DeRay Mckesson

DeRay Mckesson is an American civil rights activist and former school administrator.

Guest Appearances

October 18, 2018

Civil rights activist and Crooked Media podcaster DeRay Mckesson joins Dave and Matt this week to talk all about This Is UsReal World dreams, and Sia “Carpool Karaoke”. Also, wanting someone who loves joy, being single and having a public life, and that infamous Patagonia vest. Plus, Dave preps for his big marathon and Matt and Dave answer your questions!

This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon ( code: HOMO), Chappy, hims (, and Care/of ( code: HOMO),

September 27, 2018

Negin take a breather from the dizzying news cycle to kick back and gab with some of her favorite friends and comedians. A cast of all-star guests convene to talk about dating and desirability and how parenting has changed over the years. Plus, they ask: why don’t people go to church anymore? The panel includes fellow Earwolf host Jo Firestone (Dr. Gameshow), Kaitlin Fontana (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), DeRay Mckesson (On the Other Side of Freedom), Catie Lazarus (Employee of the Month), Chris Duffy (Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas) and Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress).


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August 23, 2018

Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson (On the Other Side of Freedom) and writer Catie Lazarus (Employee of the Month) join Negin to break down an unprecedented week of news spanning from Michael Cohen’s plea deal to Paul Manafort’s conviction on eight felony counts to Trump’s Twitter reactions. Plus, the panel talks about the EPA’s plan to loosen federal restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Lastly, they have a wide-ranging discussion about the path forward for activism.

This episode is sponsored by Chef Steps ( code: FAKE) and Care/of (www.takecareof.comcode: FAKE).

July 25, 2018

Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss people using their grandpa’s nazi fighting to excuse their racism, speaking negatively of the people of your own race and culture, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon ( code: YO).