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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.

    Breaking Down the 2020-21 NFL Season With Reporter Josina Anderson 

    Breaking Down the 2020-21 NFL Season With Reporter Josina Anderson 

    Bakari is joined by NFL reporter Josina Anderson to talk about how she broke into the industry and who she looked up to along the way (4:27), some of her predictions for the NFL season (12:18), and the continuing social justice movement within the league (25:26).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Josina Anderson

    • 41 min
    Craig Robinson on College Basketball, the Legacy of John Thompson, and Working for the Knicks

    Craig Robinson on College Basketball, the Legacy of John Thompson, and Working for the Knicks

    Bakari is joined by Craig Robinson, executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, to talk about his career in college basketball (1:45), growing up with Michelle Obama (9:01), the legacy of John Thompson (23:12), and what it was like to work as the VP of player development for the Knicks (26:31).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Craig Robinson

    • 40 min
    How to Activate Black Voters With LaTosha Brown of Black Votes Matter

    How to Activate Black Voters With LaTosha Brown of Black Votes Matter

    Bakari is joined by the cofounder of Black Votes Matter, LaTosha Brown, to talk about the organization's mission, why their organizing work often starts the day after election day (3:41), what most Democratic campaigns get wrong about Black voters (17:46), and why it's important for the Biden campaign to win over Black "infrequent" voters (24:47).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: LaTosha Brown

    • 38 min
    HBCU Presidents Dr. Wayne Frederick and Dr. David Carlisle on a COVID-19 Vaccine and Health Issues Facing the Black Community

    HBCU Presidents Dr. Wayne Frederick and Dr. David Carlisle on a COVID-19 Vaccine and Health Issues Facing the Black Community

    Bakari is joined by president of Howard University, Dr. Wayne Frederick, and president of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. David Carlisle, to talk about what HBCUs are doing to improve the health of the Black community (5:26), the work currently being done on a COVID-19 vaccine (12:20), and the important issue of Black maternal health (29:12).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guests: Dr. Wayne Frederick and Dr. David Carlisle

    • 44 min
    Danny Green on the NBA Strike, Finding His Role on the Lakers, and Activism Within the League

    Danny Green on the NBA Strike, Finding His Role on the Lakers, and Activism Within the League

    Bakari is joined by Lakers player Danny Green to talk about the NBA strike after the shooting of Jacob Blake and how the players made a decision to resume the season (4:01). He also discusses how he found his role on the Lakers (19:04) and the continued activism within the league (23:46).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Danny Green

    • 37 min
    Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham on the Current Movements for Police and Education Reform

    Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham on the Current Movements for Police and Education Reform

    Bakari is joined by activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham to talk about how her experience as a teacher shaped her education reform goals (3:52), what she would like to see out of the current movement for police reform (24:44), and the importance of considering the court system when voting in the next election (30:22).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Brittany Packnett Cunningham

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
543 Ratings

543 Ratings

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My millennial son suggested that his mom(baby boomer)listen to Bakari Seller’s Podcast...He was right!...I love how he is comfortable with his guest so much that they are comfortable...I’ve turned my gf’s on to him also and our conversations are very interesting since doing so...

Koolazzbiz ,

Great show

I would like bomani jones as a guest, I think these two would hit it off

@MichaelJBrewer ,

Bakari is in his bag in this podcast

Just listened to the interview with Sec. Hillary Clinton, and man—what an interesting conversation! Bakari is an insightful and knowledgeable interviewer, and seems to know exactly how to frame questions to get the most from his guests (which, I must also say, have been so diverse and amazing!)—just all around a candid interview and great episode. Definitely recommend this podcast to anyone looking for a thoughtful conversation about our nation’s politics that’s substantive without being stuffy, and deep without being too dense. Really good stuff, and definitely subscribing!

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