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.

Season Two

Episodes 1 & 2

Baseless

Listen to Baseless: Part IV

May 12, 2021

We continue our coverage of the neo-Nazi, accelerationist group The Base with a new episode of Baseless. This time, Sounds Like Hate examines what parents should be doing to prevent radicalization. With exclusive access to The Base’s headquarters and tactical training grounds in Bad Axe, Michigan, we interview the father of a white supremacist as he explores The Base’s Michigan compound after an FBI raid.  

Warning: This account contains graphic descriptions that may trigger some listeners. Discretion is advised.

Read the full transcript here.

Episodes 3-5

Monumental Problems

Listen to Monumental Problems: Part I

May 26, 2021

“Monumental Problems,” Part I, brings us to Florence, Alabama, where a large Confederate monument has loomed in front of the county courthouse since 1903 – but perhaps not for much longer if community members like Camille Bennett get their say. Bennett is the founder of Project Say Something, a local civil rights organization that is rallying the community to decide the fate of the Confederate statue. We follow Bennett as she travels to Montgomery to speak one-on-one with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill about community control of public spaces and monuments. 

Warning: This account contains graphic descriptions that may trigger some listeners. Discretion is advised.

Read the full transcript here. Read H.A. Moody’s speech here.

Season Two Showmakers

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Geraldine Moriba

Host, Executive Producer

Geraldine Moriba is the senior vice president of TheGrio News and Entertainment, and a journalist, filmmaker and writer. Previously she was a Stanford University-Brown Institute scientist using machine learning to analyze editorial decisions. She’s won Emmys, a duPont Award and a Peabody Award.

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Jamila Paksima

Host, Executive Producer

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

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Warner Meadows

Composer

Warner Meadows is a composer, producer, rapper and singer. He’s a solo artist and half of the rap duo PEARL. His compositions, available on Spotify, blend the worlds of hip-hop, jazz and classical music.

Valerie Keller

Editor

Valerie Keller is a film & video editor of the Emmy-nominated dance film Fever, the Academy Award short-listed Abortion Helpline: This is Lisa, and more.

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Jordan Gass-Poore'

Producer

Jordan Gass-Poore’ is a podcast producer and investigative journalist with a decade of experience in the U.S. and the U.K. She’s also the co-founder of the audio collective Local Switchboard NYC.

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Will Crichton

Computer Scientist

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.