April 13, 2017
It’s been six years of the devastating civil war in Syria – more than 11 million people have been displaced, and last week’s horrifying chemical attack on Syrian citizens by their own president Bashar al-Assad has been yet another reminder of the human cost of the conflict. On this episode of Politically Re-Active, journalist and author Alia Malek helps contextualize the war and shares her own experiences of living in Damascus during the start of the conflict. Alia recommends following these outlets and journalists to stay engaged with news from Syria: independent journalist Rania Abouzeid (@Raniaab), Kareem Shaheen of The Guardian (@kshaheen), and the website http://syria.jadaliyya.com/. And if you have money to spare, donate to the following organizations: INARA, which focuses on providing medical assistance to children from Syria, and Chicago-based Karam, which seeks to “restore the dignity and quality of life for people affected by conflict.”
Learn more about Alia and her book, The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria, at www.aliamalek.com/.
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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.
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September 28, 2017
Season 2 is almost over! This week Kamau and Hari are joined by Damon Young (Co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.theroot.
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Damon Young (@VerySmartBros)
David Litt (https://www.thanksobamabook.
This episode is sponsored by The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast.