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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Kaya Henderson, De’Ara Balenger, and Myles Johnson. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

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Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Kaya Henderson, De’Ara Balenger, and Myles Johnson. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

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What's Done in the Dark

5/21/2024
Police guns used in crimes across the country, Congress members exchange insults during the House hearing, the first Black astronaut candidate reaches space at 90-years-old, Angela Alsobrooks beats the odds to win U.S. Senate primary, and the exploration of New Wave. News Jasmine Crockett backs claim calling Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘racist’ One of at least 52,529 guns once owned by police, but later used in crimes. First Black astronaut candidate, now 90, reaches space in Blue Origin flight New Wave is Defined By Whiteness Angela Alsobrooks wins Maryland’s hotly contested U.S. Senate primary Follow Pod Save the People on Instagram.

Duration:01:07:32

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Are the States United?

5/14/2024
U.S. states double down on resistance to racial equity, the Met Gala sparks intense protest amidst Gaza-Israel conflict, and skepticism around Biden's upcoming Morehouse commencement speech. News Katie Britt proposes federal database to collect data on pregnant people Aces star A'ja Wilson announces signature shoe with Nike Anita Baker Atlanta concert canceled minutes before showtime The Met Gala has fueled backlash against stars who are silent about the Gaza conflict Philly narcotics cops secretly used surveillance cameras. Video proved some of their testimony false. A Virginia county board votes to restore Confederates' names to schools Morehouse faculty set to vote next week on whether to award Biden an honorary degree Follow Pod Save the People on Instagram.

Duration:00:52:42

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Culture over Commerce

5/7/2024
Kendrick and Drake battle it out in a war of words, a rich white community in Baton Rouge forms its own city, and widespread misconduct outed within the NYC marshall. News Teens come up with trigonometry proof for Pythagorean Theorem, a problem that stumped math world for centuries New wealthy, white city in Louisiana just became one of state's largest towns Many City Marshals Have Been Disciplined for Misconduct, Chief Investigator Testifies The Results Are In: Kendrick Lamar Won the Great Rap War Follow Pod Save the People on Instagram.

Duration:00:47:50

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The Other Side Has to Cheat

4/30/2024
Student organizers unite in support of Palestine, Alameda County discriminates against Black and Jewish jurors, DeSantis strips healthcare coverage from thousands of children, and President Biden signs law to ban TikTok. News As student protesters get arrested, they risk being banned from campus too Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley refuses to pull over for traffic stop because she "didn't feel like" it. New York DA Sandra Doorley apologizes after body cam captures tense exchange with officer Alameda County prosecutors allegedly excluded Black people and Jews from death penalty juries Florida ‘callously’ strips healthcare from thousands of children despite new law President Biden signs law to ban TikTok nationwide unless it is sold

Duration:00:47:39

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Heroes v. Villains

4/23/2024
U.S. Supreme Court threatens the right to protest, Nestlé adds sugar to infant milk in poorer countries, Participant Media shuts down operations after two decades, and the ongoing history of Tybee Island. News The Supreme Court Has Ruled to Let Louisiana Keep Hunting DeRay McKesson Caitlin Clark signs 8-figure signature sneaker deal; yet, no Black WNBA players have signature shoes Nestlé adds sugar to infant milk sold in poorer countries, report finds Participant Shutting Down Operations After 20 Years: Film Studio Was Behind Oscar Winners ‘Spotlight’, ‘Green Book‘ Georgia beach town, Tybee Island, trying to curb Orange Crush, large annual gathering of Black college students Tybee Island, Georgia's Black History Trail

Duration:01:01:40

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There's a Killer in Here

4/16/2024
Iran launches attack on Israel, Louisiana Supreme Court vindicates pedophilic priests, Tennessee K-12 teachers allowed to carry handguns, and a reflection on the lives of the late OJ Simpson, Mister Cee, and Faith Ringgold. News Iran launches retaliatory attack on Israel with hundreds of drones, missiles Louisiana High Court: Priests Have a “Property Right” Not to Be Sued For Sexual Abuse Tennessee teachers would be allowed to carry concealed handguns at K-12 schools under a bill just passed by the state Senate Faith Ringgold, quilt and visual artist, dies at 93 Mister Cee, Pioneering Brooklyn D.J., Dies at 57 OJ Simpson, former football star acquitted of murder, dies at 76

Duration:01:13:26

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Y'all Focused on the Wrong Things

4/9/2024
Trump faced with law and order, Trans Visibility Day lands on Easter, an attempt to bar incarcerated people from the sky, a biased test stands between Black people and kidney transplants and fem creatives' ongoing battle for rest. News Trump loses bids to dismiss classified docs, Georgia election cases on the same day "Unforgivable": José Andrés' NGO says 7 aid workers killed in Gaza strike Joe Biden calls for ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza and says Israel must protect civilians to keep US support A biased test kept thousands of Black people from getting a kidney transplant. It’s finally changing Republicans slam Biden for proclaiming Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter, though it’s yearly observed on March 31 For Female Creatives, A Call to (Non) Action N.Y Prison Will Let Inmates Go Outdoors to View Eclipse After Lawsuit Follow Pod Save the People on Instagram.

