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 and You can also follow his columns at, Goldmine Magazine and Copper Magazine.

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

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

With the government continually expanding and new calls from progressives for even more intervention, we need to re-focus on individual rights and the education around why that is more important than ever today. Carol talks with Kash Jackson, a 20-year Navy veteran and 2018 Illinois Libertarian Party Gubernatorial nominee, about the challenges of running as a 3rd party candidate, the morality of individual rights, the Libertarian perspective on everything from education to vaccinations and why the Libertarian party needs fewer “kooky” nominees.

In an effort to get out of the “echo-chamber” of like-minded thinkers, Carol talks with Tara Dowdell, President of Tara Dowdell Group, a business and political marketing firm, former government and campaign staffer and TV commentator about why the ultra-progressive part of the Democratic party is gaining momentum and what we can do- if anything- to heal the political divide.

Has social justice become unjust? Carol is joined by Noah Rothman, The associate editor of Commentary, a contributor to MSNBC/NBC News, and the author of Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America to talk about how the quest to make things better for some has only made things worse and what we can do about it.

Carol talks to Sarah Colonna, comedian, New York Times bestselling author, writer, entrepreneur and actress from shows like Netflix’s Insatiable and Showtime’s Shameless about what it is like to do comedy in an age of politically correct outrage, the perils of social media and her new business, Clutch Women (

Carol Roth is joined by Yaron Brook, Chairman of the Board of the Ayn Rand Institute, Host of the Yaron Brook Show, author, speaker and self-described “Radical Capitalist” to talk about the current attack in the political sphere on Capitalism, why it is wrong and what to do about it.

Carol Roth is joined by media reporter and columnist for The Hill, Joe Concha, to talk about real media bias and the blurring between journalism and punditry, plus the role of social media in creating an unhealthy attention economy for those in the media.

Carol Roth talks with Jonathan Hoenig, hedge fund manager, Fox News contributor, and author/editor of A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand, about individual rights as the basis of American exceptionalism, why capitalism works and combatting the growing trends of putting feelings over facts. Plus, “Now You Know” on the myth of averaging down on stocks.

After nearly a decade in the media, Carol Roth was frustrated by traditional formats that only allow for talking points and cursory debate around important issues- if discussing them at all. This podcast is the antitdote: a free-form, not politically-correct discussion rooted in reason- and some humor- around thought-provoking topics. Carol and her guests will cover current events and politics, individual rights, business, entertainment and more. You’re guaranteed to learn something from every episode.