Our National Conversation About Conve...

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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#1704: What have we learned?
#1704: What have we learned?
55 min
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#1703: Women’s March, Women’s Show
#1703: Women’s March, Women’s Show
53 min
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#1702: Better Off…?
#1702: Better Off…?
39 min
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#1701-B: The “Will You Be My Black Friend?” B-Side
#1701-B: The “Will You Be My Black Friend?” B-Side
39 min
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#1701: Will You Be My Black Friend?
#1701: Will You Be My Black Friend?
58 min
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#1652-B: The “Your 2017 Survival Guide” B-side
#1652-B: The “Your 2017 Survival Guide” B-side
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#1652: Your 2017 Survival Guide
#1652: Your 2017 Survival Guide
44 min
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#1650-B: The “Thanks, Obama” B-side
#1650-B: The “Thanks, Obama” B-side
39 min
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#1650: Thanks, Obama
#1650: Thanks, Obama
40 min
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#1649-B: The “Sorry To Burst Your Bubble” B-Side
#1649-B: The “Sorry To Burst Your Bubble” B-Side
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#1649: Sorry To Burst Your Bubble
#1649: Sorry To Burst Your Bubble
58 min
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#1648-B: The “The End of Identity Politics?” B-...
#1648-B: The “The End of Identity Politics?” B-Side
28 min
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#1648: The End of Identity Politics?
#1648: The End of Identity Politics?
35 min
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#1646-B: The “F’d Up Cornucopia of Resentment” ...
#1646-B: The “F’d Up Cornucopia of Resentment” B-Side
19 min
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#1646: A F'd Up Cornucopia Of Resentment
#1646: A F'd Up Cornucopia Of Resentment
61 min
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#1645-B: The “Trying To Make Sense” B-side
#1645-B: The “Trying To Make Sense” B-side
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#1645: Trying To Make Sense
#1645: Trying To Make Sense
53 min
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#1644-B: The “The Klan’s Invite to Your Scandal...
#1644-B: The “The Klan’s Invite to Your Scandal Watch Party” B-side
10 min
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#1644: The Klan’s Invite to Your Scandal Watch ...
#1644: The Klan’s Invite to Your Scandal Watch Party
51 min
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#1643-B: The “Getting Pee From A Diaper” B-side
#1643-B: The “Getting Pee From A Diaper” B-side
22 min
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#1643: Getting Pee From A Diaper
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!)
58 min
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#1642-B The “Fight For Your Voting Rights” B-side
Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby join Anna Holmes to talk about listener feedback to episdoe #1642, “Fight For Your Voting Rights” and more.
10 min
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#1642: Fight For Your Voting Rights
#1642: Fight For Your Voting Rights
32 min
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#1641-B: The “Asian-Americans Represent!” B-side
#1641-B: The “Asian-Americans Represent!” B-side
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#1641: Asian-Americans, Represent!
#1641: Asian-Americans, Represent!
50 min
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#1640-B: The “What Do You Mean, Community Polic...
#1640-B: The “What Do You Mean, Community Policing?” B-side
20 min
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#1640: What Do You Mean, “Community Policing”?
#1640: What Do You Mean, “Community Policing”?
43 min
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#1639-B: The “Podcasting from Donald Trump’s He...
#1639-B: The “Podcasting from Donald Trump’s Hell” B-side
25 min
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#1639: Podcasting From Donald Trump’s Hell
#1639: Podcasting From Donald Trump’s Hell
40 min
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#1638-B: “The Press, The Election, and Race” B-...
#1638-B: “The Press, The Election, and Race” B-side (aka Racist Gumbo)
25 min
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#1638:The Election, The Press, And Race
#1638:The Election, The Press, And Race
52 min
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#1637-B: Ladies First B-side
#1637-B: Ladies First B-side
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#1637: Ladies First
#1637: Ladies First
50 min
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#1636b: Is Kaepernick Kicking A Hornet’s Nest B...
#1636b: Is Kaepernick Kicking A Hornet’s Nest B-side
16 min
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#1636: Is Kaepernick Kicking A Hornet’s Nest?
#1636: Is Kaepernick Kicking A Hornet's Nest?
52 min
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#1635b: Cold Empathy For Nate Parker B-side
#1635b: Cold Empathy For Nate Parker B-side
11 min
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#1635: Cold Empathy For Nate Parker
#1635: Cold Empathy For Nate Parker
52 min
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Save the date: September 2nd
About Race is coming back on September 2nd
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#019: The “Drive By" Episode
Hillary vs Bernie, #OscarsSoWhite, Beyoncé, and more
24 min
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#018: The “Because Colonialism" Episode
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...
46 min
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#017b:The “Carson Follies" B-side
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...
34 min
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#017: The “Carson Follies” Episode
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...
59 min
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#16b: The “Diversity Drinking Game" B-side
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...
36 min
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#016: "The Diversity Drinking Game" Episode
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...
56 min
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#15b: The “White People Do Journalism Like This...
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...
27 min
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#015: The “White People Do Journalism Like This...
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...
52 min
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Ep. 14b: The “A-word” B-side
Your responses and thoughts about assimilation and education.
33 min
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#014: The “A-Word” Episode
Baratunde Thurston, Tanner Colby and special guest Anand Giridharadas discuss assimilation gaffes from the campaign trail and school integration in Brooklyn.
47 min
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#013b: The “Whither Whiteness?” B-Side
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.
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#013: The “Whither Whiteness?” Episode
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...
53 min
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#012B: The B-Side
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...
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#012: The “Baratunde Who?” Episode
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.
55 min
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#011b: The “All Aboard the Wine Train” B-Side
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.
33 min
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#011: The "#BlackProtestsMatter" Episode
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...
52 min
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#010b: The "To Coddle or Not to Coddle" B-side
Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and Tanner Colby discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #010: The "Quaaludes in my Jello" Episode.
41 min
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#010: The "Quaaludes in my Jello" Episode
Let's talk about Bill Cosby
46 min
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#009b: The "Fragile White" B-Side
Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda, and special guest host Farai Chideya discuss listener questions and feedback about Episode #009: The "Comedy Trumps Fragility" Episode.
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#009: The “Comedy Trumps Fragility” Episode
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...
51 min
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#008b: The “Cancel your Punta Cana Wedding” B-...
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...
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#008: The “Confederate Dementia” Episode
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...
58 min
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#007b: The "Ally-Oops" B-Side
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...
26 min
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#007: The "Dolezaled Out" Episode
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....
51 min
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#006b: The "Difference Between Annoyance And Op...
#006b: The "Difference Between Annoyance And Oppression” B-Side
31 min
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Bonus Track: Dope - Slate's Spoiler Special
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...
25 min
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#006: The Prophet Muhammad and Mixed Race Merit...
#006: The Prophet Muhammad and Mixed Race Meritocracy
47 min
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#005b: The “No More Than 13 Boxes” B-Side
#005b: The “No More Than 13 Boxes” B-Side
20 min
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#005: The "I Check All The Boxes" Episode
#005: The "I Check All The Boxes" Episode
54 min
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#004: The B-Side
#004: The B-Side
19 min
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#004: The "Recorded After Certain Events in Bal...
#004: The "Recorded After Certain Events in Baltimore" Episode
54 min
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#003: The B-Side
#003: The B-Side
28 min
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#003: The "Recorded Before Certain Events in Ba...
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...
47 min
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#002: The "Could Black Lives Maybe Start to Mat...
  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
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#001: The “Hey Starbucks, Will You Sponsor Us?”...
#001: The “Hey Starbucks, Will You Sponsor Us?” Episode
49 min
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Promo: Our National Conversation About Conversa...
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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