August 9

Richard Levick, CEO, LEVICK, sees through the messaging of the election campaign rhetoric. A columnist for the top business blogs including Forbes, Mr. Levick has co-authored five books including, The Communicators: Leadership in the Age of Crisis; Stop the Presses; The Crisis and Litigation PR Desk Reference; 365 Marketing Meditations; and Lessons for Absent Children. Listen to his take on the winners & losers of the GOP debates.

Vivek Wadhwa talks Silicon Valley & robotics. He is Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University; Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and distinguished visiting scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University. He is author of ”The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent”–which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012.

Rebecca Cooper, American University Kogod School of Business Executive-in-Residence and Special Assistant to the Dean.

Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated sports media columnist, and host, Sports Illustrated Media Podcast With Richard Deitsch. Follow his excellent twitter feed here: @richarddeitsch

August 2

John Nichols, Washington correspondent, The Nation magazine, discusses the latest political news as the clown car of GOP candidates prepare for their first Varsity & JV Fox News debates.

Bill Phelan, Co-founder & CEO, College Factual, discusses the university system, public vs private universities, student loan debt trends, and venture capital.

Eric Alper, Director of Media Relations, eOne Music Canada, discusses the latest power dynamics in the world of musical artists, and industry evolution.

July 26

Heather Cox Richardson is a historian, author & Boston College Professor. She had a fantastic take on Donald Trump and helps to answer the question: “How was this GOP character created?” Read her piece in Salon here.

Robert Litan is an attorney representing a class of national customers who sued airlines in the wake of the DOJ collusion findings. He talks about deregulation in the airline industry and its effect on consumers.

Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports Radio host, The Nation magazine sports editor & Left Jab sports correspondent dishes on Serena Williams’ beautiful dominance, Colin Cowherd’s firing by ESPN, and the NFL is on the verge of the verge of starting again!