Podcasts on Health Equity,Diversity, and Inclusion

In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is time to tell the story.

1619 is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Citation: Hannah-Jones, Nikole. 1619. The New York Times.

It’s an election year, and whether people want to admit it or not, race is at the center of every issue -- healthcare, jobs, climate change, the media. Join host Rebecca Carroll for 15 essential conversations about race in a pivotal moment for America.

Come Through is produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts, including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.

Citation: Carroll, Rebecca. Come Through with Rebecca Carroll. WNYC Studios.

Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story.

Why? Where did the notion of whiteness come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?

Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.

Citation: Biewen, John. Seeing White. Scene On Radio.

The Untying Knots Podcast explores how people and organizations are reimagining society and dismantling systems of oppression. Hundreds of years of racist institutional policies have denied wealth to Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. In this current period of uprising, resistance, and crisis on racial injustice, organizational leaders are asking: what does it look like to make structural change for racial justice? Untying Knots is a collaboration between Nikhil Raghuveera and Erica Licht. It is supported by Dr. Megan Ming Francis

Citation: Raghuveera, Nikhil and Erica Licht. Untying Knots. SoundCloud.

In this episode of Harvard Kennedy School's PolicyCast, host Thoko Moyo welcomes Professors Khalil Muhammad and Erica Chenoweth to discuss how the volcanic reaction to video of the brutal killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis has pushed America to another major inflection point in its seemingly endless struggle with race. The three tackle the following questions: Will that change be transformative or incremental? And will it be permanent or merely temporary, forgotten when the next big crisis comes along?

Citation: Moyo, Thoko. A historic crossroads for systemic racism and policing in America. PolicyCast. Featuring Khalil Muhammad and Erica Chenoweth.