We talk to social psychologist, Arlie Russell Hochschild, who helps us get inside the head, and more importantly, the heart of the typical Trump voter. Also, Bill Curry gives us his take on the way forward for the Democratic Party. And, Ralph responds to your questions about last week’s show on the Electoral College.
Ralph talks about the importance of human touch in our industrial and virtual society with entrepreneur, Adam Lippin, CEO of the cuddling service Cuddlist.com. Plus, David comes back to report on his foray into both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
Ralph talks to professor Charles Derber about how corporate capitalism has turned America into a “bully nation.” And nineteen year old Nicholas Mokhiber shares with us his adventure hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail.
Renowned environmentalist, Denis Hayes, talks to us about how we should reduce our meat consumption for the good of the planet, while former General Motors exec, Nicholas Kachman, tells us the real cause of GM’s 2008 bankruptcy and also discusses with Ralph how GM should have been a good corporate citizen and warned the people of Flint about the lead in the water. Plus, Ralph grills David about - of all things – music.
We discuss Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen’s reply to Ralph’s open letter and the accusation of “mansplaining.” In addition, Ralph tries to put life insurance in layman’s terms with professor Joseph M. Belth, author of The Insurance Forum: A Memoir. Also: writer and dog lover, Jeff Harder, talks about our obsession with pets.
Author and car mechanic Matthew Crawford talks to us about his book Shop Class as Soul Craft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, about what it means to be able to work with one’s hands. And co-founder of U.S. Right To Know, Gary Ruskin, tells what we can do to find out what is really in our food. And after the latest deferred prosecution, Ralph calls GM a “homicidal fugitive from justice.”
Ralph talks to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and executive director of Reclaim The American Dream, Hedrick Smith, about how much of democracy is simply "showing up." And professor Anthony Bogaert fills us in on a particular sexual orientation that is not often discussed --- asexuality.