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Talk Cocktail

By Jeff Schechtman

Jeff Schechtman talks with authors, journalists, and thought leaders.

  1. 1.
    Does America Need to Find Its First Principles? A conversation with Tom Ricks11/23/2020
    28:33
  2. 2.
    A Dolly Parton Moment11/16/2020
    18:53
  3. 3.
    The Collapse of America's Founding Mythology11/09/2020
    24:55
  4. 4.
    Biden..We Hardly Knew Ye11/02/2020
    22:41
  5. 5.
    Up Close and Personal with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown10/29/2020
    18:38
  6. 6.
    Is Socialism Coming To America?10/27/2020
    23:56
  7. 7.
    Are We So Divided that Secession Is The Only Answer?10/23/2020
    31:13
  8. 8.
    Jimmy Carter: A Good and Decent Presidency10/14/2020
    31:26
  1. 9.
    Is White Collar Corruption the New Normal?10/12/2020
    27:27
  2. 10.
    The Reverend Michael B. Curry: Advice for Times Like This Week/Month/Year10/06/2020
    27:27
  3. 11.
    Should Donald Trump Make Us Rethink the Reagan Legacy For the Worse?09/29/2020
    29:16
  4. 12.
    Science and Politics are Now Linked09/23/2020
    21:42
  5. 13.
    The Curse of the US/Britain Special Relationship09/15/2020
    21:54
  6. 14.
    A Conversation with Brian Stelter09/14/2020
    26:36
  7. 15.
    A Spouse Also Runs: A Conversation with Chasten Buttigieg09/08/2020
    20:53
  8. 16.
    Remember When Diplomacy and the Arts Once Mattered?09/02/2020
    19:00
  9. 17.
    McCarthy to Cohn to Trump: A conversation with Larry Tye08/27/2020
    28:34
  10. 18.
    Gail Sheehy: In Memoriam08/25/2020
    23:51
  11. 19.
    Only The Best People: Why The Best and The Brightest Sometimes Aren't08/24/2020
    27:34
  12. 20.
    Why Are Millennials Feeling Left Behind?08/17/2020
    27:27
  13. 21.
    Nixon and The Dawn of the White Working-Class Revolution08/13/2020
    36:04
  14. 22.
    Pete Hamill in His Own Words...and Voice08/08/2020
    52:11
  15. 23.
    Marilyn08/05/2020
    20:45
  16. 24.
    Why Are White Evangelicals Primed For Trump’s Fear-Mongering?08/05/2020
    26:07
  17. 25.
    Can Local Journalism Rewire Democracy?07/31/2020
    25:54
  18. 26.
    Do We Have The Strength and Wisdom to BEGIN AGAIN?07/26/2020
    24:47
  19. 27.
    The High Cost of Free Speech07/24/2020
    26:47
  20. 28.
    Christopher Dickey: A Remembrance07/20/2020
    21:47
  21. 29.
    The Unexpected Role of Feminism in Mass Incarceration07/16/2020
    36:27
  22. 30.
    Without Newt there is no Trump: How we Got Here.07/12/2020
    27:22
  23. 31.
    Is It 1968 All Over Again? 07/10/2020
    22:21
  24. 32.
    The Microbiome is Revolutionizing Medicine and Yes, Probiotics Matter06/30/2020
    24:49
  25. 33.
    The Genetic Superiority of Women06/29/2020
    26:27
  26. 34.
    Lincoln Almost Never Made It To The White House06/25/2020
    26:37
  27. 35.
    Maybe There Were Some Smart People in Oklahoma06/21/2020
    26:37
  28. 36.
    Accepting Science is Actually a Test of Character06/15/2020
    17:37
  29. 37.
    It's Economic Dignity, Stupid06/09/2020
    17:56
  30. 38.
    Not Your Father's CIA06/04/2020
    27:58
  31. 39.
    It Is A Small World After All05/27/2020
    18:59
  32. 40.
    A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt05/24/2020
    17:52
  33. 41.
    Where Did 24/7 News Come From?05/20/2020
    19:43
  34. 42.
