National Public Radio has announced that it will launch a podcast at the end of May from its Code Switch team.
The “Code Switch” podcast will feature Code Switch reporters, editors and guest contributors talking about how race and culture impact people’s lives. Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji will host the podcast.
NPR created the Code Switch staff in 2013 and has contributed to NPR.org and NPR shows. Code Switch reports on themes of race, ethnicity, culture and how they work in people’s lives and communities.
“This new podcast expands the Code Switch team’s platforms to engage with audiences seeking greater perspective on these questions in their lives and in our world,” said Mike Oreskes, NPR’s senior vice president of news and editorial director, in a press release.
The “Code Switch” podcast will give NPR a total of 24 available podcasts, including “Here & Now,” “TED Radio Hour,” “On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” and “Hourly News Summary.”
“Code Switch’s” first episode will premiere on May 31 and will be available on the NPR One app. NPR is offering a sneak peek of its latest podcast here.