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6 Social Justice Podcasts You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

September 30, 2022
Art & Entertainment

Today is International Podcast Day, so listen up!

With everything going on in the world right now, there has never been a more important time to get informed on social justice issues. Luckily, podcasts make it easy to educate yourself.

Next time you’re cooking dinner, folding laundry, or going for a walk, pop on your (BEATS)RED headphones and check out these 5 insanely binge-able social justice podcasts.

1. Code Switch 

Hosted by journalists of color, NPR’s Code Switch examines the various ways in which race impacts society—from the books we read, to the games we play, the makeup we wear, the food we eat, and so much more. Code Switch brings humor and empathy to some of the most difficult conversations about race.

2. Pod Save the People

DeRay McKesson first entered the national consciousness in 2014 as a formidable organizer for Black Lives Matter after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Now, as the host of Crooked Media’s Pod Save the People, he’s emerged as one of the most important voices in social justice today. Premiered in 2017, the hour-long show features weekly analysis from Kaya Henderson and De’Ara Balenger and covers stories affecting those in and out of the headlines.

3. Intersectionality Matters

Lawyer, civil rights advocate, and leading scholar of critical race theory Kimberlé Crenshaw brings her expertise and insight to Intersectionality Matters. The podcast explores a range of topics from grassroots activism abroad to #SayHerName through the lens of intersectionality. All while interviewing world-class artists, activists, and scholars.

4. From Our Own Correspondent (BBC)

Social justice isn’t just about seeking equality for those around you; it’s about pursuing justice for those out of view and oceans away. In fact, much of the journey for unconditional equality and human rights for all is simply learning about what is happening around the world. From Our Own Correspondent, produced by BBC, showcases issues long out of focus in the headlines that affect millions around the world.

5. Attitudes! 

For Erin Gibson and Brian Safi ‘Attitudes!’ is an art form and platform. The two fuse pop culture with women’s rights and LGBTQ issues to concoct a social justice cocktail that goes down smoothly (well, that is if you’re not choking from laughter at their debauchery along the way).


“Enough with the distractions, the noise, the billions of tweets. We got work to do, and we’re going to do it together, and we’re going to find our joy along the way. We are undistracted.” -Brittany Packnett Cunningham, host of UNDISTRACTED (and former (INSIDE THE PARENS) panelist). In this weekly podcast, Cunningham and her guests dive into today’s headlines and other pressing issues through the lens of intersectional feminism.