• American Higher Education: Disaster or Envy? with Sol Gittleman

    Why does higher education matter? Hardly a day passes without reference to some scandal, fraud or failure associated with American academic institutions, and there are few more important stories to be told in America right now than this one. 

    Anthony is joined by Tuft’s Professor Emeritus Sol Gittleman to discuss his new book, The Accidental Triumph: The Improbable History of American Higher Education. Sol reflects on his many years of leadership at Tufts University discussing whether American higher education is a disaster as it is sometimes painted, or really the great envy of the world. 



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    49m - Jul 17, 2024
  • Murder, Greed & Power with Daniel Silva

    This week, Anthony is joined by #1 New York Times bestselling author, Daniel Silva.

    What do murder, scandal and insatiable greed have in common? Daniel’s brand-new thriller, A Death in Cornwall. As the beloved Gabriel Allon begins a desperate search for a stolen Picasso, he finds himself pursuing a powerful and incredibly dangerous new adversary, one that hits close to home with out current political environment…



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    31m - Jul 10, 2024
  • America Needs Compromise with Dick Gephardt

    This week, Anthony talks with former Congressman from Missouri, and leader of the United States House of Representatives. 


    Mr. Gephardt’s new book 535 Not 1 describes his life and career in public service. Across his tenure he dealt with a number of pressing issues including inflation, foreign policy, terrorism and budget deficits, many of which are still currently top of mind… 



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    30m - Jul 3, 2024
  • Jersey Shore, Punk Rock, and a Whole Lot of Journalism with Alisyn Camerota

    This week, Anthony talks with CNN Anchor Alisyn Camerota about her new memoir, Combat Love: A Story of Leaving, Longing, and Searching for Home.

     Alisyn shares her journey through love, resilience, risk, and freedom as she navigated the 1980s and her relationship with her mother whilst they both began to forge their own paths to finding happiness. With Alisyn finding her “home” in a local punk rock band, she shares how this newfound courage helped shape herperspective, and prepare her to be a better journalist. They also get into their shared Italian backgrounds, dating, Action Park and more...



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    30m - Jun 26, 2024
  • The Week That Changed the World with DW Gibson

    This week, Anthony talks with award-winning author DW Gibson about his new book, One Week to Change the World: An Oral History of the 1999 WTO Protests.

    With the 25th anniversary approaching, DW discusses the angst that marked the end of the millennium, why the lessons learnt are even more applicable in today's society, and reveals the many missing pieces the media left out...



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    36m - Jun 19, 2024
  • China, Russia, and America: Where Do We Go From Here?

    This week, Anthony talks with Jack Devine and Jonathan Ward on two of today's most pressing topics, China and Russia. Where are we at right now with both powers relationship with the United States and our Western allies...



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    55m - Jun 12, 2024
  • Have You Been in the Room Where it Happens? With George Stephanopoulos

    This week, Anthony talks with veteran political news host and former advisor to President Clinton, George Stephanopoulos.

    George’s new book The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis, describes the room that defines American power. From the moment President’s Kennedy and Reagan were shot, to the harrowing hours of 9/11 and the raid on Osama Bin Laden. Gives his insiders perspective and recounts the crises that decided the course of history…



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    31m - Jun 5, 2024
  • From Wall Street to the White House & Back with Anthony Scaramucci & Kara Swisher

    With Anthony's new book From Wall Street to the White House and Back: The Scaramucci Guide to Unbreakable Resilience out this week, we had to flip the switch!

    Who better to hand the interview mic over to than Kara Swisher.



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    32m - May 24, 2024
  • Happy Mother's Day, Mama Mooch!

    Wishing a very happy Mother's Day to the real star of Open Book, Marie Scaramucci. Anthony talks with his Ma about everything from botox and going in on Trump, to boyfriends and favourite children...



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    13m - May 12, 2024
  • The Man Who Listens When Markets Speak with Lawrence McDonald

    This week, Anthony talks with Bear Traps Report founder and author, Lawrence G. McDonald.

    Larry's new book, "How to Listen When Markets Speak," explores the real risks, myths and investment opportunities in our evolving economy. Is there a bubble in crypto? What's really going to happen to inflation? And what should we be betting on right now? Larry gets into all of that and more on the show...



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    31m - May 8, 2024
  • Hidden Repression, Human Rights & Bitcoin with Alex Gladstein

    This week Anthony talks with Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation, about his new book Hidden Repression: How the IMF and World Bank Sell Exploitation as Development.

    Alex shares why The Bank and the Fund’s “development and assistance” has been anything but helpful to developing countries, with them being plunged into debt traps and ultimately resulting in a shocking history of exploitation. He then moves on to discuss human rights, financial privilege, and Bitcoin, explaining why the latter offers a means of freedom that could even save lives.



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    34m - May 1, 2024
  • Amazon’s Quest For World Domination with Dana Mattioli

    This week, Anthony talks with the Wall Street Journal’s veteran Amazon reporter, Dana Mattioli. Dana’s brand-new book "The Everything War: Amazon’s Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power,” tells the inside story of Amazon’s rise to becoming one of the world’s most powerful and feared companies. 

