June 22, 2017
EP. 43 — Janet Mock on Surpassing Certainty
She’s spoken at the Women’s March on Washington, hosted a show for MSNBC, edited for Allure and Marie Claire, and written a New York Times bestselling memoir – and that’s not even half of the revolutionary work that trans writer and activist Janet Mock has done in her young career. In this episode, we talk with Janet about the writing process for her latest memoir “Surpassing Certainty,” the strong history and community of trans people in her native Hawaii, why the term “passing” is problematic for her, and why we should complicate our language when we use the word “woman”. For those of you who don’t know Janet: You’re about to become fans!
Find Janet’s books, podcast (Never Before), and speaking events at www.janetmock.com. And follow Janet on Twitter!: @janetmock
We’re going on break for TWO WEEKS! Kamau and Hari are going to miss you. So listen to their standup, read their books, watch them on CNN, and find them in person at http://www.wkamaubell.com/ and http://www.harikondabolu.com/. Thanks, and be back soon!
This episode is brought to you by OWN’s “Queen Sugar,” Hulu, Five Four Club (www.fivefourclub.com code: REACTIVE), MeUndies (www.meundies.com/PR), and Left (www.lyft.com/REACTIVE).
March 8, 2018
EP. 57.5 — Introducing Kondabolu Brothers
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.
Subscribe here in Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/untitled-kondabolu-brothers-podcast/id594239207?mt=2
Listen in Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=175748
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.
Follow our guests!
Wyatt Cenac (@wyattcenac) https://www.wyattcenac.com
Alicia Garza (@aliciagarza) https://www.facebook.com/the.one.and.only.aliciagarza
While we’re away, keep our #politicallyreactive hashtag strong. Thanks! Check out Hari’s tour dates and albums at Harikondabolu.com and for all Kamau’s projects check out wkamaubell.com.
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 VerySmartBrothas.theroot.
Follow our guests!
Damon Young (@VerySmartBros)
David Litt (https://www.thanksobamabook.
Send us your comments using the #politicallyreactive. Thanks! Check out Hari’s tour dates and albums at Harikondabolu.com and for all Kamau’s projects check out wkamaubell.com.
This episode is sponsored by The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast.