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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Vince Houghton on America's Craziest Intelligen...
Vince Houghton, director of the International Spy Museum, returns to take me on a wild tour of missions and schemes that almost happened, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or insane.  These...
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Scott Pelley on Truth, Values, and Journalism
As a 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley has been a witness to events that have changed our world and he talks about some individuals who illustrate the best of America.  He recalls the...
47 min
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Senator Tom Cotton on the Old Guard of Arlington
Senator Tom Cotton recalls the storied history of the Old Guard of Arlington National Cemetery and the rigorous training he went through to become a member of this elite regiment.  He describes what it’s like to perform a military funeral...
50 min
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Admiral William McRaven's Life in Special Opera...
Admiral William McRaven (Make Your Bed) reveals how a high school track coach inspired him apply for the Navy SEAL program and why he still compares any struggle he faces to the grueling endurance test of the Navy SEALs “Hell Week.”  He...
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Michael Wolff on Trump Under Siege
Best-selling author discusses his new book and how he got so many White House sources to speak to him again after his explosive tell-all Fire and Fury.  He tells how Steve Bannon remains the ultimate Trump insider even though he's on the...
46 min
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Ron Howard on Luciano Pavarotti's Operatic Life
Oscar-winning filmmaker  (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) discusses his new documentary .  He talks about the art of filmmaking and storytelling, how he approaches a documentary versus a narrative film about a real person, and...
38 min
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David Epstein on Dabbling vs. 10,000 Hours
() reveals the flaw in the "10,000 hours" theory of deliberate performance, the fallacy of giving children a head-start, and how it could actually hinder them in the long-run.  He shares why athletes should be more like Roger Federer...
51 min
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Neil Gaiman Brings Good Omens to the Screen
talks about adapting his book for television, the book’s long journey to the screen, and how he took the reins as show-runner in a promise to his late co-author Terry Pratchett.  Neil recalls the origins of their book as a fable about nature...
37 min
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Liam Cunningham Fights White Walkers, Ebola, an...
 discusses his 7 epic seasons as Sir Davos Seaworth on and going from fighting "White Walkers" to fighting Ebola in National Geographic Channel's limited series .  We also talk about his original audition for Game of Thrones, why he...
38 min
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Jared Cohen on America's Accidental Presidents
Jared Cohen talks about the eight men who succeeded to the presidency without being elected to it and how they changed our history for better or worse.  He reveals that presidential succession wasn’t clearly defined for most of America’s...
50 min
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David McCullough on the Pioneers Who Defined Am...
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian discusses his latest book , how it fulfilled his lifelong dream to write a nonfiction version of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, and why he wants his book to serve as reminder of fundamental American values....
46 min
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Bill Hader's Long Road to Directing
Bill Hader (, Trainwreck, ) talks about his childhood love of film, his early days as a struggling production assistant in Hollywood, and how he's finally getting back to his cinematic roots with his dark comedy series .  He discusses...
43 min
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Jordan Klepper Goes on the Frontlines of Change
returns to the podcast to talk about getting out of the studio and getting out in the real world again for his new Comedy Central docu-series .  He tells the story of a wrestling club in Texas that is helping veterans body slam their way...
46 min
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Sir Kenneth Branagh Becomes the Bard
Oscar nominated actor and director is the greatest living interpreter of the works of William Shakespeare, and today he talks about his life long love of Shakespeare and stepping into the shoes of his hero for his new film .  Branagh discusses...
39 min
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Jared Diamond on Nations in Crisis
Pulitzer Prize-winning author, scientist, and renowned polymath Jared Diamond reveals that many of the factors in how individuals cope with personal crises can also predict how countries survive national crises.  He profiles six nations in...
49 min
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For Newt Gingrich, Collusion Makes Great Fiction
Former Speaker of the House talks about his new political thriller  and how writing fiction has given him a chance to let his imagination run wild about the darker side of Washington.  He discusses why it’s almost impossible to make up a...
37 min
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Rep. Seth Moulton Says the Presidency Is about ...
talks about why he is running for President, what he sees as his path to the Democratic nomination, and how he plans to defeat President Donald Trump by running on Trump’s weakest issues.  He discusses why he chose do 4 tours of duty as a...
