In Deep with Angie Coiro: Interviews

In Deep with Angie Coiro: Interviews
Radio Now: Interviews with artists, newsmakers, and trendsetters.

Susan Fowler – Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber
Apr 18 • 59 min
Show Summary: Susan Fowler was born determined. From a life of childhood poverty she pushed her way to an Ivy League school. She swam upstream against misogynist Silicon Valley culture to land jobs in line with her energy and intellect. Then she blew it…
Conor Dougherty – Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America
Apr 4 • 59 min
Show Summary: Spacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity. Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an economy gone…
Diane Ravitch: Slaying Goliath - The Passionate Resistance to Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools
Feb 29 • 59 min
Show Summary: Privatized schools were sold to the American public as a cut above— an avenue to the best education, drawing from under-performing public schools that doomed children to lower standards. At the same time, says education authority Diane…
Kelly MacGonigal: The Joy of Movement
Feb 22 • 59 min
Show Summary: What if the key to feeling vividly alive and energetic in your body is closer than you think? No matter what your past experience with exercise has been—from finding it a chore to falling in love with a favorite activity—it is possible to…
David Talbot: Between Heaven and Hell, the Story of my Stroke
Feb 15 • 59 min
Show Summary: A deeply personal interview with David Talbot, bestselling author of The Devil’s Chessboard, Season of the Witch, and numerous others. After Talbot suffered a debilitating stroke, the journalist and historian turned inward, and came away…
Steve Inskeep: Imperfect Union, Jesse and John Fremont
Feb 8 • 59 min
Show Summary: With an election year upon us, we are reminded that we have been through this before. The United States in the mid-1840s, for example, was a country in the middle of a major transformation, pushing its boundaries to extend from coast to…
Tamim Ansary: The Invention of History
Dec 7, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Thought leader Tamim Ansary returns for a discussion of his sweeping new nonfiction work, The Invention of Yesterday: A 50,000 Year History of Human Culture, Conflict and Connection. Tamim Ansary sprang into prominence with Destiny…
Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein: College Behind Bars
Nov 16, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein examine the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees, in their groundbreaking film College Behind Bars: Documenting The Bard Prison…
Charles Postel: Inequality, An American Dilemma
Nov 9, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Charles Postel’s new book, Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866-1896, compares and analyses today’s wealth and power disparities in light of their origins in the Gilded Age of a century ago. Charles Postel, Professor of History at San…
Cyrus Grace Dunham: A Year Without A Name
Nov 2, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations–lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman–until their profound sense of alienation became…
Lawrence Lanahan: The Quest To Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide
Oct 26, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide is an eye-opening account of how a city creates its black, white, rich, and poor spaces, and suggests these problems are not intractable. Lawrence Lanahan has…
Richard Conn: How (and Why) to Raise Your Little Angels Without Religion
Oct 12, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: The Earthbound Parent: How (and Why) to Raise Your Little Angels Without Religion is a meditation on how to encourage children to discover the world and their place in it for themselves. Richard A. Conn, Jr. is an international lawyer and…
Mental Health Author Kelechi Ubozoh’s New Book: We’ve Been Too Patient
Sep 14, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Mental health advocate Kelechi Ubozoh discusses her new book We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health—Stories and Research Challenging the Biomedical Model.
Riane Eisler: Nurturing Our Humanity
Sep 7, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Riane Eisler is the acclaimed author of The Chalice and The Blade, an investigation into the cultural roots of social systems and gender roles. Her new book, Nurturing our Humanity, lays out a new understanding of human possibilities,…
Haben Girma: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard
Aug 31, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Haben Girma, daughter of refugees and the first Deafblind woman to graduate from Harvard Law, has been honored for her activist work by President Obama, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Raised by two Eritrean…
Mark Schapiro: Seeds of Resistance; the fight to save our food supply
Aug 17, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Angie sits down with researcher and journalist
Richard A. Clarke – The Fifth Domain: Defending US Cyberspace
Aug 10, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Cyberwar—or cyber-anything, has always carried a whiff of science fiction about it. But it’s not fiction, it’s certainly not entertainment, and, terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke warns us— multiple cyberwars are underway already. The…
Ron Purser: McMindfulness
Jul 27, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Angie sits down for a fascinating hour with Ron Purser, Professor of Management at San Francisco State University, to discuss his new book McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became The New Capitalist Spirituality. The booming popularity of the…
Dr. Louise Aronson on Elderhood
Jul 13, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Elderhood: old age. Many of us can expect to live more years as “elders” than in either childhood or adulthood, a span of up to 40 years, yet that era of our lives has long been treated as more a symptom and burden—elderhood outright ignored…
Shannon Watts: Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America
Jul 6, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: The “NRA’s Worst Nightmare” is an army of moms led by former stay-at-home mother of five Shannon Watts from Indiana, who ignited a grassroots advocacy movement against gun violence which now touches every single one of the 50 states. Moms…
The War For Kindness: Building Empathy In A Fractured World
Jun 29, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Empathy is in short supply. Isolation and tribalism are rampant. We struggle to understand people who aren’t like us, but find it easy to hate them. Studies show that we are less caring than we were even thirty years ago. In his…
Wildlife in the City and Suburbs
Jun 22, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Laura Hawkins is the executive director of the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley. Camilla H. Fox is the founder and executive director of Project Coyote, a national organization that promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence…
Jenny Odell - How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
Jun 15, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Jenny Odell is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. Her work involves acts of close observation, whether it’s birdwatching, collecting screen shots, or trying to parse bizarre forms of e-commerce. Her new book…
Tony Horwitz on Frederick Law Olmsted: Spying on the South, An Odyssey Across the American Divide
Jun 1, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: It has been twenty years since Tony Horwitz’s bestselling Confederates in the Attic brought America’s modern North-South divide into the light, inviting readers on a trek through Civil War country. Now Horwitz retraces the footsteps of a New…
The Future of Masculinity
May 25, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: What’s the best a man can be? And how has that ideal changed over time? What accounts for the rising profile of ugly, even violent misogyny, and how does the American village work to grow healthy men in its shadow? In Deep turns its eye to…
Harriet Tubman: The Tubman Command, from writer Elizabeth Cobbs
May 18, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: History writers have a choice: relaying a story bound by fact and record to produce a non-fiction account, or bring the people and times alive with a narrative arc. Acclaimed author Elizabeth Cobbs has succeeded in both. Her best-selling…
Roz Chast and Patricia Marx
May 11, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Novelist, New Yorker and TV comedy writer Patricia Marx and memoirist and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast are close friends and collaborators. They range far and wide in this conversation with Angie, ostensibly about their new book Why Don’t…
All About Cannabis, with David Downs and Danielle Ramo
Apr 27, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Join Angie and guests David Downs, Editor-in-Chief of and co-author of Marijuana Harvest, and Dr. Danielle Ramo, director of research operations at Hopelab, and adjunct faculty in psychiatry at UC San Francisco.
Abortion Matters; the road ahead: with guests Monica McLemore and Amy Everett
Apr 20, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Perhaps the central political and rights issue of our time, the matter of abortion continues to ignite passions and protest throughout the country. n Angie sits down with two experts on the subject, Amy Everitt, vice president for Special…
Eddie Muller: The Czar of Noir
Apr 13, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Join Angie for an enjoyable discussion of Hollywood, Femmes Fatales, and the doomed losers of Film Noir with the Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller.
Makana: Guitarist-Activist on the Arms Race
Mar 30, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Slack Key Guitarist Makana: The Soft Spoken Activist. Makana returns to In Deep for an update on his unique career mix of political activism and music. The resurgent arms race between superpowers is on the agenda, along with live performance…
Joel R. Paul and Hadar Aviram: Investigating The President
Mar 16, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: How to untangle the swirl of investigations of and around President Donald J. Trump, is the subject of this fascinating hour with Professors Hadar Aviram and Joel Richard Paul, both of Hastings College of the Law.
Jill Abramson: Merchants of Truth - News and Information in the Digital Age
Mar 9, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: One of the news media’s most qualified voices examines critical information battlegrounds: old media vs. new, documented veracity vs. clickbait. Jill Abramson follows four companies—The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and…
H. Bruce Franklin: Good War to Forever War
Mar 2, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Growing up during the Second World War, H. Bruce Franklin believed what he was told: that America’s victory would lead to a new era of world peace. Like most Americans, he was soon led to believe in a world-wide Communist conspiracy that…
Venture Capitalist Roger McNamee on Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe
Feb 23, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: The warnings are coming from inside the house. Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Roger McNamee are denizens of the same enchanted world: Silicon Valley’s inner circle. And they used to all be on the same page, each playing their part…
Don Reed: Stage, Screen and Beyond Stand-up
Feb 16, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: That Don Reed Show has just extended its run at The Marsh in Berkeley, CA. He crosses the Bay to talk to Angie about his stories, his stand-up, and even a character or two he admits is - wait for it - “too white.”
Joel Simon – The Committee To Protect Journalists
Feb 9, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: America does not negotiate with terrorists—but should keep it that way? Last year there were nearly nine thousand international terrorist abductions. The US refuses to pay ransoms, holding that it would only fuel more kidnappings. Other…
Wesley Yang – The Souls of Yellow Folk
Feb 2, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: From the “Tiger Mother” to take-out, Asian-American culture is so deeply entrenched in our understanding of the American fabric, we sometimes don’t know we’re talking about it when we’re talking about. Collecting a decade’s worth of essays,…
John B. Judis on The Nationalist Revival
Jan 26, 2019 • 59 min
Show Summary: Why has nationalism made a comeback? Angie sits down with John B. Judis, editor-at-large of Talking Points Memo, to bore into the history and political mechanics of this recurring phenomenon. His new book, The Nationalist Revival: Trade,…
Congresswoman Jackie Speier: Undaunted
Dec 15, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Congresswoman Jackie Speier, national hero and survivor of the Jonestown tragedy, reflects on over 40 years of public service. As a young congressional staffer, Jackie Speier’s incredible courage became evident during the Jonestown Massacre…
Lara Bazelon - Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice after Wrongful Conviction
Dec 8, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: As the truism goes, everyone behind bars is innocent - if you listen to them. The problem is a lot of them are. Our justice system is often unjust; people are convicted by a system mired in racism, classism, and systemic faults. Lara Bazelon…
Adam Hochschild: Lessons From A Dark Time
Dec 1, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Journalist and public historian Adam Hochschild shares his insight into the forces shaping our world, through a study of first-person witness accounts. His new book is Lessons From A Dark Time and Other Essays.
Randy Shaw - Generation Priced Out
Nov 24, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: The class divide in America’s big city has a companion: a generational breach. Long-time housing activist and attorney Randy Shaw says that, through policy and politics, Baby Boomers have contributed to the urban housing crisis - leaving…
Chris Taich and Dr. Ruchika Mishra: What Does A Good Death Look Like?
Nov 17, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Everybody dies. And we all know that - at least, intellectually. But how realistically do we approach our own ends? Statistically, it’s a mixed bag. More elderly and hospitalized people have Do Not Resuscitate orders in place than ever…
D.D. Guttenplan – The Next Republic: The Rise of the New Radical Majority
Nov 3, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Who are the new progressive leaders emerging to lead the post-Trump return to democracy in America? National political correspondent and award-winning author D.D. Guttenplan’s new book The Next Republic is an extraordinarily intense and…
Eliza Griswold - Amity and Prosperity: Fracking Comes To Town
Oct 27, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Fracking, poverty, and justice delayed and denied. Journalist Eliza Griswold discusses her new book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America.
Soraya Chemaly – Rage Becomes Her: Transformative Anger
Oct 20, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Show #219 | October 20, 2018 | Women get told to smile - a lot. Research shows that a neutral expression is perceived on a man’s face as neutral, but as angry or negative on a woman. And all kinds of ugly words are reserved for woman who…
Francis Fukuyama – Identity and Democracy: the Pitfalls, the Solutions
Oct 13, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Populism. Nationalism. Identity politics. What links these phenomena, and why have they moved to the fore in our fractious cultural conversations? Political scientist The End of History and the Last Man. Since then he’s undergone his own…
Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland: Toward A Sustainable Planet
Oct 6, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Holding the arm of her first grandchild, something occurred to Mary Robinson. Before his fiftieth birthday, nine billion people would share the planet with him. What kind of planet would it be? In an instant, the faceless, shadowy menace of…
Joe Flower: The Future of Healthcare
Sep 29, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Joe Flower sits down with Angie for a discussion on the state of healthcare, and what the future holds. Not shy about sharing his knowledge of the complex world of healthcare and health insurance, Joe cheerfully demolishes many standard…
Chris Hedges: America, The Farewell Tour
Sep 22, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Chris Hedges hasn’t given up on America. That may not be the immediate impression from his reporting, nor from his books, where he describes the opioid crisis, the retreat into gambling to cope with economic distress, the pornification of…
The Future of Meat in America
Sep 15, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: A strange thing is happening to the American diet: the consumption of both meat and meat alternatives is rising. Americans are more aware of the climate and environmental damage industrial meat production inflicts on the planet. That’s why…
Edith Sheffer - Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
Sep 8, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Hans Asperger, for whom Asperger syndrome was named, has been celebrated for his compassionate defense of children with disabilities. Prize-winning historian Edith Sheffer’s new book, Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi…
Steve Almond: Bad Stories
Sep 1, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: We’re thrilled to bring Steve Almond back to our In Deep audience, but it won’t be an easy conversation. Like so many of us, he spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. He heard no coherent…
STAYIN’ ALIVE: Keeping the Arts Vibrant in a Digital and Divisive Age
Aug 25, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: The small suburban theater with a “We Support Planned Parenthood” sticker on the window. The touring musician who’s careful what t-shirt he wears at gas stations in the South. The multi-stage venue producing “Peter and the Wolf” in four…
Ken Jennings - Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture
Aug 11, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Angie’s guest is Ken Jennings – he parlayed his long run as a Jeopardy champion into success as an author, podcaster, and online wise guy. He sees humor everywhere – so much so that he says it’s nudging serious issues and real human…
James Hatch: Touching The Dragon
Aug 4, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: James Hatch served with the Navy SEALs, where he rose to the rank of special ops Senior Chief. He fought in 150 missions, including service in Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned four Bronze Stars with Valor. But it was when he broke into tears…
Ken Auletta - Frenemies: The Epic Destruction of the Advertising Industry (And Why This Matters)
Jul 28, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: We’re soaking in advertising. Online, on billboards, flashing on sidewalks – iSpace in Japan plans to project ads on the moon by 2020. But advertising is no longer a robust industry. Consumer distrust and ad-killing technology have frayed it…
John Carreyou: Bad Blood at Theranos
Jun 23, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: When does a dream factory dream too big? And when everyone wakes up, what’s the damage? The acclaim for Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes went well beyond the borders of tech. Theranos, she said, would revolutionize blood testing,…
Jeff Chang: We Gon’ Be Alright
Jun 16, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: A rebroadcast of our October 8, 2016 interview with Jeff Chang. | We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation – Jeff Chang in conversation with Angie Coiro. In these provocative, powerful essays, acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff…
Cleve Jones: When We Rise
Jun 9, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: A rebroadcast of our December 17, 2016 show | From longtime activist Cleve Jones comes a sweeping, beautifully written memoir about a full and remarkable American life. Jones brings to life the magnetic spell cast by 1970’s San Francisco,…
Jewelle Gomez: The Gilda Stories
Jun 2, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: A rebroadcast of our November 19, 2016 show | Before Buffy, before Twilight, before Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, there was The Gilda Stories, Jewelle Gomez’s sexy vampire novel. This remarkable novel begins in 1850s Louisiana, where Gilda…
Robert Sapolsky - Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Worst and Best
May 19, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Robert Sapolsky – a professor of biology, and professor of neurology and neurological sciences and, by courtesy, neurosurgery, at Stanford. He’s the author of several books including Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst and…
Brian Dear: Friendly Orange Glow
May 12, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Before Facebook, before Apple – before even the Web itself – a small group of researchers and students created a digital community that’s all but forgotten. Created as an educational tool, the PLATO system – like the internet decades later –…
Sally Kohn: The Opposite of Hate
May 5, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Admit it: in this new world of bilious political warfare, you’ve said at least one thing you regret. Incivility is catching. Long-time political commentator Sally Kohn found herself doing the same thing. She stopped to wonder: where does…
Megan Devine: It’s Ok That You’re Not OK
Apr 28, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: This discussion with grief expert Megan Devine is just a revelation. She has both a professional and deeply personal take on the topic. She was a counseling therapist, and some of her clients were dealing with grief. She worked with them as…
Morgan Jerkins: This Will Be My Undoing
Apr 21, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Blogger and essayist Morgan Jerkins takes on the stew of racism, misogyny, and white-dominated feminism that sidelines American black women. Her book This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in…
Does Honesty Still Matter?
