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How do we survive in the age of Trump? Kamau and Hari are here for you. In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape. The hosts answer questions and separate fact from fake news with help from today’s most fascinating artists, activists, writers, journalists and political thinkers. Join Kamau and Hari as they discuss how to move forward, how to be an active part of the resistance, and how to stay joyful in the face of the unknown. Don’t “hold up, wait a minute” - subscribe today.

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How do we survive in the age of Trump? Kamau and Hari are here for you. In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape. The hosts answer questions and separate fact from fake news with help from today’s most fascinating artists, activists, writers, journalists and political thinkers. Join Kamau and Hari as they discuss how to move forward, how to be an active part of the resistance, and how to stay joyful in the face of the unknown. Don’t “hold up, wait a minute” - subscribe today.

    Introducing Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

    Introducing Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan

    We'd like to introduce you to The Intercept’s newest podcast, Deconstructed. Every Friday, journalist Mehdi Hasan unpacks the most consequential news event of the week, challenging the mainstream media’s tired takes. As a Brit, a Muslim, and an immigrant based in Donald Trump's Washington, D.C., Mehdi gives a refreshingly provocative perspective on the ups and downs of American and global politics.

    Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher

    More about the show: theintercept.com/deconstructed

    • 1 min
    Introducing Kondabolu Brothers

    Introducing Kondabolu Brothers

    Hari and his brother Ashok have a new podcast: Kondabolu Brothers. Check out the first episode in your podcast app right now. Witness two brothers occasionally acknowledging their live audience, find out why World War 1 is overrated, and learn why pizza should not be your favorite food. It’s fun.




    Subscribe here in Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/untitled-kondabolu-brothers-podcast/id594239207?mt=2

    Listen in Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=176079

    • 2 min
    What did we learn? With Alicia Garza and Wyatt Cenac

    What did we learn? With Alicia Garza and Wyatt Cenac

    It’s the end of season 2 already? We close strong with messages from our listeners and conversations with #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Alicia Garza, and comedian Wyatt Cenac. Garza is an Oakland-based organizer who is currently the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She describes her lasting impressions from the 2016 election cycle and gives advice for those hoping to be “allies.” Cenac opens up about his experiences on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and explains why his new TOPIC produced series “aka Wyatt Cenac” focuses on a superhero fighting gentrification in Brooklyn. 




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    Wyatt Cenac (@wyattcenac) https://www.wyattcenac.com

    Alicia Garza (@aliciagarza) https://www.facebook.com/the.one.and.only.aliciagarza




    While we’re away, keep our #politicallyreactive hashtag strong. Thanks! Check out Hari’s tour dates and albums at Harikondabolu.com and for all Kamau’s projects check out wkamaubell.com.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Writing for very smart brothas (including President Obama)

    Writing for very smart brothas (including President Obama)

    Season 2 is almost over! This week Kamau and Hari are joined by Damon Young (Co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.theroot.com) and David Litt (author of "Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years") to discuss the power of the pen. Young explains Pittsburgh culture and headline structure. Litt lets us in on the challenges and triumphs of writing for President Barack Hussein Obama. If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, call in and tell us what YOU'VE learned this season by dialing 646-389-3721. Your voice may appear in next week’s finale episode.

    Follow our guests!

    Damon Young (@VerySmartBros)

    David Litt (https://www.thanksobamabook.com)

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    Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund (www.mariafund.org)

    Send us your comments using the #politicallyreactive. Thanks! Check out Hari’s tour dates and albums at Harikondabolu.com and for all Kamau’s projects check out wkamaubell.com.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the universe down to Earth

    Neil deGrasse Tyson brings the universe down to Earth

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu to discuss the politics of space exploration, people's fear of artificial intelligence, and even tell some jokes. Tyson is Director of the Hayden Planetarium. In his latest book, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” he breaks down the basics of the Big Bang theory and quantum mechanics, among other essentials we should understand about the universe.

    Follow Neil deGrasse Tyson! (@neiltyson) http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/

    Send us your comments using the #politicallyreactive. Thanks! Check out Hari’s tour dates and albums at Harikondabolu.com and for all Kamau’s projects check out wkamaubell.com.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Speaking with bell hooks & Talking DACA

    Speaking with bell hooks & Talking DACA

    W. Kamau Bell won an Emmy!!! And while he was on the red carpet, Hari was able to interview legendary feminist and author bell hooks about love, labels, and her views on the current administration. Kamau and Hari also gain understanding on DACA from Luis Fernando Macías (assistant professor in Chicano and Latin American Studies at Fresno State) and Elizabeth Perez (the first DREAMer to work for the City of Phoenix).

    Follow our guests!

    bell hooks (@bellhooks): http://www.bellhooksinstitute.com

    Luis Fernando Macías (@macias_lf)

    Elizabeth Perez aka Elle ( @EllePerezPerez)

    For updates on us, follow Politically Re-Active on Facebook and Twitter (@PoliticReActive). Send us your comments using the #politicallyreactive. Thanks! Check out Hari’s tour dates and albums at Harikondabolu.comand for all Kamau’s projects check out wkamaubell.com.

    • 1 hr 20 min

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