Politics, policy and a side of pop culture: Major Garrett serves up a balanced diet of serious discussion, humor and food...for thought.
Takeout Tuesday! More of Major's conversation with Former FBI criminal profiler and current George Mason University program director Mary Ellen O'Toole. On the menu: movies, music and books. Join us for bread pudding at The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, VA.
Former CIA Disguise Chief Jonna Mendez joins Major this week for lunch at Il Canale in Georgetown - the DC neighborhood she refers to as her old stomping grounds. Mendez reveals the keys to being a superb CIA agent - particularly in Moscow, where virtually no place is safe from surveillance. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee - and sting like hell, she says. Plus, her personal involvement in the Academy Award winning 2012, movie Argo.
Former CIA disguise chief Jonna Mendez takes us behind the scenes of the 2012 Academy Award winning movie, Argo, based on the true story of her husband's lead role in the rescue of U.S. hostages in Iran. And in a rare public comment on politics today, Mendez explains why President Trump's relationship with the intel community "scares her to death."
It's Major's birthday! So we trekked to the mountains of Virginia to interview Ron Maxwell, writer and director of Major's favorite movie, "Gettysburg." Learn how the epic Civil War film was made and how it's still relevant today. We recorded this episode in Maxwell's Civil War library at his home in Flint Hill. On the menu: a Civil War-themed feast of jerky, biscuits, coffee and whiskey.
Takeout Tuesday! More of Major's conversation with Ron Maxwell, writer-director of the Civil War epic "Gettysburg." We recorded this one in Maxwell's Civil War library at his home in the Virginia mountains. "Gettysburg" is one of Major's favorite movies - one he has seen more than 50 times.
Washington Mystics point guard Natasha Cloud joins Major for lunch at Busboys and Poets in Southeast Washington, DC. Cloud is the Mystics all-time assists leader on the court and she's helping with another cause off of it: curbing gun violence. Join us for a conversation about athletics and activism.
Takeout Tuesday! Come back for more of our conversation with Natasha Cloud, point guard for the WNBA's Washington Mystics and anti-gun violence advocate. We're at Busboys and Poets in Southeast D.C. Yum!
Need a laugh? Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis, the front men for NPR's hit show "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" join Major for breakfast at Founding Farmers in Tysons Corner, Virginia. On the menu: how their comedy news quiz is made each week, Bill's superb career in journalism and a little bit about Donald Trump. Join us.
Takeout Tuesday! Movies, music, books and our very own news quiz. Join us for more of Major's conversation with the hosts of NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis. Recorded at Founding Farmers in Tysons Corner.
Why should Americans care about the UK leaving the European Union? Irish Ambassador to the US Daniel Mulhall joins Major for a twist on a traditional Irish lunch and explains why breaking up with the UK is hard to do. Food by Chef Jess. Drinks by Nue Vodka.