The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at TheWeek.com, on Paul Ryan's plan to gut Medicare

Becky Bond & Zack Exley, co-authors of the new book Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

 

Direct download: TZH_12-31-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Bob DeMars, former college football player, previews his new documentary "The Business of Amateurs" about the dark side of college sports.

Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses his new book on the Euro and how it may be a doomed currency.

Direct download: TZH_12-31-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Investigative journalist David Dayen discusses his book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a holiday break this week, so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

 

Direct download: TZH_12_24_16_H3_PODCAST.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a holiday break this week so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a holiday break this week so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Olga Brudastova, PhD student in Civil Engineering at Columbia and an organizer with GWC-UAW Local 2110, on the fight to form grad student unions (5:40)

Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties, shares her thoughts on Clinton, Russia, and the CIA (20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_12-17-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

David Dayen, author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, on how Obama Failed to Mitigate America's Foreclosure Crisis (4:45)

Robert Fluegge, Senior researcher on the report The Fading American Dream: Trends in Absolute Income Mobility Since 1940 (20:15)

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Celinda Lake, President of Lake Research Partners, on how the 2016 election disaster happened (20:15)

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Stephen Miles, advocacy director for Win Without War, on Trump's cabinet full of generals

David Neiwert, senior editor of Crooks and Liars, on why powerful conservatives are promoting "Pizzagate" conspiracy theories - even after they led to violence. 

Direct download: TZH_12-10-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Sarah Anderson, co-editor of Inequality.org at the Institute for Policy Studies

Jon Bauman, best known as "Bowzer," formerly of Sha Na Na and co-founder of Senior Votes Count, a PAC that focuses on senior issues.

Direct download: TZH_12-10-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Greg Grey Cloud, enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and one of the leaders of the #NoDAPL protests. 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

This hour John Feffer demonstrates that politicians like Donald Trump aren't that uncommon if you just look to Europe. And later, Yannet Lathrop, Researcher and Policy Analyst at National Employment Law Project, discusses her group's new report on the massive impact on worker pay the Fight for 15 has achieved.

Direct download: TZH_12_03_16_H3_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This hour we're joined by Sarah Sorscher, an attorney with Public Citizen's Health Research Group, about the 21st Century Cures Act. Later, we speak with Tim Wu, professor at Columbia Law School, about his new book The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

We break down the news of the week, then talk to Jessica Jackson Sloan, National Director and Co-Founder of #cut50, about the need to slash in half the number of people in prison. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The Zero Hour is on a holiday break this week so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

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The Zero Hour is on a holiday break this week so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

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The Zero Hour is on a holiday break this week so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

Direct download: TZH_11-26-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

Linda Benesch, Communications Director of Social Security Works, on the role that Social Security played - and more often, didn't play - in the 2016 campaign.

Cora Currier, journalist at The Intercept, on why Americans should be worried about intelligence agencies drunk with power.

Direct download: TZH_11-18-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at TheWeek.com, on Paul Ryan's plan to gut Medicare

Becky Bond & Zack Exley, co-authors of the new book Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Joe Romm, Founding Editor of Climate Progress, on why the Trump Administration is terrifying for the future of our planet

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Sonjiah Davis, Mental health therapist and host of Get Your Mind Right on We Act Radio, on processing electoral loss

Greg Grey Cloud, enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, on fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline

Direct download: TZH_11-12-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Katy Waldman, Slate's words correspondent, on how Donald Trump uses language 

Kathleen Frydl, historian and the author of "The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973".

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Alex Lawson - Executive Director of Social Security Works and co-owner and co-founder of We Act Radio, the only independent radio station in Washington, DC.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

George Goehl, co-executive director of People's Action and People's Action Institute, on the 2016 election and the future of organizing. 

Dean Baker, founding co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on his new book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer

Direct download: TZH_11-05-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, discusses the many marijuana legalization referendums on the ballot this year. 

Mark Ames, founding editor of the eXile, gives his take on the recent stories linking Trump to Vladimir Putin.

 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Bridget Bowman, senior reporter at Roll Call, on Sen. Harry Reid's takedown of FBI Director Comey.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

In the final hour of the show, Richard speaks with Eric Garcia from CQ/Roll Call about the forecast for Senate races on November 8, and Philadelphia Daily News' Will Bunch asking why Chris Christie hasn't been impeached yet. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

In hour 2 of the show, Richard speaks with Matt Stoller, Senior Policy Advisor and Budget Analyst at Senate Budget Committee, about his new article at The Atlantic, and Allyson Fredericksen, Deputy Director of Research at People's Action Institute, about their new report on how low wages and student debt keep prosperity out of reach. 

