Aggressive Progressive

Honesty is a lost art. Chris Hahn is a progressive political commentator, radio personality and attorney based in NY.  A former aid to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Chris's views are informed from experience. He doesn't mince words and he knows what it takes to defeat the right wing extremism that appears to be on the march. The weekly podcast is informative, entertaining and opinionated.  

News Commentary
Astro Turf...
This week Chris tees off on Trump and his Right Wing Media echo-chamber for encouraging protests of stay at home orders. Plus Dr. Josh Miller who leads one of the largest COVID 19 testing facilities in the US.   
46 min
Presidential Propaganda/ Therapy...
This week Chris rages against Donald Trump's daily briefings that are part propaganda and part personal therapy sessions. Plus a conversation about last weeks viral debate with Congressman Matt Gaetz (R Florida) and a special interview w/ former Senator Barbara Boxer of California... 
48 min
Our New Heroes
This week Chris backs off politics just a bit to get a report from the front lines in the fight against COVID 19 from ER Nurse Alison Rowe, plus an interview wit former NY State Director of Homeland Security Mike Balboni
51 min
This Too Shall Pass...
This week Chris talks w/ Emergency Room Doctor Freya Dittrich about conditions on the front lines in the battle against COVID 19. Plus, Politics in the Pandemic and when this is over font forget the people who got us through this... 
43 min
No Dying for the Dow
In this bonus episode, Chris calls out Texas LG Dan Patrick and others on the Right looking for shortcuts out of this crisis to jump start the economy..
20 min
The 20th Amendment Has No Emergency Clause...
This week Chris talks about how the 20th Amendment will not allow for the postponement of elections if we are still dealing with the impact of COVID 19. Plus Dr. JD Zzipkin of Northwell Health on how th evirus is impacting the jhealthcare system and individuals. 
48 min
Surreal World....
Chris talks about the nationwide shutdown, Moscow Mitch's long weekend and what may be the final day of the Democratic Primary. Plus former Presidential Candidate Joe Walsh longs to get back to a place where he and Chris disagreed about almost everything... 
51 min
Don't Panic...
With bleak news breaking seemingly minute by minute, an ineffective President an economy sliding into recession, Chris urges everyone to take a deep breath.  Former Senator Russ Feingold talks about his new role in restoring law and order to our courts. 
44 min
Super Tuesday Result Special
Chris talks Super Tuesday and what comes next in the Democratic Primary... Is it Michigan or Bust for Bernie? 
18 min
Everything Has Changed...
This week Chris discusses the political fallout from the Corona Virus, Joe Biden V Bernie and what should Obama's role be. Guest Ellis Henican. 
42 min
Winning is the Point...
This week Chris discusses "electability" and how to thwart Conservative's plans to call Democrats "Communists" in the 2020 election. Plus Raw Story's Sarah Burris
48 min
No Pass for Haters...
Chris calls out Rush Limbaugh for his hateful rants against Mayor Pete and discusses the state of the 2020 election with former Congressman Steve Israel  Breaks at 23:53 and 42:33
45 min
Shake it Off
Chris pushes back on what pundits are calling "Trump's Best Week" Plus Dan Squadron of Future Now 
47 min
Iowa Train Wreck
Chris discusses the colossal failure of the Iowa Democratic Party and its impact on this and future campaigns. Should Iowa forfeit its place as 1st in the nation to "vote" for President? Plus MSNBC's Jill Wine-Banks discusses Impeachment. 
37 min
Sheep & Cowards...
Should the Senate even exist anymore? This week we dive into the Impeachment arguments and get ready for Iowa. Guest, CNN's Janet Johnson. 
57 min
Surprise Me
This week Chris is counting down to Impeachment and Iowa and hoping that someone in the GOP heeds the word of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and discovers that " The time is always right to do whats right"  Guest Republican strategist and MSNBC regular Evan Siegfried.  
50 min
This week Chris pushes back on Trump's claim that Democrats love Terrorist and talks 2020 w/ MSNBC regular Basil Smikle 
46 min
A Consequential Year
This week Chris talks about Trump's escalation in Iran and the potential of John Bolton's testimony in a Senate Trial. Plus Mayor of Columbia, SC Steve Benjamin, National Co-Chairman of Bloomberg of Presidents discusses Mayor Bloomberg's Strategy and the prospect of defeating Lindsey Graham...  
47 min
Here We Go...
2020 is finally here. Chris discusses the consequential year ahead. Former Senator Barbara Boxer discusses the many talents of Speaker Pelosi, why she may be holding off the delivery of the Impeachment Articles to the US Senate and gives her thoughts on the Democratic primary fight. 
47 min
Nancy is Better at Politics...
This week Chris talks Impeachment strategy. Chris also suggests we talk about our values with our conservative family and friends this holiday season and not Trump. The always thoughtful Margaret Hoover of PBS's Firing Line is our guest this week. 
