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Best podcasts about Gerald Posner

Latest podcast episodes about Gerald Posner

Dan Barreiro
Bumper to Bumper Wednesday, September 8: Gerald Posner, Glen Mason, Pat Kessler

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 142:29


Dan is joined by journalist Gerald Posner to reflect on 20 years since 9/11. Glen Mason makes his first in-studio visit of the football season and Pat Kessler makes a surprise trip to the studio!

Barreiro Conversations
Gerald Posner Remembers 9/11

Barreiro Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 46:37


Journalist Gerald Posner joins Dan to share his memories of 9/11, the aftermath and what his reporting taught us about what led up to that day.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
A Journalist Vs. the CIA in Federal Court w/ Jefferson Morley

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 58:48


On this edition of Parallax Views, former Washington Post journalist Jefferson Morley took on the Central Intelligence Agency in federal court for a daunting 16 years. Morley struggles related to the release of files around the JFK assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, an enigmatic figure known as George Joannides, and the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. He details all this in his new book Morley V CIA: My Unfinished JFK Investigation. But this isn't simply a book about the JFK assassination. It's not about who pulled the trigger. It's not claiming LBJ was the culprit, rhat the CIA set up the whole thing, or anything like that. Instead, it's really a book about state secrecy vs. state transparency. You may have no interest in the Kennedy assassination, BUT it has become the symbol of the public's ever-escalating distrust in various institutions. As such, figures who were firmly in the "Lee Harvey Oswald was the Lone Nut Assassin of JFK" offered their support to Morley's lawsuit. Among them are Gerald Posner and, perhaps most famously, Vincent Bugliosi. JFK researchers like David Talbot and Anthony Summers also lent their support. Why? Well, the argument goes that the national security state making these decades old documents public would restore trust in their institutions. For years, Jefferson Morley, with the help of his lawyer Jim Lesar, fought against the CIA for the declassification. They won many cases. But eventually a figure came into the picture that would change all of that. He was initially supportive, but open being on the cusp of a Supreme Court nomination changed his tune. That figure was Brett Kavanaugh. Yes, folks, this episode is going to be a rather interesting foray into issues related to FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) documents, state secrecy, and the tax-paying public's right to transparency from their government. Even if you're not at all interested in the JFK assassination, this Kafka-esque story should hold your attention. And it turns out the documents Morley turned up may impart lessons about U.S. foreign policy towards Cuba that would go unheeded as we headed into the Iraq War under President George W. Bush. Also what can Morley's case tell us about how th federal courts potentially block democracy. All that and more on this edition of Parallax Views!

Business Daily
Vatican reforms see a cardinal on trial

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 17:27


Ten people, including an Italian cardinal, will face a Vatican trial for alleged financial crimes. Cardinal Angelo Becciu has become the highest-ranked cleric in the Vatican to be indicted over charges that include embezzlement and abuse of office. The charges relate to a multi-million-dollar property purchase with church funds in London. Ines San Martin, Rome reporter for Crux, outlines the charges and what we know about the trial so far. This will mark the first time such a high-ranking Vatican official will face trial over financial crimes, but Gerald Posner, an investigative journalist and author of God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican, explains financial scandals themselves are nothing new for the Vatican Bank. And Massimo Faggioli, Vatican historian and Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, explains how this trial sits among Pope Francis' larger efforts for reform. (Picture: Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu and Pope Francis. Picture credit: Reuters.)

Dan Barreiro
Bumper to Bumper July 8th - Gerald Posner, Russo Radio, Big Knocker

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 154:45


We talk about the latest Pharma/Opioid crisis with esteemed author and investigative reporter Gerald Posner. We check in with Russo Radio to find out why Tampa Bay Tampa Bay has everything and we have nothing. Plus Big Knocker Dr. Bill Morice checks in on the latest on the Pandemic front.

Political Pharmacist Podcast
Episode 94 - Pharma with Gerald Posner

Political Pharmacist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 41:56


We all know that drug prices are high and can at times be dubiously marketed. On this episode we dive in some of what author Gerald Posner found while writing his book Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America. This episode was super refreshing to me to see that an investigative journalist, with a great history and reputation, would spend years diving into the world of prescription drugs and help confirm and highlight what many pharmacists have been discussing amongst themselves for years. I highly recommend you read the book Pharma, which can be found here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pharma-gerald-posner/1132188912?ean=9781501152030 Senator Grassley's drug pricing bill can be found here: https://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-introduces-updated-prescription-drug-pricing-reduction-act-2020 The Rodney Dangerfield reference is from the movie Back to School and is found in this video at about 2 minutes in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSLscJ2cY04

The Lindsey Elmore Show
Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America Gerald Posner

The Lindsey Elmore Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 44:21


Gerald Posner is the author of thirteen acclaimed books, including New York Times nonfiction bestsellers Case Closed, Why America Slept and God's Bankers. Posner was a finalist for the Pulitzer in History. “A merciless pit bull of an investigator” concluded the Chicago Tribune. The New York Times said his latest book (2020), ‘PHARMA: Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America', was “a withering and encyclopedic indictment of a drug industry that often seems to prioritize profits over patients…[it] reads like a pharmaceutical version of cops and robbers." Posner was one of the youngest attorneys (23) ever hired by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Topics covered in this episode: • The history of the drug industry. • How did Big Pharma become so good at convincing us that we are supposed to take drugs on the regular? • Is the Coronavirus pandemic a once in a lifetime business opportunity for drug companies? • The history of drug reps and the relationship with the medical industry. • How drug pricing has been manipulated behind the scenes. • Orphan drugs. • ‘You messed with the wrong mother'. Referenced in the episode: To learn more about Gerald Posner and his books, head over to www.posner.com Oola is about making the commitment to change, and then going through the growth that it takes to change into a better person. It helps you set a series of small goals. To join our next meeting, head to www.lindseyelmore.com/oola Wellness Made Simple is a new subscription platform; a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about how to course correct or how to prevent symptoms from happening in the first place. Head over to www.wellnessmadesimple.us to sign up today. We hope you enjoyed this episode. Come check us out at www.lindseyelmore.com/podcast.

Utility + Function
E 15. Gerald Posner - Investigating For Truth

Utility + Function

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 107:14


The author of 13 acclaimed books, including New York Times nonfiction bestsellers Case Closed, Why America Slept and God's Bankers. Posner was a finalist for the Pulitzer in History. “A merciless pit bull of an investigator” concluded the Chicago Tribune. The New York Times said his latest book (2020), PHARMA, was “a withering and encyclopedic indictment of a drug industry that often seems to prioritize profits over patients…[it] reads like a pharmaceutical version of cops and robbers." Posner was one of the youngest attorneys (23) ever hired by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A Political Science major, he was a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he was also a national debating champion. At Hastings Law School, he was an Honors Graduate and was the Law Review's Associate Executive Editor. He was a litigation associate at the Wall Street law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore before leaving in 1981 to co-found Posner & Ferrara, a New York public interest law firm. Several years of a pro bono legal representation on behalf of surviving twins of Nazi experiments at the Auschwitz death camp led him to coauthor his first book in 1986, MENGELE: The Complete Story, a bestselling and critically acclaimed biography of the infamous Nazi “Angel of Death,” Dr. Josef Mengele. Read a profile on Gerald on how the Mengele book led to him to leave the law. Publishers Weekly explains how he changed from being a Wall Street lawyer to a bestselling nonfiction author. In the past, he was a regular panelist on HistoryCENTER, the History Channel's Sunday current events program. He has been a freelance writer for many news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. He is represented by BrightSight Group for lectures about investigative journalism and his books. His wife, author, Trisha Posner, works with him on all projects. Garry Wills calls Posner "a superb investigative reporter” and the Los Angeles Times says he is “a classic -style investigative journalist.” “Painstakingly honest journalism,” concluded The New York Times. “Posner, a former Wall Street lawyer, demolishes myths through a meticulous re-examination of the facts," reported the Chicago Tribune. "Meticulous research," Newsday. John Martin, former national correspondent for ABC News says “Posner is one of the most successful investigators I have encountered in thirty years of journalism.” Praise for Posner comes from all sides of the political spectrum. “One of America's finest investigative reporters,” according to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. “Gerald Posner is maybe the best known and most thorough investigative journalist in this country. There aren't many left,” says FOX News's Tucker Carlson. Anthony Lewis in The New York Times: "With 'Killing the Dream, he has written a superb book: a model of investigation, meticulous in its discovery and presentation of evidence, unbiased in its exploration of every claim. And it is a wonderfully readable book, as gripping as a first-class detective story." Jeffrey Toobin in the Chicago Tribune: "Unlike many of the 2,000 other books that have been written about the Kennedy assassination, Posner's Case Closed is a resolutely sane piece of work. More importantly, 'Case Closed' is utterly convincing in its thesis, which seems, in light of all that has transpired over the past 30 years, almost revolutionary....I started Case Closed as a skeptic - and slightly put off by the presumptuous title. To my mind historical truth is always a slippery thing. The chances of knowing for sure what happened in any event - much less one as murky as the Kennedy assassination - seem remote. But this fascinating and important book won me over. Case closed, indeed."

