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Tired and Excited with Baratunde Thurston

Sunstorm with Alicia Garza & Ai-jen Poo

Between the pandemic and life, “How to Citizen” host Baratunde Thurston is tired. But he’s also optimistic and motivated about where the world can go—if we get ourselves right. He breaks down his concept of ‘citizen’ as a verb, and why he chooses to citizen by checking on his neighbors and digging into the minutiae of municipal budgets. He also shares stories about his late mom, whose life continues to reveal lessons in resilience, growth, and self-acceptance. Plus: Details about Baratunde’s upcoming PBS docuseries, America Outdoors, and the #1 skill he acquired during quarantine.Head to sunstormpod.com to learn, read and find out how you can get involved!Sunstorm is a project of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Sunstorm provides a platform for a diversity of viewpoints on policies and current events that are important to the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and its members. Guests on Sunstorm do not represent or speak on behalf of NDWA.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


22 Jun 2021

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Ep. 193: Baratunde Thurston, Civics Teacher

Rumble with Michael Moore

Michael is joined by writer, thinker, comedian and podcaster Baratunde Thurston for a conversation about the fragility of American democracy, the purposeful dumbing down of the citizenry, the lack of civic education in American schools and what we all must do about it. Michael also responds to listener emails about his conversation with "Exterminate All The Brutes" director Raoul Peck.Listen to Baratunde's podcast "How To Citizen with Baratunde" https://www.howtocitizen.com/ Baratunde mentioned a Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden. Watch Marshall Curry's short doc on that event, "A Night At The Garden" https://anightatthegarden.com/ Watch Raoul Peck's "Exterminate All The Brutes" https://www.hbo.com/exterminate-all-the-brutes Music in the episode: "American Idiot" - Green Day https://youtu.be/V9NFs7qPwuk Underwriters: Special offer for Rumble listeners. Get 15% off Raycon Earbuds! BuyRaycon.com/rumble Try Gabi to check if you've been overpaying for home and auto insurance. It's free! http://www.gabi.com/rumble --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message


2 Jun 2021

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Baratunde Thurston (Part 2)

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver

Minnie continues her conversation with Baratunde Thurston, writer, activist and host of the How to Citizen podcast. Baratunde reveals why “how” questions scare us, his mother’s story, and how social media opened up his family tree. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


2 Jun 2021

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Baratunde Thurston (Part 1)

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver

Minnie questions Baratunde Thurston, writer, activist and host of the How to Citizen podcast. In this first installment of their two-part conversation, Baratunde and Minnie discuss the difference between doing right and being right, the comfort of being oceanside and how being “in” love isn’t actually a destination. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com


26 May 2021

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Episode 10: Season Finale: “How to Citizen” with Baratunde Thurston, and Recognizing TV/ Movies that have Centered Race

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

On the season finale, writer, comedian, podcaster, activist, and Emmy Award-nominated host Baratunde Thurston brings us to the home stretch while providing all the laughs!  Baratunde joins Chevon and Dennis to talk about his early career having worked at the intersections of standup, tech, and activism as a Black man, and how those experiences have shaped his current work on the topics of race, technology, democracy, and climate. He also shares his insights on being a multifaceted creator, the balance of “bringing your whole self to the workplace” as a person of color, and his take on “weaponing discomfort” and “defining white supremacy” to expose the underlying layers of how it's been maintained. Check out the Resources below for information on how to keep up with Baratunde and his upcoming projects, including his podcast “How To Citizen with Baratunde” and the new six-part PBS series, “America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston”. Chevon and Dennis talk about shows that have centered race over the past year  and give praise to the writers, producers, and organizations working to move the needle on representation. Among the many shows they mention are The Watchmen, Lovecraft Country, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.  Finally, two big announcements: Dennis has taken on a new position at Race Forward as our Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture, and also we’ve opened registration for our #RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future youth oriented event taking place on September 25th!  Thank you for listening to Season 2 of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, and stay tuned as we’re looking forward to even bigger things for Season 3 premiering this fall!  Check out all the episodes from Season 1 and 2, and rate, subscribe, and share –– we’re on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Pandora! Resources (by order of mention) 'Lovecraft Country' Creator Aims To Reclaim The Horror Genre For People Of Color (via NPR)https://n.pr/3tld8S8 ‘Minari’ Star Yuh-Jung Youn Makes Oscar Historyhttps://bit.ly/3eTKGSc ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Reckons with an American Burden (via The Hollywood Reporter)https://bit.ly/3vXVzJF Grey's Anatomy recap: Police brutality and racial profiling take center stage (via Entertainment Weekly) https://bit.ly/3utedsk Color of Change https://hollywood.colorofchange.org Center For Cultural Power https://www.culturalpower.org BUILD https://build.org/about Baratunde Thurston Podcast: How To Citizen www.baratunde.com/howtocitizen Websitewww.baratunde.com PBS and Twin Cities PBS Announce New Series, America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston to.pbs.org/3f0hNn4 Ted Talk: How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time https://bit.ly/2QW0vjb Facebookwww.facebook.com/baratunde Instagram www.instagram.com/baratunde Twitter www.twitter.com/baratunde About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward #RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future http://bit.ly/raceandopofevent Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssociate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis


6 May 2021

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The Quest for a More Perfect Democracy With Baratunde Thurston

The Bakari Sellers Podcast

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 SellersGuest: Baratunde Thurston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


8 Apr 2021

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Listen Again - Baratunde Thurston: How To Citizen

TED Radio Hour

Original broadcast date: December 4, 2020. Last year's election saw historic voter turnout. But in a divided democracy, how else can we commit to our civic duties? This hour, Baratunde Thurston joins Manoush with ideas on how to citizen.


26 Mar 2021

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“#Free Against the Music” (with Baratunde Thurston)

Keep It!

Ira, Louis, and Aida discuss The NY Times documentary Framing Britney Spears, Christopher Plummer, Golden Globe noms, The Weeknd’s Super Bowl performance, Debra Messing’s worst tweet, Morgan Wallen’s racism scandal, Cracker Barrel’s etymology and more. Plus, Baratunde Thurston joins to discuss his podcast How to Citizen and how Black and white America moves forward post Trump.Aida's recs: Aja Monet -- The Black Unicorn SingsMikki Kendall -- Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgott’ai freedom ford -- how to get overBuy them from your local black owned bookstorePoppy + RoseBed-Stuy Fish Fry@tierrwhackBaratunde's recs: Black-owned publishing company called A Kids Book About. They make empowering, challenging and important books for kids on everything from racism to depression to creativity. Reverence, a Black-owned restaurant on historic Striver’s Row in Harlem created by Chef Russell Jackson (@chefrjackson on IG). He’s adapted the chef’s table-only dining experience to amazing to go food compatible with a global pandemic’s restrictions. Find Reverence on IG @reverencenyc or online at reverence.nyc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 44mins

10 Feb 2021

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Charli D'Amelio 100M on Tiktok, Snap gives away $, Baratunde Thurston

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Charlie D'Amelio, Tiktok, 100M, Snap, Money, Creators, Baratunde Thurson


27 Nov 2020

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Who's Allowed To Be American: With Guest Baratunde Thurston

The Michael Steele Podcast

Michael and guest Baratunde Thurston talk about the deeply ingrained racism and misogyny in American culture, and how we might finally overcome some of the divides we face.


7 Nov 2020