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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Storytelling, Challenging Obama, and the Kaepernick Situation

The author joined Bill to discuss topics including LeBron’s celebrity status, the president, politics in sports, and the best season of the ‘The Wire’

The New Yorker Festival 2015 - The Fire This Time Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for The New Yorker

HBO and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by one of the most influential authors of the 21st century, Ta-Nehisi Coates, to discuss the importance of reading (6:00), LeBron managing his celebrity status (18:00), the decision to challenge President Obama (28:00), the role of athlete involvement in political protest (34:00), the Colin Kaepernick situation (48:00), the OJ doc (1:01:00), and the best season of The Wire (1:08:00).

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