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.
ALL HOPES ARE FIXED ON GEORGIA
Will Kamala Harris be the first Vice-President in many decades to assume her Constitutional position of President of the Senate and overrule Mitch McConnell's perpetual obstruction?
HOW DOES THE RIGHT SELL ITS MESSAGE?
Howard Polskin is helping the world understand the propaganda coming from the right wing with his online newsletter TheRighting.com, which summarizes right-wing headlines. How does the billionaire-funded infrastructure, from Fox News to AM hate radio to extremists online exploit resentments in our country to promote their billionaire agenda? What is that message, and why does it appeal to certain segments of our population? How can Progressives get their message out as effectively?
A SOCIETY THAT TAKES CARE OF ITS PEOPLE
Economist Richard Wolff joins Thom on the state of the economy and the likely impact of the ongoing Covid crisis. Bernie Sanders is calling for America's corporations to get off welfare by paying a living wage rather than relying on the government to feed and house many of their employees- is America capable of taking care of our own?
INSIDE QANON- with Dr. Scott Bratich
QANON, once just yet another internet conspiracy story has morphed into a dangerous cult- even with believers inside Congress. How in the world did this happen, and where may it be heading? Dr. Jack Bratich is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Journalism & Media Studies, School of Communication & Information Rutgers University.
BUILDING A PROGRESSIVE AMERICA IN TRUMP'S RUINS
Trump is going, but why did he arise in the first place? What do Democrats need to learn from him? And how can we make a democracy that works for everyone? Indivisible's Megan Hatcher-Mays joins Thom on how Democrats need to represent Progressive positions which most Americans already agree with, and not allow Republican propaganda to dominate the conversation.
WILL BIDEN AND THE DEMOCRATS TAKE ON THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES OF THIS GENERATION?
As the monster leaves, the real work begins. The election was important, but restoring the American working class and rebuilding our nation over the objections of greedy billionaires and their Republican lapdogs will be the biggest challenge of this generation.
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Thom Hartmann knows his history. From years of teaching the subject, as well as broadcasting a political talk show with the expected guests, including representatives of the Right, Hartmann easily accesses facts that most of us have either forgotten or never knew in the first place. Listeners are generally very well informed. This is certainly a great resource for left-leaning listeners, on political issues
Great show and host
Thom, thank you for your show, and while I realize you can’t possibly know everything there is to know, sometimes it’s better to say I don’t know than to give a terrible response.
I just listened to your podcast posted 11/22.
You missed the mark on a listener question about voter ID and disenfranchisement.
In Texas for example, student ID’s and native reservation ID’s are not considered acceptable proof of identity, but a handgun license is considered acceptable proof. In Arkansas, measures to make standard voter ID’s free of charge have failed, keeping barriers in place for those who can’t afford the fees. These are just a few examples of ID laws disenfranchising voters, not including exact name matches which disproportionately affect voters of color.
Like a Radio Town Hall Meeting
This is a great podcast if you are like me and enjoy getting the actual news. Tom will inform you, give you his take but not try and cram his view down your throat. This encourages thinking for yourself. Best part of the show is that Tom will actually get politicians on the show to answer tough questions from callers. It’s hard to find that anywhere else. It’s like a town hall every week. Exactly what this country needs more of.