Guest: Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science at Harvard University.  Her books include, The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, and her latest with historian of science and technology Erik Conway, … Continued

Part I. Trump Indictment: Legal Aspects Guest:  Hadar Aviram is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she co-directs the Hastings Institute for Criminal Justice and publishes the California Correctional Crisis blog. Her latest book is Yesterday’s Monsters: The Manson Family Cases and the Illusion of Parole. Part II. … Continued

Guest: Daniela Cammack is Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley.  Her research and teaching focus on the history of democracy and constitutionalism.  She is currently working on a book on ancient Greek democracy. Photo (c): Nineteenth-century painting by Philipp Foltz depicting the Athenian politician Pericles delivering his famous funeral oration in front of the Assembly.

Guests: Geoffrey Kabaservice (@RuleandRuin) is a historian of the Republican Party and the Director of Political Studies at the Niskanen Center and the author of a number of books, including Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party. Jeet Heer (@heerjeet) is a national affairs … Continued

Guest: Kevin Gosztola is cofounder and managing editor of Shadowproof, an independent news outlet focused on systemic abuses of power in business and government, and the curator of The Dissenter newsletter. Kevin Gosztola also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, “Unauthorized Disclosure.”  He is the author of Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange.

Part I. Pegasus: A Spyware that Threatens Privacy and Democracy.  Guest: Sandrine Rigaud is a French investigative journalist. She is an editor of Forbidden Stories. She is the co-author of Pegasus: How a Spy in Your Pocket Threatens the End of Privacy, Dignity, and Democracy. Part 2. The Implications of Indicting a Former President or … Continued

Guest: Bart D. Ehrman is a leading authority on the New Testament and the history of early Christianity.  He is a Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of several books including, Misquoting Jesus, How Jesus Became God, The Triumph of Christianity, Heaven and Hell, and his latest, Armageddon: What the Bible Really Says … Continued

Part I. The Trump Campaign’s Collusion With Israel Guest: James Bamford is a best-selling author, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, award-winning investigative producer, and winner of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. His latest book is Spyfail: Foreign Spies, Moles, Saboteurs, and the Collapse of America’s Counterintelligence (published in January this year). This investigation has been adapted into … Continued