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Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.

Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.
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Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee is a podcast that invites you to experience the world through the perspective of one Black man, one conversation, one story, or even one rant at a time.






S3 Ep. 72: Our Madison: "I wish I never would have raised my kids here," With Dr. Richard Harris.

This is the first episode in Dr. Alex Gee's "Our Madison" series, looking at the history of Madison, WI from the perspective of different generations born in the city. First, Dr. Richard Harris shares stories from his book Growing Up Black in South Madison: Economic Disenfranchisement of Black Madison. Dr. Harris was born in 1937 in Madison, Wisconsin, grew up in South Madison and attended the Madison public schools. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in 1961, the...


S3 Ep. 71: Embodying Black Greatness: Joseph Rogers on Re-Enacting His Ancestor's Fight For Freedom

Dr. Alex Gee talks to Joseph Rogers about his experience of bringing his ancestors and historical figures to life. Rogers does living historical interpretation work by acting as slaves at public and private historical sites around the country. Recently, he took part in a federal 1619 commemorative event at Fort Monroe.


S3 Ep. 70: Do Black Wisconsinites Control The Fate Of Humanity In The 2020 Election?: Interview With Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler

Dr. Alex Gee interviews Ben Wikler, Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, about the power of Wisconsin politics for America and the world. The discussion covers the potential of the Black vote, the need for Black wealth, and practical ways to make an impact. Ben has spent his life fighting for economic, social, and racial justice. In his work, most recently for the progressive group, Ben has played a leadership role in some of the most critical political fights of recent...


S3 Ep. 69: White Savior or White Ally?

Dr. Alex Gee answers listener questions with podcast producer Tyler Nylen. Their conversation addresses the complex work of racial reconciliation and justice. Keep listening for the most honest discussions of race and the African American experience.


S3 Ep. 68: Door Of No Return: The Pan-African Perspective With Dr. Kwasi Obeng

Dr. Alex Gee continues the conversation connected to the anniversary of the 1619 African slave trade and his trip to Ghana. On this episode, he gets the perspective on the relationship between Africans and African Americans with Dr. Kwasi Obeng. Dr. Obeng grew up in Ghana, studied in England, and now works in the U.S. Currently, Dr. Obeng is the Madison Council Chief of Staff who is responsible for coordinating the execution of strategic initiatives, assisting the program development and...


S3 Ep. 67: The Resilience of Being African & African American: More Ghana Reflections With My Sister Lilada Gee

Dr. Alex Gee has a boldly honest conversation with his sister Lilada Gee about their experiences in Ghana for the Year of Return trip. Lilada brings a female perspective to their journey to Africa and reflecting on the 400 years since the beginning of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. You won't hear the authenticity of this kind of discussion anywhere else. Lilada Gee's Artwork: Read more about the Ghana trip at Support the show at


S3 Ep. 66: The 1619 Project: Reflecting On My Ghana Trip & 400 Years of White Oppression

Dr. Alex Gee relates ten thoughts of reflection on his recent trip to Ghana in remembrance of 400 years of the first Africans enslaved. It was a powerful, insightful, and emotional experience for Dr. Gee. If you have listened to The Black Like Me [Gee]nealogy series about Dr. Gee's ancestry, then you will want to hear more about his African heritage in this episode. Read more about the Ghana trip at Support the show at


S3 Ep. 65: Black Identity In The Classroom: Insights From A Future Black Male Teacher In A White School System

Dr. Alex Gee has a conversation with University of Wisconsin student, Eric Washington Jr. about his prospects of going into education in a white school system. Eric relates his experience of student teaching and being shut down for expressing his Black cultural heritage. You will want to hear about this young man's vision for his future in education.


S3 Ep. 64: Behind The Scenes With Eli And Jeremy Of The Black Like Me Team

On this episode, Dr. Alex Gee takes you behind the scenes of the podcast for a discussion with two members of the white crew, Jeremy Holiday and Eli Steenlage. They share their perspective on being a part of producing the show and what they have learned about race relations through the conversations on and off the show. As always, Dr. Gee facilitates some of the most authentic and honest conversations around the experience of being Black in America.


S3 Ep. 63: Black Out Special: Lifelong Black Friends Talk College Admissions Scandals, R. Kelly, Epstein, and More

Dr. Alex Gee introduces a new segment that features fun and raw conversations between Black friends on current events. On this episode, Dr. Gee is joined by his sister Lilada Gee and lifelong friend David Smith. They discuss everything from scandals (college admission, R. Kelly, Epstein), Madison generational changes, racism in schools to the 2020 election.


