These are the best social justice podcasts.

Change has come to America. Nevermore has social justice been at the forefront in the everyday life of Americans. While the country made itself find itself in a political divide, fighting for the equality of people in this country is the ultimate connector. These are the podcasts that revolve around how to make social justice a priority in anyone’s life.

5.The Activist Files

The Activist Files is a podcast by the Center for Constitutional Rights where they feature the stories of people on the front lines fighting for social justice, including activists, lawyers, and storytellers. This podcast covers LGBTQIA+, minorities, and sex workers’ rights to inform the audience of how they can help. Listeners will find that The Activist Files will motivate them to put in the work to help out the people in need.


NPR Reporter Exposes Charity’s Failings” from Tiny Spark: Investigating the Business of Doing Good podcast. If you’re not listening to Tiny Spark yet, this is a great place to begin. The show is hosted by Amy Costello, a hard-hitting journalist who has worked for the BBC, PRI, and PBS television. She genuinely wants to find solutions to global problems as she presses her guests to provide insights on the unintended consequences of aid, philanthropy, or charity. This podcast takes a serious look into all the in’s-and-outs of how to affect change in the world.

3.Future Perfect

Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. This podcast tackles the big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future. Season 3 details how the meat we eat affects us all, and how it is one of the greatest social injustices that no one talks about. Vox’s Dylan Matthews and Sigal Samuel examine how the way we eat is shaping animal lives, human lives, and the future of our planet.

2.The United States of Anxiety

The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future. Each week, host Kai Wright invites listeners to gather for intimate conversations and deeply reported stories about the choices we’ve made as a society — and the new choices we can imagine now. Fans can invest in the show by sending voice memos to their inbox at WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, and On the Media.

1.Pod Save the People

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. DeRay Mckesson has been a community organizer since he was a teenager, but he (with his signature blue vest) became a frontline figure back in 2014 after police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Then he sits down for deep conversations with experts, influencers, and diverse local and national leaders. New episodes every Tuesday.

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Justin Richards

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