The Beard Brothers Dope Show
By Justin Cohen and Chris Stewart
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The Beard Brothers Dope Show is a muscular and witty podcast covering the public education wars. Hosts Justin Cohen and Chris Stewart regale both of their listeners with charm, wit, and the occasional rendition of "Ebony and Ivory."
||CleanSuper heroes and gun control||Marvel's Black Panther dominated culture news. That is until we witnessed another horrific (and preventable) mass shooting at a high school in Florida.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHARASSMENT OF WOMEN, BAD TEACHERS, AND RACIAL INTEGRATION||Last week Al Franken reside after multiple women charged him with groping and inappropriate contact; NYC's Mayor De Blasio made good on his plan to dump unwanted teachers into poor schools; and after an AP story released "research" suggesting charter s.||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReturn of the Dope Show||Have you missed us? Justin and Chris return to the bearded brotherhood to wax on about education, race, and politics now that we've survived a year of Donald J. Trump. At issue: are restorative justice practices making schools more unsafe?||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDope Show Returns: Orange is the new whack||Justin and Chris return with suspicions and fears stoked by Trump's new America. Has the rise of intolerant Trumpians caused white allies to become even more radical in their pursuit of equity, diversity, and justice?||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPuff Daddy goes to school, and the NY Times fails our class||This week we learned Sean Puffy combs will be opening a charter school in Harlem. The Beard and the Beardless discuss that, and a perfectly terrible article in the New York Times about charter schools. Of course,||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhite people, come get your boy||Justin and Chris marvel at the Twitter dispute between Robert Pondiscio and Ta'Nehisi Coates. Recent violence at Donald Trump rallies also gets the Beard Brother treatment.||3/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReturn of the Dope Show||Justin and Chris return with another episode of the dope show. What's on the list: Ben Carson, ISIS, dirty water in Flint, and ask a white/black guy.||2/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAhmed, White Teachers, and the Black Middle Class||Justin and Chris careen wildly from subject to subject, but really, it's all about race. Except, in this episode, the team discovers class too.||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's up with Washington State||Justin and Chris talk about the politics involved in the Washington State Supreme Court anti-charter school ruling, and Seattle teachers' strike.||9/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beard Brothers Dope Show Episode #3||Once again Justin and Chris tackle the toughest question of our time?Should Diane Ravitch be an advisor to Black Lives Matter? Is Rachel Dolezal a good role model for white allies? Did Julius Rosenwald prove that retail giants have a place in black edu.||9/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beard Bros. Dope Show #2||Justin and Chris go all in on news that Pinellas County, Florida purposefully segregated black students into a handful of schools where they lost ground academically.||8/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - The Beard Brothers Dope Show||The Beard Brothers Dope Show||8/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Smart, authentic, grounded, and deeply relevant
This show is excellent: a pragmatic, bold, focused conversation between two brilliant leaders in the domains of education and race. Essential listening for anyone who cares about our shared future as a society.
Two Brave Souls...With Beards
Critical dialogue with two extremely engaging hosts. Looking forward to more episodes.