How long has it been? 5 years? 10 years? An eternity?! No, it’s only been one year but damn if it doesn’t feel like longer since Trump took the oath of office. Today, we take a look back at the previous year and digest the lowlights and lowest lights of Trump: Year 1. We begin the show with the eloquent, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts, to get his perspective on the roller-coaster of a year. Then we move onto business-whiz CNBC contributor Ron Insana, and from there we go to the resistance with Scott Dworkin, leader of the Democratic Coalition against Trump. Finally we are graced famed actor and activist Ron Perlman, and no, he didn’t ride in on a Harley and break my legs… Start your engines and lets ride!
Don’t Tug on Superman’s Cape
Welcome back to the next installment of Strange Days. We bring back the M&M boys (Marc Caputo and Michael Grunwald of POLITICO) for their first episode of the new year, to discuss the Fire & Fury coming from the Trump presidency, as well as the oil-drilling episode that played out between Trump and Governor Rick Scott. Then, we’re joined by two of the great legal minds, former U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey alongside NBC legal contributor and our friend Katie Phang, to discuss the progress of the Mueller investigation. We wrap the show with a white-hot round of rapid-fire questions. Hope you can handle the heat!
It’s a Trap!
Happy new year gang, it’s the return of the swamp! In our first episode of 2018, we’ll be talking to Simon Rosenberg, President of the New Democratic Network, to get his take on the “bomb cyclone” enrapturing Steve Bannon (aka Darth Vader) and the WH. Next, Chenell sparks up conversation with Ben Cort, author of “Weed, Inc. The Truth About the Pot Lobby, THC, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry”. Finally, we peek behind the curtains of Congress with former United States Congressman Joe Garcia.
“Donald Trump, you have sacrificed nothing and no one”
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.
The New South Defeats the Old South
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!