Pod Save the People

Pod Save the People

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Kaya Henderson, De’Ara Balenger, and others. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

Episodes

May 17, 2022 95 min

DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including a baby formula shortage, an all-Black cast opera show, a recent release from Kendrick Lamar, and a new historical cookbook. DeRay interviews activist and entrepreneur Joah Spearman about his candidacy for Austin City Council, District 9.

 

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DeRay https://twitter.com/ambergontrail/status/1524625188498776064?s=21&t=O_ku1ecLdVaTtvoipWFm...

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DeRay, Kaya, De'Ara and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including the ongoing Tulsa race massacre reparations lawsuit, the Smithsonian plans to return  looted items, the racial disparity in bar exam results, and the rise and fall of Kevin Samuels. DeRay interviews Montgomery County Council member and author Will Jawando about his new book My Seven Black Fathers: A Young Activist's Memoir of Race, Family, and...

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May 3, 2022 90 min

DeRay, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including a city ban on co-living, the tobacco industry targeting Black Americans, and the life & legacy of Ceyenne Doroshow. DeRay interviews author and scholar Andre Perry about his new book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities. 

 

News:

Myles https://www.gq.com/story/ceyenne-doroshow-glits-founder-profile

Kaya https://www.npr....

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April 26, 2022 71 min

DeRay, Kaya, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week — including Florida's rejection of 54 math books, descendants of the enslaved fight for space, and the life & legacy of Hazel Scott. DeRay interviews Emmy-nominated producer & surfer Selema Masekela about his book Afro Surf, the new wave of activism centering Black surfers, and more.

 

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Kaya https://www.npr.org/2022/04/18/1093277449/florida-mathematics-te...

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April 19, 2022 58 min

DeRay, Kaya, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including anti-lynching legislation, a sharp increase in depression amongst American teens, and a police chief indicted for illegal gun dealing. DeRay interviews Katie Curran O'Malley about her candidacy for Maryland Attorney General.

 

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DeRay https://fox59.com/indiana-news/former-ohio-police-chief-indiana-gun-dealers-plead-guilty-in-conspiracy-to-illegally-sell...

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DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including the evolution of no knock warrants, Black Jews speak up & speak out, freed people's letters to their former enslavers, and T.I.'s public feud with a Black woman comedian. DeRay interviews author and professor Dorothy Roberts about her new book Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families— and How Abolition Can Build a S...

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April 5, 2022 71 min

DeRay, Kaya, and Myles cover the underreported news of the week— including shadow credit scores, a Black community built on contaminated land, and Mo’Nique & Lee Daniels Patch a 14-year Feud.


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Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/04/01/new-orleans-gordon-plaza-epa/

DeRay https://www.propublica.org/article/how-your-shadow-credit-score-could-decide-whether-you-get-an-apartment

Myles https://deadline.com/2...

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DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including home appraisal racial bias, mild COVID linked with brain damage, two Black brothers exonerated from a murder charge, and an interactive Prince exhibit in Chicago. DeRay interviews author and activist Reshma Saujani about her new book Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work (and Why It's Different Than You Think).

 

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Kaya https://www.nbcnews.com...

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March 22, 2022 84 min

DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including a judge's criminalization of mothers who report domestic abuse, Black women targeted by big Pharma, Black Americans leading the NFT/crypto revolution, and the trials and triumph of artist Campbell Addy. DeRay interviews activist and speaker Bridget Todd about the roots of the internet, the impact that it has, and why it disproportionately harm...

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DeRay and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including three Black women oversee voting access for more than 37 million Americans and eight young burglars exposure of cointelpro + FBI misconduct. DeRay interviews author and CEO Nicole Lynn Lewis about her non-profit organization Generation Hope and her personal memoir PREGNANT GIRL: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Fa...

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March 8, 2022 77 min

DeRay, Myles, and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including US basketball players stuck in Ukraine and Russia, Hertz car rental report returned cars as stolen, and a free library by Solange’s Saint Heron studio featuring books by Black creators. DeRay interviews activist and comedian Lizz Winstead about her legacy on the Daily Show and her recent advocacy around the Mississippi abortion case. 

 

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March 1, 2022 56 min

DeRay, Myles, De'Ara and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including skyrocketed ambulance costs, a Florida bill targeting transgender youth, a Baltimore museum of art and the efforts of Destination Crenshaw. DeRay interviews theologian and author Candice Benbow about her new book Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who've Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn't Enough.

 

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DeRay, Myles, and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including billions of dollars in hoarded welfare funds, a senate vote to evict Black people to Africa, and a Miss Cleo psychic documentary. DeRay interviews filmmaker and historian Professor Gregory S. Cooke about his documentary Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II.

 

Myles https://www.vibe.com/news/movies-tv/miss-cleo-psychic-documentary-12346486...

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February 15, 2022 56 min

DeRay, Myles, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including Black people enslaved long after Emancipation Proclamation, a Missouri art gallery celebrating Black History Month, and the life and death of the true "Godmother of Funk". DeRay interviews Dr. Kristen Nwanyanwu about her work as an vitreoretinal surgeon and her research on health disparity and treatment gaps for Black people and people of color...

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February 8, 2022 68 min

DeRay, Kaya, and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including reparations for Black Californians, representation on executive boards, and a possible resurrection of the War on Drugs. De'Ara interviews Dustin Gibson about his roots, disability justice work and recent Justice Rising Award from the Open Society Foundations.

 

Kaya https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/02/02/california-could-pay-black-amer...

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February 1, 2022 90 min

In the debut episode of Black History Month, DeRay, Kaya, Myles and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including a not so shocking outcome of the child tax credit, a booming private prison industry despite federal ban, the disillusionment of a young Biden official, and two spiritual icons' effort towards building a community of love. DeRay interviews Portia Wood about her mission as a generational wealth plann...

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January 25, 2022 54 min

DeRay, Kaya and De'Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including a documentary honoring Black women's World War II contributions, racial disparity in access to COVID treatment, and women more likely to die after operation by male surgeons. DeRay interviews Samantha Tweedy about her life experience and current work as president of the Black Economic Alliance Foundation.

 

News:

DeRay https://www.theguardian.com/societ...

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January 18, 2022 61 min

DeRay, Myles, and Kaya cover the underreported news of the week— including a new Black tech hub, forged DNA evidence, and a reverse migration to the South. DeRay interviews Jonathan Katz on his new book Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and Breaking of America's Empire. 

 

News:

Myles https://www.businessinsider.com/blacktag-founders-black-creators-audiences-platform-2022-1

Kaya https://www.washingtonpost.com/na...

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DeRay, Myles, Kaya, and De’Ara cover the underreported news of the week— including Black climbers on Mount Everest, false positive drug tests in state prisons, and the life and death of Black political icons Sidney Poiter and Lani Guinier. DeRay interviews activist Samira Sangare about her work and advocacy with Saratoga Black Lives Matter in New York State.

 

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DeRay https://www.news10.com/news/nys-inspector-general-report-reveal...

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January 4, 2022 78 min

Myles, De'Ara, Kaya, and DeRay welcome the new year and cover the underreported news of the week— including DC police failed attempts to reprimand officers, Black artists revolutionize medical illustrations, Proud Boys regroup to local municipalities, and the life & death of bell hooks. DeRay interviews philosopher & longtime friend Myisha Cherry on her book The Case for Rage: Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-Racist Strug...

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