Sounds like an interesting show (except for Vanden Heuvel of course).
Yes, I must say that I don’t understand his choice of guests. He claims that Vanden Heuvel and her husband, Stephen Cohen (professor of Russian and Russian history at New York University) are, or were, neighbors of his. So what. I find both of them extremely objectionable. Katrina is simply a spoiled, obnoxious, leftist twit; and Cohen, while not a twit, always takes the Russian view of current events. Hard to decide which is worse.
When he was on the 10pm-1am slot weekdays on WABC talk-radio, Batchelor always used to take the side of the global warming kooks.
I also noticed that, like many graduates of other Ivy League schools, Batchelor never misses an opportunity to remind his audience that he was graduated from Princeton. He loves to repeat it, as if it gives him automatic credibility. So tiresome.
At any rate, while I enjoy some parts of his show (he’s pretty good at interviewing authors, for example), I rarely listen to him anymore.