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The Hardy Report

By The Hardy Report
The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The show takes listeners beyond the headlines and speaks to the individuals behind the stories that are shaping the 2020 election in America and the British political landscape.

New episodes are released every week.

If you enjoy the show, you can sign up to The Hardy Report's Patreon right now and get exclusive access to full, unedited interviews
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Progressive Policy Institute's Ben Ritz on funding America's future
The Progressive Policy Institute's Ben Ritz on funding America's future. You can find out more about him on Twitter @BudgetBen, the Progressive Policy Institute at @PPI or ProgressivePolicy.org. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:06
November 29, 2020
Journalist and historian Anne Applebaum on the lure of authoritarianism
Journalist and historian Anne Applebaum on the lure of authoritarianism. You can find out more about her and her work on Twitter at @AnneApplebaum and her work at AnneApplebaum.com. Her new book, 'Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism', is available to purchase now at https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/621076/twilight-of-democracy-by-anne-applebaum/ The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
34:21
November 22, 2020
Social scientist Chris Smaje on building a small farm future
Social scientist Chris Smaje on building a small farm future. You can find out more about him and his work on Twitter at @CSmaje and his new book at SmallFarmFuture.org.uk. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
34:19
November 15, 2020
Joe Walsh on the fallout from the 2020 presidential election
Joe Walsh on the fallout from the 2020 presidential election You can find out more about him on Twitter @WalshFreedom and his podcast, F*ck Silence with Joe Walsh, at fsilencepodcast.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:22
November 8, 2020
Climate Power 2020's Lauren French on how 2020 is the make or break election for climate action
Climate Power 2020's Lauren French on how 2020 is the make or break election for climate action. You can find out more about her on Twitter @LaurennFrench and Climate Power @ClimatePower and ClimatePower2020.org. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
28:08
November 1, 2020
Drexel Heard on building a bipartisan future for America
Drexel Heard on building a bipartisan future for America. You can find out more about him on Twitter @DrexelHeard, the LA County Democratic Party @LADemocrats and Equality California @EQCA. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
35:51
October 25, 2020
David Smick and Hawk Newsome on stopping the rise of anger and hate in America
David Smick and Hawk Newsome on stopping the rise of anger and hate in America You can find out more about David Smick on Twitter @DavidSmickDC, Hawk Newsome on Twitter @IAmHawkNewsome and the documentary at StarsandStrife.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
37:15
October 18, 2020
HOPE Not Hate's Patrik Hermansson on how the alt-right infiltrated mainstream politics
HOPE Not Hate's Patrik Hermansson on how the alt-right infiltrated mainstream politics You can find out more about him and his work on Twitter at @Patrik_H and HOPE Not Hate @HopeNotHate or at HopeNotHate.org.uk and their book, 'The International Alt-Right: Fascism for the 21st Century?’,  is available to purchase now at: https://hopenothate.bigcartel.com/product/the-international-alt-right-fascism-for-the-21st-century The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
32:14
October 11, 2020
Author John Nichols on Vice President Henry Wallace's fight against American fascism
Author John Nichols on Vice President Henry Wallace's fight against American fascism You can find out more about him and his work on Twitter at @NicholsUprising and his new book, 'The Fight For The Soul of the Democratic Party’,  is available to purchase now at: https://bookshop.org/books/the-fight-for-the-soul-of-the-democratic-party-the-enduring-legacy-of-henry-wallace-s-anti-fascist-anti-racist-politics/9781788737401 The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
35:30
October 4, 2020
US Editor of the New Statesman Emily Tamkin on untangling the conspiracy theories surrounding George Soros
US Editor of the New Statesman Emily Tamkin on untangling the conspiracy theories surrounding George Soros You can find out more about her and her work on Twitter at @EmilyCTamkin or at EmilyTamkin.com and her new book, 'The Influence of Soros’,  is available to purchase now at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Influence-Soros-Politics-Struggle-Society/dp/0062972634 The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
29:48
September 27, 2020
Former US Senate candidate Neal Simon on his Contract to Unite America
Former US Senate candidate Neal Simon on his Contract to Unite America You can find out more about him and his work on Twitter at @NealJSimon or at ContractToUnite.com and his new book, 'Contract to Unite America: Ten Reforms to Reclaim Our Republic’,  is available to purchase now at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Contract-Unite-America-Reforms-Republic/dp/1645430642 The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
29:43
September 20, 2020
Senior White House Correspondent Brian Karem on Trump's war on truth
Playboy's Senior White House Correspondent and CNN Analyst Brian Karem on Trump's war on truth You can find out more about him and his work on Twitter at @BrianKarem and the Just Ask The Question podcast at JustAskTheQuestion.com The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:18
September 13, 2020
ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl on being front row at the Trump show
ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl on being front row at the Trump show. You can find out more about him and his work on Twitter at @JonKarl and his new book 'Front Row at the Trump Show’, which is available to purchase now at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Front-Row-at-Trump-Show/dp/1524745626 The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
35:12
September 6, 2020
The Lincoln Project's co-founder Reed Galen on using Twitter to troll Donald Trump
The Lincoln Project's co-founder Reed Galen on using Twitter to troll Donald Trump. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @ReedGalen and The Lincoln Project @ProjectLincoln or LincolnProject.US. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
26:06
August 30, 2020
Chief Sports Writer David Walsh on how two people exposed sport's greatest scandal
Sunday Times Chief Sports Writer David Walsh on how two people exposed sport's greatest scandal. You can find out more about him and his work on Twitter at @DavidWalshST and his new book 'The Russian Affair: The True Story of the Couple who Uncovered the Greatest Sporting Scandal' is available to purchase now at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Russian-Affair-Uncovered-Greatest-Sporting/dp/1471158152 The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
36:25
August 23, 2020
Former Representative Katie Hill on why it's HER Time to re-enter the political arena
Former Representative Katie Hill on why it's HER Time to re-enter the political arena. You can find out more about her on Twitter at @KatieHill4CA, the HER Time PAC at her-time.com and her new book She Will Rise at SheWillRiseBook.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
28:53
August 16, 2020
Author Chloe Timperley on how to fix the dysfunctional housing market
Author Chloe Timperley on how to fix the dysfunctional housing market. You can find out more about her and her book on Twitter @GenRentBook . Her book 'Generation Rent: Why You Can't Buy a Home (Or Even Rent a Good One)' is available to purchase now: bit.ly/2AX2LhE The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
34:22
August 9, 2020
Congressional candidate Adam Christensen on fighting for working families like yours
Congressional candidate Adam Christensen on fighting for working families like yours You can find out more about him and his campaign on Twitter at @AC4Congress2020 and at forthemanynotjustme.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
42:04
August 5, 2020
Author Matthew C. Klein on how inequality distorts the global economy
Author Matthew C. Klein on how inequality distorts the global economy You can find out more about him and his work on Twitter at @M_C_Klein. His book 'Trade Wars Are Class Wars' is available to purchase now: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300244175/trade-wars-are-class-wars The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:36
August 2, 2020
Congressional candidate Dani Brzozowski on fighting to represent the people
Congressional candidate Dani Brzozowski on fighting to represent the people. You can find out more about her on Twitter @DaniforCongress or at DaniforIllinois.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
36:40
July 29, 2020
Author Rochelle Riley on the enduring impact of slavery in America
Author Rochelle Riley on the enduring impact of slavery in America. You can find out more about her on Twitter @RochelleRiley and her work at https://www.rochelleriley.com/ . Her book 'The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery' is available to purchase now: https://www.rochelleriley.com/the-burden/ The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:04
July 26, 2020
Congressional candidate Jen Perelman on giving Florida's 23rd a fresh start
Congressional candidate Jen Perelman on giving Florida's 23rd a fresh start. You can find out more about her on Twitter @JenFL23 or at Jen2020.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:43
July 22, 2020
Foreign correspondent Luke Harding on Russia’s campaign to reshape Western politics
Foreign correspondent Luke Harding on Russia’s campaign to reshape Western politics You can find out more about him on Twitter @LukeHarding1968 and his work at The Guardian at https://www.theguardian.com/profile/lukeharding. His book 'Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West' is available to purchase now: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-State-Murder-Russias-Remaking/dp/1783352051 The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:53
July 19, 2020
No Dem Left Behind's National Spokesperson Richard Ojeda on how to win back rural districts
No Dem Left Behind's National Spokesperson Richard Ojeda on how to win back rural districts You can find out more about him on Twitter at @Ojeda4America and No Dem Left Behind at @NDLB2020 and at https://t.co/gT8KIxh972?amp=1 The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
26:03
July 15, 2020
Author Anne Nelson on exposing the shadow network behind the radical right
Author Anne Nelson on exposing the shadow network behind the radical right You can find out more about her on Twitter @ANelsonA or at Anne-Nelson.com. Her book 'Shadow Network: Media, Money and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right' is available to purchase now: https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Network-Media-Secret-Radical/dp/163557319X The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:44
July 12, 2020
Congressional candidate Solomon Rajput on challenging an 87-year-old political dynasty
Congressional candidate Solomon Rajput on challenging an 87-year-old political dynasty. You can find out more about him on Twitter @VoteForSolomon or at SolomonRajput.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
29:03
July 8, 2020
Disinformation Fellow Nina Jankowicz on exposing Russia's information warfare tactics
The Wilson Center Disinformation Fellow Nina Jankowicz on exposing Russia's information warfare tactics. You can find out more about her on Twitter @Wiczipedia or at wiczipedia.substack.com. Her book 'How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict' is available to preorder now at https://www.amazon.com/How-Lose-Information-War-Conflict/dp/1838607684 The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
35:45
July 5, 2020
Retired Commander Phil Ehr on campaigning to restore honour and integrity to Northwest Florida
Retired US Navy Commander Phil Ehr, who is running for Congress in Florida's 1st congressional district, on campaigning to restore honour and integrity to Northwest Florida. You can find out more about him on Twitter @PhilEhr or at EhrforCongress.com The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
35:30
July 1, 2020
Former White House speechwriter David Litt on fixing America's broken democracy
Former White House speechwriter David Litt on fixing America's broken democracy.. You can find out more about him on Twitter @DavidLitt or at DavidLittBooks.com and his book 'Democracy In One Book Or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think' is available to purchase now https://www.amazon.com/Democracy-One-Book-Less-Doesnt/dp/0062879367 The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
36:31
June 28, 2020
Santiago Mayer on empowering the voters of tomorrow
Santiago Mayer on empowering the voters of tomorrow. You can find out more about him on Twitter @SantiagoMayer_ and Voters of Tomorrow @VotersTomorrow or at VotersofTomorrow.org. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:40
June 24, 2020
Scott Santens on the case for Unconditional Basic Income
Scott Santens on the case for Unconditional Basic Income. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @ScottSantens or at ScottSantens.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
36:42
June 21, 2020
Podcast host Karin Robinson on exploring the politics, policies and personalities of the 2020 election
Host of the podcast 'Democratically: 2020' Karin Robinson on exploring the politics, policies and personalities of the 2020 election You can find out more about her on Twitter @KarinJr and her podcast the Democratically: 2020 podcast https://anchor.fm/democratically The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
36:45
June 17, 2020
Representative Jim McGovern on fighting for human rights around the world
Representative Jim McGovern on fighting for human rights around the world. You can find out more about Representative Jim McGovern on Twitter at @RepMcGovern and at McGovern.House.Gov. If you enjoy this episode, sign up to The Hardy Report podcast’s Patreon and get exclusive access to full, unedited interviews with guests: Patreon.com/TheHardyReport The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:04
June 14, 2020
McAuley Holmes on exposing the issues created by capitalism
McAuley Holmes on exposing the issues created by capitalism. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @McAuleyATL and his YouTube channel McAuley on YouTube. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
30:39
June 10, 2020
The Weekly List's Amy Siskind on tracking the Trump administration's descent into authoritarianism
The Weekly List's Amy Siskind on tracking the Trump administration's descent into authoritarianism. You can find out more about Amy Siskind on Twitter at @Amy_Siskind and at AmySiskind.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:28
June 7, 2020
Claude Taylor on Mad Dog Pac's fight to save the Republic
Claude Taylor on Mad Dog Pac's fight to save the Republic. You can find out more about Claude Taylor on Twitter at @TrueFactsStated and Mad Dog Pac at MadDogPac.com. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
33:11
June 3, 2020
Representative Madeleine Dean on tackling injustice in America
Representative Madeleine Dean on tackling injustice in America. You can find out more about her on Twitter @MadeleineDean or @RepDean or at dean.house.gov. The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
28:24
May 31, 2020
Former Terrence Higgins Trust Chief Executive Sir Nick Partridge on his 30 year fight against HIV
Former Chief Executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust Sir Nick Partridge on his 30 year fight against HIV.   You can find out more at the work of The Terrence Higgins Trust on Twitter @THTorgUK.   The Hardy Report is a weekly political podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum.
