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Judah Friedlander got his “big break” when he was cast as slacker comedy writer Frank Rossitano on the NBC hit sitcom 30 Rock. But before that Friedlander had been a working standup for decades, acted in dozens of popular films and TV shows and taught the masses the secrets to becoming an undisputed World Champion in “How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book.” Now Judah’s got a new cartoon book out, titled “If the Raindrops United,” filled with his uniquely subversive, thought-provoking and hilarious drawings.

In this wide-ranging interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Friedlander talks about:

- What “if the raindrops united” means and its message for humanity
- His experiences getting cock-blocked by reverse anti-semitism
- Developing his “World Champion” persona and how its evolved over the years
- Which GOP presidential candidate stole his act, right down to the wardrobe choices
- How the marketing of “American Exceptionalism” and a “We’re #1” attitude keeps the US from addressing glaring societal flaws and shortcomings.
- Why American schooling is about keeping kids from learning to think for themselves
- Why too few people are able to view the world through the lens of anyone else’s experience

Buy Judah’s book: http://www.powells.com/book/if-the-ra...
Visit Judah online: www.judahfriedlander.com

Follow Judah on Twitter: @JudahFriedlander
Follow Cenk on Twitter: @CenkUygur

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

Winning a leading role on the wildly successful Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show more than 20 years ago dramatically altered the trajectory of actor Walter Jones’ career.

In this wide-ranging interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Jones talks about:
- His struggles growing up the child of a single mom in Detroit, including one incident at age four when he shot the middle finger off of his left hand.
- Donning costumes to work the theme park and cruise ship circuits while pursuing his big break.
- The challenges faced by black actors in Hollywood, and whether racism was involved in casting him as the “black” Power Ranger.
- Barely escaping being kidnapped while working on a horror film in Romania.
- Whether playing the black Power Ranger helped him score with the ladies.
- How even 20 years after leaving the show, he’s still highly sought after for autographs at Comic Cons across the globe.


Follow Walter on Twitter: @Walterejones
Follow Cenk on Twitter: @CenkUygur

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

Growing up as the only child of legendary comedian George Carlin wasn’t all laughs and jocular exchanges of the “seven dirty words.” In her new memoir, “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George,” author, radio host and podcaster Kelly Carlin describes her tumultuous upbringing, awash in drugs, alcohol and screaming fights - but also with a great deal a lot of love and affection.

In this interview with satirist and radio host Jimmy Dore, Carlin pulls the curtain back on what most people don’t know - or understand - about her famous father, while sharing intimate details abour her struggles as the child of alcoholic/addict parents, her escape from an abusive marriage and the peace of mind she’s achieved by charting her own path to personal fulfillment.

Get a copy of “A Carlin Home Companion”: http://ow.ly/THrVR
Find out more about Kelly Carlin: http://thekellycarlinsite.com/

Follow Kelly Carlin on Twitter: @Kelly_Carlin
Follow Jimmy Dore on Twitter: @Jimmy_Dore

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

Lawrence Lessig is running for president as a Democrat, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the first Democratic debate on CNN. Lessig’s solitary focus is on ending the corrosive, corrupting influence of money on the American political system, a position that may be too hot for the Democratic National Committee, which barred Lessig from the first Democratic debate on October 13th in Las Vegas.

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Chris Ryan is the author, along with his wife Cacilda Jetha, of the New York Times bestseller “Sex At Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships,” which advice columnist Dan Savage described as "the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male on the American public in 1948."

In this wide-ranging interview with The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian, Ryan discusses why sexual monogamy among humans is a very recent invention, the critical difference between intimacy and sex, why polyamorous relationships are often much healthier - with better communication and less jealousy - than traditional pair bonds, the primitive roots of the cuckolding fetish, and why it can be perfectly OK to say, “go ahead, fuck the nanny.”

To find out more about Chris Ryan, visit www.chrisryanphd.com
Buy Sex at Dawn: www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780061707810-2­0
Listen to Chris Ryan’s podcast, Tangentially Speaking: http://chrisryanphd.com/tangentially-...

Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisRyanPhD
Follow Ana on Twitter: @anakasparian

Direct download: TYT_Interviews__Chris_Ryan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Dave Spencer is a "Rockefeller Republican" in two senses: first, in that he believes the GOP should be more open to compromise, evidence-based and reasonable and second, because his great-great-grandfather was actually John D. Rockefeller.

