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July 10, 2020
As national security controversies dominate headlines like never before, host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) tears into the urgent latest news on possible Russian bounties paid to kill US troops. The President and Secretary of Defense Esper knew about it all. We cover Trump’s shameful attacks on Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman that drove him out of the military, the grisly murder of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen, the skyrocketing number of coronavirus cases inside the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Tucker Carlson’s outrageous slander of decorated combat veterans and US Senator, Tammy Duckworth. It’s a flurry of news you need to know about. All this while a blockbuster new Washington Post investigative story reveals that dozens of dying veterans were tested with unproven coronavirus cures pushed by Trump and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie. Trump lied and veterans died. The stakes have never been higher--and independent Army veteran and activist Rieckhoff rips through it all like only he can.  And all of this unfolds as sports finally returns to play across America. Major League Baseball has restarted, the NBA is back in action, and NFL football is hoping to do the same soon. But players are getting sick, pushing back and speaking out. This while Trump attacks African-American NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace and Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and even defends the display of the Confederate flag at sporting events. The intersections of sports and politics have never been more intense. The dynamic Joy Taylor (@JoyTaylorTalks) is the important, inspiring and iconic guest who joins Angry Americans to guide us through all of it. Joy is one of the most dynamic, up-and-coming stars in the world of sports media and the charismatic co-host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd)--the massively popular and influential daily show on Fox Sports 1. She was formerly the moderator/referee/voice of reason for Fox Sports 1's controversial Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe. Today Joy is now the host of her own sport and culture podcast, Maybe I'm Crazy with Joy Taylor (@MaybeImCrazyPod). She comes from a military family, and is a longtime supporter of the military, and the proud sister of NFL Hall of Fame legend, Jason Taylor (@JasonTaylor). If you’re a fan of Joy, you know she doesn’t hold back. And this is Joy uninterrupted and totally candid, from inside her home studio in Los Angeles. Rieckhoff is a former college football player and high school coach, and leads a fresh and fun conversation with one of the most interesting and dynamic voices in sports and media. Angry Americans is America’s best weekly podcast for independent politics, news and culture--a pod that continues to make news and climb the political and news charts worldwide. Fresh off news-making appearances on CNN with Chris Cuomo, MSNBC’s Meet The Press Daily with Katy Tur and others, Rieckhoff blazes into the week of news like a patriotic and nonpartisan 100-mile-an-hour fastball. He’s a trusted, fresh and powerful voice of truth to guide you through these perilous times--with grit, humor and positivity.  You can support this strong, independent media voice that speaks truth to power by joining the exclusive Angry Americans community on Patreon. You get unique access to Paul Rieckhoff and our inspiring guests, and discounts on show merch and special content not available anywhere else. Our vigilant Patreon members also get chances to connect with influential guests of the pod like Henry Rollins, Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Pete Buttigieg. You can also check out kick-ass video--including this conversation with Joy Taylor--on our YouTube page and follow Angry Americans on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.   If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Especially right now. Angry Americans empowers independent Americans everywhere and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 10, 2020
As national security controversies dominate headlines like never before, host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) tears into the urgent latest news on possible Russian bounties paid to kill US troops. The President and Secretary of Defense Esper knew about it all. We cover Trump’s shameful attacks on Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman that drove him out of the military, the grisly murder of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen, the skyrocketing number of coronavirus cases inside the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Tucker Carlson’s outrageous slander of decorated combat veterans and US Senator, Tammy Duckworth. It’s a flurry of news you need to know about. All this while a blockbuster new Washington Post investigative story reveals that dozens of dying veterans were tested with unproven coronavirus cures pushed by Trump and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie. Trump lied and veterans died. The stakes have never been higher--and independent Army veteran and activist Rieckhoff rips through it all like only he can.  And all of this unfolds as sports finally returns to play across America. Major League Baseball has restarted, the NBA is back in action, and NFL football is hoping to do the same soon. But players are getting sick, pushing back and speaking out. This while Trump attacks African-American NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace and Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and even defends the display of the Confederate flag at sporting events. The intersections of sports and politics have never been more intense. The dynamic Joy Taylor (@JoyTaylorTalks) is the important, inspiring and iconic guest who joins Angry Americans to guide us through all of it. Joy is one of the most dynamic, up-and-coming stars in the world of sports media and the charismatic co-host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd)--the massively popular and influential daily show on Fox Sports 1. She was formerly the moderator/referee/voice of reason for Fox Sports 1's controversial Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe. Today Joy is now the host of her own sport and culture podcast, Maybe I'm Crazy with Joy Taylor (@MaybeImCrazyPod). She comes from a military family, and is a longtime supporter of the military, and the proud sister of NFL Hall of Fame legend, Jason Taylor (@JasonTaylor). If you’re a fan of Joy, you know she doesn’t hold back. And this is Joy uninterrupted and totally candid, from inside her home studio in Los Angeles. Rieckhoff is a former college football player and high school coach, and leads a fresh and fun conversation with one of the most interesting and dynamic voices in sports and media. Angry Americans is America’s best weekly podcast for independent politics, news and culture--a pod that continues to make news and climb the political and news charts worldwide. Fresh off news-making appearances on CNN with Chris Cuomo, MSNBC’s Meet The Press Daily with Katy Tur and others, Rieckhoff blazes into the week of news like a patriotic and nonpartisan 100-mile-an-hour fastball. He’s a trusted, fresh and powerful voice of truth to guide you through these perilous times--with grit, humor and positivity.  You can support this strong, independent media voice that speaks truth to power by joining the exclusive Angry Americans community on Patreon. You get unique access to Paul Rieckhoff and our inspiring guests, and discounts on show merch and special content not available anywhere else. Our vigilant Patreon members also get chances to connect with influential guests of the pod like Henry Rollins, Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Pete Buttigieg. You can also check out kick-ass video--including this conversation with Joy Taylor--on our YouTube page and follow Angry Americans on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.   If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Especially right now. Angry Americans empowers independent Americans everywhere and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 3, 2020
Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) is one of the most beloved leaders in American media. The co-host of Morning Joe and Host of NBC’s TODAY, Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, and the Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist podcast, is back on Angry Americans for a uniquely candid, extended and fun conversation with his buddy, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff).[1:28:54] Willie was our first every guest on the pod back in Episode 1. And now, he’s finally back to talk about life hosting the show that Trump watches (and attacks) on a regular basis, interviewing newsmakers from his garage, his favorite band, fatherhood in the pandemic, and his love of hip-hop. It’s Willie Geist like you’ve never heard him before--as the master interviewer becomes the interviewee.  Angry Americans is the freshest and realist breakdown of the news in America--and jumped to the top of the political and news podcast charts worldwide. Paul Rieckhoff takes you into the July 4th holiday with a laid-back, fun, and at times serious, conversation with one of the most influential voices in America. The renowned activist and author also rips through the most important stories shaping the future of our country. Russian bounties paid to kill US troops, Trump’s decision to finally wear a mask, the skyrocketing number of coronavirus cases at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and push to change the names of military bases dedicated to traitorous racists. And presents “Operation Free America”—a strategy to combat Trump. Fresh off news-making appearances on CNN with Chris Cuomo and MSNBC with Ari Melber and shout-outs from Chuck D of Public Enemy, Rieckhoff tears into all of it.  It’s an Independence Day special episode of THE podcast for independent American politics, news and culture. Angry Americans continues to gain supporters and make waves worldwide, and was recently featured on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times and SiriusXM.  Get Angry Americans videos--including this conversation with Willie Geist--on our YouTube page. Follow Angry Americans on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And support this strong, independent media voice speaking truth to power by joining the exclusive Angry Americans community on Patreon. You can get unique access to Paul Rieckhoff, our inspiring guests, discounts on great gear and special content not available anywhere else. Patreon members also get chances to meet and connect with guests of the pod like Meghan McCain, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Henry Rollins and Ambassador Susan Rice.  This episode is supported by BRAVO SIERRA. This July 4th, BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is your place for performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. Military-native BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients that are made-in-the-USA. They also give back to America’s heroes. 5% of all BRAVO SIERRA sales support programs for service members, veterans and families. Go to www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. Use the discount code ANGRY and get 15% off all orders at check out.    If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is empowering independent Americans everywhere and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 26, 2020
Charlotte Clymer (@CMClymer) is a fighter. [1:23:12] An Army veteran and one of the most influential trans activists in the world, she’s gone from from a trailer park in Texas, to Army Infantry Basic Training at Fort Benning, to advocating for transgender people worldwide. Charlotte fights for herself and for others. Tough, patriotic and sharp, she burst onto the political scene in 2018 after being denied access to a Washington, DC restaurant bathroom. A dynamic powerhouse on Twitter, the former Press Secretary at the largest and most powerful LGBTQ organization in the country (HRC--Human Rights Campaign), Charlotte has written for Glamour, Vice, NBC and been a commentator on CBS News Sunday Morning. As a soldier, Charlotte carried the caskets of Americans killed in action. As an activist, she’s carried the stories of countless unheard voices. This Pride month, and in the wake of the historic Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ employees from discrimination based on sex, Charlotte takes us inside the life of a front-line fighter deep in the most critical fights of our time. She breaks down Trump’s politicization of the military, the Pentagon’s transban, why Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign was historic, her favorite drink, if she’ll go back in the Army and whether she’ll run against Senator Ted Cruz back home in Texas.  Following our most popular episode ever with actor and activist Ron Perlman, Angry Americans host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leads a powerful conversation with another important, inspiring and iconic American changing the face of America’s past, present and future. And, he blazes through the news you need to know about--as always with a special focus on national security, veterans and first-responder issues. From the explosion of coronavirus cases inside the Department of Veterans Affairs, to chaos inside the Pentagon, to the protests and pandemic spreading nationwide, Rieckhoff breaks it down with fire, wit and independence.  It’s an important and inspiring Pride month special episode of THE podcast for independent American politics, news and culture. Angry Americans has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times and SiriusXM--as our audience and impact continues to grow fast.  You can join the powerful Angry Americans community now on Patreon to support this vital independent voice speaking truth to power. You’ll also get unique access to Paul Rieckhoff, our inspiring guests, cool gear and unique content not available anywhere else. Patreon members also get chances to interact directly with friends of the pod like Henry Rollins, Ambassador Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  This episode is supported by BRAVO SIERRA. As July 4th approaches, BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients that are made-in-the-USA. BRAVO SIERRA also always gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales support programs for service members, veterans and families. Check out www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. The discount code ANGRY gets Angry Americans 15% off all orders at check out.    If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is empowering independent Americans everywhere and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 26, 2020
Charlotte Clymer (@CMClymer) is a fighter. [1:23:12] An Army veteran and one of the most influential trans activists in the world, she’s gone from from a trailer park in Texas, to Army Infantry Basic Training at Fort Benning, to advocating for transgender people worldwide. Charlotte fights for herself and for others. Tough, patriotic and sharp, she burst onto the political scene in 2018 after being denied access to a Washington, DC restaurant bathroom. A dynamic powerhouse on Twitter, the former Press Secretary at the largest and most powerful LGBTQ organization in the country (HRC--Human Rights Campaign), Charlotte has written for Glamour, Vice, NBC and been a commentator on CBS News Sunday Morning. As a soldier, Charlotte carried the caskets of Americans killed in action. As an activist, she’s carried the stories of countless unheard voices. This Pride month, and in the wake of the historic Supreme Court decision protecting LGBTQ employees from discrimination based on sex, Charlotte takes us inside the life of a front-line fighter deep in the most critical fights of our time. She breaks down Trump’s politicization of the military, the Pentagon’s transban, why Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign was historic, her favorite drink, if she’ll go back in the Army and whether she’ll run against Senator Ted Cruz back home in Texas.  Following our most popular episode ever with actor and activist Ron Perlman, Angry Americans host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leads a powerful conversation with another important, inspiring and iconic American changing the face of America’s past, present and future. And, he blazes through the news you need to know about--as always with a special focus on national security, veterans and first-responder issues. From the explosion of coronavirus cases inside the Department of Veterans Affairs, to chaos inside the Pentagon, to the protests and pandemic spreading nationwide, Rieckhoff breaks it down with fire, wit and independence.  It’s an important and inspiring Pride month special episode of THE podcast for independent American politics, news and culture. Angry Americans has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times and SiriusXM--as our audience and impact continues to grow fast.  You can join the powerful Angry Americans community now on Patreon to support this vital independent voice speaking truth to power. You’ll also get unique access to Paul Rieckhoff, our inspiring guests, cool gear and unique content not available anywhere else. Patreon members also get chances to interact directly with friends of the pod like Henry Rollins, Ambassador Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  This episode is supported by BRAVO SIERRA. As July 4th approaches, BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients that are made-in-the-USA. BRAVO SIERRA also always gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales support programs for service members, veterans and families. Check out www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. The discount code ANGRY gets Angry Americans 15% off all orders at check out.    If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is empowering independent Americans everywhere and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 19, 2020
If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. And actor and activist Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) is understandably angry. [1:02:35] Ron is known and loved worldwide for his popular roles in Sons of Anarchy, Hellboy, Beauty and the Beast and more. But he’s never had an audience like the one that watched his fiery and personal Twitter fight with Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz and Texas Senator Ted Cruz this weekend. It got nasty, it got personal, and it got attention around the globe. Ron was one of the pods' very first guests and returns to Angry Americans to take us exclusively behind the scenes of a wild weekend that had him trending on Twitter, challenged to a wrestling match with a Congressman, and making political headlines nationwide. Ron pulls no punches and gives us a fascinating insight into the bizarre, bareknuckle intersection of Twitter, politics, Trump, Hollywood, activism, and celebrity.  In this episode, we connect with another activist on the frontlines of our unfolding political battlefields. Ron Perlman is a man in the modern political arena, throwing punches with a United States Senator for all the world to see. Ron also chops it up with Paul about Black Lives Matter, what shows he’s been binging during the pandemic, and his favorite band of all time. It’s a raucous and fun conversation with one of the most controversial and entertaining voices in America.  And fresh off a round of national media appearances, Army veteran and renowned activist Paul Rieckhoff breaks down Trump’s escalating war with high-profile retired Generals like James Mattis, David Petreaus, Colin Powell and Martin Dempsey and his unprecedented speech at West Point’s graduation. He’s got the latest news you need to know that has him angry, has others angry, and should have everyone angry.  It’s another episode of THE podcast for independent American politics, news and culture. The influence and audience of Angry Americans continues to grow and has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times and SiriusXM.  You can support speaking truth to power and get unique access to Paul Rieckhoff, our guests, special offers and behind-the-scenes content by joining the powerful Angry Americans community on Patreon. Patreon membership gets you first looks at guests and chances to meet friends of the pod like Henry Rollins, Ambassador Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. And joining also helps support critical and patriotic independent media at an essential time. This powerful episode is supported by BRAVO SIERRA. Perfect for Father’s Day, BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients made-in-the-USA. And BRAVO SIERRA always gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales support programs for service members, veterans and families. Visit www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans now to get a FREE trial set now. Angry Americans friends can use the discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off all orders.   Angry Americans is empowering independent Americans everywhere and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 12, 2020
In this episode, we’ll take a step back from the frontline of our war against the virus to get some perspective. We’ll look back at history, so we can find a way forward. We’ll get up on the balcony, have a smoke, and look down on the chaotic moshpit of a dancefloor that is America right now.  We’ll slow down a bit, so we can go fast. We’ll explore what war, racism, the virus and President Mayhem are doing to our soul -- as individuals and as a nation. And we’ll have deep conversation with Wayne Smith, [1:22:14] a man that is so cool that his Twitter handle is really @1soulbrother. Movements need leaders. And later, if they survive, movement leaders graduate to become elders. And that’s what Wayne is. He’s an elder for America.  Wayne Smith is a warrior turned peacemaker.  Wayne Smith is an accomplished veterans advocate who has worked with war veterans for nearly four decades. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, he was an altar boy and choirboy. After serving nearly 18 months in Vietnam as a combat medic, Wayne overcame his own wartime trauma before becoming a nationally recognized mental health therapist and advocate for war veterans. Smith has led educational programs about veterans and the causes and consequences of war, and helped raise more than $2 million for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. In 1998, Smith returned to Vietnam with 20 American veterans to promote peace and reconciliation. Together with 20 Vietnamese soldiers, these former enemies rode bicycles 1,200 miles -- from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City -- to help heal some of the wounds of that war. Smith is also one of the veterans featured in the Emmy Award winning documentary about the war. He also serves on the board of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). As the tempers flare hotter and hotter, all across America, Wayne joins us to bring some perspective, wisdom, history and, maybe most of all, peace through strength.  It’s needed at this time. A time when we -- more than ever as a nation -- must respect our elders. At a time when as a nation we’re losing more of our elders than ever. We’re losing them to time -- and especially -- to the virus.  As anger, activism and the stupid continue to engulf more and more of the country, we’ll try to bring a little peace.  Angry Americans continues a groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19–and now the civil unrest that has erupted nationally since the killing of George Floyd—with another important, inspiring and iconic guest.  It’s another episode of the most dynamic podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture. And the pod continues to make waves and was recently featured on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times, and on SiriusXM.  Get special access to behind-the-scenes content, to Paul Rieckhoff, to our guests, and to special offers by joining the powerful Angry Americans community on Patreon. Membership gets you first looks at guests, information and opportunities to meet friends of the pod like Henry Rollins, Ambassador Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. And your support helps keep this impactful and independent content coming. This episode is powered by BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients made-in-the-USA. And BRAVO SIERRA gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales support programs for Military service members, veterans and families. And perfect for Father’s Day, which is Sunday, June 21. Visit www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. Angry Americans listeners can use the discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off all orders.   Angry Americans is empowering independent Americans everywhere and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 5, 2020
Police, National Guard and military--clashing with American protestors in our nation’s capital and all across America. From coast to coast, America is on fire. On fire with anger, on fire with frustration, with fire division, on fire with pain. Our host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) digs into the death of George Floyd, protests, riots, the horrid leadership in the Department of Defense and VA, the pandemic, and more with an extended and candid conversation with CNN anchor and COVID-19 survivor, Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN). [1:28:15] Brooke is the dynamic host of CNN Newsroom--the daily news show on CNN seen worldwide. From her drink of choice to what makes her angry, this is Brooke Baldwin candid, uncut and like you’ve never heard her.  She doesn’t just cover stories--she feels them. She has a unique ability to channel the emotions of her audience like few TV anchors can. For over a decade at CNN, she’s covered breaking news with empathy, focus and humor. And after the pandemic hit, she became the news—as one of the first TV journalists in America to announce she’d tested positive for the coronavirus, approaching it with the same openness, candor and humility that has defined her career. She’s back on the air. Holding leaders accountable, telling the stories of struggling Americans, and now, she has the unique perspective of covering rioters attacking CNN headquarters in Atlanta--the place she grew up. Her work has taken her to some of the biggest events of the last two decades. From the Newtown massacre and the Boston Marathon bombing, to the Arab Spring and multiple American protest movements, Brooke has been on the ground and at the anchordesk bringing breaking news to Americans. Her dedication doesn’t stop when the satellite trucks pull out of town. After a series of mass shootings, Brooke hosted a moving 2015 town hall, which made her a finalist for the Peabody Award--broadcast journalism’s highest honor. She’s also uniquely down-to-earth and fun. She’s a massive University of North Carolina sports fan, and Brooke is also the creator and host of American Woman, a CNN digital series that focuses on women who’ve blazed trails, are shattering glass ceilings, and are looking to share their stories to inspire others like them.  Angry Americans continues a groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19–and now the civil unrest that has erupted nationally since the killing of George Floyd—with another important, inspiring and iconic guest.  It’s another episode of the most dynamic podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture. And the pod continues to make waves and was recently featured on Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN.  Get special access to behind-the-scenes content, to Paul Rieckhoff, to our guests, and to special offers by joining the powerful Angry Americans community on Patreon. Membership gets you first looks at guests, information and opportunities to meet friends of the pod like Henry Rollins, Ambassador Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. And your support helps keep this impactful and independent content coming. This episode is powered by BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients made-in-the-USA. And BRAVO SIERRA gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales support programs for Military service members, veterans and families. And perfect for Father’s Day. Visit www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. Angry Americans listeners can use the discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off all orders.   Angry Americans is empowering independent Americans everywhere and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 5, 2020
Police, National Guard and military--clashing with American protestors in our nation’s capital and all across America. From coast to coast, America is on fire. On fire with anger, on fire with frustration, with fire division, on fire with pain. Our host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) digs into the death of George Floyd, protests, riots, the horrid leadership in the Department of Defense and VA, the pandemic, and more with an extended and candid conversation with CNN anchor and COVID-19 survivor, Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN). [1:28:15] Brooke is the dynamic host of CNN Newsroom--the daily news show on CNN seen worldwide. From her drink of choice to what makes her angry, this is Brooke Baldwin candid, uncut and like you’ve never heard her.  She doesn’t just cover stories--she feels them. She has a unique ability to channel the emotions of her audience like few TV anchors can. For over a decade at CNN, she’s covered breaking news with empathy, focus and humor. And after the pandemic hit, she became the news—as one of the first TV journalists in America to announce she’d tested positive for the coronavirus, approaching it with the same openness, candor and humility that has defined her career. She’s back on the air. Holding leaders accountable, telling the stories of struggling Americans, and now, she has the unique perspective of covering rioters attacking CNN headquarters in Atlanta--the place she grew up. Her work has taken her to some of the biggest events of the last two decades. From the Newtown massacre and the Boston Marathon bombing, to the Arab Spring and multiple American protest movements, Brooke has been on the ground and at the anchordesk bringing breaking news to Americans. Her dedication doesn’t stop when the satellite trucks pull out of town. After a series of mass shootings, Brooke hosted a moving 2015 town hall, which made her a finalist for the Peabody Award--broadcast journalism’s highest honor. She’s also uniquely down-to-earth and fun. She’s a massive University of North Carolina sports fan, and Brooke is also the creator and host of American Woman, a CNN digital series that focuses on women who’ve blazed trails, are shattering glass ceilings, and are looking to share their stories to inspire others like them.  Angry Americans continues a groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19–and now the civil unrest that has erupted nationally since the killing of George Floyd—with another important, inspiring and iconic guest.  It’s another episode of the most dynamic podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture. And the pod continues to make waves and was recently featured on Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN.  Get special access to behind-the-scenes content, to Paul Rieckhoff, to our guests, and to special offers by joining the powerful Angry Americans community on Patreon. Membership gets you first looks at guests, information and opportunities to meet friends of the pod like Henry Rollins, Ambassador Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. And your support helps keep this impactful and independent content coming. This episode is powered by BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients made-in-the-USA. And BRAVO SIERRA gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales support programs for Military service members, veterans and families. And perfect for Father’s Day. Visit www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. Angry Americans listeners can use the discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off all orders.   Angry Americans is empowering independent Americans everywhere and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
Like everything else in America, journalism is very different in the pandemic. It’s been disrupted by the virus--while remaining under daily attack from the President. Our host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) digs into the state of journalism, politics, world affairs and more with an extended and candid conversation with renowned journalist, Martha Raddatz (@MarthaRaddatz). [57:08] Martha is Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for ABC News, co-anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and one of the most respected journalists in America. Martha built a career focused on covering war, the military, veterans affairs and international relations. Raised by a single mom in Utah, she’s been a Pentagon reporter, traveled to countless war zones and is the only television reporter allowed to fly in an F-15 fighter jet on combat missions over Afghanistan. Martha’s also been in the crosshairs of political combat, moderating the Vice Presidential debate between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden in 2012 and a presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016. She is renowned for her toughness, professionalism and dedication to the truth. And you’ve never heard her like this. Fresh off a news-making sit-down interview with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, Martha shares what it’s like being a grandmother, how she keeps perspective in DC and even shares her favorite drink. Angry Americans continues a groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19 with another inspiring guest shaping the future. It’s an episode that will leave you moved, enlightened and empowered.  Rieckhoff also continues his sharp focus on national security, veterans and first-responder issues that are critical and terribly under-reported by the mainstream media. As the World Health Organization and most medical experts warn about the dangers of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine for patients with COVID-19, Trump and the Department of Veterans Affairs are ramping up testing the drug on dying veterans. Meanwhile, the NHL prepares to restart hockey, a historic SpaceX launch is postponed and the killing of George Floyd killed in Minneapolis by police sparks protest and outrage.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.  It’s another episode of the most dynamic podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture. And the pod continues to make waves and was recently featured on Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN.  Get special access to behind-the-scenes content, to Paul Rieckhoff, to our guests, and to special offers by joining the powerful Angry Americans community on Patreon. Membership gets you first looks at guests, information and opportunities to meet friends of the pod like Henry Rollins, Ambassador Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. And your support helps keep this impactful and independent content coming. This episode is powered by BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients made-in-the-USA. And BRAVO SIERRA gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales support programs for Military service members, veterans and families. Which is especially important for Memorial Day. Visit www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. Angry Americans listeners can use the discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off all orders.   Angry Americans is empowering independent Americans everywhere and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
As the country battles whether or not to wear masks, and whether or not hydroxychloroquine works, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) rips into the news you need with his trademark wit, wisdom and humor. He digs into the top national defense, first-responders and vets news and shares a powerful conversation with Medal of Freedom recipient and legendary TAPS Founder Bonnie Carroll (@bonnie_at_taps). Angry Americans continues a groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19 with another inspiring guest shaping the future. This Memorial Day will be unlike any other. Arlington National Cemetery is closed to visitors. Parades are canceled. Veterans are being buried without military funerals. Memorial Day is about remembering those lost to our nation’s wars. And this year, with over 93,000 Americana dead from the coronavirus, there is a profound sense of mourning and loss nationwide. But it can also be a time for unity. And to draw lessons about how to mourn and move forward after loss from a courageous group of people: surviving military families. Over 7,000 troops have died in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries since 9/11. Over 6,000 are lost every year to suicide. Mostly hidden from the nation’s view.  But now, America is feeling the pain of loss. And military families can help us understand pain and move forward. Their greatest champion is Bonnie Carroll. [47:44] Bonnie is one of toughest leaders you’ll ever meet. A veteran, the surviving spouse of General Tom Carroll, a former staffer in the Reagan and Bush White Houses, and President and Founder of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the leading national organization providing care for those impacted by the death of a military loved one. Bonnie courageously founded TAPS after the death of her husband in an Army plane crash. She turned a tragedy into triumph. And will help you overcome whatever challenges you face now.  Bonnie knows isolation, depression and pain like few others in the world. She knows how to survive it, find purpose and thrive afterwards. She is the author of Healing Your Grieving Heart After A Military Death and one of the foremost experts on grief and trauma. She’s also a happy warrior, a mentor and a voice of light in the most trying times. And a longtime friend and mentor of our host, Army veteran and Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, @PaulRieckhoff. The two share a conversation that will leave you moved, enlightened and empowered.  Featured on Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN, it’s another episode of the most dynamic podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture.  Get special access to behind-the-scenes content, to Paul Rieckhoff, to our guests, and to special offers by joining the new Angry Americans community on Patreon. It gets you powerful information and opportunities to meet friends of the pod like Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. And your support helps keep this impactful and independent content coming.  This episode is powered by BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients made-in-the-USA. And BRAVO SIERRA gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales support programs for Military service members, veterans and families. Which is especially important for Memorial Day. Visit www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. Angry Americans listeners can use the discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off all orders.  Angry Americans is empowering independent Americans everywhere and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
The pandemic is devastating America. And black Americans especially. Maybe more than any other group in the United States. As many as one-fourth of the overall American dead from the pandemic are black. And people of color are disproportionately serving on the front lines of healthcare, public transportation, food services and many other industries that are the hardest hit. The impact on black people is another hidden and underreported front in our war against COVID-19. And meanwhile, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black jogger, was ruthlessly murdered by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia---sparking outrage and anger nationwide--while President Trump continues to make racist statements at the White House aimed at Chinese people. In this powerful new episode, we dig into race and the coronavirus.  Race has never been more urgent, divisive and underreported. Except for on this pod. Independent activist, author, social entrepreneur and Army veteran @PaulRieckhoff breaks it down and leads a fascinating and riveting conversation with Baratunde Thurston (@Baratunde). [1:06:00] Baratunde is a powerful, inspiring and dynamic next-generation thought leader. He’s an activist, futurist, comedian and author of the New York Times bestseller, How To Be Black. He’s worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and cleaned bathrooms to pay for his Harvard education. Baratunde serves on the National Board of BUILD, an organization that uses entrepreneurship-based experiential learning to propel underserved youth through high school on to college and career success, serves on the Brooklyn Public Library board of trustees and his TED Talk has over 2 million views. He and Rieckhoff have known each other for over a decade, and they chop it up for a fun, emotional and inspiring conversation that you’ll want to talk about and share. Angry Americans continues our groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19 with another inspiring leader shaping the future of America.  And as the virus takes more lives and infections spreads through the White House staff, states begin to reopen. And that’s got Rieckhoff and many others angry--for good reason. He rips into the news that you may have missed with his trademark tenacity, wit, wisdom and humor. He digs into the national defense, first-responders and veterans issues that are off the national radar. And he adds a splash of pop-culture, great music and civic action. Featured recently on Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN, it’s another riveting episode of the most dynamic podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture.  Get special access to Paul Rieckhoff, our dynamic guests, special online events and behind-the-scenes content by joining the Angry Americans community on Patreon. You’ll get unique and powerful connections to information and opportunities to meet friends of the pod like Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cuomo, Ron Perlman, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. And our support will also help keep this important content coming.  This episode is powered by the generous support of BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients that are made-in-the-USA. And BRAVO SIERRA gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales support programs for active-duty U.S. Military service members, veterans and families. Visit www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. Angry Americans listeners can use the discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off on all orders.  Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering concerned citizens worldwide and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
The pandemic is devastating America. And black Americans especially. Maybe more than any other group in the United States. As many as one-fourth of the overall American dead from the pandemic are black. And people of color are disproportionately serving on the front lines of healthcare, public transportation, food services and many other industries that are the hardest hit. The impact on black people is another hidden and underreported front in our war against COVID-19. And meanwhile, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black jogger, was ruthlessly murdered by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia---sparking outrage and anger nationwide--while President Trump continues to make racist statements at the White House aimed at Chinese people. In this powerful new episode, we dig into race and the coronavirus.  Race has never been more urgent, divisive and underreported. Except for on this pod. Independent activist, author, social entrepreneur and Army veteran @PaulRieckhoff breaks it down and leads a fascinating and riveting conversation with Baratunde Thurston (@Baratunde). [1:06:00] Baratunde is a powerful, inspiring and dynamic next-generation thought leader. He’s an activist, futurist, comedian and author of the New York Times bestseller, How To Be Black. He’s worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and cleaned bathrooms to pay for his Harvard education. Baratunde serves on the National Board of BUILD, an organization that uses entrepreneurship-based experiential learning to propel underserved youth through high school on to college and career success, serves on the Brooklyn Public Library board of trustees and his TED Talk has over 2 million views. He and Rieckhoff have known each other for over a decade, and they chop it up for a fun, emotional and inspiring conversation that you’ll want to talk about and share. Angry Americans continues our groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19 with another inspiring leader shaping the future of America.  And as the virus takes more lives and infections spreads through the White House staff, states begin to reopen. And that’s got Rieckhoff and many others angry--for good reason. He rips into the news that you may have missed with his trademark tenacity, wit, wisdom and humor. He digs into the national defense, first-responders and veterans issues that are off the national radar. And he adds a splash of pop-culture, great music and civic action. Featured recently on Fox News, Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN, it’s another riveting episode of the most dynamic podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture.  Get special access to Paul Rieckhoff, our dynamic guests, special online events and behind-the-scenes content by joining the Angry Americans community on Patreon. You’ll get unique and powerful connections to information and opportunities to meet friends of the pod like Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cuomo, Ron Perlman, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. And our support will also help keep this important content coming.  This episode is powered by the generous support of BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company built for every lifestyle. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients that are made-in-the-USA. And BRAVO SIERRA gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales support programs for active-duty U.S. Military service members, veterans and families. Visit www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. Angry Americans listeners can use the discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off on all orders.  Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering concerned citizens worldwide and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 7, 2020
How is the coronavirus impacting the mothers of the world? This Mother’s Day, moms across America are being hit especially hard by the pandemic. It’s another hidden and underreported front in our war against COVID-19. Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (@RoweFinkbeiner) [43:30] is a renowned and respected fighter for moms everywhere. She’s met with Presidents, testified before Congress and organized millions. Kristin is the dynamic Founder and Executive Director of the most powerful organization for mothers in America: MomsRising. With over one million members, MomsRising is leading on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families. The powerful organization brings the voices and real world experiences of women and mothers to local, state, and national leaders, amplifies women's voices and policy issues in the national dialogue and in the media, accelerate grassroots impact on Capitol Hill and at state capitols across the country and holds corporations accountable for fair treatment of women and mothers and for ensuring the safety of their products. Kristin is also the host of "Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner” on 1480AM in Washington, D.C and the co-author of The Motherhood Manifesto--which also became a documentary film on PBS.  Angry Americans continues our groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19 with another inspiring guest shaping the future. If you want to give your mom a great Mother’s Day gift, listen to and share this episode.  With the weather in America heating up and states reopening nationwide, while the spread of the virus and the 2020 race for President are accelerating, independent activist, author, social entrepreneur and Army veteran @PaulRieckhoff leads the conversation with Kristin and dissects the latest news with his trademark fiery style. Rieckhoff also continues to hold the powerful accountable at the White House, Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, and broadcast media. It’s another riveting episode of the most dynamic podcast in America for independent politics, news and culture. Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN are tracking--and you should be too.  This episode of Angry Americans is powered by BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the American, military-native performance wellness company built for tough times. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients that are made-in-the-USA. And BRAVO SIERRA gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales supports programs for active-duty U.S. Military service members, veterans and families. Visit www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. Angry Americans listeners can use the discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off on all orders.  You can get special access to Paul Rieckhoff, our dynamic guests, special online events and behind-the-scenes content by joining the Angry Americans community on Patreon. Your support will keep this important content coming. And, you’ll get unique and powerful connections to information and one-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet guests like Chris Cuomo, Ron Perlman, Meghan McCain and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering concerned citizens worldwide and powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 1, 2020
What is the future of education after the coronavirus? What will schools look like after all this? How can they reopen safely? Will colleges go bankrupt? Are we rotting the brains of our kids with all this screen time? Where is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos? What happens now to education in America?  As the global war against the virus continues, the world of education is a hidden battlefield. The future of learning has been turned upside down--and underreported. With 97% of the world’s schools closed, the virus has upended everything we know about education. Graduations are canceled, dorms are empty, school lunches are left uneaten and millions of kids are now glued to screens all day long. This is education in our pandemic-stricken world. And the stakes for America couldn’t be higher.  Angry Americans continues our groundbreaking focus on the front-line fighters of the war against COVID-19 with another inspiring guest shaping the future: [1:15:00] Anya Kamenetz (@Anya1Anya) is a powerful expert on learning and the future. Anya is Education Correspondent at NPR, co-host of NPR’s Life Kit parenting podcast and celebrated author of multiple books including The Art of Screen Time, Generation Debt, DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education and The Test. Anya is our professor giving us all a crash course on parenting in a pandemic.  Previously, Anya was a writer for Fast Company covering technology, innovation, sustainability and social entrepreneurship and she contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, the Oprah Magazine. Anya was named a Game Changer in Education and three times won National Awards from the Education Writers Association. She also leads the innovative NPR Ed team--which won an Edward R. Murrow award for Innovation. With the world paralyzed and divided by shut-downs and reopening, independent activist, author, social entrepreneur and Army veteran @PaulRieckhoff asks Anya the questions we all need answers to--and tears into the latest news with a dash of pop-culture, kick-ass music, and his trademark wit, tenacity, wisdom and humor. Rieckhoff shines a powerful spotlight on issues you need to know about--and holds the powerful accountable. As the White House, Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, and broadcast media fumble, this is a powerful must-hear episode of the pod that’s been featured in Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN. From the front lines of the exhausting war against the virus, to the race for President, to the NFL draft, Angry Americans is the most dynamic podcast in America for politics, news and culture. Angry Americans is powered by BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the American, military-native performance wellness company built for tough times. BRAVO SIERRA delivers high-quality grooming essentials formulated with clean ingredients that are made-in-the-USA. And BRAVO SIERRA gives back to America’s heroes. 5% of all sales supports programs for active-duty U.S. Military service members, veterans and families. Visit www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set now. Angry Americans listeners can use the discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off on all orders.  Get exclusive access to Paul Rieckhoff, our amazing guests, online events and special behind-the-scenes content by joining the Angry Americans community on Patreon. You’ll keep this important content coming--and get unique connections to powerful information and one-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet guests like Henry Rollins, Rachel Maddow, Jeffrey Wright and Ambassador Susan Rice. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering concerned citizens worldwide--and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 24, 2020
