A New Insight.

January 6, 2015

My whole life people have been telling me what “can’t be done.” I have always felt bad for those people.

So After 6 years and 3 different channels at SIRIUSXM I decided to pitch my own idea here. With the help and collaboration of an amazing team at SIRIUSXM we did it.

I wanted to create a channel that embodied what my show “Stand Up” has been trying to do for as long as I have been hosting it.

A channel that focuses on a broad range of important issues from politics to parenting.

A channel with shows hosted by smart,funny, curious individuals who care deeply about the issues that affect you the most and welcome the experts who know them the best.

A channel that gives voice to the voiceless and speaks truth to power. A channel that is driven by a thirst for knowledge not ratings…

A channel that will work hard to fight Apathy and Ignorance and welcome a diversity of opinion without having to  manufacture conflict.


Today I introduce you to a dream that’s been brewing inside me for a long time.


This is SIRIUSXM Insight.




Here’s the initial channel lineup from the SiriusXM blog

Stand Up with Pete Dominick – 9 am-12 pm ET, daily
Pete sticks a microphone in America’s face during his daily discussions with experts and an unusually independent-minded audience. He draws out insights and witty observations you won’t find in mainstream media or on partisan talk shows.

Get It Right with Margaret Hoover – 12-1 pm ET, daily
On her daily show, “Get It Right,” Hoover will analyze current events and culture with a refreshing center-right perspective. Author of the bestselling book, “American Individualism,” she is a CNN political commentator committed to modernizing the Republican Party by reaching out to millennials on issues ranging from LGBT freedom to the environment. A new mother and self-proclaimed “Hoover-head” (she is great-granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover), she will broaden the conversation beyond politics with an array of expert guests specializing in diverse fields from parenting to food and wine to financial analysis. The show will offer insight and optimism with Hoover engaging listeners and together they will “Get It Right.”

Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang – 2-5 pm ET, daily
The acclaimed comedian, television host and social media star challenges conventional wisdom on politics, media, religion, and pop culture on an entertaining and irreverent daily call-in show. Journalists, comics, artists, authors, activists and political figures all have a place at the table along with many special guests.

StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson – 5-6 pm ET, daily
An exclusive presentation of deGrasse Tyson’s extensive archives, StarTalk Radio bridges the intersection between pop culture and science with clarity, humor and passion. Subjects such as space travel, extra-terrestrial life, the Big Bang, the future of our Earth and the environment, and breaking news—from the universe to everything under the Sun—are all open for exploration. Each day, Tyson is joined by co-hosts, celebrities, and other special guests.

The Karen Hunter Show – 7-9 pm ET, daily
Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American journalist, professor, publisher and SiriusXM host leads candid conversations on the topics of the day. Her show will feature segments with experts and celebrity guests across a variety of landscapes, including the worlds of sports, entertainment, and pop culture, as well as entrepreneurs from varied fields, to empower SiriusXM listeners to reach their goals for success.

TechCrunch Radio – Tuesdays at 6 pm ET
The show offers SiriusXM listeners all the news on the latest technology from the world’s most innovative start-ups as well as established companies launching their gadgets, products, and services. “TechCrunch Radio” will include interviews with some of the most interesting and inventive people in the tech world, giving listeners an inside look at the most important topics in today’s technology landscape.

The Perri Peltz Show – Wednesdays at 6pm & Saturdays at 3pm
Veteran journalist, documentary filmmaker and public health advocate Perri Peltz focuses on issues relevant to working women and mothers everywhere. The show will provide a forum where listeners and guests can explore not only what the world expects from women, but also what women expect from themselves.

Daily Beast Radio – Saturdays, 9-10 am ET
John Avlon, The Daily Beast’s Editor-in-Chief, will introduce a weekly, wrap-up show to discuss the biggest stories on The Daily Beast and its Cheat Sheet. Avlon will be joined by Beast writers and editors to talk politics, pop culture, foreign policy, technology and health while looking forward to the week ahead.

The Dean Obeidallah Show – Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm ET
Dean Obeidallah hosts the first-ever national radio show that examines the issues of the week from the Muslim American perspective. Dean, who is of Palestinian descent, is a former practicing lawyer turned political comedian/writer and co-director of the comedy documentary, “The Muslims Are Coming!” His live, weekly show will be informative and entertaining, offering the perspective of a community whose voice is typically not heard in mainstream media.

Talk Poverty Radio – Saturdays, 12 pm ET
Presented by the Center for American Progress, TalkPoverty Radio offers a fresh perspective on poverty in America – more than half of Americans will experience at least a year of poverty or near-poverty during their working years- featuring real people, real stories, and real solutions. Bringing together experts, policymakers, journalists, and people struggling on the brink, the weekly show strives to elevate the conversation, dispel myths and stereotypes, and explore practical solutions to address poverty in the U.S.

Aspen Institute Radio – Saturdays, 1-3 pm ET
Each week, SiriusXM listeners will hear from some of the top minds and thinkers of our time – with ideas on how to solve the big issues we face as a society today. The program will draw on the Institute’s extensive archives and recordings from special forums, as well as original programing and conversations exclusively for the SiriusXM audience.

Righteous Radio with Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove – Sundays, 9 am ET
Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove hosts a weekly live show focusing on Jewish Culture and how it shapes the decisions we make in our lives.

The Alan Dershowitz Show – Sundays, 10 am-12 pm ET
A weekly interview and live, call-in show focusing on a wide range of topics with an emphasis on domestic and international politics.

Success without Stress with Bob Roth – Last Friday of every month, 6 pm ET
Transcendental Meditation expert from the David Lynch Foundation hosts a one-hour, monthly show that looks at how meditation helps individuals and society.



Join us next Monday 1/12 for a new Insight.

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