These are trying times in global politics. Impossible things keep happening, pundits are growing shrill, and we find ourselves cramming late into the night (actually, what is the EU?) in hopes of making meaning from the mess. In Politically Reactive, comedian W. Kamau Bell has launched yet another podcast, this time with fellow funnyman Hari Kondabolu, in an attempt to suck both hard facts and sweet comedy from the issues at play this US election season. Our hosts ask the questions we're already asking in our own heads, and their rapport is convincing, because they're real-life friends. They delight in each other's company and in the contradictions of the material - and as a result, so do we. Get 30-minute-ish episodes, weekly, all through the lead-up to election day.
Gateway episodes: Dog Whistling with Ian Haney-Lopez (29 Jun 2016) / Pastor Michael McBride Says Stop Reaching for Whiteness (13 Jul 2016)