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Detailed, Informative Critique of Ex-Defense Secretary Gates’ Best Seller “Duty” from Former CIA Analyst Mel Goodman

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Melvin A. Goodman returns to our podcast with sharp, knowledgeable criticism of Robert Gates' service as Defense Secretary, as recounted in his new best seller, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. Continue reading Detailed, Informative Critique of Ex-Defense Secretary Gates’ Best Seller “Duty” from Former CIA Analyst Mel Goodman

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Winter Music Special: Meet Singer/Songwriter John Dissed and Hear Some of His Political Tunes

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John Dissed is a talented songwriter and performer from Los Angeles, and gets his inspiration from podcasts like this one. Continue reading Winter Music Special: Meet Singer/Songwriter John Dissed and Hear Some of His Political Tunes

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Author Betty Medsger Reveals Much About the Dark Side of FBI and J. Edgar Hoover

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Betty Medsger tells the story of 8 activists who broke into FBI office in 1971 and revealed Hoover's secret police state operation, Cointelpro. Continue reading Author Betty Medsger Reveals Much About the Dark Side of FBI and J. Edgar Hoover

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Harpers Columnist Thomas Frank Says Dems Already Making Excuses for Expected 2014 Losses

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Thomas Frank, the Easy Chair columnist for Harpers magazine, returns to talk about his critique of Democrats' election strategies. Continue reading Harpers Columnist Thomas Frank Says Dems Already Making Excuses for Expected 2014 Losses

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Journalist Steve Horn Returns to Update us on Tar Sands, Fracking, the North Dakota Rail Tanker Explosion, and much more

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Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog is our Go-To Guy on environmental reporting related to fracking, tar sands, and the reckless expansion of resource exploitation in the US.  We recap recent events, including OK tar sands protesters being charged as terrorists; the Dec. 30 train tanker explosion in North Dakota, Warren Buffet's investments in dirty oil industries, Koch brothers' toxic pet coke dump in Chicago, more! Continue reading Journalist Steve Horn Returns to Update us on Tar Sands, Fracking, the North Dakota Rail Tanker Explosion, and much more

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Center for Responsive Politics and Washington Post Uncover Koch Brothers’ Secret Political Networks

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Robert McGuire of the Center for Responsive Politics joins us to detail the Koch brothers expose from the January 5 Washington Post... Continue reading Center for Responsive Politics and Washington Post Uncover Koch Brothers’ Secret Political Networks

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Boiling Frogs: Cindy Cohn of Electronic Frontier Foundation Recaps Government Surveillance Disclosures

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Cindy Cohn, legal director of Electronic Frontier Foundation, joins me and Sibel Edmonds to recap the exposure and confirmation of massive NSA spying on Americans in 2014. Continue reading Boiling Frogs: Cindy Cohn of Electronic Frontier Foundation Recaps Government Surveillance Disclosures