Insurrection, Impeachment, Inauguration. The Wednesdays of January were certainly eventful. And with this new era ahead of us, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the state of our news and how it too often divides us into silos. A goal of The Carlos Watson Show is to have conversations and hear perspectives outside your comfort zone. So with that in mind, this week I brought you perspectives of lawmakers, news breakers, newsmakers and even some accused lawbreakers. Enjoy!
Former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin has long been one of America’s most influential foreign policy figures behind the scenes. He shared his recommendations for the Biden administration — compete with China and go head-to-head with Russia — and shared some surprising ideas about the Capitol insurrection.
You may know this pop singer for his songs like “Watcha Say” or “Talk Dirty” but Jason Derulo has become a leading social media figure with his newfound passion for TikTok. Hear about how the popular app has shifted this creative spirit’s presence, and with it his aspirations.
You may remember this St. Louis couple for their viral gun-brandishing moment during this summer’s Black Lives Matter protests. Half of the country praised Mark and Patricia McCloskey as heroes; the other half vilified them as symbols of the white resistance as they pleaded not guilty to weapons charges. I thought it would be valuable to have a challenging but respectful conversation — to learn something from them and hopefully have them learn something from me.
The Harry to my Sally. It was a pleasure to go deep with my co-host on the When Katty Met Carlos podcast. As the presenter for BBC World News America, Katty Kay is one of the world’s most recognized authorities on American politics. But her research and passion for women’s leadership will get you thinking. Hey men, we’re not as able as we think we are.