[subscription channel 843]Best Interview podcasts — Politicians, celebrities, news-makers (updated July 6, 2015)
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From the policy debates to the political fights, today's top newsmakers make sure they sit down with Chris Wallace.
ABC News' Sunday morning discussion program, featuring newsmaker interviews, panel discussions and debates on a wide range of global issues and commentary. Brought to you by George Stephanopoulos and the ABC News team. Follow: @ABCPodcasts & @ThisWeekABC
WMC Live with Robin Morgan is a nationally syndicated American radio show with an international audience in 110 countries around the globe. The weekly show (additionally available online at iTunes and at WMCLive.com) is hosted by Robin Morgan, the award-winning author of over 20 books, political analyst, former editor in chief of Ms. Magazine, and, in 2005, co-founder—with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem—of The Women’s Media Center. Praised as "talk radio with a brain" by The Huffington Post, the show has enjoyed exponential ratings growth, not only because of its world-class host, but because of its world-class guests.
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show is a podcast and live streaming video talk show seen every Sunday, 3PM PST on YouTube. An award-winning actor, Pollak (The Usual Suspects, Casino, A Few Good Men) was named by Comedy Central as One of the Top 100 Comedians of All Time. Here, he interviews celebrated actors, writers, directors, comedians, and masters of the tech universe. New episodes drop weekly on Tuesdays.
Leonard Lopate brings a diverse collection of great thinkers and talkers together for smart, unpredictable conversations. This daily program from WNYC, New York Public Radio is more like eavesdropping on a great dinner conversation than your usual talk radio show.
Bitch Media is a feminist response to pop culture, home to whip-smart writers, artists, and activists who analyze popular media with an eye on gender, race, class, and sexuality. A new Bitch podcast comes out every Thursday: Popaganda is a 45-minute in-depth exploration of themes ranging from stand-up comedy to sex work and Backtalk is our quick, fun conversation about the week in pop culture.
Mr. Media® Radio, hosted by Bob Andelman, offers lively celebrity and newsmaker interviews.
Analysis, background reports and updates from the PBS NewsHour putting today's news in context.
Fareed Zakaria GPS takes a comprehensive look at foreign affairs and global policies through in-depth, one-on-one interviews and fascinating roundtable discussions. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.
By The Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin is an eavesdroppers paradise. Recorded live at Largo in LA, its a series of casual talks between the host and his most interesting show business friends. Agendas are out the window and no topics are off limits in these revealing chats.
Foundation for Democratic Advancement on World Democracy is a FDA podcast on the impact of various democratic processes from around the world on the welfare of individuals. This podcast is hosted by Mr. Stephen Garvey, Foundation for Democratic Advancement's Executive Director, who interviews qualified guests. Mr. Garvey uses the FDA's measurements and findings, and his experience to clarify the perspectives of the guests. The podcast's purposes are to both study and communicate the outcomes of various democratic processes, and thereby help ensure that people become more knowledgable about the outcomes of these processes and can then make more informed decisions. Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Store
Emeritus curator with the American Museum of Natural History of New York City, Ian Tattersall, discusses how a long tradition of "human exceptionalism" has distorted our understanding of human evolution. In The Strange Case of Rickety Cossack: and Other Cautionary Tales from Human Evolution, Tattersall draws on his own career to offer an idiosyncratic look at the competitive world of paleoanthropology, beginning with Charles Darwin 150 years ago, continuing through the Leakey dynasty in Africa, and concluding with the latest findings in the Caucasus.
The Nation contributor DW Gibson discusses the chaotic, abusive process through which New York City landlords turn affordable housing into luxury apartments. His cover story for the 150th anniversary edition of the magazine, “How to Dump Tenants and Make a Fortune” tackles the predicament of preferential rents, which threaten more affordable apartment units than Mayor de Blasio is aiming to build in the next decade, and explains how they act as a “gentrification insurance” for landlords.
Fareed Zakaria reports on what we knew about ISIS before they began terrorizing the world, and speaks to reporters, officers, and a former Jihadi about what lies in the hearts and minds of the members of this evil group.
Bard College President Leon Botstein gives a preview of Bard SummerScape, an 8-week arts festival at Bard’s Annandale-on-Hudson campus. This year, the festival turns to Latin America for eight weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret, all keyed to the theme of the 26th Bard Music Festival, “Chávez and His World,” an exploration of the life and times of Carlos Chávez, the central figure in 20th-century Mexican music. June 25-August 16.
Emmy-nominated filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal discusses her new PBS POV documentary, “Tough Love,” which chronicles the separate journeys of Patrick Brown, a single, white father in Seattle, and Hasna “Hannah” Siddique, a newly married Bangladeshi-born mother of two in New York City, as they fight to make their families whole again after their children were taken from them due to neglect. It shows the complex bureaucracy of America’s child welfare system and the powerful role that poverty and other challenges play in keeping parents and children apart. Stephanie will be joined by Hannah and her husband, Philly. The film premieres July 6 on PBS.
Scott Pelley reports on how a glitch in Social Security can result in fraudulent payments -- costing taxpayers billions -- and identity headaches. Norah O'Donnell looks into a controversial procedure that could stop the spread of dangerous genes that have stalked families for generations. Steve Kroft talks with Steve Carell about the challenges of making the film "Foxcatcher" and his success in Hollywood.
Robin on SCOTUS rulings and white-supremacist domestic terrorism. Guests: climate science defender Naomi Oreskes; Muslim feminist comedian Negin Farsad; and documentary filmmaker Sini Anderson's new subject—women and Lyme Disease. Plus, Surrealism Corner. Sini Anderson On Women Make Movies » Naomi Oreskes On Twitter (@NaomiOreskes) » MerchantsOfDoubt.org » TedX Talk: Why We Should Believe In Science » On Harvard.edu » The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future on Amazon » Negin Farsad NeginFarsad.com » On Twitter (@NeginFarsad) » TheMuslimsAreComing.com »
Join guest host Samm Levine as he interviews actress Missi Pyle. Missi shares stories from her long career in Hollywood, and talks about many of her roles (over 100, but whos counting?) over the years, from Gone Girl to Galaxy Quest.
This week: First, former Colorado Senator Gary Hart looks at the growing gap between our current political landscape and the principles of the U.S. Constitution (first). Then, former double agent Naveed Jamali reveals how he posed as an undercover operative and fooled the Russians (31:40). Plus, Sam Quinones explains enterprising sugar cane farmers on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin, the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, into the United States (54:01).
The theme of Bitch's summer print issue is Blue. We highlight three stories from the issue, including a look at race and mental health, the history of dildos, and art from cartoonist MariNaomi.
Each 4th of July many of us crowd on rooftops, waterfronts and around televisions to watch the explosive magic of fireworks. Although large, professional pyrotechnic displays are a favorite, some people also enjoy setting off fireworks on their own. This year is the first time since 1909 that New Yorkers in certain counties can legally light fireworks for the Fourth of July (although the change in the law still prohibits New York City residents from putting on their own pyrotechnic shows). Joining us for a Please Explain look at fireworks is journalist and historian Jack Kelly, author of the book Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics, and Phil Grucci, CEO of Fireworks by Grucci, which has provided pyrotechnic displays for US presidential inaugurations and will be putting on fireworks shows in 24 municipalities this independence day.
Playwright Annie Baker and actors Aaron Clifton Moten and Louisa Krause discuss the new production of “The Flick.” In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their battles and heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. The play earned Baker a Pulitzer Prize, and Moten and Krause will be reprising their acclaimed performances. Playing at the Barrow Street Theatre.
Conservationist Tom Butler edited the book Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot, which illuminates the way human numbers and behavior have transformed the Earth, and potentially threatens humanity’s future. As the central piece to Global Population Speak Out campaign, the book is intended to ignite conversations about how consumption and population numbers matter.
Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson, and Althea Mullarkey, Scenic Hudson staffer, talk about their work removing PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in the Hudson River. For 40 years, General Electric dumped PCBs into the Hudson, and it is now tasked with the cleanup. GE is working with the EPA and local communities to plan the sixth and final season of dredging in the Upper Hudson River. Sullivan and Mullarkey will also discuss GE cleanups of PCBs in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and in a large site in Georgia, as well as GE’s 81 toxic Superfund sites across the country.
Today’s Guest: Arlen Schumer, grapher designer, comic book historian and author of The Silver Age of Comic Book Art. Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Arlen Schumer by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of comic book fans prone to arguing because only they can determine who the best artists truly were… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Order ‘The Silver Age of Comic Book Art’ by Arlen Schumer, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above! Wanna give your eyeballs a real treat? Pick up a copy of Arlen Schumer’s The Silver Age of Comic Book Art – which was recently released in a revised edition – and turn to any page. And I mean any page. Wherever your eyes go, they will discover a stunningly well curated tour through the DC and Marvel pop art of the 1960s — the word balloons now filled not with superhero dialogue but with fine art narrative and discussion from Schumer...
