Celebrate Black History Month With These 5 Podcasts

Written By

Liz Iversen

Published On

Thursday, Feb 04
black history month

February marks Black History Month, and what better way to honor Black voices than by listening? Tune into these five podcasts to be a part of some of the most important conversations in America today.

Winner of the 2021 Social Impact Award at the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards, How to Citizen with Baratunde “reimagines the word ‘citizen’ as a verb and reminds us how to wield our collective power.” Writer, activist, and comedian Baratunde Thurston informs and empowers listeners to help them do more in response to today’s problems.

Hosted by Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for the New York Times, Still Processing brings you the things that move them to tears—and anger—across art, entertainment, music, and the internet.

Activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with a special focus on overlooked stories that impact people of color. When asked about the podcast’s purpose, Mckesson said, “It is about creating space for conversation about the most important issues of the week. It is also about making sure people have the information they need to be the most thoughtful activists and organizers”.

Hosted by NPR Music’s Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, Louder Than A Riot explores the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. Each episode tells a hip-hop artist’s story to examine a different aspect of the criminal justice system that disproportionately impacts Black America.

Noire Histoir features Black history facts, literature, and motivational stories from across the Black diaspora. Join Host Natasha McEachron as she celebrates not only Black history from the past but also Black history in the making.

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