Tom Wright, an investigative journalist who spent 20 years at The Wall Street Journal and co-author of Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood and the World, joins Carol Roth to break down this fascinating story, which involves the biggest financial heist in history (somewhere between $6 and $7 billion), politicians, Hollywood celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and banks like Goldman Sachs. Tom and Carol discuss the background of the book, where the main heist perpetrator- Jho Low- is today, how the scam ironically financed The Wolf of Wall Street movie, an update on 1MDB and Malaysia, recent developments for Goldman Sachs and much more in the utterly fascinating interview about one of the most unreal, and unknown stories of the past few years.

Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on the 4th most populated country on Earth.

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Damon Dunn is a former Stanford and NFL football player turned successful entrepreneur and fellow in business and economics at the Pacific Research Institute. He is the author of the new book, Punting Poverty: Breaking the Chains of Welfare. Damon joins Carol Roth to discuss why welfare creates the “Paradox of Poverty”, solutions to building wealth and success for those struggling and why a culture of low expectations reinforces the problems it attempts to solve.

Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on both NFL pay AND a change between political parties.

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In 2011, Melayna Lokosky blew the whistle on what she perceived as fraud on the behalf of her employer, Acclarent, Inc., a medical device company owned by Johnson & Johnson. In July of 2016, the company’s former CEO and the former Vice President of Sales received a split decision in Federal Court in Massachusetts – acquittal on 14 felony counts but conviction on 10 misdemeanor counts of introducing adulterated and misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce. The following month, the Department of Justice reached an $18M settlement with Johnson & Johnson to settle outstanding civil claims.

Concurrent with her whistleblower work with the DOJ, Lokosky developed “The Sociopathic Business Model” to help the DOJ understand venture capital startup fraud and is the owner of MMpiHer (pronounced “Empire”) Strategic Consulting. Melayna joins Carol Roth to talk about how and why she became a whistleblower and how she helped get a dangerous $40 million/year medical device off the market. She shares her opinions on fraud being rampant in unicorn VC funding and other challenges faced in regulation for consumer safety.

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A 33-year journalism veteran, Jeff Cox is the finance editor at CNBC.com. Jeff joins Carol Roth to talk about the state of the economy and the market and why a disconnect exists. Jeff shares his concerns about “PPP infinity” and he and Carol give a primer on the Federal Reserve and central banking, and discuss how “The Fed” is creating asset bubbles and engaging in behavior that constitutes a “moral hazard”.

Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on the explorer who discovered cigars.

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Thorin (aka Duncan Shields) is an Esports historian who has been deeply involved in the Esports scene professionally since 2001, as well as a journalist and writer, winning Esports Journalist of the Year at the 2017 industry awards. Thorin joins Carol Roth to talk about the history and business of Esports, including what actually counts as an “Esport”, what the big industry challenge is, whether there is an investment bubble, if Esports will ever take the place of other sports and even advice on what to do to become a professional gamer.

Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on the history of Esports in South Korea and a bonus segment on the odd way Carol discovered the gamer “Ninja”.

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Dan Granger, Founder and CEO of Oxford Road, a leading advertising agency specializing in audio and all things spoken media and audio-tech/media technology, joins Carol Roth to talk about marketing amidst the insanity that is 2020. Dan talks about what tactics should be thrown out the window, why “ease of use” trumps just about everything in today’s environment and the “if, then shaming fallacy” happening on social media and otherwise. Dan and Carol also talk about why Bill Burr’s genius podcast advertising live reads are so effective, and why some companies still want control.

Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on Independence Day.

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Jake Novak, political and economic analyst, editorial columnist, and host of the weekly radio show “NovakNow” on the Nachum Segal Network joins Carol Roth to talk about creative solutions to bring back the economy and ensure that small business remains the backbone of our economy.

Jake was the creator of Varney & Company on Fox Business Network and formerly executive producer of The Kudlow Report on CNBC.

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Dan Markovitz, author of The Conclusion Trap, joins Carol Roth to talk about why we jump to conclusions and solutions, and a framework for better problem solving. Whether it is in business, relationships, government or otherwise, he talks about the pitfalls of our hardwiring for shortcuts and how to fight our brain’s automatic responses, as well as why we often blame people over bad processes.

Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on a popular shoe’s brand history.

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Joe Concha, media reporter for The Hill and TV commentator rejoins Carol Roth to talk about the current state of the media and all of its issues. Joe and Carol discuss the media’s hypocrisy in dealing with Joe Biden vs. Brett Kavanaugh, their mishandling of COVID-19 reporting and their co-dependency with and on President Trump.

Plus, a “Now You Know” segment on the longest game in minor league baseball history.

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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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