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The Bakari Sellers Podcast

English, News, 1 season, 372 episodes, 1 day, 11 hours, 34 minutes
About
The Bakari Sellers Podcast tackles the most pressing current events through conversations and interviews with high profile guests. Building upon his experience in South Carolina government and politics and his experience as a lawyer, Sellers will talk to his guests about all topics from the world of politics, including the 2020 election, the movement for racial equality in the US, and much more.
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Reproductive Rights with Nourbese Flint

Bakaris is joined by Nourbese Flint who is an advocate for Black women's reproductive rights. Nourbese also discusses her career work in providing racial justice as well. Nourbese is President of All* Above All and All* Above All Action Fund, leading All* Above All’s work to achieve abortion justice and build the political power of voters of color. She speaks on the group's mission how they are trying to align their progressive mission forward for abortion access and justice for all. Has the Biden-Harris campaign been outfront on abortion access? Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Nourbese Flint Producer: Clifford Augustin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/20/202428 minutes, 3 seconds
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Black Country Music With Alice Randall

Bakari is joined by Alice Randall, an American author, songwriter, producer, and lecturer. Alice discusses her life being born in Motown Detroit, graduating Harvard University, and being the first African-American woman to write a number-one country hit. She also speaks about Black country music being on the rise and taken to new heights with Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ album, and being introduced to new artists like Shaboozey. Plus, is Taylor Swift a country artist? Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Alice Randall Producer: Clifford Augustin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/17/202429 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sophie Kai on Covering Donald Trump’s Presidency

Bakari Sellers is joined by Axios national politics reporter Sophie Cai to discuss what it was like covering Donald Trump’s presidency straight out of college (01:00). They also discuss what to expect from the upcoming presidential debates (21:00). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Sophie Kai Producer: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/10/202428 minutes, 28 seconds
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Detria Austin Everson on Community Activism and Outreach

Bakari is joined by Detria Austin Everson, who is the chief executive officer of the John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation. Detria dives into her career arc from her time at Spelman to continuing her activism in remembrance of John and Lillian Lewis. She also discusses what the foundation represents. Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Detria Austin Everson Producer: Clifford Augustin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/6/202422 minutes, 57 seconds
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What to Make of Early Polling Numbers with Tom Bonier

Bakari Sellers is joined by TargetSmart senior adviser Tom Bonier. They discuss swing state polling, the importance of senior voters (6:05), what the public should understand about the polls being reported in the media (10:20), and much more. Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tom Bonier Producer: Isaiah Blakely Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/3/202425 minutes, 49 seconds
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Representative Barbara Lee on the Current Congress State

Bakari is joined by U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, who has represented California's 12th Congressional District since 1998. Lee discusses her upbringing in El Paso, Texas, which led her to a life of public service (01:26). She touches on what gives her hope for the future of Congress and policy (10:12), what Congress has been like under Speaker Mike Johnson and Kevin McCarthy (13:38), what issues have been motivating voters for this cycle, and how well the Biden campaign has been responding to them (17:49). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Representative Barbara Lee Producer: Clifford Augustin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/30/202431 minutes, 1 second
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Tiffany Cross On 2024 Election Coverage

Tiffany Cross is an American television personality, political analyst, and author who joined Bakari to discuss what life has been like since The Cross Connection last aired and what direction cable news is going in. Also, which famous rapper would she like to see actually make a political run. Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tiffany Cross Producer: Clifford Augustin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/202428 minutes, 22 seconds
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Taylor Lorenz on Covering Internet Culture, the Upcoming TikTok Ban, and Creator Culture

Bakari Sellers is joined by Washington Post columnist Taylor Lorenz to discuss covering internet and tech culture. They also discuss how and why the TikTok ban is happening, how platforms can address racial and misogynistic content, and how public policy should shape creator culture (8:45). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Taylor Lorenz Producer: Isaiah Blakely Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/20/202424 minutes, 28 seconds
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Black Men Vote With Joe Paul

Bakari Sellers is joined by Joe Paul of Black Men Vote to discuss what the Black Men Vote organization is about and what its goals are. Then they look ahead to the 2024 election and discuss what the support looks like for Biden and Trump from Black men, what Black men would like to see from candidates, and much more (9:00). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Joe Paul Producer: Isaiah Blakely Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/16/202425 minutes, 16 seconds
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‘She Has a Name’ With Tonya Mosley

Bakari Sellers is joined by NPR’s Tonya Mosley and they start by discussing her thoughts on how journalists have covered the campus protests around the country. Then, they talk about her podcast, ‘She Has a Name’ (6:24). They talk about what inspired the name of the podcast, the themes, the takeaways she has from working on it, and much more. Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tonya Mosley Producer: Isaiah Blakely Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/13/202424 minutes, 31 seconds
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Elle Duncan’s Meteoric Rise in Sports Media

Bakari is joined by ESPN’s Elle Duncan, who currently cohosts 'SportsCenter' and women’s college basketball coverage. Elle discusses her career arc from the University of West Georgia to working in radio stations to now hosting 'SportsCenter' (02:28). Elle also gives advice to young journalists who are trying to find a career path in sports media (08:57). Why has women's basketball risen so much recently, and will the rise translate to the WNBA (16:17)? Plus, who’s winning: Kendrick or Drake? Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Elle Duncan Producer: Clifford Augustin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/9/202435 minutes, 8 seconds
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Prentice Penny on 'Black Twitter: A People's History'

Bakari Sellers is joined by producer Prentice Penny. They start by talking about his journey working on sitcoms like 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'Scrubs' (5:49). Then, they discuss his company and his upcoming docuseries, 'Black Twitter: A People’s History' (9:08). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Prentice Penny Producer: Isaiah Blakely Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/6/202423 minutes, 49 seconds
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‘We Were the Lucky Ones’ With Georgia Hunter

Bakari is joined by the author of ‘We Were the Lucky Ones,’ Georgia Hunter. She goes through the writing process that went into this book, how difficult ancestral research can be (15:15), and how her book became a mini series on Hulu (20:48). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Georgia Hunter Producer: Isaiah Blakely Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/2/202428 minutes, 25 seconds
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'Justice, USA' With Randy Ferrell and Marshall Goldberg

Bakari Sellers is joined by showrunner Randy Ferrell and executive producer Marshall Goldberg of the docuseries 'Justice, USA.' They talk about how Randy and Marshall met and put together this series, why they chose to film in Nashville, who the audience is for this project, and much more. Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Randy Ferrell and Marshall Goldberg Producers: Isaiah Blakely and Olivia Crerie Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/25/202429 minutes, 16 seconds
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Terrance Woodbury on Black Voting

Bakari is joined by the creator of HIT strategies Terrance Woodbury. HIT strategies is a public analysis and data firm that partners with candidates and organizations that share the mission of empowering underrepresented communities . What are black voters telling us about the election and are the campaigns listening (02:15)? Bakari and Terrance also discuss if there’s a black Trump vote (07:33). Which third party candidate causes the most consternation (12:11)? Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Terrance Woodbury Producer: Clifford Augustin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/22/202426 minutes, 44 seconds
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Craig Gilbert on Wisconsin Politics

Bakari is joined by Craig Gilbert, a prominently known political journalist who recently retired from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Craig discusses how his career got started and where he’s at now (01:52). Is the polling in Wisconsin accurate (03:48)? What are Black voters concerned about in Wisconsin (08:03)? What kinds of resources are being put in by both parties to campaign in Wisconsin (17:52)? Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Craig Gilbert Producer: Clifford Augustin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/15/202428 minutes, 37 seconds
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Don Winslow’s Stellar Writing Career

Bakari is joined by author Don Winslow, who is best known for his crime novels. Winslow talks about why he uses his voice in politics, specifically against Donald Trump (06:26). He also discusses his newest book, 'City in Ruins' (08:14). Winslow also goes in-depth about the parallels between his book 'Savages' and the movie, which was directed by Oliver Stone (15:08). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Don Winslow Producer: Clifford Augustin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/11/202424 minutes, 8 seconds
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Kent Babb Discusses “The Kim Mulkey Way”

Bakari is joined by Kent Babb of The Washington Post to talk about his piece on LSU women’s basketball head coach Kim Mulkey. Kent speaks on Mulkey’s press conference addressing his article about her before it was released (06:10). What is Mulkey’s relationship with arguably her best player ever, Brittney Griner (11:20)? How is she viewed among her coaching peers (17:21)? Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kent Babb Producer: Clifford Augustin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/8/202425 minutes, 46 seconds
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Taking a Look at All Things North Carolina Politics With Danielle Battaglia

Bakari Sellers is joined by Danielle Battaglia, Capitol Hill correspondent for The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer, to discuss everything going on with North Carolina politics. They discuss whether North Carolina is a swing state, the gubernatorial race, the history of North Carolina politics, and much more (2:35). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Danielle Battaglia Producer: Isaiah Blakely Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/4/202423 minutes, 18 seconds
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Nevada Politics With Jessica Hill

Jessica Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal joins Bakari Sellers to discuss one of the biggest battleground states, Nevada. Why is Nevada such a swing state (04:20)? They also discuss Jacky Rosen and Sam Brown’s tightly contested Senate race (12:06) and the important issues for Black voters in Nevada (15:30). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jessica Hill Producer: Clifford Augustin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/1/202426 minutes, 6 seconds
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Evan Turner's NCAA Tournament Predictions, and Life After Basketball

Bakari is joined by former college basketball national player of the year and the no. 2 pick in the 2010 NBA draft, Evan Turner. Bakari and Evan discuss his transition from player, to coach, to entrepreneur (02:06). Then, they talk about the changes in college athletics, including NIL and the transfer portal (09:54). Plus, Evan’s Final Four predictions on both the men's and women's side (16:33). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Evan Turner Producer: Clifford Augustin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/28/202432 minutes
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Greg Bluestein on Fani Willis and Biden and Trump’s Early Outlook in Georgia

Bakari Sellers is joined by Atlanta Journal-Constitution political reporter Greg Bluestein. They start by talking about what District Attorney Fani Willis’s disqualification means for Donald Trump’s case against the state of Georgia. Then, they talk about how Trump and Joe Biden plan to campaign in Georgia (6:40). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Greg Bluestein Producer: Isaiah Blakely Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/202426 minutes, 34 seconds
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William Stanford Davis on ‘Abbott Elementary’ and Being a “Late Bloomer”

Bakari Sellers is joined by ‘Abbott Elementary’ star William Stanford Davis to discuss getting into acting, auditioning for ‘Friends,’ what it means to be a late bloomer (4:33), and what it’s like to work on ‘Abbott Elementary’ (5:50). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: William Stanford Davis Producer: Isaiah Blakely Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/21/202425 minutes, 2 seconds
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Reporting on MOVE With Lyra Monteiro

Bakari Sellers is joined by Finding Ceremony’s Lyra Monteiro to discuss her career, her reporting on the MOVE bombing, and the Morton Cranial Collection. Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Lyra Monteiro Producer: Stefan Anderson Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/18/202429 minutes, 31 seconds
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Alex Stapleton on ‘God Save Texas’ and Documentary Filmmaking

Bakari is joined by filmmaker Alex Stapleton to discuss her recent directorial effort in the documentary series ‘God Save Texas,’ why she’s drawn to documentaries and this project (02:44), what makes Texas so unique (12:31), and the impact the oil industry has had in the Houston community (15:47). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Alex Stapleton Producer: Eduardo Ocampo Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/14/202429 minutes, 52 seconds
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Finding Humor in Today’s Politics With 'The Good Liars'

Bakari is joined by Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, the political comedy duo behind “The Good Liars,” to discuss their start stemming from the Occupy Wall Street movement (00:44), how they find humor during a dark time of American politics (05:11), and what they’ve learned from interviewing both Republican and Democratic voters (07:56). Hosts: Bakari Sellers Guests: Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler Producer: Eduardo Ocampo Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/11/202425 minutes, 40 seconds
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Elon Musk and the ‘Battle for the Bird’ With Kurt Wagner

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and author Kurt Wagner to discuss his new book ‘Battle for the Bird’ and Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover (2:41). Plus, what regulation on the current program looks like (11:20), and Washington’s response to the circumstances around the acquisition (16:58).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kurt Wagner Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/7/202422 minutes, 53 seconds
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Humanizing Martin and Malcolm With Dr. Peniel Joseph

Bakari Sellers is joined by professor and author Dr. Peniel Joseph to discuss discovering Black studies while growing up in Queens, New York (2:23), as well as his personal connection to Haiti (4:18). They then dive into the NatGeo series ‘Genius: MLK/X,’ based off of his book ‘The Sword and the Shield’ (10:38). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Peniel Joseph Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/202426 minutes, 51 seconds
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Black Media and ‘American Negra’ With Natasha Alford

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist Natasha Alford to discuss her new book, ‘American Negra’; growing up as an Afro-Latina (2:37); and how the writing process helped heal broken relationships (6:36). Plus, the importance of Black media in the past, present, and future (10:56). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Natasha Alford Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/29/202421 minutes, 52 seconds
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Alisha Gordon and the Voting Power of Single Black Mothers

Bakari Sellers is joined by founder and executive director of The Current Project Alisha Gordon to discuss the organization’s investment in single Black mothers (5:05), and their impact as a voting demographic (7:48).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Alisha Gordon Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/26/202427 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tamron Hall and the Playbook of Longevity

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist, host and author Tamron Hall to discuss her ability to maintain a successful and evolving career (5:12), before digging into her latest novel ‘Watch Where They Hide’ (9:16), and the creative process behind bringing the character Jordan Manning to life in the crime series (14:48).   Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tamron Hall Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/22/202429 minutes, 15 seconds
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'The Weeds’: Jonquilyn Hill on Black Women and Policy

Bakari Sellers is joined by Jonquilyn Hill, host of Vox’s policy podcast ‘The Weeds’ to discuss the show’s special series on Black women (4:23), before reacting to the Fani Willis hearings (14:49), and giving a peak at what to expect next from the podcast (21:10). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jonquilyn Hill Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/19/202426 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dulcé Sloan and the Lie of Overnight Success

Bakari Sellers is joined by comedian and author Dulcé Sloan to discuss discovering her calling in comedy (1:26), her book, ‘Hello, Friends!,’ and why it’s not a memoir (8:07). Plus, her words of advice on dating and the concept of destiny (14:47). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dulcé Sloan Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/15/202428 minutes, 40 seconds
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Russia, Ukraine and the Showman with Simon Shuster

Bakari Sellers is joined by staff writer for Time Magazine Simon Shuster to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (2:40), Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s path from comedian to president (6:09), and what American politicians could learn from the Ukrainian leader (15:27). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Simon Shuster Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/12/202424 minutes, 36 seconds
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‘Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum’ With Antonia Hylton

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist, podcaster, and NBC correspondent Antonia Hylton to discuss the history of Crownsville Hospital in her book, ‘Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum’ (4:25), and the impact the institution had on the surrounding Black community (15:24). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Antonia Hylton Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/8/202429 minutes, 58 seconds
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‘Why Does Everything Have to Be About Race?’ With Keith Boykin

Bakari Sellers is joined by producer, political commentator, and author Keith Boykin to discuss his career as a writer (1:09) and his new book, ‘Why Does Everything Have to Be About Race?’ (18:30) Plus, a look at politicians' answers to the question of whether America is a racist country (25:36). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Keith Boykin Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/5/202433 minutes, 37 seconds
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Kai Wright and ‘Blindspot: The Plague in the Shadows’

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and activist Kai Wright to discuss hosting WNYC’s ‘Notes From America’ (1:00), telling stories from the early days of the AIDS epidemic with the podcast ‘Blindspot: The Plague in the Shadows’ (4:33), and the current state of the crisis (17:19). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kai Wright Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/1/202429 minutes, 19 seconds
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WNBA, NIL, and Final Four Predictions With Arielle Chambers

Bakari Sellers is joined by multimedia journalist Arielle Chambers to discuss founding Bleacher Report’s women’s platform, HighlightHER (4:58), check in on the WNBA offseason (6:47), and talk about how NIL and the transfer portal has impacted women’s sports (10:44). Plus, WBB Final Four predictions (21:29) and addressing the coverage gap for women’s sports (24:14). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Arielle Chambers Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/29/202432 minutes, 46 seconds
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Crystal Smith Paul and ‘Did You Hear About Kitty Kar?’

Bakari Sellers is joined by editor and author Crystal Smith Paul to discuss the book that changed her view of writing (4:43), and her latest, ‘Did You Hear About Kitty Kar?’ (6:04).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Crystal Smith Paul Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/25/202424 minutes, 46 seconds
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Whole Hog BBQ With Dr. Howard Conyers

Bakari Sellers is joined by author, BBQ pitmaster and engineer Dr. Howard Conyers to dig into his career as an engineer at NASA (1:12), the work he does to highlight Black postmasters (5:22), and a regional breakdown of BBQ (11:38). Plus, a discussion about the future of Black farming (14:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/22/202425 minutes, 9 seconds
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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap With Andre M. Perry

Bakari Sellers is joined by author, professor, and Brookings Institute senior fellow Andre M. Perry to discuss how to fix the devaluation of homes in Black communities (04:35), the widening racial wealth gap (08:40), and why Spelman College’s recent $100 million donation highlights the importance of investing in education (21:31). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Andre M. Perry Producer: Eduardo Ocampo Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/18/202434 minutes, 49 seconds
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Joshua Green and the Struggle for a New American Politics

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist Joshua Green to discuss his new book ‘The Rebels’ (2:04), the rise of populism around the world (4:26), and to dig into the work of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the Biden years (10:44). Plus, what the economic populism of the left means for the future of the Democratic Party (19:56).   Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Joshua Green Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/15/202423 minutes, 57 seconds
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Zack Beauchamp on Journalism and the Rise in Authoritarianism

Bakari Sellers is joined by Vox senior correspondent Zack Beauchamp to discuss journalism as authoritarianism rises around the world (3:08), a breakdown of the Israel-Gaza conflict (8:18), and what he’d tell President Biden to focus on while on the campaign trail (18:06). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Zack Beauchamp Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/11/202431 minutes, 42 seconds
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Overcoming Discrimination in the Workforce With Adia Harvey Wingfield

Bakari Sellers is joined by author and professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis Adia Harvey Wingfield to discuss her research on racial and gender inequality in the workforce (2:21), and her new book, ‘Gray Areas: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism and What We Can Do to Fix It’ (4:40). Plus, potential policy solutions to enact change (14:56). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Adia Harvey Wingfield Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/4/202421 minutes, 57 seconds
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Jake Sherman and How to Cover Congress

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and cofounder of Punchbowl News Jake Sherman to discuss the daily congressional newsletter (4:04), the monetization of journalism (7:24), and the House’s current speaker and minority leader (23:48). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jake Sherman Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/21/202333 minutes, 4 seconds
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‘The Book of James’ With Valerie Babb

Bakari Sellers is joined by professor and author Valerie Babb to discuss her latest book, ‘The Book Of James: The Power, Politics, and Passion of LeBron’ (3:09), before digging into the superstar’s intellect and inspiration for activism (9:53). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Valerie Babb Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/18/202320 minutes, 1 second
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Rumaan Alam on Writing and Adapting ‘Leave the World Behind’

Bakari Sellers is joined by writer Rumaan Alam to unpack his 2020 novel ‘Leave the World Behind’ (4:35), and the process of adapting it for the screen with director Sam Ismail (11:43). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rumaan Alam Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/14/202326 minutes
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Military and Foreign Policy With Rep. Mikie Sherrill

Bakari Sellers is joined by U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill to discuss her journey from the armed forces to Congress (1:22), potential solutions for the war in Gaza (12:52), and the impact Senator Tommy Tuberville has had on the U.S. military (19:05). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Mikie Sherrill Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/7/202330 minutes, 47 seconds
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Steve Inskeep on Lessons From Lincoln and ‘Differ We Must’

Bakari Sellers is joined by author and journalist Steve Inskeep to discuss his new book, ‘Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America’ (8:46); compare responses to 19th-century demographic changes to today (11:57); and talk about the lessons the Biden administration could learn from the Lincoln presidency (15:40). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Steve Inskeep Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/30/202328 minutes, 44 seconds
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‘South to Black Power’ With Charles Blow

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist, commentator and op-ed columnist for the New York Times to discuss the reverse migration of Black Americans to the South (:53), defining the American South (10:31), and the new documentary film ‘South to Black Power’ (13:24). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Charles Blow Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/27/202326 minutes, 44 seconds
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Gelila Bekela and Telling Tyler Perry’s Story

Bakari Sellers is joined by director Gelila Bekela to discuss her journey from modeling to filmmaking (1:10), and her new documentary chronicling the life of Tyler Perry, ‘Maxine’s Baby’ (6:49). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Gelila Bekela Producer: Donnie Becham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/23/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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Terace Garnier and ‘No Longer Silent’

Bakari Sellers is joined by Miss International World 2023 and author Terace Garnier to discuss her memoir, ‘No Longer Silent’ (4:13), in which she writes about overcoming trauma and combating assault in the U.S. military (6:19). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Terace Garnier Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/20/202319 minutes, 41 seconds
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Life, Boxing, and ‘Killing the Image’ With Andre Ward

Bakari Sellers is joined by former boxing champion and author Andre Ward to discuss his memoir ‘Killing the Image: A Champion’s Journey of Faith, Fighting, and Forgiveness’ (5:14), the origin of his nickname S.O.G., “Son of God” (11:05), and overcoming the pitfalls of substance abuse (12:56). Plus, a look at the current landscape of boxing (16:40). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Andre Ward Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/16/202325 minutes, 26 seconds
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Doug Melville and America’s ‘Invisible Generals’

Bakari Sellers is joined by author, Doug Melville to discuss his book about his family, and America’s first Black generals, ‘Invisible Generals’ (2:38), telling stories of the U.S.’s Black veterans (8:21) and the process of putting his family’s story on paper (15:37). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Doug Melville Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/13/202328 minutes, 9 seconds
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Philip Lewis on Uplifting Stories and Growing Up in Detroit

Bakari Sellers is joined by Philip Lewis, senior editor at HuffPost, to discuss reporting for a legacy digital outlet (3:21), how growing up in Detroit shaped his perspective (6:44), and takeaways from the 2023 elections (8:55). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Philip Lewis Senior Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/9/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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Explaining the News With Peter Kafka

Bakari Sellers is joined by senior correspondent at Vox Media to discuss the platform’s method of covering the news (2:52), his reporting on the site formerly known as Twitter, and the podcast ‘Land of the Giants’ (6:05). Plus, the evolution of billionaires (18:55). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Peter Kafka Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/6/202326 minutes, 57 seconds
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Lodriguez Murray and Investment in HBCUs

Bakari Sellers is joined by Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs at UNCF Lodriguez Murray to discuss the issues facing private HBCUs (7:01), federal funding and enrollment growth at schools (11:18), and the tough but rewarding work done by UNCF (21:17). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Lodriguez Murray Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/2/202327 minutes, 35 seconds
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Redistricting and the Black Vote With Brandon Tensley

Bakari Sellers is joined by Brandon Tensley, national politics reporter at Capital B News, to discuss the South Carolina voting map Supreme Court case (7:04), state-by-state predictions of similar rulings (14:10), and whether these cases could help tip power in the House of Representatives (21:47). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Brandon Tensley Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/30/202326 minutes, 46 seconds
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Axios and the State of Media With Sara Fischer

Bakari Sellers is joined by senior media reporter at Axios Sara Fischer to discuss what makes Axios different from other outlets (1:27), the state of Fox News since Tucker Carlson’s departure (5:48), and the SAG and WGA strikes (8:16). Plus, a look at media coverage of the Biden administration (16:17). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Sara Fischer Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/26/202323 minutes, 29 seconds
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Malcolm Jenkins and ‘What Winners Won’t Tell You’

Bakari Sellers is joined by former NFL All-Pro and author Malcolm Jenkins to talk about the latest generation of defensive backs in the NFL (3:38), his new memoir, ‘What Winners Won’t Tell You’ and the challenges of fatherhood (7:08). Plus, a look back at the impact of protesting in the NFL (15:46). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Malcolm Jenkins Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/23/202322 minutes, 47 seconds
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Marriage and Parenthood With Jada Pinkett Smith

Bakari Sellers is joined by actress, host, and author Jada Pinkett Smith to discuss her new memoir, ‘Worthy’ (:56), growing up in Baltimore (10:03), and correcting the record on what people get wrong about her (14:32). Plus, advice on navigating marriage and parenthood in the public eye (16:35). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jada Pinkett Smith Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/19/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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Discussing ‘First, Best’ With Mayor Steven L. Reed

Bakari Sellers is joined by the first Black mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, Steven L. Reed, to discuss his early days at Morehouse College (:40) and his new memoir, ‘First, Best: Lessons in Leadership and Legacy From Today’s Civil Rights Movement’ (7:35). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Mayor Steven L. Reed Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/16/202322 minutes, 10 seconds
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‘Every Shot Counts’ With Carlos Boozer

Bakari Sellers is joined by analyst and two-time NBA All-Star Carlos Boozer to discuss his new book ‘Every Shot Counts: A Memoir of Resilience’ (3:40). Plus, digging into the NBA’s most underrated (12:10), Kobe and LeBron as teammates (14:34) and the state of college basketball as a father of blue-chip recruits (19:36). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Carlos Boozer Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/202327 minutes, 29 seconds
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Prostate Cancer Awareness, Plus Talkin’ Sports With Brian Custer

Bakari Sellers is joined by sports commentator Brian Custer to discuss healthy living and his battle with prostate cancer (3:23), before talking the impact of the latest massive NBA trades (11:14), surprising NFL teams at the quarter-season mark (21:40), and the Heisman trophy race (27:28). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Brian Custer Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/9/202335 minutes, 35 seconds
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Kevin McCarthy Ousted and What’s Next With Jonathan Martin

Bakari Sellers and political journalist Jonathan Martin react to the ouster of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House (:52), the potential future of Representative Matt Gaetz (8:37), and the impact the congressional turmoil could have on the 2024 election (13:26). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jonathan Martin Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/6/202316 minutes, 53 seconds
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'Black AF History’ With Michael Harriot

Bakari Sellers is joined by political commentator and writer Michael Harriot to discuss his new book, ‘Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America’ (:51), James Brown’s importance to all forms of music (8:29), and the prospect of his book getting banned (11:22). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Michael Harriott Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/2/202324 minutes, 31 seconds
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Clarence, College Admissions, and Court Expansion With Elie Mystal

Bakari Sellers is joined by writer and political commentator Elie Mystal to discuss the impact of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling (:56), the ethical disaster that is Justice Clarence Thomas (11:20), and the diverse judicial appointments of the Biden administration (18:21). Plus, the historical timeline of the court’s expansion through the years (23:49). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Elie Mystal Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/25/202330 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ethics and the Supreme Court With Dawn Porter

Bakari Sellers is joined by documentarian Dawn Porter to discuss her path from litigator to filmmaker (:51), her latest docuseries ‘Deadlocked: How America Shaped the Supreme Court’ (4:37), and calling out the hypocrisy of Justice Clarence Thomas (9:43).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dawn Porter Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/18/202327 minutes, 3 seconds
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Telling the Story of Captain Robert Smalls With Michael B. Moore and Rob Edwards

Bakari Sellers is joined by screenwriter Rob Edwards and congressional candidate Michael B. Moore to discuss their graphic novel ‘Defiant: the Robert Smalls Story’ (7:41), and Edwards compares the pressure to that of writing ‘The Princess and the Frog’ in 2009 (10:26). Plus, Moore, a descendant of Smalls, talks about sharing his great-great grandfather’s story with early learners (18:17). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Rob Edwards and Michael B. Moore Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/14/202328 minutes, 32 seconds
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Cedric the Entertainer and His Debut Novel, ‘Flipping Boxcars’

Bakari Sellers is joined by comedy legend Cedric the Entertainer to dig into his debut novel, ‘Flipping Boxcars,’ and the inspiration behind the story (4:05). Plus, they discuss his new series, ‘Kings of BBQ,’ and the celebration of all things grilled (13:46). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Cedric the Entertainer Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/11/202322 minutes, 49 seconds
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Kelly Burton and the Decade of Black Innovation

Bakari Sellers is joined by Kelly Burton, an author, entrepreneur, and founder of the Black Innovation Alliance, to discuss closing the racial wealth gap (2:55), break down the art of investing (6:45), and react to the discrimination lawsuit faced by Fearless Fund (11:45). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kelly Burton Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/7/202321 minutes, 42 seconds
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RICO in Georgia and the Politics of Atlanta’s "Cop City" With George Chidi

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist George Chidi to talk Georgia’s RICO prosecution of Trump and YSL (4:10), the potential political future of Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis (10:40), and the politics around Atlanta’s Public Safety Training Center, known as "Cop City" (17:52). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: George Chidi Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/4/202330 minutes, 7 seconds
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Jonathan Conyers and ‘I Wasn’t Supposed to Be Here’

Bakari Sellers is joined by author, professional speaker, and cofounder of the Brooklyn Debate League Jonathan Conyers to discuss working with ’Humans of New York’ (3:08), his memoir ‘I Wasn’t Supposed to Be Here: Finding My Voice, Finding My People, Finding My Way’ (5:28), and the ways in which being a father have shaped and changed his life (13:54). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jonathan Conyers Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/31/202317 minutes, 55 seconds
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Gun Violence and 'Revisionist History’ With Malcolm Gladwell