Books on Pod
#125 - Gerald Posner on PHARMA

Books on Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 91:10


Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Gerald Posner chats with Trey Elling about PHARMA: GREED, LIES, AND THE POISONING OF AMERICA, including: the pharmaceutical industry's lawless beginnings in the mid-1800s, their initial lack of enthusiasm about antibiotics, Arthur Sackler as the godfather of pharma's manipulative marketing practices, the harmful ways women were exploited in the 1960s and '70s, the groundwork that led to an opioid crisis, how the Sacklers built their Purdue Pharma empire with OxyContin, and much more.

Dan Barreiro
Bumper to Bumper Tuesday, February 9: Buffalo Shooting, Gerald Posner, Paul Blume, Lou Nanne

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 116:57


Dan Barreiro reviews the Buffalo shooting press conference. Gerald Posner joins to discuss his recent Op-Ed in the USA Today which you can read on Barreiro Showpage of KFAN.com. Paul Blume Fox 9 gives the latest from Buffalo. Lou Nanne stops by the studio for the first time in almost a year!

Dan Barreiro
BEST OF Bumper to Bumper Tuesday, February 9: Gerald Posner, Paul Blume, Lou Nanne

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 55:32


Gerald Posner joins to discuss his recent Op-Ed in the USA Today (which you can read on Barreiro showpage of KFAN.com), Paul Blume gives the latest on the Buffalo shooting, Lou Nanne makes his weekly appearance talking Super Bowl and Wild and Gopher hockey.

Nature vs Narcissism
Bad Medicine - Interview with the Author: Charlotte Bismuth

Nature vs Narcissism

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 69:48


In this very special episode; Heather is joined by yet another author! This time, the author is Charlotte Bismuth who is a former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and she describes her new book: Bad Medicine: Catching New York’s Deadliest Pill Pusher – which hits shelves everywhere, on January 19, 2021From 2010 to 2014, Bismuth and her team followed a trail of bodies and money to Dr. Stan Li, who was selling prescriptions for controlled substances out of a basement clinic in Flushing, Queens. The case against Dr. Li was unusual. He was particularly callous and displayed ruthless greed in profiting from the opioid epidemic, handing out numbered tickets to the opioid-addicted patients who traveled far to buy his prescriptions.BAD MEDICINE tells the story of the opioid epidemic through the investigation and trial of one doctor, who embodied the callousness and greed of the pharmaceutical companies. It is a call for justice that is particularly relevant as the number of opioid deaths continues to grow. Beth Macy, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Gerald Posner, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Patricia McCormick, Nan Goldin, Karen Abbott and others have praised the book: “It will leave you fuming … at the complicity of American regulators and politicians, and the Big Pharma machine that lines their pockets;” “The story will leave readers angry, informed, and most importantly inspired to seek justice and change;” “A gripping read tailor-made for the silver screen.” GET YOUR COPY HERE:Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781982116422 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Medicine-Catching-Deadliest-Pusher/dp/1982116420/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1580312889&refinements=p_27%3ACharlotte%20Bismuth&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Charlotte%20Bismuth Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bad-medicine-charlotte-bismuth/1136270430?ean=9781982116422#/ Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/books/bad-medicine-catching-new-york-s-deadliest-pill-pusher/9781982116422 FedUp Coalition FedUp – coalition of organizations from across the country, founded by parents who have lost their children to overdoses.Find Charlotte:https://www.charlottebismuth.com Twitter: @CEBismuthInstagram: @_charlotte_b_

Dan Barreiro
Bumper to Bumper Monday, January 18: NFL Playoffs, Gerald Posner, Jonny Athletic, Lesle Frazier

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 139:13


Dan Barreiro opens the show talking NFL Playoffs. Reporter Gerald Posner joins with a Covid vaccine update. Jonny Athletic reviews the last week with the Wolves. Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier (now Bills defensive coordinator) called in to talk about being one step away from the Super Bowl!

Dan Barreiro
BEST OF Bumper to Bumper Monday, January 18: NFL Playoffs, Gerald Posner, Jonny Athletic, Leslie Frazier

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 57:12


Dan Barreiro opens the show talking NFL Playoffs. Reporter Gerald Posner joins with a Covid vaccine update. Jonny Athletic reviews the last week with the Wolves. Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier (now Bills defensive coordinator) called in to talk about being one step away from the Super Bowl!

Your Better Life
E70: What You Absolutely Must Know About Big Pharma

Your Better Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 68:02


What if I told you that the main goal of the pharmaceutical industry is profit, and in most cases, they could care less about your health or curing diseases. Don't believe me? Special guest and investigative reporter Gerald Posner drops in to show you the sausage being made.

Murder Most Foul
Who murdered JFK?

Murder Most Foul

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 43:08


So, who do YOU think murdered JFK? Lee Harvey Oswald? If so, did he have help from the F.B.I., the CIA, J. Edgar Hoover, the Warren Commission, the men's room attendant at the White House? My guest today has some strong opinions on the subject. Gerald Posner is the author of "COLD CASE: Lee Harvey Oswald and The Assassination of JFK." This exhaustively researched book was a New York Times bestseller and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for 1994. In 2015 The Chicago Tribune called Posner “a merciless pit bull of an investigator. Author and journalist Gerald Posner is my guest today for this segment of MMF. And joins me from an undisclosed location via ZOOM.

Designed To Heal
#69 The Not So Good News Behind Opioid Settlements (ft. Gerald Posner)

Designed To Heal

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 36:44


In this episode we welcome back New York Times bestselling author Gerald Posner, who's book "Pharma" traced the heroes and villains of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical industry. Today Dr. Ben and Jeff converse with Gerald about the recent opioid settlements surrounding Purdue Pharma and why the apparent good news of justice isn't such great news after all. Gerald's web site: https://www.posner.com Check out Gerald's books: -Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Buy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/38TujUk) -God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican (Buy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/38TVuOv)

Unholier Than Thou
The Pope's Big Gay Surprise

Unholier Than Thou

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 39:52


This week we’re looking at the church, and more specifically, who’s welcome inside. First, Phill chats with Gerald Posner, a journalist and Vatican expert, about Pope Francis' widely praised but incredibly vague comments surrounding civil unions for gay couples. Then, author and researcher Robert P. Jones joins to talk about Southern Baptists' unholy history with segregationists, and the slow and unsteady march of white Christians towards racial justice. Follow Gerald Posner's work here Learn more about Robert P. Jones and the Public Religion Research Institute here His book is White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Man V Mob
Case Still Closed: Who Killed JFK? A Conversation with Investigative Journalist and Author Gerald Posner

Man V Mob

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 89:36


Investigative journalist and author Gerald Posner has been on the podcast before to discuss his latest book Pharma. This time we dig into one of his all-time classics, Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK.If you think you know what happened, even if it's after years of research, Gerald's findings will challenge your sense of historical record, media reporting and speculation's role in contributing toward public distrust.Fascinating and deeply relevant to the social and political climate of today, this conversation addresses the appeal of conspiracy theories. It also demonstrates what meticulous evidence-gathering can reveal. Vitally, this includes a profile of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man himself, a side note now brought to the forefront of the story.Bonus: Check out this immersive virtual reality of Dealey Plaza combined with the Zapruder film. Best viewed on smartphone.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whBmXPaChh4

Naturally Inspired Podcast
Gerald Posner - Greed, Lies And The Poisoning Of America

Naturally Inspired Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2020 103:40