38 min
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Janet Napolitano on Homeland Security Since 9/11
Janet Napolitano served the 4th Secretary of Homeland Security less than a decade after 9/11, and on today's podcast, she reckons with the critics who call it a Frankenstein's Monster of government run amok and takes a hard look at the...
47 min
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Google's Eric Schmidt on Silicon Valley's Trill...
Former  chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt discusses how former college football coach Bill Campbell mentored him and many of Silicon Valley's greatest visionaries from Jeff Bezos and Larry Page to Marc Andreessen and Steve Jobs.  Eric recalls...
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Valerie Jarrett Is the Ultimate Obama Insider
As the longest serving senior official in Obama White House, was known as one who "got" President Obama and helped him engage his public life, but she was also an early mentor, trusted advisor, and family confidante to the Obamas for decades....
42 min
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In Therapy w/ Lori Gottlieb
Bestselling psychotherapist talks about the event that led her to seek help for herself, what it was like to switch roles and be the patient on the couch, and how her own quirky therapist got to the underlying issues of in life.  She...
44 min
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George Papadopoulos on Mueller Investigation In...
As America waits for the full Mueller Report, I talk with the first Trump official to plead guilty in the Mueller Investigation.  George Papadopoulos was the young foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign who reportedly told an...
44 min
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Chelsea Handler's Crush on Robert Mueller
Comedian recalls her anger in the wake of the 2016 election and how Donald Trump became the unlikely catalyst for Chelsea to work through some unresolved personal issues with the help of a clever psychiatrist named Dan.  She discusses...
54 min
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Wyatt Cenac Fixes America One Problem at a Time
Comedian discusses how he wanted to distinguish his HBO docuseries from his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show including forgoing the traditional studio audience and creating a fun retro 70s look for the show.  He talks about checking...
40 min
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Preet Bharara Says Justice Isn't Just for Lawyers
Preet Bharara talks about his eight years as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, what movies and TV get wrong about criminal investigations, and why the job is more than just "connecting the dots" or "following the...
35 min
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Stacey Abrams Talks Politics, Star Trek, and 2020
 has become a political superstar since running for governor of Georgia in 2018 and delivering the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union this February.  We talk about her private meeting with Joe Biden, the...
39 min
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Jeff Bridges Gets Zen About Art, Acting, and th...
    discusses his 6 decades in Hollywood and what he learned about acting from dad Lloyd Bridges.  He recalls the "Little Rascals" version of Tucker that he and Francis Ford Coppola made prior to filming, laughing it up with...
48 min
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Drs. Warren Farrell and John Gray Warn That Boy...
Bestselling authors () and () warn that boys around the world are in crisis and say it's largely the result of a crisis of fathers who suffer from a "purpose void" as their traditional role is being diminished. They reveal how moms and dads...
42 min
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Alyssa Mastromonaco on Surviving Presidential T...
Alyssa Mastromonaco spent 6 years in the Obama White House as assistant to the president, director of scheduling and advance, and deputy chief of staff for operations.  She says working in the West Wing is a lot like VEEP and recalls some of the...
48 min
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Bryan Callen Believes We're All Complicated Apes
Actor/comedian (THE GOLDBERGS, SCHOOLED, HANGOVER I & II) shares how his childhood growing up in countries all over the world inspired him to question labels and defy categorization, and he discusses his particular issue with the catch all...
51 min
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Arthur Brooks Rejects the Politics of Outrage a...
, president of the , returns to the podcast to call on Americans to reject the culture of contempt and the outrage industrial complex.  He talks about the event that woke him up to the ugliness of our political discourse two and a half...
47 min
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Into the Danger Zone w/ Captain Dan Pederson
On the 50th Anniversary of the Navy's legendary fighter pilot school known as Top Gun, the founder Captain Dan Pederson discusses how the pilot losses he witnessed in the Vietnam War led to the formation of Top Gun, how he and the other original...
46 min
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Roger McNamee Says Facebook Undermines Democracy
Roger McNamee was a mentor to a young Mark Zuckerberg and an early investor in Facebook, but now he warns that the social media platform has become a threat to democracy, privacy, competition, and even public health.  He talks about when he...
