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The Bakari Sellers Podcast

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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; and how the writing process helped heal broken relationships

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Aisha 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

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Tamron Hall and the Playbook of Longevity

Bakari and Tamron dig into into Tamron’s latest novel, ‘Watch Where They Hide’

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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

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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 and her book, ‘Hello, Friends!’

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Russia, Ukraine, and ‘The Showman’ With Simon Shuster

Simon Shuster joins to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s path from comedian to president, and what American politicians could learn from the Ukrainian leader

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‘Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum’ With Antonia Hylton

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‘Why Does Everything Have to Be About Race?’ With Keith Boykin

Plus, a look at politicians’ answers to the question of whether America is a racist country

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Kai Wright and ‘Blindspot: The Plague in the Shadows’

Kai also talks about stories from the early days of the AIDS epidemic and the current state of the crisis

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WNBA, NIL, and Final Four Predictions With Arielle Chambers

Arielle Chambers joins to discuss founding Bleacher Report’s women’s platform, HighlightHER, check in on the WNBA offseason , and talk about how NIL and the transfer portal has impacted women’s sports

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Crystal Smith Paul and ‘Did You Hear About Kitty Kar?’

Editor and author Crystal Smith Paul joins to discuss the book that changed her view of writing and her latest, ‘Did You Hear About Kitty Kar?’

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Whole Hog BBQ With Dr. Howard Conyers

Dr. Conyers digs into his career as an engineer at NASA, the work he does to highlight Black postmasters, and he and Bakari have a discussion about the future of Black farming

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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap With Andre M. Perry

Andre M. Perry joins to discuss the devaluation of homes in Black communities, the widening racial wealth gap, and why Spelman College’s recent $100 million donation highlights the importance of investing in education

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Joshua Green and the Struggle for a New American Politics

Joshua Green joins to discuss his new book, ‘The Rebels,’ the rise of populism around the world, and the work of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the Biden years

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Zack Beauchamp on Journalism and the Rise in Authoritarianism

Vox senior correspondent Zack Beauchamp joins to discuss journalism as authoritarianism rises around the world, a breakdown of the Israel-Gaza conflict, and more

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Overcoming Discrimination in the Workforce With Adia Harvey Wingfield

Bakari Sellers is joined by author and professor of sociology Adia Harvey Wingfield to discuss her research on racial and gender inequality in the workforce

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Jake Sherman and How to Cover Congress

Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News joins to discuss the daily congressional newsletter, the monetization of journalism, and the House’s current speaker and minority leader

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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’

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Rumaan Alam on Writing and Adapting ‘Leave the World Behind’

Rumaan Alam unpacks his novel ‘Leave the World Behind,’ as well as the process of adapting it for the screen with director Sam Ismail

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Military and Foreign Policy With Rep. Mikie Sherrill

Mikie Sherrill joins to discuss her journey from the armed forces to Congress, potential solutions for the war in Gaza, and the impact Senator Tommy Tuberville has had on the U.S. military

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Steve Inskeep on Lessons From Lincoln and ‘Differ We Must’

Author and journalist Steve Inskeep joins to talk about his new book, ‘Differ We Must,’ and talk about the lessons the Biden administration could learn from the Lincoln presidency

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‘South to Black Power’ With Charles Blow

Charles Blow joins to discuss the reverse migration of Black Americans to the South, defining the American South, and the new documentary film ‘South to Black Power’

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Gelila Bekele and Telling Tyler Perry’s Story

Bakari Sellers is joined by director Gelila Bekele to discuss her journey from modeling to filmmaking

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Terace Garnier and ‘No Longer Silent’

Terace discusses her memoir, in which she writes about overcoming trauma and combating assault in the U.S. military

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Life, Boxing, and ‘Killing the Image’ With Andre Ward

Andre also takes a look at the current landscape of boxing

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Doug Melville and America’s ‘Invisible Generals’

Bakari is joined by author Doug Melville to discuss his book about America’s first Black generals

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Philip Lewis on Uplifting Stories and Growing Up in Detroit

Philip Lewis, senior editor at HuffPost, joins to discuss reporting for a legacy digital outlet, how growing up in Detroit shaped his perspective, and takeaways from the 2023 elections

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Explaining the News With Peter Kafka

Peter Kafka of Vox Media joins to discuss the platform’s method of covering the news, his reporting on the site formerly known as Twitter, and the podcast ‘Land of the Giants’

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Lodriguez Murray and Investment in HBCUs

Bakari Sellers is joined by Lodriguez Murray to discuss the issues facing private HBCUs

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Redistricting and the Black Vote With Brandon Tensley

Bakari Sellers and Brandon Tensley discuss the South Carolina voting map Supreme Court case, state-by-state predictions of similar rulings, and whether these cases could help tip power in the House of Representatives

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Axios and the State of Media With Sara Fischer

Plus, a look at media coverage of the Biden administration

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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 and his new memoir