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:

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

Update: Scene on Radio status report Scene on Radio

Scene on Radio is on an extended hiatus, but is on its way back. Host and producer John Biewen explains that the show has found a new home: the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.
  1. Update: Scene on Radio status report
  2. "The Excess of Democracy": Rebroadcast
  3. White Affirmative Action: Rebroadcast
  4. Losing Ground: Rebroadcast
  5. Bonus: Introducing Hot Take
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.
  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?

The Trojan Horse Affair – Trailer Nice White Parents

A mysterious letter detailing a supposed Islamist plot to take over schools shocked Britain in 2014. But who wrote it? From Serial Productions and The New York Times, “The Trojan Horse Affair,” an investigation that became bigger than we ever imagined. All eight parts are available now, wherever you get your podcasts.
  1. The Trojan Horse Affair – Trailer
  2. 5: ‘We Know It When We See It’
  3. 4: 'Here’s Another Fun Thing You Can Do'
  4. 3: ‘This Is Our School, How Dare You?’
  5. 2: 'I Still Believe in It'

Spilling the "T" with comedian D'Lo Code Switch

On this week's Code Switch, producer Kumari Devarajan finds her demographic clone in actor and comedian D'Lo. Kumari found that when you share so much in common with a stranger who is putting their business on front street for the world to see, it can feel like they're sharing your secrets, too.
  1. Spilling the "T" with comedian D'Lo
  2. Exclusion, resilience and the Chinese American experience on 'Mott Street'
  3. Across the ocean: a Japanese American story of war and homecoming
  4. The implications of the case against ICWA
  5. Naomi Jackson talks 'losing and finding my mind'

S06 E10: Attacks on Black Political Power Pod for the Cause

Join Kanya Bennett and cohost Jheanelle Wilkins, director of state and local government affairs at the Leadership Conference, as they discuss recent attacks on Black political power with District of Columbia Councilmember Robert White, Melissa Wasser of the ACLU-DC, Dr. Sekou Franklin of Middle Tennessee State University, and Patrice Willoughby of the NAACP.
  1. S06 E10: Attacks on Black Political Power
  2. S06 E09: Banning Books, Queer People, and Black History Part 2
  3. S06 E09 Banning Books, Queer People, and Black History Part 1
  4. S06 E08: Talking Traffic Stops: The Urgent Need for Police Accountability and Transparency
  5. S06 E07: Until Justice Is Won: Civil Rights and Sports