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Scene on Radio

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

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Scene on Radio is a Peabody-nominated podcast that dives deeply into issues central to American society, exploring who we were and who we are. Recent many-part series include Seeing White, looking at the roots and meaning of white supremacy, and MEN,...Show More


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28:35 | Mar 1st, 2017

For much of human history, people viewed themselves as members of tribes or nations but had no notion of “race.” Today, science deems race biologically meaningless. Who invented race as we know it, an...Show More
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mijustin recommended:

Highly recommended, especially for those of us who weren’t taught this history in school!

1:02:57 | Apr 15th

The conservative, neoliberal counterrevolution in the face of expanding democracy in America: It started long before Donald Trump. Even before Ronald Reagan and his like-minded counterpart across the ...Show More
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Wendy Brown and Nancy MacLean in one episode - it’s a democracy nerd’s dream 😀

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16:30 | Feb 15th, 2017

Events of the past few years have turned a challenging spotlight on White people, and Whiteness, in the United States. An introduction to our series exploring what it means to be White. By John Biewen...Show More
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liev recommended:

Just started listening to this series, very curious to see what I can learn

29:13 | Jan 30th, 2019

For much of human history, people viewed themselves as members of tribes or nations but had no notion of “race.” Today, science deems race biologically meaningless. Who invented race as we know it, an...Show More

17:10 | Jan 16th, 2019

During Scene On Radio's hiatus between seasons—as we get to work on Season Four—we’re re-posting our Season Two series from 2017, Seeing White. If you’ve already listened, you can always listen again,...Show More
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