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Book Club with Michael Smerconish
Nina Totenberg: "Dinners with Ruth"

Book Club with Michael Smerconish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 26:42


Michael invites NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg to the program to discuses her book, "Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships." The book is filled to the brim with funny and personal stories of the late, great Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Totenberg reminisces on some of those stories with Michael. Original air date 23 September 2022. The book was publish on 13 September 2022.

The Smerconish Podcast
Never Forget: Michael Smerconish Remembers 9/11

The Smerconish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 139:26


PART 1: THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE DAY Segment 1 - Intro; Jose Melendez Perez, former Inspection Officer at Orlando International Airport who didn't let the so-called 20th hijacker proceedSegment 2 - Michael Touhey, US Air ticket agent who checked in two hijackers in Portland, ME; Clip of Nat'l Security Adviser Condi Rice testimony before the 9/11 commissionSegment 3 - Alice Hoagland, her son was on Flight 93; Lawrence Wright, author "The Looming Tower"Segment 4 - Kevin Flynn, author "102 Minutes: The untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers" - and Richard Picciotto author of Last Man Down: The Fireman's Story: The Heroic Account of How Pitch Picciotto Survived the Collapse of the Twin Towers and Led his Men to Safety PART 2: THE DAY OF Segment 1 - Audio of Michael's first minutes on the air on 9/11 in PhiladelphiaSegment 2 - Ben Sliney, was FAA's National Ops Manager that day, overseeing air traffic control in Herndon, VA. Played himself in the movie "United 93"Segment 3 - Aaron Brown, recalls anchoring on his first day on air on 9/11 on CNNSegment 4 - James Meigs, Popular Mechanics, debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories and CIA Commander Gary Bernsten author of JawbreakerPART 3: THE AFTERMATH Segment 1 – Then-Senator Barack Obama, March 2008 on the hunt for Osama being outsourced to Pakistan; TIME WH Correspondent Michael Scherer on the Situation Room the night Osama was killed; Peter Baker, NY Times on reporting on the hunt; Peter Bergen, author “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden, from 9/11 to Abbotabad”Segment 2 – Mark Owen (Matt Bissonette) author “No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy Seal – The First-hand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden”Segment 3 – Rob O'Neill, the SEAL who shot Bin Laden and author of THE OPERATORSegment 4 – The Atlantic'sJennifer Senior, What Bobby McIlvaine Left Behind https://bit.ly/3BuwHvE 

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Jackson, Mississippi left without clean drinking water

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 41:08


150,000 residents are without clean drinking water in Jackson, Mississippi, after its main water treatment plant failed. Jackson City Council member Aaron Banks and Jackson social worker Cassandra Welchlin join to discuss the culmination of decades of government failure to fix a system that dates back to the 1950s, and the daily struggle of the water crisis they are helping their community face.As a judge signals her “preliminary” intention to grant Trump's request for an independent special master to oversee the FBI's review of the classified documents seized from Mar-a-Lago, the panel discusses the implications for the progress of the investigation and why it could set a dangerous precedent. Plus, CNN host Michael Smerconish joins to discuss the midterm battle for Pennsylvania between Dr. Mehmet Oz and John Fetterman, and both campaign's focus on Fetterman's health after suffering a stroke three-months ago.Hosted by Victor BlackwellTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Countdown with Keith Olbermann
EPISODE 15: COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN 8.19.22

Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 45:28


DID TRUMP STEAL THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION DOCUMENTS TOO? A BLOCK (0:00) We know the FBI suspects Trump purloined documents relating to nuclear weapons (0:35) but now it looks like he may have also taken stuff from boxes figuratively marked "MUELLER" (0:49) because his lackey Kash Patel has left a trail of interviews in which he has promised to go into the National Archives, take all the "Russia-Gate" and impeachment documents, and publicly release them (1:55) Judge Reinhart promises partial release of the search warrant affidavit (2:55) and Ryan Goodman and Laura Rozen of "Just Security" saw the connection (3:07) the infamous John Solomon is named one of Trump's reps to the Archives (3:37) and Patel is named the other one (6:24) Patel began telling interviewers, on the record, of his plan in MAY (7:40) ABC News made the linkage too (8:58) If Trump and/or the documents at Mar-A-Lago are at all connected to the Patel scheme, it may trigger espionage charges against Trump (9:55) Goodman notes one document released Thursday reveals DOJ got the search warrant on the premise that the Mar-A-Lago stash included EVIDENCE OF A CRIME (10:57) meanwhile Trump world is looking for the rat who talked to DOJ and even suspecting family members, when DOJ could easily have figured all this because Kash Patel has been opening his big kazoo for four months! B BLOCK (16:00) Every Dog Has Its Day (17:44) Postscripts To The News: the Congressman who insists the FBI director appointed by Trump was actually appointed by Biden (18:27) The candidate who looks like all five members of Kids In The Hall playing the same character has already lied about Liz Cheney after defeating her (20:23) and Mike Lindell means it this time: THIS election conference will prove to everybody who's ever lived that there's fraud! (21:14) Sports: DeShaun Watson suspended, fined $5,000,000, apologizes - and then insists he's innocent and the settlement means nothing (22:30) We've put out a Silver Alert for Tom Brady (23:36) An Alabama County Republican group apologizes for using a logo with hooded Klansmen in it - they vie with the Prime Minister of Norway and a Minnesota violence-threatening GOP candidate for Worst Person honors. C BLOCK (28:48) Things I Promised Not To Tell: CNN cancels the only TV show that regularly criticized Fox News, and fires host Brian Stelter (30:23) The Daily Beast quotes a source who insists new CNN President Chris Licht "didn't want to do this" (33:11) I call BS because at MSNBC, Licht was Joe Scarborough's Henchman and after Scarborough attacked me on twitter in a violation of MSNBC policy that was supposed to resort in automatic suspension, Licht warned management that if they suspended Scarborough, Scarborough would go to right wing media and say he was being persecuted by me because he was a conservative. (37:48) In May 2010 Licht also helped Scarborough get Markos Moulitsas of Daily Kos suspended from MY show and ultimately banned from MSNBC because Scarborough didn't like something Moulitsas had tweeted (40:29) Licht demanding that Maddow, Matthews and I stop criticizing "Joe's friends" was a staple at MSNBC (41:25) and Licht was hired to run CNN to enable the new Trump-Friendly owners to move out the liberals like Stelter. (42:42) Less Thurber than usual for a weekend edition, but his impeccable fable "The Peacelike Mongoose" and the story behind it involving my father, and James Thurber's daughter!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Alexander Garrett
Five Minute Fix - Smerconish on 'Teetering Democracy' and A Word from The Book of Isaiah

Alexander Garrett

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 6:55


Link to Michael Smerconish's CNN interview on 'Teetering Democracy' : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQh1PclcIFo Listen to more of Alex Garrett Podcasting HERE: https://www.spreaker.com/user/agsportshournyc

The Jimmy Dore Show
Roger Waters Destroys CNN Host Over Ukraine & Taiwan

The Jimmy Dore Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 60:24


Pink Floyd founding member and outspoken activist Roger Waters appeared on CNN recently and took advantage of the opportunity to school host Michael Smerconish on a range of topics, including the truth about the Ukraine War's origins, Russia's role in winning World War II against the Nazis and Taiwan's relationship to China. Jimmy and his panel of The Dive's Jackson Hinkle and America's comedian Kurt Metzger discuss Waters' teachable moment and Smerconish's phony-baloney claims to even-handedness. Plus segments on CBS News furiously backpedaling after mistakenly telling the truth about Ukraine and a California county sending police thousands of miles away to harass a small business owner as a favor for a wealthy friend of the sheriff. Also featuring Stef Zamorano and Mike MacRae! And phone calls from Kevin Spacey and the duo of Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders!

Turley Talks
Ep. 1086 Roger Waters EMBARRASSES CNN Hack with FACTS about Russia and China!!!

Turley Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 13:10


Highlights:     “Roger Waters is calling this out as utter buffoonery! He said it absolutely unequivocally: ‘You, America, have absolutely no role as liberators!'. America is not the world's liberator precisely because we're living in a very different world than the one that began World War 2 and the one that emerged from it.” “What Smerconish said there about China being too busy surrounding Taiwan was totally irrelevant to the point that Waters made about the rationale for Russia's military actions in Ukraine and how Nato helped provoke those actions.” “I'm just emphasizing how the world that's emerging all around us is one that cares very little about any messianic complex the United States may still have in terms of its liberating mission! Those days are over and it is fascinating how a rock 'n roll musician sees it while CNN doesn't.” Timestamps:       [02:06] Why Roger Waters called Joe Biden a war criminal [06:03] How he humiliated a CNN hack Michael Smerconish  [09:10] What's really behind what Waters is talking about here Resources:  Get your own MyPillow here. Enter my code TURLEY at checkout to get a DISCOUNT: https://www.mypillow.com/turley Get 25% off Patriotic Coffee with Code TURLEY at https://mystore.com/turley 1082 Woke Leftists MELT DOWN Over Brittney Griner Prison Sentence!!! Get Your Brand-New PATRIOT T-Shirts and Merch Here: https://store.turleytalks.com/ Learn how to protect your life savings from inflation and an irresponsible government, with Gold and Silver. Go to http://www.turleytalkslikesgold.com Book your free call to get FREE from woke institutions (and pay off your mortgage in 5-7 years!) at https://replaceyouruniversity.com/ Join Dr. Steve's Exclusive Membership in the Insiders Club and watch content he can't discuss on YouTube during his weekly Monday night show!: https://insidersclub.turleytalks.com/welcome It's time to CHANGE AMERICA and Here's YOUR OPPORTUNITY To Do Just That! https://change.turleytalks.com/ Fight Back Against Big Tech Censorship! Sign-up here to discover Dr. Steve's different social media options …. but without censorship! https://www.turleytalks.com/en/alternative-media.com Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and/or leave a review. Do you want to be a part of the podcast and be our sponsor? Click here to partner with us and defy liberal culture! If you would like to get lots of articles on conservative trends make sure to sign-up for the 'New Conservative Age Rising' Email Alerts.

