53 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 • 74 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.

    Don’t Be Bullied By the Rise of Lies!

    Don’t Be Bullied By the Rise of Lies!

    Tanya talks to Washington Post reporter Sarah Ellison about the continuing assault on truth and what fairness requires of journalists.

    • 31 min
    A Look Back at 2021 on The Tanya Acker Show-and Here’s to 2022!

    A Look Back at 2021 on The Tanya Acker Show-and Here’s to 2022!

    Tanya takes a look back at 2021 and gives a big thank you to our listeners. Here’s another one: THANK YOU. Happy New Year!

    • 7 min
    A Veteran Newsman Talks The News Business - Plus, Vive La France!

    A Veteran Newsman Talks The News Business - Plus, Vive La France!

    Tanya talks to Lloyd Grove about how the news business has changed; the problem of news deserts; the difference between fairness and objectivity and what’s next for him in his 45-year career after his move to France.

    • 28 min
    Get A Will in Case of Fights With Cousin X! Save Your Land! Plant Trees and Grow Your $! Tanya and Jennie Stephens Explain Why and How.

    Get A Will in Case of Fights With Cousin X! Save Your Land! Plant Trees and Grow Your $! Tanya and Jennie Stephens Explain Why and How.

    Tanya talks to the CEO of the Center for Heirs Property Preservation about the importance of a will; how family disputes can threaten shared property held without one; and why holding on to the land matters.

    • 28 min
    Chris Cuomo, The Rules and the Why of It All

    Chris Cuomo, The Rules and the Why of It All

    Tanya talks to Stephen Battaglio, Staff Writer for the Los Angeles Times, about the rules of journalism; what led to Chris Cuomo’s downfall at CNN; and whether he can find a way back.

    • 32 min
    Tanya talks to Hal Williams

    Tanya talks to Hal Williams

    Tanya talks to the iconic actor about carving out his own path during his 52 years in the entertainment industry and his advice for young people today.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 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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