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Best podcasts about John Heilemann

Latest podcast episodes about John Heilemann

Deadline: White House
"Surviving the stench”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 92:50


Nicolle Wallace discusses the Supreme Court signaling their willingness to uphold abortion limits. Plus, a Capitol riot suspect says Trump called him to battle, Mark Meadows' new book says Trump tested positive for Covid-19 days before a debate with Biden, divisions continue to brew among House Republicans, the Jan. 6 committee releases their contempt report for Jeffrey Clark, Sen. Chris Murphy calls out Republicans for their lack of support on gun reform, and some potentially hopeful news about the new coronavirus variant.Joined by: Joyce Vance, Fatima Goss Graves, John Heilemann, David Jolly, Eugene Daniels, Katie Benner, Neal Katyal, Tim Miller, Katty Kay, Shannon Watts, and Dr. Ashish Jha

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
Kitten Swipes and Variant Fights (with John Heilemann)

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 65:57


John Heilemann, executive editor of The Recount and host of the Hell & High Water podcast, joins Axe and Murphy to discuss the political ramifications of the new coronavirus variant, whether the Biden administration should wade into the culture wars, and the shocking normalization of political violence in this country. Plus, Murphy introduces us to the one and only Uncle Walt.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with Gary Ginsberg, the author of First Friends: The Powerful, Unsung (And Unelected) People Who Shaped Our Presidents. Heilemann and Ginsberg discuss the bestselling book, Ginsberg's innovative approach to writing about the presidency (via the presidents' relationships with their best friends), and how his role as corporate consiglieri to powerful men, such as JFK Jr., Rupert Murdoch, and former Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, helped him find this new angle. Ginsberg also dishes on Murdoch's behind-the-scenes dalliance with Barack Obama in the run-up to the 2008 election, and he discusses how Donald Trump's friendlessness affected his presidency. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On Brand with Donny Deutsch
John Heilemann: Elevating Journalism Through Innovation

On Brand with Donny Deutsch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 46:28


Today's episode features Donny's live interview with the brilliant John Heilemann. John is the creator and co-host of Showtime'sThe Circus, founder and editor-in-chief of The Recount, the national affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, and a NY Times Bestselling author. Recorded in front of a live audience during New York City's Ad Week, the two dive right into John's innovation in delivering unbiased news to wider audiences. Whether it's in the style of a "live documentary" show, or by rethinking the approach to streaming news videos, John shares how he is living at the intersection of Politics and Culture. But first, Donny takes us through his weekly brands of the week, handing out his own "ups" and "downs" to the biggest names in the zeitgeist, including Michael Cohen, Jonah Hill, Walmart, and Arby's among many others.  THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Indeed - http://www.Indeed.com/ONBRAND to get a $75 credit  Follow: @donnjaydeutsch @jheil Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to get episodes as soon as they drop! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with Chris Krebs, founding director of the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the last Donald Trump appointee to be fired by tweet (after he declared that the 2020 election was the “most secure in American history”). Heilemann and Krebs discuss his work as a co-chair of the Aspen Institute's Commission on Information Disorder and its recently released final report, which focuses on the root causes of America's mis- and disinformation crisis and its proposals to combat it, his tumultuous experience in the Trump administration, and his fears that 2022 and 2024 could propel the country into an "anti-democratic death spiral." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Deadline: White House
“Everything about it was bonkers”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 89:33


Nicolle Wallace discusses Kyle Rittenhouse being acquitted of all charges. Plus, the House passes Biden's Build Back Better bill, a CDC panels recommends Pfizer and Moderna boosters for all adults, efforts by Republicans in Wisconsin to gain control over elections, former DC National Guard commander demands the Pentagon IG retract his report on January 6th, the search for a missing Chinese tennis player continues, and Anthony Weiner's ex-wife speaks about the moment he revealed the truth. Joined by: Maya Wiley, Shaquille Brewster, Reverend Al Sharpton, Frank Figliuzzi, Jonathan Lemire, Jackie Alemany, Dr. Irwin Redlener, John Heilemann, Errin Haines, Tim Miller, Matthew Miller, Ben Rhodes, Kavitha Davidson, and Huma Abedin

Deadline: White House
"Never diverged so dramatically"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 89:50


Nicolle Wallace discusses the stark differences in what each political party allows in their ranks. Plus, a revealing look into state election investigators in Arizona, Biden holds a summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, the Pentagon inspector general releases a report on January 6th, the race for New York attorney general heats up, the Biden administration looks to positive signs of economic rebound, and what covid's impact on the upcoming holidays will be. Joined by: Ashley Parker, Jackie Alemany, Rick Stengel, Del. Stacey Plaskett, Vaughn Hillyard, David Rohde, Daniel Goldman, John Heilemann, Donny Deutsch, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
House votes to censure and remove Republican for violent video

