Longest Shortest Time
Ever since comedian W. Kamau Bell was a teenager, he’s been geeking out over Kung-Fu legend Bruce Lee. In this episode of the Longest Shortest Time, Kamau geeks out with Bruce’s daughter, Shannon Lee.
Larry King Podcast
Kamau takes a deep dive into America’s current political and social climate, tackling topics like the reemergence of white nationalism, the state of news media, and the future of the Democratic Party. Bell also attempts to make sense of Trump’s rise to power and gives his two cents on the Colin Kaepernick controversy.
MoJo Food Politics Podcast
Kamau showed up at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Kentucky in 2014 fully expecting to face steely stares and racist comments. But when one of the masked Klansmen did approach Bell, it was to hand him iced tea and Skittles, the snacks Trayvon Martin purchased the night he was killed by George Zimmerman in 2012. On today’s episode, Bell tells us how he reacted to the overtly racist gesture—and about how certain foods can become cultural symbols. He also reveals the key to the most savory gumbo, and who would land an invite to his fantasy dinner party in this trying time in American history. Then: What happens to kids who can’t afford to pay for lunch at school? New Mexico Senator Michael Padilla talks about his crusade to end “school lunch shaming.”
The Comedian's Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith
Comedy powerhouse Kamau finds time in-between podcasting, writing, and hosting the Emmy Award nominated "United Shades of America"on CNN, to produce deliriously funny sociopolitical standup.
The Come Up with Margot & Cassie
Kamau talks with Margot & Cassie about his mother, father and being a "political ninja".
Recode Media with Peter Kafka
Kamau discusses the trajectory of his comedy career and why it’s important to him to talk about racism.
The Chase Jarvis Live Show
Kamau stops by Chase Jarvis's YouTube channel to chat about the same nearly universal challenges that all creatives deal with. Jarvis believes Kamau is a great example of the "10-year overnight success". Although he got onto the main stream radar just a few years ago, he's been in the game since the mid 90's, grinding and grinding and slowly clawing his way to the top. Virtually no body is met with instant success and Kamau's story is a great (and hilarious) example of this.
The Breakfast Club
Kamau stops by The Breakfast Club to discuss United Shades of America, interviewing the KKK, interviewing Richard Spencer, Chicago gangs and rebuilding Chicago's inner city neighborhoods.
Fresh Air with Terry Gross
Kamau has spent much of his life feeling awkward. On United Shades of America, and in his memoir, 'The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell,' he has learned to celebrate his status as an outsider.
WTF with Marc Maron
Kamau stops by to talk to Marc about some of his recent projects, and winds up talking about pretty much everything going on in the world.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
Kamau talks with Linda Holmes at the Pop Culture Happy Hour live show in Chicago.
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!