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Hosted by Hollywood producer and political media strategist Ben Mathis, KickAss News is a twice weekly podcast that features the most interesting personalities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, tech, business, science, and more. Enjoy the podcast? Then please support the show and help keep us on the air by making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.com/kickassnews. Another way you can support the show is to subscribe to the podcast and leave us a review on iTune ...
 
Policy Peepul is an initiative run by a collective of policy nerds who obsessively follow what happens in Indian Parliament, simplify it and try to present it in a manner that is not just understandable but also (surprise, surprise) fun. But this is only one tiny part of what we do. Our larger objective is to raise awareness of parliamentary procedure, not only through kickass content, but also by providing public policy services for those in need. Think of us as public policy vigilantes; wh ...
 
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Everybody has a moment in their lives where they have had to dig deep to overcome the odds. A moment where they have had to face their fears head-on. In our new series, Finding Fearless, we talk to awesome women who have lived these moments, faced adversity and in the process found their true purpose. Hosted by marie claire editor Nicky Briger and her team, their stories will hopefully inspire you to `find your fearless’ and live a bigger, richer life.
 
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John Lithgow shares some of his favorite poems from his new book Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age and how a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous song inspired him to express his political voice through rhyme and verse. He reveals that he originally wanted to go into fine art instead of acting, how his poetry boo…
 
In late 2015, political operatives, intelligence officials, and the press pushed a conspiracy theory about Trump -- he was a Russian asset and they spied on his campaign and his presidency in order to undo an election. Lee Smith, author of The Permanent Coup: How Enemies Foreign and Domestic Targeted the American President, is scheduled to join me …
 
In the 29th episode I sit with Joe Dugan! With over 30+ years in law enforcement from street patrol to homicide detective in Baltimore City. The last 7 years of his career investigating crimes against children. He has been working with ICAC since his retirement and striving to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. Follow u…
 
A black male student at Long Island University was suspended for a year after a white female student kissed him at a party and later claimed he sexually assaulted her. She told three different versions of the story, all of which were either contradicted by witnesses — including her own friends — or not corroborated. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-u…
 
Another U.S. presidential election is underway, and Americans are engaged in the time-honored tradition of judging candidates by their personalities. It may sound unwise to pick the future leader of the free world based on personality traits rather than platforms, policies, and ideology, but that is exactly what Americans do. In fact, personality e…
 
Based on James Comey's memoir A Higher Loyalty, The Comey Rule is a two night television event that is written/directed by Oscar-nominee Billy Ray and stars Emmy-winner Jeff Daniels as the embattled FBI Director. They join me on the podcast to open up about their own initial anger at James Comey over the 2016 Hillary Clinton probe and why they want…
 
Ron Edwards is back from Washington, D.C. and he is ready to discuss his trip and the SCOTUS political battle too. Forget Netflix and chill, more like Netflix, and cancel. The mega-streaming company has seen a slew of subscription cancellations after the release of "Cuties," amid charges that the film is tantamount to child ography. Netflix release…
 
Beginning in late 2015, political operatives, intelligence officials, and the press pushed a conspiracy theory about Trump -- he was a Russian asset and they spied on his campaign and his presidency in order to undo an election. Because the ultimate goal of the anti-Trump operation is not simply to topple the president but rather to change the char…
 
Oscar-nominated actor Richard Jenkins talks about his prolific career as one of Hollywood’s most reliable character actors and achieving fame later in life on the hit HBO series Six Feet Under. He talks about some of his favorite films including Step Brothers and The Shape of Water, how director Guillermo del Toro gives actors a whole bible of back…
 
A Michigan judge has ruled that mail-in ballots postmarked by election day must be counted if they are received up to 14 days later. A man who was arrested in Oregon after allegedly using a Molotov cocktail to start a wildfire was later released from jail but rearrested less than 24 hours later for allegedly starting six more small fires. (And Face…
 
Joy Villa is a pro-life, pro-America, pro-Second Amendment conservative singer and actress in Hollywood who loves the Trump administration and has been outspoken as a regular political commentator. Joy is scheduled to join me to discuss her first book, Kickass Conservative!: How I Escaped Liberal Feminism to Become a Freedom-Loving Trumplican-and H…
 
The past 5 years have been an amazing ride for actress Carrie Coon with a near constant string of excellent performances in some of the best film and television of the past decade including The Leftovers, Fargo S3, The Sinner S2, Gone Girl, and The Post. Now she says quarantine is the longest period of time that she has spent in her own house and i…
 
Ron Edwards is scheduled to join me in hour one to discuss topics of the day. President Trump hosted Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain for two signing ceremonies in which the Arab nations agreed to establish full diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. The UAE and Bahrain became just the third and fourth Arab countries to enter into…
 
For more than 25 years, actors and musicians Jack Black and Kyle Gass have been performing as the rock satire band Tenacious D. They’ve toured around the world, recorded Grammy-winning albums, started a music festival, made a tv show, made a movie, then made an animated movie, and now they’ve even put out a new graphic novel. Today Kyle and Jack jo…
 
Black Lives Matter activists attempted to block the entrance to a hospital in Los Angeles late on Saturday night that two deputies were rushed to after being shot during an apparent assassination attempt. Witnesses later said that the far-left activists, who shouted outside that they hoped the deputies died, attempted to storm the emergency room wh…
 
