Kickass News

Hosted by Hollywood producer and political media strategist Ben Mathis, KickAss News is a twice weekly podcast that features the most interesting personalities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, tech, business, science, and more. Enjoy the podcast? Then please support the show and help keep us on the air by making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign at Another way you can support the show is to subscribe to the podcast and leave us a review on iTunes to help keep us ranking strong on the top podcasts charts. For more information visit Thanks for listening!

Society & Culture
Sir Richard Branson on his Adventures in Busine...
business, entrepreneurship, adventure, Virgin, Space, Billionaire, Leadership, Travel, startup,
40 min
King of Cards Richard Turner
magic, cards, magician, illusion, close-up, sleight of hand, entertainment, motivational, inspiration, illusionist, Houdini, documentary, film,
47 min
Astronaut Scott Kelly's Year in Space
space, astronaut, NASA, space station, science, Mars, orbit, experiment, Johnson Space Center, cosmonaut, stars, planet,
46 min
Anthony Bourdain Wants to End Food Waste
chef, food, foodie, travel, cooking, traveling, culinary, CNN, hunger, waste, gastronomy, Parts Unknown, Anthony Bourdain,
36 min
Grouchy Historians Ed Asner & Ed. Weinberger
politics, history, America, founding fathers, Constitution, law, Supreme Court, television, comedy, federalist, liberal, political,
48 min
Merry Mortician Caitlin Doughty on Changing Ame...
funerals, death, mortality, Halloween, travel, funeral homes, reform, burial, rituals, Libertarian, Ask a Mortician, cremation,
51 min
Bill Murray & Jan Vogler Explore New Worlds of ...
Actor Bill Murray (Lost in Translation, Rushmore) & classical cellist Jan Vogler discuss how their album evolved out of a chance meeting on a flight from Berlin to NYC and a mutual love of music and poetry.  Plus, Bill Murray shares his...
39 min
Obama's Funny Man David Litt
politics, White House, comedy, humor, satire, Obama, President, Funny or Die, The Onion, jokes, comedian, political, Obamacare,
53 min
The Improv's Budd Friedman & Entertainment Writ...
comedy, comedians, entertainment, The Tonight Show, improv, standup, Hollywood, funny,
40 min
Lesley Stahl Celebrates 50 Years of 60 Minutes
60 Minutes, News, CBS, broadcasting, journalism, politics, world affairs, president, Watergate, television,
44 min
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova on Serena, That 2...
tennis, sports, Wimbledon, Russia, Serena Williams, Olympics, U.S. Open, immigration,
36 min
Ken Burns & Lynn Novick Re-examine the Vietnam War
documentary, film, history, American history, Vietnam, War, PBS, politics, Civil War, movies, filmmaking, Presidency, military, veterans,
51 min
Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison's Plan for a 100 Year...
science, astronaut, space, NASA, Star Trek, solar system, StarTalk,
43 min
Danny Strong Brings Author J.D. Salinger to the...
Salinger, Catcher in the Rye, literature, film, movies, writing, authors, books, acting,
45 min
Bryan Cranston on Life Before Acting and Becomi...
Breaking Bad, AMC, acting, theater, television, film, Seinfeld, TV, fame, actor,
52 min
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Rerun)
Science, Astrophysics, StarTalk, Astronomy, Physics, Einstein, Universe, scientist, Hayden Planetarium,
38 min
Carol Burnett (Rerun)
comedy, television, entertainment, comedian, theater, TV, shows,
38 min
Richard Dawkins Has a Soul for Science
Dawkins, Science, Biology, Darwin, Evolution, Reason, Christopher Hitchens, atheism,
38 min
Al Madrigal on Comedy, Trump, and Avoiding Cila...
comedy central, stand-up, funny, politics, the daily show, Trump, latino, comedian, comic, Mexico, border, jokes,
46 min
Dennis Prager on Politics, Religion, & Happiness
Philosophy, Wisdom, Religion, Politics, Judaism, Conservative, Talk Radio, Happiness, Self Help, Relationships, Republican,
50 min
Rob Reiner Talks Movies, Politics, & Presidents...
Film, Movies, LBJ, Politics, President, Lyndon B. Johnson, Trump, Hollywood, Directing, Political,
39 min
200th Episode w/ Anthony Atamanuik, Host of The...
Comedy, Politics, Satire, Trump, Comedy Central, Humor, Television, President, Funny, Political,
44 min
Snopes Founder David Mikkelson on Fighting Fake...
news, media, fake news, alternative facts, truth, fact check, research, politics, urban legends, internet,
49 min
The Creators of Amazon's COMRADE DETECTIVE
television, satire, comedy, propaganda, Romania, cold war, funny, TV, Amazon, series, Soviet, Reagan, humor,
39 min
The Other Russia Scandal w/ Filmmaker Bryan Fogel
Russia, Sports, Olympics, Drugs, Putin, WADA, Socci, Putin, Crime, Athletics, Doping, Lance Armstrong, Bicycling, Documentary, Film,
46 min