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Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor Of All Time Period

Earwolf & W. Kamau Bell, Kevin Avery

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Comedians W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery are absolutely certain of one thing: Denzel Washington is the greatest actor of all time. And every week they will prove it as they talk Denzel with guests, share the latest "Denzel News" and review every Denzel ...Show More
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1:20:02 | Apr 6th, 2017

Chris Chalk (Gotham) returns this week to join Kevin in discussions about everything from big problems with "Iron Fist" to the wealth of strong performances in "Get Out." Then they dive into the latest black people homework film "I Am Not Your Negro"...Show More
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1:33:29 | Mar 30th, 2017

Award-winning actor Vincent D’Onofrio joins Kevin and Kamau this week to offer a mini-masterclass in the craft of performance. He talks about what led to him to character acting and sinking his teeth into the role of Kingpin on “Daredevil” before lis...Show More
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1:44:36 | Aug 8th

Actor Chris Chalk (Gotham) joins Kamau and Kevin once again to talk about the 1992 Denzel film Malcolm X. Plus, they talk about Chris Chalk’s experience working on When They See Us.

55:35 | Aug 1st

Actor Chris Chalk (Gotham) joins Kamau and Kevin to talk about Denzel trolling Kamau with the glasses/afro look as they discuss the 2017 Denzel film Roman J. Israel, Esq. Plus, they talk about Denzel being a Lyft driver as they discuss the 2018 Denze...Show More

47:19 | Jul 25th

This week Kamau and Kevin discuss the 1995 science fiction film Virtuosity starring Denzel Washington. They talk about the lost Virtuosity episode, Russell Crowe being the most annoying villain, Denzel’s three looks, and whether or not this is Denzel...Show More

1:22:13 | Jul 18th

Kevin and Kamau are back along with friend of the show David Alan Grier to talk about the events that lead to Kamau finally meeting Denzel at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Denzel Washington. Kevin, Kamau, and David recap the star studd...Show More
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1:34:17 | Apr 20th, 2017

Actor Malik Yoba (Cool Runnings) joins Kevin this week for a Denzel-lite episode with a special announcement. Malik talks with Kevin about his podcast “Making of an Icon” and how he went from making his own art to landing roles on television and film...Show More
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1:32:13 | Apr 13th, 2017

Comedian Myq Kaplan joins Kevin this week to discuss the 2006 Spike Lee joint “Inside Man.” Myq offers up tips on how to know when to get married as well as his rundown of what makes a solid heist movie before listing his Top 5 Denzel Films. Then, th...Show More
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1:28:57 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Co-host Cassandra Freeman fills in for Kamau this week to help Kevin address the recent hit "Get Out." They toast to the special occasion and touch on the film's take on the new "white people pass," the strength of the supporting cast, and Jordan Pee...Show More
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1:21:11 | Mar 16th, 2017

Kevin and Kamau hunker down this week to offer their long-awaited critique of the infamous Denzel debut feature, "Carbon Copy." But first, they discuss recent topics such as Jordan Peele's success with "Get Out" and the alternate reality in which Den...Show More
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54:49 | Mar 9th, 2017

Kamau makes his long-awaited return this week to catch up on the world of Denzel with Kevin. They discuss the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, touching on speeches made by Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali before praising the unexpected success of "Moonlig...Show More
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1:43:24 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Rapper and comedian Zach Sherwin joins Kevin this week to discuss the 1995 Denzel flick, "Devil in a Blue Dress." They cover the most recent Denzel news, share celebrity grocery store sightings, and swap their first rhymes. Then they get deep into "D...Show More
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1:31:48 | Feb 23rd, 2017

Actor Malcolm Barrett joins Kevin this week to talk about their shared New York roots, giving back to the theater, transitioning from slam poetry into rap, and the history of Rufuses. Plus, Malcolm discusses the process of transforming his Sin City L...Show More
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1:09:44 | Feb 16th, 2017

Comedy duo and twin brothers Randy and Jason Sklar join Kevin for some good old-fashioned Denzel talk. They swap Denzel interaction stories and Jason explains how he found common ground with the man himself before they review the Top 5 Best (and Wors...Show More
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1:17:09 | Feb 9th, 2017

Actor Justin Cornwell sits down with Kevin this week to make his podcast debut! They talk what it's like to act alongside Bill Paxton and the best way to "work the scene." Then, Justin tells the story of getting cast in the "Training Day" reboot and ...Show More
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1:29:03 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Actor and comedian Nico Santos joins Kevin this week to chat about Denzel's SAG win, attending comedy daycare at the Punch Line, and life in LA as a Bay Area transplant. Then, Nico dishes on the joys of working on NBC's Superstore before the two disc...Show More
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41:35 | Jan 26th, 2017

Earwolf producer Dana Wickens sits in with Kevin this week for discussions on the Academy Award nominations and Denzel's theatrical debut, "Carbon Copy." They review what aged well and what didn't, and Kevin explains why he couldn't finish the film.
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1:57:24 | Jan 12th, 2017

Kevin and Kamau reunite in person as they welcome actor and stand-up comedian Matt Braunger to discuss the latest in Denzel happenings. They analyze Denzel clips, check out a Denzel fan reenactment, and debate which Denzel movie would be most appropr...Show More
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1:08:32 | Jan 5th, 2017

Actor and comedian Baron Vaughn joins Kevin and newly-returned Kamau this week to discuss Denzel's recent film "Fences." They chat about the best way to deal with recording snafus and swap Denzel Top Fives before diving into a discussion on the film,...Show More
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1:23:03 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Film critic Amy Nicholson joins Kevin this week to discuss the 2012 film "Flight." Amy and Kevin recount their very first meeting and analyze Denzel's movie star status before Amy gives a pre-review of "Fences." During their conversation on "Flight,"...Show More
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1:57:30 | Dec 15th, 2016

Actor Lakeith Stanfield joins Kevin and guest-host Omar Dorsey this week to serve up some holiday Denzelishness. They dissect Denzel's advantages over Casey Affleck in an acting competition before Lakeith shares his experiences working on the hit sho...Show More
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1:33:17 | Dec 8th, 2016

This week, friend of the show David Alan Grier fills in for Kamau as guest-host to explain the wheels of color to Kevin. We hear a classic Prince story and what makes Facebook live worth following before they get into the 1977 television movie "Wilma...Show More
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1:47:25 | Nov 10th, 2016

Actor and friend of the show Omar Dorsey fills in as guest host with Kevin this week to talk up the latest in Denzel news. Omar dishes on working with an extremely talented cast in "Queen Sugar" while he and Kevin plot to nab an invite to Oprah's Mon...Show More
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1:33:05 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Actress Cassandra Freeman returns to perform co-hosting duties on this week’s Denzel! They’ll dive into the 1986 Denzel TV Movie “Hard Lessons: The George McKenna Story” and discuss Cassandra’s roles on Atlanta, Luke Cage, and The Real MVP. Plus, Cas...Show More
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1:19:30 | Oct 27th, 2016

Kevin and Kamau reunite this week to discuss the 1989 thriller "The Mighty Quinn." Before getting into the movie, they discuss Donald Glover landing Lando and evaluate the hotness of comedic men. Then they take care of Denzel Business and talk goal-s...Show More
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1:09:54 | Oct 20th, 2016

This week, musician Vernon Reid fills in as guest host for Kamau to chat about Trump's defense tactics and Seth Meyers' band with Kevin. Then they tackle the 1998 thriller "The Siege," covering items such as Denzel as a positive authority figure and ...Show More
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1:37:57 | Oct 13th, 2016

This week, Kevin and Kamau get into a whole bunch of business. They fondly recall Kevin's days making ethics videos for corporations before listening to a post-Emmy chat about the experience of winning the award. Then they get into a discussion about...Show More
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1:14:00 | Oct 6th, 2016

Actor Chris Chalk (Gotham) returns to inspire some feelings this week with Kevin and Kamau. They discuss the latest Denzel news and talk about Kamau's pie-baking hobby before checking out the new trailer for Denzel's movie "Fences." Then they share p...Show More
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1:16:18 | Sep 29th, 2016

Acclaimed internet personality BlogXilla joins Kevin and Kamau as they return this week to talk about Denzel's new western flick "The Magnificent Seven." They check out snippets from Xilla's exclusive Denzel interview before hearing about his rise in...Show More
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06:16 | Sep 15th, 2016

The boys bring you this special mini-episode to celebrate Kevin's brand new Emmy! Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period will be back to its regular schedule on September 29th.
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1:22:52 | Sep 1st, 2016