49 min
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The Man Who Caught El Chapo
For 30 years, DEA special agent Jack Riley led the manhunt for the world’s most wanted drug-lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.   He reveals how El Chapo cleverly wrangled the cocaine trade from the Columbian cartels, how he saw America’s...
39 min
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The French Intellectual Who Loves America
France’s leading public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy accuses President Trump of following the same path of retreat begun by Barack Obama and suggests it has created a void that is now being filled by five old-world empires that are making...
48 min
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Parag Khanna Says the Future Is Asian
says America has a China problem and the solution is Asia.  He suggests that rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership and building stronger ties with other countries in the region are much more effective and less risky ways to gain leverage over...
44 min
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The Dangerous World of Larry Charles
Legendary comedy writer and director Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Borat) talks about traveling the world in search of humor in the most unusual, unexpected and deadliest places for his new Netflix series .  He...
55 min
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Governor Chris Christie Gets the Last Word
Former NJ Governor sets the record straight about his tenure as a corruption-busting prosecutor and a Republican running a Democratic state, as well as what really happened on the 2016 campaign trail and inside Trump Tower.  He recalls how his...
38 min
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Madeleine Albright Warns That Fascism Is Making...
Madeleine Albright fled fascists during her childhood and faced them down as Secretary of State, and today she comes on the podcast to warn that fascism is once again on the rise.  She shares how her own refugee experience during World War II and...
43 min
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National Geographic Chair Jean Case on Being Fe...
Former AOL exec and chairman of National Geographic Society Jean Case talks about her new book .  She says leaders need to start viewing risk as R&D and failure as a learning experience.  In fact, Jean Case encourages people to...
50 min
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Marc Freedman on Connecting the Generations
founder  says seniors are an untapped resource and calls on society to stop segregating the elderly from society and renew the bond between young and old.  Marc talks about the mentors who influenced his life, what we can learn from the...
55 min
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White House Aide Cliff Sims Tells All
Cliff Sims recalls his time as President Trump's Director of Messaging Strategy in a chaotic White House that he likens to "Game of Thrones with the cast of VEEP."  He shares the real story behind the fiasco around Trump’s inauguration numbers,...
38 min
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Rock Star Scientist Professor Brian Cox
Science Communicator  reveals why he left a popular rock band for a career in particle physics, what he is learning through his participation in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and why he says the LHC has disproven...
57 min
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Filmmaker Joe Berlinger Goes in the Dark Mind o...
Award-winning filmmaker (Brother's Keeper, The Paradise Lost trilogy) reexamines America's most notorious serial killer on the 30th anniversary of his execution in his new Netflix documentary .  He discusses how one of Bundy’s first jobs gave...
43 min
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Dr. Phil Says People Never Stop Surprising Him
 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
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Dr. Steven Pinker Says Good News Is a Hard Sell
A year ago, 's book made headlines for giving hard data that proved that the world is safer, happier, and freer than ever, but he was surprised by how many people just don't want to believe good news!  Today Dr. Pinker returns to the...
54 min
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Howie Mandel's Audience Is His Muse
Howie Mandel talks about making his first comedy special in 20 years, his childhood growing up in Toronto, and how the show Candid Camera inspired him to pull an elaborate prank that got him expelled form high school. He shares how...
56 min
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Broad City's Abbi Jacobson on the Road Trip as ...
Abbi Jacobson opens up about the frustrations of TV development hell, playing “herself” on ’s , and being a woman in a position of power.  She discusses her ongoing struggle with work-life balance, how it took a book deal just to make her...
51 min
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Brad Meltzer on the Secret Plot to Kill George ...
Brad Meltzer is the #1 bestselling author of political thrillers like The Escape Artist and The Inner Circle.  Today he talks about making his first foray into nonfiction for his latest book , all the research that went into it, and his...
53 min
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Bill Murray (Rerun)
Actor Bill Murray (Lost in Translation, Rushmore) discusses how his music and poetry album evolved out of a chance meeting with classical cellist Jan Vogler on a flight from Berlin to NYC. Plus, Bill Murray shares his philosophy of life, his favorite...
39 min
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Bob Woodward on Nixon, Impeachment, & How Power...
