June 12, 2022
The Cuban activist and author Juan Rene Betancourt urges racial solidarity and reckons with the revolution under Castro and the island’s turn towards Communism.
May 29, 2022
After 1963, the views of Malcolm X and MLK came closer together, on topics including internationalism, political engagement, and economics.
May 15, 2022
Chike joins Peter to look back at our coverage of Africana philosophy in the first half of the 20th century.
May 1, 2022
The life and career of Malcolm X up to 1963, with a focus on his separatist black nationalism and his critique of non-violent protest.
April 17, 2022
An interview about the role of the emotions, including anger and feelings of dignity, with MLK expert Meena Krishnamurthy.
April 3, 2022
The story of Martin Luther King Jr. up to 1963, focusing on the development of his philosophy of nonviolence.
March 20, 2022
In "The Fire Next Time" and other writings, the essayist and novelist James Baldwin seeks to dispel the illusions surrounding racial and sexual difference.
March 6, 2022
Ralph Ellison provides a new metaphor for the experience of racism in his Invisible Man and tackles topics of art and identity in his essays.
February 20, 2022
Famous for his incendiary novel Native Son, Richard Wright responds in his multifaceted writings to sociology, communism, colonialism, and existentialism.
February 6, 2022
Interview guest Carole Boyce Davies joins us to talk about the radical ideas of Claudia Jones.