Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics through deep conversations with influencers and experts, and the weekly news with fellow activists Brittany Packnett and Sam Sinyangwe, and writer Clint Smith.
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss the man behind modern Republican gerrymandering, the connection between the firing of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo and a decrease in arrests, how one Trump-Appointed prosecutor is interfering in local reform, and the perpetuation of whiteness in classical sculpture. Anthony Graves, death row exoneree, and Cassandra Stubbs, join DeRay to talk about capital punishment and their work at the ACLU.https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/the-myth-of-whiteness-in-classical-sculpture/amphttps://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/08/us-attorney-jessie-liu-dc-juvenile-criminal-justice-reform.html AND https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/09/dc-us-attorney-blocks-community-from-community-event.htmlhttps://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-secret-files-of-the-master-of-modern-republican-gerrymanderinghttps://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2019/09/05/nypd-stats-confirm-arrest-numbers-drop-following-pantaleo-firing-Everlane.com/PEOPLEfully.com./PEOPLEBurrow.com/PEOPLElbjschool.info/podBuffy.co, code PSTP
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio's attempt to reclaim his post, what will happen during the upcoming partial shut down of the Federal Election Commission, one woman's experience giving birth in prison, and how the Phoenix police purge officer discipline records. Grammy-award winning musician PJ Morton joins DeRay to talk about his new album, "PAUL."https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-sheriff-joe-arpaio-bid-reclaim-arizona-post-20190826-iro3fbygrzcr7hkszkayoqe3hy-story.html?outputType=amphttps://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/08/the-federal-election-commission-is-about-to-partially-shut-down/https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-investigations/2019/08/23/phoenix-police-routinely-purges-officer-misconduct-discipline-records/1955828001/AND https://www.checkthepolice.org/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/29/pregnant-woman-diana-sanchez-birth-alone-jail-cell-denver/BollandBranch.com, promo code PEOPLE.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss a new rule that enables the Trump administration to change the asylum law, global wildfires, a new way the Fair Housing Act may be crippled, and some unexpected results from legalizing hemp. Chef Roy Choi joins DeRay to discuss his career in the food industry and his new TV show, "Broken Bread."https://onezero.medium.com/a-proposed-trump-administration-rule-could-let-lenders-discriminate-through-a-i-2f9a729b0f3chttps://apple.news/AXDDdvQRcRvG8u7ZH_IUMwQhttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/i-feel-lucky-real-how-legalizing-hemp-accidentally-helped-marijuana-n1043371https://www.vox.com/world/2019/8/20/20813786/wildfire-amazon-rainforest-brazil-siberiahttps://simplisafe.com/PEOPLE.DAILYHARVEST.com and enter promo code PEOPLE Policygenius.comhttps://www.ibramxkendi.com/
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss The 1619 Project from The New York Times, prison gerrymandering, how Google plans to tackle disaster relief, and bias in hate speech detection algorithms. Missouri Democratic Congressional Candidate Cori Bush joins DeRay to talk about protesting in Ferguson, her campaign and how she navigates activism and politics.https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/8/15/20806384/social-media-hate-speech-bias-black-african-american-facebook-twitterhttps://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/8/15/20805996/google-disaster-relief-cash-transfers-money-give-directlyhttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/racial-differences-doctors.htmlhttps://newrepublic.com/article/154579/prison-gerrymandering-inflates-rural-voter-powerhttps://www.upstart.com/personal-loans?podcast=PEOPLE&utm_campaign=PEOPLE&utm_source=podcast
DeRay, Clint and Sam discuss how the PATRIOT Act targets drug use more than terrorism, unequal access to opportunities for students, and the lasting effects of the bombing of Nagasaki. Physician Jonathan Metzl joins DeRay to discuss his book, "Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland."https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/10/patriot-act-warrants-used-more-drugs-terrorism/https://1gyhoq479ufd3yna29x7ubjn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/FR-Born_to_win-schooled_to_lose.pdfhttps://twitter.com/wellerstein/status/1159799358650499072? AND https://twitter.com/wellerstein/status/1158736186174779393?https://simplisafe.com/peoplehttps://shop.fully.com/people?utm_source=people&utm_medium=podcastGo to Casper.com/DERAY100, and use "DERAY100" at checkout
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss detention centers for immigrant children, ways Black WWII veterans were denied benefits from the GI Bill, how a school in DC founded by nuns gained profits from selling enslaved people, and a lawsuit to change how governors are elected in Mississippi. Comedian Gastor Almonte joins DeRay to talk about his album, ‘Immigrant Made.”’
