Our National Conversation About Conversations A...

Our National Conversation About Conversations A...

Co-discussants Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America. This show is "About Race."

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39 min
Jan 13, 2017
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#1701-B: The “Will You Be My Black Friend?” B-Side

19 min
Jan 7, 2017
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#1652-B: The “Your 2017 Survival Guide” B-side

11 min
Dec 17, 2016
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#1649-B: The “Sorry To Burst Your Bubble” B-Side

28 min
Dec 9, 2016
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#1648-B: The “The End of Identity Politics?” B-Side

19 min
Dec 3, 2016
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#1646-B: The “F’d Up Cornucopia of Resentment” B-Side

20 min
Nov 18, 2016
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#1645-B: The “Trying To Make Sense” B-side

10 min
Nov 11, 2016
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#1644-B: The “The Klan’s Invite to Your Scandal Watch Party” B-side

51 min
Nov 5, 2016
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#1644: The Klan’s Invite to Your Scandal Watch Party

22 min
Nov 4, 2016
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#1643-B: The “Getting Pee From A Diaper” B-side

58 min
Oct 29, 2016
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Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby join Anna Holmes to discuss their favorite new TV series, “Atlanta,” who it’s made for, and why it makes them uncomfortable in a good way. (SPOILERS!)

10 min
Oct 28, 2016
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Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby join Anna Holmes to talk about listener feedback to episdoe #1642, “Fight For Your Voting Rights” and more.

9 min
Oct 21, 2016
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#1641-B: The “Asian-Americans Represent!” B-side

20 min
Oct 14, 2016
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#1640-B: The “What Do You Mean, Community Policing?” B-side

43 min
Oct 8, 2016
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#1640: What Do You Mean, “Community Policing”?

25 min
Oct 7, 2016
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#1639-B: The “Podcasting from Donald Trump’s Hell” B-side

25 min
Oct 1, 2016
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#1638-B: “The Press, The Election, and Race” B-side (aka Racist Gumbo)

16 min
Sep 16, 2016
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#1636b: Is Kaepernick Kicking A Hornet’s Nest B-side

1 min
Aug 12, 2016
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About Race is coming back on September 2nd

24 min
Feb 16, 2016
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Hillary vs Bernie, #OscarsSoWhite, Beyoncé, and more

46 min
Nov 25, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby, and special guest Jay Kang of the New York Times magazine debate whether xenophobia is quintessentially American and critique Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix show. Our National Conversation...

34 min
Nov 24, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby are joined by New York Times magazine’s Jay Kang to respond to your thoughts on Episode 17. Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race is brought to you by the Rachel...

59 min
Nov 11, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby, and special guest Jamil Smith try their best to decipher Dr. Ben Carson’s pyramid theories and disputed technicolor Horatio Alger claims, and the social media backlash to a recent call for a kinder, gentler...

36 min
Nov 11, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby are joined by New Republic Senior Editor Jamil Smith to dole out some advice and address listener feedback to Episode 16. About Race is brought to you by The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. Watch Rachel as she breaks...

56 min
Oct 27, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby, and Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris, explore why people of color are on TV screens but not in writers rooms, if Shonda Rhimes is a special effect, and ask if on-campus coddling is actually a thing. Our National...

27 min
Oct 27, 2015
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Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby and special guest Aisha Harris discuss listener questions and feedback from Episode #015: “White People Do Journalism Like This.” Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race is brought to you by...

52 min
Oct 14, 2015
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Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby and special guest Rebecca Carroll discuss diversity in the newsroom and the fluidity of race. Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race is brought to you by the Rachel Maddow Show. Every weeknight...

33 min
Oct 12, 2015
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Your responses and thoughts about assimilation and education.

47 min
Sep 30, 2015
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Baratunde Thurston, Tanner Colby and special guest Anand Giridharadas discuss assimilation gaffes from the campaign trail and school integration in Brooklyn.

34 min
Sep 29, 2015
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Baratunde Thurston, Tanner Colby and special guest Anand Giridharadas discuss listener questions and feedback from Episode #013: The "Whither Whiteness?" Episode This show is sponsored by The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

53 min
Sep 17, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda & Tanner Colby discuss yellowface in poetry and white identity as expressed by Donald Trump's ride-or-die supporters with New Republic Editor Jamil Smith. www.showaboutrace.com   Today's show is brought to you by...

39 min
Sep 16, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby are joined by New Republic Senior Editor Jamil Smith to talk about segregation in education, owning your experience as a person of color, and respond to other listener feedback. www.showaboutrace.com Today's...

55 min
Sep 2, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby are joined by Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times and Anna Sale of WNYC, to talk about education and integration as well as about visiting New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Katrina.

33 min
Sep 1, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby are joined by award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #011, The “Black Protests Matter” Episode.

52 min
Aug 19, 2015
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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby discuss #BlackLivesMatter feeling the post-disruption Bern of his ride-or-die fans and Uber's accidental anti-racism.     SOURCES Reflecting on #BlackLivesMatter and Bernie Sanders...

41 min
Aug 18, 2015
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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #010: The "Quaaludes in my Jello" Episode.

37 min
Aug 4, 2015
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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and special guest host Farai Chideya discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #009: The "Comedy Trumps Fragility" Episode.

51 min
Jul 22, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby, and special guest Jay Smooth discuss white fragility, the Donald Trump effect, and political correctness in comedy. Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race is sponsored by Casper. Get $50 toward any...

30 min
Jul 21, 2015
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Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Tanner Colby and special guest host Jay Smooth discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #008: The "Confederate Dementia" Episode.   Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race is sponsored by...

58 min
Jul 7, 2015
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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the presidential response to the Charleston massacre, the push to purge Confederate symbols, and the humanitarian crisis brewing in the Dominican Republic. Our National Conversation...

26 min
Jul 7, 2015
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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #007: The "Dolezaled Out" Episode Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race is sponsored by Audible.com, who has more than...

51 min
Jun 23, 2015
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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the strange saga of Rachel Dolezal, the problem with allyship, and the violence faced by women who aren't just pretending to be black.   About Race is sponsored by MailChimp....

31 min
Jun 23, 2015
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#006b: The "Difference Between Annoyance And Oppression” B-Side

25 min
Jun 22, 2015
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In this special podcast mash-up, Dana Stevens of Slate's Spoiler Special sits down with the hosts of Panoply's new show About Race: Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby. They discuss Dope, filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa's sly new comedy about...

47 min
Jun 9, 2015
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#006: The Prophet Muhammad and Mixed Race Meritocracy

20 min
Jun 8, 2015
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#005b: The “No More Than 13 Boxes” B-Side

54 min
May 12, 2015
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#004: The "Recorded After Certain Events in Baltimore" Episode

47 min
Apr 28, 2015
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Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the first season of ABC’s ‘Fresh off the Boat’; the complicated politics of whites adopting racial identities that are not their own; and the social media phenomenon...

49 min
Apr 14, 2015
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  Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss the shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina, the colorism debate surrounding Kendrick Lamar's fiancee, and the laughable attempts of Mindy Kaling's brother to use affirmative...

49 min
Mar 31, 2015
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#001: The “Hey Starbucks, Will You Sponsor Us?” Episode

5 min
Feb 25, 2015
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Authors Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about...

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