Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu

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W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu are comedians who take politics seriously — and longtime friends, trying to help keep each other sane. Join them as they pull the alarm on the dumpster fire that is American politics, and talk to the creators, thinkers, and leaders doing the work to defend and reinvent our democracy.
  1. April 08, 2021
    1 hr 23 min
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    Season Finale: MY BAD
    Hari and Kamau face up to their mistakes before it's too late. And we all learn so much.Rosa Clemente calls bullshit on Puerto Rican statehood—and gives a crash course on the Puerto Rican people’s historic stru…
  2. April 01, 2021
    1 hr 15 min
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    Ilana Glazer + Sex Work Without Shame
    LaLa B Holston-Zannell invites Hari and Kamau to let go of the shame and have a real conversation about sex work, white supremacy, and why decriminalization is a matter of life and death for trans Black women.T…
  3. March 25, 2021
    1 hr 43 min
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    Chase Strangio + Dr. Connie Wun + Derek DelGaudio
    Three powerful, absolutely-nothing-like-one-another conversations on this week's jam-packed mega-episode:The ACLU's Chase Strangio blows open the absurdity and cruelty of state legislation targeting trans youth…
  4. March 18, 2021
    1 hr 11 min
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    Soledad O'Brien + Desmond Meade
    Desmond Meade, who led the campaign to restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated in Florida, returns to talk about Gov. Ron DeSantis's decision to deny him a pardon and renewed threats to democratic pa…
  5. March 11, 2021
    1 hr 28 min
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    Dr. Rhea Boyd + The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears
    Do Black people have an attitude problem about the COVID-19 vaccine? Dr. Rhea Boyd says absolutely not—the problem is lack of access to the vaccine and to real information. So she's launched BetweenUsAboutUs, a…
  6. March 04, 2021
    1 hr 22 min
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    Neal Katyal + Amber Ruffin + Lacey Lamar
    Amber Ruffin's career is really taking off (FYI, The Amber Ruffin Show is now on NBC), and she and her sister Lacey Lamar are as close as ever, trading stories about the crazy everyday racist behavior Lacey enc…
  7. February 25, 2021
    1 hr 30 min
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    Marc Lamont Hill + Kamau's Mom
    Can we talk about Palestine? Dr. Marc Lamont Hill (who, admittedly, calls himself "a prisoner of hope") says we can, and that Americans are ready to even if our government isn't. He joins Hari and Kamau for a c…
  8. February 18, 2021
    1 hr 19 min
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    Vijay Prashad + The Lucas Brothers
    Historian, journalist and hero-of-Hari Vijay Prashad analyzes the Farmers' Protest in India and makes a powerful case for why their struggle is our struggle. And while he's at it, he salutes Rihanna, defines Ma…
  9. February 11, 2021
    1 hr 26 min
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    adrienne maree brown + F the Filibuster
    What does cancel culture have to do with defunding the police? How do we liberate our attention? Can better orgasms improve public policy? Hari and Kamau get answers—and Valentine's Day advice—from pleasure act…
  10. February 04, 2021
    1 hr 4 min
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    Nikki Giovanni
    Hari and Kamau debate the morality of Super Bowl-watching before being joined by legendary poet Nikki Giovanni. She's out with a new collection called Make Me Rain, and ready to talk about everyone from Kwame A…
  11. January 28, 2021
    1 hr 14 min
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    Porsha Williams + the ACLU's ReNika Moore
    Porsha Williams, star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and granddaughter of civil rights legend Rev. Hosea Williams, talks about why she put her body on the line to demand justice for Breonna Taylor. ACLU Raci…
  12. January 21, 2021
    50 min
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    Donald Trump: White People's O.J.?
    Hari and Kamau explore the pressing questions: What would Martin Luther King Jr. have been like on Twitter? Can live-streaming a federal crime boost your real estate business? And how many ways can Donald Trump…
  13. January 14, 2021
    1 hr 31 min
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    Defund the Police 2021 + Trump's Twitter
    Hari and Kamau can't help noticing that Blue Lives Matter, except when they try to defend the Capitol. Cat Brooks of the Anti Police-Terror Project and Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff of the Center for Policing Equity u…
  14. January 07, 2021
    1 hr 4 min
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    Georgia! + What the hell?
    Just when Kamau and Hari thought they could breathe and take in the Democratic victories in Georgia's Senate runoff, an armed right-wing mob storms the Capitol. Hear their reaction to the chaos in DC and their…
  15. December 17, 2020
    1 hr 6 min
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    Daveed Diggs
    The multitalented Daveed Diggs joins Hari and Kamau to talk about translating Blindspotting for TV, James McBride's liberating take on Frederick Douglass, and rich people loopholes in the time of COVID. Plus: A…
  16. December 10, 2020
    58 min
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    The Georgia Episode with LaTosha Brown
    Hari and Kamau are ejected from their post-election malaise by LaTosha Brown, the unstoppable co-founder of Black Voters Matter. She's on fire to build electoral power in Black communities and has her sights se…
  17. December 03, 2020
    1 hr 14 min
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    Ijeoma Oluo + Sarah Silverman
    Ijeoma Oluo breaks down the costs of catering to underwhelming white guys in her new book Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America – and describes what it’s like to be a target for harassment from p…
  18. November 19, 2020
    1 hr 4 min
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    Sarah Cooper + Dr. Peter Hotez
    Comedian Sarah Cooper shares the secrets she's learned lip-syncing to our most toxic president and making her Netflix special Everything's Fine. Then, Dr. Peter Hotez talks about surviving the COVID-19 spike, f…
  19. November 12, 2020
    1 hr 27 min
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    Phoebe Robinson + The Electoral College's Slaveholder Math
    Jesse Wegman dives into the extortionate history of the Electoral College. Indivisible's Meagan Hatcher-Mays outlines the prospects for the pro-democracy agenda without the blue wave. And Hari and Kamau kick ba…
  20. November 04, 2020
    54 min
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    Election Re-Action with Alicia Garza
    Hari and Kamau check in with Alicia Garza of Black Futures Lab about the hope and confusion of Election 2020, what Joe Biden owes popular movements, and why this is no time for Democrats to follow the rules. Pl…

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