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 www.gofundme.com/kickassnews. 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 www.kickassnews.com. Thanks for listening!

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Fox News Sunday Host Chris Wallace
host talks his five decades in broadcast journalism, following in the very big footsteps of his father Mike Wallace, what he’s learned from interviewing 7 different U.S. Presidents, and what it was like to date Walter Cronkite's daughter...
35 min
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Michael Stuhlbarg Enters the Unsettling World o...
Actor (Boardwalk Empire, The Shape of Water) discusses his new film about the complicated marriage of horror writer Shirley Jackson and literary critic Stanley Heyman, how Heyman influenced Shirley Jackson’s work, and how the filmmakers...
35 min
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Lisa Napoli Celebrates 40 Years of CNN
On the 40th Anniversary of , journalist  discusses the founding and "wild west" early years of the upstart network that set out to change how the news gets delivered and consumed.  Lisa reveals that few people to took Ted Turner...
49 min
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Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy
Former Surgeon General Dr. says America is facing a loneliness crisis.  He discusses the many physical and mental impacts of feeling lonely and reveals that chronic loneliness is just as bad for you as smoking and obesity.  He opens up...
39 min
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Sian Clifford on the Million Dollar Quiz Show H...
Actress (Fleabag, Vanity Fair) talks about starring as Diana Ingram, the British woman accused of helping cheat Who Wants to Be a Millionaire out of a million bucks, in AMC's 3-part limited series .  She recalls her memories of growing up...
29 min
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David Frum on Surviving the "Trumpocalypse"
, former speechwriter and special assistant to President George W Bush, talks about his new book .  He discusses Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, how Trump is encouraging disinformation and dangerous conspiracy theories about this...
53 min
107
The Who's Roger Daltrey
This is a rebroadcast of a November 5, 2018 interview with Roger Daltrey, founder/lead singer of The Who.  Roger discusses how the hardships experienced by Brits in WWII paved the way for the musical revolution of the 1960s, he recalls...
43 min
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Patton Oswalt on Comedy, Classic Films, and Tur...
recalls coming up as a comedian at the dawn of the alt comedy scene, his first gig in Hollywood as a writer for Mad TV, and his prolific side gig as a script doctor on some of the biggest box-office hits of the past two decades.  He...
33 min
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Dr. Richard Haass Explains the World
Dr. Richard Haass, president of the , returns to discuss his new book . He explains the foreign relations implications of the current pandemic, his concerns that the crisis may lead to more nationalism and isolationism instead of greater...
48 min
110
General Stanley McChrystal on Leadership
General Stanley McChrystal talks about the myths and reality of leadership.  He shares how he came to reassess the legacy of his military hero General Robert E. Lee in the aftermath of Charlottseville, how he personally learned that the man...
48 min
111
Peter Bogdanovich and TCM's Ben Mankiewicz
Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz talk about TCM's new podcast .  Ben reveals that he was initially nervous to meet Peter because of a longstanding controversy involving Ben’s grandfather, Orson Welles,...
50 min
112
Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz
(Silicon Valley) and (Parks and Rec) talk about their improv training at Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade, the fateful day they joined forces to become the improv team of , and how they still get a kick out of trying to make...
43 min
113
Comedy Writer Alan Zweibel
Comedy writer starting his career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt standups, some of the old comedians who are still using the same material that he wrote for them 40 years ago, and his very first...
58 min
114
Wagner Moura on Diplomats and Drug Lords
Wagner Moura discusses how his first career as a journalist informs his acting, what it was like to play ruthless drug lord Pablo Escobar on Netflix’s , and how he gained (and then lost) all of that weight for the role.  He talks...
36 min
115
Nathan Lane Finally Gets a Stunt Double!
Nathan Lane talks about why his fans always think he’s Jewish, how his older brother inspired him to get into acting, and some of roles he’s played on Broadway in shows like from Guys and Dolls to The Producers.  He laments the that the...
45 min
116
Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry
Alicia Silverstone and Rob Corddry talk about their new film , and how the filmmaker's own nightmare experience with a couples counselor inspired the movie.  Alicia shares memories from Clueless, and stories from working with playwright...
38 min
117
Larry the Cable Guy
Comedian talks about the origins of his popular character "," his education in southern redneck culture while going to college in Florida, and how Larry went from being a bit he did on talk radio shows to a wildly popular stage act....
