Cosmopolitan (USA)

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1 CODE SWITCH

Hosted by journalist­s of color, it explores how race impacts every single part of our lives— from filling out the census to the friends we choose.

2 1619

New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole HannahJone­s goes deep into how America’s history of slavery is still shaping our culture hundreds of years later.

3 WHAT A DAY

Comedian Akilah Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick break down the news in less time than it takes to do a load of laundry.

4 WHY WON’ T YOU DATE ME?

Nicole Byer has one simple question— “Why am I still single?”—for the friends and funny people she invites on her show to discuss her dating life as a Black woman.

5 SO…WHAT DO YOU DO AGAIN?

Vogue editor Naomi Elizée gives an insider’s look at what it’s like to be a woman of color working in the (historical­ly white) fashion industry. Spoiler alert: It’s not easy.

6 BAD QUEERS

Kris and Shana, two queer Black women, challenge LGBTQ+ stereotype­s. ( A recent episode was called “Legendary Queef,” so yes, it’s hilarious too.)

7 EAR HUSTLE

Produced partly from inside San Quentin State Prison, episodes share the stories of inmates and people readjustin­g to life on the outside.

8 YO, IS THIS RACIST?

Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome, along with various guests, respond to voicemails and emails from listeners (and if you have to ask the question, the answer is probably yes).

9 A HUNGRY SOCIETY

We love food, and food = culture. But how can the culinary industry be more representa­tive of the real world? Food writer Korsha Wilson gets into it.

10 LOCATOR A RADIO

In this “radiophoni­c novela” (aka the coolest thing to call a podcast ever), Mala Muñoz and Diosa Femme take on feminism, sexual wellness, and culture through a Latinx lens.

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