Baratunde Thurston, Mark Frauenfelder, and Stuff You Should Know

Episode 11

13th March 2012

Author and comedian Baratunde Thurston talks about how to be black, whether it’s in high school at Sidwell Friends, in college at Harvard, or while working at The Onion. His satirical self-help book and memoir is called — that’s right! — ‘How to Be Black’. Plus Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark — hosts of the podcast ‘Stuff You Should Know’ — introduce us to Lucha Libre (also known as Mexican professional wrestling!) and Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing recommends a better night’s sleep and more.

Episode notes

Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing’s Recommendations

Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing and the Gweek podcast joins us to share his top recommendations this week: the Zeo Sleep Manager and the art blog Gurney Journey.
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Stuff You Should Know on Lucha Libre

So there’s some stuff you should really know about, and maybe you don’t. This week, Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark of the Stuff You Should Know podcast fill us in on the wonderful world of Lucha Libre (also known as Mexican Wrestling!).
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Comedian and Writer Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston is a stand up comedian, Director of Digital at The Onion and a “Black Representative.” That is to say, he’s occasionally been designated as the black guy at work, at school, or among his friends. His new book, which is part memoir and part satirical guide, is called How to Be Black.

He talks to us about staging student-led seminars about racism in high school at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., attending an extracurricular Afro-centric weekend program run by black nationalists, coming back to comedy and writing after working in the corporate world and more!
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The Outshot: Unsupervised

Jesse has us sold on the FX animated series Unsupervised and an unusual portrayal of teenagers as sincere, enthusiastic people.
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  • Baratunde Thurston
  • Stuff You Should Know
  • Mark Frauenfelder

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