"Other Worlds" with W. Kamau Bell, Karen Russell, and Kishi Bashi | Live Wire Radio
Episode #388
W. Kamau Bell, Karen Russell, and Kishi Bashi
This episode was originally taped at a live show on THU, JUN 13 at Alberta Rose Theatre

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Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello contemplate a life on Mars; acclaimed author Karen Russell explains why she creates fantastical worlds in her stories to get at truth; comedian and television host W. Kamau Bell describes how his CNN show United Shades of America is really about gentrification; and multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi performs “Summer of ’42” from his latest album Omoiyari.

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  • Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello contemplate a life on Mars at 2:12
  • Acclaimed author Karen Russell explains why she creates fantastical worlds in her stories to get at truth at 6:38
  • Comedian and television host W. Kamau Bell describes how his CNN show United Shades of America is really about gentrification at 26:44
  • Multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi performs “Summer of ’42” from his latest album Omoiyari at 47:45


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