The Weekend Listen

A pair of wireless headphones for podcast listening

I listen to a lot of podcasts while driving, working out, and doing chores around the house. In this weekly feature, I’ll tell you about one episode I particularly enjoyed that week.

My choice for this week is Your Weekly Constitutional’s episode, “The Original Black Elite.”  Your Weekly Constitutional is a public radio show and podcast hosted by a constitutional law professor, Stuart Harris, that addresses a variety of timely and controversial constitutional issues.  In this episode, Stuart interviews scholar and author Elizabeth Dowling Taylor about her research into a largely overlooked period of black American history: the era between reconstruction and Jim Crow, when there was a proud “colored aristocracy.”  I learned a lot from this discussion, and I hope you will too.

Are you listening to a podcast I haven’t mentioned yet?  Tell us about it in the comments!