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.

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The return of the U.S.'s oldest drag king

July 24, 2024 0:31:03 6.39 MB ( 23.4 MB less) Downloads: 0

For decades now, drag queens have captured the national imagination. Drag kings, on the other hand, have been relegated to a less prominent position in pop culture. But today on the show, we're telling the story of one Elsie Saldaña — aka El Daña. As someone who started performing in drag in 1965, she's now considered one of the oldest drag kings still performing in the U.S. Over the course of her long performance career, many forces have converged that could have stopped her from taking to the stage. But today, almost 60 years after her debut, she hasn't stopped yet.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

Honoring my enslaved ancestors: Episode 2

July 17, 2024 0:34:19 7.07 MB ( 25.88 MB less) Downloads: 0

Every summer B.A. Parker returns to Creswell, North Carolina, where her family still has a farm. But she's mostly avoided actually going to the nearby site where her ancestors were enslaved. This week, we revisit the second of two episodes, where Parker and her mom decide to go back to the plantation.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

Honoring my enslaved ancestors: Episode 1

July 10, 2024 0:34:08 32.78 MB Downloads: 0

In part one of two episodes, B.A. Parker meets people who, like her, are grappling with how to honor their enslaved ancestors. She asks herself: what kind of descendant does she want to be?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

How one event in history can ripple through generations of a family

July 03, 2024 0:45:00 43.2 MB Downloads: 0

This week we're bringing you the first episode in a new series called Inheriting, created in collaboration with our friends at LAist Studios. In each episode, NPR's Emily Kwong sits down with Asian American and Pacific Islander families and explores how one event in history can ripple through generations.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

The truth and lies behind one of the most banned books in America

June 26, 2024 0:31:06 29.85 MB Downloads: 0

Author Mike Curato wrote Flamer as a way to help young queer kids, like he once was, better understand and accept themselves. It was met with immediate praise and accolades — until it wasn't. When the book got caught up in a wave of Texas-based book bans, suddenly the narrative changed. And like so many books that address queer identity, Flamer quickly became a flashpoint in a long, messy culture war that tried to distort the nature of the book.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

Some freed people actually received '40 acres and a mule.' Then it got taken away.

June 24, 2024 0:50:08 48.12 MB Downloads: 0

The promise of "40 acres and a mule", is often thought of as a broken one. But it turns out, some freed people actually received land as reparations after the Civil War. And what happened to that land and the families it was given to is the subject of a new series, 40 Acres and a Lie, by our colleagues at Reveal and the Center for Public Integrity.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

The history of trans misogyny is the history of segregation

June 19, 2024 0:36:27 34.99 MB Downloads: 0

As anti-trans legislation has ramped up, historian Jules Gill-Peterson turns the lens to the past in her book, A Short History of Trans Misogyny. This week, we talk about how panics around trans femininity are shaped by wider forces of colonialism, segregation and class interests.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

Should we stop using the word "felon"?

June 12, 2024 0:33:58 32.61 MB Downloads: 0

This week, we're turning our sights on the word "felon", and looking into what it tells us (and can't tell us) about the 19 million people in the U.S. — like Donald Trump and Hunter Biden — carrying that designation around.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

100 years of immigration policies working to keep out immigrants

June 05, 2024 0:42:32 40.84 MB Downloads: 0

President Biden just issued an executive order that can temporarily shut down the U.S.-Mexico border to asylum seekers once a daily threshold of crossings is exceeded. On this episode, we dig into how the political panic surrounding what many are calling an immigration "crisis" at the border, isn't new. And in fact...it's a problem of our own creation.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

White evangelical Christians are some of Israel's biggest supporters. Why?

May 29, 2024 0:38:17 36.75 MB Downloads: 0

As war continues to rage in the Middle East, attention has been turned to how American Jews, Muslims, and Palestinians relate to the state of Israel. But when we talk about the region, American Christians, particularly evangelical Christians, are often not part of that story. But their political support for Israel is a major driver for U.S. policy — in part because Evangelicals make up an organized, dedicated constituency with the numbers to exert major influence on U.S. politics.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

Falling in love in a time of colonization

May 22, 2024 0:31:12 29.95 MB Downloads: 0

This week Code Switch digs into The Ministry of Time, a new book that author Kailene Bradley describes as a "romance about imperialism." It focuses on real-life Victorian explorer Graham Gore, who died on a doomed Arctic expedition in 1847. But in this novel, time travel is possible and Gore is brought to the 21st century where he's confronted with the fact that everyone he's ever known is dead, that the British Empire has collapsed, and that perhaps he was a colonizer.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

Why the trope of the 'outside agitator' persists

May 15, 2024 0:31:01 29.79 MB Downloads: 0

As protests continue to rock the campuses of colleges and universities, a familiar set of questions is being raised: Are these protests really being led by students? Or are the real drivers of the civil disobedience outsiders, seizing on an opportunity to wreak chaos and stir up trouble?Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

In 'Chicano Frankenstein,' the undead are the new underpaid labor force

May 08, 2024 0:33:59 32.63 MB Downloads: 0

Daniel Olivas's novel puts a new spin on the age-old Frankstein story. In this retelling, 12 million "reanimated" people provide a cheap workforce for the United States...and face a very familiar type of bigotry.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

Exclusion, resilience and the Chinese American experience on 'Mott Street'

May 01, 2024 0:31:02 29.8 MB Downloads: 0

This week on the podcast, we're revisiting a conversation we had with Chin about her book, Mott Street. Through decades of painstaking research, the fifth-generation New Yorker discovered the stories of how her ancestors bore and resisted the weight of the Chinese Exclusion laws in the U.S. – and how the legacy of that history still affects her family today.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy

How Jewish Communities Are Divided Over Support of Israel

April 24, 2024 0:41:02 39.4 MB Downloads: 0

In the wake of October 7, and the bombardment of Gaza by the Israeli government, many American Jews have found themselves questioning something that had long felt like a given: that if you were Jewish, you would support Israel, and that was that. But as more Jews speak out against Israel's actions in Gaza, it's exposing deep rifts within Jewish communities – including ones that are threatening to break apart friendships, families, and institutions.Learn more about sponsor message choices: podcastchoices.com/adchoicesNPR Privacy Policy