January 4

 

Dan Roberts, The Guardian’s Washington Bureau Chief, explained White House sanctions placed on North Korea in response to the Sony hack. Listen to entire interview (runs 13:59).

 

Adam Zuckerman, co-founder of Fosterly, discusses why innovation is pivotal in Washington and beyond at an upcoming event called Collaborate. Listen to entire interview (runs 19:01).

 

Peter Rhodes Easley, Deputy Chief of Corporate Procurement at the World Bank Group describes what business can learn from governments. Listen to entire interview (runs 19:18).

 

Hosts Mark Walsh and Jonathan Aberman loved dissecting Bob Lefsetz’s predictions for 2015.

Plus! Your predictions for 2015…

 

December 14

David McCabe,  Staff Writer with The Hill talks about reaction to the Senate’s torture report released this week concluding the CIA misled the public, Congress, and the Bush White House over the use of controversial interrogation tactics. (Listen to full interview. Runs 22:59)

Ali Watkins, National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter, Huffington Post also weighs in on the long-term implications of interrogation tactics, and whether they cross the line. (Listen to full interview. Runs 13:04)

Brendan Kelly knows everything there is to know about films and music. His latest article got our attention because it slams rock band U2 for being hypocritical and egotistical. We’re going to need specifics. (Listen to full interview. Runs 17:41)

Thor Halvorssen wrote a heart-wrenching report for The Atlantic. He tells us the story behind the story, and expands on human rights in China.(Listen to full interview. Runs 13:25)

 

 

 

December 7

Mike Regan of Bloomberg talks about the oil market: everyone knows prices at the pump are dropping, but who’s winning and who’s losing in the bigger picture? Mike will know. Here’s a little more about him.

Bob Lefsetz knows everything about music: the way it’s produced, what makes something a hit, and how a song can move your soul. We want to hear from him about the passing of Rolling Stones’ saxophonist Bobby Keys. He was a bad boy of rock & roll if there ever was one. How the industry has changed even if musicians’  bad habits haven’t.

David Weigel talks about the newest branch of right-wing media. “At the Washington Free Beacon, The Federalist, and the Independent Journal Review, they’re ready to pay any price, bear any burden to defeat Jon Stewart and his ilk…”