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Comedian Rick Ramos sits down and talks current theatrical releases and offers suggestions for additional movie watching choices. A film fans dream come true, WatchThis is about the art, beauty, and possibilities of cinema. Each week Ramos discusses the greatest films ever made (including those that you may have missed) as well as the artists that have created these films. He also goes further in discussing how much these films mean to him and how much they will - hopefully - mean to you. Enjoy!
 
The Boxing Esq. Podcast is hosted by Kurt Emhoff, a sports and entertainment attorney and boxing manager based in NYC. Kurt has represented clients in boxing for over 20 years. Kurt's current and former clients include world champions and contenders Cory Spinks, Paulie Malignaggi, Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin, Luis Collazo, Sam Soliman, Kermit Cintron, Derrick Gainer, Travis Simms, Terronn Millett, Peter Manfredo and Dmitriy Salita.
 
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All Out of Bubblegum - John Carpenter Rings The Alarm - 1988's They Live On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos Mr. Chavez & I sit down to talk one of the great B-Movie, Sci-Fi Classics, John Carpenter's They Live (1988). Science Fiction has traditionally been a genre that comments on the current state of society and culture. Carpenter's d…
 
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the economic recovery from the pandemic in 2020 and why it will be unequal and uneven. Then, 20-time Grand Slam Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal discusses the upcoming Australian Open from quarantine in his hotel room in Adelaide. Our Walter…
 
Evelyn Farkas, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, and Nina Khrushcheva, Professor of International Affairs at The New School, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the protests in Russia against the detention of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, and how the Biden administration should respond. Then, climatologist and author…
 
With coronavirus infection rates soaring in Ireland, Taoiseach Micheál Martin joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss introducing new measures to combat the spread of the virus. He also reflects on Biden’s proud Celtic roots, the U.S.-Ireland relationship and the damning new report that shows 9,000 children died in Ireland’s mother-and-baby homes. The…
 
Devi Sridhar, professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh, joins Christiane Amanpour to asses where the UK is at with its vaccine rollout and how Biden plans to quickly implement his federal plan to combat covid-19. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, discusses President Biden's promise to repair alliances and "engage wit…
 
A new era begins in U.S. politics this week with the inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday. He promises to vaccine 100 million Americans in 100 days and help families around the country who are struggling financially as a result of the pandemic. Paul Krugman, the Nobel prize-winning Economist, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss coronavirus, unem…
 
The Many Children of Akira Kurosawa: Sturges & Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven & Pixar's A Bug's Life On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I continue discussing Akira Kurosawa's 1954 masterpiece Shichinin no samurai (Seven Samurai) with a look at the numerous films this film has directly and indirectly influenced. From Marvel's …
 
Washington D.C. is in Lockdown as officials warn of the potential for domestic terrorism, the danger is underscored by new details from last week’s insurrection on Capitol Hill. Correspondent Shimon Prokupecz spoke to several police officers about what they were up against that day – we bring you that report. Then counterterror expert Ali Soufan an…
 
Francis Rooney, former U.S. House Republican, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the House's vote to impeach President Trump, the Senate trial ahead and the reckoning in the Republican Party. Gideon Saar, founder of New Hope party, talks about his run against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's fourth election in two years. With Preside…
 
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing House impeachment proceedings. Paul Greengrass, the director of the hugely successful "Bourne" franchise, delves into his new film, "News of the World" starring Tom Hanks. And, as Youtube becomes the latest social media platform to ban President Trump, our Har…
 
Juliette Kayyem, Former Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the ongoing national security concerns following the riots on Capitol Hill last week. All this as Democrats continue to try to remove President Trump from office. Former U.S. Senate Republican Jeff Flake speaks with our Michel Ma…
 
"Once More, We Survive." - Akira Kurosawa's Shichinin no samurai - Seven Samurai On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss what is arguably the greatest film in the history of cinema - Akira Kurosawa's 1954 jidaigeki (Japanese period drama) masterpiece, Seven Samurai. Featuring star-making performances by freq…
 
Republican U.S. Representative Nancy Mace has been in Congress barely a week and in that time, she has seen the Capitol attacked and been personally threatened by angry Trump supporters. Despite all this she joins Christiane to explain why she’s against impeaching the President. Then New York Times Contributing Opinion Writer and "Sway" podcast hos…
 
As the U.S. still reels from Wednesday's attack on Capitol Hill, former senior director on President Trump's National Security Council Fiona Hill joins Christiane to assess whether impeachment is warranted. The Lincoln Project’s co-founder Rick Wilson weighs in, joining calls for President Trump to resign or be removed from office. He speaks with H…
 
After an extraordinary and sad day in American history, when hundreds of Trump supporters charged on the U.S. Capitol in an insurgency not seen in hundreds of years, many are asking how this happened? But not Gretchen Whitmer; the Michigan Governor is not surprised as only last year a very similar mob stormed the seat of power in Michigan in respon…
 
Irish Times columnist Fintan O'Toole and The Atlantic staff writer Anne Applebaum give Christiane the global view of Trump's attempts to overturn the U.S. election. Then turning to coronavirus, journalist and author Lawrence Wright digs into the 3 biggest mistakes in America’s covid response. This after The New Yorker dedicates an entire issue to "…
 
Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the latest news in the coronavirus pandemic. He says the UK should not be extending the gap between doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Turning to U.S. politics - Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen explains why he and 9 other …
 
"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." Stanley Kubrick's - 2001 A Space Odyssey On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to discuss a Sci-Fi Masterpiece, Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey. A classic doesn't need a whole lot of explaining. Some may argue that everything that can be said about this film ha…
 
"I don't know who to trust." Trust as a Hard Thing to Come By: Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks' The Thing from Another World (1951) and John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I close out 2020 with a look at the apocalypse . . . The Howard Hawks' Classic The Thing from Another World (1951) & The …
 
One of God's Fools - The Zone in Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker On this week's episode of WatchThis W//RickRamos, Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss one of the great achievements of Cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker. This late-70's era Russian existential masterpiece has rightfully been recognized as one of the most important films of Russian Cinema and …
 
Director Jeff Kaufman and producer Marcia S. Ross join Christiane Amanpour to discuss their new documentary "Nasrin." Then, Moderna co-founder Noubar Afeyan speaks to Walter Isaacson about what the company's coronavirus vaccine means for the the world. Director Jasmila Zbanic tells Amanpour about her highly acclaimed new film, called "Quo Vadis, Ai…
 
Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Cornelia Griggs joins Christiane Amanpour to talk about her experience on the frontline of the pandemic. Then, as time runs out on U.S. government funding, GOP Senator Bill Cassidy explains why he thinks remaining hang-ups to a bipartisan relief bill aren't crucial. Former Hong Kong lawmaker and pro-democracy activist Ted Hui …
 
South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss how her country is handling Covid-19, North Korea, and the incoming Biden administration. Then, singer and actress Cher talks about her love for a recently rescued elephant, and takes a look back on her life and career. Former white nationalist Derek Black talks to M…
 
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss a CNN-Bellingcat investigation, which has identified the Russian specialists who trailed Navalny for years before he was poisoned. Then, Palestinian lawmaker Hanan Ashrawi explains why she decided to resign from the PLO executive committee. Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic…
 
Presidential historian Michael Beschloss and political strategist Sarah Longwell join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the Electoral College and Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud. Correspondent Scott McLean brings us an exclusive interview with Ivorian President Outtara, who’s been accused of crushing dissent and jailing political opponents.…
 
Madman With a Typewriter - The World of Sam Fuller: Shock Corridor (1963) & The Naked Kiss (1964) On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, I introduce Mr. Chavez to one of the great "B-Movie" directors in all of cinema . . . Sam Fuller. From humble beginnings through his years as a copy-boy, newspaper reporter, screenwriter, novelist, infan…
 
John Kerry, President-elect Joe Biden's climate envoy, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss investing in new infrastructure. Then, climate activist Greta Thunberg breaks down why she thinks environmental and social justice go hand-in-hand. Cardinal Wilton Gregory speaks to Amanpour about his recent appointment by Pope Francis as the first African-A…
 
President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the stimulus plan and her priorities to invest in women and green policies. Then, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon shares why she thinks the chance of achieving an UK-EU deal on Brexit is small. Chef Marcus Samuelsson speaks to Walter Isaacson about…
 
Democratic Rep. Katie Porter joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss why she thinks the Senate majority leader is blocking bipartisan progress toward a $900 billion relief bill. Then, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz shares his take on the current state of Brexit negotiations and EU covid relief. Cable news host Joe Scarborough talks to Walter Isaac…
 
In a rare report, Correspondent Nick Paton Walsh takes us inside one of Tehran’s hospitals to document what it’s like on the frontline. Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss why he thinks Trump’s post-election legal push is not about winning. Then, legendary Hollywood star Sophia Loren and her son the director Edoa…
 
Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the recent spike in coronavirus cases in California. Correspondent Isa Soares gains exclusive access to struggling hospitals in Venezuela. Then, Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine tells Amanpour about the violent crackdown his campaign is facing as he fights to unseat Pre…
 
"I am America. I'm a winner who lost every battle, up to and including the war. I am not the American nightmare. I am the American Dream. Period. That's why the system works. Because I am the system. Period." The Life, Times, & Cinema of Richard Milhous Nixon - 37th President of the United States On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr.…
 
Dr. Moncef Slaoui speaks to Walter Isaacson about the safety of coronavirus vaccines. Author Michael Eric Dyson joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss America's racial reckoning. Then, Singer-songwriter Yusuf/Cat Stevens talks about his career and the re-release of his top hit albums. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.c…
 
The New York Times' Peter Beinart and former Defense and State department staffer Kori Schake join Christiane Amanpour to debate whether the U.S. should take a leading role in global affairs. Then, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio talks about the importance of leadership as yet another shocking coronavirus record is set in America. W. Kamau Bell and H…
 
Science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. and global public health professor Devi Sridhar join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the implications of Britain giving emergency authorization to the Pfzier-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. Then, actor Riz Ahmed and director Darius Marder talk about reaching out to the deaf community for their film, "Sound of Meta…
 
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights founder Hossam Bahgat and human rights activist Jess Kelly join Christiane Amanpour to discuss Kelly’s husband and other activists' arrests. Then, award-winning investigative journalist Mariana van Zeller breaks down her new series for National Geographic, “Trafficked.” Finance columnist Michelle Singletary t…
 
Ellie Geranmayeh from the European Council on Foreign Relations joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the potential fallout from the killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Then, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg breaks down what a Biden presidency means for the Alliance. Turning to the arts, actor Wendell Pierce speaks to Ama…
 
Blue-Collar Immigrant, Breaking All of the Rules - Belushi (2020) On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, I find myself flying solo because of audio problems. My good friend and podcast partner, Mr. Ibrahim Chavez, is unable to join me this week, so I find myself forced to go it alone. This week the podcast is dedicated to the memory of SN…
 
Venezuelan opposition activist Leopoldo López joins Christiane Amanpour from exile in Madrid to discuss what the Biden administration’s next steps should be. He explains how their multilateral approach brings hope of a coordinated effort against Nicolas Maduro. Then renowned anti-death penalty campaigner Sister Helen Prejean speaks out on President…
 
As President-elect Joe Biden names Tony Blinken as his new Secretary of State, Anthony Gardner, former U.S. Ambassador to the EU, and David Miliband, CEO of International Rescue Committee, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss what his foreign policy agenda could look like in a post-Trump era. Turning to coronavirus - the Mayors of two leading cities…
 
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby joins Christiane Amanpour to talk about the UK foreign aid cuts, the decision to close churches during lockdown and measurements being put in place in response to sexual abuse within the Church of England. Turning from faith to education – Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College, discusses the call to clos…
 
"A Patriot Must Always Be Ready To Defend His Country Against His Government" - Jim Garrison Oliver Stone's JFK (1991) On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to discuss a masterpiece of cinema, and Oliver Stone's greatest achievement, JFK (1991). Fifty-Seven years later, the controversy surrounding that fateful day…
 
Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss his petition to investigate Rupert Murdoch's media monopoly, and what a Biden presidency might mean for U.S.-China relations. Then, celebrated film director Steve McQueen talks about his latest work of cinema, “Small Axe.” Moderna chairman Noubar Afeyan speaks to Walte…
 
Widow of Jamal Khashoggi Hatice Cengiz joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss her husband’s legacy and new documentary “The Dissident.” Bryan Fogel, the film’s director himself, talks about his powerful work and the murder of Khashoggi. Then, New York Times reporter Ronen Bergman tells Amanpour why he thinks the White House is using the time it has l…
 
A new and exclusive CNN investigation from Correspondent Nima Elbagir reveals precisely what happened in Nigeria last month, when thousands protested against police brutality. Then, author Thomas E. Ricks speaks to Christiane Amanpour about his book, “First Principles.” Vox Co-founder Matthew Yglesias talks to Walter Isaacson about the importance o…
 
Former Senior Adviser to Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the former president's new memoir and President Trump's refusal to concede. Then, Chess Grandmasters Garry Kasparov and Judit Polgar talk about new Netflix mini-series “The Queen’s Gambit.” Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Behavioural Economics Professor Dan Ariely…
 
Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss Moderna’s promising coronavirus vaccine developments. Journalist Walter Isaacson shares his experience as a trial volunteer for the Pfizer vaccine. Then, Georgia Senate Candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to Amanpour about his campaign and the high stakes race. Hari Sreenivasan talk…
 
The Fat Man Won't Sing: Showtime's The Comey Rule On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to discuss the Showtime original film, The Comey Rule. This is a hit-and-miss film that falls short of doing it's subject matter justice. Featuring Jeff Daniels as former F.B.I. Chief James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as Presiden…
 
Biden friend and confidant Delaware Senator Chris Coons joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss President Trump's refusal to concede and the President-elect's foreign policy goals. Former top US official on Syria and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS James Jeffrey assesses four years of Trump foreign policy and the challenges ahead. Then, Walter Isa…
 
French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the challenges of our time, including terrorism and covid-19. Then, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells Amanpour about her latest novel. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to disinformation expert Renee DiResta about the dangers of online misinformation. To lear…
 
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