What is the future of sports after the coronavirus? Will the NBA play again this season? How will sports look in our new normal? David Aldridge (@DavidAldridgeDC) is one of the best and most respected sports writers in America. He’s a basketball icon that’s been in on our TV for decades covering the NBA for ESPN, TNT and now, for The Athletic. He’s also an astute observer of the intersection of sports, culture, politics, race and economics. David has interviewed Presidents and received the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award for his contributions to basketball. He’s a tenacious advocate for his hometown of Washington, DC and has interviewed President Barack Obama, Steph Curry and Michael Jordan.  Angry Americans has always focused on the interaction of politics, sports and culture. And as our the war against the coronavirus drags on, sports is one of the things people everywhere miss the most. With concerns from players about safety, and pushes from politicians to restart leagues, David helps us all understand the biggest challenges and the bigger picture of sports in the world of COVID-19. And as the hit ESPN documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bull, The Last Dance, captivates audiences everywhere, the NFL draft goes virtual, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski head to Tampa, and as we recognize the 16th anniversary of the death of NFL player and Army Ranger, Pat Tillman, David’s wisdom will leave you enlightened.  And as the country is ripped by the coronavirus and political division over how and when to shutdown and re-open sports and everything else, independent activist, author and Army veteran @PaulRieckhoff breaks it all down with a kick. Rieckhoff tears into the politicians who are putting politics ahead of people, drills into the exposure of our national security, and continues to hold the White House, Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense accountability for leadership failures, political nonsense and a rising death toll. It’s a another powerful episode of the show that’s been featured in Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN. From front edge of the evolving war against the virus in New York City, to Georgia, to Washington, DC, to North Korea, Angry Americans is the most interesting and independent podcast in America for politics, news and culture. This episode Angry Americans is powered by the awesomeness of BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company that’s built for the pandemic. They deliver high-quality grooming essentials that are formulated with clean ingredients and made in the USA. And BRAVO SIERRA leads by example. 5% of all sales goes to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs for active-duty U.S. Military service members, veterans and their families. Go to www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set of their products now. And Angry Americans listeners can use the special discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off on all orders.  You can now get exclusive access to the people, events and content behind Angry Americans by joining us on Patreon. You can help keep this important content coming--and get unique connections to powerful information and one-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet guests like Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Meghan McCain and Henry Rollins. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people nationwide--and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 20, 2020
We are now a world at war. The coronavirus is the enemy we all face. And we are all united in our fight against that enemy. The Dispatches is a new quick-hit pod hosted by Iraq war veteran, author and activist Paul Rieckhoff that gives you news and information you can use in the fight to protect those around you, kill the virus and help win the war. In less than 30 minutes.  The next edition of the Dispatch checks-in with the American celebrity Tom Colicchio. Former Host of Top Chef, Tom is the recipient of five James Beard Foundation Awards for his culinary achievements and is on the front lines right now advocating for restaurants and their workers. Colicchio joined us for a longer conversation in Episode 8 of Angry Americans--one of our earliest episodes and one that definitely set the bar. More than one month after our natio waged war against the virus, Tom is back to give us his update live from NY on how the restaurant industry is going to be impacted. He breaks down the federal relief loan programs and their conundrums, and gives insights for how to navigate the pending economic breakdowns we’re likely to see in the months to come. Tom talks community feeding centers and more ideas on how government can be more responsive in this crisis era. This Dispatch is packed with the same integrity, information, inspiration and impact you get from every episode of Angry Americans. The war is on. This is your update. This is your dispatch.  The Dispatch is a production of Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 16, 2020
Jeffrey Wright [50:40] is one of the finest actors in the world. He’s also one of the most tenacious activists. He’s a patriot. He’s an organizer. He’s a voice for the voiceless. He’s a powerful critic of Donald Trump. And he’s deep in the fight vs the coronavirus right now.  From Angels in America to Basquiat to Syriana to Casino Royale to The Hunger Games to Boardwalk Empire to Classical Baby to Westworld. Jeffrey Wright (@JFreeWright) has played Martin Luther King Jr. and Colin Powell. He’s played artists and scientists. And he’s everyone’s favorite Host, Bernard Lowe. He’s won a Golden Globe, an Emmy, a Tony. And he’s a driven supporter of causes ranging from veterans with mental health injuries to miners in Sierra Leone.  And as the war against the coronavirus expands, Jeffrey Wright is a critical global face for two prongs of our collective experience. His neighborhood in Brooklyn is being hammered by sickness and death. Sirens are wailing constantly outside his home. And he’s using his unique talents to rally support for his community through a bold new effort called #BrooklynForLife! At the same time, the HBO show he stars in is at the top of the world’s stay-at-home binge list. Westworld is a global phenomenon--giving so many of us a break from the non-stop news cycle around the coronavirus. But also providing a warning about our weaknesses and painting a picture of a dystopian potential future. It’s a candid, inspiring, unpredictable and extended conversation--with one of the most recognized faces on the planet. You’ll hear sides of Jeffrey Wright you’ve never heard before. His thoughts as a father, his experience in Africa fighting another deadly virus, his thoughts on potential VP options for Biden, his stories of glory as a college lacrosse star--and you’ll even meet his pet turtles. And as the stupid continues to spread faster across American even faster than the virus, independent activist @PaulRieckhoff breaks it all down with this trademark insight, wit and candor. He rips into how a skyrocketing number of veterans are dying from COVID19 at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Pentagon’s struggles to contain outbreaks, a flood of anti-lock-down state capitol protests, and the line of endorsements coming to Joe Biden. Angry Americans is powered by BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company. They deliver high-quality grooming essentials, formulated with clean ingredients and made in the USA with local partners. And 5% of sales go to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation quality of life programs for active-duty U.S. Military service members, veterans and their families. Go to www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set of their products now. And Angry Americans listeners can use the special discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off on all orders.  Every episode of Angry Americans creates ways for you to turn your righteous anger into positive impact. In this pod, it’s supporting Jeffrey Wright’s Brooklyn For Life! team on the front lines of helping healthcare heroes and businesses at a local level. And friend of the pod Tom Collichio’s (@TomColicchio) Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) at the national level. Tom joined us on the pod back in Episode 8 and is continuing his important activism. It’s a powerful episode of the show that’s been featured in Variety, NPR, The New York Times, MSNBC and CNN.  For video of the conversation in this episode with Jeffrey Wright --and for past conversations with Rachel Maddow, Chris Cuomo, Rosie Perez, Henry Rollins, Meghan McCain, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Samantha Bee and more-- join the Angry Americans community now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people nationwide--and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 9, 2020
The only thing spreading faster in America than coronavirus, is stupid. It started inside the White House, spread to Fox News, into Congress, out to Governors nationwide. And now, the infection has spread to a new group: the United States Navy. Thousands of brave sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt are the epicenter of an American military struggling globally to respond to COVID-19. Scores on the ship have tested positive, their commander, Captain Bret Crozier, was fired for standing up for their health-only to test positive himself, and Acting Navy Secretary Modly flew thousands of miles to disrespectfully lecture them, only to be forced to resign himself. While America is at war against the virus our the Navy rank-and-file are at war with their disconnected civilian leadership. @PaulRieckhoff breaks it all down, analyzes how the Department of Veterans Affairs is also flailing to respond to outbreaks and deaths nationwide, digs into what Bernie Sanders dropping out means for independent and national defense voters, and reports from the center of the front lines in New York City. It’s the hottest pod in America for politics, news and culture.  When disasters do hit, #LookForTheHelpers. [56:20] And our guest this pod is one of America’s greatest: Jake Wood (@JakeWoodTR), CEO and Co-Founder of Team Rubicon--the most innovative disaster response organization in the world. Jake served in the Marine Corps as a Scout-Sniper, with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur and keynote speaker whose awards include being named a CNN Hero, the Heinz Award, Goldman Sachs' 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, The Grinnell Prize, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy Forty Under 40. He is also the author of Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business. Jake is a master of disasters. When others run out, he runs in. For the last decade, he’s led Team Rubicon in deploying over 100,000 veterans with medical and rescue skills to disasters around the world. Now, they are building field hospitals, testing for COVID-19 and helping the needy in over 70 locations across the United States. Jake will tell you what it’s like to operate in a disaster zone and fight the coronavirus. He’ll share how he’s right now leading forces on the ground in communities nationwide, tell you what’s getting in his way, and give you some hope. It’s an inspiring and important conversation everyone should hear right now. It’ll prepare you to survive and thrive in the face of the virus.  Angry Americans is powered by BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company. They deliver high-quality grooming essentials, formulated with clean ingredients and made in the USA with local partners. And 5% of sales go to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation quality of life programs for active-duty U.S. Military service members, veterans and their families. Go to www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set of their products now. And Angry Americans listeners can use the special discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off on all orders.  Every episode of Angry Americans offers ways to turn your righteous anger into positive impact. This time, it’s supporting Team Rubicon’s urgent call to action. It’s a powerful episode of the pod that’s been recently featured in Variety, NPR, The New York Times and CNN.  For video of the conversation in this episode with Jake Wood --and for past conversations with Chris Cuomo, Rosie Perez, Henry Rollins, Rachel Maddow, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Samantha Bee and more-- join the Angry Americans community now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people nationwide--and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 6, 2020
We are now a world at war. The coronavirus is the enemy we all face. And we are all united in our fight against that enemy. The Dispatches is a new quick-hit pod hosted by Iraq war veteran, author and activist Paul Rieckhoff that gives you news and information you can use in the fight to protect those around you, kill the virus and help win the war. In less than 20 minutes.  Our first ever Dispatches checks-in with Chris Fussell--former U.S. Navy SEAL, best-selling author and the president of McChrystal Group. Chris is the co-author of Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World. He joined us for a longer conversation in Episode 50 of Angry Americans--one of our most compelling episodes yet. One month after that conversation, our war against the virus is now fully expanded across America. And Chris is back to give us his update on how the battlefield is evolving, grade the leadership of President Trump and Governor Cuomo, share how you can better prepare your family in the face of the latest threats, and weigh-in on the controversial firing of Captain Bret Crozier--the Navy Commander who spoke up to defend his crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier.  This Dispatches is packed with the same integrity, information, inspiration and impact you get from every episode of Angry Americans. The war is on. This is your update. This is your dispatch.  The Dispatches is a production of Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 3, 2020
More than ever before, we should all listen to the doctors. And celebrate the doctors. In this vital episode, we talk with one of those brave fighters in the expanding war against the coronavirus. A hero who is right now fighting COVID-19 and saving lives. Dr. Paul Haser is a brilliant and heroic emergency surgeon at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York--a front line in our global war against the coronavirus. One that this week became a war zone. [1:10:30] Dr. Paul Haser takes us inside. He’ll show you what the face of our enemy looks like. He’ll tell you what it’s like to operate on someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19. He’ll explain what you can do to protect yourself. And what you can do to support the heroes like him, and all the incredible medical professionals risking their lives for us.  Prior to the fight against COVID-19, Dr. Haser volunteered in Haiti after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010. He also served at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany--the only forward-stationed medical center for U.S. and Coalition forces--where he treated combat injuries and performed the first endovascular aortic graft implantation procedure ever, saving the life of an American sniper with a piece of shrapnel next to his heart. Now, Dr. Haser is on the forward edge of our fight against the coronavirus, inside one of the hardest hit hospitals in the world. A dangerous place, deep behind the lines, surrounded by the enemy. This is a conversation everyone needs to hear now.  Our host, independent activist and Iraq Veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leads this vital episode and breaks down the most urgent political, defense and veterans news you need to know--with equal doses of snark and funny. He gets an update from 9/11 hero FDNY firefighter Rob Serra (@SerraRob) about a critical and outrageous shortage of masks facing NYC firefighters. Rieckhoff also digs into how COVID-19 has taken out a US Navy aircraft carrier, how the number of dead veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs is rising, which Governors and Mayors are costing American lives, and how unlikely leaders like Dolly Parton are heroically stepping up to help. It’s important, informative and inspiring.  This episode of Angry Americans is powered by BRAVO SIERRA. BRAVO SIERRA (@BravoSierra_USA) is the military-native performance wellness company. They deliver high-quality grooming essentials, formulated with clean ingredients and made in the USA with local partners. And 5% of sales go to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation quality of life programs for active-duty U.S. Military service members, veterans and their families. Go to www.BravoSierra.com/AngryAmericans to get a FREE trial set of their products now. And Angry Americans listeners can use the special discount code ANGRY at checkout for 15% off on all orders.  And as with every episode of Angry Americans, this pod is about action. Rieckhoff offers ways to turn your righteous anger into positive impact. It’s a powerful episode of the pod that’s been recently featured in Variety, NPR, The New York Times and CNN.  For video of the conversation in this episode with Dr. Paul Haser --and for past conversations with Chris Cuomo, Rosie Perez, Henry Rollins, Rachel Maddow, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Samantha Bee and more-- join the Angry Americans community now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people nationwide--and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 26, 2020
As coronavirus spreads across the world, this fiery pod comes to you from deep inside the two American epicenters of outbreaks: Seattle and New York. We may find a vaccine to protect us from the coronavirus, but there is still no vaccine for stupid. And it continues to spread even faster than the virus itself. Stupid is highly contagious. And it’s rampant inside the White House. But this episode is an antidote. It brings you news you can use, a tone to inspire and a conversation to empower.  [1:03:40} Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg (@FlorentGroberg) is a Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, best-selling author of 8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor, Chief of Staff at Boeing, and a human motivational machine. He’s the first foreign-born recipient of the nation’s highest military honor since the Vietnam war. He’s a great immigration success story. He served on the front lines of America’s wars. And on one fateful day in 2012 in Afghanistan, Flo was badly wounded by a suicide bomber attack, after saving the lives of many in his unit. He answered the call when the moment came---and that 8 seconds changed his life forever. It took four of his friends. It shattered his body. It pounded his mind. But he dug deep. Physically. Mentally. He’s candid about how hard it can be. He knows isolation. He knows depression. He knows struggle. And as we all face the prospect of self-isolation and COVID-19, this is a must-listen for all Americans.  Flo struggled through an incredibly painful, lonely, long recovery. Just like we will as a nation now after coronavirus. But just like America will, Flo rose up. And he overcame the adversity. Now, he teaches and inspires others. And he’ll teach and inspire you. From inside a locked-down New York City, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) talked to Flo on National Medal of Honor Day from his home in Seattle. There he continues to lead his community now--as his home has become the front line in the war against the coronavirus. He’s insightful, he’s passionate, he’s real. And it’s exactly the kind of conversation we need right now--to lift us up and help us through this.  Meanwhile, the military and Department of Veterans Affairs struggle to get a handle on the virus, Trump wages war against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Bernie Sanders refuses to drop out, cops and firefighters are struggling to get protective gear, the porn industry is stepping in to help, and DJ D-Nice is launching amazing virtual house parties on Instagram attended by Michelle Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and our host, independent activist and Iraq Veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff). Paul takes you through the issues you need to know about--issues that often aren’t covered in the mainstream media but affect all of us.  This episode is possible thanks to support from the awesome folks at Bravo Sierra. Bravo Sierra believes the U.S. military established the original wellness lifestyle – optimized physical and mental fitness, founded on a unifying ethos of respect, service and integrity. Bravo Sierra (@BravoSierra_USA) develops critical innovation performance products in direct collaboration with those that deserve it most – our active duty service members. Bravo Sierra has pioneered a business model that directly contributes 5% of all sales to Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs dedicated to the well-being of U.S. service members, veterans and their families. For behind-the-scenes video with Flo Groberg, Chris Cuomo, Rosie Perez, Henry Rollins, Rachel Maddow, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Chef Tom Colicchio, Samantha Bee and more, join the Angry Americans community now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide--and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 19, 2020
How is the US military tackling COVID-19? How are they testing our troops deployed in combat? As the pandemic hits, how can they care for the rest of us here at home? As the National Guard and Pentagon prepare to deploy people and assets nationwide to fight coronavirus, this important and inspiring guest will break it all down.  Host, activist and Iraq Veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) shares a fascinating and important conversation with US Army Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRspox and @MylesCaggins) [45:30] who is currently forward-deployed in Baghdad, Iraq. Myles is Director of Public Affairs and Spokesperson for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve led by the U.S. Army’s III Corps. He leads military public communication for the 77-nation and five international organization Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. Myles has 23 years of military experience at tactical, operational, and strategic levels. From military posts, combat zones, the Pentagon, and White House, he has led communication strategy for some of the most challenging issues of the past decade, including: America’s rebalance to Asia and policy towards North Korea and China; the mission to defeat ISIS; Guantanamo; military human capital and recruiting; and nuclear security.  A leader deep in the fight on multiple fronts, he describes what life is like under threat of Iranian missile attacks and COVID-19. Myles represents the best of what our country is all about. He is a helper. And a leader who--like all our guests--has shaped what America was, what it is, and what it will be. He will give you valuable insight into how the military is facing down the coronavirus and enemy fighters at the same time. And how to face your own fears in the face of the pandemic.  Paul has known Col. Caggins for over a decade and guides a fascinating and exceptionally timely conversation with a leader direct from the front lines overseas. Rieckhoff also digs into the most important news, politics and culture of the time. From Super Tuesday 3 to the VA response to coronavirus to naming the 8 US Senators who voted against the Senate bill to provide Americans with emergency support, it’s a fresh and entertaining recap of what you need to know. And as with every episode of Angry Americans, this show is about action. Rieckhoff suggests an impactful way to turn your righteous anger into positive impact. It’s a uniquely compelling, shareable episode of the pod that’s been on the top of the news and political podcast charts and featured in Variety, NPR, The New York Times.  This episode is possible thanks to support from our friends at Bravo Sierra. Bravo Sierra believes the U.S. military established the original wellness lifestyle – optimized physical and mental fitness, founded on a unifying ethos of respect, service and integrity. Bravo Sierra (@BravoSierra_USA) develops critical innovation performance products in direct collaboration with those that deserve it most – our active duty service members. Bravo Sierra has pioneered a business model that directly contributes 5% of all sales to Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs dedicated to the well-being of U.S. service members, veterans and their families. For behind-the-scenes video with Rosie Perez, Henry Rollins, Rachel Maddow, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia, Samantha Bee and more, join the Angry Americans community now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide--and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 19, 2020
How is the US military tackling COVID-19? How are they testing our troops deployed in combat? As the pandemic hits, how can they care for the rest of us here at home? As the National Guard and Pentagon prepare to deploy people and assets nationwide to fight coronavirus, this important and inspiring guest will break it all down.  Host, activist and Iraq Veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) shares a fascinating and important conversation with US Army Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRspox and @MylesCaggins) [45:30] who is currently forward-deployed in Baghdad, Iraq. Myles is Director of Public Affairs and Spokesperson for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve led by the U.S. Army’s III Corps. He leads military public communication for the 77-nation and five international organization Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. Myles has 23 years of military experience at tactical, operational, and strategic levels. From military posts, combat zones, the Pentagon, and White House, he has led communication strategy for some of the most challenging issues of the past decade, including: America’s rebalance to Asia and policy towards North Korea and China; the mission to defeat ISIS; Guantanamo; military human capital and recruiting; and nuclear security.  A leader deep in the fight on multiple fronts, he describes what life is like under threat of Iranian missile attacks and COVID-19. Myles represents the best of what our country is all about. He is a helper. And a leader who--like all our guests--has shaped what America was, what it is, and what it will be. He will give you valuable insight into how the military is facing down the coronavirus and enemy fighters at the same time. And how to face your own fears in the face of the pandemic.  Paul has known Col. Caggins for over a decade and guides a fascinating and exceptionally timely conversation with a leader direct from the front lines overseas. Rieckhoff also digs into the most important news, politics and culture of the time. From Super Tuesday 3 to the VA response to coronavirus to naming the 8 US Senators who voted against the Senate bill to provide Americans with emergency support, it’s a fresh and entertaining recap of what you need to know. And as with every episode of Angry Americans, this show is about action. Rieckhoff suggests an impactful way to turn your righteous anger into positive impact. It’s a uniquely compelling, shareable episode of the pod that’s been on the top of the news and political podcast charts and featured in Variety, NPR, The New York Times.  This episode is possible thanks to support from our friends at Bravo Sierra. Bravo Sierra believes the U.S. military established the original wellness lifestyle – optimized physical and mental fitness, founded on a unifying ethos of respect, service and integrity. Bravo Sierra (@BravoSierra_USA) develops critical innovation performance products in direct collaboration with those that deserve it most – our active duty service members. Bravo Sierra has pioneered a business model that directly contributes 5% of all sales to Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs dedicated to the well-being of U.S. service members, veterans and their families. For behind-the-scenes video with Rosie Perez, Henry Rollins, Rachel Maddow, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia, Samantha Bee and more, join the Angry Americans community now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide--and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 12, 2020
