June 9, 2021

EP. 108 — The Unheralded Story of Native Americans in Comedy with Kliph Nesteroff and Adrianne Chalepah

Despite their limited representation in the media, Native Americans have had a profound influence on American comedy. So why isn’t Charlie Hill a household name? This week historian Kliph Nesteroff and comic Adrianne Chalepah chat with Adam about their new book We Had A Little Real Estate Problem, which tells the fascinating story of Native American comedy. Check it out at factuallypod.com/books.


FACT-108-20210603-NesteroffChalepah-ACv02-ALT-DYN.mp3 Speaker 1 [00:00:02] Hello, welcome to Factually, I’m Adam Conover. Hello factually fans, factually friends, factually – What if I was one of those podcasters who listed all the different names from my fans at the beginning of the episode? Should I start doing that? I don’t know, I’ll think about it. Send me an email at factually@adamconover.net if you’d like me to start listing the names of all the fans when the show begins. Maybe we’ll start doing that next week. For now, let’s just jump right into it. Jackie Robinson is rightfully considered an American hero. He was the first black baseball player to play in Major League Baseball and by the way; was one of the best baseball players in history despite the torrent of racist abuse that was heaped on him by supposed ‘fans’ and by a lot of his fellow players. What he did was incredibly historically significant, but there’s so

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