46 min
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Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee on the Promise/Peril o...
is a Pulitzer Prize-winning best-selling author and a doctor at the forefront of cancer and genetic research.  He talks about a new two-part documentary that he and Ken Burns produced for PBS titled .  He discusses the fascinating...
34 min
119
Dr. David Kessler Talks Processed Foods and Pan...
Former FDA Commissioner Dr. David Kessler discusses how his own battle to control his weight helped inspire him to write a book about the health dangers of processed foods.  He explains the difference between how our bodies digest fast carbs...
43 min
120
Vincent Cassel on Westworld S3's Dystopian Future
Actor Vincent Cassel (Ocean's 12, Black Swan, Jason Bourne) talks about joining the cast of one of his favorite TV series , playing a reclusive billionaire with a dark view of humanity, and how his character attempts to make order out of...
29 min
121
Tom Pelphrey Joins Netflix's Ozark
Actor Tom Pelphrey talks about playing Laura Linney's brother in Season 3 of Ozark and what it’s like to work with Jason Bateman as a director.  He also discusses his upcoming role as legendary Hollywood director Joseph Mankiewicz in...
35 min
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Newt Gingrich Reports from Italy's COVID-19 Crisis
Former Speaker of the House reports on the Coronavirus crisis from Italy, where his wife Callista serves as U.S. Ambassador the Vatican.  He offers some lessons for America from Italy’s early failure to stop the spread, some tips from...
27 min
123
Vice's Jesse Angelo and Isobel Yeung
Vice Media’s President of Global News and Entertainment Jesse Angelo and Vice reporter Isobel Yeung discuss the move of Vice's flagship television program from HBO to Showtime.   Isobel talks about her groundbreaking coverage of the...
41 min
124
Neurotic Filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld
Director Barry Sonnenfeld (The Addams Family, Men in Black, Get Shorty) talks recalls his first gig out of film school as a cameraman for adult films, working with Joel and Ethan Coen on their debut picture Blood Simple, and why you never...
47 min
125
Pod Save America's Dan Pfeiffer
's Dan Pfeiffer says it's not just enough for Democrats to defeat Donald Trump in 2020, but they have to defeat Trumpism in the long-run.  He recalls witnessing some of the early signs of Trumpism when he was White House Communications Director...
46 min
126
The 1000 Voices of Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria talks about his 31 seasons on , a few of the 150 plus characters he’s played on the show, and some of the classic movie stars who inspired some of his popular voices for .  Hank reveals how he came up with his distinctive...
35 min
127
Tennis Great John McEnroe
This is a rebroadcast of a 2017 interview with John McEnroe, who talks about tennis, his famous temper, and his book But Seriously.  He discusses winning his first grand slam at age 20, his life after the pros, and a recurring nightmare he has...
43 min
128
Sports Reporter Ben Cohen on the Science of Str...
Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Cohen tells how a child-hood basketball game first got him interested in the mystery of winning streaks, how his work as a sports writer only further convinced him that there is such a thing as being "in...
41 min
129
Rob Riggle Goes on an Adventure
Rob Riggle returns to shares his lifelong love of history and why he wanted to blend comedy and education for his new series .  He discusses a few of his recent adventures from searching for the Holy Grail to diving for pirate treasure....
43 min
130
Bryan Cranston on Becoming Walter White and Lif...
Actor Bryan Cranston recalls a difficult childhood and the two year road trip that changed his life.  He shares some of his adventures before acting including traveling as a carny, catching shoplifters as security guard, and the...
52 min
131
Ezra Klein on America's Polarization Problem
co-founder reveals how America's political system is polarizing us and how we are polarizing it with disastrous results.  He explains that the Founding Fathers planned for many things, but they did not designed a system of...
50 min
132
Adam Davidson on the Passion Economy
, creator of NPR's podcast and award-winning staff writer, says that the 21st-century economic paradigm offers new ways of making money, fresh paths toward professional fulfillment, and unprecedented opportunities for curious, ambitious individuals...
58 min
133
Whitmer Thomas Honors His Mom Through Comedy
Comedian talks about returning to his hometown to film his first hour-long comedy special at Alabama's legendary Flora-Bama Lounge where his late mother used to perform with her band Syntwister.  He says his music and comedy is his way of...
