What's Ray Saying?
By Ray Christian
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This podcast that takes a deeper view into Black life in America by examining the intersection of history, narrative, and experience.
||ExplicitEP 17 Black American Leadership Part 1 Sources and Origins||In this episode part 1 of a 3 part series on Black leadership Ray explores the origins of Black influence and authority in America.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 16 Black Hair Issues||In this episode Ray explores the cultural and historical significance of Afro textured hair||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 15 Black Americans and the Police||In this episode Ray explores the history and complicated relationship with Black Americans and the police||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 14 Black in the City||In this episode Ray explores Black American association with the South and why Black are concentrated in urban areas of the country.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 13 Black American Naming Practices||In this episode Ray talks about Black American naming practice, history, traditions and conventions from slavery to the 20th century||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 12 The Storytellers Journey Part 3||In this episode Ray completes the long journey of getting his stories heard, tells his life story and puts storytelling in context||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 11 The Storytellers Journey Part 2||In this episode Ray continues to explore his storytelling journey after the Risk show. He talks about his appearance on the Moth Radio hour, a story in Readers Digest and his performance on Snap Judgment, the impact of this story and his...||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 10 The Storytellers Journey Part 1||This episode traces storytelling in African American culture, from its roots in Africa, through the Middle Passage and slavery, and continuing through time until today. Ray touches on interesting topics like which stories White people hear and...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 9 An Imaginary Past||In this episode Ray looks at the origins of a false narrative of Black American History, its racist origins, the founder of revisionist history regarding the Civil War and Reconstruction, along with its influence on American society today||1/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 8 Changes and Adaptation||Episode 8||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 7 Education: In Black and White||Miseducation of the American Negro Revisited||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 6 Dying While Black||What happens after death? Not in the metaphysical, existential sense. But quite literally, what happens after death? The history of the handling of bodies of Black decedents has been filled with interesting twists and turns, from blatant...||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 5 Line of Departure||This special episode marks a dividing line between the old and new, where you were and where you're going, what was and what will be. Follow the journey from "seasoning" of slaves, to the life of a domestic worker in the 60's to current...||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 4 Brothers in Arms||Episode 4||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 3 Hunger||Episode 3||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 2 Complexion||Episode 2||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 1 Life After Slavery||Episode 1||4/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction Welcome to "What's Ray Saying?"||Podcast Intro||3/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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One of a kind
Ray is truly great! I discovered him through Snap Judgment and the Risk podcast. Come to discover that not only is he an amazing story teller (one of the best) but he’s also an educator. Everyone should listen to this podcast starting from episode one. Even if you consider yourself “woke” his podcast will bring awareness you had no idea you lacked whilst giving you an education into a history that is simply not offered by public school. Honestly it’s the history that we should have been taught above other less important ones. This awareness of history will give you a new perspective on today’s social, legislative and political climate. I’m telling everyone I know about this podcast and I think you will do the same. Thank you so much, Ray. It is clear how much of your heart goes into this podcast and that love has touched my own heart and shaped my perspective.
Addictive and Outstanding
In a sea of social justice and lesser known history podcasts, "What's Ray Saying" stands out as unique, addictive and outstanding. Through Ray Christian's conversational presentation of a careful weaving of personal narrative, American history and current events, the only fault I can find with this podcast is that it is too short!