The Smerconish Podcast
A Deep Into Alex Jones's Sandy Hook Defamation Trial

The Smerconish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 25:26


MSNBC and NBC News Legal Analyst Danny Cevallos joins Michael Smerconish in a conversation about Alex Jones and the defamation trial he finds himself in due to previously made comments about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The pair discuss legal aspects surrounding the case, and callers voice their own opinions on Alex Jones and the trial. Original air date 04 August 2022.

TC After Dark
EP 108: GETTING TO THE ROOT OF MICHAEL SMERCONISH

TC After Dark

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 14:02


How did Michael learn so much about his family's past? Join us for a fun rewind of Michael's ancestry journey.

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
179. Defining Independents. Congressman Adam Kinzinger. Tavis Smiley. Michael Smerconish. Evan McMullin. John Opdycke. Lindsay Church. The Search for a New Direction for America.

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 51:38


Over the years we've brought you some of the best voices on the biggest subjects. From Stephen Colbert to Pete Buttigieg to Rachel Maddow the guests have been important voices to hear from at critical times for our country. And this year we've taken some time away from the usual dumpster fire of partisan news to focus on the issue that is nearest and dearest to our hearts. The stick that stirs our drink. Independents. And specifically why we think independents are not only an important constituency but the key to solving our country's political stagnation and gridlock.  So as you listen to the rhetoric and divisive partisan media as the fall midterms approach, consider this a primer. Independents 101. It will make you a smarter voter. And it will make you a smarter citizen. Hear from the political mavericks that are challenging the status quo and seeking to redefine what it means to be political. Redefining what it means to be patriotic. Redefining the future. Get the full versions of the following episodes wherever you get your podcasts or at the links below: Episode 144 - Tavis Smiley Episode 149 - Congressman Adam Kinzinger Episode 151 - Michael Smerconish Episode 168 - Evan McMullin Episode 171 - John Opdycke Episode 177 - Lindsay Church Every episode of Independent Americans hosted by Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) breaks down the most important news stories–and offers light to contrast the heat of other politics and news shows. It's independent content for independent Americans. Always with a unique focus on national security, foreign affairs and military and veterans issues. In these trying times especially, Independent Americans is your trusted place for independent news, politics, inspiration and hope. Stay vigilant, America. And grab a vacation when you can. -Get extra content, connect with guests, attend exclusive events, get merch discounts and support this critical show that speaks truth to power by joining our IA community on Patreon.  -Check out Rieckhoff's America! Playlist mentioned on the show.  -Find us on social media or www.IndependentAmericans.us.  -Check the hashtag #LookForTheHelpers on Twitter. And share yours.  -Also check out new episodes of other Righteous Media podcasts including the B Dorm Podcast, The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra and Uncle Montel - The OG of Weed.  Independent Americans is powered by Righteous Media. Righteous is an independent, American, Veteran-owned and led content company.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Politics + Media 101
Michael Smerconish of CNN on Political Media in the Digital Era

Politics + Media 101

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 45:19


A live audience interviews Michael Smerconish of CNN about political media in the digital era, how internet and TV new have impacted politics, and more.Find more of Michael's work here: https://www.smerconish.com/Find more (including how to join us live) at PM101.live or on Twitter at @PoliticsNMedia.Subscribe, rate, and review if you like what you hear.Join our e-mail list for "best of" delivered directly to your inbox, twice per month, at PM101.live

Book Club with Michael Smerconish
Michael Smerconish: "American Life in Columns"

Book Club with Michael Smerconish

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 21:38


A special edition today, for the 100th Episode of Book Club with Michael Smerconish! The author featured is....Michael himself. This is his commentary talking about his most recent book, "Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns." Original air date 31 May 2018. The book was published on 30 May 2018. Thank you for subscribing to this podcast - share it with a friend.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Doylestown, PA Podcast

The Michael Smerconish Program Sirius Satellite Radio April 11

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen
Trump's Weird Putin Crush Continues + A Conversation with Michael Smerconish

