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SPICY BIDEN, VLAD PUTIN & Halli’s FRUSTRATION, OH MY!

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Spicy Biden, Vlad Putin, and Halli’s exasperation! Oh, my, do we have a show for you when joining me at my table this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and in our second half-hour my friend and Putin expert, Franz Sedelmayer, the only individual ever to collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Maybe, or maybe not the most important thing to come of the much touted Biden and Putin summit happened in a Biden press conference following the summit, when Spicy Biden jumped down the throat of CNN White House correspondent Kaitlin Collins. The always polite and measured President gave us a rare glimpse of his Irish, deliberate? Matt and I discuss. There’s more, this was a week of revelations into how far the former guy Trump was willing to go to retain power. But also revealed, how reticent the Democratic Party for all its protestations is willing to go to finish Trump. The frustration is not just mine. Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent and legal scholar, Laurence Tribe are among the many starting to voice their frustration at the do-nothing Democrats. There’s a lot more on our weekly politics review. Tune in.

SPICY BIDEN, VLAD PUTIN & HALLI'S FRUSTRATION!

In my second half-hour, I welcome back my go-to guy on all things Vladimir Putin, Franz Sedelmeyer. Once the best of friends, Putin and then President Boris Yeltsin expropriated Sedelmayer’s Russian company at great financial cost to Sedelmayer who didn’t take what happened lightly. Despite risk to himself, he took his case to the international court and beat Putin in a 20-year campaign against the Kremlin and won, the intrepid Franz Sedelmayer the only individual ever to collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Spicy Biden, Vlad Putin, and Halli’s exasperation! Oh, my, you’re going to want to tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper, and this week’s special guest Franz Sedelmayer, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

IT AIN’T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS – DAVID RUBENSTEIN

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we begin with with the astonishing revelations found in legendary journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on Donald Trump RAGE and end with a conversation with visionary, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, philanthropist and author, David Rubenstein, his new book HOW TO LEAD, WISDOM FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST CEOs, FOUNDERS, and GAME CHANGERS. It’s quite a journey in-between. Stay tuned.

It Ain't Over Till the Fat Lady Sings
David Rubenstein Leadership

As we do every week, Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper take a deep dive into the current political landscape in their weekly snap, crackle and pop conversation. And what a week it has been. What did Trump know and when did he know it? We learned from released excerpts of Bob Woodward’s new tell-all on Trump that Trump knew early on the extraordinary dangers of Covid-19 and engaged in a massive cover-up of the pandemic’s possible devastating ramifications. Trump’s former fixer, Michael Cohen, dropped his new book, DISLOYAL. Not a word out of Trump’s mouth on this one, Cohen able to do what no man has done before, silence Trump. Hey, we love Cohen for that alone. We take a look at the state of Election 2020 and handicap the race as it stands today. Covid-19, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, and Trump’s money woes make it into the conversation, and so much more. And then it’s time for David Rubenstein. You will love our conversation about Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the many leaders featured in his new book.

Bob Woodward, Leadership, Rudy Giuliani, Russia interference in the election, Florida, Election 2020, the Saudi Crown Prince MBS, Ivanka Trump…you don’t want to miss this episode. Join Halli and Matt this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too. Let’s talk!

DAVID IGNATIUS & MIKE POMPEO’S ANIMAL HOUSE

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David Ignatius is journalism’s treasure and fiction writing’s friend. Today on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show a conversation with the correspondent who broke the Mike Flynn story and the author of a new sure to land on the NY Times fiction bestseller list, THE PALADIN. But that’s just where we begin. In our second half-hour Halli and her partner in politics, journalist and former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too.

David Ignatius

We begin with David Ignatius and an in-depth conversation with one of the great journalists of our day, and one of our great suspense writers as well. The bestselling fiction writer is out with a new suspense thriller, THE PALADIN. A veteran corespondent and prize-winning Washington Post columnist with deep ties to the intelligence community, Ignatius has been covering the CIA for nearly four decades, delving deeply into the crevices few have gone before. Most recently and notably, Mr. Ignatius was instrumental in exposing the magnitude of Russian election interference in 2016, breaking the story of Michael Flynn’s clandestine communication with the Russian Ambassador to the US.

