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.... Show More

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June 1, 2020 58 min

Protests erupted into flames but the real culprit lighting these fires might surprise you! Do you smell anything suspicious besides the ashes of our democracy? Will Minnesota protesters be able to put the killer cops responsible for the untimely death of George Floyd behind bars... or will agent provocateurs disrupt the movement! Could the difference in the coverage of protest really be about racism? Thom Hartmann reveals the dist...

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May 31, 2020 58 min

 Many of the families of people who have died of COVID-19 here in the United States have considered suing Trump, but it is nearly impossible to sue a sitting president, and Bill Barr has made it clear that the Justice Department will not hold Trump accountable for anything, up to and including shooting somebody on Fifth Avenue.

Therefore, we here in the United States, who are the victims of his criminal malfeasance, and the rest of ...

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May 30, 2020 57 min

Is the Trump administration abandoning any leverage we may have to protect the autonomy of Hong Kong? Thom is joined by Hong Kong expert Wilfred Chan, a contributing writer to The Nation magazine. Will China's aggressive moves to dismantle democracy in Hong Kong lead to the Thucydides Trap as a rising power confronts a declining one?

Will Trump be able to distract us from the real dangers in the world- and his own corruption- wi...

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May 29, 2020 57 min

Trahern Crews - Black Lives Matter Minnesota

As Americans rise up against police terror, the far right has a horrible plan that could backfire on all of us...

Thom Hartmann reveals the white supremacist plans for to use the unrest in Minnesota after George Floyd's murder by police officer was caught on tape, sparking massive outrage.

Will the protesters be able to get justice for George Floyd or will this right wing plan disrupt ...

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May 28, 2020 58 min

Progressive Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan joins Thom Hartmann for a national Town Hall Meeting, answering listener questions ranging from the latest Congressional remedies for the Covid crisis to election security for the 2020 race. 

For the Book Club Thom reads selections from "Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover" by Ruth Marcus and "They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45"...

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Bakari Sellers, Attorney and CNN Political Analyst, author of My Vanishing Country, joins Thom to talk about the changes in our country and systematic racism.

Listeners call in with responses to Joe Biden's recent gaffe on the radio program of Charlamagne tha God, and point out that the 2020 election alone can't solve 400 years of racism.

For the Book Club, Thom reads from "Just Another N-word: My Life in the Black Panthe...

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May 26, 2020 57 min

Will Trump and Fox News be able to cover up the Covid deaths, or get white people to ignore them, and win? Or will he kill a million Americans, lose, and be seen by history as the man willing to let his fellow citizens die in droves for ultimately unsuccessful but purely political and purposes?

For the Book Club, Thom reads from "The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction and What T...

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As the Caronavirus crisis grinds on, the Fed is handing out virtually free money in the form of very low interest loans-- how is this backdoor stimulus changing the behavior of the large corporations that have corrupted our political system? Economist Richard Wolff joins Thom to share his research and predictions.

And as the big banks get caught again engaging in mortgage fraud, in some ways are we seeing a re-run of the crash of 20...

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May 24, 2020 60 min

Donald Trump and some of his Republican allies on Capitol Hill have pointed to the "unmasking" of Flynn as evidence of a campaign by top members of former President Barack Obama's White House to undermine the incoming administration. However, Michael Flynn was never 'masked' in transcript of calls with Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Thom gives his take on the backfired GOP blunder to defend Trump.

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Donald Trump and his administration have done irrepressible damage to the United States and the world... if we ever get to recover, how long will it take?

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May 22, 2020 58 min

As thousands of animals are being suffocated, drowned, or shot as many Covid-infected slaughterhouses grind to a halt, Leah Garces of Mercy for Animals joins Thom to consider the morality of a food system that treats both animals and workers as disposable.

Even as emissions drop during lockdown, what are the larger consequences of the huge portion of total carbon emissions that result from feeding and raising animals? And what is th...

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May 21, 2020 57 min

Thom's listeners pepper with questions one of the leaders of the House Progressive Caucus- Mark Pocan. What is the status of the next stimulus bill? What can we do with a do-nothing Senate that is looking out for the interests of the very rich? Plus- tips on how to have the most influence when you call your congressperson.

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May 20, 2020 57 min

Donald Trump has signed an executive order telling his regulatory agencies to ignore regulations permanently if they mean a business could lose money! Should this be the news of the year? We are watching Trump deconstruct our nation.

Then, author and Trump-watcher Seth Abramson brings charges against Trump with his latest book 'Proof of Corruption'. Is Trump promoting hydroxyclorquine as a stock play?

Steve Mnuchin threw out ...

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May 19, 2020 58 min

California progressive Congressman Ro Khanna joins Thom for a national Town Hall with callers to break down the components of the recent relief bill and strategies for passage through the US Senate.

For the Book Club, Thom reads from "Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America" by Karine Jean-Pierre, "United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America" by Mickey Huff an...

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May 18, 2020 58 min

Have you had the experience of a family member have their politics and even their personality change from watching Fox News? Jen Senko joins Thom to talk about what she learned making the movie 'The Brainwashing of my Dad'. What are the principal techniques that Fox uses to draw people into their cult?

And Thom goes into details as to how the Trump administration is using the carona virus crisis to fundamentally change Ameri...

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May 17, 2020 58 min


Thom speaks with Paul S. Ryan, Vice President of Policy & Litigation at Common Cause, on the erosion of our justice department and recent orders to drop charges against Michael Flynn before sentencing.

Bill Barr is covering up for Donald Trump. Trump’s first national security adviser, General Michael Flynn, met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, just after President Obama had imposed sanctions on Russia for...

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Nick Cordero, 41 years old and a major Broadway star, went to the hospital with Covid and ended up intubated for weeks during which time his leg was amputated. He's now recovering, but as he and many other Americans struggle to survive the corona virus, why are Rupert Murdoch's Fox News anchors telling everybody to get back to work... while they themselves stay safely at home?

And how can we stay motivated and hang on to a s...

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May 15, 2020 58 min

Sara Miller of the Economic Liberties Project, and the co-chair of 'Freedom From Facebook' thinks it's time to break up predatory large corporations who are using the pandemic to dominate our country even more than they already do.

Richard Wolff thinks Washington is too afraid of the Fed to have any real oversight. Are the banksters and hedge fund guys now in charge of the Federal Reserve running amok?

And Pat McGee tell...

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May 14, 2020 58 min

Congressman Mark Pocan joins Thom for a town hall of listener questions ranging from the upcoming HEROES Act relief package to the ways representatives are moving to push implementation of the Defense Production Act for essential materials in the national crisis.

Environmental scientist, Dana Nuccitelli on Michael Moore's 'Planet of the Humans' documentary peddles dangerous climate denial.

For the Book Club, Thom reads fr...

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May 13, 2020 58 min

Laurie Wallach of Global Trade Watch educates us on the economics behind what Trump has really been up to in his international trade strategies- if you can call them that.

World-renowed climate change expert Dr. Michael Mann discusses with Thom the reasons why the lockdown has only cut 6-8% of carbon emissions worldwide, and what it will really take to stop the loss of large parts of the earth's habitable zones.

Plus -- what is t...

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