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A Word … with Jason Johnson
America doesn’t need another conversation about race. At least, not the kind we’ve been having ... the ones that are sparked by a crisis and move quickly from shock, to empty promises, to forgetting. No. What America needs are REAL conversations about race … ones that shine a light on the facts, the history, and the reality of how race plays out in our politics and society. That’s what Slate offers each week on A Word With Jason Johnson. A veteran political commentator, Johnson will bring his incisive wit to thoughtful discussions with leaders, journalists and other change-makers who will...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 316 ratings
So excited!
So glad you had David Alan Grier on, one of my favs!
Marknwm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/21
Much Needed
The podcast conversations are needed and appreciated. Succinct and intellectual.
CarmlQT via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/15/21
Keep the stories of underserved creators coming!
TMT-DC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/21
Recent Episodes
Stacey Abrams dealt with a narrow --and tainted-- loss in the Georgia governor’s race by helping to turn her red state blue in 2020. On today’s episode of A Word, she tells host Jason Johnson about her campaign plans, her voting rights fight, and her worries about economic boycotts as a political...
Published 06/18/21
Kendi joins the show this week to explain critical race theory, and why it has become such a political lightning rod. He also talks about how the backlash against critical race theory is threatening academic freedom, and specifically how it kept Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole...
Published 06/11/21
David Alan Grier is a comedian’s comedian, from his iconic stint on ‘In Living Color,’ to his many sitcoms roles, including his latest on the Netflix show, ‘Dad Stop Embarrassing Me.’ He’s also a dramatic actor, with roles in Broadway classics and Ava Duvernay’s ‘Queen Sugar.’ On today’s episode...
Published 06/04/21
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