Kamau Right Now!

OCCASIONAL THURSDAYS AT 7PM
  • Hosted by W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell has teamed up with KALW to create KAMAU RIGHT NOW! a live radio and social media event that transforms the political and cultural conversation of the moment into what Kamau calls “a three-ring circus of relevance.”

Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter (#KAMAUNOW).  Tune in to 91.7 KALW and subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss an episode!

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Kamau Right Now!  was broadcast live from Laney College's Odell Johnson Theatre on Thursday, August 17th.

W. Kamau Bell's guests included actor, director and activist Danny Glover, comedian Irene Tu, and Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency.  Plus, a slamming live performance from Antique Naked Soul.

John Orvis

  

The latest broadcast of Kamau Right Now! came live from The New Parish in downtown Oakland.

The latest episode of Kamau Right Now! was broadcast live from the New Parish in downtown Oakland.

Kamau Right Now! Live from the Bayview Opera House

May 18, 2017

The next episode of Kamau Right Now! was broadcast live from the newly-renovated Bayview Opera House in San Francisco.  

On Monday, March 23rd Kamau Right Now! will broadcast live from the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco. W. Kamau Bell's guests are novelist & essayist Ayelet Waldman, comedian Nato Green, and media justice advocate Malkia Cyril.  Plus, great live music from Soul Development.

On Thursday, January 19th, Kamau Right Now! broadcast live from the Odell Johnson Theater at Laney College in Oakland.  

Brooke Anderson

On Thursday, October 27th at 7pm, Kamau Right Now! broadcast live from the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.

 It's the show's first anniversary, and W. Kamau Bell's guests included Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, Death Sex & Money creator Anna Sale, and Jessi Klein, executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer and writer on Transparent.  Plus, live music from Bells Atlas and the latest from Mother Jones investigative reporter Shane Bauer

Dan Roth

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, Kamau Right Now! broadcast live from the Swedish-American Hall in San Francisco.

Host W. Kamau Bell was joined by comedian Hari Kondabolu, adult entrepreneur Nenna Joiner, and the San Francisco Chronicle's Rachel Swan.  Kamau also has an Awkward Talk with a Bay Area Trump supporter and welcomed back musical guest Brontez Purnell.

Dan Roth

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Kamau Right Now! broadcast from the New Parish in Oakland.  Host W. Kamau Bell was joined by comedian Irene Tu, storyteller and showman Jamie DeWolf, and urban ethnographer Nikki Jones.

Soraya Matos

On June 16, 2016, Kamau Right Now! broadcast live from the Starline Social Club in Oakland.  

Dan Roth

On Thursday, March 17th, Kamau Right Now! was broadcast live from Impact Hub in downtown Oakland.  Joining W. Kamau Bell were social justice leader Lateefah Simon, journalist and hip hop historian Dave "Davey D." Cook, poet-comedian Bucky Sinister.  Plus, an "awkward talk" with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and music from Bhi Bhiman.   

Shipra Shukla

On February 18th, Kamau Right Now! was broadcast live from The Swedish American Hall in San Francisco.  Joining W. Kamau Bell were feminist culture critic Lindy West, top Bay Area comic Kaseem Bentley, cheap living expert Broke-Ass Stuart, and San Francisco police officer Yulanda Williams. Plus, original music from rapper-comedian Zach Sherwin!

Olivia Henry

On January 21st, Kamau Right Now! broadcast live from The New Parish in Oakland.  W. Kamau Bell's guests included comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh, Oakland city council member Rebecca Kaplan, artist & agitator Favianna Rodriguez, and Ryan Coogler, director of Fruitvale Station and Creed. Plus, music from Antique Naked Soul

It was an amazing show --  subscribe to the podcast to hear it and future episodes, plus podcast-only features.