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If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. The state of affairs in our country has made us all Angry Americans. But it’s righteous, justifiable, vigilant anger. An anger that drives positive change. The anger that started the American Revolution and drove the Civil Rights movement. In times of national distress, it’s our anger that can unite and inspire us all. Your host is Paul Rieckhoff. He’s a fighter, a patriot, and an independent political and media force to be reckoned with. After serving as a soldier in Iraq in 2004, Rieckhoff emerged as one of the most dynamic political and social leaders in America. In every episode, he breaks down the most important issues facing our country. And he interviews the most influential and compelling people. He’s taking on Republicans, Democrats—and everyone in between. If you’re in the angry middle, Angry Americans reminds you that you’re not alone. We’re all in this together. Join the Angry Americans movement and subscribe now. Produced by Righteous Media.

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South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) is a political sensation, now topping polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. If elected in 2020, the Democrat will be the youngest President in American history and the first war veteran since George Bush Sr. Before a live audience, [26:19] Mayor Buttigieg sits down for one of his most candid, most hard-hitting and most extended public conversations yet, with combat veteran, author and renowned activist Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff). The second of the candidates in our Presidential candidates series (Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard join us in Episode 30), this groundbreaking episode of Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) will reveal sides of Mayor Buttigieg you’ve never heard before. Mayor Pete shares his favorite drink, an immediate reaction to the shooting in Jersey City and the “Afghanistan Papers”, how his military experience shapes his view on firearms, thoughts on potentially being the first war veteran to serve as president since George Bush Sr, his funny Navy recruiter story, and whether or not he and his husband Chasten plan to have children. And he definitively states a timeline for when he would end the war in Afghanistan. [00:45] Rieckhoff kicks-off the show by ripping through the most urgent and important headlines you need to know about in American and global news, politics and culture. From the violent shooting in Jersey City, NJ, to multiple shootings on military bases, to the release of the Afghanistan Papers, to Greta Thornberg being named Time’s Person of the Year. [1:25:40] Detective Joseph Seals was tragically killed in Jersey City this week. You can be a helper and donate to support his five children here. Don’t just be active. Be active. This episode is made possible thanks to support from Oscar Mike--an innovative Veteran owned and American-Made lifestyle apparel brand. Oscar Mike creates awesome sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and even performance gear for both men and women. High quality, affordable and made by American hands, be sure to head over to Angry Americans merch page and get yours today.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are good reasons to be happy and inspired too. Download the newest Angry Americans podcast for free here. Then, join the Angry Americans community to a first shot at upcoming event tickets and free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Chef Tom Collichio, Tulsi Gabbard, Chris Cuomo, Ai Jen Poo, Rachel Maddow, Samantha Bee, Bradley Whitford, Soledad O’Brien and more.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Harry Smith (@HarrySmith) [39:25] is an American media legend. The inspiring and beloved journalist has been a fixture in living rooms all across the country for decades. At NBC, CBS and A&E, Harry has told the stories of America. As the holiday season approaches, we’ll take a tour through the heart of our country with a wise and learned guide that’s driven the roads, climbed the mountains, rowed the rivers, and walked the trails. Harry is a trusted voice for all Americans. But you’ve never heard him candid and uninterrupted by commercials like this. Harry man who has seen all 50 states and knows the inside of America better than almost anyone. He’s told the stories of Presidential candidates, poet laureates and parents who’ve lost children to the opioid epidemic. He understands politics, media, culture and life like very few. And he represents the very best of the spirit and heart of America. But like all of us, even Harry Smith is angry sometimes. He’ll tell you why. And he’ll share what makes him happy, his tips on succeeding in life, what he thinks of the presidential candidates, his first car and his favorite cocktail. Combat veteran, author and renowned activist Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is our host, has known Harry for over a decade and counts him as a friend and a mentor. He takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) through the life of Harry Smith and through the latest news headlines with independence, speed and humor. And he’ll dig into Trump’s crazy trip to NATO, all the candidates dropping out of the 2020 race and the new Tesla electric pick-up truck. This episode is supported by Fort Hamilton Whiskey. [106:25] A finely crafted American rye whiskey born in Brooklyn, NY, Fort Hamilton is made purely from rye, malted barley, yeast and no nonsense. Celebrating Alexander Hamilton’s Hearts of Oak Militia and the military base that bears his name, this patriotic whiskey honors American bravery and and celebrates the fighting spirit of Angry Americans. Fort Hamilton Whiskey is The Spirit of Revolution. And some damn good whiskey. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Samantha Bee, Bob Woodruff, Bradley Whitford, Soledad O’Brien, Rachel Maddow, Ron Perman, Tulsi Gabbard and more.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this fun and inspiring special Thanksgiving episode, we go through the best of the “What makes you happy?” question. Paul has asked that same question of every single guest on the pod so far. And he picks out the best—after quirky and independently summarizing a wild week of important news. It’s a perfect pod to download for your holiday season travel or chill time. Sarah Jessica Parker will empower you. Rachel Maddow will inform you. Marc Roberge will move you. Scott Campbell will motivate you. Malcolm Nance will make you smile. And Wes Moore will remind you what it’s all about. It’s a massive, warm serving of mom’s best Integrity, a heaping, tasty bowl of Information, a nice white and dark meat carving of Impact, and two slices of sweet Inspiration. Despite the chaos all across America, there is still lots of goodness...and lots of reasons to be thankful.Our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is a combat veteran, author and renowned activist who has recently appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Pod Save America, NPR and many more. He takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) entertainingly through the latest headlines, the ones you need to know about from the firing of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer to Trump’s release of war criminals to the big winners at the Americans Music Awards.  This episode is made possible thanks to support from Oscar Mike--an innovative Veteran owned and American-Made lifestyle apparel brand. Oscar Mike creates awesome sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and even performance gear for both men and women. High quality, affordable and made by American hands, be sure to head over to Angry Americans merch page and get yours today.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Samantha Bee, Bob Woodruff, Bradley Whitford, Soledad O’Brien, Rachel Maddow, Ron Perman, Tulsi Gabbard and more.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In 2005 in Iraq, the assault vehicle Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin [56:40] was riding in was hit by a devastating improvised explosive device. Four Marines died and eleven others were injured. Aaron survived, but was seriously wounded when his body caught on fire in the blast. He suffered intense burns on over 25 percent of his body. His ears, nose and mouth were essentially gone, he lost two fingers on his right hand and he sustained serious damage to his throat and lungs. You won’t be able to see his scars. But you’ll hear them. Aaron has experienced the unimaginable. But he has endured the pain. He has harnessed the pain. And he has emerged stronger at the broken places. Aaron is now a renowned spokesperson for millions of veterans, a patriot and a teacher. He is a true hero—and funny as hell. This is the single most compelling Angry Americans conversation yet. And a perfect pre-Thanksgiving appetizer of heart-warming content. It’ll leave you thankful, motivated and forever changed. And it’s perfect for sharing with family and friends as the holidays approach.Host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is a combat veteran, author and renowned activist who has recently appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Pod Save America and more. He guides a candid conversation with Aaron--and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) entertainingly through the latest headlines you need to know about. From the explosion of impeachment hearings, to attacks on Colonel Alexander Vindman, to the latest Democratic debate, to President Trump pardoning war criminals, to the new Ford Mustang, Rieckhoff breaks down the week’s news with a uniquely independent and edgy style. And during this Veterans Month, he continues a focus on national security and military and veterans issues. This episode is supported by Fort Hamilton Whiskey. A finely crafted American rye whiskey born in Brooklyn, NY, Fort Hamilton is made purely from rye, malted barley, yeast and no nonsense. Celebrating Alexander Hamilton’s Hearts of Oak Militia and the base that bears his name, this patriotic whiskey honors American bravery and and celebrates the fighting spirit of Angry Americans. Fort Hamilton Whiskey is The Spirit of Revolution. And some damn good whiskey. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Chris Cuomo, Tulsi Gabbard, Scott Campbell, Ai Jen Poo, Samantha Bee, Bob Woodruff, OAR’s Marc Roberg, Rachel Maddow, Chef Tom Collichio, Ron Perlman and more.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Bellavia @DavidBellavia2 [54:17] is the sole living Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient to have served in the Iraq War. One fateful day in Iraq would forever change history. It also happened to be his birthday and the day before Veterans Day. On November 10, 2004, while serving as a squad leader in support of Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, David experienced brutal house-to-house and hand-to-hand combat that few can imagine. David demonstrated an exceptional level of valor that would have him recognized with America’s single highest award for heroism by President Trump in a ceremony earlier this summer at the White House. His memoir, House to House: An Epic Memoir of War was chosen as one of the top five best Iraq War memoirs by journalist Thomas Ricks and has been signed to become a major motion picture.Bellavia is a hero, a leader, a father, an author and a tireless advocate for his country, his state, and the Army. And his story is now the stuff of legend. He’ll share it in raw, candid detail. He’ll also share what it’s like to shoulder the weight of the Medal of Honor under the bright lights of a national stage. David has also been a combatant in the arena of American politics. He is a two-time Republican candidate for Congress, co-founder of the conservative political action group “Vets for Freedom”, host of a conservative radio talk show in Buffalo and a political ally of President Trump. At a recent White House event, Trump introduced Bellavia, and said "I heard you maybe are gonna be running for office, but someday I know, huh?" Trump continued, "I'll tell ya, boy I'll tell ya what, he has my vote. We'll have a brave politician for a change, right?”Our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) has known--and tangled with--Dave on issues for over a decade. They’ve disagreed on the Iraq war, foreign policy and domestic issues. But despite their differences, they have remained friends and share a mutual respect and a deep passion for driving support to our military and veterans community. It’s a no-bullshit, timely and feisty conversation between two influential leaders.Paul is a combat veteran, author and renowned activist who has recently appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Pod Save America and more. He explains