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Another Round, Episode 4: A Podcast Of One's Own

On this week's episode: Tracy talks about #WhatHadHappened at her first Klan rally and we chat with Gene Demby, lead blogger at NPR's Code Switch team, about the whiteness of the "public radio voice." Subscribe on iTunes!

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:12 p.m. ET

Posted on April 7, 2015, at 10:57 a.m. ET

It's Tuesdaaaay! That means another episode of Another Round! Tell your friends!

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In this episode we kick it with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch and the super sharp blog PostBourgie.

Gene is a Philly native who loves running, ice cream, and tweeting about how 83% of society's ills can be linked to housing discrimination. Watch him in action here!
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Gene is a Philly native who loves running, ice cream, and tweeting about how 83% of society's ills can be linked to housing discrimination. Watch him in action here!

If it sounds like we're friends in real life, it's because we are! This is basically us:

Except we're black and not animated and at least two of us are not ducks.
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Except we're black and not animated and at least two of us are not ducks.

The conversation was kicked off by Chenjerai Kumanyika’s piece "Challenging The Whiteness Of Public Radio."

With Gene working in public radio and the two of us venturing into the podcast world, we had a lot to say about finding our voices and navigating seemingly white spaces.
Chenjerai Kumanyika / Linda Tindal

With Gene working in public radio and the two of us venturing into the podcast world, we had a lot to say about finding our voices and navigating seemingly white spaces.

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Then, to lighten the mood, Tracy tells the heartwarming story of that time she went to a Klan rally!

This is an actual picture from the actual rally. Fun fact: This is not the only Klan rally Tracy has been to.
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This is an actual picture from the actual rally.

Fun fact: This is not the only Klan rally Tracy has been to.

Without further achoo, here are 6 random things you can look forward to hearing in this week’s episode:

1. "The fact that I'm at a Klan rally in the year 2000 is not the most absurd part of this story."

2. "If there's a way to fuck something up, men will find the way."

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3. "You have time-travel capabilities and that's what you gon' do?"

4. "Let's acknowledge that the public radio voice is really, really, really white [...] it's like Utah."

5. "There's a very classed and normative idea about what it means to be 'professional.'"

6. "If you write about race on the internet — if you say the word 'race' and you're a person of color high on a hilltop by yourself — somebody will find you and say, 'No, you're the real racist!!'"

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This episode features music from Donwill (follow him on Twitter!), Wake, Comfort Fit, and 6th Sense and the Kid Daytona.

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