NASA Can Save Planet From Asteroid But Not From Exxon, Episode 1373

Topics: NASA’s DART mission crashes into an asteroid to defend the Earth; Republicans celebrate Fascist Giorgia Meloni’s victory in Italy; Alec Baldwin sells $29 million home as lawyer bills mount; Putin grants Russian citizenship to Edward Snowden; Adam Levine’s flirty texts; King Charles has more power than you think

00:02:06 David hates the mice in his apartment

00:04:12 J.R. Majewsky says he saw combat in Afghanistan, but it’s “classified”

00:09:44 Rudy Giuliani is an inspiration to us all

00:14:35 Adam Levine’s flirty texts

00:17:22 Brett Favre steals from the poor and gives to the rich

00:20:51 Roger Waters banned in Poland

00:27:04 Colorado cops leave handcuffed woman in back seat of patrol car to be hit by a freight train

00:29:50 Alabama botches another execution

00:32:37 Alec Baldwin’s legal woes

00:36:46 Chris Wallace fails to grill Tyler Perry on his union busting

00:47:56 Italy votes for Fascism

00:49:57 Steve Scalise, GOP house majority whip, celebrates return of Fascism to Italy

00:52:45 Abortion banned in Arizona

00:55:29 A quick primer on all the investigations in Trump

00:58:18 “I’m Traveling Light” written and performed by Professor Mike Steinel

01:03:11 Professor Ann Li on the latest in Ukraine. Professor Ann Li writes at The Daily Kos under the handle “annieli” — Her Twitter handle is “eState4Column5″ Professor Li tells us Putin will only be able to muster 40,000 troops, not 300,000.

01:21:10 Professor Jonathan Bick on how nonprofit hospitals rip off the poor Professor Bick tells us about an article in The New York Times entitled, “They Were Entitled to Free Care. Hospitals Hounded Them to Pay.”

01:37:08 Royal Watcher Sir Arthur Greeb Streebling remembers his favorite carrier pigeon.

01:50:17 Stump The Humps with Quizmaster Dan Frankenberger who tests our knowledge of The Beatles.

02:00:43 Howie Klein author of Down With Tyranny, founder and treasurer of The Blue America PAC, reviews the ten most important races to watch ahead of this November’s midterms.

02:31:14 David Cobb, who ran for president on the Green Party ticket, warns of the rise of the far right in America and abroad.

02:47:10 Dr. Harriet Fraad discusses the avalanche of propaganda on Ukraine

03:30:52 SPECIAL GUEST: Professor Juan Cole in conversation with Professor Adnan Husain Professor Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Since 2002, he has written and edited Informed Comment ( On today’s show: Professor Cole draws a comparison between Iran’s theocracy and theocrats within the GOP like Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. American theocrats, he says, have no problem controlling our bodies. Iran has no nuclear weapons program he says, and the CIA says so. Solar power is gaining momentum in America, quicker than you think.

04:34:41 Peter B. Collins LIVE from NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test, where they crashed a satellite into an asteroid to knock it into a different orbit.

05:10:08 Professor Mary Anne Cummings, particle physicist, explains how DART can change the orbit of a planetary body. Professor Cummings explains how most Americans don’t understand how “energy dense” oil is, and why the only thing that comes close is nuclear energy.

05:38:31 Professor Mike Steinel author of “Saving Charlie Parker: A Novel”

06:13:58 Grace Jackson talks with Professor Sam Sam Wetherell author of ‘Foundations: How the Built Environment Made Twentieth-Century Britain’ How powerful could King Charles possibly get? Are there constitutional safeguards to prevent him from becoming more than just a gin soaked hood ornament who talks to its plants?