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News, Society & Culture, Politics, News Commentary, History, Documentary, Culture, Social, Government, Justice, Policy, Nbc News, Msnbc, Health, Society, Cultural, Ahmaud Arbery, Blm, Covid-19, Breonna Taylor, Black Lives Matter, George Floyd

4.63.2K Ratings


Into America is a show about being Black in America. These stories explore what it means to hold truth to power and this country to its promises. Told by people who have the most at stake.

257 Episodes

BONUS: Season 2 of “Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra”

As a bonus for listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of the second season of the award-winning original series, “Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra.” In the chart-topping second season, Rachel Maddow returns to uncover the shocking history of the ultra-right’s reach into American politics. Listen to the entire first episode now, and follow the show to get the whole series: https://link.chtbl.com/rmpust_fdlw. You can also subscribe to MSNBC Premium on Apple Podcasts for early access to every episode the Friday before it drops, and ad-free listening to all episodes of Ultra seasons one and two.

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2024

Uncounted Millions BONUS: Nikole Hannah-Jones & Michael Harriot Live

A live conversation and debate on the future of reparations in America with Nikole Hannah-Jones and Michael Harriot at the 92nd Street Y.

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2024

Join Into America at the 92nd Street Y

Nikole Hannah-Jones and Michael Harriot join Trymaine Lee for an event on reparations.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Uncounted Millions BONUS: The GU272

In a bonus episode of Uncounted Millions, Trymaine Lee continues the conversation on reparations by asking what more is owed to the descendants of 272 enslaved people sold by Georgetown. Sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

BONUS: The Stakes of Immigration with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

As a bonus for listeners, we’re sharing the first episode of a special series from “Why Is This Happening? The Chris Hayes Podcast,” called “WITHpod 2024: The Stakes.” For the first time since 1892, we have an election in which both candidates have presidential records. It’s a unique chance to take a hard look at what both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have actually done as president. Chris Hayes talks to experts about both candidates’ records on specific policy areas. This week, Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy director at the American Immigration Council, joins to unpack immigration policies under Trump vs. Biden, the state of the asylum system, and more. Follow and listen to the whole series: https://link.chtbl.com/withpod_tsfd

Transcribed - Published: 9 April 2024

Uncounted Millions: Reparations Now

The Coakleys have showed us what could have been had Black Americans been granted reparations. Will that ever happen?

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

Uncounted Millions: The Cost of Healing

The Coakleys and the Flateaus converge out West. As they do, a seismic shift in American racial policy is taking root, leading to reparations for Japanese Americans.

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

Uncounted Millions: Things Fall Apart

Coakley’s descendants travel to Louisiana to learn about the other branch of their family tree.

Transcribed - Published: 29 February 2024

Uncounted Millions: Take What's Owed

Gabriel Coakley uses a loophole in the white man’s law to wrestle restitution for his family, changing their trajectory for generations to come.

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2024

Uncounted Millions: Let's Get Free

In a new series, Trymaine Lee goes on a journey to discover an untold story of freedom and reparations.

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2024

Presenting Uncounted Millions: The Power of Reparations

What if Black Americans had been compensated for slavery? Into America follows the untold story of one of the only Black men who ever was.

Transcribed - Published: 8 February 2024

BONUS: Trymaine Lee Joins "Why Is This Happening?" Live in Chicago

To celebrate 50 years of hip-hop, "Why Is This Happening?" host Chris Hayes held a live podcast taping at the House of Blues, joined by "Into America's" Trymaine Lee.

