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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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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

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Story Behind The Story (with Matthew Desmond)

12/12/2023
DeRay, Kaya, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week — noise surveillance in the nation's largest city, the decline of youth voters, and unprecedented diversity in president-appointed judges. DeRay interviews Pulitzer prize winning author Matthew Desmond about his new book Poverty, by America. News Quiet, Please: New York’s ‘Noise Cameras’ Are Listening Most of Biden’s appointed judges to date are women, racial or ethnic minorities – a first for any president Fewer young Americans plan to vote in 2024, Harvard youth poll finds

Duration:01:04:24

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Miscarriage of Justice

12/5/2023
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara and Myles cover the underreported news of the week — the ongoing criminalization of miscarriage, vulnerable groups targeted by power hungry GOP, ski masks banned for the wintertime, and a debate on choreography copyright. News Woman’s abuse of corpse case heads to grand jury Choreography Copyright Case Against ‘Fortnite’ Maker Epic Games Rebooted With First-of-Its-Kind Ruling Backlash to affirmative action hits pioneering maternal health program for Black women Philadelphia lawmakers vote to ban ski masks in some public places, a move praised by police but panned by rights advocates

Duration:00:59:14

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Ready for Reckoning

11/28/2023
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara and Myles cover the underreported news of the week — the GOP scramble to increase donations, Asian American families struggle post-affirmative action, hairdressers provide therapy services in West Africa, and the pertinence of modern minstrelsy. News How the History of Blackface Is Rooted in Racism When Will Black TikTokers Stop Performing For The White Gaze? Post-affirmative action, Asian American families are more stressed than ever about college admissions Need Therapy? In West Africa, Hairdressers Can Help. Donations to GOP drop as worries mount about the party’s finances

Duration:01:05:49

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Evolution Has Pros and Cons

11/14/2023
DeRay, Kaya and Myles cover the underreported news of the week — Trump's latest power hungry reelection strategy, Darius Jackson's dark secret exposed, and the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence. News Why Aren’t Millennials Having Kids? Psaki: If elected to a second term, Trump would… Behind the Curtain: Trump allies pre-screen loyalists for unprecedented power grab Keke Palmer and a Basic Understanding of Domestic Abuse This was a massive week for AI

Duration:00:58:13

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Lesser of Two Evils?

11/7/2023
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara and Myles cover the underreported news of the week — NYPD interferes with federal investigation, heightened frustrations with Biden administration, Dwight Howard's sexual assault allegations, and a debate about one-sided book bans. News NYPD ‘Wellness Check’ Before Feds Raided Mayor Eric Adams’ Fundraiser Called Into Question: ‘FBI Would Never Ask For One’ Gossip about Dwight Howard’s sexuality detracts from the gravity of assault claims Students hated 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Their teaches tried to dump it. Trump Leads in 5 Critical States as Voters Blast Biden, Times/Siena Poll Finds

Duration:01:05:29