Archives

  • Thom hartmann is joined by author and historian Thomas Frank who's written such books as "The Wrecking Crew" and "What's the Matter with Kansas".


  • Eating organic is all the rage these days - but could it actually help save the planet from climate devastation? As the reality of global climate change continues to sink in - scientists - activists - and lawmakers all across the world are working to find new ways to fight back against greenhouse gas emissions before it's too late. Thom's guest for tonight's Conversations With Great Minds - Tom Newmark - is one such person. A former corporate attorney turned organic farmer - Tom is now at the forefront of the movement to use agriculture to fight global warming. He is the co-founder of the new non-profit the Carbon Underground as well as the co-owner of Finca Luena Nueva - an organic farm in Costa Rica. Tom is also the co-founder of Sacred Seeds - a trustee of the American Botanical Council.


  • Thom Hartmann is joined by an author and columnist Les Leopold whose work is focused on holding Wall Street accountable for its crimes and raising awareness about the dangerous dependence of the American economy on the financial sector today. He is currently the executive director of the Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute in New York - and his latest book is titled: The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions, and Prosperity - and What We Can do About it.


  • In tonight's “Conversations with Great Minds" Thom talks with Journalist David DeGraw, author of the upcoming book “The Economics of Revolution.”


  • When the next financial crisis comes - the big banks could save themselves by stealing right out of your checking account. Banking expert Ellen Brown, Public Banking Institute/Web of Debt/The Public Bank Solution will explain how in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds.

    For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


  • A special hour with Dr. Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam / Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth joins Thom Hartmann for a special one hour Conversations w/Great Minds.


  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - we're going to take a closer look at the modern Republican Party and where it's going with one of the foremost experts on the topic. John Kenneth White is a Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America here in Washington, D.C. - where he specializes in political parties and the U.S. presidency. Professor White is also the author of numerous books - including his latest - "What Happened to the Republican Party?: And What It Means for American Presidential Politics."

    For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


  • Award-winning journalist and author, Amy Goodman joins Thom Hartmann for "Conversations with Great Minds." Tonight she'll discuss her work as a journalist and how she sees Democracy changing in this country. She has been on the forefront of developing truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to light the alternative voices often excluded by the mainstream media. Amy's latest book is "Breaking the Sound Barrier" and explores the role and power of independent journalism in the struggle for a better world.


  • Professor Steve Keen, Debunking Economics, joins Thom Hartmann. If you believe Republican politicans like Paul Ryan and John Boehner - the United States has a crushing sovereign debt problem. But is private debt - the mortgage and credit card debt held by everyday Americans - the real drag on the economy? Steve is the Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Western Sydney in Sydney - Australia - and a world reknowned authority on a wide range of macroeconomic issues - including debt - financial instability - and monetary theory. A frequent critic of mainstream economists - he predicted the financial collapse of 2008 and received the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Reviews for his cutting analysis of contemporary economic trends. Professor Keen's book "Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?" is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about how we got into our current financial mess.


  • There's a new search engine on the web - and it's not afraid to stand up to the government and corporations - in order to protect your privacy rights For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds Thom is joined by Gabriel Weinberg - the CEO and founder of Duck Duck Go - a search engine that keeps its users' data personal and private.


  • Chris Mooney, author of four books, including his latest "The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality" joins Thom Hartmann. His recent articles include pieces on the science of fracking, why people deny science, and how the reality-based community is moving to the left. He is the host of the "Point of Inquiry" podcast and his previous book was the bestselling, "The Republican War on Science".


  • Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University / Nasr Foundation joins Thom Hartmann. Islam - the world's second-biggest religion - is as diverse as the almost 1 point 6 billion people that comprise it. So why do so many Americans only see it as a vehicle for extremism and terrorism?


  • Ms. Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist, and social & political activist / author (co-founder Ms Magazine / co-founder Women's Media Center w/Jane Fonda & Robin Morgan) joins Thom Hartmann


  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - we're going to take a closer look at the modern Republican Party and where it's going with one of the foremost experts on the topic. John Kenneth White is a Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America here in Washington, D.C. - where he specializes in political parties and the U.S. presidency. Professor White is also the author of numerous books - including his latest - "What Happened to the Republican Party?: And What It Means for American Presidential Politics."

    For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


  • In Conversation with Great Minds, Thom Hartmann is joined by a renowned ecologist and paleoclimatolgist whose work is featured in dozens of scientific journals and periodicals including National Geographic with an interesting new perspective on climate change and the future of our planet. Climate Whiplash - Global warming to Global cooling?


  • In Conversation with Great Minds, Thom Hartmann is joined by a renowned ecologist and paleoclimatolgist whose work is featured in dozens of scientific journals and periodicals including National Geographic with an interesting new perspective on climate change and the future of our planet. Climate Whiplash - Global warming to Global cooling?