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The Bakari Sellers Podcast tackles the most pressing current events through conversations and interviews with high profile guests. Building upon his experience in South Carolina government and politics and his experience as a lawyer, Sellers will talk to his guests about all topics from the world of politics, including the 2020 election, the movement for racial equality in the US, and much more.

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The Bakari Sellers Podcast tackles the most pressing current events through conversations and interviews with high profile guests. Building upon his experience in South Carolina government and politics and his experience as a lawyer, Sellers will talk to his guests about all topics from the world of politics, including the 2020 election, the movement for racial equality in the US, and much more.

    Kamala Harris Is Biden’s VP. Bakari and Angela Rye Share Instant Reactions

    Kamala Harris Is Biden’s VP. Bakari and Angela Rye Share Instant Reactions

    Bakari and Angela Rye reflect on the historic pick of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate, what this means for America, how qualified Harris is, and what voters need to do moving forward.

    • 8 min
    Garlin Gilchrist II on a COVID-19 Solution That Takes Black Lives Into Account

    Garlin Gilchrist II on a COVID-19 Solution That Takes Black Lives Into Account

    Bakari is joined by Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II to talk about how he transitioned from being a software engineer to a career in politics (7:05), how the state of Michigan approached the coronavirus (16:10), and how he plans to help the Black community recover from the pandemic (21:33).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Garlin Gilchrist II

    • 41 min
    Jaime Harrison, Mike Espy, and Raphael Warnock on Running As a Democrat in the South

    Jaime Harrison, Mike Espy, and Raphael Warnock on Running As a Democrat in the South

    Bakari speaks with three Democrats on what it's like to run for a Senate seat in a Southern state and the difficulties of running a campaign in the midst of a pandemic. He talks with Jaime Harrison, running in South Carolina against Lindsey Graham (5:56); Raphael Warnock, running in Georgia (24:09); and Mike Espy, running in Mississippi (45:51).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guests: Jaime Harrison, Mike Espy, and Raphael Warnock

    • 1 hr 10 min
    A'ja Wilson on Life Inside the WNBA Bubble

    A'ja Wilson on Life Inside the WNBA Bubble

    Bakari is joined by Las Vegas Aces player A'ja Wilson to talk about growing up in a basketball family (7:36), what life is like inside the WNBA bubble (24:38), and the WNBA's culture of activism (29:00).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: A'ja Wilson

    • 41 min
    Michael Harriot on Growing Up in the South, the Many Different Types of Black Voters, and This Moment of "Racial Reckoning"

    Michael Harriot on Growing Up in the South, the Many Different Types of Black Voters, and This Moment of "Racial Reckoning"

    Bakari is joined by journalist Michael Harriot to talk about the racism he experienced growing up Black in South Carolina (5:33), why there is no such thing as a single "Black vote" (21:14), and whether or not we are currently experiencing a moment of "racial reckoning" (29:47).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Michael Harriot

    • 42 min
    Cleveland Sellers Remembers John Lewis and C.T. Vivian

    Cleveland Sellers Remembers John Lewis and C.T. Vivian

    Bakari is joined by his father, Dr. Cleveland Sellers, to remember John Lewis's life and legacy (6:50); Lewis's and C.T. Vivian's roles in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Southern Christian Leadership Conference (23:33); and the legacy of SNCC in the current Black Lives Matter movement (49:13).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Cleveland Sellers

    • 1 hr 6 min

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