Weatherman #2: Finding Clarity in Political Chaos

Listen to the full 60-minute podcast here... What could be more emblematic of the collapse & the darkness of #TheShift than what we're seeing happening in the Iowa caucus right…


Weatherman #1: ‘Reach, Rescue and Restore’

The Weatherman Podcast Experiment Begins! Watch a video audio visualizer version of the first 12-minutes of episode one... You can also listen to the audio of the full 90-minute…


Launching New Weatherman Podcast

I am excited to announce that I am going to be hosting a new call-in podcast called, THE WEATHERMAN.


Biggest Risk: Domestic or Global? | Sosnoff & Ratigan Podcast

Tom Sosnoff and Dylan Ratigan team up every week to rant on every topic under the sun. This week, the duo dissects Davos, Tesla's bullish tear, Russia and Putin, and the biggest…


Hong Kong Activists Bet Their Lives That China Won’t Kill Golden Goose

As millions of people take to the streets of Hong Kong to fight for their freedom and independence, a wave of young pro-democracy candidates were recently elected to District…


Dylan Ratigan On The Jimmy Dore Show: The Super Rich Have No Country

Dylan Ratigan joins Jimmy Dore for over two-hours...


Helical Holdings co-founder Dylan Ratigan appears on CNN

Helical Holdings co-founder Dylan Ratigan appeared on CNN with Emily Jane Fox from Vanity Fair to discuss President-Elect Donald Trump’s Business Dealings and the Election…


Dylan Ratigan Returns to Morning Joe TV to talk 2016 Election and The Helical Outpost

As seen on MORNING JOE TV Show broadcast 12/2/16 – Dylan Ratigan returns to the  Morning Joe show to talk about the Election of 2016 and his eco-friendly Helical Outpost.


Sustainability is Security – New York Times Business Feature 11-19-2016

We are overwhelmed by the reaction to the recent feature in the New York Times, and are learning everyday about people's willingness to invest in a solution that can support a…


Changing the World with Compassion | The Real Ratigan

The news media would have you believe that the news is little more than terrorism, politics, natural disasters, bunnies and kittens. But the news, actually, is the story of 7…


The End Game for the Two Party System | The Real Ratigan

If youre watching the political conventions, and its making you sick to your stomach- whether youre a Democrat or a Republican- chances are youre not really either because the…


Interpreting the Second Amendment | The Real Ratigan

The Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms inside the construct of a well regulated militia. The Constitution also guarantees my right and your right to domestic…


Decentralization & The Importance of Lewis Brandeis | The Real Ratigan

I’ve been talking a lot about centralization versus decentralization, the idea of decentralizing and moving towards human sized institutions for human problems, having the people…


Resource Tech Is the Path to Security | The Real Ratigan

The mistake of the past 100 years is believing that the path to global security is through a strong military and the deployment of weapons technology. We have now reached terminal…


The Gatekeeper’s Only Interest is Money | The Real Ratigan

Don’t kid yourself. As far as we have come on the internet and all the decentralization, the gatekeepers and distributors in almost every industry still dictate the products that…


Reducing Conflict and Remembering Those Who Died Fighting

We have the tools, the people, and the goodwill, but the problem of resource scarcity is all around us to continue driving conflict. This weekend, will we simply remember or will…


How to Change America’s Tax Code | The Real Ratigan

The tax code is the solution to income inequality, but not in the way you think. It’s not about taxing the rich and taking the money to the central government and redistributing…


Wars Over Water | The Real Ratigan

If you think global conflict around oil is bad, wait until you understand the risk we all face around global conflict in water. 1.8 billion of us will live in water scarce…


Decentralizing Government Power | The Real Ratigan

The reason it is so hard for me to get excited to vote in this years presidential election is because every single person running for president is in favor of a gigantic…


Creating Value While Boosting the Economy | The Real Ratigan

The entire premise of any economic system no matter what it may be is to connect the work of people, tools, and enterprise, to the creation of valuable, and value, for other…


Small, Secure and Strings–Attached

Small projects are more likely to be violence reducing, perhaps they are better informed or because they are conditional.


Access to Nature Key to Reducing Violence

While increased green space seems like an easy fix, in modern cities the priorities tend to be housing and commercial space. However, small urban farms, greenhouses and gardens…


Safety is a State of Mind | The Real Ratigan

Were safer than weve ever been, and yet we feel more insecure than we ever have. How can that possibly be? If you look at our life expectancies, vulnerability to disease,…


The Root of the Social Decay Problem | The Real Ratigan

People like to talk about the murder rate in Chicago. They like to talk about the volatility in the Middle East. They like to talk about the failures of our educational system.…


Decentralization in the Digital Age | The Real Ratigan

You have to understand were in the middle of one of the most fundamental transitions in the history of the world. Its at least as fundamental as the transition from the agrarian…


America Isn’t Broken | The Real Ratigan

Never in the history of American presidential primaries have the two frontrunners polled so low when it comes to unlike-ability. In fact, the vast majority of American voters…


What If… | The Real Ratigan

Teleportation couldnt possibly be done. But what if it was? UFOs couldnt possibly exist. But what if they did? A reality television star who squandered more money than a Banana…


Focus on Inputs Rather Than Outputs | The Real Ratigan

I find life gets significantly better when I stop worrying about outputs and outcomes, whether its in trading or eating or sleeping or thinking, and I worry more about inputs and…


Oil Prices are Hushing American Enemies | The Real Ratigan

The decline in oil prices may be the ultimate political stabilizer de-fanging some of Americas most critical potential enemies. Think about Venezuela just a few years back, one…


Michael Bloomberg’s Presidential Bid? | The Real Ratigan

The only thing that stands between Michael Bloomberg and a legitimate run for the Presidency is the strength of Hillary Clinton. As Hillary Clinton gets weaker, Michael…


Turkey Needs to Stop Buying ISIS Oil | The Real Ratigan

If were going to defeat ISIS, we have to understand how it is they get their money. They get their money is by selling oil for money. Who buys the oil? That is the question. The…


Bloomberg’s Presidential Deadline | The Real Ratigan

If youre looking for Michael Bloomberg to run for President, look for it to happen between March First and March Fifth. Why is that? March Fifth is basically the drop dead date…


How to Defeat Donald Trump | The Real Ratigan

Donald Trump is unique in that his entire political brand is predicated on the identity of winning. The issue doesnt matter, the country doesnt matter, your identity doesnt…


It All Boils Down to Health & Poverty | The Real Ratigan

Non-profits, governments, philanthropists, it doesnt matter. Theyve all got a cause. Facebook, The Gates Foundation, The United Nations, you pick it. But at the end of the day,…


You Can’t Be President If You Can’t Talk Taxes | The Real Ratigan

Make no mistake about it; the destiny for investment, the destiny for enterprise, the destiny for public services all revolves around tax policy. Taxes is not just about how much…


Bernie Sanders is the Only Transparent One | The Real Ratigan

Bernie Sanders is the only person running for President who actually tells you exactly what he is in support of as President of the United States. Hes in favor of free college.…


Trade Relations China Hinder Manufacturing Competition | The Real Ratigan

The thing to understand when it comes to our trade relations with China is this: we manufacture, or American companies manufacture, a wide varieties of goods and services inside…


Trump & Sanders Are a Reaction to Obama’s Failures | The Real Ratigan

Its a direct reflection of decades of failure, betrayal and corruption on both the part of the Republican leadership as well as the Democratic party leadership, that Donald Trump…


America’s Possibilities Don’t Rely on Politicians | The Real Ratigan

Dont make the mistake of believing that the Presidential politics that we are witnessing in this country in any way represents the possibility of America. Americas possibilities…


David Crane’s Courageous Stance on Energy | The Real Ratigan

David Crane up until a few weeks ago [was] CEO of NRG, one of the largest utilities in the world. David Craneone of the few large energy executives in the history of the world…


The Hypocrisy of Temperature “Control” Goals | The Real Ratigan

Big news out of Paris: an agreement to limit the global temperature increase to one and a half degrees. We turned into a climate disaster I mean, as a nation, as the planet a…


American Tax Code is Hugely Flawed | The Real Ratigan

  The American tax code is screwed up; it’s screwed up in a thousand ways. One of the biggest screw ups is the fact that we incentivize our biggest corporations: the Apples,…


The State & Identity of American Politics | The Real Ratigan

  If youre concerned about the state of American politics, think about this; less than 25 percent of Americans identify as Republican, less than 30 percent of Americans…


Debate Compensation Shows the Shortcomings of US Politics | The Real Ratigan

  Say what you will about Donald trump, and there is much to be said. Ill say this; his request for a five million dollar payday from CNN in order to participate in the…


Climate Change & The Role of Paris | The Real Ratigan

For the next two weeks the world is gathered in Paris. Peasants of the world, Prime Ministers of the world, gathered to solve the world’s climate problems. But make no mistake my…


America’s Stance on Sunnis & Saudi Arabia | The Real Ratigan

How much longer is America going to continue to support, condone, endorse and finance the king of all the Sunni kingdom that is Saudi Arabia while simultaneously confronting the…


Investing in Hedge Funds is a Coin Toss Dylan Ratigan and Tom Sosnoff Truth or Skepticism

Tom Sosnoff and Dylan Ratigan are live from Toronto in this special edition of Truth or Skepticism.


