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The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday noon ET / 9am PT- www.thomhartmann.com.

The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday noon ET / 9am PT- www.thomhartmann.com.

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The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday noon ET / 9am PT- www.thomhartmann.com.

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Episodes

UNMASKING THE MASK CONTROVERSY

5/28/2020
Progressive Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan joins Thom Hartmann for a national Town Hall Meeting, answering listener questions ranging from the latest Congressional remedies for the Covid crisis to election security for the 2020 race. For the Book Club Thom reads selections from "Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover" by Ruth Marcus and "They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45" by Milton Mayer.

Duration:01:01:40

AMERICA'S UGLY RACIST PAST AND PRESENT

5/27/2020
Bakari Sellers, Attorney and CNN Political Analyst, author of My Vanishing Country, joins Thom to talk about the changes in our country and systematic racism. Listeners call in with responses to Joe Biden's recent gaffe on the radio program of Charlamagne tha God, and point out that the 2020 election alone can't solve 400 years of racism. For the Book Club, Thom reads from "Just Another N-word: My Life in the Black Panther Party" by Field Marshal Don Cox, and "Stand Up, Struggle Forward:...

Duration:01:01:38

TRUMP'S HIGH STAKES BET

5/26/2020
Will Trump and Fox News be able to cover up the Covid deaths, or get white people to ignore them, and win? Or will he kill a million Americans, lose, and be seen by history as the man willing to let his fellow citizens die in droves for ultimately unsuccessful but purely political and purposes? For the Book Club, Thom reads from "The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction and What This Means Today" by Dan Sisson and Thom Hartmann.

Duration:01:01:37

BEHIND EVERY FORTUNE THERE'S A GREAT CRIME

5/25/2020
As the Caronavirus crisis grinds on, the Fed is handing out virtually free money in the form of very low interest loans-- how is this backdoor stimulus changing the behavior of the large corporations that have corrupted our political system? Economist Richard Wolff joins Thom to share his research and predictions. And as the big banks get caught again engaging in mortgage fraud, in some ways are we seeing a re-run of the crash of 2008? Can CEO-driven stock buybacks keep the stock markets...

Duration:01:03:36

THE FLYNN MANEUVER

5/24/2020
Donald Trump and some of his Republican allies on Capitol Hill have pointed to the "unmasking" of Flynn as evidence of a campaign by top members of former President Barack Obama's White House to undermine the incoming administration. However, Michael Flynn was never 'masked' in transcript of calls with Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Thom gives his take on the backfired GOP blunder to defend Trump.

Duration:01:03:51

CAN AMERICA RECOVER FROM DONALD TRUMP?

5/23/2020
Donald Trump and his administration have done irrepressible damage to the United States and the world... if we ever get to recover, how long will it take?

Duration:01:02:16

REFORMING A BROKEN FOOD SYSTEM

5/22/2020
As thousands of animals are being suffocated, drowned, or shot as many Covid-infected slaughterhouses grind to a halt, Leah Garces of Mercy for Animals joins Thom to consider the morality of a food system that treats both animals and workers as disposable. Even as emissions drop during lockdown, what are the larger consequences of the huge portion of total carbon emissions that result from feeding and raising animals? And what is the latest science telling us about the intelligence of...

Duration:01:01:41

RESPONDING TO THE RESPONSE

5/21/2020
Thom's listeners pepper with questions one of the leaders of the House Progressive Caucus- Mark Pocan. What is the status of the next stimulus bill? What can we do with a do-nothing Senate that is looking out for the interests of the very rich? Plus- tips on how to have the most influence when you call your congressperson.

Duration:01:01:38

THE GRIFT REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

5/20/2020
Donald Trump has signed an executive order telling his regulatory agencies to ignore regulations permanently if they mean a business could lose money! Should this be the news of the year? We are watching Trump deconstruct our nation. Then, author and Trump-watcher Seth Abramson brings charges against Trump with his latest book 'Proof of Corruption'. Is Trump promoting hydroxyclorquine as a stock play? Steve Mnuchin threw out the rules Congress laid down when they handed him a 500 billion...

Duration:01:03:04

DECONSTRUCTING RELIEF

5/19/2020
California progressive Congressman Ro Khanna joins Thom for a national Town Hall with callers to break down the components of the recent relief bill and strategies for passage through the US Senate. For the Book Club, Thom reads from "Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America" by Karine Jean-Pierre, "United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America" by Mickey Huff and Nolan Higdon, and "All the World's a Stage" by Dennis Weaver.

Duration:01:03:05

THE BRAINWASHING OF AMERICA

5/18/2020
Have you had the experience of a family member have their politics and even their personality change from watching Fox News? Jen Senko joins Thom to talk about what she learned making the movie 'The Brainwashing of my Dad'. What are the principal techniques that Fox uses to draw people into their cult? And Thom goes into details as to how the Trump administration is using the carona virus crisis to fundamentally change America. Can we change the direction of our country in November before...