Today on the Naturally Inspired Podcast Gerald Posner is joining us. Gerald is the author of 13 books. His latest book is called "Pharma - Greed, Lies And The Poisoning Of America" Gerald is former lawyer. It is through being a lawyer that he discovered his passion for research. He stopped being a lawyer and became an author. The stories he brings to light are crucial for understanding our history and his latest book "Pharma" could not be more revenant today. Please welcome Gerald Posner to the Naturally Inspired Podcast. Tune in every week for the latest Naturally Inspired Podcast. Find it on your favorite podcast platform like: Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/naturally-inspired-podcast/id1474114072 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/56dUIhhG2RFzvZhCt6cCIQ?si=UEpfEoIGRi-5NFAK0y3W4g Tunein: https://tunein.com/radio/Naturally-Inspired-Podcast-p1235788/?topicId=132474389 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tammy-garcia/naturally-inspired-podcast IHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-naturally-inspired-podcast-67643007/ Watch it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-rQJFdEIhuKbFKatCla-A Follow Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaturallyInspiredPodcast/ Follow Us On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tammycuthbertgarcia/ Get All The Latest Info On Our Episodes Here: https://naturallyinspiredpodcast.com/episodes Text the word "Advocate" to 833-838-1020 for Weekly Deals and Updates Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter for Show Notes, Health Tips, Tricks & Hacks and Weekly Deals at https://naturallyinspiredpodcast.com/newsletter Visit Our Blog For Daily Inspiration at https://naturallyinspiredpodcast.com/blog Naturally Inspired Podcast Recommended Products/Resources Support The Podcast And Buy A Beautiful Coffee Mug For Your Favorite Coffee. https://naturallyinspiredpodcast.com/shop-here/ols/products/naturally-inspired-podcast-11oz-coffee-mug We Are Grateful For Your Support! Please Visit Us Often at https://naturallyinspiredpodcast.com Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. We try our best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice for you.

Ryn The Guardian Melberg
Gerald Posner: Greed Lies and the Poisoning of America

Ryn The Guardian Melberg

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 40:50


On this special edition of the Houston Healthcare Initiative podcast, author Gerald Posner discusses the history of the pharmaceutical industry and his new book "Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America." This book describes the history of the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry and how we and they got to the place we are now. Among many shocking facts included are that many of the practices that were incorporated into marketing and selling heroin and cocaine in the early 20th century are still used today. And like before, those same companies are deliberately downplaying of the risk of modern-day medicines like opioids. Refer to www.houstonhealthcareinitiative.org and https://www.posner.com.

New Books Network
Gerald Posner, "Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America" (Simon and Schuster, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 80:56


Today’s guest is investigative journalist and author, Gerald Posner. His new book, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Simon and Schuster), explores the fascinating and complex history of pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries. It is an industry like no other and a story like no other. Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who has written twelve books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed and multiple national bestsellers. Colin Miller and Dr. Keith Mankin host the popular medical podcast, PeerSpectrum. Colin works in the medical device space and Keith is a retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in American Studies
Gerald Posner, "Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America" (Simon and Schuster, 2020)

New Books in American Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 80:56


Today’s guest is investigative journalist and author, Gerald Posner. His new book, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Simon and Schuster), explores the fascinating and complex history of pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries. It is an industry like no other and a story like no other. Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who has written twelve books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed and multiple national bestsellers. Colin Miller and Dr. Keith Mankin host the popular medical podcast, PeerSpectrum. Colin works in the medical device space and Keith is a retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Politics
Gerald Posner, "Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America" (Simon and Schuster, 2020)

New Books in Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 80:56


Today’s guest is investigative journalist and author, Gerald Posner. His new book, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Simon and Schuster), explores the fascinating and complex history of pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries. It is an industry like no other and a story like no other. Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who has written twelve books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed and multiple national bestsellers. Colin Miller and Dr. Keith Mankin host the popular medical podcast, PeerSpectrum. Colin works in the medical device space and Keith is a retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Science, Technology, and Society
Gerald Posner, "Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America" (Simon and Schuster, 2020)

New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 80:56


Today’s guest is investigative journalist and author, Gerald Posner. His new book, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Simon and Schuster), explores the fascinating and complex history of pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries. It is an industry like no other and a story like no other. Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who has written twelve books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed and multiple national bestsellers. Colin Miller and Dr. Keith Mankin host the popular medical podcast, PeerSpectrum. Colin works in the medical device space and Keith is a retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

New Books in Medicine
Gerald Posner, "Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America" (Simon and Schuster, 2020)

New Books in Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 80:56


Today's guest is investigative journalist and author, Gerald Posner. His new book, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Simon and Schuster), explores the fascinating and complex history of pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries. It is an industry like no other and a story like no other. Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who has written twelve books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed and multiple national bestsellers. Colin Miller and Dr. Keith Mankin host the popular medical podcast, PeerSpectrum. Colin works in the medical device space and Keith is a retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/medicine

New Books in Public Policy
Gerald Posner, "Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America" (Simon and Schuster, 2020)

New Books in Public Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 80:56


Today’s guest is investigative journalist and author, Gerald Posner. His new book, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Simon and Schuster), explores the fascinating and complex history of pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries. It is an industry like no other and a story like no other. Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who has written twelve books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed and multiple national bestsellers. Colin Miller and Dr. Keith Mankin host the popular medical podcast, PeerSpectrum. Colin works in the medical device space and Keith is a retired pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

PeerSpectrum
The Mad Men of Medicine Avenue. Investigative Journalist and “Pharma” author, Gerald Posner

PeerSpectrum

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2020 80:35


All right, welcome back. If you think you have a pretty good handle on the opioid crisis, the pharmaceutical industry and how it all works, today’s episode may challenge that assumption. It certainly did for us. The modern pharmaceutical and biotech industries are like no other. How they got to where they are is a story like no other. The same businesses that have given us incredible lifesaving advances have also given us disasters like the opioid epidemic. The history of the pharmaceutical industry is more complex and captivating than you might imagine. Today’s guest in award winning investigative journalist, Gerald Posner. He’s written twelve books including national best sellers such as “God’s Bankers,” “Mengele. The complete Story,” and The Pulitzer Prize finalist, “Case Closed.” His latest book, “Pharma,” is master class history of the modern pharma and biotech space. Understanding that history is critical to understanding the present opioid crisis. In-fact, we didn’t even cover the opioid crisis until the final 15 minutes of the podcast. With so much to cover, we asked Gerald for an extra 30 minutes beyond our usual hour. Even that wasn’t enough, but it was lot of fun, and hopefully all the reason you need to read the book yourself. With that said, let’s get started…

IDEA Collider
IDEA Collider | Pharma Book Club | Gerald Posner

IDEA Collider

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2020 57:55


From the Amazon description: Pharmaceutical breakthroughs such as anti­biotics and vaccines rank among some of the greatest advancements in human history. Yet exorbitant prices for life-saving drugs, safety recalls affecting tens of millions of Americans, and soaring rates of addiction and overdose on pre­scription opioids have caused many to lose faith in drug companies. Now, Americans are demanding a national reckoning with a monolithic industry. Pharma introduces brilliant scientists, in-corruptible government regulators, and brave whistleblowers facing off against company exec­utives often blinded by greed. A business that profits from treating ills can create far deadlier problems than it cures. Addictive products are part of the industry’s DNA, from the days when corner drugstores sold morphine, heroin, and cocaine, to the past two decades of dangerously overprescribed opioids. Pharma also uncovers the real story of the Sacklers, the family that became one of America’s wealthiest from the success of OxyContin, their blockbuster narcotic painkiller at the center of the opioid crisis. Relying on thousands of pages of government and corporate archives, dozens of hours of interviews with insiders, and previously classified FBI files, Posner exposes the secrets of the Sacklers’ rise to power—revelations that have long been buried under a byzantine web of interlocking companies with ever-changing names and hidden owners. The unexpected twists and turns of the Sackler family saga are told against the startling chronicle of a powerful industry that sits at the intersection of public health and profits. https://www.posner.com/pharma/ https://www.amazon.com/Pharma-Greed-Lies-Poisoning-America/dp/1501151894