why he boycotted the recent Veterans Day Parade in NYC and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) entertainingly through the latest headlines you need to know about. From the start of impeachment hearings, to a wild week of football, to protests and division at the Veterans Day Parade in New York, to the latest 2020 Presidential drama, Rieckhoff breaks down the issues that are most important with a uniquely independent, inspiring and edgy style. Always with a special focus on national security and military and veterans affairs--and especially as conflict continues in Syria and Iraq during this Veterans Month.This pod is possible thanks to support from Fort Hamilton Whiskey-- A finely crafted American Rye whiskey born in Brooklyn, NY. Fort Hamilton is made purely from rye, malted barley, yeast and no nonsense. Celebrating revolutionary founding Father Alexander Hamilton’s Hearts of Oak Militia, they honor American bravery and you can too. Fort Hamilton Whiskey, join us in The Spirit of Revolution.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Samantha Bee, Bob Woodruff, OAR’s Marc Roberge, Rachel Maddow, JT Lewis, Chef Tom Collichio, Tulsi Gabbard and more.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bob Woodruff (@BobWoodruff) is a true American hero. A walking miracle. And one of the greatest advocates in America for troops and veterans. In 2006, Bob was reporting for ABC News from the front lines of Iraq when the vehicle he was riding in was hit by a roadside bomb. Woodruff sustained massive shrapnel wounds to his head and body. He was evacuated and kept in a medically induced coma for 36 days. Miraculously, Bob recovered. Slowly, steadily, bravely. And alongside his amazing wife, Lee, Bob has gone on to inspire a nation and dedicate himself to helping veterans. He founded a nonprofit, The Bob Woodruff Foundation (@Stand4Heroes), to help post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families that has raised tens of millions of dollars and supported hundreds of organizations nationwide. He’s galvanized corporations, comedians and superstars from Bruce Springsteed to Jon Stewart to Sheryl Crow. And he continues to report on important stories from around the world for Good Morning America, ABC World News and ESPN’s E60. Bob is a tireless reporter, a dedicated husband, and father of four children. [19:18] Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) highlights the helpers. And especially as Veterans Day approaches, there are few that are greater helpers than Bob Woodruff. After hearing this pod, you will be inspired.  When Bob returned to reporting for ABC in 2007, his very first interview was with our host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff). Paul and Bob have reminded friends for the last 12 years, and worked to drive national attention and support to the plight of our veterans. It’s a fascinating and timely conversation between two big-hearted leaders, fathers and friends. Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is a renowned veterans activist who also takes you quickly through the latest headlines you need to know. From Trump’s controversial decision to attend the Veterans Day Parade in New York, to the impeachment hearings, to UFC 224, to the latest 2020 Presidential polling out of Iowa, Rieckhoff breaks down the news headlines that are important and inspiring with his uniquely edgy and independent style. Always with a special focus on national security and military and veterans affairs. This episode is possible thanks to support from Oscar Mike--an innovative Veteran owned and American-Made lifestyle apparel brand. Oscar Mike creates awesome clothes that are also affordable. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats--even yoga gear--for men and women. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free behind-the-scenes video of recent guests including Tulsi Gabbard, Samantha Bee, Marc Roberge, Chris Cuomo, Chef Tom Collichio and more.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What’s it like to be the reporter who broke the story that US Special Forces had killed ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi? How does it feel to be the first to know the identify of American troops killed in action before the President does? What’s it like to go from serving in the US military to serving as a journalist and being called the “enemy of the people” by your Commander-in-Chief? For this Halloween episode, Newsweek Investigative Reporter, James LaPorta (@JimLaPorta) sat down exclusively with Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) [42:00] to share it all in this fascinating and timely new episode. Angry Americans take you through the headlines--and also beneath them to reveal the harrowing and stressful world of national defense journalism in the age of Trump. LaPorta was the first journalist to break the story that captivated the world. And soon after, he broke the news that the Special Forces dog on the raid--whose picture was tweeted by President Trump--has a name. LaPorta has gone from the front lines as a Marine in combat to the front lines as a journalist covering the Trump White House. He’s reported on some of the most important national security stories of 2019: troop movements on the Mexican border, the violence in Afghanistan, the growing veteran suicide problem at home, the revolving door for Secretary of Defense--he’s covered all of it. A Marine veteran who is deeply respected in the military and defense community for his integrity and effectiveness, LaPorta gives you an inside look at modern journalism with the highest stakes possible. He’s also takes you inside Hollywood in his role as a Military Advisor to the massively popular NBC show, This Is Us.Host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) is a renowned activist, Army veteran, author and leads a candid and enlightening conversation with LaPorta--and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) into the latest headlines you need to know about. From the wildfires in California, to massive protests in Chile, to AOC vs Mark Zuckerberg, to another GOP walkout in Washington, Rieckhoff quickly takes you through news headlines that are more important and truly inspiring with his uniquely edgy and independent style. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. Then, join the Angry Americans newsletter to get free, exclusive content: www.AngryAmericans.us. And go behind-the-scenes for video of this interview and recent guests including Tulsi Gabbard, Samantha Bee, Bradley Whitford, Rachel Maddow, Chef Tom Collichio and many more.