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
Cyberwar Expert Alexander Klimburg
national security, defense, cybercrime, cyberwar, Russia, China, Putin, election, infowar, war,
41 min
99% Invisible's Roman Mars Talks Trump, the Con...
Design, Architecture, Radiotopia, 99% Invisible, Trump, Constitution, Law, Podcasting, Politics,
43 min
Sea Power w/ Admiral James Stavridis
Navy, Military, Sea, Ocean, NATO, Geopolitics, China, Russia, Foreign Policy, Naval, History,
38 min
Coral Bleaching: The Next Ecological Catastroph...
ocean, oceanography, environmentalism, fish, coral, ecology, documentary, film, sea, climate change, science, global warming,
47 min
Senator Al Franken Is Allowed To Be Funny Again!
Politics, Comedy, Senate, Satire, Humor, Congress, Saturday Night Live, Democrat, Progressive, Comedy,
44 min
Science Writer Mary Roach on the Curious Scienc...
science, war, military, research, combat, medicine, soldiers, veterans, health,
49 min
John McEnroe on Tennis, Temper, and a Few Life ...
tennis, Wimbledon, French Open, sports, grand slam, athletics, U.S. Open,
43 min
Nuns! Nuns! Nuns! w/ Kate Micucci
movies, film, comedy, comedian, Sundance, UCB, funny, entertainment,
41 min
Senator Mike Lee on the Forgotten Founding Fathers
American history, Constitution, Hamilton, Federalist, Bill of Rights, founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Republican, politics,
41 min
GMOs: Fact v. Fiction w/ Filmmaker Scott Hamilt...
GMO, genetically modified organisms, science, food, farming, agriculture, crops, genetic engineering, health, Neil deGrasse Tyson,
54 min
The Great Communicator Alan Alda Returns!!
communicating, empathy, psychology, communication, public speaking, television, science, doctors, theory of mind, acting, improv, improvisation, MASH,
53 min
The Art of Manliness w/ Brett McKay
men, men's interest, fatherhood, skills, survival, self-improvement, self-defense, Teddy Roosevelt, camping, guys, Men's Health, Art of Manliness,
40 min
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Remembers Coach John Wooden
basketball, NBA, UCLA, Lakers, sports, hoops, coaching, civil rights, jazz, inspirational, lessons, friendship,
33 min
The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper Solves Guns
politics, constitution, guns, safety, regulation, comedy, humor, satire, the daily show, jon stewart, trevor noah, improv,
40 min
Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Returns!
comedy, entertainment, television, aging, movies, comedian, comic, TV, showbusiness, Hollywood, humor, documentary,
45 min
Comedian Demetri Martin on Directing, Drawing &...
comedy, comedian, film, directing, humor, art, death, grief, standup, movies, entertainment,
46 min
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Gives a Lesson in Astro...
science, space, astrophysics, planets, big bang theory, NASA, StarTalk, Cosmos, universe, education, NOVA,
38 min
WAR MACHINE Director David Michod
War, Film, Afghanistan, Movie, Satire, Military, McChrystal, Taliban, Counterinsurgency, Politics, Foreign Policy,
35 min
Ocean Explorer Dr. Robert Ballard on Finding Ti...
Ocean, Exploration, Titanic, Archeology, shipwrecks, Sea, National Geographic, Sea, Discovery, Pacific, Education, Boats, Nautilus,
52 min
Dave Anthony & Gareth Reynolds of "The Dollop" ...
America, U.S., history, podcast, humor, President, comedy, stories, George Washington, comedians,
42 min
Governor John Kasich/Dr. Richard Haass
Politics, foreign policy, President, Ohio, Republican, international affairs, GOP, primary, 2016, healthcare, national security, Obamacare, Russia, North Korea, campaign, CFR, Council on Foreign Relations, Trump, campaign, diplomacy,
45 min
Anne-Marie Slaughter on Strategies of Connectio...
foreign policy, international affairs, state department, politics, globalization, New America, Syria, North Korea, Hillary Clinton,
38 min
Bad Taste & Making Trouble w/ Director John Waters
film, creativity, art, movies, Hairspray, inspiration, political correctness, counter-culture, director, filmmaker, Baltimore,
38 min
Prof. Allan Lichtman Predicts Impeachment for P...
Politics, President, Presidential, Impeachment, Constitution, Trump, Russia, Nixon, White House, Abuse, Law, Political, Congress, Legal,
40 min
Inside Hillary Clinton's Shattered Campaign w/ ...
Hillary Clinton, Presidential, Election, 2016, Campaign, Politics, DNC, Trump, Bill Clinton, Obama, Biden
35 min