Duration:00:55:58

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The Great Class Collapse

4/2/2024
Biden's historical fundraising effort, Trump aka the Bible salesman, white supremacists' government overthrow, the history of Renaissance era rent parties, Sean Combs ongoing abuse allegations, and a painter's proclamation of rest as a revolutionary act. News God Bless the USA Bible When White supremacists overthrew a government Biden’s Fundraiser With Obama and Clinton Nets a Record High $25 Million, Campaign Says The Rent Was Too High So They Threw a Party Danielle Mckinney, the Painter Depicting Black Women Revelling in Rest He was a hip-hop legend. Now, abuse allegations engulf Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Follow Pod Save the People on Instagram.

Duration:01:04:24

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Political Illusion

3/26/2024
Trump forced to pay the piper, Rio police chief arrested for murder, bittersweet news out of Wales, and Freaknik's hidden truth. News Donald Trump hits $454 million bond deadline. Will Letitia James move in on his cash, buildings? Boeing CEO to step down in broad management shake-up as 737 Max crisis weighs on aerospace giant A message from Catherine, The Princess of Wales Tammy Murphy drops out of NJ Senate Democratic primary to replace indicted Sen. Bob Menendez Meet Europe's first Black head of government — in Wales Rio Police Chief Arrested for Killing Marielle Franco ‘Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told,’ Hulu’s Documentary on the Notorious HBCU Spring Break Tradition Follow Pod Save the People on Instagram.

Duration:01:14:23

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The Left Will Win

3/19/2024
Trump calls for a bloodbath, appeals court blocks Floridian 'Stop Woke Act', U.S. government scrambles for control of TikTok, and Regina King opens up about her son's death by suicide. News In Ohio campaign rally, Trump says there will be a "bloodbath" if he loses November election Regina King Opens Up About Son’s Death: “He Didn’t Want to Be Here” Appeals court blocks Fla. ‘Stop Woke Act,’ says it’s a ‘First Amendment sin’ Former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he’s putting together investor group to buy TikTok Follow Pod Save the People on Instagram.

Duration:00:57:32

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Jim Crow Makes a Return

3/12/2024
DeRay, De'Ara and Myles chat Alabama Senator Katie Britt's sinister code switch, prison disciplinary fines, minority-business agencies forced to accommodate all races, and a new PBS doc on 'Reading Rainbow'. News Listen to the difference between Alabama Senator Katie Britt’s natural voice and her speech voice. How a New Hulu Doc Chronicles the Birth, Rise and Backlash of Black Twitter Federal judge orders minority-business agency opened to all races Prison disciplinary fines only further impoverish incarcerated people and families ‘Reading Rainbow’ Doc ‘Butterfly in the Sky’ Scores U.S. Theatrical Release From AMC Theaters Download the Blackest Book Club reading list! Follow Pod Save the People on Instagram.

Duration:00:56:05

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The Epidemic of Trumpism

3/5/2024
Trump advances on the ballot, Ghana criminalizes LGBTQ community at its own expense, and SF judges under scrutiny for ethical rulings. Pod Save The People is back with the Blackest Book Club reading list in collaboration with Reconstruction and Campaign Zero. News Trump says he’s long worked ‘hand in hand’ with Black people. Let’s review. Ghana passes bill making identifying as LGBTQ+ illegal Unanimous? Top takeaways from Supreme Court's ruling to keep Trump on the ballot Ghanaian finance ministry warns against fallout from anti-LGBTQ law In Pursuit of Harsher Punishments, San Francisco Courtwatchers Target Judges Trump alludes to replacement conspiracy theory at Richmond rally

Duration:01:12:11

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Raquel Willis on Risk and Reward

2/27/2024
Far right nazism, the conservative sneaker, national guard on high school grounds, and more election frenzy. Myles interviews Raquel Willis about her new book The Risk It Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation. News Trump Fraud Trial Penalty Will Exceed $450 Million How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Became One of Joe Biden’s Most Valuable Boosters Fox News Star: Black People Will Vote for Trump Because ‘They Love Sneakers’ Nazis mingle openly at CPAC, spreading antisemitic conspiracy theories and finding allies Unruly high school asks Massachusetts National Guard to restore order U.S. Serviceman Dies After Setting Self on Fire Outside Israeli Embassy to Protest War in Gaza Hydeia Broadbent, young activist for HIV/AIDS awareness, dies at 39 Follow Pod Save the People on Instagram.