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss the history of the motto "In God We Trust," low-wage health care jobs, a proposal to ban facial recognition in public housing, and ensuring that formerly incarcerated Floridians maintain the right to vote. David Treuer joins DeRay to talk about his book, "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present."
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss a plan to fix inequality in San Francisco, officers illegally using information from sealed arrests, why women are more vulnerable in cars, and protests against the construction of a telescope at Mauna Kea. Samara Freemark and Natalie Jablonski join DeRay to talk about the latest season of 'In the Dark' and the Supreme Court case, Flowers v. Mississippi.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss racial hierarchies in the culinary field, bias within disability classifications, vanilla ice cream as it relates to America's history of racism, and legal preservations of confederate beliefs. Logan Browning joins DeRay to talk about what she has learned from starring in 'Dear White People” and using her voice in Hollywood.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss economic myths about undocumented immigrants, conditions in prisons, California's ban against natural hair discrimination, and transparency among police departments. Jennifer Eberhardt joins DeRay to talk about implicit bias and racism.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss the history of school busing, language used among athletic leagues, two recent Supreme Court decisions, and how bias is overlooked within the NYPD. Nora McInerny joins DeRay to talk about her podcast, “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” her new book, and what she has learned about grief and joy.
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam share overlooked news to help inform your perspective as you watch this week's presidential debates. Then, DeRay is joined by presidential candidate Julián Castro to discuss his People First Policing policy proposal and how he is preparing for Wednesday's debate.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss how sheriffs undermine their successors, a multipronged approach to eliminating inequality, racial discrimination in the cable TV industry, and reducing bias among prosecutors. Actor Blair Underwood joins DeRay to talk about his role in "When They See Us," Ava DuVernay's series about The Exonerated Five.
For the season 3 premiere of Pod Save the People, DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss the overlooked news, including a review of the Facebook accounts of thousands of police officers, murders of Black transgender women, houselessness in Los Angeles, and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Trevor Noah joins DeRay to talk what he has learned as host of The Daily Show, the 2020 president election, and making his book into a film.
This episode, DeRay is joined by activist and writer Feminista Jones to discuss organizing, Black Feminism, and the power of the internet. Then, New Mexico's Attorney General, Hector Balderas, talks to DeRay about what it's like to be one of the only Democratic Attorney Generals in a border state.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss the overlooked news, including illegal police raids, the original symbolism of The Statue of Liberty, Trump’s farm bailout, and why many Americans live close to their moms. Glenda Jackson joins DeRay to talk about playing King Lear on Broadway and her political career as a former member of the British Parliament.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss Ben Carson, the debate around Rikers Island, factoring adversity into the SAT's, and how the War on Drugs has prevented Black men from obtaining college degrees. Danielle Sered joins DeRay to talk about her book, 'Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair."
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss abortion, school lunches, ICE hacking phones, and how Black Lives Matter protests have affected Americans' perspectives on race. House Majority Whip James Clyburn joins DeRay to talk about the 2020 presidential election, the Congressional Black Caucus and infrastructure.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss New York's decision to become the first major city to stop charging for calls from jail, a revealing report about the shooting of Oscar Grant, a new Bronx bookstore, and John Kelly's involvement in a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children. Bryan Lee, Jr joins DeRay to talk about design justice, monuments that celebrate white supremacy, and how public spaces affect communities.
