Andy Signore is the creator of the widely popular channel ScreenJunkies and its Emmy nominated series Honest Trailers, as well as the successful digital-turned-TV sword-making series: Man At Arms. Now he leads the channel Popcorned Planet. Andy joins Carol to share his story about his journey after being wrongfully accused of a “#MeToo” episode and his two-year fight to reclaim his name, all while dealing with his own personal challenges and actions. We talk about canceling cancel culture, from Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix comedy special to Carol’s recent run in with the online mob and Andy’s new project, Hugging the Cactus. This is a must listen for everyone navigating the culture wars and social media.

In our Now You Know segment, Andy shares how Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fame was almost altered.

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Avik Roy is the President of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, aka FREOPP, a policy editor at Forbes.com and a former advisor to three Republican presidential candidates – Romney, Perry, and Rubio. Avik joins Carol Roth to do a deep dive into what truly ails healthcare in the US (pun entirely intended) and what works- and doesn’t work- around the world. Carol and Avik discuss the challenges of the current cronyist system and all of the issues from how insurance is purchased to why drugs are so much more expensive in the United States. It’s an incredible hour, where you are sure to learn a ton and reshape your views on what makes sense for healthcare going forward, regardless of party politics.

 

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Host of The Roth Effect, as well as capitalism and small business advocate, recovering investment banker, TV personality, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Carol Roth turns the show over to guest host Paul Shrater. Paul is a serial entrepreneur behind business like Minimus.biz and Minimus fulfillment, among other entities, and interviews Carol on capitalism and free market solutions to political and societal issues.

Naomi Schaefer Riley is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute as well as a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum. She is also a writer on topics ranging from parenting, higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture.

Naomi joins Carol first to discuss how government policies have devastated the American Indian community in this country and then they transition, covering why and how to reduce screen time for kids.

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Anthony Scaramucci is the Founder and Co-Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital. He is the author of four books including Goodbye Gordon Gekko and Trump: The Blue-Collar President. And, of course, you know him from his time on President-Elect Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee and stint as White House Communications Director. Anthony talks to Carol Roth about his take on the state of politics, why we need a longer-term view and why he wants you to run for office.

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Ben Howe is the founder of Howe Creative, a video production company, a prolific tweeter and a single dad. Ben joins Carol Roth to discuss his new book, The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over Christian Values. Carol and Ben discuss whether there is a role for principles in politics as it stands today, why it has become to easy to rationalize when your “team” is winning and why the unwillingness to have short term discomfort or suffering leads to long term chaos.

You can learn more about Ben’s book, The Immoral Majority here and visit Howe Creative here.

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Tracy Ketcher is a renown photographer who has photographed rock stars and other individuals for nearly two decades, including Slash, Alice in Chains and even the Biebs. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Metal Edge, The Huffington Post and in many other venues. Tracy shares her story with Carol Roth of starting out as a primatologist, working with the famous signing gorilla Koko, and how ultimately a lucky accident opened up the door for her career in music. You will learn why “FIO” will change your life and be inspired by her path of embracing the struggle to succeed.

 

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Ron Coleman is an intellectual property attorney who rose to fame defending the trademark of the band “The Slants”, which was won at the Supreme Court. He is now defending individuals like Gavin McInnes and Laura Loomer who have been kicked off various social media platforms (aka “deplatformed”). As a pioneer in how the law affects brands, the internet and free speech, Ron joins Carol Roth to talk about the evolution and challenges of free speech online and what the government should or shouldn’t be doing about “big tech”.

You can follow Ron on Twitter (as he jokes, while he still has an account) @RonColeman and read his blog at Likelihood of Confusion.

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Brad Thor is a New York Times Bestselling Author with more than 15 million books in print. His new political thriller, Backlash, is out and he talks about the process of writing novels, what it means to write “faction” instead of fiction and shares lots of advice for writers, creatives and entrepreneurs. He talks (as much as he can) about the secret government Red Cell program he has been a part of as well. As a major GOP supporter in the past, he talks about his political shift and why last year he announced—and retracted—a 2020 Presidential run.

You can follow Brad on Twitter at @BradThor online at BradThor.com. Backlash (and Brad’s other books) are available through Amazon.com and wherever fine books are sold.

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Hal Sparks is a comedian, actor, singer and political policy wonk. He joins Carol Roth to talk about how he went from comedy to politics and how his views as a nationalist Constitutionalist were once liberal and are now “radically centrist”. Hal and Carol cover discussions on healthcare, education, the roles of public-private partnerships and the need for personal accountability and responsibility in government policy.