This week, Kevin and Kamau pay it back to their listeners by dialing up diehard Denzelegates on the show. They ask their fans questions about how they found the podcast, the moment they became Denzel converts, and what the listeners think are the bes...Show More
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1:35:12 | Aug 25th, 2016

Comedian, actress, and writer Negin Farsad joins Kevin and Kamau this week to discuss the 2013 film "2 Guns." Negin explains how she ended up majoring in African-American Studies, what it was like to grow up Iranian in Palm Springs, and the inspirati...Show More
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1:01:54 | Aug 18th, 2016

This week, Kevin is joined by two of the hosts of the podcast Black Men Can't Jump, Jonathan Braylock and Jerah Milligan. They discuss making early connections at the Upright Citizens Brigade, the mission statement of their podcast, and why you shoul...Show More
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1:11:17 | Aug 11th, 2016

Writer, actor, and comedian Damien Lemon returns this week to talk about his work on "The Night Of" and "Comedy Knockout," as well as why it's so tough to pick out gifts for kids. Then they get into some Denzel news before grilling Kamau about his re...Show More
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1:10:24 | Aug 4th, 2016

Actor Ato Essandoh joins Kevin and Kamau this week to talk about Ato's alleged death while filming "Django Unchained," transitioning from a chemical engineer to a performer, and the process of getting cast in the new Jason Bourne movie. Later, Ato co...Show More
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1:16:04 | Jul 28th, 2016

Intrepid film, television, and theater actor Chris Chalk joins Kevin and Kamau for this week's episode, where they talk about DC comic diversity and what it was like working onstage with Denzel in Fences. They get into the racial specifics of various...Show More
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1:06:07 | Jul 21st, 2016

Actress, comedian, and writer Phoebe Robinson of the podcast "Sooo Many White Guys" joins Kevin for a discussion on the 1993 thriller "Pelican Brief." They do some mild humblebragging and watch the new trailer for Denzel's new movie "The Magnificent ...Show More
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1:07:46 | Jul 14th, 2016

Writer, journalist, and television host Touré joins Kamau to discuss "American Gangster" along with the rest of Touré's Top 5 Denzel Movies. They talk about what's wrong with having different awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, getting paid for m...Show More
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51:37 | Jul 11th, 2016

Check out the first episode of the brand new Earwolf show Fake the Nation! Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and ...Show More
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1:00:02 | Jul 7th, 2016

Actor Joe Morton joins Kamau for this week's episode where they discuss Joe's new play "Turn Me Loose" as well as the challenge of starting out as a black actor in the 1970s. Later, they talk about how to turn a money job into an artistic process, th...Show More
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1:41:38 | Jun 30th, 2016

With the filming of the Denzel Washington directed Fences being complete, we ask the question, "Who played Troy Maxson better on Broadway? Denzel or James Earl Jones?" Plus, Kamau and Kevin discuss Grey's Anatomy actor and activist Jesse Williams' po...Show More
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1:37:06 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Aisha Harris (Slate staff writer) returns and brings along Dan Kois (Slate senior editor) to join Kamau and Kevin to talk about The Black Film Canon, a list of the 50 Greatest Films by Black Directors they both compiled for Slate. This is literally B...Show More
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1:16:56 | Jun 16th, 2016

Damien Lemon, host of Comedy Knockout on truTV joins Kevin and Kamau to discuss why a Denzel movie won't be covered this week (even though they came close to doing 2 Guns). Plus, they talk about witnessing the Denzelishness at the NBA Finals, the 70t...Show More
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1:30:50 | Jun 2nd, 2016

Parenthood's Joy Bryant joins Kevin and Kamau to talk about her experience working on Antwone Fisher which includes her uncontrollably laughing the first time she met Denzel. Plus, Joy tells us about her Bronx roots, falling into acting after modelin...Show More
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1:19:12 | May 26th, 2016

Great news! Kevin finally saw "Purple Rain." He discusses the film with Kamau and actor/returning guest J. August Richards. Before they dive into the film, they talk about "Training Day" (the show), J.'s role in the upcoming ABC drama "Notorious" and...Show More
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55:41 | May 19th, 2016

Kamau and Kevin discuss the early, early stages of trying to get Denzel on the podcast. Terry Gross, host of NPR's "Fresh Air," gives Kamau and Kevin tips on how to successfully interview Denzel. They also talk about the do's and dont's of interviewi...Show More
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1:35:11 | May 12th, 2016