As America scrambles to face the unprecedented chaos of coronavirus and the upheaval of the 2020 election, this episode features a riveting conversation with one of the most impressive leaders of our time. Chris Fussell (@FussellChris) is a man who knows chaos--and helps guide you through it with powerful insights and lessons-learned. Steeled by leadership roles in the most selective Special Operations units in the military, Chris is a leader that will teach you how to thrive in chaos. He led in the most elite unit in the military: the Naval Special Warfare Development Group and Navy SEAL Teams 2 and 8–on some of the most critical missions of our generation. After 16 years at the tip of spear for America’s most urgent and complex national security challenges and serving as Aide-de-Camp to General Stanley McChrystal as he commanded the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in Iraq, Chris teaches leadership at Yale University, speaks to packed audiences, and coaches top leaders and companies worldwide. He’s the author of the bestsellers, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World and One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams and now serves as President of McChrystal Group--an elite advisory services, management consulting, and leadership development firm in Washington, DC.  A former wrestler and with a degree in philosophy, Chris is a true warrior philosopher of the highest regard. He has a Master of Arts in Irregular Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School, and received the Pat Tillman Award for highest peer-rated Special Operations Officer. His thesis focused on the interagency collaboration and intelligence sharing processes that drove effective, cross-silo collaboration during the peak of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Chris is also a Senior Fellow for National Security at New America, a non-partisan think tank dedicated to understanding the next generation of challenges facing the US. He is also a dedicated husband and father of two, and actively involved in several non-profits dedicated to empowering veterans. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Foundation and is a lifetime member to the Council on Foreign Relations. Host, Iraq veteran and activist Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) has known Chris for over a decade, and takes us through a conversational master class on how to lead in adversity. Whether you’re leading a Fortune 100 Company, a small business, a classroom of students, or your own family, this indispensable episode will equip you with tools to thrive in the face of coronavirus--or any challenge you might face. We examine whether a military draft is needed, analyze the leadership skills of the remaining Presidential candidates, go behind the scenes of life as an elite Navy SEAL, and examine the ever-expanding role of Special Operations forces in modern America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 12, 2020
As America scrambles to face the unprecedented chaos of coronavirus and the upheaval of the 2020 election, this episode features a riveting conversation with one of the most impressive leaders of our time. Chris Fussell (@FussellChris) is a man who knows chaos--and helps guide you through it with powerful insights and lessons-learned. Steeled by leadership roles in the most selective Special Operations units in the military, Chris is a leader that will teach you how to thrive in chaos. He led in the most elite unit in the military: the Naval Special Warfare Development Group and Navy SEAL Teams 2 and 8–on some of the most critical missions of our generation. After 16 years at the tip of spear for America’s most urgent and complex national security challenges and serving as Aide-de-Camp to General Stanley McChrystal as he commanded the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in Iraq, Chris teaches leadership at Yale University, speaks to packed audiences, and coaches top leaders and companies worldwide. He’s the author of the bestsellers, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World and One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams and now serves as President of McChrystal Group--an elite advisory services, management consulting, and leadership development firm in Washington, DC.  A former wrestler and with a degree in philosophy, Chris is a true warrior philosopher of the highest regard. He has a Master of Arts in Irregular Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School, and received the Pat Tillman Award for highest peer-rated Special Operations Officer. His thesis focused on the interagency collaboration and intelligence sharing processes that drove effective, cross-silo collaboration during the peak of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Chris is also a Senior Fellow for National Security at New America, a non-partisan think tank dedicated to understanding the next generation of challenges facing the US. He is also a dedicated husband and father of two, and actively involved in several non-profits dedicated to empowering veterans. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Foundation and is a lifetime member to the Council on Foreign Relations. Host, Iraq veteran and activist Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) has known Chris for over a decade, and takes us through a conversational master class on how to lead in adversity. Whether you’re leading a Fortune 100 Company, a small business, a classroom of students, or your own family, this indispensable episode will equip you with tools to thrive in the face of coronavirus--or any challenge you might face. We examine whether a military draft is needed, analyze the leadership skills of the remaining Presidential candidates, go behind the scenes of life as an elite Navy SEAL, and examine the ever-expanding role of Special Operations forces in modern America.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 6, 2020
With the 2020 race upended, the stock market disrupted, and the Fed drastically dropping interest rates, NBC News Senior Business Correspondent Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) breaks it all down from the inside. [1:07:05] And she sharply analyzes the spectacular collapse of Mike Bloomberg’s campaign from the perspective of someone who worked for him. This candid and fun conversation gives you insights into the mind and life of a charismatic leader who overcame tremendous adversity to rise to the top of business and political media. Uncensored and unscripted, the former homecoming queen, turned Wall Street derivatives trader, turned cable TV anchor, shares how she juggles work as a mother of three, the values her mother taught her that fuel her success, and why she loves tequila.  Ruhle is a dedicated philanthropist, a media trailblazer, a champion for the underdog — and a fantastically fun person to hang out with. The former anchor of MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle and Velshi & Ruhle, Ruhle was also managing editor and news anchor for Bloomberg Television and editor-at-large for Bloomberg News. She’s an advocate for a number of important causes including the Corporate Investment Bank (CIB) Women's Network, Women on Wall Street (WOWS) and Girls, Inc--nonprofit organization that encourages all girls to be "Strong, Smart, and Bold" through direct service and advocacy.  Stephanie Ruhle is another important, inspiring and iconic American success story that embodies what this pod is all about. After earning a coveted spot on the trading floor of a male-dominated Wall Street firm, she used her wits and unstoppable determination to dominate the playing field -- eventually graduating to the forefront of broadcasting in cable network news. This episode is a handbook on how she’s done it. Host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) gets you up to speed on the biggest political news of the week fast. The passionate political independent, Iraq veteran and renowned activist leads the fiery conversation with Stephanie—and breaks down Super Tuesday, the Coronavirus, why Bernie Sanders is falling, and how the 2020 race is like Game of Thrones. And as in every Episode of Angry Americans, Rieckhoff offers an inspiring way to turn your righteous anger into positive impact. It’s another powerful episode of the show that’s been rising on the news and political charts and featured in Variety, NPR, The New York Times and more.  Join the Angry Americans community for free now for news about upcoming show and events, and for behind-the-scenes video with guests like Rosie Perez, Henry Rollins, Meghan McCain, Ambassador Susan Rice, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more.  Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering independent people nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 27, 2020
Legendary actor and activist Rosie Perez (@RosiePerezBklyn) is a fighter. And this is the Oscar-nominated icon like you’ve never heard her before. [1:07:15] Uncensored, candid and timely, Rosie shares her harrowing path to success that you’ll never forget. One of the most beloved actors of our time, she’s also a life-long activist, survivor, philanthropist, author, choreographer and boxing expert. An advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS, the people of Puerto Rico, survivors of sexual assault and anyone anywhere facing mental illness. Rosie also knows and loves boxing. Always the skilled analyst, truth-teller and lesson-teacher, “The First Lady of Boxing” breaks down the massive heavyweight championship fight between Tyson Fury and Deaonte Wilder, shares her candid thoughts on the groundbreaking Harvey Weinstein verdict after her recent testimony in the trial, reflects on her time as a co-host of The View, digs into Trump and the Democratic candidates, and talks about her amazing first car.  Rosie is a great American success story. After surviving a childhood of abuse, losing her mother to AIDS, and living in a foster group home, she has risen to become an inspiration to millions worldwide. First making her name as a dancer on Soul Train and as a choreographer for the Fly Girls on TV’s In Living Color, she exploded into fame after unforgettable parts in Do the Right Thing and White Men Can’t Jump. Rosie would rise to an Oscar nomination for her role in Fearless, a seat co-hosting ABC’s The View, and authoring Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair). President Obama appointed her to The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and she has served as the Artistic Chair of Urban Arts Partnership--an arts education nonprofit that supports public schools and is also devoted to supporting immigrants, LGBTQ, special needs and at-risk students. Rosie now stars alongside Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, and Willem Dafoe, in the Netflix film The Last Thing He Wanted, which is set around the Iran-Contra scandal during the Regan administration. She also stars in the action film Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey with Margot Robbie, the forthcoming HBO series The Flight Attendant and the children’s film, Clifford the Big Red Dog.  From his uniquely sharp perspective, our host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is a passionate political independent, Iraq veteran and renowned activist who leads the moving conversation with Rosie. He also breaks down the South Carolina Democratic debate, the rise of Bernie Sanders, the shocking spread of the Coronavirus, Trump’s trip to India, and more news you need to know about. And as in every episode of Angry Americans, Rieckhoff offers an inspiring way to turn your righteous anger into positive impact. It’s another powerful episode of the show that’s been rising on the news and political charts and featured in Variety, NPR, The New York Times and more.  Join the Angry Americans community for free now for news about upcoming show and events, and for behind-the-scenes video with guests like Rosie Perez, Henry Rollins, Meghan McCain, Ambassador Susan Rice, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more.  Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering independent people nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 20, 2020
With America disrupted and divided like never before in our lifetime, what better time to sit down with the American icon, punk rock legend, thought-leader, author, political activist and spoken-word master, Henry Rollins (@HenryRollins). Henry is one of the most interesting, most experienced, most entertaining, most thought-provoking activists in the world. And a conscience for America.  [40:02] Henry Rollins has been a music and cultural innovator for three decades. From his early days as the front man for Black Flag and The Rollins Band, to films to TV to books to hosting his own radio and TV show, Henry is a voice of power, insight and clarity. He’s journeyed around the world as a curious traveller, a musician and and touring for his music and spoken word shows. He’s seen over 100 countries, been to war zones, won a Grammy, and acted alongside Al Pacino. He’s an activist for gay rights, freeing of the “West Memphis Three”, legalization of cannabis and has performed for US troops on USO tours in Djibouti, Kuwait, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan (twice), Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Honduras, Japan, Korea and the United Arab Emirates. If you love Henry Rollins, this will give you a fix like you’ve never had before. If you don’t know Henry Rollins, welcome to a ride you won’t forget. He’s a great American success story. And he’s known our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff), for almost two decades. And before a live audience in Hollywood on Valentine’s Day, they candidly, rapid-fire rip through topics ranging from Henry’s epic breakout moment on a New York stage in 1981, to how technology is ruining dating to his analysis on all the leading candidates.  Join the Angry Americans community for free now for upcoming event tickets and behind-the-scenes video with guests like Henry Rollins, Meghan McCain, Ambassador Susan Rice, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tulsi Gabbard, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more.  Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering independent people nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 13, 2020
With America’s eyes focused on the New Hampshire results, and looking forward to Nevada and South Carolina, Angry Americans hit the road. We’re going west. To the Golden State. Back to Cali. It’s Angry Americans in Hollywood.  Meanwhile Donald Trump is out to make Washington DC the Hollywood for ugly people. A week after the Senate refused to convict he’s attacking anyone he sees as an enemy. There’s no hiding from it. Our President is not a Hollywood bombshell. He’s a Hollywood movie monster. Of the ugliest type. He’s not the guy to clean up the swamp. He’s the swamp thing. And every week, he gives us a new reason to be angry. And there’s lots to get into in this episode.  Including my very special conversation with one of the most dynamic guests we’ve had on this show yet. Jamil Smith. [46:40] Jamil is a reporter, an activist, a storyteller, a social and political critic--and an incredibly important and rising voice on politics, culture, race, sports--and more. It’s a hard hitting conversation--with all the news of the world unfolding--in the middle of black history month--with race and our racist President--at the center of all of it. It’s a fascinating conversation that explores why so many people in this country are angry---and with good reason. We also talk football, beer and why Bernie can’t win. I’ve got a very timely action segment, that’ll inspire you to turn your anger into positive impact. And some news about upcoming shows, events, and even a recap of the amazing FDNY vs Chicago PD charity hockey game that we sponsored -- and many of you helped support.  Join the Angry Americans community for upcoming event tickets and behind-the-scenes video with guests like Meghan McCain, Susan Rice, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tulsi Gabbard, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more. Get details on the upcoming live event in Los Angeles with Henry Rollins.   Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering independent people nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 6, 2020
As the Iowa Caucuses remains undecided, impeachment rips America apart, and the State of the Union becomes a spectacle, Angry Americans gets you ready for the next Democratic Debate, the New Hampshire Primary and The Oscars with attitude and style. This news-making episode features controversial media sensation, Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain). [1:02:54] It’s Meghan uninterrupted and completely candid in a personal, extended interview that reveals sides of The View star you’ve never heard before. Meghan blasts the dysfunction of Iowa, shares why she loves shooting guns, and tells us what her favorite drink is. Recorded before a live audience in New York at the Classic Car Club Manhattan (@CCCManhattan) with independence, experience and wit, host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leads a fun and extensive talk with the controversial author and Republican activist. And Rieckhoff breaks down the massive politics of the Super Bowl, Trump’s pre-game interview with Hannity, The State of the Union, the Anniversary of the Tet Offensive and passing of legendary actor Kirk Douglas.  And on the anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in 1968, we focus on the moving work of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Please check them out the stories of those that died during that pivotal time.  This episode Angry Americans takes you behind the highest stakes of media, life in the spotlight and inside one of the most powerful modern political families in America. Download the podcast that has been featured by Variety, CNN, The New York Times, Vice and has recently topped the News and Politics podcast charts in America.  Join the Angry Americans community for upcoming event tickets and free behind-the-scenes video with guests like Meghan McCain, Susan Rice, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tulsi Gabbard, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more. Get details on the upcoming live event in Los Angeles with Henry Rollins.   Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering independent people nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 30, 2020
In this groundbreaking episode, you’ll hear a side of Ambassador Susan Rice that you’ve likely never heard before. This is Rice uncensored, frank and with the gloves completely off. She candidly shares her thoughts on the recent attacks on US troops in Iraq and the Trump impeachment, but also on the Grammy Awards, the death of Kobe Bryant, her first car, her favorite drink and what music makes her dance.  Rice lays out the single greatest threat facing America and shares what it was like to grow up as the daughter of an Army Air Force Officer who served with the legendary Tuskegee Airmen in a segregated military with restaurants that served German prisoners of war but not black soldiers like him. She opens up about what it taught her about leadership, about tenacity and about race in America. She also talks about if she’ll run for the US Senate in Maine and whether she’ll endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary.  Recorded before a live audience in New York with independence, experience and wit, host Paul Rieckhoff leads a fascinating and unique conversation with the former United Nations Ambassador, National Security Advisor and bestselling author of Tough Love. Rieckhoff also breaks down the politics of the Grammy Awards and the Super Bowl, the latest evolution of the scandal around Traumatic Brain Injuries in Iraq, and why Joe Rogan’s praise for Bernie Sanders has liberals going nuts.  And in the wake of the Kobe and Gianna Bryant tragedy, we focus on the inspiring work of After School All-Stars. Check them out and be a helper in whatever way you can.  This episode Angry Americans takes you behind the highest stakes of foreign policy, politics and global military conflict. Download the podcast that has been featured by Variety, CNN, The New York Times, Vice and has recently topped the News and Politics podcast charts in America.  Join the Angry Americans community for upcoming event tickets and free behind-the-scenes video with guests like Susan Rice, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tulsi Gabbard, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more. Get details on upcoming live events in NYC and Los Angeles with Meghan McCain and Henry Rollins.   Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering independent people nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 23, 2020
Fires engulfing Australia. Friendly fire on the 2020 campaign trail. Government forces firing on protestors in Hong Kong, Iran and Iraq. The fire of rocket attacks and enemy infiltrations hitting our troops from Kenya to Kabul. Tense protests in Richmond, Virginia continue to raise the heat--but thankfully, no fire. This time. And in Washington, the political fires of the last few years have grown to a roar-- and now, the political fires engulf the entire capital--and the entire country. The impeachment trial of Donald J Trump has begun. It feels like it’s all closing in. And the walls of our country are being tested from outside--and from within. But even when the enemies are at the gates--and especially when the enemies are at the gates--there are guardians that hold the line. Standing watch on the ramparts of America--literally and ethically.  And in this episode, we hear candidly from one of the most impactful guardians of our democracy--who is now taking on the most powerful forces in technology and politics. [51:10] Yael Eisenstat (@YaelEisenstat) served courageously as a CIA officer for almost two decades. She now serves on the front lines of some of the most important issues of technology, national defense and protecting democracy in America. After leaving the CIA, Yael was named Global Head of Elections Integrity Operations at Facebook--a role she quickly left after facing deep resistance to change inside the tech giant. She would go on to reveal her CIA experience in a powerful and historic oped in The New York Times, blasting President Trump for politicizing her and her colleagues--including some that have died in the line of duty. She’s taken on Al-Shabaab militants, Mark Zuckerberg and Donald Trump.  Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) artfully draws out Yael’s fascinating story--and breaks down the latest news on the impeachment trial in the Senate, Trump’s outrageous comments dismissing Traumatic Brain Injuries facing hundreds of thousands of troops, why people love Andrew Yang and previews the upcoming Super Bowl clash with his trademark independence, experience, and wit.  And this episode, we highlight the vital work of The CIA Officers Memorial Foundation. We encourage you to check them out and be a helper in whatever way you can.  Angry Americans takes you behind the scenes of the CIA intelligence, Silicon Valley innovation and Washington incompetence. Download the hottest news and politics podcast in America that has been featured by Variety, CNN, The New York Times, Vice and more.  And join the Angry Americans community for upcoming event tickets and free behind-the-scenes video with guests like Jason Alexander, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tulsi Gabbard, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more. Get details on upcoming live events in NYC and Los Angeles with Ambassador Susan Rice, Meghan McCain and Henry Rollins.   Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering independent people nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. To help support millions of vets facing devastating burn pits, check out Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and Burn Pits 360.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 16, 2020
The regular season is over. The Iowa caucuses are almost here. And the Super Bowl is coming soon. It’s time for the playoffs! For football--and for politics. There are only four teams left in the NFL. And only six Democratic candidates left on the debate stage. Especially during the playoffs, if you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) breaks down the latest news on Iran, impeachment, the NFL playoffs and the Democratic debate in Iowa with his trademark independence, experience, and wit. And in this episode, Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) dives deep into the high-stakes world of Presidential politics and media with a true legend of political journalism. [1:04:53] Errol Louis (@ErrolLouis) is the beloved host of Inside City Hall, a CNN Contributor and Director of the Urban Reporting Program at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.   He’s closely covered Trump, Bloomberg, AOC, Yang, de Blasio, Sanders and many more.  From the intimate private fundraisers in massive penthouses owned by business moguls, movie stars and hedge funder masters, to the sets of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert--The Rachel Maddow Show---and Saturday Night Live, they’ll all be in NYC often over the next year. And whether it’s Donald Trump, or Andrew Yang or Mike Bloomberg, many of them have or still do call New York home. Like it or not, for better or for worse, the road to the White House goes through New York City.  And in this episode, we’ve got an incredible guest who is the unofficial Mayor of New York City. And a man who has moderated more debates than almost anyone. A man who also served as a panelist in the massively important 2016 Democratic presidential debate in Brooklyn between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. It was in April 2016, just 5 days before the crucial primary election in New York. It would serve to be Sanders’ last stand, before Clinton eventually got the nomination. And the great Errol Louis was on that stage. A steady, strong, focused voice---to keep things on track--and represent the people. And Louis a guy who made it all the way to that national stage, after himself starting out in the projects in Harlem as the humble son of cop.  Angry Americans is here to take you behind the curtain of Presidential debates, political media and bare-knuckles city politics with the 4 I’s: integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Download the hottest news and politics podcast in America that has been featured by Variety, CNN, The New York Times, Vice and more.  Download the newest Angry Americans podcast for free here. Then, join the Angry Americans community for upcoming event tickets and free behind-the-scenes video with guests like Jason Alexander, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Tulsi Gabbard, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more. Get the scoop on our upcoming live events first via our free newsletter here.   Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering independent people nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 9, 2020