44 min
This Week Chris discusses Impeachment and combating the Trump plan to "Go Low" in 2020.  Raw Story's Sarah Burris joins the conversation .  
53 min
Joy Behar
This week Chris talks to Joy Behar of The View. Joy weighs in on politics and talks about what it was like interviewing Don Jr.  Plus her thoughts on the relationship between Kelly Ann and George Conway. Chris also shares his thoughts on the so called "Prosperity Gospel" being preached by many Trump supporting Evangelicals. 
35 min
Back to Work
Chris's self imposed ban on politics is over and its time to get ready to convince our conservative friends that 4 more years of Trump is bad for America.  Plus will there be an open convention... and is that a bad thing? 
43 min
Thanksgiving Me a Break...
This Week Chris discusses the GOP's bonkers Ukrainian conspiracy theory and gives a Thanksgiving message.... Plus CNN's Janet Johnson on Impeachment and more... 
39 min
This week Chris talks impeachment with Watergate Prosecutor, MSNBC Contributor and Author Jill Wine-Banks . Plus the rising fortunes of Mayor Pete and the Fall of the Red Wall in the South... 
46 min
The Week it Get's Serious...Guest: MSNBC's Elli...
On this episode Chris talks about the serious people who will be testifying before Congress and others who are serving our nation around the world and contrasts this with the lack of seriousness on the part of the president and his allies in Congress. 
49 min
Left Right Other....
This week Chris welcomes Conservative Radio Host Ben Ferguson. Liberal Radio Host Rick Ungar, and Libertarian Comedian and pod caster Ben Kissel... Plus the latest on impeachment and the race for the White House. 
60 min
Politicon Extravaganza Part 1
This week Chris is back from Politicon in Nashville, TN and brings with him three great interviews including Presidential Candidate Mark Sanford, Radio Host Clay Travis and Political Commentator Sally Kohn Plus reaction to Trump's ISIS press and the resignation of Katie Hill... 
46 min
No Time for Fools...
Chris has had it with members of Congress actively promoting conspiracy theories in defense of Trump and asks why the House GOP leadership would allow this.  Plus CNN's Janet Johnson...
47 min
Nobody's Business but the Turks...
This week Chris rails against Trump's decision to betray the Kurds and discusses the latest on Impeachment. Author and columnist Elis Henican joins the conversation. Breaks at 16:24, 35:51 and 43:31
47 min
Put a Ring on It America...
This week Chris tells Congress to call Trump's bluff anf get serious about Impeachment. No more vacations because Trump never sleeps and needs to be countered every day... Former Senator and Presidential Candidate Mike Gravel joins in and offers his comparisons to Watergate. and more... 
52 min
Giuliani Time...
This week Chris discusses the pending impeachment of President Trump and the meltdown of his personal lawyer former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani he witnessed first hand.... Plus Sarah Burris from Raw Story.... 
43 min
Credible & Urgent...
This week Chris joins the debate over the White House Whist Blower and what it means for the future of the Trump Presidency and America... Also Jeremy Barr from the Hollywood Reporter discusses media in the age of Trump... .
55 min
Even on 9-11
This week, Chris looks back on Trump's behavior on 9-11 and shares his memories of that horrible day. Plus Chris talks Politics with Conservative pundit Amy Holmes and has a bonus monologue on Health Care... 
63 min
Hope and Change?
Chris speaks to guest David Weissman an Army Veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan and was a die hard Conservative Trump supporter until comedian Sarah Silverman led him out of the wilderness..  plus another week of lies from the lying liar in chief...
50 min
National Disaster...
This week Chris discusses Trump's latest cruelty and wonders if the administration can get any lower. He also ponders Trump's response to national emergencies. Daily Caller White House Correspondent Amber Athey joins to discuss her article that outlines serious ethical concerns in at the Knights of Columbus.
54 min
America is Exhausted....
This week Chris discusses how the nation is growing tired of Trump's act and suggests the end is near.  Author and columnist Grant Stern joins the conversation. Stick around for the last segment as Chris discusses how a Ringo Star concert featuring the Men @ Work's Collin Hay triggered memories of growing up in the evangelical world... 
58 min
Give me your well rested, well funded and insur...
This week Chris blast Trump's immigration policy as un-American. he discusses how Trump's policy ignores market forces that drive people to the US and asks if that's Trump's embrace of socialism. CNN & HLN's Janet Johnson joins the discussion.
45 min
The Presidential Trinity
Chris is back from Italy.... This week he discusses Trump's failure to understand his role as Head of State and how his mishandling of the El Paso massacre is just the latest example of how the President doesn't get that he has three unique rolls, Head of Party, Head of Government and Head of State. Chris also discusses the state of the Democratic Presidential Primary and echo's Bill Maher's brilliant editorial regarding personal evolution.  
41 min
The New Know Nothings and the Hyper-Partisan E...