Today's episode is a rerun of my interview with journalist Bob Woodward that originally aired 11/04/15.  Bob talks about his book which chronicles the White House career of Alexander Butterfield, who served as deputy assistant to President...
41 min
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Remembering Anthony Bourdain (Rerun)
Today's episode is a rerun of an interview with  that originally aired 10/12/17.  Anthony speaks candidly about the problem of food waste, who is to blame, and who is working on solutions.  He discusses how he and his...
36 min
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John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan on Becoming Lau...
John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan discuss their childhood love of the Laurel & Hardy movies, stepping into the shoes of the legendary comedy duo for their new film , and the transformation that allowed John to step in the famously large pants...
43 min
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Leon Panetta on Governing by Leadership Instead...
 talks about hard decisions, worthy fights, and "governing by leadership instead of by crisis."  He recalls growing up in Monterey, California as the first generation of Italian immigrants and warns the Trump Administration’s harsh...
37 min
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The Office's Paul Lieberstein Turns Back Pain i...
Paul Lieberstein () talks about his 20 year struggle with crippling back pain inspired his funny and moving directorial debut film .  He shares how the king of indie filmmaking Mark Duplass convinced him to make the movie himself rather than...
41 min
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Pete Holmes Talks Fatherhood, Comedy, and Makin...
Comedian talks about his new HBO comedy special , paying his dues as a comic, and all of life’s weird and wonderful questions.  Pete says standup is still his first love, but podcasting is how he makes friends these days, and he...
55 min
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Tha Fabulous Tina Brown Returns
The legendary returns to talk about growing up in an entertainment family, how she got expelled from 3 different boarding schools for being a “subversive influence,” and how that same subversiveness served her well as editor of Vanity Fair....
48 min
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Historian H.W. Brands on Washington in the Age ...
Historian discusses his new book .  Professor Brands talks about how these three political giants crafted the Compromise of 1850 which barely held the Union together, why none of these three men was ever elected President, and how...
47 min
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The Daily Show's Trevor Noah
talks about his new standup special and why he dedicated it to his mom whom he calls “the first comedian that he ever saw” and “most gangster human being you’ll ever meet in your life.”  He discusses growing up in South Africa during...
41 min
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David Priess Reveals How to Get Rid of a President
returns to deliver a colorful political history of the schemes, maneuvers, and conspiracies that have attempted to remove unwanted presidents.  He discusses the various President’s who’ve died in office of natural and unnatural...
42 min
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Author Michael Connelly on Cops, Crime Reportin...
Best-selling crime novelist talks about his literary hero Raymond Chandler, how he followed in the footsteps of the king of detective noir when he first came to Los Angeles, and how Chandler’s novels influenced his own writing.  He...
49 min
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Dan Rather on the Values That Unite America
Legendary newsman Dan Rather talks about his 60 year career and how his travels and conversations have given him a “wide shot” of the American experience and the values that unite us.  He condemns recent attacks on some on those values...
47 min
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General Stanley McChrystal on Myths and Realiti...
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
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Willem Dafoe on Art, Acting and "Embracing the ...
Oscar-nominated actor Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spiderman, The Grand Budapest Hotel) shares how his beginnings in experimental theater inform his acting, what draws him to independent films, and what it’s like to make his 100th movie....
42 min
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Washington Post Reporter Greg Miller on Trump, ...
Greg Miller is one of the reporters for  who received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for his groundbreaking stories on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and the resulting investigations of the Trump...
53 min
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Comedian Chris Gethard on the Art of Losing
Comedian illustrates his personal and professional manifesto "lose well" with hilarious and ultimately empowering tales about his own missteps, misadventures, and public failures from the cancellation of his Comedy Central sitcom after ten...
53 min
267
Roger Daltrey on The Who, Woodstock, and his Ro...
Roger Daltrey, founder/lead singer of The Who, discusses how the hardships experienced by Brits in WWII paved the way for the musical revolution of the 1960s, he recalls what it was like to be the poster-boys for the British “mod” movement (and...
43 min
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Sir Michael Caine on Old Movie Stars, Young Coc...
