6 Podcasts with Black Hosts that Inform, Educate and Empower

Stay current with these informative, insightful and inspirational podcasts presented by Black and Minority hosts

Selali Onuoha
4 min readJul 15, 2020


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You may already have jumped onboard the podcast bandwagon. In which case you probably love how conveniently your favourite shows slot in with your busy life.

You also appreciate how easy it is to find a podcast to suit almost any craving for information or entertainment.

In the mood for a bit of witty and fresh entertainment to liven up your work commute? There’s a podcast for that!

Are you that politics connoisseur that enjoys a decent punditry bout at the best of times? The pod Gods have you covered!

Or perhaps you’re looking to keep on the pulse of current affairs, soak in some in-depth exposé or investigative reporting? Turn on, tune in and drop out!

Whatever you are in the mood for, there is an excellent chance that an old or new pod can deliver.

Plus, the flexibility of the medium affords hosts the freedom to weave in their personalities. This creates some super-engaging shows that makes it easier to relate and form an affinity with listeners.

If you do not have a list of podcasts that you subscribe and listen to regular…well, why the heck not?!

Let’s get you started with this list of six of top-rated podcasts, presented by Black and minority hosts:

1. Code Switch (NPR)

Hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby are thoughtful, witty and likeable. The show explores themes of race, ethnicity and culture and how these subjects affects society.

Whilst topics are largely focused on the United States, once in a while episodes are broader and more universal in scope.

The range of this podcast is vast, the hosts keep it fun and relevant, rotating through a myriad of subjects.



Selali Onuoha

Entrepreneur. Reader. Life-long Learner. I write to educate and inspire. She/her. Contact: mno22@cornell.edu