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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501
Ben Shapiro on Political Correctness & Journali...
Daily Wire, Breitbart, Conservative, Free America, Political Correctness, Colleges, Republican, GOP,
34 min
502
The Holdouts - Prominent Republicans Against Trump
Republican, Conservative, Trump, Jeb, Romney, Libertarian, National Review, Free the Delegates, GOP, RNC, NeverTrump,
74 min
503
The Dawn of Driverless Cars
Automotive, Tech, Autonomous, Vehicles, Self-Driving, Connected, Cars, Uber, GM, Tesla, Tech, Google, Driving,
38 min
504
Alan Alda on Making Scientists & Doctors Better...
Science, Medicine, Communication, MASH, improv, Doctors, acting, Teaching, Physics, Hospitals, ER, television, Emmy, TV,
41 min
505
Dana Loesch Stands Up for Flyover Country
Conservative, Republican, Flyover, Blue Collar, Walmart, Guns, Second Amendment, Trump, Texas, The Blaze, Glenn Beck,
35 min
506
Glenn Beck Talks Trump, Libertarianism, & Orson...
Conservative, Libertarian, The Blaze, Fox News, Trump, NeverTrump, Orson Wells, Radio, Republican, Glenn Beck Program,
38 min
507
The Hilarious Gilbert Gottfried
Comedy, Hollywood, Entertainment, Movies, Stand-up, Comedians, Funny, Amazing Colossal Podcast, SNL, Saturday Night Live, Friar's Club, Comedy Central, Roasts,
45 min
508
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Trump...
Senate, Senator, Congress, Republican, Obamacare, Trump, Conservative, Kentucky, Elections, Campaigns,
34 min
509
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Talks Beer,...
Colorado, Denver, Beer, DNC, Democrat, Election, 2016, marijuana, legalization, fracking, energy, bipartisan, politics, Hillary Clinton, brewing,
37 min
510
Comedian David Steinberg Talks Comedy, Carson &...
Comedy, Comedians, Funny, Humor, Improv, Stand-up, Jokes, Tonight Show, Johnny Carson, Second City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, David Steinberg, Larry David,
51 min
511
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Suing the Preside...
Texas, Greg Abbott, Austin, Governor, state, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Tea Party, Obamacare, Supreme Court, law, lawyer, paraplegic, disabled, inspiration,
40 min
512
General Wesley Clark on Vietnam, the Wars in Bo...
Bosnia, War, Kosovo, Serbs, Albanians, Yugoslavia, military, NATO, Eisenhower, Vietnam, army, Democrat, strategy, Clinton,
43 min
513
Parag Khanna Explains Why Globalism Is Great fo...
Globalism, free trade, immigration, markets, business, travel, international, connectivity
47 min
514
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH & Head of ...
genomics, genetics, medicine, science, Genome Project, HapLap, pharmaceuticals, research, DNA,
36 min
515
Director Jay Roach Goes ALL THE WAY with LBJ
Lyndon Johnson, Politics, Civil Rights, LBJ, President, History, Elections, Campaign, Democrat, Movies, Martin Luther King, Freedom Summer,
46 min
516
Paul Wolfowitz on Fighting Dictators, Encouragi...
Conservative, Hawk, Foreign Policy, neocon, neoconservative, Republican, Reagan, Bush, International Affairs, Defense, Iraq, Indonesia, poverty, development, bank,
43 min
517
Campaign Advance Man Josh King On White House S...
campaign, media, production, Dukakis, stagecraft, Clinton, President, events, politics, optics, press, photography,
43 min
518
Vicente Fox Unloads on Trump, Trade, & The Wall
Mexico, immigration, trade, wall, Trump, border, NAFTA, drugs, education, election, 2016
53 min
519
Disaster Response w/ Steven McAndrew, Head of E...
disaster, response, Red Cross, ebola, pandemic, Syrian, refugee, crisis, emergency, humanitarian, relief,
40 min
520
AOL Co-founder Steve Case on the Third Wave of ...
AOL, business, America Online, tech, entrepreneur, start-up, internet, future, Toffler, innovation,
41 min
521
Juan Williams of Fox News on the Modern-Day Fo...
Fox News, The Five, founding fathers, America, civil rights, constitution, Thurgood Marshall, Kennedy, Reagan, JFK, history, NPR,
48 min
522
Nominate KICKASS POLITICS for the 2016 Podcast ...
Special Announcement from KickAss Politics podcast
1 min
523
Arianna Huffington Says Go To Bed!
Huffington Post, Sleep, Rest, Health, Brain, Medicine, Meditation, Productivity, REM, dreams
33 min
524
Comedy Legend Carl Reiner
Comedy, Humor, Television, TV, funny, sitcoms, film, Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Mel Brooks, Steve Martin,
46 min
525
China's One Child Policy w/ Mei Fong, Pulitzer-...
