84 episodes

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.

    The Quest for a More Perfect Democracy With Baratunde Thurston

    The Quest for a More Perfect Democracy With Baratunde Thurston

    Bakari is joined by comedian and commentator Baratunde Thurston to talk about how growing up in Washington D.C. in the '80s shaped him, why D.C. needs statehood (2:28), the ideas behind his 'How to Citizen' podcast that reimagines "citizen" as a verb (22:59), and what is needed to make a more perfect democracy (27:23).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Baratunde Thurston
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    • 44 min
    Lee Elder on His Barrier-Breaking Golf Career | Bonus Episode

    Lee Elder on His Barrier-Breaking Golf Career | Bonus Episode

    Bakari is joined by Lee Elder, the first Black man to play in the Masters tournament, to talk about the Black golfers that paved the way for him, the racism he experienced in the golf world, and how we can continue to make golf a more inclusive sport.

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Lee Elder
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    • 21 min
    Rashawn Ray on Sociology, Structural Racism Within Policing, and Police Reform

    Rashawn Ray on Sociology, Structural Racism Within Policing, and Police Reform

    Bakari is joined by Rashawn Ray, sociology professor at the University of Maryland, to talk about the structural racism that exists within police departments  (2:20), why the "one bad apple" argument is damaging police reform movements (12:42), and what the key aspects are for successful police reform (24:07).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Rashawn Ray
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    • 37 min
    Kwame Onwuachi on His Journey to Becoming a Chef and Bringing Black Food Into Fine Dining

    Kwame Onwuachi on His Journey to Becoming a Chef and Bringing Black Food Into Fine Dining

    Bakari Sellers is joined by chef Kwame Onwuachi to talk about how his mother's catering business inspired him to become a professional chef (2:21), what it's like breaking into the fine dining world as a young Black man (10:04), and what he learned from opening a restaurant only to have it close shortly after (18:16).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Kwame Onwuachi
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    • 34 min
    Cryptocurrency, the Black Wealth Gap, and Corporate Diversity with John Rogers

    Cryptocurrency, the Black Wealth Gap, and Corporate Diversity with John Rogers

    Bakari is joined by the co-CEO of Ariel Investments, John Rogers, to talk about the recent GameStop saga and the rise of cryptocurrencies (3:59), the pervasiveness of the Black wealth gap and how to fix it (15:49), and the importance of having diversity within investment firms (26:52).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: John Rogers
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    • 45 min
    Magic Johnson on Sports Team Ownership, the Showtime Lakers, March Madness, and the NBA Season

    Magic Johnson on Sports Team Ownership, the Showtime Lakers, March Madness, and the NBA Season

    Bakari is joined by basketball legend Magic Johnson to talk about his career after basketball, owning the Los Angeles Sparks (2:50), the Showtime Lakers era (13:26), his thoughts on March Madness (22:23), and this current NBA season (27:47).

    Host: Bakari Sellers
    Guest: Magic Johnson
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    • 45 min

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