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“A Word” on DeRay McKesson & His New Podcast on Crooked Media Network

Deray McKesson will be hosting a podcast on Crooked Media Network | Washington Post

You may have seen the blue Patagonia vested activist and Baltimore Mayor hopeful on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Or  perhaps you remember him from his instantly viral “Stay Woke” photo, where cops arrested him for protesting Alton Sterling death in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Well, he’s now moving up in the multimedia echolons into podcasting.

Buzzfeed News reported that McKesson will have an activism-based podcast titled, “A Word With DeRay McKesson”.

McKesson’s podcast will be published under former Obama aides Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor who founded Crooked Media, the new liberal political network, just last year.

When asked what he hopes to accomplish with the podcast, DeRay McKesson told BuzzFeed News, “I’m trying to figure out how we give people language that they can repeat… I think a lot of the media, not just podcasts, are doing a lot of the ‘Let me explain the world to you’ [format] but not in a way listeners can actually keep explaining the world to people.”

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