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist, author, and podcaster Malcolm Gladwell to discuss the eighth season of ‘Revisionist History’ and gun violence in the U.S. (2:11), and what can be done to fix the many gun-related problems in the country (18:37). Plus, they discuss the differences in how other countries handle the issue (21:42). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Malcolm Gladwell Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/28/202329 minutes, 14 seconds
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HBCU Football With Tiffany Greene

Bakari Sellers is joined by ESPN’s Tiffany Greene to discuss her journey and her advice for upcoming journalists. Then, they break down SWAC football minus Deion Sanders, NCCU’s dominance, and the future for the MEAC. Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tiffany Greene Associate Producer: Stefan Anderson Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/17/202322 minutes, 30 seconds
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Talking Documentary Filmmaking and ‘Underrated’ With Pete Nicks

Bakari Sellers is joined by director, producer, and writer Pete Nicks to discuss his journey from Howard University to documentary filmmaking (:47) before discussing his new film, 'Stephen Curry: Underrated' (9:36), and the role that Black fatherhood plays in the film and in Curry’s life (17:47). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Pete Nicks Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/14/202326 minutes, 4 seconds
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Jeezy: A Career in Hip-Hop and ‘Adversity for Sale’

Bakari Sellers is joined legendary rapper and author Jeezy to discuss the making of ‘Trap or Die’ (:56), the new book ‘Adversity for Sale’ and his childhood growing up in Georgia (6:55), and maintaining longevity in the music industry (19:34).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jeezy Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/10/202332 minutes
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Podcasting and Country Music’s Race Problem With Sam Sanders

Bakari Sellers is joined by podcaster and journalist Sam Sanders to discuss his journey from growing up with a stutter to hosting national radio shows (4:45), and whether or not there are too many podcasts out there (17:56). Plus, a discussion of country music’s race problem, inspired by a recent episode of his podcast ‘Into It’ (22:17). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Sam Sanders Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/7/202334 minutes, 52 seconds
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Covering Criminal Justice With Akela Lacy

Bakari Sellers is joined by Akela Lacy, reporter at The Intercept, to discuss the world of reform-oriented district attorneys (2:32), Florida governor Ron DeSantis and his role in influencing the state’s supreme court (8:34), and the state of federal immigration policy under the Biden administration (13:33). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Akela Lacy Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/3/202321 minutes, 29 seconds
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Heidi Przybyla and the Political Ecosystem of Billionaires

Bakari Sellers is joined by Politico national investigative correspondent Heidi Przybyla to discuss her reporting on Leonard Leo and the corporate influence on the Supreme Court (5:01), the Democratic response to the “ecosystem of billionaires” (12:55), and Donald Trump’s political prospects post-indictment (14:32). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Heidi Przybyla Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/27/202324 minutes, 14 seconds
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Miles Taylor and the Resistance to Trumpism

Bakari Sellers is joined by former national security official and author Miles Taylor to discuss seeing fellow conservatives bend to Donald Trump’s will (2:53), being labeled a ‘whistleblower’ following his NYT anonymous op-ed from inside the Trump White House (7:08), and his new book ‘Blowback’ and saving the nation from a second dose of Trump (15:00). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Miles Taylor Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/24/202321 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Writers and Actors Strike With Roy Wood Jr.

Bakari Sellers is joined by stand-up comedian and actor Roy Wood Jr. to break down the differences and similarities between the WGA and SAG strikes (2:35), the state of sitcoms and late night TV once the strikes eventually end (14:12), and the perseverance of comedy during the shutdown (22:43). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Roy Wood Jr. Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/20/202331 minutes, 38 seconds
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Abha Khanna and the Protection of Democracy

Bakari Sellers is joined by partner at the Elias Law Group Abha Khanna to discuss the work the group does to protect democracy (4:39), Black Democratic legislators working with Republicans in redistricting efforts (17:49), and the litigation of election denial claims (20:26). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Abha Khanna Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/17/202326 minutes, 26 seconds
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Rep. Ro Khanna on SCOTUS and Retaking the House in 2024

Bakari Sellers is joined by congressman Ro Khanna of California to react to some of the recent Supreme Court decisions (3:43), how the affirmative action ruling affects Californians (11:29), and the prospect of Democrats retaking the House majority in 2024 (15:41). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rep. Ro Khanna Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/13/202322 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sam Pollard on the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues

Bakari Sellers is joined by filmmaker Sam Pollard to discuss the appeal of documentary films (3:13), his new doc 'The League' (6:37), and the ways that Jackie Robinson’s integration into the MLB spelled the end of the Negro Leagues (18:06). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Sam Pollard Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/10/202323 minutes, 47 seconds
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Maya King and the Non-White Republicans in the Race for President

Bakari Sellers is joined by New York Times politics reporter Maya King to discuss the Biden administration’s messaging to Black voters (3:11), Nikki Haley and Tim Scott’s prospects in the GOP primary field (10:40), and the present and future prospects of reparations (19:09). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Maya King Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/6/202325 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ibert Schultz and the Impact of Overturning Affirmative Action

Bakari Sellers is joined by executive director of Black College Success, Ibert Schultz to discuss the need for such programs (4:55), the impact of the SCOTUS’s ruling on affirmative action (7:39), and how HBCUs could be affected by the decision (13:22). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Ibert Schultz Producers: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/29/202322 minutes, 42 seconds
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Joel Anderson and ‘Slow Burn: Becoming Justice Thomas’

Bakari Sellers is joined by Joel Anderson, a Slate writer and the host of the ‘Slow Burn: Becoming Justice Thomas’ podcast, to discuss his start in journalism (00:29) and the impact of fewer local newspapers (03:44), before delving into why Joel wanted to focus on Thomas, how he became a conservative, and his relationship with his family (06:56). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Joel Anderson Producer: Eduardo Ocampo Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/26/202323 minutes, 18 seconds
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Danielle R. Holley on the Supreme Court and the Future of Affirmative Action

Bakari Sellers is joined by the dean of Howard University School of Law, Danielle R. Holley, to discuss the Supreme Court’s recent rulings regarding Alabama’s congressional maps and the Native American adoption law (01:39) and the expected reversal of affirmative action by the court (04:34). They then talk about what to expect from the court in regard to issues such as student loan debt and about Danielle’s appointment to be the next president of Mount Holyoke College (16:09). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Danielle R. Holley Producer: Eduardo Ocampo Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/22/202325 minutes, 22 seconds
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Benjamin Watson and ‘Roe, Race, and a Pro-Life Commitment to Justice’

Bakari Sellers is joined by former NFL tight end and VP of strategic relationships with Human Coalition to discuss his pro-life activism (4:02), his new book ‘The New Fight for Life: Roe, Race, and a Pro-Life Commitment to Justice’ (6:09), and the path forward for pro-life organizations in a post-Roe v. Wade country (18:37). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Benjamin Watson Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/19/202328 minutes, 57 seconds
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‘An Amerikan Family’ With Santi Elijah Holley

Bakari Sellers is joined by author Santi Elijah Holley to discuss his new book ‘An Amerikan Family: the Shakurs and the Nation They Created’ (2:26), ways in which the Harlem Black Panthers filled a void following Malcolm X’s assassination (8:56), and reframing Tupac Shakur in the context of such an influential family (16:17). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Santi Elijah Holley Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/15/202326 minutes, 40 seconds
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Matt Katz and the Biggest Anti-Trumper in the GOP Race

Bakari Sellers is joined by WNYC journalist and author Matt Katz to discuss Chris Christie’s appeal as a Trump alternative to the GOP (5:57), the former governor’s relationship with the former president (14:08), and Christie’s potential policy priorities (19:46).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Matt Katz Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/12/202326 minutes, 43 seconds
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‘For the Culture’ With Marcus Collins

Bakari Sellers is joined by CSO at Wieden+Kennedy New York and professor at the University of Michigan Marcus Collins to discuss working digital strategy for Beyoncé (:57), the art of cultural translation (6:26), and his new book, “For the Culture” (13:37). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Marcus Collins Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/8/202326 minutes, 17 seconds
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Celebrating Black Music With Justin Richmond

Bakari Sellers is joined by producer and cohost of the music podcast ‘Broken Record’ Justin Richmond to discuss connecting with Rick Rubin and Malcolm Gladwell (6:01), celebrating Black Music History Month all year long (10:28), and his new business podcast, ‘Started From the Bottom’ (11:56). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Justin Richmond Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/6/202324 minutes, 47 seconds
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Errin Haines on The 19th* and the 2024 Election

Bakari Sellers is joined by Errin Haines, journalist and editor at large for The 19th*, to discuss the pending end of affirmative action (2:45), the hypocrisy around ethics and Justice Clarence Thomas (9:56), and the media’s focus on small-town, white voters leading up to elections (12:53). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Errin Haines Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/1/202325 minutes, 48 seconds
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Donovan X. Ramsey and When Crack Was King’

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and author Donovan X. Ramsey to discuss his new book ‘When Crack Was King’ (4:46), the true history of the crack era and the role of the CIA (12:38), and the impact of the war on drugs on the Black community (20:26). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Donovan X. Ramsey Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/29/202335 minutes, 14 seconds
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Marcus Spears on Ja Morant, Locker Room Culture, and the State of Football

Bakari Sellers is joined by former NFL defensive end and ESPN analyst Marcus Spears to discuss Ja Morant and cultural influence (2:41), the 2023 NFL offseason (9:35), and the outlook of the upcoming college football season (15:03). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Marcus Spears Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/25/202327 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Launch of Tim Scott’s Presidential Bid With Caitlin Byrd

Bakari Sellers is joined by Caitlin Byrd, senior politics reporter at The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, to discuss Senator Tim Scott’s presidential announcement (2:46), what distinguishes the senator from the rest of the field (7:52), and his chances of attracting Black voters to the Republican Party (10:25). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Caitlin Byrd Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/22/202320 minutes, 17 seconds
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Kara Swisher on Diversity in Tech and the Gerontocracy of U.S. Politics

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist Kara Swisher to discuss the evolution of covering the tech business since the early days of the internet (2:15), the positives of artificial intelligence (6:37), and the prospect of a 2024 election with two elderly candidates (14:25). Plus the evolution of Elon Musk (16:32). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kara Swisher Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/18/202332 minutes, 10 seconds
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The State of the Economy and Banking With Dion Rabouin

Bakari Sellers is joined by Wall Street Journal reporter Dion Rabouin to discuss his journey from entertainment to finance news (:58), ways in which the crypto crash impacted Black people (7:50), and how Black-owned banks have fared amid the widespread failures of larger banks (22:12). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dion Rabouin Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/15/202328 minutes, 38 seconds
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Life Beyond Likes and the Importance of Real-World Friendships with Isa Watson

Bakari Sellers is joined by author and founder and CEO of Squad Isa Watson to discuss the burgeoning social media platform (2:38) and her new book ‘Life Beyond Likes’ (5:35), plus advice for parents raising kids in the age of social media (14:03). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Isa Watson Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/11/202321 minutes, 56 seconds
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Molly Jong-Fast on Dianne Feinstein and Joe Biden’s 2024 Campaign

Bakari Sellers is joined by writer, journalist, and podcaster Molly Jong-Fast to discuss Senator Diane Feinstein and calls for her to resign amid health concerns (4:48). Then they talk about expectations for President Joe Biden’s upcoming campaign (12:13) and the unfair criticisms of VP Kamala Harris (15:32). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Molly Jong-Fast Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/9/202323 minutes, 18 seconds
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Discussing ‘Growing Up Mixed’ With W. Kamau Bell

Bakari Sellers is joined by comedian W. Kamau Bell to react to Roy Wood Jr.’s set at the White House Correspondents' dinner (2:36), and discuss his new HBO documentary, ‘1000% Me: Growing Up Mixed’ (6:48). Plus, discussing the importance of representation on TV (16:30). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: W. Kamau Bell Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/4/202324 minutes, 7 seconds
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Panama Jackson’s ‘True-ish Black Stories’ and Talking Freaknik

Bakari Sellers is joined by writer and podcaster Panama Jackson to discuss his ‘Dear Culture’ podcast series ‘True-ish Black Stories’ (5:21), Deion Sanders and the "savior complex" (14:22), and the conversation surrounding the upcoming documentary about Freaknik (16:14). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Panama Jackson Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/1/202326 minutes, 51 seconds
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NBA Legend Spencer Haywood on Today’s Stars and Life After Basketball

Bakari Sellers is joined by NBA Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood to discuss the 1971 Supreme Court decision on NBA draft eligibility (4:15), his and former Lakers’ opinions on the HBO show ‘Winning Time’ (11:47), and competing with and beating the greats of the 1980s (18:45). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Spencer Haywood Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/27/202325 minutes, 30 seconds
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Joyce Vance on the Abortion Pill Ruling and Donald Trump’s Legal Troubles

Bakari Sellers is joined by law professor and NBC legal analyst Joyce Vance to discuss the abortion pill ruling in Texas (2:25), Donald Trump's arrest and indictment (11:12), and what Trump’s legal troubles could mean for his presidential candidacy (22:37). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Joyce Vance Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/17/202326 minutes, 49 seconds
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April Ryan on LSU’S White House Visit and the 2024 Election

Bakari Sellers is joined by White House correspondent April Ryan to discuss the LSU women’s basketball team’s much-publicized White House visit (4:22), the impact of Kamala Harris’s visit to Africa (9:05), and the outlook of the 2024 election (17:41). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: April Ryan Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/13/202326 minutes, 54 seconds
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Unbreakable: Jay Glazer on the NFL and Tackling Depression

Bakari Sellers is joined by NFL insider Jay Glazer to discuss the latest news in the 2023 offseason (6:29), his book ‘Unbreakable’ and building mental wellness (10:27). Plus, the role that self-care plays in the lives of pro athletes (18:25). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jay Glazer Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/10/202324 minutes, 10 seconds
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Nikki Fried on Florida Politics and Rebuilding the Democratic Brand

Bakari Sellers is joined by chair of the Florida Democratic Party, Nikki Fried, to discuss running for governor in the 2022 election (3:13), her time serving as the agriculture commissioner of Florida (9:42), and what the Democratic Party needs to do to win Florida back (12:29) Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Nikki Fried Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/6/202323 minutes, 5 seconds
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Amanda Tyler and the Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Bakari Sellers is joined by Amanda Tyler, author and professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, to discuss Donald Trump’s unprecedented legal troubles (4:12), co-authoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s final book, ‘Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue’ (7:54), and life lessons learned during the final months of Ginsburg’s life (15:40). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Amanda Tyler Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/3/202322 minutes, 42 seconds
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Authenticity and Comedy With Sherri Shepherd

Bakari Sellers is joined by actress, comedian, and author Sherri Shepherd to discuss her early days in stand-up (:41), her comedy Mount Rushmore (9:33), and being her authentic self while hosting ‘Sherri’ (11:29). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Sherri Shepherd Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/30/202325 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dr. Zakiya Ellis and the Future of Higher Education

Bakari Sellers is joined by principal at Education Counsel and former New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Zakiya Ellis to discuss the future of higher education access for Black students (4:15), the prospect of student debt relief (11:58), and reacting to Florida’s new bill that would ban diversity and inclusion programs (17:15). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Zakiya Ellis Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/27/202323 minutes, 9 seconds
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Daymond John on the Origins of FUBU and Black Entrepreneurship

Bakari Sellers is joined by FUBU founder and CEO—and ‘Shark Tank’ cohost—Daymond John to discuss the beginnings of the iconic brand (1:09), supporting Black entrepreneurs (8:52), and his new children’s book ‘Little Daymond Learns to Earn’ (17:08). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Daymond John Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/23/202322 minutes, 59 seconds
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HBCUs and Funding Disparities With Denise Smith

Bakari Sellers is joined by HBCU advocate and senior fellow, higher education at The Century Foundation Denise Smith to discuss the importance of public HBCU’s (4:31), the funding disparities between HBCUs and PWIs (7:54), and what lawmakers can do to lessen the gaps and increase equity (12:29). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Denise Smith Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/20/202325 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ari Shapiro and ‘The Best Strangers in the World’

Bakari Sellers is joined by author, journalist, and host of NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ Ari Shapiro to discuss his first book, ‘The Best Strangers in the World’ (3:37), accidentally becoming an early face of same-sex marriage (11:05), and his life as a member of the band Pink Martini (14:21). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Ari Shapiro Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/16/202323 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Present and Future of Police Reform With Paul Butler

Bakari Sellers is joined by criminal justice scholar Paul Butler to discuss how growing up in Chicago formed his views on policing (:45), disappointment in the Biden administration’s lack of progress on reform (13:20), and the work being done by the January 6 congressional committee (15:33). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Paul Butler Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/13/202326 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Legacy of Chicago Mayors and Filmmaking with Raymond Lambert

Bakari Sellers is joined by producer and filmmaker Raymond Lambert to discuss the film ‘Punch 9 for Harold Washington’ (2:13), the influence of Harold Washington on Barack Obama’s career (8:45), and the path to getting documentary films financed and made (13:15). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Raymond Lambert Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/9/202322 minutes, 5 seconds
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Vinay Harpalani and the End of Affirmative Action

Bakari Sellers is joined by University of New Mexico law professor Vinay Harpalani to discuss teaching the intersection of race, education, and the law (:54), the potential end of affirmative action (6:16), and why it’s Asian American students who are leading the effort (18:37). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Vinay Harpalani Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/7/202333 minutes, 30 seconds
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BET, Motherhood, and Using Your Voice With Debra Lee

Bakari Sellers is joined by author, businesswoman, and former CEO of BET Debra Lee to discuss her memoir ‘I Am Debra Lee’ (8:33), writing with the intention of empowering young Black women (17:56), and the early days of the first Black-controlled television company (22:30). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Debra Lee Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/2/202333 minutes, 34 seconds
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Citizenship in the Face of Fascism With Baratunde Thurston

Bakari Sellers is joined by writer, culture critic, and host of ‘How to Citizen,’ Baratunde Thurston, to discuss personal growth since his last appearance on the podcast (:32), education in the age of book banning (12:52), and the upcoming season of PBS’s 'America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston' (17:45). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Baratunde Thurston Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/27/202327 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Life and Works of Julian Bond with Dr. Deborah McDowell

Bakari Sellers is joined by scholar Dr. Deborah McDowell to discuss her role as director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia (2:59) and the archiving and publication of activist Julian Bond’s writings in the Julian Bond Papers Project (4:53). Plus, the impact of SNCC on Bond’s legacy (23:59). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Deborah McDowell Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/20/202337 minutes, 49 seconds
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Criminal Justice and Capital Punishment With Bryan Stevenson

Bakari Sellers is joined by lawyer, and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson to discuss representing inmates on death row (:57), US policy changes around capital punishment (9:41) and the state of mass incarceration under the Biden administration (15:42). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Bryan Stevenson Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/16/202334 minutes, 55 seconds
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Eboni K. Williams and Betting on Black

Bakari Sellers is joined by attorney and TV host Eboni K. Williams to discuss her work with Byron Allen at TheGrio (1:13), break down chapters of her new book, 'Bet on Black: The Good News About Being Black in America Today' (6:44), and talk about how she centered her Blackness on 'The Real Housewives of New York City' (14:29). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Eboni K. Williams Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/13/202325 minutes, 58 seconds
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Super Bowl LVII Preview With Domonique Foxworth

Bakari Sellers is joined by ESPN contributor and host of ‘The Domonique Foxworth Show,' Domonique Foxworth, to discuss the transition from NFL player to analyst (:59), the loyalty of Dallas Cowboys fans (9:28), and a look ahead at Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup (15:21). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Domonique Foxworth Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/9/202332 minutes, 1 second
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Unreformed With Josie Duffy Rice

Bakari Sellers is joined by political commentator and writer Josie Duffy Rice to discuss the prospect of police reform (2:53), before digging into her podcast ‘Unreformed: The Story of the Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children’ (6:43) and the concept of police reform vs. prison reform (16:35). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Josie Duffy Rice Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/6/202329 minutes, 35 seconds
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James Forman Jr. And the Legacy of SNCC

Bakari Sellers is joined by author and legal scholar James Forman Jr. to discuss how the activism of his parents shapes his work (3:02), democratic accountability in police reform (13:34), and the dumbing down of America (19:05). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: James Forman Jr.  Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/2/202334 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Meaning of Justice for Tyre Nichols With Van Turner Jr.

Bakari Sellers is joined by the president of the NAACP’s Memphis branch and chairman of the Shelby County Commission, Van Turner Jr., to discuss transparency following the killing of Tyre Nichols (1:30), the concept of justice at this point (5:15), and where we go from here (11:58). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Van Turner Jr. Producer: Donnie Beacham jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/30/202322 minutes, 57 seconds
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Direct Deposit With Chad Sanders

Bakari Sellers is joined by writer, director, and actor Chad Sanders to discuss his journey from Google to the writer’s room of ‘Rap Sh!t’ (1:10), conversations about race and wealth on his ‘Direct Deposit’ podcast (6:49), and working on a production led by Issa Rae (14:36). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Chad Sanders Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/26/202326 minutes, 33 seconds
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S.E. Cupp and Breaking Away From Trumpism

Bakari Sellers is joined by writer and political commentator S.E. Cupp to discuss the election and Republican acceptance of George Santos (3:34), and the focus of the GOP (8:57). Plus, the outlook of the 2024 election (13:48), and where Democrats are going wrong (21:08). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: S.E. Cupp Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/23/202330 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Chaos of Politics With Charlie Pierce

Bakari Sellers is joined by sportswriter and political blogger Charlie Pierce to discuss his journey from forest ranger to journalist (:42), Merrick Garland and the investigation of President Biden (6:56), and the chaos to expect from House Republicans and the 2024 election (13:25). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Charlie Pierce Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/19/202327 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ryan Clark on NFL Playoffs and Hosting ‘The Pivot’

Bakari Sellers is joined by ESPN analyst and host of the ‘The Pivot’ podcast Ryan Clark to discuss going from the NFL to behind the mic (:39), the Damar Hamlin injury (3:51), and a look ahead at the rest of the playoffs (13:39). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Ryan Clark Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/17/202324 minutes, 30 seconds
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DeRay Mckesson and the State of Criminal Justice Reform

Bakari Sellers is joined by civil rights activist and cofounder of Campaign Zero DeRay Mckesson to discuss reports of spikes in crime (6:28), the work being done to close Rikers Island jail (15:53), and policing during the Biden administration (22:20). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: DeRay Mckesson Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/12/202329 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Collapse of FTX and the Economy of 2023 With Greg Zuckerman

Bakari Sellers is joined by special writer at the Wall Street Journal Greg Zuckerman to break down the state of cryptocurrency and the collapse of FTX (5:46). Plus, a look ahead at the economy of 2023 (18:30) and the future of Tesla (20:52). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Greg Zuckerman Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/9/202330 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Humiliation of Kevin McCarthy With Jonathan Martin

Bakari Sellers is joined by Politico’s senior political columnist Jonathan Martin to explain the congressional confusion (1:54), and if not Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House, then who (5:11)? Plus, the dilemma facing democrats in 2024 (11:44) and five political predictions for the new year (17:59).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jonathan Martin Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/5/202325 minutes, 41 seconds
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Unpacking Deion’s Decision, and Jerry Jones’s Escape From Accountability

Bakari Sellers is joined by senior writer at Deadspin Carron Phillips to unpack Deion Sanders’s decision to leave Jackson State for Colorado (1:16), and discuss how successful he could be at his new destination (11:34). Plus, Michigan’s CFB Playoff prospects (16:28), and accountability for Jerry Jones (23:47). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Carron Phillips Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/22/202233 minutes, 31 seconds
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A Republican Recap of the Midterms and Looking Ahead With Scott Jennings

CNN conservative commentator Scott Jennings joins to discuss working with Karl Rove in the George W. Bush White House (2:47), his current role as founding partner of RunSwitch Public Relations (5:37), and a republican recap of the 2022 midterms (8:17). Plus, the GOP’s strategy for the 2024 election (18:52). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Scott Jennings Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/15/202231 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dana Milbank Discusses ‘The Destructionists’

Bakari Sellers is joined by author and Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank to discuss his NYT best-selling book ‘The Destructionists’ (5:02), the political narrative coming out of Georgia (9:33), and the 2024 primary outlook of the GOP vs. Trump (16:27). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dana Milbank Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/8/202224 minutes, 37 seconds
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Georgia Runoff Election Special WIth Fredrick Hicks

Bakari Sellers is joined by consultant and founder of the Hicks Evaluation Group Fredrick Hicks to preview the runoff election between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker (:34), and why the race is so tight when one candidate “don’t speak too good” (8:09). Plus, Rev. Warnock’s presidential prospects (15:45), and Georgia as a potential primary state (22:52). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Fredrick Hicks Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/6/202231 minutes, 10 seconds
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Crossing the Streams of Politics and Culture With John Heilemann

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and host of Showtime’s ‘The Circus’, John Heilemann, to discuss how the 2016 election changed the world (4:39), what Herschel Walker’s candidacy means for the state of politics (10:05), and Joe Biden’s 2024 re-election prospects (23:22). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: John Heilemann Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/5/202237 minutes, 58 seconds
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Maya King and Unpacking Georgia’s Politics in 2022

Bakari Sellers is joined by New York Times political reporter Maya King to react to the midterm and gubernatorial elections in Georgia (1:17), the support of Black men as a voting bloc in the state (13:34), and unpacking the role of race and sex in Stacey Abrams’s loss to Brian Kemp (18:18). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Maya King Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/24/202234 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bomani Jones Discusses Kyrie Irving and Whether Deion Sanders Will Move on From Jackson State

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and ‘Game Theory’ host Bomani Jones to discuss his journey from economics to the intersection of sports and culture (2:08), the World Cup and human rights violations in Qatar (4:06), and Kyrie Irving’s relationship with Black Hebrew Israelites (6:48). Plus, college football talk and Deion Sanders’s chances of staying at Jackson State (13:19). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Bomani Jones Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/22/202233 minutes, 44 seconds
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Trump’s Presidential Announcement and ‘Revenge’ With Michael Cohen

Bakari Sellers is joined by author and former lawyer for Donald Trump to discuss the announcement of another Trump presidential run (3:24), the potential GOP response to a MAGA campaign after a disappointing Republican midterm (9:14), and his new book about the Dept. of Justice under Donald Trump, ‘Revenge’ (21:32). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Michael Cohen Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/17/202229 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jemele Hill on the Kyrie Irving Fallout and ‘Uphill: A Memoir’

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and author Jemele Hill to discuss her journey from the Detroit Free Press to ESPN (1:54), the Kyrie Irving backlash following his controversial tweet (10:20), and the release of her new book ‘Uphill: A Memoir’ (15:58). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jemele Hill Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/14/202242 minutes, 18 seconds
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2022 Post-Election Special With Astead Herndon

Bakari Sellers is joined by national political reporter Astead Herndon to discuss the fallout from the midterm election results (6:12), analyze the gubernatorial and Senate races in Georgia (11:25) and democratic victories in Pennsylvania and Michigan (24:10). Plus, the future of the Republican Party after the red wave that wasn’t (33:30). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Astead Herndon Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/202241 minutes, 43 seconds
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2022 Pre-Election Special With Ron Brownstein

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and political correspondent Ron Brownstein to discuss reporting in an age when facts are less important (2:40), midterm candidate quality vs. platform substance (11:46), and an in-depth analysis of several key races (15:04). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Ron Brownstein Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/7/202245 minutes, 27 seconds
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'Barkley: A Biography' With Timothy Bella

Bakari Sellers is joined by staff writer and editor for The Washington Post Timothy Bella to discuss his new book about Charles Barkley, 'Barkley: A Biography' (4:34), Barkley’s pre-NBA life in Leeds, Alabama (7:31), and his star power in the NBA of the ’90s (16:04). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Timothy Bella Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/3/202225 minutes, 35 seconds
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Amanda Tyler and the Rise of Christian Nationalism

Bakari Sellers is joined by executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty to discuss the importance of the separation of church and state (4:42), the current state of white Christian nationalism (8:00), and breaking down the locations where the rise in nationalism is largest (17:07). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Amanda Tyler Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/1/202230 minutes, 17 seconds
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Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw and Acknowledging Real American History

Bakari Sellers is joined by civil rights advocate and professor Kimberlé Crenshaw to discuss factually acknowledging history through Critical Race Theory (5:47), the current trend of anti-intellectualism in politics (14:25), and the work being done by the African American Policy Forum (21:34). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kimberlé Crenshaw Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/27/202235 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf on the National Anthem and Being Blackballed by the NBA

Bakari Sellers is joined by former NBA star and author Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf to discuss his new book, 'In the Blink of an Eye' (4:23), being blackballed by the NBA for his views on the national anthem and American flag (9:42), and his response to Colin Kaepernick’s similar situation with the NFL (19:53). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/24/202230 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Marcus Graham Project With Larry Yarrell and Lincoln Stephens

Bakari Sellers is joined by the cofounders of the Marcus Graham Project, Larry Yarrell and Lincoln Stephens, to discuss the inspiration behind increasing diversity in the ad industry (:49), why heterogeneity in leadership is important (8:01), and providing opportunities for HBCU students (18:48). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Larry Yarrell & Lincoln Stephens Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/20/202235 minutes, 52 seconds
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Marc Elias and the Good Fight for Voting Rights

Bakari Sellers is joined by Democratic Party elections lawyer Marc Elias to discuss his passion for campaign law (2:40), fighting the good fight for voting rights (9:39), and the cases involving redistricting to keep an eye on (14:42). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Marc Elias Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/17/202226 minutes, 55 seconds
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‘My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives’ With Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault to discuss her new book, ‘My People’ (2:50), making sense of the present, as an active member of the Civil Rights Movement (4:45), and how the American media can better inform citizens (17:52). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Charlayne Hunter-Gault Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/13/202229 minutes, 4 seconds
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Rep. Val Demings and the Pathway to Victory in Florida’s Senate Race

Bakari Sellers is joined by US Rep. Val Demings to discuss her journey from from serving as the Orlando Chief of Police to running for US Senate (1:15), fighting to restore women’s reproductive rights (6:36), and her opponent’s opposition to disaster relief for his home state (11:37). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rep. Val Demings Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/202231 minutes, 32 seconds
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Making Maryland’s Decade With Wes Moore

Bakari Sellers is joined by Maryland gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore to discuss reclaiming the value of patriotism from insurrectionists (6:47), finding the balance between police accountability and public safety (14:11), and the plan to combat inflation (22:16). Plus, the importance of familial support throughout the campaign process (25:44).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Wes Moore Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/6/202235 minutes, 31 seconds
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Senate Race Roundup With Joel Payne

Bakari Sellers is joined by Democratic strategist and CBS News contributor Joel Payne to discuss the outlook of several key Senate races (3:08), the crisis of the Black male vote in the Georgia race (13:52), and some important gubernatorial races to lookout for (23:00). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Joel Payne Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/3/202232 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cody Keenan and Speechwriting for Barack Obama

Bakari Sellers is joined by the political adviser and former director of speechwriting for President Barack Obama to discuss writing for the first Black president as a white man (3:19); his new book, ‘Grace,’ and reliving 10 pivotal days in the presidency (8:43); and predicting the Trump backlash (19:22). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Cody Keenan Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/29/202227 minutes, 7 seconds
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Rural Governance and Legalizing Cannabis with Nakita Hemingway

Bakari Sellers is joined by Nakita Hemingway, a candidate for Georgia agricultural commissioner, to discuss governing a state’s food system (4:16), how the office can help Black farmers (7:18), and what cannabis legalization could do for the state of Georgia (9:26). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Nakita Hemingway Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/26/202225 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cheri Beasley and Inspiring Voters of North Carolina

Bakari Sellers is joined by former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and candidate for U.S. Senate Cheri Beasley to discuss reproductive rights and criminal justice reform (2:12), her messaging to young voters (7:25), and the game plan for inspiring Black voter turnout in the state (9:56). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Cheri Beasley Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/22/202219 minutes, 20 seconds
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‘The Color of Care’ With Dr. Carmen Green

Bakari Sellers is joined by the dean of the CUNY School of Medicine at CCNY, Dr. Carmen Green to discuss racial disparities in health and medicine (:50), why she chose pain management as a specialty (8:27), and the importance of the new documentary ‘The Color of Care’ in exposing systemically substandard healthcare (15:27). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Carmen Green Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/19/202231 minutes, 31 seconds
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‘Queen Sugar’ and Responsibility in Accepting Roles With Omar Dorsey

Bakari Sellers is joined by actor Omar Dorsey to discuss his role as Hollywood in ‘Queen Sugar’ (3:40), the potential legacy of the hit show (14:43), and the acting roles he has on the horizon (19:56). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Omar Dorsey Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/15/202226 minutes, 12 seconds
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‘Katrina Babies’ With Edward Buckles

DEK: Bakari Sellers is joined by director Edward Buckles to discuss the HBO Max documentary ‘Katrina Babies’ (3:57), the resiliency of the community impacted by Hurricane Katrina (7:13), and what to expect next in what’s already a promising career (15:17) Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Edward Buckles Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/12/202221 minutes, 18 seconds
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‘America Made Me a Black Man’ With Boyah Farah

Bakari Sellers is joined by Somali-born writer Boyah Farah to discuss moving to the U.S. to escape war (:33), how racism can be a bonding experience for the diaspora (3:43), and how writing ‘America Made Me a Black Man’ changed his self-identity (10:00). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Boyah Farah Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/8/202220 minutes, 4 seconds
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Winning the Fiscal Future With Sec. Marty Walsh

Bakari Sellers is joined by U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh to discuss Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan (3:45), the state of the job market and inflation (9:16), and what the Department of Labor is doing to increase equity for the Black community (15:37). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Marty Walsh Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/5/202225 minutes, 59 seconds
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Walking in Joy With Jenifer Lewis

Bakari Sellers is joined by iconic actress Jenifer Lewis to discuss thriving in the entertainment industry for decades (1:00), writing ‘Walking in My Joy’ to spread laughter (11:57), plus, self-reflection and self-care during a pandemic (16:05). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jenifer Lewis Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/1/202232 minutes, 19 seconds
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'Relative Justice' With Judge Rhonda Wills

Bakari Sellers is joined by Judge Rhonda Wills of the nationally syndicated ‘Relative Justice’ to discuss inspiring young Black girls to practice law (3:31), the legal disputes between family members that have been featured (6:18), and the help people receive after appearing on the show (13:36). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Judge Rhonda Wills Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/30/202223 minutes
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A Cancel Culture Discussion With Wesley Donehue

Bakari Sellers is joined by CEO of Push Digital and author Wesley Donehue to discuss the campaign agency’s work (3:04), his new book ‘Under Fire: 13 Rules for Surviving Cancel Culture’ (7:16), and navigating life after being “cancelled” himself (15:53). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Wesley Donehue Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/25/202228 minutes, 38 seconds
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Gary Chambers and an Authentic Campaign for Congress

Bakari Sellers is joined by Louisiana candidate for U.S. Senate Gary Chambers to discuss the enthusiasm around his campaign (7:16), his plan to utilize power for cannabis reform in Congress (9:30), and messaging the recent democratic victories to voters (20:21) Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Gary Chambers Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/22/202228 minutes, 54 seconds
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Discussing Monkeypox With Dr. Italo Brown and Dr. Ulysses Burley

Bakari Sellers is joined by Dr. Italo Brown and Dr. Ulysses Burley to discuss the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic (3:18), break down the origins and myths surrounding monkeypox (7:29), and methods to prevent the spread of the virus (20:39). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Dr. Italo Brown and Dr. Ulysses Burley Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/15/202231 minutes, 35 seconds
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Breaking Down HBCU Funding With Lodriguez Murray

Bakari Sellers is joined by United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Vice President Lodriguez Murray to grade the Biden administration’s support of HBCU’s (2:31), the UNCF public policy and government affairs report (6:42), and breakdown what the CHIPS and Science Act means for HBCU’s (25:01). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Bakari Sellers Producers: Mike Wargon and Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/11/202236 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Georgia and Florida Elections With Fredrick Hicks

Bakari Sellers is joined by consultant and founder of the Hicks Evaluation Group to dig into the gubernatorial race in Georgia (5:15), unpacking Stacey Abrams outreach to Black men (8:50), the outlook of Raphael Warnock vs. Herschel Walker (15:46). Plus, a preview of the races taking place in Florida (25:41). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Fredrick Hicks Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/4/202239 minutes, 46 seconds
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William Jackson Harper and the Therapy of Acting

Bakari Sellers is joined by actor William Jackson Harper to discuss the impact and popularity of his role in HBO’s ‘Love Life' (4:04), his new role as Noah in Peacock’s ‘The Resort’ (5:40), and who he’d put on his Mt. Rushmore of acting (13:49). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: William Jackson Harper Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/1/202226 minutes, 18 seconds
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‘Aftershock’ and Maternal Mortality With Paula Eiselt

Bakari Sellers is joined by filmmaker Paula Eiselt to discuss what drew her to documentary film as an art form (6:30), the stories of the real women of her new film ‘Aftershock’ (9:16), and the work being done to lessen the disparities in health care (17:21). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Paula Eiselt Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/28/202228 minutes, 4 seconds
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Antjuan Seawright and the Power of the Collective Black Vote

Bakari Sellers is joined by Antjuan Seawright, DCCC senior adviser, political strategist, and founder of Blueprint Strategy, to discuss election enthusiasm in the Black community (5:21), the best-case scenario for Democrats in the upcoming midterms (11:42), and why President Biden’s approval ratings are as low as they are (17:20). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Antjuan Seawright Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/25/202230 minutes, 40 seconds
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Grant Hill and a Life in Basketball

Bakari Sellers is joined by NBA Hall of Famer Grant Hill to discuss the inspiration behind writing the book ‘Game: An Autobiography’ (6:15), unpack the hate for Duke basketball (9:54), and describe what it was like competing with MJ, Kobe, and LeBron (22:12). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Grant Hill Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/21/202234 minutes, 27 seconds
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‘Any Given Tuesday’ With Lis Smith

Bakari Sellers is joined by political strategist and author Lis Smith to discuss the current state of Democratic politics, the post–Roe v. Wade landscape (3:39), a behind-the-scenes look at politics found in her new book, ‘Any Given Tuesday’ (9:59), and the potential blowback of speaking candidly about political figures in her life (15:03). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Lis Smith Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/18/202232 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bashir Salahuddin and the Comedy of Black Chicago

Bakari Sellers is joined by writer, actor, and comedian Bashir Salahuddin to discuss his journey from the South Side of Chicago to Hollywood (:58), defining the many aspects of comedy (11:14), and his starring role in the summer blockbuster ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ (18:59). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Bashir Salahuddin Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/14/202230 minutes, 4 seconds
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‘P-Valley’ and Accurate Representation With Dan J. Johnson

Bakari Sellers is joined by actor Dan J. Johnson to discuss his role in the hit Starz show ‘P-Valley’ (2:33), breaking norms of LGBTQ+ representation (10:52), and accurately representing rural Black America (12:51). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dan J. Johnson Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/11/202226 minutes, 8 seconds
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Kadeem Hardison, From Hillman College to the Moon

Bakari Sellers is joined by actor Kadeem Hardison to discuss his iconic role in ‘A Different World’ (2:30), the hope of his new sci-fi show ‘Moonhaven’ (6:43), and what we can expect from him in the future (14:31) Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kadeem Hardison Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/7/202216 minutes, 58 seconds
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Danielle Holley-Walker and the State of the Supreme Court

Bakari Sellers is joined by dean of the Howard University School of Law, Danielle Holley-Walker, to discuss the swearing in of Ketanji Brown Jackson (6:06), the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade (6:06), and the future of Affirmative Action (16:29). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Danielle Holley-Walker Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/1/202230 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Black Excellence of ‘The Chi’ With Jason Weaver

Bakari Sellers is joined by actor and singer Jason Weaver talk about a career that stretches from ‘Brewster Place’ to ‘The Chi’ (1:57), and what to expect from Season 5 of the hit Showtime show (14:32). Plus, discussing the series' unapologetic authenticity (17:17). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jason Weaver Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/27/202230 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Economics of Black America With David Clunie

Bakari Sellers is joined by executive director of the Black Economic Alliance David Clunie to discuss the Biden administration’s performance thus far (3:36), energizing the Black electorate in upcoming elections (8:14), and making the case for creating better access for Black Americans into the U.S. economy (21:19). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: David Clunie Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/23/202235 minutes, 8 seconds
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Terrance Woodbury and Taking the Pulse of the Public

Bakari Sellers is joined by Democratic pollster and founding partner of Hit Strategies Terrance Woodbury to discuss his career in public opinion (1:00), Black voters possibly feeling “buyers remorse” with Biden administration (9:51), and the potential impact of the Supreme Court leak (14:02). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Terrance Woodbury Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/21/202228 minutes, 35 seconds
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Chris Jones and the Plan to Govern Arkansas

Bakari Sellers is joined by Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Chris Jones to discuss running against Sarah Huckabee Sanders (6:21), the governor’s role in school safety (10:43), and the plan to speak to and get the votes of former Donald Trump supporters (15:33). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Chris Jones Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/16/202225 minutes, 26 seconds
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Faith and Democracy with Justin Giboney

Bakari Sellers is joined by lawyer, minister and co-founder of the AND Campaign Justin Giboney to discuss the mission of the faith-based organization (3:34), doing the hard work of democracy (12:31), and addressing some of the leadership and integrity issues of religious institutions (16:49). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Justin Giboney Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/13/202228 minutes
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Michael Griffie and the Race to Represent Michigan’s 13th District

Bakari Sellers is joined by congressional candidate Michael Griffie to discuss the path from principal to running for Michigan’s 13th district (1:10), his plan for constituent services if elected (8:29), and the political outlook of the state’s upcoming gubernatorial race (17:41).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Michael Griffie Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/9/202224 minutes, 59 seconds
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Food Insecurity in the Deep South With Noel Didla

Bakari Sellers is joined by professor and cochair of the Mississippi Food Policy Council Noel Didla to discuss her journey from Southeastern India to teaching at an HBCU (:50), food insecurity in the Deep South (7:23), and signs of progressive promise in the region (19:01). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Noel Didla Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/2/202226 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Humanity of George Floyd With Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa

Bakari Sellers is joined by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, journalists and authors of ‘His Name Is George Floyd’, to discuss the new biography (6:33), the humanity of the man who’s death sparked a movement (11:17), and the ways he was failed by various systems (15:43). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Robert Samuels and Tolu Olorunnipa  Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/30/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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From Polls to Votes With Tom Bonier

Bakari Sellers is joined by TargetSmart CEO Tom Bonier to unpack some of the criticism aimed at pollsters since 2016 (1:14), the Democratic outlook in midterm elections while reproductive rights are in jeopardy (5:09), plus a preview of some key gubernatorial races (16:40). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tom Bonier Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/26/202229 minutes, 41 seconds
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‘This Will Not Pass’ with Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalists Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns to discuss their new book ‘This Will Not Pass’ and the social/political climate of 2020 (6:52), Vice President Harris’ role in the Biden administration (12:02), and the evolution of Joe Manchin and Joe Biden’s relationship (20:42). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/23/202230 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Baltimore of ‘We Own This City’ with D. Watkins

Bakari Sellers is joined by author and writer of HBO’s ‘We Own This City’ D. Watkins to discuss his journey from the streets to the writer’s room (00:43), understanding Baltimore through television (5:40), and the real-life corruption of the city’s Gun Trace Task Force (11:54). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: D. Watkins Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/19/202227 minutes, 16 seconds
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Reimagining ‘The Wonder Years’ With Dulé Hill

Bakari Sellers is joined by actor and star of ABC’s 'Wonder Years,' Dulé Hill, to discuss his journey from acting as ‘The Tap Dance Kid’ (2:14), to revisiting ‘The Wonder Years’ as a Black coming-of-age story (9:12). Plus, a discussion of the ingredients to making a lasting television show (19:42). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dulé Hill Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/16/202229 minutes, 40 seconds
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'Sneakerella’ and Respecting the Bad Boys With John Salley

Bakari Sellers is joined by actor, activist, and 4-time NBA champion John Salley to discuss his career after basketball (:42), his ventures into veganism and the cannabis industry (6:22), and starring in the new Disney+ film ‘Sneakerella’ (14:49). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: John Salley Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/12/202232 minutes, 25 seconds
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Amanda Edwards on Serving the City of Houston

Bakari Sellers is joined by former Houston council member Amanda Edwards to discuss a career that’s led her to the mayoral race in Houston, TX (0:44), the continuing fight for reproductive rights (7:30), and why she's the right candidate for the city of Houston (15:27).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Amanda Edwards Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/9/202229 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ben Crump and the Argument Against Banning Menthol Cigarettes

Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump joins Bakari Sellers to discuss the case surrounding Grand Rapids PD killing an unarmed named Patrick Lyoya (2:38), policy changes taking place in Orlando, FL (9:04), and the argument against banning menthol cigarettes (14:33). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Ben Crump Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/28/202227 minutes, 29 seconds
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Humanizing Big Subjects With Tyler Merritt

Bakari Sellers is joined by comedian and author Tyler Merritt to discuss his book “I Take My Coffee Black” (2:16), his personal preference in a pastor (5:13), and the art of writing humor naturally (16:49).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tyler Merritt Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/28/202226 minutes, 5 seconds
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Charles Booker and the Fight to Represent Kentucky

Bakari Sellers is joined by former Kentucky state representative Charles Booker to discuss the protection of democracy (3:42), running against Rand Paul for a U.S. Senate seat (9:21), and his new book ‘From the Hood to the Holler: A Story of Separate Worlds, Shared Dreams, and the Fight for America’s Future’ (18:13). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Charles Booker Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/25/202224 minutes, 33 seconds
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PJ Morton’s Musical Inspirations and the Upcoming Album ‘Watch the Sun’

Bakari Sellers is joined by four-time Grammy-winning artist PJ Morton to discuss the beginnings of his career while studying at Morehouse College (2:02), the musical inspiration behind his upcoming album ‘Watch the Sun’ (10:21), and the differences between PJ Morton the member of Maroon 5 and PJ Morton the solo artist (17:30). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: PJ Morton Producer: Donnie Becham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/21/202228 minutes, 56 seconds
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Greg Bluestein and the Political State of Georgia

Bakari Sellers is joined by political reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Greg Bluestein to discuss his new book, ‘Flipped: How Georgia Turned Purple and Broke the Monopoly on Republican Power’ (5:07), how much credit is owed to Stacey Abrams for Georgia’s impact on the 2020 election (7:08), and why the peach state is so critical in the 2022 election (12:13). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Greg Bluestein  Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/18/202230 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mark McKinnon and the Circus of American Politics

Bakari Sellers is joined by Mark McKinnon, co-creator and co-host of Showtime’s ‘The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth’, to discuss the current state of U.S. politics (4:43) before digging into President Biden’s performance thus far (8:28). Plus, what viewers can expect from the seventh season of the hit documentary series (16:20). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Mark McKinnon Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/14/202230 minutes, 4 seconds
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Stage and Screen With Courtney B. Vance and AMC’s '61st Street'

Bakari Sellers is joined by legendary actor Courtney B. Vance to break down a career that began at Harvard University (:58), the preparation for his Emmy Award–winning portrayal of Johnnie Cochrane (10:21), and his newest role in AMC’s '61st Street' (16:11). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Courtney B. Vance Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/4/202230 minutes, 33 seconds
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Chris Hollins on Running for Mayor of Houston, Texas

Bakari Sellers is joined by Houston mayoral candidate Chris Hollins to discuss his career prior to seeking public office (1:11), why Texas has become ground zero for today’s culture wars (11:04), and the prospect of following in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s footsteps (14:03). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Chris Hollins Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/31/202229 minutes, 22 seconds
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Phyllis Dickerson and the Importance of Local Politics

Bakari Sellers is joined by CEO of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA) Phyllis Dickerson to discuss why Black mayors matter to Black citizens (7:14), the ways AAMA impacts and assists small-town mayors (9:50), and the current state of Black political power (11:19).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Phyllis Dickerson Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/28/202222 minutes, 28 seconds
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Wendi Wallace on Upcoming Gubernatorial Races

Bakari Sellers is joined by Wendi Wallace, deputy executive director of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), to discuss the path that led to her current role (1:01), break down what the DGA does (5:38), and analyze upcoming gubernatorial races throughout the country (12:47). Donate to DGA: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dga-homepage?refcode=contrib Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Wendi Wallace Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/24/202228 minutes, 44 seconds
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Rep. Ro Khanna on Dignity in a Digital Age

Bakari Sellers is joined by Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna to discuss the importance of understanding technology (2:54), the potential revitalization thanks to the US Innovation and Competition bill (8:10), and what Democrats need to do to maintain numbers in the House and Senate (15:22). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rep. Ro Khanna Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/21/202223 minutes, 37 seconds
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Social Justice and the NBA with James Cadogan

Bakari Sellers is joined by James Cadogan to discuss his path from working in the Obama administration to his current role as Executive Director of the National Basketball Social Justice Coalition (1:16), the scope of the coalitions mission (23:03), and the ongoing conversations around getting Brittney Griner home safely (26:22). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/17/202234 minutes, 19 seconds
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Damon Young on Writing for Yourself and Launching a New Podcast

Bakari Sellers is joined by writer and cofounder of 'Very Smart Brothas' Damon Young to discuss the creation and sale of his popular website (:46), why his 2019 book 'What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker' hasn’t been banned yet (4:05), and the launch of his new podcast, ‘Stuck With Damon Young’ (12:21). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Damon Young Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/15/202229 minutes, 41 seconds
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Kenneth Kelly on the Importance of Financial Wellness

Bakari Sellers is joined by CEO of First Independence Bank Kenneth Kelly to discuss the challenges facing minority-owned banks (3:58, his book ‘Prepared Before I Let Go’, and the importance of last will and testaments (8:01). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kenneth Kelly Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/7/202227 minutes, 17 seconds
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John Avlon and the Values and Virtues of Centrism

Journalist and political commentator John Avlon joins to discuss the value of "centrism" and the danger of "both sides-ism" in politics (4:06), grading President Biden’s performance in historical context (13:17), and Abraham Lincoln’s role as peacemaker in his new book ‘Lincoln and the Fight for Peace’ (16:56). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: John Avlon Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/202229 minutes, 25 seconds
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Justin Cunningham, From Juilliard to ‘Grand Crew’

Bakari Sellers is joined by TV and theater actor Justin Cunningham to discuss his path from Arkansas to Hollywood (4:23), the sense of responsibility to the culture (6:51), and his role on NBC’s ‘Grand Crew’ (11:14). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Justin Cunningham Producer: Donnie Beacham  Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/25/202225 minutes, 38 seconds
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Edwin Hodge on Choosing Roles Wisely and Starring in ‘Good Sam’

Bakari Sellers is joined by actor and star of CBS’s ‘Good Sam’ Edwin Hodge to discuss avoiding stereotypical roles in Hollywood (3:31), who he’d put on his Mt. Rushmore of Black acting (9:23), and what makes ‘Good Sam’ stand out from previous medical dramas (14:18).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Edwin Hodge Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/21/202225 minutes, 58 seconds
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Lee Merritt on Running for Attorney General of Texas

Bakari Sellers is joined by civil rights attorney and candidate for attorney general of Texas Lee Merritt to discuss what led him to seek office in the Lone Star state (1:42), his idea of actionable police reform (9:30), and the plan to close the racial voting gap in Texas (20:33).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Lee Merritt Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/17/202230 minutes, 40 seconds
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Black Real Estate and Intergenerational Wealth With Mavis Gragg

Bakari Sellers is joined by attorney and CEO of HeirShares Mavis Gragg to discuss her career fighting for Black land ownership (3:03), the systemic racism of property law (5:54), and actionable tools and steps to take when owning land (16:01).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Mavis Gragg Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/14/202223 minutes, 58 seconds
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Kyla Pratt on ‘The Proud Family’ Reboot and Growing Up On Camera

Bakari Sellers is joined by actress Kyla Pratt to discuss her transition from child to adult actor (2:58), working with legends like Eddie Murphy (8:11), and the upcoming reboot of ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ (19:05).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kyla Pratt Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/10/202231 minutes, 59 seconds
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Working With Cicely Tyson and the Success of ‘Billions’ With Condola Rashad

Bakari Sellers is joined by actress of stage and screen Condola Rashad to discuss challenging herself as an artist (4:16), the legendary storytellers she looks up to (6:19), and what to expect from season 6 of ‘Billions’ (11:32).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Condola Rashad Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/7/202227 minutes, 42 seconds
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St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones on Legislating in 2022 and the Midwest’s Best Kept Secret

Bakari Sellers is joined by Tishaura Jones, mayor of St. Louis, to discuss leading a progressive city in a conservative state (2:49), the implementation of non-law enforcement agencies to curb violence (7:48), and managing the politics of the pandemic (11:35).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tishaura Jones Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/3/202224 minutes, 5 seconds
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Elie Mystal on the Search for Justice Stephen Breyer’s Replacement

Bakari Sellers is joined by author and justice correspondent for The Nation Elie Mystal to reflect on the legacy of Justice Stephen Breyer (:59) and discuss why the upcoming nomination matters (3:51) before breaking down the short list of possible replacements (8:43).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Elie Mystal Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/31/202231 minutes, 25 seconds
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Chasing History With Carl Bernstein

Bakari Sellers is joined by legendary journalist Carl Bernstein to discuss the start of his career during the civil rights movement (8:57), the current state of political journalism (13:11), and what he wants readers to take away from his new book, ‘Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom’ (22:27).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Carl Bernstein Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/24/202232 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Best Version of Baltimore With Mayor Brandon Scott

Bakari Sellers is joined by the 52nd mayor of Baltimore, Brandon Scott, to discuss what outsiders don’t know about Baltimore (3:14), reforming policing within the city (7:43), and the work toward equitable economic development (17:13).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Mayor Brandon Scott Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/20/202230 minutes, 52 seconds
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Patrisse Cullors on the State of the BLM Movement and Reforming Prisons

Bakari Sellers welcomes author of 'An Abolitionist's Handbook' and cofounder of the Black Lives Matter movement Patrisse Cullors to discuss progress, or lack thereof, since the movement’s inception (6:00), the importance of 911 alternatives during mental health crisis (14:35), and actionable ways to reform the U.S. prison system (18:37). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Patrisse Cullors Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/17/202226 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dr. Anthony Fauci on COVID-19 Misconceptions and Keeping Schools Safe

Bakari Sellers is joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci to emphasize the importance of vaccinations and boosters (:59), discuss the coronavirus’s impact on the youngest and most vulnerable of us (4:12), and to dispel some of the biggest misconceptions about the good doctor (13:03).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Anthony Fauci Producer: Donnie Beacham Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/14/202219 minutes, 26 seconds
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Comprehensive Gun Reform With Shannon Watts

Bakari Sellers is joined by activist and founder of Moms Demand Action Shannon Watts to discuss what led to her founding the nation’s largest grassroots group fighting gun violence (:52), taking on the NRA (5:49), and the prospect of reforming gun laws in 2022 (19:31). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Shannon Watts Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/13/202229 minutes, 26 seconds
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Conversations With the Rev. Al Sharpton and Illustrator Reggie Brown

Bakari Sellers is joined by artist Reggie Brown to discuss his journey from biotechnology to children’s illustration (1:38), and the method behind the art of his and Bakari’s new book, 'Who Are Your People?' (10:33). Plus, legendary activist Rev. Al Sharpton joins to discuss everything from his relationship with James Brown (22:54) to the unsung heroes of the social justice movement in America (26:13).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Rev. Reggie Brown and Al Sharpton Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/10/202249 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bakari and Van Lathan Talk Omicron With Dr. Italo Brown

Bakari welcomes cohost of 'Higher Learning' Van Lathan and emergency medicine physician Dr. Italo Brown to discuss the de-politicization of the virus (7:24), explain how COVID mutates and produces new variants (14:58), and break down the pros and cons of vaccine mandates (33:23).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Van Lathan & Dr. Italo Brown Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/6/202242 minutes, 25 seconds
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Student Debt 101 With Ashley Harrington

Bakari Sellers is joined by student debt expert Ashley Harrington to break down the pros and cons of student loan forgiveness (6:39), and the impact it would have on the Black community (8:43). Plus, what’s the motivation of those opposed to debt cancellation (19:44)? Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Ashley Harrington Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/3/202231 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Legacy of Harry Reid and What to Expect in 2022 with Ryan Nobles

Bakari Sellers is joined by CNN correspondent Ryan Nobles to discuss the influence of longtime senator Harry Reid (2:55), plus voter anxiety during a pandemic (16:07) and the perception around the Hill on Kamala Harris’s first year as VP (23:43). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Ryan Nobles Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/30/202133 minutes, 15 seconds
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‘BMF’ and Authentic Portrayals of Black Fatherhood with Russell Hornsby

Bakari Sellers is joined by actor Russell Hornsby to break down the art of channeling the energy of the Black men of his youth (4:58) and to discuss whether the thespian has a preference for the stage or the screen (8:22). Plus, Russell provides insight into his role as Charles Flenory in the hit Starz show ‘BMF' (12:48).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Russell Hornsby Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/20/202128 minutes, 10 seconds
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Funding HBCUs and the Importance of Minority-Based Scholarship Programs With Lodriguez Murray

Bakari Sellers is joined by senior vice president of the United Negro College Fund Lodriguez Murray to discuss the necessity of minority scholarship programs (6:48) and break down the support for HBCUs during the Trump administration (10:09) compared to Joe Biden’s term (15:28).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Lodriguez Murray Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/16/202129 minutes, 25 seconds
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Confronting the Rise of White Nationalism and Vigilantism With Laura Coates

Bakari Sellers is joined by attorney and legal analyst Laura Coates to discuss the importance of reform-oriented prosecutors in the U.S. justice system (5:04) and the difference between having a seat at the table and being a decision-maker at the table. Plus, how effective has the DOJ been in the January 6 prosecutions (7:26), and what should we make of Congressional inaction regarding voting rights (18:43)?  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Laura Coates Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/13/202132 minutes, 31 seconds
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Geoff Bennett on Journalism vs. Opinion and Combating Misinformation

Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist Geoff Bennett to discuss his journey in media from a one-man band to being the chief White House correspondent of 'PBS NewsHour' (1:52). Plus, Geoff breaks down which politician gives the best interview (8:52), the role misinformation plays in today’s politics (12:28), and what it was like covering the Trump administration (18:43). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Geoff Bennett Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/9/202133 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Art of Local Politics With Mayor Frank Scott

Bakari Sellers welcomes Mayor Frank Scott to discuss the career path that led him to hold office in Little Rock, AR (1:22), having a servant's heart in the world of politics (5:33), and governing during the pandemic (8:04). Plus, Mayor Scott discusses the effort to fight for police reform while combating an uptick in violent crime (12:29).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Mayor Frank Scott Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/6/202125 minutes, 29 seconds
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Michael Bennett on NFL Activism and Things That Make White People Uncomfortable 

Bakari Sellers is joined by author, activist, and Super Bowl champion Michael Bennett to discuss how he’s spending his post-NFL days studying architecture (7:12), opportunities (or the lack thereof) for Black coaches and executives in the league (10:45), and mental health in the Black community (20:51).  Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Michael Bennett Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Donnie Beacham Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/2/202136 minutes, 27 seconds
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Deidre DeJear on Why She Wants to Be the Next Governor of Iowa

Bakari Sellers is joined by Deidre DeJear, who is running to be the next governor of Iowa, to talk about the growing diversity in the state (1:00), lessons she learned after her failed run for Iowa's secretary of state (9:30), and what Democratic voters need to see to be motivated to vote in 2022 (16:34). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Deidre DeJear Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/29/202131 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jeffrey Toobin on the Kyle Rittenhouse Case and the Dilemma on the Supreme Court

Bakari is joined by legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin to talk about the details of the Kyle Rittenhouse case (1:00) and what sort of verdict we should expect (10:40), and the dilemma that Democrats are facing regarding the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer (15:40). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jeffrey Toobin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/18/202133 minutes, 57 seconds
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Soledad O'Brien on the Problems With Political Media, the Coverage of Kamala Harris, and Her Show, 'Matter of Fact'

Bakari is joined by Soledad O'Brien to talk about transitioning from being a reporter to owning her own production company (2:24), the issues with political media and the coverage of Kamala Harris (14:08), and what O'Brien is working on right now including her show, 'Matter of Fact,' and a documentary on Rosa Parks (21:20). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Soledad O'Brien Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/15/202133 minutes, 3 seconds
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Politico's Maya King on Activism at Howard, the Politics of Crime, and the 2022 Elections

Bakari Sellers is joined by Politico reporter Maya King to talk about the importance of HBCUs and the recent activism at Howard (2:23), how the politics around crime have changed in recent years (9:59), and what we can expect to happen in the 2022 midterm elections (19:15). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Maya King Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/202134 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mental Health, Alternative Medicine, and COVID-19 With Psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Oden

Bakari is joined by psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Oden to talk about the impact his life experiences have had on the way he practices psychiatry (3:15), his use of alternative medicine in his work (15:24), and how COVID-19 has impacted mental health (18:37). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Thomas Oden Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/8/202140 minutes, 9 seconds
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Michael Eric Dyson on What People Get Wrong About Critical Race Theory

Bakari is joined by author Michael Eric Dyson to talk about the Democrats’ loss in Virginia and how the Democratic Party has yet to step up for Black voters (5:50), some common misconceptions about critical race theory (12:55), and his newest book, ‘Entertaining Race’ (16:45). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Michael Eric Dyson Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/4/202136 minutes
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Ricky Williams on Leaving the NFL to Start a Cannabis Company

Bakari Sellers is joined by former NFL player Ricky Williams to talk about his NFL career (3:24), why he left the NFL to start a cannabis brand (15:58), and his predictions for this football season (25:25). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Ricky Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/1/202137 minutes, 3 seconds
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Roy Wood Jr. on Stand-up, His Alabama Roots, and What Makes a Comedian

Bakari is joined by comedian Roy Wood Jr. to talk about how he got started in stand-up (1:00), how his Alabama roots have influenced him as a comedian (8:37), and the qualities that make a good comedian (17:08). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Roy Wood Jr. Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/28/202135 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tamron Hall on Her Journey to Become a Talk Show Host and Her New Book, 'As the Wicked Watch'

Bakari Sellers is joined by talk show host Tamron Hall to discuss her journey from being a news anchor to hosting a weekly talk show (1:00), why she decided to write a mystery novel for her debut book (12:11), and what we can do to fight misinformation in the media (23:29). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tamron Hall Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/25/202133 minutes, 1 second
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Cedric the Entertainer on His Comedy Career, ‘The Neighborhood,’ and Dave Chappelle

Bakari is joined by comedian Cedric the Entertainer to talk about his career and working on ‘Kings of Comedy’ (1:00), his work on the sitcom ‘The Neighborhood’ (10:37), and his thoughts on the controversy around Dave Chappelle’s latest special (21:37). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Cedric the Entertainer Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/21/202130 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Restoration of Voting Rights and Florida Politics With Desmond Meade

Bakari is joined by president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Desmond Meade, to talk about how overcoming homelessness and addiction shaped his worldview (3:45), his work in Florida to restore voting rights to people with past felony convictions (12:04), and his new book 'Let My People Vote' (23:32). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Desmond Meade Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/18/202143 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dr. Charles Thompson on What It’s Like to Be a Bariatric Surgeon

Bakari is joined by Dr. Charles Thompson, a bariatric surgeon, to talk about some of the common misconceptions about bariatrics (3:21), racism in medicine (9:39), and the various connections between mental health and physical health (17:03). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Charles Thompson Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/14/202135 minutes, 19 seconds
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New York Times Reporter Jonathan Martin on the Dysfunction Around Biden's Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better Agenda

Bakari is joined by New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin to talk about the infighting among Democrats around President Joe Biden's domestic agenda (2:22), what is motivating senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema (12:48), and whether and when we can expect to see Biden's infrastructure bill passed (21:08). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jonathan Martin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/4/202139 minutes, 19 seconds
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Black Political Power and Looking Ahead to the 2022 Midterms With Quentin James

Bakari is joined by Quentin James, founder of the Collective PAC, to talk about the Black political power that helped get Biden into office and where it is now (4:47), whether or not Kamala Harris is being utilized correctly as vice president (18:30), and some candidates to watch for in the 2022 midterm elections (23:32). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Quentin James Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/30/202139 minutes
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Inside the Career of a Sports Agent With Tory Dandy

Bakari is joined by Tory Dandy, the co-head of CAA Sports' football division, to talk about what it's like to represent major football players like DK Metcalf and Sammy Watkins (2:40), how he's helping his players navigate COVID in the NFL (19:48), and some of his predictions for the current college football season (23:45). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tory Dandy Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Additional Production: Kaya McMullen and Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/27/202134 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jelani Cobb on the Treatment of Haitian Asylum Seekers, 'The Matter of Black Lives,' and the Problem With Moderate Democrats

Bakari is joined by New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb to talk about the Haitian asylum seekers currently at the Texas border (1:00); 'The Matter of Black Lives,' a new collection of essays on race published in The New Yorker (6:36); and how to turn the Black Lives Matter movement into long-term political power (10:35). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jelani Cobb Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Additional Production: Kaya McMullen and Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/23/202127 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Forgotten History of NFL Integration, With Keyshawn Johnson and Bob Glauber

Bakari is joined by Keyshawn Johnson and Bob Glauber to talk about their new book, 'The Forgotten First,' about the first Black players in the NFL. They talk about why the racial integration of the NFL is not well known (1:49) and what they learned from writing the book (13:15) before getting into this current NFL season (16:11). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Keyshawn Johnson and Bob Glauber Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/20/202139 minutes, 32 seconds
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Gabrielle Union on Living Life With Grace, Parenting in Public, and Her Second Book, 'You Got Anything Stronger?'

Bakari is joined by actress and author Gabrielle Union to talk about "not balancing" her life and living with grace instead (3:08), the difficulties that come with raising her children in the public eye (8:44), and what she learned while writing her second memoir, 'You Got Anything Stronger?' (13:46). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Gabrielle Union Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/16/202134 minutes, 50 seconds
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Randall Kennedy on Obama's Legacy, Defunding the Police, and Respectability Politics

Bakari is joined by Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy to talk about how clerking for Thurgood Marshall shaped his career (2:59), the legacy of Barack Obama (13:02), and the competing theories on how best to eradicate racism in America (21:42). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Randall Kennedy Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/13/202145 minutes, 34 seconds
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Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Addresses COVID Myths and COVID Facts

Bakari is joined by Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to talk about what his day-to-day job entails (2:40), why vaccine booster shots may be necessary down the road (11:36), why Israel is experiencing a COVID surge (17:36), and why it’s important to address how the pandemic has affected mental health (23:14). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/9/202138 minutes, 43 seconds
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Life Advice With Rick Ross

Bakari is joined by rapper Rick Ross to talk about how he has had such a long and successful career as a rapper (1:00), some pieces of advice from his new book 'The Perfect Day to Boss Up' (11:49), and some guidance for this new generation of rappers (18:50). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rick Ross Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Additional Production: Kaya McMullen and Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/6/202131 minutes, 38 seconds
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Maggie Haberman on Afghanistan, Fighting Misinformation, and Texas's Abortion Laws

Bakari is joined by New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman to talk about the situation in Afghanistan (2:53), how she fights misinformation as a journalist (14:06), Texas passing a near-ban on abortions (20:11), and more news from this week (27:45). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Maggie Haberman Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
9/2/202141 minutes, 46 seconds
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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Police Reform, Getting Re-elected, and Pragmatic Leadership

Bakari is joined by the recently re-elected mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, Randall Woodfin, to talk about his thoughts on the police reform vs. abolish debate (3:08), the challenges that come along with being a mayor of a large city and working to get re-elected (11:50), and why he believes in pragmatic leadership (21:23). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Randall Woodfin Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/30/202137 minutes, 8 seconds
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Aunjanue Ellis of 'Lovecraft Country' on Her Southern Roots, Making the Show, and Working in Hollywood As a Black Actress

Bakari is joined by Aunjanue Ellis to talk about how being raised in the South influences her work as an actress (2:33), her work on the show 'Lovecraft Country' (13:47), and whether or not Hollywood is finally recognizing Black talent (18:31). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Aunjanue Ellis Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/26/202129 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jurnee Smollett on Her Acting Journey, 'Lovecraft Country,' and What Is Coming Next

Bakari is joined by Jurnee Smollett to talk about when she knew she wanted to be an actress (2:48), how she came to 'Lovecraft Country' and what it was like to play Leti (16:02), and the activism she does alongside her acting (22:14). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jurnee Smollett Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/23/202134 minutes, 57 seconds
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Rep. Stacey Plaskett on Representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Situation in Afghanistan, and Haiti

Bakari is joined by Rep. Stacey Plaskett, a congresswoman from the U.S. Virgin Islands, to talk about what it is like to work in the House representing a U.S. territory (2:32), her thoughts on the situation in Afghanistan (16:31), and what can be done to help Haiti after a massive earthquake that left nearly 2,000 dead (28:02). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rep. Stacey Plaskett Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/19/202137 minutes, 47 seconds
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The State of the COVID-19 Pandemic With Dr. Ebony Hilton

Bakari is joined by Dr. Ebony Hilton, associate professor of anesthesiology at University of Virginia, to talk about some of the common misconceptions about the COVID vaccine (3:21), why we still need to be wearing masks (27:05), and why we need to be worried about future variants beyond the Delta variant (36:50). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Ebony Hilton Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/16/202148 minutes, 24 seconds
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Kent Babb on College Football and His New Book, 'Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City'

Bakari is joined by Kent Babb, a sports features writer for The Washington Post, to talk about what we should expect from this season of college football (4:46), his new book 'Across the River' about the impact of gun violence on a New Orleans high school football team (10:34), and how writing the book changed how he covers sports (17:40). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kent Babb Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/12/202133 minutes, 20 seconds
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Rep. Karen Bass On A Progressive Solution for Crimes and Policing

Bakari is joined by Representative Karen Bass to talk about the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (2:12), her role as the chair of the House subcommittee on Africa (11:38), and the state of various bills in congress (22:52). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rep. Karen Bass Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/9/202134 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on the Backlash to Critical Race Theory and the Steps to Make America Anti-Racist

Bakari is joined by author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi to talk about what anti-racism is, how a person can be anti-racist (2:11), where the backlash to teaching critical race theory in schools came from (13:06), and why so many American politicians have a difficult time calling America a racist country (17:18). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/5/202135 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sanaa Lathan on the Pressures of Being a Black Actress, Directing, and the Legacy of 'Love & Basketball'

Bakari is joined by actress Sanaa Lathan to talk about how her parents inspired her to get into acting and the pressures that have come along with it (2:25), why she wants to get into directing (13:11), and how it feels to have 'Love & Basketball' added to the Criterion Collection (23:59). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Sanaa Lathan Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
8/2/202133 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Democratic Party's Inaction on Voting Rights, With Adam Serwer

Bakari is joined by Atlantic staff writer Adam Serwer to talk about why he thinks the Democratic Party is betraying Black voters (2:25), why the Biden administration has been so slow to pass voting reform measures (13:37), and the premise behind his new book, 'The Cruelty Is the Point' (19:30). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Adam Serwer Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/29/202135 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jay Pharoah on Doing Stand-Up, His New Movie 'Resort to Love,' and His Comedy Mt. Rushmore

Bakari is joined by actor and comedian Jay Pharoah to talk about how he got into comedy and the pressures that come along with doing stand-up (3:08), his newest movie 'Resort to Love' with Christina Milian (13:06), and the comics that have most inspired him throughout his career (23:58). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jay Pharoah Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/26/202139 minutes, 9 seconds
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Omar Epps on Building His Acting Career, His Many Iconic Roles, and 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan'

Bakari is joined by Omar Epps to talk about how he got into acting and landed his first role as Q in 'Juice' (4:08), his other iconic roles in 'Love & Basketball' and 'Higher Learning' (10:09), and the pressure that comes along with entering a franchise like 'Power' (16:16). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Omar Epps Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/22/202136 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Challenges That Minority Business Entrepreneurs Face In the Cannabis Inudstry With Amber Littlejohn

Bakari is joined by the executive director of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, Amber Littlejohn, to talk about some of the unique challenges minority entrepreneurs face in the cannabis industry (2:36), where we stand on the federal legalization of cannabis (16:44), and the difference between decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana (25:45). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Amber Littlejohn Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/19/202137 minutes, 2 seconds
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The State of COVID in America With Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Leader of Biden's Health Equity Task Force

Bakari is joined by Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, the leader of President Biden's Health Equity Task Force, to talk about what exactly health equity is (3:20), what COVID variants are and how worried you should be about them (9:00), and the campaign to get more people vaccinated (17:30). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith Producer: Kaya McMullen Associate Producer: Lani Renaldo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/8/202134 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Conversation About Economics, Policing, and Race With Morgan Williams Jr.

