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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:

  • Matthew McConaughey on Catching Life's Greenlights
    Matthew McConaughey is an Academy Award-winning actor, but he is also a poet, philosopher, husband and father of three, global traveler, writer, occasional orchestra conductor, and passionate student of life.... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-30
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly
    This is a rerun of my interview with astronaut Captain Scott Kelly.  He talks about his year on the International Space Station, including how it pushed his body the limit, why the... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-26
  • Preview of Get Wired Podcast
    We’re doing something a little different today.  Instead of a regular episode of KickAss News, we wanted to share a clip from our friends over at the Get Wired podcast.  Get... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-24
  • Joe Scarborough Discusses Harry Truman's Lasting Legacy
    I talk with Joe Scarborough, host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, about our mutual affection for the politician dismissed as the “strange little man” from Missouri, why Harry Truman couldn’t even... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-23
  • Oscar-winning Director Steve McQueen
    Director Steve McQueen won an Academy Award for Best Picture for telling the dramatic true story of a free African-American who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in his film Twelve Years... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-19
  • The Mindhunter John Douglas
    Legendary FBI criminal profiler John Douglas talks about some of the 5000 cases with which he has been involved and his chilling face to face encounters with the worst monsters in recent... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-16
  • David Sedaris Returns
    David Sedaris returns to the podcast to talk about his pre-election anxiety, his lifelong blackout of all social media, and the time he got bullied while testifying before the British House... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-12
  • Michael Riedel on Broadway's Recent Past and Uncertain Future
    New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel shares his thoughts on Broadway's uncertain future, what New York theatre may look like whenever it emerges from the pandemic, and some hopeful lessons... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-09

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