Podcasts to Listen to on Confronting Racism

Educating yourself on racial injustice is something that we are all responsible for doing. If books aren’t your thing, we have you covered with podcasts that discuss a variety of different topics related to race. This list includes broad genres down to very specific topics. You can start wherever you like to begin listening and learning. Just find one that’s right for you, pop your headphones in, and begin. 

Afropunk Solution Sessions

The premise of this series is not to just talk, but to find solutions to problems. You can listen to their Solution Sessions as they challenge us all to take action.

Code Switch

NPR’s podcast discusses race by having the tough conversations. They discuss race’s impact on society and strive to make everyone part of the conversation. They have resources related to current events along with episodes that cover a variety of topics that unpack race in America. 

Identity Politics

Identity Politics is hosted by Ikhlas Salem and Makkah Ali. On their podcast, they discuss race, gender, and being Muslim in America. They cover a variety of topics from food to spirituality. While this podcast sadly has come to an end they are still a great resource.


Natal is a series that discusses what it’s like to give birth as a Black woman. If you are unaware of the differences between Black and White women while giving birth, this series discusses how vastly different it is to give birth as a Black woman.

Pod Save the People

Hosted by organizer and activist DeRay McKesson, this podcast tackles social justice issues head on. Each episode features guests who work to break down the tough issues in America.


Reveal’s episodes cover a wide range of topics not limited to race. However, the topics of race and structural racism are present throughout many of their episodes as they examine injustices.

Scene on Radio: “Seeing White” Series

This 14-part series discusses what it means to be Black and dives into White supremacy in America.

Still Processing

Still Processing is hosted by Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris. They discuss everything going on in the news and a little bit of their lives, too. They will make you really think about what is happening in the world related to culture. 

The Stoop

The Stoop is hosted by Leila Day and Hana Baba. Their episodes discuss what it means to be Black and shares stories that are not often shared. The episodes are only 30 minutes, so you can pop them on while you do the dishes, go for a walk, or anytime you find yourself in a little break period and want to continue your anti racist journey.

The United States of Anxiety

Their episodes cover a multitude of topics and try to unpack why we are still unable to achieve a multi-racial democracy in America. 


This is another history-based series that discusses stories of the Civil War. It paints American History in a new light by sharing the stories of Black resistors.

Yo, Is This Racist?

Hosted by Andrew Ti, and co-hosted by Tawny Newsome. This podcast dives into topics submitted by the public and answers the question of, is this racist? 

Take a listen and let us know which one resonated most with you regarding race in America. If you are looking for other resources, check out Ten Books to Talk to Kids and Teens About Race.


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