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
  • Brett Jones, first openly gay Navy Seal
  • 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:

  • Bill Newman, Attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts
  • Brooks Schuelke, personal injury lawyer from Austin, Texas
  • Catherine Crier, former Texas judge, author
  • Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
  • Chase Madar, attorney & author of The Passion of Bradley Manning
  • David Kaye, Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, and a former lawyer with the U.S. Department of State responsible for the application of the Geneva Conventions and other areas of international law
  • Eric Gouvin, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at Western New England College
  • John Bonifaz, voting rights attorney and political activist
  • Joshua Denbeaux, attorney & author of the paper Mortgage Fraud: Wells Fargo Wins, Homeowners, Attorney Generals and Courts Lose
  • Mark Fancher, ACLU Michigan Staff Attorney on Racial Justice Project
  • Mike Papantonio, attorney and talk radio host
  • Robert Applebaum, attorney and founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com
  • Scott Bonn, Professor of Criminology at Drew University
  • Susan Saladoff, director of documentary Hot Coffee
  • Tom Kokonowski, criminal defense attorney & former prosecutor

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 Rathbun, former senior executive of the Church of Scientology and the highest ranking whistleblower from Scientology
  • 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: