TBD with Tina Brown

TBD with Tina Brown

Tina Brown, the legendary editor (Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The Daily Beast) and best-selling author talks with actors, politicians, journalists, and the newsmakers of tomorrow’s social debates. Discover what to read, what to watch, and how to stay smart in today's fast-moving times.... Show More

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Just a decade ago, Ece Temelkuran was recognized as the most-read political columnist in Turkey, then a thriving secular democracy. Today, she no longer lives in Turkey and her homeland is on the knife’s edge of dictatorship under the rule of President Erdogan. Temelkuran, author of the new book How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship, spoke with Tina about what other challenged democracies can learn from ...


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Bruna Papandrea is known for getting things done in Hollywood. With almost two dozen films and TV series in the works with her production company Made Up Stories, Papandrea is currently riding the Monterey waves of her latest release: season two of the smash hit HBO series Big Little Lies. The new season reunites the award-winning female ensemble cast and ups the ante with the addition of the all-powerful Meryl Streep. Streep plays...




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Tina talks with her friend Ian Schrager, who will forever be known for co-founding Studio 54, the nightclub that set the standard for all time for New York nightlife and celebrity and left thousands of people cursing its velvet rope. Unless, of course, you got in. In the decades since, Schrager has proved he can make lightning strike again by reinventing himself as a spectacularly successful hotelier. Reigning over a string of hip ...


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Adam Gopnik, the celebrated New Yorker writer whom Tina worked with for many years when she was editor in chief, talks with her about his new book, A Thousand Small Sanities, born of a talk he had with his teenage daughter on the night President Trump was elected. In the book, Gopnik posits that it is not radical revolution that brings about stable, pluralistic nations but the daily small sanities which flow from, among other liber...



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Andrew Gillum says he has gone through all the stages of grief after coming within less than half a percentage point--a round error margin as he points out--of becoming the first black governor of Florida. Now, he’s off to the next race. But instead of joining the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates, Gillum is going back to political organizing with the goal of delivering Florida’s key 29 electoral votes go to a Dem...




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Phoebe Robinson’s career is dope. She has a new comedy tour called Sorry, Harriet Tubman. She’s developing a new series for Amazon and she’s giving equal time to everyone but white dudes on her podcast Sooo Many White Men. Plus, she’s followed up her 2016 New York Times bestseller with a new book Everything is Trash but That’s Okay, her musings on everything from faux-feminists to the best worst reality TV. And in her free time, sh...



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Dr. Jennifer Ashton, the chief medical correspondent for ABC News and a prominent physician with a private practice, has made a career of explaining difficult medical issues to her patients and viewers. Now, she has written a book about a trauma in her own life and the lives of 47,000 other families who lose a loved one to suicide each year. The book is called Life After Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort and Community after Unthink...



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April 23, 2019 40 min

Chris Christie is a boisterous, larger-than-life politician who served two terms as governor of New Jersey and briefly ran for president in 2016 before dropping out of the primaries and being the first prominent Republican to back Donald Trump. But when Trump won, he essentially threw Christie overboard, passing him over for the two jobs in the administration he coveted: Vice-President and Attorney General. Sitting on the political...




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April 16, 2019 33 min

Tina Brown talks with David Brooks, the New York Times op-ed columnist and author of the new book The Second Mountain. Brooks posits that decades of unfettered individualism and social freedom have left us all morally adrift. But he has identified four principles that can get one out this collective moral ditch and onto the path of a purposeful life: devotion to family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and a commitment to c...



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April 9, 2019 29 min

After scoring more international goals than any other player in the history of soccer, Abby Wambach has a new goal: helping girls and women be their most powerful selves. Abby talks with Tina about why soccer parents need to zip it, why gratitude is overrated and how it took just ten minutes to fall in love with her wife.

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Bill Browder is a whistleblower against the most powerful and richest thug on the planet: Russian President Vladimir Putin. In response, the Kremlin has expelled and convicted him twice in absentia on trumped-up charges. Browder, a financier who made a fortune in Russia, talks with Tina about going after Putin and other corrupt Russian officials and avenging the murder of his lawyer by successfully lobbying Congress to pass the Mag...


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March 26, 2019 31 min

Author, actress and activist Amber Tamblyn talks with Tina about creepy men in Hollywood, how motherhood put her activism into overdrive, and what it was like seeing Harvey Weinstein stare down New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor in a recent courtroom hearing.

Amber Tamblyn's new book:

Amber Tamblyn Breaks a Cycle of Abuse With Era of Ignition

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ON THE PODCAST, TINA DISCUSSES WITH AMBER TAMBLYN BEING I...


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March 19, 2019 48 min

The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York talks with Tina about why he doesn’t feel sorry for Paul Manafort, why the superrich risk it all and break the law and how to make a mobster flip.

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March 12, 2019 30 min

The Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated actress talks with Tina about portraying two legendary Maries—war correspondent Marie Colvin and Nobel Prize-winning scientist Marie Curie, being a working mum and why she would never move to LA.

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March 8, 2019 38 min

Alyssa Mastromonaco, President Obama’s one-time deputy chief of staff, tells Tina who would win a dance-off between Michelle Obama and Susan Rice, and why Trump’s unexplained Executive Time is bad news for his staff and for America. Plus, an update on her cats.

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March 5, 2019 33 min

Why are more and more women in the United States being incarcerated? Justice warrior Topeka Sam, who served three years in a federal prison, has vowed that losing freedom should not also mean losing dignity.

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February 25, 2019 41 min

In a reflective interview, Hillary Clinton tells Tina Brown: “Even in the last month, we've seen the kind of attacks on the four women running (for president) for all kinds of different things and certain words like 'likable.' There are a lot of men who are really unlikable who get themselves elected to very high positions.”

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February 19, 2019 40 min

The New Yorker has had just five editors in its 94-year history. Editor #5 David Remnick and editor #4 Tina Brown discuss New Yorker stories, journalism’s existential crisis, and the time they thought an Easter parade was a protest march against the magazine.

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Bernard-Henri Lévy, a passionate defender of liberty and democracy, joins Tina to talk about his new book “The Empire and the Five Kings” and why it’s not too late for the empire in question, America, to recover its “moxie” and fulfill its destiny.

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Vanita Gupta, the daughter of Indian immigrants, is a legal rockstar who ran the Civil Rights division of the Justice Department under President Obama and is now head of the largest and most powerful civil rights group in the country. Gupta talks with Tina about policing police departments, the Department of Justice under Trump, and going into battle for civil rights every day.

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