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Code Switch

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A news podcast from NPR
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Creators: Gene Demby (Host), Natalie Escobar (Assistant Editor), Kumari Devarajan (Producer), Steven Drummond (Executive Producer), Matt Thompson (Editor), Alicia Montgomery (Senior Producer), Kat Chow (Reporter), Shereen Marisol Meraji (Host), Leah Donnella (Editor), Tasneem Raja (Senior Editor) (edit)

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 head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story. “We’re talking to people who have been marginalized and underrepresented for so long, who are so hungry to see themselves represented fully and with nuance and complexity,” says Shereen Marisol Meraji, co-host of Code Switch, Apple Podcasts’ first-ever Show of the Year for 2020. “People recognize that, because we had been having these conversations for so many years in advance, we’re a trusted place where they could go to better understand all the stories about race filling up their newsfeeds and social channels.” Their weekly podcast launched in 2016 but truly came into its own during this historic, transformative year, as Meraji and co-host Gene Demby examine issues of racial, ethnic, and cultural identity through frank one-on-one discussions and incisive non-fiction. In a year dominated by discourse about race, this indispensable show furthered them by providing powerful and timely insight, offering diverse and empathetic personal perspectives to a broad audience. “There are certain lenses that we are bringing into, both as journalists and the people that we’re bringing to these stories,” Demby says. “But also, we are specific people with specific fascinations and broad curiosity. If we’re telling these stories, you should assume that they’re going to look and sound like us.”

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