Nov 27, 2019
I open with some news then get to Michael Cohen and Clint Watts. Not together though that would be cool
Joining me for a conversation today is a really smart fella who I first discovered on Twitter. I loved reading his tweets @speechboy71 so I gave him the strong Pete Dominick follow and did the thing where you click the link to learn more about the person after and found out that he was Boston globe columnist and author Michael Cohen. Sadly that’s a common name. He wrote 2016’s, “American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and Politics of Division”. His new book he co authored with Micah Zenko is titled, “Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans”.
I'm also a fan and subscriber of his Boston Globe newsletter “truth and consequences” which Takes a no holds barred look at the absurdities ,Hypocrisy and surrealities of our current political moment.
Michael was a regular on the old show and I have a lot of admiration for him and his work. Because he worked at the State Department during the Clinton Administration I opened the conversation talking about what the hell goes on in that place. Or at least used to.
At 50:00 I catch up with Clint Watts who is a real cool guy. He is really nice and down to earth and great at explaining complex slyer and national security threats. Before becoming a consultant, he served as a U.S. Army infantry officer, a FBI Special Agent on a Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), as the Executive Officer of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (CTC) and as a consultant to the FBI’s Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) and National Security Branch (NSB). Clint earned a B.S. from the United States Military Academy and an M.A. from Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
So a pretty good guest I’d say.
Also at 1:07 I give an amazing performance of the "Dont Quit" poem.