43 min
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Scoot McNairy on Narcos: Mexico
Actor Scoot McNairy talks about starring in season 2 of as a DEA agent who heads an "off-the-books" operation to avenge the death of a fellow agent and take down a ruthless drug lord.  He recalls growing up in Texas, coping with...
32 min
135
Doris Kearns Goodwin Reveals the Real George Wa...
Historian talks about executive producing the History Channel miniseries , some things she’s observed from watching Steven Spielberg on the set of Lincoln, and how the collaborative process of making Washington helped her through her husband's...
37 min
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Philip Rucker on Trump's Testing of America
The Washington Post's DC bureau chief Philip Rucker discusses his new book A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America.  He shares stories from White House insiders about the time President Trump tried to overturn the Foreign...
44 min
137
Tom Papa Says Hang in There, You're Doing Great!
In this age of insurmountable consumption of media where bad news travels fast from all directions, comedian  wants to remind us to take care of ourselves, embrace who you’ve become, and absorb the beauty of life in his new...
51 min
138
Allan Lichtman on Impeachment, Gun Control, and...
Professor explains why he feels that it is necessary for America to repeal the Second Amendment to clear the way for sensible gun reforms and clarifies that repealing the Second Amendment does not mean that the Federal government is going to take...
41 min
139
Russell Peters: Citizen of the World
Comedian talks about his life as a middle-aged man dealing with health issues, relationships and fatherhood.  He discusses filming his new standup special in Mumbai, whether he’d consider doing a Bollywood movie, and why he was...
40 min
140
GOP Guru Rick Wilson on How Dems Can Beat Trump
Republican political strategist follows up his #1 Bestseller Everything Trump Touches Dies with a detailed playbook for how Democrats can defeat Trump in 2020.  He warns Democratic candidates that this election is not about policy but a...
53 min
141
Dr. Daniel Levitin Debunks the Myths of Aging
Neuroscientist and cognitive psychologist reveals that growing old is a lot more than just a gradual period of decline and indeed we get better at many aspects of life as we age.  He explains how memory really works, why online brain...
49 min
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BBC's Seven Worlds, One Planet
is a seven part television event that marks the first time that BBC Studio’s Emmy-winning Natural History Unit has explored all the planet’s continents in a single series. Executive producer Jonny Keeling, and producers Emma Napper...
30 min
143
Greta Gerwig on Art, Commerce, and Female Ambition
Director/writer Greta Gerwig discusses her Oscar nominated film adaptation of the beloved classic , how she imbued her movie with even more of author Louisa May Alcott's own personality, and why it was important for her to give a nod to the author's...
37 min
144
The Power of Showing Up for Your Kids
Drs. Daniel J. Siegel and TIna Payne Bryson, the bestselling authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline discuss their new book .  They explain what it means to really show up for your children and how your interactions...
52 min
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Ambassador Samantha Power on Idealism, Diplomac...
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations  recalls her early years as a freelance journalist covering the Siege of Sarajevo, how her Pulitzer-winning book about genocide got the attention of a young Senator Barack Obama, and what it was like...
47 min
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The Blue Zones' Dan Buettner on Eating for Long...
Dan Buettner has become an expert on longevity ever since he wrote his groundbreaking National Geographic article on the , the five places in the world where the most people live to 100 or older.  One of the key factors is diet, and Dan has...
44 min
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Dr. Phil
 says that some of his guests still surprise him even after 2000+ episodes of his #1 daytime talk show .  He recalls how losing a football game in junior high school inspired him to go into psychology, what it was like to go...
51 min
148
Tim Robbins
Actor/director Tim Robbins discusses why his classic political mockumentary BOB ROBERTS is more relevant now than ever.  He says Harvey Weinstein reminds him of the shady operators he knew growing up in New York’s Greenwich Village, he...
50 min
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Bret Baier on 3 Days That Changed WW II
For three days in November, 1943, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin met in Tehran, Iran and made decisions that would change the course of World War II.  It's the subject of a new book by Fox News' titled , and today Bret Baier shares how...
33 min
150
The Art of Being Mike Nichols
Ash Carter and discuss their new book about the EGOT-winning director Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Birdcage).   They talk about his early years as one of the founders of the improv group that would become...
