Our Body Politic


Created and hosted by award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, Our Body Politic is unapologetically centered on reporting on not just how women of color experience the major political events of today, but how they're impacting those very issues. Weekly episodes feature in-depth conversations about the economy, health, politics, education, the environment, and the most prescient issues—because all issues are women's issues. Tune in every Friday everywhere you listen to podcasts, and on public radio stations around the country. Presented by KCRW, KPCC, and KQED.

  1. 1.
    Anita Hill on Fighting Gender Violence for Thirty Years, How the Digital Economy Infringes on Our Civil Rights, and the Mask Debate in Schools
  2. 2.
    How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace, Celebrating Women of Color in Hollywood’s Nerdiest Genres, and a Frank Conversation About the Future of the U.S. Military
  3. 3.
    Why the Economic Recovery Has Been Slow for Women of Color, Research Says Millennials of Color Are Worried and Hopeful about Money, and How Pauli Murray’s Writing and Thinking Still Influence Us Today
  4. 4.
    Reporting on Domestic Extremism, One Family Marked by It and White Evangelical Christianity’s Extremist Links
  5. 5.
    The January Insurrection According to Rep. Pramila Jayapal, What Families Need to Know about Covid in Kids, and Our Roundtable Debates AOC’s Met Gala Moment
  6. 6.
    A Latina Veteran on the U.S.’s Role in the World Today, Following the Corporate Money Pledged to Racial Equality, and Roundtable Guests Reflect on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
  7. 7.
    When Public Health Saves Lives, Returning to In-Person Education with a Disability, and Texas Abortion Ban’s Impact on Women of Color
  8. 8.
    Centering the Experiences of Afghan Women, Why the U.N. Climate Report is a Gift, and #MeToo as a Social Justice Issue
  1. 9.
    Documenting Extremist Youth Recruitment, the Power of Protest, and Examining Our Narratives about Afghanistan
  2. 10.
    A Deep Dive into Voting Rights, the Impact of Cuomo’s Resignation, and Politics in Haiti in Context
  3. 11.
    Making the Most of College, Books that Educate and Empower, and Two New Models of Community-based Journalism
  4. 12.
    Black Women on Writing with Purpose, and What History Says about Overlooking the Insurrection
  5. 13.
    The Complex Task of Public Safety Reform, Live Entertainment Slowly Regains Steam, and An Astrophysicist Takes on Bias in STEM
  6. 14.
    Next-Level Thinking for Public Safety, Meet a 10-Year-Old Chess National Master, and the Biden-Harris Administration Toughens Up on Covid-19 and Voting Rights
  7. 15.
    Engaging the Latino Electorate, the Challenges of Immigration Reform, and Women of Color Building Their Own Institutions
  8. 16.
    Voting Rights under Attack, Talking to Loved Ones about the Covid-19 Vaccine, and Freeing Ourselves from Political Myths
  9. 17.
    How the Military is Tackling Sexual Assault and Extremism, and Reviewing the Latest Supreme Court Decisions
  10. 18.
    Black Americans Call for Political Substance over Symbolism, the Biden-Harris Administration on Systemic Racism, and the Power of Telling Our Stories
  11. 19.
    Real Talk on Parenting During the Pandemic and the Mental Health Impacts on Mothers and Children, Voting Rights Under Threat, and the Benefits of Being Outdoors
  12. 20.
    Why the Tulsa Massacre Matters Today, the Insurrection as White Supremacist Backlash, and Tackling Algorithmic Bias
  13. 21.
    How Racism Is at the Root of White Evangelical Power, Why Child Care Is Also Necessary Infrastructure, and Practical Advice for Securing Your Finances
  14. 22.
    A Conservative on Rejecting Trumpism, Why the Vaccination Push Here and Abroad Must Continue, and Making Sense of the Infighting among Republicans
  15. 23.
    Senator Mazie Hirono Tackles Anti-Asian Hate Crimes from the Senate, the Supreme Court Rules on Minors in Prison, and What the World Thinks of the U.S. After Trump
