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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 Show airs live M-F 9-Noon ET and replays M-F 9-Midnight ET

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    • 4.4 • 125 Ratings

Spirited discussions of government, politics, and current events without predictable left/right bias. The Smerconish Podcast is for Independent Minds.
The Michael Smerconish Show airs live M-F 9-Noon ET and replays M-F 9-Midnight ET

    What's in the Mar-a-Lago Documents?

    What's in the Mar-a-Lago Documents?

    Michael dissects the recent FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home and attempts to decipher just what exactly law enforcement was after. Michael also reflects on how this news could impact Trump's future in addition to the upcoming election. Original air date 12 August 2022.

    • 20 min
    $80 Billion to beef up the IRS: Center for Taxpayer Rights' Nina Olson looking at how that will be spent

    $80 Billion to beef up the IRS: Center for Taxpayer Rights' Nina Olson looking at how that will be spent

    How will the IRS spend $80B that Democrats want to push into it? Nina Olson, Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights joins Michael to discuss. Original air date 11 August 2022.

    • 25 min
    Get out of your social and economic bubble: "Social Capital" matters. A conversation with Harvard's Bob Putnam

    Get out of your social and economic bubble: "Social Capital" matters. A conversation with Harvard's Bob Putnam

    Michael talks about new research showing that, for poor children living in an area where people have more friendships that cut across class lines, that significantly increases how much they earn in adulthood. He speaks with the author of the study, Harvard University Professor Robert Putnam. Original air date 4 August 2022.

    • 33 min
    Keep Your Powder Dry: We Don't Know What We Don't Know About The FBI's Mar-A-Lago Search

    Keep Your Powder Dry: We Don't Know What We Don't Know About The FBI's Mar-A-Lago Search

    Michael offers a commentary on the news of the FBI executing a search warrant at the south Florida property of former President Trump at Mar-A-Lago. Original air date 9 August 2022.

    • 38 min
    Reaction To The Roger Waters Interview, From China And More

    Reaction To The Roger Waters Interview, From China And More

    Michael saw Roger Waters in concert over the weekend after interviewing him at the end of last week. His interview with the Pink Floyd rock star, who has been very outspoken about politics, took on a life of its own over the weekend. Original air date 8 August 2022.

    • 32 min
    The Politics of Rock with the Legendary Roger Waters

    The Politics of Rock with the Legendary Roger Waters

    Michael sits down with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, on his new music and tour, and talks politics. Original air date 5 August 2022.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Gracie Case ,

Other point of view on a part of mental illness

Coming from a generation older than you, I can say for sure mental illness was not to be discussed in my younger years and later. It was regarded as an extreme weakness on the person with mental problems. And a huge embarrassment to the family, which was so wrong to me even as a young person. I think today with many people it is still not a topic to be discussed. I have a lot more to say but will close with my couple of thoughts. Thank you.

Markw77 ,

He talks about himself most of the time.

Too much of the show is taken up by Michael blowing his own horn.

midwestBlue ,

6.25

I would highly recommend you start a regiment of full spectrum cbd. you are way too wired to listen to on a cnn saturday morning. brinkley, huntley, cronkite all current news reporters or just hosts of news shows need to take a lesson on preesenting information from these best of the best.

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