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 43:33


Tonight on the Last Word: The House votes to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar for tweeting a video that depicted him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden. Also, the so-called face of the Capitol riot is sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the insurrection. Congresswoman Val Demings discusses the rise in violent rhetoric from Republican elected officials. And President Biden promotes provisions of his newly-passed infrastructure law in Detroit. Jennifer Gosar, Rep. Eric Swalwell, John Heilemann, Ryan J. Reilly, Rep. Pete Aguilar and Rep. Debbie Dingell also join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with Danny Strong, creator, showrunner, and executive producer of Dopesick, the Hulu miniseries chronicling America's opioid epidemic. Heilemann and Strong discuss the creation of Dopesick (based off of Beth Macy's book of the same name); the extensive reporting that went into documenting the crimes of the Sackler family - the owners of OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma - and why Strong fears they may never face meaningful consequences; the start of Strong's career as an actor in mainstream television hits like Gilmore Girls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and his transition to working behind the camera as screenwriter, director, and producer for a host of hit shows - including Game Change, the adaptation of Heilemann's book about the 2008 presidential election. Strong also shares what he's watching on television these days and what he has in store for future projects. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Deadline: White House
"They're really getting moving"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 99:42


Nicolle Wallace discusses a judge denying Trump's attempt to shield White House documents requested by the January 6th select committee. Plus, Biden speaks about the economy and his infrastructure plan, the national security risks of the Big Lie, the 13 Republicans who voted for Biden's infrastructure bill are facing threats, and a dramatic day in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Harry Litman, Donna Edwards, Robert Gibbs, Charlie Sykes, Matthew Miller, John Heilemann, Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Rep. Jim Himes, Ron Klain, and Corri Hess

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with John Doerr, the billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist who financed Google, Amazon, and other household names of the digital age, about his transformation into a greentech pioneer and environmental policy advocate. Heilemann and Doerr discuss the sweeping agenda laid out in Doerr's new book Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now and his takeaways from the UN climate summit COP26 taking place in Glasgow, Scotland; the evolution of Doerr's career from engineer at Intel to one of prime movers behind the PC boom of the 1980s and the Internet explosion in the Valley from the mid-1990s through today; his relationships with high-tech titans such as Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs; how Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth sent his career in a new direction; the critical role that the private sector can and must play in tackling climate change; and why Doerr believes it's far cheaper to save the planet than to destroy it. Doerr also explains why he finds himself agreeing with Greta Thunberg more often than you might imagine of one of the world's richest men. For more details on Doerr's ambitious plan for solving the climate crisis, click here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Deadline: White House
“We have to start talking about the truth”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 93:31


Nicolle Wallace discusses Biden addressing the Democrats' loss last night in the Virginia governor race. Plus, the CDC recommends the covid vaccine for children 5-11, the Supreme Court hears arguments on a 2nd amendment case, Democrats scramble to beat the GOP on culture war issues, Republicans block a vote on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the trial for Kyle Rittenhouse continues.Joined by: Michael Steele, Tim Miller, Jeremy Peters, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Fred Guttenberg, John Heilemann, Steve Schmidt, Donna Edwards, Ari Berman, Eddie Glaude, and Corri Hess

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Paul Begala and James Carville

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 81:00


In which John Heilemann talks with Paul Begala and James Carville, the fabled Democratic strategists who famously led Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. Heilemann, Begala, and Carville discuss the travails of Joe Biden's ambitious domestic legislative initiatives as they hit repeated roadblocks in Congress; this week's bellwether Virginia gubernatorial election and what its outcome might foreshadow for both parties in next year's midterm elections; the implications of the fierce infighting between moderate and progressive Democrats for the party's future prospects; what lies behind Biden's eroding approval ratings and the intense backlash against his agenda in some parts of the electorate – and what, if anything, he can do about it. Heilemann also takes Begala and Carville, longtime partners and best friends, on a trip down memory lane, in the process achieving the host's true objective: making the Ragin' Cajun cry on air. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Pres. Biden unveils details of $1.75T economic agenda