    The Truth About America's "Deep State"05/12/2020
    28:28
  35. 43.
    China and Its Ongoing Industrial Espionage05/06/2020
    20:41
  36. 44.
    "When Someone Tells You Who They Are, Believe Them"04/28/2020
    29:59
  37. 45.
    Our Evolution Is A Graveyard of Ancient Viruses.04/16/2020
    15:47
  38. 46.
    When We Come Back, Every Business Could Be A Startup: Here Are Some Rules04/07/2020
    25:16
  39. 47.
    A Look At What Real Leadership Skills Might Look Like 03/27/2020
    24:52
  40. 48.
    Can Journalism Be Saved: A Conversation with Nicholas Lemann03/21/2020
    29:53
  41. 49.
    David Plouffe on Beating Donald Trump03/19/2020
    24:57
  42. 50.
    A Bank Behind Every Crime: Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction03/09/2020
    28:00
  43. 51.
    When Will The Boomers Leave the Stage?03/03/2020
    23:47
  44. 52.
    Hong Kong on the Brink02/26/2020
    28:04
  45. 53.
    You Say You Want A Revolution02/25/2020
    29:53
  46. 54.
    Nicholas Kristoff & Sheryl WuDunn: Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope02/13/2020
    18:36
  47. 55.
    Can We Distance Ourselves From the Sins of Our Parents? A Conversation with the Daughter of George Wallace02/11/2020
    24:08
  48. 56.
    If You Spend Hours Watching Cable News, You Are Just A Political Hobbyist02/06/2020
    22:19
  49. 57.
    How Can We Avoid A New Generation of Brett Kavanaughs and Harvey Weinsteins01/31/2020
    27:39
  50. 58.
    Australia's Climate Apocalypse: Up Close and Personal01/29/2020
    22:21
  51. 59.
    Silicon Valley and the Quest for Immortality01/28/2020
    29:31
  52. 60.
    Saving America From Trump, and Democrats From Themselves01/22/2020
    25:17
  53. 61.
    It's Ok To Compromise and Maybe Even to Sellout Sometimes01/20/2020
    22:08
  54. 62.
    Human Nature Always Finds A Way01/14/2020
    21:21
  55. 63.
    Can the Generational Divide Lead Us Out Of Division?01/08/2020
    22:26
  56. 64.
    Do You Need Further Reminders that This Is Not Your Father's Workplace01/06/2020
    21:33
  57. 65.
    Why Most Health Care is Barking Up the Wrong Tree12/30/2019
    22:35
  58. 66.
    William Greider R.I.P.12/27/2019
    24:27
  59. 67.
    Something to Think About As You Eat that Holiday Steak........12/24/2019
    23:27
  60. 68.
    Can America's Military Ever Recover? 12/19/2019
    25:43
  61. 69.
    From Useful Idiot to Working Asset 12/18/2019
    30:22
  62. 70.
    The Model For Taking It To The Streets12/17/2019
    21:39
  63. 71.
    Why Quantum Mechanics Matter and Why You Should Care: A Conversation with Sean Carroll12/13/2019
    19:49
  64. 72.
    What Happens to Ancestry Testing DNA? 12/09/2019
    18:24
  65. 73.
    The Best and the Brightest of America's Diplomats12/02/2019
    25:57
  66. 74.
    Kickstarting a Better World11/26/2019
    27:40
  67. 75.
    Fake is Sometimes Real11/18/2019
    15:58
  68. 76.
    Only Whistleblowers Can Save Democracy11/12/2019
    24:50
  69. 77.
    Why is Science Under Assault?11/12/2019
    22:32
  70. 78.
    The Battle of Mosul - The Last Great Battle Against Isis11/05/2019
    30:28
  71. 79.
    He is a Being Made of Television10/29/2019
    29:38
  72. 80.
    The Science of Kindness Is Real10/27/2019
    21:05
  73. 81.
    Why Health Care Is Broken, and How to Fix It...Hint..Medicare for All is Not the Answer10/24/2019
    28:23
  74. 82.
    Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law: A conversation with James B. Stewart10/22/2019
    29:12
  75. 83.
    Harold Bloom 1930 - 201910/17/2019
    18:39
  76. 84.
    A Conversation with the Recipients of This Years Nobel Prize in economics: Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee10/15/2019
    27:27
  77. 85.
    The End of America's Cultural Hegemony10/14/2019
    20:59
  78. 86.
    The Tyranny of Virtue: Political Correctness Run Amuck on Our Campuses10/13/2019
    25:18
  79. 87.
    Just Who is Brett Kavanaugh?10/09/2019
    22:43
  80. 88.
    Why Understanding Silicon Valley History is Necessary To Deal With Today's Tech Issues10/02/2019
    25:46
  81. 89.
    Trump's War on the FBI09/30/2019
    21:00
  82. 90.
    We are All Cult Members Now!09/26/2019
    31:33
  83. 91.
    Is Clothing the New Plastic?09/25/2019
    23:43
  84. 92.
    The CIA in the Post 9/11 World09/22/2019
    29:05
  85. 93.
    A 1998 conversation with Cokie Roberts09/17/2019
    14:44
  86. 94.
    She Said09/17/2019
    24:02
  87. 95.
    Charles and David Koch Are Not Who You Think They Are! 09/16/2019
    27:32
  88. 96.
    The Other Scandal: The College Dropout Scandal09/09/2019
    22:50
  89. 97.
    How Women are Changing American Politics09/04/2019
    22:58
  90. 98.
    Trump Even Screws Up Conspiracy Theories08/23/2019
    23:43
  91. 99.
    To Live and Work In Hollywood08/14/2019
    23:30
  92. 100.
    The GOP's Strategy To Embrace Racism08/07/2019
    27:38
  93. 101.
    The Most Heinous Serial Killer You've Never Heard Of07/30/2019
    20:11
  94. 102.
    A 2019 Way To Look At and Talk To Kids About Race 07/24/2019
    21:28
  95. 103.
    20 Years Ago Today, the Death of JFK, Jr., Extinguished the Last Flames of Camelot07/17/2019
    20:21
  96. 104.
    The Welfare Queen and Political Mythology07/10/2019
    22:53
  97. 105.
    The False Mythology of Roger Ailes 07/02/2019
    28:17
  98. 106.
    The Loudest Voice in the Room06/29/2019
    22:48
  99. 107.
    War Today: We Pay and They Serve06/21/2019
    24:52
  100. 108.
    Cities Represent the Ultimate Achievement of Mankind06/17/2019
    20:17
  101. 109.
    Professor Ed Hess talks about Saving Capitalism06/05/2019
    23:02
  102. 110.
    Imagine If We All Could Have Esther Wojcicki As A Parent05/28/2019
    29:15
  103. 111.
    We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men: David Maraniss and "A Good American Family"05/23/2019
    25:11
  104. 112.
    A Multi-Cultural Society, An Elite Senate, Good and Bad Leaders: How It All Went So Wrong05/21/2019
    19:44
  105. 113.
    Fear, Loathing and Immigration: The Battle Was Once Much Worse05/17/2019
    22:57
  106. 114.
    Democracies Are Not Forever...Is The US Headed Down The Same Path As Rome?05/09/2019
    25:39
  107. 115.
    Outright Lies Are Posing As Today's Conspiracy Theories05/07/2019
    23:11
  108. 116.
    The Klan and White Supremacy...Then and Now05/02/2019
    26:05
  109. 117.
    We'll Be OK If We Can Make It to 204005/02/2019
    27:06
  110. 118.
    If Democracy Requires Critical Thinking, Are We Doomed?04/29/2019
    31:17
  111. 119.
    According to the World Health Organization, Superbugs are a Greater Health Threat Than Climate Change04/22/2019
    24:52
  112. 120.
    The Remembered Past vs. The Real Past04/17/2019
    15:07
  113. 121.
    Why Coders Matter and Why They Control Our Future04/10/2019
    19:00
  114. 122.
    Who We Connect With Impacts Who We Become, and Who We Become Impacts Who We Connect With03/31/2019
    18:56
  115. 123.
    The Brave New World of Immunotherapy03/31/2019
    24:18
  116. 124.
    Should We Negotiate With Hostage Takers? 03/28/2019
    32:42
  117. 125.
    Brave, Not Perfect03/25/2019
    17:39
  118. 126.
    How Our Lives Are Being Run By Algorithms: From the 737 to Our Daily Commute03/21/2019
    18:56
  119. 127.
    Facebook and Zuckerberg Not Only Screwed Up Reality..They Even Screwed Up Virtual Reality: The Story of Palmer Luckey and Oculus03/12/2019
    33:18
  120. 128.
    How Our Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved03/04/2019
    26:48
  121. 129.
    A Look at Everything that Ivanka Trump Will Never Understand About Working People in America03/01/2019
    20:35
  122. 130.
    The History of our Future: A Conversation with Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler02/25/2019
    25:38
  123. 131.
    The Future is Asian02/22/2019
    27:24
  124. 132.
    Patriarchy in the Me Too Era: A conversation with Carol Gilligan02/20/2019
    23:09
  125. 133.
    When Did We Start This "Division Thing?"02/19/2019
    24:40
  126. 134.
    What If The Solution to Fix Democracy is Actually Less Democracy02/15/2019
    27:26
  127. 135.
    Why We Need Special Prosecutors....It's Not For Harassment02/07/2019
    27:58
  128. 136.
    Philip Johnson and the Politics of Architecture, the Architecture of Politics02/04/2019
    28:38
  129. 137.
    Is This The End of Shopping? 01/31/2019
    30:49
  130. 138.
    Black Feminist Politics01/29/2019
    20:26
  131. 139.
    The Wives of the Vietnam Era: What We Learned and What's Different Today01/22/2019
    23:30
  132. 140.
    Housing, Housing, Housing01/17/2019
    26:40
  133. 141.
    Disruption, Terrorism, Climate Change...Just Some of the Risk Today's Corporations Face01/16/2019
    22:48
  134. 142.
    The Pentagon's $21 Trillion Con Game01/10/2019
    24:03
  135. 143.
    San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the Future of Cities01/06/2019
    30:56
  136. 144.
    We All Have A Role To Play In the Biggest Story of 201901/01/2019
    21:46
  137. 145.
    With Each New Year, Do We Loose A Little of What Makes Us Human?12/26/2018
    22:18
  138. 146.
    The Business of Punishment12/20/2018
    21:21
  139. 147.
    Is it Possible to Believe in Nationalism and Think Globally at the Same Time?12/13/2018
    27:11
  140. 148.
    What Might Gonzo Journalism Look Like Today? A Look At Hunter S. Thompson vs. Nixon12/12/2018
    31:22
  141. 149.
    Bribery, Kickbacks and Corruption: Why It Matters12/05/2018
    26:11
  142. 150.
    Democracies Are Not Forever...Are We Headed Down the Same Path As Rome?12/03/2018
    25:14
  143. 151.
    The Week Politics Went Tabloid: A Conversation with Matt Bai about Gary Hart and THE FRONT RUNNER11/24/2018
    28:43
  144. 152.
    California is Burning - Here's Why11/20/2018
    39:28
  145. 153.
    Jamal Khashoggi's Secret Interview11/20/2018
    22:49
  146. 154.
    Why Capitalism Matters and Why We Need to Protect It11/15/2018
    21:20
  147. 155.
    History in Plain Sight: WWI and the Unknown Soldiers11/12/2018
    23:52
  148. 156.
    Notes On Hope from Anne Lamott11/07/2018
    16:32
  149. 157.
    Greg Sargent looks at Thunderdome Politics in the Age of Trump11/06/2018
    22:11
  150. 158.
    The Forgotten and The Angry: A Search for the Trump Voter11/04/2018
    27:27
  151. 159.
    Reagan Would Be Such An Improvement Today11/02/2018
    30:16
  152. 160.
    Democracy, Rebellion and Revolution: Pick Two11/02/2018
    25:23
  153. 161.
    Men on the Sidelines of American Life10/29/2018
    29:27
  154. 162.
    When They Take Away Your Vote, Who Ya Gonna Call?10/29/2018
    22:25
  155. 163.
    The Last Time "Nationalism" Was Embraced...Hitler and his American Friends10/23/2018
    26:06
  156. 164.
    Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy10/20/2018
    26:14
  157. 165.
    Is America Now A Fascist Country? 10/18/2018
    24:34
  158. 166.
    Marvin Kalb on The New McCarthyism and the Threat to Democracy10/10/2018
    24:36
  159. 167.
    The Geopolitical Downsides of Fracking Are Downright Scary 10/08/2018
    23:19
  160. 168.
    Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth.10/03/2018
    25:59
  161. 169.
    Why Adam Smith Still Matters, And What We Have Not Understood10/02/2018
    28:26
  162. 170.
    Tight and Loose Explains the World09/20/2018
    21:51
  163. 171.
    The Myth We Still Tell About the Fall of Lehman Bros. 09/19/2018
    24:25
  164. 172.
    The Global Elite's Effort to Change the World 09/18/2018
    31:33
  165. 173.
    The Browns of California 09/15/2018
    32:44
  166. 174.
    Voter Suppression 10109/11/2018
    36:48
  167. 175.
    17 Years in Afghanistan....What Have We Accomplished?09/11/2018
    29:14
  168. 176.
    Make A Decision!09/06/2018
    27:48
  169. 177.
    Why DNA Kits May Not Really Tell Us Who We Are09/02/2018
    21:23
  170. 178.
    Parenthood in an Age of Fear08/28/2018
    21:30
  171. 179.
    A Conversation with John McCain08/27/2018
    13:31
  172. 180.
    Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East08/25/2018
    30:16
  173. 181.
    Are Americans Afraid of Optimism?08/24/2018
    26:24
  174. 182.
    The Kids Are All Right08/17/2018
    29:34
  175. 183.
    The Case for the Impeachment of Donald Trump08/16/2018
    28:10
  176. 184.
    Even Power Has Been Subject to Change. Here's How08/15/2018
    20:26
  177. 185.
    When Does No Drama Make For A Better Show and a Better Government?08/14/2018
    26:03
  178. 186.
    The Iran Nuclear Deal and The View from Tehran08/13/2018
    32:07
  179. 187.
    The Mouth That Roared - How Rush Limbaugh Changed America08/07/2018
    29:58
  180. 188.
    Our Crises of Connection - Why We Need to Gather Now, More Than Even08/06/2018
    23:49
  181. 189.
    Is Hope or Change Ever Possible After Trump?08/03/2018
    20:41
  182. 190.
    GDP = GREATLY DECEPTIVE PROSPERITY08/02/2018
    25:24
  183. 191.
    Why Teams Are The New Normal08/02/2018
    28:49
  184. 192.
    PUTIN’S INDECENT PROPOSAL08/01/2018
    24:40
  185. 193.
    Lazy Thinking, Intellectual Cowardice and Safe Spaces On Today's College Campus07/31/2018
    18:39
  186. 194.
    Men Behaving, Or How To Prevent More Trump Supporters In The Future07/23/2018
    25:31
  187. 195.
    Today's Struggle With Russia Is More Than Cold War 2.007/21/2018
    20:54
  188. 196.
    What's the Matter With America?07/19/2018
    30:16
  189. 197.
    Silicon Valley: The Origin Story...Live As It Happened07/12/2018
    22:08
  190. 198.
    Driven to Succeed...A Conversation with Dr. Ned Hallowell07/09/2018
    28:04
  191. 199.
    Nationalism and Culture Need Not be A Zero Sum Game07/08/2018
    32:45
  192. 200.
    THE AGE OF POLITICAL PERSUASION IS OVER To Attract the Next Generation, Politics Must Be About Advocacy, Organization, and Winning07/06/2018
    30:11

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