Journalist, author, and CNN medical contributor, Jean Carper, joins us to talk about her documentary film, “Monster In The Mind,” about the myths surrounding Alzheimer’s disease, how dementia is actually on the decline, and how your genes are not necessarily your destiny. Plus, Ralph takes a big bite out of Apple and their trillion-dollar valuation.
Ralph talks to world–renowned doctor Andrew Weil about the pharmaceutical industry and the problem of over-medication, outlined in his book “Mind Over Meds.” And Princeton professor Robert Tignor tells us about the petition he wrote calling for the denuclearization of the Middle East that was signed by the likes of Ralph, Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges. Plus, listener questions!
Ralph speaks to Dr. Michael Daniel, co-author of a study that identifies the third leading cause of death right behind heart disease and cancer. The answer may surprise you. And New York Times tech journalist, David Streitfeld, joins us to talk about why he’s a tech reporter who doesn’t use much tech.
Ralph talks to Reverend Graylan Hagler about, among other things, the criminalization of poverty, right wing Christianity, and The Poor People’s Campaign to fight all of that. Then, conservative Constitutional scholar, Bruce Fein, joins us to express his reservations about Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, especially his views on executive power.
Ralph greets Princeton classmate and nuclear non-proliferation expert, Ambassador Thomas Graham, a former senior U.S. diplomat, who was involved in the negotiation of every single international arms control and non-proliferation agreement from 1970 to 1997. Also, the original Nader’s Raider, Robert Fellmeth rejoins us to talk about the campaign to protect children on Facebook.
Marketing professor and entrepreneur, Scott Galloway, explains how Google is God, Facebook is Love, Amazon is Consumption, Apple is Sex, and their collective market dominance needs to be broken up for the sake of democracy… and innovation. Plus, Ralph talks to Michael Merhige about the political philosophy he developed while working as a CIA operative and in the military.