Reckoning with Race: 1619 and Nice White Parents

Live Wednesday, January 27 at 8:30 PM (EST)

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Over the past year, amid a long-overdue reckoning with the effects of systemic racism, no podcasts have got more people talking than 1619 and Nice White Parents. The first, hosted by New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, won a Pulitzer Prize for its illuminating stories about the legacy of American slavery. The latter, hosted by longtime This American Life producer Chana Joffe-Walt for Serial Productions, was a revelatory series on the racial inequities at a Brooklyn public school and was named the best podcast of 2020 by Time Magazine. In this meeting of two of the world's most inspiring journalists, Hannah-Jones and Joffe-Walt will join CBC's Elamin Abdelmahmoud to discuss the creative power of longform audio series and the important role their shows have been playing in making us reckon with race.

Moderated by Elamin Abdelmahmoud, culture writer for BuzzFeed News and host of CBC's weekly pop culture podcast Pop Chat, featured live at the Festival on Friday, January 29 at 6:00 PM.

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