Dylan Ratigan is running for Congress in NY's 21st Congressional District.Dylan has lived in Lake Placid since 2012. His family roots in the Adirondacks and North Country go back before the American Revolution. In 2012, Dylan invested his life savings and founded a company that designs modern farming kits to assist military veterans in operating small farms. He is a former news anchor and commentator for CNBC and MSNBC, and former executive at Bloomberg News. Dylan Ratigan is a world-renowned business leader and author of a best-selling book on concrete solutions for increasing investments, jobs, and opportunities in America.


  • Weatherman #2: Finding Clarity in Political Chaos

    Weatherman #2: Finding Clarity in Political Chaos

    05/02/2020 Duración: 52min

    "Welcome to the second edition of The Weatherman. I am Dylan Ratigan and this is an ongoing and evolving experiment in a direct conversation between all of us about anything that we want to talk about, as long as it's through the frame of The Shift. The Shift ultimately represents complete and total change in not just our technological infrastructure, not just our communication infrastructure, even our transportation infrastructure. It's a unifying event and a completely shattering event, all at the same time, that comes with incredible darkness, loneliness and isolation, as well as incredible opportunity for creation and development, and you see it play out in personal lives constantly. We see in our own lives. We see it the lives of those around us, and it also plays out in incredible ways before our very eyes on the biggest stage possible. The Shift is an interesting dynamic because as intimate as it may be for each of us, it is also something that we are witnessing in the global political world and t

  • Weatherman Episode #1: Reach, Rescue and Restore

    Weatherman Episode #1: 'Reach, Rescue and Restore'

    04/02/2020 Duración: 01h26min

    The Weatherman Podcast Experiment Begins… Welcome to this, the 1st edition of the Weatherman. I am Dylan Ratigan. Thank you so much for joining us this afternoon. I'm actually in Italy, so it's the evening here. Our producer Meg Robertson is in New York and David DeGraw our other producer is in Los Angeles. Our callers are all coming from North America today. If you're listening to this right now, you probably read the launch email describing our objective with this call, which is relatively simple. It's our own unique take, if you will, on the idea of a podcast. When David, Meg and myself were discussing the idea of doing this, what became clear to us was that we all have a lot of respect and appreciation for what's happening in the podcast universe, especially those that are doing a wide variety of one-on-one interviews with various experts on specific subjects about specific things, but we were really looking at what's missing from the podcast universe. In our opinion, we felt that there isn't a pla

  • Dylan Ratigan Introduces the New Weatherman Podcast

    Dylan Ratigan Introduces the New Weatherman Podcast

    04/02/2020 Duración: 05min

    The world is rapidly transforming at a scale that is without precedent. We are experiencing a paradigm shift, which affects everything at the same time - technology, transportation, communication, economics, production, distribution, governance, culture, spirituality and socialization among individuals across generations, demographics and countries worldwide. While the old paradigm collapses, a new one is being born before our eyes. This shift is the biggest risk and biggest opportunity in human history. Our fate rests on the urgency with which we understand our changing circumstances and help each other adapt. For all of our critical problems, the resources, time, talent and capital to solve every problem that exists in the world today is at its highest potential it has ever been. Unfortunately, there's not much overall context for what's happening, which can create an incredibly untethered experience and a feeling of utter chaos. Each one of us is so close to our own specific set of experiences, with ou

  • Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Leader Edith Leung: It Is A Warning to the World that China Is Growing

    Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Leader Edith Leung: 'It Is A Warning to the World that China Is Growing'

    02/01/2020 Duración: 29min

    Edith Leung is among the millions of women that have led the protests in Hong Kong, of which a third of the protesters are women. Edith is also a member of the incoming class of recently elected pro-democracy politicians. Sitting in a cafe in Central over a pot of jasmine tea, Dylan Ratigan interviews Edith. The newly elected district representative sees change perpetuating and sustaining the two-systems-one-country protocol in Hong Kong, which is seen as at risk. "It is a warning to the world that China is growing,” says Edith, who’s friend lost her right eye in a protest earlier this year. “An autocratic country like China, a Communist Party, being so large, being such a populated country, growing up. It is a threat to the world." It’s overly simplistic for us to see Hong Kong as a frontline in the culture war between Chinese interests and Western interests. Of course, Hong Kong is the door to China and the rest of the world. It is easy to explain away Hong Kong’s protests as just issue between the

