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Ibram X. Kendi Launches ‘Be Antiracist’ Podcast Series With Pushkin Industries and Malcolm Gladwell’s iHeartMedia – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Ibram X. Kendi, esteemed author and scholar behind How to be an anti-racist, is entering the podcast business.

Kendi has partnered with Malcolm Gladwell’s Pushkin Industries and iHeartMedia to launch Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi.

The series will see the historian and founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research dissecting policies that contribute to racial inequity and injustice, and proposing policies and platforms that can lead us toward an anti-racist future.

This is a weekly talk show that will build on its body of anti-racist work, challenging listeners to ask what an anti-racist society might look like and how individuals and communities can play a role. active in its construction. For ten episodes, he will be joined by guests from politics, academia, journalism and beyond to discuss anti-racist policies, platforms and narratives around which human beings should rally to build a just world. and fair.

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Be anti-racist with Ibram X. Kendi will premiere on June 9.

This is the first co-production between Pushkin Industries and iHeartMedia in a two-year co-production and distribution partnership signed last year. It will be distributed through the iHeartPodcast network to all podcast platforms.

“After a year that exposed 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 build a truly anti-racist society,” said Ibram X . Kendi. “I look forward to exploring these topics with guests whose work I deeply admire and to learn more with them and with listeners.”

“Be anti-racist with Ibram X. Kendi will bring Dr. Kendi’s essential information to millions of listeners around the world,” added Will Pearson, COO of iHeartPodcast Network. “The show addresses many of the deep-rooted issues that the past year has brought to light and allows listeners to benefit from some truly unparalleled guest perspectives.

“Over the past few years, Ibram X. Kendi has become America’s most influential thinker on race, racism and anti-racism,” said Jacob Weisberg, CEO of Pushkin Industries. “Pushkin is delighted to help Dr. Kendi expand the conversation his books have ignited. We hope the show will allow listeners to make changes in their own communities and beyond.

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