“How to Be Black” Baratunde Thurston

Standup comedian, author of “How to be Black,” and creator of the soon-to-be-released, Baratunde Thurston spends time talking with Jamila about his projects, his book and his name.  Much like the other Harvard graduate who gave up the nickname “Barry,” to use his given name, Baratunde is enjoying an active and engaging life and career.

Bomani Armah- He’s Not a Rapper!

“Not a Rapper” and funny philosopher Bomani Armah joins me to discuss his opinions about the modern state of hip-hop and what he thinks is so funny.

Paul Provenza “Satiristas”

“Satiristas: Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians,” is the book by Paul Provenza and Dan Dion in which comedians talk about life and the world as they see it.  Provenza says some of the most profound observances should be attributed to the folks tasked with making us laugh.