Drones, Technological Advances and Consciousness | The Real Ratigan

Ill tell you this. The FAA being against drones is just one fragment of one of the more compelling things thats going on right now on the planet Earth. Technology has advanced…


Manipulating Voters with Poll Tested Campaigns | The Real Ratigan

The problem with poll tested campaigning can be summed up in a very simple way. Two politicians of two completely different political parties both want to be your president, your…


Unmanned Technology Does Not Belong in Modern Warfare | The Real Ratigan

If war is hell, war perpetrated by robots on remote is hell on steroids. If we cant take a lesson from what happened with the United States using a digital infrastructure when…


Bitcoin Should Not Be Considered Currency | The Real Ratigan

Currency is only as good as the collateral that is used to back it. Understand that and you can understand how silly bitcoin actually is as the collateral for that currency is…


Barcelona’s Locally Sourced Goals | The Real Ratigan

Were on the precipice of a transition from centralized production and global distribution to localized production and localized consumption. Think about what theyre doing in…


American Politics & The Ultimatum Game | The Real Ratigan

Its starting to look like between gerrymandering, poll testing, issue pandering and the vile influence of a few peoples money dominating our entire political system that were…


American Political Bribery & Extraction | The Real Ratigan

The entire premise of America the whole idea, the concept of equal opportunity and the ability for anybody from any walk of life, in order to make a better life for themselves,…


Relieving The Student Debt Problem | The Real Ratigan

Student debt needs to be converted into a work forgiveness program. Essentially, whether its teaching, whether its in medicine, whether its engineering, whether its…


The Fate of Our Civilization Relies On Clean Water | The Real Ratigan

For all the talk about the California drought, and for all the talk about all the issues associated with the warming of the earth, the issue that is still not taken as nearly as…


US Healthcare System Does Not Promote Health | The Real Ratigan

Healthcare is not healthcare in this country. Healthcare is health insurance in this country, which actually profits from people getting sick. Instead of investing in helping…


Presidential Debates Are Problematic | The Real Ratigan

The irony of so many participants in the Republican debate, or even the possibility of more participants in the Democratic debate, and the clamoring and the applause for all the…


The Democrat & Republican “Carnival” | The Real Ratigan

We all know that the Democrats and the Republicans are an organized syndicate who completely believe in centralized power over defense, energy, healthcare, education, down the…


New Energy, New Economic Opportunity | The Real Ratigan

  Look around you every day. Every light you turn on, every car that drives by you, every plane you might fly on, every road that you see out the window, every building,…


Hedge Fund Managers: Social Manipulators | The Real Ratigan

I have never met a single person who has become a rich person because they invested in a hedge fund. I have met people who became rich because they managed a hedge fund, and Ive…


The Compelling Clinton – Bush Candidacy | The Real Ratigan

Much like when trading presents generational opportunities, think George Soros and the British pound and the US Dollar, or think about what Chris Flowers did in Japan in the bond…


Artificial Market Inflation Isn’t Exclusive To China | The Real Ratigan

Much has been made about the rise and subsequent collapse of the Chinese stock market and as Ive said in the past, more interesting than the collapse is the artificial inflation…


No Legitimacy in American Leadership | The Real Ratigan

Our collective potential as individuals and as a country is the highest it has ever been in the history of the world. Our capacity to seize innovative ways to provide for…


Bad Decisions in America’s Education System | The Real Ratigan

Telling people things, showing people things, has very little to no correlation with learning anything. Union management is about jobs for people, jobs for adultsit has nothing…


Chinese Market Inflation & Deflation | The Real Ratigan

  Its amazing to me that people get all in a panic because the Chinese government is watching its stock market collapse when the Chinese government has been inflating its…


Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders Lining Up Clinton- Bush Success | The Real Ratigan

  Trump- Bernie Sanders equals Clinton- Bush very simply because both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are perfect for magnetizing the most radical sentiment in the democratic…


Why American Estate Tax Exists | The Real Ratigan

America was built to create pools of capital that are liquid and available so that the best ideas in the world could be brought in against that capital and deployed to solve food…


Cost of Living & Resource Abundance | The Real Ratigan

Were at a point in history where the capacity to deliver what everybody needs is the cheapest and most efficient it has ever been... yet the cost of living continues to go up.


Exxon Mobil Financed Climate Change Denial | The Real Ratigan

Exxon Mobil knew about climate change nearly a decade before the issue was even brought into the public domain, and instead of doing anything about it, they financed the denial…


U.S. Electoral System Deeply Flawed | The Real Ratigan

How can an electoral system be considered pure when the people that nominate the choices for whom we vote is only a few hundred people out of 300 million?


Reducing Healthcare Spending | The Real Ratigan

Let's identify the acute problem, hot spot it, overwhelm it with positive resources and ultimately reduce your healthcare spending...


Cops Wearing GoPros Will Restore Trust | The Real Ratigan

  Does the African American community really want cops to wear GoPros? Does every American really want cops to wear GoPros? The police force in every town in America is the…


Gerrymandering: Why Is It Still An Issue? | The Real Ratigan

  “For all the people that evoke the Constitution when it comes to their gun rights, I wonder where they are when it comes to the total compromising of our democracy that is…


American “Free Trade” Doesn’t Exist | The Real Ratigan

  “They shouldn’t call American trade agreements free trade agreements. They should call American trade agreements slave trade agreements because they are written…


Donald Trump & Bernie Sanders Don’t Hold Back | The Real Ratigan

  “You really have to appreciate the fact that Donald Trump is one of only two presidential candidates that actually tells you where he is coming from. Imagine if…


Presidential Debates Are Rigged | The Real Ratigan

  “Did you know that the Democratic and Republican party are the ones who determine who participates in our presidential debates? Not only do they determine who…


Opinion Polling & American Leadership | The Real Ratigan

  “Imagine how slavery would have polled in 1865. Do you think it would have polled well? Imagine how allowing women to vote would have polled? The fact of the matter…


Hypocritical Dennis Hastert | The Real Ratigan

  Dennis Hastert is your classic Illinois politician: pure hypocrite, pure liar, pure scumbag, okay? Not only is he a classic Illinois politician, he is a classic American…


Air & Water Pollution | The Real Ratigan

  It’s our inability to create access to clean water and access to clean air. Two of the simplest things that so many of us take for granted and yet 5,000 children a…


Potheads & The Prison System | The Real Ratigan

  The only thing stupider than smoking weed is making weed illegal. But it has nothing to do with weed smoking and everything to do with the American prison system. Young…


Drug Addicts Do Not Belong In Prison | The Real Ratigan

  The war on drugs is destroying our inner city culture. See more Dylan Ratigan videos: http://ow.ly/OD09b Subscribe to our tastytrade YouTube channel: http://ow.ly/EbyTn The…


Using Trauma as a Means For Growth | The Real Ratigan

  See more Dylan Ratigan videos: http://ow.ly/OwOVG Subscribe to our tastytrade YouTube channel: http://ow.ly/EbyTn There’s nothing fake about Dylan Ratigan’s rants on…


Money In American Politics is the Root of Evil | The Real Ratigan

  Electing a President that isn’t the “norm” won’t change the fact that pumping tons of cash into American politics needs to stop. See more Dylan…


Pope Francis Keeps It Simple | The Real Ratigan

  The beauty in Pope Francis’ outlook is appealing to Catholics and non-Catholics alike and more leaders should take notes from his playbook. See more Dylan Ratigan…


Solar Power Is Postponed By Petty Politics | The Real Ratigan

  Monetary bribery in the political system should not postpone the implementation of solar energy. See more Dylan Ratigan videos: http://ow.ly/OkDzu Subscribe to our…


Immigration Reform Starts With Those Complaining | The Real Ratigan

  If the United States is to see changes in its illegal laborer and immigration system, the people who complain about it need to start enforcing their thoughts with action by…


Only Iran Can Defeat ISIS | The Real Ratigan

  The United States is completely dependent on Iran to restore order to the Middle East. See more Dylan Ratigan videos: http://ow.ly/O7WLd Subscribe to our tastytrade YouTube…


John Oliver is America’s Most Trusted Newsman | The Real Ratigan

  How can someone who is neither American nor a journalist become one of the biggest go-to names for current event information? See more Dylan Ratigan videos:…


Why America Doesn’t Vote | The Real Ratigan

  U.S. Citizens aren’t blind to the corruption of the political system, which is part of the reason they choose not to participate at election time. See more Dylan…


Hillary Clinton’s Problem | The Real Ratigan

  If the problem ISN’T that Hillary Clinton is taking bribes, then what is? See more Dylan Ratigan videos: http://ow.ly/Laux6 Subscribe to our tastytrade YouTube…


Chris Christie is the Republican Dark Horse | The Real Ratigan

  “American politics is purely a function of who sucks the least.” Find out why Dylan Ratigan believes Chris Christie could become the Republican front runner.…


Visiting ‘The View’ on Black Friday

Let’s have DoD undertake a partnering role with the private sector to form and enforce the usage of a web portal for information on separating service members starting 12 months…


An Honor, a Privilege, and an Inspiration

I want to take this time to thank each and every veteran who has served and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces.


