TYT Interviews

Thaddeus Russell is the author of A Renegade History of the United States. He takes a brash, maybe even borderline blasphemous look at the American bourgeoisie and puritans of the past. How did weekends come to be, and how did the mafia, brothel madams, minorities, homosexuals, and others considered "deviant" by the ruling puritanical culture help shape the nation? And is it possible to criticize the suffrage movement and even Martin Luther King Jr.?! Cenk Uygur hashes it all out in this probing interview with Thaddeus Russell.

Follow Thaddeus on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThaddeusRussell

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Rob Delaney (http://www.twitter.com/robdelaney) Comedian, Actor, Author and The Funniest Guy on Twitter joins Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks to discuss Rob's new book 'Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.'

Buy the book here: http://amzn.to/JpzcF7

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Jesse Bering is the author of such books as "Why is the Penis Shaped Like That? And Other Reflections on Being Human" and "Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us." He's also written for Scientific American, Slate, Das Magazin (Switzerland), New York Magazine, The Guardian, and The New Republic, and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, Playboy Radio.

Bering talks to Cenk Uygur about penis evolution, human sexuality, homophobia, "natural" sex, and more on TYT Interviews

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Lindsay Moran wanted to be a spy even when she was a child, and later became a CIA operative after stints at Harvard University and living in Bulgaria. But after a while, it became clear that the agency is not what she expected. She is the author of, "Blowing my Cover: My Life as a Spy," of which she's said, "It's not a threat to write a book about a dysfunctional intelligence organization. It's a threat to have a dysfunctional intelligence organization, and that was my ultimate conclusion."

What happened in Lindsay Moran's life as a CIA operative? What did she do, and what did she think of it? She speaks out to Cenk Uygur here on TYT Interviews

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Malcolm Fleschner (Executive Producer for The Point) interviews Dr. Carl Hart (Professor of Psychiatry and psychology at Columbia University) on his new book, "High Price." The book challenges what our perception of drugs, and whether it's actually appropriate to blame poverty and societal ills on addiction.

Are current drug policies failing? According to Dr. Hart's book, yes. He explains why with his landmark, yet controversial studies of race, poverty,, and drugs as well as the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. Hart relates his own story that started in a tough Miami neighborhood and resulted in a career as a neuroscientist and Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences.

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This is the complete interview of legendary pornstar, Nina Hartley on her incredible, extremely unconventional life. On top of a stellar career in adult film, Nina is a pioneer in sex-positive feminism, an author, and an activist. She sits down with Cenk Uygur to discuss he upbringing as a hybrid Buddhist/Atheist, her revelations as a nurse, her start in porn, her surprising sex life with her husband, and more.

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Immortal Technique is a rapper and political activist who also produced a documentary film entitled The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique. In this interview he talks about his life from his birth in Peru to his start in rap and hip-hop culture while growing up in Harlem. While covering biographical details, the interview with Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks touches on the issues of poverty, freedom of speech, exploitation of women, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Yemen, drone strikes and political corruption.

His website is http://www.viperrecords.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter @immortaltech.

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Joe Rogan joins Ana Kasparian to discuss everything from his podcast, politics, comedy, Carlos Mencia, Robin Williams, and much more.

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George Takei is known for his groundbreaking role at Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek: The Original Series. He tells Ana Kasparian about his childhood in a Japanese internment camp, marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for civil rights, being gay in Hollywood, and how his unique experiences helped form his career as a political activist. What was the breaking point that emboldened George to come out of the closet? What did the marginalization of Japanese Americans teach him about the plight of all Americans? George Takei explains all this and more in this special interview.

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Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazinea and is the author of This Town, a book decrying the suck-up relationship between beltway media and the government, and that sick relationship is harming the American people. Washington insiders often get the exclusive after treating the elected officials as well as other insiders with kid gloves, without challenging or questioning the system or their roles in it. But doesn't this kill the point of journalism as the Fourth Estate? Cenk Uygur interviews Mark Leibovich about standing up, going against the grain of cronyism, and more.

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