Spencer suffered a life-threatening car accident at age 19, which cost him his right leg and full use of his right arm. Since then he's - Has an MBA from Stanford, worked as a volunteer motivational speaker for amputees and trauma victims, started BayKids, a nonprofit organization that serves children through self-empowerment programs in the greater San Francisco area and founded "Practically Republican."

Practically Republican’s stated objective is, "To engage, organize and motivate a new kind of GOP supporter; one who is fact and issue-oriented and invites conversation, respects differences of opinion, believes in compromise and puts sound policy before partisanship.”

In this interview, Spencer and The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur discuss:
- The demographic time bomb that threatens the future of the GOP
- Whether the Republican Party has lost its way
- If Ted Cruz is right about campaign finance reform
- Whether more socializing among congressional reps would lead to more compromise
- Which is more important to politicians - money or votes
And much more.

For more info on Practically Republican, visit www.practicallyrepublican or follow them on Twitter at @PracticallyGOP

Follow Cenk on Twitter: @CenkUygur

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

Harvard Law Professor and longtime political activist Lawrence Lessig wants to win the presidency of the United States to accomplish one critical objective: ending the corrupting influence of money on politics. With that done, he says he’ll step down and let someone else take over the Oval Office. It’s a radical notion, the single-issue presidential candidacy, but as he points out, only a radical solution can wrest back control of our democracy from the monied interests who have steadily come to dominate American political life.

In this exclusive interview, Lessig and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:

- The Kickstarter campaign that will decide whether Lessig officially runs for president.
- Why, even if one of them were to become president, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have no hope of eliminating money from politics.
- Why the American people would get behind a one-issue candidacy to get money out of politics.
- Why the Democratic party is as guilty as Republicans for the current corrupt system.
- Whether Donald Trump’s candidacy is helpful or harmful to the cause of money in politics.
- The Three Prongs of Political Corruption that a Citizen Equality Act would deal with.
- Whether he would govern as president on other issues while trying to pass the Citizen Equality Act.
- How the fight against money in politics is the Civil Rights issue of our time, and that now is when the American people need to come together in shared sacrifice to take back democracy.

Find out more about Lawrence Lessig here: http://www.lessig.org
Donate to the Lawrence Lessig for President Kickstarter here: https://lessigforpresident.com
Follow him on Twitter: @Lessig

Help Cenk pass an amendment to get money out of politics: www.wolf-pac.com
Follow Cenk on Twitter: @CenkUygur


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

The activist, blogger and DJ who goes by the name “Fumes” has built a large following on Twitter and Tumblr by voicing strong objection to white appropriation of African-American culture, calling out white privilege in all its forms and targeting the fashion industry for what she describes as “Columbusing, colonizing and exploiting” black culture for profit without acknowledging the centuries of suffering, discrimination and exploitation that helped inform black Americans’ unique cultural expressions.

In this exclusive TYTInterview, Fumes and The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian discuss:

- Their Twitter feud over “white feminism” that led to this interview
- What cultural appropriation looks like
- Allure Magazine’s celebration of Kylie Jenner’s cornrows
- The complicated history and expression of black hair
- Why everyone in American culture is encouraged to look “as European as possible.”
- Whether calling out celebrities for appropriating black culture is acceptable
- Why Rachel Doleful has no right to pretend to be black
- The #BlackLivesMatter movement activists who disrupted Bernie Sanders’ rallies
- White feminism as a subset of white privilege
- Why white - and black - feminists need to understand and celebrate “intersectionality.”

Follow Fumes on Twitter: @WlZKHALlFA
Follow Ana on Twitter: @Ana Kasparian

Check out Fumes’ Tumblr at http://brwn-grl.tumblr.com/


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On April 15, 2015, 61-year-old rural mail carrier Doug Hughes grabbed headlines after flying his one-man gyrocopter from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Washington DC and touching down on the west lawn of the Capitol building, bringing with him 535 letters - one for each member of Congress to draw attention to the pressing need for campaign finance reform.

In this interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur, Hughes talks about:

- How he came up with the idea for his historic flight
- Whether he was concerned about being shot out of the air
- How politicians, the moneyed interests and the mainstream media all conspire to perpetuate a corrupt system
- How the right and left can come together to battle corporate cronyism and government corruption
- The felony and misdemeanor charges against him and the upcoming trial that could send him away for X years in prison
- How crony capitalism and a corrupt Congress are intentionally driving the US Postal Service into bankruptcy
- The next stunt he’s planning to shake Americans out of their complacency about the need to get money out of politics and restore democracy.

Want to support Douglas Hughes in his crusade to get money out of politics?

- Follow him on Twitter: @DougHughesDCfly
- Provide him with financial support on his GoFundMe page here: http://www.gofundme.com/sn8gc2s
- Learn more about Douglas Hughes and the battle to get money out of politics here: http://thedemocracyclub.org

He also has a nationwide action planned to coincide with his trial during which he hopes to have volunteers 'out' retired local congressional representatives who are now earning millions as lobbyists. The goal: tie the local 'scandal' to the national story and the trial which is the story of the day. Reach out to Doug on Twitter if you want to participate.

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

One of the earliest digital entrepreneurs, Drew Curtis built Fark.com into a hugely popular news aggregation site to rival Huffington Post, Drudge Report and Yahoo. Now he’s set his sights on a new challenge: an upstart independent campaign for governor of Kentucky, running on a platform of getting money out of politics, data-driven policy making and adopting best practices from other states’ experiences. Does he really have a chance?

In this interview, Curtis and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:

- What, exactly, “Fark” means anyway
- How idiotic non-news has come to dominate the mainstream news media
- Whether the electorate is primed for a candidate who’s not about “business as usual”
- Massive government corruption that’s hidden in plain sight
- Can a gubernatorial candidate win by admitting that his/her state is not number one?
- How fact-and-data-based governance would function
- Curtis’ chances of breaking up the two-party duopoly in Kentucky and across the country

Check out the Drew Curtis for Governor campaign online at www.drewcurtis.com

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

Norman Lear is a living legend, a pioneering TV producer who rewrote the rules for network television with ground-breaking shows like “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” “Maude,” “Sanford and Son” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” He then turned his attention to politics, founding “People for the American Way,” an influential progressive advocacy group defending foundational Constitutional rights including free speech, freedom of religion and equal protection under the law. Now he’s documented his fascinating 90+ years on earth in a new memoir titled “Even This I Get to Experience.”

In this interview, Lear and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:

- Why, even though he’s a standard-bearer for “liberal Hollywood, he considers himself “deeply conservative”
- How a quarter flipped to him by an uncle changed the trajectory of his life
- Why being a good liar got him fired from his first job as a press agent
- Which are his favorite TV shows of all time (number three may surprise you!)
- The experience in an airport terminal that made him realize that he’d finally “made it.”
- Why Republicans today never talk about President Eisenhower

Buy “Even This I Get to Experience” on Amazon here:
http://www.amazon.com/Even-This-I-Get-Experience/dp/1594205728/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432928743&sr=8-1&keywords=even+this+i+get+to+experience
 
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Alex Winter rose to prominence in the 1980s, starring in hit films like “Lost Boys” and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” He later turned to writing, producing and directing, and has since directed “Downloaded,” the acclaimed documentary about the rise and fall of Napster, as well as his most recent effort, “Deep Web, the Untold Story of Bitcoin and the Silk Road.”

In this interview, Winter and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:

- The origins of the Deep Web and Darknet as a haven for government agents, dissidents, activists and artists
- The parallels between the rise and fall of Napster and Silk Road
- How the Silk Road became the eBay of virtual drug sales
- The mix of libertarian absolutists, anti-drug warriors and high tech mercenaries who drove the Deep Web’s growth
- How manipulation by corrupt cops and DEA agents could have brought down the Silk Road
- The government’s “weird” case claiming accused Silk Road administrator Ross Ulbricht is the notorious “Dread Pirate Roberts”
- Are government investigators technologically incompetent or just lying to us?
- Cenk’s decisive guilty or not guilty vote in Ross Ulbricht’s criminal case

Check out “Deep Web” online at www.deepwebthemovie.com

Tune in to the World Television Premiere of "Deep Web" on May 31st at 8pm ET/PT on EPIX.

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Aasif Mandvi established himself as a working actor in Hollywood in the 1990s and early 2000s appearing on TV shows like Miami Vice, CSI, Law & Order, The Sopranos and Oz. But he became a household — if often mispronounced — name after joining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a “Senior Foreign-Looking Correspondent” in 2006.

Today Mandvi writes, produces and stars in a comedy web series poking fun at 80s sitcoms and anti-Muslim bias called “Halal in the Family” (http://halalinthefamily.tv)

In this interview, he talks with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur about:

- Turning down The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s initial offer for him to audition
- Why his youth spent in the north of England helped him as an adult trying to pick up American women
- How 9/11 changed everything for American Muslims
- How “Halal in the Family” was inspired by news anchor Katie Couric
- Long-standing Muslim traditions that CELEBRATE portraits of the Prophet Muhammad
- What motivates “New Atheists” like Bill Maher and Sam Harris to generalize about Muslims
- How his acting career was inspired in equal parts by The Fonz and Omar Sharif
- Why he once told a casting agent he’d be willing to learn how to be a snake charmer

Check out episodes of “Halal in the Family” here: http://halalinthefamily.tv

Find out all this and much more in the latest fun, funny and fascinating installment of TYT Interviews.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

Dave Koller interviews UCLA professor Ramesh Srinivasan.

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

Karen Straughan is a self-styled "anti-feminist" and spokesperson for the group Men's Rights Edmonton. She has a popular blog (http://owningyourshit.blogspot.com) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/girlwriteswhat) where she talks about a range of gender-related issues, in particular fathers' rights and domestic violence against men.

Watch the interview to see whether she and Cenk Uygur agree or disagree over issues like:

- "Excessive" alimony and child support judgments against wealthy men in divorce proceedings.
- Whether early feminists were more interested in gaining more privileges at the expense of men rather than true equality.
- If circumcision of boys is equally bad as female genital mutilation.
- If suffragettes were true heroes or if they were fighting for rights that they would have soon been granted anyway.

Find out Karen Straughan's thoughts on all the above topics and much, much more in this installment of TYT Interviews.

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Pastor James David Manning of ATLAH World Missionary Church has gone back and forth with Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and The Young Turks, and today they attempt to set the record straight. What did Pastor Manning mean when he said he wanted to stone gay men and wants Harlem to be a homo-free zone? Could Starbucks really be mixing "gay semen" into coffee because of the delicious taste? Is Manning himself tempted by homosexuality, which he describes as a choice? And what about his statements criticizing black male celebrities and speakers? Manning also addresses his statements that President Obama is neither black nor the president, and that he had also shot the mother his alleged love child outside the White House. Can an unaccredited university discredit a school with accreditation? Can it discredit the state of New York?

Cenk and Ana also ask Manning straight on about his previous derogatory comments on Cenk's race as well as Ana's higher education and the indisputable fact that she is a woman.

Find out Pastor Manning's answers to all the above questions and much, much more in this fascinating installment of TYT Interviews

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

Chin Han is an actor currently starring in Netflix's Marco Polo and several other films and teleision shows including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Dark Knight, The Black List, Fringe, Arrow, and the hit video game, Sleeping Dogs. Raised by bohemian parents in Singapore, Han's career and return to acting is as interesting and unlikely as it is prolific!

Now, Han is one of the scheming characters of Marco Polo, a historical drama with its entire first season out now on Netlifx. what was it like shooting a series for Netflix as opposed to film or traditional television media, and how does Marco Polo fare historically?

Cenk Uygur discusses all this and much more on TYT Interviews.

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Norman Solomon is a journalist, author, media critic, antiwar activist, and in 2012 was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives from California's second congressional district. His most recent book is Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State. He recently wrote a feature story in The Nation about the Obama Administration's war on whistle blowers, specifically the case of the Wall Street Journal's James Risen, who is being threatened with imprisonment if he doesn't reveal his sources.

A former Obama delegate, Solomon has since become a critic of the president. Is Obama similar to George W. Bush in terms of policy and decision-making? How has media failed, and how can it change? Jimmy Dore discusses all this and more with author and activist, Norman Solomon.

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Krist Novoselic is famous for for music-- he cofounded and played bass for the now-legendary band, Nirvana with his friend Kurt Cobain, and has also played with the Foo Fighters. But he's also been extremely active as a political activist and reformer. Since 2008 he has been board chair of the electoral reform organization FairVote and he is the creator of JAMPAC (Joint Artists and Musicians Political Action Committee).

What was it like growing up partly in Croatia (Yugoslavia at the time) and moving back to Aberdeen? And what was it like absorbing the music that helped him create music with Cobain and Nirvana? What was it like when Nevermind exploded and became a cultural phenomenon?

Novoselic talks about his huge musical career, why electoral reform and fair tallying and representation are so incredibly necessary, and much more on music and politics with The Young Turks host, Cenk Uygur.

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

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