Some of My Best Friends Are

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 Apr 5, 2024


Some of My Best Friends Are… is a podcast hosted by Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Ben Austen, two best friends who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago in the 1980s. Today a Harvard professor and an award-winning journalist, Khalil and Ben still go to each other to talk about their experiences with the absurdities and intricacies of race in America. In Some of My Best Friends Are..., they invite listeners into their unfiltered conversations about growing up together in a deeply-divided country, and navigating that divide as it exists today.

Episode Date
Thank You For Being Some of Our Best Friends
Aug 16, 2023
Samantha Irby is Quietly Hostile & Raucously Funny
Aug 09, 2023
The End of Affirmative Action
Aug 02, 2023
Fantastic Future: Reimagining the American City
Jul 26, 2023
From The Last Archive: Acting Out
Jul 19, 2023
America’s Poverty is by Design
Jul 12, 2023
Ben and Khalil Go South
Jul 05, 2023
The FBI’s War on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jun 28, 2023
Immigrants Aren't the Problem
Jun 21, 2023
Are We in a Civil War?
Jun 14, 2023
To the Hip Hop You Don’t Stop with Jelani Cobb
Jun 07, 2023
Ending the Cycle of Police Violence with Keith Ellison
May 31, 2023
Truth and Reconciliation: A Lesson from South Africa
May 03, 2023
Why Can't We Be Friends?
Apr 26, 2023
What’s Wrong with ‘You People’?
Apr 19, 2023
Taking a Knee with Malcolm Gladwell
Apr 12, 2023
From Started From the Bottom: How Charlamagne Turned Failure Into Success
Apr 05, 2023
Can Multiracial Adoption End Racism?
Mar 29, 2023
The Jeffersons vs. Sanford & Son
Mar 22, 2023
Why We Love and Hate Hollywood
Mar 15, 2023
How to Write the Past & Future with Clint Smith
Mar 08, 2023
Kamala Harris for President?
Mar 01, 2023
Florida Man Attacks ‘Woke’ Curriculum
Feb 22, 2023
Is a New Rainbow Coalition of Voters Possible?
Feb 15, 2023
We Know How to Solve Homelessness. We Just Need to Do It.
Feb 08, 2023
Eve L. Ewing Into the Multiverse
Feb 01, 2023
The New Jane Crow
Jan 25, 2023
“White Youth Must Choose Sides Now”
Jan 18, 2023
Introducing Brown Enough
Jan 10, 2023
From Future Hindsight: Strategic Racism is a Divide and Conquer Scam with Ian Haney López
Dec 29, 2022
Filmed On Location: What TV Tells Us About Who We Are
Dec 13, 2022
Fighting For Voting Rights with Eric Holder
Dec 06, 2022
"F*** Him, But F*** Jail": The Power of Restorative Justice
Nov 29, 2022
“Everything Dope Comes from Chicago”
Nov 22, 2022
How Textbooks Made America Not So Great
Nov 15, 2022
Brown Enough: Embracing The Middle Space
Nov 08, 2022
We Can’t Friend Our Way out of White Supremacy
Nov 01, 2022
The Boys Are Back in Town: Live from Chicago
Nov 01, 2022
Some of My Best Friends Are... Back!
Oct 25, 2022
The Good, The Bad and The Funny
Dec 16, 2021
Being Jewish with Sascha Penn
Dec 09, 2021
Crime, Fear and Alternatives to Policing
Dec 02, 2021
Unpacking Our Identities with Jay Caspian Kang
Nov 18, 2021
Fighting Inequities Through Art
Nov 11, 2021
Black Martha’s Vineyard
Oct 28, 2021
Introducing: Some of My Other Best Friends with Jacqueline Stewart
Oct 25, 2021
How The Obamas Talk About Race
Oct 14, 2021
Tennis Lessons
Oct 07, 2021
Critical Race Theory in the Classroom
Sep 30, 2021
Another Candyman Movie
Sep 23, 2021
European Prisons vs. American Prisons
Sep 16, 2021
Interracial Buddies, Interracial Films
Sep 09, 2021
Introducing: Some of My Best Friends Are
Jul 26, 2021