A show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future.

  • Keep Calm and Check Your Bias

    Mar 26, 2020
    Research shows that racism and other prejudices are most acute when the stakes are high, so Kai talks with Dr. Gail Christopher about how to control for that reality, during a pandemic.
  • Presenting: White Lies

    Mar 24, 2020
    We present: White Lies, a new podcast from NPR about murder, guilt, memory, and -- like our show -- how America's history still holds a grip on our future.
  • Last Chance at Justice

    Mar 19, 2020
    Salah Hasan Nusaif al-Ejaili knows the atrocities that can be committed during a time of crisis. Seventeen years after the American invasion of Iraq, he's still trying to get justice.
  • Alone Together During COVID-19: Live Call-in

    Mar 13, 2020
    The coronavirus has turned our thoughts back to anxiety. In this bonus episode, Kai Wright teams up with Anna Sale to take listener calls, and to talk about people are coping.
  • Black Power at the Polls

    Mar 12, 2020
    Liberal politics have relied on the same coalition for 160 years. But do black people have any real power in that alliance? Kai Wright and Rashad Robinson discuss presence versus power.
  • Keeping White Power at the Polls

    Mar 5, 2020
    We present: What Next, a daily podcast from Slate. In this special episode, our friends at What Next share a story about a radical new voter suppression plan.
  • A Secret Meeting in South Bend

    Feb 27, 2020
    We speak to descendants of the Great Migration in South Bend, Indiana about their family stories of housing in the “heartland,” and inequity in home ownership today.
  • Fragility in Liberty

    Feb 20, 2020
    We travel from Liberty Island to U.S.-Mexico border to discover how the end of Reconstruction and America's present-day immigration crisis are inextricably bound.
  • Paralysis at the Crossroads

    Feb 13, 2020
    We talk to voters about their fear of making the wrong decision, and remember an election so consequential it split a major party - and the country - in two.