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Sirota

Investigative journalist David Sirota is on a mission to cut through the "fake news" and expose the forces that are shaping our world. As a reporter for IBT/Newsweek and a bestselling author, he has long been a fearless voice asking touch questions and scrutinizing power. Each week, he will interview a key figure at the intersection of politics, business and culture.

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The Military-Entertainment Complex: How the Pentagon & CIA Secretly Shape Pop Culture

How much of what you watch on TV or at the movies is directly shaped by the CIA and the U.S. military? It turns out, quite a lot. On this episode, I talk to Tom Secker -- the co-author of a new boo...

Is The Economics Profession Rigged?

Economics is considered science -- it’s supposed to be about empiricism, facts and data. But after so many economists missed the warning signs about the financial crisis, some critics have question...

The Bill That Could Stop Trump From Launching Nukes

Should we be concerned that Trump is going to launch a nuclear weapon? And can Congress do anything to stop him? To try to answer those questions, I caught up with California Democratic Congressma...

Can Democrats Win Swing Districts In 2018?

What does it take for Democrats to win swing districts -- and keep winning them -- in places like the Rocky Mountain West? Do their candidates have to kowtow to the fossil fuel industry and big bus...

What’s Really In The GOP Tax Bill That Just Became Law?

What is in the giant Republican tax bill that just passed Congress? Why are people calling a key provision in the bill the “Corker Kickback”? On this episode, I talk to Matt Gardner of the Institut...

Are Smartphones Destroying A Generation Of Young People?

Smartphones -- they connect us in profound ways, putting us in constant contact through text messages, emails and social media. But are they destroying our kids? On this episode, I explore that que...

Reagan Aide On GOP Tax Cut: “This Is The Culmination Of Everything The Right Has Been Trying To Do”

Last week, in the middle of the night, Senate Republicans passed a $1.4 trillion tax cut bill that was hastily scribbled on scraps of paper, and that most lawmakers had not seen before they voted o...

Robert Reich On The Fight To Save Capitalism — And His Battles With Wall Street Democrats

In the United States, it seems capitalism is no longer as popular as it may have once been. With Americans facing stagnating wages, intensifying economic inequality and rampant poverty, polls show ...

Actor Jason Segel Talks “Otherworld” & The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

He was one of the Freaks and Geeks. He was the guy trying to forget Sarah Marshall. He wrote a Muppet movie. He was Marshall Eriksen on "How I Met Your Mother." He even played David Foster Wallace....