  • Hong Kong Activists Bet Their Lives That China Won’t Kill It’s Golden Goose

    Hong Kong Activists Bet Their Lives That China Won’t Kill It’s Golden Goose

    20/12/2019 Duración: 01h18min

    As millions of people take to the streets of Hong Kong to fight for their freedom and independence, a wave of young pro-democracy candidates were recently elected to District Council. From the frontlines of protest to political office, Dylan Ratigan interviews three leading members of a changemaking movement that has featured an unprecedented number of “women warriors.” With Hong Kong as the gateway between China and the rest of the world, it is easy to see their fight for independence as a battle in the culture war between Chinese and Western interests. However, what we are witnessing in Hong Kong is also unfolding in more than a dozen nations around the world. Whether it is in cities like Barcelona, Beirut, La Paz, Paris, Madrid or Delhi, people are taking to the streets in record numbers. While each nation clearly has its own complex cultural and political dynamics at work, there is a global trend and thread that links the whole: old established centralized systems of power, which consolidate wealth an

  • We Can Fix This: Student Loan Debt

    We Can Fix This: Student Loan Debt

    21/06/2018 Duración: 08min

    Student loan debt is crippling our economy. We've seen an entire generation of students held down by crushing debt. 45 million borrowers are struggling with monthly payments, predatory and aggressive bill collectors and confusing repayment terms. Nationally, student loan debt just behind mortgage debt in the United States. It accounts for a stunning 10 percent of debt balance – that's a total of $1.48 trillion nationwide. According to New York state statistics, the average student loan debt in our state is $30,000. The system is broken, and we have to fix it. If a student is trying to pursue higher education to better themselves and their future, they shouldn't be saddled with loans that take years, and sometimes decades, to repay. Student loan debt doesn't just hurt borrowers. It's holding back our economy on a larger scale. Borrowers are often saddled with so much debt that they can't even begin to think of purchasing their first home, secure an auto loan, or fully participate in the banking syst

  • WATN: Jeff Graham Show - Dylan Ratigan Is The Only One Who Can Win

    WATN: Jeff Graham Show - "Dylan Ratigan Is The Only One Who Can Win"

    19/06/2018 Duración: 14min

    In a 15 minute clip, WATN host Jeff Graham talks with callers, including labor leader Ernie Labaff, about why Dylan Ratigan has the best shot of winning against incumbent Republican Representative Elise Stefanik.

  • WATN: Ratigan Is The Only Democrat With The Best Chance To Defeat Stefanik

    WATN: Ratigan Is The Only Democrat With The Best Chance To Defeat Stefanik

    19/06/2018 Duración: 02min

    WATN host Jeff Graham discusses why Dylan Ratigan is the only Democrat in NY-21 with the best chance to beat incumbent Republican member of Congress Elise Stefanik. "I think he's got kind of a different message," says Graham. "The only Democrat who can win in November -- I think that's true."

  • We Can Fix This: Monopoly Power Over Our Government

    We Can Fix This: Monopoly Power Over Our Government

    19/06/2018 Duración: 17min

    My campaign is running to reform broken politics that have completely disconnected the voter from the government. Not only disconnected the voter from the government, but allowed the government to become entirely beholding to these monopolies. Whether it's in the tech sector, the banking sector, or the health insurance sector, an increasingly small group of concentrated entities have incredible influence over everything that happens in the lives of billions of us around the world. It's the natural progression of the economic cycle but, it also harkens back to Teddy Roosevelt in the end of the last Industrial Revolution. Then, we saw the consolidation with Carnegie and Rockefeller and others around railroads, oil, and banking. We are there once again, and the stranglehold on our government is real. It is abusing the people of this country and the people of Upstate New York. I've asked Steve Faktor to join us who is the CEO of IdeaFaktory, author, writer for Harvard Business Review, writer for Forbes,

  • We Can Fix This: Wireless

    We Can Fix This: Wireless

    15/06/2018 Duración: 17min

    We’ve all experienced it: one-bar cell signals, calls that suddenly drop, or driving through “dead zones” without access to data.  And it’s not just inconvenient lack of coverage or dropped calls that we have to deal with. Thousands of residents live in areas where they don’t have access to reliable high-speed internet at home. North Country economic growth will go hand in hand with expanding data access.  It’s one of the most foundational aspects to growing our economy. We will catch up to the rest of the country by getting broadband access up to date.  In many ways, we’re being left behind. But, we can fix this! I spoke with Kevin Lynch, COO of Nicholville Telephone Company and Slic Network Solutions.  They are one company providing greater connectivity across the North Country, with a focus on expanding the fiber optic network in the North Country.  He spoke with me about how wireless and wired coverage go hand in hand, and the future of fiber and data access in the North Country. Listen to our podcast

  • We Can Fix This: Bringing the 21st District into the 21st Century

    We Can Fix This: Bringing the 21st District into the 21st Century

    11/06/2018 Duración: 03min

    How can you “Represent” people in a Congressional District, let alone improve it, if you haven’t defined where you are? It is long past due that all our Congress people are held to account for working with those they represent. Introducing the NY21 District Dashboard, a metric to hold our leaders accountable to the people they represent.

