Author and award-winning journalist Farai Chideya has created and will host Our Body Politic, a weekly podcast debuting this weekend that is “unapologetically centered on reporting not just how women of color experience the major political events of today, but how they’re impacting those issues.”
Our Body Politic will focus on women of color as a super-demographic in American politics and ask how we can save and improve our own lives and that of our nation. Episodes will feature in-depth conversations about the economy, healthcare, politics, the environment and education every Friday. To listen to the trailer below:
The podcast will be available through a host of sponsor stations including KCRW, KPCC, KQED and WITF among others. You can also subscribe by clicking here.
For anyone who want to call in with questions or to tell the show what’s on your mind, you can leave a message at the number Chideya is posting on Twitter: 929-353-7006.
Our Body Politic’s first episode will look at the most pressing issues right now—COVID-19, the Census, and disinformation and the upcoming election—through the lens of Black and women of color on the front lines, effecting change and shaping outcomes.
I am SO EXCITED. The last month has been INTENSE as we prepare to launch the show/podcast Our Body Politic, centering Black women and other women of color in the great pageant of American power and self-determination. Here is our logo…. thanks (Insta) @ AkeemRaheem. pic.twitter.com/CSr6ffyMUn
— Farai Chideya (@farai) September 24, 2020
Harvard graduate Chideya has reported on every Presidential election since 1996. During the 2016 election she was a Senior Writer covering politics and data at ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight, and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
She is also the former longtime host of NPR’s News & Notes, and the author of six books including The Color of Our Future, a deep dive into the changing racial demographics of this country from the perspective of young Americans.
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