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Scotty, a wild Canadian, with his one of a kind personality, brutal honesty, unique character, bold and othen too much of a sense of humour. Completely opens himself up to face his own faults and takes ownership to the decisions hes made. In order to tackle what lifes going to throw at him next. He uses his podcast to explore trying issues, common problems, and learn to become a bettter person by helping others. By Setting goals and achiving them, listening to others, giving and taking advic ...
 
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Alex Gibney, Director of “Agents of Chaos,” and Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the new documentary that pulls back the curtain on Russian interference in 2016. Then, Yoruba Richen, Director of "The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show" talks about the iconic Black singer and activist who made …
 
Former British Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch sits down with Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss the leaked cables about President Trump that ended his career, and the future of the "special relationship." Then, turning to the world of sport, former tennis champion Billie Jean King talks about mixing athleticism and activism. She also reflec…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on nearly every industry, and the arts especially are feeling the strain, with theatres still unable to reopen their doors. Kwame Kwei-Armah is the artistic director at London’s prestigious The Young Vic; he joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss how he and his peers are dealing with this and looking to the …
 
Michael Anton, former National Security Council spokesman and author of "The Stakes," speaks to Christiane Amanpour, about the normalization of ties between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE. Brendan Byrne, producer of the film, “Gaza,” weighs in from Belfast, Northern Ireland to explain the inspiration behind the film, and how the people of Gaza are cry…
 
The Filmlosophers are joined by Capeless Crusader -and intern- Amy to celebrate one of Satoshi Kon’s gleaming masterpieces, Millennium Actress. The Tumultuous Trio reflects on the artistic style and engaging storytelling of Kon through the cinematic vessel that debuted in 2002. Does the heart and beauty that encapsulates every cell of the film stil…
 
Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the Republicans covid-19 response and what she says is a lack of leadership. She explains that majority leader Mitch McConnell hasn't shown up to a single negotiation on COVID relief. As the coronavirus pandemic continues we see the deadly effects of the climate crisis. Then Ke…
 
In an unexpected turn of events, talks between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Taliban, and the Afghan government will soon take place. Commission of Afghanistan’s Civil Service Commission, Gaisu Yari, and Director of the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Orzala Nemat, join Christiane Amanpour to asses how women’s rights might be a…
 
What's up Pizzas?! This week Videogame BANG! Royalty returns to the podcast as Genese Davis is back to talk about her latest writing project Ary and the Secret of Seasons! We also are digging into the prices of the new Xbox and what you need to know about the future of the xCloud! Topics Include: Sacramento, Gaming, Esports, Writing, Indie Games, A…
 
Former UK Chief Negotiator for Northern Ireland, Jonathan Powell, and New York Times London Bureau Chief, Mark Landler, join Christiane Amanpour to unpack the parallels between UK PM Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump as the UK moves to break international law over Brexit. Then Jim Tankersley, author of "The Riches of This Land," debunks…
 
Former special agent Ali Soufan joins Christiane Amanpour to talk about his now declassified book, "The Black Banners," and how the CIA redacted evidence that torture didn't work. Then renowned philosopher Michael Sandel makes the case against meritocracy, the topic of his new book, “The Tyranny of Merit." He also reflects on the roots of our popul…
 
As the cries for racial justice continue in America and the election looms ever closer, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy joins Christiane Amanpour to unpack all this and his new book, "The Violence Inside Us." He talks fighting gun violence from Newtown to Kenosha and avoiding another Sandy Hook. As protests sweep Belarus over what many say is was a…
 
The Filmlosophers wrack their brains trying to understand the latest time-bending creation from Christopher Nolan in Tenet. The Temporal Todd’s continue their fight against inverted entropy by discussing one of the most talked-about films of the year. Does Tenet create a beautiful mess of science and story that gives moviegoers an escape from the w…
 
What's Up Pizzas?! This week Cory and Emma are duo queuing the show this week and talking about Console Prices, the new NVIDIA 3080 graphics card, Umbrella Academy, the 35th anniversary of Mario Bros, Coronavirus Batman, WWE trying to restore kayfabe, and their early impressions of the New Avengers game and Tony Hawk! Topics Include: Sacramento, Ga…
 
