Guests on the program have included elected public officials, political candidates, members of the military, film producers, outrageous bigots, scientists, authors, and many more. Following are some of the guests who have been on the program:

An interesting mix of things:

Politicians, Candidates, and Elected Officials:

Authors & Writers:

  • Aaron Klein, Author of Schmoozing with Terrorists, conservative journalist
  • Adam Winkler, Constitution Law Professor at UCLA & author of Gunfight
  • Alan Huffman, author of “We’re with Nobody”
  • Alondra Nelson, Professor at Columbia University, Author of Body and Soul
  • Amy Johnson, Psychologist, life coach, author
  • Ben Shapiro, Breitbard News Editor at Large & author of Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America
  • Bob Deitrick, co-author of Bulls Bears and the Ballot Box
  • Brian Wansink, Professor of Marketing in the Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management at Cornell University, author of the book “Slim by Design” and of the best seller “Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More than We Think”
  • Brigid Schulte, author of the New York Times bestseller Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when No One has the Time
  • Christopher DiCarlo, PhD, author of How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass
  • Claire Conner, author of Wrapped in the Flag
  • Daniel Estulin, award-winning investigative journalist and author of TransEvolution: The Coming Age of Human Deconstruction
  • David Chura, author of I Don’t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine: Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup
  • Frank Meeink, former neo-Nazi and author of the book Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead
  • George Lakoff, Professor of Cognitive Science & Linguistics at the University of California Berkeley, author of Don’t Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
  • Greg Palast, Bestselling author and journalist
  • Jason Mattera, conservative author & speaker
  • Jeff Kreisler, comedian and author of Get Rich Cheating
  • Jerri-Lynn Scofield, author and lawyer
  • Joe Haldeman, Vietnam veteran and science fiction writer whose best-known book is The Forever War
  • Joe Muto, Fox News ‘mole’ and author of An Atheist in the Foxhole
  • John Nichols, writer for The Nation
  • John Sheirer, author of Tales of a Real American Liberal
  • John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
  • Jon Ronson, New York Times bestselling author of The Psychopath Test
  • Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works
  • Judah Freed, author of The Dawn of Global Sense
  • Lawrence Alexander aka D.W. Buffa, author of the political thrilled Rubicon
  • Lowell Ponte, former roving editor for Readers Digest and is author of the new book, The Great Withdrawal: How the Progressives’ 100-Year Debasement of America and the Dollar Ends
  • Maria Armoudian, author of Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World
  • Marie Dubuque, certified life coach, author, etiquette expert
  • Mathew Gross, author of The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells us About America
  • Michael Moss, author of Sugar Salt Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
  • Michael Parenti, noted political scholar and author of The Face of Imperialism
  • Nancy L. Cohen, author of Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America
  • Richard K. Morgan, British science fiction author
  • SE Cupp, conservative author & commentator
  • Seth Mnookin, Contributing Editor of Vanity Fair
  • Stephen Goldstein, author of Atlas Drugged: Ayn Rand be Damned!
  • Steve Siebold, author of Sex Politics Religion: How Delusional Thinking is Destroying America
  • Ted Rall, syndicated cartoonist and author of The Anti-American Manifesto
  • William Labov, author of Dialect Diversity in America: The Politics of Language Change

Gay Rights, Gender & More:

  • Abbie Goldberg, Professor of Psychology and author of Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children
  • Chaim Levin, plaintiff in lawsuit against JONAH, a Jewish group that advocates conversion or “ex-gay” therapy
  • Chris Kluwe, NFL football player & LGBT activist
  • Emery Emery, Producer, Director, Author, and Host of the podcasts, “Skeptically Yours” & “Ardent Atheist”
  • Greg Cendana, first gay Asian-American President of US Student Association
  • John Becker, Communications Director at Truth Wins Out
  • Kapya Kaoma, Anglican priest and Senior Religion and Sexuality Researcher at Political Research Associates
  • Karen Straughan, vocal anti-feminist who’s been blogging about feminism, masculinity and gender politics since 2010
  • Michael Carney, Police office in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Suzanna Walters, Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University, and author of The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intention are Sabotaging Gay Equality
  • Tom McClusky, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Family Research Council
  • Wayne Besen, TruthWinsOut.org
  • Wendy Manning, family demographer in the Sociology department at Bowling Green State University, Co-Director of National Center for Family and Marriage Research