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 43:33


Tonight on the Last Word: The House delays the vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Also, the Jan. 6 Select Committee reportedly postpones the testimony of former Trump Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark. And the Albany County sheriff seeks a misdemeanor charge against Andrew Cuomo for forcible touching. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Rep. Colin Allred, Norm Ornstein, John Heilemann, Zerlina Maxwell, Paul Butler and Jimmy Vielkind join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with Fiona Hill, the former national security official in Donald Trump's White House who made headlines with her testimony in the hearings over the Ukraine scandal that led to his first impeachment. Heilemann and Hill discuss her new memoir, There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century, including her reluctant decision to join the Trump administration, what she learned about his character, and his envious admiration for authoritarian leaders around the world and Vladimir Putin in particular; how Trump's disregard for the rule of law and democratic norms led not only to his first impeachment but also his attempted coup in the weeks following the 2020 presidential election and culminating with the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6; and why it's no exaggeration to say that Trump is setting the stage for another attempt to subvert American democracy in 2024. Hill also discusses her unlikely journey from a working-class mining town in northeastern England to the rarified academic realm at Harvard, the inner sanctum of the U.S. foreign policy establishment, and upper reaches of political and policy-making power inside the White House. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with Maya Wiley, the longtime progressive activist and civil rights lawyer who waged a spirited campaign for mayor of New York City earlier this year. Heilemann and Wiley discuss her entry in the race, the highs, lows, and surprises of the campaign, and what the victory of centrist Eric Adams means for NYC and the future of the Democratic Party; the fragile state of American democracy and the threat posed by Trump, the Republican Party, and their perpetuation of the Big Lie about the 2020 election; the Jan. 6 Committee and the stakes of getting to the bottom of the Capitol insurrection; whether Democrats are doing enough to enact voting rights legislation; and the mounting frustrations among Black voters that Biden is falling short on delivering on his campaign promises. Wiley also discusses her plans for the future and ways people can mobilize and fight for change. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Remembering the life and legacy of Colin Powell

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 43:47


Tonight on the Last Word: Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, dies of Covid-19 complications. And Donald Trump is deposed for the first time since becoming president. Valerie Jarrett, David Plouffe, John Heilemann, Jonathan Alter and Theodore Boutrous join Lawrence O'Donnell.

The Joe Scarborough Podcast
10: John Heilemann

The Joe Scarborough Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 67:39


John Heilemann joins the podcast to discuss the state of American democracy ahead of the midterm elections, Lennon and McCartney's opinion of the Rolling Stones, and if the media has developed a habit of overreaching in the Trump era.

Deadline: White House
“I'll bet every dollar in my pocket”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 89:50


Nicolle Wallace discusses Steve Bannon refusing to comply with the 1/6 select committee's subpoena. Plus, Trump riles up his base in Virginia with the Big Lie, Trump's legal troubles grow, parents sue Wisconsin schools for their lax covid policies, how Republicans are manufacturing election irregularities to back up future claims of fraud, how a school board member in Florida is dealing with violent threats, Oath Keepers members charged with conspiracy appear in court, and the dangers of covid misinformation.Joined by: Matthew Miller, John Heilemann, Rep. Stacey Plaskett, David Plouffe, Harry Litman, Frederick Melms, Matthew Dowd, Errin Haines, Rick Stengel, Jennifer Jenkins, Scott MacFarlane, Aaron Blake, and Dr. Vin Gupta

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Schiff's recounts horrors of Jan. 6, impeachment

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 42:57


Tonight on the Last Word: Rep. Adam Schiff condemns “insurrectionists in suits and ties.” Also, the Justice Department and the state of Texas battle over the restrictive abortion ban. Plus, progressive and moderate Democrats debate President Biden's spending plan. And Rep. Jayapal says the Progressive Caucus is open to “paring down” priorities. Rep. Adam Schiff, Shannon Selden, Eugene Robinson, John Heilemann and Jason Furman join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with CBS News chief political analyst and CBS Sunday Morning contributor John Dickerson. The former moderator of Face the Nation, co-host of CBS This Morning, and correspondent for 60 Minutes, Dickerson is also the author of three books, a former writer for Slate and Time, and a co-host of Slate Political Gabfest. Heilemann and Dickerson discuss Republican and Democratic wrangling over the debt ceiling, the controversial Texas abortion law, the Facebook whistleblower, Donald Trump's Big Lie, and whether Joe Biden is doing enough to push back against the threats to American democracy; the evolution of Dickerson's career from print to television and his relationship with his mother, Nancy Dickerson, CBS News's first female correspondent. Heilemann and Dickerson also discuss their mutual grief over the deaths of their dogs last summer, Dickerson's recent piece in The Atlantic about coping with that loss, and what both men believe that humans can learn from their canines about empathy, loyalty, and unconditional love. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Senate Judiciary report reveals Trump's pressure on Justice Dept. to overturn election

