EP 115: Phoebe Judge & Lauren Spohrer of CRIMINAL Podcast

CRIMINAL is the wildly popular true-crime podcast hosted by Phoebe Judge and produced Lauren Spohrer. These "partners in crime" talk about the criminal justice system, their love of fictional detective stories, and how the name of their podcast sometimes proves problematic when booking guests. They share some of the quirkier and more touching stories they’ve investigated including a truck stop owner with a Bengal tiger, the black market for a famously hard to get bottle of bourbon, and a white collar prison inside the last leper colony in America. Plus we discuss getting letters from prison, cops who won’t talk, and whether or not they would take an interview with Charles Manson. Subscribe

EP 114: CNBC's Larry Kudlow and historian Brian Domitrovic on JFK the Tax-Cutter

CNBC's Larry Kudlow and historian Brian Domitrovic talk about their new book JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity. They dismantle the perception of John F. Kennedy as a Keynesian and make the case that he was the first President to embrace supply-side economics and an inspiration for Reagan's Presidency. Brian and Larry talk about the popular myth of post-war prosperity in the 1950s, the unusual team of rivals who advised Kennedy on economic policy, and how that policy influenced civil rights. Plus Larry Kudlow talks about his role as informal economic advisor to Donald Trump. Order JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity on

EP 112: HBO's "Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks" w/ filmmaker Dan Reed

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Dan Reed talks about his new HBO documentary THREE DAYS OF TERROR: THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS. He discusses the cartoons that served as the catalyst for the vengeful massacre of 10 employees at the French satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo by two brothers affiliated with Al-Qaeda in Yemen and the sympathy attacks by a third terrorist which became the Islamic State’s first assault on the French homeland. We talk about the broader issue of freedom of speech, the French government’s “burkini ban,” and the second wave of deadly Paris attacks that caught French authorities off guard just 10 months after the Charlie Hebdo murders. THREE DAYS OF TERROR: THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS

EP 111: James Carville Makes the Democrats' Case for 2016

Political strategist, author and pundit James "The Ragin' Cajun" Carville comes on the show to talk about his new book We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong: The Democrats' Case for 2016. Carville says "it's still the economy, stupid!" and he claims to have the hard data that proves that the economy does better under Democratic Presidents than Republican Presidents. He credits Donald Trump with dragging the Republican Party to the issue of income inequality but says Trump's solutions to the problem are all wrong. He also discusses his problem with the idea of being a social liberal and a fiscal conservative, the scandals or non-scandals around the Clintons (including Hillary Clinton's he

EP 110: Discovery Network's "Taking Fire" w/ guest Kyle Boucher and J.J. McCool

TAKING FIRE is a 5-part docu-series for The Discover Network that follows a handful of rookies with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division who packed helmet cameras to film their one year deployment to the farthest flung region of the Taliban-held Korangal Valley in Afghanistan in 2010. Today I talk with Kyle Boucher and J.J. McCool who did triple duty as soldiers, cameramen and stars of this unconventional series. They reveal how they were able to film this remarkable footage without interference from the Pentagon, they talk about some of the risks they took to get the perfect shot, and discuss the creepy feeling of fighting an enemy they couldn’t see but who was constantly watching them.

EP 109: David Cay Johnston on The Making of Donald Trump

David Cay Johnston is a Pultizer Prize winning investigative reporter who covered Donald Trump for 30 years for the New York Times. He pulls back the curtain on the carefully crafted illusion of Donald Trump in his new best-seller The Making of Donald Trump. Today David shares what he knows about Trump’s shady family history, and his close ties to organized crime bosses and a convicted drug trafficker. He calls into question Trump’s claims that he is a billionaire, a philanthropist, and a Wharton MBA. He exposes the many investors, vendors, and clients who have been ripped off, swindled, and stiffed by Donald Trump. He reveals evidence that Donald Trump deceived the New Jersey Gaming Commiss

EP 108: Ann Coulter on Trump, Immigration, The Roast, and Lizard People

Ann Coulter follows up her Comedy Central Roast appearance by coming on Kickass Politics to talk about Trump, immigration, and more. She explains what the Trump phenomenon is really about, why she says he is uniquely suited to take on the political establishment, and why it’s time for the GOP stop living in the 80’s and get over Reagan. We talk about Trump’s meeting with Mexican President Nieto and the speculation that Trump is “softening” his stance on deportation. Plus she answers questions from liberals like “Is this all an act?” and “Is she a lizard person?” And if you enjoyed today’s episode with Ann Coulter, then order his book IN TRUMP WE TRUST: E PLURIBUS AWESOME on Amazon or down

EP 107: David Priess Reveals All About "The President's Book of Secrets"

My guest today is former CIA analyst and daily intelligence briefer Dr. David Priess, and he talks about his new book The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama. Today he’ll talk about the history of the top secret document, how it’s tailored to each President’s taste, and the massive intelligence bureaucracy that goes into publishing what is essentially a highly classified daily newspaper created just for one customer. We talk about the daily briefers like David who personally deliver “the book” every morning and discuss the most sensitive national security developments with the most powerful man in the world. We

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