From “The Accidental Activist” to “Pod Save the People,” we’ve rounded up 5 social justice-themed podcasts this June. Tune in to hear underreported news and conversations on the significant challenges our modern era continues to face. There are episodes reporting on social and racial issues and even dumpster fires on the Internet.
Listen to deep-dives with leaders, experts, and influencers on how they’re changing the world, one step at a time. In interviews with folks like Margaret Cho, Amanda Seales, and Roxane Gay, learn how these cultural icons suddenly found themselves taking a stand and bringing attention to issues that matter most.
Mother Country Radicals
When Zayd Dohrn was born, his parents were on the run from the FBI. He learned pretty quickly that their dedication to activism around social justice had caused them significant problems with the government, and now, he’s telling his mother’s story with the help of her own words. Bernardine Dohrn is a former leader of the radical Weather Underground, and in this podcast, she’ll talk about how she got there and her experiences.
Binge the entire series on Thursday, 6/9, only on the Audacy app. You can find new episodes weekly everywhere else.
Undistracted with Brittany Packnett Cunningham
The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios present “Undistracted with Brittany Packnett Cunningham.” This news commentary podcast is a resource for anyone interested in social justice. Brittany is an educator, activist, and TV commentator unpacking challenging topics and problems through “the lens of intersectional feminism.” Tune in to hear updates from the headlines and interviews with change-makers.
Pod Save the People
From Crooked Media comes “Pod Save the People,” a politics podcast hosted by activist and organizer DeRay Mckesson. Episodes discuss culture, underreported news, politics, and social justice with De’Ara Balenger and Kaya Henderson. DeRay is also joined by experts, influencers, and leaders. Tune in Tuesdays for new episodes.
Race to Social Justice
Keva White and John Kepner chat with guests about social and racial issues in our modern era on “Race to Social Justice.” As their podcast’s description says, “When it comes to combatting social injustices in America, it is not about being confrontational, it is about being conversational.” Join monthly discussions with guests like legal history scholar Ray Solomon, Philadelphia LGBTQ community member and educator Clinton Dress, law enforcement officer Eric Doherty, Ana Pujols McKee M.D., and more.
The Accidental Activist
From Wonder Media Network comes “The Accidental Activist,” hosted by journalist-turned-activist Isha Sesay. Isha is chatting with a fine slew of guests including cultural icons and public figures who have suddenly found themselves taking on activist roles. In conversations with Roxane Gay, Margaret Cho, Alyson Stoner, Forest Whitaker, and more, Isha learns about their passions, what motivates them, and activists’ goals to change the world.
Blocked and Reported
Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal are internet explorers on a singular quest: to find the most ridiculous content to learn more about the world and “extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.” They’re discussing the news, current events, and engage in plenty of banter along the way. Check out new, weekly episodes.