• Are our nuclear power plants sitting ducks for terrorists? What kind of damage could a terrorist do to America's nuclear facilities? Kevin Kamps from beyond Nuclear tells us the frightening

    Kevin Kamps is the nuclear waste specialist from Beyond Nuclear.

  • In Conversations with Great Minds with Katrina Vanden Heuvel, the editor and publisher of The Nation Magazine ( Thom and Katrina Talk about The Nation, progressive politics and more.

  • Daniel Sheehan, The Truth about Iran Contra For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds - Thom is joined by constitutional trial attorney Daniel Sheehan. Daniel is one of the most influential public interest lawyers in the country and has worked on a number of cases - including the Pentagon Papers case and the Karen Silkwood case - that have changed the course of American history. In 1980 - he founded the Christic Institute - where he served as General Counsel and Chief Trial Attorney. Daniel has also served as Chief Trial Attorney for the Romero Institute and Chief Trial Counsel for the ACLU's Rocky Mountain States chapter. His new book - "The People's Advocate: The Life and Legal History of America's Most Fearless Public Interest Lawyer" - is a must read for anyone who wants to know the inside story of some of the most important trials of the past half century.

  • Trevor Aaronson, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism, joins Thom Hartmann. You've seen the headlines....Massive bomb plot foiled! FBI nabs culprit just in time! But who's really behind these would-be terrorists?

  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom Hartmann is joined by Professor Gar Alpervitz. Professor Alpervitz is a historian, political economist, activist and author. He is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and a former Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books on the atomic bomb and atomic diplomacy and his articles have appeared in leading American publications - including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation Magazine, and the Atlantic and he is a frequent featured guest on major cable news programs. After completing his Ph.D. from Canbridge University - Professor Alpervitz served as a legislative director in both houses of Congress and as a special assistant in the State Department. He is also the president of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives and is a founding principal of the Democracy Collaborative, a research institution focused on initiatives that promote the democratization of wealth. His latest book is "America Beyind Capitalism" - a book that has been described as "one of the most important books of the decade." Professor Gar Alperovitz goes beyond capitalism with worker coops, public banks and local economies.

  • In this week's Conversations w/Great Minds Jeff Clements joins Thom Hartmann. Jeff is an attorney, author, is the co-founder of Free Speech for People, a national, non-partisan campaign to challenge the creation of Constitutional rights for corporations, overturn Citizens United v. FEC, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. He is the author of the Corporations Are Not People (Berrett-Koehler, 2012).

  • Progressive Economics Dean Baker is an economist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

  • Thom Hartmann has an in depth conversation with President of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka about wealth, wages, unemployment, deficits, progressives, Democrats, Republican and the the White House messaging

  • Frederick Kaufman, Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food joins Thom Hartmann. What do the malnutrition and starvation epidemics in Africa have to do with a decision made by big bank Goldman Sachs in 1991?

  • Global activist and former green jobs advisor to President Obama, Van Jones, Co-founder of joins Thom hartmann for "Conversations with Great Minds"

  • In tonight's special hour-long edition of "Conversations with Great Minds," Thom discusses the current situation in Iraq, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the prospects of a new Cold War with Stephen Cohen of "The Nation," author of the book "Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War.”

  • Dr. Cornel West, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud joins Thom Hartmann. For tonight's Conversation with Great Minds Thom is joined by Dr. Cornel West. A self-described "champion of justice through the traditions of the black church" - Dr. West is one of America's most important public intellectuals and a fierce advocate for democracy. He currently serves as the Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at the Union Theological Seminary and is the author of 20 books - including the classics "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters."

  • David Rothkopf, Author of the new book "Power, Inc.:The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government--and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead" joins Thom Hartmann. Striking a balance between private and public power is a major goal for society today - and correctly reaching it will help us prosper in the 21st century. So how do we achieve this balance?

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

  • In Conversations with Great Minds Thom talks to Professor Adam Tooze on his new book - Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy. In SHUTDOWN, Tooze shows how social organization, political interests, and economic policy interact with devastating human consequences, from your local hospital to the World Bank. Part 2.

    A whole variety of things went wrong as the pandemic hit. But we knew it could happen. However, in the face of reality, red alert was ignored.

    Adam Tozze joined Thom to share how Covid shook the World's economy.

  • 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.