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.
Maria Hinojosa + The Case for Court-Packing
Hari and Kamau talk to Maria Hinojosa, anchor of Latino USA and co-host of In The Thick. She was the first Latina in the newsrooms at NPR, CNN, and PBS, and in her new memoir "Once I Was You," she connects the experiences of her Mexican immigrant family to her passion for defending the humanity of immigrants and refugees. She does her best to explain Latino Trump voters and discovers that she and Kamau went to the same high school in Chicago. But first, Hari has some QUESTIONS about court-packing (and gets the answers he needs!) from Take Back the Court's Aaron Belkin. Find our guests: Maria Hinojosa (@Maria_Hinojosa) hwww.inthethick.org Aaron Belkin (@AaronBelkin) www.takebackthecourt.today Find us: Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) http://www.harikondabolu.com/ W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) http://www.wkamaubell.com/ Find the show: Twitter (@PoliticReActive) Facebook (@politicallyreactive) Instagram (@politicallyreactive) Produced by Topic Studios. Part of the WarnerMedia Podcast Network. Full credits.www.PoliticallyReActive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21
1 hr 10 min
Insiders + Insurgents with Jon Lovett and Cori Bush
Hari and Kamau welcome insurgent Democrat Cori Bush, the nurse and Black Lives Matter activist who's poised to win election as Missouri's first Black congresswoman and join The Squad in Washington. Then, they rave on with Pod Save America co-host Jon Lovett about our traumatized democracy, the price Democrats have paid for Barack Obama's genius, the silliness of constitutional originalism, and Hari's time in Hillary Clinton's mailroom. Find our guests: Jon Lovett (@JonLovett) https://crooked.com/ Cori Bush (@CoriBush) https://coribush.org/ Find us: Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) http://www.harikondabolu.com/ W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) http://www.wkamaubell.com/ Find the show: Twitter (@PoliticReActive) Facebook (@politicallyreactive) Instagram (@politicallyreactive) Produced by Topic Studios. Part of the WarnerMedia Podcast Network. Full credits.www.PoliticallyReActive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14
1 hr 6 min
The Four-Letter Word for 2020? Hope
Hari & Kamau relaunch Politically Re-Active by getting you oriented for Election 2020. Alexandra Rojas of Justice Democrats talks about inspiring progressive candidates, who has power in the Democratic Party, and why Hari can't get AOC to return his calls. Then, we go to the battleground state of Florida to talk to Desmond Meade, just named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People for his role in re-enfranchising 1.4 million Floridians with felony records, including himself. Baby turtles, short-tailed lobsters, helium balloons, and voter suppression — only in Florida. Find our guests: Alexandra Rojas (@alexandrasiera) https://justicedemocrats.com/ Desmond Meade (@desmondmeade) https://desmondmeade.com Find us: Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) http://www.harikondabolu.com/ W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) http://www.wkamaubell.com/ Find the show: Twitter (@PoliticReActive) Facebook (@politicallyreactive) Instagram (@politicallyreactive) Produced by Topic Studios. Part of the WarnerMedia Podcast Network. Full credits.www.PoliticallyReActive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 7
1 hr 9 min
Catching up with Kamau & Hari
On this special pre-launch edition, Kamau & Hari catch up after three years away and assess their responsibilities as hosts of the vital public institution that is Politically Re-Active. They talk about the pain of parenthood in San Diego, the horror of Indian Matchmaking, why Antonin Scalia was just batshit crazy — and how to save America. Find us: Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) http://www.harikondabolu.com/ W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) http://www.wkamaubell.com/ Find the show: Twitter (@PoliticReActive) Facebook (@politicallyreactive) Instagram (@politicallyreactive) Produced by Topic Studios. Part of the WarnerMedia Podcast Network. Full credits.www.PoliticallyReActive.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 5
30 min
Politically Re-Active Returns!
Election 2020’s almost here — and Kamau & Hari are back, just in time! They’ll be your companions in these final weeks and help you survive whatever comes afterward by talking to the people doing the work to make democracy in America an actual thing. Why are they back after three years away? It just takes two minutes to find out. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30
2 min
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 2, 2018
1 min
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 8, 2018
2 min
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.  Follow our guests! 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 5, 2017
1 hr 46 min
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) Resource: 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 28, 2017
1 hr 13 min
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 21, 2017
1 hr 8 min
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