Scene on Radio is a Peabody-nominated podcast that dives deeply into issues central to American society, exploring who we were and who we are. Recent many-part series include Seeing White, looking at the roots and meaning of white supremacy, and *MEN, *exploring the past and present of sexism and patriarchy. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS) and is distributed by PRX.

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HannahFromArkansas
Dec 10
Rating:   10
Best podcast. 10 stars.

This podcast should be required listening for all humans - especially “white” ones. The Seeing White series has been more educational and consciousness-raising than my entire undergrad education. I feel that the conversations with Chenjerai Kumanyika put into words some of the subtle and nuanced dynamics that I, as a white woman in my 30’s having grown up in rural Arkansas, have sensed since childhood but had no way to articulate. I remember the only people of color in our small town being the family of an Indian doctor - they remained “outsiders” in the community and eventually left. I couldn’t understand why no one else would acknowledge what had happened. I left that town for college and haven’t been back in the last 15 years. No regrets there. This podcast has caused me to take a long, hard look at myself and the ways I participate in whiteness and racism (*especially* systemic). It has raised my awareness of the white privilege that operates in my life and in my favor, and it has caused me to think through the next right step, what actions I can take... I found this podcast through Gene Combs’ recent (2019) article for the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy called White privilege: What’s a marriage therapist to do? and am so thankful I did. What a great resource. In his article he has a long list of action-items for white people that I have found really helpful. Thank you, John Biewen, for creating this podcast. (I will be listening to the series about men next.)

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MarjaBienk
Dec 7
Rating:   10
Thoughtful and Well-produced

This is a well done series. Easy to understand and full of interesting history of race in America. Definitely makes you think and question what you have been taught

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Sacketlc
Dec 6
Rating:   10
Eye opening

The Seeing White series illuminates, in ways that other media have hinted at but stopped short of fully exploring, how our country's past and present are founded on racism. It has made me think more deeply and honestly about my own power and the pervasiveness of structural racism.

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Dexter&Gigi
Dec 6
Rating:   2
Seeing White

I am racist and so we are.Racism is a social currency.Alcoholism and addiction are diseases.How is it we have a 12-step program for alcoholism but not racism?This is what listening to your program has led me to surmise. It also has enlightened me to understand why we have been unable to live in harmony with our racism issues.Get it in the open. Level the playing field, let’s all start at absolute zero where there is no motion - and understand the problem. Not debate who is or is not racist. We all deal and work with the same social currency.Look at racism as the original sin. We are all touched by it.Your program showed me the first step, which few have taken.Admission. I am racist and so we are.Then and only then may we work the problem.Thank you, again for putting together a program that earnestly and seriously addresses an issue. It has helped me learn to grow as a person.

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RamayTay
Nov 27
Rating:   10
Seeing white is helping me see more clearly...

...the history and continued production of racist beliefs, practices and institutions in the US. Highly recommend.

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MinnetonkaSunshine
Nov 27
Rating:   10
Eye opening and thought provoking

The Seeing White series is is a thoughtful, fascinating exploration of how the notion of race has shaped modern thinking. It's focus on whiteness is timely and important. Only white people can reconstruct our white dominated society into a more just and equal system. And understanding our own white perspective is an important first step in an intentional journey toward racial justice. Seeing White has been an important teacher for me on that journey.

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jmcClicy
Nov 25
Rating:   10
Really well done

Thanks for such a great supportive way to understand more about “Seeing white” & the lens & experience of privilege.

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Leili Eghbal
Nov 16
Rating:   10
Keep up the great work!

🙏🏼🤓⭐️

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rgracex3
Nov 14
Rating:   10
A hard pill

This podcast does an amazing job of illuminating the lies we’ve been told over the past 500+ years regarding race. These lies have been intentionally embedded into the minds of Americans so that those in power would and will remain in power. This is not convenient or easy to swallow information for those of us who have gained wealth and power via our white privilege. How do we reconcile?

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Zbot1000
Nov 13
Rating:   10
Great!

Finished Men and starting Seeing White. Lots of info with which I am already familiar but lots of great new details and an important shift in perspective. Really enjoying it.

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Wdog35
Nov 11
Rating:   10
Challenging and Thought Provoking

I’m just getting started of the Seeing White series. I’ve been on a journey the last three years of growing in cultural competency. So far this series has been enlightening and thought provoking. I want to keep listening to learn more. Keep up the good work.

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MariaBigData
Nov 10
Rating:   10
Necessary Listening for everyone in the US

This is an AMAZING podcast. I have been telling everyone I know to listen. It changed my understanding of our country in a way I didn’t fathom. Both Seeing White and Men reveal how ignorance of history and the way it crafts our present and future will be the undoing of all that we hope for.

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Talia Borgo
Nov 5
Rating:   10
Imperative listening

This podcast has been more influential of my internal dialogue about race than any other media I have read, listened to or watched. I am so grateful this was made.

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aDishTowel
Nov 5
Rating:   10
Himpathy

I feel that in this episode the victim of the sexual assault is misinterpreting what her friend is saying in one of the aftermath conversation. The girl is saying she felt she was told about the assault in confidence and didn’t want to break that confidence, which is a quality that most ppl appreciate in a friend. Also with the victims mother, it didn’t seem pity for the man was the largest concern of hers. I think the victim is interpreting these conversations and rationalities for her friends behavior in the most negative context possible. The victim is still angry with her friends and wants to believe they were inconsiderate or didn’t care about her and valued the mans friendship more than hers. That may be true for some but the final friend seemed to me to have good reason for not confronting the assailant. The victim wanted her friends lives to be affected the way hers was, but that’s not realistic. Great shows so far, I don’t totally agree with every opinion but they’re still worth listening to and considering. Also in this men series I’d like to listen to an episode discussing how the whole practice of patriarchy got started and why it’s so pervasive in all cultures throughout the modern and near historical world. The warrior episode kind of touched on it but an explicit episode and conversation about it would be interesting

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Vegan jmp
Oct 29
Rating:   10
Incredible podcast

A must listen for EVERYONE

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theonlyE
Oct 24
Rating:   10
Must listen for everyone

This podcast is very educational and really challenges me. I am grateful. It makes me uncomfortable at times but that is how growth happens. Keep up the good work.

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SorryToNeed
Oct 23
Rating:   10
Hands down the best podcast EVER

Seeing White should be required listening for every student and adult in the USA. The hosts are on point, but never aggressive; beautiful voices, thoughtful sharings, honest admissions...AWESOME. I miss them. I've listened to the whole season 2 twice+. Men once+. Can't wait til they continue. Racism and Patriarchy need to be unpacked and Scene on Radio has already proved itself to be the go to expert. I wait...

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mackwildkat
Oct 21
Rating:   10
Worth A Listen

Great series! Done very well. Very educational. Everyone should listen to this.

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EricaNeubauer
Oct 21
Rating:   10
Challenging in the best way

I’m working my way through the Seeing White series- incredible research/experts, thought-provoking analysis, and challenging in the best way. This is a must listen for us white people. Keep up the good work!

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ro_oster
Oct 21
Rating:   10
You must

You would not be the same after listening to "seeing white" and "men"amazing job

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