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Chad Hartman

6,085 episodes - English - Latest episode: 3 days ago - ★★★★ - 64 ratings

The Chad Hartman Show — A veteran of the radio scene in the Twin Cities,
Chad is known for his work in sports, including as the one time play-by-play
voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves.  But he’s also known for knowledge of
the issues, which makes him one of the best interviewers in the business. 
But make no mistake, Chad likes to have a lot of fun.  And if you don’t
believe it, ask Adam. 

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Patrick Reusse discusses the Twins' amazing turnaround since their 7-13 start

July 10, 2024 17:34 - 16 minutes - 15.5 MB

The Twins have been the best club in baseball since they started the season just 7-13. Chad speaks with Patrick Reusse about how the offense has been on fire, the many position players all playing well, and the biggest need they should fill at the trade deadline.

More Democrats should be honest about Biden's slipping mental accuity

July 09, 2024 20:20 - 21 minutes - 19.8 MB

The conversation hasn't slowed down about President Biden's ability to handle the duties of the presidency since his poor debate performance. Chad talks about it as a problem that far too many Democrats are still too afraid to acknowledge.

Chad doesn't like Senator Josh Hawley advocating for Christian Nationalism

July 09, 2024 20:17 - 8 minutes - 7.91 MB

Chad reacts to audio from Senator Josh Hawley and explains why he is strongly against a call for Christian Nationalism in the United States.

Biden's slippage & Josh Hawley advocating for Christian Nationalism

July 09, 2024 20:13 - 33 minutes - 30.4 MB

Chad talks about the appearance of President Biden's slipping mental acuity and the conversation about it that shows no sign of slowing down. Plus, Chad explains his big problem with Senator Josh Hawley advocating for Christian Nationalism.

Why are conspiracy theories about the moon landing and more so pervasive?

July 09, 2024 19:39 - 19 minutes - 18.4 MB

1 in 8 Americans today believe that the moon landing was staged. Why do conspiracies generate so much interest and why do so many people buy into them?

What's the biggest joke class you took in college?

July 09, 2024 19:37 - 10 minutes - 9.93 MB

Jamie Yuccas of CBS News joins Chad for her regular visit to talk about conspiracy theories, slacking off with easy classes in college and much more!

Belief in conspiracy theories & Jamie Yuccas

July 09, 2024 19:23 - 32 minutes - 29.9 MB

1 in 8 Americans today believe that the moon landing was staged. Why do conspiracies generate so much interest and why do so many people buy into them? That topic opens the hour and carries us into our weekly visit with Jamie Yuccas.

New fair foods with Dara & Ask Adam Anything

July 09, 2024 18:44 - 34 minutes - 31.6 MB

A fun opening hour today begins with talk about the new State Fair foods announced this morning with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl. Later, Adam Carter joins for our weekly fun with Ask Adam Anything.

Team Ranch or Team Blue Cheese? Ask Adam Anything!

July 09, 2024 18:42 - 17 minutes - 16.2 MB

A new open and heated debate of ranch and blue cheese dressing kicks off today's round of Ask Adam Anything with Adam Carter.

Dara offers her early thoughts on the new State Fair foods for 2024!

July 09, 2024 17:57 - 16 minutes - 15.3 MB

Chad kicks off the show with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl and her thoughts on the freshly announced new foods for the 2024 Minnesota State Fair!

Chip Scoggins & a potpourri of rapid-fire topics

July 08, 2024 20:15 - 32 minutes - 29.8 MB

Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins joins Chad to talk about the shocking, tragic death of Vikings draft pick Khyree Jackson before getting lighter with some Twins discussion. Later, Chad dives into multiple topics during a rapid-fire segment and we preview Jason's show.

Should we be concerned about the high rate of STDs among senior citizens?

July 08, 2024 20:12 - 11 minutes - 10.6 MB

Chad digs through some topics in a rapid fire style, talking about rising STD rates among seniors, a change at Sam's Club that has members ticked off, and Target announcing they'll no longer be accepting personal checks.

