Our Body Politic

Our Body Politic

Our Body Politic

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
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.
  1. July 15, 2022
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    Closing the Nature Gap and the Latest from the Jan 6 Committee
    Who deserves and enjoys access to “America the Beautiful?” This week OBP guest host and veteran broadcast journalist Celeste Headlee interviews Baratunde Thurston, writer, activist and host of the new six-part…
  2. July 08, 2022
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    Women of Color Leading the Charge Towards Workplace Equity
    What does the movement for workplace equity and inclusion look like today? This week, Our Body Politic guest host and acclaimed radio journalist Celeste Headlee interviews Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code…
  3. July 01, 2022
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    Remembering George Floyd and Reimagining Abortion and Community Care
    This week, Farai is joined by Washington Post investigative journalists and co-authors, Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa to talk about their new biography His Name is George Floyd and why they chose to docu…
  4. June 24, 2022
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    Breaking Down the Jan 6 Hearings with Jill Wine-Banks
    This week, Our Body Politic presents a special episode where Farai exclusively speaks to former Watergate prosecutor, legal expert and MSNBC analyst Jill Wine-Banks about the House Select Committee’s investigat…
  5. June 17, 2022
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    Remembering Urvashi Vaid and Creating Liberation
    This week, Our Body Politic honors politics and pride, featuring a past interview between Farai and the late intersectional activist, lawyer, educator and author Urvashi Vaid who led movements for a range of pr…
  6. June 10, 2022
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    Repairing A Nation And Fighting Online Disinformation
    This week, Farai speaks to the filmmakers of a new documentary The Big Payback Erika Alexander and Whitney Dow along with a key voice from the film founder and executive director of FirstRepair, Robin Rue Simmo…
  7. June 03, 2022
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    Finding Joy in Stories, Service, and the Great Outdoors
    This week, we are revisiting some of OBP’s most joyous interviews starting with Farai’s conversation with two publishers of color, Elizabeth Méndez Berry, vice president and executive editor at One World, an im…
  8. May 27, 2022
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    Spotlighting Black Women & Femmes in Pop Culture and Seeking Wellness in the Face of Tragedy
    At Our Body Politic, the impact and experiences of Black women and other women of color takes center stage. This week, Farai interviews award-winning journalist, producer and author Danyel Smith, whose latest b…
  9. May 20, 2022
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    Voices of Buffalo, Rep. Ruben Gallego on Racial Terror, and CRT
    This week, U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona speaks with Farai about how his past experience as a Marine combat veteran helped him keep himself and fellow congresspeople safe during the insurrection…
  10. May 13, 2022
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    Preparing for and Fighting Against a Post-Roe Future
    Given the recent leaked draft of a Supreme Court decision which could overturn Roe v. Wade, we do a special episode with a focus on abortion access, law and lived experience. Farai starts with best-selling auth…
  11. May 06, 2022
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    Aging with Purpose and Redefining Strength for Black Women
    What does it mean to age with purpose? In this week’s show, we are invited to hear a past conversation between Farai and author of Sign My Name to Freedom Betty Reid Soskin, who recently retired at age 100 from…
  12. April 29, 2022
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    In Depth -- The Investigation into January 6th, plus the Roots of the Insurrection
    This week Boston Globe senior op-ed writer Kimberly Atkins Stohr joins Farai to discuss the latest findings - and potential government involvement - in the January 6 insurrection investigation. Our host then sp…
  13. April 22, 2022
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    Leveraging Financial Power to Build Equity; A Brief History of Black Education in America; PLUS Restorative Economics Creating Pathways to Prosperity
    How do you harness the power of money for the greater good? This week, Farai speaks to philanthropist Mona Sinha, founder and CEO of the Insight Circle Fund, about what it means to make an impact as a woman of…
  14. April 08, 2022
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    Empowering People in Disaster; Creating a Stronger Democracy; and All Things SCOTUS
    This week, Farai speaks to Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, former mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico about what it took to guide her people through the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, as well as to create a compass for women…
  15. April 01, 2022
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    "Long COVID”; Decolonizing Parenting; COVID and Mental Health
    This week, Farai speaks to Dr. Raven Baxter about the effects of “long COVID” and the power she discovered from her own personal journey with the illness. In "Our Body Politic Presents..." Tonya Mosley of the p…
  16. March 25, 2022
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    SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing; A Well-Read Black Girl; Oscar Predictions
    This week, Farai speaks to Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee who shares a firsthand take on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings at Capitol Hill for SCOTUS nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. In ‘Our B…
  17. March 18, 2022
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    Finding Joy, Nikki Giovanni’s Wisdom, and High Gas Prices
    In tough times, people need joy wherever they can find it. Some find it in podcasts. As a part of our “Our Body Politic Presents…” series, Farai talks with Tonya Mosley, creator of “Truth Be Told” who’s finding…
  18. March 11, 2022
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    Revisiting Pipeline Protests, A Sacred Family Heirloom, and Discrimination During War
    This week on Our Body Politic, Farai looks back on the 2016-2017 Dakota Access Pipeline protests with investigative journalist Jenni Monet to discuss activism among indegeonous peoples in America and across the…
  19. March 04, 2022
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    Judge Jackson's Nomination, Translating Global News, and the State of the Union
    This week, Farai talks with Georgetown law professor and OBP legal contributor, Tiffany Jeffers about the upcoming SCOTUS hearings for nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Farai also speaks with Marcus Mabry, Senior…

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