57 min
151
Craig Ferguson's Hobo Fabulous Life
Craig Ferguson talks about his new limited series , why he wanted to do a rockumentary-style show about his US comedy tour, and how he's ready to take a long break from the road after a 2 month American bus tour. Craig recalls that he never...
51 min
152
Abby McEnany's Work in Progress
Abby McEnany discusses her start in Chicago’s improv scene and how her one woman show turned into her new Showtime series .  She reveals how Julia Sweeney’s Saturday Night Live character “Pat” made her life a living hell for a...
45 min
153
Andrew Marantz on Embedding with the "Deplorables"
Andrew Marantz, a staff writer for the , talks about his experience embedding with the so called "Deplorables," and how he got a rare insider's glimpse into the pundits, trolls, and provocateurs who drive the conversation on the alt-right....
66 min
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Master of Suspense Dean Koontz
Master of suspense recalls the literary agent who said he'd never be a bestselling author and how he defied expectations with fourteen #1 New York Times Bestsellers.  He discusses his new collection of six short suspense stories for...
50 min
155
Mo Rocca Honors History's Forgotten Figures
CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries but he says that not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves.  He's attempting to right those wrongs with his podcast and his new book ....
56 min
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Alex Gibney on Putin's Public Enemy #1
Oscar and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker discusses his new film and what it was like to profile Russia's billionaire oil oligarch turned political activist Mikhail Khodorkovsky.  He talks about the parallel rise of Mikhail...
38 min
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Senator Sherrod Brown Talks Senate History, Imp...
reveals how he first learned about the rich history of his desk in the U.S. Senate and how he grappled with some of the contradictions and controversies of the men who sat there before him.  We discuss the singing cowboy turned one term...
33 min
158
Malcolm Nance on Trump, Ukraine, and Russia
As the Ukraine scandal continues to heat up, MSNBC intelligence expert  explains why US support for Ukraine is in our own national interest, what Rudy Giuliani is getting from being the President’s bag man to Ukraine, and how Paul...
48 min
159
Lawrence Lessig on Solving "Unrepresentativenes...
Harvard Law Professor discusses the fundamental issue that he says underlies many of our current political problems - "unrepresentativeness."  He offers some creative prescriptions for how to cure America’s unrepresentativeness...
45 min
160
Mitch Albom on the Little Girl Who Changed His ...
Bestselling author returns to the podcast to talk about how he came to run an orphanage in earthquake ravaged Haiti, how recent political instability in Haiti has led to some frightening encounters for the kids, and the hardest part about...
35 min
161
Jeff Garlin Finds Joy in Comedy
Actor/comedian Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs, Curb Your Enthusiasm) reveals how Jimmy Durante inspired him to get into comedy as a boy, what it was like rooming with a young Conan O'Brien when he started at Chicago’s legendary improv...
49 min
162
Joe Posnanski on Harry Houdini's Enduring Magic
Bestselling sports writer recalls delving into the rabbit hole of magician Harry Houdini’s legendary life and separating fact from the fiction invented by Houdini and his followers.  Joe discusses the handcuffs that Houdini almost...
60 min
163
Edward Norton Talks Noir, Jazz, and Lost New York
Golden Globe-winner Edward Norton talks about his film 's 20 year journey to the big screen and what it was like to write, direct, and star in this neo-noir masterpiece.  He shares some of the things he’s learned from working with directors...
43 min
164
Stuart Russell on Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence researcher says that machines are probably a long way from achieving the kind of self-awareness portrayed in films like 2001 and The Predator, but he warns the greater danger is that they might obey our instructions too well....
51 min
165
John Hodgman on Secret Societies and Marginal C...
Actor, comedian, and humorist talks about the strange sense of validation he gets from his airline loyalty program, the perks and perils of hotel living, and the best way to get thrown into Disneyland Jail.  We discuss his...
50 min
166
Chef David Chang
Chef David Chang shares that he originally wanted to be Tiger Woods not Wolfgang Puck, and he eventually got into cooking because he hated his job in finance.  He recalls learning in some of the best kitchens in New York and...