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Inspirational leader or political spoiler? Super Hero or Bond villain? How you see controversial Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) depends on where you sit. Fresh off a headline-grabbing clash with Hillary Clinton, Gabbard sits down with Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) for a no-holds barred, extensive and uniquely candid conversation. [28:50] Gabbard is the first female combat veteran in history to run for President. She breaks it down with fellow combat veteran Rieckhoff for a focus on the national security, and veterans issues that are often left off the debate stage. The dynamic and spirited conversation is an insight into the battle to defeat Trump, the battle to defeat American’s enemies, the battle for the future of the Democratic party, and the battle to define the future of American politics. And this news-making episode of Angry Americans gets into all of it--along with why Gabbard doesn’t drink alcohol, what she really thinks of Vladamire Putin, Bashar al-Assad, Tucker Carlson and Joe Rogan---and what she gave up as a teenager to buy her very first car. As a candidate for President, Tulsi Gabbard has vehemently opposed what she calls “regime change wars”. But she’s still an officer serving in the Hawaii National Guard. So if she was called up to active duty to fight in one, would she go? If elected President, would she again meet with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad? Will she leave the Democratic party and run as an independent? Find out now. Host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leads a fascinating conversation with Gabbard--and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) into the latest headlines you need to know about. From the devolving situation in Syria, to Secretary of Defense Esper’s struggles in the media, to Shaquile O’Neal’s good deed, Rieckhoff quickly takes you through news headlines that are important and inspiring.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. But there are also good reasons to be happy and inspired. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now and get it all. And join the Angry Americans newsletter for free, exclusive weekly content at www.AngryAmericans.us. And go behind-the-scenes for video of the interview with Tulsi Gabbard and other recent guests including Samantha Bee, Bradley Whitford, Chris Cuomo, Wes Moore and Scott Campbell.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode is really fun. And important. Samantha Bee (@iamsambee) [34:19] has taken on the rich, the powerful, the crooked and the wrong. She’s been a voice for the voiceless. And a true patriot. After 12 legendary years at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the trailblazing comedian, writer and producer launched her own groundbreaking satirical news show on TBS. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamBee) debuted in 2016. And with the launch, Sam became the first woman to host a late-night satire show. She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, her show has won an Emmy, she’s battled Bill O’Reilly, and in 2017 hosted "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner". Sam’s always squared the circle from TV into political and social impact and created on-ramps into politics for millions. In 2017, her "Nasty Woman Shirt" campaign raised over $1 million for Planned Parenthood and now she’s launching a new app to gamify the primary process. Host and Iraq Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leads a conversation with Sam and takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) into the powerful place where comedy and activism intersect. It’s a hilarious, moving and candid conversation that takes you deep inside the world of comedy, satire, politics and television. Sam shares stories of life inside the early days of The Daily Show--and through a personal life journey that has taken her from working as a waitress in Toronto, to becoming an American citizen, to challenging three Presidents. She also breaks down the latest Debate of Democratic candidates, Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds and shares her very first car. And Paul rips into Trump’s betrayal of our troops, Le Bron James’ China comments and the latest on America’s electric scooter invasion. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free here now. And go behind-the-scenes for awesome video of Samantha Bee and recent guests including Marc Roberge, Bradley Whitford, Dean Kamen, Rachel Maddow and Chef Tom Collichio at www.AngryAmericans.us. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.We now have an Angry Americans phone line! You, yes you, can call in, tell us what’s got you angry. Call (833)-33-ANGRY. That’s (833) 332-6479. Call, leave me a voicemail and tell me what’s got you angry, and maybe we’ll use it on a future show.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marc Roberge (@MarcRoberge) is the thoughtful, sincere, brilliant, fun and tenacious lead singer of the massively successful band, O.A.R. (@OfARevolution). Together, with his bandmates and childhood friends from Rockville, Maryland, Marc has built one of the most successful bands of the last two decades. O.A.R is successful because of the concerts they’ve sold out and the hits they written like Shattered (Turn the Car Around) and That Was A Crazy Game of Poker. But more importantly, they’ve been successful because of the impact they’ve made. From veterans coming home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), to kids with cancer, to music programs in schools, to Habitat for Humanity, to the Special Olympics, O.A.R has been a trailblazer in making music matter. If you know their songs, you know why they’re great. If you don’t, you’ll quickly realize that you know more of their music than you thought. And you’ll find out why they’re important, iconic and inspiring.It’s an uplifting and insightful conversation that takes you deep inside the world of music, and the story of a local high school band that went all the way to selling out Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks. If you love music, this is an episode that’s in your key.But the music of politics in America right now, unfortunately, is not an OAR song. It’s Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven. Or it’s a tragic opera. It’s a gut-wrenching aria. It’s Puccini’s La Bohem. And host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) artfully takes Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) deep inside where music and politics collide and through the urgent stories you need to know about. And after 4 weeks, General Motors workers are still on strike. Impeachment is gaining steam. Our President sold-out the Kurds, leaving them to be slaughtered by the Turks--who have now crossed the border into Northern Syria. There’s a new scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Minnesota Twins collapsed in the playoffs yet again. The Jets, Bengals and Dolphins haven’t won a game. And Paul got a butt-dial from Rudy Guiliani. Yes, really!  