The Filmlosophers bust out their Keytars and their leopard tights to rock on with the latest film in the Bill & Ted trilogy, Bill & Ted Face the Music. The Most Excellent Introverted Extroverts cap a 30-year journey of the boss kind and discuss the latest exploits of the time-traveling dudes. Does the film give homage to the roots where it comes fr…
 
As the Republican National Convention draws to a close, Jeff Flake, former Republican Senator, discusses why he is endorsing Joe Biden for President. Radhika Jones, editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, acclaimed author and guest editor of Vanity Fair, talk about the magazine's September issue and the continuing struggle for racial …
 
In a major moment, professional sports players across the United States walked out in protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake. ESPN Columnist, Howard Bryant joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss their protests and the impact these statements may have. And as the shooting shocks and saddens people around the globe, Ken Blackwell, an Advisory Board M…
 
With the shooting of Jacob Blake and the increasing tensions in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jeh Johnson, former Homeland Security Secretary, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the latest developments in the fight for racial justice playing out on America’s streets. He says the White House risks antagonizing protesters further by politicizing the governme…
 
On day two of the Republican convention, Republican Senator and former Florida governor Rick Scott joins Christiane Amanpour to make the case for the reelection of President Donald Trump. Then Elizabeth Economy, director for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Victor Gao, Vice President of the Center for China and Globalization, e…
 
The Filmlosophers dish out their final move in their celebration of the iconic Bruce Lee by discussing his most unique -and final- film, Game of Death (1978). The Jeet Kune Dudes lay their final thoughts on the ending of the career that Lee made for himself with his most controversial film. Does Game of Death honor the man that once was? Or does it…
 
As the Republican National Convention kicks off, Republican strategist Scott Jennings joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss how the committee’s decision to not put out a new platform could weaken the party in the long run. Then turning to coronavirus - virology expert Dr. Paul Offit lays out the facts surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak as the global …
 
A Democratic National Convention like no other concludes in America, and anticipation builds for next week's Republican National Convention. Christiane Amanpour is joined by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to discuss these extraordinary events and how the 2020 presidential race shapes up against it's historic forbears. Then, artist and …
 
Kamala Harris makes history as she formally accepts the Democratic nomination for Vice President of the United States, becoming the first Black woman and first Indian-American on a major party's ticket. Christiane Amanpour speaks to Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black woman to become a U.S. Senator, about Harris' inspirational message and breaking…
 
As countries around the world try to adjust to a new normal, it's clear that there is no perfect blueprint for handling the coronavirus. Greece had remarkable early successes fighting the virus, but having now opened up to tourists, cases have surged and a new shutdown has been hurriedly implemented. Christiane Amanpour is joined by Greek Prime Min…
 
The Trump administration announces plans to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the clock ticks down to November 4, the day America looks set to officially leave the Paris Climate Agreement. These moves come in the midst of a presidential election in which climate has played a bigger role than ever before. Former U.S. Secretary of State J…
 
The Filmlosophers pulls out all the punches and kicks as they bow down to one of Bruce Lee’s most famous films, Enter the Dragon (1973). The Quarrelsome Quipsters manage to muster up the words that describe how much of an impact this film had (and still has) on the industry. Does Lee create a beautiful storm of grace and ferocity? Or does Enter the…
 
A Democratic National Convention unlike any seen before kicks off in the United States. Many of the biggest names in democratic politics are due to speak at the virtual event, demonstrating as much socially distanced unity as the party can muster. Christiane Amanpour is joined by former Governor of Ohio John Kasich, who ran against Donald Trump fou…
 
This week's landmark peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has divided opinion across the Middle East, and the world. Christiane Amanpour speaks to Jared Kushner, Senior Adviser to President Trump, about America’s role in the negotiations and the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Then, Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State f…
 
After years of security cooperation, Israel and the United Arab Emirates have signed a peace deal which sees Israel suspend it’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank. Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the historic agreement. Then, for the past 17 years South Carolina has been a Republican stronghold, …
 