With America locked in a global face-off with Iran, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) breaks down the latest news with his trademark independence, experience, and humor. This episode, we approach the enormous stress of this precarious time in history with light, rather than heat. Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) goes deep into an extremely human side of the issue with one of the most successful Iran-American business and cultural leaders in America.  Kanye West called Mazdack Rassi (@MazdackRassi) a visionary. [39:00] He is an Iranian-American real estate, fashion and branding entrepreneur and creative force that has changed the face of American business and culture. He is best known as the co-founder and Creative Director of Milk Studios (@Milk)--a groundbreaking and globally-recognized creative ecosystem where visionary designers, artists, and brands unite to create, collaborate and share their work with the most influential audience in the world. Rassi is also co-founder of Milk Makeup and Camp David in Brooklyn, New York and serves on the Board of Directors for Burton Snowboards and Parsons School of Design.  Angry Americans is here to take you through the headlines--and deep inside a fascinating world of fashion, branding, business and cool with the 4 I’s: integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Download the hottest news and politics podcast in America that has been featured by Variety, CNN, The New York Times, Vice and more.  If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the newest Angry Americans podcast for free here. Then, join the Angry Americans community for upcoming event tickets and free behind-the-scenes video with incredible guests including Jason Alexander, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rick Wilson, Tulsi Gabbard, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 2, 2020
Happy New decade! The new year is picking up right where 2019 left off. Mayhem is our new normal. The American embassy in Iraq is under siege, Trump is again threatening war with Iran and North Korea is promising a new year of missiles and madness. Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) breaks it all down with his trademark independence, extensive experience, and a dash of humor. And he takes the pod to the boardwalk of Miami Beach on New Year’s Day [14:11] to talk to Angry Americans who are wild, weird and wonderful—-and all ready for a new, happier decade. So shake off that hangover, people. A new decade is here. And Angry Americans is here to take you into it with the 4 I’s: integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Download the hottest news and politics podcast in America that was just featured in The New York Times on New Year’s Day.  Even in the first days of the new year there is righteous reason to be angry. And just like before, as we enter a new decade, if you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.  But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the newest Angry Americans podcast for free here. Then, join the Angry Americans community for upcoming 2020 event tickets and free behind-the-scenes video with incredible guests including Jason Alexander, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rick Wilson, Tulsi Gabbard, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 26, 2019
Whew! We made it. Christmas is over. Hanukkah is almost over. Festivus is done. And host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) has one last holiday gift: a special and quick end of year episode with some of our best guests from an incredible year of pods. It’s a short one. And a happy one. We’ll hear from a few of our best guests from an amazing 2019.  After every conversation with an important, iconic and/or inspiring guest, there is a giving of the gifts. Each guest gets a few gifts of appreciation from Paul. And in those moments, their reactions (and choices) give us an insight into who they really are. On Angry Americans, guests always get some fun questions--and some tough questions. But it’s in the giving of the gifts that these amazing guests are often most authentically revealed. And, where we got some content gift of our own over the course of a memorable 2019. So, you’ll hear from CNN’s Chris Cuomo [20:55], activist and author Zainab Salbi [24:22], the wise and learned Ai Jen Poo [32:08], Drug expert Ethan Nadelmman [35:03], rockstar comedian Samantha Bee [40:41], Twitter firestarter and media critic Soledad O’Brien [43:23], and the great Top Chef himself, Tom Collichio [48:57]. They’re some quick pops of the 4 I’s that’ll end your 2019 right. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the newest Angry Americans podcast for free here. Then, join the Angry Americans community for upcoming event tickets and free behind-the-scenes video with recent guests including Jason Alexander, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Soledad O’Brien Chef Tom Collichio, Tulsi Gabbard, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 19, 2019
This episode, we have a very special Festivus gift for all you good little boys and girls! Jason Alexander (@IJasonAlexander) joins Angry Americans for an extended and extremely candid conversation. Following our massive episode with Mayor Pete Buttigieg, we’ve got a huge change of pace. The man himself! The legend. The iconic actor who played George Constanza on Seinfeld is here to tell us about the true founding story of Festivus!  And he’ll share amazing stories from an incredible life of laughs, lessons---and activism. In this episode, you’ll get a special holiday gift. You’ll meet the man behind the character you know so well. You’ll hear Jason explain what it's been like to live life in a world where everyone thinks he’s really George Constanza. But you’ll also hear about his almost 40 years of entertaining America--from stage with Chita Rivera, to Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts, to a voicework on Dora the Explorer to a video with Nickelback. He won a Tony Award and is known worldwide. But he’s also a committed activist, a patriot, a father--and one of the most entertaining, insightful and inspiring American success stories you’ll ever hear. And yes, even Jason Alexander is angry. But this candid, extended, fun conversation will bring you hope--and happiness this holiday.  But first, even during Festivus, if you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) soars like Santa through the headlines you need to know about in news, politics and culture. Impeachment, the latest Democratic debate, Nigerian-American immigrant Kamaru Usman vs Trump-loving Colby Covington for the UFC Welterweight Championship, and the importance of Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas.  And just like in every episode, you can be a helper. Scleroderma is a disease that impacts hundreds of thousands of Americans. Those affected by the disease describe it as like having your body turn to stone. Learn more and support the Scleroderma Foundation of America (@scleroderma). Don’t just be angry. Be active.   Angry Americans is supported by Oscar Mike. An innovative Veteran-owned and American-Made lifestyle apparel brand, Oscar Mike creates awesome sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and performance gear. It’s high quality, affordable and made in the USA. Please check out the Angry Americans Oscar Mike merch store now. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the newest Angry Americans podcast for free here. Then, join the Angry Americans community for upcoming event tickets and free behind-the-scenes video with recent guests including Jason Alexander, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Bradley Whitford, Soledad O’Brien Chef Tom Collichio, Tulsi Gabbard, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee and more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 12, 2019
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) is a political sensation, now topping polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. If elected in 2020, the Democrat will be the youngest President in American history and the first war veteran since George Bush Sr. Before a live audience, [26:19] Mayor Buttigieg sits down for one of his most candid, most hard-hitting and most extended public conversations yet, with combat veteran, author and renowned activist Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff). The second of the candidates in our Presidential candidates series (Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard join us in Episode 30), this groundbreaking episode of Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) will reveal sides of Mayor Buttigieg you’ve never heard before.  Mayor Pete shares his favorite drink, an immediate reaction to the shooting in Jersey City and the “Afghanistan Papers”, how his military experience shapes his view on firearms, thoughts on potentially being the first war veteran to serve as president since George Bush Sr, his funny Navy recruiter story, and whether or not he and his husband Chasten plan to have children. And he definitively states a timeline for when he would end the war in Afghanistan.  [00:45] Rieckhoff kicks-off the show by ripping through the most urgent and important headlines you need to know about in American and global news, politics and culture. From the violent shooting in Jersey City, NJ, to multiple shootings on military bases, to the release of the Afghanistan Papers, to Greta Thornberg being named Time’s Person of the Year.  [1:25:40] Detective Joseph Seals was tragically killed in Jersey City this week. You can be a helper and donate to support his five children here. Don’t just be active. Be active.  This episode is made possible thanks to support from Oscar Mike--an innovative Veteran owned and American-Made lifestyle apparel brand. Oscar Mike creates awesome sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and even performance gear for both men and women. High quality, affordable and made by American hands, be sure to head over to Angry Americans merch page and get yours today. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are good reasons to be happy and inspired too. Download the newest Angry Americans podcast for free here. Then, join the Angry Americans community to a first shot at upcoming event tickets and free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Chef Tom Collichio, Tulsi Gabbard, Chris Cuomo, Ai Jen Poo, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee, Bradley Whitford, Soledad O’Brien and more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 5, 2019
Harry Smith (@HarrySmith) [39:25] is an American media legend. The inspiring and beloved journalist has been a fixture in living rooms all across the country for decades. At NBC, CBS and A&E, Harry has told the stories of America. As the holiday season approaches, we’ll take a tour through the heart of our country with a wise and learned guide that’s driven the roads, climbed the mountains, rowed the rivers, and walked the trails.  Harry is a trusted voice for all Americans. But you’ve never heard him candid and uninterrupted by commercials like this. Harry man who has seen all 50 states and knows the inside of America better than almost anyone. He’s told the stories of Presidential candidates, poet laureates and parents who’ve lost children to the opioid epidemic. He understands politics, media, culture and life like very few. And he represents the very best of the spirit and heart of America. But like all of us, even Harry Smith is angry sometimes. He’ll tell you why. And he’ll share what makes him happy, his tips on succeeding in life, what he thinks of the presidential candidates, his first car and his favorite cocktail. Combat veteran, author and renowned activist Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is our host, has known Harry for over a decade and counts him as a friend and a mentor. He takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) through the life of Harry Smith and through the latest news headlines with independence, speed and humor. And he’ll dig into Trump’s crazy trip to NATO, all the candidates dropping out of the 2020 race and the new Tesla electric pick-up truck.  This episode is supported by Fort Hamilton Whiskey. [106:25] A finely crafted American rye whiskey born in Brooklyn, NY, Fort Hamilton is made purely from rye, malted barley, yeast and no nonsense. Celebrating Alexander Hamilton’s Hearts of Oak Militia and the military base that bears his name, this patriotic whiskey honors American bravery and and celebrates the fighting spirit of Angry Americans. Fort Hamilton Whiskey is The Spirit of Revolution. And some damn good whiskey.  If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Samantha Bee, Bob Woodruff, Bradley Whitford, Soledad O’Brien, Rachel Maddow, Ron Perman, Tulsi Gabbard and more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 28, 2019
In this fun and inspiring special Thanksgiving episode, we go through the best of the “What makes you happy?” question. Paul has asked that same question of every single guest on the pod so far. And he picks out the best—after quirky and independently summarizing a wild week of important news. It’s a perfect pod to download for your holiday season travel or chill time.  Sarah Jessica Parker will empower you. Rachel Maddow will inform you. Marc Roberge will move you. Scott Campbell will motivate you. Malcolm Nance will make you smile. And Wes Moore will remind you what it’s all about.  It’s a massive, warm serving of mom’s best Integrity, a heaping, tasty bowl of Information, a nice white and dark meat carving of Impact, and two slices of sweet Inspiration. Despite the chaos all across America, there is still lots of goodness...and lots of reasons to be thankful. Our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is a combat veteran, author and renowned activist who has recently appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Pod Save America, NPR and many more. He takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) entertainingly through the latest headlines, the ones you need to know about from the firing of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer to Trump’s release of war criminals to the big winners at the Americans Music Awards.   This episode is made possible thanks to support from Oscar Mike--an innovative Veteran owned and American-Made lifestyle apparel brand. Oscar Mike creates awesome sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and even performance gear for both men and women. High quality, affordable and made by American hands, be sure to head over to Angry Americans merch page and get yours today. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Samantha Bee, Bob Woodruff, Bradley Whitford, Soledad O’Brien, Rachel Maddow, Ron Perman, Tulsi Gabbard and more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 21, 2019
In 2005 in Iraq, the assault vehicle Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin [56:40] was riding in was hit by a devastating improvised explosive device. Four Marines died and eleven others were injured. Aaron survived, but was seriously wounded when his body caught on fire in the blast. He suffered intense burns on over 25 percent of his body. His ears, nose and mouth were essentially gone, he lost two fingers on his right hand and he sustained serious damage to his throat and lungs. You won’t be able to see his scars. But you’ll hear them. Aaron has experienced the unimaginable. But he has endured the pain. He has harnessed the pain. And he has emerged stronger at the broken places. Aaron is now a renowned spokesperson for millions of veterans, a patriot and a teacher. He is a true hero—and funny as hell. This is the single most compelling Angry Americans conversation yet. And a perfect pre-Thanksgiving appetizer of heart-warming content. It’ll leave you thankful, motivated and forever changed. And it’s perfect for sharing with family and friends as the holidays approach. Host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is a combat veteran, author and renowned activist who has recently appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Pod Save America and more. He guides a candid conversation with Aaron--and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) entertainingly through the latest headlines you need to know about. From the explosion of impeachment hearings, to attacks on Colonel Alexander Vindman, to the latest Democratic debate, to President Trump pardoning war criminals, to the new Ford Mustang, Rieckhoff breaks down the week’s news with a uniquely independent and edgy style. And during this Veterans Month, he continues a focus on national security and military and veterans issues.   This episode is supported by Fort Hamilton Whiskey. A finely crafted American rye whiskey born in Brooklyn, NY, Fort Hamilton is made purely from rye, malted barley, yeast and no nonsense. Celebrating Alexander Hamilton’s Hearts of Oak Militia and the base that bears his name, this patriotic whiskey honors American bravery and and celebrates the fighting spirit of Angry Americans. Fort Hamilton Whiskey is The Spirit of Revolution. And some damn good whiskey.  If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Chris Cuomo, Tulsi Gabbard, Scott Campbell, Ai Jen Poo, Samantha Bee, Bob Woodruff, OAR’s Marc Roberg, Rachel Maddow, Chef Tom Collichio, Ron Perlman and more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 14, 2019
David Bellavia @DavidBellavia2 [54:17] is the sole living Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient to have served in the Iraq War. One fateful day in Iraq would forever change history. It also happened to be his birthday and the day before Veterans Day. On November 10, 2004, while serving as a squad leader in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, David experienced brutal house-to-house and hand-to-hand combat that few can imagine. David demonstrated an exceptional level of valor that would have him recognized with America’s single highest award for heroism by President Trump in a ceremony earlier this summer at the White House. His memoir, House to House: An Epic Memoir of War was chosen as one of the top five best Iraq War memoirs by journalist Thomas Ricks and has been signed to become a major motion picture. Bellavia is a hero, a leader, a father, an author and a tireless advocate for his country, his state, and the Army. And his story is now the stuff of legend. He’ll share it in raw, candid detail. He’ll also share what it’s like to shoulder the weight of the Medal of Honor under the bright lights of a national stage.  David has also been a combatant in the arena of American politics. He is a two-time Republican candidate for Congress, co-founder of the conservative political action group “Vets for Freedom”, host of a conservative radio talk show in Buffalo and a political ally of President Trump. At a recent White House event, Trump introduced Bellavia, and said "I heard you maybe are gonna be running for office, but someday I know, huh?" Trump continued, "I'll tell ya, boy I'll tell ya what, he has my vote. We'll have a brave politician for a change, right?” Our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) has known--and tangled with--Dave on issues for over a decade. They’ve disagreed on the Iraq war, foreign policy and domestic issues. But despite their differences, they have remained friends and share a mutual respect and a deep passion for driving support to our military and veterans community. It’s a no-bullshit, timely and feisty conversation between two influential leaders. Paul is a combat veteran, author and renowned activist who has recently appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Pod Save America and more. He explains why he boycotted the recent Veterans Day Parade in NYC and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) entertainingly through the latest headlines you need to know about. From the start of impeachment hearings, to a wild week of football, to protests and division at the Veterans Day Parade in New York, to the latest 2020 Presidential drama, Rieckhoff breaks down the issues that are most important with a uniquely independent, inspiring and edgy style. Always with a special focus on national security and military and veterans affairs--and especially as conflict continues in Syria and Iraq during this Veterans Month. This pod is possible thanks to support from Fort Hamilton Whiskey-- A finely crafted American Rye whiskey born in Brooklyn, NY. Fort Hamilton is made purely from rye, malted barley, yeast and no nonsense. Celebrating revolutionary founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s Hearts of Oak Militia, they honor American bravery and you can too. Fort Hamilton Whiskey, join us in The Spirit of Revolution. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Samantha Bee, Bob Woodruff, OAR’s Marc Roberge, Rachel Maddow, JT Lewis, Chef Tom Collichio, Tulsi Gabbard and more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 7, 2019
Bob Woodruff (@BobWoodruff) is a true American hero. A walking miracle. And one of the greatest advocates in America for troops and veterans. In 2006, Bob was reporting for ABC News from the front lines of Iraq when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a roadside bomb. Woodruff sustained massive shrapnel wounds to his head and body. He was evacuated and kept in a medically induced coma for 36 days. Miraculously, Bob recovered. Slowly, steadily, bravely. And alongside his amazing wife, Lee, Bob has gone on to inspire a nation and dedicate himself to helping veterans. He founded a nonprofit, The Bob Woodruff Foundation (@Stand4Heroes), to help post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families that has raised tens of millions of dollars and supported hundreds of organizations nationwide. He’s galvanized corporations, comedians and superstars from Bruce Springsteed to Jon Stewart to Sheryl Crow. And he continues to report on important stories from around the world for Good Morning America, ABC World News and ESPN’s E60. Bob is a tireless reporter, a dedicated husband, and father of four children. [19:18] Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) highlights the helpers. And especially as Veterans Day approaches, there are few that are greater helpers than Bob Woodruff. After hearing this pod, you will be inspired.    When Bob returned to reporting for ABC in 2007, his very first interview was with our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff). Paul and Bob have reminded friends for the last 12 years, and worked to drive national attention and support to the plight of our veterans. It’s a fascinating and timely conversation between two big-hearted leaders, fathers and friends.  Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is a renowned veterans activist who also takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) quickly through the latest headlines you need to know about. From Trump’s controversial decision to attend the Veterans Day Parade in New York, to the impeachment hearings, to UFC 224, to the latest 2020 Presidential polling out of Iowa, Rieckhoff breaks down the news headlines that are important and inspiring with his uniquely edgy and independent style. Always with a special focus on national security and military and veterans affairs.  This episode is possible thanks to support from Oscar Mike--an innovative Veteran owned and American-Made lifestyle apparel brand. Oscar Mike creates awesome clothes that are also affordable. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats--even yoga gear--for men and women.  If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Tulsi Gabbard, Samantha Bee, Marc Roberge, Chris Cuomo, Chef Tom Collichio and more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 31, 2019
What’s it like to be the reporter who broke the story that US Special Forces had killed ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi? How does it feel to be the first to know the identify of American troops killed in action before the President does? What’s it like to go from serving in the US military to serving as a journalist and being called the “enemy of the people” by your Commander-in-Chief? For this Halloween episode, Newsweek Investigative Reporter, James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) sat down exclusively with Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) [42:00] to share it all in this fascinating and timely new episode. Angry Americans take you through the headlines--and also beneath them to reveal the harrowing and stressful world of national defense journalism in the age of Trump.   LaPorta was the first journalist to break the story that captivated the world. And soon after, he broke the news that the Special Forces dog on the raid--whose picture was tweeted by President Trump--has a name. LaPorta has gone from the front lines as a Marine in combat to the front lines as a journalist covering the Trump White House. He’s reported on some of the most important national security stories of 2019: troop movements on the Mexican border, the violence in Afghanistan, the growing veteran suicide problem at home, the revolving door for Secretary of Defense--he’s covered all of it. A Marine veteran who is deeply respected in the military and defense community for his integrity and effectiveness, LaPorta gives you an inside look at modern journalism with the highest stakes possible. He’s also takes you inside Hollywood in his role as a Military Advisor to the massively popular NBC show, This Is Us. Host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is a renowned activist, Army veteran, author and leads a candid and enlightening conversation with LaPorta--and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) into the latest headlines you need to know about. From the wildfires in California, to massive protests in Chile, to AOC vs Mark Zuckerberg, to another GOP walkout in Washington, Rieckhoff quickly takes you through news headlines that are more important and truly inspiring with his uniquely edgy and independent style.  If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free, exclusive content: www.AngryAmericans.us. And go behind-the-scenes for video of this interview and recent guests including Tulsi Gabbard, Samantha Bee, Bradley Whitford, Rachel Maddow, Chef Tom Collichio and many more. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.