As we creep closer and closer to Halloween, October is looking scarier and scarier by the day. But don’t fret. Paul takes you through all of it, with his trademark independence. And the 4 I’s: Integrity, Information, Impact and Inspiration.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. And go behind-the-scenes for video of Marc Roberge and other recent guests including Bradley Whitford, Rachel Maddow, Malcolm Nance, Chris Cuomo, Willie Geist and Ethan Nadelmann at www.AngryAmericans.us. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With the American political landscape facing a new bombshell every few hours, host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) takes Angry Americans deep into the intersection of entertainment and politics with a man who has uniquely lived in that intersection for the last four decades. [27:50] Legendary actor and activist Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) has starred in The West Wing, won an Emmy for Transparent, and is fresh off winning another Emmy for his brilliant role as Commander Lawrence in the global phenomenon, The Handmaid’s Tale. Also a dedicated political activist, Bradley openly and hilariously shares his thoughts on President Trump, how his childhood as a Quaker shaped his politics, why he likes bourbon, and which candidate for President he’s supporting for 2020. He also shares West Wing and personal stories you’ve never heard anywhere else. And as every guest on Angry Americans does, Bradley shares what has him angry, what makes him happy, and what was the very first car he ever owned. It’s Bradley Whitford uncensored and without commercial interruption. A funny, candid, insightful, uninterrupted conversation with one of the most dynamic and intelligent actors of our time.  And as in every episode of Angry Americans, Paul Rieckhoff rips into the most urgent stories in America with a sharp and independent perspective. From the rising support for impeachment, to Robert De Niro’s F-bombs on CNN, to rocket testing in North Korea, to Bernie Sanders’ health problems, to the new Rambo movie, Rieckhoff digs into all of it.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. And go behind-the-scenes for video of Bradley Whitford and other recent guests including Rachel Maddow, Dean Kamen, Chris Cuomo, Willie Geist and Wes Moore at www.AngryAmericans.us. This episode of Angry Americans is sponsored by our friends at Oscar Mike. Oscar Mike is a Veteran owned and American-Made lifestyle apparel brand that exists to create support for wounded veterans. Oscar Mike keeps injured Veterans “On-the-Move” in every aspect of life and inspires everyone to do the same. Oscar Mike believes that by staying active and focusing on that next upcoming goal, anyone can realize their full potential. They’ll get you inspired to do just that. Oscar Mike makes awesome, casual and super-comfortable apparel--that is also affordable and made-in-the-USA. Sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats--even yoga gear. Learn more and support the cause now at OscarMike.org. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dean Kamen [22:32] is one of the greatest inventors of our time. He invented the Segway, the first drug infusion pump, and the Slingshot--a water purification device that requires no filters, can turn almost any kind of water into drinking water and can operate using cow dung as fuel. He also invented the LUKE (Life Under Kinetic Evolution) prosthetic arm for the Department of Defense’s DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). And now, Dean has invented invented a revolutionary all-terrain electric wheelchair known as the iBOT. He rode to our interview on Angry Americans (@AngryAmericans) with host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) on the newest version that he unveiled to the world this week in New York--and shares why it can change history not just for the disabled and wounded veterans--but for everyone. Like all our guests, Dean Kamen is an iconic, important and inspiring American. One who’s shaped what America has been in the past, is in the present, and more than any other guest we’ve had so far, he’s shaping the future. One of Dean's proudest accomplishments is founding FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating the next generation to understand, use and enjoy science and technology. This year FIRST® will serve more than 1 million young people, ages 6 to 18, in more than 86 countries. High-school-aged participants were eligible for more than $50 million in scholarships from over 200 leading colleges, universities, and corporations.And as 16-year old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg rallied millions worldwide to focus on climate change, Paul Rieckhoff went out in the streets for the protest in New York City [1:45:16] --one of the biggest of thousands that happened all across the world. He walked in the march, interviewed participants--and counter protestors. Angry Americans take you inside a movement of hundreds of thousands of Angry Americans---and tons of kids. We walked with them, we  talked with them, and we stood in the crowd, just a few hundred feet from Greta when she gave her speech that echoed immediately around the globe. It was a powerful and historic event, and we take you inside all of it.And as always, Rieckhoff digs into the most important stories in America with a fresh, independent and unique perspective. From the sale of Javelin missiles to Ukraine, to the latest 2020 polling, Rieckhoff breaks it all down.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. And go behind-the-scenes for video of Dean Kamen and the new iBot, and of recent guests including Chris Cuomo, Tom Collichio, Ai Jen Poo and Rachel Maddow at www.AngryAmericans.us. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Legendary tattoo trailblazer Scott Campell is more than an artist. He’s a storyteller, he’s an oracle, he’s an entrepreneur, he’s an innovator, he’s a tastemaker. He’s a father, he’s a traveler, he’s an activist. He’s a great American success story--and a true creative visionary. Starting at the lowest levels, sweeping floors and scraping to eat, he learned to become a master of the craft at Picture Machine, one of the oldest tattoo shops in California. He rose to become one of the most influential tattoo artists on the planet. Campbell built the legendary Saved Tattoo (@SavedTattoo) in Brooklyn and a client list that includes the most elite art and design and celebrity stars on the planet, like Marc Jacobs, Heath Ledger, Jennifer Anniston, Orlando Bloom and Penelope Cruz. And he’s also tattooed criminals inside a Mexican maximum security prison, working people all across America, and Air Force special forces pararescue PJ’s in Afghanistan after some of the fiercest fighting they’ve ever seen. He’s now at the forefront of marijuana innovation as the co-founder of Beboe (Beboe). Campbell has a wise and insightful voice that must be heard--especially right now. Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) sat down with him at the Classic Car Club (@cccmanhattan) in New York for the most interesting interview we’ve ever had on the pod. It’s one that spans elements of culture, art, business and politics. It’s a conversation that will definitely surprise and inspire you. And Rieckhoff digs into the most important and under-reported stories in America. From the GM workers strike, to the latest Democratic debate, to new tensions with Iran, to cuts to the military budget to pay for Trump’s wall, to Eli Manning’s benching by the New York Giants, Rieckhoff breaks it all down.If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. And go behind-the-scenes with video of host Paul Rieckhoff interviewing recent guests including Scott Campbell, Chris Cuomo, Willie Geist, Wes Moore and Soledad O’Brien at AngryAmericans.us. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18 years later, America is still processing 9/11. And 9/11 First Responder Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) digs into all of it. From Trump’s plans to meet with the Taliban at Camp David to the Department of Defense making cuts to pay for the wall, to how to talk to your kids about 9/11. It’s a time that should be about unity. And Angry Americans is here to unite all Americans around the 4 I’s: integrity, information, inspiration and impact.The war in Afghanistan is now the longest war in US history. 18 years old. With no end in sight. Our war in Afghanistan is a teenager. It’s old enough to drive. It’s old enough to make its own choices. It’s old enough to get married to someone we don’t like. If Mitch McConnell has his way, it’s not old enough to use tobacco products. It’s NOT old enough to drink--which I think is bullshit. But regardless, the war in Afghanistan is almost 18 now. It’s old enough to legally do most things as an adult. And, now, it’s old enough to enlist. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. And this important episode of Angry Americans will again reveal where attention must be paid most. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. It’s full of integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Then, go behind-the-scenes of the show with video of host Paul Rieckhoff interviewing recent guests including Rachel Maddow, Ron Perlman, Ai Jen Poo and Ron Perlman at AngryAmericans.us. This powerful new episode is supported by Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company from Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on Earth. Made from performance fabrics, these shirts are changing the game. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome new dress shirt now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nearly three out of every four homes in the Bahamas are underwater. The airport is gone. Countless people are homeless. And recovery from the catastrophic damage will cost billions of dollars. And now, the storm is headed straight for the United States. And straight for the Carolinas. No matter where it hits, it’ll be bad. But don’t worry, our President thinks we can nuke hurricanes. And Marienne Williamson thinks she can stop them with the power of her mind. School is back in session. And Professor Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) delivers a master class on the most pressing, most vexing and most inspiring stories in America. He rips into what has him understandably angry, has many others angry, and should have you and everyone in America angry. For example, it turns out that Mexico is not paying for Trump’s wall. Our troops are. Yep. This week, the Pentagon announced $3.6 billion is being snatched from 127 military construction projects to pay for the border wall. Just as Hurricane Dorian is set to hit military bases all across the southeastern coast of the US. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. And this important episode of Angry Americans will again reveal where attention must be paid most. Download the new Angry Americans podcast for free now. It’s full of integrity, information, inspiration and impact. Then, go behind-the-scenes of the show with video of host Paul Rieckhoff interviewing recent guests including Rachel Maddow, Ron Perlman, Ai Jen Poo and Ron Perlman at AngryAmericans.us. You can also check out American-made Angry Americans merch and find ways to take positive action to help communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian.This dynamic new episode is possible thanks to Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company from Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on Earth. Made from performance fabrics, these shirts are changing the game. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome new dress shirt now.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As storm season hits America, Angry Americans digs in. Get your sandbags out and your shovels ready. Our fearless host, Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) reads the radar, checks the wind patterns, and predicts the rainfalls as a crazy summer of politics and news rolls into the fall hurricane season with a fury. Hurricanes of all kinds (real and political) are rampaging across America and the world and Rieckhoff analyzes the stories you need to know about--and/or may have missed. Trump’s latest debacle at the G7, General Jim Mattis reemerges with a new book, Joe Walsh jumps in to the 2020 Republican primary, and Andy Luck leaves the NFL.  