Kickass News

Kickass News

Hosted by Hollywood producer and political media strategist Ben Mathis, KickAss News is a twice weekly podcast that features the most interesting personalities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, tech, business, science, and more. Enjoy the podcast? Then please support the show and help keep us on the air by making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign at www.gofundme.com/kickassnews. Another way you can support the show is to subscribe to the podcast and leave us a review on iTunes to help keep us ranking strong on the top podcasts charts. For more information visit www.kickassnews.com. Thanks for listening!

P.J. O'Rourke on Election 2016: How the Hell Did This Happen?

March 27, 2017

48:20 Listen
Professor Tom Nichols on the Death of Expertise & the Rise of American Ignorance

March 23, 2017

52:24 Listen
Henry Winkler on the Fonz, Fonts & Helping Dyslexic Kids

March 20, 2017

39:22 Listen
Making a Murderer: Jerome Buting vs. Ken Kratz

March 16, 2017

54:43 Listen
Evgeny Afineevsky Discusses His Documentary "Cries from Syria"

March 13, 2017

41:43 Listen
Man of 1000 Voices Rich Little

March 9, 2017

41:06 Listen
Author Patricia Cornwell Solves Jack the Ripper Case

March 6, 2017

49:15 Listen
The Most Famous Hacker Gives Tips For Personal Cyber-Security

March 2, 2017

46:51 Listen
Legendary Mathematician Edward Thorp on Card Counting, Quantitative Investing, & Catching Bernie Madoff

Feb. 27, 2017

47:07 Listen
VICE Correspondents Gianna Toboni & Isobel Yeung

Feb. 23, 2017

44:25 Listen
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on T.P.P., Pacific Rim Security, China, & The Infamous Trump-Turnbull Phone Call,

Feb. 20, 2017

43:46 Listen
Bloomberg Tech Editor Brad Stone on Uber, AirBnB, & the New Silicon Valley

Feb. 16, 2017

52:55 Listen
The Cast & Creators of AMC's HUMANS Imagine a Future w/ Artificial Intelligence, Robots & More

Feb. 13, 2017

46:28 Listen
Political Dirty Trickster Roger Stone on The Making of the President 2016

Feb. 9, 2017

44:12 Listen
Hugh Hewitt's "Fourth Way" for President Trump & the GOP

Feb. 6, 2017

46:03 Listen
Amazon's Fresh Take on Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald

Feb. 3, 2017

45:05 Listen
John Avlon, Editor of The Daily Beast on Washington's Farewell Address

Jan. 31, 2017

49:07 Listen
In Praise of Free Trade w/ Austan Goolsbee, Martin Feldstein & Amb. Michael Froman

Jan. 27, 2017

53:57 Listen
The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein w/ CIA Analyst John Nixon

Jan. 23, 2017

42:23 Listen
Louie Anderson, Martha Kelly & Jonathan Krisel of FX's BASKETS

Jan. 19, 2017

47:50 Listen
The Cast & Creators of History Channel's SIX

Jan. 16, 2017

46:15 Listen
Globalist Parag Khanna Calls for Technocracy in America

Jan. 12, 2017

49:01 Listen
Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Wants To Tell You Something You Don't Know

Jan. 10, 2017

42:25 Listen
Brain Warriors Dr. Daniel & Tana Amen Share Tips for Better Brain Health

Jan. 5, 2017

47:50 Listen
Bradley Birkenfeld, The Swiss Banker Turned Whistleblower Who Exposed UBS Switzerland

Jan. 2, 2017

43:42 Listen
Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis

Dec. 30, 2016

42:50 Listen
AOL Founder Steve Case on the Third Wave of Tech (Rerun)

Dec. 26, 2016

43:27 Listen
Comedian David Steinberg Talks Carson, Comedy, and Curb (Rerun)

Dec. 22, 2016

53:29 Listen
Are You a Risky Drinker? w/ Dr. George Koob & filmmaker Perri Peltz

Dec. 19, 2016

48:08 Listen
Former CIA Analyst Nada Bakos Is NOT "Maya" from Zero Dark Thirty (Or So She Says!)

Dec. 15, 2016

35:40 Listen
Middle East Peace w/ Senator George Mitchell & Alon Sachar

Dec. 12, 2016

49:28 Listen
The Daily Show: An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests

Dec. 8, 2016

50:32 Listen
Michael Medved on The American Miracle

Dec. 5, 2016

43:30 Listen
Award-winning Author Deirdre Bair on Al Capone's Life, Legacy & Legend

Dec. 1, 2016

50:54 Listen
Dana Perino Says "If You Want a Friend in Washington, Get a Dog!"

Nov. 28, 2016

49:31 Listen
Rebroadcast: Arianna Huffington Is Starting A Sleep Revolution

Nov. 25, 2016

33:30 Listen
The Boston Marathon Bombings w/ Documentary Filmmakers Ricki Stern & Annie Sundberg

Nov. 21, 2016

31:23 Listen
Space Journalist Leonard David on NatGeo's MARS

Nov. 18, 2016

53:30 Listen
Carol Burnett Reminisces About 11 Hilarious Years of "The Carol Burnett Show"

Nov. 14, 2016

38:52 Listen
Supermensch Shep Gordon on Film, Food, & Rock 'n Roll

Nov. 10, 2016

50:51 Listen
An Anti-Endorsement and Final Thoughts on the 2016 Election

Nov. 9, 2016

42:08 Listen
Historian H.W. Brands on the Epic Rivalry Between Truman & MacArthur

Nov. 5, 2016

43:02 Listen
Chef Mario Batali Celebrates America's Favorite Regional Comfort Foods

Nov. 1, 2016

38:51 Listen
Author James Patterson on the Shocking True Crimes of Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Oct. 25, 2016

44:41 Listen
Critical Thinking in the Information Age w/ Dr. Daniel Levitin

Oct. 20, 2016

52:33 Listen
Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick At Wired, On 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Oct. 17, 2016

44:25 Listen
Director Rod Lurie on "Killing Reagan" for National Geographic Channel

Oct. 14, 2016

50:54 Listen
Dylan Thuras of Atlas Obscura on the World's Hidden Wonders

Oct. 10, 2016

43:15 Listen
Artificial Intelligence (Pt. 2) w/ Prof. Nick Bostrom, Dr. Seth Baum, & the Creators of AMC's HUMANS

Oct. 7, 2016

53:14 Listen
Artificial Intelligence (Pt. 1) w/ Michio Kaku, IBM's Guru Banavar, Wired's Kevin Kelly, & Martin Ford

Oct. 5, 2016

43:58 Listen
Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer of CRIMINAL Podcast

Sept. 29, 2016

47:47 Listen
CNBC'S Larry Kudlow & Historian Brian Domitrovic on JFK the Tax-Cutter

Sept. 28, 2016

42:34 Listen
Al Jean, Head Writer/Exec Producer of "The Simpsons" Is Doing What He Loves

Sept. 23, 2016

49:01 Listen
HBO's "Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks" w/ filmmaker Dan Reed

Sept. 19, 2016

40:07 Listen
James Carville Makes the Democrats' Case for 2016

Sept. 17, 2016

29:45 Listen
Discovery Network's "Taking Fire" w/ Kyle Boucher & J.J. McCool

Sept. 13, 2016

34:10 Listen
David Cay Johnston On The Making of Donald Trump

Sept. 8, 2016

43:11 Listen
Ann Coulter on Trump, Immigration, The Roast & More

Sept. 6, 2016

40:50 Listen
David Priess Reveals All About "The President's Book of Secrets"

Sept. 2, 2016

48:35 Listen
CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin on the Patty Hearst Kidnapping

Aug. 29, 2016

35:21 Listen
Mary Matalin Says the GOP Needs to Change, not Donald Trump

Aug. 25, 2016

30:40 Listen
Creators of AMC's Halt & Catch Fire, Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers

Aug. 22, 2016

44:00 Listen
Dinesh D'Souza Talks About "Hillary's America"

Aug. 19, 2016

32:35 Listen
Can a Robot Take YOUR Job? w/ guest Martin Ford

Aug. 12, 2016

37:07 Listen
Alexandra Pelosi Exposes the World of Political Mega-Donors

Aug. 9, 2016

39:58 Listen
100th Episode! Special Guest Dick Cavett

Aug. 1, 2016

50:11 Listen
Ben Shapiro on Political Correctness & Journalistic Integrity in the Age of Trump

July 25, 2016

34:07 Listen
The Holdouts - Prominent Republicans Against Trump

July 22, 2016

01:14:10 Listen
The Dawn of Driverless Cars

July 15, 2016

38:54 Listen
Alan Alda on Making Scientists & Doctors Better Communicators

July 11, 2016

41:27 Listen
Dana Loesch Stands Up for Flyover Country

July 8, 2016

35:45 Listen
Glenn Beck Talks Trump, Libertarianism, & Orson Wells

July 5, 2016

38:02 Listen
The Hilarious Gilbert Gottfried

June 28, 2016

45:59 Listen
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Trump, the GOP, & Playing the Political 'Long Game'

June 24, 2016

34:02 Listen
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Talks Beer, Politics & More

June 21, 2016

37:50 Listen
Comedian David Steinberg Talks Comedy, Carson & "Curb"

June 16, 2016

51:18 Listen
Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Suing the President, Restoring the Constitution, & Rising to the Top from a Wheelchair

June 8, 2016

40:50 Listen
General Wesley Clark on Vietnam, the Wars in Bosnia & Kosovo, and the Future of U.S. Military

May 31, 2016

43:33 Listen
Parag Khanna Explains Why Globalism Is Great for America and the World

May 26, 2016

47:12 Listen
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH & Head of the Human Genome Project

May 23, 2016

36:07 Listen
Director Jay Roach Goes ALL THE WAY with LBJ

May 19, 2016

46:42 Listen
Paul Wolfowitz on Fighting Dictators, Encouraging Freedom, & His Problem with the Term "Neoconservative"

May 16, 2016

43:55 Listen
Campaign Advance Man Josh King On White House Stagecraft, Photo-Ops Gone Wrong & The "Hat Rule"

May 13, 2016

43:06 Listen
Vicente Fox Unloads on Trump, Trade, & That F-ing Wall

May 10, 2016

53:10 Listen
Preview: Vicente Fox Unloads On Trump, Trade & That F-ing Wall

May 9, 2016

04:40 Listen
Disaster Response w/ Steven McAndrew, Head of Emergency Operations at Red Cross

May 8, 2016

40:02 Listen
AOL Co-founder Steve Case on the Third Wave of Tech

May 6, 2016

41:10 Listen
Juan Williams of Fox News on the Modern-Day Founding Fathers

April 28, 2016

48:20 Listen
Nominate KICKASS POLITICS for the 2016 Podcast Awards

April 27, 2016

01:36 Listen
Arianna Huffington Says Go To Bed!

April 25, 2016

33:09 Listen
Comedy Legend Carl Reiner

April 18, 2016

46:22 Listen
China's One Child Policy w/ Mei Fong, Pulitzer-winning Reporter for Wall Street Journal

April 15, 2016

53:52 Listen
Documentary Filmmaker Ken Burns

April 10, 2016

42:05 Listen
Cyber War w/ National Security Journalist Fred Kaplan

April 7, 2016

51:49 Listen
Jacob Weisberg, Editor-in-Chief of Slate Magazine, On All Things Donald Trump

April 5, 2016

35:12 Listen
Innovation Expert Alec Ross on The Industries of the Future

March 31, 2016

35:05 Listen
War Correspondent Michael Ware On The War In Iraq & The Birth of ISIS

March 28, 2016

37:42 Listen
Part 2: Futurist Dr. Michio Kaku On Amazing Inventions Coming In Our Lifetime

March 25, 2016

40:10 Listen
Part 1: Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist & Futurist Talks About Einstein, Gravity Waves, & The Future

March 22, 2016

46:26 Listen
Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine on Reviving America

March 18, 2016

43:11 Listen
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard On the GOP Primary

March 14, 2016

39:49 Listen
Debunking Conspiracy Theories w/ Dr. Michael Shermer, Founder of Skeptic Magazine

March 10, 2016

58:40 Listen
General Michael Hayden, Former Head of CIA & NSA

March 8, 2016

41:30 Listen
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Political Cartoonist Michael Ramirez

March 4, 2016

47:50 Listen
Donald Rumsfeld On Modernizing The Military, Saddam Hussein, Snowflakes, & Churchill Solitaire

March 1, 2016

51:03 Listen
Oscar-Nominee Evgeny Afineevsky On His Documentary WINTER ON FIRE

Feb. 22, 2016

47:26 Listen
Doug Schoen, Pollster & Fox News Political Analyst, Talks About "The Nixon Effect"

Feb. 19, 2016

34:20 Listen
Iconic Photographer Platon On Shooting World Leaders & Human Rights

Feb. 16, 2016

39:47 Listen
Mark McKinnon, Co-Host of Showtime's Political Docuseries "The Circus"

Feb. 12, 2016

42:10 Listen
Greg Barker, Director of HBO's "Homegrown: The Counter-Terrorism Dilemma"

Feb. 8, 2016

41:04 Listen
What's an Iowa Caucus? w/ Congressman Steve King, radio host Steve Deace, & Cody Hoefert, Co-Chair of the Iowa GOP

Feb. 1, 2016

50:46 Listen
Senators Trent Lott & Tom Daschle on Fixing the Partisan Divide in Washington

Jan. 29, 2016

38:12 Listen
Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review, on Donald Trump, Buckley, & More (Re-broadcast)

Jan. 27, 2016

47:19 Listen
Congressman Michael McCaul, Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee

Jan. 21, 2016

39:14 Listen
Criminal Justice Reform w/ Sen. Rob Portman, Julie Stewart & Jeff Smith

Jan. 12, 2016

58:07 Listen
(Rebroadcast) Part 2: The Political Genius of George Washington

Jan. 8, 2016

27:46 Listen
(Rebroadcast) Part 1: The Political Genius of George Washington

Jan. 8, 2016

27:36 Listen
(Rebroadcast) Pt. 2: E.M.P. - The Day the Earth Stood Still w/ guest Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

Jan. 8, 2016

33:55 Listen
(Rebroadcast) Pt. 1: E.M.P. - The Day the Earth Stood Still w/ guest Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

Jan. 8, 2016

33:37 Listen
Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum on Radical Islam

Dec. 30, 2015

39:38 Listen
Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review on William F. Buckley, Trump as Jacksonian, Hashtag Heroics, & More

Dec. 9, 2015

46:58 Listen
Garry Kasparov Warns That Vladimir Putin Is The Enemy of the Free World

Dec. 4, 2015

49:36 Listen
Karl Rove on William McKinley & Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters

Dec. 1, 2015

39:41 Listen
Brian Kilmeade, Co-Host of "Fox & Friends" on Thomas Jefferson & America's First War w/ Radical Islam

Nov. 17, 2015

34:46 Listen
The Young Turks - Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, & John Iadarola

Nov. 12, 2015

41:06 Listen
The Rise & Reign of Vladimir Putin w/ guest Steven Lee Myers

Nov. 9, 2015

52:09 Listen
Rebroadcast: Reagan's "A TIME FOR CHOOSING" speech w/ guest Dr. Steven F. Hayward

Nov. 7, 2015

33:53 Listen
Bob Woodward on Nixon & The Last of the President's Men

Nov. 4, 2015

41:21 Listen
Fred Barnes & Mort Kondracke from Fox News' "The Beltway Boys" on Jack Kemp, 2016 & Tonight's GOP Debate