October 24, 2019
Inspirational leader or political spoiler? Super Hero or Bond villain? How you see controversial Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) depends on where you sit. Fresh off a headline-grabbing clash with Hillary Clinton, Gabbard sits down with Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) for a no-holds barred, extensive and uniquely candid conversation. [28:50]   Gabbard is the first female combat veteran in history to run for President. She breaks it down with fellow combat veteran Rieckhoff for a focus on the national security, and veterans issues that are often left off the debate stage. The dynamic and spirited conversation is an insight into the battle to defeat Trump, the battle to defeat American’s enemies, the battle for the future of the Democratic party, and the battle to define the future of American politics. And this news-making episode of Angry Americans gets into all of it--along with why Gabbard doesn’t drink alcohol, what she really thinks of Vladamire Putin, Bashar al-Assad, Tucker Carlson and Joe Rogan---and what she gave up as a teenager to buy her very first car.  As a candidate for President, Tulsi Gabbard has vehemently opposed what she calls “regime change wars”. But she’s still an officer serving in the Hawaii National Guard. So if she was called up to active duty to fight in one, would she go? If elected President, would she again meet with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad? Will she leave the Democratic party and run as an independent? Find out now.  Host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leads a fascinating conversation with Gabbard--and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) into the latest headlines you need to know about. From the devolving situation in Syria, to Secretary of Defense Esper’s struggles in the media, to Shaquile O’Neal’s good deed, Rieckhoff quickly takes you through news headlines that are important and inspiring. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now and get it all. And join the Angry Americans newsletter for free, exclusive weekly content at www.AngryAmericans.us. And go behind-the-scenes for video of the interview with Tulsi Gabbard and other recent guests including Samantha Bee, Bradley Whitford, Chris Cuomo, Wes Moore and Scott Campbell. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.
October 17, 2019
This episode is really fun. And important. Samantha Bee (@iamsambee) [34:19] has taken on the rich, the powerful, the crooked and the wrong. She’s been a voice for the voiceless. And a true patriot. After 12 legendary years at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the trailblazing comedian, writer and producer launched her own groundbreaking satirical news show on TBS. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamBee) debuted in 2016. And with the launch, Sam became the first woman to host a late-night satire show.  She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, her show has won an Emmy, she’s battled Bill O’Reilly, and in 2017 hosted "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner". Sam’s always squared the circle from TV into political and social impact and created on-ramps into politics for millions. In 2017, her "Nasty Woman Shirt" campaign raised over $1 million for Planned Parenthood and now she’s launching a new app to gamify the primary process.  Host and Iraq Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leads a conversation with Sam and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) into the powerful place where comedy and activism intersect. It’s a hilarious, moving and candid conversation that takes you deep inside the world of comedy, satire, politics and television. Sam shares stories of life inside the early days of The Daily Show--and through a personal life journey that has taken her from working as a waitress in Toronto, to becoming an American citizen, to challenging three Presidents. She also breaks down the latest Debate of Democratic candidates, Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds and shares her very first car. And Paul rips into Trump’s betrayal of our troops, Le Bron James’ China comments and the latest on America’s electric scooter invasion.  If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. And go behind-the-scenes for awesome video of Samantha Bee and recent guests including Marc Roberge, Bradley Whitford, Dean Kamen, Rachel Maddow and Chef Tom Collichio at www.AngryAmericans.us.  Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media. We now have an Angry Americans phone line! You, yes you, can call in, tell us what’s got you angry. Call (833)-33-ANGRY. That’s (833) 332-6479. Call, leave me a voicemail and tell me what’s got you angry, and maybe we’ll use it on a future show.
October 10, 2019
Marc Roberge (@MarcRoberge) is the thoughtful, sincere, brilliant, fun and tenacious lead singer of the massively successful band, O.A.R. (@OfARevolution). Together, with his bandmates and childhood friends from Rockville, Maryland, Marc has built one of the most successful bands of the last two decades. O.A.R is successful because of the concerts they’ve sold out and the hits they written like Shattered (Turn the Car Around) and That Was A Crazy Game of Poker. But more importantly, they’ve been successful because of the impact they’ve made. From veterans coming home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), to kids with cancer, to music programs in schools, to Habitat for Humanity, to the Special Olympics, O.A.R has been a trailblazer in making music matter. If you know their songs, you know why they’re great. If you don’t, you’ll quickly realize that you know more of their music than you thought. And you’ll find out why they’re important, iconic and inspiring.It’s an uplifting and insightful conversation that takes you deep inside the world of music, and the story of a local high school band that went all the way to selling out Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks. If you love music, this is an episode that’s in your key.But the music of politics in America right now, unfortunately, is not an OAR song. It’s Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven. Or it’s a tragic opera. It’s a gut-wrenching aria. It’s Puccini’s La Bohem. And host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) artfully takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) deep inside where music and politics collide and through the urgent stories you need to know about. And after 4 weeks, General Motors workers are still on strike. Impeachment is gaining steam. Our President sold-out the Kurds, leaving them to be slaughtered by the Turks--who have now crossed the border into Northern Syria. There’s a new scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Minnesota Twins collapsed in the playoffs yet again. The Jets, Bengals and Dolphins haven’t won a game. And Paul got a butt-dial from Rudy Guiliani. Yes, really! As we creep closer and closer to Halloween, October is looking scarier and scarier by the day. But don’t fret. Paul takes you through all of it, with his trademark independence. And the 4 I’s: Integrity, Information, Impact and Inspiration.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. And go behind-the-scenes for video of Marc Roberge and other recent guests including Bradley Whitford, Rachel Maddow, Malcolm Nance, Chris Cuomo, Willie Geist and Ethan Nadelmann at www.AngryAmericans.us. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.
October 3, 2019
With the American political landscape facing a new bombshell every few hours, host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) takes Angry Americans deep into the intersection of entertainment and politics with a man who has uniquely lived in that intersection for the last four decades. [27:50] Legendary actor and activist Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) has starred in The West Wing, won an Emmy for Transparent, and is fresh off winning another Emmy for his brilliant role as Commander Lawrence in the global phenomenon, The Handmaid’s Tale. Also a dedicated political activist, Bradley openly and hilariously shares his thoughts on President Trump, how his childhood as a Quaker shaped his politics, why he likes bourbon, and which candidate for President he’s supporting for 2020. He also shares West Wing and personal stories you’ve never heard anywhere else. And as every guest on Angry Americans does, Bradley shares what has him angry, what makes him happy, and what was the very first car he ever owned. It’s Bradley Whitford uncensored and without commercial interruption. A funny, candid, insightful, uninterrupted conversation with one of the most dynamic and intelligent actors of our time. And as in every episode of Angry Americans, Paul Rieckhoff rips into the most urgent stories in America with a sharp and independent perspective. From the rising support for impeachment, to Robert De Niro’s F-bombs on CNN, to rocket testing in North Korea, to Bernie Sanders’ health problems, to the new Rambo movie, Rieckhoff digs into all of it.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. And go behind-the-scenes for video of Bradley Whitford and other recent guests including Rachel Maddow, Dean Kamen, Chris Cuomo, Willie Geist and Wes Moore at www.AngryAmericans.us. This episode of Angry Americans is sponsored by our friends at Oscar Mike. Oscar Mike is a Veteran owned and American-Made lifestyle apparel brand that exists to create support for wounded veterans. Oscar Mike keeps injured Veterans “On-the-Move” in every aspect of life and inspires everyone to do the same. Oscar Mike believes that by staying active and focusing on that next upcoming goal, anyone can realize their full potential. They’ll get you inspired to do just that. Oscar Mike makes awesome, casual and super-comfortable apparel--that is also affordable and made-in-the-USA. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats--even yoga gear. Learn more and support the cause now at OscarMike.org. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.
September 26, 2019
Dean Kamen [22:32] is one of the greatest inventors of our time. He invented the Segway, the first drug infusion pump, and the Slingshot--a water purification device that requires no filters, can turn almost any kind of water into drinking water and can operate using cow dung as fuel. He also invented the LUKE (Life Under Kinetic Evolution) prosthetic arm for the Department of Defense’s DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). And now, Dean has invented invented a revolutionary all-terrain electric wheelchair known as the iBOT. He rode to our interview on Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) with host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) on the newest version that he unveiled to the world this week in New York--and shares why it can change history not just for the disabled and wounded veterans--but for everyone. Like all our guests, Dean Kamen is an iconic, important and inspiring American. One who’s shaped what America has been in the past, is in the present, and more than any other guest we’ve had so far, he’s shaping the future. One of Dean's proudest accomplishments is founding FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating the next generation to understand, use and enjoy science and technology. This year FIRST® will serve more than 1 million young people, ages 6 to 18, in more than 86 countries. High-school-aged participants were eligible for more than $50 million in scholarships from over 200 leading colleges, universities, and corporations.And as 16-year old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg rallied millions worldwide to focus on climate change, Paul Rieckhoff went out in the streets for the protest in New York City [1:45:16] --one of the biggest of thousands that happened all across the world. He walked in the march, interviewed participants--and counter protestors. Angry Americans take you inside a movement of hundreds of thousands of Angry Americans---and tons of kids. We walked with them, we talked with them, and we stood in the crowd, just a few hundred feet from Greta when she gave her speech that echoed immediately around the globe. It was a powerful and historic event, and we take you inside all of it.And as always, Rieckhoff digs into the most important stories in America with a fresh, independent and unique perspective. From the sale of Javelin missiles to Ukraine, to the latest 2020 polling, Rieckhoff breaks it all down.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. And go behind-the-scenes for video of Dean Kamen and the new iBot, and of recent guests including Chris Cuomo, Tom Collichio, Ai Jen Poo and Rachel Maddow at www.AngryAmericans.us. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.
September 19, 2019
Legendary tattoo trailblazer Scott Campell is more than an artist. He’s a storyteller, he’s an oracle, he’s an entrepreneur, he’s an innovator, he’s a tastemaker. He’s a father, he’s a traveler, he’s an activist. He’s a great American success story--and a true creative visionary. Starting at the lowest levels, sweeping floors and scraping to eat, he learned to become a master of the craft at Picture Machine, one of the oldest tattoo shops in California. He rose to become one of the most influential tattoo artists on the planet. Campbell built the legendary Saved Tattoo (@SavedTattoo) in Brooklyn and a client list that includes the most elite art and design and celebrity stars on the planet, like Marc Jacobs, Heath Ledger, Jennifer Anniston, Orlando Bloom and Penelope Cruz. And he’s also tattooed criminals inside a Mexican maximum security prison, working people all across America, and Air Force special forces pararescue PJ’s in Afghanistan after some of the fiercest fighting they’ve ever seen. He’s now at the forefront of marijuana innovation as the co-founder of Beboe (Beboe). Campbell has a wise and insightful voice that must be heard--especially right now. Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) sat down with him at the Classic Car Club (@cccmanhattan) in New York for the most interesting interview we’ve ever had on the pod. It’s one that spans elements of culture, art, business and politics. It’s a conversation that will definitely surprise and inspire you. And Rieckhoff digs into the most important and under-reported stories in America. From the GM workers strike, to the latest Democratic debate, to new tensions with Iran, to cuts to the military budget to pay for Trump’s wall, to Eli Manning’s benching by the New York Giants, Rieckhoff breaks it all down.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. And go behind-the-scenes with video of host Paul Rieckhoff interviewing recent guests including Scott Campbell, Chris Cuomo, Willie Geist, Wes Moore and Soledad O’Brien at AngryAmericans.us. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.
September 12, 2019
18 years later, America is still processing 9/11. And 9/11 First Responder Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) digs into all of it. From Trump’s plans to meet with the Taliban at Camp David to the Department of Defense making cuts to may for the wall to how to talk to your kids about 9/11. It’s a time that should be about unity. And Angry Americans is here to unite all Americans around the 4 I’s: integrity, information, inspiration and impact.The war in Afghanistan is now the longest war in US history. 18 years old. With no end in sight. Our war in Afghanistan is a teenager. It’s old enough to drive. It’s old enough to make its own choices. It’s old enough to get married to someone we don’t like. If Mitch McConnell has his way, it’s not old enough to use tobacco products. It’s NOT old enough to drink--which I think is bullshit. But regardless, the war in Afghanistan is almost 18 now. It’s old enough to legally do most things as an adult. And, now, it’s old enough to enlist. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. And this important episode of Angry Americans will again reveal where attention must be paid most. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. It’s full of integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Then, go behind-the-scenes of the show with video of host Paul Rieckhoff interviewing recent guests including Rachel Maddow, Ron Perlman, Ai Jen Poo and Ron Perlman at AngryAmericans.us. This powerful new episode is supported by Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company from Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on Earth. Made from performance fabrics, these shirts are changing the game. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome new dress shirt now.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.  
September 5, 2019
Nearly three out of every four homes in the Bahamas are underwater. The airport is gone. Countless people are homeless. And recovery from the catastrophic damage will cost billions of dollars. And now, the storm is headed straight for the United States. And straight for the Carolinas. No matter where it hits, it’ll be bad. But don’t worry, our President thinks we can nuke hurricanes. And Marienne Williamson thinks she can stop them with the power of her mind. School is back in session. And Professor Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) delivers a master class on the most pressing, most vexing and most inspiring stories in America. He rips into what has him understandably angry, has many others angry, and should have you and everyone in America angry. For example, it turns out that Mexico is not paying for Trump’s wall. Our troops are. Yep. This week, the Pentagon announced $3.6 billion is being snatched from 127 military construction projects to pay for the border wall. Just as Hurricane Dorian is set to hit military bases all across the southeastern coast of the US. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. And this important episode of Angry Americans will again reveal where attention must be paid most. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. It’s full of integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Then, go behind-the-scenes of the show with video of host Paul Rieckhoff interviewing recent guests including Rachel Maddow, Ron Perlman, Ai Jen Poo and Ron Perlman at AngryAmericans.us. You can also check out American-made Angry Americans merch and find ways to take positive action to help communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian.This dynamic new episode is possible thanks to Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company from Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on Earth. Made from performance fabrics, these shirts are changing the game. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome new dress shirt now.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.
August 29, 2019
As storm season hits America, Angry Americans digs in. Get your sandbags out and your shovels ready. Our fearless host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) reads the radar, checks the wind patterns, and predicts the rainfalls as a crazy summer of politics and news rolls into the fall hurricane season with a fury. Hurricanes of all kinds (real and political) are rampaging across America and the world and Rieckhoff analyzes the stories you need to know about--and/or may have missed. Trump’s latest debacle at the G7, General Jim Mattis reemerges with a new book, Joe Walsh jumps in to the 2020 Republican primary, and Andy Luck leaves the NFL. And we explore the real meaning of Labor Day. Don’t end your summer this long weekend without the best independent breakdown of news and politics in America--and your weekly dose of the 4 I’s integrity, information, inspiration and impact. It’s another innovative episode of Angry Americans that is possible with help from our friends at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company from Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on Earth. Made from performance fabrics, these are shirts every man in America should have. Especially now that the heat of summer is upon us. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome dress shirt now.Download the new podcast now. And go behind-the-scenes at the members-only Classic Car Club Manhattan for video with Paul Rieckhoff and inspiring and iconic guests like Chris Cuomo, Malcolm Nance, Tom Collichio and Soledad O’Brien at AngryAmericans.us. You can also see American-made Angry Americans merch and find ways to take positive action nationwide and in your local community.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media. 
August 22, 2019
Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) grew up in the political and media crossfire. He knows how to mix it up with the world’s most powerful people in politics and media. And in the last week, the Emmy-award-winning journalist has found himself in the middle of the headlines like never before. The controversial host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time and SiriusXM’s Let’s Get After It sat down exclusively with Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) for an extended interview about the state of affairs in America, the White House assaults on the media, Trump’s attacks on him personally, and the recent incident that dominated headlines worldwide. Chris was a co-anchor of 20/20 and an anchor on Good Morning America. But he’s really breaking news journalist. He’s not just an anchor behind a desk. He’s the kind of guy that gets out into the field. With the people. Chris has been all around the world, covering the biggest and toughest stories from Iraq and Afghanistan to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. And Cuomo talks candidly about the last few weeks under the media microscope and in the nasty crosshairs of Trump’s Twitter account. He also shares stories of his Italian-American upbringing, parenthood, fishing, fitness and his very first car (it’s unforgettable one). Chris Cuomo is a guy millions know from TV. But he’s also a father of three, a man of faith, and a dude who loves sports and working out. This episode will reveal a personal side of the Chris Cuomo that you’ve never heard before. And Paul Rieckhoff does what he does best. Asking probing questions of his guests and framing up the big picture of what’s happening in America. And ripping through the most important stories you may have missed or need to know more about. The Army veteran and renowned activist examines how Trump’s tone has become insidiously invasive and contagious. And how on the one-year anniversary of Senator John McCain’s death, that toxic tone is in direct contrast with leaders like John McCain, George Washington and Stephen Colbert. Rieckhoff also explores the violent and breaking news out of Afghanistan, digs into a tragic political fight that’s hurting Gold Star families, and rips into why a focus on Greenland is sucking attention away from the American Marine veteran and journalist, Austin Tice, who was taken prisoner in Syria 7 years ago this month. And with football season coming soon, Rieckhoff analyzes the political importance of Vince McMahon’s new XFL football league. It’s a news-making episode of Angry Americans that is possible with help from our friends at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company from Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on Earth. Made from performance fabrics, these are shirts every man in America should have. Especially now that the heat of summer is upon us. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome dress shirt now.Download the new podcast now. And go behind-the-scenes at the members-only Classic Car Club Manhattan for video with Paul Rieckhoff and inspiring and iconic guests like Chris Cuomo, Malcolm Nance, Tom Collichio and Soledad O’Brien at AngryAmericans.us. You can also see American-made Angry Americans merch and find ways to take positive action nationwide and in your local community. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media. 
August 15, 2019
It’s the dog days of summer in America. And there is LOTS happening you need to know about. From the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton massacres, to the evolving shooting situation in Philadelphia, to attempts to change the meaning of The Statue of Liberty, to the wave of veteran suicides happening in VA parking lots, Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff) breaks down what you need to know--and what you may have missed. He rips into the attacks on our democracy that should alarm you--and talks to heroes that will inspire you. And this vital and patriotic episode continues to add light to all the political heat of this turbulent summer of news and politics. Angry Americans is more essential than ever--and is the rising voice for independent, concerned and informed people of all backgrounds. And Rieckhoff takes us deep into the streets of Washington, DC for a very different kind of guest. Angry Americans is the independent voice of the people. And in this episode, Rieckhoff takes us out into the streets of Washington, DC and inside Franklin Park--an epicenter of homelessness just blocks away from the White House--to talk to Frank and Michael. They are two men who’ve lived on the streets, seen it all and can teach everyone listening about the real state of affairs in America--and how to survive tough times. It’s an important and dynamic new episode of Angry Americans that is supported by Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an impactful American company headquartered in Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on the planet. Made from performance fabrics, these are shirts every man in America should have. Especially now that the heat of summer is upon us. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome dress shirt now.Download the podcast now. Then, go behind-the-scenes for video at the members-only Classic Car Club Manhattan with host Paul Rieckhoff and inspiring and iconic guests like Peter Berg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ron Perlman, Wes Moore and Ai Jen Poo at AngryAmericans.us. Angry Americans is one of the most important podcasts in American. It’s connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media.
