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Friday, September 16, 2022
In his memoir, America Made Me a Black Man, Farah tells of what American blackness has meant to him, from his childhood in Somalia to his adolescence in the Northeast — to his return to Somalia.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
There's nothing like a good book to chew on. From NPR's annual reading round-up, Books We Love, here are four suggestions for books about food.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
As we look back at the year, we wanted to share some of our favorite episodes of the pod. This list showcases the episodes that stayed with members of the Code Switch team, even amidst all the churn.
Saturday, December 04, 2021
From NPR's yearly reading list, Books We Love, we hear suggestions for scary reads from four of our staffers.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
In her new novel, In the Country of Others, Leila Slimani explores what it means to be an outsider. Her characters fight to establish their own identities while their country, Morocco, does the same.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing, says it's a mistake to boil Wednesday's events down to questions of police force. He argues we need a broader conversation about race, politics and justice.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Our team is looking back at some of our favorite episodes to work on this year, and what made them so meaningful. And oh, what a year it has been.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
This week, Code Switch is talking about our favorite pandemic reads. Today's conversation is with author Elisabeth Thomas, about her fictional cult-like college, set deep in the woods of Pennsylvania.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
This week, Code Switch is talking about the books that are getting us through the pandemic. Today's conversation is with Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of the creepy and engrossing Mexican Gothic.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
For many Americans, it goes without saying that the police help maintain public safety. But many others — especially black Americans — see the police as more of a threat than a protective force.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Once a decade, every household in the United States is required by law to fill out the U.S. census. For many people, most of the questions seem pretty straightforward ... except when it comes to race.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Tomi Adeyemi's new book, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is fantasy for young adults. But the issues it's dealing with — racism, oppression and war — are very real. And they're not sugarcoated.
Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Fires are blazing across southeast Australia. Scenes of smoke, sparks and blazing red capture the destruction happening in towns around the country.
Sunday, November 03, 2019
Harriet, the biopic of Harriet Tubman is almost a superhero tale. Even her fainting spells — epileptic seizures, in reality — are depicted as a way for her to communicate with God.
Friday, September 20, 2019
"Podunk" is supposed to be bleak and isolated. But there are a few things that people who use the term might not know. For one, it really exists. For another, its history predates the United States.
Friday, August 30, 2019
It's been 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to Virginia. But don't call this month an "anniversary."
Sunday, July 28, 2019
It's been 20 years since Destiny's Child released the band's second album, "The Writing's on the Wall."
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
This week on "Ask Code Switch," we're talking about who gets to define beauty norms — and what it means to push back on them.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
President Trump continues his quest to curb illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. One expert says there have always been ebbs and flows to how welcoming the U.S. is to immigrants.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The phrase is meant as a gentle poke at white people who take offense at minor threats to their privilege. "Sometimes it feels good just to make fun of racism and of racists," one humorist says.