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Ece Temelkuran on How to Save Democracy

Turkish firebrand Ece Temelkuran, author of the new book How to Lose a Country, talks with Tina about what the rest of the world can learn from the fall of democracy in her homeland, why she refuses to be a victim, and why the future is female.


Bruna Papandrea with More Big Little Lies

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 Celeste's (Nicole Kidman) mother-in-law who comes to town seeking answers about the death of her son and testing the pact of secrecy made by the five women who know how he was killed--and who did it.Papandrea, who joined with Reese Witherspoon to produce the hit films Gone Girl and Wild, also talks about what she learned from working with Hollywood legends Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella, and why more women need to be given the creative keys to the kingdom in the entertainment industry.


Ian Schrager: From the King of Clubs to the Ace of Hotels

The co-founder of the iconic Studio 54 talks with Tina about the magic he conjured at that legendary nightclub, how he built a global hotel empire—and why he always returns to Times Square.


Adam Gopnik Wants to Make Liberalism Great Again!

The acclaimed New Yorker writer talks with Tina about his new book A Thousand
Small Sanities, what both the right and the left get wrong about liberalism and why people who spit on the plate of civility might not deserve a seat at the table.


Andrew Gillum: Rising Democratic Star

Andrew Gillum, who missed making history as Florida’s first black governor in 2018 by less than half a percentage point, spoke with Tina about why, instead of running for office in 2020, he is focused on registering a million voters to help turn Florida blue and put a Democrat in the White House.


 

Phoebe Robinson: Comedy's New Queen

Comedian, beloved podcaster, and New York Times best-selling author Phoebe Robinson joins Tina to talk about her new tour, Sorry, Harriet Tubman; her latest book, Everything’s Trash but that’s Okay; and why Louis CK still has a lot of work to do before he should return to the stage.


Dr. Jennifer Ashton on Life after Suicide

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News chief medical correspondent, talks candidly with Tina about why the death of Kate Spade galvanized her to write about her own experience with her ex-husband’s suicide in her new book Life After Suicide, and why feeling is the big step toward healing.


Chris Christie Loud and Clear

Former New Jersey governor, GOP presidential candidate and Trump ally Chris Christie talks with Tina Brown about how Trump always needs an enemy, why there is so much chaos in the White House and how being out of the governorship has changed him.


David Brooks' Moral Journey

The acclaimed New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks talks with Tina Brown about his new book on leading a moral life titled The Second Mountain, what the right and left both got wrong about freedom, and how he learned to appreciate the humanity in all of us one day in New York’s Penn Station.


Abby Wambach’s New Goals

Abby Wambach, the greatest women’s soccer player of all time, talks to Tina about her legendary career, why girls need to be less grateful and more aggressive, and what advice she has for Soccer Moms and Dads watching from the sidelines.


Bill Browder: Putin’s Public Enemy No. 1

Bill Browder, the hedge-fund manager behind the Magnitsky Act, talks to Tina about his decade-long crusade against the Russian leader and why he will never stop going after the bad guys.


Amber Tamblyn’s Time Is Now

Amber Tamblyn, a co-founder of Time’s Up, talks with Tina about her provocative new feminist manifesto, Era of Ignition, and why the best rage is proactive.


Preet Bharara: Nothing but the Truth

Preet Bharara talks with Tina about his new book, Doing Justice, the comportment of the judges in the Manafort case, and the real reason prosecutors arrest suspects in the early morning.


Hanging Out with Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike talks with Tina about her deep dive into the role of Marie Colvin, the relentlessly brave foreign correspondent she portrays in A Private War—plus, cameos by Pike's two sons.


Alyssa Mastromonaco West Wings It

President Obama’s former right-hand woman Alyssa Mastromonaco talks to Tina about her new book So Here’s the Thing, what it was like having a rank equal to a three-star general at age 35, and the time her White House duties included buying a refrigerator from the Salvation Army.


Topeka Sam Unshackled

Topeka Sam was in the Oval Office when the new criminal justice reform law was signed by President Trump and was one of the voices that made it happen.


Hillary Clinton's 2020 Vision

Hillary Clinton discusses how women candidates must be prepared to fight, what it feels like to be targeted by Putin, and the risks of President Trump’s overtures to North Korea.


David Remnick: Media Prince

The New Yorker editor David Remnick in conversation with his predecessor Tina Brown about covers, cartoons, and bringing a legendary magazine into the digital age.


Bernard-Henri Lévy on the New World Disorder

Swashbuckling French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy on the decline of American leadership, the rise of authoritarianism, and what’s left of the left.


Vanita Gupta: The Firebrand Who Duels with Trump Over Civil Rights

Legal warrior Vanita Gupta—the first woman, first person of South Asian descent and youngest person to lead the Civil Rights division in the Justice Department—talks with Tina about holding the line on civil rights in the Trump era.

Ted Bundy’s Secret World

On the 30th anniversary of the execution of America’s most infamous serial killer, Tina Brown talks with Bundy chronicler Stephen Michaud and filmmaker Joe Berlinger, director/producer of a new Bundy double-header.


Laura Wasser, Hollywood’s top divorce lawyer

As the world obsesses about Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos's divorce, celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser talks with Tina about mediating a split when the stakes are so high.


Gretchen Carlson’s Fierce Stand

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson talks with Tina about firing the opening shot in the MeToo movement, and about her continuing fight for better protections for women in the workplace.

Felicity Jones and Nina Totenberg on RBG's Fight

Actress Felicity Jones who portrays Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the new film On the Basis of Sex and NPR’s Legal Affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg on the Notorious RBG.


Stephen Greenblatt on Why Tyrants Rise

Best-selling author and pre-eminent Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt on what Shakespeare can tell us about Trump's America.


Allison Janney's Tall Tales

The mother of all interviews with the Oscar-winning actress.


Margot Robbie, director Josie Rourke and biographer John Guy on the real Mary Queen of Scots

Oscar nominee Margot Robbie, director Josie Rourke, and historian John Guy rescue Mary from 500 years of slut-shaming.


Aaron Sorkin's Big Bet

Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on how he pulled off the challenge of his life.


Michael Douglas' Basic Instincts

The legendary actor on how to shoot a sex scene, why he loves his Golden Globe-nominated Netflix series The Kominsky Method, and FaceTiming with his 102-year-old dad, Kirk.


Decoding Kara Swisher

The most respected tech journalist in America goes deep into Silicon Valley’s freaks, geeks and next peaks.


Documaestros Alex Gibney and Blair Foster on Bill, Monica and the #MeToo Era

Twenty years after it happened, everyone’s talking about the Impeachment saga again.


Jill Soloway Wants It

The creator of Transparent talks about their powerful new memoir.