Episode for November 3, 2020

223 Stand Up with Pete 1 Year Anniversary Special : What We Lost

Glenn Kirschner  is a former federal prosecutor with 30 years of trial experience.  He served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia for 24 years, rising to the position of Chief of the Homicide Section.  In that capacity, Glenn supervised 30 homicide prosecutors and oversaw all homicide grand jury investigations and prosecutions in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the DC U.S. Attorney’s Office, Glenn served more than six years on active duty as an Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) prosecutor, trying court-martial cases and handling criminal appeals, including espionage and death penalty cases. YouTube Podcast PAtreon

Dr Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University. She writes on authoritarian leaders, fascism, and propaganda.  A regular contributor to CNN and other news and analysis sites, she appears frequently on radio, podcasts, and television and is quoted in news stories around the world on threats to democracy and how to counter them.

Her latest book, Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present, will be published by W.W. Norton & Company on November 10, 2020.

Wajahat Ali is a New York Times contributing op-ed writer, highly sought-after political commentator, TED speaker, and award-winning playwright, Wajahat Ali is undoubtedly a jack-of-all-trades. But across his many roles, one thing remains constant: Ali uses his platform to fight tirelessly for the social change we need in our country—and he isn’t afraid to get personal while doing it. His upcoming memoir Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American (Fall 2021) will share stories, both hilarious and poignant, of Ali’s experience growing up a Muslim Pakistani-American in an effort to inspire a new vision of America’s multicultural identity.

Katie Phang has founded her own law firm. She  is a former partner on Berger Singerman’s Dispute Resolution Team, where she represented a diverse group of clients in complex commercial litigation, family law, hospitality and gaming litigation, real estate litigation, and white-collar criminal defense and special investigations. She has more than 18 years of trial experience in state and federal courts. Prior to joining Berger Singerman, Phang was a founding partner with Arrastia, Capote & Phang, LLP. Previously, she held positions at the Miami-Dade County and Broward County State Attorney’s offices, where she rose to the level of homicide prosecutor and division chief. As a former prosecutor and private practitioner, she has tried dozens of jury and bench trials throughout Florida, several as lead trial counsel. Phang has been recognized as a Top Lawyer in Corporate and Business Law by the South Florida Legal Guide and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and as a Rising Star by American Lawyer Media. She is also a legal contributor for NBC News/MSNBC and other national media outlets

Dr Michael Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center 

Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth’s climate system.

Dr. Mann is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications, numerous op-eds and commentaries, and five books including Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate ChangeThe Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front LinesThe Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy and The Tantrum that Saved the World. Forthcoming in early 2021 is The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet.

David Cay Johnston , a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times, has hunted down a killer the police failed to catch, exposed LAPD abuses, caused two television stations to lose their licenses over news manipulations, and revealed Donald Trump’s true net worth. He has uncovered so many tax dodges that he has been called the “de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United States.” His last book, Perfectly Legal, was a New York Times bestseller and honored as Book of the Year by the journalism organization Investigative Reporters and Editors. Over his forty-year career he has won many other honors, including a George Polk Award.

Check out his work at DCReport.org

Barry Ritholtz  is co-founder, chairman, and chief investment officer of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. His focus has long been how the intersection of behavioral economics and data analysis affects investors.

Ritholtz has long been a frequent critic of the excesses of Wall Street and the failures of the press in its coverage of finance. Named one of the “15 Most Important Economic Journalists” in the United States, he has been called one of the 25 Most Dangerous People in Financial Media. He writes a daily column for Bloomberg Opinion (2013- ) and previously, a twice monthly column on Personal Finance and Investing for The Washington Post (2011-2016).

Ritholtz is the creator and host of Masters in Business, the most popular podcast/show on Bloomberg Radio. In 2018, MIB had over 7 million downloads of the 60-90 minute conversation with many of the most important people in business and finance. The ground-breaking podcast quickly set the standard for business interviews, and helped “podcastify” Bloomberg. You can learn more about MIB here.

John Avlon is an author, columnist and commentator. He is a senior political analyst and fill-in anchor at CNN, appearing on New Day every morning. From 2013 to 2018, he was the editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast, during which time the site’s traffic more than doubled to over one million readers a day while winning 17 journalism awards.  He is the author of the books Independent NationWingnuts, and Washington’s Farewell as well as co-editor of the acclaimed Deadline Artists journalism anthologies. Avlon served as chief speechwriter to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for best online column in 2012.


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