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From the award-winning journalist Farai Chideya

A podcast unapologetically reporting how women of color impact today’s major political events.

          

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Our Body Politic’s 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.

 

Black Maternal Health Matters

Black Maternal Health Matters

On this episode of Our Body Politic, Farai Chideya looks back at our conversations around Black Maternal health. First, she speaks with Aftershock co-director Tonya Lewis Lee and film subject Shawnee Benton Gibson. Then, we hear from Dr. Rachel Hardeman about racism...

How Black Women are Leading the Soft Life Movement

How Black Women are Leading the Soft Life Movement

On this episode of Our Body Politic, guest host Mara S. Campo looks at the idea of the “soft life” as a form of self-care for Black women. Mara speaks with Dr. Judith Joseph, a board-certified psychiatrist, and Chair of Women in Medicine Collaborative at Columbia...

Black Country Music Stars on Diversifying The Genre

Black Country Music Stars on Diversifying The Genre

On this episode of Our Body Politic, guest host Mara S. Campo looks at the foundational role of Black Americans in country music, and the barriers to entry that still exist. First, we hear Mara’s conversation with Professor Francesca Royster, author of “Black Country...

January 6th: An American Story

January 6th: An American Story

On this special episode of Our Body Politic, host Farai Chideya gives an exclusive look at the story behind the January 6th Committee as told by its investigators of color from our first-ever audio documentary: “January 6th: An American Story.” We’ll hear from...

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Farai Chideya

Host of Our Body Politic

I listen critically to stories about our human journey, and track the data on people, governments, and our global society.

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Farai Chideya (she/her), Creator and Executive Producer

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