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S4E14: Do Our Stories Do Us Justice? With Adriana Ortiz

Nov. 29, 2022

How do you tell your own story? Often when we think about our lives we focus on our shortcomings and struggle to see how all the parts of our story are weaved together. Adriana Ortiz believes that understanding our own story…

S4E13: Being Influential In Conversation (A Deeper Dive)

Nov. 17, 2022

Each of us have different strategies when it comes to shifting people’s perspectives. For last week’s guest, Awa Diaw, it can be choosing to end the conversation when it no longer feels productive. For Humanize co-host, Cour…

S4E12: Race, Culture, and Beyond with Erica Howard and Sage Hobbs

Oct. 28, 2022

We’ve got a fun role swap for you today: in this episode, we’re bringing you an interview where we had the opportunity to be the guests! We were interviewed by the amazing Sage Hobbs and Erica Howard for their podcast Race, …

S4E11: Creating Influence Around the Globe with Awa Diaw

Oct. 18, 2022

We know very well what change still needs to happen around race in the US, but what about abroad? Today we’re bringing you a fascinating and unique perspective on this from Awa Diaw who is not only the Global Diversity and I…

S4E10: The Code Switch [A Deeper Dive]

Oct. 12, 2022

What’s code switching? If you’ve ever found yourself changing who you are as a person in a given situation in order to gain acceptance, you’ve code switched. That need to shift how you show up in the world in order to adhere…

S4E9: Why Do We Dehumanize Others?

Oct. 4, 2022

Sometimes you read or hear about a situation that breaks your heart and you think, “How can those people DO that?! How do they live with themselves? I could never do that!” But could you?   As humans, we’re exploring this id…

S4E8: The Importance of Community in Business w/Imran Rehman

July 26, 2022

How do we create dialogue when there are such huge power differences in the room? How do we make sure we have different voices at the table and still work together?  Today we sit down with Imran Rehman, CEO of Kokoro, a web …

S4E7: Defining Hope [A Deeper Dive]

July 19, 2022

We know the important place The 1619 Project takes in DEI work. Nicole Hannah-Jones’ speech at a prominent elite school was canceled, but her message is definitely not. Join us as we break down our previous episode with Nico…

S4E6: When Schools Fear ‘Noise’: Learning From the Controversial Speech Cancellation at Middlesex School w/ Nikole Hannah-Jones

July 11, 2022

How do we distinguish between sadness and remorse and individual guilt?  How do we teach children that you can feel shame for something your country did, without feeling responsible?  We have all heard about the controversy …

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…