36:04
May 27, 2020
Professor Lawrence Lessig on his campaign to reform America's broken electoral system
Professor Lawrence Lessig on his campaign to reform America's broken electoral system. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @Lessig and at Lessig.org. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
36:19
May 24, 2020
Congressional candidate David Wilson Brown on building a better road forward
Congressional candidate David Wilson Brown on building a better road forward. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @dwb4congress or at dwb4congress.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:05
May 20, 2020
Pulse nightclub survivor Brandon Wolf on his campaign to secure gun reform
Pulse nightclub survivor Brandon Wolf on his campaign to secure gun reform. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @BJoeWolf and Equality Florida at @EqualityFL. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
34:35
May 17, 2020
Congressional candidate Rebecca Parson on creating a home for all not just the wealthy few
Congressional candidate Rebecca Parson on creating a home for all not just the wealthy few You can find out more about her on Twitter @RebeccaforWA and at RebeccaforWA.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
32:05
May 13, 2020
SPRI co-founder Stephen Semler on promoting ideas for a progressive US foreign policy
Security Policy Reform Institute co-founder Stephen Semler on promoting ideas for a progressive US foreign policy. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @StephenSemler, the Security Policy Reform Institute @Security_Reform and at SecurityReform.org. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:22
May 10, 2020
Hardy Talks: US politicians need to stop pandering to the NRA and start protecting their constituents
US politicians need to stop pandering to the NRA and start protecting their constituents. You can find out more about Edward Hardy, the host of The Hardy Report, on Twitter @EdwardTHardy. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
05:45
May 8, 2020
Congressional candidate Ihssane Leckey on advocating for a family-first governing agenda
Congressional candidate Ihssane Leckey on advocating for a family-first governing agenda You can find out more about her on Twitter at @IhssaneLeckey or at Ihssane.org The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
38:56
May 6, 2020
Fred Guttenberg on dedicating his life to fighting against gun violence
Fred Guttenberg on dedicating his life to fighting against gun violence You can find out more about him on Twitter at @Fred_Guttenberg and Orange Ribbons for Jaime at OrangeRibbonsForJaime.org. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:58
May 3, 2020
Congressional candidate Jonathan Herzog on bringing universal basic income to the mainstream
Congressional candidate Jonathan Herzog on bringing universal basic income to the mainstream. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @JonathanHerzog5 or at Herzog2020.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
37:11
April 29, 2020
Senate candidate Mike Broihier on retiring Mitch McConnell and restoring our democracy
Senate candidate Mike Broihier on retiring Mitch McConnell and restoring our democracy. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @MikeforKY or at MikeforKY.com The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
30:12
April 26, 2020
Congressional candidate Shaniyat Chowdhury on empowering Americans to stand up to corruption
Congressional candidate Shaniyat Chowdhury on empowering  Americans to stand up to corruption. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @Shaniyat2020 or at Shaniyat2020.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
30:44
April 22, 2020
Congressional candidate Melanie D'Arrigo on filling Congress with progressive fighters
Congressional candidate Melanie D'Arrigo on filling Congress with progressive fighters You can find out more about her on Twitter at @DarrigoMelanie or at Darrigo2020.com The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
35:41
April 19, 2020
Kim Mangone on her campaign to defeat “top Trump enabler” Kevin McCarthy
Kim Mangone on her campaign to defeat  “top Trump enabler” Kevin McCarthy You can find out more about her on Twitter at @KimMangone or at MangoneforCongress.com The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
32:59
April 15, 2020
Hardy Talks: If you’re #NeverBiden, you’re pro-Trump
If you’re #NeverBiden, you’re pro-Trump You can find out more about Edward Hardy, the host of The Hardy Report, on Twitter @EdwardTHardy. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
06:19
April 13, 2020
Donald Trump (John Di Domenico) on the art of impersonation
Donald Trump (John Di Domenico) on the art of impersonation.  You can find out more about him on Twitter at @JohnnyD23, Instagram @JohnnyD23 or at JohnnyD.net.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
40:09
April 12, 2020
Hardy Talks: Could the Democratic party be on course to win a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate?  
