Are you wanting to learn more about anti-racist? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best anti-racist 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 Anti-Racist Podcasts 2021
With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.
The Anti-Racist Educator
- Publisher: The Anti-Racist Educator
- Total Episodes: 20
Whether you are interested in becoming a more racially conscious educator, or you are simply an individual seeking to learn more about racial matters, we invite you to listen to our podcast and join us on a life-long journey of anti-racist education. The Anti-Racist Educator is run by a collective of educators of colour and based in Scotland. As an online learning platform, The Anti-Racist Educator aims to critically challenge racism by exploring teaching, discussing ideas and sharing learning resources for all to use. Find out more on theantiracisteducator.com
From Woke to Work: The Anti-Racist Journey
- Publisher: Kamala Avila-Salmon X StudioPod Media
- Total Episodes: 18
This is From Woke to Work: The Anti-Racist Journey. Hosted by Kamala Avila-Salmon, she talks about what it means to go from a self-proclaimed ally to an effective anti-racist. Whether you’re an ally that’s ready to take action or a Black person looking for a place to direct all those ally questions, this is the podcast you’ll want to keep close at hand. There’s something missing about the way that we’re talking about allyship. Kamala felt it more acutely than ever in the wake of the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. In this moment, the biggest global awakening on racism and racial injustice in a generation, more and more white and non-black people started showing up declaring themselves “Anti-Racist”. What were they doing? What were they actually doing besides messages of concern to their black friends and turning your profile pictures Black? What actions were they taking? Kamala started to get mad, but then she got curious. Did these newly “woke” allies know they needed to do things to bring about racial justice and equity? Did they know what to do? She put pen to paper and sketched out an anti-racism journey modeled after the traditional marketing funnel of how we get consumers from unaware to adopters of our product. Over the series of this podcast, Kamala will talk about that journey; how you can go from being woke (i.e. aware of racial inequity and injustice) to actually doing the work and eradicating it.
Do The Work
- Publisher: Three Uncanny Four
- Total Episodes: 11
“Do the Work” is a podcast hosted by Brandon Kyle Goodman, about race and our personal relationships. Each episode is an intimate conversation between two people who know each other well — family, old friends, lovers or colleagues. We bring them together so they can finally have a real conversation about race, and we can all learn how to be anti-racist in our daily lives. We all have bias; let’s talk about it!
Don’t Call Me Resilient
- Publisher: The Conversation
- Total Episodes: 7
Don’t Call Me Resilient is a provocative new podcast about race from The Conversation. Host Vinita Srivastava takes you deep into conversations with scholars and activists who view the world through an anti-racist lens. Instead of calling those who have survived the pain of systemic racism resilient, this podcast goes in search of solutions for those things no one should have to be resilient for.
No White Saviors Podcast
- Publisher: No White Saviors
- Total Episodes: 12
No White Saviors is an advocacy campaign lead by a majority female, majority African team of professionals based in Kampala, Uganda. Our collective experience in the development & the aid sector has lead us to a deep commitment to seeing things change in a more equitable & anti-racist direction. We have created the No White Saviors podcast as a way for us to expand the conversations we have been having on social media and on the ground. We will be diving deeper into important topics and inviting guests who will share their own unique perspectives from the African continent & all over the world.
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism (ROAR)
- Publisher: roarconference
- Total Episodes: 3
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism (ROAR) started as a conference in 2017 during the anti-fascist movement to translate the street protests that were happening all over the US into a more radical analysis about racism’s key role in holding up our entire social structure. It wasn’t enough to oppose street level white supremacy, but that ICE and the prisons are much more efficient institutions at upholding white supremacy, and that if you are anti-racist you must turn your attention to revolutionary politics.
Teaching While White Podcast
- Publisher: Teaching While White
- Total Episodes: 11
Over 80% of teachers in the U.S. are white. But most don’t know that their whiteness matters. TWW seeks to move the conversation forward on how to be consciously, intentionally, anti-racist in the classroom. Because "white" does not mean a blank slate. It is a set of assumptions that is the baseline from which everything is judged; it is what passes for normal. This means if you are not white or don’t adhere to those assumptions, you are abnormal or less than. TWW wants to have conversations about those assumptions: what they are, how they impact our students, and how we can confront our assumptions to promote racial literacy.
Carl Jung’s Red Book + Astrology
- Publisher: The Salome Institute
- Total Episodes: 29
Exploring Carl Jung’s magnum opus, The Red Book, chapter-by-chapter. In each episode, Salome Institute director, Satya Doyle Byock, and Astrologer Carol Ferris, discuss C.G. Jung’s vast work while reflecting on Jungian psychology and history, the astrology of Jung’s time and ours, and the political, social, feminist, and anti-racist relevance of this work today. C.G. Jung’s journey into the unconscious began in 1913, just months before the sudden beginning of WWI. It was this descent, laboriously documented in a large red leather book that has come to be known as “The Red Book” that underlies all of Analytical Psychology, also known as Jungian Psychology. You do not need to be steeped in Jungian Psychology or in astrology to enjoy these episodes. Satya & Carol make this work socially and personally relevant for people of all backgrounds, even those with little experience with this material.