Transcribed - Published: 17 October 2023

Introducing Grapevine

As a bonus for Into America listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Grapevine, a new original podcast series from NBC News Studios. From the same team that brought you the #1 podcast Southlake, Grapevine tells the story of one family broken apart in the midst of a new anti-LGBTQ culture war, and the high school English teacher caught in the middle. Follow the podcast and listen to the first two episodes now: https://link.chtbl.com/grapevine_alw_

Transcribed - Published: 5 October 2023

Special Preview: “Velshi Banned Book Club”

Ali Velshi gives a special preview of his new podcast, “Velshi Banned Book Club,” an act of resistance against the epidemic of book banning. In each episode, a different author of a banned book joins Ali—including Margaret Atwood, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Laurie Halse Anderson and more—to talk about why their work is being targeted and about the literature itself. “Velshi Banned Book Club” is a series rooted in literary and cultural analysis and in the notion of reading as resistance. Listen to the first two episodes now and follow the series: https://link.chtbl.com/vbbc_fdlw

Transcribed - Published: 24 August 2023

Ripples of Affirmative Inaction in California

The Golden State banned affirmative action in public universities almost 30 years ago. Then everyone lost out. What’s ahead for the entire country after this summer's Supreme Court ruling.

Transcribed - Published: 20 July 2023

UPDATE: Into Reparations with Nikole Hannah-Jones

A California task force delivered their official proposal for reparations. We return to a conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones about why they’re needed.

Transcribed - Published: 13 July 2023

Get Your Freaknik On (2022)

To continue our Hip-Hop 50 celebration, we revisit our story about Atlanta’s Freaknik — one of the biggest, Blackest parties in history.

Transcribed - Published: 6 July 2023

BONUS: Understanding Affirmative Action

In this bonus episode of Into America: the history and stakes of Affirmative Action on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling.

Transcribed - Published: 30 June 2023

Aging with Pride

Queer, Black baby boomers on why growing older wasn't a guarantee, what it’s like to now be on the other side of 60, and why Pride gets sweeter with age.

Transcribed - Published: 29 June 2023

‘Black Folk’ and the Soul of America

America would be nowhere without the blood, sweat, and tears of Black labor. Why the Black working class is the backbone of our economy.

Transcribed - Published: 22 June 2023

‘Absolute Equality’ in the Home of Juneteenth

In the birthplace of Juneteenth, Black Galveston residents continue to fight for ‘absolute equality’ in the face of gentrification.

Transcribed - Published: 15 June 2023

BONUS: Rachel Maddow Presents: Déjà News

As a bonus for listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “Rachel Maddow Presents: Déjà News,” a new original podcast series from MSNBC. In each episode, Rachel Maddow and co-host Isaac-Davy Aronson seek a deeper understanding of a story in today's headlines by asking: Has anything like this ever happened before? Would knowing that help us grapple with what’s happening now… and what might happen next? Listen to the first episode now and follow the series: https://link.chtbl.com/rmpdn_fdlw

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2023

I’m Trym(AI)ne Lee

How growing AI capabilities could impact the future of Black America. And, Trymaine Lee uses the technology to interview himself (sort-of).

Transcribed - Published: 8 June 2023

Don’t Send the Police: Freedom House Rides Again

In part two of our series on local alternatives to policing, Trymaine Lee joins Miami’s Freedom House Mobile Crisis unit as they gear up to provide emergency mental health care.

Transcribed - Published: 1 June 2023

Don’t Send the Police: Send Freedom House

America’s first paramedics were Black. Founded in the 1960s, Pittsburgh’s Freedom House set the standard for emergency care and community safety.

Transcribed - Published: 25 May 2023

Writers Strike Black

Hollywood writers are on strike. A former ‘Queen Sugar’ showrunner on what’s at stake for Black creators and the audiences who love their work.

Transcribed - Published: 18 May 2023

Healing in Buffalo

One year after a racist mass shooting, Black Buffalonians share the many ways they’ve learned to heal.

Transcribed - Published: 11 May 2023

For Delroy Lindo and Tracy McMillan, Art Imitates Life

The team behind Hulu’s ‘UnPrisoned’ share the experiences from their personal lives that have helped them bring the show to life. And, a tribute to Harry Belafonte.

Transcribed - Published: 4 May 2023

The Right to Life

How tough abortion limits are leaving Black lives in the balance, and could exacerbate known disparities in prenatal outcomes.

Transcribed - Published: 27 April 2023

Policing Jackson

As Jackson, MS faces the nation's highest homicide rate, the state has expanded its powers over the capital — leaving many of Jackson's Black residents concerned.