China, One Child, Population, Chinese, Communism, Social Engineering, Big Brother, Manufacturing,
53 min
526
Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns
American History, Documentary, Film, Director, Baseball, Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights
42 min
527
Cyber War w/ National Security Journalist Fred ...
Cyber War, Cyber Security, Espionage, N.S.A., C.I.A., Stuxnet, Internet, China,
51 min
528
Jacob Weisberg, Editor-in-Chief of Slate Magazi...
Slate Magazine, Donald Trump, Never Trump, #NeverTrump, Trumpcast, election, politics, GOP primary,
35 min
529
Innovation Expert Alec Ross on The Industries o...
Technology, Business, Investments, Investing, Careers, Future, Robotics, Genomics, Big Data, Cyber-security, Industry, Jobs, Economy,
35 min
530
War Correspondent Michael Ware On The War In Ir...
Iraq, CNN, Zarqawi, ISIS, Al Qaeda, Falluja, terrorism, war, journalism, marines,
37 min
531
Part 2: Futurist Dr. Michio Kaku On Amazing Inv...
Science, Science Fiction, Technology, Inventions, Genomics, Brain, Robots, nanotechnology, Physics,
40 min
532
Part 1: Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist ...
Unified Theory, string theory, Einstein, science, string field theory, theoretical physics, gravity waves, science fiction, scifi, inventions, Star Trek, parallel universes, quantum theory, space time,
46 min
533
Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazin...
Forbes, Magazine, Financial, Investing, Economy, Election, Flat Tax, IRS, Federal Reserve, healthcare, policy
43 min
534
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard On ...
conservative, Republican, GOP, primary, election, neo-con, Trump, Rubio, campaign,
39 min
535
Debunking Conspiracy Theories w/ Dr. Michael Sh...
conspiracy theories, skeptic, science, rational, reason, Alex Jones, New World Order, critical thinking, Skeptical, Scientific American,
58 min
536
General Michael Hayden, Former Head of CIA & NSA
CIA, Intelligence, NSA, National Security, surveillance, espionage, cyber war, Guantanamo, Al Qaeda, spy, James Bond,
41 min
537
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Mic...
Political, editorial, satire, cartoons, comics, conservative, Republican, IBD, Investors,
47 min
538
Donald Rumsfeld On Modernizing The Military, Sa...
National Defense, Iraq, Pentagon, Military, Gerald Ford, Leadership, Churchill, Central Asia, Middle East,
51 min
539
Oscar-Nominee Evgeny Afineevsky On His Document...
Ukraine, Maidon Square, Kiev, Revolution, Protest, Democracy, Putin, Yanukovych, Crimea
47 min
540
Doug Schoen, Pollster & Fox News Political Anal...
Fox News, Polls, Richard Nixon, Presidency, China, Clinton, Politics, Campaigns, Strategy, Polling, Republican, Democrat, Silent Majority, Conservative, Newsmax
34 min
541
Iconic Photographer Platon On Shooting World Le...
Photography, Presidents, Leaders, Power, Human, Rights, Time Magazine, Magazines, New Yorker, News, Politics, Putin, Clinton,
39 min
542
Mark McKinnon, Co-Host of Showtime's Political ...
Presidential Primary, New Hampshire, President, Election, 2016, documentary, campaign, strategy, Trump, Sanders, Rubio, Clinton, Cruz, McCain
42 min
543
Greg Barker, Director of HBO's "Homegrown: The ...
terrorism, jihad, radical, islam, FBI, counter-terror, San Bernadino, muslim, homegrown, domestic, terrorism
41 min
544
What's an Iowa Caucus? w/ Congressman Steve Kin...
Iowa, Caucus, Election, Primary, Ethanol, Biofuel, Trump, Ted Cruz, Voting, Presidential, Campaign, Grassley,
50 min
545
Senators Trent Lott & Tom Daschle on Fixing the...
Senate, Partisan, Bipartisan, Congress, Legislation, Compromise, Politics, Leadership, Government,
38 min
546
Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review, on Donal...
Against Trump, National Review, Donald Trump, GOP, Establishment, Republican, Debate,
47 min
547
Congressman Michael McCaul, Chair of the House ...
terrorism, homeland, security, bio-terror, cyber-attack, China, Russia, Iran, ISIS, Al-Qaeda, dirty bomb, border,
39 min
548
Criminal Justice Reform w/ Sen. Rob Portman, Ju...
prison, criminal, corrections, jail, mandatory, minimums, reform, Libertarian, Conservative, Congress,
58 min
549
(Rebroadcast) Part 2: The Political Genius of G...
George Washington, history, America, Patriot, Revolutionary War, President, Politics, Conservative, Republican, Libertarian, Government, Tea Party, Founding, Fathers, Liberty, Constitution
27 min
550
(Rebroadcast) Part 1: The Political Genius of G...