High-Tech Troops and Low-Tech Transition

In speaking to the CEO of a major US energy company, as he reflected on the upcoming turnover of a huge population reaching retirement age, he said he would love to search a data…


Mike Hanes’ Ruthless Quest to Solve Old Problems New Ways: By J.R. Lewis

Transparent, resource-based solutions deserve more experimentation. To get us from where we are, to where we’d like to be, we need to keep tinkering with the system, pushing…


Sustainability is Security: Perez Takes the Fight to Washington

Violence, uncertainty and unrest go hand in hand with food, water and energy scarcity. Probably no Americn are more accutely aware of this fact than the men and women we have sent…


Lessons of The Fallujah Pause: Channeling Energy Toward Outcomes

Be useful, not resentful. This was the message of their actions as they worked to create a culture of unoffendablilty and comfort with uncertainty.


Dylan Does Quantum Physics

I enjoyed the chance to speak with a group of (mostly) young men and women interested in actively pursuing a better society based on abundance, transparency and laws and policies…


Pope Francis and the Power Myth

The privilege and trappings of the Pope's position place him in the precarious position of having to thread a needle with a camel, to borrow a New Testament aphorism. The…


The Unoffendable Brand

Russell’s decision to produce uncertainty in front of a live audience with the enemy du jour was brilliant because it worked and even more brilliant because its success was never…


Spock and the Art of Healthcare Overhaul

As a result of our healthcare system based on the wrong value proposition, we have Democrats and Republicans pushing the country into an obviously insane shutdown over healthcare.…


Thousands of Stories of Hope: One Barrier and How We Can Overcome It

The pendulum that has swung too far toward allowing individuals and small groups to have disproportionate influence needs to be halted and pushed back.


Forming the Renaissance Preparation Committee

Distributed power eschews the castle’s illusion of fortitude for the invincibility of the Hydra. With tech-driven magic, it moves forward without a central system of absolute…


Those Who Nominate Dictate

Is there any system more ripe for revamping and reevaluation through a distributed power paradigm than US politics and the tiny, wealthy group of Americans fueling the machine…


Debt and Taxes: Symptoms of Our Core Problem

Until we deal with this problem, which is deeply entrenched in our election finance system, our government will continue to borrow and tax us to serve its short-term interests…


Bypassing the Organized Dysfunction

Until reforms like transparent financing and open primaries are implemented, we are left with two choices. One is to wallow in the tragedy of the dysfunction, which too many of us…


“I Paddle with the Fish”

You never know what you will say on television until the red light atop the camera clicks on and the words start coming out.


Elon Musk Needs Lyle Lanley

The Hyperloop is a name that intrigues, but, no matter how cool that name is, Tesla founder Elon Muske is going to need something to sell his idea.


Bezos: We need to experiment

We should applaud the courage and willingness to risk reinventing what is practically a national institute. Bezos and Co. will not only shake up the Post, but the incessantly…


Kale: It Does a Body Good

It seems that Hollywood is finally catching up to Dr. Jeffery Spees, my good buddy, stem cell research scientist, and the creator of the Kale Hero Smoothie.


Building a New Set of Maps

Austin is home to some of our nation's great creative doers who are drawing new maps and rewriting the rules of everything from art to business. And taking part in the long form,…


Embracing the Culture of Experimentation

Evolution lies in deciding not just to act, but to do so in a visible and integrity-driven manner in an environment laden with choices—some good and many bad, These choices and…


Show Don’t Tell

This week, the former global head of training and command for the U.S. Marine Corps, Major General Melvin Spiese partnered with us to lead a veteran-led incubator targeting food…


Life After Cable News: A Visit from The Daily Show

Al Madrigal questions Dylan about leaving cable news for the less angry world of hydroponic farming.


Marine Corps General Partners with Dylan Ratigan to Lead Veteran Job Incubator

May 21, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Veteran Job Corps, a solutions based, job incubator for military veterans, announced today that Major General Melvin Spiese will be the Executive…


The Daily Beast: Dylan Ratigan’s Veterans Job Corps Kicks Off, With Marine Power

With the Marines’ former top trainer on board, the ex-newsman’s venture into sustainable farming and changing prospects for returning U.S. military launches today.


The Woodstock of Capitalism

Every year on this day, tens of thousands of people make the pilgrimage to Omaha, Nebraska to hear two of the worlds richest men discuss everything from cultural trends, to love…


Comfort with Discomfort

“Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes a fire.” The first line in “Antifragile” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Shine Light

You want to know what is going on in Boston after the attacks on the town’s storied marathon? Check out this message from my friend, former Marine Captain Ryan McGill. He’s a…


Ending Our Incarceration Nation

In life there are some clear paths that we can walk down today to reach a better place, while others are less clear, dangerous even, yet no less important for us to travel.


Solve for Food, Solve for America, Solve for Yourself

Washington D.C. is a strange place to be seized by the idea that America’s strength rests in small communities and that this strength is powered by our connection to food.


Mr. and Mrs. Archipley Go to Washington

Colin and Karen Archipley will visit the White House this week to help First Lady Obama and a group of elementary kids to plant the White House's organic garden.


HuffPost Live: Vets on the Farm

Every problem is a job.


When A Can-Do Nation Meets A Won’t Do Government

When faced with a crisis that will not be met easily, don't wait for someone else to do it for you. Out here in California, there is a culture that is impatient and unwilling to…


Washington is ‘more corrupt than it’s ever been’

Cenk Uygur and Dylan talk about Washington’s continued inability to get anything done in Congress, even when polls clearly show that’s American citizens want.


Marijuana and hydroponic organic farming

Dylan thanks Tommy Chong and marijuana growers everywhere for making hydroponics mainstream.


The Greatest Generation

I spent years taking inventory of the myriad of problems facing our country – from our food deserts, toxic energy systems, crumbling infrastructure, to our disastrous health…


“Green Giant”

It was great to share a Kale Green Smoothie with my former colleague, Martin Bashir.


Dylan prepares the “ArchisAcres Kale Hero Salad” on The Chew

Dylan makes the “ArchisAcres Kale Hero Salad” on The Chew.


In the Fields at Archi’s Acres

Archi’s Acres and VSAT are the result of two passions shared by two passionate Americans. Through their farm, Colin and Karen Archipley have found a way to support sustainable…


Kale Hero

Not to go all Joseph Campbell on you, but in order to heal ourselves I think we need to change some pieces of our national mythology.


Archi’s Acres: Cast of Characters

I find myself blessed to realize my role in an amazing drama as it unfolds and perhaps nothing is more amazing than the cast of fellow characters sharing the stage and forcing me…


Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is

After 780 hours of political cable news, 6000 hours of live financial television, 45 cities, 2 national jobs tours, 277,963 signatures to amend The Constitution, 245 pages of book…


Whole Foods: Love Local Heroes

When you first meet Colin, you can’t help but wonder how a guy this tall was able to find cover in the intense fighting he waded through in the invasion of Iraq, the Battle of…


Meet My Best Teachers

I am an advocate of all cultures that learn, teach, model and show how to get more abundant supplies of food, energy, learning and health along with cultures that cultivate access…


Why You Need to Fail by Derek Sivers

Entrepreneur Derek Sivers discusses the importance of failure - for effective learning, growth mindset, and quality through experimentation.


The Journey of a Lifetime

Setting out on a journey bigger than yourself, or a quest to define yourself; to find the truth for you, whatever that may be. Gideon Lewis-Kraus, author of, A Sense of…


Opposites Attract? Not in Today’s America

Joe Costello comes on the show today to discuss his new book Of By For: The New Politics of Money, Debt, and Democracy to discuss how the extreme partisanship of American…


What the Fazaka?!

By now, many of you have heard the news about my departure from MSNBC. Allow me the chance to share with you the context in which this story broke and how quickly and…


Phil Griffin’s Announcement to MSNBC

My time as part of the MSNBC family has been marked by a profound sense of support, professionalism, and respect. I would be remiss if I did not thank the network for an…


Honoris Causa

It is with admiration for your dedication to economic justice and your commitment to create fairness for all who seek the American dream that Union College presents you with an…


BEYOND TALK

I left a fifteen year career in financial journalism amid the crisis of 2008. I did this to join the traditional cable news ranks with a clear goal of revealing the ruthless truth…


Pot of Gold: Union College Class of 2012 Commencement Speech

I’d like to thank President Ainlay and Mrs. Judith Gardner Ainlay for hosting me and for their gracious hospitality. I’d also like to thank Mr. Mark Walsh, Chairman of the Union…


It’s the Culture

Through our 30 Million Jobs Tour, we began to discover a community that was driven not by the rules of the traditional system, but rather one that was focused on getting more for…


Go To Jail and Stay There

America's ever-growing prison-industrial complex has given rise to one of the largest incarcerated populations in the world. According to a new study by the Pew Center, the…


It Ain’t Easy Going Green

Our Congress is trying to intervene against the Pentagon to prevent the military, which wants to go green, from doing it. Bob Deans from the National Resources Defense Council…


Oh, the Udacity!

Meet Sebastian Thrun, an education pioneer with the ambitious goal of democratizing education altogether. The professor has been working to bring advanced education to the masses…


The Debt Bomb with Sen. Tom Coburn

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), in his new book, accuses both parties of hypocrisy and failed leadership in dealing with the country’s mounting debt problems.


The Empire State Building’s Energy Efficient Facelift

Who says you can't learn new tricks in your golden years? At 80 years old, the Empire State Building is already one of the world's tallest buildings, and now reinventing itself to…


Guests and Topics for Wednesday, May 30 2012

A great lineup today: Professor Bill Black will be here -- why has Black been "Blacklisted" from an upcoming derivatives briefing to members of Congress? We'll also hear about…


Obama Awards 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom

In an afternoon ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama will awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom to thirteen winners. Here's the full list of awardees this year.


Guests and Topics for Tuesday, May 29th

On the show today: Matt Miller will guest host from Burbank. We'll learn about the latest news from Syria as violence gets worse there -- what is the international community…


Sustainability = Security: The Next Mission for America’s Vets

This Memorial Day weekend, we are focusing on the next mission facing our war heroes. We all know our service members and returning vets are committed to our national security --…


Guests and Topics for Thursday, May 24th 2012

On the show today: We'll talk with Senator Bernie Sanders on JP Morgan's multibillion dollar trading loss, and a new bill that could reinstitute capital requirements, and separate…


Guests and Topics for Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Here's what we're working on for Wednesday's show: hotspotting jobs and how geography can play a huge role in finding great unemployment. Imogen Lloyd Webber, Jonathan Capehart…


Guests and Topics for Friday, May 18th 2012

Good Friday! Here's our lineup for the last show of the week from sunny California: we'll be talking to Mike Mayo on the latest on JP Morgan, and our Friday Megapanel of Rob…


Guests and Topics for Thursday, May 17th

Here's what's coming up on today's edition of The Dylan Ratigan Show.


Tim Harford: Admitting Failure as the First Step to Success

Collective collaboration -- or solving problems together -- is something that we've been talking a lot about on the show over the last few months. We spoke to FT's Tim Harford…


Guests and Topics for Wednesday May 16, 2012

Dylan hit the road this week to talk to vets and entrepreneurs about creating 30 Million Jobs -- we'll get an update on some of the exciting things that are happening in…


Guests and Topics for Tuesday, May 15 2012

Dylan is on assignment today at Camp Pendelton with the Transition Assistance Program Director, working with some some amazing veteran entrepreneurs. We'll bring you their story…


Blodget: Big banks are ‘kids playing with dynamite’

JP Morgan CEO Jaime Dimon would have us all believe that his banks' $2 billion trading loss was "just a stupid mistake." But Henry Blodget (@hblodget), CEO and Editor-in Chief…


Guests and Topics for Monday, May 14 2012

Dylan is on the West Coast today -- we'll be talking about Occupy Graduation and student debt, talk to Michael Shermer from the Skeptics Society about "believers" vs.…


Kass’ Couch: Are You Drowning in Cable News?

We brought in our in-house therapist, Noah Kass, to tell us what to do when you feel inundated with the 24 hour news cycle. Between cable television, Twitter, and being at a…


Guests and Topics for Thursday, May 10th

We'll find out about the new jobs program for vets being pushed by the entertainment industry called "Got Your Six," hear from an author who spent months researching American…


Putting America’s College Grads to Work: AmeriCorps and Our Time

3.4 million college students will become college graduates this month -- and we all know the type of economy they're going to enter. Matthew Segal of OurTime is pushing public…


Guests and Topics for Wednesday May 9th, 2012

As we learn more about the sophistication of the al Qaeda bomb-maker, technology to discover it during screening already exists -- so why is it sitting in a warehouse in Texas?…


David Goodfriend: Let’s Be Honest — We Need to Reform Our Tax Code

Here's David Goodfriend's rant on reforming our tax code -- he says the first step is to really look at the numbers, and be honest about what's going on.


Guests and Topics for Tuesday, May 8 2012

We'll be talking the big issues of student debt and marriage equality -- and we'll talk to one show regular who has a surprisingly optimistic assessment of the economic impact of…


The Often Overlooked Jellyfish: Inspiring Innovation at Caltech

Most people think of jellyfish and think of them as something that can quickly ruin a good trip to the beach -- but what if those odd little creatures held some secrets to energy…


Guests and Topics for Monday, May 7th 2012

We'll take a look at what the French election results mean for the EU and the global economy, talk about the Senate's vote on lower rates for student loans, and see how jellyfish…


Guests and Topics for Friday, May 4th 2012

From taking a look behind the jobs numbers to spotlighting a unique startup that's actually creating jobs... great ones! And, don't miss Toure turning the tables on Dylan at the…


Deadline Looms on Bill for More Fair Elections in New York State

The 2012 Fair Elections Act has been introduced in Albany -- the goal is to level the playing field by breaking the so-called "message monopoly" currently enjoyed by the…


Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial and Error for Business, Politics and Society

We need a new "culture of experimentation" in our country -- admitting that we don't know everything, we can't always predict outcomes, and we're willing to learn things that we…


Guests and Topics for Wednesday, May 2 2012

We're devoting the first half of our show to a single number -- 2024. That's the year that we're expected (sidenote: expected) to be finally out of Afghanistan. We'll talk about…


Lest We Forget: The Lasting Effects of the Financial Crisis

We spoke to Dennis Kelleher, the President & CEO of Better Markets, a nonprofit that promotes the public interest in the US and global financial markets. He says the big banks…


“You Can’t Arrest a Song”: Musician and Activist Tom Morello on Occupy Guitarmy

Today on May 1st, Guitarist and activist Tom Morello is enlisting the help of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of musicians in Bryant Park today to take part in Occupy Guitarmy --…


Guests and Topics for Monday, April 30 2012

From the security of America's power grid to a look at tomorrow's May Day General Strikes planned by Occupy Wall Street, here's what's coming up on today's Dylan Ratigan Show.


A Time to Heal: Repairing America’s Relationship with Young Black Men

Here on The Dylan Ratigan Show, we're trying to change the relationship between young black men and America. That means starting the conversation our country, more often than…


Guests and Topics for Friday, April 27 2012

On the show today, we'll be doing a special two-part look at race, prisons and how together we can heal a very fractured system. We’re going to lead today’s conversation with…


Guests and Topics for Thursday April 26, 2012

We kicked off our 30 Million Jobs tour highlight how large our economic problems are, and also to showcase people who, through innovation and shared networks, are trying to turn…


New York’s Next Great Park Might Be Underground

Two New York-based architects plan to convert convert an old trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street into an incredible subterranean public park. We take a look at their plans,…


Will Romney’s VP pick be a game changer?

The Show's Mega Panel discuss Mitt Romney's potential vice presidential running mates and whether or not his pick will give him an edge come November.


Ron Paul video game expected mid-June

The DR show discusses the Ron Paul video game, and the supporter who set out to "make liberty sexy."


Military Condemns Posing Soldiers, Support for War Falls to Record Low

Dylan and guests, Afghan war veteran Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer and Iraq war veteran Jon Soltz, react to photos released by an unnamed U.S. soldier that exposes US and Afghan troops…


The Fight To End Global Poverty

More than $200 billion is donated by individuals in the U.S. a year to charity, but nearly half of the world’s population still lives in poverty. Yale economics professor Dean…


Goodfriend: ‘Americans are dead because of what the NRA has done’

Democratic strategist David Goodfriend says that the National Rifle Association has a lot to answer for, and blaming the media isn’t going to help.


Government misbehavior angers, embarrasses

The show’s mega panel discuss the Secret Service sex scandal and the details of that investigation. The panel also reviews the second day of hearings into the GSA’s misuse of…


‘Laughter’ and jokes fill Fed transcripts

More details from the transcripts detailing what happened inside the Fed during the financial crisis, and talks with Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., about the revolving door…


State AGs demand action to help struggling homeowners

Eleven state attorneys generals are demanding that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do more to help struggling homeowners write down their debts and keep their homes. Dylan discusses…


Fed Docs and The Revolving Door

Months after requesting the transcripts detailing what happened inside the Fed during the financial crisis, the Dylan Ratigan Show reveals the information they received, and…


You had me at hello: How phrasing affects memorability

Cornell researchers took short, memorable lines from around 1,000 movies and compared them against other lines of a similar length spoken by the same character at about the same…


FOMC Transcripts from 2007-2010

As promised, here are the transcripts of certain internal Federal Reserve meetings from 2007-2010, specifically, the meetings where their top officials planned their response to…


Is The Federal Reserve Coming Clean?

As I told you on Friday, the Huffington Post and the Dylan Ratigan Show got some significant internal documents from the Federal Reserve. We'll be releasing them at 4pm on my…


Robots re-create ancient-era life forms

Vassar College professor John Long, author of “Darwin’s Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us About The History of Life and The Future of Technology,” talks about how he’s…


Guests for Thursday April 12

A BLOCK: Zimmerman/Martin Case: Part One: Efforting Kerry Sanders (Sanford, FL) Part Two: Jami Floyd, Attorney & Managing Editor, Global Game World Report (30 Rock) + Jeff…


Instagram’s sale of you to Facebook

The Nation’s Ari Melber’s “Daily Rant” focuses on Facebook’s billion-dollar purchase of the photo sharing service Instagram, and the backlash to the business move as users are now…


Guests and Topics for Wednesday April 11

Guests and Topics for today's show, Wednesday April 11, 2012


Inside North Korea with Richard Engel

Richard Engel reports from inside North Korea as the country prepares to launch a long-range missile that many speculate will lead the way for a nuclear weapons test.


Santorum Suspends His Presidential Campaign

The Mega-Panel - Karen Finney, Susan Del Percio, and Jimmy Williams – discuss the end of Rick Santorum’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination and the rhetoric from…


Spend Less, Get More: The Best Solution for Any Health Network

Hot-spotting: a great idea that is starting to spread. On The Dylan Ratigan Show, we had the chance to hear how the use of hot-spotting has one union identify major cost savings…


Doing Better: Guests and Topics for Monday April 9, 2012

On this extremely spring-like Monday, we have a bit of a theme show for your today -- things getting done better, from the world-wide nation state system to Washington, health…


Two Sets of Rules: The New Jim Crow and Our Disturbing “Prison Problem”

We've been thinking a lot about the wide-ranging issue of "two sets of rules" in America -- rules that are inherently beneficial to one part of the populace over another. Perhaps…


The Accordion Family: Why Are Young Americans Moving Back Home?

"Leaving the Nest." It's a term most parents are happy to say once they proudly send their kids out the door and into the world when they head off to college. So why are so many…


Guests and Topics for Friday April 6, 2012

From the jobs report to an NFL defensive coordinator caught on tape, here's what we have brewing on the DR Show today.


Stuff We Love: Jeremy Wade and River Monsters! (And our Caption Contest Winner)

Dylan is not afraid to admit it: his favorite show on television is Animal Planet's River Monsters, hosted by Jeremy Wade. We had him on set yesterday, and you contributed some…


Simon Johnson: The Myths of America’s Debt Woes

Economist Simon Johnson is busting debt myths in his new book, "White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You." He says when it comes to…


Guests and Topics for Wednesday, April 4 2012

Poke it with a stick... is the Santorum campaign done, finished, kaput? We'll talk hear from MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter. Then, economist Simon Johnson stops by to…


The Interrupters: Tackling Everyday Problems with Community-Based Solutions

At the DR Show, we LOVE community-based solutions to problems. Why? Because when you take actions with people you know on issues that directly affect your neighborhood, your kids'…


UPDATED: Guests and Topics for Tuesday, April 3 2012

Coming up on the show today: we'll be following breaking news on today's outbreak of tornadoes in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. We'll also preview tonight's primaries, and talk to…


Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The Invention of Tomorrow is Absent Today”

Renowned astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planitarium Neil deGrasse Tyson is calling for a major rethinking and reinvestment -- not only for America's space program, but…


‘The Island President’: Former Maldives Leader Takes On Climate Change

If the islands that you grew up on were, inch by inch, being swallowed up by a rising ocean, what would you do? If you’re anything like former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed,…


Book Event: Wednesday April 4th, Barnes and Noble in Paramus, NJ

Dylan will be at the Barnes and Noble in Paramus, NJ on Wednesday night to talk "Greedy Bastards," the need to create 30 Million Jobs, and how we can create a better, more…


Guests and Topics for Monday, April 2 2012

Today on the show: We'll be talking about the role of independents in the GOP race with Gov. Gary Johnson, hear from one of the world's most acclaimed astrophysicists, and take a…


Guests and Topics for Friday, March 30th 2012

Looks like we made it! Here's what's happening on Friday's show -- we'll look at Megamillions madness sweeping the country, with some good advice on what to do if your office…


Advice on Advice: How to Stop Talking and Start Listening, with Noah Kass

In this turn on Kass' Couch, we take a look at something that we may not actually reflect on enough -- how we engage with others when they ask for our help.


The Big Story: Why Oil Wars are Bad for America

We need a real debate about more efficient, lower-cost energy that doesn't tie us to the fates of other countries. Our troops also need a new mission when they come home from…


Guests and Topics for Thursday, March 29 2012

The President is talking tough on ending oil subsidies -- but will anyone actually listen and support real innovation to solve our energy crisis? NYC Public Advocate Bill De…


Guests and Topics for Wednesday, March 28 2012

Now, or should we say in about three months, it's decision time on the health care law. We've heard from the justices, and today, it's the lawyers turn -- we'll talk to Savannah…


Guests and Topics for March 27, 2012

On today's show, we've got Ari Melber in the host seat, breaking down the latest out of the Supreme Court oral arguments. We'll hear from Mike Sacks, Supreme Court correspondent…


AUDIO: Listen to Day 2 of the Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Full audio and transcript of day 2 of the Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court have been released. Ari Melber, Mike Sacks of the Huffington Post and NBC News Justice Correspondent…


Paging Dr. Smartphone: Could Digital Advancements Lead to a Medical Revolution?

We have smartphones and tablets that already go with us everywhere. Why aren't we using them to keep us healthier, and communicate more effectively with our physicians? Dr. Eric…


Keli’s Comment: Racial Profiling in America

Keli Goff (@KeliGoff) contributed this daily rant on Trayvon Martin and racial profiling in America on Monday's show. Take a look if you missed it.


Guests and Topics for Monday, March 26 2012

All eyes today (and this week) are on the Supreme Court as oral arguments over President Obama's health care law continue. We'll talk to Pete Williams and Texas AG Greg Abbott…


From the Vault: Ron Suskind: “This is a Crossroads Moment in America”

What happened behind closed doors in Washington when the financial crisis hit? Ron Suskind joins us to talk about his book "Confidence Men."


Guests and Topics for Friday, March 23 2012

Health Care heads to the Supreme Court -- it is time to finally let cameras in the courtroom? The Friday Megapanel of Ari Melber, Krystal Ball and Ari Berman are here, and…


Mini Essays Pour In: “Are America’s Best Days Behind Us?”

"Are America’s best days behind us?" We asked this question earlier this week when we had the author of "Why Nations Fail" on the show. Your essays poured in -- here's what…


Guests and Topics for Thursday, March 22 2012

The U.S. plans to keep a significant combat presence there next year, despite growing public concerns about the impact of multiple redeployments on the mental health of our…


Vijay Vaitheeswaran: Will America Participate in the “Networked Future of Innovation?”

In his new book, Need, Speed, and Greed, Vijay Vaitheeswaran, the award-winning China Business & Finance Editor for The Economist, offers his perspective on innovation that is…


From The Vault: Umair Haque: Redefining How We Measure Economic Growth

A conversation with economist Umair Haque on why business as we know it has reached a state of diminishing returns -- though we work harder and harder, we never seem to get…


Guests and Topics for Wednesday, March 21 2012

Coming up on the show today -- we'll break down Romney's Illinois win, hear from Jonathan Capehart, Rob Cox, and Imogen Lloyd Webber. Then a chat with economist Vijay…


Guests and Topics for Tuesday, March 20 2012

The Tuesday Megapanel (Susan, Karen and Jimmy) are here. We'll talk about a new kind of bracketology (tax brackets, anyone?) and hear from a Pulitzer-prize winning author who has…


UPDATED: Mini Essay Contest: America’s Best Days Behind Us?

We're running a mini essay contest about one big question: Are America's best days behind us? Send us your answers, and you could win a copy of "Why Nations Fail," out Tuesday…


Guests and Topics for Monday, March 19th 2012

On the show today: Matt Miller hosts from Burbank. Sam Seder, Imogen Lloyd Webber and Tim Carney will be in NYC. We'll talk an MIT economist about his new book on "Why Nations…


From the Vault: Yves Smith on How Banks Extract from the Economy

Greedy Bastards like to call themselves capitalists, but what they're actually doing is the exact opposite: it's extractionism.