Apr 14, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: When you strip away the extremes, what is America’s relationship with honesty? We’re past believing that anyone is purely honest. And a quick vacation from reading the news can allay the despair that everyone is lying all the time. So what’s…
Clayton Nall – The Road to Inequality
Apr 7, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: The 1956 National Interstate and Defense Highways Act inaugurated the greatest public works project in American history. It’s for the most part highly acclaimed, creating unprecedented mobility for the average American. Clayton Nall,…
Jennifer Berger, Executive Director, About Face
Mar 31, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Naomi Wolff’s The Beauty Myth made waves in 1990. Since then the push for realistic depictions of girls and women – and the work to help them disengage from media messaging – has been nonstop. How far have we come? About-Face in San…
Jane Mayer, Dark Money
Mar 24, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: A month ago almost no one had heard of Cambridge Analytica. But when the Facebook data story blew open, one of the names involved was mighty familiar: Mercer. Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah – he an investor, she on the board – moved…
Dawn Mikkelson, Risking Light
Mar 17, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Emmy-winning journalist and documentarian Dawn Mikkelson brings us her moving, passionate new film, Risking Light. Risking Light profiles three people overcoming damaging pasts: Mary Johnson of Minneapolis, grieving a murdered son; Debra…
Julie Lythcott-Haims, Real American
Mar 10, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: One of In Deep’s favorite guests returns with her new book, Real American: A Memoir. She pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a biracial black woman in America. With the same frank style that’s endeared her to readers,…
Dave Neiwert – Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
Mar 3, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Just as Donald Trump’s victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious “alt-right” figures mystifies many. But the…
Dan Knapp, Co-Founder of Urban Ore
Feb 10, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: You sort your trash, you rescue recyclables, you obediently scrape your plates into the compost bin. Good for you, and keep doing that! But lend an ear to Dan Knapp, a deeply-informed critic of corporate recycling messaging. Dan Knapp is…
Michael Shermer - Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia
Feb 3, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Michael Shermer’s new book, Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia, details the lifelong skeptic’s thoughtful, wide-ranging probe into what happens after we die, with respect and humor. He joins…
Gary Ferguson, Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West
Jan 27, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Wildfire season is burning longer and hotter, affecting more and more people, especially in the west. Angie talks with Gary Ferguson about his new book, Land on Fire, which explores the fascinating science behind this phenomenon and the…
Justin Dillon: Made in a Free World
Jan 20, 2018 • 59 min
Show Summary: Justin Dillon, a rockstar turned social entrepreneur is the founder and CEO of Made in a Free World, an award-winning platform that brings consumers, organizations, and businesses to disrupt the $150 billion business of human trafficking.…
Al Gore: An Inconvenient Sequel
Dec 23, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: One of the world’s greatest environmental heroes connects the dots between natural disasters, flooding, and health risks like infectious diseases. Listen as he tells the stories of change-makers across the globe and presents the alarming…
Mary Otto: Teeth, the Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America
Dec 9, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Millions of Americans, young and old, suffer from chronic toothaches they have no choice but to live with day in and day out. Veteran health journalist Mary Otto joined Angie for an evening addressing the appalling links tying dental hygiene…
George Lakey: Viking Economics
Dec 2, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible…
Jesse Eisinger – The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
Nov 11, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, unravels a culture of cowardice, incompetence and corruption — one that has allowed the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and above all the Department of Justice to flounder in…
Victoria Sweet – Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing
Oct 28, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Today, robots can perform surgery, x-rays can be conducted instantaneously, and countless tests, once unimaginable to doctors, can be executed to learn diagnoses often before symptoms are even apparent. This is truly a golden age of…
Jessica Bruder, Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
Oct 21, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: For her most recent book, Nomadland, Jessica Bruder spent months living in a camper van, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a…
Cara Jones: Second Coming – My Departure from the Moonies
Oct 14, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Cara Jones is a filmmaker, writer, founder of Storytellers for Good and director of the upcoming documentary “Second Coming.” Also a Moth Story SLAM winner and writing published in the Washington Post, Boston Globe and Huffington Post. Cara…
Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate
Sep 30, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Quinn’s new book Crash Override offers an up-close look inside the controversy, threats, and social and cultural battles that started in the far corners of the internet and have since permeated our online lives. Through her story–as target…
Free Speech Rights: Classroom, Courtroom, Office, Public Square
Sep 23, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: From the Google Memo to public statues to campus protests, accusations of quashed free-speech rights are flying. Is picketing a college speaker an effort to shut down discourse? How protected is an employee writing internal memos on company…
Chike Nwhoffiah, Silicon Valley African Film Festival
Sep 16, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Nigeria-born Chike Nwoffiah looked around at how American cinema depicted African people and culture, and saw almost nothing real or accurate. A filmmaker himself now living in America, he maintained ties with Nigeria and knew the creative…
John Nichols, Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America
Sep 9, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: John Nichols, national affairs writer for The Nation magazine and a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times, joins Angie Coiro to probe what lies beneath the flashiest aspects of the Donald Trump regime. In his new book…
Stephen Hinshaw, Another Kind of Madness
Sep 2, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: In Another Kind of Madness, Hinshaw explores the burden of living in a family “loaded” with mental illness and debunks the stigma behind it. He explains that in today’s society, mental health problems still receive utter castigation―too…
James Forman, Jr., Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Aug 26, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Angie Coiro sits down with Forman, a professor at Yale Law School, to discuss the impact black leaders have had on mass incarceration rates and the deleterious effects of punitive justice and the American reform system.
Filmmaker Mark Decena: Not Without Us
Aug 12, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: If National Governments can’t solve the climate crisis, then who will? Not Without Us follows seven grassroots activists from around the world to the 21st U.N. Climate Talks in Paris. The effects of climate change on their lives reveal…
Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age
Aug 5, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: American culture is seeing two apparently opposed trajectories: the science that religious belief improves quality of life, and the statistics that show Americans are increasingly rejecting organized religion. But that doesn’t necessarily…
Dave Callahan: The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
Jul 29, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: It’s a thorny proposition: the increasing reliance on America’s ultra-rich for society’s most urgent needs. Government funding of such basic services as education, health care, and arts are becoming more politically manipulated and…
Tabitha Soren, Photographer
Jul 22, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: In 2002, Tabitha Soren began photographing minor league draft picks for the Oakland As. She followed them into and through the alternate reality of baseball. Along with Fantasy Life’s multi-media debut, Angie and Tabitha discuss her earlier…
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure
Jul 15, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Bianca Bosker gave up her job as executive tech editor at the Huffington Post in favor of tasting wines at 8 a.m., lifting and sorting heavy bottles as a “cellar rat” in one of Manhattan’s top restaurants; she sacrificed coffee, spicy foods,…
Vegas Baby – with Documentary filmmaker Amanda Micheli
Jul 1, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Imagine wanting a baby so badly that you’re willing to let strangers vote on how suitable you are as parents. It’s real. Every year, desperate couples place themselves in the hands of a Las Vegas doctor for his annual contest. Grand prize: a…
Paul Madonna and Peter Moskowitz: Gentrification on the Fast Track
Jun 10, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: The irony can’t be missed when an artist acclaimed for his loving depictions of San Francisco gets evicted from his home in the town that made his name. That’s what happened to Paul Madonna, creator of the San Francisco Chronicle’s All Over…
Immigration — Real Politics, Real People
May 20, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Donald Trump’s changes to immigration policy, initially supported by a majority of Americans, have faced steadily increasing disapproval. Despite that, the administration has moved to widen scrutiny to include tourists, business travelers…
Alzheimer’s Now: Josh Kornbluth, Dr. Bruce Miller
Apr 29, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Dementia statistics are daunting. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimers or other dementia; every 66 seconds someone in the US develops the disease. Monologist Josh Kornbluth has immersed himself in this realm, and incorporates his…
Elizabeth Rosenthal: Unpacking Healthcare
Apr 22, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Healthcare, Obamacare, Medicare … what does it all mean? Elisabeth Rosenthal has spent her career dissecting the monolith of today’s healthcare system, and her report back is grim. Find out how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the…
Chuck Collins: Born On Third Base
Apr 15, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. Can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? It is time…
Jane Mayer: Dark Money
Apr 8, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Americans from every political persuasion see money in politics as a disaster. A full 80% oppose Citizens United, the court ruling that solidified the free flow of dollars from corporations and political interest groups into our elections.…
The Internet of Things
Apr 1, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Kellyanne Conway was widely mocked when she cited “microwaves that can turn into cameras”. And it’s true, those don’t exist - that we know of! But the same week the makers of We Vibe, a BlueTooth-enabled vibrator, paid millions to settle a…
Rebecca Solnit: The Mother of All Questions
Mar 25, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Rebecca Solnit sits down with Angie to discuss her new essay collection, The Mother of All Questions. Her most poignant collection to date, Solnit’s focus returns unflinchingly to the male gaze, revealing instances of latent misogyny,…
Coping with Election Stress and Other Anxieties
Mar 18, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: One psychologist called it “Election Stress Disorder”; others call it “The Trump Effect”. Before, during, and after the election, mental health professionals nationwide reported increased anxiety in their clients - and anxiety has terrible,…
Power Play, How Video Games Can Save the World
Feb 25, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: The phenomenal growth of gaming has inspired plenty of hand-wringing since its inception—from the press, politicians, parents, and everyone else concerned with its effect on our brains, bodies, and hearts. But what if games could be good,…
This Chair Rocks, A Manifesto Against Ageism
Feb 18, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: When Madonna accepted her Woman of the Year award at the Billboard Women in Music 2016 in December, she used the pulpit to decry ageism in the entertainment world. “People say that I’m so controversial,” she said “but I think the most…
Al Letson: Summer In Sanctuary
Feb 11, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Host of the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal radio show, Al Letson’s Summer in Sanctuary is an autobiographical narrative chronicling Letson’s summer working as a creative writing teacher at a community center in an economically…
Ayelet Waldman: Microdosing LSD
Jan 28, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: Bestselling author Ayelet Waldman joins In Deep’s Angie Coiro for a conversation on micro-dosing, family, marriage and how it all ties together (or sometimes doesn’t). Coiro sits down with Waldman for a special one-hour edition of In Deep to…
Protest in the era of Trump
Jan 21, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: What’s the real goal of protests – and what’s the chance of those goals being achieved? What protest techniques and tactics have been effective historically?
