Summary: A humblebragadocious digest from New York Times best-selling author of "How To Be Black," Baratunde Thurston has he travels through time and space, encountering ideas.
Thursday May 4, 2017 I participated in a storytelling event at HousingWorks Bookstore in Manhattan. The title was "Teach Me You Did" and was a celebration of Star Wars Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, and the resistance. I shared the story of a family friend, James West, who taught me much.
Happy throwback Thursday all. In this post I read an article I wrote in Horizon, the school newspaper of the Sidwell Friends upper school. The article is from September 8, 1993. For more audio recordings of people reading articles out loud, visit http://baratun.de
I read @jason calacanis essay on the next twitter CEO out loud for no discernible reason. Article in print is here http://calacanis.com/2015/06/17/what-i-would-do-if-i-were-ceo-of-twitter-a-seven-part-plan/
I'm now one of three co-hosts on TakePart Live (http://takepart.com/live) on the new TV network, Pivot. Every day, Jacob Soboroff, Meghan McCain and I deliver and debate news, and because it's TV, we run out of time! So consider this my extended thoughts or "Things I Would Have Said On TV If We Had More Time." I'm testing out this format on my SoundCloud account and welcome feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fruitvale Station is the fictional account of an all too true story of the murder of Oscar Grant by Bay Area Rapid Transit police. I recorded this episode of the podcast moments after seeing an advanced screening of the film on Wednesday July 10th with my friend and former college roommate Dahni-El Giles. The movie is beautiful and hard to watch at the same time. You absolutely must see it. More info here http://www.fruitvalefilm.com/ In our conversation, Dahni-El and I reference the work of our friend Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff which you can find here: http://policingequity.org
In this special edition, I perform an audio version of my cover story in the July/August 2013 issue of Fast Company magazine. There's added perspective, commentary, and thanks included here.
I lived in the Boston area for 12 years. In this episode I talk about my remote experience of the manhunt, decision to host a special Whiskey Friday on Saturday in Cambridge, and reflect on militarized police and fears if immigrants.
The Confessional: Flying With Congestion And A Week In San Francisco by baratunde
This is the sound of a man returned from the conference circuit of TED, SXSW and F.ounders. In this confessional, I recap some of the happenings at SXSW and talk a bit about the controversy surrounding The Onion's Oscar night tweeting. Also I'm on my way to brunch, so this cuts off abruptly.
I met a black Scottish man from Harlem on the streets of Long Beach #TED2013 by baratunde
I have invoked vacation mode. Expect no replies until Jan 8 at the earliest. Explanation in full here: http://bit.ly/holitunde
BaratundeCast: My deceased mother likes Frank Ocean? by baratunde
Thursday 6 December 2012, I spoke in Tulsa, Oklahoma about How To Be Black. I was invited by Booksmart and hosted by the Philbrook Museum and the John Hope Franklin Center. This is the audio of the Q&A portion of the show and is missing the very first question because I forgot to press record.
BaratundeCast: why can't we make long term investment decisions? by baratunde
BaratundeCast: sometimes you've just got to let old crazy people die. Q&A from Lewis & Clark show by baratunde