Sir Michael Caine has starred in over 100 movies and won two Academy Awards, and today he shares stories and advice from his remarkable career.  He reveals why he never believed in taking advice from older movie stars, why he never wanted to...
36 min
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Senator Ben Sasse on Political Division and Ame...
does a deep dive into the societal shifts affecting modern American life and the roots of our political divisiveness.  He talk about the outsized role politics plays in our daily lives, how "polititainment" celebrities like Sean Hannity are...
53 min
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Anthony Atamanuik Opens Up the Trump Presidenti...
Anthony Atamanuik, host of Comedy Central's The President Show returns to the podcast to talk about his new book American Tantrum: The Donald J. Trump Presidential Archives, why the President wants to open his Presidential Library while he's...
46 min
271
Julian Castro Is Always Looking Ahead
Julian Castro graduated high school a year early, won election to city council while he was still in law school, and became San Antonio's youngest mayor at age 27, before eventually serving as President Obama's Secretary of Housing and Urban...
47 min
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Legendary Sports Announcer Verne Lundquist
Legendary sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist recalls some of his favorite moments in sports and some of his favorite calls from Jack Nicklaus's final victory at the 1986 Masters and Tonya Harding's attack on Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994...
37 min
273
Doris Kearns Goodwin on Presidential Leadership
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian revisits four of her favorite U.S. Presidents for her new book .  Today she discusses the ideological family tree shared by Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon...
56 min
274
Founder of "The Onion" Scott Dikkers
As the founder of ,  practically invented "fake news."  He discusses the origins of the satirical news site as a print newspaper on college campuses, how he drew inspiration from National Lampoon and Spy Magazine, and the article...
43 min
275
Mitch Albom on Life, Death, and Morrie
is the author the all time best-selling memoir Tuesday's with Morrie and six #1 Bestsellers that have sold over a million copies worldwide.  He talks about his new novel The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, how losing his adopted daughter to...
53 min
276
Jeff Bridges Gets Zen About Art, Acting, and th...
discusses his 6 decades in Hollywood and what he learned about acting from dad Lloyd Bridges.  He recalls the "Little Rascals" version of Tucker that he and Francis Ford Coppola made prior to filming, laughing it up with Robin Williams...
48 min
277
Cisco's John Chambers on Leadership in a Startu...
John Chambers is widely considered one of the world’s greatest business leaders, and today he discusses how he turned into a global tech giant with $47 billion in revenues and 70,000 employees.  He talks about his early years working at...
44 min
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CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett
CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett has covered the last 4 administrations but says nothing could prepare him for President Donald Trump.  He recalls his strange first encounter with the reality TV star who would become...
34 min
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Ken Burns on the Mayo Clinic Miracle
Documentary filmmaker discusses his new film and tells incredible story of a country physician and a Franciscan nun who built the medical institution known as “The Miracle in Minnesota.”  He talks about the natural disaster that led to...
47 min
280
Sir Richard Branson on his Adventures in Busine...
talks about philosophy, why he likes to act fast when launching a new business, and how many of his best ideas came from his own desires and frustrations as a consumer.  He gives advice to young entrepreneurs and shares what he’s learned...
36 min
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Chris Stirewalt Gives a Colorful History of Ame...
Fox News' politics editor  discusses the history of American populism, how economic resentment fuels populism even in times of huge prosperity, and why the will of the people doesn’t always make for great policy.  He discusses...
47 min
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Comedian Sam Morrill's Therapist Misses Him
Comedian talks about getting his start as an intern on the Colbert Report and breaking into the New York comedy scene.  He reveals why dating and standup don't always mix and why his therapist misses him when he's on the road.  He...
44 min
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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Military Astroph...
 returns to discuss the mutually beneficial relationship between war-makers and star-gazers. He says the military often serves as a source of creative inspiration for astrophysicists and shares some of the unexpected breakthroughs that emerged...
53 min
284
Mark Leibovich Exposes the NFL's Excess and Anx...
, Chief National Correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, follows up his #1 bestseller with a probing examination of pro-football at a moment of peak success and high anxiety .  This native Bostonian apologizes for those famously annoying...
48 min
285
Amb. Wendy Sherman on Negotiating Nukes w/ Iran...
