25 episodes

Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.

Scheer Intelligence KCRW

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.

    That time the KKK tried to kill Paul Robeson

    That time the KKK tried to kill Paul Robeson

    Joel Whitney, the author of “Finks,” joins Robert Scheer to discuss a little-told episode in the socialist actor and singer’s life and why it’s seemingly been erased from our collective memory.

    • 33 min
    Katie Halper: ‘Trump broke liberals’ brains’

    Katie Halper: ‘Trump broke liberals’ brains’

    The comedian and host of two popular progressive podcasts offers her take on why the American left keeps getting things wrong.

    • 38 min
    Fist bumping the dictator we pretend to love

    Fist bumping the dictator we pretend to love

    Former Mideast CIA operative John Kiriakou discusses his recent trip covering Biden in Saudi Arabia and what he’s learned about America’s “special relationship” with the country.

    • 46 min
    Saving broke and broken America, one town at a time.

    Saving broke and broken America, one town at a time.

    Michelle Wilde Anderson speaks to Robert Scheer about how four working class towns struggling with poverty and broke governments still managed to progress.

    • 39 min
    Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic, author of “Born on the Fourth of July” and subject of Oliver Stone’s iconic Vietnam War film, will mark his 76 th birthday watching a war that portends the end of civilization

    Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic, author of “Born on the Fourth of July” and subject of Oliver Stone’s iconic Vietnam War film, will mark his 76 th birthday watching a war that portends the end of civilization

    At a time when the war that could end civilization escalates, peace activist Ron Kovic marks his July 4 birthday sounding the alarm about the true costs of war, a sentiment shared by his girlfriend of 16 years, TerriAnn Ferren.

    • 43 min
    Has America lost the key to democracy?

    Has America lost the key to democracy?

    The authors of “Let’s Agree to Disagree” offer a guide to fostering critical thinking and dialogue in a society that seems to have forgotten how to engage in either.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Géntleman ,

Highly recommended

Been a steady listener for going on four years. Remains a must-listen every week.

Thanks from Toronto.

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