Guest List: January 31, 2014

John Ridley is the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave, based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup. He also wrote and directed the Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, which opens in May. He was recently interviewed by CNN’s Becky Anderson about the process of depicting slavery in film.

Chrystia Freeland is a member of the Liberal Caucus in the Parliament of Canada. She was previously the Managing Director and Editor of Consumer News and Reuters. Her latest book is Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone ElseTwitter: @cafreeland

Rep. Darrell Issa has represented California’s 49th District since 2001. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Twitter: @DarrellIssa

Ronan Farrow was director of the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues during Obama’s first term. He will be hosting a weekday, one-hour show on MSNBC premiering February 24th.Twitter: @RonanFarrow

Stephen Merchant is an Emmy Award-winning writer, director and actor whose series Hello Ladies can be seen on HBO and HBO GO. He spoke to The Huffington Post last year about what makes a great comedy timeless. Speaking of which, you should watch him twerk it on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Twitter: @StephenMerchant

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