Episodes
DeRay, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss college admissions, standardized testing, NCAA student athletes, and diversity in the suburbs. DeRay talks to actress Kerry Washington about her work on Netflix's "American Son". Then, DeRay and presidential candidate Julián Castro chat by phone briefly to discuss Castro's police reform...
Published 11/05/19
Deray, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss how Facebook bought a police force, cell phones driving the fall of crime rates in the 90s, the destruction of Central Park communities, and Historically Black Colleges. DeRay talks to Ramesh Srinivasan about his new book Beyond The Valley and the intersection between technology and political...
Published 10/29/19
Deray, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss Puerto Rico's indefinitely delayed financial relief, environmental effects of urban living, genetic mutations worth testing for, and the LAPD's use of undue force against the homeless. DeRay talks to Alphonso David, who is the first person of color to lead the Human Rights...
Published 10/22/19
Deray, Brittany, Clint, and Sam discuss the effect of incarcerated family members on children, the transgender Supreme Court battle, Baltimore's mass sweep of illegal convictions, and the trap-release-trap process of avoiding medical bills for inmates. DeRay talks to Ashlee Marie Preston about Trans-representation and what the media is doing wrong across the board....
Published 10/15/19
DeRay talks to Krista Tippett about the On Being Project that explores spiritual equity and the art of living. The News Crew will be back together next week.SimpliSafe.com/PEOPLEGETQUIP.com/SAVETHEPEOPLECasper.com/DERAY100 and use DERAY100 at checkoutBuffy.co. with code PSTThe 57 Bus by Dashka Slater is available wherever books are sold.
Published 10/08/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss the racial disparity in student debt, remaking the charity system, mandatory minimums hiding police misconduct, and Trump cutting 500,000 student lunches for cruelty's sake. DeRay talks to residents and corrections officers at the Young Men Emerging unit in the D.C. Department of Corrections about...
Published 10/01/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss D.C. statehood, Baltimore's refusal to internally review their police department, a recently unearthed secret plan to circumvent Brown vs. Board of Education in Texas, and why South Dakota (of all places) leads the nation in jail admissions. Stephanie Wittels Wachs, host of the new podcast, "Last Day," and co-founder of Lemonada Media, and Ithaca's Mayor Svante Myrick, join DeRay to talk about America's opioid...
Published 09/24/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss Felicity Huffman, LA's draconian proposal for anti-homeless measures, California's public prison ban, the complicated history of sugar in America, and post-incarceration finances. Paul Tough, author of "The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us" joins DeRay to discuss the broken collegiate...
Published 09/17/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss the man behind modern Republican gerrymandering, the connection between the firing of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo and a decrease in arrests, how one Trump-Appointed prosecutor is  interfering in local reform, and the perpetuation of whiteness in classical sculpture. Anthony Graves, death row exoneree, and Cassandra Stubbs, join DeRay to talk about capital punishment and their work at the...
Published 09/10/19
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio's attempt to reclaim his post, what will happen during the upcoming partial shut down of the Federal Election Commission, one woman's experience giving birth in prison, and how the Phoenix police purge officer discipline records. Grammy-award winning musician PJ Morton joins DeRay to talk about his new album,...
Published 09/03/19
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss a new rule that enables the Trump administration to change the asylum law, global wildfires, a new way the Fair Housing Act may be crippled, and some unexpected results from legalizing hemp. Chef Roy Choi joins DeRay to discuss his career in the food industry and his new TV show, "Broken...
Published 08/27/19
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss The 1619 Project from The New York Times, prison gerrymandering, how Google plans to tackle disaster relief, and bias in hate speech detection algorithms. Missouri Democratic Congressional Candidate Cori Bush joins DeRay to talk about protesting in Ferguson, her campaign and how she navigates activism and...
Published 08/20/19
DeRay, Clint and Sam discuss how the PATRIOT Act targets drug use more than terrorism, unequal access to opportunities for students, and the lasting effects of the bombing of Nagasaki. Physician Jonathan Metzl joins DeRay to discuss his book, "Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's...
Published 08/13/19
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss detention centers for immigrant children, ways Black WWII veterans were denied benefits from the GI Bill, how a school in DC founded by nuns gained profits from selling enslaved people, and a lawsuit to change how governors are elected in Mississippi. Comedian Gastor Almonte joins DeRay to talk about his album, ‘Immigrant Made.”’
Published 08/06/19
DeRay, Brittany, Sam and Clint discuss the history of the motto "In God We Trust," low-wage health care jobs, a proposal to ban facial recognition in public housing, and ensuring that formerly incarcerated Floridians maintain the right to vote. David Treuer joins DeRay to talk about his book, "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present."
Published 07/30/19
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss  a plan to fix inequality in San Francisco, officers illegally using information from sealed arrests, why women are more vulnerable in cars, and protests against the construction of a telescope at Mauna Kea. Samara Freemark and Natalie Jablonski join DeRay to talk about the latest season of 'In the Dark' and the Supreme Court case, Flowers v. Mississippi.
Published 07/23/19
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss racial hierarchies in the culinary field, bias within disability classifications, vanilla ice cream as it relates to America's history of racism, and legal preservations of confederate beliefs. Logan Browning joins DeRay to talk about what she has learned from starring in 'Dear White People” and using her voice in Hollywood.
Published 07/16/19
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss economic myths about undocumented immigrants, conditions in prisons, California's ban against natural hair discrimination, and transparency among police departments. Jennifer Eberhardt joins DeRay to talk about implicit bias and racism.
Published 07/09/19
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss the history of school busing, language used among athletic leagues, two recent Supreme Court decisions, and how bias is overlooked within the NYPD. Nora McInerny joins DeRay to talk about her podcast, “Terrible, Thanks for Asking,” her new book, and what she has learned about grief and joy.
Published 07/02/19
DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam share overlooked news to help inform your perspective as you watch this week's presidential debates. Then, DeRay is joined by presidential candidate Julián Castro to discuss his People First Policing policy proposal and how he is preparing for Wednesday's debate.
Published 06/25/19
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss how sheriffs undermine their successors, a multipronged approach to eliminating inequality, racial discrimination in the cable TV industry, and reducing bias among prosecutors. Actor Blair Underwood joins DeRay to talk about his role in "When They See Us," Ava DuVernay's series about The Exonerated Five.
Published 06/18/19
For the season 3 premiere of Pod Save the People, DeRay, Brittany, Clint and Sam discuss the overlooked news, including a review of the Facebook accounts of thousands of police officers, murders of Black transgender women, houselessness in Los Angeles, and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Trevor Noah joins DeRay to talk what he has learned as host of The Daily Show, the 2020 president election, and making his book into a film.
Published 06/11/19
This episode, DeRay is joined by activist and writer Feminista Jones to discuss organizing, Black Feminism, and the power of the internet. Then, New Mexico's Attorney General, Hector Balderas, talks to DeRay about what it's like to be one of the only Democratic Attorney Generals in a border state.
Published 06/04/19
DeRay, Clint, Brittany and Sam discuss the overlooked news, including illegal police raids, the original symbolism of The Statue of Liberty, Trump’s farm bailout, and why many Americans live close to their moms. Glenda Jackson joins DeRay to talk about playing King Lear on Broadway and her political career as a former member of the British Parliament.
Published 05/28/19
DeRay, Sam, Brittany and Clint discuss Ben Carson, the debate around Rikers Island, factoring adversity into the SAT's, and how the War on Drugs has prevented Black men from obtaining college degrees. Danielle Sered joins DeRay to talk about her book, 'Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair."
Published 05/21/19