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”
  • Alice Dreger, historian of sexuality and author of Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and One Scholar’s Search for Justice.”
  • Alondra Nelson, Professor at Columbia University, Author of Body and Soul
  • Amos Kamil, playwright, screenwriter, and investigative reporter His 2012 cover story in The New York Times Magazine brought the Horace Mann scandal to light. he graduated from Horace Mann School in 1982
  • 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
  • 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
  • Chris Shelton, former high-level Scientologist. he was a Scientologist for 27 years and is the author of the recent book Scientology: A to Xenu – An Insider’s Guide to What Scientology is Really All About
  • 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
  • Howard Kaplan, author of The Damascus Cover and Bullets of Palestine
  • Jason Mattera, conservative author & speaker
  • Jason Sokol, Professor of History and author of All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn: The Conflicted Soul of the Northeast
  • 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
  • Jon Ronson, New York Times bestselling author of The Psychopath Test
  • Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works
  • Jonathan Tasini, writer, organizational strategist, economics & politics analyst, author of The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America
  • 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
  • Peter Frase, editor at Jacobin Magazine and the author of the forthcoming book *Four Futures* from Verso press
  • Richard K. Morgan, British science fiction author
  • Roberto Gonzales, Assistant Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and author of Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America
  • SE Cupp, conservative author & commentator
  • Seth Mnookin, Contributing Editor of Vanity Fair
  • Stephen Goldstein, author of Atlas Drugged: Ayn Rand be Damned!
  • Steve Almond, author of Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto
  • Steve Siebold, author of Sex Politics Religion: How Delusional Thinking is Destroying America
  • Susan Eaton, Professor of the Practice and Director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and author of Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America at its Best
  • Ted Rall, syndicated cartoonist and author of The Anti-American Manifesto
  • Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law & Policy, and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and School of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, and author of the book The Cure for Everything!
  • William Labov, author of Dialect Diversity in America: The Politics of Language Change

Economics, Behavioral Economics, Finance, & Labor:

  • Arne Kalleberg, Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Good Jobs, Bad Jobs
  • Avik Roy, Forbes columnist and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow
  • Benjamin Hunnicutt, Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Iowa. He is also the author of Kellogg’s Six-Hour Day and Work Without End: Abandoning Shorter Hours for the Right to Work
  • 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”
  • Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, Blogger for EconLog, Author of The Myth of the Rational Voter & Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids
  • Christopher Snowdon, Director of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, a free market think tank based in London
  • Chuck Collins, author and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, He is also co-founder of Wealth for Common Good
  • Craig Smith, Chairman of Swiss America
  • Dan Weber, Founder of the Association of Mature American Citizens
  • Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC host & author of Greedy Bastards
  • Frank Emspak, Executive Director of Workers Independent News
  • Helaine Olen, co-author of The Index Card, author of Pound Foolish, and Slate columnist
  • Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts
  • Jason Murphy, anti-poverty activist who teaches ethics and philosophy at Elms College in Western Massachusetts. He serves on the National Committee of the US Basic Income Guarantee Network and the Executive Committee for the Basic Income Earth Network. I teach philosophy (mostly history and ethics) to undergraduates at Elms College in Western Massachusetts.
  • Jeff Kreisler, comedian and author of Get Rich Cheating
  • John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
  • John Tamny, Columnist at Forbes, author of Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics
  • Lawrence Mishel, President of the Economic Policy Institute
  • Les Leopold, cofounder and director of the Labor Institute in New York City and author of Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice
  • Maurice Emsellem, Director of the Access and Opportunity Program at the National Employment Law Project
  • Mister Money Mustache, personal finance blogger from MrMoneyMustache.com
  • Nancy Altman, co-author of Social Security Works!: Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All
  • Pavlina Tcherneva, Assistant Professor of Economics, Bard College and Research Scholar, Levy Economics Institute
  • Rafael Rivero, President of Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, Cofounder of Occupy Democrats
  • Ray Hennessey, Editor – SmartMoney.com
  • Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Massachusetts
  • Victor Tan Chen, Sociology Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy

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
  • Christina Hoff Sommers, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
  • David Ermold, half of one of the first couples to be denied a marriage license by anti-gay bigot Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis
  • Emery Emery, Producer, Director, Author, and Host of the podcasts, “Skeptically Yours” & “Ardent Atheist”
  • Erin Garner-Ford, Executive Director of ACT for Women & Girls
  • Greg Cendana, first gay Asian-American President of US Student Association
  • Joe Murray, Constitutional Attorney, author of the book Odd Man Out, former attorney for anti-gay hate groups
  • 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:

  • Alex Peterson and John from Green Gateway Radio
  • Allan Kahane, Author and expert on alternative energy
  • Arjun Makhijani, President of Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
  • Bill Baue, author and radio host of Sea Change Radio
  • Caleb Dean, Director of Generation Sustain
  • Craig Della Penna, Realtor
  • Daniel Ripes, PEAT International, Inc.
  • David Bollier, author, activist, and expert on the “commons”
  • David Zetland, water economist, author of Living with Water Scarcity, Professor at Leiden University College in the Netherlands
  • Desi Doyen, Managing Editor of BradBlog’s Green News Report
  • Dickson Despommier, Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Public Health at Columbia University who has been working on vertical farming after conceiving the “urban farm skyscraper”
  • Frances Moore Lappé, social change and democracy activist, author of 16 books including Diet for a Small Planet.
  • Francesca Rheannon, journalist and radio host of Sea Change Radio
  • J. Matthew Roney, Research Associate at Earth Policy Institute and co-author of The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy
  • Jonathan Trent, PhD NASA’s Ames Research Center
  • Jose Miguel Guzman, Chief of the Population and Development Branch of the United Nations Population Fund
  • Kate Colarulli, Director of the Sierra Club’s Tar Sands Campaign
  • Kuzma Tesvich, 4th generation oyster fisherman in BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill area
  • Marcelo Da Luz, The Power of One Solar Car Project
  • Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard, and co-author, with Erik Conway, of Merchants of Doubt
  • Tom Rossmassler from HAPHousing and Sagecoach Enterprises
  • Kenneth Hahn, Executive Director of GlobalRoutes
  • Marguerite Cravatt, filmed viral video at BP oil spill cleanup site
  • Paige Donner, Huffington Post and Greening Hollywood
  • Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, author of Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels
  • Roger Sorkin, producer and director of The Burden: Fossil Fuel, the Military and National Security, the executive producer at his production company Sorkin Strategic Communications, and a fellow with the Truman National Security Project.
  • Shel Horowitz, author of Principled Profit
  • Terry Mollner & Susan Wennemyr, Stakesholders Capital
  • Tyson Slocum, Direct of Public Citizen’s Energy Program

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
  • Didier Coeurnelle, co-chair of Heales, the Healthy Life Extension Society and spokesperson of the Association française transhumanist-Technoprog. He has published two books, one about longevity and one about “technoprogressist” questions
  • 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
  • Kevin Hill, addiction psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and author of the book Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth about the World’s Most Popular Weed
  • Lance Liotta, MD, PhD, Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Applied Proteomics & Molecular Medicine
  • 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:

  • Abdullah Sharif, peace diplomat to Afghanistan on behalf of the US
  • Adam Crowther, Researcher at Public Citizen and author of the study A Rising Tide about the effect of Citizens United
  • Adam Tragone, Managing Editor of Human Events
  • Alan Nathan, host of Battle Line with Alan Nathan
  • Alex Seitz-Wald, political reporter at Salon.com
  • Allan Lichtman, creator of “13 keys” Presidential election prediction theory
  • Alyona Minkovski, Host of RT’s The Alyona Show
  • Amanda Lewis, Associate Professor in Sociology and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, co-author of Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools
  • Amanda Terkel, Research Associate – Center for American Progress
  • Ana Kasparian, Co-Host of The Young Turks
  • Andrew Mangione, Vice President of Government Relations for the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC)
  • Anneke Green, The Washington Times
  • Arthur Brooks, Professor at Syracuse University, author of “The Fertility Gap”
  • Aspen Baker, Founder and Executive Director of Exhale, author of Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight
  • Bay Buchanan, political strategist, former Treasurer of the United States
  • Ben Barrack, Investigative radio host & blogger
  • Ben Cohen, Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Head Stamper at Stamp Stampede
  • Ben Mankiewicz, Turner Classic Movies & The Young Turks
  • Bill Bowring, Professor of Law at the Birkbeck University of London, author of Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia: Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power
  • Bill Rosen, Massachusetts Democratic State Committeeman and political and government consultant
  • Bill Scher, Author of “Wait! Don’t Move to Canada!” and Founder of LiberalOasis.com
  • Bill Tatro, teacher, talk show host, author, lecturer, and columnist at TownHall.com
  • Bob Ney, former Republican Congressman from Ohio
  • Brad Friedman, BradBlog.com
  • Ceylan Ozbudak, Turkish political analyst, television presenter, columnist at Al Arabiya, and Executive Director of Building Bridges
  • Chase Whiteside, filmmaker & founder of New Left Media
  • Chauncey DeVega, Chauncey DeVega’s essays on race, politics and popular culture can be found at chaunceydevega.com. He is also a contributing writer for Salon and Alternet. Chauncey also hosts a weekly podcast The Chauncey DeVega Show. He can be followed on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Chris Bambery, author of A People’s History of Scotland
  • Chris Mooney, author of The Republican Brain
  • Christopher Petrella, Blogger at Nation of Change
  • Cliff Schecter, nationally syndicated columnist & political strategist
  • Craig Aaron, President of FreePress
  • Crispin Sartwell, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Dickinson College, author of a number of books in political theory and aesthetics
  • Dave Rubin, Host of The Rubin Report
  • Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine, bestselling author
  • David Bernstein, Political Reporter for The Phoenix in Boston
  • David Coates, Professor of Politics & International Affairs at Wake Forest University and author of America in the Shadow of Empires
  • David Halperin, Senior Fellow at United Republic
  • David Morey, presidential adviser, author
  • David Shuster, host of Take Action News, former Fox News & MSNBC reporter
  • David Sirota, Progressive talk radio host and author of “Back to Our Future”
  • David Willman, author of The Mirage Man: Bruce Ivins, the Anthrax Attacks, and America’s Rush to War
  • Dean Obeidallah, political comedian
  • Deb Kozikowski, Vice-Chair of Massachusetts Democratic State Committee and a superdelegate
  • Denis Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of UK Progressive Magazine
  • Don Rojas, Executive Director of Free Speech TV
  • Eitan Peled, Programming Director of Students for Justice in Palestine at UCLA
  • Erin Aubry Kaplan, journalist covering black issues for twenty-five years, including nine years as a staff writer for LA Weekly, and is author of the new book I Heart Obama
  • Eric Manirakiza, Managing Director of African Public Radio and Correspondent for Voice of America, Burundi
  • Evan DeFilippis is the co-founder of Armed With Reason
  • Federico Finschelstein, Professor of History at the New School for Social Research in New York City, and the author of five books, including The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War
  • Fernando Espuelas, host and managing editor of the “Fernando Espuelas Show” on Univision America Radio Network
  • Floyd Brown, President of the National Campaign Fund and Chairman of the Western Center for Journalism
  • Franco Ripple, Vice President of Communications of Florida Young Democrats
  • George Farah, Founder and Executive Director of Open Debates and the author of the book No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates
  • Glenn Greenwald, Contributing Writer at Salon.com
  • Greg Collins, President, and Jay Lincoln, Publicity Director, both from the University of Massachusetts Republican Club are live in studio
  • H.A. Goodman, author, columnist, journalist, and contributor to The Huffington Post, The Hill, Salon, and other publications
  • Harvey Kaye, Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and author of The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great
  • Horace Cooper, conservative legal commentator and writer
  • Ilan Berman, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council
  • Isaac Mass, Republican political veteran
  • Jackson Katz, anti-sexist activist and author
  • James Lynch, Amnesty International
  • James Piereson, President of the William E. Simon Foundation, author of Shattered Consensus: The Rise and Decline of America’s Postwar Politics Order
  • Jed Morey, Author of The Great American Disconnect: Seven Fundamental Threats To Our Democracy
  • Jeffrey Anderson, Executive Director of the 2017 Project and Weekly Standard contributor
  • Jennifer Briney, Host of the Congressional Dish Podcast
  • Jen Senko, Award Winning Filmmaker of current documentary film release THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD, now on demand and in select cinemas.
  • Jeromie Whalen, Chairman of TestPAC
  • Jesse Adams and Shawn Robinson from Young Democrats of America
  • Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America and brother of Governor Howard Dean
  • Jim Hightower, columnist, author, and activist
  • Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy & Education at the University of Ottawa and author of What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good
  • John Lott is the President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of the book More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws
  • Jordan Sekulow – Conservative talk show host, civil rights attorney, and Director of International Operations for the American Center for Law and Justice
  • Josh Bernstein, Spokesman for AMAC & radio talk show host
  • Josh Eidelson, Journalist & Contributor to The American Prospect
  • Josh Stearns, FreePress
  • Karl Frisch, Democratic Strategist
  • Karlyn Bowman, Resident Fellow – American Enterprise Institute
  • Kert Davies, Director of the Climate Investigations Center, a research group that works to expose the anti-environmental movement, those that try to stall and block policy solutions to global warming
  • Kevin Gosztola, Journalist at FireDogLake.com
  • Kristal High, paid consultant of the cable industry lobby
  • Kristen Soltis, Republican strategist, The Winston Group
  • Kurt Eichenwald, Senior Writer at Newsweek
  • Ladd Everitt, Director of Communications at Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
  • Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America
  • Lawrence Norden, Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at NYU Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice
  • Lee Camp, comedian & author of Lee Camp’s Moment of Clarity
  • Lee Fang, Senior Investigator at Republic Report
  • Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch
  • Luke Vargas, Talk Radio News Service
  • Lynn Parramore, Contributing Editor at AlterNet
  • Marge Baker, Executive Vice President of People For the American Way
  • Marc Hyden, National Advocacy Coordinator for Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty
  • Marianne Williamson, bestselling author, lecturer, and former Congressional candidate
  • Mark Naison, Professor of African American Studies and History at Fordham University and co-founder of the Badass Teachers Association
  • Mark Potok, Direct of Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Matt Lewis, Senior Contributor to The Daily Caller
  • Matthew Filipowicz, Host of the Matthew Filipowicz Show
  • Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive
  • Melissa Carrion & Lindsay Ainsworth, who say they were kicked out of their apartment for having a Black Lives Matter lawn sign
  • Michael Brooks, author & writer
  • Michael Koolidge, host of The Michael Koolidge Show
  • Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University, and author of two book including “Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change” and “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”.
  • Michael Shure, The Young Turks
  • Mike Elk, staff writer at In These Times Magazine
  • Mike Hannahan, Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts
  • Medea Benjamin, Founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange
  • Michael Klare, professor of Peace and World Security Studies and the defense correspondent of The Nation Magazine
  • Mike Lux, author of The Progressive Revolution, President of Progressive Strategies, and a regular columnist for The Huffington Post
  • Ned Flaherty, researcher & writer
  • Payson Schwin, Research Associate – Center for American Progress
  • Peter Beinart, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation
  • Peter Coleman, Professor of Psychology & Education at Columbia University, Director of International Center for Cooperation & Conflict Resolution, author of The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts
  • Peter F. Paul, the Hollywood entrepreneur, co-founder of Stan Lee Media, and convicted felon who is the subject of the movie Hillary Uncensored
  • Phil Gibbons, director of the documentary film The Devil and the Death Penalty
  • Philippe Assouline, political writer, activist and lawyer involved in combating extremist anti-Israel propaganda on campuses
  • Phyllis Schlafly, conservative activist, author, and founder of the Eagle Forum
  • Radley Balko, Policy Analyst – Cato Institute
  • Ray Drewnowski, Political Director of Pioneer Valley Young Democrats
  • Richard Eskow, Campaign for America’s Future
  • Richard Fowler, Radio Host, Democratic Messaging Expert, & Millennial Engagement Specialist
  • Robert Borosage, Co-Director of Campaign for America’s Future
  • Robert Greenwald, Director of the documentary film War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State
  • Robert Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at SUNY Cortland and author of the book Guns Across America
  • Robin Koerner, Founder of WatchingAmerica.com & Huffington Post blogger
  • Russ Baker, founder & editor of WhoWhatWhy.com & investigative journalist
  • Ryan Enos, Professor of Government and a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University
  • Salvator La Mastra, Author of 2012 for Twentysomethings
  • Sam Seder, Host of Majority Radio
  • Sara Robinson, Senior Editor of AlterNet Visions
  • Scott Keeter, Directory of Survey Research – Pew Research Center
  • Seth Weinberger, professor of politics and government at University of Puget Sound
  • Shai Reshef, President & Founder of University of the People, a non-profit, tuition-free, accredited American online university
  • Solomon Khan, former fellow at the Harvard University Safra Center for Ethics who runs the data team at Paperless Post, has developed a tool to explore political donations
  • Taki Oldham, director of Billionaire’s Tea Party
  • Tansy Hoskins, activist & author of Stitched Up, The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion
  • Temple Northup, Assistant Professor in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston
  • Terrance Heath, Online Producer for Campaign for America’s Future
  • Tim Carpenter, National Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America
  • Tim Karr, Senior Direct of Strategy for FreePress
  • Tim Wise, antiracist educator and author of six books, including White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
  • Tina Dupuy, Managing Editor of Crooks and Liars
  • Todd Wolfson, author of Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left
  • Tracy Van Slyke, Project Director at The Media Consortium & author
  • Van Jones, political activist
  • Victor Pickard, Assistant Professor at Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania, author of America’s Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform
  • Wayne Allyn Root, politician, entrepreneur, television and radio personality, political commentator, author, 2008 Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee
  • Zach Ingrasci, documentary filmmaker, including Living on One Dollar