And we explore the real meaning of Labor Day. Don’t end your summer this long weekend without the best independent breakdown of news and politics in America--and your weekly dose of the 4 I’s integrity, information, inspiration and impact. It’s another innovative episode of Angry Americans that is possible with help from our friends at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company from Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on Earth. Made from performance fabrics, these are shirts every man in America should have. Especially now that the heat of summer is upon us. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome dress shirt now.Download the new podcast now. And go behind-the-scenes at the members-only Classic Car Club Manhattan for video with Paul Rieckhoff and inspiring and iconic guests like Chris Cuomo, Malcolm Nance, Tom Collichio and Soledad O’Brien at AngryAmericans.us. You can also see American-made Angry Americans merch and find ways to take positive action nationwide and in your local community.Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) grew up in the political and media crossfire. He knows how to mix it up with the world’s most powerful people in politics and media. And in the last week, the Emmy-award-winning journalist has found himself in the middle of the headlines like never before. The controversial host of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time and SiriusXM’s Let’s Get After It sat down exclusively with Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) for an extended interview about the state of affairs in America, the White House assaults on the media, Trump’s attacks on him personally, and the recent incident that dominated headlines worldwide. (48:40)Chris was a co-anchor of 20/20 and an anchor on Good Morning America. But he’s really breaking news journalist. He’s not just an anchor behind a desk. He’s the kind of guy that gets out into the field. With the people. Chris has been all around the world, covering the biggest and toughest stories from Iraq and Afghanistan to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. And Cuomo talks candidly about the last few weeks under the media microscope and in the nasty crosshairs of Trump’s Twitter account. He also shares stories of his Italian-American upbringing, parenthood, fishing, fitness and his very first car (it’s unforgettable one). Chris Cuomo is a guy millions know from TV. But he’s also a father of three, a man of faith, and a dude who loves sports and working out. This episode will reveal a personal side of the Chris Cuomo that you’ve never heard before. And Paul Rieckhoff does what he does best. Asking probing questions of his guests and framing up the big picture of what’s happening in America. And ripping through the most important stories you may have missed or need to know more about. The Army veteran and renowned activist examines how Trump’s tone has become insidiously invasive and contagious. And how on the one-year anniversary of Senator John McCain’s death, that toxic tone is in direct contrast with leaders like John McCain, George Washington and Stephen Colbert.  Rieckhoff also explores the violent and breaking news out of Afghanistan, digs into a tragic political fight that’s hurting Gold Star families, and rips into why a focus on Greenland is sucking attention away from the American Marine veteran and journalist, Austin Tice, who was taken prisoner in Syria 7 years ago this month. And with football season coming soon, Rieckhoff analyzes the political importance of Vince McMahon’s new XFL football league. It’s a news-making episode of Angry Americans that is possible with help from our friends at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company from Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on Earth. Made from performance fabrics, these are shirts every man in America should have. Especially now that the heat of summer is upon us. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome dress shirt now.Download the new podcast now. And go behind-the-scenes at the members-only Classic Car Club Manhattan for video with Paul Rieckhoff and inspiring and iconic guests like Chris Cuomo, Malcolm Nance, Tom Collichio and Soledad O’Brien at AngryAmericans.us. You can also see American-made Angry Americans merch and find ways to take positive action nationwide and in your local community. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide. It’s changing the podcasting landscape. And it’s powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s the dog days of summer in America. And there is LOTS happening you need to know about. From the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton massacres, to the evolving shooting situation in Philadelphia, to attempts to change the meaning of The Statue of Liberty, to the wave of veteran suicides happening in VA parking lots, Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff) breaks down what you need to know--and what you may have missed. He rips into the attacks on our democracy that should alarm you--and talks to heroes that will inspire you. And this vital and patriotic episode continues to add light to all the political heat of this turbulent summer of news and politics. Angry Americans is more essential than ever--and is the rising voice for independent, concerned and informed people of all backgrounds. And Rieckhoff takes us deep into the streets of Washington, DC for a very different kind of guest. Angry Americans is the independent voice of the people. And in this episode, Rieckhoff takes us out into the streets of Washington, DC and inside Franklin Park--an epicenter of homelessness just blocks away from the White House--to talk to Frank and Michael. They are two men who’ve lived on the streets, seen it all and can teach everyone listening about the real state of affairs in America--and how to survive tough times. It’s an important and dynamic new episode of Angry Americans that is supported by Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an impactful American company headquartered in Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on the planet. Made from performance fabrics, these are shirts every man in America should have. Especially now that the heat of summer is upon us. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome dress shirt now.Download the podcast now. Then, go behind-the-scenes for video at the members-only Classic Car Club Manhattan with host Paul Rieckhoff and inspiring and iconic guests like Peter Berg, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ron Perlman, Wes Moore and Ai Jen Poo at AngryAmericans.us. Angry Americans is one of the most important podcasts in American. It’s connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This is the most powerful interview we have ever had on Angry Americans. After mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton rocked our already fragile nation, Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff) sat down exclusively with a young man that has captivated and inspired America: JT Lewis (@thejtlewis). JT Lewis knows more about mass shootings than just about anyone in America. He is the 19-year-old brother of Jesse Lewis, a 7-year-old hero who was one of 20 children and 6 adults murdered at the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Young Jesse bravely rallied his friends to run for safety, just before losing his own life. After losing his only brother, then 12-year-old JT committed his life to honoring Jesse’s memory by making a difference in the world. He raised money for Rwandan genocide survivors, met with both Presidents Obama and Trump, and just three weeks ago announced his candidacy as a Republican for State Senate in Connecticut--at just 19-years old. The freshman college student and football player is a powerful voice on gun violence and an inspiration for all Americans. And especially right now, his is a voice that must be heard. And as a show that is always focused on being a voice for political independents, Angry Americans also check in with GOP strategist, media guru and former Giuliani adviser, Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson). Last week, we talked to Democrat whisperer, Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) of Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica). This week, we get the other side of the aisle and talk to Republican whisperer Rick Wilson. Rick breaks Trump’s reaction to El Paso and Dayton, which Democrats are the strongest and boldly predicts whether or not Donald Trump will be re-elected. This emotional and necessary new episode of Angry Americans is supported by Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an impactful American company headquartered in Texas that makes the most comfortable dress shirts on the planet. Made from performance fabrics, these are shirts every man in America should check out. Especially now that the heat of summer is upon us. Visit Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF and use the code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off an awesome dress shirt now.Join the Angry Americans movement. Download the podcast now. And see behind-the-scenes videos with guests like Soledad O’Brien, Ron Perlman, Ai Jen Poo and Rachel Maddow, get some cool merch and more at AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, the clash of the Democratic political titans finally happened in Detroit. The leading candidates fighting to take on Donald Trump in 2020 battled on two massive nights in Detroit. And Angry Americans is channeling our inner Joe Rogan, Max Kellerman and Tyler Durden and breaking down all the political fighting from a unique, informed and independent viewpoint. Paul Rieckhoff (@Paul Rieckhoff) leads the charge and is joined by Democrat whisperer Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08). Tommy is one of the hosts of the groundbreaking podcast sensation, Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica, hosts Pod Save the World and is a founder of Crooked Media with Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett. He evaluates the candidates, takes us deep inside the strategies and tactics of the Democratic leaders and pulls back the curtain of debate prep from his experiences working directly alongside President Obama as only an experienced insider can. We also check in with 9/11 First Responder Rob Serra, just after leaving the White House Rose Garden signing of the historic 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund extension bill--an issue we’ve covered closely for months. We dive into the fighting spirit and resurgence of Detroit and as in every episode, Paul has a recommendation for how to turn your righteous anger into positive action. This rocking new episode of Angry Americans is supported by the innovators at Mizzen+Main (@MizzenAndMain). Mizzen+Main is an American company headquartered in Texas that makes awesomely comfortable dress shirts on the planet. Shirts that are must for every man now that the heat of summer has hit. Check out Mizzen+Main’s website at www.Comfortable.AF Yes, that’s really their website, Use code ANGRYAMERICANS at check-out to get $10 off a dress shirt now. Mizzen and Main. It’s never felt better to look your best. Join the movement. Download the pod now. And see behind-the-scenes videos with guests Sarah Jessica Parker, Friday Night Lights Director Peter Berg, NBC’s Willie Geist, get some cool merch, check out what’s next and more at AngryAmericans.us. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. Angry Americans is connecting, uniting and empowering people of all backgrounds nationwide and is powered by Righteous Media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I love that @FullFrontalSamB has news on where her kids can hear. I knew my daughter was taking in what I was listening to, the day I overheard her humming the @NPR theme music. She's almost 15 now and she talks to me often about her anger at the state of politics. It's so cool having important, engaging, adult conversations with your child. This is a great episode!

Nov 13th
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Pete Jackson King

Tulsi is a Republican in Democratic wrapping

Oct 24th
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Yevette Baker

love your show, your attitude, your demeanor. keep up the good work UAW worker, single mom, caring grandma of 5 you touch on so many issues that effect is all Yevette ✌💙

Aug 29th
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Kathrine Scott

Will there be merch we can wear? I'm ready now! Good Luck, Paul!

Apr 5th
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