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Chike joins Peter to look back at our coverage of Africana philosophy in the first half of the 20th century.
The life and career of Malcolm X up to 1963, with a focus on his separatist black nationalism and his critique of non-violent protest.
An interview about the role of the emotions, including anger and feelings of dignity, with MLK expert Meena Krishnamurthy.
The story of Martin Luther King Jr. up to 1963, focusing on the development of his philosophy of nonviolence.
In "The Fire Next Time" and other writings, the essayist and novelist James Baldwin seeks to dispel the illusions surrounding racial and sexual difference.
Ralph Ellison provides a new metaphor for the experience of racism in his Invisible Man and tackles topics of art and identity in his essays.
Famous for his incendiary novel Native Son, Richard Wright responds in his multifaceted writings to sociology, communism, colonialism, and existentialism.
Interview guest Carole Boyce Davies joins us to talk about the radical ideas of Claudia Jones. 
Claudia Jones argues that Communism provides the remedy for racism and imperialism.
Two Trinidadian political thinkers: sociologist Oliver Cox analyzes the nature of racial prejudice, and historian Eric Williams connects capitalism to slavery.
The Trinidadian historian and cultural critic C.L.R. James applies Marxist analysis to the Haitian Revolution, American cinema, and Shakespeare.
Sociologist E. Franklin Frazier critiques the Harlem Renaissance and the “black bourgeoisie” for failing to embrace values that will empower black Americans.
Negritude thinkers Aimé and Suzanne Césaire embrace surrealism and reflect on the relationships between poetry, knowledge, and identity.
Leopold Senghor compares different ways of knowing while developing his theory of Negritude and combining the roles of poet and politician.  
Our first look at the emergence of the Negritude movement in Paris in the 1930s, with a focus on the early leadership of the Nardal sisters and Leon Damas.
Guest Liam Kofi Bright discusses Du Bois' ideal of value-free science and the place of science within his wider thought.
Du Bois moves to the left, and revisits and refines older positions during the latter half of his very long life.
The career of the multi-talented activist and performer Paul Robeson, and the place of the Negro spiritual in the Harlem Renaissance.
Zora Neale Hurston’s interest in Africana folklore feeds into her great novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Pioneering historian Carter G. Woodson argues for a new approach to education and economic uplift.
Comments (7)

Katie Louise Tyers

Is it possible to obtain an audio version of the vedas available? Thanks Katie

Jan 24th

Nicolas De Belder

History of philosophy

Jan 9th

Mally Waxx

what about ancient American philosophy. before colonialism there were people and cultures that we know about and evidence has been uncovered making America older than the rest of the world. and the connection to America and the ancient world must be discussed as well

Oct 19th

Manas Avijit

Good fucking stuff.

Jul 28th

steve yeeve

absolutely amazing podcast. my favorite.

Jun 22nd

Mukesh Raaz

Nice podcast

Sep 10th

Chandrashekar Ram

While this was a good presentation, you seem to have omitted many of the Rig Vedic insights into philosophy focusing more on History and Vedic society. Especially the Nasadiya Sukta of the Rig Veda that is purported to be one the earliest non-theistic accounts of creation in the world. The problem of the one and the many is also dealt with in the Rig Veda and that could have been a worthwhile discussion. Hopefully there's an episode on these topics in future episodes.

Jul 6th
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