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 42:04


Tonight on the Last Word: A Senate report has new details of Donald Trump's pressure on the Justice Department to overturn the election. Also, the Texas abortion law is halted, but providers could face retroactive legal action. Plus, GOP extremism is at odds with the majority of Texans. And unvaccinated Covid deniers overwhelm U.S. hospitals. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Neal Katyal, Dahlia Lithwick, Maria Teresa Kumar, John Heilemann and Christy Baxter join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Deadline: White House
“A slice of baloney far too thinly”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 94:26


Nicolle Wallace discusses a Senate report that details Trump's pressure campaign at the DOJ. Plus, Biden touts the success of vaccine mandates, Congress holds a hearing reviewing Arizona's election audit, a federal judge halts Texas's abortion law, a behind the scenes look at Trump's embrace of authoritarianism, and challenges women face in order to be taken seriously. Joined by: Katie Benner, Harry Litman, Jonathan Lemire, Sen. Dick Durbin, Dr. Kavita Patel, John Heilemann, Neal Katyal, Cecile Richards, Sen. Mazie Hirono, and Fiona Hill

Deadline: White House
“This is real and this is happening”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 90:57


Nicolle Wallace discusses Sen. McConnell offering Democrats a deal on the debt ceiling. Plus, Evan McMullin looks to unseat Sen. Mike Lee, the Texas Senate advances a bill that would make it easier for party officials to trigger audits, the 1/6 select committee interviews the former DOJ second-in-command, DHS issues a warning that extremists are likely to threaten healthcare workers, and a few top NBA players weigh getting vaccinated. Joined by: Luke Broadwater, Steve Schmidt, Alexi McCammond, Jackie Alemany, Rep. Sheldon Whitehouse, Eddie Glaude, John Heilemann, Nick Corasaniti, Eugene Daniels, Rep. Joe Neguse, David Jolly, and Jemele Hill

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Brian Koppelman, Part 2

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 51:42


In which John Heilemann talks with Brian Koppelman, co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the hit Showtime series Billions. Heilemann and Koppelman discuss the genesis of Billions and why Brian was drawn to the world of hedge funds; the fifth season of the show (its finale aired on October 3) and the challenges posed by a months-long, Covid-imposed break in production; the feud between megalomaniacal financial titan Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Machiavellian lawman Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), and why the addition of rival master of the universe Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) this season is central to the show's future—as Koppelman and his partner, David Levien, explore whether a "good billionaire" is a contradiction in terms. Making a drop-in appearance on the podcast, Billions co-star David Costabile talks about playing Axelrod aide-de-camp and fan favorite Mike "Wags" Wagner; Costabile's history with Koppelman, with whom he went to college; and the evolution of their relationship and Wags's character over six years on the show. Koppelman also reminisces about his early career in the music business and his discovery of Tracy Chapman while he was still an undergraduate; his decision to pursue screenwriting with Levien and their first film, Rounders; Koppelman's struggles with ADHD and the career setbacks he faced before the runaway success of Billions; and the new series he and Levien are making for Showtime, which chronicles the rise and fall of Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Brian Koppelman, Part 1

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 71:34


In which John Heilemann talks with Brian Koppelman, co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the hit Showtime series Billions. Heilemann and Koppelman discuss the genesis of Billions and why Brian was drawn to the world of hedge funds; the fifth season of the show (its finale aired on October 3) and the challenges posed by a months-long, Covid-imposed break in production; the feud between megalomaniacal financial titan Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Machiavellian lawman Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), and why the addition of rival master of the universe Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) this season is central to the show's future—as Koppelman and his partner, David Levien, explore whether a "good billionaire" is a contradiction in terms. Making a drop-in appearance on the podcast, Billions co-star David Costabile talks about playing Axelrod aide-de-camp and fan favorite Mike "Wags" Wagner; Costabile's history with Koppelman, with whom he went to college; and the evolution of their relationship and Wags's character over six years on the show. Koppelman also reminisces about his early career in the music business and his discovery of Tracy Chapman while he was still an undergraduate; his decision to pursue screenwriting with Levien and their first film, Rounders; Koppelman's struggles with ADHD and the career setbacks he faced before the runaway success of Billions; and the new series he and Levien are making for Showtime, which chronicles the rise and fall of Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Deadline: White House
"Dangles like a political piñata"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 91:42


Nicolle Wallace discusses the scramble on Capitol Hill to pass Biden's infrastructure bill. Plus, the 1/6 select committee issues more subpoenas, a longtime adviser to Trump is fired, the New York attorney general's probe into the Trump Organization presses on, three congresswomen share their personal stories of getting abortions as reproductive rights are under attack, the growing threat of political violence, and debunking vaccine myths heard from some prominent voices in the NBA.Joined by: Yamiche Alcindor, John Heilemann, Rep. Gerry Connolly, A.B. Stoddard, Donny Deutsch, Joyce Vance, Fatima Goss Graves, Katty Kay, Matt Miller, Steve Schmidt, Jemele Hill, and Dr. Peter Hotez

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Schumer: Agreement reached to fund gov't, avert shutdown

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 43:13


Tonight on the Last Word: The Senate will vote on the bill to keep the government open tomorrow. Also, Sen. Manchin says the reconciliation agreement is “not possible” tomorrow and wants to keep negotiating “in good faith.” And the House Jan. 6 commission issues a second round of subpoenas. Rep. Ro Khanna, Rep. Katie Porter, John Heilemann, Adam Jentleson and Rep. Jamie Raskin join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Stevie Van Zandt, Part 2

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 66:17


In which John Heilemann talks with Stevie Van Zandt, a founding member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, co-star of The Sopranos, and author of a new memoir, Unrequited Infatuations. In this special two-part episode, Heilemann and Van Zandt discuss his early musical influences, the foundations of his best friendship with Springsteen, the extraordinary albums they made together in the 1970s—Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River—and the painful breakup that caused Van Zandt to commit "career suicide" by leaving the band on the brink of its becoming the biggest rock act in the world; his solo career as a musician and political activist, in particular his crucial part in the movement to dismantle the apartheid regime in South Africa; his unlikely emergence as a beloved actor in the role of Silvio Dante opposite James Gandolfini in David Chase's acclaimed HBO mobster series; and his reconciliation with Springsteen and return to the E Street Band two decades after his departure. Van Zandt also explains why he fought The Boss over calling his group The E Street Band — and still considers it a piss-poor name — and Van Zandt's view that the debate over "sways" versus "waves" in the lyrics of "Thunder Road" is no debate at all. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Stevie Van Zandt, Part 1

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 66:27


In which John Heilemann talks with Stevie Van Zandt, a founding member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, co-star of The Sopranos, and author of a new memoir, Unrequited Infatuations. In this special two-part episode, Heilemann and Van Zandt discuss his early musical influences, the foundations of his best friendship with Springsteen, the extraordinary albums they made together in the 1970s—Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River—and the painful breakup that caused Van Zandt to commit "career suicide" by leaving the band on the brink of its becoming the biggest rock act in the world; his solo career as a musician and political activist, in particular his crucial part in the movement to dismantle the apartheid regime in South Africa; his unlikely emergence as a beloved actor in the role of Silvio Dante opposite James Gandolfini in David Chase's acclaimed HBO mobster series; and his reconciliation with Springsteen and return to the E Street Band two decades after his departure. Van Zandt also explains why he fought The Boss over calling his group The E Street Band — and still considers it a piss-poor name — and Van Zandt's view that the debate over "sways" versus "waves" in the lyrics of "Thunder Road" is no debate at all. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Trump allies hit with subpoenas from Jan. 6 committee

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 46:03


Tonight on The Last Word: The House January 6th Committee issues subpoenas for four Trump allies. Congressman Adam Schiff, a member of that committee, joins Lawrence O'Donnell. Norm Ornstein, John Heilemann and Zerlina Maxwell analyze the political significance of the subpoenas. Plus, Republicans are risking crashing the economy and creating a depression by not voting to raise the debt limit. The Chairman of the House Budget Committee John Yarmuth (D-KY) explains why the U.S. should just abolish the debt limit. Plus, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) gives an update on the infrastructure negotiations. Also, the “Cyber Ninjas” are expected to release the results of their fake election audit in Arizona. Democratic Arizona State Senate Minority Leader Rebecca Rios breaks down just how phony this “fraudit” has been. And 24-year-old Maxwell Alejandro Frost, who is running to become the first Democratic Generation Z member of Congress, gets tonight's last word. 

The MeidasTouch Podcast
The Trump COUP, debt ceiling SHOWDOWNs, and going in the TRENCHES with John Heilemann

