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Episode 14: Be Conscious – Deray: On The Other Side Of Freedom

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 07: DeRay Mckesson speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence)


There are few activists as recognizable as Deray McKesson.  With the release of his brand new book On The Other Side of Freedom, the co-host of Pod Save The People, and fresh off his appearance on The Daily Show, Deray joins Damien Barling to talk about social media’s role in activism and in his recognition that came after Ferguson in 2014. The two also discuss the how the system of policing is broken, what needs to be changed, and why prison reform is such a necessity. Deray also discusses his meetings with Hilary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and President Obama. The two even breakdown his now iconic vest. On The Other Side of Freedom is a fantastic book with many layers. This conversation should get you primed for a great weekend read. 

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