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Baratunde Thurston

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โœŠ๐Ÿพ Iโ€™m a speaker, writer, and host holding space for hard and complex conversations โ€” generally on themes of race, culture, politics, and technology โ€” with a unique blend of humor, wisdom, and compassion. Founder How To Citizen club and the Cultivated Wit club at bottom of my bio on the far left. ๐ŸŽ™ Podcast creator/host How To Citizen w Baratunde ๐Ÿ“– Author NYT best-seller How To Be Black ๐Ÿ—ฃ TED Speaker How To Deconstruct Racism 4.9M views ๐Ÿ“บ Emmy-nominated host. Writer on Yara Shahidi project. Former exec The Daily Show, The Onion ๐Ÿ“Los Angeles, CA Iโ€™m on Clubhouse to experiment with community, connect, and learn. Also sometimes I bring my dope mic and sound equipment and just sound buttery because I can. Thanks pandemic! โ˜Ž๏ธ TEXT me: +1-202-894-8844 with word โ€œclubhouseโ€ to get updates on my clubbiness. โ€”โ€” Fun facts: ๐Ÿ‘ฅ Serve on the boards of BUILD.org and Brooklyn Public Library. ๐Ÿฟ I secretly love the backyard critters who eat all the food โ€”โ€” ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ Testimonials ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ โƒ โ€œOne of the greatest TED talks of all time.โ€ NBCโ€™s Brian Williamsโ€จ โƒ โ€œThis show breaks down the overwhelming feeling of being an American in this moment in time and makes change feel possible and concrete. Itโ€™s grounding and inspiring in such uncertain times.โ€ Willa BR Apple Podcasts review.ย โ€จ โƒ โ€œI wish I could start every day with a Baratunde keynote. I can already tell you that Iโ€™m going to be better today, tomorrow, and forever for having listened to his words.โ€ Speaking client