Episode 308

February 21, 2014


Michelle Alexander

holds a joint professorship at both the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. A lawyer and civil rights advocate, Alexander is the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.

Charles Cooke

is a staff writer for National Review Online. His work has focused especially on Anglo-American history, British liberty, free speech, the second amendment and American exceptionalism. Cooke co-hosts the new iTunes podcast, “Mad Dogs & Englishmen.” Twitter: @charlescwcooke

Rep. Jane Harman

served California’s 26th congressional district until 2011. She is currently the Director, President, and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars as well as a member of the Defense Policy Board, the State Department Foreign Policy Board and the Homeland Security Advisory. While in Congress, she was the Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee.

Steve Coogan

starred in, co-wrote and co-produced the Academy Award-nominated film Philomena. He is a co-founder of Baby Cow Productions, which has gained a reputation for nurturing new British comedy talent, while teaming up with the best of the UK’s established writers, directors and producers.

Rachel Maddow

hosts “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC and writes a monthly opinion column for The Washington Post. She will present “Why We Did It,” a new documentary investigating what spurred the US government to start the Iraq war, Thursday, March 6 at 9PM on MSNBC. Twitter: @maddow

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