Comedy all-star Greg Proops joins Kamau and Kevin to discuss "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3." Greg counts down his top 5 Denzel movies, and they describe the little Denzelishness seen in "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3." Later, they talk about the film's pa...Show More
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1:22:51 | May 5th, 2016

Actress Cassandra Freeman joins Kamau and Kevin to describe collaborating with Denzel and Spike Lee in "Inside Man." She also counts down her top 5 Denzel movies and discusses starring in the upcoming Lifetime movie "The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Sto...Show More
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1:47:26 | Apr 28th, 2016

Comedian Kaseem Bentley debates a few stories with Kevin before discussing the movie "Safe House." After Kamau concludes the heated dispute, they talk about Denzel's captivatingly dark character, Tobin Frost, in the film. They also describe why Denze...Show More
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1:25:47 | Apr 21st, 2016

Screenwriter Gary Whitta joins Kamau and Kevin to describe writing "The Book of Eli" and working with Denzel. They talk about ​why Denzel is one of the few actors who can carry a movie by himself. Plus, Gary shares several funny and insightful storie...Show More
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1:42:17 | Apr 14th, 2016

A Denzealot calls in to break down the Denzel Watchingthon in Austin, TX. Then, actor and director Michael Rapaport joins Kamau and Kevin to describe what makes Denzel prolific and why the movie business is in jeopardy. Check out United Shades of Ame...Show More

1:28:04 | Apr 7th, 2016

Actor Sterling K. Brown joins Kamau and Kevin to discuss his top 5 Denzel movies. Sterling describes playing the show-stealing performance of Christopher Darden in The People v. O.J. Simpson. They also talk about the impact of the TV show and reflect...Show More
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1:36:22 | Mar 31st, 2016

Actor and activist Jesse Williams explains his meaningful conversation with Denzel on the set of Grey's Anatomy. He also tells Kamau and Kevin about his passion for social justice and why he created the Ebroji GIF app. Later, Jesse counts down the to...Show More

1:32:14 | Mar 24th, 2016

Show creator, writer and podcaster Issa Rae joins Kamau and Kevin to break down "Devil in a Blue Dress." They discuss black masculinity and why creating your own content can help diversity in the arts. Later, they ponder the metaphor behind the film'...Show More
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1:20:05 | Mar 10th, 2016

After describing photos of Denzel with celebrities, Kamau and Kevin pitch their ideal man date with the greatest actor of all time. Also, observations about the TV version of Training Day inspire a conversation on Hollywood's countless diversity prob...Show More
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48:02 | Feb 25th, 2016

Jerrika Hinton aka Dr. Stephanie Edwards of Grey's Antomy joins Kamau, Kevin, and special co-host Dr. Melissa Hudson Bell this week to talk about being directed by Denzel Washington for "The Sound of Silence," episode of Grey's Anatomy. Jerrika share...Show More
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1:22:35 | Feb 18th, 2016

Special guest Dr. Melissa Hudson Bell joins her husband Kamau and Kevin this week to talk about "The Sound of Silence," the Denzel Washington directed episode of Grey's Anatomy. They'll also share stories of Kevin's dating life and Melissa's Top 5 De...Show More
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1:29:28 | Feb 11th, 2016

This week Kevin and Kamau catch up on the saga of Kevin's TV situation, the most Denzelish moments of the Super Bowl, and the new Training Day TV show.
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1:58:38 | Feb 4th, 2016

Grammy award winning singer-songwriter India Arie joins Kamau & Kevin to talk about Denzel Washington as Coach Boone in the 2000 sports drama Remember the Titans. They also discuss India's relationship with Denzel, what lead her to finally move to Ne...Show More
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1:53:46 | Jan 21st, 2016

Alice Wong, Founder and Project Coordinator for The Disability Visibility Project (http://disabilityvisibilityproject.com) joins Kamau to give her perspective on Denzel playing a disabled character in the 1999 thriller The Bone Collector. Plus, Kevin...Show More
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1:41:22 | Jan 15th, 2016

Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh of the Oprah Magazine endorsed #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast join Kamau to discuss Denzel in the 1998 thriller The Siege. The movie is about a fictional situation in which terrorist cells have made several attacks on New...Show More
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1:17:20 | Jan 7th, 2016

Actor Edi Gathegi and writer/editor Brandon Sonnier of The Blacklist on NBC join Kevin & Kamau this week to talk about Edi & Kevin's history, the diverse cast/crew on The Blacklist, and one of Edi's acting secrets. Then, Edi & Brandon share their Top...Show More
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1:22:02 | Dec 31st, 2015

