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    The Man Willing to Confront the Insanity of Trump: With Guest John Fugelsang

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 19:17

    Rick and John Fugelsang discuss General Mark Milley, the man willing to confront the insanity of Trump.

    The Politics of a Darkening America: With Guest Keith Boykin

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 13:53

    Rick speaks with Keith Boykin about his new book, "Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America."

    Did Mark Milley Go Beyond His Constitutional Powers?: With Guest General Barry McCaffrey

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 19:23

    Did Mark Milley go beyond his constitutional powers? Rick speaks with General Barry McCaffrey about the secret actions taken in the astonishing last days of the Trump regime.

    The Case Against the Vaccine Mandate: With Guest Nicholas Tampio

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 13:53

    Professor Nicholas Tampio discusses the flaws in Biden's vaccine mandate.

    The War in Afghanistan Was Corrupt From the Start: With Guest Farah Stockman

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 19:17

    Farah Stockman discusses how the War on Terror was corrupt from the start.

    What Impact Will Biden's Vaccine Mandate Have?: With Guest Brian Dean Abramson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 19:17

    What impact will Biden's vaccine mandate have? Rick speaks with vaccine law professor Brian Dean Abramson.

    The Texas Abortion Law Is Undeniably Unconstitutional: With Guest Eric Segall

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 19:23

    Rick speaks with Professor Eric Segall about the unconstitutional abortion law and the DOJ lawsuit against Texas.

    Will the Latino Community Save Gov. Gavin Newsom?: With Guest Ruben Navarrette

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 13:53

    Will the Latino community save Gov. Gavin Newsom? Rick speaks with Ruben Navarrette Jr.

    How Anxiety Can Be Good for You: With Guest Dr. Wendy Suzuki

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 16:35

    How can anxiety be good for you? Producer Rosabelle Heine interviews Dr. Wendy Suzuki about her book, "Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion."

    Reckoning with the Loss of American Privilege: With Guest Andrew Bacevich

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 19:11


    Beowulf speaks with Andrew Bacevich to get context for the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the anniversary of 9-11 tomorrow. Americans need to take stock of the fact that we are no longer the world's dominant super power.


    What Will Drive Democratic Turnout in 2022?: With Guest John Fugelsang

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 19:16

    What will drive Democratic turnout in 2022? Rick speaks with John Fugelsang.

    Changing the Culture of Public Defense in America: With Guest Jonathan Rapping

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 19:17

    Rick speaks with Gideon's Promise founder Jonathan Rapping about changing the culture and practice of public defense in America.

    Will the Abortion Law Get Through the Senate?: With Guest Rick Tyler

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 19:17

    Will the abortion law get through the Senate? Rick Ungar speaks with Rick Tyler.

    Latinos Are Lining Up Against Gov. Gavin Newsom: With Guest Ruben Navarrette

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 13:53

    Ruben Navarrette Jr. discusses why Latinos are lining up against Gov. Gavin Newsom.

    The Only Developed Nation Without Sick Pay: With Guest Helaine Olen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 13:53

    Rick speaks with Helaine Olen about how the U.S is the only developed nation without sick pay.

    How Will Abortion Laws Impact the Midterm Elections?: With Guest John Fugelsang

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 19:18

    How will abortion laws impact the midterm elections? Rick speaks with John Fugelsang.

    Has the U.S Lost Credibility After Withdrawing from Afghanistan?: With Guest Mary Beth Long

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 19:17

    Has the U.S lost credibility after withdrawing from Afghanistan? Rick speaks with Mary Beth Long, former US Assistant Secretary of Defense.

    America's 20-Year War With Afghanistan Is Over: With Guest Malcom Nance

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 19:23

    Malcom Nance discusses the tactical issues that lead to the end of America's 20-year war with Afghanistan.

    America Should Take In Afghan Refugees: With Guest Ruben Navarrette

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 13:53

    Rick and Ruben Navarrette Jr. discuss America taking in Afghan refugees.

    The Implications of Biden's COVID-19 Origins Report: With Guest Dr. David Relman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 19:21

    Rick and Dr. David Relman discuss the implications of Biden's COVID-19 origins report.

    Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence: With Guest Dr. Anna Lembke

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 12:45

    Dr. Anna Lembke discusses her new book, "Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence."

    Your Calls On Afghanistan and Vaccinations

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 23:58

    Beowulf takes your calls on Afghanistan, vaccines and more.

    America's Military Bases Are Falling Apart: With Guest Mackenzie Eaglen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 19:18

    Today on The Rick Ungar Show: Mackenzie Eaglen discusses America's deteriorating military bases. Then, Philip Bump takes a look at the undeniable overlap of politics and vaccinations.

    What Would a $3.5 Trillion Budget Approval Mean?: With Guest Bart Jansen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 19:17

    What would a $3.5 trillion budget approval mean for Americans? Rick speaks with Bart Jansen.

    Why Biden Was Right to Withdraw From Afghanistan: With Guest Juan Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 18:56


    Juan Williams discusses why Biden was right to have withdrawn from Afghanistan.


    GOP Governors Choose Antibody Cocktails Over Masks: With Guest Dan Goldberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 13:53

    Rick speaks with Dan Goldberg about the GOP governors choosing antibody cocktails over masks.

