TYT Interviews







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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

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Law Student Matt Cockerill registered for Ashley Madison with his fiancee's full awareness and consent. Since the site was hacked, and his private information was made public, he has been subject to public shaming, branded a liar and subjected to blackmail threats.

In this interview with The Young Turks’ Ana Kasparian, Cockerill talks about how this “outing” has changed his life and affected countless others who signed up for Ashley Madison, often for a wide range of reasons. They also discuss:

- Whether reports that very few women registered with Ashley Madison were accurate
- When infidelity within a relationship is justified
- Who the real victims of the Ashley Madison hack are
- Whether Ashley Madison should be subject to a massive class action lawsuit
- The hypocrisy of the self-righteous moralizers criticizing those who signed up for Ashley Madison.

Matt has set up an online forum for victims of the Ashley Madison hack here: http://AMhackvictims.bbforum.co

He can also be reached via email here: AMhackvictims@gmail.com

Follow Ana on Twitter: @anakasparian

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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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