David Ignatius & Mike Pompeo's Animal House

And then it’s Halli and Matt and their weekly take on the political scene. To date there are nearly 95,000 dead American souls, 1.58 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S., more than any other country per capita. All 50 states are at least partially reopened, even though as of yesterday, at least 18 of them had recorded a clear upward trend of average new daily cases over the prior week. Some hospitals are already overwhelmed by the new cases. Thirty-eight million Americans are unemployed. Another 2.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week –– a 2.5 million increase from the prior week. And in case you didn’t hear it, Trump wants to cut-off unemployment insurance for all those unemployed Americans. And that’s just where we begin. Tune in

David Ignatius and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s animal house parties, Flynngate, Obamagate, Russiagate — there’s a lot to discuss. The infected states of America, more Covid-19 deaths, record unemployment, Joe Biden and Election 2020, and Florida, Florida, Florida…tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

WHAT ABOUT BOB? TRUMP AFTER THE MUELLER REPORT.

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What about Bob? Trump after the Mueller Report

What about Bob? Trump After The Mueller Report, Attorney General Barr’s letter to Congress, collusion with Russia, obstruction of justice, no exoneration…President Trump, for the moment, dodges a bullet and we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and our weekly political review with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. There’s a lot of news and a lot of questions needing answers. But this is a week more of unanswered questions than those answered by Attorney General William Barr in his 4-page summation of the Mueller Report delivered to Congress, the report still hidden behind closed doors. Will it ever come to light? Why couldn’t Robert Mueller exonerate President Trump? How did Mueller arrive at no collusion? After being sworn in as Attorney General, did Barr force the Mueller probe to an abrupt halt? Was Mueller more concerned with protecting the jury pool for a future grand jury? Or this one: Was there a a full investigation of Trump’s intent regarding obstruction of justice?

Halli and Matt get into the weeds and offer up some surprises when they take to the airwaves. What about Bob? Trump After the Mueller Report. What comes next for Trump? What about the motives of Attorney General Barr, no exoneration, did Trump or didn’t he obstruct justice? These questions and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

CHUCK AND NANCY, YES THEY CAN! EDITION

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Nancy and Chuck, Yes they Can!

Chuck and Nancy, yes they CAN! The dynamic Democrats won the headline of the week after they went nose to nose with President Trump in a photo op gone rogue, they along with Mike Flynn, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Mike Pence and Trump’s great wall, just some of the topics we explore this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast when Halli and her partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper wax eloquent on all things politics, the podcast posted on all your favorite sites and apps,at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for their politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and Halli slice and dice all things politics. And what a week it was. President Donald Trump’s personal fixer was sentenced to 36 months in Club Fed another Trump associate off to the pokey. The stock market went up and down and up and down — sorta like Trump’s moods, Trump’s Twitter feed as raucous as the markets; Chief of Staff John Kelly is out, but no one else wants in; Mike Flynn is soon to be sentenced and Paul Manafort, we learned, might have been lying to his own lawyers as he lied to the feds. But the big story of the week: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer paid a visit to the Oval and proved there’s a new show in town and Yes they CAN! It was just another week in the storied presidency of Donald J. Trump. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and we’re just beginning.

Chuck and Nancy, yes they CAN!, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, those subjects and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper present their fun and insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TRUMP-PUTIN HELSINKI SUMMIT – PUTIN EXPERT FRANZ SEDELMAYER

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Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit

Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit. On July 16th President Donald Trump is scheduled to travel to Helsinki, Finland to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit. The meeting could not be any more controversial in light of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, which many think is the reason Donald Trump is president. And certainly fueling the fire is the Mueller probe into whether or not Trump colluded with the Russians to gain power, and then obstructed justice to hide the truth. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show welcomes Franz Sedelmayer, a former friend of the Russian President and the only individual to sue and collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Franz Sedelmayer’s unique story is told in his book WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN. Sedelmeyer’s insight into Putin offers a rare glimpse into the Russian President.

Trump-Putin Helsinki SummitAt the age of 26, Franz Sedelmayer traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia and in a short period of time built an enormously successful police supply and training company. Who was one of young Sedelmayer’s big supporters? The young deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, a former KGB lieutenant colonel. His name? Vladimir Putin. The two young men formed a bond, and at Putin’s request Sedelmayer created and trained the KGB’s first Western-style SWAT team. Then Sedelmayer’s Russian company was expropriated by President Boris Yeltsin and his ambitious, political, and ruthless onetime friend, Vladimir Putin. Why did Putin sell out his friend? Was Putin paid off? In fact, shortly thereafter Putin landed his first Moscow post. Not to take what happened sitting down, Franz Sedelmayer went into battle to retrieve his assets and won—but Russia refused to pay damages. Undeterred, Sedelmayer persevered, waging a 20-year campaign against the Kremlin and its current president, Vladimir Putin, his former friend. His unique story is told in his book WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN.