Chip Scoggins speaks about the tragic death of Vikings draft pick Khyree Jackson

July 08, 2024 19:51 - 21 minutes - 19.3 MB

Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins joins Chad to discuss the tragic loss of Vikings draft pick Khyree Jackson before a break and moving onto some Twins discussion.

Overrated, Underrated or Properly Rated & stories of hitting a deer while driving

July 08, 2024 19:21 - 34 minutes - 31.8 MB

Mark Freie joins Chad and Dave for Overrated, Underrated or Properly Rated before Chad shares and hears stories of hitting a deer while driving.

What's your story about hitting a deer on the road?

July 08, 2024 19:18 - 11 minutes - 10.4 MB

The Star Tribune did some research into the stretch of road where Minnesota drivers are most likely to hit a deer. Chad talks about his experience with those scary moments behind the wheel and we hear from listeners sharing their stories.

The Overrated jingle is GOLD and we won't stop playing it

July 08, 2024 19:16 - 23 minutes - 21.4 MB

How many times can Chad ask for the opening jingle during two segments of Overrated, Underrated or Properly Rated? We test the limits today and Mark Freie starts it off with some strong feelings on plastic bag fees.

Arne Carlson says Joe Biden show skip the election and work for peace in the Middle-East

July 08, 2024 18:20 - 11 minutes - 10.7 MB

Former Governor Arne Carlson joins to share his idea for a way that President Biden can step away from the 2024 election yet still play a significant role in brokering long-term peace in the Middle-East.

The future of downtown Minneapolis & Arne Carlson's plan for Joe Biden

July 08, 2024 18:06 - 36 minutes - 33.1 MB

Is the current state of downtown Minneapolis the future or are there other ways to revitalize the area after the pandemic? Chad opens with that discussion before former Governor Arne Carlson joins to share his idea for a way that President Biden can step away from the 2024 election yet still play a significant role in brokering long-term peace in the Middle-East.

Is this it for downtown Minneapolis?

July 08, 2024 17:49 - 22 minutes - 20.3 MB

Chad was downtown this weekend seeing the crowds for Taste of Minnesota, but also sees how few people are on the streets today and each Monday or the work week since the pandemic. Is this it for downtown Minneapolis?

Best Fourth of July Movies and Previewing Biden’s Interview

July 05, 2024 20:30 - 32 minutes - 29.9 MB

Does it get more Americana than watching Rocky on the Fourth of July? We let off some of the best movies related to America and the Fourth of July and rank them. Also we preview the anticipated ABC News interview with President Joe Biden tonight and what the most pressing question or part of the interview is going to be - we ask Jason his thoughts on that as well! 

Rocky Balboa saved the Fourth of July!

July 05, 2024 20:29 - 14 minutes - 13.7 MB

Amid the chaos of this country there was one movie that saved the holiday yesterday - and it is Rocky. But there are other movies that could be considered the best Fourth of July movie and we take some of your suggestions and rate them.  

Cramming our mouths and tying the knot at the Fair!

July 05, 2024 20:15 - 34 minutes - 31.8 MB

Another hour with Chris Egert in for Chad on a Friday and we dive into your tastes for competitive eating - Joey Chestnut has been banned from Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest but we recap the winners and even a lemonade chugging champion from the July Fourth tradition - as well as give our thoughts on competitive eating in general.  Then there is certain counties in Minnesota offering weddings but could you do it?

Tying the knot at a fair - would you do it?

July 05, 2024 19:43 - 16 minutes - 15.1 MB

There is a lot of details and preparation that goes into weddings but Minnesota counties are offering up marriage services at their county fairs, but would you do it?

Is there anything more American than competitive eating?

July 05, 2024 19:19 - 17 minutes - 16.5 MB

No Joey Chestnut this year but we did crown a Nathan’s hot dog eating contest winner. But should we be grossed out by this tradition? How does cramming massive amounts of food make you feel? Chris and Josh weigh in and we take your texts on what a good eating competition consists of.

David Paleologos and Old-Time Jobs

July 05, 2024 18:25 - 35 minutes - 32.6 MB

Chris Egert of 5 Eyewitness News in the big chair for Chad Hartman on a Friday after the Fourth - we are right out of the gate chatting with David Paleologos of Suffolk University talking about the 2024 Presidential Debate, Election, Michelle Obama and a preview of the Biden interview taking place Friday night. After that, there is an apprenticeship for a meat cutter job in Minnesota for the first time in decades and we get your thoughts on other old-time careers similar to this. 

Why are there only two choices in the 2024 Presidential election?

July 05, 2024 17:47 - 20 minutes - 18.7 MB

We are a week out from what was an unusual and some might consider it concerning debate. So we went to the expert, David Paleologos of Suffolk University who breaks down the options Americans have, the latest in the polls and much more! Also, we preview what we could expect from Biden in the Stephanopoulos interview Friday night.   

Almost half of student debt borrowers aren't paying anything back right now

July 03, 2024 20:16 - 8 minutes - 8.1 MB

America has racked up $1.6 trillion in student debt and almost half of borrowers aren't paying anything back right now. How do we fix the cost of education?

How bad of a parent is Jason DeRusha for never bringing his kids to fireworks?

July 03, 2024 20:14 - 11 minutes - 10.3 MB

Jason DeRusha confirms with his own son that he never brought his boys to see fireworks on the 4th of July? How big a level of parent malpractice is that?

Joe Biden stays he's staying, student debt & Jason DeRusha

July 03, 2024 20:10 - 31 minutes - 28.6 MB

Susie Jones sticks around for a segment with Chad discussing the Biden campaign pushing back today against any suggestion that Joe Biden may step away. Later, we discuss the huge number of Americans that aren't paying back their student debt and Jason DeRusha joins to share about his failures as a parent.

Major Garrett comments on continued fallout after Biden's debate disaster

July 03, 2024 19:35 - 17 minutes - 16.1 MB

Major Garrett of CBS News joins Chad for plenty of discussion about the latest in the continued fallout from Joe Biden's disastrous debate performance and Donald Trump's surprising restraint shown both during and after the debate.

Tom Cruise's incredible run & Major Garrett

July 03, 2024 19:12 - 34 minutes - 31.6 MB

Chad looks at the brilliant moneymaking movie career of Tom Cruise on Cruise's 62nd birthday before discussing the continued fallout for President Biden after last week's terrible debate performance with Major Garrett of CBS News.

Is Tom Cruise the epitome of a box office superstar?

July 03, 2024 18:58 - 16 minutes - 15.6 MB

As Tom Cruise turns 62 today, we discuss his huge career of blockbuster movies and if anyone has been more reliable as box office gold.

Your place, good cheese, Rocky & Rena Sarigianopoulos

July 03, 2024 18:46 - 34 minutes - 31.4 MB

Chad opens the show in patented form by jumping around from topic to topic with plenty of fun during the opening segments before our weekly conversation with Rena Sarigianopoulos.

What's the spot for you to enjoy the best day of a holiday weekend?

July 03, 2024 18:43 - 19 minutes - 18.3 MB

Chad opens the show sharing some fun with Susie Jones, breaking down the best of the Rocky movies, talking about the best place to be on a gorgeous day during a holiday weekend and much more nonsense.

What was the July 4th like for Rena as a young member of her big Greek family?

July 03, 2024 18:33 - 14 minutes - 13.1 MB

Rena Sarigianopoulos of KARE-11 joins Chad to talk about octopus on the grill and all the fun she had as a kid amongst her huge Greek family on the 4th of July.

Minnesota's hemp industry & another attempt to offer e-bike rebates

July 02, 2024 20:15 - 32 minutes - 30 MB

Peter Callaghan of MinnPost opens the hour Chad talking about his piece looking at the size and revenue of Minnesota's young hemp industry before Chad touches on a few topics including the state's second attempt at offering e-bike rebates online.

Did you get in line for the state's e-bike rebate program today?

July 02, 2024 20:13 - 10 minutes - 9.93 MB

Did you take a shot at getting in line today as the state tried again to roll our their e-bike rebate program? Chad hears from listeners that ended up shut out of the rebates and talks about how perhaps the program could have been offered more fairly.

Just how big is Minnesota's young hemp industry?

July 02, 2024 19:58 - 13 minutes - 12 MB

Peter Callaghan wrote an excellent piece for MinnPost looking at the financials of the hemp industry in Minnesota and joined Chad with details on what he learned.

Moondance Jam needs to offer refunds after canceling all of their headliners

July 02, 2024 19:39 - 12 minutes - 11.6 MB

Moondance Jam in Walker, MN has pulled the plug on all of the national acts that were scheduled to appear later this month. How can ticketholders NOT get a refund?

Kevin Burke, expanding the Supreme Court & Moondance Jam

July 02, 2024 19:37 - 33 minutes - 30.8 MB

Chad opens the hour with retired Hennepin County judge Kevin Burke two segments on the Supreme Court's immunity decision yesterday. Later, we put a bow on the subject with a conversation about the idea of expanding the Supreme Court before we talk about the drama with Moondance Jam canceling all of their national acts.

What does the SCOTUS immunity decision mean for our democracy?

July 02, 2024 19:11 - 20 minutes - 19.3 MB

Retired Hennepin County judge Kevin Burke joins Chad with reaction to yesterday's Supreme Court immunity decision, the current state of the Court, his opposition to expanding the Court and how this decision impacts our democracy.

Why does the US men's soccer team consistently stink? Ask Adam Anything!

July 02, 2024 18:22 - 13 minutes - 12 MB

Who better to break down the past, present and future of soccer in the US than noted futbol expert Adam Carter? That's how we start today during Ask Adam Anything!

Calls for Biden to step away & Ask Adam Anything

July 02, 2024 18:20 - 34 minutes - 31.3 MB

The voices calling for President Biden to step away from the 2024 election are getting louder. Could it actually happen? We open with that conversation before Adam Carter joins for Ask Adam Anything.

Is the movement to replace President Biden on the 2024 ticket growing?

July 02, 2024 18:00 - 21 minutes - 19.3 MB

More prominent Democrats are speaking up about their concerns over President Biden's fitness for another term as President and ability to win the election. Will the movement grow strong enough to convince Biden to step away as the Democratic nominee?

Oklahoma public schools are now required to teach the Bible

July 01, 2024 20:12 - 10 minutes - 9.83 MB

Even if you think it's ridiculous to force teachers to instruct on the Bible in Oklahoma public schools, should a teacher still face consequences if he/she refuses to follow the law? 

Chip Scoggins & teaching the Bible in Oklahoma schools

July 01, 2024 20:08 - 32 minutes - 29.4 MB

Chip Scoggins joins at the top of the hour for talk about gymnastics, draft picks and more from the sports scene before a conversation about Oklahoma now requiring schools to teach the Bible in public school classrooms.

Gymnastics, incredible draft picks and more with Chip Scoggins

July 01, 2024 19:56 - 21 minutes - 19.6 MB

Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins joins to talk about the gymnastics action in Minneapolis over the weekend, our recent run of incredible draft picks for our Minnesota teams, the latest with the Twins and more.

What does the Supreme Court decision on immunity mean for the future of the presidency?

July 01, 2024 19:29 - 16 minutes - 14.7 MB

Justin Crowe, expert on the Supreme Court at Williams College, joins Chad with reaction to the Supreme Court decision released today on presidential immunity, the dissent written by Justice Sotomayor, and what the ruling means for the Donald Trump, Joe Biden and future presidents.

Scrambled pancakes are hot and America is falling out of love with the grill.

July 01, 2024 19:25 - 13 minutes - 12.8 MB

Are you among the Americans that have fallen out of love with your grill? Chad jumps into that topic while also discussing the rise of scrambled pancakes and the most unstoppable forces in today's world.

Justin Crowe on the Supreme Court & unstoppable forces

July 01, 2024 19:17 - 34 minutes - 31.3 MB

Supreme Court scholar Justin Crowe joins Chad at the top of the hour to break down the Supreme Court decision on presidential immunity and what it means for the country and the presidency moving forward. Later, we jump into a bunch of topics including the nation turning away from grills and the most unstoppable forces in the world.