The MeidasTouch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 86:01


On today's episode of The MeidasTouch Podcast, the brothers sit down with the incredible John Heilemann! As you may know, Heilemann is the host of the show ‘The Circus' on Showtime as well as the Executive Editor at The Recount. The brothers and John cover everything from what it's like working in the trenches fighting to save democracy to how in the world we ended up in this situation to begin with. The brothers shift gears and discuss the latest news breaking around former Trump advisor Steve Bannon confirming he met with Trump and Giuliani the night before Jan. 6 to discuss how to “kill the Biden presidency.” The episode is rounded by the brothers discussing the potential government shutdown and what democrats must do in order to prevent this from happening. If you enjoyed today's episode please be sure to rate, review & subscribe! As always, thank YOU for listening! Follow The Recount on Twitter here Watch new episodes of The Circus on Sundays at 8/7c on SHOWTIME. Support our sponsors: MAGIC SPOON -- Go to https://magicspoon.com/MEIDAS to grab a variety pack and try it today! And be sure to use our promo code MEIDAS at checkout to save $5 OFF your order! WILD ALASKAN COMPANY-- Go to https://wildalaskancompany.com/MEIDAS to grab a variety pack and try it today! Save $15 OFF your first box by using our URL! Remember to subscribe to ALL the Meidas Media Podcasts: MeidasTouch: https://pod.link/1510240831 Legal AF: https://pod.link/1580828595 Kremlin File: https://pod.link/1575837599 Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen: https://pod.link/1530639447 Zoomed In: https://pod.link/1580828633 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with documentarian Ken Burns, whose new four-part series, Muhammad Ali, premiered this week on PBS. Heilemann and Burns discuss Ali's life and legacy as the most important athlete of the 20th century, in particular how his story transcends sports, intersecting with the defining issues of his era (race, religion, politics, protest) and illuminating much about the American experience in the convulsive Sixties and Seventies; Burns's prodigious body of work, which has earned him two Academy Award nominations, 15 Emmys, and two Grammys, and has made him the dominant practitioner of his art form over the past 40 years; the landmark films within his oeuvre — multi-part television events such as The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, and The Vietnam War, some running nearly 20 hours in length — and how Burns found himself imbued with the power to get such sprawling projects made; and the central role that race has occupied in his work, and in the American story. Burns also reflects on his childhood and how it inspired his career, and what it was like to co-direct the Ali series with his oldest daughter Sarah and her husband. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Deadline: White House
"There is a way to bring us back from the brink"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 92:55


Nicolle Wallace discusses the latest votes from the FDA on the Pfizer booster shot. Plus, a Republican who voted for Trump's impeachment says he's not running for reelection, the Pentagon says its deadly drone strike in Kabul was a ‘tragic mistake', a NYC hostess was attacked after asking for proof of vaccination, the threat of disinformation around the January 6th insurrection, Republicans use Afghan refugees to open a new culture war, Alexei Vavalny's strategy to outsmart Putin gets underway, and the $1.7 million bill taxpayers are footing for the Trump family's luxury habitsJoined by: Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, Dr. Irwin Redlener, Charlie Sykes, Anna Palmer, Reverend Al Sharpton, Jeremy Bash, state Rep. William Marsh, John Heilemann, Carol Leonnig, Matthew Dowd, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Ben Rhodes, Donny Deutsch, and David Fahrenthold

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Day 239: Biden backs Milley amid reports of calls to China in Trump's last days

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 43:57


President Biden is back the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs after a new book detailed his calls to China during the final days of the Trump administration to assure them no conflict would be coming. Plus, we look at the latest news on Covid boosters and SpaceX's new history-making all-civilian mission into space. Joining the program are Yamiche Alcindor, Peter Baker, John Heilemann, Eugene Robinson, Stuart Stevens, Dr. Stephen Sample, and Cal Perry.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
NBC News projects California recall effort fails

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 43:50


Tonight on the Last Word: Gov. Gavin Newsom thanks supporters after the California recall vote fails. Also, a new book reveals the details of a phone call between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Gen. Mark Milley after the January 6 Capitol attack. And Lawrence breaks down Donald Trump's history of lying about 9/11. Steve Kornacki, David Plouffe, Ann O'Leary, Christina Bellantoni, Sen. Alex Padilla, Rep. Anna Eshoo, John Heilemann, Maria Teresa Kumar and Rep. Karen Bass join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence, author of The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau's Code of Excellence, and current MSNBC and NBC News national security contributor. Heilemann and Figliuzzi discuss the upcoming “Justice for J6” in Washington by those who consider the January 6 insurrectionists "political prisoners" and why, especially in the wake of President Biden's vaccine mandate, law enforcement and intelligence officials are bracing for violence in the capital and elsewhere around the country; far-right domestic extremism and the central role of white nationalist movements in fomenting it; how Donald Trump's Big Lie about the 2020 election and the culture wars he ignited over Covid have created an especially toxic and volatile atmosphere in America today; Figliuzzi's views regarding the need to regulate social media platforms to curb their role in spreading mis- and disinformation; and how Figliuzzi recognizes a similar pattern in the radicalization of the far right at home to what occurred abroad around the spread of Islamic fundamentalism before and after 9/11. Figliuzzi also reflects on his 25-year career in the FBI, and the ways in the which the bureau has—and hasn't—adapted to the new threats the United States faces from within. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Deadline: White House
“I'm still bullish on who we are”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 93:04