Guests and Topics for Friday, March 16, 2012

Dylan's out on the West Coast today heading into his appearance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. Here's what we've got lined up for you today:


Inventor Dean Kamen at SXSW: Reigniting a Culture of Experimentation and Entrepreneurship

We had the chance to ask inventor and innovator Dean Kamen about strategies American can employ to reignite a culture of passion for developing new technologies. Let's just say…


Tune in Tonight! Dylan on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” 10PM on HBO

Dylan has escaped New York (again!) and is on the West Coast today, doing the show from NBC in Burbank. Why the California trip? Dylan will be on Real Time with Bill Maher…


Guests and Topics for Thursday, March 15 2012

Here's who is coming up on the Thursday, March 15th edition of the show:


Guests and Topics for Wednesday March 14, 2012

We'll talk to Matt Taibbi, Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone Magazine. We'll get his take on the op-ed heard 'round the world this morning, the Goldman Sachs exec who quit,…


Rethinking Philanthropy at SXSWi: Philanthrogeeks & “The Awesome Foundation”

The sun came out in Austin and we headed down to Lambert’s BBQ to find out “just what is a philanthrogeek?”


David Goodfriend’s Daily Rant: Big Oil & Shameless Profiteering

David Goodfriend is outraged about sky high gas prices. He puts the blame at the feet of the oil industry in today's Daily Rant.


“Quiet” Power: How Introverts Can Survive (and Thrive!) In a Networked World

In the world of American business, we do a good job at rewarding those who are the loudest -- people who are dominant in the boardroom, who command attention at meetings, are…


Guests and Topics for Tuesday, March 13 2012

On today's show, we'll dig into predictions for tonight's primaries in Mississippi and Alabama, and hear about the latest out of Afghanistan. Also, as we start looking at…


Ron Adner: Reconfiguring Ecoystems To Make Good Ideas Happen

Have a good idea? If there's not a network around it, it's probably going to fail -- no matter how brilliant the idea is. In this segment, author Ron Adner and Dylan discuss how…


Guests and Topics for Monday, March 12 2012

Dylan Ratigan is off today, and Ari Melber guest hosts. We'll talk about the shooting rampage by an American soldier in Afghanistan, and learn about a new documentary about the…


POSTPONED: Dylan at Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ

This event (originally scheduled for Monday, March 12th) is being postponed. We'll let you know as soon as it it rescheduled -- sometime over the next few weeks! Our sincere…


Guests and Topics for Friday March 9, 2012

We'll kick off today's show with a discussion on the meanings behind the latest jobs report, and why good ideas sometimes aren't enough: that we have to understand how innovation…


Will the JOBS Act Open the Door to Better Networks for Investment?

During today’s Megapanel we had a debate on the just-freshly-passed JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startup) Act. The act was hailed as a bi-partisan effort meant to help small…


Hogan Gorman: From Waitress to Hospital Bed (With No Health Insurance!)

If you're young and healthy, you might take a gamble and decide not to shell out your limited, hard-earned cash for health insurance -- but what happens when, well, something…


Guests and Topics for Thursday March 8, 2012

We'll talk about the latest on the nuclear question with Iran -- we'll be joined by NBC News' Richard Engel. Then, could America actually deal with higher gas prices? Dan Gross…


When Politics Rewards Extremes, How Do We Get the Debate We Deserve?

You've told us about your frustration with the quality of the GOP debates and stump speeches over the last few weeks. Real issues aren't being addressed, and the clock is ticking…


Super Tuesday Wrapup: Guests and Topics for Wednesday March 7, 2012

We're kicking off today with a Super Tuesday wrapup with Jim VandeHei of POLITICO and Michael Hirsh of the National Journal. Also on the show today: David Rothkopf, Mary Dudziak…


While the GOP Feuds, America Looks for “One Way Forward”: A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig

In a fascinating discussion on money, politics, and the growth of organic political reform movements in America over the last few years, Dylan talks with Harvard professor, author…


Super Tuesday Spectacular: Guests and Topics for Tuesday March 6, 2012

Today's show is all about survival: Surviving Super Tuesday (fairly easy, although tiring). Surviving and pulling our country out of this financial crisis (a bit more…


Are Forces in the U.S. Driving Towards (Some) Abundance in the Future?

With the level of potential energy and risk in the this country equally at odds, which one will win out -- abundance or scarcity?


Guests and Topics for Monday, March 3 2012

We'll talk about President Obama's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and his Iran-focused speech at AIPAC. Then, a discussion on whether or not America's "state of…


Guests and Topics for Friday, March 2 2012

It's Friday, and Matt Miller is guest hosting -- we'll talk to Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer, our Friday Megapanel of Guy Benson, Krystal Ball and Toure, as well as hear…


Peter Kiernan and “Becoming China’s Bitch”: How America Lost Momentum, And How We’ll Get it Back

Our most pressing national problems are ignored, our leaders are polarized, and artisan gamesmanship is destroying our ability to govern. In his new book Becoming China's Bitch:…


Guests and Topics for Thursday March 1st, 2012

We'll talk about the future of our relationship with China, how America can create more engineering and tech jobs, and examine some of the big problems with our retirement system.…


The Daily Rant with Ari Melber: Don’t Buy the Hype on the GOP Race

Do you ever get the feeling that presidential campaign coverage sounds too much like the roll-out of a new product? Ari Melber takes on the media's approach to covering the…


A “Primary Post-Mortem” on Michigan and Arizona with Gov. Ed Rendell

We had the chance to talk to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell about the problems with our primaries, and whether or not America is getting the "debate it deserves."


Noam Scheiber’s “The Escape Artists: How Obama’s Team Fumbled the Recovery”

The following is an excerpt from Noam Scheiber’s new book, The Escape Artists: How Obama’s Team Fumbled the Recovery -- this part focuses on the role of U.S. Treasury Secretary…


Guests and Topics for Wednesday, February 29 2012

Romney's win was a big one last night, but will the momentum continue into Super Tuesday? Noam Scheiber joins us to talk about his new book, and we'll hear from a university dean…


Jonathan Alter & Dylan: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

Today's a Tuesday in the primary election calendar with contests in Arizona and Michigan. What we want to do today is ask one question -- where have all the leaders gone?


NYC Public Advocate Bill De Blasio: “I’ll Lead Protests In Front of the SEC If That’s What It Takes”

NYC Public Advocate Bill De Blasio outlines how the SEC could force disclosure of political spending by all publicly traded companies, with one simple rule change. So, we ask --…


Guests and Topics for Tuesday February 28, 2012

Bill de Blasio, Dave Walker, and the Megapanel all turn their eyes on the Michigan and Arizona primaries, as well as corporate spending in elections. How will this impact a…


Mark Meckler: “We Have to Get Rid of Labels Like Left and Right”

Is it time to get rid of labels like left, right, conservative and liberal? Author Mark Meckler says we have to erase party lines and look for a broader agenda for finding…


Guests and Topics for Monday February 27, 2012

It's a big lineup for Monday, : Dylan will be talking with Eliot Spitzer, Mark Meckler on the future of the Tea Party, a discussion on rising interest rates for student loans, and…


Topics and Guests for February 24, 2012 @ University of Chicago

Here are guests and topics for our February 24, 2012 show at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Tour Diary: The DR Show in Columbus, OH and The Ohio State University

After kicking off the college tour leg of our 30 Million Jobs campaign in Lexington, we made our way to the great city of Columbus, Ohio. Here's what we did while we were there.


Tour Diary: 30 Million Jobs comes to Lexington, KY & University of Kentucky

Yesterday was the first stop on the 30 Million Jobs college tour, and we were lucky enough to be hosted by the University of Kentucky. Here's what else we did when we


30 Million Jobs Tour Heads to College: What’s Your Experiment?

Dylan wants to inspire all of us to experiment with our lives, the way that America itself is an experiment in forming a more perfect union. Here’s what we’re going to have to do…


Chris Meyer: Is Capitalism an Adaptive System?

For half a century, Western nations have held the crown of "economic superpowers." As we all know, that's been in transition lately. Dylan talks to author Christopher Meyer about…


VIDEO: The Fight to Help Drowning Students

As college tuition skyrockets, more and more students are taking out loans and sinking further into debt. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) discusses new legislation that would lock in…


Guests and Topics for Presidents Day! February 20, 2012

Happy Presidents day to everyone -- whether you're working or not, we hope you're having a good one (or at least sneaking out of the office an hour or two early.) Here's what's…


The Scale of the Problem

On the blog Calculated Risk, Bill McBride had a reasonable post criticizing my article that I co-authored with Eliot Spitzer. Here's our response.


