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Can We Trust Billionaires to Save Democracy?

38:56 | May 3rd

Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen’s plan to revamp democracy and put capital in the hands of the people has one glaring blindspot.
Julian Assange Is Being Used as a Smokescreen

39:37 | Apr 26th

The U.S. government’s attack on the WikiLeaks founder covers up a menacing assault on the First Amendment, argues journalist Bruce Shapiro.
The Destruction of Palestinians Will Be Israel’s Undoing

47:39 | Apr 19th

The great majority of Israel’s problems would be solved if the nation were able to establish lasting peace with its neighbors, says journalist and filmmaker Mariam Shahin.
Is Life After Prison Possible?

29:38 | Apr 12th

After finding herself abandoned by society after leaving prison, Susan Burton became the aid she and so many others in her position needed.
This Is the Only Way White Supremacists Lose

32:01 | Apr 5th

The victory against “the white supremacist, patriarchal, heteronormative capitalists” will be won in our courtrooms, our streets and our classrooms through vigorous, relentless resistance, according to Black Lives Matter co-founder Melina Abdullah.
The Liberal Betrayal of America’s Most Vulnerable

39:51 | Mar 29th

Mass incarceration, one of our greatest shames, was established by Republicans and Democrats who demonized large parts of American society.
The U.S. Deserves Its Own Nuremberg Trials

35:48 | Mar 22nd

Nazi Germany’s crimes and the U.S. War on Terror may not be so different in the eyes of international law.
Hollywood’s Love Affair With Racism

37:34 | Mar 15th

When it comes to matters of race, the entertainment industry fails its increasingly diverse audience, time and again.
Liberals Are Digging Their Own Grave With Russiagate

39:15 | Mar 8th

Two Russia experts discuss how the Washington establishment's virulent anti-Kremlin sentiment affects domestic and foreign policy as well as media narratives.
The Uncomfortable Truth About Journalism’s Good Ol’ Days

35:23 | Mar 1st

Los Angeles Times reporter Patt Morrison and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer point out a surprising fact about journalism through the ages.
Growing Up Among the Great American Rebels of the 60s

32:41 | Feb 22nd

Tosh Berman, the son of the artist Wallace Berman, describes his childhood surrounded by  the revolutionary artists of the Beat movement.
The Power of Living in Service to the Oppressed

35:34 | Feb 15th

The story of Tom Catena, a doctor who risks his life daily to proffer medical care in an African war zone, is as remarkable as it is inspiring.
The Great Con of American Patriotism

34:58 | Feb 8th

In conversation with Robert Scheer, Ron Kovic and Maj. Danny Sjursen examine their roles in our nation's bloody trajectory since the Vietnam War.
The Border Story Our Leaders Don’t Want You to Hear

30:22 | Feb 1st

Life, replete with its ups and downs, goes on in U.S. and Mexican border communities despite the political calamity unfolding around them.
The Illegal CIA Operation That Brought Us 9/11

37:02 | Jan 25th

Was it conspiracy or idiocy that led to the failure of U.S. intelligence agencies to detect and prevent the 2001 terror attacks?
The West Has Islam Dangerously Wrong

31:07 | Jan 18th

University of Michigan professor and author Juan Cole explores our biggest misconceptions about the world's second-largest religion.
The Opioid Crisis: Made in the USA

34:20 | Jan 11th

Writer Chris McGreal and host Robert Scheer zero in on the book   American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts   in this week’s episode of Scheer Intelligence. McGreal, the book’s author and a correspondent for The Guardian and other...
How Corporate Corruption Fuels Terrorism – and Why It Goes Unpunished

33:31 | Jan 4th

Here’s a pop quiz: How long has corporate corruption existed? Answer: As long as corporations as we know them have been in business. Thanks to journalist David Montero’s meticulously sourced survey,  Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate...
The ‘Highest Danger of the Cold War’ Isn’t Behind Us

33:49 | Dec 28th, 2018

The odds were stacked against the two authors of “The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America’s Man in Cold War Moscow” when it came to treating their subject with anything resembling journalistic precision or objectivity. That’s...
Another Christmas on Death Row

31:58 | Dec 21st, 2018

This is part two of a two-part interview. To listen to part one, click here .
Is California About to Execute an Innocent Man?