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss criminal fines and the disenfranchised, childhood mortality in America, and whether or not sheriffs are necessary. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich joins DeRay to talk about the 2020 Presidential Election, the "common good," and how American politics have changed.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss online diversity trainings, how low-income individuals spend more on health care, the history of slaveowners receiving reparations, and gratuitous dental procedures. In honor of Earth Day, DeRay is joined by marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Ayana Young, co-founder of For the Wild.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss Georgetown's reparations fund, the new Black Maternal Health Caucus, life-long prison sentences without the possibility of parole, and “proactive policing.” New York Times Magazine Staff Writer Emily Bazelon joins DeRay to talk about the power of prosecutors, transforming the American court system and ending mass incarceration.
DeRay, Sam and Brittany are LIVE from Portland, Oregon. They’re joined by Representative Jennifer Williamson and Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty to talk about the treatment of incarcerated women, Elizabeth Warren’s housing crisis plan, policing, Trump's budget and more.
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint talk about the unequal distribution of federal disaster funds, how a messenger’s identity affects a movement’s momentum, kidney donations, and artificial intelligence. Actor André Holland joins DeRay to discuss his new film "High Flying Bird," the commodification of Black athletes and how art helps him work through trauma.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam talk about a Black man who outsmarted a neo-Nazi group, the high cost of insulin, a decrease in Black homeownership, and the trauma of attending a school proximate to homicides. Nedgine Paul Deroly, co-founder & CEO of Anseye Pou Ayiti, joins DeRay to discuss how she's working to improve education in Haiti.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany explain what’s on their hearts and minds during Black History Month. President and CEO of the Public Welfare Foundation Candice Jones joins DeRay to talk about juvenile and adult prison reform.
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint talk about Jussie Smollet and Howard Schultz, plus colonialism and climate change, a mother’s fatal fall on NYC subway steps, a growing number of urban prosecutors refusing to pursue marijuana convictions, and how opioid overdoses increase when prisoners are forced off prescribed relapse medication. African American Studies Chair at UCLA, Dr. Marcus Hunter, joins DeRay to talk about everything from inclusion to reparations. #BHM
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including Marsy’s law, bias in court reporting, predatory ticketing in St. Louis County, and the California doctors who cross state lines to perform abortions. South African pop star and actor Nakhane joins DeRay to talk about music, art and identity.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss how police are treated as a protected class, the lack of diversity within the Green Movement, states that celebrate Robert E. Lee, and free drug testing and counseling at festivals. The National Black Justice Coalition's David Johns joins DeRay to talk about education, protecting LGBTQ youth, and his time in the Obama Administration.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint talk about how the government shutdown is affecting federal prisons, hunger on college campuses, the DOJ's implication that immigration is linked to terrorism, and Bennett College's financial vulnerability. Law Professor Lara Bazelon joins DeRay to discuss restorative justice for those who have been wrongfully convicted.
Brittany, Sam and Clint are back with DeRay for the overlooked news, including a discussion of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tax proposal, the millions of children who have experienced a lockdown this year alone, formerly incarcerated voter re-enfranchisement, and racial sentencing disparities. Tomi Adeyemi joins DeRay to talk about her book, Children of Blood and Bone.
For this special holiday episode, DeRay talks to Sarah Koenig, the host and executive producer of the podcast Serial, and Emmanuel Dzotsi who helped report and produce the show's most recent season. Then, he's joined by Stanford's Rob Reich to discuss his new book, "Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it Can do Better.”
For this special holiday episode, DeRay talks to Lizz Winstead about creating "The Daily Show" and founding Lady Parts Justice League, an organization that uses humor to educate people about reproductive healthcare and abortion policies. Then, he's joined by Emily Hunt Turner, Tommy Franklin and Roslynn Pedracine to discuss All Square, a nonprofit that provides professional development training to formerly incarcerated individuals.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint talk about Florida legislation that protects police, the effects of tuition-free college, HUD oversight failures, and how the IRS targets low-income people. Deborah Richardson of the International Human Trafficking Institute joins DeRay to discuss how common human trafficking is and ways communities can solve the issue.
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam talk about using creativity to combat white supremacy, confronting housing segregation, Cyntoia Brown's prison sentence, and the rise of dollar stores. Nicholas Turner of the Vera Institute of Justice joins DeRay to discuss prison systems globally.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss the Wrongful Conviction Tax Relief Act, the effect of racism on home ownership, fraud in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, and immigrant deportation trials. WNYC's Jad Abumrad joins DeRay to talk about anti-gay conversion therapy and his new podcast series, UnErased. Note: This episode includes explicit language.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss the overlooked news, including "Black Wall Street," domestic violence, global gun policies, and license plate surveillance. Michaele Turnage Young of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Harvard student Ivy Yan join DeRay to talk about the Harvard affirmative action lawsuit.
DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the Georgia gubernatorial election, the new prison reform bill, incarcerated firefighters, and American fast food consumption. Representative Gwen Moore (WI-4) joins DeRay to talk about congressional news, including Nancy Pelosi's race for minority speaker and welfare reform.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany, and Clint discuss the overlooked news, including Roe v. Wade's vulnerability, holistic public defense, the role of consent decrees in curbing police brutality, and Mississippi's Senate runoff race. The Washington Post's Elizabeth Bruenig joins DeRay to talk about her article, "She reported her rape. Her hometown turned against her. Can justice ever be served?"
DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint discuss how one vote can make a difference and the overlooked news they can't stop thinking about. Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli joins DeRay to talk about how she is improving the justice system in Illinois.
DeRay, Clint, Sam, and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including the population decline in Chicago's public schools, how jury selection is shaped by racism, affirmative action, and telling fact from opinion. Valerie Jarrett and John Zimmer join DeRay to talk about Lyft and how they're helping Americans exercise their right to vote.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss the midterm elections, ballots to watch, decreased protections for transgender people, a new DUI law, and hiring discrimination. Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley joins DeRay to talk about her historic run for Congress.
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss the overlooked news, including the decline of U.S. prison populations, how American abortion policies affect women around the world, the death penalty, and who benefits from President Trump's tax cuts. Pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha joins DeRay to talk about her efforts to get the government to recognize the effects of lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan.
DeRay, Clint, Sam and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including the recent earthquake in Haiti, the consequences of privatizing policy policymaking, who can get charged with felony murder in California, and how limited access to abortion harms women. Jon Favreau joins DeRay and Tre'vell Anderson of the LA Times to talk about the future of activism and American politics.
DeRay, Clint, Sam and Brittany discuss Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, and the overlooked news, including the treatment of unaccompanied migrant children in America, how the government prevents undocumented pregnant minors from getting abortions, and the benefits of universal Preschool in Washington, D.C. John Olszewski joins DeRay to discuss his candidacy for Baltimore County Executive.
DeRay, Clint, Sam and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including why many college students don't vote, midterm predictions among millennials, service workers as first line medical responders, and addiction treatment in prisons. Maria Hadden, candidate for 49th Ward Alderwoman in Chicago and Kina Collins, chairwoman of the Illinois Council on Women & Girls, join DeRay to discuss working within and around government to change policy and shift Illinois culture.
Clint, Brittany and DeRay are on to discuss the overlooked news, including the impact of economics on the ability to evacuate from a hurricane, college access, and North Carolina gerrymandering. Sam joins remotely to share his news about a House bill that would reclassify dozens of offenses as “crimes of violence.” Anand Giridharadas joins DeRay in the studio to talk about his new book, Winners Take All.
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss voter ID for older voters, Rachael Rollins and criminal justice reform, voter suppression, and the DeVos Administration’s rerouting of federal education money for guns. Wesley Lowery and Kimbriell Kelly join DeRay to talk about their ongoing work to understand why fewer arrests are made for violent crimes with Black victims.
In this episode Tish James joins to discuss her run to be the next NY Attorney General and Brittany, Clint, Sam, and DeRay discuss the overlooked news of the day. And DeRay announces the launch of his book and the importance of hope in the work of justice.
DeRay talks with actor Terry Crews about #MeToo, Hollywood, and the work ahead. Sam, Clint and Brittany are on to talk this week's news, including new issues in environmental justice and policing/criminal justice.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including how Georgia is attempting to consolidate voting locations in ways that would disenfranchise black voters and the relationship between homelessness and incarceration. Actress Regina King joins to discuss her most recent project Seven Seconds, a series on Netflix that focuses on police violence.