Bakari is joined by Morgan Williams Jr., a postdoctoral fellow at NYU, to talk about a recent paper he released on how the size of a police force impacts Black residents (5:00), some of the findings from his research that surprised him (16:30), and how his research fits into the overall "defund the police" debate (28:27). Read the paper here. Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Morgan Williams Jr. Producer: Kaya McMullen Engineer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
7/1/202136 minutes, 52 seconds
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CNN's Elie Honig on Rudy Giuliani and the Differences Between Joe Biden and Donald Trump's DOJ Departments

Bakari is joined by CNN's senior legal analyst Elie Honig to talk about Rudy Giuliani being suspended from practicing law and what it means for him (3:39), his new book 'Hatchet Man' that chronicles Bill Barr's time as attorney general (14:33), and the differences between Joe Biden and Donald Trump's DOJ departments (20:25). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Elie Honig Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/28/202135 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jamie Hector on His Acting Career From 'The Wire' to 'Bosch'

Bakari is joined by actor Jamie Hector to talk about how he got into acting, his role as Marlo on 'The Wire' (4:39), his time on 'Bosch' and why he thinks the show has such a loyal fan base (13:42), and the work he does to inspire other young Black actors (18:34). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jamie Hector Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/24/202136 minutes, 16 seconds
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Malcolm Spellman on the Value of Failure, Being Black in Hollywood, and Working With Marvel

Bakari is joined by 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' executive producer Malcolm Spellman to talk about getting started in Hollywood and why he had to fail for almost a decade before he could succeed (1:40), the limitations that Black people face while working in the film industry (13:18), and working on 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' (23:21). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Malcolm Spellman Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/21/202136 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ursula Burns on Being the CEO of Xerox, Black Women in STEM, and Inspiring the Next Generation of Black Kids

Bakari is joined by Ursula Burns, the former CEO of Xerox and the first Black woman to head a Fortune 500 company, to talk about her path to becoming the CEO (2:43), why she wants to encourage more Black women to study STEM (20:07), the mentors she's had along the way, and why it's so important to pay it forward (28:34). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Ursula Burns Producer: Kaya McMullen Engineer: Kyle Crichton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/17/202141 minutes, 45 seconds
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Al Harrington on What It's Like to Enter the Cannabis Business After Leaving the NBA

Bakari is joined by former NBA star Al Harrington to talk about why he decided to get into the cannabis business after leaving the NBA (3:30); some of the challenges that he has faced along the way, as a Black entrepreneur in particular (20:09); and why professional sports have been so slow to allow cannabis use among players (32:20). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Al Harrington Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/14/202144 minutes, 39 seconds
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Craig Melvin on His Career in Broadcast Journalism and His New Book, 'Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father'

Bakari is joined by 'Today' show anchor Craig Melvin to talk about how he got his start in journalism and how he found his way onto TV (3:39), being one of the few Black anchors on network television (10:17), and what he learned about his relationship with his father while writing his new book, 'Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father' (15:22). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Craig Melvin Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/10/202139 minutes, 21 seconds
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Remembering the Tulsa Race Massacre With Rev. Dr. Robert Turner of the Vernon AME Church

Bakari is joined by Rev. Dr. Robert Turner to talk about what it was like being a minister during the COVID-19 pandemic (2:55), the Tulsa Race Massacre on its 100th anniversary and what occurred (14:04), and why it is important to not whitewash American history (22:25). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rev. Dr. Robert Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/7/202144 minutes, 2 seconds
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Clint Smith on the Importance of Critical Race Theory and His New Book, 'How the World Is Passed'

Bakari is joined by author Clint Smith to talk about what critical race theory is and why it's important to teach it in schools (3:53), the role that mythmaking plays in American politics (15:24), and why he chose to write his forthcoming book, 'How the Word Is Passed' (23:16). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Clint Smith Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6/3/202140 minutes, 15 seconds
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19-Year-Old Racing Star Hayden Swank on Paving His Own Way in the Sport

Bakari is joined by Hayden Swank, a 19-year-old rising race car driver, to talk about racing his first cars when he was 7 (4:36), why it is difficult to build a career in race car driving compared to other sports (9:40), and what it's like being a young Black driver in an overwhelmingly white sport (14:53). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Hayden Swank Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/31/202129 minutes, 50 seconds
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Yusef Salaam of the 'Exonerated Five' on His Prison Reform Activism and His New Book, 'Better, Not Bitter'

Bakari is joined by Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park 'Exonerated Five,' to talk about what it was like seeing his life portrayed in the series 'When They See Us' (3:20), how the false conviction shaped his life and later his activist work (10:13), and what inspired him to write his new book, 'Better, Not Bitter' (20:33). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Yusef Salaam Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/27/202135 minutes
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Folake Olowofoyeku on Growing Up in Nigeria and Her Show 'Bob Hearts Abishola'

Bakari is joined by Nigerian actress Folake Olowofoyeku to talk about growing up in Nigeria and trying to pursue a career in acting (6:34), her work on the sitcom 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (16:42), and why it's meaningful to play a romantic lead who is Nigerian (23:20). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Folake Olowofoyeku Producer: Kaya McMullen Engineer: Sasha Ashall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/20/202136 minutes, 49 seconds
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Nsé Ufot on What It Takes To Turn a Red State Blue and Fighting Voter Suppression

Bakari is joined by Nsé Ufot, CEO of the New Georgia Project, to talk about the time and money that went into turning a state like Georgia blue in the 2020 election (2:56), some of the various voter suppression efforts her organization is currently fighting (16:58), and what will happen if the Voting Rights Act in its current form is still in effect in the 2022 midterm elections (22:11). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Nsé Ufot Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/17/202135 minutes, 20 seconds
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David Oyelowo on Coming Up in Theater, Representation in Film, and Making 'The Water Man'

Bakari is joined by actor and director David Oyelowo to talk about how getting his start in theater shaped his acting career (2:35), his new movie, 'The Water Man,' and why he felt drawn to telling this story (15:10), and why it shouldn't be controversial for Black British actors to portray African American icons in movies (25:10). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: David Oyelowo Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/13/202138 minutes, 41 seconds
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Chuck Schumer on the American Rescue Plan, Canceling Student Debt, and the Next 100 Days in Congress

Bakari is joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to talk about what effects the recently passed American Rescue Plan will have on child poverty (3:29), whether or not it is still possible to cancel student debt (12:10), and his goals for the next 100 days in Congress (15:05). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Chuck Schumer Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/10/202133 minutes, 1 second
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The Truth About the COVID Vaccines With Jalen Rose and Dr. Italo M. Brown 

In partnership with More Than a Vote, Bakari is joined by Jalen Rose and Dr. Italo M. Brown to talk about how COVID has impacted the Black community in Detroit (3:15), why Black people are getting vaccinated at a lower rate (18:32), and what we need to do to reach herd immunity (29:06). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Jalen Rose and Dr. Italo M. Brown Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines at theshot.page Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/6/202141 minutes, 9 seconds
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Gary Chambers on the Life of An Activist, Police Reform, and Creating a Better Louisiana

Bakari is joined by activist and former political candidate Gary Chambers to talk about what life is like for someone who calls themselves an activist (5:02), the difficulties of advocating for progressive police reform (14:10), and the work he is doing to change Louisiana for the better (19:05). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Gary Chambers Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/3/202139 minutes, 24 seconds
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Wes Moore on Freddie Gray, Police Accountability, and Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Bakari is joined by Wes Moore, CEO of the poverty-fighting nonprofit Robin Hood, to talk about how the death of Freddie Gray impacted his hometown of Baltimore (2:53), how to hold police more accountable going forward (10:22), and the work that he is doing to close the racial wealth gap (26:57). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Wes Moore Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/22/202143 minutes, 20 seconds
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Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner on What Being a Progressive District Attorney Looks Like

Bakari is joined by Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to talk about what convinced him to run for the seat (3:12), some of the differences between a traditional district attorney and an "activist" district attorney (8:32), and what he expects to happen with the Derek Chauvin trial (18:36). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Larry Krasner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/19/202139 minutes, 14 seconds
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Joy Reid on Being Black on Cable News, Police Shootings, and the Derek Chauvin Trial

Bakari is joined by MSNBC host Joy Reid to talk about what it's like being one of the few Black hosts on a major cable news network (2:44), the Daunte Wright shooting and the Derek Chauvin trial (11:17), and some other political news from the week (22:07). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Joy Reid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/15/202135 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Congressional Politics Masterclass With Molly Reynolds

Bakari is joined by Molly Reynolds, a fellow at the Brookings Institute, to talk about why Congress seems to be broken (3:46), why the reconciliation process is so important in Congress right now (19:16), and what might happen if Democrats were to eliminate the filibuster (26:00). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Molly Reynolds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/12/202143 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Quest for a More Perfect Democracy With Baratunde Thurston

Bakari is joined by comedian and commentator Baratunde Thurston to talk about how growing up in Washington D.C. in the '80s shaped him, why D.C. needs statehood (2:28), the ideas behind his 'How to Citizen' podcast that reimagines "citizen" as a verb (22:59), and what is needed to make a more perfect democracy (27:23). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Baratunde Thurston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/8/202144 minutes, 41 seconds
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Lee Elder on His Barrier-Breaking Golf Career | Bonus Episode

Bakari is joined by Lee Elder, the first Black man to play in the Masters tournament, to talk about the Black golfers that paved the way for him, the racism he experienced in the golf world, and how we can continue to make golf a more inclusive sport. Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Lee Elder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/7/202121 minutes, 27 seconds
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Rashawn Ray on Sociology, Structural Racism Within Policing, and Police Reform

Bakari is joined by Rashawn Ray, sociology professor at the University of Maryland, to talk about the structural racism that exists within police departments  (2:20), why the "one bad apple" argument is damaging police reform movements (12:42), and what the key aspects are for successful police reform (24:07). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rashawn Ray Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/5/202137 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kwame Onwuachi on His Journey to Becoming a Chef and Bringing Black Food Into Fine Dining

Bakari Sellers is joined by chef Kwame Onwuachi to talk about how his mother's catering business inspired him to become a professional chef (2:21), what it's like breaking into the fine dining world as a young Black man (10:04), and what he learned from opening a restaurant only to have it close shortly after (18:16). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Kwame Onwuachi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/1/202134 minutes, 10 seconds
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Cryptocurrency, the Black Wealth Gap, and Corporate Diversity with John Rogers

Bakari is joined by the co-CEO of Ariel Investments, John Rogers, to talk about the recent GameStop saga and the rise of cryptocurrencies (3:59), the pervasiveness of the Black wealth gap and how to fix it (15:49), and the importance of having diversity within investment firms (26:52). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: John Rogers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/29/202145 minutes, 32 seconds
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Magic Johnson on Sports Team Ownership, the Showtime Lakers, March Madness, and the NBA Season

Bakari is joined by basketball legend Magic Johnson to talk about his career after basketball, owning the Los Angeles Sparks (2:50), the Showtime Lakers era (13:26), his thoughts on March Madness (22:23), and this current NBA season (27:47). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Magic Johnson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/202145 minutes, 10 seconds
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Lil Rel on His Stand-up Career, His Comedy Influences, and Making a Prank Movie

Bakari is joined by Lil Rel to talk about his experience making 'Bad Trip,' a prank movie (2:30); his comedic influences coming up in Chicago (11:21); and what he does in his role as head of comedy for kweliTV (15:14). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Lil Rel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/22/202130 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Unique Impacts of the Pandemic on Children, With Dr. Starsky Wilson

Bakari is joined by Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, the president of the Children's Defense Fund, to talk about the child tax credit that was part of the American Rescue Plan Act (2:23), how the coronavirus pandemic has uniquely impacted children and especially Black children (19:51), and the importance of Black churches (29:58). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/18/202145 minutes, 30 seconds
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Shaka King and Akua Njeri on the Making of and History Behind 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

Bakari is joined by Shaka King, the director of 'Judas and the Black Messiah,' and Akua Njeri, the fiancée of Fred Hampton (portrayed by Dominique Fishback in the movie), to talk about the challenges of getting this movie made (2:12), Njeri's role in advising the film (20:57), and why Ryan Coogler was essential to making this movie (26:29). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Shaka King and Akua Njeri Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/15/202145 minutes, 11 seconds
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Delroy Lindo on His Relationship With Spike Lee, Working on 'Da 5 Bloods,' and Chadwick Boseman

Bakari is joined by Delroy Lindo to talk about how starting out in theater shaped him as an actor (2:28), his relationship with Spike Lee throughout his career (8:06), and his work on 'Da 5 Bloods' and why his performance resonated with people so much (19:48). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Delroy Lindo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/11/202141 minutes, 44 seconds
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Shukree Tilghman and Sherman Payne on Working in Hollywood While Black

Bakari is joined by screenwriters Shukree Tilghman and Sherman Payne to talk about the additional pressure that comes when writing Black stories for screen (3:54), their projects like 'Charm City Kings' and 'This Is Us' (11:25), and advice for young screenwriters trying to break into the industry (20:50). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Shukree Tilghman and Sherman Payne Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/8/202137 minutes, 56 seconds
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Getting Deep Into the Polls With Terrance Woodbury

Bakari is joined by pollster Terrance Woodbury to talk about what more we can learn about Black voters from polling (2:23), how well the polls captured the 2020 election and what they could have done better (7:46), and how Black Americans are feeling about getting vaccinated based on polling data (18:24). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Terrance Woodbury Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/202135 minutes, 36 seconds
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Andra Day on the Challenges and Rewards of Portraying Billie Holiday

Bakari is joined by actress Andra Day to talk about playing Billie Holiday in 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday.' They talk about why she was hesitant to take on the role (2:37), how she transformed herself into Holiday (11:46), and what comes next for her after her success in this role (19:28). Day won a Golden Globe for her performance as Holiday. Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Andra Day Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/1/202133 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dr. Harry Edwards on the Long History of Black Athlete Activism

Bakari is joined by sports sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards to talk about why there is always such a strong response to Black activism in sports (2:30), the evolution of activist athletes from Muhammad Ali to LeBron James (16:23), and what needs to be done to increase diversity among sports teams' owners and leadership (30:19). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Dr. Harry Edwards Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/25/202147 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ambassador Andrew Young on His Civil Rights Legacy

Bakari is joined by former ambassador to the UN Andrew Young to talk about working with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (3:17), his thoughts on the civil rights protests over the summer and the insurrection at the Capitol (20:03), and how Georgia went blue this past election (28:17). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Andrew Young Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/22/202146 minutes, 53 seconds