Happy New Year Denzealots! Sonari Glinton of NPR joins Kamau & Kevin to talk about the growth of Denzel's character in the 1993 film Philadelphia. Sonari also tells us about the moment he realized that he was real close to Black Judgement and his exp...Show More
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1:14:00 | Dec 24th, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa to all the Denzealots from W. Kamau Bell and Kevin "#Keverything" Avery! This holiday season Kamau & Kevin discuss the birthday gifts they will be giving to Denzel, how Kevin got all "Elfed" up to pay it forward to t...Show More
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1:24:29 | Dec 17th, 2015

It's the return of the mack! OG Denzealot David Alan Grier joins Kamau & Kevin once again to talk about his surprise over the overwhelming positive response to The Wiz Live!, how he emotionally prepared himself to play the Cowardly Lion, and secrets ...Show More

1:36:28 | Dec 10th, 2015

There will be spoilers to Creed so if you haven't seen it yet, get your ass to a theater near you! Director/writer Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) and writer Aaron Covington are the minds behind the critically acclaimed Rocky film franchise sequel/s...Show More
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1:50:21 | Dec 2nd, 2015

Travon Free, writer for the multiple Emmy award winning The Daily Show joins Kamau & Kevin to discuss the Tony Scott directed disaster film Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. They also talk about how Travon went from playing colle...Show More
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41:19 | Nov 26th, 2015

Spike Lee graced us with his presence on the last Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period podcast and Kamau & Kevin had the time of their lives. This week Kamau & Kevin talk about how the episode came to be, what happened immediate...Show More

1:34:36 | Nov 19th, 2015

One of the greatest directors in the history of cinema, Spike Lee joins Kamau and Kevin this week to talk about Denzel Washington, the Greatest Actor of All Time Period. Spike tells us about his Top 5 Denzel Movies that he didn't direct, how Denzel c...Show More
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1:40:49 | Nov 12th, 2015

Kevin and Kamau celebrate one year of celebrating Denzel by playing back their favorite moments from the show! After Kevin gives Kamau his anniversary present, they reminisce about Black Judgement, Sam Jackson, weird Top 5 picks, elegant shade, Oprah...Show More
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1:31:27 | Nov 5th, 2015

It's Kamau & Kevin's One Year Denzel-Versary! This week they discuss Denzel Washington's performance as public relations expert Arnold Billings in 1986's Power which earned him the 1987 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion P...Show More
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1:58:31 | Oct 29th, 2015

Actor J. August Richards of (Charles Gunn in Angel, Deathlok in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is back to talk Mo' Better Blues with Kevin & Kamau. They'll also cover the latest on Effie Brown in Project Greenlight, "interrupting Denzel," Aaron Sor...Show More
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2:01:40 | Oct 22nd, 2015

Vernon Reid of Living Colour and Denzealot all-star is back to talk all things Denzel with Kamau & Kevin. They'll discuss how Kamau is causing emotions with his ad reads, why Kevin might be related to past guest Ava DuVernay, 16 Fascinating Facts abo...Show More
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1:42:42 | Oct 15th, 2015

It's a Totally Biased reunion as stand-up comedian Hari Kondabolu joins Kamau and Kevin this week to discuss Denzel in Mississippi Masala, a 1991 romantic drama film which explores interracial romance between African Americans and Indian Americans. T...Show More

1:24:41 | Oct 8th, 2015

Selma director Ava DuVernay joins Kamau and not Kevin (he was probably busy doing something great since he has everything) to discuss the 1990 Spike Lee directed Denzel film Mo' Better Blues. They talk about this being hands down Denzel's sexiest fil...Show More
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2:30:05 | Oct 1st, 2015

Two-time Grammy award winner Corey Glover of the legendary Living Colour joins W. Kamau Bell and Kevin “Has Everything” Avery to discuss Denzel doing Shakespeare in 1993’s Much Ado About Nothing. They also talk about Corey playing Francis in the 1986...Show More
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1:51:52 | Sep 24th, 2015

It finally happened. Kevin along with fellow Denzealot J. August Richards attended An Evening with Denzel Washington at the Wallis Annenberg Center for he Performing Arts in Hollywood, CA and witnessed a night that would surely make any Denzealot she...Show More
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1:55:42 | Sep 17th, 2015

