Episodes

Film Reviews

The Crown: Season Five. Talking with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

Nov. 28, 2022

Season 5 covers 1992 - 97 and is dominated by the Diana Charles marriage collapse.

Guest: Shaun Chang
Business

LatinaVida: Developing a new Generation of Leaders. Talking with Tammy Ramos J.D.

Nov. 22, 2022

Training the diverse future leaders of corporate America.

Film Reviews

James Bond 007 as portrayed by Pierce Brosnan: Behind the scenes. Talking with Michael Nathanson former President and COO of MGM and Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV blog.

Nov. 18, 2022

Michael Nathanson the former President of MGM talks about overseeing the Pierce Brosnan 007 movies, the Daniel Craig replacement and the Broccoli family that owns the James Bond franchise.

History

In the footsteps of the assassin: Lee Harvey Oswald's New Orleans. Talking with David Feldman.

Nov. 16, 2022

Lee Harvey Oswald was born and raised in New OIrleans. For 5 months in 1963 before the assassination of JFK, he mysteriously took on 4 different personas.

Guest: David Feldman
Book Reviews

Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics. Talking with author Adam Rutherford

Nov. 15, 2022

Eugenics origins and how the subject was corrupted by the Nazis.

Book Reviews

Broken: The Failed Promise of Muslim Inclusion - Talking with author Professor Evelyn Alsultany.

Nov. 10, 2022

As America’s Muslim population increases and integrates into the mainstream, the popular stereotypes on the screen must change.

Book Reviews

The Forger's Forgery: In conversation with author Clay Small.

Nov. 4, 2022

Art forgery, revenge, redemption feature in this intricate crime story.

Guest: Clay Small
Politics

The Midterm Elections: What to Watch for. Talking with Professor Dan Schnur.

Nov. 2, 2022

The last days of Campaign 2022 reveal that the Republicans are poised for significant gains, though polls remain close.

Guest: Dan Schnur
International Relations

Saudi Arabia: No longer our reliable ally ? Talking with Professor Nicholas Grossman of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Nov. 1, 2022

Saudi Arabia decreased daily oil production despite Biden’s request to increase. The Saudi move favors Russia. Why did they do it ?

International

Rishi Sunak: Britain's new Prime Minister. Talking with Professor Jonathan Hopkin of the London School of Economics.

Oct. 31, 2022

A political profile of the new Prime Minister and the economic challenges facing his Conservative government.

Business

The Elon Musk Twitter Saga. Talking with financial journalist and best selling author William D. Cohan

Oct. 24, 2022

Elon Musk says he’s over paying for Twitter at $44 billion. The deal is due to close Friday October 28.

Book Reviews

In conversation with Liz Nugent, Ireland's First Lady of Crime Fiction, Emerald Noir.

Oct. 21, 2022

Critically acclaimed crime fiction author Liz Nugent discusses her body of work and upcoming new work “Strange Sally Diamond”.

Guest: Liz Nugent
Film Reviews

Blonde: The Film. In conversation with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV blog.

Oct. 21, 2022

Marilyn Monroe, as seen through the eyes of director Andrew Dominik and author Joyce Carol Oates, starring Ana de Armas.

Guest: Shaun Chang
International Relations

Atlanticism versus Eurasianism : talking with Alp Sevimlisoy, the foremost Atlanticist in the Turkish Republic.

Oct. 6, 2022

Atlanticism enshrines Western values of liberal democracy and personal freedom whereas Eurasianism represents authoritarian rule and limited liberty.

Lifestyle

160 Years of Community: The story of St. Teresa of Avila Church, Bodega, California and its' pioneer founders.

Oct. 4, 2022

A presentation on the history of St. Teresa of Avila Church to be made October 8, 2022 at Bodega.

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Investments

The UK Pound flirts with US Dollar parity. Talking with James Herlihy, Hedge Fund Consultant.

Sept. 29, 2022

After Kwasi Karteng, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £45 billion tax cut last week, UK financial markets have been thrown into turmoil. Is the global economy ready for a return to Supply side economics ?

Guest: James Herlihy
Book Reviews

Frisco, a Novel. Talking with author Daniel Bacon

Sept. 29, 2022

A historical novel set amidst the 1934 General Strike in San Francisco, the first such strike in America and a defining event in our history along with the 1849 GoldRush and 1906 Earthquake.

Guest: Daniel Bacon
Investments

Inflation, Retirement Savings and Your Future. Talking with Professor Aswath Damodaran, Stern School of Business, New York University.

Sept. 22, 2022

Planning for a secure financial future when inflation is running at 9%, interest rates are rising, a recession looms against a backdrop of global turmoil. Aswath shares valuable insights with us.