• Susan Cain, "Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking, joins Thom Hartmann. Why are extroverts favored in American society - and are there any cultures across the globe that value introversion more? We'll ask author and lecturer Susan Cain in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds.

  • Many of us buy into the common myths about happiness - but by doing so - we often end up feeling like something is wrong - and that we are destined to always be unhappy. What can we do to avoid these happiness myths - and live happier and more fufilling lives? We'll ask Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky is tonight's Conversations with Great Minds.

  • Does your faith produce a more (or less) compassionate world? Asking the question, If God is Love, Don't Be a Jerk.

    John Pavlovitz joined Thom

    Bio: Writer, pastor & activist / Author of 3 books, including Stuff That Needs To Be Said (also the name of his popular blog) and his latest, If God is Love, Don't Be a Jerk

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  • Thom Hartmann talks with Neil Howe, best-selling co-author (with William Strauss) of "The Fourth Turning." The Fourth Turning maps out the place of generations in history.

  • Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work, joins Thom Hartmann for Conversations w/Great Minds.

  • Money makes the world go round. Well, it is supposed to. Why do countries depreciate their currencies over time? Someone could live on $2.50 an hour back in the 70s, but as prices go up, so do wages.

    Prices are set by the final seller, but there are limits. The seller works out through economics, the maximum price they can change for the item. How Much Can Be Charged for a Burger?

    Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom to discuss economics and how they affect you.

  • 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.

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  • Best-selling author and scientist Dr. Jared Diamond joins Thom Hartmann in Conversations with Great Minds. They'll discuss his world famous books, Guns, Germs and Steel & Collapse that shed light on how we as humans have evolved and how our societies succeed or fail.

  • After nearly 52 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Thom discusses whether we know who did it with historian Lamar Waldron, author of “The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination.”

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  • For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds - I'm joined by Dr. Ron Daniels - President of the Institute of the Black World - 21st Century. Dr. Daniels has had a wide ranging career in politics and activism - previously serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights - the Executive Director of Rainbow / PUSH - and the Deputy Campaign manager for Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign. In 1992 - he ran for President himself as an independent candidate.

  • For tonight's special edition of Conversations With Great Minds - I'm joined by Dr. Ron Paul. From 1976 until 1985 and again from 1997 until 2013 - Dr. Paul was the U.S. Representative for Texas' 22nd and 14th Congressional Districts. He has run for President three times - most recently in 2012 - and is the founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity - as well as the Ron Paul Channel - which debuted last week. Dr. Paul is one of our country's most outspoken advocates for limited government and free-market economics and is the author of a number of books on those subjects - including his most recent - "The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education. He also has started a new media channel The Ron Paul Channel.

  • 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 "Conversation with Great Minds" - I am joined by award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and internationally best-selling author - Naomi Klein. Naomi Klein is a contributing editor for Harper's and reporter for Rolling Stone, and writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian that is also syndicated internationally. Her writing has appeared in dozens of other major newspapers - including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and The Los Angeles Times. In 2004, her reporting from Iraq for Harper's magazine earned her the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. She is a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics and holds an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws from the University of King's College in Canada. In 2007, her book, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism" became a number one international best-seller. Her first book"No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies" was published in 1999 and was also an international bestsellerThe New York Times called it "a movement bible," Time Magazine named it as one of the Top 100 non-fiction books published since 1923, and the Literary Review of Canada has named it one of the hundred most important Canadian books ever published. Naomi talks to Thom Hartmann about Occupy Wall Street, the Keystone Pipeline and the economy.

  • 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.

  • Global warming is real - and possibly even worse than we've been told. Could it lead to the destruction of human civilization within just a few decades? For tonight's Conversations With Great Minds - I'm joined by Guy McPherson -Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources - Ecology - and Evolutionary Biology at the University Arizona. Guy is one of America's most influential experts on global warming - and writes about a variety of climate change-related issues for the Arctic News and his own website - Nature Bats Last. In the field of climate science - Guy is best known for his assertion that runaway global warming is already on a path to cause the extinction of the human race - an idea he has written about in his book - "Going Dark."

  • 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 1.

    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.