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
Amazon's Fresh Take on Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald
Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, television, literature, Great Gatsby, Jazz Age, author, 1920s, This Side of Paradise, Amazon, TV, Series,
45 min
John Avlon, Editor of The Daily Beast on Washin...
George Washington, American History, Presidents, Founding Fathers,
49 min
In Praise of Free Trade w/ Austan Goolsbee, Mar...
trade, economics, White House, President, markets, foreign policy, globalism, TPP, free trade, NAFTA, Trump, trade war, China, Trans-Pacific Partnership, economy,
53 min
The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein w/ CIA Anal...
CIA, Intelligence, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, ISIS, Middle East, Iraqi, history, human rights, Bush, Bagdad, Muqtada al-Sadr, terrorism, Al-Qaeda,
42 min
Louie Anderson, Martha Kelly & Jonathan Krisel ...
Baskets, comedy, comedians, humor, clowns, FX, stand-up comedy, television, Zach Galifinakis, Austin, Comedy Store, Portlandia, Funny, TV,
47 min
The Cast & Creators of History Channel's SIX
SEALS, SEAL Team Six, Military, Special Forces, Counter-terrorism, DevGru, Navy, covert, specials ops, history, veterans, television, bootcamp,
46 min
Globalist Parag Khanna Calls for Technocracy in...
globalization, economics, trade, government, governance, Singapore, Switzerland, Presidency, Technocrat, Democracy,
49 min
Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Wants To Tell Yo...
Freakonomics, Podcast, Behavioral, Economics, Markets, Steven Levitt, Psychology, Tell Me Something I Don't Know,
42 min
Brain Warriors Dr. Daniel & Tana Amen Share Tip...
brain, health, mental, longevity, aging, mind, neuroscience, neuroplasticity, medicine, fitness, psychology,
47 min
Bradley Birkenfeld, The Swiss Banker Turned Whi...
Swiss, Banking, Tax Fraud, IRS, Justice, Whistleblower, Switzerland, tax haven, bank, UBS,
43 min
Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis
Diving, Diver, Olympics, Medal, LGBT, gay, rights, sports, mentoring, HIV, human rights, Rose Parade, Tournament of Roses,
42 min
AOL Founder Steve Case on the Third Wave of Tec...
AOL, business, America Online, tech, entrepreneur, start-up, internet, future, Toffler, innovation,
43 min
Comedian David Steinberg Talks Carson, Comedy, ...
Comedy, Comedian, Humor, Standup, Improv, Tonight Show, Johnny Carson, Second City, Curb Your Enthusiasm,
53 min
Are You a Risky Drinker? w/ Dr. George Koob & f...
Alcohol, Abuse, Drinking, Alcoholism, Addiction, Disorder, Treatment, Alcoholics Anonymous, HBO, Medicine,
48 min
Former CIA Analyst Nada Bakos Is NOT "Maya" fro...
CIA, Intelligence, Terror, Spy, Espionage, Al Qaeda, Iraq, Politics, War, Intel, Bin Laden, Terrorist,
35 min
Middle East Peace w/ Senator George Mitchell & ...
Middle East, Peace, Israel, Palestinian, Abbas, Netanyahu, Jerusalem, Obama, Diplomacy, Politics, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Gaza, Arab,
49 min
The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon ...
Daily Show, Comedy Central, Political, Satire, Humor, News, Politics, Fox, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Election, Colbert, John Oliver,
50 min
Michael Medved on The American Miracle
American history, United States, Founding Fathers, George Washington, Lincoln, Conservative, Politics, Republican, Faith,
43 min
Award-winning Author Deirdre Bair on Al Capone'...
Capone, True, Crime, Gangster, Mafia, Prohibition, Chicago, Mob, 1920s, Criminal,
50 min
Dana Perino Says "If You Want a Friend in Washi...
Fox News, The Five, White House, Politics, President, Bush, Dogs, Washington, Press,
49 min
Rebroadcast: Arianna Huffington Is Starting A S...
Huffington Post, Sleep, Rest, Health, Brain, Medicine, Meditation, Productivity, REM, dreams
33 min
The Boston Marathon Bombings w/ Documentary Fil...
Boston, Marathon, Documentary, Film, Terrorism, Attack, Homeland, Security, Wounded Warriors, Tsarnaev,
31 min
Space Journalist Leonard David on NatGeo's MARS
space, Mars, planet, NASA, National Geographic, Science, Exploration, Astronomy, Ron Howard,
53 min
Carol Burnett Reminisces About 11 Hilarious Yea...
Carol Burnett, television, sketch comedy, theatre, tv, variety show, entertainment, Hollywood,
38 min
Supermensch Shep Gordon on Film, Food, & Rock '...
music, entertainment, rock, band, Hollywood, celebrity, chef, fame, Buddhism, Dalai Lama, Hawaii, recording industry, independent, film, Hawaii, friendship, life,
50 min