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 80:09


With the GOP desperately trying to walk back it's pro Putin nonsense, Donald Trump continues to talk up his friendship with the madman dictator. Michael deconstructs the now infamous Sean Hannity interview where the Fox News blowhard desperately tried to get Trump to say Putin was evil. Later CNN host Michael Smerconish joins Mea Culpa to examine the political fallout.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Smerconish Podcast
A Book Club Conversation with Erik Larson on "The Splendid and the Vile"; Plus "Oil-For-Dummies"

The Smerconish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 37:09


Today is the paperback release date of Erik Larson's book "The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz." Michael spoke with him when the book was brand new in July 2020. This interview being shared here today, is also a part of Michael's other podcast "Book Club with Michael Smerconish." Also today, a conversation on oil and gas prices as oil imports from Russia to the US have been banned, with Royal Bank of Canada's Dr. Helima Croft, she is Managing Director & Global Head of Commodity Strategy. Original air date 10 March 2022.

Alexander Garrett
Alex Garrett Hears From Open Primaries' VP Jeremy Gruber For A Check on The State of the Union's Democracy 3-4-22

Alexander Garrett

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 27:29


How strong is America's Democracy after President Biden's State of the Union address? How strong are we as we watch Russia invade Ukraine? Open Primaries VP Jeremy Gruber answers these questions on Alex Garrett Podcasting. Jeremy also previews the upcoming open discussion with CNN's Michael Smerconish!

Keeping It Real With Alex Garrett Podcasting
Alex Garrett Hears From Open Primaries' VP Jeremy Gruber For A Check on The State of the Union's Democracy 3-4-22

Keeping It Real With Alex Garrett Podcasting

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 27:29


How strong is America's Democracy after President Biden's State of the Union address? How strong are we as we watch Russia invade Ukraine? Open Primaries VP Jeremy Gruber answers these questions on Alex Garrett Podcasting. Jeremy also previews the upcoming open discussion with CNN's Michael Smerconish!

Frank Morano
Michael Smerconish | 2-10-22

Frank Morano

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 25:50


Michael Smerconish, Radio Talk show Host, CNN anchor and author of Seven books speaks with Frank Morano about  U.S. plans to send 20th hijacker back to U.S.

The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano

On this edition of The Other Side of Midnight: Frank Morano, we'll never find someone like you. Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities discusses abusive guardianship with Frank. Geoff Rosenberger, CEO and founder of AC CORP (Cooperating Organization of Resources and People), a newly formed entity to bring out-of-the-box solutions to long-standing problems, for the AC Report. Michael Smerconish, Radio Talk show Host, CNN anchor and author of Seven books, talks to his biggest fan.

The Purple Principle
Voice of Reason for Independent Minds: Talking Media & Polarization with CNN's Michael Smerconish

The Purple Principle

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 29:30


“I have been paying attention for thirty years,” CNN and SiriusXM host & commentator Michael Smerconish tells us. “And during that time the country has been driven into a partisan ditch.” A well-known visage from his CNN show, Smerconish is also a widely recognized voice, having started on “terrestrial” AM radio two decades before migrating to his current SiriusXM show and podcasts. The Purple Principle wanted to know more about Michael Smerconish, the individual, who features more indie-minded segments on his shows and podcasts as well as his platform, Smerconish.com.  Smerconish details his 2010 decision to break with the Republican Party he grew up in, citing the reckless expansion of the War on Terror and the nasty tone of 2010 Tea Party congressional campaigns. He bemoans the loss of moderate Republicans like Senator Arlen Specter (PA) and Congressman Mike Castle (DE) in that period, expressing current concern that incivility and vitriol is creeping down from the national and state to the local level.    “There have been a number of nasty exchanges at school board meetings pertaining to masks or vax policy,“ he observes. “And they're probably driving reasonable people right out of the discourse.” Smerconish is also a frequent critic of the media, such as in his 2021 Reagan Library speech, “It's Time to Change the Channel.” “Division sells,“ he states emphatically, noting the extreme voices from both parties manipulating that business model to raise money and further congressional careers without legislative success.  Join us today for this master class from Michael Smerconish on partisan politics in the media and partisan media in politics, the tightly-wound symbiosis driving polarization in our country. No magic solutions offered for this trend, but lots of enlightening anecdotes and insights in this episode, Voice of Reason for Independent Minds with Michael Smerconish.  Original music by Ryan Adair Rooney SHOW NOTES Our Guest Michael Smerconish: Twitter, Smerconish.com, CNN's Smerconish, SiriusXM Radio's “The Michael Smerconish Program”, and SXM podcasts “Book Club with Michael Smerconish” and “The Smerconish Podcast”.  Additional Resources CNN's Michael Smerconish - Bio (CNN) Michael Smerconish's Reagan Library Speech (YouTube) James E. Beasley Sr. Sen. Ted Cruz says it was a 'mistake' to call Jan. 6 a 'terrorist attack' after GOP blowback (USA Today) Sorry, but for me, the party is over: Michael Smerconish (Cleveland.com) A day of reflection in a Bucks County community hit hard on 9/11 (Philadelphia Inquirer) The Tea Party Didn't Get What It Wanted, but It Did Unleash the Politics of Anger (New York Times) Senator Goes Face to Face With Dissent (New York Times) Specter Leaves GOP, Shifting Senate Balance (Washington Post) Christine O'Donnell: "I Dabbled Into Witchcraft" (CBS News) Central Bucks adopts state ordered mask rule, Gamble resigns board after death threats (Bucks County Courier Times) Americans' immigration policy priorities: Divisions between – and within – the two parties (Pew Research Center) As public safety tops the agenda, Americans want both order and justice (Ipsos) The Common Ground of the American People: Policy Positions Supported by Both Democrats and Republicans (UMD School of Public Policy) GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who voted to impeach Trump, won't run for reelection (NPR) VoteSafe - Co-Chair Tom Ridge Pursuit of unity: Do history & civics education need a revamp? (CNN's Smerconish) Problem Solvers Caucus bucks the flame-throwing norm (CNN's Smerconish) Find us online! Patreon: patreon.com/purpleprinciplepodcast Twitter: @purpleprincipl Facebook: @thepurpleprinciplepodcast Instagram: @thepurpleprinciplepodcast Our website: https://bit.ly/2ZCpFaQ Sign up for our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2UfFSja 

