Aaron Randle is a Howard University bred storyteller from Kansas City, Mo. A native digital journalist, Aaron comes to Spotify after nearly a decade of work as a reporter, critic and pundit covering race and pop culture for The New York Times, The Kansas City Star, NPR, PBS, Complex Media, Jezebel Media, Ebony Magazine, The Root and others. For his work with The Star, Aaron was awarded local and national storytelling awards from the Kansas City Press Club, Society of Features Journalism and others. Aaron comes to Gimlet Media after spending a year as a Metro reporter for The New York Times where he covered race, New York's marginalized communities, the coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd protests.
Recent Posts by Aaron Randle
- May 6, 2021 by Saidu Tejan Thomas, Sarah McVeigh, Bethel Habte, Salifu Sesay Mack, Aaron Randle, Lynn Levy, Lydia Polgreen, Brendan Klinkenberg, Bobby Lord, Catherine Anderson, Michelle Harris
This episode of the Resistance podcast tells the story of a nearly six-hour standoff between Derrick Ingram and the NYPD, and explores the harrowing relationship between the police and protestors, and the impact of trauma on those fighting for racial justice and police reform. The judging panel described the piece as "brilliant and revelatory storytelling,” “at turns riveting, enraging, funny, and deeply moving.” They called it “spectacular,” and underscored the way it “depicts a kind of trauma -- menacing situations of indignity and harassment -- that far too many people of color in this country are familiar with.” Originally published by Gimlet and Spotify on October 21, 2020.
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