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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    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 278 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.

    Meet the real Hunter S. Thompson, one of the most distinctive American voices of the past century

    Meet the real Hunter S. Thompson, one of the most distinctive American voices of the past century

    Peter Richardson joins Robert Scheer to discuss his latest book, “Savage Journey,” on the legendary Gonzo journalist.

    • 42 min
    Remembering Joan Didion, a "singular" California writer and a "helluva lot of fun"

    Remembering Joan Didion, a "singular" California writer and a "helluva lot of fun"

    On this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” Wasserman joins host Robert Scheer to talk about the larger-than-life writer they both greatly admired, but also the flesh-and-bones woman they both knew personally: Joan Didion.

    • 34 min
    A come to Jesus sermon from the Rev. Chris Hedges

    A come to Jesus sermon from the Rev. Chris Hedges

    During another pandemic holiday season when everyone could use a little faith, the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist talks to Robert Scheer about putting Christ back into Christmas.

    • 33 min
    This whistleblower is a decades-long thorn in the U.S. government’s side

    This whistleblower is a decades-long thorn in the U.S. government’s side

    Joseph Carson has spent most of his career as a federal employee challenging everything from the country’s nuclear weapons program to its whistleblower adjudication infrastructure.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Obed Silva’s memoir delivers a transborder story as universal as love and loss

    Obed Silva’s memoir delivers a transborder story as universal as love and loss

    The Mexican-American author opens the wounds his father inflicted in a eulogistic debut that is as much about the U.S.-Mexico border as it is about healing.

    • 47 min
    It’s time to free Leonard Peltier, America’s longest serving political Prisoner

    It’s time to free Leonard Peltier, America’s longest serving political Prisoner

    The Native American activist’s attorney Kevin Sharp tells Robert Scheer why Peltier’s imprisonment is one of the worst miscarriages of justice this country has ever seen.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

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Native Americans remains

Recently The California Department of Transportation paved over a known remain NA site in Willits. The feelings of contempt &/or uninterest remains strong in this country…

derek jeter-fisher-jones jr. ,

very insightful show

Bob, you have some wonderful guests on the show and I really appreciate all of your insight and the kind of talks you have on this show. i just think that sometimes you don’t give the guests breathing room and space to speak by cutting people off. i think you have the power and intelligence to keep the conversation on a certain course, but need to learn to be comfortable when a guest is saying something thats not contributing to your point and find ways to bring it back to your conversational topic, rather than cutting people off to rephrase the question.

Fiji Fugitive ,

Narcissistic Bob

Scheer has some great guests — if he would let them talk rather than go on and on and on about his past (which is interesting but like hearing grandpa’s story for the 157th time, today) it could be a great show.

I gave up today after he wouldn’t let Kucinich tell his story. Bob told Dennis all about Dennis’ life.

Infuriating

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