Remarkable actor J. August Richards of (Charles Gunn in Angel, Deathlok in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) joins Kevin & Kamau to talk about generalized blackness, barbershop pressure, Denzel’s process, auditioning for Antwone Fisher, his Top 5 Denz...Show More
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1:03:51 | Sep 3rd, 2015

Omar Dorsey is back this week to join W. Kamau Bell and “Baby” Kevin Avery as they dive deeper into Training Day in a special episode of Denzel Washington Is the Baddest Mofo on the Planet of All Time Period! They’ll talk about why Denzel’s character...Show More
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1:31:43 | Aug 27th, 2015

Omar Dorsey of Selma and the most popular guest on the Denzel podcast is back to join W. Kamau Bell and Kevin “Emmy award nominated” Avery to talk all about the latest Black people homework film Straight Outta Compton.
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1:45:23 | Aug 20th, 2015

"King Kong ain't got shit on me!" SNL's Sasheer Zamata joins Kevin & Kamau to talk about the Denzel the world wasn’t ready for in 2001’s Training Day. Plus, we have some new Black People Homework and Denzel News!
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1:47:38 | Aug 13th, 2015

Vernon Reid of Living Colour and Denzealot all-star returns to the show to talk about Denzel in 2003’s Out of Time: a movie about grown man shit. They cover the Denzel noir genre, Matt Whitlocking it, Chae being the best friend in any Denzel movie, a...Show More
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1:49:33 | Aug 6th, 2015

The hilarious Michelle Buteau joins Kamau & Kevin this week to discuss Denzel in the 1993 legal crime thriller The Pelican Brief.
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1:22:10 | Jul 30th, 2015

It’s John David Washington’s birthday (at the time of this recording) and Kevin and Kamau are celebrating! They discuss J.D.W.’s role as Ricky Jerret in HBO’s Ballers as the NFL player who’s trying to clean up his act as well as his Denzelishness qua...Show More
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1:37:26 | Jul 23rd, 2015

This week W. Kamau Bell and Kevin “Emmy Nominated” Avery discuss everything Denzel in the 1984 made for TV movie License To Kill. They talk about watching it in parts on YouTube, not seeing Denzel until 40 minutes into the film, and some of the great...Show More
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1:48:00 | Jul 16th, 2015

The hilarious stand-up Phoebe Robinson of Blaria.com joins Kevin and Kamau in a TV-MA discussion of the 1996 Christmas romantic comedy-drama film starring Denzel and Whitney Houston. They talk about the sleazy looking Lionel Richie appearance, Whitne...Show More
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47:47 | Jul 9th, 2015

Quite possibly the weirdest movie Denzel has ever done, this week Kevin and Kamau discuss the 2004 political thriller The Manchurian Candidate.
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1:32:34 | Jul 2nd, 2015

Sports Reporter Dave Zirin of Edge of Sports Radio and sports editor of The Nation joins Kevin & Kamau to discuss the 1999 biographical film The Hurricane. They’ll talk about the real life Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s thoughts on the film, Denzel’s hea...Show More
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1:05:02 | Jun 27th, 2015

In honor of Father’s Day, W. Kamau Bell and Kevin “Richard The Screwdriver” Avery review the first episode of HBO’s Ballers starring Denzel’s son John David Washington. They’ll also take a look at Denzel’s TV debut as they discuss the first episode o...Show More
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1:29:52 | Jun 19th, 2015

Man on Fire may very well be the ultimate Denzel Washington movie. Kevin & Kamau talk about the wonderful Denzel/Christopher Walken team-up, Denzel becoming the greatest dad in the world, and why the movie is basically The Equalizer in Mexico. They a...Show More
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1:06:15 | Jun 11th, 2015

The man behind Welcome to Denzelishness, Igor Rusinov joins Kamau & Kevin all the way from Russia on a special episode of Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period! They’ll get into what lead to him creating the Welcome to Denzelishn...Show More
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1:04:09 | Jun 5th, 2015

It’s a very special episode of Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period as Kevin & Kamau chat with Liz, the woman behind the @Denzealots Twitter account. They’ll get into her early Denzealotry, what drove her to create the @Denzealo...Show More
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2:02:39 | May 28th, 2015

Thanks to a special Denzealot, the first LIVE episode of Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period is now available! Recorded LIVE from Union Hall in Brooklyn, New York, Kamau & Kevin welcome Jozen Cummings of the New York Post, Tony...Show More
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1:09:20 | May 21st, 2015