You can follow Hal on Twitter at @HalSparks, Patreon or online at halsparks.com.

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John “Jay Jay” French is a founding member, guitarist and manager of the iconic hard rock/metal band, TwistedSister. He joins Carol Roth to talk about how the band came to be the no drugs/alcohol hard rock band, his own struggles with drugs, going bankrupt and reinventing the band, his political history and views and how all of that shaped his journey to where he is today. He was also the manager of Sevendust. He has sold 20 million records, performed more than 9,000 shows, has 39 gold and platinum records as a musician/manager/producer/executive producer and made the “Blackwell’s 10 Worst Dressed Women’s List” in 1989. He’s now a motivational speaker and writer, featuring his proprietary “Twisted” method of business. This conversation breaks the stereotype of what a Rock Star is and gives you a lot of insight into dealing with adversity—and success.

You can follow Jay Jay on Twitter at @jayjayfrench or online at jayjayfrench.com and twistedsister.com. You can also follow his columns at Inc.com, Goldmine Magazine and Copper Magazine.

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Jeff Macke is a private investor, bestselling author, hedge fund manager and founding cast member of CNBC’s Fast Money, where he broadcast the financial meltdown every single night. Despite what we have heard about the death of retail, Jeff believes it presents a great place to invest and gives more about his thesis, investing for the future overall, the consumer and the economy in this fun and engaging discussion with Carol Roth.

You can follow Jeff on Twitter at @JeffMacke

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Dr. Jason D. Hill, Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University and author of several books, including his latest We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People has been the subject of protests at Depaul- not due to anything he has done in the classroom, but due to an op-ed he wrote in his free time. He talks about the dangerous suppression of speech that is happening in America, how feelings are replacing reason and what we should do about it. He also talks about his perspective, as an immigrant and black conservative, on America and why American remains aspirational for those living both here and around the world.

 

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Having made her way through undergrad and a Master’s degree with no debt, Shama Hyder, the CEO of Zen Media and the bestselling author of The Zen of Social Media and Momentum, is fed up with her generation’s entitled attitude. Shama shares with Carol Roth how being an immigrant has informed her gratitude for the opportunities America affords us, the secrets to becoming successful (hint: there are no shortcuts) and what needs to happen in raising the next generation, as well as her own formula for graduating with no debt.

 

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While socialism (or fancy derivations like democratic socialism) are being pushed by politicians, Carol Roth breaks down the flaws in their arguments. From the foundation of freedoms and rights in the US to free markets, Carol dispels the myths on capitalism and shows why free markets don’t fail and why any form of socialism or government planning creates worse outcomes.

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The US economy is running out of labor; workers were sidelined to an extraordinary degree by three social issues: long-term unemployment, the opioid epidemic, and the incarceration/recidivism cycle. Jeff Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Bank, joins Carol Roth to take a deep dive into how the business community is bringing opportunities to marginalized workers for everyone’s benefit and the impact on the economy as a whole.

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You may know him as one of the stars of the mega-hit TV show Impractical Jokers on True TV, but James Murray is an accomplished writer and bestselling author, executive producer, actor, development executive and so much more. He shares with Carol Roth the path to making it big- and how to stay humble during the process, how to define success, how comedy and horror relate to each other and so much more. Come for the laughs and the behind-the-scenes gossip and teasers– and stay for the amazing life advice in this rich conversation.

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From the history of money to modern day issues like going off the gold standard and the Fed, this show is a master class on money. Steve Forbes, Chairman and CEO of Forbes Media, as well as the force behind the new documentary, In Money We Trust, Carol to share why changes to the monetary system have held back prosperity and debunk MMT (Modern Monetary Theory). They also cover the current state of the 2020 Presidential race.

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From the scandals of Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein to Matt Lauer and more, one man exposes the dirty secrets of the Hollywood and political elite before the main stream media – “Enty Lawyer” from CrazyDaysandNights.net.

Enty joins Carol to share the history of the site and its transformation from niche blog to the home of breaking scandals and why he roots for the underdog. Plus, we dive into the scandals regarding Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, Michael Jackson, Bryan Singer and more of the dirty world of the powerful and famous.

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Our addiction to social media has created a lot of issues to contend with, both personally and as a society. Writer and Host of “Walk-ins Welcome”, Bridget Phetasy, joins Carol two weeks into her Twitter sabbatical to share what she has learned about how we are communicating these days and its effect on everything from politics to relationships. Plus, Carol and Bridget the changes that need to be made to post-secondary education.

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