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The Breakdown with Shaun King

The Breakdown with Shaun King

The North Star

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Join Shaun as he unpacks the most important stories of injustice, racism and corruption, but also tells you who's fighting back and how you can support and join them with practical action steps.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 296 - Does the 15th Amendment really give African Americans the right to vote?

The ratification of the 15th Amendment was seen as a hugemilestone for the liberationof African Americans, butdoes it really do all we so often say it does? Shaun doesn't think so, actually. Listen and learn. While The North Star takes a sabbaticalweek, we've decided to rerun the top 5 most listened to episodes of The Breakdown. Here is one of them.

23 MIN13 h ago
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Ep. 296 - Does the 15th Amendment really give African Americans the right to vote?

Ep. 295 - Grief and Mortality

Mortality is something every person deals with, but few talk about. On today's episode, Shaun shares a personal message about the emotions that come with loss, and how he deals with them. While The North Star takes a sabbaticalweek, we've decided to rerun the top 5 most listened to episodes of The Breakdown. Here is one of them.

16 MIN1 d ago
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Ep. 295 - Grief and Mortality

Ep. 294 - Are you going to vote?

Did you know that themajority of Americans don't vote? Today I ask you tonotonly commit to voting, but commit to being an informedvoter that brings others with you. While The North Star takes a sabbaticalweek, we've decided to rerun the top 5 most listened to episodes of The Breakdown. Here is one of them. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

17 MIN2 d ago
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Ep. 294 - Are you going to vote?

Ep. 293 - MLK 360

While The North Star takes a sabbaticalweek, we've decided to rerun the top 5 most listened to episodes of The Breakdown. Here is the first. The words and legacy of Dr. King have been reduced and sanitized in so many ways. Today Shaun King plays 5 very special audio clips of Dr. King that you have likely never heard before and breaks down why they are so very important. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

25 MIN5 d ago
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Ep. 293 - MLK 360

Ep. 292 - Last night we had 2 historic victories and 1 crushing defeat

I learned a long time ago that victories come so rarely, that you have to celebrate them when you have them. Last night two brilliant candidates won essential elections, but another brilliant candidate lost as well. Let me unpack and explain all three races. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

14 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 292 - Last night we had 2 historic victories and 1 crushing defeat

Ep. 291 - Make Change!

It's here! My brand new book, Make Change, is now available in bookstores worldwide. Today, I want to share a short story of failure and the major pivot that we made as a result. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

21 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 291 - Make Change!

Ep. 290 - Hear me read the first excerpt from my new book, Make Change

Tomorrow is a huge day for me as I await the release of my new book, Make Change. Today I want to read an excerpt from it for you. If you have not yet ordered it, please do so now atMakeChangeBook.comok? ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

21 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 290 - Hear me read the first excerpt from my new book, Make Change

Ep. 289 - Let’s Help Elect Jacquie Esser

Most people think of Hawaii as a perfect paradise, but it faces the same systemic issues as the rest of the country, including mass incarceration. That’s why Jacquie Esser is running for lead prosecutor, to bring about desperately needed change. Let’s help get her elected! ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

16 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 289 - Let’s Help Elect Jacquie Esser

Ep. 288 - 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 2

Yesterday we shared our first 5 ways to defund the police and make America safer at the same time. Today, we conclude with the final 5 ideas. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

13 MIN2 w ago
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Ep. 288 - 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 2

Ep. 287 - 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 1

Alex Vitale is one of my favorite scholars in the country on how and why we must defund the police. He recently listed 10 ways we can do that safely. Today I'll break down the first five. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

20 MIN2 w ago
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Ep. 287 - 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 1

Latest Episodes

Ep. 296 - Does the 15th Amendment really give African Americans the right to vote?

The ratification of the 15th Amendment was seen as a hugemilestone for the liberationof African Americans, butdoes it really do all we so often say it does? Shaun doesn't think so, actually. Listen and learn. While The North Star takes a sabbaticalweek, we've decided to rerun the top 5 most listened to episodes of The Breakdown. Here is one of them.

23 MIN13 h ago
Comments
Ep. 296 - Does the 15th Amendment really give African Americans the right to vote?

Ep. 295 - Grief and Mortality

Mortality is something every person deals with, but few talk about. On today's episode, Shaun shares a personal message about the emotions that come with loss, and how he deals with them. While The North Star takes a sabbaticalweek, we've decided to rerun the top 5 most listened to episodes of The Breakdown. Here is one of them.

16 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Ep. 295 - Grief and Mortality

Ep. 294 - Are you going to vote?

Did you know that themajority of Americans don't vote? Today I ask you tonotonly commit to voting, but commit to being an informedvoter that brings others with you. While The North Star takes a sabbaticalweek, we've decided to rerun the top 5 most listened to episodes of The Breakdown. Here is one of them. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

17 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Ep. 294 - Are you going to vote?

Ep. 293 - MLK 360

While The North Star takes a sabbaticalweek, we've decided to rerun the top 5 most listened to episodes of The Breakdown. Here is the first. The words and legacy of Dr. King have been reduced and sanitized in so many ways. Today Shaun King plays 5 very special audio clips of Dr. King that you have likely never heard before and breaks down why they are so very important. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

25 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Ep. 293 - MLK 360

Ep. 292 - Last night we had 2 historic victories and 1 crushing defeat

I learned a long time ago that victories come so rarely, that you have to celebrate them when you have them. Last night two brilliant candidates won essential elections, but another brilliant candidate lost as well. Let me unpack and explain all three races. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 292 - Last night we had 2 historic victories and 1 crushing defeat

Ep. 291 - Make Change!

It's here! My brand new book, Make Change, is now available in bookstores worldwide. Today, I want to share a short story of failure and the major pivot that we made as a result. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 291 - Make Change!

Ep. 290 - Hear me read the first excerpt from my new book, Make Change

Tomorrow is a huge day for me as I await the release of my new book, Make Change. Today I want to read an excerpt from it for you. If you have not yet ordered it, please do so now atMakeChangeBook.comok? ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

21 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 290 - Hear me read the first excerpt from my new book, Make Change

Ep. 289 - Let’s Help Elect Jacquie Esser

Most people think of Hawaii as a perfect paradise, but it faces the same systemic issues as the rest of the country, including mass incarceration. That’s why Jacquie Esser is running for lead prosecutor, to bring about desperately needed change. Let’s help get her elected! ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

16 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 289 - Let’s Help Elect Jacquie Esser

Ep. 288 - 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 2

Yesterday we shared our first 5 ways to defund the police and make America safer at the same time. Today, we conclude with the final 5 ideas. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

13 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ep. 288 - 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 2

Ep. 287 - 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 1

Alex Vitale is one of my favorite scholars in the country on how and why we must defund the police. He recently listed 10 ways we can do that safely. Today I'll break down the first five. ----- If you listen to The Breakdown and want to help support the work we do, consider becoming a member of our Patreon atwww.patreon.com/thebreakdownfor exclusive members perks and early access to content.

20 MIN2 w ago
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Ep. 287 - 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 1

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