On today’s episode, Mitch Jeserich hosts George Zarkadakis. Zarkadakis, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence, is the author of several novels including his latest book In Our Own Image: Savior or Destroyer? The History and Future of Artificial Intelligence. The book explains AI’s history, technology, its potential; its manifestations in intelligent machines; its connections to neurology and consciousness, as … Continued
Letters and Politics
10:00 AM Pacific Time: Monday-Thursday
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Today host Philip Maldari plays clips from the documentary “All Governments Lie.” The film argues that mainstream media is intertwined with business through corporate ownership and advertising. Using interviews with contemporary journalists and anti-establishment figures as well as historical film from the past six decades, the documentary demonstrates the need for a truly free press and its role in … Continued
Today host Philip Maldari plays clips of Richard Wolff discussing “Trumponomics.” Wolff, an economist and professor at The New School, was a guest speaker for KPFK on April 20th, 2017 to talk about Trump’s economic plan. Wolff explains who wins and who loses under Trump’s plan, as well as where our economy is currently headed and how to … Continued
On this episode, host Philip Maldari plays clips from the documentary “The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump,” created by the Dutch media company Zembla. The film investigates the connections between Trump and the Russians and helps shed light upon this relationship in the wake of James Comey’s firing. Host Philip Maldari is offering: “The Dubious Friends of Donald … Continued
Today host Mitch Jeserich talks to John Nichols about the history of impeachment. Nichols is a political blogger and Washington Correspondent for the Nation Magazine. His latest piece for Nation suggests that Donald Trump’s military actions in Syria are grounds for impeachment.
Today we are in conversation with Andrej Grubačić on the life and time of Gavrilo Princip, the man who assassinated Archduke Ferdinand and allegedly begun World War One. Source Image: Wikimedia Commons
In conversation with historian Lillian Faderman whose books on lesbian history, LGBT history and ethnic history have earned critical praise and awards. Her latest book The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle is one of the most comprehensive history to date of America’s gay-rights movement. Source Image: Wikimedia Commons
On today’s show we are in a conversation with Jack Weatherford, renown scholar on Genghis Khan. He argues in his new book, Genghis Khan and the Quest for God, that Genghis Khan inspired Thomas Jefferson for the Freedom of Religion principle.
Today Mitch Jeserich is in conversation with Neil Faulkner, author of the book A People’s History of the Russian Revolution. About the book: The Russian Revolution may be the most misunderstood and misrepresented event in modern history, its history told in a mix of legends and anecdotes. In A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, Neil … Continued
On today’s show we welcome Daniel Goldberg, former Department of Justice official, to talk about Trump firing Comey and the inner workings of the Justice Department. Then, we dive into the history of disillusionment and disenfranchisement, from the philosophy of Jean Jacques Rousseau to ISIS and Trump voters with Pankaj Mishra, author of the book The … Continued
On today’s show host Mitch Jeserich talks to Michael Koncewicz, historian and a Cold War Curator at the Tamiment Library at New York University to discuss the similarities of he Trump’s firing the FBI director, James Comey and the so called “Saturday Night Massacre” as it is know as one of the most dramatic turns of events in the Watergate scandal … Continued