The Smerconish Podcast
Special Episode: Book Club with Senator Doug Jones, "Bending Toward Justice"

The Smerconish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 17:56


With the news this week that the Biden Administration tapped former Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) to accompany the President's to-be-announced Supreme Court Nominee to the Senate for introductions, Michael is offering a special edition of the podcast today, a selection from his other podcast, "Book Club with Michael Smerconish." This is his 2019 interview with the Senator on his then-new book "Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights."

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
151. Michael Smerconish. Defining “Independent''. Analyzing Independent Candidates From Gary Johnson to Bloomberg to Schwarzenegger to Yang. How To Be Independent in Media. How F*#ked is Biden with Independents? Neil Young vs Joe Rogan. NFL OT Sucks.

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 65:12


As we all saw this weekend, NFL overtime sucks. A score on the opening drive should NOT end the game. It's just not fair. The system is broken. Badly. But it's not just the NFL OT system. The American political system is broken too. Badly. And so is the media. Badly. And the stakes there are so much higher than in football.  And in this episode, we're staying focused on the media (like we did last episode with Soledad O'Brien). But we're also zooming out into the bigger picture of where this independent movement is–and where it's going. We're breaking down who independents are—and who might be an independent candidate for President in 2024. And we're continuing to identify the systems that are broken, and offering solutions to fix them.  And our guest has been as focused on it all. For long before we have. And he's here to help us explore all of it.  He's a longtime political commentator, radio host, TV host, best-selling author, and maybe the single most high profile political independent in the media. A guy who has served as a guest host for voices on all sides of the political spectrum. He's been a guest host for Chris Matthews AND for Bill O'Reilly. For Chris Cuomo AND for Glen Beck. And he's the host of his own SiriusXM radio and CNN TV show. And Paul Rieckhoff's stunt double.  He's a one man island of political independence in talk radio and the media: Michael Smerconish (@Smerconish). Every episode of Independent Americans hosted by Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) provides light to contrast the heat. It's independent content for independent Americans. And every episode delivers a dose of the Righteous Media 5 Is: independence, integrity, information, inspiration and impact. This is another insightful pod to help you stay vigilant. Because vigilance is the price of democracy. In these trying times especially, Independent Americans will continue to be your trusted place for independent news, politics, inspiration and hope.  Stay vigilant, America.  -Get extra content, connect with guests, attend exclusive events, get merch discounts and support this critical show that speaks truth to power by joining us on Patreon.  -Watch the full video of this conversation with Paul and Michael here. -Read the new article about Paul's Understanding 9/11 class at Amherst College.  -Check the hashtag #LookForTheHelpers on Twitter. And share yours.  -Find us on social media or www.IndependentAmericans.us. Independent Americans is powered by Righteous Media. “Independent Americans is what political pods ought to be: fun, engaging, free-wheeling, and respectful--even welcoming--of different points of view. I'm a fan. -Paul Begala, Political Strategist and CNN Contributor  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Should There Be A Vaccine Mandate For Airline Passengers?

