Episode 40 - Reni Eddo-Lodge - 🇬🇧


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Nov 29 2018 73 mins   1.2k

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In this episode, Reni Eddo-Lodge talks about the controversy over the french title of her book (06:00), living her life in London (17:33), her precocious militant commitment while she was only 19 years old (26:05), the Stephen Lawrence case (34:25), why she no longer talks about race with white feminists (38:25), intersectionality through the media stage (42:02), the blog post that changed her life (56:17), the importance of self-care (59:53), and her fight against the fibroids that inhabit her uterus (1:06:30).


In 2014, the british journalist and essayist Reni Eddo-Lodge published a blog post that stirred up a hornet’s nest : « Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race.”. At the end of year 2017, she published a book of the same title released by Bloomsbury Publishing. The book, which was a best seller for ten month straight in England, has just been translated to French under the title « Le racisme est un problème de Blancs » (ed. Autrement). Reni Eddo-Lodge was born in 1989 and grew up in the working-class districts of London before studying English literature at the University of Central Lancashire, where she became a feminist activist and the president of her university’s student union until 2012. As a freelance journalist, Reni Eddo-Lodge has worked for medias like The New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed or i-D Magazine. She received numerous prizes for her work, including the prestigious « Jhalak Prize » for British writers of colour. In March 2018, she launched her own podcast « About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge », a show that takes the conversation started by her bestseller a step further.


This episode of La Poudre was recorded at the Monocle Studio in London. A special thanks to Bill Leuty for his help and kindness.

The extract in the intro is the theme song of « About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge », Reni Eddo-Lodge’s podcast, by Matshidiso.


Executive producer : Nouvelles Écoutes

Production and signature tune : Aurore Meyer-Mahieu

Production assistant : Zisla Tortello

Recording and Mixing : Monocle Studio