Direct download: TZH_10_29_16_H2_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

Hour 1 of the show features the Breaking the News recap as well as an interview with Media Matters' Eric Boehlert on how Donald Trump manipulated the press' coverage of his campaign of lies.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

 Ian Millhiser, Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, responds to Donald Trump's claims that he may not accept the outcome of the election.

Alex Zaitchik, author of "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America", on how he thinks Trump's supporters will respond if their standard bearer loses the election.

Direct download: TZH_10-22-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Ryan Grim, Washing bureau chief for the Huffington Post, on his recent profile of FOX News host Shepard Smith

Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times on why JP Morgan's CEO, Jamie Dimon, still has his job. 

Direct download: TZH_10-22-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works, on the third Presidential debate and next year's minuscule Social Security cost of living increase. 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Tahir Amin, cofounder and director of the Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), a US-based nonprofit group of scientists and lawyers working globally to change the patent system and get people lifesaving medicines.

John B. Judis on his new book, The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics

Direct download: TZH_10-15-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Sarah Jaffe on her new book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Maya Schenwar on her new book, "Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better."

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) on the letter he and several colleagues recently wrote to President Obama, urging him to take executive action to lower drug prices. 

 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of the best content from recent weeks:

"Dee," a prisoner in the Carolina area, speaks out about the prison worker strike going on right now and what the oppressed workers are demanding.

And Garry South, the "Carville of California," tells us about Yes on Prop 61, a ballot measure in California to help stem the tide of rising drug costs. 

 

Direct download: TZH_10-08-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of our best content from recent weeks:

Bob DeMars, former college football player, previews his new documentary "The Business of Amateurs" about the dark side of college sports.

Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses his new book on the Euro and how it may be a doomed currency. 

Direct download: TZH_10-08-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of our best content from recent weeks:

Ryan Cooper of The Week on why, despite what some "very serious people" in DC claim, our nation's retirement income crisis is very real (starts at 4:50)

Alex Zaitchik on his new book "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America" (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_10-08-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

David Dayen - Contributing writer to Salon.com and The Intercept, and a weekly columnist at The Fiscal Times.

Karl Frisch - Executive Director of Allied Progress

Direct download: TZH_10-01-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Kaylie Hanson Long - National Communications Director for NARAL Pro-Choice America (3:25)

Jennifer Reid - Advocacy and Research Officer, MSF Access Campaign (20:15)

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director of Social Security Works (starts at 20:15)

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

First this hour we speak with Mickey Davis, Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, explains march-in rights and the fight to lower drug costs.

Later, we speak with Social Security Works' Nancy Altman about the deception and false equivalence around AARP's call for candidates to "take a stand." 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

First we speak with Nick Buffie, research assistant for Center for Economic and Policy Research, who makes the case that the job market is weak right now.

After that Bill Black, Editor-in-Chief and Contributor of New Economic Perspectives, and Associate Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, does a deep dive into the scandal tearing apart Wells Fargo following revelations they created millions of fake accounts to pad their statistics.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

First off we go through the big news of the week including two more black men killed by police, Donald Trump's verbal fascism, and a hero teacher standing up to perverse "lunch-shaming" of children who can't afford a meal. 

Then we talk to Rebecca Vallas of Center for American Progress and host of TalkPoverty Radio about encouraging news about poverty in America and what we have to do to keep it going.

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"Dee," a prisoner in the Carolina area, speaks out about the prison worker strike going on right now and what the oppressed workers are demanding.

 

And Garry South, the "Carville of California," tells us about Yes on Prop 61, a ballot measure in California to help stem the tide of rising drug costs. 

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Zoë Carpenter of The Nation discusses her recent article on the myths surrounding the EpiPen price-gouging scandal.

And Jessica Luther talks about her new book Unsportsmanlike Conduct which offers a powerful look inside the problem of rape culture in college football.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EDT

We break down the news of the week including Clinton's "basket of deplorables" and Trump Foundation's (alleged!) corruption. We then speak with Simone Pathé of CQ/Roll Call who analyzes the ten seats in congress most likely to switch parties this November. Spoiler alert: they're all Republicans.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Bob DeMars, former college football player, previews his new documentary "The Business of Amateurs" about the dark side of college sports.

Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses his new book on the Euro and how it may be a doomed currency. 

Direct download: 20160910-HOUR3_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Historian Kathleen Frydl joins the show again to discuss her thoughts on Hillary Clinton injecting the idea of "American exceptionalism" into the presidential debate. We also speak with AFL-CIO's Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre about Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

We break down the news of the week before speaking with Tim Carney of The Washington Examiner about whether Trump support can be pinned on racial anxiety or economic anxiety... or both?

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Ryan Cooper of The Week on why, desire what some "very serious people" in DC claim, our nation's retirement income crisis is very real (starts at 4:50)

Alex Zaitchik on his new book "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America" (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_09-03-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Chico Harlan of the Washington Post on the Obama administration's 1 billion dollar deal with Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest prison company, to build a massive detention facility for women and children seeking asylum. (Starts at 3:00)

Matt Nelson, Executive Director of Presente.org, on the Department of Justice's move to cut ties with private prisons - and why the Department of Homeland Security needs to follow DOJ's lead  (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_09-03-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Joel Silberman of Democracy Partners on why he believes that the real goal of Trump's campaign is to build a new media empire - one even more right-wing and bigoted than FOX News (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_09-03-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

First we talk to Thomas Ferguson from the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects about his new report of the impact of money on elections.

Later we speak with Adolph Reed, Jr., professor of political science at University of Pennsylvania about why we need to just go ahead and vote for the "lying neoliberal warmonger."

Direct download: TZH20160827-HOUR3_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

We talk with viral sensation Brandy Young, a second grade teacher from Godley, Texas, who recently decided that the kids in her class would not be given formal homework assignments and instead encouraged to spend more family time.

Later, we look at an old lie about Social Security from Donald Trump and out-of-control medicine prices like the EpiPen with Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Breaking the News featuring Executive Producer Bradley Herring

A conversation with Amy Kapczynski, a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and faculty director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, about how we can bring down out-of-control drug prices

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America, on Trump's new campaign manager and his bigoted website

Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director at Social Security Works

Direct download: TZH_08-20-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Libby Watson, staff writer at the Sunlight Foundation.


Steve LeVine, Washington Correspondent for Quartz. He writes about the intersection of energy, technology and geopolitics.

Direct download: TZH_08-20-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Annette Gaudino, HCV Project Co-Director at Treatment Action Group

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week. For your enjoyment, we've put together an episode of our best interviews from our trips to Netroots Nation and the Democratic Convention this summer.

Direct download: TZH_08-13-16_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

John Upton, Senior Science Writer at Climate Central

M Adams, Co-executive director of Freedom, Inc. and a member of the Vision4blacklives leadership team

Direct download: TZH_08-06-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Sam Seder, host of The Majority Report

Annette Gaudino, HCV Project Co-Director at Treatment Action Group

Direct download: TZH_08-06-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Liz Kennedy, Director of Democracy and Government Reform at Center for American Progress

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour team continued our road trip this week and recorded live from the Democratic National Convention. We interviewed delegates, politicians, Bowzer from "Sha Na Na" (now a pro-Social Security activists) and more!

Direct download: TZH_07-30-16_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Part 2 of our Netroots Nation 2016 extravaganza, including interviews with Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, and Rep. Mark Takano.

Direct download: TZH_07-23-16_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

This week, The Zero Hour went on the road to Netroots Nation! We've compiled some of our best interviews from the annual progressive conference in this episode: Jamala Rogers, David Dayen, Carolyn Fiddler, Terrence Martin, Rebecca Cokley, and Jaime Raskin.

Direct download: TZH_07-16-16_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Dr. Sanjeev Sriram on his recently-relaunched show "Dr. America," which focuses on health justice (starts at 4:40)

Caroline O'Donovan, senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News, on what Uber really pays their drivers (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_07-09-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Joel Silberman on the upcoming Netroots Nation conference (starts at 4:05)

Alex Zaitchik on his new book "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America" (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_07-09-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America (Starts at 20:15)

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Jason Dick, deputy editor of CQ Roll Call, on the Congressional Baseball Game (starts at 5:05)

Monique Morrissey of the Economic Policy Institute on this year's Social Security trustees report (starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_06-25-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at TheWeek.com, on the big problems with the "No Fly No Buy" bill being pushed by Congressional Democrats (starts at 5:40)


Jenya Cassidy director of the California Work & Family Coalition, on her experience attending the (very business oriented) White House State of Women Summit (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_06-25-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

David Daley, author of the newly-released book "Ratf***ed: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy." (Starts at 20:15)

 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Jamie Raskin, MD State Senator who recently won a tightly-contested and very expensive primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District to replace Chris Van Hollen.

Jeff Faux, Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, on why Brexit would hit the UK economy much harder than its promoters expect.

Direct download: TZH_06-18-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of Outsports.com, the world's leading gay-sports publication, and author of Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports.

Steven Hill, Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation and author of the new book Expand Social Security Now!

Direct download: TZH_06-18-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-at-large of Huffington Post Gay Voices.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Pete Tucker, independent local DC reporter, on the corruption of DC councilmember Jack Evans - and the double standards that have allowed him to get away with it for decades (starts at 4:45)

Dave Cooper, Senior economic analyst at the Economic Policy Institute & Deputy Director of EARN, the Economic Analysis and Research Network, on DC's recent decision to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_06-11-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Congressional Candidate Tim Canova on how he plans to unseat DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Starts at 3:15)

Alex Zielinski, health reporter at ThinkProgress, on what the Standford sexual assault case says about our society (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_06-11-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, on the many problems with Rep. Paul Ryan's poverty "plan" (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_06-11-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Helaine Olen, Author of The Bills, a column about the intersection of money and life, at Slate, on how robocalls have triumphed over the do not call list. (Starts at 4:25)

Andrew O'Hehir, Staff Writer at Salon.com, on the complex issues stemming from the idea of giving animals the same rights as humans. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_06-04-04_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Anthony Newby, Executive Director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, on how Minneapolis became to first city in the midwest to pass a Paid Sick Days law. (Starts at 5:00)

Holly Root-Gutteridge, postdoctoral researcher at Syracuse University in New York, where she studies wolves, conservation and large mammal biology. (Starts at 20:15)

Nancy Altman, co-founder of Social Security Works, on President Obama coming out in support of expanding Social Security benefits. (Starts at 33:07)

Direct download: TZH_06-04-04_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (Starts at 20:15)

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Diann Rust-Tierney, the Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, on the recent Supreme Court case Foster v. Chatman (Starts at 3:05)

Lindsay Gibbs, Sports Reporter with Think Progress, on a new Congressional investigation into how the NFL interferes with concussion research. (20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-28-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, on the newest evidence that the Trans Pacific Partnership would be a terrible deal for the 99% (Starts at 5:25)

Zeynep Tufekci, techno-sociologist and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, on Facebook's real bias - which is not against conservative news. (Starts at 20:15)

 

 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Kymone Freeman, activist and co-owner of We Act Radio, on his work fighting displacement east of the river in Washington, DC (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-28-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Nancy J. Altman, co-founder of Social Security Works, on Donald Trump's mixed messages on Social Security - and why he can't be trusted to protect the program. (Starts at 4:30)

Historian Kathleen J. Frydl on how big pharma's corporate greed is killing millions of Americans. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-21-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Tom Crawford, Western Region Vice President for Local 13000 of the Communication Workers of America, on the Verizon Strike (Starts at 5:55)

 

Historian Johnny Smith on his new book, Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-21-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:44pm EDT

Young voter Samantha Silverman on how her recent experiences in Nevada soured her on the Democratic Party. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-21-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Michael Hiltzik, Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Times columnist, on why Charles P. Blahous III should not be renominated as a Social Security Public Trustee. (Starts at 3:25)

Jenn Stanley, producer and host of the new storytelling podcast Choice/Less which delivers personal stories about reproductive injustice, and the laws that put people in choice-less situations. (Starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_05-14-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

David Dayen, author of the new book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud (starts at 6:21)

Direct download: TZH_05-14-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

May Boeve - Executive Director of 350.org, an international climate change campaign on Break Free, a two-week global wave of action to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-14-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Lisa Esposito, Patient Advice reporter at U.S. News & World Report, on the countless ways poverty affects people's health. (Starts at 11:35)

Paul Loeb, founder of the national nonpartisan Campus Election Engagement Project, on why youth voter turnout is at a record low - and what can be done to change that. (Starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_05-07-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Litigation reporter Alison Frankel on the dark art of corporate secrecy in court (starts at 3:20)

Huffington Post reporter Daniel Marans on Puerto Rico's debt crisis (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-07-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Sarah Spain - SportsCenter Reporter for ESPN on her new video with Julie DiCaro, #MoreThanMean, which features the nasty, bigoted things men say to women reporters on social media. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-07-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Helen Davis Chaitman on her new book, JP Madoff: The Unholy Alliance Between America's Biggest Bank and America's Biggest Crook

Lynn Parramore, contributing editor at AlterNet, on why she believes the wealthiest 0.01%, not the 1%, are the real problem. (20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-30-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Ari Rabin-Havt, host of The Agenda, on his recently-released book, “Lies Incorporated: The World of Post Truth Politics" (Starts at 5:05)

Lisa Graves, Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, on CMD’s recent expose which revealed how a top GOP polling firm worked with the Chamber of Commerce to help defeat initiatives like raising the minimum wage.(Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-30-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Wendell Potter on the new book he coauthored, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-30-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, please enjoy some of our best content of the last few months:

Economist Monique Morrissey on the failings of 401(k)s (Starts at 5:07)


Historian Rick Perlstein on why some Democrats have given up on big ideas.(Starts at 20:16)

Direct download: TZH_04-16-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, please enjoy some of our best content of the last few months:

The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim on the Hollywood executives who are terrified of offending Donald Trump (Starts at 3:35)

Rashad Robinson of Color of Change on how corporate influence corrupts the Congressional Black Caucus PAC (Starts at 20:13)

Direct download: TZH_04-16-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, please enjoy some of our best content of the last few months:

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on the fight to expand Social Security benefits. 

Nancy Altman, co-founder of Social Security Works, debunks Wall Street's latest lies about Social Security. (Starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_04-16-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA 41) (Starts at 6:20)

Elliot Mincberg - Senior Fellow and Interim Senior Counsel at People for the American Way

Direct download: TZH_04-09-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Nancy J. Altman - co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition (starts at 4:25)

James McBride - author of the new book Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for the Real James Brown (starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_04-09-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Zach Carter- Senior Political Economy Reporter at the Huffington Post (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-09-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Nick Baumann, senior enterprise editor at Huffington Post, on the massive corporate bribery scandal he recently helped expose (starts at 4:15)

Bryce Covert, the Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress, on why one of the best ways to fight inequality would be to strengthen the estate tax (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-02-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Thomas Frank on his new book Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? (Starts at 3:55)

Michelangelo Signorile is Editor-at-large of Huffington Post Gay Voices, on how the Human Rights Campaign is helping the GOP keep the Senate (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-02-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Lynn Rhinehart, Co-General Counsel of the AFL-CIO, on labor's recent Supreme Court victory (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-02-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Dean Baker - American macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on the truth about the Trans Pacific Partnership. (Starts at 2:20)

 

Ethan Miller - Activist with If Not Now, A movement to end the American Jewish community's support for the occupation and gain freedom and dignity for all Israelis and Palestinians, on protesting Trump and AIPAC. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-26-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Phil Angelides - former Treasurer for the state of California, on the last chance to hold Wall Street accountable for the financial crisis. (Starts at 3:05)

John Nichols - National affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine, on his new book People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy. (Starts at 20:15)

 

 

Direct download: TZH_03-26-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Jim Arkedis - Fellow at Truman National Security Project. President of Arkedis Strategies. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-26-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Ally Boguhn - Political and Campaigns Editor at RH Reality Check. (Starts at 6:50)

Arthur Delaney- Senior Reporter, Huffington Post. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-19-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Kathleen J. Frydl - historian studying US state power, policies, and the institutions that shape American life (starts at 3:25)

 

Eric Boehlert - Senior fellow at Media Matters for America (starts at 20:15)

 

 

Direct download: TZH_03-19-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Todd Ruger, legal affairs staff writer for CQ News (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-19-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Tina Dupuy - nationally syndicated op-ed columnist, freelance investigative journalist, comedian and on-air commentator. Her new podcast, Cultish, launched this past week with its first two episodes. (Starts at 7:05)

William K. Black - Editor-in-Chief and Contributor of New Economic Perspectives. (Starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_03-12-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

T. Greg Douchette - Durham North Carolina criminal defense and small business attorney whose Twitter rant with a new perspective on the reality of police bad behavior went viral this week. (Starts at 6:05)

Dawn Porter, Director and producer of the new documentary Trapped, which focuses on the hundreds of regulations that were passed in recent years, restricting access to abortion in America. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-12-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Tracey Ross, Associate Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-12-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Rick Perlstein, author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Monique Morrissey, economist with the Economic Policy Institute.

