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Happy 100 to Farai

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Hitting 100 episodes is a spectacular milestone for podcasters. Created and hosted by journalist Farai Chideya, Our Body Politic, a weekly radio show and podcast, about how women of color experience political events and how they’re impacting those issues, released its 100th episode this week.

The podcast has also expanded into 93 markets on NPR, and grown its total audience to an average of 350,000 weekly listeners.

“We hope this 100th episode underscores our deliberate approach to building a show that can help us navigate the stresses of our society with more knowledge and wisdom”, said Farai Chideya, host and creator of Our Body Politic. We’re determined to fill a void in the radio and podcast world not just for women of color, but for everyone who needs to know our stories.”

Our Body Politic recently added to its public radio carriage with WAMU in Washington, DC; WHYY in Philadelphia; Colorado Public Radio and Houston Public Radio, bringing the podcast’s total distribution to nearly 100 stations nationwide.

Nina Spensley has joined the team as a co-executive producer and general manager with experience in entrepreneurship, creative incubators, film, and journalism. Nina will lead business operations and fundraising and expand Our Body Politic’s capacity.

The 100th episode will take a look back at the last two years: highlighting political coverage of the era and celebrating with contributors and friends of the show, including Washington Post Columnist Karen Attiah and Georgetown Law Associate Professor Tiffany Jeffers. It’s an extended version of our popular ‘Sipping the Political Tea’ segment, with a focus on how Black and BIPOC women can build together toward a future we all want to live in.

New episodes of Our Body Politic are released every Friday afternoon and are also available across 93 NPR affiliate stations.

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