  16. 24.
    How History Books and Monuments Shape our National Narrative, Preparing for the Next Pandemic, and Practical Advice on Staying Safe During Police Encounters
  17. 25.
    DC Statehood Back in Play, Why National Security Risks Need Reassessing, and Looking Back on 100 Days of Biden-Harris Administration
  18. 26.
    Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice’s mother, on the Chauvin verdict, Yamiche Alcindor and April Ryan Talk about Holding the Powerful Accountable
  19. 27.
    Combatting Domestic Terrorism, a Cannabis Entrepreneur and a Policymaker on Social Equity in the Industry, and Why #OscarsSoWhite Still Applies
  20. 28.
    The Black Maternal Death Crisis, the Real Reason Black Women Die from Covid-19 More Than White Men
  21. 29.
    How Georgia’s Draconian Voting Restrictions Threaten the Constitution, James Clyburn Says We Can’t Prevent Another Insurrection, and Jemele Hill on Why Athletes Won’t Ever ‘Shut Up and Dribble’
  22. 30.
    Ayanna Pressley on “Legislating Equity, Healing, and Justice,” a GA State Senator on Treating Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue, and Imara Jones on Why Patriarchy Threatens All Women
  23. 31.
    WNBA Star Layshia Clarendon Gets Political, the Anti-Asian violence in Georgia, and the Lives of Black Mothers of Three Civil Rights Leaders
  24. 32.
    The Actual Cost of Racism in the U.S., One Woman’s Battle with Covid-19, and the State of Security at the Capitol
  25. 33.
    How the Covid-19 Pandemic Raises Issues of Ableism, Investment Opportunities in WoC Entrepreneurs, and Black Maternal Health Disparities
  26. 34.
    Elizabeth Warren on What an Economy Should Do, How Covid-19 Vaccination Protects Others, and the Stigma of Intimate Partner Violence
  27. 35.
    A Provocative Way to Build Black Voting Power, Why Covid-19 Vaccination Must Be a Global Effort, and the Limits of Inclusion at the Golden Globes
  28. 36.
    Tackling Racism and Sexism in the Tech Industry, Ecofascism Explained, the Political Aftermath of a Second Trump Impeachment Trial
  29. 37.
    Speaking with Hispanic Republicans, Vaccinating the Country Equitably, and Who Faced Accountability for the Insurrection
  30. 38.
    Black Identity in the White House and Beyond, Unpacking the First Set of Biden-Harris Executive Orders
  31. 39.
    Maxine Waters on How the Democratic Party Moves Forward, Black and Indigenous Strategists Demand More from the Government, and the New Administration's Biggest Challenges
  32. 40.
    AG Tish James Seeks Accountability for President Trump, the “Black Cassandra” Syndrome, and Why Journalists of Color Need to Be Heard
  33. 41.
    The Power of Investing in Women Entrepreneurs, and a New Way to Grasp the Meaning of Work
  34. 42.
    Futurist Mutale Nkonde on How to Achieve Your Goals, a Psychologist on How to Shape Conversations about Racism
  35. 43.
    How the New Georgia Project Made Voting Cool, and What Inspires Local Leaders from California to Arizona
  36. 44.
    Black Homeownership Rates in a New Light, Rep. Veronica Escobar on Leading El Paso Through the Covid Crisis, and Latino Representation on the Small Screen
  37. 45.
    Tressie McMillan Cottom on Black Womanhood, Why the 2020 Census Remains in Contention, and Jamaal Bowman on a Divided Democratic Party
  38. 46.
    Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall on Being fully Black and Fully Blue, Filipino Americans Fighting Disinformation
  39. 47.
    Maria Hinojosa on Inclusive Storytelling, and Journalists of Color Creating Newsrooms from Tennessee to Laguna Pueblo Lands
  40. 48.
    Rashida Tlaib on the Future of the Democratic Party, and Yaa Gyasi on the Power of Faith
  41. 49.
    Tammy Duckworth on a Lifetime of Service, Breaking Down the “WoC Vote,” and the Freedom to Imagine Liberation
  42. 50.
    Truth in the Age of Disinformation, the Resilience of Black Voters, and Escaping into Fantasy

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