Could the Democratic party be on course to win a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate?   You can find out more about Edward Hardy, the host of The Hardy Report, on Twitter @EdwardTHardy. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
04:53
April 10, 2020
Congressional candidate David Kim on fighting for financial freedom, love and justice for all
Congressional candidate David Kim on fighting for financial freedom, love and justice for all. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @DavidKim2020 or at DavidKim2020.com . The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
39:37
April 8, 2020
Hardy Talks: Donald Trump’s legacy will be his failed handling of the coronavirus outbreak
Donald Trump’s legacy will be his failed handling of the coronavirus outbreak. You can find out more about Edward Hardy, the host of The Hardy Report, on Twitter @EdwardTHardy. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
04:24
April 6, 2020
Author and professor Harvey J Kaye on making America radical again
Author and professor Harvey J Kaye on his new book Take Hold Of Our History: Make America Radical Again, why America has always been a progressive nation at heart, how to address systemic inequality, what lessons we can learn from past presidencies about building a successful movement and more. You can find out more about him on Twitter @HarveyJKaye and his book 'Take Hold of our History: Make America Radical Again' is available to purchase now. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
53:33
April 5, 2020
Hector Oseguera on his campaign to forge a prosperous and equitable nation for all
Hector Oseguera on his campaign to forge a prosperous and equitable nation for all.  You can find out more about him on Twitter @Oseguera2020 and his campaign at Oseguera2020.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
49:39
April 1, 2020
Anthony Scaramucci unloads on Donald Trump and the American political landscape
Anthony Scaramucci unloads on Donald Trump and the American political landscape. You can find out more about him on Twitter @Scaramucci, SkyBridge @SkyBridge and the SALT Conference @SALTConference and SALT.org The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
55:54
March 29, 2020
Hardy Talks: We can’t sacrifice civil liberties to fight coronavirus
We can’t sacrifice civil liberties to fight coronavirus You can find out more about Edward Hardy, the host of The Hardy Report, on Twitter @EdwardTHardy. The Hardy Report is a political, news and current affairs podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
04:17
March 27, 2020
Colonel Moe Davis on taking down the North Carolina Republican Party "crime syndicate"
Colonel Moe Davis on taking down the North Carolina Republican Party "crime syndicate". You can find out more about him on Twitter @ColMorrisDavis and his campaign at MoeDavisforCongress.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
56:31
March 25, 2020
Amy Spitalnick on the lawsuit that could dismantle the white supremacist movement
Executive Director of Integrity First for America Amy Spitalnick on the lawsuit that could dismantle the white supremacist movement.  You can find out more about her on Twitter at @AmySpitalnick and the work of Integrity First for America on Twitter @IntegrityforUSA and integrityfirstforAmerica.org.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
39:48
March 22, 2020
Illinois congressional candidate Anthony Clark on fighting to eliminate inequality
Illinois congressional candidate Anthony Clark on fighting to eliminate inequality. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @AnthonyVClark 20 and at www.VoteAnthonyClark.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:28
March 15, 2020
US Senate candidate Antoine Pierce on fighting for the working poor and strengthening the middle class
US Senate candidate Antoine Pierce on fighting for the working poor and strengthening the middle class. You can find out more about him on Twitter at @AntoinePierce and his campaign at AntoinePierce.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
48:03
March 8, 2020
Executive Director of Brand New Congress Robb Ryerse on electing members of Congress who put people before party
Executive Director of Brand New Congress Robb Ryerse on electing members of Congress who put people before party You can find out more about him on Twitter at @RobbRyerse, Brand New Congress at @BrandNew535 or BrandNewCongress.org and Vote Common Good at @VoteCommon or VoteCommonGood.com. His book 'Running For Our Lives: A Story of Faith, Politics and the Common Good' is available now. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
41:41
March 1, 2020
Planned Parenthood Action Fund's National Political Director Yasmin Radjy on 2020's landmark fight to protect women's rights
Planned Parenthood Action Fund's National Political Director Yasmin Radjy on 2020's landmark fight to protect women's rights. You can find out more about her on Twitter @YasminRadjy and the work of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund @PPACT or https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
37:18
February 23, 2020
Congressional candidate Steve Woodsmall on bringing real representation back to North Carolina
Congressional candidate Steve Woodsmall on bringing real representation back to North Carolina   You can find out more about him on Twitter at @SteveWoodsmall and his campaign at woodsmall4nc.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
36:32
February 16, 2020
Congressional candidate Lulu Seikaly on ending the partisan gridlock in Washington DC
Congressional candidate Lulu Seikaly on ending the partisan gridlock in Washington DC.  You can find out more about her on Twitter at @LuluforTexas and her campaign at LuluforTexas.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
41:16
February 9, 2020
Senate candidate Sarah Riggs Amico on challenging Congress's legacy of inaction
Sarah Riggs Amico on challenging Congress's legacy of inaction, replacing politicians, including Senator David Perdue, who "aren't worthy of the faith we've placed in them", the issues that matter to people across Georgia, addressing the voter suppression tactics used in the state, restoring voting rights to felons, her work as a business woman, working as the Executive Chairperson for her family's trucking company, how politicians can protect companies from bankruptcy, Donald Trump's reckless trade war, how to tackle the broken criminal justice system and why voters should elect her to the US Senate.  You can find out more about her on Twitter at @SarahRiggsAmico and her campaign at SarahforGeorgia.com.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
1:09:47
February 2, 2020
State Senator Megan Hunt on fighting for equality in Nebraska
State Senator Megan Hunt on fighting for equality in Nebraska. You can find out more about her on Twitter @NebraskaMegan or at www.MeganforNebraska.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
51:05
January 26, 2020
Maryland congressional candidate McKayla Wilkes on putting people's interests first
Maryland congressional candidate McKayla Wilkes on putting peoples' interests first You can find out more about McKayla Wilkes on Twitter at @MeetMcKayla and her campaign at McKayla2020.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:17
January 19, 2020
The Hardy Report Season 1 Finale - Best of Moments
After 54 episodes over 12 months, this is the final episode of Season 1 of The Hardy Report and to celebrate there isn't just 1 interview - There are 10. 10 moments from the last 12 months to celebrate The Hardy Report's 1 year anniversary. Thank you to everyone who appeared on the show and everyone who listened, rated and shared the podcast. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:19
January 12, 2020
Congressional candidate Dr John Biggan on working to be the first neuroscientist in Congress
Dr John Biggan on working to be the first neuroscientist in Congress. You can find out more about Dr John Biggan at @Biggan4Congress and his campaign for Congress at BigganForCongress.com The Hardy Report is a political, news and current affairs podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
