her book, Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education, as well as some of her more recent research around the pushback to school desegregation from communities of color and the decima ...…
 
In the world created by “Rubes” cartoonist Leigh Rubin, cows, bears, and sometimes insects get equal time with humans making puns and delivering one-liners. Rubin sits down at his drawing board every day to come up with a new concept. He’s been doing that for 35 years, and “Rubes” is now distributed worldwide to more than 400 media outlets. “Wr ...…
 
Professor John Doyle, Director of DCU's Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction, discusses the attacks in Sri Lanka
 
Tommy Comerford of Comerford's Bar in Doonbeg - where Donald Trump owns a hotel - says the village will happily welcome the American President if he does pay a visit to west Clare as part of the trip to Europe in June
 
Brian O'Donovan, RTÉ Washington Correspondent on the arrival into the Presidential race of former Vice President Joe Biden
 
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