Trump-Putin Helsinki SummitDonald Trump, Vladimir Putin, foreign affairs, politics, Robert Mueller, Helsinki Summit and insight into the two men who will sit for a one on one meeting with author and Putin authority, Franz Sedelmayer on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

VLADIMIR PUTIN & THE HOTTEST AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin, Thomas Jefferson, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump, which is the Hottest Head of State? It’s politics unusal on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table is the only man to wage a battle with Russian President Vladimir Putin and win, and the author of WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN, Franz Sedelmeyer, and the co-author of a very funny book on American Presidents HOTTEST HEADS OF STATE, Kate Dobson.

At the age of 26, Franz Sedelmayer traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia and in a short period of time built an enormously successful police supply and training company. Who was one of young Sedelmayer’s big supporters? The young deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, a former KGB lieutenant colonel. His name? Vladimir Putin. The two young men formed a bond, and at Putin’s request Sedelmayer created and trained the KGB’s first Western-style SWAT team. Then, Sedelmayer’s Russian company was expropriated by President Boris Yeltsin and his ambitious, political, and ruthless onetime friend, Vladimir Putin. Why did Putin sell out his friend? Was Putin paid off? In fact, shortly thereafter Putin landed his first Moscow post. Not to take what happened sitting down, Franz Sedelmey went into battle to retrieve his assets and and won—but Russia refused to pay damages. Undeterred, he persevered, waging a 20-year campaign against the Kremlin and its current president, Vladimir Putin, his former friend.His unique story told in his book WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN.

Vladimir PutinWith HOTTEST HEADS OF STATE VOLUME ONE: THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTS,  husband and wife team J.D. and Kate Dobson ask the tough questions that previous presidential biographers and American historians have been afraid to tackle: What are some pickup lines used by former occupants of the Oval Office? How can you style your hair like Martin Van Buren? And which president had the best beard? Smart, cheeky, and above all an entertaining journey through American political history as seen through the smoldering and beguiling eyes of our presidents. J.D.—a 2004 graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, former congressional aide, lobbyist, and crisis communications consultant—and Kate—a Brown University alumna and former Washington Post comics editor—deliver this trip through our 45 presidents in the style of a teen magazine, complete with quizzes, lists, lots of photos, and no block of text longer than a full page. If you think politics has lost its sense of humor, the Dobsons have restored it.

Vladimir Putin, politics, humor presidents of the United States, books, authors, who could ask for more. Tune into TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday at 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

FLIGHT OF CHARLES LINDBERGH AND APOLLO 8

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The flight of Apollo 8 and Charles Lindbergh, The Spirit of St. Louis, NASA, astronauts, all critical to American aviation are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are science editor and senior writer for Time magazine Jeffrey Kluger, author of APOLLO 8: THE THRILLING STORY OF THE FIRST MISSION TO THE MOON and flyboy and author of THE FLIGHT, CHARLES LINDBERG’S DARING AND IMMORTAL 1927 TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING, Dan Hampton.

flightThis year marks the 90th anniversary of the first solo transatlantic flight, and the first non-stop flight between North America and mainland Europe of legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh. Who better to write the story of Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 Transatlantic Crossing than acclaimed aviator and aviation historian Dan Hampton the New York Times bestselling author of VIPER PILOT, LORDS OF THE SKY, and THE HUNTER KILLERS. Dan is a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School, USN Top Gun School and USAF Special Operations School. Placing himself squarely in the cockpit with Lindbergh, Hampton’s book THE FLIGHT: CHARLES LINDBERGH’S DARING AND IMMORTAL 1927 TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING offers a fly-boy’s perspective to bring alive the danger, uncertainty, and heroic accomplishment of Lindbergh’s death-defying, non-stop flight across the Atlantic in The Spirit of St. Louis – an achievement that brought the world to a halt in May 1927 and made Lucky Lindy also nicknamed ‘Slim’, the most celebrated man of his time, and the most controversial.

flightThe story of Apollo 8 begins in August 1968. NASA was losing the space race with Russia, with earliest estimates of going to the moon still more than two years in the future, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade was sure to be broken. The United States was deep into the Cold War and in the middle of a year of violence abroad and at home: Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the Democratic convention in Chicago descending into violence. Then, in the midst of all of that turmoil NASA scrapped their meticulous mission schedules and asked Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders to orbit the moon, and they would do it in just four months despite the substantial risks, the Apollo 8 mission, equal parts fearless and reckless, ingenious and impulsive – told in APOLLO 8: THE THRILLING STORY OF THE FIRST MISSION TO THE MOON written by science editor and senior writer for Time Jeffrey Kluger, also the co-author of the bestselling book APOLLO 13, on which the beloved film is based.

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PICTURE SHOWS : CHARLES LINDBERGH PICTURED AT LONG ISLAND NEW YORK

Flight, aviation history, Charles Lindbergh, NASA, Apollo 8, the Cold War, astronauts all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY: WRITERS PAM JENOFF JESSICA SHATTUCK

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holocaust Remembrance Day

As we commemorate HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we visit with two authors best known for their Holocaust historical fiction, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff and New York Times Notable Author and PEN finalist Jessica Shattuck.

Holocaust Remembrance DayFor Pam Jenoff it all began with the astonishing success of her THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL the World War II heartrending, Quill-nominated International Bestseller. Many successful books later she comes to us with her new title, THE ORPHAN’S TALE, already on the New York Times Bestseller List. THE ORPHAN’S TALE is set amid the unconventional world of a traveling circus, the novel bringing together two women—both refugees from their own pasts and each attempting to live under the radar during the Nazi incursion. Drawing on a little a little-known, real-life Nazi-run program, the Lebensborn Program, in which Jewish babies were ripped from their families and sent by train to concentration camps and the circuses of the era that sheltered Jews during the War, THE ORPHAN’S TALE exposes the light in the shadows of World War II.

Holocaust Remembrance DayAuthor Jessica Shattuck’s grandparents were Nazi’s. She admitted the truth in a recent New York Times op ed. “My grandparents were Nazis,” Shattuck wrote. “It took me until recently to be able to say — or write — this.” It was when Shattuck came upon a picture of her grandfather in his Nazi uniform that Shattuck could no longer deny the truth, even though she had had and loved her grandmother who Shattuck says did not seem temperamentally suited to hate. Understanding why and how this woman Shattuck knew and loved was swept up in a movement that became synonymous with evil led to Shattuck’s writing her gripping new novel THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE (currently on the New York Times Bestseller List). Turbulent, disturbing, fraught, haunting, THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE provides rarely seen insight into the lives of ordinary Germans during the Nazi era, providing a perspective rarely examined in the voluminous literature of the Second World War.

Holocaust Remembrance Day, Nazi, Germany, World War II, historical fiction, Jewish literature two interesting conversations with bestselling authors Pam Jenoff and Jessica Shattuck on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 19, the podcast posted 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

A TRIP TO RUSSIA & A SAIL AROUND THE WORLD

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Lisa Dickey Bears in the Streets Russia

A trip to Russia and a sailing trip around the world are the two stories The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you Wednesday, February 8, 3 pm ET. Joining Halli at her table is Lisa Dickey the author of BEARS IN THE STREETS an eye-opening memoir of Dickey’s travels over twenty years through Russia and Jeremy Cage, entrepreneur, former Fortune 100 executive and President of The Cage Group, who had a dream to sail around the world and did.

In the fall of 1995, Lisa Dickey author and ghostwriter, whose talent has contributed to eight New York Times bestsellers, traveled across the whole of Russia, interviewing people from all walks of life in 11 different cities. In 2005, she made the entire trip again, interviewing all the same people to find out how their lives had changed. Ten years later, in 2015, she made the trip yet again, interviewing the same people she had met 20 years earlier, her goal to find out how life in Russia had changed in the ensuing years. Her new book BEARS IN THE STREETS: THREE JOURNEYS ACROSS A CHANGING RUSSIA, tells Lisa’s story and chronicles the changing lives of Russians in the ever-changing Russian political climate.

Jeremy Cage All Dreams on Deck RussiaEntrepreneur, former Fortune 100 executive and President of The Cage Group, Jeremy Cage had a dream to sail around the world. So, he did. With his wife and their two children the Cage family spent sixteen-months on their life-changing voyage. An expert in turning dreams into reality, since returning, Cage has become an advisor to thousands of people, showing them how to fulfill their dreams for their businesses and for themselves. Basing his advice on his years of corporate success as well as his around-the-world sailing adventure, Cage uses a boat metaphor to articulate his process in his book ALL DREAMS ON DECK, an inspiring, practical and enjoyable guide to making work and personal dreams come true.

Russia, Russian politics, Putin, sailing around the world, making dreams come true, adventure, don’t miss the next episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, February 8, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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