41:21
January 5, 2020
Senate candidate Mayor Ted Terry on taking his model for progressive change to the US Senate
Mayor Ted Terry on taking his model for progressive change to the US Senate You can find out more about Mayor Ted Terry on Twitter @TedTerry1 and his campaign for US Senate at TedGeorgia.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
34:58
December 29, 2019
Senate candidate Jaime Harrison on sending Lindsey Graham home & turning South Carolina Blue
Jaime Harrison on sending Lindsey Graham home, turning South Carolina Blue, rebuilding the trust of voters, why he is passionate about ensuring people have access to affordable healthcare, the need to ensure schools have the funding to provide he basic opportunities schools need and how he would seek to secure America’s democracy from foreign interference. You can find out more about Jaime Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonJaime and his campaign for US Senate at JaimeHarrison.com.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
25:38
December 22, 2019
End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller on fighting for true campaign finance reform
End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller on fighting for true campaign finance reform, overturning the Supreme Court's ruling, how money in politics blocks progress on a range of issues, from climate change to gun violence to healthcare, how transparent are donations from corporations and non-profits, "road block" Mitch McConnell, the Reform First campaign and how voters can challenge the issue of money in politics. You can find out more about Tiffany Muller on Twitter @Tiffany_Muller and the work of End Citizens United on Twitter @StopBigMoney and www.endcitizensunited.org.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:12
December 15, 2019
Hardy Talks: Don’t stay at home this election. Spoil your ballot
Don’t stay at home this election. Spoil your ballot. You can find out more about Edward Hardy, the host of The Hardy Report, on Twitter @EdwardTHardy. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
05:05
December 11, 2019
2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson on her vision for a holistic, integrated politics
2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson on her vision for a holistic, integrated politics. You can find out more about Marianne Williamson on Twitter @MarWilliamson and at www.Marianne.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
52:26
December 8, 2019
Move Left, Idiots podcast host Anthony Monterulo on whether it’s time for the Democratic Party to embrace socialism
Move Left, Idiots podcast host Anthony Monterulo on whether it’s time for the Democratic Party to embrace socialism You can find out more about Anthony Monterulo on Twitter @Move_Left and the Move Left, Idiots podcast on Soundcloud.com/moveleft. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
56:21
December 1, 2019
Director of Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign Mary Anne Hitt on creating a cleaner and greener planet
Director of Sierra Club's Beyond Coal and the host of No Place Like Home podcast Mary Anne Hitt on creating a cleaner, greener planet by eliminating coal, the difficulty of pushing for a world beyond coal under the Trump administration, how cities and states can tackle climate change on a local level, why the argument that renewable energy is too costly is outdated and how the rise of young people fighting climate change makes her optimistic about the future. You can find out more about Mary Anne Hitt on Twitter at @MaryAnneHitt and the No Place Like Home podcast at NoPlaceLikeHomePodcast.com and the Beyond Coal campaign on Twitter @BeyondCoal or at BeyondCoal.org. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:01
November 24, 2019
Congressional candidate Lauren Ashcraft on running a 100% people powered & 100% grassroots campaign
New York congressional candidate  Lauren Ashcraft  on running a 100% people powered & 100% grassroots campaign, disbanding and defunding ICE, addressing New York's housing crisis, tackling corporate money in politics, the future of women's rights and ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, why politicians and businesses have opposed attempts to give increased rights to workers and why she is proposing a federal jobs guarantee. You can find out more about her on Twitter @VoteAshcraft or at LaurenAschraft.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
50:59
November 17, 2019
Liberal Democrats Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake on the party's plan to revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit
Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake on why the Liberal Democrats support revoking Article 50 despite the UK voting to leave the EU, how the Liberal Democrats would placate the millions of people who want to leave the EU if they block Brexit, how the SNP are “playing a game over Brexit”, whether he regrets the level of austerity that the Conservative Party/Liberal Democrat coalition implemented and what the Liberal Democrats would consider a victory in the 2019 general election. You can find out more about him on Twitter @ThomasBrake at TomBrake.co.uk and you can find out more about the Liberal Democrats and their policy positions on Twitter @LibDems and at LibDems.org.uk The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:18
November 14, 2019
Congressional candidate Mike Siegel on fighting for the right to vote
Texas congressional candidate Mike Siegel on fighting for the right to vote,  efforts to suppress the student vote in Texas, the problem of money in politics and how it lets corporations "rig the game to their own advantage", the threat of climate change and how it is affecting everyday Americans, why a Green New Deal will address the dual crises of climate change and inequality, the solution to the "crushing" debt crisis in America and how he will flip the state's 10th Congressional District You can find out more about him on Twitter @SiegelForTexas or at SiegelforTexas.org The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:56
November 10, 2019
Congressional candidate Lindsey Boylan on fighting for the next generation
New York congressional candidate Lindsey Boylan on fighting for the next generation, bringing a fresh face to Congress, when she would've pushed for impeachment in Congress, the Fight for $15 in New York, resolving New York's housing problems, how she'd stop the GOP's war on women, the need to address climate change and embracing technologic change to keep New York at the centre of advancing global innovation. You can find out more about her on Twitter @LindseyBoylan or at www.LindseyBoylan.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
1:03:48
November 3, 2019
Congressional candidate Jamaal Bowan on fighting for a vision for a new America
New York congressional candidate Jamaal Bowan on fighting for a vision for a new America, challenging House Foreign Affairs Chair Eliot Engel, fixing the education system, ending the school to prison pipeline, refusing to take a dime of corporate PAC or lobbyist money and achieving greater economic equality. You can find out more about him on Twitter @JamaalBowmanNY or at www.BowmanforCongress.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
30:26
October 27, 2019
Congressional candidate Elisa Cardnell on answering the call to serve her country
Elisa Cardnell, who is running for Congress in Texas' 2nd Congressional District, on serving in the US military, what needs to be done to fix the Veterans' Affairs Department, expanding access to affordable healthcare, the grade she'd give America's education system and the approach she would take to securing America's borders. You can find out more about her on Twitter @ElisaCardnell or at http://ElisaCardnell.com. The Hardy Report is a political, news and current affairs podcast bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
38:34
October 20, 2019
Congressional candidate Shahid Buttar on challenging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and establishment Democrats
Congressional candidate Shahid Buttar on challenging Speaker Nancy Pelosi and establishment Democrats, the moment he would have called for Donald Trump to be impeached, why America needs a Green New Deal, ending mass surveillance, if term limits would address the issues that exist in Congress and whether San Francisco is more progressive country than Pelosi country. You can find out more about him on Twitter @ShahidforChange or at ShahidforChange.US The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
35:18
October 13, 2019
Senator David Coltart on former President Robert Mugabe's lasting legacy on Zimbabwe
Senator David Coltart on former President Robert Mugabe's lasting legacy on Zimbabwe, the two sides to the Mugabe's character, whether the ex-leader should have been held accountable for the crimes he'd been accused of, the difference between Robert Mugabe's time in office and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government and the concerns raised by the IMF's recent warning about corruption within the country.  You can find out more about Senator David Coltart on Twitter @DavidColtart or at DavidColtart.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
36:10
October 6, 2019
Stand Up America President Sean Eldridge on impeaching Donald Trump
Stand Up America President Sean Eldridge on the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, the Trump/Ukraine story, his concerns about the way the whistleblower complaint has been handled, the problems with the way the media is covering stories heading into 2020 and the importance of protecting America's democracy through election security. You can find out more about him on Twitter @Sean Eldridge or the work of Stand Up America at StandUpAmerica.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
42:14
September 29, 2019
Senate Candidate Kimberly Graham on running to be the best Senator money can’t buy
Senate Candidate Kimberly Graham on running to be the best Senator money can’t buy, getting rid of corruption in Washington DC, introducing campaign finance reform, running a campaign 'by the people, for the people' and refusing money from corporate PACs, her response, as an attorney for abused and neglected children, to the Trump administration's family separation policy, Senator Ernst's unwillingness to stand up the Trump administration, creating an affordable, accessible healthcare system and why she proudly calls herself a progressive liberal.  You can find out more about Kimberly Graham on Twitter @KimberlyforIowa or her campaign for US Senate at KimberlyforIowa.com.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
1:01:55
September 22, 2019
Third Way Executive Vice President for Policy Jim Kessler on championing modern centre left ideas
Third Way Executive Vice President for Policy Jim Kessler on championing modern centre left ideas, not jumping on the progressive bandwagon, the most divisive political issue he has worked on, how to tackle gun violence in America, navigating through the partisan maze of Congress to turn legislation into law, Third Way's new Cyber Enforcement Initiative and the 2020 Democratic primary.  You can find out more about Jim Kessler on Twitter @ThirdWayKessler and the work of the Third Way think tank at www.ThirdWay.org.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
51:42
September 15, 2019
TYT Investigates Managing Editor Jonathan Larsen on covering news in the Trump era
TYT Investigates Managing Editor Jonathan Larsen on covering news in the Trump era, the steps the media can take to tackle misinformation, whether we are living in a post-truth era, if fact checking has become ineffective, the rising problem of fake news, the impact of social media on news organisations and how the media can regain trust after Donald Trump leaves office. You can find out more about Jonathan Larsen on Twitter @JTLarsen, TYT Investigates @TYTInvestigates and The Young Turks at www.TYT.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
45:26
September 8, 2019
2020 Democratic presidential candidate & former 3 star Admiral Joe Sestak on righting the ship in America
2020 Democratic presidential candidate & former 3 star Admiral Joe Sestak on his long career in the US Navy and experience working on foreign affairs issues in two White House administrations, how his military service shaped his approach to tackling the challenges the US faces abroad, his track record of reaching across the aisle to get bipartisan legislation through Congress, his plan for America,  the approach he would take to education policy, addressing climate change by ending fossil fuel subsidies, whether ICE should be restructured or dismantled, introducing regulation on social media companies to tackle the spread of misinformation and problematic content, his history of supporting LGBT rights, cosponsoring the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the repeal of the Defence of Marriage Act and supporting the Equality Act, and bringing accountability back to the Oval Office You can find out more about Joe Sestak on Twitter @JoeSestak or his presidential campaign and plan for American at JoeSestak.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
1:00:16
September 1, 2019
Former member of Spain's Council of the Judiciary Alfons Lopez Tena on Catalan's fight for independence
Former member of Spain's Council of the Judiciary Alfons Lopez Tena on Catalan's fight for independence, the importance of the region to the Spanish government, the similarities between Brexit and what's happening in Catalonia, how politicians peddle falsehoods to 'lead societies down a blind alley'  and the rise of authorisation governments.  You can find out more about him on Twitter at @AlfonsLopezTena and at Facebook.com/AlfonsLopezTena The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
44:01
August 25, 2019
Michael Avenatti on the state of America and why the Democratic Party needs to nominate a fighter
Lawyer and prominent Trump critic Michael Avenatti on the state of America, the 'vindictive prosecution' brought against him, whether he'll run for President, 'suspicious questions' surround Jeffrey Epstein's death, his case against R Kelly, how Congress needs to pass common sense gun control laws and why the Democratic Party needs to nominate a fighter if they want to defeat Donald Trump in 2020,  You can find out more about him on Twitter @MichaelAvenatti and at Avenatti.com The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
46:38
August 18, 2019
US Senate candidate Erica Smith on returning humanity, integrity and common sense policy making to North Carolina
US Senate candidate Erica Smith on why it's time to turn North Carolina blue, return humanity, integrity and common sense policy making to the state and the country and send Thom Tillis home, how the Trump administration and Republican Party have neglected average Americans in order to line the pockets of large corporations, millionaires and billionaires, creating jobs and an economy for the 21st century, decriminalising illegal immigration and closing the "concentration camps" on the Southern border, Donald Trump's controversial rally in North Carolina and tackling the rise in gun violence in the wake of the tragic mass shootings in Ohio and Texas The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
1:03:27
August 11, 2019
State Senate candidate JT Lewis on tackling gun violence in America
JT Lewis on why he’s running for state Senate in Connecticut at the age of 18, how he believes politicians should tackle gun violence in America, the problem with the media’s coverage of mass shootings, how he would reach across the aisle and bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats and why other young people should stand up, run for office and fight for the issues they care about. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
27:07
August 4, 2019
Normal Country podcast host Zach Heltzel on the fallout from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional hearings
Normal Country podcast host Zach Heltzel on the fallout from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional hearings, how 'optics don''t exist anymore', who he is rally behind in the 2020 Democratic primary and who should drop out, Senator Elizabeth Warren's detailed policy proposals, the student debt crisis in America and whether the new Cats trailer is horrifying or exciting. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
53:04
July 28, 2019
Congressional candidate Eva Putzova on putting people first in Arizona's 1st Congressional District
Eva Putzova, who is running to represent Arizona's 1st Congressional District, on why she is challenging incumbent Representative Tom O'Halleran, the rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of the freshman class of Democrats, pushing a progressive agenda, Donald Trump's remarks about four Democratic congresswomen, her work on Flagstaff City Council and her priorities if elected to Congress. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
46:09
July 21, 2019
Executive Director of genEquality Sherry Hakimi on the fight for gender equality
Executive Director of genEquality Sherry Hakimi on the fight for gender equality, the importance of diversity across politics and business,  the benefit of role models and representatives,tackling the culture of sexism in society and  eliminating the gender pay gap. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
26:36
July 14, 2019
Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus on how the media made Donald Trump President
Republican strategist and political consultant Cheri Jacobus on how the media's coverage of Donald Trump during the 2016 election made him President, what made her leave the GOP and become a Never Trumper, whether Trumpism was a natural progression for the Republican Party, being blacklisted by the media and targeted by the Donald Trump, his campaign team and his administration. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
37:18
July 6, 2019
Richard Ratcliffe on his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's imprisonment in Iran
Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, on her imprisonment in Iran, their recent hunger strike to protest and raise awareness of her detention since 2016, the conditions she's being held in, whether his protests and the support he's received from the public and politicians is changing Iran's mind, if the Iranian Embassy and govenrment is trying to silence him and whether he still holds Boris Johnson's remarks against him The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
19:31
June 30, 2019
Democratic candidate J.D. Scholten on fighting for rural Americans
2018 Democratic candidate J.D. Scholten on fighting for rural Americans in Iowa, challenging Representative Steve King, why the Trump administration is pursuing policies that hurt rural Americans, the impact the Trump administration's approach to RFS waivers will have on those who are meant to receive them, how he believe immigration is vital to the economy, what healthcare policy he supports, why the Trump administration is pursuing policies that hurt rural Americans, why he rejected PAC money, how he can support the Second Amendment and stricter gun control laws and the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit for Iowans. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
54:42
June 23, 2019
Valerie Jarrett on finding her voice and the path forward
Valerie Jarrett, the longest serving Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama, on her new book Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path forward, how her time living in Iran shaped her view of America and Iran, whether the US is heading towards an armed conflict with Iran, her first impression of Barack and Michelle Obama, the hardest and happiest moment of working in the Obama administration, why it is important to elevate women's voices, if America is ready for a female President, what she is looking for in a 2020 presidential candidate and whether she would ever consider running for public office in the future. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
29:14
June 16, 2019
Host of Vox's Strikethrough series Carlos Maza on YouTube's harassment problem
Host of Vox's Strikethrough series Carlos Maza on YouTube's harassment problem, being the target of homophobia and racism, why social media sites fail to take action against individuals who blatantly and repeatedly breach their rules, the hypocrisy of a website claiming to be LGBT-friendly while refusing to remove homophobic content, the reason why just demonetising bad actors doesn't work, whether social media sites are culpable for the harassment and abuse that individuals dole out on their platforms, the flaw in the design of social media sites that allowed "the most inflammatory, bigoted and engaging performers" to thrive and how all social media sites are "toxic dumpster fires". The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
29:09
June 9, 2019
Media Matters President Angelo Carusone on fighting Fox News and the spread of misinformation
Media Matters President Angelo Carusone on fighting misinformation, how Fix News blurs news and impact, the network's impact on political discourse, whether Democrats should appear on Fox, how to tackle the spread of misinformation and if it's possible for any organisation to provide truly balanced and impartial reporting. Carusone also discusses social media, how it is used to bypass traditional forms of media and  viewpoints, allows individuals to escape being challenged and fact checked and why it took social media companies so long to tackle misinformation.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
1:08:37
June 2, 2019
Keegan Hirst on coming out as the first openly gay British professional rugby league player
Keegan Hirst, the first openly gay British professional rugby league player, sits down for an incredibly open and honest interview about his experience coming to terms with his sexuality and coming out in such a public way. He talks about the lack of role models, his treatment by the media, mental health, why there aren't more openly gay players in football and rugby and the advice he would give other LGBT people in sport. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
42:17
May 26, 2019
Co-Founder of Run For Something Amanda Litman on why young, diverse progressives should run for office
Co-Founder of Run For Something Amanda Litman on why young, diverse and progressive candidates should run for office, the importance of fielding candidates in down ballot races, the first thing you should think about before running for office, the challenges candidates face and how gerrymandering and the census are affecting elections. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
24:01
May 19, 2019
Congressional candidate Adrienne Bell on turning Texas blue
Congressional candidate Adrienne Bell, who is running for office in Texas' 14th congressional district, on turning the Lone Star State blue, addressing the lack of education funding, removing crushing student debt, introducing healthcare that's available and affordable for all Americans, offering a path to citizenship for DREAMers, changing America's criminal justice system and tackling gun violence across the United States with common sense gun laws. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
39:41
May 12, 2019
Maryland Democratic Party Vice Chair Allison Galbraith on tackling sexism in politics
Alison Galbraith, one of the Vice Chairs of the Maryland Democratic Party, on tackling sexism in politics, why it's time to reintroduce the Equal Rights Amendment, the importance of addressing the gender pay gap, the 2020 Democratic primary and how Democrats can win back the state's 2 big offices in Maryland.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
46:43
May 5, 2019
Senate Candidate Trish Zornio on why it's time to elect experts to Congress
Colorado Senate Candidate Trish Zornio on why it's time to elect experts to Congress, Senator Cory Gardner's failure to stand up to Donald Trump, removing corporate and PAC money from politics, tackling gun violence in America and addressing climate change. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
49:22
April 28, 2019
Mayor Chris Cabaldon on why Mayor Pete Buttigieg should be the next President of the United States
Mayor Chris Cabaldon on why Mayor Pete Buttigieg should be the next President of the United States, the historic nature of Buttigieg's presidential campaign, LGBT equality in America, fighting for equality and promoting tolerance, how cities are at the forefront of fighting climate change and the important role Mayors will play in shaping the 2020 elections. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
47:45
April 21, 2019
Co-Founder of Hill Reporter Ed Krassenstein on taking on Donald Trump
Co-Founder of Hill Reporter Ed Krassenstein on taking on Donald Trump, the Trump administration's shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security, the fallout from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, abolishing the Electoral College and implementing stricter gun control laws in America. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
33:42
April 14, 2019
Congressional candidate Joshua Collins on challenging the Democratic establishment
Joshua Collins,  who is running for Congress in Washington's 10th Congressional District, on challenging the Democratic establishment, why Congress needs more young people, building a progressive party, increasing the minimum wage to $24 and passing  a Green New Deal. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
27:11
April 7, 2019
Executive Director of Global Zero Derek Johnson on creating a world without nuclear weapons
Executive Director of Global Zero Derek Johnson on creating a world without nuclear weapons, why governments should commit to No First Use and the work of the Nuclear Crisis Group. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
46:42
March 31, 2019
Scottish Secretary David Mundell on the Conservative Party's battle to deliver Brexit
In a 30 minutes interview, in one of the biggest weeks in British political history, Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, spoke to Edward Hardy earlier today for a special episode of The Hardy Report. With Prime Minister Theresa May having announced today that she will be resigning, the Scottish Secretary reveals what he's looking for in the next Conservative Party leader, why he still supports Theresa May's Brexit deal & how revoking Article 50 or holding a People's Vote could cause discontent.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:39
March 27, 2019
College Democrats President Calvin Wilborn on the fight for voting rights
College Democrats President Calvin Wilborn on fighting for voting rights, lowering the voting age, protecting the Affordable Care Act and tackling the cost of higher education in America. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
31:07
March 24, 2019
Queer Britain CEO Joseph Galliano on the importance of documenting LGBTQ+ history
Queer Britain CEO Joseph Galliano on why it's time to have a national LGBTQ+ museum, the importance of documenting LGBTQ+ history, the positive impact a national LGBTQ+ museum will have on young LGBTQ+ individuals, how the LGBTQ+ community have changed over the last decade and what he believes is the most important historical moment or political change over that time for LGBTQ+ rights. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
32:08
March 17, 2019
Former US Ambassador Rufus Gifford on the Trump administration's approach to foreign policy
Former US Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford on the Trump administration's approach to foreign policy, US relations with North Korea and Russia,  Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, his message to the international community, the advice Barack Obama gave him and the challenges of being an openly gay diplomat. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
1:06:41
March 10, 2019
Stephen Doughty MP on building an electable Labour Party
Stephen Doughty, Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, on tackling anti-Semitism within the Labour Party, why he supports a People’s Vote on Brexit, the homophobic abuse he's received and why Donald Trump should be banned from speaking to Parliament The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
26:26
March 3, 2019
Vote Mama founder Liuba Grechen Shirley on making politics more accessible to women
Vote Mama founder Liuba Grechen Shirley on her new initiative to get more mothers to run for office, sexism in politics, how to change minds, why it is important to diversify Congress and the advice she got from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
37:31
February 24, 2019
Republican operative Tim Miller on the future of the GOP after Donald Trump
Tim Miller, the former Press Secretary for Jon Huntsman’s 2012 presidential campaign, the former Deputy Communications Director at RNC, the former Communications Director for Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign and the co-founder of the super PAC America Rising, sits down to discuss 2020, the future of the GOP, privately concerned Republicans, whether he regrets his criticism of Hillary Clinton and why he left the Republican National Committee in 2013.  The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
47:19
February 17, 2019
Co-Founder of The Democratic Coalition Scott Dworkin breaks down Donald Trump's State of the Union speech
The Co-Founder and Lead Investigator of The Democratic Coalition and host of the Dworkin Report Scott Dworkin sits down to discuss the State of the Union address, talk about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, respond to Donald Trump's call for bipartisanship and examine the Republican Party's policies on immigration. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
43:13
February 10, 2019
Bros4America Co-Founder Alex Mohajer on the lasting impact of Donald Trump's presidency
The Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of Bros4America, Co-Host of the podcast Bros4America and Huffington Post contributor Alex Mohajer sits down to talk about 2020, 'stolen' Supreme Court seats, the lasting impact of the Trump presidency, what lessons Democrats can learn from 2016 and why he wants Hillary Clinton to run for President in 2020. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
43:38
February 3, 2019
Draft Beto Co-Founder Nate Lerner on how Beto O'Rourke can be the next President of the United States
Executive Director of the progressive grassroots organisation Build The Wave, Co-Founder of Draft Beto and Democratic activist Nate Lerner sits down to discuss his campaign to get Beto O'Rourke to run for President, how Democrats can defeat Donald Trump in 2020 and what Democrats should focus on going into the presidential election. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
41:32
January 27, 2019
Alex Greenwich MP on the battle for marriage equality in Australia
Member of the New South Wales Parliament for Sydney and Co-Chair of Australian Marriage Equality Alex Greenwich sits down to talk about his 10 year fight for marriage equality in Australia, what he would say to those who campaigned against same-sex marriage and what's next in the fight for LGBT rights. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
27:53
January 20, 2019
HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride on the fight for LGBT equality
National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign Sarah McBride sits down to talk about making history at the 2016 Democratic convention, the importance of LGBT representation, the impact of the Trump administration's policies on LGBT rights and the fight for LGBT equality. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom.
38:15
January 13, 2019