Duration:01:59:52

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Equity is Medicine with Uché Blackstock

2/13/2024
Measles make a comeback, Black pastors pressure Biden for cease-fire, and none of these candidates please! Pod Save The People is back with the Blackest Book Club reading list in collaboration with Reconstruction and Campaign Zero. DeRay interviews Dr. Uché Blackstock about her new book Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine. News Measles making a comeback in US due to vaccine skepticism, says CDC Black Pastors Pressure Biden to Call for a Cease-Fire in Gaza Haley's loss to "none of these candidates" in Nevada primary was coordinated effort

Duration:01:02:16

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Poison On The Poll & The Blackest Book Club

2/6/2024
Court scandals, unlikely political allies - here's your weekly download leading up to the November Primary. Pod Save The People is back with the Blackest Book Club reading list in collaboration with Reconstruction and Campaign Zero. News Affirmative Tactics (with Donovan Ramsey) Fani Willis admits relationship with prosecutor on Trump Georgia case Black male voters tell MSNBC why Trump appeals to them: 'We're broke with Biden... with Trump, we had money' ‘The weirdest campaign’: South Carolina delivers a win, but Biden still faces an uphill path

Duration:00:45:27

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The Federal Crackdown

1/30/2024
Pay up! Trump ordered to pay 83M in defamation damages, diversity blamed for defective airplanes, new federal regulations on Native museum displays, D'Angelo's creative journey, and did a Black woman teach you how to type? News Trump ordered to pay E. Jean Carroll $83.3M in defamation damages trial How right-wing influencers turned airplanes and airports into culture war battlegrounds ‘Seeking Mavis Beacon’: The Wild Search for a Tech Icon Who Isn’t Real Leading Museums Remove Native Displays Amid New Federal Rules Today In Hip Hop History: D'Angelo Dropped His Sophormore Album 'Voodoo' 24 Years Ago

Duration:01:06:24

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Cultured Election Coverage & Don Graves on Biden's Economic Impact

1/23/2024
Ron Desantis, Nikki Haley, Donald Trump, oh my! Republicans scramble for their chosen candidate, crime and inflation on a quiet decline, an uncanny publication merger, a timely inquiry into Watts Happening Cultural Center, and a historic donation to Atlanta's Spelman College. DeRay interviews U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves on the advancing economic initiatives within the Biden administration. News Trump mocks Nikki Haley’s first name. It’s his latest example of attacking rivals based on race The Great Normalization Condé Nast Is Folding Pitchfork Into GQ, With Layoffs A Trailblazing Campaign to Celebrate and Conserve Black Modernism Atlanta's Spelman College receives historic $100 million donation

Duration:01:38:05

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What Would MLK Say?

1/16/2024
DeRay, Kaya, and Myles celebrate MLK Day and cover the underreported news of the week — Black people screened out of clinical trials for new Alzheimer's treatment, Regina King set to play Shirley Chisholm in upcoming Netflix film, and vice president of a Missouri HBCU dies by suicide after colleague intimidation. News Bernice King Says Her “Mother Wasn’t a Prop” After Jonathan Majors Compares Girlfriend to Civil Rights Icon Promising new Alzheimer’s drugs may be less effective for Black patients Regina King Wants Us to See Shirley Chisholm As the Superhero She Was An HBCU administrator died by suicide. The school's president is now on leave.

Duration:00:36:17

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Comin' in HOT

1/9/2024
In the first episode of 2024: DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara and Myles cover the underreported news of the week — sickle cell treatments advance with limited accessibility, Taraji. P. Henson criticizes 'The Color Purple' production, GOP active in Iowa but absent for the state's only minority-focused forum, Democrats begin election-time appeal to Black voters. News The Right Is Dancing on Claudine Gay’s Grave. But It Was the Center-Left That Did Her In. Thousands of Black children with sickle cell disease struggle to access disability payments FDA approves two gene therapies for sickle cell, bringing hope to thousands with the disease GOP candidates skip Iowa’s only minority-focused forum In South Carolina, Democrats See a Test of Biden’s Appeal to Black Voters Taraji P. Henson Criticizes 'The Color Purple' Production for Making Cast Drive Themselves to Set in Rental Cars

Duration:01:16:09

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Forward March

12/19/2023
In the final episode of 2023: DeRay, Kaya, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week — pharmacies share medical data with police without a warrant, widening disparity in mortgage approval rates between White and Black borrowers, and a debate the American vote. News Mother of 6-year-old who shot his teacher sentenced to 2 years in prison for child neglect Pharmacies share medical data with police without a warrant, inquiry finds America’s Thirst for Authoritarianism The nation’s largest credit union rejected more than half its Black conventional mortgage applicants

Duration:00:39:02