    America's Demographics Are Changing: With Guest Ruben Navarrette

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 13:53

    America's demographics are changing. What does this mean for the country's fear of immigrants? Rick speaks with Ruben Navarrette Jr.

    Should We Have Stayed In Afghanistan?: With Guest Rick Tyler

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 19:21

    Should we have stayed in Afghanistan? Rick Ungar speaks with Rick Tyler.

    What Can Our Dreams Teach Us About Our Waking Life?: With Guest Athena Laz

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 23:29

    Dream expert Athena Laz discusses her new book, "The Alchemy of Your Dreams."

    Everyone's Favorite Cautionary Tale: With Guest Edward Watts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 19:06

    Beowulf and guest Edward Watts examine the many, many reincarnations of the cautionary tale of the fall of ancient Rome, used to argue for many varied positions.

    How Will Biden's Exit From Afghanistan Affect His Legacy?: With Guest John Fugelsang

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 19:16

    Rick and John Fugelsang discuss how Biden's exit from Afghanistan will affect his presidential legacy.

    Will There Be More Islamic Revolutions?: With Guest Mark Katz

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 13:53

    Will there be more Islamic revolutions? Rick speaks with Professor Mark Katz.

    How the War on Terror Produced Trump: With Guest Spencer Ackerman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 19:19

    Rick speaks with Spencer Ackerman about his new book, "Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump."

    How States Failed to Report Covid Data: With Guest Erin Banco

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 19:16

    Rick speaks with Erin Banco about how states failed to control the spread of COVID-19 due to outdated surveillance and data systems.

    We Need More Immigration Judges at the Southern Border: With Guest Ruben Navarrette

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 13:53

    Ruben Navarrette Jr. advocates having more immigration judges at the southern border.

    Biden's Withdrawal from Afghanistan: With Guest Jennifer Holdsworth

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 19:17

    Rick and Jennifer Holdsworth discuss Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan.

    Can a Board Game Teach Us About the Climate Crisis?: With Guest Matt Leacock

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 13:30

    Matt Leacock, board game designer and creator of the popular cooperative board game "Pandemic," discusses his new, climate crisis themed board game, "Daybreak."

    The Planet Will Get Hotter, How Much Is Up To Us: With Guest Henry Fountain

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 22:07

    Beowulf discusses gerrymandering and other undemocratic practices eroding democracy in the United States. Then, guest Henry Fountain joins us to discuss the alarming yet hopeful recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change about global warming.

    What Does Conservatism Mean in 2021?: With Guest John Fugelsang

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 19:16

    What does conservatism mean in 2021? Rick and John Fugelsang discuss this week's news headlines.

    What Can a Study of One Million Students Teach Us About Masking in Schools?: With Guest Dr. Danny Benjamin Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 19:17

    What can a study of one million students teach us about masking in schools? Rick speaks with Duke Health specialist Dr. Danny Benjamin Jr.

    There's No Time Left to Waste, Landmark UN Climate Report Shows: With Guest Erin Sikorsky

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 19:21

    Rick and Erin Sikorsky discuss the new landmark UN climate change report, described as 'a code red for humanity.'

    No, Surging COVID Cases Are Not Coming from the Southern Border: With Guest Ruben Navarrette

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 19:17

    Ruben Navarrette debunks the claim that surging COVID cases are coming from the southern border.

    LISTEN: Does This Halloween Display Go Too Far?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 12:01

    Beowulf discusses whether this Halloween jab at anti-vaxxers goes too far or is an important way of getting out the message to get vaccinated.

    Unpacking the College Application Process: With Guest Becky Munsterer Sabky

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 30:32

    Producer Rosabelle Heine delves into the college application process, looking at the factors that determine whether or not you get into your dream school, what admission directors seek in applicants and how high school students can avoid burnout.

    America is Failing Caregivers: With Guest Katherine Harmon Courage

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 19:07

    Beowulf speaks with Katherine Harmon Courage about the unmet needs of caregivers across the United States.

    What Has Become of the American Conservative Movement?: With Guest Paul Elliott Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 19:23

    What has become of the American conservative movement? Rick speaks with Paul Elliott Johnson.

    Andrew Cuomo's Response to Sexual Harassment Allegations: With Guest Julie Roginsky

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 19:21

    Rick and Julie Roginsky discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo's response to sexual harassment allegations.

    The FDR Descendants Urging Biden to Embrace the New Deal: With Guest David Riemer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 13:53

    Rick speaks with David Riemer about the group of FDR descendants who are urging Biden to embrace the New Deal.

    What's In Biden's New Infrastructure Bill?: With Guest Alex Bolton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 19:21

    What's in Biden's new infrastructure bill? Rick and Alex Bolton discuss.

    How Politics Has Affected COVID Vaccinations: With Guest Dr. Irwin Redlener

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 19:17

    Rick and Dr. Irwin Redlener discuss how politic has affected COVID vaccinations and mask-wearing in the U.S.

    Biden's Immigration Plan Looks Like It Could Be from the Trump Administration: With Guest Ruben Navarrette

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 13:53

    Ruben Navarrette Jr. discusses Biden's 21-point immigration plan and how it looks like something the Trump Administration would propose.

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