Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., discussed the growing number of his Democratic colleagues calling for a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. He said, “We should have an up or down vote.” Manchin, who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also discussed the latest in the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, along with the president’s comments to Time magazine on his credibility.
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.
Sherry Lansing, the first female studio head and former chairman and CEO of Paramount, has been behind some of the biggest movies. Now, journalist Stephen Galloway has written a biography of her life called “Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker.” Lansing stopped by Yahoo News to talk about the book, her career and behind-the-scenes moments.
Animal-assisted therapy is becoming an increasingly popular method of providing physical and mental relief. One group being recognized for its reliable and innovative use of pet therapy is the Good Dog Foundation, a charitable organization whose mission is to ease human suffering and promote recovery from trauma and stress.
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” a 2010 bestseller and now an HBO film, tells the story of a journalist’s search to learn more about the real woman behind HeLa cells, which have been essential to numerous medical breakthroughs. I spoke with author Rebecca Skloot and Rose Byrne, who plays Skloot in the movie.
I am working on a television series about the revolutions happening in our culture, communities and families for National Geographic that brought me to Charlottesville last weekend. I spent 72 hours with counter-protesters leading up to Saturday’s violent Unite the Right rally. The network asked me to reflect on my experiences. Read my essay here.
Tosca: Met Opera Live (2018)
On January 21, 2017, hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the Women’s March on Washington in D.C. and across the country. I went down to DC to speak with people in the crowd, Ashley Judd, Olivia Wilde, Cher, and more.
I sat down with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, to discuss the impact of the human genome project on medical research and the importance of science in today’s world.
Man’s exploration of outer space is one of the greatest achievements of the 20thcentury. But “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” could never have happened if it weren’t for the women on the ground at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The new film “Hidden Figures” tells the stories of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who worked as “human computers” for NASA, and helped put John Glenn into orbit and Neil Armstrong on the moon. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, the stars of “Hidden Figures,” stopped by Yahoo News to discuss the film and true story behind it.
Bob Woodward and Tina Brown are two living legends in the world of journalism. As an investigative journalist at The Washington Post, Woodward, alongside reporter Carl Bernstein, helped break the Watergate scandal that eventually sunk Richard Nixon. Tina Brown’s career has been no less storied. She’s edited Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, created The Daily Beast and written the best-selling book, The Diana Chronicles.
They chat with Katie and Brian about this historic election cycle, if we’re living in a post-factual political landscape, and if news outlets have been balanced when covering Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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.”