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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Daveed Diggs

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Daveed Diggs

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Daveed Diggs on Hamilton, Blindspotting and Clipping's new record.

Daveed Diggs has one of the most varied resumes in entertainment.

He starred in the original cast of Hamilton – he won a Grammy and a Tony for his roles as Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette.

He's an actor on screen, too. You've seen him on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Get Down, Black -ish. Every now and then, he's got a great role in the Elmo's World segment on Sesame Street. His latest can be seen on the Amazon series Undone.

He's also a writer. Diggs co-wrote the screenplay for Blindspotting, a movie about violence and gentrification in Oakland, his hometown. Diggs also co-stars in the film, and it's brilliant.

And, if that wasn't enough he's a very talented musician. He's a member of the rap group Clipping. He serves as the MC, and producer alongside William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes. They create their beats out of weird samples: beer bottles, alarm clocks. They collaborate with noise artists, and Daveed never raps in the first person. Their newest record, There Existed An Addiction to Blood is a study in horror – horror movies, horror soundtracks, and horror rap.

Diggs joins us to talk about Clipping's new record, his various acting roles, and of course, Hamilton. Diggs reflects on his favorite music from his teenage years, and growing up in Oakland. Plus, what it's like to be recognized as a Sesame Street character.

Clipping's new album There Existed an Addiction to Blood is available October 18.

MKEP154: Celebrate Good Times with a Little YES! (Stan Lee, Homecoming, Shanice, Ace of Base, Emojis, Tony Robbins, Sam Esmail, Jaden Smith, Neo Nazis)

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Minority Korner

We kick things off with a giggle, in a burning search for where is Shanice? We may not have answers but we got questions! James has some info about 90's pop group Ace of Base... and we'll just say you'll never listen to them the same again. James sounds like a party girl but not for the reasons you think- he was off drinking the empowerment kool-aid at the Tony Robbins conference Unleash the Power Within. But what's up with all these Nazi's on the rise from high school to video games- how can we stop this madness? Does Jaden Smith have a boyfriend- and is he being a TERRIBLE boyfriend? One of the wonder twins' face can be seen on ads, and billboards around New York State- get covered ya'll! In the main event James takes a look at the life of visionary Stan Lee, who recently passed away, who was an advocate for civil rights and equality as shown through his diverse comic book characters, empowering folks of all different backgrounds, genders, sexualities, and beyond all around the world. Continuing on the celebration train, Nnekay is here to tell us about how dope Sam Esmail is in his diversity in casting in Homecoming with Julia Roberts on Amazon Prime and Mr. Robot. Phew! It's a whole lot of episode so get ready for the fun! 

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https://www.theroot.com/wisconsin-boys-take-prom-photo-giving-nazi-salut...
 
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwjxdq/stan-lee-was-a-true-ally-for-p...
 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/12/stan-lee-comic-books-s...
 
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stan-lee-photos-marvel-comics_us_5b...
 
https://www.history.com/news/stan-lee-x-men-civil-rights-inspiration
 
https://www.queerty.com/jaden-smith-tyler-creator-no-longer-boyfriends-2...
 
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/11/stan-lee-marvel-comics-lega...
 
https://www.vox.com/2016/2/23/11098942/stan-lee-death-marvel-legacy
 
https://www.tonyrobbins.com/events/unleash-the-power-within/los-angeles/
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WJSdpE-sJQ
 
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Bullseye: Chuck Klosterman & W. Kamau Bell

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Bullseye
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Chuck Klosterman
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W. Kamau Bell

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Chuck Klosterman on consuming culture on the Internet and how the present will be perceived in the future

Chuck Klosterman has written countless articles for GQ, ESPN, The Washington Post, Esquire, The Guardian and more. His new book, But What if We’re Wrong, examines how the present will be perceived it as the past. What exactly will be thought of as important events to people that are hundreds of years removed from it all? Is it even possible to get every fact correct when writing about the past?

Klosterman sits down with Jesse to talk about how we consume culture, how historians frequently reinterpret historical events, and how writing online and writing for print are fundamentally different undertakings.

Chuck Klosterman’s book But What if We’re Wrong? is available now.


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W. Kamau Bell on the Best Advice He’s Received

Socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell shares with us the best piece of advice he’s ever received.

The Outshot: Tony! Toni! Toné!

Jesse talks about Tony! Toni! Toné! and how they successfully merged soul music and hip-hop to create a new type of R&B.

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