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The Big Event


Jan 11, 2018

Episode 12 of The Big Event podcast is a music-heavy conversation with Berkeley comic and CNN “United Shades of America” star W. Kamau Bell. Hosted by Peter Hartlaub. In this episode, Emmy-winning comedian, podcaster and TV host Bell recalls his early career as a struggling stand-up in San Francisco. He also talks about his next project with the Oakland Symphony, which on Jan. 19, 2018, will perform classical music-infused renditions of some of Bell’s favorite songs.

Recorded in the San Francisco Chronicle basement archive.

Theme music is "The Tide Will Rise" by the Sunset Shipwrecks. Opening signature by Leah Garchik.