Nicolle Wallace discusses GOP governors threatening lawsuits over Biden's vaccine mandates. Plus, Pennsylvania Republicans launch an investigation into 2020, the evolving terror threat since 9/11, new reporting about what law enforcement knew in the few days before January 6th, Democrats in the Senate inch closer to a compromise on federal voting rights legislation, what it was like as a journalist on September 11th, and reflecting on that day 20 years later. Joined by: David Jolly, John Heilemann, Dr. Kavita Patel, Josh Shapiro, Ben Rhodes, Donna Edwards, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Scott MacFarlane, Frank Figliuzzi, Reverend Al Sharpton, Elizabeth Bumiller, Mark Mazzetti, and Donny Deutsch

Deadline: White House
"We seem to be content playing games"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 100:59


Nicolle Wallace discusses Texas Governor Abbott signing voting restrictions into law. Plus, President Biden visits two of the hardest hit areas from last week's Northeast storm, what Texas's new law means for the federal fight to protect the right to vote, more states look to follow Texas's lead on its abortion law, GOP governors throw red meat to their base, and a look inside the NYPD's intelligence bureau right before the anniversary of 9/11. Joined by: Chuck Lindell, Jackie Alemany, Janai Nelson, Rep. Donald Norcross, Jonathan Lemire, John Heilemann, Eddie Glaude, Joyce Vance, Julia Ainsley, Steve Schmidt, and Tom Winter

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with George Packer, staff writer for The Atlantic and National Book Award-winning author of The Unwinding, The Assassin's Gate, Our Man, and, Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal. Heilemann and Packer discuss Joe Biden's handling of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and how it spurred the first foreign policy crisis of his presidency; the twentieth anniversaries of 9-11 and the global war on terror, and how they changed America in ways large and small; and Packer's argument in Last Best Hope that, over the past forty years, the two dominant national narratives of the post-war era—the stories espoused by Democrats and Republicans to explain the country's identity and aspirations—have subdivided into four: Free America, Smart America, Real America, and Just America. Heilemann and Packer also discuss the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, and whether it represents an even greater threat to the country than the horror at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Deadline: White House
“Taking advantage of our faith in the process”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 88:26


Nicolle Wallace discusses Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatening companies that comply with requests from the 1/6 select committee. Plus, a near-complete ban on abortion in Texas, GOP disinformation on the Afghanistan withdrawal, the ongoing fight for voting rights, Biden meets with the president of Ukraine, and a wildfire rages at Lake Tahoe. Joined by: Rep. Eric Swalwell, Tim Miller, Eugene Daniels, state Rep. Donna Howard, Katie Barlow, Steve Schmidt, Eddie Glaude, John Heilemann, Nick Corasaniti, Neal Katyal, Ashley Parker, and Jacob Ward

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Pres. Biden: "The war in Afghanistan is now over"

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 43:53


Tonight on the Last Word: Lawrence O'Donnell explains why President Biden gave the most honest speech by an American president on Afghanistan. Retired U.S. Army Captain Dan Berschinski and Eugene Robinson join to discuss President Biden's historic speech ending 20 years of war in Afghanistan. Plus, a new report says GOP Rep. Jim Jordan had at least two phone calls with Donald Trump on January 6th. Neal Katyal and John Heilemann discuss why Rep. Jim Jordan is saying he doesn't remember those calls. And Former Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe analyzes what's at stake in California's recall vote of Governor Gavin Newsom. Plus the Superintendent of New Orleans Public Schools Henderson Lewis gives his assessment of how long it may take before thousands of students are able to return to in-person classes after Hurricane Ida. 

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

In which John Heilemann talks with magician and performance artist Derek DelGaudio, best known for his Off-Broadway one-man show turned Hulu special. In & Of Itself. Heilemann and DelGaudio discuss the difficulty of discussing the show, which Derek has described as "a theatrical existential crisis," to anyone who hasn't seen it; his attempts to transcend the stereotypes associated with being identified as a magician; his evolution from a student of sleight-of-hand to a card mechanic (aka, a dealer who fixes hands) at a high-stakes poker game in LA, which he recounts in his recent memoir, AMORALMAN: A True Story And Other Lies; and his time as as assistant to the renowned illusionist Ricky Jay. DelGaudio also reflects on how his insights about rigged games apply to our current political situation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Day 218: U.S. warns Americans in Kabul of possible ISIS attack

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 43:24


American diplomats in Afghanistan are warning U.S. citizens of a possible ISIS attack on the airport in Kabul complicated the U.S. withdrawal with just six days until the August 31 withdrawal deadline set by Pres. Biden. Plus, the Covid surge remains very severe among unvaccinated Americans. Joining the program is Claire McCaskill, Peter Baker, John Heilemann, James Carville, Mike Murphy, and Dr. Nahid Bhadelia.

