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Baratunde Thurston

Writer, Comedian, WNYC Special Correspondent

Baratunde Thurston is the author of the book How to Be Black, former digital director of The Onion, and founder of baratunde.com

Baratunde Thurston appears in the following:

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The News Quiz USA with Andy Borowitz

Friday, November 22, 2013

7:00 PM

Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Negin Farsad, Baratunde Thurston, James Adomian and Sara Schaefer to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.

News Quiz USA: Obamacare and Miley Cyrus

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Join Andy Borowitz (The Borowitz Report at The New Yorker) as he challenges comedians Negin Farsad, Baratunde Thurston, Sara Schaefer and James Adomian to dissect the week's news in this special panel show recording for WNYC and BBC Radio 4.

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How Hard are Interracial Friendships in 2013?

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

How hard are interracial friendships in 2013? How important is having friends from across the color divide to solving racial issues? Baratunde Thurston, CEO of Cultivated Wit and author of How to Be Black; and Tanner Colby, author of Some of My Best Friends are Black preview their event this week with Soledad O'Brien, discussing race, identity, and the persistent color line.

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Democratic Convention Coverage Part 2

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Coverage of Day 3 continues at Charlotte with guests from Radio Row at the convention center. Featuring:

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DNC Dispatch: Bill Clinton Shows Dems How It's Done

Thursday, September 06, 2012

President Bill Clinton took the audience, the viewing public and the Republicans to school.

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DNC Dispatch: Grace, Chills and a Perfect 10

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Cory Booker and Deval Patrick moved the crowd in exceptional ways, ways that worried me. Would there be enough inspiring-black-man sauce left for President Obama Thursday night?

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Baratunde Thurston on the Democratic National Convention

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

WNYC Special Correspondent Baratunde Thurston, author of How to Be Black, gives us an update of the events in Charlotte.

 

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DNC Dispatch: We're Not in Tampa Anymore

Monday, September 03, 2012

The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is like a music festival just with more American flags and slightly less beer.

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RNC Dispatch: Baratunde's RNC Lessons

Friday, August 31, 2012

Most notably, Republican men love khakis.

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RNC Dispatch: Partying With Penguins

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Last night I attended the BuzzFeed party at the Florida Aquarium. Yes, there were mermaids, but more importantly, there were penguins!

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Day Three of the Republican National Convention

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Baratunde Thurston, WNYC special correspondent, author of How to Be Black, and former director of digital at The Onion, reports on how the Republican National Convention is going so far and what we can expect for the closing night.

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RNC Dispatch: Keeping it Fresh with Mint Romney

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Spotted at the Huffington Post Oasis Lounge just outside the security perimeter. In this aromatically-tuned area, members of the media can indulge in Kale-Ginger Smoothies, healthy meals prepared in a bag and the latest in pun-based body products. Thanks, Arianna!

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Republican Convention Coverage Part 2

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Our coverage continues of the RNC live from Radio Row. Featuring:

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RNC Dispatch: Al D'Amato's Potty Mouth

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I even shook Rep. Peter King's (D-NY) hand. The entire time we were in physical contact, I made sure to face Mecca.

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Baratunde Thurston on the Scene in Tampa

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Baratunde Thurston, WNYC special correspondent, author of How to Be Black, and former director of digital at The Onion, talks about the first day of the Republican National Convention and what to expect this week in Tampa.

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RNC Field Dispatch: My Moment with Grover

Monday, August 27, 2012

Grover Norquist and I will be performing with several members of the Republican Party Tuesday night at the Tampa Improv this week, so I sat down to interview him.

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RNC Field Report: The Locals Have Fled

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Conventions, like sporting events and tax breaks are supposed to generate business.

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Politics, Humor, and How to Be Black

Friday, August 17, 2012

Baratunde Thurston, the former director of digital at The Onion, talks about humor, politics, and his book How to Be Black, part memoir and part guidebook. He tells stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, his hippie mother, his drug-abusing father who was murdered, and his wisdom and expertise in how to be black. Baratunde Thurston is participating in "Tell Your Friends!" with Janeane Garofalo and others at the Cornelia Street Café on August 19 at 8:30.

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Super Tuesday with It’s A Free Country

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

8:00 PM

Join political reporter Anna Sale as she hosts our Super Tuesday event brought to you by It’s a Free Country. Author and comedian Baratunde Thurston will share the stage with Anna as will a stellar cast of contributors to It's a Free Country, including WNYC's Brian Lehrer.

Comedian Baratunde Thurston on 'How to Be Black'

Thursday, February 09, 2012

February is Black History Month, and comedian Baratunde Thurston wants you to know that it's the perfect time to buy his new book, "How to Be Black." "The odds are high that you acquired this book during the nationally sanctioned season for purchasing black cultural objects, also known as Black History Month," he writes. "If you're like most people, you buy one piece of black culture per year during this month, and I'm banking on this book jumping out at you from the bookshelf or screen." Baratunde Thurston joins Celeste Headlee to discuss his new book: part-memoir, part-satire, part-political commentary.

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