Pod Save the People is the newest podcast from Crooked Media. It follows Pod Save America, Pod Save the World, and Lovett or Leave It, all of which have something to do with politics.
Pod Save the People is hosted by organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson, who will take you inside conversations about culture, social justice, and politics by exploring the history, language, and people who are shaping the struggle for progress – and talking about the steps that each of us can take to make a difference.
DeRay Mckesson is a former educator who worked for the Harlem Children’s Zone, opened up an academic enrichment center in West Baltimore, and with Baltimore City Public Schools. He is one of the people involved in Campaign Zero, which provides policy solutions that can end police violence in America. DeRay Mckession is also involved in Our States, which connects communities to actionable information and tools to reject the Trump/GOP agenda in every state and protect communities from harm.
BuzzFeed News recently wrote about DeRay Mckesson and Pod Save the People:
McKesson told BuzzFeed News that Campaign Zero quickly learned that even the people most interested in helping it advance its goals didn’t have guidance in terms of what actually do. Already armed with the web tools, Mckesson likened his aim with the podcast to his appearances on cable news and on Twitter over the course of the past few years: as a large-scale attempt to help give supporters language to talk about matters of policing, racial issues, and the movement itself.
Pod Save the People has released a “Teaser” episode, which gives an introduction of what the podcast will cover. The first full episode will drop on May 2, 2017. New episodes will post on Tuesdays thereafter.