Sustainability, Energy, Ethics, and More:

Healthcare:

  • Andrew Gonzalez, health services research fellow at the University of Michigan and resident physician in general surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
  • Arthur Caplan, PhD is the Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Aubrey De Grey, Chief Science Officer of SENSE Foundation, biomedical gerontologist
  • Carol Paris, psychiatrist and member of Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Chris Slattery, founder of EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers
  • Craig Melin, President & CEO of Cooley Dickinson Hospital
  • David Greenfield, Psychologist, Founder & Director of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction
  • Greg Piche, healthcare attorney and author of Sham Peer Review
  • Jonathan Cohn, author of the book SICK: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis – And the People Who Pay the Price, and a senior editor at the New Republic and senior fellow at the think-tank Demos
  • Jonathan Metzl, Director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, and author of the book The Protest Psychosis
  • Robert Levine, author of Shock Therapy for America’s Health Care System and practicing neurologist
  • Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen
  • Sid Wolfe, Doctor & Director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group
  • Ted Broer, biochemist, author, consumer health advocate concerned about potential of infectious disease, including Ebola, cross the US/Mexico border
  • Wendell Potter, former CIGNA VP & health insurance whistleblower

Politics & More:

Lawyers, Attorneys, and Legal:

Terrorism, Law Enforcement, Military, War and More:

Religion:

  • Arnie Cole, CEO of Back to the Bible
  • Ashton Elijah Pittman, blogger & witness to Pastor Damon Thompson viral anti-gay outing in church
  • Darrel Ray, psychologist & author of The God Virus
  • Dave Williams and Mike Lyons, producers of controversial religious Pepsi & Doritos ad
  • David Fitzgerald, author of NAILED: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All and The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion
  • David Silverman, President of American Atheists
  • Deborah Mitchell, author of Growing Up Godless and blogger at raisingkidswithoutreligion.net
  • Douglas Mesner, aka Lucien Graves, Co-Founder & Spokesperson for The Satanic Temple
  • Faheem Younus, religion & history professor, blogger at muslimamerican.com
  • Greydon Square, atheist rapper
  • James Lansberry, President of the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries
  • James White, United Church of Christ Pastor stepping down over opposition to same-sex marriage
  • Jamie DeWolf, poet, comedian, writer, producer, director, and great-grandson of the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard
  • Janet Heimlich, author of Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment
  • Joe Messina, Los Angeles-based conservative talk show host
  • John  Cedars, former Jehovah’s Witness elder, Senior Editor of Ex-Jehovah’s Witness community JWsurvey.org
  • Jon O’Brien, President of Catholics for Choice
  • Josh Preville, filmmaker, mentalist, author and creator of documentary Losing God
  • Kendal Sheets, author of Book of Mormon, Book of Lies
  • Mark Sandlin, Presbyterian minister, co-founder of The Christian Left and a blogger for The Huffington Post, Sojourners Magazine and TheGodArticle.com
  • Matt Dillahunty, Host of The Atheist Experience, formal debater on religion
  • Peter Boghossian, full time faculty member in Portland State University’s Philosophy Department & author of best selling book A Manual for Creating Atheists
  • Peter Feaman, author of “The Next Nightmare”
  • Rabbi David Nesenoff – Famously recorded Helen Thomas making offensive statements about Israel
  • Rabbi Irwin Kula
  • Rachel Tabachnick, researcher, writer, and speaker on impact of Religious Right
  • Robert Peters, President of Morality in Media
  • Scott Atran, Professor of Psychology at University of Michigan and Oxford University & Author of Talking to the Enemy: Faith, Brotherhood, and the (Un)Making of Terrorists
  • Shawn McCraney, former Mormon
  • Tarso Luis Ramos, Executive Director of the social justice think tank Political Research Associates
  • William Murray, Chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition

Everything else:

  • Alex Rosten, Edmunds.com
  • Anonymous, internet gathering
  • Ap Dijksterhuis, Psychology Professor at Radboud University, The Netherlands
  • Avik Roy, Forbes columnist and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow
  • Bill Blunden, independent computer security research and author of the book Behold a Pale Farce: Cyberwar, Threat Inflation, and the Malware Industrial Complex
  • Bill Dwight, WHMP morning radio host
  • Bob Werb, Chairman of The Space Frontier Foundation
  • Catherine Hakim, British sociologist and Senior Research Fellow at London School of Economics, author of the book “Erotic Capital.”
  • Cenk Uygur, Host of The Young Turks
  • Chris Hadnagy, professional social engineer who gets paid to phish, vish, scam people and break in to places to test security
  • Chris Manz, Democrastreet Wow and The Chris Manz Show Live
  • Dave Pounder, retired adult film producer, director, and performer, author of the book Obscene Thoughts: A Pornographer’s Perspective on Sex, Love, and Dating
  • David Simpson, Founder and Executive Director of the Commonwealth Center for Change & Storefront Art is live in studio
  • Erica Scharrer, Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Gad Saad, Professor of Marketing at Concordia University and author of The Consuming Instinct and The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption
  • George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of PersonalGenomes.org
  • Ian Freeman, Host of Free Talk Live and blogger at FreeKeene.com
  • Ira Rubenzahl, President of Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • “Jackie Keaton,” former Time Warner Cable Retention Agent
  • Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Director of documentary Shadows of Liberty
  • Jeff Thompson, Assistant Research Professor, Political Economy Research Institute
  • Jesse Barnett, Lead Singer of the band Stick to Your Guns
  • John Andrulis, Professor Emeritus of economics at Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • John Kuhn, public school superintendent in Texas and the author of two books about test-based accountability, “Fear and Learning in American” and “Test and Punish”
  • Josh Silver, Executive Director and Co-Founder of FreePress
  • Judyth Vary Baker, supposed former lover of John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Kate Hanni, Executive Director of FlyersRights.org
  • Keith C. McCormicRepublican candidate for Massachusetts Senate, 2008
  • Kenny GambleRock and Roll Hall of Fame member and song producer/writer
  • Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is a professor of physics and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University
  • Lou Colagiovanni, Confidant of Anthony Weiner sexting mistress Sydney Leathers
  • Luke Muehlhauser, Executive Director of Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Mark Weinstein, privacy advocate, author, and founder of Sgrouples.com
  • Martin Butterick, former professional gambler
  • Mary Serreze, NorthamptonMedia.com
  • Matt Dworzanczyk, filmmaker, traveler, and Director of ‘DPRK: The Land of Whispers’
  • Michael Bishop, Texas landowner whose land is being taken over for the Keystone XL pipeline
  • Michael Empric, Guinness Book of World Records Adjudicator
  • Michael Morgan, Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts
  • Michael Shea, Producer and Director of Red State
  • Mister Money Mustache, personal finance blogger from MrMoneyMustache.com
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist
  • Nica Noelle, porn actress, writer, & director
  • Perez Hilton, Gossip Journalist, PerezHilton.com
  • Ray Hennessey, Editor – SmartMoney.com
  • Rebecca Watson, Founder of The Skepchick Blog and co-host of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe Podcast
  • Robert Feldman, Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts
  • Robin Stewart-DeMartino, Director of CitySprout
  • Rupert Darwall, author of The Age of Global Warming – A History
  • Sarah Gold, London based designer and designer of Alternet, a proposal for a civic network
  • Scott Kaufman, Scientific Director of the Imagination Institute and researcher in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Scott Shepherd, former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan in Tennessee, reformed racist
  • Shane Hankins, Executive Director of Grassroots.org
  • Stefanie Williams, Blogger at Chasing the Jersey
  • Steve Edwards, education expert & former VP National Crime Prevention Council
  • Sut Jhally, is a professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a cultural studies scholar in the area of advertising, media, and consumption
  • Tara Tetreault & Candice Connors, Jackson & Connor
  • Zack Kopplin, student who exposed Creationist education vouchers and more