Podcasts, Books, Documentaries & More


We are constantly looking to learn more and expand our worldviews, and luckily there are plenty of fantastic podcasts, books, documentaries and T.V. shows available for us to learn from.  Below is a list of suggestions given on our Facebook page; thank you to all contributors, and visit us on Facebook or Twitter to suggest more!

Podcasts

  • Another Round
  • Pod Save America
  • Slate Political Gabfest
  • Living on Earth
  • NPR’s Code Switch
  • Black Girl nerds
  • The Gist
  • Soooo Many White Men
  • Best of the Left
  • Slate Trumpcast
  • Throwing shade
  • Still Processing
  • Hidden Brain
  • Radiolab
  • The Dollop podcast
  • What would a feminist do,
  • Planet money
  • Latino USA
  • On the media
  • The Abortion Diary
  • Show about Race
  • Panoply
  • a podcast for the Resistance
  • Feminist Coffee Hour
  • The Axe Files
  • NPR Politics
  • Stuff Mom Never Told You
  • Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
  • Ted radio hour
  • NPR’s The World
  • OnBeing
  • Death Sex and Money
  • Harry Potter as sacred text
  • The Ezra Klein Show
  • The Weeds
  • Open Source and Open Source
  • The Sporkful (in particular October’s podcast titled “Who is this restaurant for?”)

Books

  • Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
  • Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance
  • One More Thing, BJ Novak
  • It Can’t Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King
  • White Trash – The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg
  • The Dictator’s Handbook – Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, James W. Loewen
  • At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance – A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, Danielle L. McGuire
  • 1984, George Orwell
  • Farenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  • The Big Short, Michael Lewis
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  • He, She and It, Marge Piercy
  • Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae
  • Britt-Marie Was Here, Fredrik Backman
  • House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende
  • Girl Who Escaped ISIS, Farida Khalaf
  • Things I Should Have Told My Daughter, Pearl Cleage
  • The German Girl, Armando Lucas Correa
  • Redefining Realness, Janet Mock
  • Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Jane Mayer
  • That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, Thomas Friedman
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  • The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, Robert D. Kaplan
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson
  • I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
  • The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace, Lynn Povich
  • March (Trilogy), John Lewis
  • Roots, Alex Haley
  • Yes Please, Amy Poehler
  • How to Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran
  • Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay
  • Brown Girl in the Ring, Nalo Hopkinson
  • Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment Is Now, Jessica Neuwirth
  • Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, Barbara Ransby
  • Lost Prophet: The Life And Times Of Bayard Rustin, John D’emilio
  • Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, Peniel E. Joseph

Documentaries

  • 13th
  • She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

TV Shows

  • The is US
  • My Favorite Murder
  • Good Girls Revolt, Amazon original series