'Cotto/Gottfried' Episode Guide

A different sort of talk show.

Talk shows about current events have long held a revered place in American culture. They are where millions upon millions of concerned citizens turn to so a good idea might be formed about current events. In our digital age, however, traditional news outlets are seeing their power wane as alternative sources find prominence.

Baron Joseph Ford Cotto, SFRB
Not all of these are reliable, though, hence the concept of 'fake news.' Amid a time of rapid transition and the confusion which can grow from this, where should people turn to for solid information about the happenings that impact their lives?

The San Francisco Review of Books is glad to answer this question in a most definitive manner. On August 27, 2017, the first episode of SFRB on Sunday was released. It was the opening chapter of a refreshingly old-school approach to news reportage, yet with a twist: voices often overlooked by the mainstream media are afforded the attention they deserve. This program fulfilled its goal and ceased production in late February 2018.

It was replaced by more opinion-centric coverage of current events -- in which not only one, but two hosts share their views with a guest (or perhaps guests). This more multifaceted, and ultimately informative, program offers a fresh, engaging, and substantive take on the issues of our time. 

Its name is Cotto/Gottfried.
Dr. Paul Gottfried

Co-hosted by SFRB editor-in-chief Joseph Ford Cotto, a socio-political realist who wrote a nationally-syndicated newspaper column and, before that, worked as a social journalist for The Washington Times's Communities page, and Paul Gottfried, perhaps today's most stalwart paleo-conservative and one of America's most politically incorrect academics, it brings a fresh view to the table.  

Each episode features a guest who has something important to say about the issues that shape society. Rather than run with sound-bite-driven 'interviews' which last only a few minutes or sensationalist 'debates' where the host shouts down the person being addressed, appropriate consideration is given to diverse ideas. Knowledge, rather than pandering, is the focal concern.

With a projected running time below forty-five minutes, every episode is designed to deliver as much information as possible without skimping on conversation quality or denting your schedule.

Episode List

(1/6/2019) Notice -- Program on hiatus until its relaunch in a bigger and better format. More information to come. 
(12/30/2018) What does 2019 have in store for America? Gerald Celente explains.
(12/23/2018) Jesus's nativity story: Fact or fiction? Richard Carrier explains.
(12/16/2018) Harvey Milk and Jim Jones: A hidden story explained by Daniel J. Flynn
(12/9/2018) What future do Republicans have in the suburbs? Decision Desk HQ's J. Miles Coleman explains.
(12/2/2018) What future does secular humanism have in America? David Niose explains. (See transcript here.)
(11/25/2018) How do Americans view climate change? Michael E. Mann explains. (See transcript here.)
(11/18/2018) What is the 'regressive left' -- and why is it bad for American politics? Jerry Coyne explains. (See transcript here.)
(11/11/2018) What can you do to 'Unlock Creativity'? Michael A. Roberto explains. (See transcript here.)
(11/4/2018) Lawrence Lessig explains how he plans to reform the Electoral College (See transcript here.)
(10/28/2018) What does Murray Sabrin stand for in his New Jersey U.S. Senate race? He explains. (See transcript here.)
(10/21/2018) How can being 'Aware' improve your life? Daniel J. Siegel explains. (See transcript here.)
(10/14/2018) Have conservative fathers destroyed America? Aaron Clarey thinks so. He explains why. (See transcript here.)
(10/7/2018) What are 'Stubborn Attachments' and why is Tyler Cowen writing about them? He explains. (See transcript here.)
(9/30/2018) How can you 'Get Momentum'? Author Jodi Womack explains. (See transcript here.)
(9/23/2018) The economy is doing well. Should we thank Donald Trump? Peter Schiff explains. (See transcript here.)
(9/16/2018) What's up with the midterms? Kurt Schlichter on Trump, Russia, Republicans, and more. (See transcript here.)
(9/9/2018) How can your best get better? Jason W. Womack explains. (See transcript here.)
(9/2/2018) Russia: What is fact vs. conspiracy theory? Jack Posobiec sets the record straight. (See transcript here.)
(8/26/2018) What's going on with Larry Kudlow and Peter Brimelow? The latter shares his side of the story. (See transcript here.)
(8/19/2018) Why has the left turned against free speech? Milo Yiannopoulos explains. (See transcript here.)
(8/12/2018) What is the future of the American right? Paul 'RamZPaul' Ramsey explains.
(8/5/2018) Will Donald Trump be impeached? Allan Lichtman, who predicted DJT's victory, thinks so. He explains why.
(7/29/2018) Was Joe Paterno portrayed fairly in HBO's Al Pacino movie? Jay Paterno explains.
(7/22/2018) Many Millennials are going socialist. What is going on here? The ARI's Ben Bayer explains.
(7/15/2018) What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory mean for American politics? Robert Wenzel explains.
(7/8/2018) How much will Republicans need the white vote during the years to come? Peter Brimelow explains.
(7/1/2018) Why won't black Americans vote Republican? Robert Weissberg explains.
(6/17/2018) What does Murray Sabrin stand for? New Jersey's Libertarian US Senate nominee explains.
(6/10/2018) Think you know George Orwell? Think again. David Ramsay Steele explains why.
(6/3/2018) Why did the left let Donald Trump win? Riva Enteen explains.
(5/27/2018) What is really going on with the Israel/Palestine conflict? Elan Journo explains.
(5/20/2018) What is 'Three Minute Therapy'? Michael R. Edelstein explains.
(5/13/2018) What is the 'private property society'? Bob Wenzel explains.
(5/6/2018) What are the ethics of abortion laws? Peter Singer explains.
(4/29/2018) Do the Pauline Epistles argue against a historical Jesus? Richard Carrier explains.
(4/22/2018) What is going on with the antiwar movement? Cindy Sheehan explains.
(4/15/2018) How important is self-esteem in psychology? Onkar Ghate and Michael R. Edelstein discuss.
(4/8/2018) Why should we fear 'Trumped Up' charges? Alan Dershowitz explains.
(4/1/2018) America is not a free country, Laurence M. Vance says. He explains why.
(3/25/2018) Corporate power in America -- what does it mean for the people? Adam Winkler explains.