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The Bakari Sellers Podcast

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.

Direct Deposit With Chad Sanders

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Bakari Sellers is joined by writer, director, and actor Chad Sanders to discuss his journey from Google to the writer’s room of ‘Rap Sh!t’ (1:10), conversations about race and wealth on his ‘Direct Deposit’ podcast (6:49), and working on a production led by Issa Rae (14:36).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Chad Sanders

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Jan 26 2023

26mins

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S.E. Cupp and Breaking Away From Trumpism

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Bakari Sellers is joined by writer and political commentator S.E. Cupp to discuss the election and Republican acceptance of George Santos (3:34), and the focus of the GOP (8:57). Plus, the outlook of the 2024 election (13:48), and where Democrats are going wrong (21:08).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: S.E. Cupp

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Jan 23 2023

30mins

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The Chaos of Politics With Charlie Pierce

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Bakari Sellers is joined by sportswriter and political blogger Charlie Pierce to discuss his journey from forest ranger to journalist (:42), Merrick Garland and the investigation of President Biden (6:56), and the chaos to expect from House Republicans and the 2024 election (13:25).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Charlie Pierce

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Jan 19 2023

27mins

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Ryan Clark on NFL Playoffs and Hosting ‘The Pivot’

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Bakari Sellers is joined by ESPN analyst and host of the ‘The Pivot’ podcast Ryan Clark to discuss going from the NFL to behind the mic (:39), the Damar Hamlin injury (3:51), and a look ahead at the rest of the playoffs (13:39).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Ryan Clark

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. 

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Jan 17 2023

24mins

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DeRay Mckesson and the State of Criminal Justice Reform

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Bakari Sellers is joined by civil rights activist and cofounder of Campaign Zero DeRay Mckesson to discuss reports of spikes in crime (6:28), the work being done to close Rikers Island jail (15:53), and policing during the Biden administration (22:20).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: DeRay Mckesson

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Jan 12 2023

29mins

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The Collapse of FTX and the Economy of 2023 With Greg Zuckerman

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Bakari Sellers is joined by special writer at the Wall Street Journal Greg Zuckerman to break down the state of cryptocurrency and the collapse of FTX (5:46). Plus, a look ahead at the economy of 2023 (18:30) and the future of Tesla (20:52).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Greg Zuckerman

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Jan 09 2023

30mins

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The Humiliation of Kevin McCarthy With Jonathan Martin

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Bakari Sellers is joined by Politico’s senior political columnist Jonathan Martin to explain the congressional confusion (1:54), and if not Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House, then who (5:11)? Plus, the dilemma facing democrats in 2024 (11:44) and five political predictions for the new year (17:59). 


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Jonathan Martin

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Jan 05 2023

25mins

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Unpacking Deion’s Decision, and Jerry Jones’s Escape From Accountability

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Bakari Sellers is joined by senior writer at Deadspin Carron Phillips to unpack Deion Sanders’s decision to leave Jackson State for Colorado (1:16), and discuss how successful he could be at his new destination (11:34). Plus, Michigan’s CFB Playoff prospects (16:28), and accountability for Jerry Jones (23:47).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Carron Phillips

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. 

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Dec 22 2022

33mins

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A Republican Recap of the Midterms and Looking Ahead With Scott Jennings

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CNN conservative commentator Scott Jennings joins to discuss working with Karl Rove in the George W. Bush White House (2:47), his current role as founding partner of RunSwitch Public Relations (5:37), and a republican recap of the 2022 midterms (8:17). Plus, the GOP’s strategy for the 2024 election (18:52).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Scott Jennings

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr. 

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Dec 15 2022

31mins

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Dana Milbank Discusses ‘The Destructionists’

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Bakari Sellers is joined by author and Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank to discuss his NYT best-selling book ‘The Destructionists’ (5:02), the political narrative coming out of Georgia (9:33), and the 2024 primary outlook of the GOP vs. Trump (16:27).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Dana Milbank

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Dec 08 2022

24mins

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Georgia Runoff Election Special WIth Fredrick Hicks

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Bakari Sellers is joined by consultant and founder of the Hicks Evaluation Group Fredrick Hicks to preview the runoff election between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker (:34), and why the race is so tight when one candidate “don’t speak too good” (8:09). Plus, Rev. Warnock’s presidential prospects (15:45), and Georgia as a potential primary state (22:52).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Fredrick Hicks

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Dec 06 2022

31mins

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Crossing the Streams of Politics and Culture With John Heilemann

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Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and host of Showtime’s ‘The Circus’, John Heilemann, to discuss how the 2016 election changed the world (4:39), what Herschel Walker’s candidacy means for the state of politics (10:05), and Joe Biden’s 2024 re-election prospects (23:22).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: John Heilemann

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Dec 05 2022

37mins

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Maya King and Unpacking Georgia’s Politics in 2022

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Bakari Sellers is joined by New York Times political reporter Maya King to react to the midterm and gubernatorial elections in Georgia (1:17), the support of Black men as a voting bloc in the state (13:34), and unpacking the role of race and sex in Stacey Abrams’s loss to Brian Kemp (18:18).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Maya King

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Nov 24 2022

34mins

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Bomani Jones Discusses Kyrie Irving and Whether Deion Sanders Will Move on From Jackson State

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Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and ‘Game Theory’ host Bomani Jones to discuss his journey from economics to the intersection of sports and culture (2:08), the World Cup and human rights violations in Qatar (4:06), and Kyrie Irving’s relationship with Black Hebrew Israelites (6:48). Plus, college football talk and Deion Sanders’s chances of staying at Jackson State (13:19).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Bomani Jones

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Nov 22 2022

33mins

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Trump’s Presidential Announcement and ‘Revenge’ With Michael Cohen

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Bakari Sellers is joined by author and former lawyer for Donald Trump to discuss the announcement of another Trump presidential run (3:24), the potential GOP response to a MAGA campaign after a disappointing Republican midterm (9:14), and his new book about the Dept. of Justice under Donald Trump, ‘Revenge’ (21:32).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Michael Cohen

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt 

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Nov 17 2022

29mins

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Jemele Hill on the Kyrie Irving Fallout and ‘Uphill: A Memoir’

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Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and author Jemele Hill to discuss her journey from the Detroit Free Press to ESPN (1:54), the Kyrie Irving backlash following his controversial tweet (10:20), and the release of her new book ‘Uphill: A Memoir’ (15:58).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Jemele Hill

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Nov 14 2022

42mins

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2022 Post-Election Special With Astead Herndon

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Bakari Sellers is joined by national political reporter Astead Herndon to discuss the fallout from the midterm election results (6:12), analyze the gubernatorial and Senate races in Georgia (11:25) and democratic victories in Pennsylvania and Michigan (24:10). Plus, the future of the Republican Party after the red wave that wasn’t (33:30).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Astead Herndon

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Nov 10 2022

41mins

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2022 Pre-Election Special With Ron Brownstein

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Bakari Sellers is joined by journalist and political correspondent Ron Brownstein to discuss reporting in an age when facts are less important (2:40), midterm candidate quality vs. platform substance (11:46), and an in-depth analysis of several key races (15:04).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Ron Brownstein

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Nov 07 2022

45mins

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'Barkley: A Biography' With Timothy Bella

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Bakari Sellers is joined by staff writer and editor for The Washington Post Timothy Bella to discuss his new book about Charles Barkley, 'Barkley: A Biography' (4:34), Barkley’s pre-NBA life in Leeds, Alabama (7:31), and his star power in the NBA of the ’90s (16:04).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Timothy Bella

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Nov 03 2022

25mins

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Amanda Tyler and the Rise of Christian Nationalism

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Bakari Sellers is joined by executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty to discuss the importance of the separation of church and state (4:42), the current state of white Christian nationalism (8:00), and breaking down the locations where the rise in nationalism is largest (17:07).


Host: Bakari Sellers

Guest: Amanda Tyler

Producer: Donnie Beacham Jr.

Executive Producer: Jarrod Loadholt

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Nov 01 2022

30mins

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