    Dana exposes what’s really happening behind the doors of “The Everything Store,” and shares why the FTC’s Monopoly lawsuit could be the most damning business story we’ve ever seen… 



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    29m - Apr 24, 2024
  • Changing the World, One Mindset at a Time with Mary C. Murphy

    This week, Anthony talks with social psychologist at Stanford and Indiana University, Mary C. Murphy, about her brand-new book, Cultures of Growth.

    Carol Dweck’s “Mindset” altered our view of individual potential forever. Now, her protégé Mary C. Murphy has taken it one step further.

    Mary discusses her groundbreaking take that mindset can in fact transcend individuals and transform any group, team, or classroom to reach breakthroughs. Mary shares why we must focus on the growth rather than the genius to spur innovation, work better together, and unlock the real secret to success. 



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    31m - Apr 17, 2024
  • From Food Stamps to the US Senate with John Deaton

    This week, Anthony talks with Marine veteran and candidate for the US Senate in Massachusetts, John Deaton.

    From growing up in a world where violence was second nature, to becoming a marine and having public showdowns with the SEC, John discusses his raw and compelling memoir Food Stamp Warrior. Every moment of John’s life has been a fight for survival, and his next opponent Elizabeth Warren could be his toughest yet…



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    S1E80 - 34m - Apr 10, 2024
  • How the Weaponization of the Dollar Changed the World with Saleha Mohsin

    This week, Anthony talks with Senior Washington Correspondent for Bloomberg News, Saleha Mohsin.


    Saleha’s new book, Paper Soldiers discusses how the weaponization of the dollar changed the world order. Together they get into how the Trump administration began to turn against the "strong dollar” consensus; the policy wounds that have damaged the dollar’s domination; and whether America's superpower status is really at stake… 



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    S1E79 - 33m - Apr 3, 2024
  • Burn Book: A Tech Love Story with Kara Swisher

    This week, Anthony talks with tech journalist, podcast host, entrepreneur, author and self-defined bad ass, Kara Swisher about her new book, Burn Book: A Tech Love Story.

    Anthony and Kara discuss their surprisingly similar backgrounds, and how they became unexpected friends when a “very short man” ran towards Kara at a conference...

    Kara takes no prisoners in sharing her thoughts on Silicon Valley’s titans, from why Elon Musk is his own worst enemy, to whether we should always remain optimistic about tech, considering its “endless dangers and possibilities.”



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    S1E78 - 38m - Mar 27, 2024
  • The Billionaire Brain: Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey & the Battle for Twitter with Kurt Wagner

    In this episode, Anthony talks with award-winning Bloomberg journalist, Kurt Wagner about his new book Battle for the Bird.

    Kurt tells the gripping tale of the high stakes battle to control Twitter. From the rise of @RealDonaldTrump that showcased Twitter’s power, to the true characteristics of the story’s two main characters: Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey. So, who was the real villain? Should we still bet on Elon Musk and his plan to restore free speech? And what about all of Jack Dorsey’s so-called promises… Kurt has the answers for us.



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    S1E77 - 36m - Mar 20, 2024
  • America’s Greatest Threats Are Coming with Admiral James Stavridis & Elliot Ackerman

    From China and Artificial Intelligence to the death of a President and the possibility of a coming Singularity, retired four-star U.S. Naval Officer Admiral James Stavridis and Marine Veteran Elliot Ackerman join Anthony to discuss their brand-new book, 2054. With another book in the trilogy still to come, what existential threat could be next…



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    S1E75 - 32m - Mar 13, 2024
  • What Could Be More Addictive Than Cocaine? Dr. Daryl Gioffre Tells Us

    This week Anthony is joined by celebrity nutritionist and longevity expert, Dr. Daryl Gioffre. Dr. Gioffre discusses his bestselling book Get Off Your Sugar, which shares alarming facts on our societies’ obsession with sugar and provides a foolproof plan for how to fix it.

    Having overcome a lifelong sugar addiction himself, Dr. Gioffre tells us everything we need to know, from how we can fight inflammation and stop the stress eating to fixing our gut health and identifying the so-called “healthy’ foods that weaken our immune system. And if you were ever wondering what’s really in New York’s drinking water, you won’t want to miss this one…



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    S1E75 - 32m - Mar 6, 2024
  • The Downfall of Saddam Hussein: Misjudgments, Paranoia & A Secret with Steve Coll

    This week, Anthony talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll about his brand-new book, The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America's Invasion of Iraq.

    With access to new and unpublished documents, Steve analyzes the power dynamics, lost opportunities and misunderstandings that fueled the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003. Painting a comprehensive picture of Saddam Hussein, a paranoid man that was convinced the world was out to get him and acted accordingly. Steve discusses the attempted assassination of President George H.W. Bush; the burden Saddam faced from his family; Saddam’s complacency, misconceptions and more…



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    S1E74 - 32m - Feb 28, 2024
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