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Ralph Nader Radio Hour

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Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.

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Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.

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iTunes Ratings

484 Ratings
Average Ratings
451
15
4
5
9

Question

By N. D. - Mar 05 2019
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Why can’t I rate this podcast with more than 5 stars?!

The good knowledge you need.

By MustBTrouble - Jan 31 2019
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You gotta listen to this ! You’ll be better for it.
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Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Updated 14 days ago

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Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.

Rank #1: Mike Gravel

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Legendary former Senator, Mike Gravel, joins us to talk about his ideas for direct democracy, explains the concept of “Republican Socialism,” and tells us about his role in the Pentagon Papers.

Aug 10 2019
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #2: War With China, Russia, Iran?

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Military expert Professor Michael Klare talks military budget, the dangers inherent in our contentious relationship with Iran, and the shift in U.S. military planning away from stateless actors to China, Russia, and Iran.

Aug 03 2019
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #3: Noam Chomsky

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In only the third public conversation between these two progressive icons, Ralph talks to Professor Chomsky about - among other things - the media, the Green New Deal, nuclear war, Gaza, and Venezuela.

Mar 02 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #4: The Falling of the American Empire

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Ralph spends the whole hour with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Chris Hedges, discussing his book “America: The Farewell Tour.”

Aug 18 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #5: The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

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Ralph spends the whole hour with Dr. Bandy X. Lee, psychiatrist from the Yale School of Medicine and editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” 

Dec 02 2017
57 mins
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Rank #6: The Difference Between Liberal and Progressive

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Ralph and Washington Post columnist, E.J. Dionne debate the distinction between “Progressive” and “Liberal,” and Original Nader’s Raider, Robert Fellmeth tells us why he thinks speech on the Internet should not be anonymous.
Dec 09 2017
57 mins
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Rank #7: Representation Without Taxation!

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Economist James Henry takes apart the Republican tax plan, calling it “the largest wealth transfer in history to the ruling class" And activist, law student, Pete Davis, tells us how he’s trying to get Harvard Law School to fulfill it’s stated mission by funneling fewer of  its graduates toward powerful corporate firms and more toward the public interest.

Nov 11 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #8: Dr. Andrew Weil

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Ralph talks to world–renowned doctor Andrew Weil about the pharmaceutical industry and the problem of over-medication, outlined in his book “Mind Over Meds.” And Princeton professor Robert Tignor tells us about the petition he wrote calling for the denuclearization of the Middle East that was signed by the likes of Ralph, Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges. Plus, listener questions!

Aug 04 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #9: It’s Even Worse Than You Think

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Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, tax expert and Trumpologist extraordinaire, David Cay Johnston, talks to Ralph about his new best seller: “It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What The Trump Administration Is Doing To America.”

Jan 27 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #10: The Art of the Steal

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Ralph spends the hour with fraud expert, Frank Abagnale, inspiration for the Spielberg film, “Catch Me If You Can.”  They talk about how to protect yourself from identity theft and other scams in our high tech, digital economy.  Plus listener questions!

Nov 25 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #11: Mueller Testimony/Investigating Airline Crashes

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Ralph talks with John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine, about Robert Mueller’s testimony, the imperial presidency and Ilhan Omar, and many other aspects of the current political landscape. Then we welcome aviation crash expert, Dr. Alan Diehl, who gives us his take on the situation with Boeing and the problematic 737 MAX 8.

Jul 27 2019
1 hour 40 mins
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Rank #12: Impeaching the President

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Ralph engages in a spirited debate with Constitutional scholar Alan Hirsch, author of “Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future,” about how the history of impeachment informs the case for possibly impeaching Donald Trump.
Jan 12 2019
57 mins
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Rank #13: The Chicken Shit Club

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Ever wonder why no bankers went to jail after the 2008 financial crisis? Investigative journalist, Jesse Eisinger, tells us why in his book, “The Chicken Shit Club.”

Mar 03 2018
57 mins
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Rank #14: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

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Ralph has an absolutely fascinating talk with Harvard Business School professor, Shoshana Zuboff, about how Google, Facebook and other digital companies make money by watching every move you make, and how it can be stopped.

Jan 26 2019
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #15: Happy Tax Day!?

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Former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, John Koskinen, joins Ralph to discuss the bad rap the IRS gets and the consequences of Congress cutting its budget. Plus, listener questions!

Apr 14 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #16: Ramsey Clark/”Progressive” vs. “Liberal” Redux

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Ralph talks to legendary progressive lawyer and former U.S. Attorney General,Ramsey Clark, about the conflicts in the Middle East.  And we continue our discussion about the difference between “progressives” and “liberals” and why the distinction is important.  Plus more listener questions!

Jan 06 2018
57 mins
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Rank #17: Skin in the Game

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Former derivatives trader turned philosophical essayist,Nassim Nicholas Taleb, joins us to talk about his new book, ‘Skin in the Game,” about the role risk and reward plays not only in politics but also our daily lives.

Mar 10 2018
55 mins
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Rank #18: Phil Donahue

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No one in the long history of the “The Phil Donahue Show” appeared more often than Ralph Nader. Today, these two old friends have a wide-ranging and intimate conversation about media, politics, the Catholic Church, Donald Trump, and more.

Sep 22 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #19: Who Controls the World’s Wealth?

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Ralph asks scholar, Richard Falk, about how and why international law seems to not work for peace and security issues. And author, Peter Philips reveals the handful of people who control the world’s wealth.

Nov 24 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #20: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

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Ralph welcomes journalist and author, Anand Giridharadas to talk about his book, “Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World,” which argues that rich “do-gooders” don’t really want to change the system that made them rich.

Nov 03 2018
1 hour
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