Duration:01:03:05

SLIPPERY FLYNN

5/17/2020
Thom speaks with Paul S. Ryan, Vice President of Policy & Litigation at Common Cause, on the erosion of our justice department and recent orders to drop charges against Michael Flynn before sentencing. Bill Barr is covering up for Donald Trump. Trump’s first national security adviser, General Michael Flynn, met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, just after President Obama had imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 election on behalf of Trump. In any...

Duration:01:03:37

WELCOME TO RULE BY THE PARTY OF DEATH

5/16/2020
Nick Cordero, 41 years old and a major Broadway star, went to the hospital with Covid and ended up intubated for weeks during which time his leg was amputated. He's now recovering, but as he and many other Americans struggle to survive the corona virus, why are Rupert Murdoch's Fox News anchors telling everybody to get back to work... while they themselves stay safely at home? And how can we stay motivated and hang on to a sense of purpose during lockdown? If you've always meant to be...

Duration:01:11:23

KEEPING THE RICH RICHER

5/15/2020
Sara Miller of the Economic Liberties Project, and the co-chair of 'Freedom From Facebook' thinks it's time to break up predatory large corporations who are using the pandemic to dominate our country even more than they already do. Richard Wolff thinks Washington is too afraid of the Fed to have any real oversight. Are the banksters and hedge fund guys now in charge of the Federal Reserve running amok? And Pat McGee tells Thom about his new movie on ViceTV, 'Bernie Blackout'. Did the...

Duration:01:00:21

HEROES ACT RELIEF PACKAGE

5/14/2020
Congressman Mark Pocan joins Thom for a town hall of listener questions ranging from the upcoming HEROES Act relief package to the ways representatives are moving to push implementation of the Defense Production Act for essential materials in the national crisis. Environmental scientist, Dana Nuccitelli on Michael Moore's 'Planet of the Humans' documentary peddles dangerous climate denial. For the Book Club, Thom reads from the chapter Green Revolution in his book "Crash of 2016" and...

Duration:01:00:20

SCIENCE AND POLITICS

5/13/2020
Laurie Wallach of Global Trade Watch educates us on the economics behind what Trump has really been up to in his international trade strategies- if you can call them that. World-renowed climate change expert Dr. Michael Mann discusses with Thom the reasons why the lockdown has only cut 6-8% of carbon emissions worldwide, and what it will really take to stop the loss of large parts of the earth's habitable zones. Plus -- what is the status of Gilead Sciences distributing their antiviral...

Duration:01:01:42

PROTECTING THE BILLIONAIRES FROM CARONAVIRUS

5/12/2020
Have we reached the peak of Reaganism stupidity when we're unable to use large-scale testing to handle the problem, as Trump falls back onto blaming Obama instead? We need the leadership of good government, but instead we have Republicans in charge trying to prove that government doesn't work so they can continue to cut taxes for the very rich. Commentator David Sirota joins Thom to remark on the attempt to cover up our fumbling of the corona virus disaster. Is this situation being...

Duration:01:01:42

THE FIGHT FOR THE 2nd STIMULUS BILL

5/11/2020
House Progressive leader Ro Khanna holds a town hall meeting with Thom's callers on wide variety of questions. What are the chances that the U.S. could catch up with the successful policies of countries like Australia that have crushed the virus while supporting their people? And- a payroll tax won't save our economy. Why do ordinary people, who pay the highest proportion of their wages in taxes, get so little of the tax-funded bailouts? And will Progressives be able to save our Post...

Duration:01:00:25

TRUMP SUES AN ORPHANAGE and other bizarre facts

5/10/2020
Economist Richard Wolff joins Thom. Why are former banksters and hedge fund guys running the Fed without even a veneer of impartiality? Professor Wolff says it's a fox-guarding-the-henhouse situation. Will throwing in 'unspeakable amounts of money' fix the problem? Plus - The employer as emperor... Trump's fires more vaccine experts... What's broken with Congressional oversight?.. Who owes who reparations- China??. Why don't Democratic presidenta prosecute former Republican presidents for...

Duration:01:00:52

VOTING IN A PLAGUE YEAR

5/9/2020
Bill Press joins Thom to survey the voting landscape in pandemic-stricken America. And, could a Justin Amash libertarian ticket take votes from Biden and throw the election to Trump? If enough states cancel the Democratic primary could we see another candidate, like Andrew Cuomo? Does Biden need to pick a VP who can quickly hit the campaign trail? Who should be Biden's VP pick? Thom's listeners join in the discussion from a diversity of backgrounds from across the country.

Duration:01:03:32