TYT Interviews








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Russell Brand (now on The Trews) is well known for his comedy and acting, but also his commentary and analysis of main stream media and the faults therein. Today, he talks to Cenk Uygur about the the unbelievable corporate bias in news, our modern political landscape, and how we can fix and cope with both cultures. How does Ferguson coverage show us how pundits like Bill O'Reilly and others have failed the American public? When did news conform to the status quo and maintaining the agenda of the powerful, rather than serving the public? How do those of us without billions of dollars at our disposal cope with the world as it is? And how does the role of celebrity ironically play into this?

Russell and Cenk have a frank discussion on these topics and the toxic relationships between politics, mainstream media, and power, and how money is the corrupting link between them all.

Watch Russell Brand's "The Trews" at https://www.youtube.com/user/russellb...
Follow Russell on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/rustyrockets

Direct download: Russell_Brand.mp3
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Read about Wolf-PAC for yourself HERE: http://www.wolf-pac.com/

Wolf-PAC's goal is singular- get the power and influence of money out of politics. All too often, donors to political campaigns are able to get our representatives to work to accomplish what they want-- but what about what the citizens want? How can everyday people fight corruption in our government? Wolf-PAC volunteers-- normal citizens-- have been able to successfully get resolutions to get conventions which help us push out the power of money out of our political system. Here in California, Wolf-PAC volunteers worked hard, and saw real success with CA AJR1. Now, leaders including California State Leader Alison Hartson, California Organizer Will Yate, and California Regional Coordinator Kathy Orlinsky join founder Cenk Uygur to discuss it all. Do you think we can pass a resolution? These people are working every day to do it!

Sign Wolf-PAC's petition: http://www.wolf-pac.com/petition

Direct download: Wolf_PAC_California_Leaders.mp3
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Anthony Saidy is a chess master who lived in the Soviet Union (the world center for Chess at the time) for several years during the Cold War era. Now, we seem to be in a somewhat similar situation with the U.S.S.R. He's also the author of "1983, The Novel," a fictional take on the Soviet's two vital classes- dissident intellectuals and the lesser-known working class. What if the two groups had worked together to form a new society? Dave Koller discusses 1983, chess, Russia, and even plays a game of chess with Master Anthony Saidy here on TYT Interviews.

Buy "1983, a Dialectical Novel" by Anthony Saidy here: http://1983thenovel.com/

Direct download: Anthony_Saidy.mp3
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In this latest terrific interview, hilarious and incisive political comedian Jimmy Dore (http://twitter.com/jimmy_dore) sits down with The Young Turks' host Cenk Uygur (http://twitter.com/cenkuygur) to discuss politics, the media and how corporations have seized control of them both - all of which Jimmy also covers in his new book, "Your Country Is Just Not That Into You: How the Media, Wall Street, and Both Political Parties Keep on Screwing You - Even After You've Moved on."

Along the way the two also discuss Jimmy's Chicago upbringing and why, as the 12th of 12 kids in an Irish Catholic family, he was eminently disposable, how ABC newscaster Brian Williams can be a terrific guy and still be a huge part of what's destroying the country, and why on earth someone making $50,000 a year would ever care about the estate tax.

Buy Jimmy's book!

Amazon link: http://ow.ly/AdJBS
Powell's link: http://ow.ly/AdJIs

Visit his website! http://www.jimmydorecomedy.com

Follow him on Twitter! http://twitter.com/jimmy_dore

Direct download: Jimmy_Dore.mp3
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Transcript: http://tinyurl.com/24nwcxu

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) interviewed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan show. They discussed critics of Assange, the treatment of Private Bradley Manning and more.

Direct download: JulianAssange.mp3
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David DeGraw is considered to be one of the founders of the 99% Movement in 2011, which became the Occupy Wall Street movement. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, interviews David DeGraw about the history of the Occupy, the limited information conveyed by the mainstream media, and the underlying economic conditions in the United States that fueled the movement.



Direct download: DavidDeGraw.mp3
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Brian Aubert is the lead singer for Silversun Pickups, the huge alternative band that tours the world, but started in the artistic Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake. There is startlingly little information about Brian available online, but he speaks to Ana Kasparian about the origins of Silversun Pickups, band members, touching and personal lyrics he's written, his voice, his love of What the Flick, and much more. What was it like when the Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign co-opted Silversun Pickups' "Panic Switch" without the band's permission? Have Brian and the band become more political from that point? What went into the new single, "Cannibal?"

Brian Aubert and Ana Kasparian discuss all this and more, here on TYT Interviews!

Direct download: BrianAubert.mp3
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Meghan McCain joins Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian to talk about her life and her new show "Raising MCCain" on Pivot TV. The new docu-talk series follows Meghan McCain on the road talking to unexpected experts, regular people and members of her generation. Ana Kasparian appeared as a two-time guest host.

What is it like to be the daughter of John McCain? How was it shooting Raising McCain and how what was pre-emptive press coverage on the feminism episode like? What other topics for the millennial generation will Raising McCain cover?

Direct download: MeghanMcCain.mp3
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Dr. Christopher Ryan is the writer of Sex at Dawn, a definitive book on human sexuality in the modern age, but also way back in our past. Is monogamy natural, or does promiscuity come easier to us? Where did our modern ways of sex, grouping, child-rearing, and social structuring come from, and how did ancient humans mitigate the same topics? How have penises and vaginas evolved over time? Christopher Ryan discusses our prehistoric sexual history and how we've evolved and changed into the modern era.

Christopher Ryan is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today and runs the podcast, Tangentially Speaking with Dr. Christopher Ryan. Before writing Sex at Dawn with his wife, Ryan travelled the world teaching English to prostitutes in Bangkok and self-defense (Kung Fu) to land-reform activists in Mexico.

Follow Christopher Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisRyanPhD
Visit: http://chrisryanphd.com/

Direct download: ChristopherRyan.mp3
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Jody Armour, Professor of Law at USC and author of "Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism" and "Nigger Lover: Luck, Law, and Language in the Social Construction of Niggas" sits down for an in-depth interview with Cenk Uygur.

Professor Armour treads potentially controversial territory, including hard realities of race, social class, crime, and more. Are hope and opportunity enough to get kids from the lower class into better opportunities and higher education? What is the American dream? Is there stratification within black America?

What is a "good negro" and a "bad negro?" Where does Obama fit in?

Professor Jody Armour and Cenk Uygur discuss it all in this full interview on TYT Interviews

Direct download: JudyArmour.mp3
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