DeRay, Sam and Brittany are on to talk about Spike Lee’s new movie Blackkklansman, the white supremacy rally in DC, and this week’s overlooked news. Clint joins to share his thoughts drawing distinctions between past and current waves of immigration. Oral health writer and expert Mary Otto and health care expert Ifetayo Johnson about the history, access and implications of dental health care nationwide, and what communities can do to improve community oral health.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including how white Americans support welfare programs — but only for themselves, says new research, and how federal court rules in favor of NAACP’s case and restores DACA. Beto O'Rourke, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, joins DeRay and discusses immigration, challenging Ted Cruz, and the future of Texas.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including how the Trump administration is attacking a crucial lifeline for domestic violence victims, and how Memphis police spying on activists is worse than we thought. Candidate for St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell joins DeRay and discusses how he wants to reform the criminal justice system in St. Louis, and Lyft’s Vice President of Government Relations, Joseph Okpaku, joins DeRay to discuss new legislation that could put a cap on the number of drivers in New York City.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including Target's coupon fix for cash-strapped teachers and what it says about the state of education funding, and President Trump’s status as the single biggest political advertiser on Facebook. “Sorry to Bother You” director Boots Riley joins DeRay and discusses how class factors into movements, his film, and how to leverage power.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including what white, middle-class parents report saying to their children about racial tension, and the Trump administration’s new message on anti-poverty programs. New York’s 14th congressional Democratic primary winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins DeRay and discusses what it means to be a Democratic Socialist, the future of healthcare, and her historic win.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including a Judge’s ruling in Detroit that access to literacy is not a constitutional right, and how police killings have harmed mental health in black communities. Democrats for Education Reform president Shavar Jeffries joins DeRay and discusses DFER’s core work, what impact charter schools have on diversity, and why he thinks choice matters.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including Alexandria Ocasio’s definition of democratic socialism and the lack of accountability in immigration detention contracting. "Hamilton" star Daveed Diggs and Bill Cobb, Deputy Director at the ACLU, talk about the Campaign for Smart Justice.
DeRay, Sam and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including the not-so-secret meaning of Melania Trump’s jacket and how Starbucks and other corporations came to Ferguson after Michael Brown was shot, but not to the neighborhood where he died. Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell joins DeRay and discusses his race to become the first black governor in a state that has struggled with race relations. Mike Johnston explains how one of his students inspired him to run for governor of Colorado.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including how to decide who to root for in The World Cup and how the Trump Administration is separating children from their parents at the border. Dr. Nadine Burke joins DeRay and discusses how our bodies can be imprinted for life by “Adverse Childhood Experiences”—like abuse, neglect, parental addiction or mental illness.
DeRay, Brittany and Sam are together for the news, including a discussion of unsolved murders, the politics of health care, and the economic cost of sexual harassment. Candidates for State’s Attorney Ivan Bates and Thiru Vignarajah each join DeRay to talk about their bid to serve as Baltimore’s lead prosecutor.
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DeRay, Clint, Sam and Brittany talk Drake and Pusha T, Black women voters, and the many deaths following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. US Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY-9) joins DeRay to talk about the future of the Party, immigration issues under Trump, and being one of only the eleven House members total who didn’t vote for the Blue Lives Matter bill.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam talk about the latest NFL controversary, a spike in overdoses in libraries, a wide array of criminal justice updates, and the weak response to Paige Patterson’s controversial Southern Baptist leadership. Cleo Wade joins DeRay to talk about art, activism and her new book, Heart Talk.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint talk about the new blue lives matter law in the House and Senate, a steep rise in suicide rates among teens, the Royal Wedding, and more. Ari Melber joins DeRay to talk about Michael Cohen, Giuliani and #muteRKelly, and we have a short update on the SNAP bill from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany discuss the overlooked news, including depiction of abortions in the mainstream and marijuana arrests in NYC. Author and researcher Chuck Collins and policy expert Josh Hoxie join to discuss their study Road to Zero about the nuances of the racial wealth gap.
DeRay, Clint, and Brittany discuss women’s wages, misconduct records for corrections officers, prison riots in context, and Donald Glover. Louisiana State Senator JP Morrell joins DeRay to talk about his efforts to overturn a law that does not require a unanimous jury for criminal convictions.