S3 Ep. 62: From Informed To Transformed: How 3 White Women Became Court Advocates

Dr. Alex Gee speaks with three women that have stepped up to learn and advocate for people in the court system. You won't want to miss hearing about their journeys and how this volunteer work has transformed their perspective on the criminal justice system. Betsey Day, Mary Kateada, Sandi Reinardy, and Karen Reece recommend that people just keep showing up to support the African American community and fighting racism. Dr. Gee also shares about his experience sitting alongside a local judge...


S3 Ep. 61: The N-Word Again?!?!: Racial Trauma In The UW-Madison Classroom with Lexi Gee

Dr. Alex Gee has a discussion with his daughter, Lexi Gee, about a disturbing incident in the college classroom and the resulting academic article that she co-authored. This personal and honest conversation covers issues of race relations, intersectionality, and white fragility. Read the Article: A Collaborative Dialogue on the N-Word in a University Classroom by Lexi Gee, Sarah Wood Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, Penn State University Press, Volume...


S3 Ep. 60: The Progressive Lie: Dr. Tony Chambers Discusses The Repercussions of Speaking Up In Academia

Dr. Alex Gee has a revealing conversation with Dr. Tony Chambers about his racist cultural experiences in a local Madison college. Both Dr. Gee and Dr. Chambers share how they have had to navigate the undercurrent of racism in a progressive city and the pushback of speaking out. Hear the full story here. The Cap Times Article - Culture Shock: Former Edgewood College Students and Staff Complain Of Racist Campus Culture


S3 Ep. 59: When the KKK is More Committed to Racism than White Allies: White Privilege Conference Director Dr. Eddie Moore Jr

Dr. Alex Gee interviews Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. about his work, early experiences, and starting the White Privilege Conference. Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators, especially for his work with students K–16. Eddie is the Founder/Program Director for the White Privilege Conference, and under his direction and inclusive relationship model, the conference has become one of the top national and international conferences for participants...


S3 Ep. 58: Visiting African Scholars, Geeisms, and Messing With White People

Dr. Alex Gee reflects on a successful meeting with a group of visiting African scholars through the University of Wisconsin. The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The program empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development hosted the Mandela Washington Fellows in a discussion of their work and compared...


S3 Ep. 57: White Women's Tears and "White Fragility": An Interview With NY Times Best Selling Author and Anti-Racism Scholar Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Dr. Alex Gee brings you an important figure in the White Allyship conversation, Dr. Robin DiAngelo. Their conversation is insightful, truthful, and challenging to the system of racism. Dr. Gee and Dr. DiAngelo share the ability to speak from life experience, both personally and professionally, in an episode that is not to be missed. Dr. Robin DiAngelo is the Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical...


[Gee]nealogy Meets Intersectionality ~ The Tension Between Black And White Women

Dr. Alex Gee continues his revealing exploration of his complex heritage involving White and Black sides of his family. In this episode, Dr. Agee has a conversation with his third cousin, Meg Roy, and his daughter, Lexi Gee for a perspective from the younger generation of the family. These two women have an insightful conversation, coming from their different communities, but appreciating the perspective of women. And you don't want to miss some surprising revelations along the...


Dr. Gee’s Black List: Racism at Duke, When They See Us, and More

In this special shorter episode, Dr. Alex Gee explores some recent issues in the news and takes a question from a listener. Get Dr. Gee's insightful and passionate take on racism at Duke and the incident portrayed in the Netflix series When They See Us. Send us your questions and comments through, Twitter, and Facebook. For even more access become a Patreon partner:


S3 Ep. 56: Community-Based Healing: A Conversation with Dr. Jasmine Zapata M.D, MPH

Dr. Alex Gee discusses the innovative health and wellness work of Dr. Jasmine Zapata. Dr. Zapata is a dynamic author, physician, health educator, speaker, youth empowerment specialist, and community leader known both locally and internationally. She is a board certified pediatrician as well as a preventive medicine/public health doctor. Her focus is on ways to get outside the clinic walls to impact health outcomes for children and families on a community based level. Her research and...


S3 Ep. 55: Coping Our Way Through White Space: Talking With UW-Madison Chief Diversity Officer Patrick Sims

Dr. Alex Gee has a conversation with Patrick Sims, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, and Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer for the Univerisity of Wisconsin-Madison. Sims oversees the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement at the University. The discussion is an honest exploration of how large educational institutions handle diversity and the challenges of race in the campus environment. You are going to want to hear about Patrick's unique...