Danny Meyer is a legend in the food business. While he’s best known for founding Shake Shack, the global burger empire, he actually got his start in fine dining. He was just 27 years old when he opened his first restaurant, the Union Square Cafe. I headed over there to talk with Danny (over tagliatelle) about the decision to eliminate tipping at many of his restaurants, the difference between service and hospitality, and why he was initially embarrassed to tell his family he wanted to go into the restaurant business. Plus, he shares his recommended order at Shake Shack.
Christie Todd Whitman was New Jersey’s first female governor, but she didn’t grow up thinking that she’d like to run for office. She joins us to discuss her path to public service, why she left as George W. Bush’s EPA Administrator, and shared her assessment of New Jersey’s current Governor Christie. Plus, she talks about the state of her party, and the country, under President Donald Trump.
Independent artist Chance the Rapper made Grammy history with his wins for his streaming-only album. I went to one of his favorite spots, Harold’s Chicken Shack, to catch up with the 23-year-old unsigned rapper. We talked about his recent successes, his mixtape — called Coloring Book — Chicago and making music independently.
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.
Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) is the only woman in America with her own late-night television show. “It’s really liberating,” she told us. “I don’t find it scary at all.” She discusses the outrage she summons in order to do her job, how her three young kids prevent her from overthinking things, and her dozen years as a correspondent for The Daily Show. Plus, she swears she wasn’t a class clown growing up.
I went to D.C. to interview former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, who now serves as the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). She refused to criticize President Trump’s recent tweets and spoke of a need for more civil discourse when discussing a controversial comment Bill Maher made recently on his HBO show. She also had some advice for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, if he decides to run for president — something she said she’d be open to seeing.
“The Late Late Show” host and king of Carpool Karaoke, James Corden sat down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric at the popular L.A. restaurant Animal to talk about his late-night gig, his viral success, and the Tony Awards.
Vice presidential candidates can make or break a campaign. Remember Sarah Palin? So do Katie and Brian. That sets the stage for today’s interview with Libertarian vice presidential candidate William ‘Bill’ Weld. He is one of the great characters in American politics. The former governor of Massachusetts discusses his long-shot race for the White House and his lengthy career — which he began working alongside Hillary Rodham Clinton. Governor Weld also talks about the strengths of his running mate, Governor Gary Johnson, addresses the campaign’s gaffes, and shares why he’s not swayed by criticism that his ticket could swing the presidential election.
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a decorated Marine Corps veteran, has quickly made a name for himself as an outspoken critic of President Trump. I spoke with Moulton about his decision to run for office, his views on President Trump and the future of the Democratic Party.
I was joined by Bo Copley, an out of work coal miner, who got the attention of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail when he pressed her on her policies concerning coal mining jobs. We discussed President Trump’s new executive order that unwinds former President Obama’s policies to curb carbon emissions that contribute to climate change and his thoughts on the future of the coal mining industry as renewable energy and automation are on the rise.
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric talks to Politico’s Chief White House correspondent and Playbook author Mike Allen about the 2016 election and his surprising decision to leave the publication to start his own online venture with Politico CEO Jim VandeHei.
With Election Day only one day away, I talked to Zerlina Maxwell, director of progressive media at Hillary for America, about the state of the race. Tom Bevan, co-founder and publisher of RealClearPolitics, and Yahoo News Political Consultant Brian Goldsmith joined me to explain the electoral map and the votes needed for a presidential victory. Dan Klaidman, Yahoo News Deputy Editor, discussed Hillary Clinton campaign’s response to the FBI’s decision not to bring criminal charges over new emails related to Clinton’s use of a private email server.