Shaping Opinion
Big Pharma: How it Got this Way

Shaping Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2020 61:21


Author and investigative journalist Gerald Posner joins Tim to talk about his new book that traces the pharmaceutical industry back to its roots and takes a hard look at just how medical drugs have become one of the most powerful industries in the nation. His book is called, “Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America.”  In this episode, Gerald details the pharmaceutical industry’s origins, how it became a marketing machine, and the current state of the industry and its relationship with society. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/shapingopinion/Pharma_auphonic.mp3 If you’ve ever visited your doctor and came away with a prescription to take to your nearest pharmacy, you may not care or be aware of the story behind your prescription. Let’s say it’s an antibiotic, or a pain killer. In both of those cases, there’s not only the story of a health breakthrough that likely has benefited millions, but there’s also a business story. And that story can be a bit more complicated. Gerald Posner is an investigative journalist and an author. He’s researched the pharmaceutical industry to unearth some of the stories that together tell the larger story. The end result is a 550-page history that may serve as what the New York Times described as the “definitive history of the pharmaceutical industry ‘in its entirety’ in a single volume.” But it’s no mere reference book. It’s a story made up of many stories. Stories within stories. And as with any good story, you have your good characters and your bad ones. While the book is substantive, to say the least, what it represents is five years of long and arduous work that Gerald did to research and write it. Links PHARMA: Greed, lies and the poisoning of America, by Gerald Posner (Amazon) PHARMA Book Publisher Page, Simon & Schuster Gerald Posner Website How Pharma Grew Addicted to Big Profits, New York Times Pharma: Greed, lies and the poisoning of America, Good Reads About this Episode’s Guest Gerald Posner Photo credit Dale Stine Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who has written 12 books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed and multiple national bestsellers. His 2015 book, God’s Bankers, a two-hundred-year history of the finances of the Vatican, was an acclaimed New York Times bestseller. Posner has written for many national magazines and papers, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek, and Time, and he has been a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and FOX News. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, author Trisha Posner.      

Shaping Opinion
Big Pharma: How it Got this Way

Shaping Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2020 61:21


Author and investigative journalist Gerald Posner joins Tim to talk about his new book that traces the pharmaceutical industry back to its roots and takes a hard look at just how medical drugs have become one of the most powerful industries in the nation. His book is called, “Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America.”  In this episode, Gerald details the pharmaceutical industry's origins, how it became a marketing machine, and the current state of the industry and its relationship with society. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/shapingopinion/Pharma_auphonic.mp3 If you've ever visited your doctor and came away with a prescription to take to your nearest pharmacy, you may not care or be aware of the story behind your prescription. Let's say it's an antibiotic, or a pain killer. In both of those cases, there's not only the story of a health breakthrough that likely has benefited millions, but there's also a business story. And that story can be a bit more complicated. Gerald Posner is an investigative journalist and an author. He's researched the pharmaceutical industry to unearth some of the stories that together tell the larger story. The end result is a 550-page history that may serve as what the New York Times described as the “definitive history of the pharmaceutical industry ‘in its entirety' in a single volume.” But it's no mere reference book. It's a story made up of many stories. Stories within stories. And as with any good story, you have your good characters and your bad ones. While the book is substantive, to say the least, what it represents is five years of long and arduous work that Gerald did to research and write it. Links PHARMA: Greed, lies and the poisoning of America, by Gerald Posner (Amazon) PHARMA Book Publisher Page, Simon & Schuster Gerald Posner Website How Pharma Grew Addicted to Big Profits, New York Times Pharma: Greed, lies and the poisoning of America, Good Reads About this Episode's Guest Gerald Posner Photo credit Dale Stine Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who has written 12 books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed and multiple national bestsellers. His 2015 book, God's Bankers, a two-hundred-year history of the finances of the Vatican, was an acclaimed New York Times bestseller. Posner has written for many national magazines and papers, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek, and Time, and he has been a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and FOX News. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, author Trisha Posner.      

Dan Barreiro
Bumper to Bumper: Dr. Bill Morice, Dr. Dan's Inbox, Ron Coomer, Gerald Posner

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2020 155:36


Dan Barreiro opened the show talking Twins and the one nagging concern he has about the season. Mayo Clinic Big Knocker Dr. Bill Morice makes his weekly appearance. Dr. Dan's Inbox is open! Ron Coomer joins to preview the baseball season and investigat...

Working Life Podcast
Ep 190: EXPOSED—Big Pharma’s Greed, Lies and Poisoning of America: Wages For All!

Working Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 45:59


Episode 190: Here is something we can all agree on I think—drug companies are blood-sucking, greedy cheats who cannot be trusted with the health and welfare of tens of millions of people. Am I right? And that’s even more true as we watch the global scramble to be the first company to profit big-time from a vaccine for COVID19. So, I’m going to focus on the Big Pharma corruption today with a friend and investigative reporter, Gerald Posner who is the author of a mind-boggling expose “Pharma: Greed, Lies And the Poisoning of America” Support the Working Life Network here: www.patreon.com/WorkingLifePodcast and at ActBlue: secure.actblue.com/donate/working-life-1 Looking for the single most important thing you can do between now and the end of July to slow the pandemic? As I mentioned last week in outlining my proposal for a $6.5 trillion stimulus bill, badger everyone you know, and of course your members of Congress, to get behind Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s bill, and a similar bill in the Senate co-sponsored by Bernie Sanders, to pay people up to $90,000 a year until the unemployment rate declines below 7 percent for three straight months. I talk more about the bill (and you can see last week’s episode for the full plan) which would pay people enough money so they can pay bills like rent and food, and allow them to stay home, either because they are sick or simply to allow a community-wide lockdown for a number of weeks until the so-called curve is dramatically going down. Support the Working Life Network here: www.patreon.com/WorkingLifePodcast and at ActBlue: secure.actblue.com/donate/working-life-1 Don’t forget to sign up for The TV Show!: https://www.youtube.com/WorkingLifewithJonathanTasini -- Jonathan Tasini Follow me on Twitter @jonathantasini Sign up for The Working Life Podcast at: www.workinglife.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.tasini.3

Science Salon
123. Gerald Posner — Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

Science Salon

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2020 97:05


Pharmaceutical breakthroughs such as antibiotics and vaccines rank among some of the greatest advancements in human history. Yet exorbitant prices for life-saving drugs, safety recalls affecting tens of millions of Americans, and soaring rates of addiction and overdose on prescription opioids have caused many to lose faith in drug companies. Now, Americans are demanding a national reckoning with a monolithic industry. Pharma introduces brilliant scientists, incorruptible government regulators, and brave whistleblowers facing off against company executives often blinded by greed. A business that profits from treating ills can create far deadlier problems than it cures. Addictive products are part of the industry’s DNA, from the days when corner drugstores sold morphine, heroin, and cocaine, to the past two decades of dangerously overprescribed opioids. Pharma also uncovers the real story of the Sacklers, the family that became one of America’s wealthiest from the success of OxyContin, their blockbuster narcotic painkiller at the center of the opioid crisis. Pharma reveals how and why American drug companies have put earnings ahead of patients. Shermer and Posner also discuss: how Big Pharma companies conspire to hack the FDA regulations, parsing responsibility for the Opioid crisis between manufacturers, distributors, doctors, and patients, the physiology of addiction and dependency, how Arthur Sackler went from liberal do-gooder to greedy capitalist, the polio vaccine and patenting the sun, how valium and anti-depressants were marketed to men and women differently, how the AIDS cocktail was developed, how Viagra® was discovered, why patents and intellectual property rights do not lead to more innovation, the prospects for a COVID-19 vaccine, the current state of the opioid crisis and how to stem it. Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who has written twelve books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK and multiple national bestsellers. His 2015 book, God’s Bankers, a two-hundred-year history of the finances of the Vatican, was an acclaimed New York Timesbestseller. Posner has written for many national magazines and papers, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek, and Time, and he has been a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and FOX News. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, author Trisha Posner. Listen to the Science Salon Podcast via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.

First News with Jimmy Cefalo
07-01-20 The Power of the Drug Lobby

First News with Jimmy Cefalo

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 5:52


Gerald Posner is a lawyer, Award Winning Investigative Journalist and author of numerous NYTimes Best Sellers, including his latest - Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America *Follow him on Twitter: @geraldposner. Gilead sets price on Remdesivir at the height of this pandemic.

Designed To Heal
#45 20 Billion In Fines In 20 Years: Meet Big Pharma (ft. Gerald Posner)

Designed To Heal

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2020 57:46


In this episode Dr. Ben and Jeff welcome New York Times bestselling author Gerald Posner, who's book "Pharma" traces the heroes and villains of the trillion-dollar-a-year pharmaceutical industry and uncovers how those once entrusted with improving life have often betrayed that ideal to corruption and reckless profiteering—with deadly consequences. Posner was one of the youngest attorneys (23) ever hired by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A Political Science major, he was a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he was also a national debating champion. At Hastings Law School, Posner was an Honors Graduate and served as the Associate Executive Editor for the Law Review. He was a litigation associate at the Wall Street law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore before leaving in 1981 to co-found Posner & Ferrara, a New York public interest law firm. Several years of a pro bono legal representation on behalf of surviving twins of Nazi experiments at the Auschwitz death camp led him to coauthor his first book in 1986, MENGELE: The Complete Story, a bestselling and critically acclaimed biography of the infamous Nazi “Angel of Death,” Dr. Josef Mengele. Read a profile on Gerald on how the Mengele book unintentionally led to him to leave his legal practice and instead focus on other book projects. Publishers Weekly also has a profile on Gerald that explains how he changed from being a Wall Street lawyer to a bestselling nonfiction author. In the past, he was a regular panelist on HistoryCENTER, the History Channel’s Sunday current events program. He has been a freelance writer for many news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. He is represented by BrightSight Group for lectures about investigative journalism and his books. His wife, author, Trisha Posner, works with him on all his projects. Visit: posner.com and pick up his book "Pharma" at Amazon: https://amzn.to/37HLSDU This episode of Designed To Heal is sponsored in part by Swanson Health, which carries over 20,000 wellness products on it's web site, Swanson.com, all at a great value, with an added bonus to the Designed To Heal audience: save 20% off your order when you use code HEAL20. Designed To Heal™ is produced by Jeff McLaughlin. For production inquiries or to sponsor the show: info@achievewellness.clinic ©2020 Designed To Heal --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/designedtoheal/message

History Author Show
Gerald Posner – Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

History Author Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2020 72:14


June 15, 2020 - Investigative journalist and attorney Gerald Posner shares the highpoints of the pharmaceutical industry's transformational successes, as well the moments they'd prefer to keep buried. We go along for the ride in his latest book, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America. It's a page-turning journey to meet the scientists whose successes have improved the lives of every human being on earth, and the marketers who gave us infamous scourges like Thalidomide and the opioid crisis. Yes, for every polio vaccine, there are those who lose sight of their noble mission to first do no harm, in the face of massive piles of corrupting cash and compliant congresses that are more lap dogs than watch dogs. Gerald Posner is a distinguished attorney, Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and an Honors Graduate of Hastings Law School. He's written definitive books on everything from the Nazi "Angel of Death" Josef Mengele, the Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11, and Motown, to the JFK and Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinations. He previously appeared on the History Author Show to discuss his 2015 book, God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican. We also welcomed Gerald's wife and research partner, Trisha, who shared the story behind her chilling biography, The Pharmacist of Auschwitz: The Untold Story. Visit Posner.com for more on our guest, and follow him @GeraldPosner on Twitter, Facebook, and Posnergram on Instagram.      

Discussions of Truth
PHARMA: Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America - Gerald Posner

Discussions of Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2020 64:07


Gerald Leo Posner (born May 20, 1954) is an investigative journalist, author and former Wall Street attorney. A native of San Francisco, CA, Posner was a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1975). He was also a national debating champion at this time, winning the Meiklejohn Award. Posner went on to receive a JD from UC Hastings, Berkeley. Perhaps most notably of yet, is his New York Times bestselling book: Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK (1993), which digs into the John F. Kennedy assassination. Gerald followed that up with the book: Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998). In 2015 Posner released: God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican. This work became Posner's third NY Times Bestseller. "A merciless pitbull of an investigator." Chicago Tribune Gerald's latest book PHARMA: Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America eyes corrupt corporate American pharmaceuticals. Listed in 2016 as #52 of Deloitte's "Fast 500 North America", one such company that comes under Posner's fire is Insys (Phoenix, AZ). Maker of Subsys, a sublingual liquid form of fentanyl, the company declared bankruptcy (Delaware) in 2019. Former VP of sales, Alec Burlakoff, was accused of operating a program that paid doctors lucrative "speaking fees" to encourage prescriptions of the drug and in 2017, Insys founder John Kapoor had been charged with RICO conspiracy and conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Law. Posner regularly contributes to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. He is a member of the NY and DC bars as well as the International Criminal Court. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/iantrottier/support

Your Call
What Will It Take To Ensure COVID Treatments Are Affordable & Accessible To All?

Your Call

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2020 49:04


On this edition of Your Call, we're speaking with award-winning investigative journalist Gerald Posner about his new book, Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America .

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
The Skeptics Guide #775 - May 16 2020

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2020


Interview with Gerald Posner; COVID-19 Update; News Items: Do Facemasks Work, Carbon Dioxide and the Pandemic, Distrust of Expertise Online, Closest Black Hole; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: R-Naught; Science or Fiction

KPCW Mountain Money
Pharma: Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America

KPCW Mountain Money

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2020 23:37


Mountain Money speaks with Gerald Posner, author of the book Pharma: Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America. The discussion with Gerald will take listeners through how the pharmaceutical industry went from creating miracles such as anti­biotics and vaccines to its current state: high costs, addiction, and overdose.

RT
Renegade Inc: The karma of big pharma

RT

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2020 26:51


‘Profits vs people’ has always been the dichotomy at the heart of the pharmaceutical industry. After so much wrongdoing and greed, will big pharma use the coronavirus as an opportunity to redeem itself… or will it continue business as usual? Host Ross Ashcroft is joined by author and investigative journalist Gerald Posner to discuss the response of the pharmaceutical industry to Covid-19.

Dan Barreiro
Bumper to Bumper: Vikings Schedule, Gerald Posner, Kevin Seifert, Lavelle Neal

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2020 137:40


The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan
The History of Pharma in Times of Crisis

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2020 28:34


Investigative journalist Gerald Posner talks about the DNA of the pharmaceutical industry and how finding a vaccine or treatment can rescue its since tarnished reputation. His new book is PHARMA: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America. Recorded virtually in Miami, Florida.  Host: Mitchell Kaplan  Producer: Carmen Lucas Editor: Lit Hub Radio https://booksandbooks.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Money Life with Chuck Jaffe
After record dividends, cuts and suspensions are re-shaping income stocks

Money Life with Chuck Jaffe

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2020 60:32


Howard Silverblatt of SP Dow Jones Indexes says that after a record first quarter for dividend payouts -- in which $127 billion in distributions were made -- income-producing stocks have seen a dramatically changed landscape as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. As precautions ramped up, 13 companies cut or suspended dividend payments that would have totaled roughly $14 billion in March. That trend of dividend reductions and shutdowns is just beginning, Silverblatt says, noting that investors should expect reduced payouts and that stock buybacks will be rare for the foreseeable future. Also on the show, author Gerald Posner talks about the pharmaceuticals industry and its changing future when the viral economy subsides, former SEC director Norm Champ talks about how individuals can better ride out the chaos of the crumbling economy, and Chuck answers an audience member's question about a popular fund whose manager was recently on the show as a guest.

Marc Bernier Show Podcast
040120 Gerald Posner Full

Marc Bernier Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2020 43:54


040120 Gerald Posner Full by Marc Bernier

Wiki Politiki with Steve Bhaerman
Gerald Posner - Strung Out On Drugs

Wiki Politiki with Steve Bhaerman

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 56:36


Gerald Posner – Strung Out On DrugsGreed, Lies and the Poisoning of AmericaAired Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST / 5:00 PM ESTInterview with investigative journalist Gerald Posner, author of “Pharma: Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America”“The way the pharmaceutical industry has profited off our illnesses is enough to make you sick.” — Swami BeyondanandaWith the Coronavirus front and center in the news, and with talk of how quickly a vaccine can be developed and by whom, national and international attention is being focused on the pharmaceutical industry. So who better to have on Wiki Politiki Radio this week than the man who wrote the book – literally – on big pharma, investigative journalist Gerald Posner the author of “Pharma: Greed, Lies and the Poisoning of America”. Gerald Posner was at age 23 one of the youngest attorneys ever hired by the Wall Street law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1975), he was an Honors Graduate of Hastings Law School (1978), where he served as the Associate Executive Editor for the Law Review. He is co-founder of Posner and Ferrara, a public interest law firm, where a pro bono legal representation on behalf of surviving twins of Nazi experiments at the Auschwitz death camp led him to coauthor his first book in 1986, MENGELE: The Complete Story, a bestselling and critically acclaimed biography of the infamous Nazi “Angel of Death,” Dr. Josef Mengele.He is also author of Case Closed on the Kennedy assassination, Killing the Dream about the Martin Luther King assassination and God’s Bankers, which chronicles the history of money and power at the Vatican.He has been a freelance writer on investigative issues for several news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, author, Trisha Posner, who works on all his projects.Join us for a lively and in depth conversation about how the unbridled profit motive has sparked the opioid crisis, and what we can expect from the pharmaceutical industry in the times of coronavirus this Tuesday, March 31st 2-3 pm PT / 5-6 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/To find out more about Gerald Posner and Pharma please go here: https://www.posner.com/Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In the “Bewilderness”If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse is” … Join the “upwising” — join the conversation, and become a Wiki Politiki supporter: http://wikipolitiki.com/join-the-upwising/ Make a contribution in any amount via PayPal (https://tinyurl.com/y8fe9dks)Go ahead, PATRONIZE me! Support Wiki Politiki monthly through Patreon!Visit the Wiki Politiki Show page https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/Connect with Steve Bhaerman at https://wakeuplaughing.com/#GeraldPosner #Pharma #SteveBhaerman #WikiPolitiki

