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  • Ralph Nader joined Thom to discuss the state of the US after four years of Donald Trump as president. From Trump pushing out Bill Barr, through to the fanatics he has appointed up to 20 January 2021.

    Nader talked about the Trump crime wave.

    Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate/Lawyer & Author of numerous books.

    His latest book (w/ Mark Green), ”Wrecking America: How Trump's Lawbreaking and Lies Betray All” / Founder of numerous organizations including the Center for Study of Responsive Law & also the Public Interest Research Group (P.I.R.G.). Host of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour podcast.


  • Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. But in defeat Trump just may have admitted to tampering with the 2016 election. Dr. Justin Frank found himself shocked when he caught Trump admitting to stealing his first election.

    Was Donald Upset he lost the election he was trying to steal?

    Dr. Frank found Trump's tell by noticing that he did one thing that psychopaths always do. But Donald Trump is not the only psychopath. Was Ronald Reagan a Psycho too?


  • Was Trump an asset of the KGB and the Russians – and is he still today? Craig Unger's new book shares the long history of Trump's Russian Collusion.

    Craig Unger joined Thom to discuss the damage Trump did to the country and how we can recover.

    Craig Unger is the author of five books on the GOP's war on democracy, including his latest, “American Kompromat” Craig Unger is also a Vanity Fair contributor for 15 years.

    WATCH NEXT: Is Trump Caught In The Russia Trap? - https://youtu.be/cFk6wvXsKCE


  • Donald Trump is afraid and he wants you to be afraid too!

    Dr. Justin Frank explores how Donald Trump uses fear to manipulate people into voting for him and for his own power.

    Dr. Justin A. Frank joined Thom to discuss Trump’s current state of mind.

    Dr. Justin A. Frank is a Psychoanalyst & Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science-George Washington University / Author-Trump On the Couch (Previous books include Obama on the Couch & Bush on the Couch)

    WATCH NEXT: Trump on the Couch - https://youtu.be/KLbc7EaKKyU


  • Dr. David Graeber, professor of anthropology at Goldsmiths College, University of London on his book - Debt: The First 5000 years. How the concepts of debt and credit have defined human history and what this means for our current credit crisis and the future of our economy.


  • Donald Trump got too close to a military coup. Could the next strongman president succeed where Trump failed? Thom Hartmann talks to the scholar on fascism.

    Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins Thom Hartmann for a deep dive into the strongman style governance of Donald Trump. Professor of History & Italian Studies-New York University (NYU) / Historian & cultural critic / scholar on fascism & authoritarian leaders / Author of seven books including her latest, Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present.

    Watch Next: Authoritarianism From Mussolini to Trump (w/ Ruth Ben-Ghiat) https://youtu.be/xtnWQ5DniEc


  • Professor Richard Dawkins, British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author-his latest is "The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True" joins Thom Hartmann for Conversations w/ Great Minds.


  • 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.


  • The way Trump has dealt with his election loss is that he wants someone else to take the courage and say that he lost. Trump has no courage and expects to win everything, forever. He has been rescued by so many people over his lifetime and is expecting someone to rescue his election defeat – but nobody is stepping up.

    Dr. Justin A. Frank joined Thom to discuss Trump’s current state of mind.


  • In this week's conversations with Great Minds Thom Hartmann talks with Chris Hedges, journalist and author of "The Death of the Liberal Class". Chris Hedges says, "The lunatic fringe of the Republican Party, which looks set to make sweeping gains in the midterm elections, is the direct result of a collapse of liberalism. It is the product of bankrupt liberal institutions, including the press, the church, universities, labor unions, the arts and the Democratic Party."


  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds, Thom Hartmann is joined by Nobel Prize winning economist Dr. Paul Krugman. Krugman received a Ph.D. from MIT - and has taught at several schools including Yale, MIT, and Stanford. He's written 20 books - including several best-sellers - and over 200 papers on international trade, finance, currencies, and several other areas. He's the recipient of numerous awards - including the Nobel Prize in economics, which he won in 2008. Currently - he is a professor of economics and current affairs at Princeton University - and you can read Paul Krugman's work everyday as a columnist on the pages of the New York Times. His new book is titled: End This Depression Now. Europe is in crisis mode. The United States could be headed off a fiscal cliff at the end of the year. And Congress doesn't seem to know what to do. Tonight Thom speaks with someone who DOES know what to do: Paul Krugman


  • Professor Richard Dawkins, British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author-his latest is "The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True" joins Thom Hartmann for Conversations w/ Great Minds.


  • Morris Berman, author Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline. "Why America Failed" is the third volume of his trilogy on the decline of the American empire. In it - Morris Berman examines America's commitment to economic liberalism and free enterprise going as far back as the late sixteenth century, and concludes that this ideology, combined with technological progress, was an inevitable recipe for creating the demise of the American empire as we are experiencing today. He served on the faculty of a number of universities in the United States, Canada and Europe and he currently resides in Mexico where he writes for a number of publications worldwide.


  • Thom Hartmann talks to Michio Kaku about his new book Physics of the Future. String theory, time itself and how bubbles form are all on the table. They also talk about the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown and the future of energy. Michio Kaku speaks directly to President Obama who supports Nuclear Power.


  • Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director-Institute for Responsible Technology, leading spokesperson on the health dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), author of the books "Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating" and "Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods." Genetically modified crops are all the rage these days - and have taken over the agriculture industries of many countries. But just how dangerous are genetically modified crops - and do we really need to be relying so heavily on them?


  • For tonight's Converation with Great Minds - I am joined by Dick Gregory to talk about Occupy Wall Street, his activist work on the death penalty for a white supremacist, the Keystone Pipeline and more. Dick Gregory is a comedian, social activist writer, and entrepreneur whose work has redefined how Americans perceive political comedy and African American comedians. He got his first big break when he was hired by Hugh Hefner to perform stand up at the Chicago Playboy Club in 1961 and he hasn't stopped since. He began political activism by running against Richard J. Daley for the mayor's office in Chicago in 1967 and followed that up with a write-in campaign for the Oval Office in 1968 as a candidate of the Freedom and Peace Party. He has devoted himself to many causes throughout his career as an activist - including civil rights, women's rights, anti-war campaigns, the international anti-apartheid movement and environmental protection issues. When Thom Hartmann ran a community for abused kids in New England in the early 1980s, he was on the advisory board, and did fundraisers for the Salem program, and he traveled with Thom to Uganda during the end of the war with Idi Amin to set up famine and medical relief programs. He has devoted his life to using his considerable talents and gifts to helping others. He now finds himself on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Standups of All Time and has his own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.