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 43:54


As some health experts raise concerns about the CDC's failure to urge negative tests at the end of the new 5-day isolation period, Dr. Anthony Fauci joins to discuss the CDC's decision. After, Dr Zeke Emmanuel joins to give his perspective on the growing debate on Covid vaccine mandates for airline passengers. Plus, Legendary NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden dies at 85. CNN contributor Bob Costas joins to remember the icon's career. And, as businesses push back return to work dates, Professor Scott Galloway joins to talk about how remote working is affecting young male Americans. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
CDC Shortens Recommended Covid-19 Isolation Time

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 43:57


The CDC shortens their recommended Covid isolation period for the asymptomatic from ten days to five. Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, joins to discuss why he thinks the new CDC guidelines are what our country needs and why. Plus, the GOP pushes to expand jobless benefits for workers who quit over vaccine mandates, the Association of Flight Attendants President Sara Nelson joins to call out the new CDC isolation guidelines, how Covid could reshape businesses in 2022 and fentanyl overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18-45. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Biden Briefed In October On Need To Ramp Up Rapid Testing

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 40:13


With the Omicron variant rapidly spreading and not nearly enough testing to meet the massive demand, a new report from "Vanity Fair" suggests the Biden administration dismissed a plan from experts to ramp up rapid testing months ago. But is that what really happened? Dr Michael Mina, who attended White House meeting where the proposal was made, joins to give his perspective. Also tonight: former police officer Kim Potter is found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright, Philadelphia faces a prosecutor shortage as hundreds leave the D.A.'s Office amid a record murder rate and as Trump pushes back on vaccine conspiracies, will his supporter base follow him? Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
First Pill To Treat Covid Authorized

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 40:23


A potentially game-changing Covid antiviral pill developed by Pfizer has been authorized by the FDA. Paxlovid, which is proven to significantly reduce Covid hospitalizations and death, will be available in January and has also been green-lighted for children aged 12 and older. Also tonight: school closures across the U.S. mount amid the Omicron surge, Biden reiterates his plans to run in 2024 saying a Trump rematch would "increase the prospect", when does tough on crime go too far? A truck driver is set to serve a 110-year prison sentence after a deadly crash in Colorado and Bob Costas joins to discuss vaccinations and sports leagues. Guests: Dr. Peter Hotez, Joseph G. Allen, Bret Stephens and George Brauchler. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Biden's Omicron Battle Plan Announced

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 40:23


President Biden lays out his Omicron battle plan, announcing an additional 10,000 testing sites beyond the 20,000 the White House points to nationwide, deploying 1,000 more military members to help hospitals if they become overburdened again and mailing half a billion free Covid home testing kits to Americans next month. Plus: NYC offers $100 to get boosted by New Year's, Trump looks to the anniversary of January 6 to push election lies, Joe Manchin is in talks with fellow Democrats after their fiery response to his “No” on Build Back Better and sports leagues search for a way forward amid the Omicron surge. Guests: Dr Ashish Jha, Bill de Blasio, Robert Costa and Bob Costas. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Omicron Now 75% Of New Infections

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 40:46


The rapidly spreading Omicron variant now accounts for 75% of new Covid cases. With only 61% of the country fully vaccinated and 18% boosted as people gather for Christmas, President Biden gives a new speech about the steps we can all be taking now, and issues some dire warnings for the unvaccinated. Plus, Democrats face an uncertain path as Joe Manchin rejects ‘Build Back Better, the Pentagon issues rules to fight extremism in the military as a retired U.S. general warns of a 2024 insurrection and Harvard University suspends the SAT and ACT requirements for the next 4 years. Guests: Dr. Zeke Emanuel, Charlie Dent, Major General Paul D. Eaton and Bob Schaeffer. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
No Evidence Omicron Variant Less Severe Than Delta

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 41:06


Covid cases rise by more than 50% from last week in Texas, Connecticut and Hawaii and a UK study finds no evidence the Omicron variant is any less severe than Delta. NYC's incoming MayorEric Adams joins to discuss the Covid crisis, and whether the federal government should follow New York and other states in sending out at-home tests to people. Also tonight: the defense rests after ex-officer Kim Potter breaks down on the stand as she recalls her fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, following mistaking her Taser for her loaded gun during a police traffic stop. Plus, the strange secret history of the “War on Christmas” and  CNN's Fareed Zakaria joins to discuss the factors behind President Biden's sinking approval rating. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Tracking The Battle To Spread Election Denialism And Chaos

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 40:28


The Associated Press reports there was far too little fraud to have changed the outcome of the 2020 Election, but January 6 key figures are still working to threaten our democracy. Former state and federal prosecutor Ron Filipkowski joins to discuss how the anti-democratic movement are now targeting local school boards, city and county commissions and supervisors of local elections. Also tonight: the Government releases previously classified JFK assassination documents, Democrats quietly question Biden's future as his approval rating sinks, the price to play football: NFL players are 4 times more likely to die of ALS, and two bipartisan fixes that can help save our democracy. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
One-On-One With Garry Kasparov

