• Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown/Democracy At Work/The New School, joins Thom. Is the neverending recovery of the Great Recession the fault of austerity or the fault of capitalism itself?

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  • Our Conversations with Great Minds series re-launches with a fascinating discussion with author Dahl Jamail, author of "The End of Ice".

    The world is melting; oceans are rising, yet most ignore the perils ahead. Thom and Dahl's conversation covers the state of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, melting glaciers which could drown the planet and whether it is too late to reverse climate change. Has humanity destroyed itself?

    Books mentioned:
    The End of Ice (Dahr Jamail)
    Threshold (Thom Hartmann)

  • Kate Pickett joined Thom to discuss how inequality and equality can be changed to your advantage.

    This latest edition of Conversations with Great Minds talks about the new book 'The Inner Level' from Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson.

    Thom reads an excerpt from the book here:

    The book is available from Amazon:

  • Imagine there being just Walmart (to visit) and Amazon (to deliver). What else would you ever need?

    Barak Orbach joined Thom to talk about Robert Bork, and how the complex economy, business and politics affects us all. How has technology changes business and corporations? Discover more about the rights of corporations.

  • Best selling author Dr.Douglas Rushkoff tells us team human can restore our humanity, in a digital age.

    Is the world better or worse for digital and social media and what can be done to improve our lives?

    Part of our Conversations with Great Minds series.

  • Is the economy flawed? Is the cycle about to change down for the worse in 2020?

    Speculative booms in the economy produce wild swings, making investments difficult. The up and down cycle can create investment at the wrong time, slowing down business at the wrong time.

    Confused? Professor Steve Keen joined Thom to try and explain what is going on and whether there is a new slump on the way.

    Book – Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis :

  • Author Irshad Manji joins the Thom Hartmann Program for our Conversations with Great Minds series

    Starting with Irshad Manji's understanding of Ilhan Omar and the controversy surrounding the accusations of an anti-Semitic tweet and moving on to how we as a divided society can learn to see each other as much than just our labels.

    The Book, Don't Label Me:

  • The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African American of the nineteenth century, Frederick Douglass.

    Author David W. Blight joined Thom to discuss American slavery, Frederick Douglass and his book, Prophet of Freedom.

  • The fall of the Roman Empire in 476 CE is well known. Less well known, is whether the US will fall this century.

    Edward J Watts book ‘Mortal Republic’ covers the Roman Republic and how Rome fell into tyranny and discusses with Thom whether the American Empire will decline.

    The historian covers the Roman Empire fall and the possible decline of the American Empire.

  • What are the secrets to happiness? Thom Hartmann asks Herald Eia, a comedian from one of the happiest places on earth!

    How worried is the world about the United States? The leader of the free world is being seen by many as a joke society and on the wrong track. And the US is less free than t may think, according to Norway based Harald Eia.

    Harald Eia joined Thom to disclose how the US is seen from Europe and what he thinks should be done.

    Harald Eia is a sociologist & TV host / his Ted Talk: "Where In The World Is It Easiest To Get Rich" has been seen over 1.9 million times.

  • From the Turner Diaries, to Camp of the Saints, and now to Qanon! Thom Hartmann exposes the dangerous history of Republican conspiracy theories!

    Czar Nicolas created a conspiracy theory to attack Jewish people under his rule, now the Republicans are doing the same thing, instead of looking at systmatic issues like climate change and imperialism,Republicans are blaming migrants, black people, and women for the problems in the country, just like the Czar blamed Jewish people.

    Now they are blaming democrats with the most outlandish theory, called Qanon!

  • The radical right has a secret hub Anne Nelson calls The Shadow Network, linking media, money, and the far right.

    Do secret organizations like ALEC, the Council For National Policy, and others have more control over our democracy than you do?

    Anne Nelson joined Thom to discuss just how far these connections go.

    Anne Nelson is the author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right.

  • QANON, once an internet conspiracy theory is now a dangerous cult, with members inside congress. Dr. Jack Bartich joined Thom to talk about everything you need to know about Qanon.

    Dr. Jack Bratich is Associate Professor-Dept. of Journalism & Media Studies, School of Communication & Information-Rutgers University

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  • How are progressive victories built? What is the foundation of the progressive victories of the past, like the New Deal? What foundation will the next progressive victories be built upon?

    According to Gar Alperovitz, no progressive victory from the New Deal to the Civil Rights movement came about without activists on the ground building up movements.

    Gar Alperovitz, the Co-Founder & Principle of the Democracy Collaborative joins Thom Hartmann to discuss the laboratories of democracy being built from the ground up by activists on the ground right now.

  • War can be stopped, but only if we organize to stop it, says Gar Alperovitz. Find out what it takes to build a world without unjust war. Gar Alperovitz, the Co-Founder & Principle of the Democracy Collaborative joins Thom Hartmann to discuss the laboratories of democracy being built from the ground up by activists on the ground right now. In this clip Gar expands his vision from laboratories of democracy to organizing against war.

  • Every politician talks about wanting to help small businesses, but little happens. Once 40% of the economy was small businesses. Independent businesses are now less than 23%. New business being started has dropped.

    For small business to survive, big business needs a break up!

    Stacy Mitchell joined Thom to discuss small business and many other topics over an extended session.

    Stacy Mitchell is Co-Director, Institute For Local Self-Reliance