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Kickass News

Hosted by Hollywood producer and political media strategist Ben Mathis, KickAss News is a twice weekly podcast that features the most interesting personalities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, tech, business, science, and more.

Latest Episodes:

  • Malcolm Gladwell on the Bomber Mafia
    Malcolm Gladwell discusses the stranger fiction of the story of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-14
  • Jon Meacham on the Roots of the Capitol Riot
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Jon Meacham returns to discuss the early rumblings within the Conservative movement that led to the Capitol riots of January 6, 2021 and why Democrats and... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-01
  • Alex Gibney on the Crime of the Century
    Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney discusses his new documentary The Crime of the Century about how big pharma knowingly got America hooked on opioids.  Watch Alex's two-part documentary The Crime of... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-24
  • Airwave Presents: Food with Mark Bittman
    We're launching our new podcast network Airwave on Monday, May 24, starting with our first original podcast FOOD WITH MARK BITTMAN. Former New York Times food journalist and #1 bestselling author... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-20
  • Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on Ernest Hemingway
    Ken Burns and Lynn Novick come back to the podcast to discuss their new 3-part documentary on Ernest Hemingway.  They share their own memories of the first Hemingway books they ever... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-05
  • Comedian Jo Koy
    Comedian Jo Koy talks about growing up as a biracial military brat, his mom’s immigrant hustle, and his first taste of the spotlight as a childhood Michael Jackson impersonator.  He recalls selling... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-25
  • Melissa Bernstein of Melissa & Doug Toys
    Melissa Bernstein co-founded the wildly successful toy company Melissa & Doug.  You might think that this happily-married mother of 6, who has created over 5,000 toys which have sold over a... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-22
  • Admiral James Stavridis and Novelist Elliott Ackerman
    Former commander of NATO Admiral James Stavridis and decorated Marine and novelist Elliott Ackerman envision how a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea could... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-18