“Summon the Experiments!” Ratigan Tells Jimmy Fallon

Dylan visits the new king of late-night, NBC's Jimmy Fallon, to show an American-made lightbulb that lasts for 30 years and is 90% efficient.


The Financial Renegade by Michael Hirsh

"...he’s more in the mold of Martin Luther, a renegade priest on a holy mission to save capitalism from the corruption of its body and soul."


Guests and Topics for February 16, 2012

Here's what's coming up on the February 16 edition of The Dylan Ratigan Show.


Mike Mayo Calls for the 100%, Asks Citi Chief Richard Parsons to Resign

Banking analyst Mike Mayo talks about our rigged financial system, our need for accountability on Wall Street, and suggests a major change at one of the top financial firms.


30 Million Jobs Tour Stop By WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show”

Dylan stops by WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss The 30 Million Jobs tour and people who are creating innovative jobs around the country.


Dylan Talks “Greedy Bastards” on Overheard with Evan Smith

Dylan talks "Greedy Bastards" and the economy with Evan Smith, host of the fantastic longform interview show Overheard with Evan Smith, on PBS stations nationwide. Here's the full…


Guests and Topics for February 15, 2012

Here's a look at what is coming up on an exciting day on The Dylan Ratigan Show.


The Lost Generation: How America’s Youth Are Being Left Behind

A new PEW research poll reveals that 40% of Americans acknowledge it is our young people who are bearing the brunt of our economic failings. They are, after all, going to be…


Guests and Topics for February 14, 2012

Here's what is coming up on The Dylan Ratigan Show on this Valentine's Day, 2012! Plenty of love for our viewers, but no love lost for the state of politics in our country.


WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show Wants to Know — Is War Inevitable?

Our friends at WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show have launched a series called End of War. They'll be leading several big conversations on the show over the next few months about whether…


The Walking Dead: Voter Fraud in America

Our electoral system is in need of serious reforms, but politically protected congressmen and women have little reason to fight for these reforms. They continue to be bought off…


Ben and Jerry Launch “Get the Dough Out of Politics”

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry's, stop by to talk about the launch of their new campaign "Get the Dough Out of Politics."


Congress: An Inside Job

Rep. Spencer Bachus, chair of the House Financial Services Committee, is under investigation for insider trading. is this an isolated case or the tip of the iceberg when it comes…


Guests and Topics for Monday, February 13

The 30 Million Jobs tour lands back in New York for a brief spell, but the quest to get money out of politics never takes a break.


Ending the Stranglehold of the Prison Industrial Complex on America

In order to keep this drug war alive, we are paying an astronomical price. Dylan is joined by Criminologist David Kennedy, former NAACP director Ben Chavis, and Russell Simmons,…


Liz Perez & John Hofmeister: Matching vets with clean energy jobs

Dylan brings together Navy vet Liz Perez, founder of GC Green, and former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister to discuss matching problems and people to create solutions and jobs…


On the Mortgage Settlement: There Is No Political Solution to a Math Problem

This week officials from the Obama administration, the banking regulators, and state Attorney Generals announced a settlement of claims stemming from the financial crisis.


“Two Sets of Rules Is Not Good for America”: Dylan’s Interview with Curtis Sliwa

Dylan and NY radio host Curtis Sliwa talk about the existence of two sets of rules in our economy.


South by Southwest: Putting Austin on the Map

25 years ago, Austin very few people were talking about Austin outside of Texas -- but because of the South by Southwest festival, the landscape of this town has been changed…


Unleash American Innovation – Restore Price Integrity to the Energy Market

Two of the greatest challenges facing our country -- no matter who is in the White House -- is America's lack of energy independence and our gross energy inefficiency. Here's…


Guests and Topics for February 8, 2012

We've rolled our 30 Million Jobs tour into Austin, Texas -- a hotspot of innovation and creativity in the middle of the American heartland. Here's what's coming up on the show.


Guests and Topics for Tuesday, February 7 2012

From the latest out of Iran and Syria to a fascinating discussion with Prof. Bill Black, here's what's coming up on the show today.


The Greedy Bastards Antidote to Rigged Energy

Government assistance distorts the price of fossil fuels, making them artificially cheaper. But those direct subsidies are nothing compared to the enormous costs the public…


Dylan Ratigan’s 6 favorite books

The passionately anti-"bankster" MSNBC host recommends authors who propose solutions for how Americans can improve their lives and nation.


Guests and Topics for Monday February 6, 2012

From the mortgage settlement with Beau Biden to the latest on the violence out of Syria, here's what's coming up on today's Dylan Ratigan Show.


DC Book Party at PJ Clarke’s, Sponsored by The Week

Big thanks to everyone from The Week who put on our Greedy Bastards party at PJ Clarkes in DC! Here are some fun behind the scenes photos from the party.


Is US democracy being bought and sold?

How we have been making decisions as a country is fundamentally broken. Dylan speaks with Buddy Roemer on Aljazeera's The Stream.


Auction 2012: Greedy Bastards and Student Debt

Imagine a product so irresistible that most Americans thought they couldn't live without it. Every President talked of its importance, and it was perceived of as the key to you…


Dylan visits RT’s “The Alyona Show”

Yesterday, Dylan joined "The Alyona Show" on RT to discuss the Greedy Bastards mentality and the people who have given up on creating value for others and rigged the game for…


Auction 2012: How Greedy Bastards Rig Our Trade Rules

Did you know that China controls our food supply? It sounds crazy, but it's true. The food preservative “ascorbic acid”, which is used to preserve nearly all the food that is on…


Auction 2012: The Health Care Racket

The point of seeing a doctor - or being one - should be to improve health. After all, besides your mother or spouse, who do you count on to care about your well-being more than…


Money, Politics and Healthcare: A Conversation with Paul Blumenthal of The Huffington Post

We pay the most in the world for health care, but we're not getting what we pay for. The problem? Money in our political system.


Auction 2012: “Energy Fear Factor” with Dan Froomkin

Whether it's through the subsidy process or the transfer of environmental damage for a country that proclaims a desire for free markets, we can't think of a product that has a…


Guests and Topics for January 31, 2012

It's day two of our Auction 2012 series with the Huffington Post and United Republic -- here's what else is coming up on The Dylan Ratigan Show today.


Florida on Track for Largest Expansion of Private Prisons in America

Lawmakers are fast tracking a bill to privatize 26 Florida prisons to become "for profit," which means that they'll benefit financially from stricter drug laws.


Creating 30 Million Jobs: Rep. Betty Sutton & American Jobs First Initative

The dialogue about the compelling need to reform taxes, trade, and banking to drive a culture of investment in this country so we can create the 30 Million Jobs we need has never…


Auction 2012: The Hidden Costs of Energy

America gets a great deal on a cheap source of energy, but we don't see the costs upfront.


Guests and Topics for Monday January 30, 2012

Here's what's coming up on the January 30 edition of The Dylan Ratigan Show.


Auction 2012: Banking

No money down. A sure thing. No risk loan. Free lunch. Easy money. Can’t lose. If you’ve heard any of those expressions, a Greedy Bastard has tried to sell you something.


Is It Time for a “Great Reset?” with Richard Florida and Umair Haque

Richard Florida of The Atlantic and Umair Haque of the Havas Media Lab discuss the bigger issues around the housing crisis in Florida: how we measure growth in America, and what…


Guests and Topics for Friday, January 27

Here's who is coming up on the Dylan Ratigan Show today!


Start-Up America: An Engine for Growth in a Tough Economy

Startups in the United States are creating millions of jobs. We had the opportunity to talk to two leading business and entrepreneurship experts in Florida -- Susan Amat of The…


Becoming a Healthier Nation: Ending “Fee for Service” Health Care

Dr. Howard Dean and Charlie Kolb discuss why we're spending tons of money on healthcare, but getting no bang for our buck. It all comes down to the "fee for service" model -- but…


Tour Diary: Greedy Bastards at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL

The Greedy Bastards book tour rolls on -- this time, to Books and Books in Coral Gables, FL!


Tour Diary: 30 Million Jobs Tackles Florida Housing Crisis

The 30 Million Jobs tour rolls on, and this week we're in South Florida.  The sunrises in Florida may be goregous, the beaches beautiful, but it's a "paradise in peril."


DE AG Beau Biden: Too Big to Fail Banks Believe the Enforcement Side Is ‘Scared’

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden yesterday said he'd join a Federal task force on investigating the packaging sale of risky mortgages, but that his state would not join a…


Dylan on the “Greedy Bastards” Tour at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club

Take a listen to Dylan's discussion with Quentin Hardy, Deputy Technology Editor of The New York Times.


Dylan on ABC’s The View: “We Have Two Sets of Rules in This Country”

Dylan joined Joy, Elisabeth, Sherri and Barbara on ABC's "The View" yesterday, where he talked about the barriers to an American economic revival. Check out the video here.


