MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The new season of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) original podcast — Sounds Like Hate — kicks off next week with the first episode featuring stories of two young people and their paths to radicalization. The series then shifts South to focus on activists in Alabama, Georgia and Texas who are bringing renewed energy and insights to the national effort to remove Confederate symbols, which glorify white supremacy, from public spaces.
“For decades we have tracked and analyzed hate and extremism in America in an effort to bring attention and awareness to these issues,” said Susan Corke, Director of the SPLC’s Intelligence Project. “Now, through this podcast, we are able to provide a more intimate look into what drives the bigotry and racism, which are unfortunately part of the social fabric and history of our country. Our hope is this series reaches new audiences and encourages them to take action – whether in their own homes to protect their children from radicalization or in the broader community.”
Last year, the SPLC launched the inaugural season of its Sounds Like Hate podcast, which is produced and hosted by award-winning journalist-producers/filmmakers Geraldine Moriba and Jamila Paksima. The first season followed the story of a woman who was a member of a hate group working behind the scenes to support the “Unite the Right” rally but managed to escape radical extremism. The podcast also reported on 83 hours of exclusive and never-before-heard recordings from a neo-Nazi white supremacist group, The Base.
Sounds Like Hate is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and more.