Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

Join author, activist, and political commentator Margaret Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas among the brightest minds and freshest voices from across the political spectrum.

All Past Episodes

Bryan Stevenson

26:46 | #316 | TV-RE

Civil rights activist Bryan discusses race in America, the legacy of slavery, and his work defending death row prisoners. He also talks about creating The National Memorial for Peace and Justice to honor the victims of lynching, and the upcoming Hollywood movie based on his memoir, Just Mercy.

Gov. Larry Hogan

26:46 | #315 | TV-RE

Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) discusses the Trump impeachment inquiry. Hogan also addresses reports that he was considering a primary run against the president, and talks about his record as a Republican governor leading a blue state.

Bill Nye

26:46 | #314 | TV-RE

Science educator Bill Nye talks about the science and impact of climate change.

Michael Bloomberg

26:46 | #313 | TV-RE

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses House Democrats' decision to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump and other issues.

Andrew Yang, Democratic Presidential Candidate

26:46 | #312 | TV-RE

2020 Democratic presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang details his signature proposal to give every American adult $1,000 each month. Yang also discusses his growing concerns about robots and artificial intelligence replacing American jobs and explains his goal to shift the country's economy toward new human-centered capitalism.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

26:46 | #311 | TV-RE

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discusses the breakdown of the Trump administration's negotiations with the Taliban. Dr. Rice also reflects on how the post-Cold War order has evolved and warns against nativism and protectionism.

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis

26:46 | #310 | TV-RE

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discusses leadership, the importance of allies, America's role in conflicts in the Middle East, and other issues.

Terry McAuliffe

26:46 | #309 | TV-RE

Margaret speaks with Terry McAuliffe, former Virginia governor.

Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

26:46 | #308 | TV-RE

Celebrity Chef Jose Andres discusses his relief work in Puerto Rico, his frequent public criticisms of President Trump, and what would happen if a political adversary showed up at his restaurant.

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal

26:46 | #306 | TV-RE

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), co-sponsor of the House Medicare for All Act, makes the case for a government-run health insurance program that would cover all Americans. She explains why she supports eliminating private insurance and what that would mean for the more than 150 million people with employer-based insurance.

John Hickenlooper

26:46 | #305 | TV-RE

Margaret's guest is John Hickenlooper, presidential candidate and former Colorado governor.

Julian Castro

26:46 | #304 | TV-RE

2020 presidential candidate and former HUD secretary Julian Castro discusses immigration policy and his breakout moment in the first Democratic debate.

Sen. Ted Cruz

26:46 | #303 | TV-RE

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) discusses the backlash over President Trump's tweets about four Democrat Congresswomen and other issues.

John Delaney, Democratic Presidential Candidate

26:46 | #302 | TV-RE

Presidential candidate John Delaney discusses his own plans for healthcare and the environment.

Rob Reiner

26:46 | #301 | TV-RE

Director, actor, and activist Rob Reiner discusses President Trump and continued divisions in America.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-Sc)

26:46 | #234 | TV-RE

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) discusses Joe Biden, impeachment proceedings and more.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy)

26:46 | #233 | TV-RE

Rep. Liz Cheney, the highest-ranking House Republican woman ever, discusses how she thinks the United States should handle Iran, North Korea, and Russia.

Chelsea Handler

26:46 | #232 | TV-RE

Comedian Chelsea Handler discusses how she channeled her anger and sadness after Donald Trump's election into self-discovery and activism. She also shares her views on Robert Mueller, the #MeToo movement, and abortion rights.

Retired Gen. David Petraeus

26:46 | #229 | TV-RE

Retired Gen. David Petraeus explores tensions between the U.S. and Iran and the prospect of further conflict in the Middle East.

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton

26:46 | #228 | TV-RE

A discussion with Tom Cotton, U.S. Senator, Arkansas.

Rob Reiner

26:46 | #227 | TV-RE

Director, actor and activist Rob Reiner explains why he is using his voice to call out President Trump on social media, reflects on the continued divisions in the country that his character on All in the Family helped to illustrate, and talks about which Democratic candidate he believes has the best shot of winning back the White House in 2020.

Stephen Moore

26:46 | #226 | TV-RE

Conservative commentator Stephen Moore discusses President Trump's economic agenda, including the tax cuts he helped to design, and his views on monetary policy.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

26:46 | #225 | TV-RE

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a 2020 presidential candidate and Democrat from Hawaii, discusses how her time serving in Iraq led her to oppose regime-change wars and defends her meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2017.

Ann Coulter, Conservative Commentator

26:46 | #224 | TV-RE

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter discusses immigration and the Trump administration.

Retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster

26:46 | #223 | TV-RE

Retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster discusses his time as President Trump's National Security Advisor, his military career that spanned 30 years including service in both Iraq wars, the rise of a new generation of geopolitical threats, and what America needs to do to stay secure.

Howard Schultz, Former CEO of Starbucks

26:46 | #222 | TV-RE

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discusses his potential run for president as an independent, his case for centrists politics, the backlash he has received from Democrats about his potential candidacy, and more.

Sen. Angus King (I-Me)

26:46 | #221 | TV-RE

Sen. Angus King (I-ME) discusses the Mueller report, why Attorney General William Barr's summary leaves him with lingering questions, the future of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation, and how we can protect ourselves from Russian interference in the 2020 election.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

26:46 | #220 | TV-RE

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair discusses the rise of populism around the globe, Brexit, and why he is advocating for a return to centrist politics.