Black Lives Matter protesters showed up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home on Thursday night demanding money from coronavirus relief funds after Democrats killed a $500 billion coronavirus relief package. Numerous cell phones from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team were “accidentally wiped” before the Department of Justice inspecto…
 
As Official White House Photographer under Ronald Reagan and then Barack Obama, Pete Souza was an eyewitness to the unique and tremendous responsibilities of being the most powerful person on Earth. Now he's the subject of a new documentary film titled The Way I See It. Pete discusses the life of a White House photographer and what it was like to g…
 
Ron Edwards joins me today to discuss a variety of topics. Also, bombshell audio of CNN President Jeff Zucker and Michael Cohen, the disgraced attorney who was once a member of President Donald Trump's inner circle, has been released indicating that Zucker once attempted to curry favor with Trump through Cohen. DC Comics is set to release a new gra…
 
In the 28th episode I sit with Cathy Forster & Jim Clark, two paleontologists who teach at GW University in Washington, D.C. They have traveled the world in search of our pre-historic friends and have made some AMAZING discoveries! Enjoy the Listen and please don't forget to COMMENT and SHARE! Follow us! The Podcast - @EforExplicitPodcast Corey Pac…
 
Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, visited the family of police shooting victim Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Monday, and expressed to Blake how proud of him she is. As many as 1,000 Georgians voted twice in the state’s June 9 primary, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced, which is a felony that he vowe…
 
As members of Antifa rioted in a residential area in southeast Portland, someone on the crowd threw a Molotov cocktail, lighting a fire in the street and setting another protester on fire. San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who has been adamant about enforcing coronavirus-related regulations on residents of her city, excused Speaker of the House Nan…
 
Nancy Pelosi's daughter, Christine Pelosi, has released a letter from a law firm representing the California cosmetologist who provided stylist services to the House speaker on Monday during a COVID-19 lockdown. The California General Assembly — comprised of a Democratic supermajority — has advanced legislation that could ease the criminal punishme…
 
Dr. David Eagleman is creator/host of PBS's The Brain, a professor of neuroscience at Stanford University, and CEO/founder of Neosensory, a company that builds the next generation of neuroscience hardware. He overturns science's traditional understand of brain plasticity and explains how the mind is able to constantly adapt to suit different circum…
 
Pulitzer-winning historian Jon Meacham recalls his 30 year friendship with the late Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis. Meacham describes as an almost Biblical arc to John Lewis's life, and how Lewis’s Christian faith informed his activism. He describes the horrible day in Selma, Alabama known as "Bloody Sunday," and how Lewis remained …
 
20 years after the film Erin Brockovich raised awareness about water contamination, the real Erin Brockovich talks about how her that movie changed her life, the moment when she realized that she had to stand up for the citizens of Hinckley, California, and her outrage that dangerous levels of Chromium-6 still exist in the water of hundreds of muni…
 
In the 27th episode I sit with Allan Lichtman, an American historian who has taught at American University in Washington, D.C. since 1973. Lichtman created the The Keys to the White House model, which he created with Russian seismologist Vladimir Keilis-Borok in 1981. Enjoy the Listen and please don't forget to COMMENT and SHARE! Allan's 2020 Predi…
 
It’s Wednesday and you know what that means, Ron Edwards will join me to discuss topics of the day. On Tuesday night, as rioters targeted converged on the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protesters were caught on video screaming “Death to America!”, “Kill the f***ing police!” and burning an American flag. New court documents have u…
 
Before Greg Gutfeld was a Fox News star and a New York Times bestselling author, he was a self-help writer for health magazines who had no idea what he was talking about. Now, after years of experience, he finally feels qualified to guide people on the journey of life with his new book The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help. Greg returns…
 
The Susan B. Anthony Museum declined President Donald Trump’s posthumous pardon of the suffragette Tuesday and offered him suggestions for how they believe he might better honor her legacy. A school district in Tennessee is asking parents to sign a form agreeing not to monitor their children’s virtual classrooms over concerns that “non-student obse…
 
Adam Carolla takes on cancel culture and hashtag heroes. He explains why he has given up on apologizing to people, why he’s standing by his friend Jimmy Kimmel during the late night show host’s blackface controversy, and why he believes that people who virtue signal on behalf others are really quietly racist. He discusses his political philosophy, …
 
It's Wednesday and as is the norm I will be joined by Ron Edwards in the first hour to discuss topics of the day. In the second hour, I am scheduled to be joined by Chief, the host of Simple Facts of Life, to remember the impact that our departed friend Kel Fritzi had on us as we remember her. This and more as time allows, plus don't forget about t…
 
Leading suffragette Susan B. Anthony received a post-mortem pardon from President Donald Trump on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the vote — a cause Anthony, of course, devoted her life to. So guess what happened at the New York Times. A self-proclaimed witch has been charged for allegedly ly…
 
Jim Belushi is a man of many talents, actor, singer, dancer, and now legal cannabis farmer. He shares how he’s using cannabis to combat the opioid crisis and heal vets suffering from PTSD, how high school football might have led to his brother John Belushi's tragic death, and why he believes that John would be alive today if he’d done more weed and…
 
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