Peggy Orenstein, “Girls and Sex”
Jan 14, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: A re-broadcast of our May 14, 2016 show featuring an interview with best-selling author and journalist Peggy Orenstein. The discussion centered on her book GIRLS AND SEX: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. An important conversation…
Adam Gazzaley, “The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World”
Jan 7, 2017 • 59 min
Show Summary: We are obsessed with our devices. We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask — read work email, reply to a text, check Facebook, watch a video clip. Never mind the errors in the email, the near-miss on the road, and the unheard…
Meg Elison’s “Book of the Unnamed Midwife”
Dec 24, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: “Book of the Unnamed Midwife”, acclaimed in its 2014 release, is out in an updated version, with eerily appropriate timing. Americans awaiting their new president may find the plot description unnerving: When she fell asleep, the world was…
Cleve Jones, “When We Rise: Coming of Age in San Francisco, AIDS, and My Life in the Movement”
Dec 10, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: From longtime activist Cleve Jones comes a sweeping, beautifully written memoir about a full and remarkable American life. Jones brings to life the magnetic spell cast by 1970’s San Francisco, the drama and heartbreak of the AIDS crisis and…
A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America
Dec 10, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Leland Faust unmasks Wall Street’s unsavory tactics in powerful detail by giving readers a high-level view of how the financial services industry misleads them, overcharges them, and exposes them to needless risk. He documents the financial…
Ya Might As Well Laugh: Comedian Will Durst, Storyteller Linda Levine, and Professor Hilton Obenzinger
Nov 26, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: An examination of what makes us laugh in even the darkest times. Delving with us into what’s funny, what’s not, when, and why.
Jewelle Gomez: The Gilda Stories
Nov 19, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Before Buffy, before Twilight, before Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, there was The Gilda Stories, Jewelle Gomez’s sexy vampire novel. This remarkable novel begins in 1850s Louisiana, where Gilda escapes slavery and learns about freedom while…
Whine and Wine: Post-Election Group Therapy
Nov 12, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: In Deep’s first show after the election was about venting feelings, and ways to cope and conquer. You can listen or download to either version of our post-election show. The Radio cut is just as it was heard on our stations and streams. The…
Documentary “Company Town” – Filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman
Nov 5, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: he once free-spirited city of San Francisco is now a “Company Town,” a playground for tech moguls of the “sharing economy.” Airbnb is the biggest hotel. Uber privatizes transit. And now these companies want political power as well.…
Daniel Levitin: A Field Guide To Lies
Oct 15, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Dan Levitin: A Field Guide To Lies. The New York Times bestselling author of The Organized Mind and This Is Your Brain on Music brings us a primer to the critical thinking that is more important and necessary now than ever. There’s no more…
Jeff Chang on Race and Resegregation
Oct 8, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation – Jeff Chang in conversation with Angie Coiro. In these provocative, powerful essays, acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies…
Prisons, Profits, Principles
Oct 1, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: The Department of Justice is detaching from contracts with private incarceration companies. Prison activists laud the beginning of the end of prison profitization – but of course the practice isn’t restricted to the federal government.…
David Dayen: How Three Average Americans Took On The Banks and Mortgage Fraud
Sep 10, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history—a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall…
The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels and Rock’s Darkest Day
Sep 3, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day. Rock historian and music critic Joel Selvin returns to In Deep, with his new book, Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside…
Linguist Geoff Numberg: the Language of Campaign 2016
Aug 27, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is “wacky”. Clinton claims Trump is “dangerously incoherent.” In the political world, nearly every word is carefully honed to convey specific messages to a deliberately targeted audience. From the choice of…
Rabia Chaudry, author of Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
Aug 20, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: In 2014, the podcast Serial, a spinoff of This American Life, captured the imagination of millions of listeners around the globe. Co-created by host Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, the broadcast uses investigative journalism to create a…
The Art of Dying, a Zen Approach
Aug 6, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: BJ Miller summarizes the lessons of his work at UCSF Medical Center’s Zen Hospice Project in two words: “Love matters”. Dr. Miller brings his life experience as a student of art, an amputee, and a Buddhist to his goal of making San Francisco…
When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors
Jul 30, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Did you know that a mountain lion, known as P-22, lives in the middle of Los Angeles, that the Facebook campus in Silicon Valley provided a home for an endearing family of wild gray foxes, or that wolves have returned to California after a…
A Columnist’s Perspective - Cats, Politics, Children, and San Francisco
Jul 23, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Jon Carroll stepped into the shoes of legendary columnist Charles McCabe at the San Francisco Chronicle. He stepped down in 2015. In those three decades he churned out over eight thousand columns - writing, as he put it himself, “about cats,…
A Look Behind the Curtains of Silicon Valley Tech
Jul 16, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Technology veteran and now author, Antonio García Martínez, discusses his new book, Chaos Monkey. Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a datacenter powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software…
The Brock Turner Verdict, the Judge, and the Victim
Jul 2, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Why has the verdict of one rape trial caused a multi-country storm of fury? The debate over former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s sentence incorporates sexism, racism, classism, and a clash over how much leeway a judge has in the sentencing…
The Science of Keeping Troops Alive, Well, and Whole
Jun 25, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Mary Roach’s new book Grunt tackles the science behind being a soldier. In it, Mary visits a re-purposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for facing combat wounds. She also samples caffeinated meat, sniffs a…
Living in a world with Lies, Incorporated
Jun 11, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Ari and Angie examined our post-truth political landscape: distortions of truth transformed into common knowledge by a powerful network of special-interest groups and politicians.
The Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival
May 28, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Anita Monga and Rob Byrne from the San Francisco Silent Film Festival discuss the power and impact of this bygone film era and why the medium is relevant for today’s audiences.
Relentless Undercurrent of Danger and Death: Dying Words and AIDS
May 21, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Angie sits down with Samuel Freedman and Kerry Donahue whose incredible audio documentary and accompanying book Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz tells Schmalz’s story on how he reported about AIDS while dying of the disease,…
Navigating a Generation Gap: Parents, their Girls, and Sex
May 14, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Peggy Orenstein joins Angie Coiro for a discussion of her new book GIRLS AND SEX: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. These two award-winning journalists sat down on a Monday evening at Kepler’s Books for an important conversation…
Capturing a Wit Through the Ages – Terry Southern
May 7, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Colorado based writer and filmmaker Nile Southern’s newest book is a compilation of his father, Terry Southern’s letters. The book, Yours in Haste and Adoration: Selected Letters of Terry Southern, is a homage to the senior Southern’s love…
The Plight of Solitary: Voices from Hell
Apr 23, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Oakland journalist and playwright Sara Shourd survived 410 days of Iranian solitary confinement and wrote about it in Hell is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement.
Slack Key Guitarist Makana: Philosopher, Activist, Thinker, Artist
Apr 16, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Hawaiian Musician and activist Makana has created a stir with his unofficial Bernie Sanders campaign anthem, Feel the Fire among other original, political works.
An Exploration of Reality through the Science of Sensory Perception
Apr 9, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Oakland award-winning journalist and science writer Kara Platoni sits down with Angie to discuss latest developments in the science of sensory perception and her book We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and…
Fred Ross: One of the most influential community organizers in American history
Apr 2, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Community and labor activist Fred Ross’s story remains poignant and relevant today, though he first started organizing in the 1930s. Author Gabriel Thompson joins Angie to talk about his book America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and…
Does today’s ascendancy of Donald Trump compare to Hitler’s rise in the 1930’s?
Mar 26, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: What’s behind the increasing comparisons of candidate Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, one of the greatest scourges of the modern age? Shouts from within a rowdy crowd are easily dismissed. But Anne Frank’s stepsister and multiple prominent…
Convergence of Science, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the End of the World
Mar 5, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: The latest from award-winning writer Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky, is either about the end of the world, the beginning of our future, or both. The novel’s a darkly comic exploration of love, life, and the apocalypse.
Mortal Remains, Society, and Culture Throughout History
Feb 13, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: In The Work of the Dead, University of California professor and author Thomas W. Laqueur explores why cultures have never been indifferent to mortal remains. Even in our supposedly disenchanted scientific age, the dead body still matters—for…
Language of Food for Linguistic Pleasure
Feb 6, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: In The Language of Food, Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know. Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the…
The Crossroads of Medical Ethics, Human Rights, and Religion
Jan 30, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: This month, a California court upheld the right of Dignity Health hospitals to withhold health treatments that conflict with its Catholic standards. The ACLU plans to appeal. And Washington state law requiring pharmacists to dispense…
The Pink Marine
Jan 23, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: In this land before Gay Pride became almost a national holiday, can a flighty, 112-pound, effeminate Texan transform into one of the few, the proud, the Marines? The Pink Marine: One Boy’s Journey Through Boot Camp to Manhood is the story –…
The Future of Waste
Jan 16, 2016 • 55 min
Show Summary: Recycling is such a norm in some cities it’s easy to think that’s true all over the US. But some cities still don’t have curbside pickup. And for those that do, questions and conflict about. Residents might be surprised to find out how many…
Building the Golden Gate Bridge, An Oral History
Jan 9, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Moving beyond familiar accounts of politics, celebrity engineers, and designers, Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Worker’s Oral History by Harvey Schwartz gives the voices of the workers themselves center stage. The survivors vividly…
Best of 2015, Welcome KALW-FM San Francisco
Jan 5, 2016 • 59 min
Show Summary: Some news! KALW-FM in San Francisco has added In Deep to its lineup, broadcasting Tuesday nights at 9PM. For our first show, January 5, 2015, we put together a one-hour “best of” retrospective with highlights from interviews with Julie…
An Unconventional Novel and Protagonist Put Hotels of North America on Notice
Nov 21, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Journalist, musician, self-proclaimed Life Coach, and novelist Rick Moody explores today’s ‘reviewer’ culture with a quirky, unreliable protagonist in latest novel, Hotels of North America.
