There are a number of podcasts created by scholars that are made for both adults and children to educate themselves on issues of race, freedom, and history in the United States. The podcasts below have received acclaim and would be a great place to start:

Rest is Essential (with Malcolm Bell) Pod Save the People

DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week—including a student loan forgiveness program, the first Black woman to live in a space station, a charity aiming to end youth violence through creativity, and the shocking acquittal of a serial rapist. DeRay interviews Malcolm Bell about his new book The Attica Turkey Shoot: Carnage, Cover-Up and the Pursuit of Justice.   News: DeRay https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/18/nyregion/christopher-belter-rape-sentence.html Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/11/20/public-service-student-loan-forgiveness-pslf/ Myles https://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/54666/1/save-art-against-knives-the-charity-preventing-youth-violence-through-art De’Ara https://www.npr.org/2021/11/19/1057180212/jessica-watkins-astronaut-first-black-woman-iss-space-station   For a transcript, please visit crooked.com/podsavethepeople  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  1. Rest is Essential (with Malcolm Bell)
  2. Choose You (with Dr. Priya Fielding-Singh)
  3. Move with Intent (with Stanley Nelson & Traci Curry)
  4. Happy Halloween (with Destiny Lopez)
  5. Special Episode (with Dr. Nabarun Dasgupta)

Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 2 1619

The Provosts, a family of sugar-cane farmers in Louisiana, had worked the same land for generations. When it became harder and harder to keep hold of that land, June Provost and his wife, Angie, didn’t know why — and then a phone call changed their understanding of everything. In the finale of “1619,” we hear the rest of June and Angie’s story, and its echoes in a past case that led to the largest civil rights settlement in American history.On today’s episode: June and Angie Provost; Adizah Eghan and Annie Brown, producers for “1619”; and Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard University and the author of “The Condemnation of Blackness.”“1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast.
  1. Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 2
  2. Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1
  3. Episode 4: How the Bad Blood Started
  4. Episode 3: The Birth of American Music
  5. Episode 2: The Economy That Slavery Built

S5 E8: Last Orders Scene on Radio

Among the wealthy, industrialized Western countries that created the climate crisis, Scotland is one of the leaders in pivoting away from fossil fuels – or promising to. Just how quickly will Scots be willing to cut off the flow – of oil, and money? Part 8 of The Repair, our series on the climate emergency. Reported and written by Victoria McArthur, with additional writing and script editing by Cheryl Devall. Production and mix by John Biewen. Music in this episode by Lili Haydn, Kim Carroll, Chris Westlake, Lesley Barber, Cora Miron, and Maetar. Music consulting by Joe Augustine of Narrative Music.
  1. S5 E8: Last Orders
  2. S5 E7: Deluges and Dreams
  3. S5 E6: "We Don't Have the Power to Fight It"
  4. Bonus Episode: Manchin on the Hill, and Introducing Drilled
  5. S5 E5: Jakarta, the Sinking Capital
We wrap up the show with Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby reflecting on what they’ve learned through this experiment in multiracial dialogue, and the ways in which we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, power, and privilege in our most-definitely-not-yet-pre-post-yet-still-very-racial society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  1. #1704: What have we learned?
  2. #1703: Women’s March, Women’s Show
  3. #1702: Better Off…?
  4. #1701-B: The “Will You Be My Black Friend?” B-Side
  5. #1701: Will You Be My Black Friend?

5: ‘We Know It When We See It’ Nice White Parents

This episode contains strong language.Chana has traced the history of the school from its founding and come to the present. But now: One unexpected last chapter. Last year, the school district for BHS mandated a change in the zoning process to ensure all of middle schools will be racially integrated. No longer can white families hoard resources in a few select schools. Black and Latino parents have been demanding this change since the late 1950s. The courts have mandated it. Chana asks: How did this happen? And is this a blueprint for real, systemic change?
  1. 5: ‘We Know It When We See It’
  2. 4: 'Here’s Another Fun Thing You Can Do'
  3. 3: ‘This Is Our School, How Dare You?’
  4. 2: 'I Still Believe in It'
  5. 1: The Book of Statuses

Ask Code Switch: Thought For Food Code Switch

It's Thanksgiving week, so we're bringing you a second helping of one of our favorite episodes, where we answer your questions about race and food. We're getting into the perceived whiteness of vegetarianism, what it means when H-Mart becomes a little too mainstream, and the etiquette around bringing pungent-smelling food to the (proverbial) office.
  1. Ask Code Switch: Thought For Food
  2. 'The Characters Are The Light'
  3. 'Being Fly Is An Act Of Community'
  4. Love And Blood Quantum
  5. Ask Code Switch: Parents Just Don't Understand

S05 E04: What are our Civil Rights on the Internet? Pod for the Cause

Our host Vanessa Gonzalez is joined by Sofia Ongele, Founder of ReDawn and Creative Advisor Intern at Kode with Klossy, and Laura Murphy, President of Laura Murphy & Associates, LLC and Author of The Rationale for and Key Elements of a Business Civil Rights Audit, to discuss the intersection of technology and civil rights.  
  1. S05 E04: What are our Civil Rights on the Internet?
  2. S05 E03: Immigration and Race in America
  3. S05 E02: The Biden Scorecard Episode
  4. S05 E01: The Intersections of Abortion Bans
  5. Vision for Justice: Reimagining Public Safety