Dan Savage has dished out love and sex advice in his syndicated Savage Love column for over 25 years. He’s blunt, hilarious and empathetic– and not just in his writing! Dan joins us to discuss working at Ann Landers’ desk, being “monogamish” and the sex questions he gets asked the most. He also recalls what it was like to come of age during the AIDS epidemic. Plus, two words that I never expected to hear on the podcast.
These are the two magic words that have led to some of the most profound and game-changing innovation in history: “What if?” And with my new digital series “World 3.0,” I’ll speak with some of the men and women who have asked that question in tech, science, medicine, business and philanthropy and have found answers that improved — and in some cases disrupted — their industries.
Bob Costas is THE voice of the Olympics — the legendary broadcaster has hosted more than a dozen of the games. Today he talks with Katie and Brian about how he prepares to preside over the Olympics, and how a childhood passion for sports turned into a love of sportscasting. He also explains conflicted feelings over Caitlyn Jenner’s 2015 Arthur Ashe award, and weighs in on our current political climate. Plus, we hear some of your favorite Olympics memories.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (the host of StarTalk) fell in love with the cosmos at age 9, on a visit to the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. Not only did he fulfill his childhood ambition of becoming an astrophysicist, today he’s the director of the Hayden Planetarium and one of America’s most beloved scientific educators. Dr. Tyson joins the podcast to discuss science in the Trump era, the future of space exploration, and why a TV appearance in 1989 changed his life. Plus, he gives a preview of his latest book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
With its growing audiences and unique star-making ability, the power of the podcast is undeniable. Podcasts — downloadable digital audio or video files — first appeared in 2003, but over the past few years the medium has experienced a boost in both popularity and options. Now it seems that everyone has a podcast — Shaq, Lena Dunham, even Snoop Dogg. I sat down with some of the top names in podcasting — Marc Maron (“WTF with Marc Maron”), Alec Baldwin (“Here’s the Thing With Alec Baldwin”), Anna Faris (“Anna Faris Is Unqualified”), and Jon Favreau (“Keepin’ It 1600” and “Pod Save America”) — to hear what drew them to turn on the mic and why they think people are tuning in.
You may not know his name, but you know his work and his words. Like “climate change” instead of “global warming,” and “death tax” instead of “estate tax” — he’s really helped position policy for voters. But longtime Republican pollster and strategist Frank Luntz is not a happy camper right now, and he tells Katie and Brian why this election season is bringing him down. Let us know what you think: is our country in decline, or are you optimistic about the future? Leave a message: 929-224-4637
I joined Chris Gethard as guest co-host of his podcast. We spoke with a college student in an early stage of major life changes.
For much more on this topic, check out ‘Gender Revolution’, the documentary I made with National Geographic. It’s on iTunes, Amazon & On Demand!
Katie and Brian head to the Capitol, to talk with Senator Al Franken about the current political campaign, the issues that are top on his mind, and the legacy and lessons of the late Senator Paul Wellstone. Along the way they also hear from constituents with a lot on their minds, especially relating to recent gun violence.
I spoke with Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, about the administration’s first 100 days. When I asked Conway about the investigation into Michael Flynn’s failure to disclose payments from Russia, Conway told me, “It’s not for me to comment on personnel or active investigations in the Congress.”
Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor are alumni of the Obama administration who recently founded Crooked Media, a progressive media company. They also host the hit political podcast, Pod Save America. For this special crossover episode, I spoke with these former White House communications aides about President Trump’s troubled relationship with the press, media accountability and how Democrats can translate protests into votes.
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Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Vice President Aaron Burr in “Hamilton,” joined me on Yahoo News to talk about the statement he read to Vice President-elect Mike Pence after a performance of “Hamilton” and the reaction it received around the country. The actor said, “I think there’s really no way to take the words we said as controversial. That’s democracy.” Dixon also performed his original song, “We Are.”