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The Katie Halper Show takes a humorous look at the news, politics, pop culture, and the arts through news segments and conversations with writers, journalists, activists, artists and political comedians.
Who Is Ghislaine Maxwell W/ Kim Iverson & Garland Nixon
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell? And what has the trial against her revealed so far about her & her partner in literal crime Jeffrey Epstein? And what are their connections to "The Intelligence Community"? Kim Iversen, the host of the Kim Iversen Show and Garland Nixon a former police officer and criminal justice teacher turned political analyst & radio show host join the show to share their thoughts. Plus Katie shares how she got the first woman elected president of Honduras, the sleazeballs who went to, taught at and directed her alma mater and Katie Halper Show Merch!
“We Have Our Own A**holes” with Ryan McMahon
Ryan McMahon is a writer, documentarian, funny comedian, and serious host of the podcast Thunder Bay, which explores the systemic racism, human trafficking, extortion, corruption, police misconduct, clowns, hate crimes and the mysterious deaths of first nation youth in Thunder Bay, Canada. He talks about comedy, culture, history, Thanksgiving in Canada vs. Thanksgiving in the United States and more.
Greenwashing Climate Change With Indigenous Leader Mindahi Bastida
Mindahi Bastida joins us from Mexico to reflect on COP, the climate conference he attended in order to get people to listen to indigenous voices and ancestral wisdom. He shares his critique of corporate greenwashing and empty promises. Bastida is the Director of the Original Nations Program at The Fountain and a member of the Mother Earth Delegation back from COP in Glasgow. He is an executive member of the Alliance Guardians of Mother Earth and a spokesperson of the recently created Grand Council of the Eagle and the Condor. He is also the General Coordinator of the Otomi Regional Council of the High Lerma River Basin, Mexico, that promotes the rights of nature and Mother Earth as well as the rights to self- determination of original nations. Mindahi holds a PhD in rural development from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and his scholarship addresses subjects such as the state and Indigenous Peoples, intercultural education, collective intellectual property rights and traditional knowledge, sacred sites, and saving Mother Earth.
Virginia's Culture Wars With Virginians YB & Leslie Lee
Virginians Leslie Lee (https://twitter.com/leslieleeiii) & YB (https://twitter.com/stuffhedoes) predicted Glenn Youngkin defeat Terry McAuliffe in the race for governor months ago. They react to McAuliffe, what made him such a bad candidate and why running on Tony Morrison's Bluest Eye and running against the mistreatment of Black women wasn't a winning strategy.
YB works in the Virginia education system and is the host of the podcast This Is A True Story (https://thisisatruestory.show/). Leslie Lee is the host of the podcast Struggle Session (https://www.patreon.com/strugglesession/).
Alec Baldwin Shooting 'NOT a Freak Accident' With Alex Press & Jonah Furman
(Patreon-only Rose McGowan interview here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/rose-mcgowan-57953217)
Labor journalists Alex Press (https://twitter.com/alexnpress) & Jonah Furman (https://twitter.com/JonahFurman) discuss the labor movement, strikes, John Deere and what it has to do with Alec Baldwin's deadly shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Alex Press is a writer and editor at Jacobin Magazine, whose latest article is "Halyna Hutchins’s Death on the Set of Rust Was 'Not a Freak Accident'."Jonah Furman is a labor movement organizer and writer for Labor Notes (https://twitter.com/labornotes), the media and organizing project that since 1979 has amplified the voice of workers and labor militants. He is also a frequent contributor to The Intercept.
Cowardly Colin Powell With Iraqi Journalist Ahmed Twaij
Iraqi Journalist Ahmed Twaij (https://www.ahmedtwaij.com/) talks about Colin Powell and why he says "I’d sooner mourn my country than treat Colin Powell as a hero."
Ahmed Twaij (https://twitter.com/twaiji) is an independent freelance journalist. His work has been published in numerous outlets including The Independent, The Guardian, New York Times, Vice, BBC, Kerning Cultures and many more. His work focuses on US politics, social justice issues and the Middle East. He zealously tells stories as a means to promote equality, as well as holding those in power to account. His work has taken him across the US, UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Ahmed is also passionate about photography and filmmaking and has previously worked with a number of international humanitarian and human rights organizations. He is currently working as a director of an, as yet, undisclosed feature length documentary produced by multiple Oscar winning John Battsek. He is also developing a podcast series on Racism in the Arab World.
After initially graduating as a medical doctor from Imperial College London in 2012, Ahmed found his passion in storytelling and became a self-taught journalist. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Medical Humanities. After working as a doctor in London for a number of years, Ahmed began volunteering abroad, namely helping with the refugee crisis across Europe, where he developed his desire for storytelling. This passion drove Ahmed to pursue a master’s degree in Conflict, Security and Development, with Global Health. Ahmed has also produced and directed a number of videos for which he has been nominated for awards, as well as podcasts. His photography has been featured in various exhibitions across the globe.
Ahmed is a member of the Everyday Projects and is manager of everydayiraq, an online social media platform dedicated to shedding light on the daily life of Iraqis and providing a new narrative for the nation. The project has been featured by numerous international outlets, including BBC and Metro.
If you are looking for an alt-styled Breanna Keilar look no further. This blathering idiot will stay straight on the party line to defend even the most outrageous and hypocrital leftist views! Hooray for gaslighting and what-aboutism! Katie Halper is a sad sad lib apologist.
Funny, Smart & Real
If you think just feeding scripts to a woman will make Establishment propaganda palatable, you’ll hate this show.
This episode packed a PUNCH!
Schumer, Nadler, and Kirste n what’s her name. Corporate walking garbage cans. Love your wise and wonderful heart Katie. Will make those calls. Will stumble through it cause it’s the right thing to do. Theresa