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Spirited discussions of government, politics, and current events without predictable left/right bias. The Smerconish Podcast is for Independent Minds.
The Michael Smerconish Program airs live on SiriusXM's POTUS Channel 9AM-12PM ET and replays 9PM-12AM East, Monday-Friday.

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Spirited discussions of government, politics, and current events without predictable left/right bias. The Smerconish Podcast is for Independent Minds.
The Michael Smerconish Program airs live on SiriusXM's POTUS Channel 9AM-12PM ET and replays 9PM-12AM East, Monday-Friday.

    Daily Poll: Should registered Independents be permitted to vote in party primaries?

    Daily Poll: Should registered Independents be permitted to vote in party primaries?

    Every day, we post a thought-provoking poll question for you to vote on at Smerconish.com. Michael explains it here to give you some insight behind the question, and then asks you to cast your ballot - today he's asking, following his not being able to vote in his own state on Tuesday: Should registered Independents be permitted to vote in party primaries? Listen here, then vote!

    • 7 min
    The unique relationship between Trump and The National Enquirer

    The unique relationship between Trump and The National Enquirer

    There is no court session today for President Trump's criminal trial in New York City. Michael talks to NBC/MSNBC Legal Analyst Danny Cevallos about what transpired in the court yesterday, including the spotlight on Trump's relationship with the National Enquirer, as its former publisher David Pecker testified. Original air date 24 April 2024.

    • 24 min
    Daily Poll: Should airports create a 'fast-pass' security line with background checks, for wealthy travelers?

    Daily Poll: Should airports create a 'fast-pass' security line with background checks, for wealthy travelers?

    There is a proposal in California to ban Clear, a high-end, bypass-the-TSA-line concierge travel service. This has Michael asking you this Daily Poll Question at Smerconish.com today: Should airports offer non-TSA security lines for those willing to pay a fee and undergo a background check, creating a 'fast-pass' system for the wealthier? Listen to his explanation, then hit the site and vote!

    • 5 min
    The Presumed Demise Of The 6% Real Estate Commission

    The Presumed Demise Of The 6% Real Estate Commission

    There is a lot to learn here - might the long-standard 6% real estate commission that agents get be a thing of the past, due to a recently announced settlement with the National Association of Realtors? Michael learns everything we need to know here with attorney Mitch Kider, Chairman and Managing Partner of Weiner Brodsky Kider PC. Original air date 23 April 2024.

    • 21 min
    Daily Poll: Should the U.S. government ban TikTok?

    Daily Poll: Should the U.S. government ban TikTok?

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to ban the social media platform TikTok. It now heads to the Senate. Michael asks you this Daily Poll Question at Smerconish.com today: Should the U.S. government ban TikTok? Listen here, then vote!

    • 5 min
    The Supreme Court takes the case of whether homeless people can sleep outside when there's nowhere else to go

    The Supreme Court takes the case of whether homeless people can sleep outside when there's nowhere else to go

    Sister Mary Scullion, an advocate for the homeless in Philadelphia, joins Michael to talk about a case the Supreme Court is hearing today out of Oregon, on whether homeless people can be punished for sleeping outside when there is no place else for them to go. Original air date 22 April 2024.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

Whitefish traveler ,

Thank you for your efforts

I began listening about a year ago because I was eager to hear a variety of opinions. I’ve always been “in the middle” leaning liberal. I especially appreciate that Michael is not afraid of tough subjects or controversial figures. Also Michael is respectful of every caller regardless of their views.

HelenaMT1 ,

😁

I have been a long time listener. A few months ago I almost gave up listening to you - would have been my loss. I realize I should not and will not agree with you all the time. Thank you for being true to yourself and the middle. Thank you to TC and your entire team.

C.D. Reynolds ,

Love Michael, Tired of Survey Questions

I can’t often listen to the whole show, and I was hoping it would be fulfilling.

Unfortunately, most of the podcast episodes discuss today’s “undies in a bundle” issue, so I don’t hear the wonderful guests and Michael’s thoughtful interviews.

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