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Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston is the CEO and co-founder of Cultivated Wit and co-host of the podcast About Race. He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet The Onion.
Recent episodes featuring Baratunde Thurston
117. Donald Trump Isn’t What He Claims to Be (w/ Baratunde Thurston, Jody Avirgan)
Baratunde Thurston (How to Be Black) and Jody Avirgan (FiveThirtyEight) join Negin for a lively discussion about the ongoing drama of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Plus, they share key takeaways from the New York Times’ investigation into Fred Trump’s financial empire. Lastly, the panel asks: should Michael Bloomberg run for President?This episode is sponsored by Newsvoice (, Sierra Club (, Sagely Naturals ( code: FAKE), and Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps ( code: FAKE).
Tom Shillue and Baratunde Thurston
Tom Shillue and Baratunde Thurston discuss the issues of the day, including, DNA, Trump, & Italian actress Asia Argento.
The Story of America with Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston is a comedian, writer and activist who has worked at The Onion and The Daily Show. He is the author of "How to Be Black," a satirical guide to better understanding issues around race. Baratunde talks with Bassem about being Black in America, the different stories that Americans tell themselves about their country, and how he has been able to tell his own story, on his terms. If you have questions or comments for Bassem, tweet them to him at @Byoussef with the hashtag #askbassem, email, or call 785-422-7736 (785-4-BASSEM) and leave a voicemail.
80. Swimming in a Sea of Diet Cokes (w/ Kendra Cunningham, Baratunde Thurston)
Kendra Cunningham (Last Comic Standing) and Baratunde Thurston (The Daily Show) join Negin to talk about the latest in immigration policy and the possible government shutdown. Plus, the panel grapples with the claims against Aziz Ansari and the difficult conversations it has prompted. Lastly, Negin brings the panel up to speed on the Trump administrations's plan to expand offshore drilling.This episode is brought to you by Ellevest ( and Modcloth ( code: FAKE15).
"The Truth Hurts" with Cheryl Strayed, Baratunde Thurston and Meklit
Luke Burbank peels back the curtain on a show recording gone wrong that later became the foundation of Live Wire Miracle Day, author and advice columnist Cheryl Strayed offers up some Thanksgiving table survival techniques, futurist comedian Baratunde Thurston reveals the dangers of “anti-social people developing all of our social tools,” and musical guest Meklit brings us along on her journey to find beauty and music in everyday sounds.
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Sep 11th, 1977
Brooklyn, NY, USA
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2 days, 20 hours