The Evolution of Autism, Rendered Poetically and Empathetically in Neurotribes
Nov 21, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Award winning science writer Steve Silberman turned his incredibly successful TED talk “The Forgotten History of Autism” into the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.
Exploring the Long Journey of LGBT Rights and Positive Perception
Nov 14, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Author Lillian Faderman documents the history of LGBT Community efforts to build positive public opinion in The Gay Revolution: They Story of the Struggle.
Convenience vs. Capitalism, Exploring Our Gig Economy Workforce
Nov 14, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Author Steven Hill dissects today’s capitalism using Uber, AirBNB, and TaskRabbit, among others, in his new book Raw Deal: How the Uber Economy and Runaway Capitalism are Screwing American Workers.
A Decade of Rehabbing the Fastest Things on Wings
Nov 7, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Hummingbird rehabber, teacher, and writer Terry Masear shares her passion for the magical, mythical hummingbird and her efforts to rescue over 1000 a year in discussing her book, Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood.
Racing Toward the Future at Sake of the Present
Nov 7, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Author and futurist Hal Niedzviecki discusses today’s obsession with getting to the future first and challenges it presents today’s culture and society.
Modern Families: new definitions
Oct 31, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Angie interviews author and professor Joshua Gamson on his latest book, Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys Through Kinship.
Ghost Quartet: Haunting Intersection of Performance, Music, and Whiskey
Oct 31, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: A synthesis of performance, music, and spooky things: Ghost Quartet.
The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement
Oct 24, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Amidst the Vietnam War’s destruction of life, land, and property a handful attempted to stop the mayhem through people to people peace talks. Their efforts were chronicled in The People Make the Peace: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar…
United Nations Documentaries Explore RUNNING OUT OF TIME
Oct 24, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: The 2015 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is made up of documentary films dealing with key global issues. This year’s theme RUNNING OUT OF TIME continues the ongoing celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights…
Attack of the Ad Blockers – Privacy, Choice, and Ad Technology
Oct 17, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Angie explores ad blockers, ad technology, privacy, and the overall ad industry with a diverse panel of experts.
A Documentary on Three Struggling San Francisco Comedians in the 80’s
Oct 17, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Comedians Will Durst, Johnny Steele, and Documentary Director Robert Campos discuss 3 Still Standing about three San Francisco comedians striving to make it big in the 1980s.
A Real Martian – Ph.D. Candidate, NASA Researcher Explores Water on Mars
Oct 10, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: The impact of the discovery of water on Mars may not be known for decades, but astrobiologist Mary Beth Wilhelm has been interested in Mars since her teens. She’s the co-author of the report confirming water’s presence on the Red Planet.
The Tangled Influence of Wine in California – Tales of Murder, Greed, and Arson
Oct 10, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Author Frances Dinkelspiel discusses her personal connection to California’s wine industry, and the shocking case of arson that ruined lives, businesses, and cost millions.
The Pentagon’s Brain – DARPA’s Science and Research
Oct 3, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: The definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51. No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department’s most secret, most powerful, and most…
Girl Waits With Gun: A Century Old Heroine and Sheriff
Oct 3, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs, Girl Waits With Gun.
The Food Lab: Science in the Kitchen
Sep 26, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Chef, writer, and kitchen scientist J. Kenji Lopez-Alt dispels traditional kitchen cooking myths while discussing his new book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.
Powerful and Global: Female Faces of Courage
Sep 19, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Commercial photographer Mark Tuschman has traveled around the world photographing and documenting women, girls, and families for Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge.
Humans Need Not Apply: Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Our Future
Sep 19, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Serial entrepreneur, futurist, and author Jerry Kaplan explores the positive possibilities and societal challenges of the pending Artificial Intelligence Age in Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial…
Small Business, Land Use, the Federal Government, and Oysters
Sep 12, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Summer Brennan dissects the polarization of her home town in Marin County, California over the battle of a local ranching family to run their newly acquired Oyster Farm near a protected Wilderness Area.
Is Football Morally and Ethically Corrupt?
Sep 12, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Former fan Steve Almond received so much vociferous feedback on his book Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, he’s released a new edition with an updated forward.
Speaking for the Dead with Authors Dr. Judy Melinek, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell
Sep 5, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. Working Stiff is the fearless memoir of the young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical…
A San Francisco High School Succeeds, Against the Odds
Sep 5, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Mother Jones education reporter Kristina Rizga presents the hopeful tale of one of the nation’s most diverse public schools innovating against the odds. Mission High School has created engaging and effective classrooms, even while being…
Defining Gender in Today’s Society
Aug 29, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: What is gender? Angie asks about a recent campaign that established gender neutral toy sections at Target, a transgender death certificate law passed last year in California, and that Florida now offers gender neutral marriage licenses.
Novelist Joshua Mohr explores All this Life
Aug 29, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: An ensemble novel that bounces between storylines as fast as the video and photo uploads of Mohr’s characters.
The Fight for 15 – Minimum Wage, Living Wage, and Labor
Aug 22, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: An insightful panel discussion exploring economic and labor policies that impact inequality, minimum wage, and the living wage.
From Child Abuse Victim to Mother and Voiceover Actor, as told to David Shields
Aug 22, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: A Huffington Post “Moving, Must Read Memoir” of 2015, That Thing You Do With Your Mouth: The Sexual Autobiography of Samantha Matthews as Told to David Shields changes the way we think and talk about trauma by addressing it straight on.…
Learning the World: Society and Politics in YA Literature
Aug 15, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Sharon Levin’s been reviewing children’s literature for 18 years. She founded and runs the Bay Area Children’s Literature List. Her biggest passion, outside her family, is getting books into the hands of children and teens.
Novelized examination of Corporate Personhood
Aug 15, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: In her novel The Fifth Letter, Dr. Vivian Carpenter shows how Corporate Personhood is an evolving—and dangerous—threat to our individual basic rights. An accomplished scholar whose previous research was founded by The National Science…
Trophy Hunting in the Crosshairs
Aug 8, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: The poaching of Zimbabwe’s lion king Cecil has prompted worldwide outrage and a new focus on the practice of trophy hunting. Does money from big-game sport hunters actually forward the cause of conservation? Is the controversy another…
The Haight, songwriter Bert Berns, and more from culture critic Joel Selvin
Aug 8, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Joel Selvin’s written and curated an indispensable gallery of legendary photographer Jim Marshall’s Sixties-era San Francisco photography. The counter-culture movement of the 1960s is one of the most endlessly examined moments of the…
Changing Our Perspectives ON BEAUTY with film director Joanna Rudnick
Aug 1, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (In the Family) and Chicago’s Kartemquin Films comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty. On Beauty follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he…
#BlackLivesMatter: The Rise of a Movement
Aug 1, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: This month, two young black women charged with minor offenses died in police custody, both reported suicides. They’re two of many cases of suspected or confirmed abuses of police procedure in America, and add to a growing body count of black…
Raising An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap
Jul 25, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: A bracing look at the issue of overparenting. Angie sits down with author Julie Lythcott-Haims, Dean of Freshman at Stanford University, to discuss how things got so out of control, and what to do about it.
A Game of Their Own: Women in Baseball
Jul 25, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Author Jennifer Ring discusses the history of women athletes and the barriers they still face today.
Dying To Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary
Jul 11, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Angie sits down with documentary film director Gay Dillingham, along with Zach Leary to discuss their new film “Dying To Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary.”
Clay Water Brick: Jessica Jackley
Jul 11, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Author Jessica Jackley discusses her new book Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least.
Undercover of Darkness: Rape on the Nightshift
Jul 4, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Frontline and the Center for Investigative Reporting collaborated to report on sexual assault and lack of due process for overnight workers. GUESTS: Bernice Yeung and Daffodil Altan, CIR reporters.
Wildcard Candidates
Jul 4, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: What motivates long-shot presidential candidate? Is it possible for a third-party runner – or a Democratic or Republican dark horse – to get to the White house? If it’s not about winning, what’s to gain? Guests: Michael Kohn, Bay Area for…
Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success
Jun 27, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Angie interviews writer-researchers Daniel Feldman and Lee Kravetz on their powerful new book exploring the hidden factors in personal achievement and success.
Pro-Voice: How To Keep Listening When The World Wants A Fight
Jun 27, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Angie talks with Aspen Baker on finding communications beyond pro-life and pro-choice. Aspen Baker is a founder and head of Exhale, a non profit group that provides phone counseling to women who have had abortions. Exhale defines itself as…
Political Correctness vs. Getting The Laugh: The Manners of Comedy
Jun 20, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Jerry Seinfeld bemoans the damage to comedy wrought by “political correctness”. Bill Maher backs him up. polls 10 top stand-up performers (one black man, one white woman, eight white men) who all agree. Is real comedy truly…
Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street
Jun 13, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: We avert our eyes when we meet them on the street: homeless mentally ill people with their hand-scrawled signs, shopping carts, and cardboard boxes. Because of our fear and revulsion, we fail to see any human connection with them. How do…
Affordable Silicon Valley
Jun 13, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Rent control. Owner move-ins. Skyrocketing property values. How do Silicon Valley and the Bay Area try to keep their populations financially diverse, and keep the American dream alive for those with less income? We’ll spend the hour on an…
Security and Privacy, Cyrus Farivar
Jun 6, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Ars Technica’s senior business editor returns to In Deep for an update on the tension between surveillance, security, and privacy. How private is your home with commercial and private drones overhead? What privacy toll is exacted when every…
New York Cuts, with filmmaker Luke Lorentzen
Jun 6, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: This week, Stanford University presents a pre-release screening of New York Cuts, the latest work from documentarian Luke Lorentzen. New York Cuts explores a variety of barbershops and hair salons throughout disparate cultural enclaves of…
Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World
May 30, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Angie sits down with science writer Brooke Borel to discuss her new book detailing her personal experiences with bedbug infestation.
Assisted Suicide, a Disability Perspective
May 30, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Mark Romeser, Community Advocate, Silicon Valley Living Center, defends the point of view that legislation supporting assisted suicide is not in the interest of the disabled individual.
Why are Palo Alto’s Kids Killing Themselves? A conversation with writer Diana Kapp
May 23, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: The city of Palo Alto and the Gunn High School administration are slowly opening up about teen suicides. Questions about the first cluster, in 2009-10, met a wall of silence. But as the school saw more suicides, families and authorities…
The Internet Is Not The Answer – A Conversation with Andrew Keen
May 23, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Tech entrepreneur, writer and skeptic Andrew Keen shares his unalloyed criticism of the powerful interests driving technology with Angie, in a far-ranging and insightful hour.
Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial
May 16, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Angie sits down with writer, lawyer, and NYU law professor Kenji Yoshino to discuss the timeline of the advances in marriage rights, and the case currently before the US Supreme Court.
Transpacific Partnership Fast Track: Dave Johnson explains
May 16, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Dave Johnson of Campaign for America’s Future joins Angie to discuss the deceptions and implications of the so-called Fast Track authority for President Obama in negotiating the Transpacific Partnership Treaty.
Activist, Actor, Writer, Rapper and Deputy Sheriff, Jinho -The Piper- Ferreira on His Life and Work
May 9, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Angie talks with The Piper about his one-man-show Cops and Robbers, currently at The Marsh in San Francisco, and about the larger issues of race, crime, social standing, police authority and equality under the law.
After This: ClaIre Bidwell Smith on Life After Death
May 9, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: What happens after we die is a difficult matter to frame for discussion, but Claire Bidwell Smith takes Angie on a tour through her recent deep exploration of the subject.
The Long View on the Science and Politics of California’s Drought
May 2, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Dr. Lynn Ingram, author of The West Without Water, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, and Geography, UC Berkeley. and Lance Williams, investigative reporter with The Reveal and The Center for Investigative Reporting, sit down with…
Geoff Hoyle and Lear’s Shadow
May 2, 2015 • 55 min
Show Summary: Bay Area favorite Geoff Hoyle has returned to the stage in “Lear’s Shadow”, in which the Jester, recently unemployed, tells his side to Shakespeare’s most tragic, cosmic, and human of stories. This poignant one-man piece was written in…
I’m Already Disturbed, Please Come in: A conversation with Gabrielle Glancy
Apr 25, 2015 • 60 min
Show Summary: Angie sits down with poet and activist Gabrielle Glancy to discuss navigating the ins and outs of a difficult-to-diagnose illness, and the impact it had on her life and on those closest to her. Glancy is the author of the recent book about…
The Evolution of a Revolution: Principles for reengaging with American Democracy
Apr 25, 2015 • 60 min
Show Summary: What’s happened to our democracy in the years since Reagan? What can we do to get the system back on track? Author and longtime political consultant Lance Simmens thoughtfully breaks down the problems and lays out practical solutions. His…
The Sex Education You Wish You Had
Apr 18, 2015 • 60 min
Show Summary: How do you engage pre-teens and teenagers with real facts about sex? How about letting them sneak you anonymous questions while you stand before a classroom wearing a sanitary-napkin corsage? Julie and Rob’s wit, frank nature, and medical…
Fire On The Mountain: Coal, Families and Song
Apr 18, 2015 • 60 min
Show Summary: Angie visits with two cast members of TheatreWorks’ current production, Fire on the Mountain. From the creators of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Fire on the Mountain portrays the lives of mining families in the heart of Appalachia. Told in…
Ending Extreme Inequality
Apr 11, 2015 • 60 min
Show Summary: Economists may disagree on cause and cure, but they agree America’s middle class is vanishing - some tiny percentage achieving riches, the vast majority becoming lower-class or impoverished. Could the answer be in a new bill of rights? The…
A Look at Religious Freedom Laws
Apr 11, 2015 • 60 min
Show Summary: Indiana Governor Mike Pence knew well enough that his state’s RFRA would be controversial that he held the signing ceremony in private. Even so, the nationwide reaction rocked the state government and Chamber of Commerce, and a bill…
The Zoppe Italian Family Circus
Oct 19, 2013 • 60 min
Angie sits down with Giovanni Zoppe, patriarch of the Zoppe about running a traditional circus in an ever-changing world. How is this small circus connected to Cecil B. DeMille? You’ll have to listen to find out!
#GOPshutdown: What Did We Learn?
Oct 19, 2013 • 60 min
The US government has reopened its doors. How did the shutdown come to be? What have we learned from it? Dave Johnson (senior fellow at The Campaign for America’s Future), Joan McCarter (Senior Political Writer at The Daily Kos), and Joshua Holland (host…
The Book of Matt with Steve Jimenez
Oct 12, 2013 • 60 min
The story of Matthew Shepard being killed by bigots simply for being gay is the stuff of modern myth. What if the story was more complex than that? Steve Jimenez, author of The Book of Matt joins Angie to discuss information that he believes complicates…
From Public Schools to School, Inc.
Oct 12, 2013 • 60 min
For decades, Americans have viewed our education system as a common good. Recently some groups have turned it into a profit center. Brendan Fischer (General Council at the Center for Media and Democracy) and Sabrina Joy Stevens (an education activist and…
Surveillance Update! with Cyrus Farivar and Parker Higgins
Oct 5, 2013 • 60 min
The government may have shutdown, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped spying on you. Cyrus Farivar (Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica) and Parker Higgins (Activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation) get you caught up with the latest revelations…
Examining Feminism with Ginger Murray
Oct 5, 2013 • 60 min
Whore! Magazine editor in chief Ginger Murray sits down with Angie to talk about the definition of feminism, her experience running an artisanal magazine, and more.
How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America
Sep 28, 2013 • 60 min
Getting RESULTS with Sam Daley-Harris
Sep 21, 2013 • 60 min
Whose Government Is It Anyway?
Sep 21, 2013 • 60 min
Should your government’s services line the pockets of corporate fatcats? Gaius Publius (contributing editor, AMERICAblog) and Blaine Rummel (Senior Strategist, In The Public Interest Action Fund) say no.
The New Face of Labor
Sep 14, 2013 • 60 min
Battling the Banks
Sep 14, 2013 • 60 min
This Town: Mark Leibovich Tells All About America’s Gilded Capital
Sep 7, 2013 • 60 min
The New York Times Magazine’s Chief National Correspondent Mark Leibovich takes Angie inside the world of This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital and exposes the lifestyles of the rich and connected.
Spinning Syria
Sep 7, 2013 • 60 min
Angie is joined by Joshua Holland, host of Politics and Reality Radio and Senior Digital Producer for Moyers and Company, as well as writer, activist, and strategist Raf Rivera to sort out truth from spin in the Syria conflict. Plus, Gottalaff and her…
The NYPD Tapes with Graham Rayman
Aug 26, 2013 • 60 min
Adrian Schoolcraft blew the whistle on the NYPD. For his trouble they had him suspended and put into a mental ward. The NYPD Tapes author Graham Rayman joins Angie to talk about this and the other abuses of power that make the department like less Andy…
The Next Woodward and Bernstein, brought to you by…Kickstarter?
Aug 19, 2013 • 60 min
Angie sits down with a panel of experts to chart out the new path towards making a living from making the news. Jo Ellen Green Kaiser is executive director of The Media Consortium, Rachele Kanigel is an associate professor of journalism at SF State as…
Childproofing The World: How Much is Too Much?
Aug 19, 2013 • 60 min
The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s action against the maker of Buckyballs has raised questions about when safety regulations are appropriate and when they may not be. We start the hour with an interview with founder Shihan Qu before…
State of the Unions
Dec 8, 2012 • 60 min
What do Wal-Mart, Twinkies and the state of Michigan have in common? Union activist and author Steve Early is in studio this hour to join Angie in a rotating panel on union activity in the news. First, Raymond Bravo, a Walmart worker who protested on…
Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s
Dec 8, 2012 • 60 min
In this hour, Boston University Professor of Sociology, Nancy Ammerman explains the difference between churches and cults. Marc Owens, partner at Caplin and Drysdale explains their tax exemption. Reverend Barry Lynn talks about Americans United’s fight to…
Monsanto and the Bees
Dec 1, 2012 • 60 min
Paul Towers Organizing and Media Director of Pesticide Action Network North America and Tom Philpott writter for Mother Jones sit down with Angie for a panel discussion on pesticides and bees. Gideon Forman Executive Director of Canadian Association of…
Last Call at the Oasis
Nov 26, 2012 • 60 min
Academy Award winning director Jessica Yu talks to Angie about her documentary “Last Call at the Oasis” and how to spread the word about water conservation without raising panic. Water specialist Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute joins Angie in studio…
What is the Fiscal Cliff?
