About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge
By Reni Eddo-Lodge/Renay Rich
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From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (http://renieddolodge.co.uk/books/) comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further. Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today. Join the conversation using the hashtag #AboutRacewithReni
||Clean5: Shout Out Miss Beep part 1||Who is Reni Eddo-Lodge? Comedian, actor and presenter [Nish Kumar](http://www.nishkumar.co.uk/) helps us find out. Full transcripts, episodes and BTS photos available at [AboutRacePodcast.com](http://aboutracepodcast.com) Our Podcast recommendati...||18 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Political Blackness||Reni deep dives into what political blackness means to the different generations. Featuring the Shadow Home Secretary [Diane Abbott MP](https://twitter.com/HackneyAbbott), former TV commissioner and activist [Farrukh Dhondy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wi.||11 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3: White Season part 2||Reni digs deeper into the left behind white working class narrative. Featuring musician [Billy Bragg](http://www.billybragg.co.uk/home.php), rapper, poet, activist and author [Akala](https://twitter.com/akalamusic), journalist, author and activist [Owe.||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: White Season part 1||Reni looks into the rise of the far right in Britain. With musician [Billy Bragg](https://twitter.com/billybragg), journalist and author [Daniel Trilling](https://twitter.com/trillingual) and journalist, author and activist [Owen Jones](https://twitte.||28 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Things Can Only Get Better||Reni Eddo-Lodge looks back to a time some considered post-racial Britain. This episode features Operation Black Vote's [Simon Woolley](https://www.theguardian.com/profile/simonwoolley), former television commissioner and activist [Farrukh Dhondy](https.||21 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Series coming 22nd March. [AboutRacePodcast.com](http://aboutracepodcast.com)||26 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Expertly researched, brilliantly told
Like Code Switch and Still Processing, I’m ways so impressed by the ability to source, gather and digest so much information before laying it out so comprehensively in such a short space of time.
Throughout, Reni is careful to ensure all points are clear and qualified and not misconstrued or generalised, including those made by her interviewees.
A racist podcast, ironically discussing racism, which ignores the greater matter of tribalism, & scapegoats the U.K. government for all of the hardships that blacks/browns/yellows/reds experience, while ignoring that whites suffer those same hardships.
It is a simplistic, basic, reductive, & repetitive, & ultimately meaningless topic of discussion.
Racism is a red-herring.
Tribalism is human nature.
You can’t change human nature.
Blaming others for your problems is a sign of personal weakness.
A real gem - you’ll be hooked
These conversations are fascinating and leave you wanting to order a dozen books on the issues discussed. A really warm and accessible listen, regardless of how much you know about British culture and politics. Can’t wait for more.