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Code Switch

Code Switch

Code Switch

404 episodes


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 with empathy and humor. We explore how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story. Code Switch was named Apple Podcasts' first-ever Show of the Year in 2020.Want to level up your Code Switch game? Try Code Switch Plus. Your subscription supports the show and unlocks a sponsor-free feed. Learn more at plus.npr.org/codeswitch

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Across the ocean: a Japanese American story of war and homecoming

One of the most pivotal moments in Japanese American history was when the U.S. governme...

34 minutes
May 24, 2023

The implications of the case against ICWA

The Supreme Court is about to decide on a case arguing that the Indian Child Welfare Ac...

32 minutes
May 17, 2023

Naomi Jackson talks 'losing and finding my mind'

"Three springs ago, I lost the better part of my mind," Naomi Jackson wrote in an essay...

30 minutes
May 10, 2023

K-Pop's Surprising B(l)ackstory

K-pop disrupted pop culture in South Korea in the early 1990s, and later found fans aro...

45 minutes
May 03, 2023

The Fallout of a Callout

In 2017, comedian Hari Kondabolu called out Hollywood's portrayals of South Asians with...

28 minutes
Apr 26, 2023

Self-Care Laid Bare

"You can't meditate yourself out of a 40-hour work week with no childcare and no paid s...

35 minutes
Apr 19, 2023

W2s and WTFs

You finally get through the confusing, stressful work of doing your taxes only to hear ...

30 minutes
Apr 12, 2023

Women in hip-hop push back against the male gaze

The male gaze objectifies, consumes and shames people for not fitting into a mold. This...

34 minutes
Apr 05, 2023

The Tricky Obligations of Utang Na Loob

Utang na loob is the Filipino concept of an eternal debt to others, be it family or fri...

38 minutes
Mar 29, 2023

The Women Behind the Montgomery Bus Boycott

We've all heard about Rosa Parks and her crucial role in the Montgomery bus boycott. Bu...

35 minutes
Mar 22, 2023

Titles in the series (40)

Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.