Episode

6/3 Guy Lawson: Arms and the Dudes

June 3, 2015

Journalist Guy Lawson, author of the forthcoming book, Arms and the Dudes: How Three Stoners from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History, explains how two stoners in Miami Beach who broke into the global arms industry. The stunning realities of the Bush Administration. Insurgencies and arms deals. How the ideology of the Bush Administration led to arms deals with global weapons runners. The Grandmothers in Illinois administrating major arms contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. How the stoners got into major trouble. Scapegoats in the Bush era from arms to torture. The problem with how the New York Times covered the dudes. When will journalism question the powerful again? Also why power is run on belief systems.

On The Half: Mike Huckabee, in a bizarre outbreaks, says he wish he “felt like women” so he could shower with girls in Middle School. What should we have done in Afghanistan? The experience of transitioning. Also your calls and IMs.

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