Nov 19, 2012 • 60 min
Dave Johnson and Sara Robinson of the Campaign for America’s Future join Angie this hour for a panel discussion. What is the “fiscal cliff” and should we really be afraid of falling off of it? Middle class populism may have won the election, but what can…
Abuse masquerading as Therapy, plus Won’t Back Down: teachers as villains
Nov 12, 2012 • 60 min
Teachers are villains in the upside down world of Won’t Back Down. Olivia Leirer, Communications and Social Media Director of New York Communities for Change explains why. Brendan Fischer, Law Fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy exposes the…
Don’t Buy It: Language and the Economy
Nov 12, 2012 • 60 min
Angie welcomes Anat Shenker-Osorio into the studio for the first time to talk about her new book ‘Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy’. Plus, Buttercup gives Angie her corkscrew view on the outcome of the election, letters to…
Anticipating the Vote: Three Last Considerations
Nov 5, 2012 • 60 min
What issues will shape the election? AlterNet’s Washington correspondent Adele Stan tells Angie about Menards’ “Civics 101” course and other instances of workplace intimidation of voters. Jodi Jacobson of RH Reality Check gives her take on John Koster,…
What is Voter Suppression?
Oct 29, 2012 • 60 min
What is voter suppression? Brad Friedman of Brad Blog explains the ways that voters are being manipulated and why fiscal interests in voting machines matter. Plus, Buttercup (GottaLaff) offers her corkscrew views on Richard Mourdock and God’s intent,…
Dave Johnson on Polling, Sensata, and more
Oct 22, 2012 • 60 min
Dave Johnson is in studio to discuss polls, lies and trickery from the conservative party, Sensata, and “clean coal”. Plus, Angie’s demented sidekick Buttercup talks breaking the story of Tagg Romney wanting to ‘take a swing’ at Obama, as well as Paul…
Will Durst: Elect to Laugh!
Oct 15, 2012 • 60 min
Laffy comes out of a debate speculation hangover to discuss CIA outing by the GOP, Paul Ryan’s temper tantrum, and naked ladies. Will Durst stops by our studio to discuss his new book and stand-up show, ‘Elect to Laugh’, and to talk ‘Low Information…
The Sex of Politics: Nancy L. Cohen’s new book Delirium
Oct 1, 2012 • 60 min
Did you know birth control and sodomy used to be felonies? Nancy L. Cohen, author of ‘Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America,’ joins Angie to talk about the rise of the people who want to punish you for rising to attention.
The Book of Mormon and the Campaign of Mitt
Sep 18, 2012 • 60 min
A former Mormon, “Jason”, joins us to talk about his experience as a high-profile critic of Mormonism. Following up his story is Jason Horowitz, writer for the Washington Post discussing his reports on Mitt Romney’s campaign and Kathleen M. Moore, Phd. of…
An Hour with David Shuster
Sep 17, 2012 • 60 min
Angie returns from summer vacation by sitting down with Take Action News host and Current TV contributer David Shuster to talk about the RNC, journalism, and what it’s like being a Hoosier. Plus, as always GottaLaff tells us what the world of politics…
An Hour with Gray Brechin
Sep 8, 2012 • 60 min
Angie spends some quality time with scholar and historian Gray Brechin on the state of Education and the Economy; plus demented sideckick Buttercup (GottaLaff) at the top of the hour.
An Hour with Cleve Jones
Aug 6, 2012 • 60 min
Gay rights icon Cleve Jones joins us for the hour to talk about “The Movement”, the AIDS Quilt and more. Plus, we have Brad and Desi back again with another Green News Report.
Rupert Murdoch is Down, But is He Out?
Jul 30, 2012 • 60 min
Martin Hickman, co-author of Dial M for Murdoch joins Angie to talk about his book and the “News of the World” phone hacking scandal. Plus, Green News Report with Brad and Desi is back to kick off the start of the second hour.
Low Power FM
Jul 30, 2012 • 60 min
Laffy talks about Mitt Romney’s misadventures in London before a rebroadcast of our hour on Low Power FM Radio featuring Tristen Mayes, host of Grown Folks Radio on KDEE in Sacramento. Also talking to Angie during this hour is the Promethius Project’s own…
At the Crossroads of Journalism and The Internet
Jul 23, 2012 • 60 min
Tim Karr, Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press joins Angie to talk about CISPA, SOPA, PIPA, and Journatic. Plus, Brad and Desi are back at the top of the hour with another installment of the Green News Report.
Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s.
Jul 23, 2012 • 60 min
In this hour, Boston University Professor of Sociology, Nancy Ammerman explains the difference between churches and cults. Marc Owens, partner at Caplin and Drysdale explains their tax exemption. Reverend Barry Lynn talks about Americans United’s fight to…
Right and Righter: Ron Paul and Ralph Reed
Jul 16, 2012 • 60 min
Robynn Tysver of the Omaha World-Herald and Laura Ebke, Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Nebraska talk to Angie about the new efforts that Ron Paul supporters are pulling out to get him the GOP nomination. Followed up by the AlterNet’s Washington…
Dave Johnson on U.S Fiscal Realities
Jul 14, 2012 • 60 min
Our second hour starts with another slightly snarky edition of the Green News with Brad and Desi then concludes with long conversation with Dave Johnson. Dave is a Fellow at Campaign for America’s Future as well as a writer for He…
Bitter Seeds
Jun 30, 2012 • 60 min
Angie is joined by Micha Peled founder of Teddy Bear Films and the director of the Globalization Trilogy, a 12-year-long project about the production-consumption chain that is constantly shaping lives worldwide. Peled talks specifically about “Bitter…
Occupy, Healthcare
Jun 30, 2012 • 60 min
Rick Cohen writer for the Non-Profit Quarterly shares how the Affordable Care Act impacts non-profits. Jason Rosenbaum writer for the The Seminal explains the SCOTUS upholding and the Affordable Care Act.Catherine Crier author of Patriot Acts discusses…
Jun 23, 2012 • 60 min
Spocko blogger for Spocko’s Brain talks about his battle with Golden Gate Park, the book-burning hoax in Troy, Michigan, and the fake Shell Oil party which spawned the #ShellFail. Aaron Krager freelance writer for The Political is Personal explains why we…
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Truth
Jun 23, 2012 • 60 min
Patrick Garofalo writer for Think Progress talks about JP Morgan subsidizing, how the GOP budget will favor the rich and raise taxes for the middle class, and how this will effect the Commodity Futures Trading Commission(CFTC). Representative Barb Byrum,…
Liberal Radio Progresses
Jun 16, 2012 • 60 min
First up, in our Blogger Spotlight GottaLaff shares the standpoint of a progressive radio consumer. Nicole Sandler host of the Nicole Sandler Show explains the future of liberal radio from a radio host perspective. Alex Lawson co-owner of We Act Radio…
Jun 16, 2012 • 60 min
Tristen Mayes Host/ Content Director of KDEE 97.5FM shares his expereince running a LPFM station. Pete Tridish Co-Founder of Radio Mutiny and the Prometheus Radio Project talks about why LPFM is better than corporate programming and Vanessa Graber…
Political Week in Review 2
Jun 9, 2012 • 60 min
Alberto Del Rio the San Francisco foreclosure victim shares what’s next in the fight to keep his home out of the hands of Wells Fargo. Openly gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger details California’s recent investigation of the National…
Political Week in Review 1
Jun 9, 2012 • 60 min
Doug Ahler Political Science graduate student at University of California, Berkeley talks about voting and Proposition 14. Lisa Maatz AAUW Director of Public Policy and Government Relations explains the Pay Equity Bill and why it was blocked. Sreedhari D.…
Gay Teenage Bullying Revisited
Jun 8, 2012 • 60 min
The bullying of LGBT youth is a problem which continues to be ignored. Ron Schmidt educator and author of the memoir Once Removed and Shawn Gaylord public policy director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network offer their perspectives on what…
It’s a Gas: Fracking and Tar Sands
Jun 2, 2012 • 60 min
In our Blogger Spotlight, Mike Henneberry Community Director for United Food and Commerical Workers Local 5 talks about winning the fight to keep Wal-Mart out of Hayward, CA. Robert Johnson Military and Defense Editor and writer for Business Insider and…
Political Potpourri
Jun 2, 2012 • 60 min
Steve Hughes former union orgainzer and current state director of Oregon Working Families Party talks about his experience with running a third party and the advantages of fusion voting. Alberto Del Rio joins Angie to share how Wells Fargo wrongfully…
Banks’ Very Bad Behavior: Foreclosure Horror Stories
May 26, 2012 • 60 min
Wells Fargo wrongfully foreclosed Oriane and Norman Rousseau’s home. Two days before the eviction date, Mr. Rousseau committed suicide. Oriane joins Angie in the studio for a very important interview. Mimi Pierre-Johnson member of New York Communities for…
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Why So Secret?
