Longtime political analyst Norm Ornstein joins us to reflect on the upcoming anniversary of Donald Trump’s election. We discuss the “seeds of Trumpism,” the changing Republican Party and the future of American civic life. Plus, Ornstein opens up about his late son’s struggle with mental illness and his push for mental health policy reform.
Katie Couric may be the former longtime co-host of the Today show, but lately she’s been working on some new projects. She cohosts the Katie Couric podcast with Brian Goldsmith (they interviewed Gretchen Carlsonin the latest episode), is executive producing a Lifetime movie about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and she’s working on a six-part National Geographic series. She lives in New York City with her husband, John Molner, and is the mother of daughters in their 20s. Here, she shares how she gets it all done.
Gretchen Carlson may have been fired last year from her job at Fox News, but it hasn’t slowed her down one bit. After filing and settling a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss at Fox for a reported $20 million, Gretchen has transitioned from journalism to advocacy. She joins us to discuss her new book, the recent bombshell allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and her advice for others facing sexual harassment at work. Plus, she recalls what it was like to be crowned Miss America at age 22 and the nerve-racking prank that unexpectedly launched her career in television.
Martha Stewart has dominated all things domestic for nearly 35 years. But what about the woman behind the empire? Brian and I stopped by Martha’s pristine office for a candid conversation over some apple-cranberry crisp. Martha recalls what it was like growing up in New Jersey as one of six kids, getting her first book deal, serving time in prison and what it was like to work on a TV show with Donald Trump. Plus, she discusses her new cookbook and her collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Nothing is off-limits. It’s a good thing.
If you support change, here’s what you can do:
Brady Campaign: https://www.bradycampaign.org/
Americans for Responsible Solutions: http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/stand-with-gabby/
Everytown for Gun Safety: https://everytown.org/
Moms Demand Action: momsdemandaction.org
And no matter where you stand on the issue, you can give to the fund for victims and survivors: https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund
David Axelrod is a renowned Democratic political strategist, most notably for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. These days, he runs the nonpartisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and hosts a hit podcast, The Axe Files, where he interviews major political figures. In this special crossover episode, we turn the tables on “Axe” and get his own story, including his early days in gritty Chicago journalism, his father’s death from suicide, and his family’s efforts on behalf of his daughter, Lauren, who has epilepsy. Plus, we discuss his former client, Hillary Clinton, and the future of the Democratic party.
This fall, Maria Sharapova publishes Unstoppable, the candid, captivating story of her rise to tennis stardom. Join her for a thrilling, insightful conversation about her beginnings in Siberia, her arrival in the US at age 6, her career-defining games and her recent fight to get back on the court.
Award-winning journalist and TV personality Katie Couric will moderate.