Lawyers, Attorneys, and Legal:

  • Bill Newman, Attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts
  • Brooks Schuelke, personal injury lawyer from Austin, Texas
  • Burt Neuborne, Professor of Civil Liberties at NYU Law School, former ACLU Legal Director, author of Madison’s Music: On Reading the First Amendment
  • 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
  • Lee Goodman, attorney, activist, author of Too Many Rights and Too Many Guns: Repealing the Second Amendment to Make America Safer and More Free
  • Leo Thomas, Criminal Defense Attorney who practices in Florida
  • 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
  • Ryan Morrison, video game attorney
  • Scott Bonn, Professor of Criminology at Drew University
  • Susan Saladoff, director of documentary Hot Coffee
  • Tim O’Brien, attorney at levin papantonio who tried the first C8 case against DuPont
  • Tom Kokonowski, criminal defense attorney & former prosecutor

Terrorism, Law Enforcement, Crime, Military, War, Prison, and More:

  • Anthony Papa, Manager of Media Relations for the Drug Policy Alliance and former prison inmate who served 12 years for a non-violent drug crime
  • Bruce Miller, professor of Constitutional Law, Law and Terrorism, and Legal Ethics at Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Eric O’Neill, former FBI operative best known for his involvement in the case of Robert Hanssen
  • Ervin Staub, Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, expert on mass violence and genocide, Abu Ghraib trial expert witness
  • Gene Healy, Senior Editor – Cato Institute
  • George Christie, former President of the Hells Angels Ventura Chapter and founder of Felony Prison Consultants
  • James Kilgore, former prison inmate and author of Understanding Mass Incarceration: A People’s Guide to the Key Civil Rights Struggle of Our Time
  • Janek Ambros, filmmaker of the documentary Imminent Threat about the war on terror’s impact on civil liberties
  • Johann Hari, author of the book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
  • Joshua Turner, President & Founder of Saved by Reason, a secular prison outreach organization
  • Karen Kwiatkowski, Retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel
  • Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell
  • Matt Hoh, Iraq war veteran and former Foreign Service official
  • Matt McCally, former probation officer with Washington State Department of Corrections, drug policy reform advocate
  • Michael Wood Jr, former police officer with the Baltimore Police Department & whistleblower on misconduct he witnessed while there
  • Morris Davis, retired Air Force Colonel and Chief Prosecutor for Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Professor at Howard University School of Law
  • Nancy Sherman, author of AFTERWAR: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers, Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University
  • Naomi Braine, Associate Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and author of the report “Terror Network or Lone Wolf?: Disparate Legal Treatment of Muslims and the Radical Right”
  • Nell Bernstein,  author of Burning Down the House and All Alone in the World, and a winner of a White House Champion of Change award
  • Nick Mottern, Navy veteran and coordinator of KnowDrones.com
  • Paul Chappell, West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran, Peace Leadership Director at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, author
  • Paul Schulte, Honorary Professor at Birmingham University and expert on drone warfare
  • Peter Enns, author of Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World
  • Richard A. Clarke, retired U.S. government official and expert in counter-terrorism
  • Rick Ruddell, Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies at the University of Regina, coauthor of Making Sense of Criminal Justice
  • Robert Gard, Retried Lt. General, Chairman of Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
  • Ryan Mauro, National Security Analyst for The Clarion Project
  • Ryan Radia, Assistant Director of Technology Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Sheila Carapico, Professor of Political Science & International Studies at the University of Richmond
  • Stephen Mansfield, author of The Miracle of the Kurds: A Remarkable Story of Hope Reborn in Northern Iraq
  • Stuart Wexler, historian and research of domestic, religious terrorism and author of America’s Secret Jihad
  • Todd Clear, Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University, author of 12 books including Imprisoning Communities
  • Tyler Boudreau, Iraq war veteran and author
  • Victor Ostrovsky, ex-Mossad case officer, former member of the Israeli Defense Force, and former Lieutenant Commander of the Israeli Navy
  • Walid Shoebat, reformed Palestinian terrorist, Walid Shoebat Foundation