May 26, 2012 • 60 min
In our Blogger Spotlight Brendan Fischer writer for PRWatch joins us to talk about who recently dumped ALEC. Maira Sutton International Intellectual Property Coordinator of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and California Representative John Garamendi…
“Hot Coffee”, Tort Reform Revisited
May 19, 2012 • 60 min
Do you remember the lady who split coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s? How about the media whirlwind that followed the case? Susan Saladoff’s eye-opening documentary “Hot Coffee” provides the real story behind the coffee spill case. Angie sits down…
Monsanto and the Bees
May 19, 2012 • 60 min
Paul Towers Organizing and Media Director of Pesticide Action Network North America and Tom Philpott writter for Mother Jones sit down with Angie for a panel discussion on pesticides and bees. Gideon Forman Executive Director of Canadian Association of…
Obama - Gay Marriage
May 12, 2012 • 60 min
Senior political editor at Metro Weekly Chris Geidner discusses Obama’s recent support for same-sex marriage and Sofia Resnick reporter for The American Independent covers anti-abortions groups. Brad Friedman from Bradblog also joins Angie to discuss…
Documentary: Who Bombed Judi Bari?
May 12, 2012 • 60 min
Mary Liz Thomson the director of Who Bombed Judi Bari? and Karen Pickett, Public Relations Coordinator and friend of Judi Bari, stop by the studio to discuss the film. The documentary covers the story of Judi Bari, an advocate for non-violent resistance…
Larry Shoup: Occupy and the Ruling Class
May 5, 2012 • 60 min
Historian Larry Shoup sits down with Angie to discuss his new book Rulers and Rebels, which connects the Occupy movement to labor struggles throughout California’s history. Shoup also explains Marxism and why he is for it and the importance of Direct…
Occupy’s May Day
May 5, 2012 • 60 min
Jamelle Bouie from The American Prospect is in our Blogger Spotlight to talk about the worldview of the 1% and how they differ from the worldviews of the 99%.”Johnny” from Occupy Clevelend gave Angie a call from his tent to talk about the Occupy movement…
ALEC’s Week from Hell
Apr 28, 2012 • 60 min
ALEC had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week. Angie sits down with Sarah Seltzer of the Alternet to talk about her article on ALEC’s anti-choice cousin AUL. Brendan Fischer Law Fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy and Gabriel…
Human Trafficking
Apr 28, 2012 • 60 min
Human Trafficking is a bigger problem than the average person realizes. It goes beyond the prostitute on the street corner, it touches almost every aspect of your life ranging from food to clothing. Marty Braniff author of Step Over Rio explains how…
The War on Science Revisited
Apr 21, 2012 • 60 min
Mark McCaffrey Programs and Policy Director of the National Center for Science Education and Rev. Barry Lynn Executive Director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State chronicle the continuing war on science. Plus, Angie’s demented…
Tax Day; Organic Ranching; Youth Solitary Confinement
Apr 14, 2012 • 60 min
Angie sits down with Camille Rivera Executive Director of UnitedNY to talk about their fight to take back Tax Day from the 1%, BN Ranch owners Bill Niman and Nicolette Hanh Niman highlight the importance of raising livestock in a wholesome way, and…
Gun Control; Minimum Wage; Anti-Union Bill
Apr 14, 2012 • 60 min
Gun Control Advocate and former head of CeasefirePA Joe Grace joins Angie to talk about his petition to repeal Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. Sheila Crowley President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Nona Willis Aronowitz Associate…
The Republican Brain
Apr 7, 2012 • 60 min
Frustrated how hard it is to talk to your conservative uncle about climate change? Angie?s guest for the hour is New York Times Bestselling author Chris Mooney whose new book The Republican Brain explains how our brains influence our political beliefs as…
Guns in America
Apr 7, 2012 • 60 min
Gun control is back in the headlines in the wake of the Trayvon Martin and Oikos shootings. Cliff Shecter co-founder of Libertas LLC, We Act Radio, and blogger for the Huffington Post will detail ALEC?s support of the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. Dr. Robert…
The Right Reaches Out
Mar 31, 2012 • 60 min
The Right is reaching out to voters who just aren’t that into them. Ruy Teixeira a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress details GOP efforts to woo Hispanic voters. Kevin Nix Campaign Media Director for the Human Rights Campaign and Stuart…
Elections: Bought and Paid
Mar 31, 2012 • 60 min
Angie discusses the impact of money in politics with Lee Fang writer for The Republic Report, Steve Rosenfeld of AlterNet, and Darcy Burner Congressional candidate in Washington’s 1st District. Plus, Dave Johnson explains the philosophies behind the Ryan…
Life and Privacy in the Workplace
Mar 24, 2012 • 60 min
Angie sits down with Mac McClelland of Mother Jones, Mike Godwin creator of Godwin’s Law, and Peter Olney Organizing Director for ILWU to talk about the internet and privacy in the workplace. Once again, we start the top of the hour with political humor…
Trayvon Martin Shooting: A Current Look at Racism in America
Mar 24, 2012 • 60 min
Dori Maynard of the Maynard Institute and Dr. Joseph Marshall of the Omega Boys Club’s Street Soldiers join Angie in a frank discussion of racism in America and the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Plus, we have a blogger spotlight at the top of the hour with…
Occupy Movement Update
Mar 17, 2012 • 60 min
First up, we have a Blogger Spotlight with The Huffington Post’s Chris Rodda. Then, Angie gets an update on what’s going on with the Occupy Movement from Allison Kilkenny of We Are Citizen Radio and In These Times, Media Matter’s Eric Boehlert, and…
The Industries That Feed Us
Mar 17, 2012 • 60 min
Angie and author Tracie McMillan discuss the various functions of the industries that feed us Americans. From working the farm to chain restaurants, Tracie references her time spent with each of those industries and her new book, The American Way of…
Effective Activism with Spocko
Mar 10, 2012 • 60 min
Angie and featured blogger Spocko have an energetic discussion about how to take activism to the level where it effectively creates change.
Art of the Boycott
Mar 10, 2012 • 60 min
Angie interviews Dr. Lawrence B. Glickman, Chair, Department of History; Univ of South Carolina and Angelo Carusone, Director of Online Strategy for Media Matters for America on the efficacy of boycotting. Plus, we have abother Blogger Spotlight at the…
Deconstructing the Language of the Campaign Trail
Mar 3, 2012 • 60 min
Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg joins Angie for lively discussion of the language of the campaign trail; plus Blogger Spotlight falls on Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim at the top of the hour.
Dumdown: Belittling Education— and other bright ideas
Mar 3, 2012 • 60 min
Angie spends some quality time with scholar and historian Gray Brechin on the state of Education and the Economy; plus demented sideckick Buttercup (GottaLaff) at the top of the hour.
Peter Gleick steps out of bounds exposing Heartland. Does that somehow innoculate them?
Feb 25, 2012 • 60 min
Looking closer at the overblown and misdirected outrage over the disclosure that scientist Peter Gleick “pretexted” (used a false identity) to obtain internal policy documents exposing the Heartland Institute’s campaign to discredit the Climate Science in…
Winning, for a change. Progressives knock over VA governor on invasive ultrasounds. And other
Feb 25, 2012 • 60 min
Angie discusses recent Progressive political victories with Irin Carmon of, Duncan Meisel of and Cathy Renna of Renna Communications. Plus, demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) at the top of the hour.
The “War on Women.” If you didn’t take this seriously at first, brace yourself
Feb 18, 2012 • 60 min
Angie interviews Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnston, author Nancy L. Cohen, and author and former Planned Parenthood CEO Gloria Feldt in a wide ranging discussion on the implied and actual threats to Women’s rights that are now in play.
Rick Santorum might win the GOP nomination. Really?
Feb 18, 2012 • 60 min
Guests: Talk2Action’s Rachel Tabachnick and Tim Dickinson of Rolling Stone; plus political roundup at the top of the hour with GottaLaff.
Marriage: the myths, facts and history of the Legal Relationship
Feb 11, 2012 • 60 min
Guests: Thalia Zepatos, Director of Public Engagement for, and professor Stephanie Koontz, author of Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage.
Outsmart ALEC: Understanding the Right’s scary private legislative control center
Feb 11, 2012 • 60 min
ALEC is a well-funded Right Wing strategic and tactical operation that works to craft social and financial legislation favoring conservative causes, as well as limiting access to the voting booth for groups who tend to vote Democratic. Guest Lisa Graves,…
State of the unions: state-level strategies dilute workers’ rights
Feb 4, 2012 • 60 min
Big Labor is a thing of the past. Angie discusses the situation of unions in the current political climate, first with David Dayen of Firedoglake and Calitics, and then with labor journalist Steve Early, author of Embedded with Organized Labor.
Susan G. Komen For The Cure defunds Planned Parenthood
Feb 4, 2012 • 60 min
Angie interviews Gayle Sulik, author of Pink Ribbon Blues on the controversy surrounding the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s withdrawal of funding for low-income patient mammograms through Planned Parenthood.
(Un)civil public discourse-what we gain and what we lose from the coarsening political culture
Jan 28, 2012 • 60 min
Angie interviews the Reverend Cassandra Dahnke, cofounder of The Institute for Civility in Government, and coauthor with Thomas Spath of Reclaiming Civility in the Public Square: 10 Rules That Work; and Congressional candidate Norman Solomon on the…
Thirty-ninth Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Jan 28, 2012 • 60 min
This week marks the thirty-ninth anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, protecting a woman’s right to a legal abortion. Angie discusses the history and continuing flashpoint status of the decision with Huffington Post blogger…
Bullying of LGBT Youth Continues, with Tragic Consequences
Jan 21, 2012 • 60 min
Recent suicides of LGBT teens across the country go largely unnoticed in our media-jaded culture. Angie interviews educator and author of the memoir Once Removed Ron Schmidt about his experiences as an out teacher in the California school system. Ron came…