white supremacy doing journalism and the explanatory comma

White supremacy, doing journalism, and the explanatory comma

Code Switch is a great NPR podcast.1 I recently re-listened to an episode they first published in 2016 which is a an examination of explanatory commas. An explanatory comma is a brief aside that explains, or gives context for, a word or phrase. In a sentence these kinds of phrases are surrounded by commas, or sometimes parentheses. In a podcast, it can be a longer aside, or even a segment.