In between seasons, DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint all have their own special messages for listeners (and yes, Clint has poems). Hear some of DeRay’s and your favorite episodes and behind-the-scenes reflections on each. Season 2 debuts on May 1 with an extra special guest!
DeRay, Brittany and Sam, with special guest Rembert Browne, are live from NYC opening the NYC Podfest to talk about the NFL, the Flint water crisis, and Facebook. Touré joins DeRay for an interview about interviews, including R. Kelly and Kanye.
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint are live from National Geographic HQ in Washington, D.C. to discuss race and science, MLK, Maya Angelou, and the news, and DeRay has a conversation about black holes, women in STEM and race and genetics with Nat Geo explorers Jedidah Isler and Keolu Fox.
The full crew is together for the news, including a discussion of new evidence in the Alton Sterling case. Derek Thomson, author of Hit Makers, joins DeRay to help us understand how certain things become a hit, while others don’t. Beyoncé, social movements, Parkland and Billboard’s Top 100 are all discussed.
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint talk about Koch brothers spreading fake news in the Black community, how NY is forgetting juveniles in its prison system, a new study on race and class, and how WI is tinkering with election laws. Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL) joins DeRay from the Hill to talk about gun policy, the FBI, ICE practices, arcane maternity leave policies in the Senate, opioids and more.
DeRay, Sam, Clint, and Brittany talk about the assassination of Marielle Franco, charging low-income college students to stay on campus during breaks, public officials who profit off of prison nutrition systems, and the Austin bombings. Irma Solis from NYCLU and Stephanie Gibbs of Safe Passage Project join to help us understand how the DOJ, ICE and local police are violating due process of immigrant children every day.
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss a new study on the rapid spread of fake news on Twitter, the racial wealth gap, arming teachers, and WA’s new deadly force legislation. Author and musician Gyasi Ross catches up with DeRay to discuss the DNC 2020 and issues facing Native communities.
Clint, Sam and DeRay talk about land reform in South Africa, a stalled child marriage bill in KY and progressive voting rights legislation coming out of Washington State. DeRay and Brené Brown discuss joy, privilege and discomfort with Pastor Amy live from the Riverside Church in NYC.
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam talk about applying a racial equity lens to gun control, what guns do to bodies, the lastest on immigration, and energy efficiency in low-income communities. NAACP Legal Defense Fund President Sherrilyn Ifill joins to DeRay to talk about judicial nominations and criminal justice through the courts.
DeRay, Sam, Clint and Brittany are live from The Lincoln Theatre. Washington Post’s Wesley Lowrey joins the news crew fresh from his time with students at Parkland High, and Ben Jealous joins to talk about legalizing marijuana and the Baltimore PD. Black Panther is discussed at length, but no spoilers, we promise.
Sam, Clint, Brittany and DeRay discuss this week’s news, including cuts to Medicaid and PA’s gerrymandering battle. Science fiction authors and scholars Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes join to DeRay talk about Black Panther, the history of Black superheroes and Afrofuturism.
Clint and Brittany join DeRay to talk the news during our first Black History Month podcast. Sam shares a special call to action. Professor Brandon Terry (Harvard, African and African American studies) joins to talk to DeRay about Martin Luther King’s legacy, today’s struggle for rights and democracy, and finding moral courage outside of religion.
DeRay, Brittany, Sam, and Clint talk about Flint’s water crisis, Florida’s potential restoration of voting rights, minimum wage, and the $400M that the Koch brothers are pouring into midterms. Author and commentator Reza Aslan joins DeRay to talk about being Muslim in America, Jesus as a protestor, the link between religion and voting, finding moral courage outside of religious identity, and his new book, God: A Human History.
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Brittany, Sam, DeRay and Clint are on for the news. Wendy Kopp, co-founder and CEO of Teach For All, joins DeRay talk through lessons learned across the international education community and the need for diverse and community-driven leadership. DeRay talks with Kat Calvin, founder and CEO of Spread the Vote, to help us understand voter ID laws and how to get involved in advance of upcoming elections.
Clint, Sam, Brittany and DeRay talk through his week’s news, and invite you to the first Pod Save the People live show in D.C. on 2/18 for Black History Month. U.S. Congressman Joe Crowley (NY-14) joins DeRay to talk DACA, TPS, and impeachment.
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Sam, Clint and Brittany are back for the news. DeRay sits down to talk with program director Amy Roza, and students Donte Small, Ramieka Robinson-Peoples and Sekwan Merritt about their experiences in the Goucher College Prison Education Program (GPEP), which reverses the school-to-prison pipeline by providing college education to incarcerated adults.
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DeRay talks with Wes Moore about his new role fighting systemic poverty at Robin Hood, #closerikers, and hope. Laura Weidman Powers of Code2040 joins DeRay to discuss the important of diversity in the tech industry and her time in Obama’s White House.
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DeRay joins Piper Kerman, author and producer of Orange is the New Black, and Georgia Lerner, ED of the Women’s Prison Association to talk about women, children and the criminal justice system. Tracey Feild of the Casey Foundation joins to help us understand the foster care system and how we can help.
DeRay gets together with Chelsea Handler to talk about the world, allyship, and being both funny and angry (swearing abounds). Political pollster Cornell Belcher joins DeRay to discuss the synergies between Obama’s win and Doug Jones’. Sam, Brittany and Clint join for this week’s news.
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DeRay sits down to talk to Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez to process the special Alabama U.S. Senate race and Democratic victor Doug Jones, and to discuss what the DNC has learned about getting out the vote alongside African American communities.
Sam, Brittany and DeRay discuss the week’s news, and Clint joins for a special spoken word message about who in society is deemed worthy of our empathy. DeRay sits down with Tom Wheeler, former FCC Chairman, to help us understand net neutrality and the upcoming FCC vote on December 14. Sinéad Burke joins to talk about disability activism, including her experience as a little person and teacher.
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DeRay sits down for a deep conversation with U.S. Senator (NY) Kirsten Gillibrand at the Senate studio to talk about leading in a time of Trump, sexual assault in the military and on the Hill, the 2018 elections, the new tax bill, being a working mom in the Senate and much more. Clint, Sam and Brittany talk about the tax bill, the census, and seeing Coco.
Clint, Sam and Brittany join DeRay for the weekly news, including the effect of climate change on child brides, the recent news on human trafficking, Trump stacking the courts, and more. DeWanda Wise joins DeRay to talk about her new role as Nola in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It. Shannon Minter and Jennifer Levi join to talk about their work on key federal cases to block Trump’s military transgender ban, and what you can do to help.
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint talk about this week’s news including, #metoo, the current tax bill, a study on the impact of teachers of color and the so-called “digital Muslim ban.” Andy Slavitt joins for a brief update on the GOP snuck health care changes into the latest tax bill, and DeRay talks with Glenn Martin of Just Leadership USA about closing Rikers Island Jail in NYC and the justice system more broadly.
The news crew gathers to discuss defense attorneys in immigration court, the impact of non-profits in low-income communities, and more and a surprise guest joins for Brittany’s birthday. Author and law professor Mehrsa Baradaran joins DeRay to talk about the racial wealth gap, and tax law professor and former OMB staffer David Kamin briefs us on the latest tax bills.
This Election Day episode is dedicated to voting rights with Faiz Shakir, National Policy Director for the ACLU, and journalist Ari Berman. The news crew discusses gun violence and voting rights, and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League joins DeRay to talk about the recent 67% rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes and what the ADL is doing about it.
FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny joins to talk with DeRay about how antitrust and consumer protection affects our daily lives. Then DeRay speaks with St. Paul mayoral candidate Melvin Carter about his campaign and the recent racist attacks by the St. Paul police union. And Brittany, Sam, Clint and DeRay discuss this week’s intense news cycle.
Gov. Christie Todd Whitman, former head of the EPA under George W. Bush, joins DeRay to explain climate change, why environmental regulation has no place in partisan politics, and why the GOP keeps backing Trump even though she believes he’s unfit to lead. Joshua Kissi of Street Etiquette and TONL joins to talk about ensuring representation in stock photography and art as activism. Sam, Brittany and Clint talks this week’s news.