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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 • 244 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.

    The Human Cost of America’s Addiction to Cheap Goods

    The Human Cost of America’s Addiction to Cheap Goods

    Investigative journalist Amelia Pang joins Robert Scheer to discuss the story of a Chinese prisoner at the heart of her gripping new book, “Made in China.”

    • 42 min
    In conversation with Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    In conversation with Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    In a special Scheer Intelligence from a March 2019 conversation, Robert Scheer talks with his lifelong friend and legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who passed recently in San Francisco at the age of 101. The two discuss a host of topics,...

    • 35 min
    Israel's apartheid pandemic

    Israel's apartheid pandemic

    Middle East scholar Juan Cole joins Robert Scheer to discuss what the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    • 51 min
    Is Hollywood finally breaking free of toxic gender stereotypes?

    Is Hollywood finally breaking free of toxic gender stereotypes?

    Films like “Palmer,” released on Apple+ in late January, are redefining how global audiences understand gender constructs in previously unthinkable ways.

    • 39 min
    The Egregious Price America Exacts for Integrity

    The Egregious Price America Exacts for Integrity

    Joel Whitney joins Robert Scheer to talk about the lives of poets George and Mary Oppen, two admirable Americans persecuted for their leftist ideals.

    • 43 min
    The FBI’s Crusade Against MLK Was Darker Than You Think

    The FBI’s Crusade Against MLK Was Darker Than You Think

    Director Sam Pollard did a deep dive into the FBI’s surveillance of MLK under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover in his documentary “ MLK / FBI ,” released by IFC Films earlier this month. Listen to the full conversation between Pollard and...

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

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.

weriseup2020 ,

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Thank you Robert Scheer for your prescient idea to interview the great Human Being and Poet Laureate of San Francisco Lawrence Ferlinghetti. This podcast is a treasure! The history you share is deep and wide. The influence Lawrence has had on my own life is invaluable. Merci Beaucoup!

Pastor Roberts ,

Reflection

Professor Scheer, I will not be listening anymore because you will not stop talking. I did not tune in to hear you ramble on incessantly, but to hear the offerings of your guests. Waiting for you to desist speaking so that your guests can finally speak is no longer an option open to me. Be apprised that this is an audio medium, and your voice and delivery are not optimum. Thank you for Edith Piaf, at least. Non, Je ne regrette rien is always reassuring and life-giving.
Pastor Roberts

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