Ambassador Wendy Sherman was the lead negotiator on the Iran Nuclear Agreement, and she writes about it in her new book titled .  Today she recalls working with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to halt North Korea’s nuclear...
48 min
286
Rick Wilson on Trump, Giuliani, and "Vichy Repu...
Republican strategist Rick Wilson was one of the very first conservatives to oppose Donald Trump and a co-founder of the Never Trump movement.  Today he enumerate the many reasons why Trump is so abhorrent to him, how his opposition to Trump...
54 min
287
Arthur Brooks on the Art of Disagreement
As the president of the , has long worked to foster more civilized and productive discourse, and now he is exploring the art of disagreement on his new podcast .  Arthur says the answer is not to stop talking with people on the opposite...
46 min
288
Rob Riggle Talks Improv, Jet Skis, and the Marines
(The Hangover, Step Brothers) shares how a running joke spawned his latest project and what it’s like to play a "heightened version of himself" in .  Rob recalls his 23 years in the Marines, what it was like handling public affairs in a...
49 min
289
Dan Buettner Shares Longevity Secrets from the ...
Fellow Dan Buettner has studied the the world's "" the 5 areas where people live the longest, and today he shares their secrets. He shares how calorie restriction can lengthen your life, what kind of exercises are best for...
56 min
290
Greg Gutfeld: Fox News's Political Unicorn
discusses his new book  and how it gave him a unique opportunity troll his own work.  He talks about his political evolution starting out at liberal enclave UC Berkeley, his problem with "mob thinking," and how extremism on both the...
48 min
291
Topher Grace on How David Duke Got Duped
Topher Grace discusses playing David Duke in Spike Lee's latest film  about Ron Stallworth, the black cop who infiltrated the KKK.  Topher talks about the agony of reading David Duke’s autobiography for the role, why Duke still denies...
37 min
292
Jenna Elfman Talks Zombie Preparedness and Dhar...
Jenna Elfman talks about joining the cast of AMC's , shares her strategy for surviving a zombie apocalypse, and reveals how working on the show got her thinking about her own family's emergency preparedness.  She discusses her first...
43 min
293
977 Days Captive By Somali Pirates
Journalist went to Somalia to write an article about Somali pirates only be kidnapped and held hostage for 977 days as his mother tried to come up with his ransom.  He discusses his captivity, his one daring escape attempt, and how he...
47 min
294
"Elder Millennial" Iliza Shlesinger Gives Weddi...
Newlywed comedian and "elder millennial" returns to talk about her new comedy special and give me a little advice for my own upcoming nuptials.  She defends a bride’s right to be a "princess" on her special day, explains why it’s...
45 min
295
Bo Burnham Returns to Middle School
Comedian discusses making his directorial debut with his critically acclaimed film which explores the humor and horrors of modern adolescence.  He talks about why he went to great lengths to avoid nostalgia in his portrayal of life in...
38 min
296
Alan Dershowitz on Impeachment and the Criminal...
Famed attorney and lifelong Democrat says even though he make not like Donald Trump's policies, the President is entitled to the same rights as any other American and impeachment is a clearly defined Constitutional procedure not political theatre....
42 min
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Jim Gaffigan Talks Tumor Humor and Opening for ...
Comedian  opens up about his wife/writing partner Jeannie’s brain tumor scare and how she was the first person to suggest using it in his new comedy special .  Jim reveals how trial and error led him back to his own authentic voice as...
51 min
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Malcolm Nance Says Trump Is a "Willing Asset" f...
In the wake of the bizarre Trump-Putin Summit, intelligence expert Malcolm Nance says Trump has gone from being an unwitting asset of Russia to a willing asset deliberately undermining NATO, the European Union, and even his own country....
42 min
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Ben Rhodes on Hope, Change, and Pragmatism in W...
Former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes talks about how he survived a full 8 years in the White House, his close friendship with President Barack Obama, and what it was like to travel the world representing America.  Ben says...
59 min
300
Rob Reiner Brings the "Shock and Awe"
Rob Reiner returns to talk about the long road to making his latest film about the journalists who "got it right" about WMD in Iraq and why he says Americans still may not be ready to deal with the mistakes of the Iraq War.  How discusses the...
39 min