This week Chris discusses where we are politically, how we got here and what comes next.  Chris asks how history will view this error 15 years from now.   
29 min
Mr. Mueller Returns
This week Chris discusses Robert Mueller's testimony before the House Judiciary and Intel Committees Former Watergate Assistant Special Prosecutor and frequent MSNBC guest Jill Wine Banks provides her insight into the testimony and what it means going forward, 
44 min
Call Racist Comments What They Are..
Chris is clear on his rebuke.of Trump's racist attacks on "The Squad" and asks why more Republican's aren't calling him out. Plus Guest Liz Claman of Fox Business joins the show to discuss Building Home's for Heroes
62 min
The Pointless Cruelty is the Point
This week Chris tee's off on Trump;s border detention policy. Former Washington Post Columnist and progressive pundit Cathy Areu joins in, plus listen to the end for a bonus rant from hijacked his radio show...
58 min
Presidential Insecurities
This week Chris discusses how Trump's 4th of July Bash was yet another example of his personal insecurity. He also continues his discussion of the inevitable demise of Mike Pence as a running mate in 2020. Chris also discusses the loss of his younger brother. 
23 min
This week Chris welcomes guest David Cay Johnsron who has documented Trump for over 30 years.  Chis reminds progressives to push back on conservatives that question their love of country and breaks down the Democratic Debates  
43 min
Look up from your Kool-Aide...
This week, Chris talks about Trump's near war with Iran and asks when the Trump Cult will look up from their Kool-Aide and realize he's failed them on Key initiatives/ Chris Welcomes guest Brian Weisfeld a Ted X Talk alumnus and former leader of IMAX to discuss his latest project which hopes to empower young girls... 
46 min
Open for Collusion
This week Chris discusses Trump's latest efforts to entice foreign powers into supporting his failing campaign for re-election. Plus is it time for a generation other than the Boomers to have there chance at power? Guest Jordan Chariton joins to discuss Bernie Sander's policy speech...  
45 min
Saving Face
On this Episode, Chris discusses Trumps face saving end to the tariff standoff with Mexico, weighs in on Iowa and Biden's Hyde Amendment reversal and calls the straight pride parade what it is... a place for closet cases to celebrate.... Plus an interview with best selling author, columnist and political pundit Ells Henican and a bonus rant on the state of our political discourse..  
57 min
Mueller moves the Barr
On this episode Chris gives his unique take on where we are now that Mueller has finally spoken. Guest Janet Johnson of HLN joins the discussion of this and Trumps disastrous Mexican tariff plan 
43 min
Impeachment Point?
This week Chris asks if the President's actions in obstructing Congress have brought us to a point where Congress has no choice but to Impeach. Maybe that's exactly what Trump wants. Guest Sarah Burris from Raw Story joins the conversation to discuss Media in the age of Trump.
42 min
Come Again
This week Chris welcomes former Howard Stern Show Staffer KC Armstrong who discusses why he left the show and reveals for the fist time why he hasn't been back on the show the past few years. Chris also discusses the Alabama Anti-Choice bill. 
54 min
Jerry Falwell Jr. Has Some Explaining to Do...G...
Chris discusses his belief that Jerry Falwell Jr. was blackmailed by Michael Cohen into endorsing Donald Trump in 2016. Or maybe he's just a fraud. Chris discusses Libertarian in the age of Trump with special guest Matt Welch from Reason Magazine. 
38 min
Katie Barr the Door...
In this weeks episode, Chris blasts AG Bill Barr for his failure to honor Congressional requests and has choice words for the pathetic display Congressional Democrats put on in response. Chris urges Congressional Dems to understand the game has changed and they need to play by the new rules. He has some good things to say about Senator and Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris and how she handled the hostile witness Bill Barr was.  Also Chris discuses his awkward dinner with Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost...  @christopherhahn on twitter  Breaks at 22:41 and 32:17
34 min
And They’re Off...
This week Chris discusses Joe Biden's entry into the race and assesses the candidacies of Bernie Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. He also calls out TV Evangelical Franklin Graham for his hypocrisies and criticism of Bttigieg's sexuality while all the while brushing off all of the president's personal failings.  
31 min
Mueller Mania
On this episode Chris reacts to the release of the redacted Mueller Report and slams conservatives for taking a victory lap in the face of clear criminal activity on the part of the administration. He discusses the impact impeachment could have on the 2020 election.  Guest Scott Dworkin, founder of the Democratic Coalition who shares his view of the report and what comes next.  Social Media: Twitter @ChristopherHahn   Instagram @ChristopherHahnNY   Guest twitter @Funder 
46 min
Humanity Isn’t Just for Citizens
In the inaugural episode of The Aggressive Progressive w/ Chris Hahn,, Chris implores progressives to talk to their conservative friends about Trump's inhumanity toward migrants. Chris also talks with columnist Amy Holmes about the election of Lori Lightfoot as Chicago's first African American and openly gay mayor 
45 min