Transcribed - Published: 20 April 2023

The Re-Freshed Prince of Bel-Air (2022)

This is a story all about how The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air got flipped-turned upside down.

Transcribed - Published: 13 April 2023

Vote for Into America to win a Webby!

We’re nominated for two Webby Awards. Cast your vote to help us win.

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2023

Special Preview: New episode of Tiffany Dover Is Dead* Podcast

As a preview for Into America listeners, here’s a sneak peek from a special new episode of Truthers: Tiffany Dover Is Dead*, an NBC News podcast about misinformation and conspiracy theories. Nine months after the series ended without landing an on-the-record interview with its subject, Tiffany Dover speaks out for the first time. In this clip, she shares her side of the story and why we haven’t heard from her until now. Follow the podcast to listen to this episode or catch up on the whole story: https://link.chtbl.com/ttdisbe_fd

Transcribed - Published: 10 April 2023

The Case of LaKeith Smith

A police officer killed LaKeith Smith’s friend. But LaKeith is the one serving time.

Transcribed - Published: 6 April 2023

Sacrifice Zones

The East Palestine derailment has drawn attention to environmental crises. But Black communities that have faced similar issues for decades still feel ignored.

Transcribed - Published: 30 March 2023

Teaching the Truth

Florida’s Stop WOKE Act hasn’t stopped this history tour.

Transcribed - Published: 23 March 2023

UPDATE: Into Injustice for Breonna Taylor

Three years after Breonna Taylor’s death, a federal investigation revealed widespread abuse and discrimination in Louisville's police department.

Transcribed - Published: 16 March 2023

How Basquiat Earned His Crown (2022)

More than thirty years since the artist’s passing, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s dazzling legacy is finally coming into the light. How a new exhibition is sharing that light across the country.

Transcribed - Published: 9 March 2023

Street Disciples: We Gon’ Be Alright

In part five “Street Disciples,” how hip-hop could wield its power in America over the next 50 years. And, a love letter to hip-hop.

Transcribed - Published: 2 March 2023

Street Disciples: If I Ruled the World

In part four of “Street Disciples,” rappers become CEOs, and hip-hop makes it to the White House.

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2023

Street Disciples: America’s Most Wanted

In part three of “Street Disciples,” hip-hop goes gangsta, drawing new fans and new foes.

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2023

Street Disciples: Broken Glass Everywhere

In part two of “Street Disciples,” how 1982’s “The Message” pushed hip-hop to get political and fight the power. And the growth of the culture through fashion, dance, and graffiti.

Transcribed - Published: 9 February 2023

Street Disciples: The Concrete Jungle

Part one of “Street Disciples: Politics, Power, and the Rise of Hip-Hop,” a Black history series.

Transcribed - Published: 2 February 2023

Vote for Into America

Vote for Into America in the NAACP Image Awards!

Transcribed - Published: 27 January 2023

Reconstructed: The Book of Trayvon (2022)

As we revisit our “Reconstructed” series, we’re closing out with the story of how the movement built in memory of Trayvon Martin is part of the ongoing fight to force America to make good on its promises of freedom.

Transcribed - Published: 26 January 2023

Reconstructed: Keep the Faith, Baby (2022)

In part three of our “Reconstructed" series, how faith carried Black people through the Reconstruction era and pushes us toward freedom today.

Transcribed - Published: 19 January 2023

Healing Tremé

The New Orleans neighborhood of Tremé was torn apart by an expressway in the 60s. Now, the community is trying to right the wrongs of the past.

Transcribed - Published: 17 January 2023

Reconstructed: In Search of the Promised Land (2022)

How the newly freed reunited acquired land and built communities. And a group of Black families currently starting their own town in Georgia.

Transcribed - Published: 12 January 2023

Reconstructed: Birth of a Black Nation (2022)

We’re revisiting “Reconstructed.” In episode one: the rise of Black political power, told through the amazing story of Robert Smalls, who escaped slavery and became a war hero and congressman.

Transcribed - Published: 5 January 2023

Where Are They Now?, 2022 Edition

It’s time again to close out the year by checking in on past guests from the show.

Transcribed - Published: 29 December 2022

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