After one of the most tumultuous and historic years in American history, let’s end it on a positive note, and this episode is sure to inspire some confidence in you. First, we’ll dive into the mind of the notorious Russian leader with Steven Lee Myers, author of The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin. The lovely Chenell then addresses issues of race and policing with Michael Eric Dyson, whose new book Tears We Cannot Stop is a must-read. Finally, possibly the greatest interview I’ve had the pleasure of conducting, I speak with Khizr Khan to discuss his book, An American Family. Happy holidays my friends, and we’ll see you in the new year.
Phew! That was a close one wasn’t it? Congrats to Doug Jones and welcome to the #Resistance. We brought in Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca to discuss the defeat of Roy Moore and what it spells for Donald Trump’s presidency, as well as the sexism directed at Sen. Kristen Gillibrand. Our old pal Michael Grunwald comes by to gloat about his Jones prediction and discuss what he thinks it means for the GOP. Speaking of which, my favorite conservative David French makes his debut on the podcast to explain why the New South beat the Old South this week. Take a listen, follow, and share!
Fernand chats with Norm Ornstein at the Miami Book Fair about his latest book, One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported. Next up, former Health & Human Services Secretary and former University of Miami President Dr. Donna Shalala drops in to discuss the future of healthcare in America. Finally, our favorite dynamic duo, POLITICO Florida’s Marc Caputo and POLITICO Magazine’s Mike Grunwald stop in to talk and close out the show with a round of rapid fire.
Join the Coalition of Thinkers this week when Fernand kicks off the program with former conservative radio talkshow host, Charlie Sykes to talk about his book How the Right Lost its Mind. Next, the lovely Chenell talks race in America with Angela Davis, here to discuss her anthology Policing the Black Man. Finally, Jared Yates Sexton joins to discuss ‘Rage’ in America. Fernand pays a special tribute to a musical legend at the end of the program before heading on home.
Our 6th installment of Strange Days has arrived in time for the holidays! This week we come to you from the 34th annual Miami Book Fair. MSNBC’s Katy Tur talks about her book, Unbelievable, detailing her experience on one of the strangest campaign trails to date. Next up, we have the man who tried to warn us of Russian interference into our election, Malcolm Nance, author of The Plot to Hack America. And finally, we speak with the producers of The Man Who Invented Christmas, premiering in theaters this week. We hope you enjoy the show!
Turn up the heat because we’re cookin’ with grease! First we stir the pot with Donna Brazile and the controversy around her new tell-all book, Hacks. Next we separate the ingredients that make up Trump supporters with POLITICO Magazine’s Michael Grunwald and POLITICO’s Michael Kruse. Finally we feast inside the mind of the most powerful man in the world – the mind of Robert Mueller with one of the men that knows him best, Garrett Graff, author of The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s FBI. There’s a special sweet cherry surprise guest on top, who will preview our coverage of the Miami Book Fair in town this weekend. Stay tuned!
Title credit to the witty and talented Michael Grunwald from POLITICO Magazine, who joins us to talk about Trump’s Swamp a year after the election. Simon Rosenberg from the NDN phones in to discuss the hostile ‘shirts vs. skins’ nature of Fox News in the Trumpian era, and artist Billie Grace Lynn pays us a visit to talk about the national controversy surrounding her latest ‘American Mask’ exhibition.