W. Kamau Bell, the host of CNN's "United Shades of America,” describes his show as giving people a “microphone” and “public square to tell their version of the story.” Putting it plainly, he's said his greatest gift as a communicator is in knowing, “... how to shut the f*ck up and let people talk.” Kamau is a gifted stand up comedian who delivers his comedy through a socio-political lens. In this episode of Clear+Vivid, Alan Alda asks W. Kamau Bell about his approach to comedy and how it's possible to talk with someone who you genuinely disagree with, like a member of the KKK — and still find relatable qualities, even humor. Before they finish, Kamau surprises Alan with a guest of his own!
Hat tip: @sciphi
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I’m reading Alda’s latest book and his podcast is excellent. Of course @wkamaubell was a really great choice for an interview.
Alan Alda’s quiet, thought provoking questions really bring out WKB’s insights beautifully. He practices what he preaches – Listen. I love this episode!
love his show.