• For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds Thom is joined by Dr. Trita Parsi - the Founder and President of the National Iranian American Council. Dr. Parsi is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order and is an expert on US-Iranian relations - Iranian foreign politics - and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is also the author of numerous books - including his most recent - "A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran" - a must read for anyone who wants to understand the complicated and confusing US - Iranian relationship.

  • For many Americans - success means money and money means success. That's why even after the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression - a job at a top-notch investment bank still holds allure for many young Americans starting their professional lives. But is working on Wall Street really worth it? For tonight's Conversations With Great Minds - I'm joined by someone who lived the life of a Wall Street millionaire and left it all behind. Sam Polk spent most of his 20's working as a trader for high-powered Wall Street investment firms - but at 30 he decided to leave the world of finance for good. Since then - he has become a successful nonprofit entrepreneur and has written about his time on Wall Street for The New York Times and Forbes Magazine.

  • 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.

  • Economist and author, James K. Galbraith joins Thom Hartmann in "Conservations with Great Minds"...tonight we'll discuss how the middle class continues to get trampled by the "New Predators." Can economists help or are they part of the problem - everyone thinks we think are way out....can we?

  • US Rep. Dennis Kucinich has been a mayor - is currently a United States Congressman - and has run for President of the United States twice. As a servant of the people - he's spoken out FOR working families across our nation - and spoken out AGAINST foreign wars and corporate power.

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

  • Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst joins Thom about The Torture Report. The Senate's shocking report on the CIA's torture program has exposed a culture of lawlessness in America's intelligence community. But were things always like this?

  • Nuclear power promises unlimited clean energy, but there is nothing clean about melt downs. Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear answers the question, is Nuclear Power Too Dangerous?

    Kevin Kamps from Beyond Nuclear joined Thom to explain that life on Earth from nuclear power.

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  • Is America hooked on Dopamine?

    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.

  • 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 conversation with Great Minds Thom Hartmann is joined by Ellen Brown. Ellen Brown is an attorney and the president of the Public Banking Institute and Author Web of Debt.

  • What is the Immortally Key and will it ever be found? This goes back centuries and scientists are always looking for answers. People search for the spiritual answers.

    Thom guest has taken a close look at immortality and shares his experience in the extended video.

    Brian C. Muraresku joined Thom for our Conversations with Great Minds series.

    Brian C. Muraresku is an Alum of Brown University with a degree in Latin, Greek & Sanskrit. Alum of Georgetown Law practicing international law for 15 years. The Immortality Key is his debut book.

  • Medea Benjamin, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection/CODEPINK/Global Exchange joins Thom. The United States is supposedly the world's last great hope for democracy. So why does it work so closely with Saudi Arabia - one of the world's most brutal theocracies? The answer in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds with Medea Benjamin.

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  • 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.

  • It's clear Hurricane Sandy was not your typical hurricane - but instead a superstorm fueled by climate change and global warming. How can climate change deniers still turn a blind eye to global warming after seeing the devastation Sandy brought to the East Coast? We'll ask our panel in tonight's Bigger Picture Discussion: Climate Change - Debunking the Denial. Dr. Amanda Staudt, Senior Scientist in the Climate and Energy Program at the National Wildlife Federation, plus Dr. Joseph Romm - Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress & Editor, of and Dr. Dan Lashof, Director of the Climate & Clean Air Program at the National Resource Defense Council - all join the panel w/Thom Hartmann.

  • 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.