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Craig Whitlock on America’s Failure in Afghanistan

Larry is joined by Washington Post journalist Craig Whitlock to talk about his new book ‘The Afghanistan Papers’

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Haitian Asylum Seekers, ‘The Matter of Black Lives,’ and the Problem With Moderate Democrats

Bakari is joined by Jelani Cobb to discuss the Haitian asylum seekers at the Texas border and how to turn the Black Lives Matter movement into long-term political power

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How Does Bob Woodward Do It? Plus: Politico and “Off the Record.”

Bryan and David discuss ‘Peril,’ the newest book from the legendary journalist

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Nicki Minaj vs. the CDC and Wellness With Devi Brown

Plus, Diddy owes Jermaine Dupri an apology

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Biden’s Vaccine Mandate and Caroline Mala Corbin on the Texas Abortion Law

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome law professor Caroline Mala Corbin to help break down the Justice Department’s lawsuit against the state of Texas, GOP backlash to the vaccine mandate, and more!

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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 discuss Barack Obama’s legacy, clerking for Thurgood Marshall, and more!

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Tarana Burke on ‘Unbound’ and Creating the Me Too Movement

Larry also weighs in on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

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The California Recall and Remembering Michael K. Williams 

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay pay their respects to the ultra-talented Michael K. Williams before reflecting on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

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Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Addresses COVID Myths and COVID Facts

Plus, discussion on why mental health can’t be ignored during the pandemic

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A Conversation With Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five

Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcome Dr. Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five to discuss life after wrongful conviction

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Sheila Jackson Lee and the Cruelty of the Texas Abortion Law

Texas Representative Shelia Jackson Lee stops by to give some insight on the impact Texas’s restrictive abortion law will have on women in the Lone Star State

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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 and more news from this week

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Police Reform, Getting Reelected, and Pragmatic Leadership

Bakari is joined by the recently reelected mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, Randall Woodfin

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Rep. Stacey Plaskett on Representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Situation in Afghanistan, and Haiti

Bakari and Rep. Plaskett reflect on the U.S. pulling out of Afghanistan, discuss ways to help Haiti after a massive earthquake, and more

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The Fall of Afghanistan With ‘Reign of Terror’ Author Spencer Ackerman 

Bryan and Spencer discuss the 20-year "War on Terror" and react to the Biden administration’s decision to pull out of Afghanistan

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What Does Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation Mean for New York Politics?

New York magazine contributor David Freedlander discusses the governor’s sudden fall with Bryan Curtis

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Malcolm Gladwell on His New Book, ‘The Bomber Mafia’

Russillo and Malcolm talk about the U.S. Air Force and its role in World War II, the Air Force’s early technical difficulties, the development of napalm, and more

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Sherri Shepherd on Black Motherhood and Finding a New Cohost for ‘The View’

Plus, reacting to DaBaby deleting his apology to the LGBTQ+ community, the recent discussion about Alfonso Ribeiro on Twitter, and more

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Unpacking the Cuomo Scandal 

Bryan and David react to the latest news surrounding the brothers Cuomo, including Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation stance and Chris’s vacation timing

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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, her role as the chair of the House subcommittee on Africa, and the state of various bills in Congress

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Chris Cuomo, Reinventing the NBA Draft, and the Olympics Viewing Nightmare

Bryan and David unpack Chris Cuomo’s role at CNN amid sexual harassment allegations against his brother, talk through the reinvention of the NBA draft, and more

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Continuing the Fight for Voting Rights With Martin Luther King III and Talkin’ Hip-Hop With Peter Rosenberg

Rachel and Van also discuss Andrew Cuomo’s awkward attempts to defend himself and try to figure out What the Whites Were Thinking

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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi on the Backlash to Critical Race Theory and the Steps to Make America Anti-Racist

The author joins Bakari to discuss prejudice around school curriculum

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The New Gawker and Leon Neyfakh on the New ‘Fiasco’ Podcast

Bryan and David react to Gawker 2.0 and chat with Neyfakh about the new season of ‘Fiasco,’ which dives deeper into Benghazi

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The Democratic Party’s Inaction on Voting Rights, With Adam Serwer

Plus, Serwer discusses his new book, ‘The Cruelty Is the Point,’ which examines Donald Trump’s administration

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The Challenges That Minority Business Entrepreneurs Face in the Cannabis Industry, With Amber Littlejohn

Plus, Amber talks about where we stand on the federal legalization of cannabis and the difference between decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana

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Listener Mail on ESPN, the White House Press Corps, and Watching the Olympics

Bryan and David answer listener questions about the ongoing saga inside ESPN, the lack of information coming from the White House press corps, and much more

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The State of COVID in America With Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith

The leader of President Biden’s Health Equity Task Force discusses vaccinations, COVID-19 variants, and more with Bakari

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Listener Mail on Rumsfeld Obits, Oral Histories, and Pro Wrestling Analogies

Bryan and David break down the history of harsh obituaries, Mitt Romney’s latest Trump wrestling analogy, how to correctly write an oral history, and more

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A Conversation About Economics, Policing, and Race With Morgan Williams Jr.

The NYU postdoctoral fellow joins Bakari to discuss his research on police forces

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CNN’s Elie Honig on Rudy Giuliani and the Differences Between Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s DOJ Departments

Plus, Elie discusses his book ‘Hatchet Man,’ which details Bill Barr’s time as attorney general

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Coming Out in the NFL, the Fight Over CRT, and Vaccination Hesitation

Plus, Van and Rachel address the latter’s recent New York magazine cover story and what she and Tupac have in common