Oct. 28, 2015

50:15 Listen
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on Tax Reform, the Tea Party, & America's Role in the World

Oct. 26, 2015

47:20 Listen
Mike Pesca, Host of Slate's The Gist

Oct. 26, 2015

38:20 Listen
Curator of the International Spy Museum Dr. Vincent Houghton on the story behind BRIDGE OF SPIES and more

Oct. 19, 2015

51:15 Listen
David Axelrod On The President, Hillary Clinton, & Why He's Still A Believer After 40 Years in Politics

Oct. 13, 2015

48:24 Listen
Michael Reagan On Why Conservatives Need To Stop Looking For The Next Ronald Reagan

Oct. 5, 2015

45:54 Listen
ISIS's War on Cultural Heritage & the Modern Day Monuments Men Fighting to Stop Them

Sept. 25, 2015

54:17 Listen
Mark Steyn on the Faulty Science of Global Warming Guru Michael Mann & His Famous "Hockey Stick" Graph

Sept. 14, 2015

53:07 Listen
Cuba Under Castro w/ guests Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado & author Carlos Eire

Sept. 12, 2015

43:08 Listen
Senator Lindsey Graham on the Iran Nuclear Deal, Running for President, & Trump

Sept. 8, 2015

25:31 Listen
Millennials & the 2016 Election w/ Pollster Kristin Soltis Anderson

Aug. 27, 2015

47:34 Listen
The End of Doom with Ronald Bailey, Science Writer for REASON Magazine

Aug. 24, 2015

41:26 Listen
THE CONSERVATIVE HEART w/ Author Arthur C. Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute

Aug. 18, 2015

44:16 Listen
A Governor, a Speechwriter & the Scandal That Became a Trainwreck w/ guest Barton Swaim

Aug. 17, 2015

41:13 Listen
Former Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon On The Iran Nuke Deal & Israel

Aug. 17, 2015

32:19 Listen
The Iran Nuke Deal w/ guest Michael Rubin, Middle East Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

Aug. 16, 2015

35:29 Listen
Bruce Carlson, Host of MY HISTORY CAN BEAT UP YOUR POLITICS

Aug. 16, 2015

42:50 Listen
John Tamny, Editor of RealClearMarkets.com & Author of Popular Economics

Aug. 15, 2015

38:25 Listen
Dr. Ben Carson On The Debate, His Vision For America & His Journey From Surgeon To Candidate

Aug. 12, 2015

32:10 Listen
CLINTON CASH Author Peter Schweizer Asks Are Clinton Foundation Donors Buying Influence?

Aug. 12, 2015

35:17 Listen
Senator Mike Lee on Our Lost Constitution

Aug. 12, 2015

29:39 Listen
Grover Norquist Says It's Time to END the IRS

Aug. 12, 2015

36:21 Listen
Policing for Profit - The Civil Asset Forfeiture Nightmare (Part 2)

Aug. 11, 2015

24:48 Listen
Policing For Profit - The Nightmare Of Civil Asset Forfeiture (Part 1)

Aug. 11, 2015

36:03 Listen
George Washington Deserves His Own Day

Aug. 11, 2015

24:00 Listen
Bonus Episode - The Wit And Wisdom Of Winston Churchill

Aug. 11, 2015

13:41 Listen
Churchill on Leadership with guest Dr. Steven F. Hayward

Aug. 11, 2015

46:36 Listen
Stephen Hadley, Former National Security Advisor To The President

Aug. 11, 2015

32:45 Listen
African-Americans Deserve A Leader Like Nelson Mandela, Not Al Sharpton

Aug. 11, 2015

33:15 Listen
Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin On ISIS, Middle East Peace, & The Concerns That Keep Her Up At Night.

Aug. 11, 2015

36:24 Listen
Disruptive Technology vs. Government Regulation w/ guest Grover Norquist

Aug. 5, 2015

36:03 Listen
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