Ron "Stray Dog" Hall is a Vietnam War veteran, he runs a trailer park in rural Missouri, and he is a biker. Each year, he caravans on his Harley with fellow vets on an annual pilgrimage to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Oscar-nominated director, Debra Granik, tells his story in her documentary, “Stray Dog,” which opens July 3 at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
“A Poem is a Naked Person” is a documentary about singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell. The film shows Russell and his friends, and fellow artists, in and around his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, capturing off-the-cuff moments, as well as scenes of Russell and his band performing live. The film never got an official theatrical release, yet it has attained legendary status. It gets its New York premier nearly 40 years later at the Film Forum on July 1. We’ll speak with Harrod Blank, the son of the filmmaker Les Blank, and Maureen Gosling, Les’ editor and close collaborator.
Sam Quinones discusses his book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic. Over the past 15 years, enterprising sugar cane farmers on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin, the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, into the United States. Many Americans became eager for the comparatively cheap high it offered.
Gabe Thompson, a reporter for The Nation Institute Investigative Fund, will discuss his piece "Bittersweet Harvest: Revisiting Steinbeck's California,” which appears in Virginia Quarterly Review on July 1st and was reported in collaboration with the Nation Institute's Investigative Fund. In it, he visits the same migrant farm camps in California that were featured in The Grapes of Wrath and reflects on how conditions for migrant farm workers are -- if anything -- even worse now than they were then. For instance, many indigenous Mexican farmworkers, who don't speak Spanish, earn just $25 for a full day's work. Adjusted for inflation, that's less than what farm workers in the San Joaquin Valley made in Steinbeck's day.
JUDY WOODRUFF: The president called for major changes today that could substantially expand the number of people earning overtime. Under current labor law, workers are supposed to earn overtime pay at the rate of time-and-a-half if they put in more than 40 hours a week. But those who earn more than $455 a week, or about $23,000 a year, and are classified as executives are exempt. That usually includes many managers. President Obama would like to lift that salary cap higher in 2016, so that all workers earning up to $50,000 a year would be eligible for overtime. Many businesses are opposed and have said this idea would backfire. We recently sat down with David French, who is a senior vice president at the National Retail Federation. Even before all the details were released, he said the plan wouldn’t help employees. DAVID FRENCH, National Retail Federation: Our analysis says that instead of providing overtime for millions more workers, employers are going to make rational choices and they...
Military analyst P.W. Singer and writer and national security analyst August Cole look at what the next global conflict may be in their futuristic thriller, Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War. In the book, the United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a twenty-first century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace. The fighting involves everything from stealthy robotic–drone strikes to old warships from the navy’s “ghost fleet.” Upcoming Events: New America at Civic Hall on Tuesday, June 30 from 6:30pm to 8:15pm. Words After War at NYU, Wednesday, July 1 Singer and Cole will appear with authors Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite, Patrick Deer to moderate from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Director Matthew Heineman talks about his new film, “Cartel Land,” an on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy - the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician, leads a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley, an American veteran heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico's drug wars from seeping across our border. The film opens July 3 at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema and the IFC Center. Matthew Heineman will be holding Q&As during select screenings of "Cartel Land" on July 3rd and July 5th at the IFC center. Click here for more information and tickets.
Former Colorado Senator and two-time presidential contender Gary Hart sees an increasing gap between purpose and performance in America. In his new book, The Republic of Conscience, Hart argues that the military, the CIA, and Congress have led the country away from its founding principles. Upcoming Readings: 7:30pm on June 30th in Westchester County, NY. Find more information about the reading here. 6:30pm on July 1st at the Roosevelt House at Hunter College. More information here.
The Economist’s “Schumpeter” columnist, Adrian Wooldridge, addresses the causes and consequences of the unprecedented disruption of business over the past five years. In The Great Disruption: How Business is Coping with Turbulent Times Wooldridge examines the winners and losers of this great disruption. It is forcing everybody to adapt: workers realize that they will have to jump from job to job, and institutions realize that they need to remain adaptable and flexible.
On GPS Sunday, Fareed talks about what to make of the recent terror attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait. Then, the deadline for the Iran nuclear negotiations is approaching; why are former Obama officials questioning a deal? And, a debate on who is to blame for the troubled U.S.-Israeli relationship with two diplomats - one from either side. Finally, how to catch a Russian spy!
