The Bakari Sellers Podcast

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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 mov

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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

Sep 21

37 min

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

Sep 17

37 min

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

Sep 14

34 min

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

Sep 10

41 min

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

Sep 7

33 min

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

Sep 3

40 min

Bakari is joined by Darrick Hamilton, the executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, to talk about what the racial wealth gap is (6:22), some of the myths about how we can solve it (10:48), and what Joe Biden should get done in his first 100 days if he were to be elected president (34:58). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Darrick Hamilton

Aug 31

45 min

Bakari is joined by Tennessee state Senator Raumesh Akbari to talk about being a Democrat in a majority Republican legislature (3:30) and how she is working for police reform in Tennessee (12:12). Then, he is joined by Corey Stern, a lawyer representing children in Flint, Michigan, to talk about the $600 million settlement being awarded to residents harmed by the water crisis (24:20) and what comes next for the city (43:14). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Raumesh Akbari and Corey Stern

Aug 27

48 min

Bakari is joined by attorney and TV host Eboni K. Williams to talk about her journey from being a public defender to hosting a show at Fox News (3:47), her reaction to Kamala Harris being chosen as Joe Biden's VP (18:04), and her thoughts on Ice Cube's recent comments about Democrats and the Black vote (29:42). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Eboni K. Williams

Aug 24

38 min

Bakari is joined by former Department of Justice official Elliot Williams to talk about who his pick for attorney general would be if Joe Biden wins (5:16), some of the most important police reforms currently underway (21:36), and the importance of the judiciary (34:20). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Elliot Williams

Aug 20

42 min

Bakari is joined by Reecie Colbert, Chris Evans, and Julie Zebrak, all members of the #KHive, online supporters of Kamala Harris. They talk about how the #KHive was formed (3:45), how the purpose of the group has shifted now that Harris has been selected as a running mate for Joe Biden (16:49), and what the role of the group will be if Harris and Biden win in November (37:14). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Reecie Colbert, Chris Evans, and Julie Zebrak

Aug 17

44 min

Bakari is joined by political strategist, campaign manager, and analyst Donna Brazile to discuss Kamala Harris’s selection as Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 presidential election. They discuss the process of selecting a vice president, Harris’s qualifications for the position, strategies the Republican Party will look to use against her, getting Americans involved in the election process as poll workers, and more.

Aug 13

43 min

Bakari and Angela Rye reflect on the historic pick of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate, what this means for America, how qualified Harris is, and what voters need to do moving forward.

Aug 11

9 min

Bakari is joined by Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II to talk about how he transitioned from being a software engineer to a career in politics (7:05), how the state of Michigan approached the coronavirus (16:10), and how he plans to help the Black community recover from the pandemic (21:33). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Garlin Gilchrist II

Aug 10

37 min

Bakari speaks with three Democrats on what it's like to run for a Senate seat in a Southern state and the difficulties of running a campaign in the midst of a pandemic. He talks with Jaime Harrison, running in South Carolina against Lindsey Graham (5:56); Raphael Warnock, running in Georgia (24:09); and Mike Espy, running in Mississippi (45:51). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Jaime Harrison, Mike Espy, and Raphael Warnock

Aug 6

71 min

Bakari is joined by Las Vegas Aces player A'ja Wilson to talk about growing up in a basketball family (7:36), what life is like inside the WNBA bubble (24:38), and the WNBA's culture of activism (29:00). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: A'ja Wilson

Aug 3

42 min

Bakari is joined by journalist Michael Harriot to talk about the racism he experienced growing up Black in South Carolina (5:33), why there is no such thing as a single "Black vote" (21:14), and whether or not we are currently experiencing a moment of "racial reckoning" (29:47). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Michael Harriot

Jul 30

43 min

Bakari is joined by his father, Dr. Cleveland Sellers, to remember John Lewis's life and legacy (6:50); Lewis's and C.T. Vivian's roles in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Southern Christian Leadership Conference (23:33); and the legacy of SNCC in the current Black Lives Matter movement (49:13). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Cleveland Sellers

Jul 27

67 min

Bakari is joined by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to talk about how she would have responded to the coronavirus pandemic (7:20), what Joe Biden's current lead in the polls means for November (18:52), the future of the federal judiciary (20:20), and some advice for Biden before he makes his vice president pick (33:09). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Hillary Clinton

Jul 23

37 min

Bakari is joined by Sunny Hostin of 'The View' to talk about why she decided to become a prosecutor (6:03), the current movements for police reform (13:50), what needs to happen to bring about justice for Breonna Taylor (17:22), and the 2020 Democratic agenda (20:13). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Sunny Hostin

Jul 20

40 min

Bakari is joined by Errin Haines, the editor-at-large of The 19th, to talk about why so many white women did not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 (8:44), how the 2020 Democratic primary played out (17:07), and what Joe Biden now owes to Black women after they helped him secure the nomination (28:27). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Errin Haines

Jul 16

41 min

Bakari is first joined by Charlamagne tha God to talk about 'The Breakfast Club' being nominated for the National Radio Hall of Fame (4:09) and what Joe Biden needs to do to win over skeptical Black voters in November (19:05). Then reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore joins the show to talk about welcoming Cam Newton to the Patriots (33:33) and what he has learned playing for Bill Belichick (44:00). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Charlemagne tha God and Stephon Gilmore

Jul 13

50 min

Bakari is joined by professor and author Jason Johnson to talk about why he chooses to teach at an HBCU (6:05), recent polling that shows Biden with a lead over Trump in the presidential election (26:16), and how seriously we should treat Kanye West's announcement that he's going to run for president (33:35). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Jason Johnson

Jul 9

50 min

Bakari is joined by former NBA players Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison to talk about their respective NBA careers (8:15), Black fatherhood (22:29), Vince's recent retirement (35:06), and player activism (46:07). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison

Jul 6

62 min

Bakari is joined by author and MSNBC contributor Tiffany Cross to talk about what the Biden campaign needs to be doing to win over Black voters (9:17), the latest on the vice presidential search (25:00), and why the story of intelligence reports that Russians offered Taliban-linked militants bounties for killing American soldiers is not getting more traction (32:57). Host: Bakari Sellers Guest: Tiffany Cross

Jul 2

44 min

For the first episode of 'The Bakari Sellers' podcast, Bakari is joined by Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson to talk about his time at Clemson (5:37) and the social justice movement happening within the NFL (16:34). Then, Fox Sports reporter Alan Cavanna joins the show to talk about the history of race and NASCAR and the latest developments with the noose investigation (26:41). Host: Bakari Sellers Guests: Deshaun Watson and Alan Cavanna

Jun 29

48 min

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