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

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Take Your Hand Off (with Alua Arthur)

4/13/2021
DeRay, Kaya, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including Maryland police oversight, California child care, college admission essays, and Derek Chauvin's trial. Netta Elzie gives an update on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay interviews Alua Arthur about what it takes to be a death doula. DeRay: https://cepa.stanford.edu/content/essay-content-strongly-related-household-income-and-sat-scores-evidence-60000-undergraduate-applications Kaya:...

Duration:01:07:44

Pat Yourself On The Back (with Shaka King & Dorothy A. Brown)

4/6/2021
Kaya Henderson sits down with Shaka King, the director and co-writer of "Judas and the Black Messiah". Netta Elzie gives an update on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay interviews author/professor Dorothy A. Brown about racial discrepancies in American tax law. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:59:37

Trust the Process (with SaverLife)

3/30/2021
DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including Tanzania, suture threads, Tina Turner, and the Klan at Harvard. DeRay interviews Leigh Phillips of SaverLife and Solana Rice of Liberation in a Generation. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. DeRay: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2021/3/25/harvard-klan-scrut/ Kaya:...

Duration:01:02:45

Tell the Truth (with Cleo Wade)

3/23/2021
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including first responders, Mississippi Medicaid, pot use at the White House, and another lost Black utopia. Netta Elzie gives an update on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Cleo Wade to discuss her new book, "What the Road Said". For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. DeRay Kaya Sam De'Ara Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:03:20

Don't Sabotage Love (with Evan Stone)

3/16/2021
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including the Royal Family, Black farmers, Mariya Russell, Aya Brown, and the Bruce family. DeRay sits down with Evan Stone, of Educators for Excellence, about the path forward for education. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. Links: DeRay Kaya Sam De'Ara Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:10:10

Make Time For Friends (with Justin Fenton)

3/9/2021
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including Sunday voting, Colorado bail reform, pandemic overdoses, and Arkansas vaccinations. Netta Elzie gives an update on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Justin Fenton to discuss his new book "We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption". For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. DeRay Kaya Sam De'Ara Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:48:11

Our Gifts Don't Require Chaos (with Johnny Celestin & Will Driscoll)

3/2/2021
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including drug prosecutions, Billie Holiday, Nashlie Sephus, Black American sign language on Tik Tok. Netta Elzie gives an update on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Johnny Celestin to discuss the political situation in Haiti. De'Ara interviews Will Driscoll about roofing reform for public health. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. Links:...

Duration:01:22:48

Say Thank You (with Dr. Bob Wachter)

2/23/2021
DeRay, Kaya, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including child exploitation during a pandemic, linked fate, and jury exclusion. Netta Elzie gives an update on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Dr. Bob Wachter, guest host of "In the Bubble" podcast on Lemonada Media, to discuss the vaccine roll-out and the dangers of upcoming coronavirus spikes. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. DeRay Kaya Sam In...

Duration:01:08:15

Ask the Question (with Dr. Daniel Laroche)

2/16/2021
DeRay, Sam, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including protest data, Black-owned business partnerships, and Harriet Tubman. Netta Elzie gives an update on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Dr. Daniel Laroche to discuss why glaucoma disproportionately impacts the Black community. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. DeRay Sam De'Ara Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:59:50

Would It Change the World? (with Tishaura O. Jones)

2/9/2021
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including academic racism, vaccine hunters, medical distribution issues, and replacing the police with healthcare workers. Netta Elzie gives an update on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Tishaura O. Jones, who is running for mayor of St. Louis. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:24:43

Let Yourself Feel (with Maurice Chammah)

2/2/2021
DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including Seattle PD's budget, billionaire economic recovery, vaccination distribution, and immigration agents within the 287(g) program. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Maurice Chammah, author of "Let The Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty in the United States" to discuss capital punishment. For a transcript of this episode, please...

Duration:01:18:54

You Don't Have to Always Be Right (with Mahogany L. Browne)

1/26/2021
DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including LA Sheriffs, GardnerGlobal, school reopenings, and Flint's water crisis. DeRay sits down with author Mahogany L. Browne, to discuss her debut YA novel "Chlorine Sky". For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. Links: DeRay Kaya Sam De'Ara Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:04:19

We Have a Dream (with SuChin Pak & Kulap Vilaysack)

1/19/2021
DeRay, De'Ara, Sam, and Kaya dive into the underreported news of the week, including male friendships, D.C. statehood, locked Bitcoin, and the documentary "MLK/FBI". Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with SuChin Pak Kulap Vilaysack, of the Lemonada podcast "Add to Cart", to discuss the political and emotional effects of being a consumer. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople. Links: DeRay Kaya Sam...

Duration:01:07:50

Tell Them You Love Them (with Bianca Tylek)

1/12/2021
DeRay, De'Ara, Kaya, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including predatory payday lending, job losses, COVID-19's targeting of the Black community, and Kim Janey. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Bianca Tylek of Worth Rises, who is working to dismantle the prison industry. Links: DeRay Kaya Sam De'Ara Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:23

Write It Down (with Fix SAPD)

1/5/2021
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including Ayanna Pressley, vaccine awareness, weather modification devices, and the Black amputation epidemic. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Fix SAPD organizers James Dykman and Oji Martin, who are fighting for police accountability in San Antonio. Links: DeRay Kaya Sam De'Ara End All No-Knocks Fix SAPD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:16:52

Carry It Forward (with Andy Slavitt & Sen. Brian Benjamin)

12/15/2020
DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including longshoremen protections, the whiteness of the book industry, Pasco county sheriffs, and steam-heaters. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. DeRay sits down with Andy Slavitt from the podcast "In the Bubble" to discuss America's path forward, then chats with New York State Senator Brian Benjamin about NYPD transparency. New episodes of Pod Save The People will resume in...

Duration:01:27:27

Ban No-Knock Raids (with Ijeoma Oluo)

12/8/2020
DeRay, Sam, Kaya, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including harm reduction, Greg Meeks, Jason Williams, and the plan to fix America. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. Then, DeRay sits down with author Ijeoma Oluo to discuss her new book "Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America". Links: DeRay: https://filtermag.org/fbi-dealers-harm-reduction/ Kaya:...

Duration:01:12:03

Listen To Yourself (with Vanita Gupta & Wendy Kopp)

12/1/2020
DeRay, De'Ara, Sam, and Kaya share their thankfulness affirmations for 2020. DeRay sits down with Vanita Gupta to discuss the Justice Department and the continuing fight to protect democracy. Then, Kaya chats with Wendy Kopp, the CEO and co-founder of Teach For All, regarding the long list of issues facing teachers and students across the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:04:33

Ask All The Questions (with Dianne M. Stewart)

11/24/2020
DeRay, Kaya, Sam, and De'Ara dive into the underreported news of the week, including young voter turnout, enslaved populations moving to Mexico, school closures, and judicial elections. Netta Elzie gives updates on what's happening with the nationwide protests. Then, DeRay sits down with Dianne M. Stewart to discuss her new book "Black Women, Black Love: America's War on African American Marriage." Links: DeRay Kaya De'Ara Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:22:27

A Matter of Scale (with Megan Rapinoe)

11/17/2020
DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara, and Sam dive into the underreported news of the week, including hospital coronavirus infections, virtual learning, sports arena voting, and COVID-19's rural devastation. Then, DeRay sits down with soccer star Megan Rapinoe to talk about her new book "One Life." Links: DeRay: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/11/08/when-going-to-the-hospital-is-just-as-bad-as-jail Kaya: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/opinion/virtual-school-racism.html De'Ara:...

Duration:01:19:27