  • Iran Deal Pullout: Another Example of Failed Leadership

    Iran Deal Pullout: Another Example of Failed Leadership

    09/05/2018 Duración: 01min

    The U.S. decision to pull out of the Iran deal is just another example of failed leadership. If the deal is bad, a true leader should make it better. Anyone can walk away from a "bad deal" for a worse deal. For more on my campaign for Congress in NY-21, visit Twitter: Facebook:

  • We Can Fix This: Our Veterans Deserve Better

    We Can Fix This: Our Veterans Deserve Better

    27/04/2018 Duración: 02min

    Everyone’s paying close attention to the latest scandal out of Washington – this time, it’s a question of who is going to lead the Veterans Administration. What’s getting lost in the noise is real service to our veterans. These are individuals who have devoted their lives and efforts to a mission larger than themselves. The opportunity we have right now is to invest in creating pathways, opportunities, and investments in enrolling that population. We must help our combat and military veterans in taking a leadership role in this country in order to help all of us move in the direction we all need to go.

  • We Can Fix This: Gun Policy and Our Broken Politics

    We Can Fix This: Gun Policy and Our Broken Politics

    24/03/2018 Duración: 01min

    I am encouraged and inspired by the children and young adults leading a push for changing our broken political system. It is broken to the point that we are incapable of having even a sensible conversation around guns that would benefit everybody in this country. We need to fix our political system and discourse so we can have the sort of common sense conversations we need to have around guns.

  • Take Back Our Future: Why Im Running

    Take Back Our Future: Why I'm Running

    19/03/2018 Duración: 05min

    Who am I, why am I running, and what are we doing? In short, I grew up in Saranac Lake, and eventually moved to New York to work in journalism. During my time at CBNC and MSNBC, I was privileged to have had a bird’s eye view of our financial and political system. In 2011, I observed a frustration, albeit an impassioned one, with both political parties and the entire political process. Here's a deep dive into what we're going to do about it.

  • Take Back Our Future: The Shift

    Take Back Our Future: The Shift

    16/03/2018 Duración: 06min

    Facing a rigged and broken political system, we’re at a very specific point in history. The world is shifting when it comes to the way things are done. We collectively feel a “shift” all around us – whether it’s in our jobs, in our communities, and even in government. This fast rate of change means opportunities for using new tools and build new ways of operating for our future. Check out this podcast where Dylan dives into “the shift” and what it means for NY-21.

  • Take Back Our Future: Theres No Such Thing As Free Trade

    Take Back Our Future: There's No Such Thing As Free Trade

    13/03/2018 Duración: 04min

    It's true: there's no such thing as free trade. And even though so called "free trade" is at the forefront of political discussions right now, we can't forget the heavy cost for trade which has been paid for the last four decades by America's working class. I'm Dylan Ratigan and I'm running for Congress in NY's 21st District. Learn more about the campaign and get involved at

  • Union 2012 Commencement Speech

    Union 2012 Commencement Speech

    11/06/2012 Duración: 18min

    I was honored to receive a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa from my Alma mater, Union College, yesterday during their Commencement for the Class of 2012. Union College was the first institution to issue an honorary doctorate to Thomas Edison in 1878, and I am humbled to be included now among the ranks of those receiving an honorary degree from Union.

  • Greedy Bastards Antidote: Lawrence Lessig and One Way Forward

    Greedy Bastards Antidote: Lawrence Lessig and "One Way Forward"

    07/03/2012 Duración: 14min

    Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig talks with Dylan Ratigan about his new book, "One Way Forward. You can read it at

  • Dylan on WNYCs The Brian Lehrer Show

    Dylan on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show

    14/02/2012 Duración: 14min

    Dylan stops by WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss The 30 Million Jobs tour and people who are creating innovative jobs around the country. He also shares his thoughts on NY Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, our country’s fundamental ideals, and the idea of an agreed culture of aligned interests through collaboration to solve our country’s problems.

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