Episodes

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.

International

Has Russia Lost the War ? Talking with Nicholas Grossman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Sept. 21, 2022

Ukraine’s retaking of Kharkiv and 2000 square miles of occupied territory was a turning point in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Tue rout of the Russian army likely prompted Putin to mobilize 300,000 army reservists and call 4…

Film Reviews

LA Confidential, 25th anniversary. Film Producer and Former Studio Head Michael Nathanson speaks with Shaun Chang of the Hill Place Movie and TV Blog.

Sept. 17, 2022

This award winning 1997 film portrays Los Angeles in 1953, where Hollywood celebrity collides with police corruption. Michael Nathanson produced LA Confidential which won two Oscars, and Shaun Chang interviews him. --- Sen…

Book Reviews

Frontier Justice: Bass Reeves Deputy US Marshal. Talking with author Charlie Ray

Sept. 16, 2022

Bass Reeves was the first African American Deputy US Marshal appointed West of The Mississippi. He apprehended more than 3000 fugitives in the Oklahoma Territory and the West. Charlie sets the record straight about the role …

Guest: Charlie Ray
International

Queen Elizabeth : In Memoriam

Sept. 9, 2022

Looking back on highlights of the Queen’s life.

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Investments

Strive Asset Management launches a new Energy Index Fund. Excellence Capitalism versus Social Agendas. Talking with Justin Danhof, Head of Corporate Governance.

Sept. 6, 2022

Excellence Capitalism versus Social Agenda Investing. Is the average American investor getting lower returns to further ESG mandates ?

Guest: Justin Danhof