Podcasts Anti-Fat Bias I David Fredrick of Chapman University discusses how media portrayals affect how we perceive the overweight. Anti-Fat Bias II This episode from This American Life focuses on different perspectives about weight bias, including weight acceptance and the intersectionality of weight bias and race. Are Black Colleges Necessary? Melissa Wooten of the University of Massachusetts Amherst discusses why people question the existence of historically black universities and explains why those universities are needed. The Art and Discipline of Nonviolence John Lewis is interviewed about his work during the Civil Rights era and how nonviolence defined the movement. Becoming Nicole This story is about the family’s journey to accepting Wyatt as he transitioned to Nicole. Blatant Prejudice The described event occurred around 1910, as retold by the woman’s great granddaughter, Mary Ellen Noone. The story relates to discussion of emotional reactions to prejudice and how hate can lead to brutal acts against minority groups. Bullying and Stereotypes in the Women's NBA Former WNBA star Candice Wiggins claimed she was bullied for being straight. This lead to a discussion on stereotyping in the WNBA and the things they can do as a whole to stop these incidents from happening. Check Your Privilege Segments of this podcast cover the topics of privilege awareness, the importance of discussing violations of rights, free speech on college campuses, teaching children about diversity, and what organizations get wrong about diversity. Civic Engagement Among Youth Erin Godfrey of New York University talks about income inequality and how youths can help. Coming Out As Transgender Les and Scott GrantSmith describe the impact that Les' coming out as wanting to transition from being a woman to a man had on their family's life. They also discuss with their children how they felt at the time of Les disclosing his secret. Coming Out Stories Here are a few coming out stories from StoryCorps. The first features two stories of growing up gay in the rural United States. In the second, Jay and Rita Fischer discuss her son's coming out. In the third, Zeek Taylor and Dick Titus discuss why they kept their relationship secret. Coming Out in a Religious Family Pastor Danny Cortez discusses how his views changed after his son Drew came out as gay. Changing Views Toward Muslims Two Muslim comedians use stand-up as a means of changing people's views of Muslims. The Danger of a Single Story (Stereotyping) In her TED talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses the dangers of having a single story/view about members of a social group. Distrust in Non-Believers in America Leigh Schmidt of Washington University in St. Louis talks about how atheists and non-believers are a minority in the United States. Driving While Black Alex Landau describes what began as a routine traffic stop and ended with him being left him unconscious and bleeding at the hands of the police. Early Gay Rights Activists Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, co-founders of the first national lesbian rights group, discuss what it was like to be a lesbian in the late 1940s, including the common feeling that they “were the only one.” Empathizing with the Enemy Shankar Vedantam considers what happens when people empathize with their enemy and considers why reaching out to another tribe can make ingroup members so angry. Finding Family Support Upon Coming Out Kiyan Williams talks about how his discovery of himself led to some judgments from his family, but ultimately led to a feeling of solidarity. Gender Barriers This podcast from Freakonomics Radio looks at gender barriers in the workplace and other social conventions that penalize women and addresses ways to remove those barriers. Includes Myra Strober's experiences in the late 1960s; she was a PhD student in the male-dominated field of economics. Also features an interview with Claudia Goldin about the gender pay gap. Gender and Leadership In this podcast, the question of why we still see few women in leadership roles is addressed. Several women tell their stories about bias. Shankar Vedantam interviews Alice Eagly, Madeline Heilman, and Lisa Feldman Barrett about the "double bind" women face when filling leadership roles. Gender Stereotypes and the World Series of Poker Describes how Annie Duke used gender stereotypic beliefs to win the World Series of Poker. Hate Group Recruiting This segment includes a discussion of the role of “White Power Music” in recruiting young people to hate groups. "Hidden Figures" No More: Meet The Black Women Who Helped Send America To Space The real life women of the movie “Hidden Figures” are discussed by the actresses who play them in the movie. Homosexuality and the DSM-II The story of how the American Psychiatric Association decided in 1973 that homosexuality was no longer a mental illness. Homosexuality in the 1940s Glenda Elliott, a woman who grew up in the 1940s, discusses the life-long love she was never able to experience due to societal views about homosexuality in her era. Immigrant Mischaracterization Christopher Salas-Wright discusses the stereotype that immigrants in the United States are criminals. Implicit Bias and Police Shootings Implicit Prejudice Krista Tippett interviews Mahzarin Banaji about implicit bias and how it leads to blind spots and biases about social groups. Is Race Meaningless? This RadioLab program addresses the question of why, if our genes are nearly all the same, race remains a meaningful cultural concept. Islamophobia This segment tells the story of a Muslim woman who moves her family to the United States prior to 9/11, but after 9/11 happens, the woman's family begins to experience prejudice. Jim Crow's Lasting Impact Ruth Thompson-Miller discusses the lasting impact of Jim Crow segregation laws and how the stress created by those laws can impact both people who dealt with them directly and their descendants. Kenyans Of Indian Descent Seek Greater Recognition A podcast about the experiences of Kenyans of Indian descent.' Language and Freedom of Speech Looking Past Limits Until her 17th birthday, Caroline Casey (2010) did not know she was legally blind. Her parents had chosen not to tell her and she assumed that her eyesight was similar to that of other people who wore glasses. Was she disabled? Masculinity In this podcast, the societal expectations for males growing up are discussed. Specifically, it addresses the pressures males experience regarding stifling their emotions, their sexuality, and other qualities that society deems "not masculine." The New Jim Crow In an interview with Krista Tippett, Michelle Alexander discusses the modern face of racism against Black Americans. She also describes her hope for societal changes in this reality. The Obama Effect This podcast describes a study that found a link between test scores of African Americans and Obama's election. Oscar Nominees and Diversity Film critic Bobby Rivers talks about some of the changes that were made in the Oscar nomination process to address the issue of diversity. Parenting a Disabled Child Andrew Solomon explores what it's like for parents of children who are profoundly different or likely to be stigmatized. Parents' Doll Preferences Comedian Elna Baker describes White parents’ reactions when FAO Schwartz sold out of a popular White baby doll. The White parents preferred White dolls to Asian, Black, or Hispanic dolls and rejected “imperfect” dolls. Sexual Harassment: Anita Hill and the Clarence Thomas Confirmation Hearings Nina Totenberg, NPR's legal affairs correspondent, discusses breaking the story about Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas. Subtle Discrimination This podcast discusses the evidence for subtle racial discrimination on AirBnB and the steps AirBnB has taken to address this problem. Mikki Hebl's research on racial bias on Facebook is also featured. Stella Young on Disability In this TedTalk, comedian Stella Young (who died unexpectedly in 2014) explains why having a disability did not "automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity." What It's Like Being Black In a series of interviews, Black people provide an inside look on what it is like to be Black. Women of Color as the New Face of Feminism A 2017 poll finds that three of the top four modern-day, mainstream feminist icons are African-American women. Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders | Sheryl Sandberg Sheryl Sandberg's TED talk is about why there are so few women in leadership positions. Transgender Children Two sets of parents discuss how they are adapting to their son’s preference for girls’ clothes and toys. Women in STEM Mary Murphy discusses her research on subtle discrimination against women in STEM fields. Woolworth Sit-In The Woolworth sit in is described by a first-person account of the events on February 1, 1960. Also discussed is the narrator's thoughts about the reaction of an older White female onlooker to the event.