Living Colour’s own Vernon Reid joins Kamau & Kevin for a special Marvel crossover edition of The Field Negro Guide to Arts and Culture and Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period. They’ll discuss the Sam Raimi Spiderman film trilo...Show More
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56:34 | May 14th, 2015

Denzealot Sam West joins Kamau & Kevin to talk about the live #Denzel show at Union Hall, how Denzel’s leg sweep in The Mighty Quinn inspired him to become an actor, Spike Lee’s tracking shots, and how White people will react to the live version of T...Show More
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1:09:15 | May 7th, 2015

Kathryn P. McMurphy, the Patron Saint of #Denzealots returns this week to join Kamau & Kevin as they discuss the 2002 thriller John Q. They talk about knowing that things are going to go bad whenever you see Denzel having a good time with family, sub...Show More
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1:34:55 | Apr 30th, 2015

Kathryn P. McMurphy is back by popular demand to discuss ghost Denzel in the 1990 fantasy comedy Heart Condition. They talk about why there are no ghost special effects in a ghost movie, the Hip-Hop club simply called Hip-Hop, who would ever say “wha...Show More
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28:27 | Apr 23rd, 2015

Kevin & Kamau continue to answer all the questions and comments sent in by Denzealots in part 2 of this week’s special Twitter episode, including Kevin's pronunciation of “Sasquatch”, why Denzel refused the Kurt Russell role in Furious 7, who will be...Show More
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44:44 | Apr 17th, 2015

Kevin & Kamau answer your questions and comments, and discuss the various Denzelish tweets you guys have sent in on Part 1 of this week’s special Twitter episode! They talk about who they consider the 2nd Greatest Actor of All Time Period, discuss De...Show More
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1:19:26 | Apr 10th, 2015

Kevin and Kamau are thrilled to be joined by comedian/poet/author Bucky Sinister to talk about Denzel as a high school principal in the 1986 TV movie Hard Lessons: The George McKenna Story. They talk about Denzel playing the role of the principal who...Show More
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1:19:48 | Apr 2nd, 2015

Kevin and Kamau are beyond excited to welcome actor and hero Omar Dorsey of Selma to the show to talk about the 1998 Spike Lee film He Got Game. They talk about Rosario Dawson being a vampire, Ray Allen being the perfect blank slate opposite Denzel’s...Show More
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1:05:29 | Mar 29th, 2015

This is a big one. Kevin and Kamau are super excited to sit down with actor and stand-up comedian Johnny Skourtis. Johnny talks about acting alongside Denzel in The Equalizer. They talk about how Johnny shed a Glory tear when he found out he got the ...Show More
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53:44 | Mar 19th, 2015

Our favorite movie lover, Doug Benson of Doug Loves Movies is back to join Kevin & Kamau to discuss an alternate universe Denzel in the 1992 action film Ricochet. They talk about this movie being Denzel's Die Hard, Denzel's rock hard abs, John Lithgo...Show More
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50:37 | Mar 12th, 2015

This week Kevin “One Scene Watcher” Avery & W. Kamau “Innovative Podcaster” Bell discuss Denzel’s film debut in 1974‘s Death Wish. They talk about how the movie is basically a low rent version of The Punisher, Jeff Goldblum playing one of the thugs i...Show More
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1:28:55 | Mar 5th, 2015

This week Kevin “Shaq Album Collector” Avery and W. Kamau Bell talk about Denzel’s 2nd directorial venture, 2007’s The Great Debaters. They talk about how Denzel made this movie to be Black people homework, this being Denzel’s Indiana Jones role, lea...Show More
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1:23:00 | Feb 26th, 2015

Finally it's Glory day! Kevin “Glory tear” Avery & Kamau are excited to get to tackle an iconic Denzel film, 1989‘s Glory. It's the movie that won Denzel his first Oscar. And it's the movie that taught Kamau that things don't always work out for blac...Show More
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1:05:56 | Feb 19th, 2015

WGA award winner Kevin & and no award winner Kamau travel to the mean streets in London for the "lost Denzel film" For Queen and Country. They discuss how the movie makes London in the 80's look like Alabama in the 50's, break down Denzel's British a...Show More
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1:02:11 | Feb 12th, 2015

Slate staff writer Aisha Harris joins Kevin & Kamau to discuss the 1998 fantasy action film Fallen. They talk about why you can call this movie Se7enish, Denzel chewing like a badass throughout the movie, Denzel squaring off with the Devil, and why D...Show More
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1:08:38 | Feb 5th, 2015

This week it's a special episode dedicated to the Denzealots as Kamau & Kevin take to Twitter and talk about all the great Denzelish stuff you guys have sent us online, how the Denzealots had Kevin’s back for the MacBook Air story, the future of Blac...Show More
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1:14:37 | Jan 29th, 2015

Everybody's favorite movie lover, Doug Benson (of Doug Loves Movies) joins Kevin & Kamau to discuss the 2012 Robert Zemeckis directed film Flight. They talk about Denzel reuniting with co-stars from his past films including Don Cheadle, John Goodman,...Show More
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1:10:19 | Jan 22nd, 2015

Special guest Kathryn P. McMurphy returns to discuss the 1995 neo-noir mystery Devil in a Blue Dress with Kevin & Kamau. They talk about Denzel passing the ball to Don Cheadle, try to figure out the deal with that guy cutting up all the trees in the ...Show More
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1:13:48 | Jan 15th, 2015

It’s a Siskel and Negro Podcast reunion this week as W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery are joined by their former co-host Kathryn P. McMurphy to discuss the 2006 action thriller Deja Vu. They talk time-travel, why Denzel almost never "does the grown folk" ...Show More
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55:40 | Jan 8th, 2015

This week W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery discuss the 1987 British drama film Cry Freedom. They’ll talk about how Kevin fell asleep during the movie, Denzel’s character being assassinated by the police halfway through, black stories told through white am...Show More
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1:01:36 | Jan 1st, 2015

Start the new year with W. Kamau Bell, Kevin Avery and special guest David Alan Grier as they discuss A Soldier’s Play. They’ll talk about how David joined the cast of A Soldier’s Play, Samuel L. Jackson running the dressing room, Denzel’s acting pro...Show More
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1:18:17 | Dec 24th, 2014

Merry Christmas Denzealots! W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery are in the studio together for the first time to discuss the 1995 submarine film Crimson Tide, and to celebrate Denzel's (and Kevin's) birthday! They’ll talk about Kevin’s love affair with subma...Show More
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1:23:08 | Dec 18th, 2014

This week W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery discuss the 1996 film Courage Under Fire. They’ll talk about Denzel’s bad high top fade, Lou Diamond Phillips briefly making Kamau gay, Meg Ryan’s badassery, and Denzel’s double Glory tear. Plus, they’ll figure o...Show More
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1:02:51 | Dec 11th, 2014

This week W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery discuss the 2010 post-apocalyptic film The Book of Eli. They’ll talk about why this movie hits Kamau’s cinematic G-Spot, Denzel doing a strut while trying on boots, quoting Bible verses before opening a can of wh...Show More
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1:01:02 | Dec 4th, 2014

This week W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery discuss Denzel’s engaging performance in the 1999 thriller The Bone Collector. They’ll talk about how Denzel delivers a captivating performance from a bed in most of the movie, the Denzel stutter, Denzel tearing ...Show More
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53:13 | Nov 27th, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Denzealots! This week W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery discuss Denzel’s directorial debut Antwone Fisher. They’ll talk about Kamau's Denzel-deficiency during the film, Viola Davis busting out her "Glory" tear, and the scene that made th...Show More
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1:26:29 | Nov 20th, 2014

This week W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery discuss the 2007 biographical crime thriller American Gangster. They’ll talk about Kevin being mistaken for gangstering a seat when he went to go see a screening of the movie, the amazing performances from the ra...Show More
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1:04:36 | Nov 12th, 2014

W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery talk about a “Where Are They Now?” article on the cast of Remember the Titans before getting into the 1984 drama A Soldier’s Story. They’ll discuss why this falls into the category of black homework, white people double ta...Show More
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58:50 | Nov 4th, 2014

W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery begin their journey through all of Denzel Washington’s films by discussing the 2014 action thriller The Equalizer. Listen as they talk about the old man action era of Denzel, Denzel's character as a "Home Depot" worker wit...Show More

36:19 | Nov 3rd, 2014

Comedians W. Kamau Bell & Kevin Avery are absolutely certain of one thing: Denzel Washington is the greatest actor of all time. On this episode they will talk about how Denzel has beaten the internet and break down their Top 5 Favorite Denzel Movies ...Show More

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