Andrew McCabe

26:46 | #216 | TV-RE

Andrew McCabe, former deputy director of the FBI, faces questions about investigating President Trump and his associates, getting fired, and the tension between the president and the FBI.

Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

26:46 | #215 | TV-RE

Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker reflects on his historic and controversial labor reforms, answers accusations he made a power grab before leaving office, and discusses the battle for Wisconsin in the 2020 presidential election.

Jose Andres

26:46 | #214 | TV-RE

Celebrity chef Jose Andres discusses his relief work in Puerto Rico, his frequent public criticisms of President Trump, and what would happen if a political adversary showed up at his restaurant.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

26:46 | #213 | TV-RE

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie discusses getting fired from the Trump transition, why he thinks Jared Kushner is the one who pushed him out, and how he would have carried out President Trump's agenda.

Rep. Eric Swalwell

26:46 | #212 | TV-RE

Rep. Eric Swalwell defends calling the president an agent of Russia and outlines a possible new area of inquiry for Congressional investigators.

Tamika Mallory

26:46 | #211 | TV-RE

Tamika Mallory, co-president of the Women's March, responds to divisions in the movement and allegations of anti-Semitism.

Stacey Abrams

26:46 | #210 | TV-RE

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams discusses her narrow defeat in Georgia, why she refused to concede, and her next election.

Caitlyn Jenner

26:46 | #209 | TV-RE

Activist Caitlyn Jenner discusses her experience since coming out as transgender, and how she's working with Republicans to advance LGBT equality.

Peter Navarro

26:46 | #208 | TV-RE

White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro discusses tariffs, trade wars, and threats from China.

Christine Lagarde

26:46 | #207 | TV-RE

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, discusses the benefits of an inclusive economy.

Mitch Daniels

26:46 | #206 | TV-RE

Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University and former Indiana Governor, talks about debt, college campuses, and politics from outside the beltway.

Donna Brazile

26:46 | #205 | TV-RE

Donna Brazile discusses her career in politics, working at the DNC in 2016, and the future for Democrats and Republicans.

DeRay Mckesson

26:46 | #203 | TV-RE

Author and activist DeRay Mckesson discusses police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Tom Steyer

26:46 | #202 | TV-RE

Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer discusses his campaign to impeach President Trump.

Max Boot

26:46 | #201 | TV-RE

Never-Trumper Max Boot discusses the president and the conservative movement.

Jeff Weaver

26:46 | #120 | TV-RE

Bernie Sander's former campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, discusses the midterm election and the political future of Bernie Sanders in 2020.

Peter Navarro

26:46 | #119 | TV-RE

White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro discusses tariffs, trade wars, and threats from China.

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Ne)

26:46 | #118 | TV-RE

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) discusses dysfunction in the United States Senate and an epidemic of loneliness in America.

Leonard Leo

26:46 | #117 | TV-RE

Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society discusses Brett Kavanaugh's nomination process and the future of the Supreme Court.

Oliver North

26:46 | #116 | TV-RE

Oliver North, president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), discusses the challenges the organization is facing.

Christine Lagarde

26:46 | #115 | TV-RE

Margaret Hoover speaks with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

Reihan Salam

26:46 | #114 | TV-RE

Reihan Salam, executive editor of National Review, discusses the past, present, and future of the conservative movement in America.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

26:46 | #113 | TV-RE

Margaret speaks with Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium.

J.D. Greear

26:46 | #112 | TV-RE

J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, discusses race, religion, and evangelical support for President Donald Trump.

DeRay Mckesson

26:46 | #111 | TV-RE

Author and activist DeRay Mckesson discusses police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement in the age of Twitter and Donald Trump.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

26:46 | #110 | TV-RE

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Congressional candidate and rising star of the progressive left, discusses her ideas and the future of democratic socialism.

Gretchen Carlson

26:46 | #109 | TV-RE

Gretchen Carlson, journalist, author and advocate, discusses what's next for the #MeToo movement.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

26:46 | #108 | TV-RE

Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the founder of AHA Foundation, discusses discusses Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the immigrant community and her foundation's efforts around this issue.

Dr. Jordan Peterson

26:46 | #107 | TV-RE

Dr. Jordan Peterson is a University of Toronto professor, psychologist, and bestselling author.

Randi Weingarten

26:46 | #106 | TV-RE

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, talks about the future of teachers unions in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Or)

26:46 | #105 | TV-RE

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) discusses immigration and the 2020 Presidential election.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

26:46 | #104 | TV-RE

New York Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discusses democratic socialism.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan

26:46 | #103 | TV-RE

Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, discusses the American conservative movement.

Gretchen Carlson

26:46 | #102 | TV-RE

Gretchen Carlson, journalist, author and advocate, discusses what's next for the #MeToo movement.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich

26:46 | #101 | TV-RE

Ohio Gov. John Kasich discusses what it means to be a conservative in the age of Trump.

Neil Degrasse Tyson

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the future of space exploration and its impact in America.

Caitlyn Jenner

Activist Caitlyn Jenner discusses her experience since coming out as transgender, and how she's working with Republicans to advance LGBT equality.

Rep. Eric Swalwell

Rep. Eric Swalwell defends calling the president an agent of Russia and outlines a possible new area of inquiry for Congressional investigators.

Encore Content

Retired Gen. David Petraeus explores tensions between the U.S. and Iran and the prospect of further conflict in the Middle East.

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