• 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.

  • 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.

  • Joe Madison, Joe Madison Show & Human rights activist joins Thom Hartmann. What fuels racism and police brutality in America? Is it politcal rhetoric from the right - or something more deep-seated? And what can we do about it? We'll pose those questions and more to Joe Madison in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • 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"

  • This Sunday will mark the one year anniversary of the beginning of the Fukushima nuclear disaster - and a year on - the disaster continues to devastate the people and nation of Japan. Towns and cities within miles of the Fukushima plant are still covered in a fine layer of radioactive dust - and have been turned into nuclear wastelands - devoid of life. Those lucky enough to have survived the earthquake and tsunami are now battling radiation poisoning and and the probability of cancer and birth defects. As hundreds of thousands of people across the world prepare to commemorate the tragedy over the course of the next month - we need to ask ourselves - is nuclear power really worth enduring such a horrible and deadly disaster? Will there ever be a way to make nuclear power a safe form of energy - or do we need to move away from it all together? Tonight we have a special edition of Conversations with Great Minds - featuring Stephanie Cooke. Stephanie is one of the world's top reporters and authors on the issues of nuclear energy and the use and history of nuclear weapons and is a real industry insider. Her articles on nuclear topics have appeared in a variety of publications - including Readers Digest - The International Herald Tribune - and GQ magazine. Stephanie first began her reporting career in 1977 at the Associated Press - and later moved to London where she covered the Chernobyl disaster for Business Week. She returned to the United States in 2004 to complete her most recent book, "In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age." Currently - Stephanie is the editor of Nuclear Intelligence Weekly - part of the Energy Intelligence Group.

  • Michael T. Klare, Author of fourteen books, including his latest "The Race for What's Left" and previously, Resource Wars and Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet. A contributor to Current History, Foreign Affairs, and the Los Angeles Times, he is the defense correspondent for The Nation and the director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. The U.S has begun to hand out permits to companies to do exploratory digging in the Arctic for oil and natural gas. But - with other nations laying their claim to the vast resources in one of the world's last unexplored frontiers - what happens when the Arctic is tapped out? We'll pose that question and more to Michael Klare in a special edition of Conversations with Great Minds...

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

  • For tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds" - Thom is joined by author, environmentalist, and activist Bill Mckibben. In 1988, he wrote "The End of Nature" - the heir to Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" - and since then has gone on to write more than a dozen noteable books about the environment and our human impact on it. He is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the grassroots climate campaign, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. In 2010, the Boston Globe called him "the nation's leading environmentalist" and Time magazine described him as "the world's best green journalist." And recently he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His latest book - "Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" - is a guide to living on our fundamentally altered planet.

  • Zachary Roth, author-The Great Suppression, Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy/MSNBC, joins Thom. We on the left have become accustomed to thinking of the Republican war on democracy as something that just involves voter suppression. But as your book points out, it’s actually much bigger than that.

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  • Can America cure our addiction to instant pleasure?

    Dr. Anna Lembke is the Professor of Psychiatry-Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic / Author of the new book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence. .