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S4E5: Roe vs Wade in 2022

July 4, 2022

TW: Abortion   What is freedom? It’s the 4th of July, and while we are grateful for our veterans who fought for our country's freedoms, we are finding it hard to celebrate when not all of us are truly free. On Friday, June 2…

S4E4: Reparations And New Beginnings [A Deeper Dive]

June 27, 2022

90% of the profits from Idelette’s book, Recovering Racists, is going to different communities of color that have been oppressed and discriminated against. And she's doing a beautiful job of just asking where this money shou…

S4E3: Reclaiming Our Humanity w/ Idelette McVicker

June 20, 2022

After being set up to live with privilege in South Africa, unsure of the world she was grown up in, our guest and author of the book Recovering Racists, Idelette McVicker, speaks to us about feeling like her soul was forgott…

S4E2: This is What Happens When You Center Hate

June 13, 2022

So many times since we started this podcast, we have been here discussing mass shootings and how we can really effect change.  Here we are again.  Today in the wake of the Buffalo grocery store shooting, we sit down and talk…

S4E1: Welcome to Season 4!

June 6, 2022

It seems like we just started Humanize, but somehow we are already back for Season 4! We have lots in store for you, including an update on what we have each been up to and a preview of what we have planned for this season. …

S3E20: Our Biggest Lessons From Season 3

March 28, 2022

It’s a wrap on Season 3! Join us today as we look back and unpack what this season has brought: the work we’ve done, the discomfort and pain we’ve faced, and the guests we’ve all learned from. Listen in as we detail some of …

S3E19: When Good Intentions Go Wrong w/ Nadia Ali

March 21, 2022

Have you ever been on the receiving end of a supposedly well-intended — but actually incredibly offensive — comment, question, or microagression? Well today's guest, Nadia Ali, knows this feeling all too well. Nadia is the C…

S3E18: The Violence of Normality [A Deeper Dive]

March 14, 2022

The intersection between toxic masculinity and white supremacy is one that deserves another look, don’t you think? On today’s episode we dive back into the ideas discussed last week with artist, poet, and educator, Kyle ‘Gua…

S3E17: "White supremacy is not the shark; it's the water" w/ poet Kyle 'Guante' Tran Myhre

March 7, 2022

Poetry and art can move us in a way that lectures or courses cannot, am I right? THIS is why today’s guest loves this medium and uses it so powerfully in his social activism work, particularly around white supremacy and toxi…

Encore: How White Supremacy F***s Us All with Courtney Napier

Feb. 21, 2022

Originally Released June 28, 2021 If you know better, you can do better. Join us in today’s episode, where we’re joined by writer, journalist, and antiracism coach, Courtney Napier, to explore the role our ancestors play in …

Encore: Riots and Racism

Feb. 14, 2022

Originally Released JAN 11, 2021 This episode is a fan favorite. So much happened last week in this country that we just had to create a bonus episode to share our conversation around it. For the first time in history, Geor…

S3E16: It’s Not a Black and White Thing [A Deeper Dive]

Jan. 31, 2022

When you hear a lot of conversations around racism and white supremacy, it can be easy to assume that it’s just a Black and white thing. But we don’t believe that’s true, and in today’s episode we’re debriefing last week’s c…

S3E15: Radical Inclusivity & CRT w/Dr. Reiland Rabaka

Jan. 24, 2022

What exactly IS radical inclusivity and what does it have to do with Critical Race Theory? On today’s episode we’re excited to be joined by Dr. Reiland Rabaka, to dive into this with us and explain how radical inclusivity go…

S3E14: Hope in Hopeless Times [MLK Day]

Jan. 17, 2022

Looking at a lot of what’s going on in the US, particularly in the last couple of years, can feel hopeless. So how do you find hope in hopeless times like these? Today, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday, we…

S3E13: The Myth of Access [A Deeper Dive]

Jan. 10, 2022

Whether it’s COVID, fires or floods, when you really look at who’s affected the most in the US, there’s a glaring difference there between white people and BIPOC and it isn’t just access to medical care that’s to blame. In t…

S3E12: Staying Embodied When Doing Racial Equity Work with Vani Tangella

Jan. 3, 2022

We all carry with us our own traumas (including intergenerational ones), but how do we each continue to show up and do this work when that’s the reality for us? Today, we’re exploring this with Vani Tangella, the Racial Equi…

S3E11: How to Not Stay Silent About Racism This Holiday Season with Shiquita Yarborough and Pedro Silvas

Dec. 20, 2021

Holiday get-togethers can be tough for a lot of reasons, and if your family is often vocal about their opinions around race or something else that you feel opposingly passionate about, it can be extra hard. But if you’ve bee…

S3E10: Podcast Therapy: Processing Our Rittenhouse Episode w/ Darrie Matthew Burrage

Dec. 13, 2021

We’re mixing it up for you again today with a behind the scenes episode! Our episode on the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal (season 3, episode 8) has been weighing heavily on our hearts, so we’ve brought a special return guest on…

S3E9: Love, Fear, and How History Informs our Lives [A Deeper Dive]

Dec. 6, 2021

Have you ever learned something and wondered, why weren’t we taught this in school? And what would our interactions and lives be like if we were? So in today’s episode (which marks one year bringing this podcast to you!) we’…

S3E8: The Many Victims of White Supremacy: Exploring the Rittenhouse Case

Nov. 29, 2021

We’re disrupting our normal order of episodes this week to bring you a fiery, WTF?! conversation around the Kyle Rittenhouse case. In this episode, Courthney and Emily tease apart this case and his acquittal as well as the u…

S3E7: Uncovering Suppressed History with Patricia Raybon

Nov. 22, 2021

They say history is written by the victors. But uncovering the stories from those on the other side is so important. Today, we’re joined by Patricia Raybon, an award-winning author, essayist, and novelist who writes top-rate…

S3E6: What’s the “Right” Way to Talk About People? [Mini]

Nov. 15, 2021

Our words matter, and there’s a lot of debate over how we should talk about people, and a lot of fear around causing offense. Should you say “a homeless man” or “a man experiencing homelessness”, for example? Today’s mini ep…

S3E5: The Missing Piece in Positions of Power [A Deeper Dive]

Nov. 1, 2021

In today’s episode, we’re debriefing last week’s conversation with Shiquita Yarbrough, the first Black person to run for city council in Longmont, Colorado. We’re diving deeper into power, ego, and tokenism, why the conversa…

S3E4: Representation Matters with Shiquita Yarbrough

Oct. 25, 2021

Talk of representation and the importance of bringing more diversity into positions of power is everywhere. But why is it so important that it actually starts to happen? And what barriers are standing in the way of what dive…