Journalist and former CNN anchor Isha Sesay was constantly entrenched in activism news, but one day, she took on a new role and became “The Accidental Activist.” On this podcast, Isha is joined by cultural icons and change makers who suddenly found themselves occupying activist roles and making the world a better place. Isha examines their motivations, passions, and discusses the underlying human condition that brings us together – a shared push to facilitate change.
“The Accidental Activist” just started its second season and releases weekly standalone episodes that run less than an hour each. Season 1 spoke with a slew of inspiring celebrities, authors, entertainers, and creators.
Tune in for past interviews with comedian/founder of Smart Funny & Black Productions, Amanda Seales, actress Alyssa Milano, author/host of “How to Citizen” Baratunde Thurston, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, former athlete/current president of the Toronto Raptors Masai Ujiri, comedian Margaret Cho, actor Forest Whitaker, actress/singer/dancer Alyson Stoner, author Roxane Gay, and Jesse Williams.
Insecure and Vampire Diaries star Kendrick Sampson joined the first new episode this season to share his participation in the Black Lives Matter movement, including joining protestors in the streets and his continuing efforts. Kendrick discussed police brutality, systematic racism, and the personal experiences that shape his work.
Actor, director, and podcaster Justin Baldoni stopped by another episode to share his advocacy for men’s mental health. Justin openly discussed his first years in Hollywood, his struggles with identity and masculinity, and more. He explained how he helps men and boys challenge societal beliefs about manhood, and dives into these topics on his “Man Enough” podcast and new book, Boys Will Be Human. Justin joined Podsauce last year to share about his series and talked about vulnerability and relationships.
“The Accidental Activist” is presented by Wonder Media Network. Tune in weekly for new episodes wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.