iHeartMedia in collaboration with Malcolm Gladwell’s audio production company Pushkin Industries announced a co-produced iHeartRadio Original Podcast Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi. Dr. Kendi wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Be an Antiracist.
The new podcast will be hosted by Ibram X. Kendi, the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, and the show’s first episode will premiere on June 9. It is a weekly interview show that will build on his extensive body of antiracist work to show people what a just and equitable world might look like.
“After a year that laid bare the pervasive racial inequity that continues to plague our nation, we must continue the difficult but necessary conversations that will allow us to imagine and erect a truly antiracist society,” said Ibram X. Kendi. “I look forward to exploring these topics with guests whose work I deeply admire and digging deep with them and with listeners.”
Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi is the first co-produced show in the slate of podcasts that will join the iHeartPodcast Network as part of the two-year co-production and distribution partnership between iHeartMedia and Pushkin Industries announced last November.
“Over the past few years, Ibram X. Kendi has emerged as America’s most influential thinker on race, racism, and anti-racism,” said Pushkin Industries CEO Jacob Weisberg. “Pushkin is thrilled to help Dr. Kendi expand the conversation his books have ignited. We hope the show will empower listeners to effect change in their own communities and beyond.”
You can listen to the trailer here.