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 40:23


As President Biden kicks off the first ‘Summit for Democracy' at the White House, former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, now Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation joins to discuss the worldwide rise in authoritarian leaders, the left/right divide in politics and why he thinks our generation will either renew democracy or lose it forever. With Philadelphia's homicide rate increasing 57% from just two years ago, former Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter joins to discuss the comments made by the current district attorney who said the record murders “don't equal a crisis”. Plus, confusion grows amongst the booster push: what counts as fully vaccinated now? Dr. Frances Collins, Director of the NIH joins with the facts. Finally, Michael speaks with Amy Carson, the plaintiff in a pivotal Supreme Court case on the funding of religious schools. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
The Kids Aren't Alright Online

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 39:09


Instagram Chief Adam Mosseri testifies before the Senate Commerce Consumer Protection Sub-Committee, which says it “wants to hear about why the app uses algorithms that push poisonous content to children driving them down rabbit holes to dark places, and what the company will do to make the platform safe”. Did his answers satisfy? Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University joins to discuss. As House progressives move to strip the GOP's Lauren Boebert of committee assignments over her anti-muslim remarks our host asks; is giving Boebert this type of reprimand just making her more high-profile, amplifying controversy and enabling her to raise money? Pennsylvania Senate Candidate (D) Rep. Conor Lamb joins to discuss personal attacks in Congress. Plus, America's growing crime crisis - what's behind the record murder rates in a dozen major cities? Hannah Meyers, Director of Policing and Public Safety at the Manhattan Institute, joins to provide insight. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Biden Warns Putin Not To Invade Ukraine

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 39:56


President Biden warns Vladimir Putin not to invade Ukraine as evidence emerges of Russia amassing a large military presence at its border. The White House reports that Biden looked Putin “in the eye” during a video call and said the U.S. is prepared to do things it didn't when Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 in violation of international law. Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.) joins to discuss this escalating situation. China threatens the U.S. with retaliation over its diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics. However, American athletes will still be allowed to compete, leaving some to ask, should there be a full boycott? Sports broadcasting legend Bob Costas joins to give his perspective. Plus, a transgender swimmer's victories face a critical backlash, a California restaurant faces an online backlash after refusing to serve on-duty armed police officers, and CNN reflects on the 80-year anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Is Decency In Decline In American Politics?

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 39:49


Former Senate majority leader, war hero and one-time Republican Presidential nominee, Bob Dole, will lie in state Thursday at the U.S. capitol. Former Republican Senator John Danforth joins to discuss a posthumously published piece Dole wrote for the Washington Post about the need for unity in America and also reflects on the modern trend of becoming ‘politically famous' to speed up career advancement in American politics. The 15-year-old Michigan school shooting suspect's parents are captured in a warehouse after a manhunt. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard joins to give an update on the case, including the response to warning signs and the search the authorities carried out on the property of a man who is believed to have helped the couple while on the run. Plus, NYC is to mandate Covid vaccines for all private sector workers and Republican Congressman Thomas Massie doubles down, vowing to never delete his gun-toting family Christmas photo which was posted just days after the Michigan school shooting. Hosted by Michael Smerconish. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Book Club with Michael Smerconish
John Vandemoer: "Rigged Justice"

Book Club with Michael Smerconish

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 18:03


John Vandemoer, former Stanford University sailing coach, with Michael Smerconish, on his book "Rigged Justice: How the College Admissions Scandal Ruined an Innocent Man's Life." Original air date 29 October 2021. The book was published on 28 September 2021.

TC After Dark
EP 76: SMERCONISH WRAP UP SHOW

TC After Dark

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 47:10


Anthony Mazzarelli a.k.a. Dr. Mazz, guest-hosted for Michael Smerconish and we just kept talking!

The Smerconish Podcast
Robert Costa on the critical January 6th timeline

The Smerconish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 42:30


Washington Post Reporter Robert Costa, co-author of "Peril", sits down with Michael Smerconish. This conversation was recorded in front of a live audience at the Philadelphia Free Library on Friday, 12 November, 2021, after former Trump advisor Steve Bannon was indicted as part of the January 6th investigation, and aired on radio on 15 November 2021.

