May 4, 2017

EP. 36 — Getting Adversarial with Journalist Jeremy Scahill

Folks on both the left and the right have a love-hate relationship with reporter and Intercept co-founder Jeremy Scahill. His brand of “adversarial” investigative journalism makes no exceptions – not for the nation’s most powerful, and especially not for those advocating for wars abroad. In this episode of #politicallyreactive, we talk with Jeremy about his refusal to sit on a panel with Milo Yiannopoulos on Real Time with Bill Maher, what it was like to interview Julian Assange for the Intercepted podcast, his thoughts on Russian involvement in U.S. politics, and the people who give him hope for the future (hint: it’s probably you!). Click “play” to find out why Jeremy has earned the title, “one-man truth squad”.

Keep tabs on Jeremy on Twitter (@jeremyscahill) and subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on your preferred podcast platform! Or stream the show online at:

Book tours, TV shows, standup – oh my! Catch Kamau in-person for his The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell book tour or on TV for CNN’s United Shades of America! More info at And Hari really, REALLY wants you to come see him on tour – find dates at:

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This episode is sponsored by Church & State, Boll & Branch ( code: PR), Helix Sleep (, and HelloFresh ( code: REACTIVE30).

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March 8, 2018

Hari and his brother Ashok have a new podcast: Kondabolu Brothers. Check out the first episode in your podcast app right now. Witness two brothers occasionally acknowledging their live audience, find out why World War 1 is overrated, and learn why pizza should not be your favorite food. It’s fun.

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October 5, 2017

It’s the end of season 2 already? We close strong with messages from our listeners and conversations with #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Alicia Garza, and comedian Wyatt Cenac. Garza is an Oakland-based organizer who is currently the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She describes her lasting impressions from the 2016 election cycle, and gives advice for those hoping to be “allies.” Cenac opens up about his experiences on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and explains why his new TOPIC produced series “aka Wyatt Cenac” focuses on a superhero fighting gentrification in Brooklyn.

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Wyatt Cenac (@wyattcenac

Alicia Garza (@aliciagarza

While we’re away, keep our #politicallyreactive hashtag strong. Thanks! Check out Hari’s tour dates and albums at and for all Kamau’s projects check out



This episode is sponsored by The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast, ZipRecruiter, Away (code: REACTIVE), and Lyft.

September 28, 2017

Season 2 is almost over! This week Kamau and Hari are joined by Damon Young (Co-founder of and David Litt (author of “Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years”) to discuss the power of the pen. Young explains Pittsburg culture and headline structure. Litt lets us in on the challenges and triumphs of writing for President Barack Hussein Obama. If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, call in and tell us what YOU’VE learned this season by dialing 646-389-3721. Your voice may appear in next week’s finale episode.

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Damon Young (@VerySmartBros)

David Litt (


Send us your comments using the #politicallyreactive. Thanks! Check out Hari’s tour dates and albums at and for all Kamau’s projects check out



This episode is sponsored by The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast.