May 25, 2014
Dr Sidney Wolfe

Worst Pills|Best Pills, Taking on the FDA, A Culture In Decay

Live from Washington DC, Ralph Nader introduces us to Dr. Sidney Wolfe, his compatriot in taking on the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Wolfe is the co-founder and director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, a consumer and health advocacy lobbying organization. Among his numerous books, Dr. Wolfe is the author of Worst Pills, Best Pills: A Consumer’s Guide to Avoiding Drug-Induced Death or Illness. Please visit worstpills.org  for more information. Chapters: 00: Ralph Meets Sid 10:00 Worst Pills/Best Pills 19:00 Drug Advertising 25:30 Darvon 28:30 Dangerous Diabetes Drugs 41:00 The Problem with Pain Relievers 47:00 The Real Meaning of Heroin 48:35 Street […]
May 17, 2014
Robert Weissman

Aids Drugs in Africa, Money in Politics, and Corporate Patriotism

From the headquarters of Public Citizen in Washington DC, David and Steve talk to Ralph about money in politics and other good fights with special guest, Public Citizen president, Robert Weissman.
May 10, 2014
monstanto

Monsanto, Free Trade, and Amazon

We talk to Ralph about patenting human genes, and how Monsanto is doing “God’s work,” literally. Ralph writes to LeBron James and offers Barack Obama one hundred grand on a dare.    
May 3, 2014
donald sterling

Unstoppable, Drug Wars, Donald Sterling

In episode seven of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Ralph talks about his new book “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State,” and we touch on a few of the twenty-five things on which liberals and conservatives should be able to agree.  Also: the real reason Donald Sterling is a racist. Links: nader.org; rightoncrime.org Chapters: Unstoppable- 00 Drug Wars- 33:10 Prison Industrial Complex- 34:15 Donald Sterling- 44:30 The State of the Media- 50:15
April 19, 2014
airline security

Airline Security, Safety, and Smoke; Tax Day; Electoral College and New Zealand

With Ralph in DC, David in LA and Steve in New Zealand, Ralph tells us how one airline made the mistake of bumping him from a flight, how Paul Ryan lives in a corporate bubble, how he might tweak our system of government, and how one irate gentleman once delighted in blowing smoke in his face.
April 12, 2014
good apps bad apps

Good Apps/Bad Apps, Good Contracts/Bad Contracts, Good Seeds/Bad Seeds, and More!

Ralph pitches a couple of apps, explains how not to get screwed on contracts, and we ask him if the Comcast/Time-Warner merger is good for us. Take a wild guess.
April 5, 2014
scalia

Sugar, McCutcheon, Climate Change, Oil Spills and Army Food

Ralph carves up Antonin Scalia and “Corporate Welfare King,” Rush Limbaugh, points out how Exxon actually made money on the Exxon/Valdez oil spill; and we discuss whether Germany actually won World War II, and the one position that Ralph took that he now regrets.
March 29, 2014
bernie sanders

Bernie Sanders vs Hillary, Hobby Lobby, College Athletes Unionizing, and Jonathan Schell

In episode three of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Ralph tells Bernie Sanders to go for it, tells us why a corporation does not have religious beliefs, why college athletes should be paid and pays tribute to the late anti-war writer and activist, Jonathan Schell.