George, Washington, history, America, Patriot, Revolutionary, War, President, Politics, Conservative, Republican, Libertarian, Government, Tea Party, Founding Fathers, Constitution, Liberty,
27 min
551
(Rebroadcast) Pt. 2: E.M.P. - The Day the Eart...
EMP, electromagnetic, pulse, nuke, nuclear, Iran, North, Korea, Russia, defense, neocon, electric, grid, NORAD, national, security,
33 min
552
(Rebroadcast) Pt. 1: E.M.P. - The Day the Eart...
EMP, electromagnetic, pulse, nuke, nuclear, Iran, North, Korea, Russia, defense, neocon, electric, grid, NORAD, national, security,
33 min
553
Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Foru...
Islam, ISIS, Iran, Syria, Jihad, Israel, Palistinian, terrorism, Islamist, terrorism,
39 min
554
Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review on Willia...
Conservative, William, Buckley, National, Review, Republican, Firing Line, Fox, News,
46 min
555
Garry Kasparov Warns That Vladimir Putin Is The...
Russia, Vladimir, Putin, President, Ukraine, Crimea, KGB, FSB, Kremlin, Medvedev, Corruption, Yeltsin, NATO, Gorbachev
49 min
556
Karl Rove on William McKinley & Why the Electio...
Rove, politics, political, American, Presidential, history, election, McKinley, Bush, 1896
39 min
557
Brian Kilmeade, Co-Host of "Fox & Friends" on T...
Thomas, Jefferson, Barbary, Wars, Pirates, Tripoli, Navy, Marines, Revolution
34 min
558
The Young Turks - Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, & ...
TYT, Young, Turks, Think, Tank, News, Current, Events, Politics, Online, YouTube, Millennials, MSNBC,
41 min
559
The Rise & Reign of Vladimir Putin w/ guest Ste...
Putin, Russia, President, KGB, FSB, Soviet, Tsar, Ukraine, Sochi, Syria, Yeltsin
52 min
560
Rebroadcast: Reagan's "A TIME FOR CHOOSING" spe...
Ronald Reagan, Goldwater, Republican, President, Politics, Conservative, speech, campaign, Libertarian,
33 min
561
Bob Woodward on Nixon & The Last of the Preside...
Woodward, Bernstein, Watergate, President, Richard, Nixon, Washington, Post, Vietnam, Republican, Henry, Kissinger,
41 min
562
Fred Barnes & Mort Kondracke from Fox News' "Th...
Jack, Kemp, Fred Barners, Mort Kondracke, Reagan, supply-side, economics, Reaganomics, elections, Congress, House
50 min
563
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on Tax Reform, t...
Republican, Conservative, Tea, Party, Congress, House, Minnesota, Politics, Presidential, Election, Flat, Tax, Iran, Russia, Obama
47 min
564
Mike Pesca, Host of Slate's The Gist
Slate, Magazine, The, Gist, podcast, NPR, On, The, Media, journalism, politics
38 min
565
Curator of the International Spy Museum Dr. Vin...
Spy, Espionage, Cold, War, CIA, KGB, Intelligence, BRIDGE OF SPIES, James, Bond, gadgets, SpyCast,
51 min
566
David Axelrod On The President, Hillary Clinton...
President, Barack, Obama, Election, Campaign, Strategy, 2016, Democrat, Debate, The, Axe, Files, Progressive, Liberal, Chicago, Illinois, Clinton,
48 min
567
Michael Reagan On Why Conservatives Need To Sto...
Ronald, Reagan, Michael, Reagan. President, 2016, Republican, Primary, Election, Debate, Trump, Bush, Rubio, politics, Reaganism,
45 min
568
ISIS's War on Cultural Heritage & the Modern Da...
ISIS, archeology, Islamic State, terrorist, Syria, civil war, ISIL, Palmyra, ancient, antiquities, artifacts, Middle East, conservative, political,
54 min
569
Cuba Under Castro w/ guests Miami Mayor Tomas R...
Cuba, Fidel, Castro, Obama, Foreign, Policy, Embargo, Havana, Dictator, Socialist, Miami, Cuban, Dissidents, Exile, Human, Rights,
43 min
570
Senator Lindsey Graham on the Iran Nuclear Deal...
Iran, nuclear, agreement, Obama, foreign, policy, hawk, conservative, Republican, Presidential, Primary, 2016, election, campaign, GOP
25 min
571
Millennials & the 2016 Election w/ Pollster Kri...
Millennials, Young, Voters, Selfie, Vote, Election, Polls, Republican, GOP, Pollsters, Data, Campaign, Trump, Clinton, Issues
47 min
572
The End of Doom with Ronald Bailey, Science Wri...