The American Littoral Society has a marshmaster and bay guardian. His name is Don Riepe and he has recruited more than 3,000 volunteers to help him systematically replant salt marshes in Jamaica Bay, Queens. Historically, natural buffers like marshes can reduce the impacts of sea level rise and storm surge from climate change and hurricanes, and therefore reduce the kind of awful flooding that parts of Queens and Brooklyn experienced after Hurricane Sandy. The Jamaica Bay Marsh Restoration Initiative has planted more than 180,000 native Jamaica Bay Spartina plugs and restored more than 40 acres of badly-degraded marsh islands since 2013.
Susan Dynarski, professor of education, public policy and economics at the University of Michigan, and Justin Wolfers, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and professor of economics and public policy at the University of Michigan, discuss the many ways inequality manifests itself in America. They both are regular contributors to The New York Times’ “The Upshot” vertical, which provides news, analysis and graphics about politics, policy and everyday life, and have covered the effects of inequality in college graduation rates, how what neighborhood you grew up in affects economic success in adulthood, and more.
Filmmakers Miri Navasky and Karen O’Connor, along with transgender teen, Ariel, discuss what it’s like to grow up trans. Ariel is 13, and her story of transitioning from boy to girl is told in the Frontline documentary “Growing Up Trans,” along with the stories of 7 other transgender kids ranging in ages from 9 to 19. The film premiers June 30 on PBS.
Former double-agent Naveed Jamali co-authored How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent with Ellis Henican, which was based on his real life story. Despite having no counter-espionage experience, Jamali spied on America for the Russians for three years using spy movies and TV shows as training tools. Or so the Russians believed. In fact, this American civilian was a covert double agent working with the FBI.
Con artists have been filing bogus tax returns and collecting millions. Steve Kroft finds out how far the scam has gone and why the IRS hasn't been able to stop it. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs tells Scott Pelley about his personal mission to reorganize the troubled agency for his fellow vets. While profiling Foo Fighters and their frontman Dave Grohl, Anderson Cooper accompanies the band on an exploration into the roots of American music; all that and more on "60 Minutes."
Robin on racism, the Mother Emmanuel Church massacre, the battle flag of the Confederacy and the Second Amendment. Guests: Liz Garbus, director of documentary on Nina Simone; Gayle Lemmon on women soldiers in special ops; Mellissa Silverstein on Hollywood's "genderquake." Melissa Silverstein Women & Hollywood Blog on IndieWire.com » On Twitter (@melsil) » InHerVoice.net » Gayle Lemmon GayleLemmon.com » Liz Garbus "What Happened, Miss Simone?" on NinaSimone.com »
Mussels, clams, oysters, and scallops have two things in common: they are delicious to eat, and they all have two-part, hinged shells. The latter fact makes them bivalve mollusks. Bivalves eat by filtering water through their through gills, removing nutrients, algae, plankton, and even pollutants. Therefore, bivalves have the power to make our waters clearer and cleaner – it’s estimated that a single adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day! And if this wasn’t impressive enough, consider that in 2011 NOAA estimated that the commercial bivalve mollusk fishery brings in about $1 billion annually in the U.S. We’ll speak with Sandy Ingber, executive chef at the Grand Central Oyster Bar and self-proclaimed “Bishop of Bivalves” about how to prepare and cook these shellfish! We’ll also speak with Bren Smith, a lifelong commercial fisherman and owner of Thimble Island Oyster Company in Branford, CT about how to grow and harvest bivalves. And, Gary Wikfors, biotechnology branch chief...
The New York Times' "A Good Appetite" food columnist Melissa Clark returns to tell us about ice cream and sorbets in continuation of our series, "Cooking along with the Times." Ice creams and sorbets aren't time consuming to make and you only need a few household items to whip them up. In a column from last summer, Melissa wrote, "I discovered that ice cream making (and the critical task of frequently tasting it) was one of the most enjoyable, creative things a person could get paid to do on a sultry day." Get the recipe for what Melissa calls, "The Only Ice Cream Recipe You'll Ever Need" here. She shares her recipe for a mouth-watering chocolate coconut rum sorbet that only takes ten minutes to make. Check out the recipe and try it out yourself. Make your own sorbet or ice cream this weekend and tell us about it! Send us a picture of your frozen treats on Twitter (use our handle @LeonardLopate) or share on our Facebook Page! (Or tell us how it went on the showpage below!)