Direct download: TZH_03-05-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Ryan Grim, author and the Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post.

Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.

Direct download: TZH_03-05-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Jessica Mason Pieklo - Vice President, Law and the Courts, RH Reality Check and a writer and adjunct law professor in Boulder, Colorado.

Direct download: TZH_03-05-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Helaine Olen, author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry

Direct download: TZH_02-27-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Marshall Steinbaum, Research Economist at the Center for Equitable Growth

Jim Fusillifounder and editor of ReNewMusic.net

Direct download: TZH_02-27-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Ian Millhiser, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice

Direct download: TZH_02-27-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Laila E. Leigh, Esq., Legal Services Manager of Break the Cycle, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and support young people to build healthy relationships and a culture without abuse.

 

Mike Lofgren, author of The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, an insider’s account of who really runs Washington regardless of which party is in power.

Direct download: TZH_02-20-16_H3_Podcast0A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Jack Jenkins, Senior Religion Reporter for ThinkProgress

Nick Nyhart, President and CEO of Every Voice Center

Direct download: TZH_02-20-16_H2_Podcast0A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Dahlia Lithwick - Supreme Court expert and senior editor at Slate.

Direct download: TZH_02-20-16_H1_Podcast0A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour broadcast live from New Hampshire in the hours leading up to the primary, interviewing advocates and activists on all sides. In this episode of the podcast, we've compiled the best of these interviews.

Direct download: TZH_02-13-16_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

Nancy Altman - Co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign.

Steve Phillips - author of Brown is the New White. .

Direct download: TZH_02-06-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore - founder, President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions (GPS) and GlobalPolicy.tv.

 

Chris Bell - Director, producer, and writer. His latest film is Prescription Thugs. 

Direct download: TZH_02-06-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Kate Ackley - reporter and editor for Roll Call, focused on the lobbying job market

Direct download: TZH_02-06-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Marc Schindler, Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute, on President Obama banning the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prison.

Zoë Carpenter, The Nation’s associate Washington editor, on Planned Parenthood's victory in court.

Direct download: TZH_01-30-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Dina Maron, Health and medicine editor at Scientific American, on the rise of the Zika Virus.

 

Journalist David Dayen on what "liberal" attacks on Bernie Sanders are really about.

Direct download: TZH_01-30-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works

Direct download: TZH_01-30-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Obery Hendricks - author of The Universe Bends Toward Justice: Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church, and the Body Politic and The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted. 

Kathleen Frydl - political historian and author of The GI Bill and The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973.

Direct download: TZH_01-23-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Jess Levin - Communications Director of Making Change at Walmart

Kim Stanley Robinson - American novelist, widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction.

Direct download: TZH_01-23-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Alvaro Bedoya - Founding Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology

Direct download: TZH_01-23-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America.

Bryce Covert, Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress.

Direct download: TZH_01-16-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Teresa Ghilarducci, labor economist and nationally-recognized expert in retirement security.

Ben Wikler, Washington Director of MoveOn.org,

Direct download: TZH_01-16-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL9)

 

Direct download: TZH_01-16-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Eoin Dubsky of SumOfUs on the campaign to stop Apple from rendering all of their existing earbuds obsolete and creating massive amounts of waste.

Anne Case, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University, on the study she coauthored, Rising Morbidity and Mortality in midlife among non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st Century

Direct download: TZH_01-09-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

David Neiwert, senior editor of Crooks and Liars and contributing writer for Southern Poverty Law Center, on the Oregon standoff.

Andre L. Smith is an associate professor of law at Widener Law School, on his book Essays on the Relationship Between Tax Law and Racial Economic Justice: Black Tax.  

 

Direct download: TZH_01-09-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Daniel Marans, Reporter at The Huffington Post, on the recent New York Times editorial endorsing Social Security expansion.

Direct download: TZH_01-09-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is off this week for the holidays, so we are sharing some of the best content from the past year. This episode features Canadian bioethicist George Dvorsky and Andrew Cockburn, Washington Editor for Harper's Magazine.

Direct download: TZH_01-02-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is off this week for the holidays, so we are sharing some of the best content from the past year. This episode features Brent Huffman, director of "Saving Mes Aynak" and Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist focused on national security and civil liberties.

 
Direct download: TZH_01-02-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

The Zero Hour is off this week for the holidays, so we are sharing some of the best content from the past year. This episode features Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Direct download: TZH_01-02-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT