Story of the Week How to Be a Good White Savior

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Iranian-American scholar Reza Aslan talks about his article for The Atlantic, “How to Avoid the White Savior Industrial Complex,” which tells the story of his childhood hero, missionary Howard Baskerville. Reza argues that the world needs more good, white saviors like Baskerville. Joel wants nothing to do with trying to be a good, white anything in today’s political climate. Reza tries to convince him anyway.

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Joel Stein

Joel Stein, host of the Story of the Week podcast, has been a journalist for 25 years, including 20 at Time magazine where he wrote 22 cover stories. Stein has…