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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, 209 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.

    Questioning Corporate Media’s Thirst for Scandal in the Age of #MeToo

    Questioning Corporate Media’s Thirst for Scandal in the Age of #MeToo

    Journalist JoAnn Wypijewski’s latest book, “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo: Essays on Sex, Authority and the Mess of Life” issues a blistering challenge to “scandal media,” which she dismisses as a distorted Cliff...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    How Brooklyn Turned Bernie Sanders Into a Democratic Socialist

    How Brooklyn Turned Bernie Sanders Into a Democratic Socialist

    In his new book, Theodore Hamm examines the New York figures and policies that inspired Sanders to become a champion of working class Americans.

    • 44 min
    Are Russia and the US Actually Different When It Comes to Meddling in Foreign Elections?

    Are Russia and the US Actually Different When It Comes to Meddling in Foreign Elections?

    In “ Rigged,” historian David Shimer documents both countries attempts to manipulate democracies abroad — and comes to some questionable conclusions

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Unbearable Violence of Being American

    The Unbearable Violence of Being American

    Oliver Stone and Maj. Danny Sjursen frame their nation’s past and present in the context of the imperialist U.S. wars that stole their youth. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A new book by the cartoonist the cops didn’t let get away

    A new book by the cartoonist the cops didn’t let get away

    The former L.A. Times cartoonist thought he was protected by freedom of the press until his own newspaper came after him for a blog post about LAPD abuses.

    • 57 min
    The Price of Ignoring the Ferguson Uprising

    The Price of Ignoring the Ferguson Uprising

    Throughout the uprisings inspired by the killings of Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray and so many other Black victims, white leaders refused to learn from Black Lives Matter, a group inspired by the police killing of Trayvon Martin, 17, in...

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

blink-meister ,

Don't Apologize!

Bob - I really love your show and listen to every episode - but please, stop being so modest and always apologizing for the name of your show! (We all know it's not about your I.Q.)

Think of it as "The Scheer Intellegence Agency" - bringing us weekly briefings of what's important in the world right now.

Alan44SD ,

Shimer book

Shimer is one of the most pompous podcast guests I’ve ever heard. He reminds me of John Bolton. Robert Scheer does a good job of challenging him.
Shimer can’t seem to accept the fact that Scheer likes his book and feels like it’s worthwhile to read.

SAARKÉSH ,

Best Coverage & Analysis

The most concise & in-depth discussions surrounding current issues with the most knowledgeable guests.
Thank you Mr. Sheer 🙏

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