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.

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    • 4.5 • 323 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.

    Jane Olson: Storytelling Exposes Humanity

    Jane Olson: Storytelling Exposes Humanity

    Numbers and facts only tell half the story of some of the world’s most horrendous circumstances.

    • 40 min
    Ex-CIA Agent John Kiriakou: The Deep State’s Attack on Dissent Beginning With MLK

    Ex-CIA Agent John Kiriakou: The Deep State’s Attack on Dissent Beginning With MLK

    The FBI, CIA, NSA and other agencies have historically exploited their power but their limits appear boundless in the modern age.

    • 35 min
    Israel Fascist?

    Israel Fascist?

    Israel’s sharp turn to the extreme right has startled American Jews.

    • 34 min
    Dr. Warren Hern: Humans are a metastasizing cancer terminating all life on the planet

    Dr. Warren Hern: Humans are a metastasizing cancer terminating all life on the planet

    Physician and anthropology scholar Dr. Warren Hern delves into some of the most upsetting aspects of human behavior as a fatal threat to all life on earth in the near future.

    • 44 min
    Fact-Checking Jesus

    Fact-Checking Jesus

    The Rev. Madison Shockley discusses the historical, political and controversial misconceptions of the Christmas story.

    • 45 min
    You know gay rights are mainstream when Biden picks up the Rainbow flag

    You know gay rights are mainstream when Biden picks up the Rainbow flag

    Larry Gross, author of the LGBTQ civil rights treatise, “Up From Invisibility,” honors the achievement of the new same-sex marriage law with only feint appreciation for the president who signed the bill.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
323 Ratings

323 Ratings

StopMovingAndListen ,

Great,but

Please let your guests finish their stories. You quickly interrupt them, then talk longer than they do.
Great topics!
You’re guest today from Consortium is barely getting a word in.

artsdistrictchic ,

Real Solutions

I love your podcast it is one of very few that are unafraid to speak truth to (about) power.
However… It makes sense that there are so many “deaths of despair” because the situation for individuals is bleak as well as the foreseeable future for all life on earth. Learning the specifics about the cage we are all stuck in is overwhelming and depressing. Ideas and solutions are never discussed and when they are it’s only three vague things; vote harder, call your congressman and organize.
Could you find a guest who focuses on solutions? Barring that maybe someone with detailed knowledge of successful revolutions.

Babsroc ,

Consistently top notch

I look forward to Scheer Intelligence each week. Too often Bob cuts off his interviewee to expostulate a bit too long. 😏 Small price to pay for his choices of sheer intelligence out there, though. Scheer is a national treasure who has a big heart and a sharp mind with loads of experience behind him.

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