Exavier Pope is a tremendous success, but you may not have guessed that he went from foster care to living on the streets to eventually media personality, serial entrepreneur, attorney, business and legal analyst, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, licensed yoga instructor— and the best dressed man on TV. 

Exavier joins Carol Roth to talk about his stories, his struggles and his “4 P’s” for success. He shares how anyone can make a bigger difference and overcome even the worst situations and why thinking you are “special” can actually be an asset. Plus, he shares thoughts on mentoring and helping the youth who are in bad situations through no fault of their own.

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Les McKeown is the Founder and CEO of Predictable Success and a trusted advisor to fast-growth SMEs and thriving not-for-profits as well as Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest government agencies in the world. Having been involved in the launch of more than 40 companies before he was 35, he joins Carol Roth to talk about why the COVID-19 crisis is different than any other he has seen for businesses and what they should do. Les and Carol also discuss the impact of coronavirus and government action (and inaction) on the economy.

Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Joe Hackman says that we have an unprecedented opportunity right now to secure our future and that starts with bringing back critical manufacturing. Joe is the Founder of Managed Solutions, which provides smart manufacturing solutions to the advanced manufacturing sector. He joins Carol Roth to talk about re-shoring, the economic impact of manufacturing and to debate the role of free markets vs. government in these endeavors.

Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on beach sand.

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You may think you know the stories of celebrity good deeds, but many examples of celebrity activism have gone horribly wrong. Dr. Cooper Lawrence, doctorate in the psychological study of celebrity culture, Gracie Award winning radio host, expert on MTV’s latest reboot of True Life and bestselling author of The Cult of Celebrity joins Carol Roth to talk about her upcoming book Celebritocracy: The Misguided Agenda of Celebrity Politics in a Postmodern Democracy.

In addition to covering how well-known celebrity activism programs went awry (e.g. Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation; Live Aid), Cooper and Carol also discuss the rise of conservatism in Hollywood, why we treat celebrities as experts, and how celebrities set the global agenda. Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on dogs!

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The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic brings to light questions about protections of individual rights. What is the individualist response to a pandemic? Where have we gone wrong, both from an execution point of view in combatting COVID-19, but also in protecting individual rights? Yaron Brook, Chairman of the Board of the Ayn Rand Institute, host of The Yaron Brook Show, author, speaker and self-described “Radical Capitalist” rejoins Carol Roth to talk about all of this and more.

Plus, a now you know segment on the history of the word “quarantine”.

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You probably know Rick Ungar as host of the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Rick Ungar Show” and as a one of the liberal voices frequently in conservative media. But, prior to his career in political commentary, Rick was CEO of The Marvel Character Group.

Rick joins Carol Roth to talk about his transition from Hollywood and comics/animation to political commentary, as they debate the issues surrounding the response to the COVID-19 crisis and President Trump’s track record. Plus, a “Now You Know” segment with some juicy Spider-man gossip!

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a crisis – and potentially a new normal – for small business owners. Whether you are an entrepreneur, work for one or are a customer of a small business, this is a vital podcast with small business expert Barry Moltz. Barry gets small businesses “unstuck”; he has authored 6 books and is the host of The Small Business Radio Show in Chicago and on podcast.

Barry and Carol Roth talk about how the business environment has shifted because of COVID-19 and what small businesses need to do today and for the future. The show is full of tips you can use regardless of how you interact with small business.

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According to the Democrats Obamacare was supposed to fix our healthcare system – but that didn’t happen. In fact, government involvement in healthcare has escaped scrutiny, with cries for “Medicare for All.” Merrill Matthews, PhD, Resident Scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas joins Carol Roth to talk about the problems Obamacare caused, why Medicare for All isn’t a solution and what needs to be done, particularly by Republicans who have failed to deliver a comprehensive alternative. Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on martial arts.

You can connect with Dr. Matthews on Twitter here and you can get his book On the Edge: America Faces the Entitlements Cliff, published in 2019 by the Institute for Policy Innovation here.

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A true Renaissance man and one of the original “Mad Men,” Hank Wasiak is a communications industry leader with five decades of experience that took him to and through the corporate boardrooms of the marketing world’s global businesses elite, including as Vice Chairman of McCann Erickson WorldGroup. He is a founding partner at The Concept Farm, Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year Winner, bestselling author, keynote speaker and three-time Emmy award winning television host. He has taught at six universities and been in the classroom with successive next generations of marketers for almost fifty years. For the past ten years Hank has been an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Hank joins Carol Roth to talk about why companies shouldn’t go “woke,” what he wrote to the CEO of Gillette, navigating social media, rage mobs and cancel culture, Bernie Bros and the current state of students, among other topics. He also talks about leveraging asset-based thinking. Plus, a “Now You Know” piece with a toilet paper test for you!

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Have you thought about changing your profession, but don’t know where to start? Have you created revenue streams apart from your day job to diversify your income? Dorie Clark, Author, Keynote Speaker and CEO of Clark Strategic Communications joins Carol to give practical strategies and tactics for your professional future, from her bestselling books Reinventing You and Entrepreneurial You. Plus, a “Now You Know” piece on the real story behind the “Howard Dean Scream”.

Dorie Clark also teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. She knows a lot about reinvention– a former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor.

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Kristin Tate, Author of The Liberal Invasion of Red State America, joins Carol Roth to talk about why domestic migration is an urgent issue that is being ignored and why the “purpling” of America threatens the future prosperity of major states like Texas and could disrupt the balance of power in our electorate. Plus, a “Now You Know” piece on NewHampshire’s role in declaring independence from Great Britain.

Kristin is also a columnist at The Hill and a Novak Journalism Fellow at the Fund for American Studies.

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You asked the questions and Carol Roth answered them! From investing and business to politics to personal, Carol answered your serious—and not so serious—questions. Plus, “Now You Know” trivia from ancient Rome.

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Editor at Large for Redstate.com and host of the “Just Listen to Yourself” podcast, Kira Davis, joins Carol Roth to talk about devastating legislation, including California’s AB5 and the proposed Federal HR2474, which is aimed at killing the gig economy. While 24.2 million small business owners in the US have no employees, government is working against them and the use of independent contractors, trying to control how and if you can work. Kira and Carol break down why this is happening and what you can do to help stop it. Plus, a “Now You Know” piece of trivia on George Washington’s manners.

Kira Davis is also a freelance opinion journalist, writer and budding filmmaker. Her short film ‘Minty’ – a reimagining of Harriet Tubman as an action hero – has been screened at the Toronto Black Film Festival and the Montreal Black Film Festival. She has interviewed President Obama and appeared on Fox News, the Blaze TV and the Dr. Phil Show among other places. She is also a regular guest host at KABC radio in Los Angles. Kira is a dog person but she has been known to tolerate cats from time to time.

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10 Year-Marine Corps officer, advocate of victims of burn pits and thriller writer of books like Overwatch and Rules of War, Matt Betley joins Carol Roth to talk about how perseverance has informed all aspects of his life. In addition to his advocacy work, Matt and Carol talk about his journey to sobriety and give you an inside look into the struggles that combat veterans deal with in terms of their health and the VA.

You can follow Matt on Twitter @MatthewBetley and on Facebook via his fan page.

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How are small businesses doing in the current economy? How do you find a professional mentor or use content to build your business? How do you deal with depression as an entrepreneur or professional? Ramon Ray, Founder, Smart Hustle Media and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Alice joins Carol to talk about all things small business and entrepreneurship.

Ramon Ray has started four companies and sold two of them. He’s the author of four books, including his latest, Celebrity CEO.

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You have seen many a spy movie or TV show, but the days of fake names and fancy disguises may be behind us because of our digital footprints. Jenna McLaughlin, National security and investigations reporter for Yahoo News, joins Carol Roth to talk about the future of spying and the tremendous piece she recently co-authored for Yahoo News, ‘Shattered’: Inside the secret battle to save America’s undercover spies in the digital age.

Jenna, who is an award-winning investigative journalist focused on national security, technology, and foreign affairs, helps to break down everything from the types of tech that have compromised the use of human intelligence in spying to what it means for CIA recruitment and even implications for your own privacy.

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You hear about the student debt crisis, but the real issue isn’t the debt, it’s the cost of the post-secondary education system. Carol Roth goes solo to talk about the strategic approach needed to really address policy issues, not just their symptoms, and breaks down what needs to happen to make education more affordable and effective.

Plus, a Now-You-Know trivia tidbit about Die Hard.

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Have you ever encountered terrible drivers in traffic or jerks online? Have you ever been that terrible driver or online jerk? Scott & Alison Stratten, self-proclaimed Jackass Whisperers and co-authors of the book The Jackass Whisperer, talk to Carol about how to navigate dealing with all of the jerks and jackasses that pop up in life, whether it be at work, online, in the gym, while traveling or elsewhere. They also help you assess when and where you are being a jackass yourself and coping mechanisms for the general jackassery that you encounter every day.

Scott and Alison Stratten are Jackass experts, co-authors of five best-selling business books, co-owners of UnMarketing Inc and co-hosts of not only The UnPodcast, but five children, three dogs and one cat. They also spend their time keynoting around the world.

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Homeless advocate and Founder of Invisible People, Mark Horvath, joins Carol to discuss the homeless epidemic sweeping the U.S. and what is and isn’t working in the fight against homelessness. Mark shares his own story of going from Hollywood producer to homeless, how he bounced back and why he now gives a face and story to the “invisible people” on the street. Mark and Carol talk about the humanitarian and economic rationale for various homeless solutions and Mark also has a plea for innovators in terms of helping to bring new approaches to dealing with this massive and growing domestic homeless problem.

You can follow Mark on Twitter here, follow Invisible People on Twitter here and learn more about the homeless and what you can do to help at Invisible People’s site. You can also learn about housing first as a homeless solution here.

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Serial entrepreneur Paul Shrater returns to moderate a discussion with Carol Roth on the future of entrepreneurship. Paul and Carol talk about the shifts in entrepreneurship and marketing, future growth industries and address the issues with Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a platform.

Paul’s businesses include Minimus.biz, Minimus fulfillment and Minimus brands, and his clients range from major celebrities to NASA. He even manages the fulfillment for Carol’s Future File® legacy planning system.

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