Serial producers Sarah Koenig (left) and Dana Chivvis in the recording studio.
Elise Bergeron/Courtesy of Serial
December 11, 2014 In part one of a roundtable on the Podcast Everyone's Talking About, Code Switch editor Matt Thompson makes the brave and foolhardy decision to predict the conclusion.
The publication of the King James Bible was among the events that diminished Scots' standing as a literary tongue in Scotland.
September 21, 2014 In 2011, there was a vote on closing the version of Wikipedia written in the Scottish language variety, Scots. The episode reminds us how language intersects with politics and class.
An inmate walks through the yard at the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion, Ohio, which recently switched to private management.
Ty Wright/Bloomberg via Getty Images
August 10, 2014 An analysis of federal data by an Oregon State University sociologist echoes earlier research suggesting that white inmates are underrepresented at private prisons relative to public facilities.
June 3, 2014 Members of the Code Switch team are participating in an hour-long live chat to dish about our version of the Conversation On Race.
May 19, 2014 Curating a valuable discussion about race on the Internet is highly difficult. But it can yield great rewards. Here's what we've learned from our yearlong experiment, and what we're trying next.
Once again, we expect our impeccable use (and reuse!) of stock photos is clearly among your favorite aspects of Code Switch.
April 8, 2014 Code Switch launched online a year ago today. We'd appreciate it if you took a moment to tell us how we're doing, what brings you back, and what you'd like to see more (and less) of.
These photos make us think that maybe, it's time we start a Code Switch stock photo database. ...
February 14, 2014 We dive into four themes we saw during our month-long exploration of how race plays out in the dating world.
February 1, 2014 There are two things people agree on when they talk about racial/cultural preferences in dating. First, many of us have them. Second, that makes many of us uncomfortable. Beyond that, everything is contentious.
January 15, 2014 The Code Switch team is embarking on a monthlong exploration of the subject of interracial and cross-cultural love. Chime in with your insights, stories and questions.
My breakfast this morning — blown, not peeled.
January 2, 2014 A list of videos posted to the question-and-answer site Quora.com got at least one user to change the way he peels hard-boiled eggs, washes his hands and adjusts his rearview mirror.
January 1, 2014 We receive a lot of ideas for Code Switch stories. And we're always on the lookout for great pitches from great freelancers. So here's some guidance on how to make us swoon.
Duane Jones (second from right) makes zombie history as Ben in Night of the Living Dead.
October 1, 2013 From Night of the Living Dead in 1968 to The Walking Dead today, zombie stories with black protagonists have had a societal resonance that makes them stand out in a crowded genre.
One of the many, many forms of cannabis.
"it was 3 a.m."/via Flickr
July 22, 2013 The drug has been intertwined with race and ethnicity since well before the word "marijuana" was coined. Turns out there's an awful lot we don't know about the recent history of the cannabis plant.
Clearly, our genius use of stock photos is one of your favorite aspects of Code Switch, and we expect this fact will be reflected in your survey responses.
July 3, 2013 Now that Code Switch is three months old, tell us what you like about our work, and what we could be doing better.
This undated image purports to show militant militia leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the al-Qaida associate given a scathing performance review.
AP/SITE Intel Group
May 30, 2013 A scathing performance review of an al-Qaida employee offers another reminder of how bureaucratic large, illicit organizations can be. News reports have shown that even drug traffickers keep receipts.