Baratunde Thurston


Baratunde Thurston is an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and cleaned bathrooms to pay for his Harvard education. He’s the host of the iHeartMedia podcast Spit, the Color of Change podcast #TellBlackStories, and wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black. Baratunde is a highly sought-after public speaker whose CV includes being: and MSNBC contributor, co-founder of Cultivated Wit, columnist for Fast Company, closing speaker for TED, director’s fellow at the MIT Media Lab, and a board member for BUILD and the Brooklyn Public Library.

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