June 14, 2014
eric cantor

Cantor’s Loss, Hillary’s Coronation, GMO’s Deception

This week, Ralph cooks up what progressives can learn from Eric Cantor’s defeat, mixes in Hillary Clinton’s “Hard Choices,” with a dash of GMOs and a splash of Drunk History.
June 7, 2014
sean hannity

Sean Hannity, School Lunch, Clean Power

In a wide ranging discussion, Ralph talks about the time Sean Hannity cut off his mic, tells Michelle Obama to hang tough on nutrition standards, and tells us how we can make good things happen with just a little time and effort.   
May 31, 2014
death penalty

Death Penalty, Swiss Banks, Grover Norquist

This week Ralph talks about how Donald Sterling’s racism paid off, the ghoulishness of executions, American tax evaders in Switzerland, and his reported “bromance” with conservative activist, Grover Norquist, which makes David go “Ewwww…”   paulhawken.com Ray Anderson Wiki North Star: A Memoir James S. Henry Biography nader.org
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.