Senator Kamala Harris is named as the first Black female candidate for Vice President. It’s a historic choice for America, coming at a historic moment for the country. Christiane Amanpour is joined by Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Adviser to Barack Obama, to assess the presidential race, and the Biden-Harris ticket. Law enforcement issues have pla…
 
Police and protesters clash in the streets of Belarus over the disputed sixth term election victory of President Alexander Lukashenko. His opponent, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, was detained on Sunday after filing a complaint about vote rigging and has now fled to neighboring Lithuania. Christiane Amanpour speaks to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Lin…
 
The Filmlosophers continue to honor the martial arts master Bruce Lee with a lively discussion of his directorial debut, The Way of the Dragon (1972). The Destructive Dudes marvel at the iconic legend as they dissect the many aspects that set this film apart from his first. Does The Way of the Dragon showcase everything that martial art cinema has …
 
The Lebanese government steps down as violent protests rock the country. With the economy and food security now at breaking point, Christiane Amanpour speaks to Ghassan Hasbani, former Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister, about last week’s devastating explosion, and where the responsibility lies. Then, the arrest of media tycoon Jimmy Lai marks the most…
 
Christiane Amanpour speaks exclusively with Khalid Aljabri, son of a former Saudi intelligence official who claims Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman sent an assassination squad after him in 2018. To unpack this, Mark Mazzetti, New York Times investigative correspondent, weighs in. He explains the significance of the AlJabri's family allegations agai…
 
This week VGB is back on a Friday and we have A LOT to cover. We talk about the return of Dr. Disrespect, Fall Guys, Reckful's Memorial, Tik Tok, Suicide Squad, Project xCloud and we take a look at the winner's mentality. Topics Include: Sacramento, Gaming, Podcast, Esports, Dr. Disrespect, Fall Guys, Rocksteady Games, Suicide Squad, Reckful, Tik T…
 
75 years after the nuclear bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagaski, survivor Setsuko Thurlow, still struggles with the memories of death and destruction. She joins Christiane Amanpour to reflect on that horrifying day that inspired her to dedicate her life to campaigning for nuclear disarmament, which earned her a Nobel Peace prize. Stuart Stevens, for…
 
As Beirut reels from a deadly explosion, adding to their already struggling economy and political instability, we give you the latest updates from those on the ground. Then looking ahead to November, Steve Cortes, senior adviser to the Trump 2020 Campaign, joins Christiane Amanpour to talk facing off against Biden. Turning back to the coronavirus p…
 
As a huge explosion rocks Lebanon's capital, our correspondent Ben Wedeman gives us the latest from the ground in Beirut. Then we turn to coronavirus and how it is impacting schools in the U.S. and around the world. Edward Lee Childress, superintendent of the Corinth school district in Mississippi, talks about reopening his schools and dealing with…
 
Millions of Americans who lost their jobs in lockdown await decisions from a deadlocked Washington and the coronavirus pandemic enters a new phase in the U.S. as it infiltrates rural heartlands. With an election just three months away, what is going through the mind of President Trump? Christiane Amanpour is joined by Mary Trump, clinical psycholog…
 
The Filmlosophers fight their way to honor the memory of martial arts legend Bruce Lee by discussing his breakout film, The Big Boss (1971). The Combative Compadres bow before a power greater than their own and celebrate the filmography of Bruce Lee with a deep dive in his debut role. Does The Big Boss still cast a big shadow across the landscape o…
 
With coronavirus benefit payments in the U.S. set to expire imminently and Congress unable to agree a new aid deal, many Americans face an uncertain financial future. Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the fight to protect American prosperity and the "body blow" that political inaction deals to ordinary …
 
America takes another step away from its international commitments as President Trump approves the removal of nearly 12,000 troops from Germany. With U.S. global leadership under the spotlight, Christiane Amanpour speaks to Tony Blinken, senior foreign policy advisor to Joe Biden, about the upcoming U.S. election and America’s international respons…
 
❓⬆️🍕 This week the VGB crew consists of Cory, Curtis, Emma and Social Media Jake and we have A LOT to discuss... Emma fills us in on the Umbrella Academy Season 2 and the Hawkeye reveal for the new Avengers game, Curtis gives us the highlights for the NBA's return, and in the news we are talking about the return of G4, Donald Drumpf shutting down T…
 
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