The Hartmann Report

The Hartmann Report

The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday noon ET / 9am PT- www.thomhartmann.com.

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May 5, 2021 58 min

Conservative economist Dan J. Mitchell debates Thom on whether Biden's policies are improving or worsening the standard of living in the U.S. Listeners who have lived abroad call in comment. Victoria Jones reports on Scotland's chances for freedom from the UK. Why does Mohammed bin Salman suddenly want to talk to Iran? Dr. Trita Parsi explains.  Fukushima has devastated wildlife. Nuclear toxins like cesium are being found i...

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Fox News and other right wing media have been brainwashing people around the world. Jen Senko talks about her experience with her dad becoming part of the far right cult and how she brought him back. Why has America given up on vaccine passports and given in to the right-wing death cult?

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Right-wing "Redcoat/Redhat" terrorists have openly proclaimed their goal of Americans fighting Americans in an ideological and racist war against democracy itself. California progressive representative Ro Khanna joins Thom to offer solutions to the pandemic crisis in India.

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Why are Republicans in denial about the death and harm done by Covid-19? Can they admit Trump inspired an insurrection? What is the real reason for dismantling our Post Office? What role do foreign powers have in spreading toxic memes and why is the right wing eager to help? Thom shares his insights into the most dangerous aspects of the Republican Party.

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May 1, 2021 58 min

Republicans are channeling Joseph Stalin who once suggested, “It doesn’t matter who votes; what matters is who counts the votes.” You’d have to be abnormal not to have Trump Derangement Syndrome right now.

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Is it normal to have a fear of returning to public places and contact with others right now? How can we recover from the collective trauma of Covid-19? Psychoanalyst & Clinical Professor Dr. Justin Frank takes listener questions throughout the hour.

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April 29, 2021 58 min

As Joe Biden's rousing first address to Congress evaporated fears that he wouldn't commit to progressive principles,?Republicans fall back on ridiculous tropes that?America is no longer a racist nation.?Professor Richard Wolff evaluates Biden's Buy American Plan and postulates its success of rebalancing the economy in favor of people over profits.?

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Is Tucker Carlson inciting racist police & “Karens” to harm minorities? This latest stunt by Fox News and Tucker Carlson goes way beyond bad taste or a cruel prank. Its intention appears to be to terrify & harm the most powerless in our society.

And Thom engages with conservative Julio Rivera- should we cut back on beef to save the planet?


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Dean Obeidallah joins Thom on the latest in the G.O.P's war on democracy. Plus - what could be the largest threat facing humanity that we are not talking about? The United Kingdom's Astronomer Royal- Professor Lord Rees- has an idea.

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Republicans in red states are going authoritarian & ditching democracy. In state after state they are loading cannons as you’re reading this, and the very concept of democracy is the target. Will their scheme be completed by 2024?

And Senator Maise Hirono joins Thom with the wisdom of her experience- and thoughts on the divisiveness between Republicans and Democrats today. 




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April 25, 2021 60 min

Progressive Congressman Mark Pocan answers listener questions once again. What are Democrats in Congress trying to do to rein in racist cops in the wake of the conviction of George Floyd's murderer?

And what progress is likely on issues like raising the minimum wage, bringing Medicare expansion to Republican states, and also fighting the disinformation campaign of Fox News and the right?


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April 24, 2021 54 min

Are you saying - We had a chance for people to sign up for the Public Option and a giant healthcare company killed it? And this was just recently?? With David Sirota Founder-The Daily Poster / Jacobin Magazine Editor & Guardian Columnist Plus Geeky Science - Can Red Meat Kill You?

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April 23, 2021 57 min

DEBATE: Thom VS John Vecchione of the New Civil Liberties Alliance. " Why do you object to undoing Mitch McConnell's court packing? "

Democrats will introduce legislation to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices, joining progressive activists pushing to transform the court - a move that intensifies a high-stakes ideological fight over the future of the court.

Also who will protect our children from the Right-...

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According to the GOP, it doesn’t matter how many people die, struggle in poverty, or are poisoned, as long as the profits roll in and taxes are low. 

DEBATE: Thom vs Charles Sauer on bringing back the top 90% tax bracket.

Professor Richard Wolff opines on why conservatives seem to object to a middle class for the US.

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Was Derik Chauvin Part of the "Slave Patrol?" America must have a conversation on the history, purpose and practice of policing? Ben Jealous - Why the DOJ is crucial to police misconduct, federal police reforms, civil rights violations, and hate crimes. Attorney Debbie Hines - Final Thoughts on the Chauvin Trial.

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Is The Republican Party the Most Dangerous Organization on Earth? Ku Klux Kaucus? Attorney Debbie Hines opines on the pending Chauvin verdict.

The America First movement tries to rise again & it doesn’t take a dog to figure out what that whistle means. America must learn the lessons of its past. Greg Palast - Was Deepwater Horizon a Corporate Homicide?

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April 19, 2021 58 min

The GOP Stands Atop an Ocean of Blood - If America is to again be a "shining city on the hill" we must end our gun violence epidemic

Prof. Richard Wolff on the worry of inflation rising.

Debbie Hines - There Was No Defense & Chauvin Trial Closing Arguments


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Thom shares the reasons that he holds to hope despite what seems to be a never ending deluge of gun violence and police brutality. Callers become emotional over their sense of helplessness, however a Swedish listener rings in with a gleam of positivity.

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April 17, 2021 57 min

Is it time for Republicans of good character to form a new party? One of the proponents of this idea join Thom to consider it. And Progressive leader and Congressman Ro Khanna takes the sometimes challenging questions of Thom's listeners.

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Is genocide for political purposes treason? This bizarre pandemic conspiracy theory now threatens democracy itself - can it be stopped?

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