Religion:

  • AC Grayling, Professor of Philosophy and Master of New College of the Humanities, London
  • Arnie Cole, CEO of Back to the Bible
  • Ashton Elijah Pittman, blogger & witness to Pastor Damon Thompson viral anti-gay outing in church
  • Claire Headley, former Scientologist and employee of Scientology’s Sea Org who ultimately escaped in 2005
  • 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
  • Frank Schaeffer, writer, author if Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God, former fundamentalist evangelical Christian
  • Frederick Clarkson, Senior Fellow for Religious Liberty at Political Research Associates
  • Greta Christina, blogger and author of several books about atheism, including “Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless,” “Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why,” and “Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God”
  • Greydon Square, atheist rapper
  • Heina Dadabhoy,  former Muslim and current atheist who writes about Islam, gender, sexuality, and politics.
  • 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 Loftus, former Christian apologist who defected and now is an atheist counter-apologist, with a number of books that argue against the Christian faith.
  • Jon O’Brien, President of Catholics for Choice
  • Josh Preville, filmmaker, mentalist, author and creator of documentary Losing God
  • Katherine Stewart, writer for The New York Times, The Nation, the Guardian and others; and the author of The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children
  • Kendal Sheets, author of Book of Mormon, Book of Lies
  • Linda Martin, former member of the Followers of Christ faith-healing Christian church
  • Lloyd Evan, (formerly known as John Cedars), former Jehovah’s Witness elder, Senior Editor of Ex-Jehovah’s Witness community JWsurvey.org
  • Lori Hodgson, former Scientologist of 30 years
  • 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
  • Sarah Haider, Sarah Haider is an American writer, public speaker, activist and a founder of Ex-Muslims of North America, a community-building organization for those who have left Islam, where she advocates for acceptance of religious dissent.
  • 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:

  • Alec Karakatsanis, civil rights lawyer dedicated to transforming the American criminal injustice system
  • Alex Rosten, Edmunds.com
  • Alison Tieman, creator of the sci-fi comic Xenospora and founder of Honey Badger Radio
  • Anonymous, internet gathering
  • Anthony Curcio, former bank robber who spent 5 years in prison for robbing an armored bank truck and escaping in an inner tube
  • Anthony Fantano, the internet’s busiest music nerd and Editor-in-Chief of The Needle Drop
  • Ap Dijksterhuis, Psychology Professor at Radboud University, The Netherlands
  • Arthur Chu, writer who blogs about nerd culture for The Daily Beast and other sites
  • Barry Schwartz, Professor of Psychology at Swarthmore College and author of The Paradox of Choice
  • 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
  • Brian Manowitz, the Vegan Black Metal Chef
  • Brianna Wu, Head of Development at video game developer Giant Spacekat
  • Carl Benjamin, known online as Sargon of Akkad, YouTuber
  • Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor for car shopping website Edmunds.com
  • Catherine Hakim, British sociologist and Senior Research Fellow at London School of Economics, author of the book “Erotic Capital.”
  • Cathleen Lewis, Curator for International Space Programs and the Spacesuit Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
  • 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
  • Dante Lauretta, Professor of Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and Principal Investigator of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, the first US space mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth
  • Daryl Davis, author, musician, and race relations expert
  • 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 Dunning, social psychologist and co-theorist of the Dunning-Kruger Effect
  • David Ray Griffin, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Religion and Theology at the Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University and author of Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?
  • David Simpson, Founder and Executive Director of the Commonwealth Center for Change & Storefront Art is live in studio
  • Elizabeth Englander, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University
  • Erica Scharrer, Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Frank von Hippel, Senior Research Physicist and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security
  • Fredrick “Hotwheels” Brennan, Administrator of 8chan.co
  • 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
  • Gray Scott,  futurist and techno-philosopher. Gray has been featured on Discovery channel, VICE Motherboard, CBS News, NY Post and Psychology Today. He is the CEO and founder of SeriousWonder.com.”
  • Gretchen Daily, Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • 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
  • Jan Zalasiewicz, geologist at the University of Leicester
  • Jamie Walton, President of The Wayne Foundation and survivor of domestic minor sexual trafficking
  • Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Director of documentary Shadows of Liberty
  • Jeff Thompson, Assistant Research Professor, Political Economy Research Institute
  • Jennie Bharaj, YouTuber, gamer, advocate for the #GamerGate movement
  • 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 Bain, known in the gaming community as TotalBiscuit, a gaming commentator and critic
  • 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”
  • John Moser, emergency room physician, CEO of Humans for a Healthier World, author of The Supercivilization
  • John O’Dell, Senior Editor of Edmunds.com
  • Josh Gressel,  clinical psychologist and author of the book Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion
  • 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
  • Ken Stanley, associate professor of computer science at the University of Central Florida specializing in AI and machine learning, inventor of the NEAT algorithm, and also the co-author of the new book Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned
  • Kenny GambleRock and Roll Hall of Fame member and song producer/writer
  • Kevin Folta, Professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida
  • Kevin Sinnott, Author of The Art and Craft of Coffee and creator/host of CoffeeCon The Consumer Coffee Festival.
  • Lawrence Krauss, theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is a professor of physics and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University
  • Liana Kerzner, Canadian media personality, sex-positive feminist and video game writer
  • Lou Colagiovanni, Confidant of Anthony Weiner sexting mistress Sydney Leathers
  • Luke Muehlhauser, Executive Director of Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Marc Rogers, whitehat hacker & Principal Security Researcher at CloudFlare
  • 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’
  • Matthew Farwell, a veteran of the Afghanistan war
  • Matthew Golombek, Planetary Geologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Mars Exploration Program Landing Site Scientist
  • Matthew Rappard, Bondsman of The Fine Young Capitalists Women in Video Game Production
  • Mercedes Carrera, adult film actress, engineer, gamer and free speech advocate
  • Michael Bishop, Texas landowner whose land is being taken over for the Keystone XL pipeline
  • Michael Empric, Guinness Book of World Records Adjudicator
  • Michael Koretzky, National Board Member of the Society of Professional Journalists, organized GamerGate debate that ended in a bomb threat
  • Michael Morgan, Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts
  • Michael Shea, Producer and Director of Red State
  • Milo Yiannopoulos, Associate Editor at Breitbart
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist
  • Nica Noelle, porn actress, writer, & director
  • Paul Moller, President of Moller International and inventor of the Moller Skycar, a flying car
  • Perez Hilton, Gossip Journalist, PerezHilton.com
  • Philip Zimbardo, one of the most distinguished living psychologists, well know for his Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Rebecca Watson, Founder of The Skepchick Blog and co-host of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe Podcast
  • Richard Smith, Professor Psychology and author of The Joy of Pain: Schadenfreude and the Dark side of Human Nature
  • Robert Feldman, Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts
  • Robert Williams, Professor in Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, in Alberta Canada, and a Research Coordinator with the Alberta Gambling Research Institute
  • Robin Stewart-DeMartino, Director of CitySprout
  • Rupert Darwall, author of The Age of Global Warming – A History
  • 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
  • Spencer Chumbley, journalist and filmmaker who investigated the Line 5 oil pipeline beneath the Great Lakes
  • 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
  • Tim Mousseau, professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina
  • Tina Seelig, Professor of Practice at Stanford School of Engineering
  • Vox Day, Lead Editor of Castalia House, a professional game designer who supports GamerGate, and a 2015 Hugo Award finalist in the Best Editor category
  • Zack Kopplin, student who exposed Creationist education vouchers and more