ResourcesPODCASTs on DEI
We love podcasts. Especially on diversity, equity, and
inclusion. Check out our curated lists below
RACE & ETHNICITY
1619 | The New York Times
Overview: “In August of 1619, a ship appeared on the horizon near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the English colony of Virginia. It carried over 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this pivotal moment, it is time to finally truthfully tell our story.
The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
Code Switch | NPR
Overview: “What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for. Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race with empathy and humor.
We explore how race affects every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, food, and everything in between. This podcast makes all of us part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story. Code Switch was named Apple Podcasts’ first-ever Show of the Year in 2020.”
The Breakdown with Shaun King | The North Star
Overview: “Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism, and corruption, but also tells you who’s fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.”
Black History Year | PushBlack
Overview: “Learning your history makes you – and your people – stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information, and ideas so we can advance our people.
Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company – hit us up at BlackHistoryYear.com”
Overview: “Meet LGBTQ+ superheroes! Explore the nexus of LGBTQ+ identity and leadership development through interviews with leaders in business, government, academia, advocacy, entertainment and more! We’ll dive into crucible moments in LGBTQ+ lives, such as stigmatization, coming out, or transition. Understand how leaders transformed what we often view as negative experiences into moments that accelerated their growth into leadership superheroes”.
Bringing Pride to Work from SAP ANZ | Pride@ SAP ANZ
Overview: “Bringing Pride to Work is a podcast created by Pride@SAP ANZ. Pride@SAP is an LGBTQ+ alliance network within SAP Australia and New Zealand. This podcast aims to elevate the experiences of LGBTQ+ employees and allies alike and advocate for the importance of inclusive workplace cultures”.
Included: The Disability Equity Podcast | Bonnielin Swenor
Overview: “A podcast from the Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center that challenges stereotypes of disability by sharing stories, data, and news. Episode transcripts can be found at http://disabilityhealth.jhu.edu/included”
Disability Inclusion: Required | Disability & Philanthropy Forum
Overview: “There is no equity without disability. Featuring a compelling mix of personal stories and practical insights from the disability community and the philanthropic sector, each episode of the Disability Inclusion: Required podcast is a call to action for philanthropy to meaningfully work toward disability inclusion, rights, and justice.”
Diverse: a SWE Podcast | Society of Women Engineers
Overview: “Welcome to Diverse, a podcast by the Society of Women Engineers. SWE gives women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering community. On Diverse, we highlight incredible thought leaders and personalities in our community and discover who they are at home, at work and in between”.
Leadership Next | Fortune
Overview: “Something big is happening in the world of business. CEOs increasingly say their jobs have become less about giving orders, more about inspiring, motivating, setting a north star. They are taking the lead on big issues like climate change, worker retraining, and diversity and inclusion. They are under pressure from employees, customers and investors not just to turn a profit, but to prove they are doing good in the world. And in the process, they are fundamentally redefining the relationship between business and society. Join Fortune CEO Alan Murray and Editor-at-Large Michal Lev-Ram as they probe the best of these leaders for insight into what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and what impact it is having”.
The Sticky From The Inside Podcast | Andy Goram
Overview: “Sticky From The Inside is the employee engagement and workplace culture podcast that looks at how to build stickier, competition-smashing, consistently successful organizations, from the inside out.
Each episode I chat with guests from a variety of backgrounds, who share their thoughts, stories, ideas, and insights into how you can create a workplace where people love what they do and who they do it for. Where customers get you, love what you do, and passionately recommend you to others. That’s what we call a “Stickier Business”.
The RecogNATION: An Employee Engagement Podcast | RecogNATION
Overview: “We are a community with the shared belief that Every Moment Matters™ in the workplace. This community is designed for conversation and sharing resources with people leaders regarding: Keeping employees engaged & connected, providing feedback to your team, employee appreciation & recognition, and other best practices for people leaders”.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Race at Work with Porter Braswell | Diversity Explained
Overview: “Race is a topic many of us struggle to talk about at work, yet it shapes so many of our career experiences and outcomes. But host Porter Braswell (Jopwell) is on a mission to create a safe space to share those stories – and learn from them. Hear leaders from business and government trace their personal journeys with race, equity, and inclusion. And learn from their mistakes and their triumphs.”
Diversity Deep Dive | Audra Jenkins – Randstad North America
Overview: “In this podcast, you will hear insights and uplifting stories of resilience and perseverance against the odds. We will share meaningful dialogue to positively impact diversity and inclusion by dispelling stereotypes, tackling biases, and providing best practices to achieve greater cultural competence. Join us as we break some glass and disrupt the way we think about diversity and inclusion”.
Diversity Ever After | Baker Donelson
Overview: “Diversity Ever After is Baker Donelson’s Diversity & Inclusion podcast. We are professionals focused on creating an honest and accepting space for ourselves, our community, and our listeners. At Diversity Ever After, we raise awareness of D&I workplace and social issues, we advocate for increased representation and inclusion, and we navigate uncomfortable, but necessary, conversation. Inclusion starts with “I”, so we invite you to listen and become in touch, in tune, and inclusive”.
Dimensions of Diversity | Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Overview: “Dimensions of Diversity is a podcast from the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney highlighting diversity in the workplace. Hosted by Lloyd Freeman, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, the podcast will include frank conversations with leaders all across the world of workplace diversity”.
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Last update: July 2023