Man V Mob
PHARMA: Greed, Lies & the Poisoning of America with Author Gerald Posner

Man V Mob

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 58:15


Gerald and I begin by talking about his early years as a lawyer. Intensive pro bono legal work for victims of Nazi medical experiments began his foray into investigative journalism and authoring. His first book, Mengele, is about the Auschwitz doctor known as the Angel of Death due to his cruel curiosity.Gerald has since written a dozen books on topics as far-ranging as Chinese triads, the JFK and Kennedy assassinations, 9/11 and the Vatican bank.PHARMA, which came out just this month—and with a chapter called 'The Next Pandemic', is a timely release. For the majority of this episode, Gerald and I discuss how a wild west of pharmaceutical drugs became the consolidated empire of high-priced addiction we know today.

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael
Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America w/ Gerald Posner

Parallax Views w/ J.G. Michael

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2020 72:34


On this edition of Parallax Views, big pharma is likely to find itself under the microscope of public attention once again as concerns arise over it placing profits over people in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Noted investigative journalist Gerald Posner, author of Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America (Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster; 2020), joins us to discuss the long, storied, and often shocking history of big pharma in the United States from its turn of the century roots to its much discussed role in the American opioid crisis. This conversation covers a wide amount of ground beginning with the coronavirus. Then we take a brief detour to discuss the current state of investigative journalism and how challenges facing the field. During this portion of the conversation Gerald reveals that Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America was a years-in-the-making project that ambitiously set out to tell the story of big pharma in a single volume and took Gerald in unexpected directions. From there, however, we move into a conversation of pharma's early history and how some of it parallels to flim-flam men and snake-oils salesmen selling "miracle cures". We then delve into how pharma changed (and made massive profits) in the WWII era with the development of antibiotics. This leads us into a brief discussion of how a conflict arose betwen pharma's old guard and its new blood in the 1950s. In particular, Gerald and I discuss the figure of Pfizer chariman John McKeen and the young, ambitious advertising man he employed: Arthur M. Sackler.For the unitiated, the Sackler family are the owners of Purdue Pharma, the privately-owned pharmaceutical company behind Oxycontin, that has come under intense scrutiny due to the American opioid epidemic. Gerald and I discuss the interesting life of Arthur M. Sackler Jewish kid from Brooklyn that faced antisemitism from his WASP neighbors to a political radical that staunchly opposed racism and became an FBI informant against a German company involved in money laundering to the Nazis. Gerald also reveals that Arthur, as well as his card-carrying Communist Party brother Raymond Sackler, were monitored by the FBI during the Red Scare. And finally, at least in regards to Arthur, we discuss how he went from a political radical to becoming comfortable with wealth. We then move onto a discussion of the Sacklers and some of the controversies surrounding them, including stories involving tax havens and the potentially shady ways that the family made millions of dollars off a vitamin-based product. Additionally, Gerald and I discuss how one lawyer referred to the Sacklers as "essentially a crime family". Moreover, Gerald reveals how New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani fits into the controversies around Purdue Pharma and how Purdue Pharma adopted and modified the NRA's maxim "Gun Don't Kill, People Kill People" to their own ends in relation to OxyContin. And finally Gerald briefly tells us about the courageous mother who took on the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma in light of her daughter's passing due to an Oxycontin overdose. We wrap up the conversation by talking about the possibility for reforming big pharma and how Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America shows how a figure like "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is only the tip of the iceberg in regards to the dark side of big pharma. SUPPORT PARALLAX VIEWSON PATREON! FORBONUS CONTENTANDARCHIVED EPISODES!

Pure Opelka
Author Gerald Posner talks pandemics and his new book 'Pharma'

Pure Opelka

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2020 9:34


Gerald Posner's latest book, "Pharma" just happens to have a chapter titled, 'The Coming Pandemic." Was Posner prescient? Mike spoke with Gerald this past weekend about the new book, and Big Pharma's role in helping stop the latest virus from spreading further.

Dan Barreiro
Bumper to Bumper: COVID-19 Update, Gerald Posner, Bill Guerin, Pat Kessler

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2020 156:39


Dan Barreiro
BEST OF Bumper to Bumper: COVID-19, Gerald Posner, Bill Guerin

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2020 38:37


It was a big day on the COVID-19 front with teams and leagues cancelling or modifying many of their events. Author Gerald Posner joined to give his thoughts on the situation and discuss his new book, Pharma. Wild general manager Bill Guerin joined.

Lying On The Beach
Before You Swallow That Next Pill

Lying On The Beach

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2020 32:33


You must listen to the interview Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess did with author Gerald Posner about his new book, “Pharma” for their podcast “Lying on the Beach,” powered by the amazing HANDLstick. Gerald Posner is an award-winning journalist who … Continue reading →

Dan Barreiro
Bumper to Bumper: Gerald Posner, Paul Blume, Lavelle Neal

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2019 145:19


Dan Barreiro opens the show talking Twins. Gerald Posner joins to discuss Ross Perot legacy. Paul Blume, Fox 9, live from Lake Minnetonka to talk Big Poop Island. Lavelle from Cleveland!

Dan Barreiro
Bumper to Bumper: Paul Blume, Gerald Posner, Mase In Your Face, Pat Kessler

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2018 140:34


Dan Barreiro opens the show discussing the latest Facebook controversy. Paul Blume, Fox 9 gives an update on missing teenager Jayme Closs. Journalist/author Gerald Posner joined to discuss the Saudi Arabia story. Glen Mason was on fire for his appearance in-studio. Pat Kessler talked Ellison, Saudi Arabia, "horse-face" and more.

Pure Opelka
The Saudi story explained by Gerald Posner

Pure Opelka

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2018 8:33


Early Monday morning, author Gerald Posner joined the Angie Austin and Mike Opelka Show to help us understand the story of the missing WAPO journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Posner speculated the Saudis may have been trying to kidnap the writer and bring him back to the Kingdom of Saud for a meeting with the Crown Prince -- but, something went horribly wrong.

Pure Opelka
Trump on '60 Mins', SNL slams Kanye/Trump meeting and understanding the Saudi story

Pure Opelka

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2018 38:12


Angie's on the road again -- but, she's still connected to the show! We discuss the President's "60 Minutes" interview from Sunday night, how SNL handled the Kanye West visit to the Oval Office. Plus, author Gerald Posner explains what the heck is happening with the Saudi Arabian story.

The Phil Ferguson Show
275 Vatican Bank

The Phil Ferguson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2018 71:01


A best of show! Interview with Gerald Posner. He is the author or "God's Bankers". We discuss the Catholic Church and where they get and hold money.Investing Skeptically: Long term care insurance and Asset based long term care insurance.

Dan Barreiro
Bumper to Bumper: Gerald Posner/Dr. Dan's Inbox

Dan Barreiro

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2018 151:58


Dan Barreiro opens talking about the Samantha Bee controversy. Investigative reporter Gerald Posner joins to discuss the 50th Anniversary of the RFK assassination. Dr. Dan's Inbox is opened as well!

WMAL Saturday Talk
Gerald Posner Interview on WMAL Saturday Talk 05.12.18

WMAL Saturday Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2018 13:00


Saturday, May 12, 2018; Mike Opelka talks with Gerald Posner.

WMAL Saturday Talk
Gerald Posner Interview on WMAL Saturday Talk 03.17.18

WMAL Saturday Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2018 12:56


Saturday, March 17, 2018; Mike Opelka talks with Gerald Posner.