51 min
167
Susan Rice Dishes Some Tough Love
has been at the table during the most pressing international crises of the past 30 years and she discusses it in her new memoir .  She talk about her family’s unique American story and how playing peacekeeper during her parents...
48 min
168
John Kasich on Empowering Everyday Americans
shares some of the stories of every day Americans doing great things that inspired his latest book to write the book .  This two-time Presidential candidate says that the actions of ordinary people matter way more to this country...
38 min
169
Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman on What It Takes
Co-founder, CEO, and Chairman shares lessons for how to think about ambition and scale, risk and opportunities, and how to achieve success through the relentless pursuit of excellence.  He talks about his middle class beginnings as the son...
45 min
170
Dave Asprey on Hacking Longevity
talks about his plan to live to 180 and his new book .  He opens up about a traumatic health crisis that got him interested in health and longevity as a teenager and his battle with early cognitive decline that set him on a path to hacking...
45 min
171
Neil deGrasse Tyson Answers Your Questions
Astrophysicist discusses some of his favorite letters from fans on a diverse array of topics from Pluto and Bigfoot to race and religion.  He shares touching personal letters from his cousin wondering about her deceased father’s...
55 min
172
Ryan Holiday on the Power of Stillness
Bestselling author  discusses his new book , how he became the leading modern proponent of Stoicism, and why many people today misunderstand what it means to be a Stoic.  He says ancient Greeks and Romans were every bit as distracted as...
49 min
173
Jeannie Gaffigan on Humor and Healing
Jeannie Gaffigan reveals how she went from a perfectly normal life to being rushed into surgery for a pear-sized brain tumor over the coarse of an Easter Weekend, why things got worse just when she thought she was in the clear, and how she...
46 min
174
America's Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is arguably the greatest actress of this or any generation.  She has starred in more than 60 films, won 3 Oscars, and received a record setting 21 nominations.  Entertainment reporter Erin Carlson discusses Streep's illustrious...
45 min
175
Brad Meltzer on History's Heroes
New York Times bestselling author  grew tired of his kids’ obsession with reality TV and people who were famous for being famous so he began to write children's books about real heroes from history.  He talks about the newest...
40 min
176
Scott Aukerman Talks Between Two Ferns
Scott Aukerman is the co-creator of hilariously awkward talk show with Zach Galifianakis.  He talks about expanding the Ferns universe for how he and Zach improvised the entire film, and what it was to direct his hero David Letterman....
44 min
177
Randall Munroe on Hard Ways to Do Simple Things
Randall Munroe is the former NASA physicist turned bestselling cartoonist behind and the  blog.  He talks about his new book .  Randall reveals the cost of putting a lava moat around your house, how to move your house...
45 min
178
Caitlin Doughty Answers Kids' Questions About D...
is a best-selling author, funeral director, and host of the popular YouTube channel .  She returns to the podcast to answer children's questions about death such as "why don’t we eat human’s after they die?" and "what if they make a mistake...
49 min
179
Salman Rushdie on the "Age of Anything Can Happen"
Acclaimed author talks about drawing on Cervantes and pop culture for his new novel .  He describes having to consume a massive amount of "trash tv" in preparation for the book, how Quichotte addresses the most pressing issues of our time...
49 min
180
Comedian Anthony Jeselnik
Comedian revels in making audiences a little uncomfortable and now he's making his fellow comedians uncomfortable as host of the hilarious new interview show .  He shares how the Saturday Night Live bit "Deep Thoughts with Jack Handey" inspired...
41 min
181
Frank Abagnale Reveals Scams, Cons, and Rip-offs
If you’ve ever seen the Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film , then you know the story of the boy con artist . Abagnale has since reformed his ways and now he is a leading expert on fraud, forgery and cybersecurity who consults for Fortune 500...
48 min
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Senator Jeff Merkley
In 2018 Senator Jeff Merkley posted a viral video that triggered worldwide outrage at the forced separation of migrant children from their parents.  Now over a year later, he claims that there are still families who haven’t been reunited...
47 min
183
Josh Gates Explores Legends and Lost Treasures
Adventurer and explorer  has spent his career crossing the globe to investigate the world’s most intriguing mysteries as host of on Discovery Network.  In the age of Google Maps, he says there are still unexplored parts of the...
