May 12, 2018

Nuking the Iran Nuke Deal

Ralph talks to Colonel (ret) and West Point military strategist, Isaiah Wilson, about the consequences of the United States pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal and the dark side of American exceptionalism. Plus, Ralph answers more of your questions!
April 21, 2018

Beating City Hall/What’s Really Going On in Syria

Ralph welcomes independent candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, Gayle McLaughlin, who talks about how she and small group of progressive reformers turned around the city of Richmond, California. And one of the foremost experts on the Middle East, Professor Joshua Landis, clues us in to what exactly is going on in Syria, and what we should do about it.
March 10, 2018

Skin in the Game

Former derivatives trader turned philosophical essayist, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, joins us to talk about his new book, ‘Skin in the Game,” about the role risk and reward plays not only in politics but also our daily lives.
January 6, 2018

Ramsey Clark/”Progressive” vs. “Liberal” Redux

Ralph talks to legendary progressive lawyer and former U.S. Attorney General, Ramsey Clark, about the conflicts in the Middle East. And we continue our discussion about the difference between “progressives” and “liberals” and why the distinction is important. Plus more listener questions!
January 7, 2017

Israel/Palestine: One State/Two State?

Ralph talks to Israeli activist, Miko Peled, author of The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine about whether a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is even possible.  Also, Mark Green rejoins us to discuss whether president-elect Donald Trump has already violated The Logan Act, which prohibits private citizens from negotiating on behalf of the U.S. with a foreign government.
December 3, 2016

Militarism and Popular Resistance

Ralph talks to political activist Kevin Zeese about how to resist in the age of Trump and to professor Joel Andreas about his graphic novel-style critique of the military industrial complex: Addicted To War: Why the U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism.
May 22, 2016

Molly Sinclair McCartney, David Dayen

Ralph welcomes journalists Molly Sinclair McCartney, who tells us exactly which vested interests keep us in a state of perpetual war, and David Dayen, who tells us the incredible story of how three ordinary citizens blew the lid off of the largest consumer crime in American history.
November 22, 2015

Arno J. Mayer, David Helvarg

Ralph discusses the history of Zionism in Israel, the nature of empire, and also France’s response to terrorism with distinguished Princeton University historian Arno J. Mayer. And ocean conservationist, David Helvarg, of Blue Frontier returns to tell us all about his latest bipartisan campaign to end offshore oil drilling called The Sea Party Coalition.