House of Mystery True Crime History
Gerald Posner - MLK Assassination (encore)

House of Mystery True Crime History

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2018 57:55


On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, by a single assassin’s bullet. A career criminal named James Earl Ray was seen fleeing from a rooming house that overlooked the hotel balcony from where King was cut down. An international manhunt ended two months later with Ray’s capture. Though Ray initially pled guilty, he quickly recanted and for the rest of his life insisted he was an unwitting pawn in a grand conspiracy. In Killing the Dream, expert investigative reporter Gerald Posner reexamines Ray and the evidence, even tracking down the mystery man Ray claimed was the conspiracy’s mastermind. Beginning with an authoritative biography of Ray’s life, and continuing with a gripping account of the assassination and its aftermath, Posner cuts through phony witnesses, false claims, and a web of misinformation surrounding that tragic spring day in 1968. He puts Ray’s conspiracy theory to rest and ultimately manages to disclose what really happened the day King was murdered. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Malliard Report
Gerald Posner

The Malliard Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2017 60:00


This week on The Malliard Report Jim welcomes a guest that is as diverse as he is. Not afraid to shy away from any of the topics, Gerald Posner dives right in...

Free Speech Broadcasting
2017-11-19-2 Gerald Posner

Free Speech Broadcasting

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2017 44:26


John talks with author of Case Closed, Gerald Posner

Bill Cunningham on 700WLW
Sunday Night Live: 10/29/17

Bill Cunningham on 700WLW

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2017 118:52


10/29/17: Billy chats with Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, ABC’s Chief Global Affairs Correspondent, Martha Raddatz, and the author of Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK, Gerald Posner. Plus, your calls at 866-647-7337.

Bill Cunningham on 700WLW
Bill Cunningham 10/27/17

Bill Cunningham on 700WLW

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2017 98:54


Willie on this Friday has Charlie Winburn;, Cincinnati Councilman, CPD District 5 Headquarters and more city issues. Gerald Posner, author of Case Closed: LEE HARVEY OSWALD AND THE ASSASSINATION OF JFK. Martha Raddatz, American reporter with ABC News. She is the network's Chief Global Affairs Correspondent. She reports for ABC's World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, and other network broadcasts. She wrote a book, The Long Road Home which is now a National Geographic scripted event series about "Black Sunday", platoon of solider were ambushed in Iraq in 2004. Plus Tanya O' Rourke from WCPO, talks about sexual harrassment from people in power and her own personal experiences being in front of the camera. Plus the Stooge Report that has Andy Mack of Xavier U, Brad Redford SG for the Muskies along with Chip Hart from the Big Outdoors and Cunningham raps for you the only way he can....

The Glenn Beck Program
10/27/17 - The JFK Files (Bill O'Reilly and Gerald Posner join Glenn)

The Glenn Beck Program

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2017 112:51


hour1 Breakfast cereal is so offensive now?!... Offended, tweet about it... Uranium One is a national asset that Russia has twenty percent of? The "gag order" has been removed, fasten your seat belt!... Would it have been better to have H. Clinton as President?... Show and movie reviews by Glenn and Stu... Can or should robots be more human?... 2029, man and machine merge... hour 2 Halloween decorations are becoming more and more political?... Joking about the President's death and the First Amendment... Listen in as Glenn picks apart Rachel Maddow's newest conspiracy theory... Do "your own homework" before you go buying into the next conspiracy theory... Interview with Gerald Posner and the release of the J.F.K. files... What has the government been busy doing?... hour 3 Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn to discuss the headlines AND faces a few tough questions from Glenn... Where is Paul Newman's Rolex watch? Found the watch! Just auctioned Paul Newman's watch for over 17 million dollars!!!... Pat Gray shares with Glenn how he is upset about the racism of math... Mercury One in Iraq... The Glenn Beck Program with Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere, Weekdays 9am–12pm ET on TheBlaze Radio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Glenn Beck Program
10/24/17 - Moana! Moana! Moana! (Gerald Posner & Dr. Ryan Neuhofel)

The Glenn Beck Program

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2017 113:54


Hour 1 Fear and self-righteousness ...​ESPN, the chief patient in the asylum of political correctness ...grasping for viewers ...CNN's ineffective ad...parody ensues ...Culturally appropriating elephants??... a question of identity ... ‘Just as much as a woman as I am a man’ ....Campus Reform: Trump vs. Bernie tax plans, clueless college students ...Disney under fire for Halloween costume?... don’t let your daughter dress up as the ‘wrong’ Disney princess...Smurfs and Serfs ...Defining 'white'??...White Polynesian Glenn??...Was Jason from the Friday the 13th movies white? ...Indiana University conducts a 'practice' Halloween'   Hour 2 Russia is a threat...and it's not about Donald Trump...Russia is at war with America, and nobody seems to care?? ...Losing touch with who we are ...What are you going to do today that makes a difference? ... ‘Nothing but bull crap!’? ...Investigative journalist and author Gerald Posner joins the show to discuss his book: ‘Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK’...what's in the sealed documents?  a new 'smoking gun'...Oswald was the 'only one' who hit anything...CIA/mob ties? ...Moana! Moana! Moana! ...the film is a celebration of Polynesian culture … white kids can’t admire this princess? … Glenn notices a 'trend' in children's books    Hour 3 Tragic consequences of our broken immigration system ...Trial for Kate Steinle’s alleged killer begins today ...Picking patients over insurance companies, with Dr. Ryan Neuhofel (www.neucare.net) ...Direct Primary Care (DPC), alternative to fee-for-service insurance ...It's official! Glenn has decided what he will dress up as for Halloween? ...Glenn used to live in Italy ...The African-American British guy ...Why is Pat so offended and appalled? ...Who is Rep. Frederica Wilson and where did she come from??...owns several hundred hats...cowboy appropriation? …Father of an original 'cracker' calls into the show ...Halloween costume privilege  The Glenn Beck Program with Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere, Weekdays 9am–12pm ET on TheBlaze Radio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

House of Mystery True Crime History
Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr- Gerald Posner

House of Mystery True Crime History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2017 57:45


On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, by a single assassin’s bullet. A career criminal named James Earl Ray was seen fleeing from a rooming house that overlooked the hotel balcony from where King was cut down. An international manhunt ended two months later with Ray’s capture. Though Ray initially pled guilty, he quickly recanted and for the rest of his life insisted he was an unwitting pawn in a grand conspiracy. In Killing the Dream, expert investigative reporter Gerald Posner reexamines Ray and the evidence, even tracking down the mystery man Ray claimed was the conspiracy’s mastermind. Beginning with an authoritative biography of Ray’s life, and continuing with a gripping account of the assassination and its aftermath, Posner cuts through phony witnesses, false claims, and a web of misinformation surrounding that tragic spring day in 1968. He puts Ray’s conspiracy theory to rest and ultimately manages to disclose what really happened the day King was murdered See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

History Author Show
Jeanne Walker Harvey – Maya Lin: Artist – Architect of Light and Lines

History Author Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2017 35:54


July 24, 2017 - This week, we introduce children to the woman behind the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. The book (for young readers ages 4 to 8) is Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, by San Francisco children's author Jeanne Walker Harvey. Just how did a college student managed to win the design competition for what's now the most frequently visited monument in the nation's capital? To answer that question, we called up a pinch hitter to conduct the interview: Thriller author, practicing architect and father of five Tom Grace. You'll recall Tom's chats with best-selling author Gerald Posner on his book God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican and with Hugh Howard on his book Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. You can enjoy those interviews in our archives wherever you're listening now, or stream it at those HistoryAuthor.com pages. Visit our guest at JeanneWalkerHarvey.com or @JeanneWHarvey on Twitter. You can also check out her weekly blog, True Tales & a Cherry on Top, where Jeanne has reviewed over 140 picture-book biographies.    

History Author Show
Patricia Posner – The Pharmacist of Auschwitz: The Untold Story

History Author Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2017 61:57


January 16, 2017 - This week, our time machine travels back to one of the past's darkest corners, to meet Victor Capesius. Before the war, he was a friendly neighborhood druggist in Romania. But as World War Two progressed, this ethnic German rose from anonymity, to infamy, standing at the side of Dr. Josef Mengele, The Angel of Death. Patricia Posner brings us the true tale of this Nazi SS officer in, The Pharmacist of Auschwitz: The Untold Story. Together with her husband, Gerald Posner, our guest has authored 12 nonfiction books including Mengele: The Complete Story, Hitler's Children, and most recently, God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power. (Enjoy our interview on that title here.) We also make reference to our chat with Andrew Nagorski about his book, The Nazi Hunters. You can find our guest online at TrishaPosner.com. Her personal Twitter account is @TrishaPosner, and the one for the book is @AuschwitzPharm1.            

