Over the past year I’ve become an avid listener of podcasts. If you find me in my car without the kids, I’ll probably be listening to All Things Considered or The Moth or Serial (when Season 2 begins…which can’t be soon enough!). Last week I decided to initiate my 8-year-old into the Wondrous-World-That-Is-Podcasts by downloading RadioLab and playing him an episode about guts and fistulated cows, which he declared “awesome.” Yep, I know my kid well.
Given my obsession with talk radio, it goes without saying that when stand-up comic Alex Barnett invited me to be a guest on his Multiracial Family Man podcast, I was like, “What?! Me on a podcast?! Heck yeah!”
And the fact the podcast would be an opportunity to talk about race and parenting? Well that just sealed the deal!
In our hour-long conversation, Alex and I talk about common worries for parents raising kids of color, share ideas for addressing race and racism with our kids, and discuss our race-related experiences with the educational system. And if the topics of race and parenting don’t pique your interest, no worries…we also talk about my indulgent maple syrup habits and how awesome my husband is.
You can check out the podcast through Alex’s blog:
or listen in one of these podcast apps:
I’m new to this interview thing, but I think I did alright. I hope you’ll listen and share YOUR thoughts on some of the topics Alex and I discuss! And then be sure to check out one of the many other amazing podcasts in Alex’s series. One of my favorites is the recent episode with multiracial filmmaker Alex Munoz.