Emmy-nominated host, writer and producer Baratunde Thurston will launch his new podcast HOW TO CITIZEN WITH BARATUNDE in partnership with iHeart Media. The first episodes will premiere on Thursday, August 27 in the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
How To Citizen with Baratunde reimagines the word “citizen” as a verb and reminds us how to wield our collective power. With humor and empathy, Baratunde explores societal topics that affect us all, speaks with people using their relationships and power for the benefit of the many, and offers audience members ways to participate. With so much media focused on what is wrong with our society, this show focuses on what is right and how to build on it. Our democratic experiment is up for grabs, and we the people will decide, through our action or inaction, where we go next.
Baratunde Thurston is an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for THE ONION, produced for THE DAILY SHOW, advised the Obama White House, and wrote the New York Times bestseller HOW TO BE BLACK. He’s the executive producer and host of WE’RE HAVING A MOMENT, a limited-run podcast series that captures this defining moment of pandemic, policing, and race in the U.S and the creator / host of the weekly pandemic show, LIVE ON LOCKDOWN. In 2019, he delivered what MSNBC’s Brian Williams called “one of the greatest TED talks of all time”. Right now, the writer, activist and comedian is using his powerful voice to help people understand this revolutionary moment with his unique blend of criticism, humor, and optimism