Louder Than A Riot

Louder Than A Riot


Hip-hop emerged from the voices of the unheard. But freedom doesn't ring the same for everyone. Inside all corners of the culture, Black women and queer folk have dealt with the same oppression the music was built to escape. Season 2 of Louder Than A Riot examines who hip-hop marginalizes, and how misogynoir — the specific racist misogyny against Black women — is embedded into the fabric of the culture that we love.

From Rico Nasty facing harassment from toxic fans, to Saucy Santana's unapologetically femme aesthetics in a queerphobic industry, to the assault case that put Megan Thee Stallion's image on trial, each episode of Louder Than A Riot unpacks the unspoken rules of rap that discriminate against a select few and have held the entire culture back.

Hosted by NPR Music's Sidney Madden and Rodney Carmichael, Louder Than A Riot confronts power from every angle – from the power the genre wields over its artists, to the power plays that its rulebreakers take in order to get heard. In the midst of a so-called Renaissance for women in rap, these stories reveal a rot at the core of the culture that reflects how voices, bodies, and rights are still policed in America.

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of Louder Than A Riot?

There are 28 episodes avaiable of Louder Than A Riot.

What is Louder Than A Riot about?

We have categorized Louder Than A Riot as:

  • Music
  • Society & Culture
  • Music History

Where can you listen to Louder Than A Riot?

Louder Than A Riot is available, among others places, on:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did Louder Than A Riot start?

The first episode of Louder Than A Riot that we have available was released 16 September 2020.

Who creates the podcast Louder Than A Riot?

Louder Than A Riot is produced and created by NPR.