20 Best Podcasts About Racism of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about racism? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best racism podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Twitter us Pretty Progressive (Twitter) and we will check it out!

Best Racism Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Breakdown with Shaun King

  • Publisher: The North Star
  • Total Episodes: 458

Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who’s fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.

Speaking of Racism

  • Publisher: Speaking of Racism
  • Total Episodes: 73

A podcast celebrating everyday activists who are disrupting, deconstructing, and dismantling racism.

Novara Media

  • Publisher: Novara Media
  • Total Episodes: 819

Novara Media is an independent media organisation addressing the issues – from a crisis of capitalism to racism and climate change – that are set to define the 21st century.


  • Publisher: barneygumble
  • Total Episodes: 1314
[THE LIVE BROADCAST IS ONLY AVAILABLE @ HTTP://TINY.CC/RWSWJ] Engineered for non-white people, Victims of Racism/White Supremacy. This broadcast is dedicated to sharing constructive information on what White Supremacy/Racism is and how it works. We exchange views with White People, Admitted Racists, and non-white people on the global enterprise of White Supremacy/Terrorism. Please, invest in The C.O.W.S.: http://tiny.cc/ledjb


  • Publisher: Johnathan and April Perkins
  • Total Episodes: 32

Biracial, millennial, brother-sister duo, Johnathan and April Perkins, take part in candid conversation about racism, white people, and what to do next.

Conversations with Nova Reid

  • Publisher: Nova Reid
  • Total Episodes: 21

Conversations with Nova Reid are raw, unedited conversations about race, identity, allyship and everything in-between as we navigate this funny thing called life. Brought to you by Tedx Speaker and Anti Racism Campaigner Nova Reid. Please note, some interviews may include personal accounts of racism, so please be mindful when sharing with any person under 18. Join the conversation further over at @novareidofficial on Instagram and Facebook and @novareidoffic on Twitter. Music by: David Szesztay. Photography: Elly Lucas

Young Heretics

  • Publisher: Soundfront
  • Total Episodes: 54

Piloted by its Oxford-educated host Spencer Klavan, “Young Heretics” explores the concepts of truth, beauty, and everything that makes Western culture great in the face of an increasingly hostile academia, media, and culture through which liberals guard the great works of the West behind lock and key to “protect” the next generation from the supposed racism, sexism, and homophobia of those that came before. “Young Heretics,” in direct contrast to this, provides an open forum for exploring, understanding, and enjoying the great works of Western literature.

The Anti-Racism Daily Podcast

  • Publisher: Nicole Cardoza
  • Total Episodes: 5

Welcome to the Anti-Racism Daily Podcast with Nicole Cardoza. Each week, we’ll unpack the most critical current events preventing all of us from being well – and outline tangible ways you can take action in your relationships, neighborhood, workplace, and community. Learn more: antiracismdaily.com

Roots of the Spirit Podcast

  • Publisher: Spirit Tawfiq
  • Total Episodes: 37

Roots of the Spirit podcast bridges the past to the present by having honest conversations about history, identity, “race”, racism and other social justice issues that intersect.

Whiting Wongs with Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao

  • Publisher: Jessica Gao, Dan Harmon, Starburns Audio
  • Total Episodes: 33

An honest conversation about race and writing between two people who think very highly of themselves. Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao know they won’t solve racism in Hollywood, but they still like to talk about it. Sometimes with guests!

History Shows Us

  • Publisher: Lettie Shumate
  • Total Episodes: 56

Join historian Lettie Shumate as she examines what history shows us and makes critical connections between the past and present. Lettie’s passion for history and educating about the truth can be heard and felt through her engaging discussions about racism, current events, racial justice, and politics in a time when historical background needs to meet current realities. Her perspective and delivery are unique, direct, and just what you need to hear.

The Tight Rope

  • Publisher: SpkerBox Media
  • Total Episodes: 71

As we navigate the balance between hope and uncertainty, we invite you to join Dr. Cornel West & Professor Tricia Rose on The Tight Rope, a weekly program where we welcome listeners and guests as thought collaborators. The Tight Rope is rich in creative, unfiltered dialogue on topics ranging from culture, art, and music to the contours of systemic racism, philosophy, the power of Socratic self-examination, and the possibilities of a peaceful and just world. Our innovative and interactive format will highlight the professors’ combined expertise to encourage critical thinking, self-reflection, and human connection as we navigate The Tight Rope.

Ordinary Equality

  • Publisher: Wonder Media Network
  • Total Episodes: 31

In 2021, abortion access is still in the news; from our founding, the conversation around reproductive rights has been one of the most contentious political debates in America. This history is one that combines political, religious, and social forces, layered with systemic racism and misogyny. From Wonder Media Network, co-hosts Kate Kelly and Jamia Wilson unpack this rich history from the views of colonial America, to seminal Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, all the way to the present day.

A Kids Book About: The Podcast

  • Publisher: A Kids Podcast About
  • Total Episodes: 15

A kids podcast about the things that matter, like Racism, Body Image, and Belonging. Each episode opens up the dialog we’ve begun in our groundbreaking A Kids Book About series. Created by folks who’ve been there. Honest. Important. Relevant. Start the conversation. We know you’re ready.

kombucha hour podcast

  • Publisher: kombucha hour
  • Total Episodes: 10

a podcast by tyra june (known as tyrathetaurus) that dissects veganism, womanism, astrology, racism, oppression, plant based nutrition, philosophy, history and more! grab a kombucha and come be my friend for an hour or so?

Modern Racism Podcast

  • Publisher: Trevor B. Milton
  • Total Episodes: 5

Created by a Sociologist/College Professor, this podcast gets into the minutia of modern day racial bias and the shadows of institutional racism. This podcast is adjoined to an upcoming documentary film entitled “Modern Racism.” This film explores America’s efforts to repair the damage caused by institutional racism. In this podcast, Sociologist Trevor B. Milton will engage in uncomfortable conversations on racism, the color line, the legacy of white supremacy, and up-to-date DNA research on race, to name a few.

Anti-Racist Educator Reads

  • Publisher: Colinda Clyne
  • Total Episodes: 30

A broadcast for educators who understand that we need to be talking about race and racism in schools now. We will learn, and unlearn through a great book on racial justice. Each week, your host Colinda Clyne invites educational leaders to be in conversation about sections of selected texts, discussing historical contexts and connections to education.

Radical Imagination

  • Publisher: Angela Glover Blackwell
  • Total Episodes: 21

Racism, toxic inequality, persistent poverty, climate change: these are big serious problems, and if you believe they require big audacious solutions, then this is the podcast for you. Hosted by Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder-in-Residence at PolicyLink, Radical Imagination focuses on radical solutions to our society’s most pressing problems. It features conversations with thinkers and changemakers from multiple fields working to deliver equity wins at scale.Tune in to Radical Imagination, for stories and solutions that are fueling change.

Beautiful Humans: The Social ChangeCast

  • Publisher: Beautiful Humans
  • Total Episodes: 38

The Social ChangeCast is a podcast started by two behavior analysts who are passionate about bridging behavioral science and social justice. Together, they bring you weekly conversations about current events around hard topics such as racism, sexism, hetero-sexism and all forms of oppression. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beautiful-humans/support

White Savior Complex

  • Publisher: Steve Discourse
  • Total Episodes: 14

Reflections on becoming an effective ally in the fight for racial justice. — White Savior Complex examines anti-racism with the understanding that ending racism is the responsibility of white people. Through discussions of current events, historical contexts, interviews with black voices and white allies, WSC unpacks the complexities and pitfalls of combating racism as a white person.

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