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Comedian Rick Ramos sits down and talks current theatrical releases and offers suggestions for additional movie watching choices. A film fans dream come true, WatchThis is about the art, beauty, and possibilities of cinema. Each week Ramos discusses the greatest films ever made (including those that you may have missed) as well as the artists that have created these films. He also goes further in discussing how much these films mean to him and how much they will - hopefully - mean to you. Enjoy!
 
The Boxing Esq. Podcast is hosted by Kurt Emhoff, a sports and entertainment attorney and boxing manager based in NYC. Kurt has represented clients in boxing for over 20 years. Kurt's current and former clients include world champions and contenders Cory Spinks, Paulie Malignaggi, Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin, Luis Collazo, Sam Soliman, Kermit Cintron, Derrick Gainer, Travis Simms, Terronn Millett, Peter Manfredo and Dmitriy Salita.
 
To be called a Man is the greatest title one man can give another. Males are born but men are made—forged in the fires of right choices over time. Males and men are different. A man is a breed apart from his male counterpart who masquerade as men but are nothing more than boys with pubic hair. Males talk. Men act. Biology doesn’t make the man. Age doesn’t make the man. Success doesn’t make the man. Money doesn’t make the man. The law doesn’t make the man. A man is as a man does. Is this part ...
 
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Stanley Kubrick's The Shining - Is a Scare Ever Really Just a Scare? On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I sit down to talk one of the great films of Modern Horror Cinema - Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of Stephen King's The Shining (1980). It's important to recognize Stephen King's role in this film. So often Kubrick is given…
 
The U.S presidential election could come down to a handful of states, one of them being Pennsylvania. Republican strategist Sarah Longwell and the state’s democratic lieutenant governor John Fetterman join Christiane Amanpour to discuss what’s at stake. Then, turning to the flare up of violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Armenian Minister of F…
 
Very troubling developments in Nigeria are getting global attention from political heavyweights, football stars and musicians. Activist and renowned rapper Falz joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the situation on the ground. Then, spokesperson for the Republican National Convention Liz Harrington shares her take on the state of the U.S presidenti…
 
Best Selling Author and Keynote Speaker Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 15 books including 5 best-sellers…
 
In a truly momentous move for the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has publicly endorsed same sex civil unions for the first time. James Martin, Jesuit priest and LGBTQ advocate, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the implications of this development. Then, author of "Vanguard" Martha S. Jones and trailblazing civil rights activist Xernona Cla…
 
With just two weeks left until the American election, activists Leah Greenberg and Lori Goldman join Christiane Amanpour to discuss a key demographic - suburban white women. Then, Walter Isaacson speaks to political theorist Danielle Allen about Harvard University’s coronavirus response and why she thinks rampant factionalism is a major roadblock t…
 
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Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney and coronavirus whistleblower Rick Bright join Christiane Amanpour to discuss their film, “Totally Under Control,” which investigates how political opportunism cost thousands of lives. Then, former Charlie Hebdo writer and journalist Caroline Fourest explains why she thinks the killing of a school teacher…
 
As the coronavirus death toll climbs in the U.S, Andy Slavitt, who ran Medicare and Medicaid services under President Obama, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss what’s at stake this election. Then, journalist Robin Wright and photographer Gary Knight talk about their new project, “Imagine: Reflections on Peace.” Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Major Ge…
 
Amid the economic suffering caused by the pandemic, UCL Economics Professor Mariana Mazzucato tells Christiane Amanpour why she thinks the science is there for an inclusive recovery. Then, Monty Python alumnus and travel veteran Michael Palin looks back at his acting career. Michel Martin talks to former Evangelical pastor, Joel C. Hunter, about wh…
 
Former U.S Senate Democrat Carol Moseley Braun talks to Christiane Amanpour about the dangers facing America's healthcare system amidst the pandemic. Then, W.H.O. Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, explains why he thinks no government should enforce another national lockdown unless absolutely necessary. Author Matthew Walker walks us thr…
 
Pat Combs spent 8 years playing professional baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies (1st Round selection, 1988) and Milwaukee Brewers. As a collegiate athlete, Pat represented his country as a baseball player for Team USA. Pat was an All-American and Academic All-American at Baylor University, where he was later inducted into the Baylor Athletic Ha…
 
It’s day two of confirmation hearings in the U.S for Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s third Supreme Court appointment. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, joins Christiane Amanpour to makes the conservative case for the nominee. Senior editor at Slate Dahlia Lithwick explains why she thinks Amy Coney Barrett cou…
 
As the Senate kicks off a week of Supreme Court hearings for judge Amy Coney Barrett, long-time civil rights activist Angela Davis joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss what’s at stake. Then, turning to the British chapter of the Black struggle, director Molly Dineen and producer Blacker Dread talk about their latest documentary, “Being Blacker.” Ou…
 
How does a man measure if he is actually his best version? Well we have thought about this and came up with a method to do just that. Listen to this 3 part series on Assessing your best version of a man to see what is coming your way real soon. The BVOM will be a great tool for all men! These are attributes 11-20 That a man should be or do. Tactful…
 
Former CIA director John Brennan joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss why he thinks President Trump will do whatever he can to exact revenge on those that he considers his enemies. Then, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has the latest on the state and federal investigation into the alleged domestic terror plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitm…
 
Susan Glasser and Peter Baker, authors of James Baker bio "The Man Who Ran Washington," join Christiane Amanpour to look at Trump through the lens of the legendary Republican leader. Then fashion designer Stella McCartney discusses how the pandemic offered her a moment of pause to create her alphabetized sustainability manifesto. Our Michel Martin …
 
A Modern-Day Ghost Story - John Carpenter's: The Fog On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I return to one of the great filmmakers of the 70's & 80's and a Master of the Horror Genre . . . John Carpenter's The Fog. This is a film that neither of your reviewers had seen before this episode. With the power of Carpenter's surround…
 
Former Chair of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele talks about his decision to support Joe Biden over Donald Trump. Laurie Santos, professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of "The Happiness Lab" podcast, discusses how students are handling this academic year. A new Harvard study led by Yochai Benkler examines how the presid…
 
Scott Haima’s life work has been intergenerational, masculine, discipleship. This passion was developed as early as age 10 when his Dad started a Royal Rangers Outpost in Trenton, Michigan. Scott was very active in this until 1999, when he became active in Christian Service Brigade (CSB). Professionally Scott took a few paths before full-time minis…
 
Governments around the world are confronting pandemic fatigue as many face dangerous new coronavirus spikes. Global public health professor Devi Sridhar joins Christiane Amanpour from Edinburgh for a medical reality check. Then, Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala shares why she thinks America can’t get its economy going until people feel safe. Andrew We…
 
US Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams tells Christiane Amanpour why he believes the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" strategy will bring Iran back to the negotiating table. Then, Professor of Middle East Studies Vali Nasr shares why he thinks President Trump’s infection provides America's foreign enemies with an o…
 
How does a man measure if he is actually his best version? Well we have thought about this and came up with a method to do just that. Listen to this 3 part series on Assessing your best version of a man to see what is coming your way real soon. The BVOM will be a great tool for all men! Servant Fidelity Reputable Hospitable Balanced Prudent Teacher…
 
The Nostalgia of Scares - George A. Romero & Stephen King Come Together For Creepshow On this first episode of October, Mr. Chavez & I celebrate the Halloween season by looking back at a classic of our mutual childhoods . . . 1982's Horror Anthology, Creephshow. A Dream Team collaboration between two of the biggest names in Horror - From the Page: …
 
My guest on this episode is former two-time Heavyweight Champion of the World - Chris Byrd.We talk about Chris’s miraculous recovery from years of debilitating pain from nerve damage in his foot, hip replacement surgery, and numerous shoulder problems. We discussed Chris's new diet and alternative therapies that aided his recovery.We also spoke abo…
 
Well-wishers around the world are sending messages to President Trump and the First Lady, since they contracted coronavirus. Former Deputy U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the president’s diagnosis. Chief POLITICO Correspondent Ryan Lizza and Deborah Pearlstein, Professor at Cardozo Law School, discuss the po…
 
Josh Cowger is a husband, father, hunter, and the owner of Cowger Electric, a small electrical shop based in Newberg Oregon. He has 2 sons ages 8 and 10. His hobbies include hunting, Brazilian jiujitsu, coaching youth sports, and photography. He has been a self-employed for 8 years and an electrician for 16. Josh’s wife would describe him as someon…
 
America’s most famous feminist campaigner, Gloria Steinem, and director Julie Taymor join Christiane Amanpour to discuss new biopic, “The Glorias,” and how the Supreme Court nomination will impact women. Former San Antonio Mayor, Julián Castro, tells our Walter Isaacson why he’s supporting Joe Biden even though he sharply criticized him last year. …
 
