Sounds Like Hate is an audio documentary series about the dangers and peril of everyday people who engage in extremism, and ways to disengage them from a life of hatred.

Illustration by Ryan Olbyrsh

About This Series

Sounds Like Hate is a new podcast from the Southern Poverty Law Center that focuses on the stories of people and communities grappling with hate and searching for solutions. Each two-part episode, divided into 40-minute parts, takes a deep dive into the realities of hate in modern America: how it functions, how it spreads, who is affected and what people are doing about it. These are human stories. You will meet people who have been personally touched by hate, hear their voices and be immersed in the sounds of their world. You will learn about the power of people to change – or to succumb to their worst instincts. And you will hear about ways that people across the country are becoming change agents in their own communities.


Geraldine Moriba

Host, Producer

Geraldine Moriba is an acclaimed journalist, filmmaker, writer and equity consultant. She’s a Stanford University Brown Institute scientist researching ways to use machine learning to analyze editorial decisions. She’s won Emmys, a duPont, Peabodys and more.

Jamila Paksima

Host, Producer

Jamila Paksima is an executive producer, journalist, director and filmmaker. She produces award-winning documentaries, political and investigative reports about pressing social and civil rights issues. Her work is on PBS, Amazon, BBC and *Independent Lens*.

Warner Meadows


Warner Meadows is a composer, producer, rapper and singer. He’s a solo artist and half of the rap duo PEARL. Warner’s work is featured on Huffington Post and Lyrical Lemonade. His music is on Spotify.

Randy Scott Carroll

Sound Engineer

Randy Scott Carroll is a sound engineer, journalist and radio producer. They contribute to *The Daily, Radiolab*, WHYY, and are lead editor on *Thrillist's Best (and the Rest)*. They wrote and directed *The Cohabit*.

Jordan Gass-Poore’

Associate Producer

Jordan Gass-Poore’ is an associate producer, podcast producer and investigative journalist with a decade of experience in the industry in the US and UK. She’s also the co-founder of the audio collective Local Switchboard NYC.

Will Crichton

Computer science Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University

Will Crichton is a computer science Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University. His current research applies cognitive science to understand the challenges of learning and practicing software engineering.


Sounds Like Hate is brought to you by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Additional funding is provided by the Ring Foundation. The Ring Foundation was established in 1994 by Norma Ring and her son, Douglas Ring. It was set up with the focus on providing support to non-profit organizations that can enrich the lives of children, the pursuit of education, health care, the arts and human rights.