106 episodes

You may know Tanya Acker as one of three judges on CBS Television Distribution's Emmy-nominated HOT BENCH. But long before HOT BENCH, Tanya was delving into problems in the corridors of the public and private sectors with some of the country's top minds. Look a problem in the eye and figure out how to fix it - social media dislikes and cathartic rants can only get us so far. The Tanya Acker Show is about recognizing that we're bigger than our problems. It's about looking at truth; fighting better and smarter with each other; brainstorming ideas; knowing that bad things are fixable; and having more fun. We hope you'll listen in as Tanya and her guests explore a wide range of topics - from fighting frivolous lawsuits to ensuring meaningful criminal justice reform to breaking bread with political opponents without breaking glass in each other's faces. Early guests include Anthony Daniels, Alabama House Minority leader (and the first African-American to hold the job); Lecia Brooks, historical consultant on BlacKKKlansman and expert on voting rights; Lawyers Paul Derby, Michael Trope on fighting frivolous lawsuits; Former prosecutor David Kettel on crying wolf to the police. Listen to The Tanya Acker Show - where we'll get real and not just mad, where we look for ways to fix what troubles us, and where we remember to have a little fun from time to time, too.

The Tanya Acker Show The Tanya Acker Show

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    • 5.0 • 79 Ratings

You may know Tanya Acker as one of three judges on CBS Television Distribution's Emmy-nominated HOT BENCH. But long before HOT BENCH, Tanya was delving into problems in the corridors of the public and private sectors with some of the country's top minds. Look a problem in the eye and figure out how to fix it - social media dislikes and cathartic rants can only get us so far. The Tanya Acker Show is about recognizing that we're bigger than our problems. It's about looking at truth; fighting better and smarter with each other; brainstorming ideas; knowing that bad things are fixable; and having more fun. We hope you'll listen in as Tanya and her guests explore a wide range of topics - from fighting frivolous lawsuits to ensuring meaningful criminal justice reform to breaking bread with political opponents without breaking glass in each other's faces. Early guests include Anthony Daniels, Alabama House Minority leader (and the first African-American to hold the job); Lecia Brooks, historical consultant on BlacKKKlansman and expert on voting rights; Lawyers Paul Derby, Michael Trope on fighting frivolous lawsuits; Former prosecutor David Kettel on crying wolf to the police. Listen to The Tanya Acker Show - where we'll get real and not just mad, where we look for ways to fix what troubles us, and where we remember to have a little fun from time to time, too.

    The Art of Our Wars: Religious Freedom or Religious Compulsion?

    The Art of Our Wars: Religious Freedom or Religious Compulsion?

    Tanya talks to Patrick Elliott, Senior Counsel for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, about his perspective on Coach Joe Kennedy’s Supreme Court fight and what his victory means for advocates of secular liberty.

    • 26 min
    The Art of Our Wars: The Coach Who Fought to Pray

    The Art of Our Wars: The Coach Who Fought to Pray

    Tanya talks to Jeremy Dys, a lawyer for Coach Joe Kennedy, about what the coach’s victory before the United States Supreme Court means for advocates of religious freedom. 

    • 22 min
    The Art of Our Wars: The Fight to Define Money - A Brief History with Professor H.W. Brands

    The Art of Our Wars: The Fight to Define Money - A Brief History with Professor H.W. Brands

    Tanya talks to author and historian H.W. Brands ("Money Men", "American Colossus") about our fights over what money is, how we came to trust greenbacks (we were forced to!), and what those fights mean for the future of new currencies.

    • 26 min
    Crypto for Beginners! Investors Lost Trillions - Why? And What Happened at FTX?

    Crypto for Beginners! Investors Lost Trillions - Why? And What Happened at FTX?

    Tanya talks to journalist Sylvan Lane, Finance and Economic Policy Reporter at The Hill about crypto and the FTX fallout.

    • 24 min
    Special re-release - Tanya Talks to Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

    Special re-release - Tanya Talks to Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

    Tanya talks to the dynamic songwriting duo, now inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, about making music and their many, many hits throughout the years.

    • 26 min
    THE ART OF OUR WARS: Special Re-Release - Tanya talks to Sarah Carver and Jennifer Griffith

    THE ART OF OUR WARS: Special Re-Release - Tanya talks to Sarah Carver and Jennifer Griffith

    What happens when you go to battle against something that is just wrong? Sometimes, not what you think. In this re-release, Tanya talks to the two women who brought down the largest Social Security fraud in history.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Brooke25** ,

Moving

I love this podcast. I love hearing about situations and experiences that I’ve never had and learning of people I’d never heard of and their perspective on the world and their craft. I’ve cried multiple times during multiple episodes and then turned around and laughed during the same episode. Miss Tanya and her guests are so charismatic and intelligent. It’s a great listen.

Susiebolson ,

Smart and well worth the listen!

From Professor Peter Schuck to Ann Druyan to Mo’Kelly, a great listen as Tanya conducts conversations with experts in their field about life, politics and current events. Smartly conducted and well thought out with purpose and enthusiasm.

douggrace ,

Full Fledged Fan

I started the night by intending to listen to the Petri Hawkins-Byrd episode only. Here I am at my sixth episode. Tanya has a way of making topics, that can sometimes be very dry, feel refreshing and interesting. What I love most is her way of looking at the them as an average citizen, but that has an incredibly strong legal mind. I’m definitely going to order her book!

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