How Are You Staying Informed?
There are so many crises we are all coping with these days, the coronavirus, systemic cultural racism, police brutality, climate change, economic inequality, etc. Largely, we get information about these crises from the corporate media. To me, it is exhausting to hear and read the same point of view from these corporate sources repeatedly, non-stop. I wanted another perspective, something different, to stay better informed about what is happening. So recently, in addition to the corporate media, I added other information sources that offer diverse viewpoints.
While practicing social distancing (mostly staying at home) I started listening to various podcasts that, I think, present another perspective to what we are all experiencing and what is being reported, by the typical media. Here are some that I highly recommend.
On Being, hosted by Krista Tippett: https://onbeing.org/series/podcast/
Here are 5 podcasts that I highly recommend
- Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menakem - In Conversation https://onbeing.org/programs/robin-diangelo-and-resmaa-menakem-in-conversation/
- Jason Reynolds - Fortifying Imagination https://onbeing.org/programs/jason-reynolds-fortifying-imagination/
- Isabel Wilkerson - This History is Long; This History Is Deep https://onbeing.org/programs/isabel-wilkerson-this-history-is-long-this-history-is-deep/
- Eula Biss - Talking About Whiteness https://onbeing.org/programs/eula-biss-talking-about-whiteness/
- Resmaa Menakem - ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’ https://onbeing.org/programs/resmaa-menakem-notice-the-rage-notice-the-silence/
Throughline, from NPR: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510333/throughline
Here are some podcasts that I highly recommend
- The Long Hot Summer https://www.npr.org/2020/07/07/888184490/the-long-hot-summer
- Why 2020 Isn't Quite 1968 https://www.npr.org/2020/06/16/878070770/why-2020-isnt-quite-1968
- American Police https://www.npr.org/2020/06/03/869046127/american-police
I hope you find these podcasts informative and different. And, I hope they stimulate further exploration and conversation. I welcome everyone’s feedback. Also, if you’ve been listening to other podcasts that you think are also informative and insightful, I encourage you to share them with us. Click on the comment link below to submit your comments, feedback, and other podcasts. You can also E-mail me at