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The Woke War
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In this episode, W. Kamau Bell explores what is going on with ‘wokeness.’ The term “woke” has become the epicenter of a massive political and ideological fight for control of the .. show full overview
Black in Appalachia
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When we picture Appalachians, we generally picture the white working class of America. But a significant and largely unknown population of Black Americans have called it home since the .. show full overview
Athletes and the Cost of Winning
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While sports can be exhilarating and bring us together, they also come with a lot of intensity and pressure that can compromise athletes’ mental health. W. Kamau Bell heads to the .. show full overview
California Is Burning
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Years of prolonged drought and extreme heatwaves in California have seen wildfires grow in frequency, intensity, and size. It is a complex crisis, fueled by mismanagement of the land, .. show full overview
Asian Americans in the Spotlight
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W. Kamau Bell takes us on a personal journey as he discusses representation with some of his Asian American friends in the film and television industry, examining the commonality between .. show full overview
The Landback Movement
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W. Kamau Bell travels to the Black Hills of South Dakota – a place known for centuries to the Indigenous peoples of the area as “the heart of everything that is.” Bell dives into the .. show full overview
Hawaii for Hawaiians
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The word ‘aloha’ has come to define Hawaiian hospitality: a warm, open armed welcome. But in his second trip to Hawaii, W. Kamau Bell learns how that word has been commodified and .. show full overview