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The Bakari Sellers Podcast

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James Forman Jr. and the Legacy of SNCC

Bakari and James Forman Jr. discuss police reform and the dumbing down of America

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The Meaning of Justice for Tyre Nichols With Van Turner Jr.

Bakari talks to the president of the NAACP’s Memphis branch and chairman of the Shelby County Commission about where we go from here

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Direct Deposit With Chad Sanders

Actor Chad Sanders discusses his journey from Google to the writer’s room of ‘Rap Sh!t,’ his ‘Direct Deposit’ podcast, and more

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S.E. Cupp and Breaking Away From Trumpism

Bakari and S.E. Cupp discuss George Santos, the 2024 election, and where Democrats are going wrong

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The Chaos of Politics With Charlie Pierce

Bakari talks to Charlie about his journey from forest ranger to journalist, Merrick Garland and the investigation of President Biden, and the chaos to expect from House Republicans and the 2024 election

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Ryan Clark on NFL Playoffs and Hosting ‘The Pivot’

Bakari and Ryan also discuss the Damar Hamlin injury

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DeRay Mckesson and the State of Criminal Justice Reform

DeRay Mckesson joins to discuss his work with Campaign Zero and issues with the criminal justice system

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The Collapse of FTX and the Economy of 2023 With Greg Zuckerman

Bakari and Greg also take a look ahead at the 2023 economy and the future of Tesla

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The Humiliation of Kevin McCarthy With Jonathan Martin

Bakari and Jonathan also talk about the dilemma facing democrats in 2024 and five political predictions for the new year

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Unpacking Deion’s Decision, and Jerry Jones’s Escape From Accountability

Bakari and Carron also discuss Michigan’s CFB Playoff prospects

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A Republican Recap of the Midterms and Looking Ahead With Scott Jennings

Plus, Jennings discusses working with Karl Rove in the George W. Bush White House and his current role as founding partner of RunSwitch Public Relations

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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,’ the political narrative coming out of Georgia, and the 2024 primary outlook of the GOP vs. Trump

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Georgia Runoff Election Special With Fredrick Hicks

Hicks examines why the race is so tight, Warnock’s presidential prospects and Georgia’s potential primary state

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Crossing the Streams of Politics and Culture With John Heilemann

Bakari and John discuss how the 2016 election changed the world, what Herschel Walker’s candidacy means for the state of politics, and Joe Biden’s 2024 re-election prospects

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Bomani Jones Discusses Kyrie Irving and Whether Deion Sanders Will Move on From Jackson State

Plus, talking World Cup matches and what to make of the human rights violations in Qatar

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Trump’s Presidential Announcement and ‘Revenge’ With Michael Cohen

Bakari is joined by author and former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to discuss another Trump presidential run and Cohen’s new book about the Dept. of Justice under Trump

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Jemele Hill on the Kyrie Irving Fallout and ‘Uphill: A Memoir’

Jemele also talks about her journey from the Detroit Free Press to ESPN

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2022 Post-Election Special With Astead Herndon

Bakari and Astead analyze the gubernatorial and Senate races in Georgia and democratic victories in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Plus, the future of the Republican Party after the red wave that wasn’t.

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2022 Pre-Election Special With Ron Brownstein

Ron and Bakari discuss reporting in an age when facts are less important, midterm candidate quality vs. platform substance, and an in-depth analysis of several key races

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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

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Amanda Tyler and the Rise of Christian Nationalism

Bakari and Amanda talk about the importance of the separation of church and state, the current state of white Christian nationalism, and break down the locations where the rise in nationalism is largest

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Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw and Acknowledging Real American History

Plus, Bakari and Professor Crenshaw discuss the current trend of anti-intellectualism in politics and the work being done by the African American Policy Forum

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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf on the National Anthem and Being Blackballed by the NBA

Abdul-Rauf also discusses his response to Colin Kaepernick’s similar situation with the NFL

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The Marcus Graham Project With Larry Yarrell and Lincoln Stephens

Cofounders of the Marcus Graham Project, Larry Yarrell and Lincoln Stephens, join Bakari to discuss the inspiration behind increasing diversity in the ad industry, why heterogeneity in leadership is important, and providing opportunities for HBCU students

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Marc Elias and the Good Fight for Voting Rights

Marc discusses his passion for campaign law, fighting the good fight for voting rights, and the cases involving redistricting to keep an eye on

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‘My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives’ With Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Bakari talks to Charlayne about being an active member of the civil rights movement and how the American media can better inform citizens

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Rep. Val Demings and the Pathway to Victory in Florida’s Senate Race

U.S. Representative Val Demings joins Bakari to discuss her journey from serving as the Orlando Chief of Police to running for U.S. Senate, fighting to restore women’s reproductive rights, and her opponent’s opposition to disaster relief for his home state

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Making Maryland’s Decade With Wes Moore

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore joins Bakari to discuss reclaiming the value of patriotism from insurrectionists, finding the balance between police accountability and public safety, and more

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Senate Race Roundup With Joel Payne

Bakari and Joel discuss the outlook of several key Senate races, the crisis of the Black male vote in the Georgia race, and some important gubernatorial races to look out for

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Cody Keenan and Speechwriting for Barack Obama

Cody also discusses reliving 10 pivotal days in the Obama presidency and predicting the Trump backlash

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Rural Governance and Legalizing Cannabis With Nakita Hemingway

The candidate for Georgia agricultural commissioner joins to discuss her state

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Cheri Beasley and Inspiring Voters of North Carolina

Beasley discusses reproductive rights and criminal justice reform, her messaging to young voters, and the game plan for inspiring Black voter turnout in the state