Top 10 Podcasts

1. 1619

our hundred years after the frigate brought slavery to America, New York writer Nikole Hannah-Jones reframes the country’s history through the lens of that institution. Each episode demonstrates how our economy, political system and popular culture are rooted in the slave trade and built on the work of African Americans. Despite the podcast’s sweeping goals, the stories are intimate and conversational—as with a standout episode in which culture critic Wesley Morris identifies the echoes of black artists’ songs in the most unexpected genres.

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