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
New Information in The Search Search For Brian Laundrie

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 46:20


First, Chris goes one-on-one with Michael Smerconish on the current state of America. Then, Chris discusses the latest in the search for Brian Laundrie with Joey Jackson. Chris wraps up the show with Elliot Williams on the January 6th Committee's search for former Trump aide Dan Scavino.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
New Woodward/Costa Book: Joint Chiefs Chmn Took Secret Action to Limit Trump's Ability to Order Military Strike

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 39:13


First, Chris goes one-on-one with "Anonymous" author Miles Taylor on the revelations made in a new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. Then, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman joins Chris to discuss calls for General Mark Milley to resign. Chris wraps up the show with Michael Smerconish and a preview of the California recall election results.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Trump Fires Back at Bush Over Domestic Terror Warning

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 46:00


First, Chris discusses George Bush's comparison of violent domestic extremists to 9/11 terrorists with David Gregory. Then, Chris takes a closer look at the numbers ahead of the CA recall election with "The Wizard of Odds," Harry Enten. Chris wraps up the show with Michael Smerconish on the growing support for vaccine requirements. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Biden Blasts TX Abortion Law as "Almost Un-American"

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2021 39:46


Michael Smerconish guest hosts for Chris and discusses Texas' anti-abortion law, Biden's executive order to review and possibly declassify government documents related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and how sports leagues are handling covid-19 vaccinations.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
ICU Beds Running Out Across U.S. Amid Surging COVID Cases

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 38:41


Michael Smerconish guest hosts for Chris and discusses covid surges in Texas with Clay Jenkins, back to school setbacks with Nicole Carr and Charisse Davis, and the removal of personnel from Afghanistan with Maj Gen James “Spider” Marks and Aaron David Miller. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Half of U.S. Population Fully Vaccinated, New Cases Rose 48% Over Past Week

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 39:24


Michael Smerconish guest hosts for Chris Cuomo and discusses the record number of Covid cases with Dr. Leana Wen, vaccine mandates with Catherine Rampell, and Senate infrastructure bill with Representative Ro Khanna. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
New Book: Top Generals Feared Trump Would Attempt A Coup After Election

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 42:52


First, Chris discusses revelations made in "I Alone Can Fix It," a new book detailing Trump's final year in the White House, with Jim Acosta, Michael Smerconish, Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, and Phil Mud. Then, Chris clears up covid vaccine disinformation with Rep. Michael Burgess. Chris wraps up the show with Adam Streisand on the latest in Britney Spears' conservatorship battle.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
McCarthy Close to Naming GOP Picks for Capitol Riot Panel

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 42:30


First, Chris discusses McCarthy's plans for selecting members to the Capitol riot commission with Michael Smerconish. Then, Chris discusses covid trends in states that voted for Trump in the 2020 election with "The Wizard of Odds," Harry Enten. Chris wraps up the show with Phil Mudd on new developments in the assassination of Haiti's president.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
AZ Official at Center of Trump Pressure Campaign Speaks Out

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 40:09


Michael Smerconish guest hosts and discusses the Trump White House's calls to Arizona election officials with Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman, the Surfside condo collapse recovery efforts with Rick De La Guardia, and the increase of ransomware cyber-attacks with Dmitri Alperovitch.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Records Show Trump's White House Tried to Call Maricopa County Election Official After Loss

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 39:37


Michael Smerconish guest hosts for Chris and discusses the Trump White House's efforts to win Maricopa County, AZ with Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, preparations for a January 6th select committee meeting with Ron Brownstein and Charlie Dent, and the impact the July 4th holiday weekend will have on the spread of covid cases.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
Dems Seek Common Ground on Voting Rights Bill

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 39:39


Michael Smerconish guest hosts for Chris and discusses voting rights compromise with former Texas Democratic Rep Beto O'Rourke, new Capitol riot videos with Charlie Dent and Natasha Alford, and the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act with Joan Biskupic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo
FBI Director Compares Ransomware Threat to 9/11

Cuomo Prime Time with Chris Cuomo

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021 45:02


First, Chris discusses the threat of ransomware attacks with Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton. Then, Chris discusses Facebook's decision to extend Trump's ban until at least 2023 with Michael Smerconish and Brian Stelter. Chris wraps up the show with Science writer Mick West on the upcoming release of a government report detailing a series of encounters with unidentified flying objects.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Uncertain Things
Wake Up, Change the Channel (w/ Michael Smerconish)

Uncertain Things

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 66:00


Michael Smerconish, host of eponymous shows on CNN and SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S., joins us to talk about why everything is so rotten in political media. We talk about surviving as an independent in a partisan world, about the bad incentives of the news industry, and of course about the Notorious RBG.On the agenda:RBG & Scalia - RIP [1:59]Smitten with media [10:53]Ronald Reagan among the sausages [11:36]Becoming an independent (“I wasn’t suited for the party or the party wasn’t suited for me.”) [15:30]The hunt for the hunt for Bin Laden [16:52]“I end up pissing off everybody.” [19:43]Pennsylvania proud [25:00]RBG’s passing and the fall-out [27:24]“The polarization of the media has led to a polarization of society.” [32:19]Trying to prove that you need not be an ideologue [39:28]All the choices, no decisions [46:42] “What isn’t keeping me up at night?” [50:25] Cringe-worthy columns of yore [56:56] Get full access to Uncertain Things at uncertain.substack.com/subscribe