At 28, Jessica Fechtor was immersed in graduate school and her new marriage, thinking about the possibilities of starting a family. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died, and lost her sense of smell and the sight in her left eye. In Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home, she chronicles her journey to recovery, which began in the kitchen as soon as she was able to stand at the stove-top and stir. Jessica shared her recipes with us for a buttery five-fold challah bread, that doesn't use any butter and a scrumptious butter almond cake.You can find the recipe for her challah here and her adapted butter almond cake here. Try the recipes out on your own and share the final product with us on Twitter (use our handle @LeonardLopate) or share on our Facebook Page! (Or tell us how it went on the showpage below!)
Cathy Erway, author of The Art of Eating In and The Food of Taiwan, who created and runs the blog “Not Eating Out in New York” joins us for the finale of our Hack Your Lunch Challenge. All this week, we challenged listeners to bring their lunch from home, and today we find out how people did. We check in with some of our listeners, and talk about how we can take this weeklong challenge and make it into a habit that sticks. She’ll be joined by Bon Appétit web editors Christina Chaey and Rochelle Bilow, who have taken up the lunch challenge at Bon Appétit.
We discuss media coverage of the Charleston attack & call up Tami Winfrey Harris to hear her take on Rachel Dolezal.
Kimberly Levin is a former biochemist who channeled her research and studies of ecology into a debut feature film called Runoff. The film focuses on Betty, played by Joanne Kelly of the series, "Hostages," and her family as their farm and livelihood is threatened. After a big company attempts to push Betty and her family off their own land, the film raises questions about the measures we take to protect what we love. The film is out in select theaters now, check your local listings.
Americans are stuck. At least according to Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who devoted her new book to traffic jams on roads, railways, skies, and shipping channels. In Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead, Kanter visits cities and states across the country, profiling an underwater tunnels, revitalized ports, bike-sharing programs, and seamless Wi-Fi networks, investigating the projects leading America's infrastructure reboot.
The Public Theater kicked off their free Shakespeare in the Park season with a production of "The Tempest." Sam Waterston who is playing the character of Prospero alongside his son-in-law, Louis Cancelmi, who is playing Caliban. The show, which opened on June 16 and runs through July 5th, marks Waterston's 13th production at the Public Theater.
In 1776, thirteen American colonies declared themselves independent states, that only temporarily joined forces in order to defeat the British. Once victorious, they planned to go their separate ways. In The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis shows how George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, with the help of Robert Morris and Gouverneur Morris, helped establish the federal government.
Today’s Guest: Bruce Ferber, TV writer of “Bosom Buddies,” “Coach,” “Home Improvement,” turned novelist (“Cascade Falls,” “Elevating Overman”). Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Bruce Ferber by clicking on the video player above! Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of lyin’, thievin’ real estate developers who are long past the point of believing in anything but their own self-serving philosophies of life… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! Order ‘Cascade Falls: A Novel’ by Bruce Ferber, available in print or e-book from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above! I’m going to risk offending my guest right at the top because I can’t help but think of his latest work, Cascade Falls, as a “small” novel. In my mind, describing his book thusly is a compliment; I just don’t know if he’ll see it this way. The thing is, Cascade Falls tells a story about a very narrow strip of life and it works in ways that more ambitious and – ultimately...
The U.S. has killed key terrorists, but ISIS is still on the march. Fareed asks the former White House counter-terror czar to explain. Then, an exclusive interview with the United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on a new face for the $10 bill and the democratic revolt against the Obama administration on trade. Then, Fareed asks a NASA astronaut if China will beat the U.S. in the race for space supremacy.
FBI Director James Comey speaks with Scott Pelley about our lives online and the need for government electronic surveillance, but only with a court order; Lesley Stahl discovers the shock and anxiety of a cancer diagnosis can be followed by a second jolt: the astronomical price of cancer drugs; As the Italian government struggles to maintain its historic ruins and monuments, Morley Safer discovers it's become fashionable to help, all that and more on "60 Minutes."
Robin on FDA consideration of “libido drug” for women. Guests: Monica Simpson of SisterSong; Jeannie Gayle Pool, feminist musicologist, on a rediscovered opera and other gems ; Lina Nilsson on the real reasons women aren’t in STEM, and how to change that. Lina Nilsson The Blum Center » On Twitter (@LinaAtBerkeley) » Jeannie Gayle Pool JeanniePool.org » Monica Simpson SisterSong.net » On Facebook » On Twitter (@SisterSong_WOC) »