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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.
 
Season 2 returns 7th April! Tiff Stevenson speaks to brilliant creators from comedy to film including Armando Iannucci, Al Madrigal, Roisin Conaty, Simon Neil, W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Hear them talk about the art, politics and movements that have been revolutionary in influencing their lives and their work. This is a Bugle Podcasts Production.
 
"SmartLess" with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, & Will Arnett is a podcast that connects and unites people from all walks of life to learn about shared experiences through thoughtful dialogue and organic hilarity. A nice surprise: in each episode of SmartLess, one of the hosts reveals his mystery guest to the other two. What ensues is a genuinely improvised and authentic conversation filled with laughter and newfound knowledge to feed the SmartLess mind.
 
Comedians W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery are absolutely certain of one thing: Denzel Washington is the greatest actor of all time. And every week they will prove it as they talk Denzel with guests, share the latest "Denzel News" and review every Denzel movie in alphabetical order (mostly). Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual ...
 
Tell Your Friends! History's Greatest Podcast! is the cult-favorite audio magazine hosted by LIAM McENEANEY. Featuring short stories, audio essays, and interviews with some of the country's most interesting comedians, writers, musicians, and artists. Past guests include: Lewis Black, Gilbert Gottfried, W. Kamau Bell, Mike Doughty, Kaki King, Catherine Popper, Baratunde Thurston, Janeane Garofalo, Jon Ronson, Maeve Higgins, and many many more.
 
The coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Parent Trapped is here to help. Each week, host Ann Marie Baldonado checks in with authors, educators, and celebrities to bring you real-world stories and tips. You'll hear from experts and listeners on everything from juggling work and school with kids at home to awesome pillow fort designs (!) and great family movies. Common Sense created Parent Trapped to capture parents' candid stories and moments when reality meets (comic) relie ...
 
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Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay address the recent plagiarism claims lobbied towards Two Distant Strangers (5:46), then comedian W. Kamau Bell joins the podcast to discuss the America’s identity and his hope for the future (22:29). Plus, Van and Rachel debate how much money Melinda Gates is owed in her upcoming divorce with Bill Gates (54:18), and ta…
 
“United Shades of America” host W. Kamau Bell joins to discuss the miserable job performance of the police, who are our employees! Also: how trauma can make you funnier and why marginalized folks have to have bigger and better imaginations than others. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/withfriendslikethese. Learn more about…
 
A special episode this week as Tiff Stevenson is joined by two guests - comedians and long-term friends W. Kamau Bell and Nato Green. Hear them talk about coming through the San Francisco comedy scene, about wealth inequality, race and class in America, how political activism has shaped their lives, representation in comedy, the importance of allow…
 
Larry is joined by actor and comedian Robin Thede on this week’s weigh-in to discuss Season 2 of ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by comedian W. Kamau Bell to discuss ‘United Shades of America,’ defunding the police, and much more (30:10). Host: Larry Wilmore Guests: Robin Thede and W. Kamau Bell Producer: Kaya McMullen Pr…
 
It’s been a long time coming, but finally Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay welcomed actor and fellow podcaster Michael Rapaport to the pod and it was 100% worth the wait. Van and Rachel confront Rap on his divisive but popular social media presence and his complicated relationship to black culture. Things get heated but it’s all love, no hate. Let the…
 
Vince Granata starts his book, “Everything Is Fine,” with the truth: His brother, in the midst of a schizophrenic episode, murdered his mother. The rest of the book tells the story of how and why Vince never stopped loving him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy Crooked Media
 
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay go down a Reddit rabbit hole and answer the important question: what % of a misogynist is Van? (3:57). Then military vet, community organizer and Congressional candidate Brittany Ramos DeBarros joins the pod for a deep dive into the military-industrial complex, defunding the police, and the Wu-Tang Clan (27:01). Finall…
 
Bread meet bread! Today I sit down with the co-founders of Lodge Bread, Or Amsalam and Alexander Phaneuf. They are two amazing bakers who have all of LA raving about their bread and with good reason! Today's podcast is brought to you by Helix Sleep - Go to Helixsleep.com/PAPA, take their two minute sleep quiz and find your perfect mattress. See omn…
 
Larry weighs in on ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ and the importance of gratitude to open the show. Later, he is joined by New York Times best selling author Malcolm Gladwell to discuss his new audio book ‘The Bomber Mafia,’ how advances in technology change warfare, and more (11:00). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Malcolm Gladwell Producer: Kaya McMulle…
 
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay revisit the impending divorce of a couple of philanthropic billionaires (5:21) before talking financial responsibility and jollof rice with former NFL star Adewale Ogunleye (11:33). Then Van and Rachel discuss the upcoming appeal in the case of Derek Chauvin (45:37), before lightening the mood with some superhero specu…
 
ESPN NFL analyst Mina Kimes comes on to give her hot take on how analysts should and shouldn’t talk about sexual assault and institutional bad behavior. One idea: Never again utter the phrase “off-field issues.” For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/withfriendslikethese. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.co…
 