History Author Show
Hugh Howard – Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson

History Author Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2017 55:33


January 2, 2017 - Hello, Happy New Year! This week, our time machine turns tower crane, as best-selling author and historian Hugh Howard introduces us to two men whose vision for building shaped the 20th Century. His book is, Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Conducting the interview is Thriller author and practicing architect Tom Grace, who previously interviewed Gerald Posner, author of God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican. Mr. Howard's numerous books include Mr. and Mrs. Madison's War: America's First Couple and the War of 1812; The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art;  Thomas Jefferson: Architect; and the classic Houses of the Founding Fathers. You can find him online at HughHoward.com, and follow him on Twitter @HowardHistorian.    

WMAL Saturday Talk
WMAL Saturday Talk 09.17.16 Hour 3

WMAL Saturday Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2016 53:59


Saturday, September 17, 2016, with Mike Opelka. Hour 3 of 3. Guests: Pete Kasperowitz, Senior Editor Washington Examiner; Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union; Gerald Posner, journalist and author; Greg Charles, speaks about Tunnels to Towers Foundation.

WMAL Saturday Talk
WMAL Saturday Talk 09.17.16 Hour 2

WMAL Saturday Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2016 53:59


Saturday, September 17, 2016, with Mike Opelka. Hour 2 of 3. Guests: Pete Kasperowitz, Senior Editor Washington Examiner; Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union; Gerald Posner, journalist and author; Greg Charles, speaks about Tunnels to Towers Foundation.

WMAL Saturday Talk
WMAL Saturday Talk 09.17.16 Hour 1

WMAL Saturday Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2016 54:00


Saturday, September 17, with Mike Opelka. Hour 1 of 3. Guests: Pete Kasperowitz, Senior Editor, Washington Examiner; Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the American Conservative Union; Gerald Posner, journalist and author; Greg Charles, speaks about Tunnels to Towers Foundation.

Truth Be Told
Money and Power of The Vatican with Gerald Posner

Truth Be Told

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2016 50:11


From a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, Gerald talks about the making of his book and the traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. This is a must r

Cyber Law and Business Report on WebmasterRadio.fm
The Vatican Bank and Gods Bankers

Cyber Law and Business Report on WebmasterRadio.fm

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2016 53:34


Bennet Kelley speaks with Gerald Posner, author of Gods Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican Bank. Afterwards, hespeaks with legendary writer/director/producer David Paulsen who traveled to the Vatican in 1970 as a journalist, accompanying Bishop James Edward Walsh to meet with Pope Paul VI following his release after 12 years in prison in China and has met some of the actors involved in the Vatican Bank Story.Gods Bankers isa rare exposand an astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, mysterious deaths of private investigators, and questionable suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and prime ministers; and a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the churchs aims and ambitions, but reflect the larger dilemmas of the worlds more recent history.  

History Author Show
Gerald Posner – God’s Bankers

History Author Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2015 46:31


September 24, 2015 - This is a special, Pope-in-America edition of the History Author Show. Pope Francis began his visit to the United States on September 22, 2015 with stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. Top on his agenda were calls for Americans to spend more on the poor. But what about the church's finances? How did a humble ministry started by St. Paul two thousand years ago, grow into the largest and wealthiest on earth? Attorney, best-selling author, and award-winning investigative journalist Gerald Posner explores that question in his book: God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican. It's a book not about faith, but about finances. And it begs the question: Can the man called the people's pope, Francis, overcome the resistance to change in the Vatican’s inner court, and rein in its excesses? Can the new pontiff, in short, succeed where all his predecessors failed? The Providence Journal called God's Bankers "As exciting as a mystery thriller." So I thought, who better to interview Gerald Posner than thriller author Tom Grace. Among Tom's best-selling novels in the Nolan Kilkenny series is, The Secret Cardinal. It's an adventure that races from the grandeur of the Vatican across the vastness of Asia, ultimately involving China, the Mafia, and the conclave of cardinals that will elect the next pope. Tom has vast knowledge of the Catholic Church, so he and Gerald had a lot to talk about in this bonus episode.   Additional books discussed in this episode:              

The Phil Ferguson Show
138-Gerald Posner-Gods Bankers,Pope,Vatican Bank

The Phil Ferguson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2015 53:45


Pulitzer prize nominee Gerald Posner talks about the Vatican Bank. Murder, mystery and scandals that will amaze you.

Friendly Atheist Podcast
Ep. 53 - Gerald Posner, Author of God's Bankers

Friendly Atheist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2015 38:29


Gerald Posner is an investigative journalist and author of several books, including ones about the assassinations of JFK and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His latest book, God’s Bankers, is all about the Vatican’s finances, and how the Church got involved with the Mafia and money launderers. We spoke with Gerald about how he followed the trail of the Church's money, what the Vatican Bank is used for, and the advice he has for investigative journalists.

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
The Skeptics Guide #435 - Nov 16 2013

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2013


Interview with Gerald Posner; This Day in Skepticism: LSD; News Items: Oldest Animal, Junk DNA, Martian Lizard, Dark Energy; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Knee Ligament; Science or Fiction

Murphy's Saloon Blues Podcast
Murphy's Saloon Blues Podcast #36 - Ruby James Rocks!

Murphy's Saloon Blues Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2006 40:59


This week's playlist: • Another Day by Ruby James from a forthcoming CD entitled Ruby James, much of which can be downloaded free from RubyJames.com. For more information, visit Ruby's MySpace page or the RubyJamesFans page at MySpace. Ruby is touring the United States this fall - some dates are confirmed and others are pending, so check Ruby's MySpace page for specifics. • Party On The Levee by Mean Gene Kelton & The Die Hards from Mean Guitar (2003), available at GeneKelton.com. Gene's album Most Requested (2000) is available at the iTunes Music Store and Amazon.com. • Never Gonna by Beau Hall, from his album UNH! (2005), available at CD Baby and the iTMS. For information about upcoming gigs and other news, visit BeauRocks.com or Beau's MySpace page. • Busted by The Hitman Blues Band from their 2000 album Blooztown, available at CD Baby and the iTMS. Also available from CD Baby is their 2003 album Angel In The Shadows, which is dedicated to the memory Ray Alexander, father of guitarist Russell "Hitman" Alexander. For more information about The Hitman Blues Band, visit HitmanBluesBand.com. • Tell Me Baby by EB Davis & the Superband from I Wanna Talk About You (1999), one of a number of CDs available at EBDavis.com. EB also has a track on a German album called Jazz & Blues Award 2004 that's available from the iTMS. And like almost everyone in the world, EB has a MySpace page that includes a gig list. • Looking Out 4 #1 by The Mescal Sheiks, from This World Is Not My Home (2006), available at CD Baby and the iTMS. For more information about the Sheiks, visit MescalSheiks.com and/or their MySpace page (which includes a list of upcoming shows). • Mark My Words by Gregg Martinez & The Rolling Thunder from Big Bad Daddy (2006), available at GreggMartinez.com, CD Baby and the iTMS. An upcoming gig list is available at Gregg's site. • Sweet As Sin by Ruby James from the soon-to-be-released CD Ruby James, currently available as a free download from her MySpace page. There is an alternate, acoustic version of Sweet As Sin available on a seven-song EP entitled Loaded (2002) that's available at the iTMS. Mentioned on tonight's Murphy's Saloon: The Podfather Adam Curry and his uncharacteristic, illogical belief in overblown conspiracy theories, and Gerald Posner's book Case Closed (the logic of which is an excellent antidote to all such conspiracy theories). The audio clip at the beginning of this episode is from the 1987 film The Untouchables, directed by Brian DePalma and starring Robert DeNiro, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia and Charles Martin Smith. The Untouchables is available for just $9.99 from Amazon.com. Keeping the blues flame burning bright on the Web: the Blues Foundation, the Delta Blues Museum, and the DBM's top-notch (and free) podcast, Uncensored History of the Blues. Check out No iPod Required to learn how you can enjoy podcasts, including Murphy's Saloon, without owning an iPod. Thanks to the Smackieville Squire for the Murphy's logo and the Murphy's Saloon Disclaimer. Please note: If this is your first visit to Murphy's Saloon, and you want to hear more, you can skip the first 10-12 episodes with a completely clear conscience. Really. Trust me on this one. (Music on Murphy's Saloon #36 courtesy of the artists and the Podsafe Music Network, where I downloaded some of these tracks)