Eliot Spitzer & Simon Johnson: Addressing the Foreclosure Crisis

Dylan talks to former New York Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund, MIT's Simon Johnson, about mortgage write…


Guests and Topics for Tuesday, January 24 2012

Here's what's coming up on the January 24th edition of the show.


Ratigan and Spitzer: Mitt Romney’s State of the Union Challenge on the Mortgage Crisis

Finally, a presidential candidate came out and honestly addressed the biggest problem in our economy, the enormous debt overhang in our mortgage market.


David Stockman on Mitt, Newt and Crony Capitalism

Former Ronald Reagan OMB director David Stockman joined us on The Dylan Ratigan Show today to explain explicitly why both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are beneficiaries of what…


Guests and Topics for Monday, January 23

Here's what's coming up on the January 23rd edition of the show.


Tour Diary: Stopping by 7LiveOnline at KGO in San Francisco

On day 1 of the 30 Million Jobs tour, we had the opportunity to visit KGO's fun talk show 7LiveOnline, hosted by Brian Copeland.  Here's the segment, as well as some behind the…


Textbook Entrepreneurship: The DR Show at Chegg!

Chegg: Not only do they have amazingly comfortable egg chairs in their lobby, they're also an incredible company.


Tour Diary: LA to SFO, With a Visit to the Pacific Ocean

We went from LA to SFO and had a pretty amazing day! Check out behind the scenes pics from the Ronn Owens Show, our 30 Million Jobs kickoff show, and the 7LiveOnline Show!


My 30 Million Jobs Tour: Every Problem Is a Job

This week, I'm launching the 30 Million Jobs tour. We're taking the Dylan Ratigan Show on the road, and going all over the country to demonstrate that we are a nation flush with…


If I Can Change, and You Can Change, Everybody Can Change

Rocky Anderson is running for President. He's a former two-term mayor of Salt Lake City and is running under the Justice Party. His main message: get the corrupting influence of…


Dylan at the KPCC/Crawford Family Forum in Los Angeles

We had a great event at KPCC tonight. Missed it? Listen to the convo here!


VIDEO: Russell Simmons and Dr. Ben Chavis on Occupy the Dream

Dr. Ben Chavis and Russell Simmons came on the show to talk about Occupy the Dream events around the country today, as well as the problem with systematic incarceration of…


Stopping by Occupy the Dream in Los Angeles

Occupy the Dream events were held all over the United States on Monday, January 16th. We stopped by the one in Los Angeles.


Show Guests for January 16, 2012

Here's who is coming up on the show today!


Dylan’s Weekly Notes for January 16, 2012

A "haymaker" occurs when separate groups align to deliver one message on a single issue at the same time on the same day. The goal is not to form one group. Instead, the goal is…


Occupy The Dream: The Mathematics of Racism

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, it appears we are a far less prejudiced country than we once were. Yet when we look closer, we find that Greedy…


Michelle Alexander: America’s Prisons & Human Rights

Could it be that one of the biggest human rights issues in the world is right here at home, in America's prisons?


Guests and Topics for January 13, 2012

Here's who is coming on the Dylan Ratigan Show today!


Dropping in on “NOW with Alex Wagner”

We got the chance to stop by NOW with Alex Wagner, a great new show at 12N ET daily on MSNBC. Take a look at some behind the scenes photos from the segment.


Dylan on Morning Joe with Joe, Mika and Willie

Dylan stopped by Morning Joe today to talk about Greedy Bastards. Here's the full segment.


Show Guests for January 12, 2012

Here's what's coming up on the January 12, 2012 edition of The Dylan Ratigan Show.


Banksters and Gangsters with Eliot Spitzer

Believe it or not, there is a good kind of greed, when money is invested to create real wealth, long-term. But that is not what we are doing today.


Veni, Vidi, “V.I.C.I.” Code

The green curtain of money has a stranglehold on Washington, D.C. We are witnessing the fall of an electoral system that promised its power to the people, for the people, and is…


Who Are You Calling a Greedy Bastard?

Our political system is being sold at auction. Legislative policy and regulation is being catered to the highest bidder, and we are witnessing the greatest exodus of wealth and…


Seize Nobility: “Greedy Bastards” at Deepak Homebase with Arianna Huffington

Many thanks to everyone at Deepak Homebase for the incredible discussion last night about Greedy Bastards! In case you missed it, we'll be Livestreaming the event on the web…


Dylan on The Rachel Maddow Show

Dylan visited The Rachel Maddow Show on Monday night. Here's the full interview.


Dylan on the Today Show: U.S. Policies are Removing Money and Jobs from America

Dylan visited the Today Show this morning to talk about the New Hampshire primaries, and why money in politics means that America is not getting the debate it deserves.


Auction 2012: Top 10 Reasons to Get Money Out

I'm profoundly hopeful about where these debates can take us, because I'm not the only one who wants a better way. We all do.


Greedy Bastards for January 9th: Heads Up! Greedy Bastards About to Launch!

We have a huge week coming up -- here's what's happening!


U.S. Jobs Machine Needs a Tune-Up

The White House announced a new jobs initiative today that will create 180,000 youth employment positions during the summer. This is a good start, but what is holding back the…


Are Super PAC’s a Potent Political Force?

It's pretty clear that the winner in Iowa caucuses was not Romney or Santorum, but rather Citizens United and its debut on the presidential election stage.


Ready, Set, Auction! Money in Politics Strikes Again

John Bonifaz joins the show today to discuss getting money out of politics. With the exciting news that New York City has passed its own resolution declaring that corporations…


Ari Melber on the GOP Race: What The Media Got Wrong

Ari Melber stopped by the show to tell us what we should take away from Iowa, debunking a few myths about the political-media machine and the GOP race. Take a look:


Show Posts and Guests for January 4, 2012

Here's what's coming up on the January 4, 2012 edition of The Dylan Ratigan Show!


The Fight to End Corporate Personhood Comes to NYC

New York has taken a stand in the fight against corporate personhood; will they be the last that pledges to reverse Citizens' United? Follow as the New York City Council votes on…


Paradise Lost: The Garden of Democracy

Author Nick Hanauer doesn't believe that capitalism is inherently bad, but rather that it is an essential part of a larger ecosystem that we haven't yet figured out. "Job…


Dylan in the New York Observer: “Dylan Goes Eclectic”

If you haven't seen it yet, Dylan was profiled in the New York Observer today, heading into the launch of Greedy Bastards next week. In it, Dylan talks about where he came from…


Help Wanted: Liars and Crooks; Will Vote For You!

Author Andy Andrews believes that our vote still matters, even as more and more Americans are disenchanted with the supposed "power" of the vote. It isn't about Republican,…


Iowa Hit by $16 Million Ad Blitz: A Look at the Numbers

Over $16 million in ad dollars has been spent heading into the Iowa caucuses. Here's a look at the numbers with Politico's Ken Vogel and Ned Martel of The Washington Post.


Montana Supreme Court: “While corporations have first amendment rights in political speech, they do not have the vote”

The decision by the Montana Supreme Court to uphold the ban on corporate cash in state elections is a stunner. (Have they been watching our show?)


Show Guests and Topics for January 3, 2012

Here's what's coming on on The Dylan Ratigan Show today!


EVENT FULL: Greedy Bastards NYC Event with Dylan, Deepak & Arianna

We're throwing a book party on Tuesday, January 10th in NYC, and you're invited!


From the Vault: Radio Free Dylan with Rep. Ron Paul

Coming out of the IA caucuses and heading to NH, we look back at our podcast with GOP hopeful, Rep. Ron Paul.


Show Guests and Topics for January 2, 2012

Here's what's coming up on the January 2, 2012 edition of The Dylan Ratigan Show.


Show Guests and Topics for December 29, 2011

Here's what's coming up on the December 29, 2011 edition of The Dylan Ratigan Show.


Show Guests and Topics for December 28, 2011

Here's what's coming up on the December 28, 2011 edition of The Dylan Ratigan Show.


Best of 2011: Deepak Chopra on Collective Consciousness

All this week, in no particular order, we'll be revisiting some of our favorite discussions of the year. Here's a great one.


We’re Back! Guests & Topics for December 27, 2011

Here's what's coming up on the December 27th edition of The Dylan Ratigan Show.


Dylan’s Friday Note for December 23, 2011: We Can Choose Our Future

This week I tried to show how we can see our reality and choose our future depending on how we as individuals behave. Our current reality is frightening, but we must be honest in…


Open Thread for Friday, December 23 2011

Here's what's on tap for the Friday, December 23 edition of the show.


Rep. John Yarmuth: “Money Is Speech” Was Tragic For This Country

The chorus for getting money out of politics keeps getting louder by the day. We now have thirteen amendments (all of which you can read at United Republic), but as of December…


House rejects payroll tax stopgap, hardening standoff

From the Great Plains to the Texas panhandle, millions of us are dealing with a pre-winter wallop from mother nature. Meanwhile, in Washington DC our very own bought and paid for…