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Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde is a former supervising producer for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he oversaw digital expansion. He co-founded Cultivated Wit and Panoply's About Race podcast and wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black. He is a correspondent with NatGeo’s Explorer series and the host of Clarify, a video series produced by Spotify and Mic featuring political conversations with musicians. Baratunde is a public speaker and internet person whose LinkedIn profile history includes: columnist for Fast Company, closing speaker for TED and host of TED Talks PBS, director’s fellow at the MIT Media Lab, director of digital for The Onion, national board member for BUILD, and gentrifier of Brooklyn, New York.

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