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Oct 27, 2017

Our guest for episode 52 is Chris Hayes, anchor of “All in with Chris Hayes”, which airs weeknights on MSNBC, and the author of “A Colony in a Nation,” a New York Times bestseller.

We begin by discussing the book, which covers race issues from our founding through current day, be exploring with why he wrote it, what he was trying to accomplish, how we can bridge the racial divide in America and whether a class-based affirmative action system would be better than a race-based system.

Then we turned to whether we are currently living in a period of political realignment in both parties, where he believes the Russia inquiry stands, how he develops his nightly cable news show and what he wants it to be, what he’s learned as anchor, and what one question he’d like to ask President Trump.

Oct 19, 2017

Former NYPD Intelligence Division and CIA analyst and nationally syndicated radio host Buck Sexton is our guest for the 51st episode.

We discuss the battle for Kirkuk, why the future of the Kurds matters for the U.S., how Iran factors into all of this, where the fight against ISIS stands, and how the Syrian Civil War is going.

Oct 17, 2017

Josh Green is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency”.

So we explored Steve Bannon for our 50th episode.

We discussed how and when Green and Bannon first met, how Bannon got involved in politics, how he joined the Trump campaign, how his chapter in the White House unraveled, how the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape chapter informed his view of the urgent necessity of loyalty, how the Mercer family has been central to Bannon’s success, and how this book may be coming to a movie or television screen near you.

Oct 2, 2017

Bill Browder has an incredible story – he was at one time the largest investor in Russia before he was expelled after exposing corruption in the country. His lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, died in a Russian jail after being tortured and denied medical care.

Browder chose to dedicate his life to seeking justice for Magnitsky, and he’s done exactly that for nearly a decade.

His story offers greater depth and context to how the Russia government operates, what they appear to have sought from the Trump campaign in 2016 and why it matters.