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Baratunde Thurston on ‘America Outdoors’

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Danielle Holley-Walker and the State of the Supreme Court

Bakari is joined by dean of the Howard University School of Law, Danielle Holley-Walker, to discuss the swearing in of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and more

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R. Kelly Sentenced and Inflation Talk With Marc Goldwein

Plus, Van and Rachel talk about Ketanji Brown Jackson officially being sworn in

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Abortion Pills Are a Game Changer, Plus Our Next Big Culture War

Derek is joined by New York Times journalist Margot Sanger-Katz to explain the basics of abortion pills and how they’ll change the abortion debate forever

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The Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Constitutional law professor Caroline Mala Corbin also joins the show to help make some sense of the landmark decision

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Five Reasons Everybody Is Wrong About a U.S. Recession—Including Me

Derek is joined by Bloomberg economic columnist Conor Sen to explain why he believes the economy isn’t nearly as troubled as the headlines suggest

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The End of Roe v. Wade Changes Everything

Derek examines the potential widespread ramifications of Friday’s landmark decision. We also rerun an interview with New York Times journalist Margot Sanger-Katz.

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Trouble in Texas and Drake’s Album Review

Van and Rachel react to the Texas GOP’s new platform suggesting secession before discussing the mixed reaction to Drake’s new album

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Why Air Travel Is a Hot Mess Right Now

Derek and Scott Keyes break down the origins of the airline industry shortage and its effects

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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 energizing the Black electorate in upcoming elections

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Terrance Woodbury and Taking the Pulse of the Public

Terrance discusses his career in public opinion, Black voters possibly feeling "buyer’s remorse" with the Biden administration, and the potential impact of the Supreme Court leak

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Why Gas Prices Are Skyrocketing—and an Ingenious Plan to Bring Them Down

Skanda Amarnath joins to break down oil markets and why prices are inflating

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DJ Akademiks’ Comments on Underage Dating, Plus Herschel Walker and Fatherhood

Van and Rachel also discuss the U.S. providing more aid to Ukraine

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The Big Winners and Losers From the Remote Work Revolution

Derek and Julia Hobsbawm break down the phenomenon and discuss whether working from home has made life better or worse

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Chris Jones and the Plan to Govern Arkansas

Bakari talks to Chris about the governor’s role in school safety and the plan to speak to and get the votes of former Donald Trump supporters

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The End of the Everything Boom (Plus: The Federal Reserve’s Risky Move)

The New York Times’ Kevin Roose joins to discuss drops in stocks, housing, and crypto

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Faith and Democracy With Justin Giboney

Bakari Sellers is joined by lawyer, minister and cofounder of the AND Campaign Justin Giboney to discuss the mission of the faith-based organization, doing the hard work of democracy, and more

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The Big Inflation FAQ: Why It’s So High, How Everyone Got It Wrong, and What’s Next

Derek welcomes Justin Wolfers, a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, to discuss everything inflation related

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Michael Che and the Feel-Good Biz of Comedy, Plus Fan Controlled Football With Ray Austin

Van and Rachel discuss the New York Times’s report on the latest Deshaun Watson allegations and Jack Del Rio’s comments and the epidemic of ‘white-nesia’

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California’s Elections Sent an Important Message. What Is It?

Derek and author Ron Brownstein discuss the San Francisco recall of Chesa Boudin and Rick Caruso’s showing in the L.A. mayoral primary

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Michael Griffie and the Race to Represent Michigan’s 13th District

Griffie joins Bakari to discuss the path from principal to running for Michigan’s 13th district, his plan for constituent services if elected, and the political outlook of the state’s upcoming gubernatorial race

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Curiosity Corner: America’s Gun Dilemma and the Future of Corporate Politics

Plus, relationship advice and revisiting a controversial Amber Heard episode

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Discussing the Acquittal of Isimemen Etute With James Turk

Plus, there’s discussion about Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey’s breakup, Herschel Walker doing press, and an update on ‘Mountain Lion Watch’

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Food Insecurity in the Deep South With Noel Didla

Mississippi Food Policy Council cochair Noel Didla joins Bakari to discuss her journey from Southeastern India to teaching at an HBCU, food insecurity in the Deep South, and signs of progressive promise in the region

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The Humanity of George Floyd With Robert Samuels and Tolu Olorunnipa

Robert and Tolu join Bakari to discuss ‘His Name Is George Floyd,’ the humanity of the man who’s death sparked a movement, and the ways he was failed by various systems

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Mass Shootings and the Challenge of Finding Hope

Guns Down America director Igor Volsky joins Van and Rachel to discuss pushing the Biden administration to live up to promises made and attempting to find hope amidst the circumstances

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America’s Gun Problem Is Impossible

The New York Times’ German Lopez, who has been reporting on guns and gun control policy for many years, joins Derek to discuss the issue in the aftermath of the Texas school shooting

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From Polls to Votes With Tom Bonier

TargetSmart CEO Tom Bonier joins Bakari to unpack some of the criticism aimed at pollsters since 2016

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What’s Going on With the U.S. Housing Market?

The Atlantic’s Jerusalem Demsas comes on the show to share her theories with Derek, and Derek explains why he thinks every important question about the U.S. housing market has the same fundamental answer: inventory, inventory, inventory

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Racist or Nah? Plus, Discussing the Spread of Monkeypox

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are back in studio to debate whether or not a Yankees vs. White Sox dustup was sparked by racism, Gunna being denied bond, and Trump sharing a post calling for "civil war"

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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

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The Mystery of America’s Missing Baby Formula

Derek chats with economist Scott Lincicome about how we got here and how we can get back to a rational baby formula policy in America

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The Great Replacement Theory, and an “Auntie Diaries” Conversation

Van and Rachel also discuss the latter’s "celebrity beef"

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Why the U.S. Could Be Headed For the “Weirdest Recession Ever”

Plus, what’s the long-term viability of cryptocurrency?

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Alexis McGill Johnson on Roe v. Wade

Larry is joined by Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson to discuss the medical, racial, and economic fallout from overturning Roe