End, of, Doom, Reason, Magazine, Cato, Institute, Science, Environment, Environmental, Skepticism, Climate, Change, Global, Warming, EPA, Greenpeace, population, world, hunger, FDA, GMO, pesticide, endangered, species
41 min
573
THE CONSERVATIVE HEART w/ Author Arthur C. Broo...
AEI, American Enterprise Institute, Conservative, Republican, Tea Party, Conservative, Heart, Election, GOP, Debate
44 min
574
A Governor, a Speechwriter & the Scandal That B...
Speechwriter, Politics, Governor, Mark Sanford, Writing, Scandal, Republican, Tea Party, Conservative, Crisis Management, Spin, Damage Control, Public Relations
41 min
575
Former Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon On The I...
Israel, Benjamin Bibi Netanyahu, Iran, nuclear agreement, Obama, Middle East, diplomacy, nuclear proliferation, defense, security, John Kerry, conservative, Republican, hostages, weapons of mass destruction, I.A.E.A., International Atomic Energy Agency,
32 min
576
The Iran Nuke Deal w/ guest Michael Rubin, Midd...
Iran, Nuclear, Agreement, Deal, Obama, Rouhani, Terrorism, Israel, Middle, East, Security, Defense, Conservative, Diplomacy
35 min
577
Bruce Carlson, Host of MY HISTORY CAN BEAT UP Y...
American, history, politics, elections, President, Presidential, Washington, Founding Fathers, Alexander, Hamilton, Jefferson, LBJ, Kennedy, Congress, campaigns,
42 min
578
John Tamny, Editor of RealClearMarkets.com & Au...
economics, Forbes, tax, politicy, trade, regulation, capitalism, investment, Milton, Friedman, Popular, Economics, realclearmarkets, markets, business, Lebron, Rolling, Stones, Downton, Abby, Freakonomics, Conservative, Libertarian, Republican,
38 min
579
Dr. Ben Carson On The Debate, His Vision For Am...
Doctor, Dr, Ben, Carson, Conservative, Debate, GOP, Presidential, Primary, Election, Republican, Surgeon, Johns, Hopkins, National, Prayer, Breakfast, Gifted, Hands, Politics, Obama, News,
32 min
580
Senator Mike Lee on Our Lost Constitution
Constitution, Bill, of, Rights, Revolution, Founding, Fathers, separation, powers, News, politics, current events, taxes, tax, reform, Utah, libertarian, government, conservative, republican, liberty, tea, party, history, federalist, Washington, Jefferson
29 min
581
Grover Norquist Says It's Time to END the IRS
News, politics, current events, Grover, Norquist, taxes, tax, reform, IRS, libertarian, small, government, spending, economy, conservative, republican, liberty, tea, party, history,
36 min
582
Policing for Profit - The Civil Asset Forfeitur...
Civil, Asset, Forfeiture, Civil, Liberties, Fourth, Amendment, Constitution, Tea, Party, Libertarian, Police, abuse, Republican, Conservative, Civil, Rights, liberty
24 min
583
Policing For Profit - The Nightmare Of Civil As...
Civil Asset, Forfeiture, Civil Liberties, Fourth Amendment, Constitution, Tea Party, Libertarian, Police, abuse, Republican, Conservative, Civil Rights, liberty
36 min
584
George Washington Deserves His Own Day
President, George Washington, history, revolutionary war, America, founding fathers, politics, political, Republican, patriot, Libertarian, Tea Party.
23 min
585
Bonus Episode - The Wit And Wisdom Of Winston C...
Winston, Churchill, Wit, Humor, Quotes, Funny, History, Britain, Conservative, Republican, Leader, WWII, Politics,
13 min
586
Churchill on Leadership with guest Dr. Steven F...
Winston Churchill, WWII, politics, conservative, history, Britain, Republican, Libertarian, war, military, leadership,
46 min
587
Stephen Hadley, Former National Security Adviso...
Stephen Hadley, Conservative, President Bush, White House, National Security, Republican, Defense, ISIS, Islamic State, Russia, Condaleeza Rice, George W. Bush, International Affairs, News, Politics, History
32 min
588
African-Americans Deserve A Leader Like Nelson ...
Nelson Mandela Apartheid South Africa Leadership Black Lives Matter Ferguson Missouri Protests Riots Civil Rights Race Michael Brown Al Sharpton Jesse Jackson
33 min
589
Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennif...
Fox News, Jennifer Griffin, Pentagon, Correspondent, Journalism, Politics, National Security, Conservative, Republican, Israel, Russia, Palestinian, Middle East, Foreign, Policy, National Defense, Mandela
36 min
590
Disruptive Technology vs. Government Regulation...
sharing economy, disruptive technology, Uber, Lyft, AirBnB, business, Libertarian, government regulation, cities,
36 min