This American Life
557: Birds & Bees
Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This episode, Kamau tells a story about how and when to teach kids about the horrors of slavery and oppression in America.
Fresh Air with Terry Gross
‘Totally Biased’ Comic On Race, Politics And Audience
“I don't look the same as the people who are on late-night TV, which means I don't have the same life experience, which means when I look to sit down and create these pieces with the writers, I'm trying to find an angle in it that's more personal to me,” W. Kamau Bell says. And that means addressing race. Bell says he didn't set out to be a political comedian — it just turned out that way because he has always been interested in race issues.
WTF with Marc Maron
Episode 325 (Premium content)
Comedian W. Kamau Bell steps into the garage for the kind of conversation he says doesn’t happen enough - an honest discussion about race. Marc and Kamau try to deal with racial identity in comedy and they explain why it would help if white people would be more open about their whiteness. Plus, Kamau explains how he got hooked up with Chris Rock, leading to his show Totally Biased.
Death, Sex, and Money
W. Kamau Bell Wonders How Much Is Enough
For a long time, W. Kamau Bell’s fear was that he would complete his career in comedy and remain anonymous. Then, Chris Rock took notice of his one-man show, and they teamed up to create the television series Totally Biased. Bell moved across the country to New York with his wife and baby for his new job. But the show was cancelled after a year and a half.
2 Couples, 1 Poet, a Rock Band and a Dog
"W. Kamau Bell, whom you may have heard on a recent episode talking about the fallout from his FX show coming to an end, joined us with his wife, Melissa Hudson Bell. And they brought some good news: Kamau has a new show coming out next year on CNN, called The United Shades of America. The show won't keep them from raising their daughters in the Bay Area, where they have an extended family network. We talk about that, and about teaching biracial children about race – and then, racism."
This week on Sampler, special guest, comedian W. Kamau Bell, co-host of the podcast, Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time, Period, talks with host Brittany Luse about Hollywood, race, botulism, and of course, Denzel. **Warning, this episode features content and language not suitable for children.
The Joe Rogan Experience
Episode 554 with W. Kamau Bell
Topics discussed include phones; domestic violence in sports; immigrants; ancestors; African American history; beating kids; cheating wives; jail; Tiger Woods; not saying “bitch”; confidence of top athletes; pool players; lifting weights; relaxing before shows; W. Kamau’s show; problems with FXX; after the show; NY vs. the Bay Area; San Francisco; liberals; hot tub brawls; San Francisco gentrification; San Francisco real estate; being poor; NFL head trauma; being a star; late night shows; Twitter people; aggressive progressives; rape; starting a movement... and more.
You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell (Totally Biased!) makes it weird!
Chris sits down with hilarious and intelligent W. Kamau Bell to talk about his show Totally Biased, the difference in his comedy between his stand up and show, and taking his two year old daughter to his stand up shows!