58 min
184
Former Secretary of State George Shultz
This is a rebroadcast of an interview with former Secretary of State George Shultz that originally aired January 19, 2018.  Secretary Shultz recalls his close friendship with President Ronald Reagan, the moment he realized that Soviet...
32 min
185
Philip Mudd on the CIA after 9/11
Former deputy director of the CIA Counterterrorist Center  talks about the radical transformation that the intelligence community underwent in the first 90 days after 9/11, why CIA was never intended to be in the business of housing and...
40 min
186
Down the Rabbit Hole w/ the Amazing Johnathan
begins as a profile on a uniquely deranged magician, who built a career out of shock and deception in the 1980s, but it quickly becomes the bizarre story about the unravelling of his documentarian Ben Berman.   and Ben Berman join me at...
44 min
187
George Takei Brings WWII Injustice to the Screen
Long before Star Trek, a very young was one of 145,000 Japanese Americans held in internment camps during World War II, and now he returns to this formative experience in his life as a historical consultant and star in the second season of AMC's...
36 min
188
Wyatt Russell on Embracing Everyday Magic
Actor Wyatt Russell is the star of the most original show on television AMC's .  We discuss the allure of ancient fraternal orders, the importance of embracing everyday "magic," and getting curious about the places and the people we all too...
46 min
189
Governor Terry McAuliffe on the Lessons of Char...
Terry McAuliffe was Governor of Virginia at the time of the infamous Unite the Right rally that left three dead and many injured in Charlottesville, VA.  He offers a behind-the-scenes account of this infamous chapter in our history and shows how...
47 min
190
Goggins, Gaffigan, and Snakes!
Walton Goggins and Jim Gaffigan talk about getting over their fear of snakes to portray Pentecostal snake handlers in their new film .  They discuss the beliefs behind the religion, why members of these Pentecostal sect live in fear of the...
45 min
191
Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin Bring Back ...
Diallo Riddle and and Bashir Salahuddin channeled their nostalgia musical variety shows like SoulTrain and Solid Gold into a hilarious new parody series on IFC.  They reveal how they lured artists like John Legend to the show and why all...
44 min
192
Richard Clarke & Robert Knake on Cyber War
Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake have served as the top cyber security experts to three Presidents, and they discuss their new book .  They discuss Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and say that Russia will almost certainly...
44 min
193
Daniel Silva's Spy Fiction Mirrors Geopolitics
#1 Bestselling spy novelist 's books closely mirror world events, and he reveals how the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi led him to toss out 250 pages of his latest novel and start over.   is the 19th book in his wildly successful Gabriel...
36 min
194
MSNBC's Joy Reid Talks Trump and 2020
is the host of MSNBC's and she discusses her new book .  She says only a New Yorker who lived in the city during the turbulent 70s and 80s can truly understand the rise of Donald Trump.  She likens that era to the lawlessness of...
50 min
195
Guy Kawasaki on Marketing, Macintosh, and More
Silicon Valley icon recalls his childhood in Hawaii, his start in the jewelry business, and how his skills at jewelry sales came in surprisingly handy when he became chief evangelist for Macintosh. He talks about personally witnessing the genius and...
43 min
196
CNN's Jim Acosta on "Fake News" and Freedom of ...
In the President's campaign against what he calls “Fake News,” ’s Chief White House Correspondent has become public enemy number one, but Acosta warns that Trump's attacks on the press could have dangerous consequences for America....
57 min
197
Adam Savage Builds, Blows Up, and Has a Blast
(, ) talks about building a working prototype of Marvel’s Iron Man suit for his new series  and what it was like to fly around with tiny jet engines strapped to his forearms.  He discusses how Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson...
53 min
198
The Daily Show's Trevor Noah
Today's episode is a rerun of a previous podcast that aired December 3, 2018 with guest .  Trevor talks about his  standup special and why he dedicated it to his mom whom he calls “the first comedian that he ever saw” and “most...
41 min
199
George Will on the Conservative Sensibility
Pulitzer Prize-winning Conservative columnist George Will answers the fundamental question “what is it that conservatives mean to conserve" and suggests that modern conservatives are losing sight of that purpose.  He extolls James...
46 min
200
Ash Carter on Leadership in the Pentagon
Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter takes me behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it.  He describes just how massive the D.O.D. is, how he managed a $700 billion...
40 min