Former Campaign Manager for Bloomberg 2020, Kevin Sheekey, and pollster Frank Luntz join Christiane Amanpour to unpack the first U.S Presidential debate, and how it's impacting voters. Then, Chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff discusses President Trump's unwillingness to accept the result of the election. Our Hari Sreeniv…
 
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joins Christiane Amanpour to unpack voter suppression. Then, Gérard Araud, the former French Ambassador to the U.S., and Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee, discuss the future of transatlantic ties. Our Michel Martin speaks to Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine University …
 
H.R. McMaster, former U.S. National Security Adviser, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss pressing foreign policy issues and his new book "Battlegrounds". He explains why Trump’s Taliban strategy is a 'disaster.' Then conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert talk about the devastating loss of global biodiversity and how the world might be able …
 
How does a man measure if he is actually his best version? Well we have thought about this and came up with a method to do just that. Listen to this 3 part series on Assessing your best version of a man to see what is coming your way real soon. The BVOM will be a great tool for all men! www.meninthearena.org Men in the Arena Books and Swag Support …
 
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss her disappointment in the grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor case and what she says is the failing of the justice system to protect black lives. But Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner, paints a slightly different view …
 
Oscar-winning director Ron Howard talks to Christiane Amanpour about his film, "Rebuilding Paradise," which shows the aftermath of California's devastating wildfires. Journalist and author Anjan Sundaram explores the extraordinary story of Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina, who was suspiciously charged with terrorism. Ana Cabrera speaks to Jaime …
 
Lies & Paranoia/Fact & Conspiracy: 9/11 and the Mysteries of Truth On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez and I sit down to continue discussing the wave of documentaries that flooded social media after the September 11th Attacks. On this episode we look at documentaries that examine the attacks from multiple societal angles and…
 
Rick Aldred was born in Springfield, MO, and he graduated from Missouri State University. In 2010, he received his commission as a 2LT in the US Army. Rick spent the next 8 years on active duty, deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as numerous training exercises in Europe. During his time in Europe, Rick began a series of emotional and physical …
 
Reverend Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, joins Christiane Amanpour to react to the Breonna Taylor indictments, highlighting his disappointment but the importance of pushing forward. Then we break down the confusing arguments for a picking a new Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with right wing activis…
 
The former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss some of the controversial statements and decisions made by her successor, William Barr. She highlights how the current AG has never had to face racism and should recognize that not all Americans had the same experience of the justice system growing up. Then turning …
 
A Master is Gone - Remembering Michael Chapman (November 21, 1935 - September 20, 2020) The great cinematographer Michael Chapman has passed away at the age of 84. Join me on this solo episode where I pay tribute to the man who lensed Hal Ashby's The Last Detail (1973), Philip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Carl Reiner's Dead Men …
 
With a little less than two months away from the U.S. election, voting rights activist Stacey Abrams joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss America's history of voter suppression, how voting can fix it and her new documentary "All In: The Fight for Democracy." Then we unpack at the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic, including a second w…
 
My guest on this episode is author and boxing historian Mike Silver. We talk about Mike’s new book, "The Night The Referee Hit Back - Memorable Moments from the World of Boxing". It’s a compilation of articles and interviews that Mike’s done over the years that is really captivating and provocative.We discuss Mike’s background and how he had the ch…
 
Alex Gibney, Director of “Agents of Chaos,” and Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the new documentary that pulls back the curtain on Russian interference in 2016. Then, Yoruba Richen, Director of "The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show" talks about the iconic Black singer and activist who made …
 
Former British Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch sits down with Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss the leaked cables about President Trump that ended his career, and the future of the "special relationship." Then, turning to the world of sport, former tennis champion Billie Jean King talks about mixing athleticism and activism. She also reflec…
 
TODD WILSON, is a dad, grand dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and down to earth realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions, retreats, and churches across the country…each year speaking to thousands of dads and moms. As founder of Familyman Ministries, his passion and mission are to remind dad…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on nearly every industry, and the arts especially are feeling the strain, with theatres still unable to reopen their doors. Kwame Kwei-Armah is the artistic director at London’s prestigious The Young Vic; he joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss how he and his peers are dealing with this and looking to the …
 
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