The group goes Goop this week with the one-and-only Gwyneth Paltrow. Academy Award winning actor, mom, author, businesswoman, and lover of bone broth, G.P. gives us a solid hang, a swift education, and a refreshingly delightful vibe. Plus we learn about the birds and the bees... finally!By Will Arnett, Gwyneth Paltrow, Test Pattern Media, Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes
 
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss an old Steve Harvey interview that resurfaced and answer the antiquated question: can men and women be platonic friends? (7:17). Then Van and Rachel welcome Media Take Out founder, Fred Mwangaguhunga to breakdown the world of celebrity news (20:36). Finally, the new charges filed in the Ahmaud Arbery case get d…
 
Major congratulations are in order as Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsey celebrate Van winning an Oscar for Best Short Film (00:43), and recap an awards night they’ll never forget. Plus, several states are making it easier to harm protesters (23:54), Tyrese has social media abuzz after shaving his partners privates on Insta (34:38) and Dr. Umar Johnson’…
 
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay are joined by actor, poet, producer Omari Hardwick to talk everything from self-care in trying times (12:00) to zombie bigotry (34:15). Plus, will Ghost make a return to the world of Power…as a Ghost (40:23)? Also, Van and Rachel react to the killing of Ma’Khia Bryant in the wake of too many similar deaths (56:14). Fin…
 
Documentary “Boys State” was short-listed for an Oscar for its engrossing portrayal of Texas teenagers’ cutthroat politics. One of its stars, Steven Garza, stops by to discuss if the kids are alright. Spoiler alert: Maybe not! For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/withfriendslikethese. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit po…
 
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd. Van and Rachel discuss their immediate reactions, pundits' and politicians' statements about the verdict, and where we go from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis…
 
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay react to a violent month of mass shootings (6:00), and Chris Cuomo’s “controversial” comments on police reform (14:00). Plus, rapper, The Game chimes in on gender roles (33:00), America’s Next Top Model’s problematic past has twitter abuzz (45:00), Jake Paul makes a mockery of boxing (56:00) and we say RIP to two hip-h…
 
Larry weighs in on a week filled with gun violence and police brutality, as well as the new Georgia voting law to open the show (02:00). Later, he is joined by Willie Geist, host of ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Sunday Today with Willie Geist,’ to discuss what goes into the interview process, how President Biden is doing in office, and more (20:00). Host: Lar…
 
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the latest news in the death of Daunte Wright (09:05) as well as the video of Army Sgt. Jonathan Pentland harassing a Black man (16:20) and Michael Rapaport’s controversial Instagram post. Next, Yodit Tewolde joins the show to discuss the latest in the trial of Derek Chauvin (31:40). Van and Rachel also go over…
 
We have another great guest for you! She's studied archaeology and anthropology, moved from the UK to LA, been a superhero, directed a short film, created an inclusive production company, and is now directing on Legends of Tomorrow - the DC Comics series which she starred in - all before the age of 30! Hear Maisie Richardson-Sellers talk about her …
 
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss the two latest high-profile incidents of law enforcement misconduct: Virginia police pulling over and pepper-spraying 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario last December, and Minnesota police shooting and killing Daunte Wright this week (0:30). Then they bring on detectives Ralph Horton and Dre Severino of the Baltimore City P…
 
We welcome writer, director, actor, and now fight-trained action hero Bob Odenkirk to the show for a strut down the promenade of life. Bob tells us about everything from the early days to yesterday, the genesis of his new film Nobody, and his favorite chicken pot pie recipe, of course. Bon appétit.By Will Arnett, Test Pattern Media, Jason Bateman, Bob Odenkirk, Sean Hayes
 
Larry is joined by Oscar nominated director Travon Free to discuss filming ‘Two Distant Strangers’ amidst the pandemic, how he got his start in the entertainment industry, and more (01:00). Later, Larry is joined by Oscar nominee and singer Andra Day to discuss portraying Billie Holiday in her first ever acting role with ‘The United States vs. Bill…
 
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay discuss Khloe Kardashian’s “natural” picture that got accidentally posted (20:00), Regé-Jean Page not getting a role in 'Krypton' because he’s Black (37:00), Hubert Davis’s weird press conference after being hired as UNC head basketball coach (49:00), and California potentially reopening on June 15 (1:00:00), before an…
 
New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert’s new book, “Under a White Sky,” explores the damage to the planet humans have done (or could do) in trying to fix the damage they’ve done: everything from electrocuting carp and to sprinkling the sky with diamond dust. For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/withfriendslikethese. Learn more ab…
 
Hari and Kamau face up to their mistakes before it's too late. And we all learn so much. Rosa Clemente calls bullshit on Puerto Rican statehood—and gives a crash course on the Puerto Rican people’s historic struggle for self-determination. Yasmin Benoit unpacks the basics of asexuality and shares asexual perspectives on libido, attraction, romance,…
 
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