The Tavis Smiley Show
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The Tavis Smiley Show is a high-energy exchange of views, information and insight. The weekly show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations. Tavis engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture. An insightful exploration of the issues that matter from fresh, diverse points of view is the show's hallmark.
||CleanSenator Cory Booker on protesting Senator Jeff Sessions' AG nomination; John Heilemann on President Trump's First 100 Days; Myk||This week's guests: Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey; John Heilemann, Co-Managing Editor, Bloomberg Politics and star of the new documentary 'Trumped: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time'; Mykelti Williamson, Actor and co-star of th||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Haas, "A World in Disarray", Olivia Spencer, "Hidden Figures", Denzel Washington, "Fences"||Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations; Olivia Spencer, Oscar-winning actress; Denzel Washington, Oscar and Tony Award-winning Actor and Director||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCyndi Lauper - "Detour"||This week's guest: Award-winning singer and songwriter, Cyndi Lauper.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRe-broadcast: Margaret Huang - Analyzing the International Response to the Global Refugee Crisis; Cookie Johnson - 'Believing i||This week's guests: Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA; Cookie Johnson, author; Jamie Lee Curtis, actress and children's book author.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRe-broadcast: Senator Bernie Sanders - "Our Revolution"; Dr. Robert K. Ross - The Future of Obamacare; Ryan Speedo Green - "Sin||This week's guests: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Presidential candidate and author; Dr. Robert Ross, President of The California Endowment; Ryan Speedo Green, Opera Singer||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Nadine Burke Harris - The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Long-term Health; Prof. Craig Wilder - “Slavery’s Capitalism”||Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris, Founder of the 'Center for Youth Wellness'; Professor Craig Wilder, Historian and author; Verdine White, Musician; Jeremy Irons, Oscar winning actor.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThomas Cavanagh - 'Blended Learning College Courses; Thandie Newton - "Westworld"; Norah Jones - "Day Breaks"||This week's guests: Thomas Cavanagh, Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida; Thandie Newton, Actress, Norah Jones, award-winning Jazz singer.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRe-broadcast: Corey Fields - "Black Elephants in the Room", Phoebe Robinson - "You Can't Touch My Hair", Carole Bayer Sager - "||Corey Fields, Sociologist and author; Phoebe Robinson, comedian and author; Carole Bayer Sager, multi award-winning songwriter; Ellis Hall, singer||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRebroadcast: Elizabeth Hinton - "‘From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime"; Dr. John Carroll on Haiti's Humanitarian Cris||This week's guests: Elizabeth Hinton, author of 'From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime'; Dr. John Carroll, founder of ‘Haitian Hearts’; Meg Ryan, Actress and Director||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenator Bernie Sanders - "Our Revolution"; Dr. Robert K. Ross - The Future of Obamacare; Ryan Speedo Green - "Sing for Your Lif||This week's guests: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont; President and CEO of The California Endowment Dr. Robert Ross; Opera singer Ryan Speedo Green.||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThomas Friedman, Rashad Robinson and Sonali Kolhatkar - Presidential Election and its Impact; Naomie Harris - "Moonlight"||This week's guests: Thomas Friedman, New York Times Columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author; Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of the group "Color of Change"; Sonali Kolhatkar, Journalist and Host of "Rising Up with Sonali"; Naomie Harris, actress.||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThird Party Presidential Forum with Jill Stein of the Green Party and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party' Dr. Richard Jackso||This week's guests: Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential candidate; Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party Presidential candidate; Richard Jackson, Environmental Health expert; Carole Bayer Sager, award-winning songwriter||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonna Brazile - The Latest on ‘WikiLeaks’ Emails; Dr. Naomi Neufeld - The Fight to End Childhood Obesity; Dr. Vicki Martin||This week's guests: Donna Brazile, interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee; Dr. Naomi Neufeld; Dr. Vicki Martin, President of Milwaukee Area Technical College and two former students Kristin Gies, El-Amin Abdullah; Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Ir||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCorey Fields - 'Black Elephants in the Room', Cheryl Hyman - Increasing Job Opportunities for New Graduates, Phoebe Robinson -||This week's guests: Sociologist Corey Fields, Cheryl Hyman, Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago, Comedian Phoebe Robinson, Hollywood Legend Dick Van Dyke.||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrew Sullivan - Presidential Debate Analysis; Janet Napolitano - Changing Needs of University Students; Norah Jones - 'Day Br||This week's guests: Andrew Sullivan, Contributing Editor for ‘New York Magazine’, Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California and musician Norah Jones.||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMargaret Huang - Analyzing the International Response to the Global Refugee Crisis; Cookie Johnson - 'Believing in Magic'; Jami||This week's guests: Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, Cookie Johnson, New York Times best-selling author and wife of NBA legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress and Author||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSenator Bernie Sanders and Ann Coulter - Presidential Debates; Thandie Newton - HBO's "Westworld"; Ellis Hall - "Soul Unlimited||This week's guests: Former Presidential Candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt), Conservative Commentator Ann Coulter, Actress Thandie Newton and Singer Ellis Hall||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmy Goodman - Dakota Access Pipeline protests; Patrisia Macias Rojas - “From Deportation to Prison"; Prof. Craig Wilder - “||This week's guests: Amy Goodman, Host of "Democracy Now!"; Patrisia Macias-Rojas, Assistant Professor at UIC; Professor Craig Wilder, Verdine White of "Earth, Wind and Fire"||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElizabeth Hinton - "‘From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime"; Dr. John Carroll on Haiti's Humanitarian Crisis; Meg Ryan||This week's guests: Harvard Assistant Professor, Elizabeth Hinton; Dr. John Carroll, founder of ‘Haitian Hearts’; Actress and Director Meg Ryan||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Poverty Tour' Five Years On with: Sheldon Danziger, President of the Russell Sage Foundation, Mia Birdsong, Co-Director of||This week's guests: Sheldon H. Danziger, President of the Russell Sage Foundation; Mia Birdsong, Co-Director of ‘Family Story'; Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles.||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Why did it take me so long to find this podcast? I used to listen to Tavis Smiley on NPR in Chicago and am delighted to find his smart, wise, honest, humble, direct voice talking about important and/or relevant topics in the USA. Oh, I love his laugh! This man is a gift and I am glad to find him in podcast form right where I need him!