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
House Dems pass $3.5T budget plan, voting rights bill

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 43:13


Tonight on the Last Word: President Biden praises Speaker Pelosi's “masterful” leadership after the House passes the $3.5T spending plan. Also, Biden says the U.S. is on pace to finish evacuations from Afghanistan by August 31. Plus, anti-vax protesters harass Hawaii Lt. Gov. at his home. And the House Select Committee on Jan. 6 seeks some lawmakers' phone records. Rep. Katie Porter, John Heilemann, Norm Ornstein, Dan Berschinski, Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green and. Neal Katyal join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Dr. Michael Osterholm

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 50:02


In which John Heilemann talks with renowned epidemiologist Dr Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and a former member of Joe Biden's Covid-19 presidential transition advisory board. Heilemann and Osterholm discuss the past, present, and future of the pandemic as the Delta variant lays waste to the sense, just weeks ago, that America had gained the upper hand against Covid; the ways politicians have misjudged the virus and mismanaged our response to it; the Biden administration's scramble to employ tougher tactics to incentivize vaccination and quash the anti-mask crusade; the dangers posed by alarmingly low rates of vaccination in many countries around the world; and the likelihood of a new variant emerging that is even worse than Delta. Osterholm also reflects on his reputation in some quarters as Dr. Doom, and suggests one reason for continued optimism about the future no matter how grim the news on the Covid front may be: dogs. (Duh.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Dr. Michael Osterholm

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 58:17


In which John Heilemann talks with renowned epidemiologist Dr Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and a former member of Joe Biden's Covid-19 presidential transition advisory board. Heilemann and Osterholm discuss the past, present, and future of the pandemic as the Delta variant lays waste to the sense, just weeks ago, that America had gained the upper hand against Covid; the ways politicians have misjudged the virus and mismanaged our response to it; the Biden administration's scramble to employ tougher tactics to incentivize vaccination and quash the anti-mask crusade; the dangers posed by alarmingly low rates of vaccination in many countries around the world; and the likelihood of a new variant emerging that is even worse than Delta. Osterholm also reflects on his reputation in some quarters as Dr. Doom, and suggests one reason for continued optimism about the future no matter how grim the news on the Covid front may be: dogs. (Duh.) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
7,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan in last 5 days

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 43:17


Tonight on the Last Word: The U.S. ramps up evacuation efforts in Kabul. Also, a Trump supporter surrenders after claiming to have a bomb near the Capitol. Plus, falling jobless claims show signs of economic recovery after nearly one million jobs were added in July. And three fully vaccinated senators test positive for Covid. James Fallows, Norm Ornstein, John Heilemann, Jason Furman and Dr. Michael Mina join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Deadline: White House
“The damage is incalculable”

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 88:34


Nicolle Wallace discusses the continuing developments after a bomb threat suspect surrenders to police in Washington D.C. Plus, a new milestone in the pace of vaccinations, the sharp political divide on Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan, a Democratic candidate for Senate highlights January 6th on the campaign trail, the House is set to vote on federal voting rights legislation next week, how to reckon with the traumas facing our nation, and the Manhattan district attorney charges a friend of Jared Kushner for cyberstalking. Joined by: Frank Figliuzzi, Garrett Haake, Tom Winter, Olivia Troye, John Heilemann, Donna Edwards, Abby Finkenauer, Matthew Dowd, Eddie Glaude, Nick Corasaniti, Mary Trump, and Donny Deutsch 

Deadline: White House
"A hallmark of our time"

Deadline: White House

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 92:36


Nicolle Wallace discusses the U.S. scrambling to evacuate thousands from Afghanistan. Plus, right-wing media leans into anti-refugee rhetoric, a Proud Boy supporter faces jail for threatening a senator, officials are expected to recommend a covid booster, veterans voice concerns for those trapped in Afghanistan, what can be done to protect Afghan women, and the governor of Texas tests positive for covid.Joined by: Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Jonathan Lemire, Helene Cooper, Charlie Sykes, Kimberly Atkins Stohr, Dr. Vin Gupta, Jackie Alemany, Rep. Seth Moulton, John Heilemann, Clint Watts, Amy McGrath, Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Priscilla Thompson, and Tim O'Brien