About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Publisher: Reni Eddo-Lodge/Renay Rich
- Total Episodes: 10
From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (http://renieddolodge.co.uk/books/) comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further. Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today. Join the conversation using the hashtag #AboutRacewithReni
- Publisher: FEMINASIANS
- Total Episodes: 5
FEMINASIANS is a podcast born out of a class project for WMST 4900S: Integrating Theory and Practice under the guidance of Dr. Josie Leimbach at the University of Georgia. In this podcast, the five of us—Asian American women—discuss current events and our own lived experiences from an Asian American intersectional feminist, anti-racist, anti-imperialist perspective. —————————————— Follow us on IG! ➫ Jessica M. @thejessicama ➫ Ahana G. @ahanagaurav ➫ Sachi S. @_sxchi ➫ Nina R. @ninareddy ➫ Teresa T. @teresatran._
a LATTO thought
- Publisher: CA Davis
- Total Episodes: 10
a LATTO thought evaluates contemporary misperceptions about mixed raceness through the lenses of history, science studies, and personal perspectives in a way that is pro-Black, antiracist, and self-critical. The intent is to arm individuals with the clarity of how systems of law and power shape our feelings about who — not ‘what’ — we as individuals are so that we can begin to reshape the societies in which we collectively live. After all, we’re all already mixed. We’re simply taught to not see it that way.
Active Allyship…it’s more than a #hashtag!
- Publisher: Sunni Dayz & Lisa Davis, MPH
- Total Episodes: 147
Active Allyship… it’s more than a #hashtag! Now is the time for honest, unfiltered conversation. For authentic voices and their stories. And for connection. Join Sunni and Lisa as they confront the moment head-on with a podcast that’s as substantive, passionate, and as real as the lives behind the headlines. Program Description Active Allyship… it’s more than a #hashtag! goes beyond the likes, the retweets, and the hashtags, making space for the vital dialogue necessary for racial justice. Allyship calls for self-reflection, support for other perspectives, and hearing other voices. Sunni and Lisa dig deep in each episode, getting to the heart of: * What it takes to be an ally * How racism exists in ways you don’t see * The dos and don’ts of talking to friends and family about racism * How good intentions in fighting for racial justice aren’t always enough * How racist feelings or biases aren’t just reserved for the KKK or hate organizations * Guilt and the myth of the white savior * The steps everyone must take to dismantle systemic racism in everyday life. Allies matter. Together—through honesty, tears, laughter and good faith—we make a difference. The vital healing, collaboration, and uplift humanity needs depends on allies. Are you ready to become an active ally? music credit: Cali by Wataboi https://soundcloud.com/wataboi Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/wataboi-cali Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/qXptaqHIH5g
The Word Is Resistance
- Publisher: The Word Is Resistance
- Total Episodes: 193
“The Word Is Resistance” is a weekly podcast by white anti-racist Christians based on the Christian lectionary, offering an anti-racist Word for other white anti-racist Christians — though all are welcome to check it out! What do our sacred texts have to teach us about living, surviving, even thriving, in the context of empire, tyranny, violence, repression – the times in which we are living today? What do they have to teach us, as white folx, about our role in resistance, in showing up, in liberation? They teach us this: Our traditions were made for these times. They come from these times. So we have resources in our texts, our practices, to help us right now. We can reclaim our stories and re-tell them to nourish our resistance against white supremacy and our work for collective liberation.
Shootin’ the Ish with a Brit
- Publisher: Shootin’ the Ish with a Brit
- Total Episodes: 40
A Black American shorty shoots the ish with a white British chap from an anti racist and anti supremacist lens.
- Publisher: Ashwini Prasad
- Total Episodes: 9
Welcome to the Inclusive Storytelling podcast where we talk about diversity, inclusion and belonging in the arts! Your host is Ashwini Prasad, The Inclusive Screenwriter, who is a 20 year anti-racist educator, screenwriter and much more.
Tropes And Dreams
- Publisher: Olivia Love
- Total Episodes: 14
A feminist, anti-racist comedy podcast about rom coms?! Finally! Olivia Love and Charlie Vail are best friends who love rom coms almost as much as they love talking! Listen as they make their way through the very best and the worst of the genre, attempting to do justice to both the silliest and most sincerely moving aspects of each film. Content warnings provided at the top of each episode.
The Black Bluegrass Existence
- Publisher: Jason Alexander
- Total Episodes: 9
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as a Black Man deep in the heart of The Bluegrass State, Kentucky,USA. Join us for discussions about life in general, being anti-racist, politics(federal, state, local), socio-politics, current events, sports(national/regional), gambling, fantasy sports, music, movies………a little bit of everything for everyone. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jason-alexander0/support
A Rad Momma Podcast
- Publisher: Araceli Espinoza Mead
- Total Episodes: 7
I want to openly work on my motherhood, assessing how I raise a conscious human. Like, what does that even mean? The definition of radical I will be using is the adjective, a word of quality and content. My hope from all you Radical Mommas listening is to assume that we are learning together to create a more anti-racist and LGBTQIA+ positive practice in parenting. Stay rad mommas!
- Publisher: Phoenix Center at Auraria
- Total Episodes: 50
Ever watched, listened to, or read something and thought “Wow. There’s a lot to unpack here”? We say that all the time and want to share with you our conversations unpacking the different parts of our culture and world which contribute to rape culture and continuous violence against others or the things which help us create a world where those things are less likely to thrive. Join the Phoenix Center at Auraria as we deconstruct pop culture and the world through an anti-racist, feminist, and anti-oppressionist lens. The Phoenix Center at Auraria is the interpersonal violence resource center serving the Auraria community. Check out our podcast feed on our website for any linked resources! https://www.thepca.org/phoenix-cast
Hyphenated – The Mixed Mama Life
- Publisher: Lynn
- Total Episodes: 14
Your host Lynn is an Anishinaabe-French mother (to-be) preparing to raise her multi-racial Jamaican baby. Navigating life as a biracial woman in a visible interracial relationship while creating space for mothers raising mixed children. Identity, raising anti-racist and inclusive children, motherhood, mental health, culture, languages, traditions, pregnancy and much more will be discussed. So get comfy, burn some sage, fold that pile of laundry (or not – there’s no judgment here) and come listen to some honest, real and relatable stories about living life as a “Hyphenated” mama!