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Baratunde Thurston: How To Citizen

About The Episode

This year's election saw historic voter turnout. But in a divided democracy, how else can we commit to our civic duties? This hour, Baratunde Thurston joins Manoush with ideas on how to citizen.

About Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston is an Emmy-nominated writer, comedian, and political commentator. He's the executive producer and host of two podcasts: How To Citizen with Baratunde and We're Having A Moment.

Thurston is also the creator and host of the weekly pandemic show, Live On Lockdown. Previously, Thurston worked as the director of digital for The Onion and supervising producer for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He serves on the boards of BUILD and the Brooklyn Public Library.

He holds a BA in Philosophy from Harvard University.

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Manoush Zomorodi
Manoush Zomorodi is the host of TED Radio Hour. She is a journalist, podcaster and media entrepreneur, and her work reflects her passion for investigating how technology and business are transforming humanity.
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Matthew Cloutier
Matthew Cloutier is a producer for TED Radio Hour. While at the show, he has focused on stories about science and the natural world, ranging from Mars rovers and failed telescope launches to exploring Antarctica's hidden life and 3D scans of the planet. He has also pitched these kinds of episodes, including "Through the looking glass" and "Migration."
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Christina Cala is a producer for Code Switch. Before that, she was at the TED Radio Hour where she piloted two new episode formats — the curator chat and the long interview. She's also reported on a movement to preserve African American cultural sites in Birmingham and followed youth climate activists in New York City.