Matt Thompson

Producer of "Too Many Santas"

Matt Thompson appears in the following:

A Prediction For How 'Serial' Is Going To End

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In part one of a roundtable on the Podcast Everyone's Talking About, Code Switch editor Matt Thompson makes the brave and foolhardy decision to predict the conclusion.

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A Forgotten Referendum On The Union Of Scots And English

Sunday, September 21, 2014

In 2011, there was a vote on closing the version of Wikipedia written in the Scottish language variety, Scots. The episode reminds us how language intersects with politics and class.


Private Prisons House More Latinos Than Do Public Ones, Study Finds

Sunday, August 10, 2014

An analysis of federal data by an Oregon State University sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.


Chat With Us About Code Switch

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Members of the Code Switch team are participating in an hour-long live chat to dish about our version of the Conversation On Race.


Alexander Shulgin, The 'Godfather Of Ecstasy,' Dies At 88

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Shulgin's contribution to research into psychedelic compounds is immense. By his own count, he created nearly 200 psychedelic compounds, often testing them on himself.


Lessons From A Year Of Discussing Race And Culture Online

Monday, May 19, 2014

Curating a valuable discussion about race on the Internet is highly difficult. But it can yield great rewards. Here's what we've learned from our yearlong experiment, and what we're trying next.


It's Our Anniversary! Tell Us How We're Doing

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Code Switch launched online a year ago today. We'd appreciate it if you took a moment to tell us how we're doing, what brings you back, and what you'd like to see more (and less) of.


What We Learned From Our Month-Long Exploration Of #XCultureLove

Friday, February 14, 2014

We dive into four themes we saw during our month-long exploration of how race plays out in the dating world.


Why It's Hard To Talk About Attraction In Race And Culture

Saturday, February 01, 2014

There are two things people agree on when they talk about racial/cultural preferences in dating. First, many of us have them. Second, that makes many of us uncomfortable. Beyond that, everything is contentious.


In Search Of Great Questions About Cross-Cultural Romance

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Code Switch team is embarking on a monthlong exploration of the subject of interracial and cross-cultural love. Chime in with your insights, stories and questions.


30-Something Everyday Tasks You Might Be Doing 'Wrong'

Thursday, January 02, 2014

A list of videos posted to the question-and-answer site got at least one user to change the way he peels hard-boiled eggs, washes his hands and adjusts his rearview mirror.


How To Pitch Stories To Code Switch

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

We receive a lot of ideas for Code Switch stories. And we're always on the lookout for great pitches from great freelancers. So here's some guidance on how to make us swoon.


The Mysterious History Of 'Marijuana'

Monday, July 22, 2013

The drug has been intertwined with race and ethnicity since well before the word "marijuana" was coined. Turns out there's an awful lot we don't know for sure about the recent history of the cannabis plant.


Take The Code Switch Visitor Survey

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Now that Code Switch is three months old, tell us what you like about our work, and what we could be doing better.


Even Terrorists Have To Fill Out Expense Reports

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A scathing performance review of an al-Qaida employee offers another reminder of how bureaucratic large, illicit organizations can be. News reports have shown that even drug traffickers keep receipts.


Who Becomes The Face Of A Horrific Attack?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In the aftermath of horrible acts of violence, whose faces stick in our memory? Whose faces should?


Five Reasons Why People Code-Switch

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pretty much everyone shifts between different languages or ways of speaking in different context. From hundreds of stories you sent us, here are some of the common motivations behind it.


Brad Paisley's 'Accidental Racist' Sparks At Least One Dialogue

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The song was an instant hit all over the Internet, though not (perhaps) the way its creators intended.

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A Viking Santa and The Christmas Lads

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Exactly who is Santa Claus? It depends on where you are in the world. The BBC's Matt Thompson looks at "Too Many Santas." "The thing about The Christmas Lads is they're actua...