I use this blog to write about the shows and ideas in podcasting that I have to get down right away, that aren’t exactly right to pitch to another publication, that are most emotionally resonant and immediate to me. This isn’t the week for a white lady writer to talk too much, but I wanted to use my email list and my one small corner of the weird and mysterious search algorithm to boost this message from the Women of Color Podcasters:
We are united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception, and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.
We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.
We believe that Black lives matter.
We believe that Black lives are more important than property.
We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witnesses to it.
In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices, and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engaged, and to take action.
I hope you’ll consider a donation to one of the following, all endorsed by WOC Podcasters:
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Black Visions Collective
- Campaign Zero
- Black Lives Matter
I’ve always thought the intimate, low-barrier-to-entry medium of podcasts was special. This list from Bello Collective, an always-thoughtful and curated resource on podcasts and culture, is a great place to start a search for Black audio stories:
And for an even deeper catalog, organized by interest and idea, check out the Podcasts in Color directory, a resource I use often when doing round-up lists on particular topics: