Larry King

Former Governor Jesse Ventura turns the tables on legendary broadcaster Larry King, the man who’s interviewed over 60,000 people in his storied career.

Larry sounds off the state of our nation (“hopeless”), marijuana (“a great aphrodisiac”), his greatest fears (“death”), and President Obama (“a puzzle to me”) on Jesse Ventura's weekly podcast "We the People with Jesse Ventura" available on PodcastOne and iTunes.

Larry King sets the record straight:

Yes, he's smoked the 80s...with his doctor....

"I guess I smoked weed in the mid-80s, about five or six or seven times. I enjoyed it. I found it a great aphrodisiac. It was much better than liquor; I never liked liquor much. I like a little wine, but I enjoyed pot...I smoked with my doctor. He got great stuff from Jamaica." 

His greatest fear? Death.

“I worry about going to sleep and not waking up. I fear death. I don’t want to die.”

Where are we headed as a nation?

“The world is split apart. This country...I’ve never seen this country as split as it is, with the tea party, the far right, and the far left... nothing’s together. People don’t want to compromise. Compromise is the art of politics. We don’t do that anymore. We’re at a standstill. [Instead] we have hypocrisy.”

And our foreign policy? Looking Bleak.

"We were involved in the world, and much of it for the better. But then, the tide starts turning, and now, we are ‘the protector of the world,’ and in some cases, we start the conflict. I thought Korea was a conflict that deserved to fought....but then it started to shift. We got into Vietnam and never should have. Never should have gotten into that war to kill 55,000. And now, George Will, my good friend the conservative George Will said the other day, that the biggest mistake America ever made was going into Iraq...Are we the world’s protector? Are we the world’s evil?"


Jesse Ventura is the latest addition to Carolla Digital, Adam Carolla's podcast network. His podcast, "We the People with Jesse Ventura," is available for download on PodcastOne and iTunes every Thursday. Tune in to hear him discuss topics from sports to politics with guests like Henry Rollins, Stephanie Miller, Morgan Spurlock, Ben Swann, Alex Jones, Chris Jericho, Alan Colmes, and Roddy Piper.

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