August 8, 2019
This is the most powerful interview we have ever had on Angry Americans. After mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton rocked our already fragile nation, Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff) sat down exclusively with a young man that has captivated and inspired America: JT Lewis (@thejtlewis). JT Lewis knows more about mass shootings than just about anyone in America. He is the 19-year-old brother of Jesse Lewis, a 7-year-old hero who was one of 20 children and 6 adults murdered at the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Young Jesse bravely rallied his friends to run for safety, just before losing his own life. After losing his only brother, then 12-year-old JT committed his life to honoring Jesse’s memory by making a difference in the world. He raised money for Rwandan genocide survivors, met with both Presidents Obama and Trump, and just three weeks ago announced his candidacy as a Republican for State Senate in Connecticut--at just 19-years old. The freshman college student and football player is a powerful voice on gun violence and an inspiration for all Americans. And especially right now, his is a voice that must be heard. And as a show that is always focused on being a voice for political independents, Angry Americans also check in with GOP strategist, media guru and former Giuliani adviser, Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson). Last week, we talked to Democrat whisperer, Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) of Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica). This week, we get the other side of the aisle and talk to Republican whisperer Rick Wilson. Rick breaks Trump’s reaction to El Paso and Dayton, which Democrats are the strongest and boldly predicts whether or not Donald Trump will be re-elected. This emotional and necessary new episode of Angry Americans is supported by Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an impactful American company headquartered in Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on the planet. Made from performance fabrics, these are shirts every man in America should check out. Especially now that the heat of summer is upon us. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome dress shirt now.Join the Angry Americans movement. Download the podcast now. And see behind-the-scenes videos with guests like Soledad O’Brien, Ron Perlman, Ai Jen Poo and Rachel Maddow, get some cool merch and more at AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media.
August 1, 2019
This week, the clash of the Democratic political titans finally happened in Detroit. The leading candidates fighting to take on Donald Trump in 2020 battled on two massive nights in Detroit. And Angry Americans is channeling our inner Joe Rogan, Max Kellerman and Tyler Durden and breaking down all the political fighting from a unique, informed and independent viewpoint. Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff) leads the charge and is joined by Democrat whisperer Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08). Tommy is one of the hosts of the groundbreaking podcast sensation, Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica, hosts Pod Save the World and is a founder of Crooked Media with Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett. He evaluates the candidates, takes us deep inside the strategies and tactics of the Democratic leaders and pulls back the curtain of debate prep from his experiences working directly alongside President Obama as only an experienced insider can. We also check in with 9/11 First Responder Rob Serra, just after leaving the White House Rose Garden signing of the historic 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund extension bill--an issue we’ve covered closely for months. We dive into the fighting spirit and resurgence of Detroit and as in every episode, Paul has a recommendation for how to turn your righteous anger into positive action. This rocking new episode of Angry Americans is supported by the innovators at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company headquartered in Texas that makes awesomely comfortable dress shirts on the planet. Shirts that are must for every man now that the heat of summer has hit. Check out Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF Yes, that’s really their website, Use code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off a dress shirt now. Mizzen and Main. It’s never felt better to look your best. Join the movement. Download the pod now. And see behind-the-scenes videos with guests Sarah Jessica Parker, Friday Night Lights Director Peter Berg, NBC’s Willie Geist, get some cool merch, check out what’s next and more at AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media.
August 1, 2019
This week, the clash of the Democratic political titans finally happened in Detroit. The leading candidates fighting to take on Donald Trump in 2020 battled on two massive nights in Detroit. And Angry Americans is channeling our inner Joe Rogan, Max Kellerman and Tyler Durden and breaking down all the political fighting from a unique, informed and independent viewpoint. Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff) leads the charge and is joined by Democrat whisperer Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08). Tommy is one of the hosts of the groundbreaking podcast sensation, Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica, hosts Pod Save the World and is a founder of Crooked Media with Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett. He evaluates the candidates, takes us deep inside the strategies and tactics of the Democratic leaders and pulls back the curtain of debate prep from his experiences working directly alongside President Obama as only an experienced insider can. We also check in with 9/11 First Responder Rob Serra, just after leaving the White House Rose Garden signing of the historic 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund extension bill--an issue we’ve covered closely for months. We dive into the fighting spirit and resurgence of Detroit and as in every episode, Paul has a recommendation for how to turn your righteous anger into positive action. This rocking new episode of Angry Americans is supported by the innovators at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company headquartered in Texas that makes awesomely comfortable dress shirts on the planet. Shirts that are must for every man now that the heat of summer has hit. Check out Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF Yes, that’s really their website, Use code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off a dress shirt now. Mizzen and Main. It’s never felt better to look your best. Join the movement. Download the pod now. And see behind-the-scenes videos with guests Sarah Jessica Parker, Friday Night Lights Director Peter Berg, NBC’s Willie Geist, get some cool merch, check out what’s next and more at AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media.
July 25, 2019
This bold new episode of Angry Americans is feeling the need. The neeeeed for speeeeed. As the trailer for the new Top Gun: Maverick movie went viral nationwide, our guest for this episode has felt that need for speed. And the need for service. She was the first female Marine Corps pilot in history to fly the F/A-18 on a combat mission.Marine Fighter Pilot Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) is running in the most-watched 2020 Senate race in America. After flying 89 combat missions against al Qaeda and the Taliban, the trailblazing combat veteran, former Naval Academy professor and mother of three just announced she’s running for the Senate in Kentucky versus the exceptionally unpopular Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s the biggest challenge of her life--and on the biggest political stage in America. McGrath sits down with fellow combat veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) for an exclusive and extensive discussion about her race vs McConnell, breaking barriers in the Marine Corps, being in the cockpit of an F-18 on 9/11 tasked with defending all of Los Angeles, and how she got her unique and unforgettable call-sign. Paul also digs into the most urgent news stories in America: the Mueller testimony, the historic victory for 9/11 First Responders, Trump’s threats to drop a nuke on Afghanistan, the expanding measles threat--and lots more fun stuff. So, yes, as with every episode, there will be some whiskey. Because we need it. This pod is always an examination of the great American experiment, a distress call and a rally cry. And if you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But we promise you’ll leave this episode with a sense of the 4 I’s that we bring in every motivating installment of Angry Americans: integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Renowned activist Paul Rieckhoff always recommends ways to turn your righteous anger into positive action. And unites an audience that cares and is committed to making a difference in America. This compelling episode of Angry Americans is supported by our awesome friends at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an innovative American company headquartered in Texas that makes dress shirts for men that are actually comfortable. Head on over to Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF Yes, that’s really their website, Use code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off a dress shirt now. Mizzen and Main. It’s never felt better to look your best. Join the movement. Download the pod now. And see behind-the-scenes videos with guests Amy McGrath, Chef Tom Colicchio, Sons of Anarchy’s Ron Perlman, Sarah Jessica Parker and more at AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media.
July 25, 2019
This bold new episode of Angry Americans is feeling the need. The neeeeed for speeeeed. As the trailer for the new Top Gun: Maverick movie went viral nationwide, our guest for this episode has felt that need for speed. And the need for service. She was the first female Marine Corps pilot in history to fly the F/A-18 on a combat mission.Marine Fighter Pilot Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) is running in the most-watched 2020 Senate race in America. After flying 89 combat missions against al Qaeda and the Taliban, the trailblazing combat veteran, former Naval Academy professor and mother of three just announced she’s running for the Senate in Kentucky versus the exceptionally unpopular Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s the biggest challenge of her life--and on the biggest political stage in America. McGrath sits down with fellow combat veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) for an exclusive and extensive discussion about her race vs McConnell, breaking barriers in the Marine Corps, being in the cockpit of an F-18 on 9/11 tasked with defending all of Los Angeles, and how she got her unique and unforgettable call-sign. Paul also digs into the most urgent news stories in America: the Mueller testimony, the historic victory for 9/11 First Responders, Trump’s threats to drop a nuke on Afghanistan, the expanding measles threat--and lots more fun stuff. So, yes, as with every episode, there will be some whiskey. Because we need it. This pod is always an examination of the great American experiment, a distress call and a rally cry. And if you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But we promise you’ll leave this episode with a sense of the 4 I’s that we bring in every motivating installment of Angry Americans: integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Renowned activist Paul Rieckhoff always recommends ways to turn your righteous anger into positive action. And unites an audience that cares and is committed to making a difference in America. This compelling episode of Angry Americans is supported by our awesome friends at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an innovative American company headquartered in Texas that makes dress shirts for men that are actually comfortable. Head on over to Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF Yes, that’s really their website, Use code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off a dress shirt now. Mizzen and Main. It’s never felt better to look your best. Join the movement. Download the pod now. And see behind-the-scenes videos with guests Amy McGrath, Chef Tom Colicchio, Sons of Anarchy’s Ron Perlman, Sarah Jessica Parker and more at AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media.
July 18, 2019
Racism is ripping American apart right now. As President Trump doubles-down on his Tweets, and the parties remain deeply divided, Army veteran and renowned activist @PaulRieckhoff breaks it all down from a unique perspective. He adds light to all the heat and brings the 4 I’s: integrity, information, impact and inspiration--and explores the history, the bigger picture and the way forward. He digs into the urgently important stories in the news you missed--like the troubling leadership situation at the Pentagon and the contentious Senate hearings this week focused on the potential new Secretary of Defense. And the latest on the First for 9/11 First Responders support. And we sit down for a candid, firey and fun conversation with media powerhouse Soledad O’Brien (@SoledadOBrien). She drops bombs on Trump and the media--and drops knowledge on politics and race relations in America. Soledad is fresh off hosting a BET forum with 4 of the candidates for President and makes a surprising whiskey choice. It’s a timely, real and inspiring conversion that takes you behind the scenes of the highest levels of media and politics.This episode of Angry Americans is again supported by our friends at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main makes dress shirts for men that are actually comfortable. Yes, you heard that right. Dress shirts that are comfortable. But how? But why? Well, it’s their fabrics! Mizzen+Main shirts are made with performance fabrics. That means they stretch and move with you all day long. Head on over to Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF Yes, that’s really their website! Use code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off a dress shirt now. Mizzen and Main. It’s never felt better to look your best. And for awesome behind-the-scenes videos from this episode and exclusive video content featuring Soledad O’Brien, Peter Berg, Rachel Maddow, Tom Collicio, Sarah Jessica Parker and all our other recent guests, and for new American-made Angry Americans merchandise, visit AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media. Join the movement now.
July 11, 2019
The heat of summer is here and @PaulRieckhoff takes you through the hottest political and social stories you need to know--and some you may have missed. He breaks down why Megan Rapinoe is one of the most clutch athletes of our time--and why she and the World Cup Champion US Women’s Soccer Team is so important to America’s future. Rieckhoff also tears into a new issue that has him angry--and should have all Amerians angry. And we sift through the political aftermath of Trump’s 4th of July Parade Thing in Washington, DC, and visited somewhere VERY different for the 4th of July: Wordsboro, Vermont (population 900) for the oldest parade in Green Mountain state. It’s another fast-paced and entertaining episode of the new podcast that has people across American talking. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media. Join the movement now. This episode of Angry Americans is supported by our friends at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main makes dress shirts for men that are actually comfortable. Yes, you heard that right. Dress shirts that are comfortable. But how? But why? Well, it’s their fabrics! Mizzen+Main shirts are made with performance fabrics. That means they stretch and move with you all day long. These shirts are wrinkle resistant, making them perfect for travel. They’re comfortable on the plane, and you can just pull them out of your bag and not have to worry about ironing them. These shirts are easy, folks. They work. They’re comfortable. You can wash them at home without paying the dry cleaner. Head on over to Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF Yes, that’s really their website! Use code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off a dress shirt now. Mizzen and Main. It’s never felt better to look your best. And for awesome behind-the-scenes videos from this episode and exclusive video content featuring Peter Berg, Tom Collichio, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Maddow and all our other recent guests, and for new American-made Angry Americans merchandise visit AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention.
July 4, 2019
It’s America’s birthday. And there nobody better to spend it with than Army veteran and activist @PaulRieckhoff for a fun and insightful break-down of the latest news from a wild week in politics that culminates with Trump’s unprecedented and controversial July 4th military parade in Washington, DC. But we’re taking it easy this week and keeping it light. And so to celebrate America properly, we’ve got the perfect holiday highlight reel with the best of the Angry Americans now legendary“car question”. Rieckhoff asks guests ranging from Sex and the City Star Sarah Jessica Parker to MSNBC powerhouse Rachel Maddow a single and revealing question: “What was your first car?” The answers will leave you amused, shocked and inspired. It’s a great way to dive into your summer and reflect on what is great about America—far beyond its politics that have us all exhausted right now. This episode of Angry Americans is supported by our friends at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main makes dress shirts for men that are actually comfortable. Yes, you heard that right. Dress shirts that are comfortable. But how? But why? Well, it’s their fabrics! Mizzen+Main shirts are made with performance fabrics. That means they stretch and move with you all day long. These shirts are wrinkle resistant, making them perfect for travel. They’re comfortable on the plane, and you can just pull them out of your bag and not have to worry about ironing them. These shirts are easy, folks. They work. They’re comfortable. You can wash them at home without paying the dry cleaner. Head on over to Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF Yes, that’s really their website! Use code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off a dress shirt now. Mizzen and Main. It’s never felt better to look your best. And for awesome behind-the-scenes videos from this episode and exclusive video content featuring Malcolm Nance, Rachel Maddow, Tom Collicio, Sarah Jessica Parker and all our other recent guests, and for new American-made Angry Americans merchandise visit AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media. Join the movement now.
June 27, 2019
America is right now on the edge of war with Iran. And Angry Americans breaks down what you need to know. What would American military strikes against Iran mean? How would combat unfold? How many might die? In his own unique and powerful style, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) dissects the issue that has the entire world on edge. The US Army Iraq war veteran examines the harrowing geopolitical game of chicken playing out on Donald Trump’s Twitter account, in the halls of Congress and around exploding oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. We go deep with gragarious cryptology and intelligence expert, Navy combat veteran, MSNBC terrorism analyst, and best-selling author, Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance). Before joining the Navy, Malcolm came from a family with generations of combat veterans and grew up in Philadelphia studying Spanish, French and Latin, and taking free classes in Russian and Chinese on weekends at a local high school. He served for 20 years in the clandestine world of top secret covert combat operations from Beirut to Libya to Iraq. He shares fascinating war and spy stories that sound like the stuff from the movies. One of the few African Americans to serve in his area of expertise, and one of the rare Americans to have already engaged in combat with the Iranians, Malcolm has a viewpoint like no other. He has also been an outspoken critic of Republican and Democrat leaders at the highest levels—and battled haters and partisans across American and in the Wild West of political Twitter. Like all episodes, this show delivers the 4 I’s that define the Angry Americans podcast: integrity, information, impact and inspiration. It’s the newest installment of the innovative political and social podcast that’s jump-starting conversation nationwide and has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, the Associated Press and Variety. Listen now and step into the fascinating and entertaining show that takes you behind the curtains of politics, media, war and activism at the highest levels.This episode of Angry Americans is supported by our friends at Oscar Mike. Oscar Mike (@WeAreOscarMike) is the exclusive provider of the awesomely comfortable Angry Americans t-shirts worn by Paul Rieckhoff, Ron Perlman, Rachel Maddow and other recent guests and fans of the show worldwide. And for behind-the-scenes videos from this episode and exclusive video content featuring Malcolm Nance, Rachel Maddow, Tom Collicio, Sarah Jessica Parker and other recent guests, visit AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media. Join the movement now.
June 20, 2019
This is Angry Americans on drugs. Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) explores the roller coaster history of the drug reform movement and the rapidly-changing landscape of drug policy with the visionary leader Rolling Stone describes as “the driving force for the legalization of marijuana in America.”As the Presidential candidates and the national political landscape on drugs shift by the day, Ethan Nadelmann (@EthanNadelmann) has been called America’s real Drug Czar. He is the mastermind behind the biggest changes to drug policy in US history. A Harvard PhD and the son of a rabbi, Ethan founded the groundbreaking Drug Policy Alliance (‪@DrugPolicyOrg) in 1994 and was a lead architect behind 30 years of reform to include California’s historic Prop 47 referendum—which in 2014 reduced drug possession for personal use to a misdemeanor. This defining political victory proved to be the first domino to fall in a string of historic national legal changes and unleashed a wave of legalization of marijuana in 10 states across America—with inevitably more to come. Ethan has advised Presidents and Presidential candidates—and shares the fascinating inside story of building the early days of the drug reform movement, and of building powerful (and unlikely) political coalitions uniting conservative icon William F Buckley and liberal icon George Soros. With New Jersey, New York and others debating legalization right now, this conversation couldn’t be more timely. As with every episode of Angry Americans, it delivers the 4 I’s: integrity, information, impact and inspiration. Rieckhoff pushes, probes and challenges. He breaks down the latest on a potential war with Iran, the shocking resignation of Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan and the historic NBA Finals ending. And Rieckhoff continues to be among those national leaders leading the charge with his fellow First Responders to pass the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund extension in Washington. It’s the latest episode of the groundbreaking political and social podcast that is sparking conversation nationwide and has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, the Associated Press and Variety. Listen now and step inside the innovative and entertaining show that takes you behind media, politics and change-making at the highest levels.This episode of Angry Americans is supported by our friends at Oscar Mike. Oscar Mike (@WeAreOscarMike) is the exclusive provider of the awesomely comfortable Angry Americans t-shirts worn by Paul Rieckhoff, Ron Perlman, Rachel Maddow and other recent guests and fans of the show worldwide. And for behind-the-scenes videos from this episode and exclusive video content featuring Wes Moore, Rachel Maddow, Tom Collicio, Sarah Jessica Parker and other recent guests, visit AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media. Join the movement now.
June 13, 2019
It’s gut check time for America. In this must-hear episode of Angry Americans, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) breaks down the very latest on the heroic political fight being waged by 9/11 First Responders in Washington for healthcare support. This week, Jon Stewart epitomized what it means to be an Angry America--unloading a scathing and moving testimony that had all of America riveted. Rieckhoff digs into that testimony, the responses by Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump, and what must happen next. Rieckhoff also checks in with 9/11 Firefighter Hero and activist, Rob Serra (@SerraRob), for an insider’s update on the harrowing legislative and media battle happening in the hall of Congress that has all of America talking. Rob also shares what Father’s Day really means to him--and some important advice for dads everywhere. It’s the latest episode of the groundbreaking political and social podcast that is sparking conversation nationwide and has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, the Associated Press and Variety. Listen now and step inside the innovative and entertaining show that takes you behind media, politics and change-making at the highest levels.This episode of Angry Americans is supported by TalkSpace. We all need someone to talk to — a person who can support us through rough patches or even the everyday ups and downs of life. That’s where Talkspace comes in. Talkspace (@TalkSpace) has more than 4,000 licensed therapists who are experienced in addressing the challenges we all face. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to Talkspace.com, Make sure to use the code ANGRY to get your first week free and show your support for this show.Be sure to check out our friends at Oscar Mike. Oscar Mike (@WeAreOscarMike) is the exclusive provider of the awesomely comfortable and inspiring Angry Americans t-shirts worn by Paul Rieckhoff, Ron Perlman, Rachel Maddow and other recent guests and fans of the show nationwide. As mentioned in the show, be sure to support the critical work of the Ray Pfeifer Foundation. The Ray Pfeifer Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to assisting September 11th first responders, firefighters and police, with medical needs not covered by insurance.And for behind-the-scenes videos from this episode and exclusive video content featuring Wes Moore, Rachel Maddow, Tom Collicio, Sarah Jessica Parker and other recent guests, visit AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Join the movement now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. Angry Americans is powered by Righteous Media.
June 6, 2019
Wes Moore (@iamWesMoore) is an inspiring force for good and one of the most exciting and dynamic leaders in America. Wes is a best-selling author, activist, combat veteran and CEO of Robin Hood (@RobinHoodNYC). His book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fatesdescribes his inspiring rise from inner city Baltimore to a Rhodes Scholarship and is an international phenomenon that will soon be a major motion picture produced by Oprah Winfrey. The 82nd Airborne combat veteran of Afghanistan and regular on Morning Joe joins Angry Americans and his old friend, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) for a deep and inspiring conversation about leadership, poverty, crime and parenting. It’s a real and riveting conversation between Rieckhoff and another iconic, important and inspiring American that is shaping what our country is and what it will be in the future. The kind of conversation between two renowned thought-leaders that is defining Angry Americans. Rieckhoff shares some deeply personal experiences from his past—including the first time he was arrested. And digs into Trump’s visit to Europe for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and why our President’s behavior on the international stage is everyone’s problem. It’s the latest episode of the groundbreaking new political and social podcast that has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, the Associated Press and Variety. Listen now and step inside the innovative and entertaining show that takes you behind media, politics and change-making at the highest levels.This episode of Angry Americans is supported by ZipRecruiter. What if you had your own personal recruiter to help you find a better job? Now, ZipRecruiter’s technology can do that for you. Just download the ZipRecruiter Job Search app, let it know what kind of jobs you’re interested in, and its technology starts doing the work. Our listeners can download the free ZipRecruiter Job Search app today — and let the power of technology work for you. Don’t wait! The sooner you download the free ZipRecruiter Job Search app, the sooner it can help you find a better job.And check out our friends at Oscar Mike. Troop Tested, Athlete Approved, American Made. Oscar Mike is the exclusive provider of the awesomely comfortable and inspiring Angry Americans t-shirts worn by Paul Rieckhoff, Ron Perlman, Rachel Maddow and other recent guests and fans of the show nationwide. For behind-the-scenes videos from this episode and exclusive video content featuring Wes Moore, Rachel Maddow, Tom Collicio, Sarah Jessica Parker and other recent guests, visit AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Join the movement now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. Angry Americans is powered by Righteous Media.
May 30, 2019
Zainab Salbi (@ZainabSalbi) is a survivor of war, a humanitarian trailblazer and an inspiration to millions worldwide. The world-renowned activist, author and thought-leader has appeared on Oprah ten times--and now joins Angry Americans and Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) for a stirring conversation about humanity, surviving adversity and the precarious state of the world. Raised in Baghdad, Iraq, Zainab grew up as a small girl calling Saddam Hussein her uncle. Her father was Hussein’s private pilot and from an early age, Zainab was thrust into the small and twisted circle of the notorious dictator. She takes us inside that bizarre world and shares how she survived it, and escaped war, brutality and abuse to emerge as a true American imigration success story. She escaped an abusive arranged marriage with only $400 in her pocket and would go from working in a Hallmark store in Chicago to founding a global non-profit for women to receiving honors from the President of the United States at the White House. She now is a best-selling author and one of the most powerful Muslim-American voices in media and politics. It’s a harrowing, inspiring and thought-provoking conversation with another iconic, important and inspiring American that is shaping what our country is and what it will be in the future. The kind of interview that is defining Angry Americans. Rieckhoff also tears into a radical new piece of legislation proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would raise the legal age of tobacco consumption to 21 years old--with no exemption for the military. It’s the latest episode of the groundbreaking new political podcast that was featured last week on CNN’s Reliable Sources and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Listen now and step inside the innovative and entertaining show that takes you behind media, politics and change-making at the highest levels.This episode of Angry Americans is sponsored by SimpliSafe. SimpliSafe is home security that knows it feels good to fear less. This is award-winning 24/7 protection that protects your home through it all. Through blizzards. Blackouts. And burglars. SimpliSafe has won awards from all the tech experts that count. Go to www.SimpliSafe.com/AngryAmericans now for a free 60-day trial--uniquely for Angry Americans listeners.Check out our friends at Oscar Mike. Oscar Mike is apparel with a mission. Troop Tested, Athlete Approved, American Made. Oscar Mike is the exclusive provider of the awesomely comfortable and inspiring Angry Americans t-shirts worn by Paul Rieckhoff, Ron Perlman, Rachel Maddow and other recent guests and fans of the show nationwide. For behind-the-scenes videos from this show and more exclusive content, check out AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Join the movement now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering Americans of all backgrounds nationwide. Angry Americans is powered by Righteous Media.
May 23, 2019
Legendary Chef and Top Chef Host, Tom Colicchio (@TomColicchio) joins Angry Americans and Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) to cook down the powerful intersection of food and politics, his secrets to business success, and how Trump is impacting restaurants nationwide. As America begins Memorial Day weekend and summer of food and politics, Colicchio chops and serves both in the perfect show to kick off your summer season. The world knows Colicchio as an icon from TV and the food industry. You probably don’t know how deeply he cares about America, how involved he is in politics, and how much he’s doing in Washington to fight hunger. He dishes on why breakfast in schools is so critical for children, how farmers are struggling with the new Trump tariffs on China and if he’ll run for office one day. After shares a moving story of serving food to First-Responders on 9/11, he shares why he started cooking, what a Top Chef feeds his dog, and answers the question dividing Americans everywhere: pancakes or waffles?It’s an in-depth, candid and moving interview with another iconic, important or inspiring American that is shaping what our country is and what it will be in the future. The kind of interview that is defining Angry Americans. Rieckhoff also tears into reports that Trump may pardon convicted war criminals. Yes, he might really do that. As a combat veteran and renowned veterans advocate, his perspective is unique, hard-hitting and important. And, he shares the history of Memorial Day and an action to truly honor our fallen troops. It’s the latest episode of the groundbreaking new political podcast that was recently featured in Variety Magazine and continues to make waves nationwide with recent appearances on CNN and MSNBC. Listen now and step inside an innovative and entertaining show that takes you behind the media and politics at the highest levels.This episode of Angry Americans is sponsored by Oscar Mike. Oscar Mike is apparel with a mission. We keep injured veterans on the move through sports. Are you on the move? Support Our Veterans. Troop Tested, Athlete Approved, American Made. Oscar Mike is also the exclusive provider of the Angry Americans merch worn by Paul Rieckhoff, Rachel Maddow and other recent guests.For behind-the-scenes videos from the show and more exclusive content, check out AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Join the movement now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering Americans of all backgrounds nationwide. Angry Americans is powered by Righteous Media.
May 16, 2019
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (@Maddow) joins Angry Americans and Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) for a fascinating and intimate conversation like you’ve never heard. Maddow talks candidly with her old friend Rieckhoff about America’s possible war with Iran, what it’s like interviewing the 2020 candidates, her unusual first car, her expertise in mixology, and whether or not she’ll ever run for elected office. She takes us inside her early days of radio at Air America, through her time as an AIDS activist and shares what really makes her happy. It’s a timely, candid and extended interview with one of the most important and most fascinating people in America. Rieckhoff breaks down rising tensions with Iran, John Bolton’s agenda in the Middle East, and all the places in the world America is fighting wars that you might not know about. It’s the latest episode of the groundbreaking new political podcast that was recently featured in Variety Magazine and is making waves nationwide. Listen now and step inside an innovative and entertaining show that takes you behind the media and politics at the highest levels.This episode of Angry Americans is sponsored by TalkSpace. We all need someone to talk to — a person who can support us through rough patches or even the everyday ups and downs of life. That’s where Talkspace comes in. Talkspace has more than 4,000 licensed therapists who are experienced in addressing the challenges we all face. To match with your perfect therapist for a fraction of the price of traditional therapy, go to Talkspace.com, Make sure to use the code ANGRY to get your first week free and show your support for this show.And for the Angry Americans merch worn by Rachel Maddow and Paul Rieckhoff, behind-the-scenes videos from the show and more exclusive content, check out AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Join the movement now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering Americans nationwide. And is powered by Righteous Media.
May 9, 2019
This compelling episode of Angry Americans zeroes in the most urgent issues impacting women in America with one of the nation’s most important leaders for women. The show explores the rise of activists and activism worldwide in the age of Trump. And host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) takes aim on a new issue that’s got him angry, and will have you angry too: the people intentionally spreading the measles. Rieckhoff breaks it down and goes inside the world of political organizing with his friend, fellow activist and world-renowned organizer, Ai-jen Poo (@AiJenPoo). Poo is the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the Co-Director of Caring Across Generations. She was named to the TIME 100: The Most Influential People in the world list and is defining the future of America. Ai-jen is a MacArthur “genius” Fellow, a leading voice in the #MeToo movement and recently walked the red carpet at the Oscars with Meryl Streep. She is author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America and a founder of a new powerhouse political organization: Supermajority. Supermajority is a new home for women's activism, training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community fighting for gender equity together and plans to train 2 million women. Wise, insightful and inspirational, Poo is one of the single most powerful, most important voices in America. And you’ll hear from her in a way you only can on this podcast. It’s a dynamic and important conversation--especially for Mother’s Day.Angry Americans shares a situation report on actions from recent episodes focused on supporting 9/11 First Responder heroes. And for Mother’s Day, Rieckhoff explores the stunning rise in the deaths of mothers during childbirth in America. As the number of women who die giving birth in America each year has nearly doubled in the last two decades, Rieckhoff breaks down the issues, shares his own wife’s recent childbirth crisis story and offers ways to get involved. It’s a riveting episode of the new podcast that was recently featured in Variety Magazine and is making waves nationwide. It’s about much more than just being angry. So hit that download button now and step inside an innovative show that really matters. This episode of Angry Americans is sponsored by ZipRecruiter. Hiring is challenging. But there’s one place you can go where hiring is simple, fast and smart. A place where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. That place is ZipRecruiter.com/AngryAmericans. And right now, Angry Americans listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free at www.ZipRecruiter.com/AngryAmericans. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.And for brand new American-made Angry Americans merch, behind-the-scenes videos from the show with Ai-jen Poo, inside the last episode with Sarah Jessica Parker, Peter Berg breaking down the NFL, Willie Geist at the Polish Embassy and more: AngryAmericans.us. Join the movement now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering Americans nationwide. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.
May 2, 2019
This captivating episode of Angry Americans explores the intersection of celebrity and politics, and features an intimate interview with one of the most beloved Americans of all time. Someone who is shaping the future of entertainment and culture worldwide. And offers listeners a rare peek behind the curtain at elections past--and the upcoming 2020 race for President. Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) sits down with American icon and global superstar, Sarah Jessica Parker, for an expansive, no holds barred interview. Rooted in a friendship that spans over a decade, this uninterrupted and candid interview was recorded with the legendary star of Sex and the City from her living room floor in New York City. From humble upbringings in Ohio, to her first car, to parenting in the Trump era, to hosting Barack Obama in her home, to whether or not she’ll run for political office and who she’s endorsing for President, this is a fascinating, personal side of Sarah Jessica Parker few have heard until now. The episode also takes aim on an issue that has Paul Rieckhoff and countless other Americans angry nationwide: electric scooters. If you live in or have visited one of the 125 cities in this country with scooters, you’re not gonna wanna miss this. One word: Gremlins. Finally, Angry Americans explores the urgent story of Austin Tice, an American journalist and Marine veteran who has been held captive in Syria for over 6 years. This episode is a defining installment of the new podcast that was recently featured in Variety Magazine and is making waves nationwide. It’s about much more than just being angry. So hit that download button now, and step inside an innovative show that really matters. It’s a show that will take you behind the scenes of American politics and empower you with information for your next conversation at work, on Facebook, or at your dinner table. A show that will give you hope--and leave you inspired. This episode of Angry Americans is sponsored by SimpliSafe. SimpliSafe is home security that knows it feels good to fear less. This is award-winning 24/7 protection that protects your home through it all. Through blizzards. Blackouts. And burglars. SimpliSafe has won awards from all the tech experts that count. Go to www.SimpliSafe.com/AngryAmericans now for a free 60-day trial--uniquely for Angry Americans listeners.And for behind-the-scenes videos from the show, photos of the Sarah Jessica Parker interview, Peter Berg crashing a race car driving simulator, Willie Geist eating Peeps and drinking whiskey and more: AngryAmericans.us and #AngryAmericans. Join the movement now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering Americans nationwide. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.
April 25, 2019
This freight-train episode dives into the most important (and overlooked) issues impacting Americans nationwide--spanning movies, sports and music. Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leverages his unique military, political and media experience to dissect the underreported national security and leadership elements of the Mueller Report, the attacks in Sri Lanka, Trump’s war with the media, the opioid crisis and more. It’s a unique look at the social and political elements of the NHL and NBA Playoffs, the “Camouflage Wave” of veterans running for elected office, and the history of 420 (the unofficial holiday of marijuana).Rieckhoff welcomes a new important, iconic, inspiring guest that shaped America and is shaping our future. We go inside the exclusive and super cool Classic Car Club Manhattan for a fascinating and freewheeling conversation with mega Director, Actor and Producer Peter Berg. Berg (@pberg44 on Instagram) is one of the most powerful directors in Hollywood and the creative mastermind behind projects that have defined American culture and touch sports, music, war and the most important news events of our times. Berg is also working on a documentary with and about Rhianna, and talks about his first car, how he created movie and television phenomenons like Friday Night Lights, Entourage, Deep Water Horizon, Patriots Day, Lone Survivor and the Leftovers. He breaks down the NFL, patriotism in America and what color Peeps superstar boxer Canello Alverez likes. Hear about his preparation for a dinner with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and go behind-the-scenes of the legendary NFL 100 Super Bowl commercial featuring the greatest football legends of all time-from Tom Brady to Deion Sanders to Jim Brown to Odell Beckham. Learn how the massive commercial was shot, how it forced the delay of halftime at the biggest game on the planet, and what it’s like to throw a pass to legendary Steeler RB, Franco Harris. And learn why Friday Night Lights and Tim Riggins are so damn popular in Hong Kong. Like every AA guest, Berg will tell you what’s got him angry. And what makes him happy. He’s a storyteller for America’s heroes and working people from Navy SEALs, to Boston Cops, to oil rig workers. In this no-holds-barred interview, it’s Peter Berg uncensored.You’ll also get the updated inside political scoop on the critical fight in Washington for support for 9/11 First Responder heroes and Paul Rieckhoff offers a way to make a positive impact on an issue will matter to you and your community.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. This show is for anyone who cares about your country--and wants to learn where it might be headed. It’s a fun and inspiring episode of the new podcast that was featured in Variety Magazine and is making waves nationwide. It will bring you Integrity, Information, Impact, Inspiration. So turn off the cable news nonsense or that blowout playoff game, hit that download button and hear a show that really matters. One that will empower you with information for your next conversation at the bar, on Twitter or at your dinner table.For behind-the-scenes videos of Berg in a race car driving simulator vs Rieckhoff, Ron Perlman blasting billionaires, Willie Geist’s favorite whiskey and empowering information and resources check AngryAmericans.us and #AngryAmericans. Join the movement now. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering Americans nationwide. And powered by Righteous Media.
April 19, 2019
In this wild, important and rapid-fire episode, Paul Rieckhoff breaks down Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s controversial 9/11 comments, Congressman Dan Crenshaw’s outrageous attack on 9/11 FDNY Hero Rob Serra, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s rapid rise, the Pentagon’s refusal to talk to the media, and how to properly celebrate 4/20. Rieckhoff recounts his 2010 confrontation with Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange and rips into an American infrastructure failing that makes everybody angry. We welcome to the show a famously angry American: iconic actor, Ron Perlman. The legendary Golden Globe winner, star of Beauty and the Beast, Sons of Anarchy and Hellboy, Ron has plenty to say about Donald Trump. He pulls no punches and sounds off on the troubling state of affairs in America, meeting his Jamaican wife 43 years ago, his very first car and whether or not he’s still running for President. It’s a raucous, raw and endearing ride through Hollywood with a true American original you won’t soon forget. Rieckhoff then takes us to The Stonewall Inn, the historic birthplace of the gay rights movement, to talk to Angry Americans about Trump banning transgender people from the military, the Muller Report and the frustrations of public transportation. We get an update on the fight in Washington for 9/11 First Responders support and learn about new ways to connect and make a positive difference. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. It’s another impactful, informative and irreverent episode of the new podcast that was recently featured in Variety Magazine and is making waves nationwide. And for cool behind-the-scenes videos with guests, the faces from the On The Streets segments and lots of empowering information, check out AngryAmericans.us. 
April 11, 2019
In a groundbreaking episode, Rieckhoff recaps a wild week of urgent news below the headlines that should make all Americans angry. He dissects what’s wrong with Howard Schultz’s independent candidacy and talks exclusively to 9/11 Hero First-Responder, New York City Firefighter and all-around badass, Rob Serra about the ridiculous fight in Washington he’s leading alongside Jon Stewart and others to provide support for America’s heroes. Rieckhoff also again take it to the streets. He goes out to the Statue of Liberty to talk people from all over the world about Trump’s border wall, foreign affairs and Wrestlemania. And we learn about how you can take Angry Action to support our cops, firefighters and other brave First-Responders. It’s an urgent, fast-faced and enlightening episode every concerned American should check out.For extra behind the scenes videos, action items and more empowering information, check out AngryAmericans.us.
April 4, 2019
In this dynamic inaugural episode, Rieckhoff explains the origin and urgency of this innovative new show. He breaks down how Trump’s Wall could jeopardize America’s national security priorities—and how it has now thrust the President into battle with a very unlikely opponent: the Marine Corps. And given the state of affairs in America, even nice guy Willie Geist is angry about something. The beloved host of Morning Joe and NBC Sunday TODAY sits down exclusively with old friend Rieckhoff for an engaging talk about an issue that’s for him seriously outraged. He also shares anecdotes from his life, including meeting Snoop Dogg, impersonating LL Cool J, battling Bravo’s Andy Cohen, Joe Scarborough running for President, and his amazing first car. Rieckhoff takes Angry Americans out into the weird streets of Times Square for a hilarious segment that pulls out the political opinions of people of all backgrounds—including The Hulk and Batman. And the rapid-fire show ends with an inspiring Angry Action focused on recognizing and supporting National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It’s a compelling and fun first episode that sets the tone for what Angry Americans is all about—and you don’t wanna miss it. And for exclusive behind-the-pod video content with Willie Geist, outtakes from the interviews in Times Square and links to action items about the issues in this episode, check out AngryAmericans.us.
March 27, 2019
If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. The state of affairs in our country has made us all Angry Americans. But it’s righteous, justifiable, vigilant anger. An anger that drives positive change. The anger that started the American Revolution and drove the Civil Rights movement. In times of national distress, it’s our anger that can unite and inspire us all. Your host is Paul Rieckhoff. He’s a fighter, a patriot, and an independent political and media force to be reckoned with. After serving as a soldier in Iraq in 2004, Rieckhoff emerged as one of the most dynamic political and social leaders in America. In every episode, he breaks down the most important issues facing our country. And he interviews the most influential and compelling people. He’s taking on Republicans, Democrats—and everyone in between. If you’re in the angry middle, Angry Americans reminds you that you’re not alone. We’re all in this together. Join the Angry Americans movement starting April 4th. Produced by Righteous Media.
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