Episode for March 10, 2022

Noel Casler and Robin Wright Episode 558


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36 minutes Noel Casler is best known for his outspoken commentary on Twitter, and unveiling truths in his weekly Car Rant’s about his 25 years experience behind the scenes in live television and in the music industry. Noel spent six seasons working directly with the Trump family on “Celebrity Apprentice,” and toured with many musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Crosby, Stills & Nash and many others. These experiences inform and guide his work as a stand-up comedian giving him a unique perspective and many first hand stories to draw upon, making his humor both captivating and hilarious. Noel’s tweets and Car Rant’s are often cited by Joy Reid on MSNBC and various other news programs. Videos of his stand-up routines have reached millions, especially his revelations about working with the Trump family. 

Noel is a frequent guest on various Sirius XM and iHeart Radio podcasts; and in 2021 decided to officially launch his own aptly named podcast the Noel Casler Podcast.  Noel excels at breaking down complex socio-political subjects into funny and entertaining vignettes that often get shared to millions. Utilizing his large and loyal online following The Noel Casler Podcast is a mainstay on the Apple Podcast Charts (Comedy Interviews). Since its debut there have been over 300k downloads and continuing to see a growth in streams each week. 

Continuing his “Unverified Tour,” his live show features his comedic takes, insights and heartfelt observations his fans have grown to love. 

1:18 Robin Wright has reported from more than 140 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, The Atlantic, The Sunday Times of London, CBS News, Foreign Affairs and many others. Her foreign tours include the Middle East, Europe, Africa and several years as a roving foreign correspondent worldwide. She has covered a dozen wars and several revolutions. Until 2008, she covered U.S. foreign policy for The Washington Post.

Wright has also been a fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as well as Yale, Duke, Stanford, and the University of California.

Among several awards, Wright received the U.N. Correspondents Gold Medal, the National Magazine Award for reportage from Iran in The New Yorker, and the Overseas Press Club Award for “best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initia¬≠tive” for coverage of African wars. The American Academy of Diplomacy selected Wright as the journalist of the year for her “distinguished reporting and analysis of international affairs.” She also won the National Press Club Award for diplomatic reporting and has been the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant.

She lectures extensively around the United States and has been a television commentator on morning and evening news programs on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN and MSNBC as well as “Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation,” “This Week,” “Nightline,” “PBS Newshour,” “Frontline,” “Charlie Rose,” “Washington Week in Review,” “Hardball,” “Morning Joe,” “Anderson Cooper 360,” “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” “Piers Morgan Tonight,” “The Colbert Report” and HBO’s “Real Time.”

Wright’s most recent book is “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic world.” Her other books include “Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East” (2008), which The New York Times and The Washington Post both selected as one of the most notable books of the year. She was the editor of “The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and U.S. Policy” (2010). Her other books include “The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran” (2000), which was selected as one of the 25 most memorable books of the year 2000 by the New York Library Association, “Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam” (2001), “Flashpoints: Promise and Peril in a New World” (1991), and “In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade” (1989).

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