35:20 | Dec 14th, 2018

In part one of a two-part interview, 33-year death row inmate Kevin Cooper—also an artist of exhibited works and a published author—describes his fight to prove his innocence of a heinous murder and asks why Gov. Brown refuses testing that could...
Wall Street's Corruption Runs Deeper Than You Can Fathom

35:12 | Dec 7th, 2018

"Noncompliant" author Carmen Segarra sounds off on Goldman Sachs, deregulation and the dangerous ways our culture rewards bad behavior.
The Center Is Not Holding, and Trump Is Our Proof

32:56 | Nov 30th, 2018

Digital DNA co-author Jonathan Aronson on the "hollowing out" of American workers and the elected officials that claim to represent them.
The Future of the Planet Looks Like 'WALL-E'

29:09 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Dianna Cohen of the Plastics Pollution Coalition reveals how our dependence on the material threatens the health of future generations.
The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About

34:00 | Nov 16th, 2018

FAIR co-founder Jeff Cohen dissects the midterm elections, the failures of the mainstream media and the future of the Democratic Party.
An Urgent Call for Humanity in the Age of Trump

27:55 | Nov 9th, 2018

Filmmaker Alexandria Bombach discusses her new documentary, "On Her Shoulders," and the challenges of telling Nadia Murad survivor's story and the Yazidi people.
We're in a New Age of McCarthyism

27:03 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Comedian Lee Camp explores the legacy of Lenny Bruce, big tech's capacity to strangle independent media and the freedom of working for a network like RT America.
Who Loves War? You Guessed Wrong

30:39 | Oct 26th, 2018

Lyle Jeremy Rubin, a five-year marine veteran of the war in Afghanistan, member of About Face: Veterans Against the War, and PhD candidate in history has developed considerable authority and wisdom to speak on US foreign policy, truth about war...
Spying in LA

31:39 | Oct 19th, 2018

Has the CIA taken over local policing? Activist Jamie Garcia discusses how technologies launched by the CIA, NSA and the Pentagon to spy on terrorists are radically altering crime-fighting  in Los Angeles and local communities in a “predictive...
NAFTA 2.0, Trump Got It Right?

36:23 | Oct 12th, 2018

Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch and a 25-year veteran of congressional trade battles, discusses NAFTA 2.0, the Trump Administration’s newly negotiated trade agreement between Mexico, Canada and the United States...
America the Great and Its Fascist Reality

30:23 | Oct 5th, 2018

Jason Stanley, Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, discusses his latest book, How Fascism Works, the Politics of Us and Them, and why the United States is especially vulnerable to certain elemental features of fascist policies. Our history...
Justice and Liberty for Some

29:31 | Sep 28th, 2018

California’s only elected public defender Jeff Adachi, of the City and County of San Francisco, discusses why he opposes California’s new bail reform bill, his views on  preventive detention, immigration, and how the Japanese internment camps...
Outgrowing Men: Jane Fonda’s Rebuke of Male Hegemony in Life and Politics

27:56 | Sep 21st, 2018

Film veteran Susan Lacy discusses her latest documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts. Lacy stresses that celebrated actress and political activist Fonda has been shaped by four “acts —the four men in her life—her father and actor Henry Fonda, and...
Silicon billionaires are the lethal monkey on the back of the American public

32:02 | Sep 14th, 2018

Author Anand Giridharadas discusses the distorted libertarian ideology that they use to subvert the American experiment in democracy. They have done so by denying the legitimacy of government intervention into the economy on the side of fairness and....Show More
Bill Clinton Enabled Trumps Immigration Policy

30:20 | Sep 7th, 2018

Helen Sklar, immigration attorney for more than 33 years, discusses the basis of the immigration family separation under Trump  and how former President Clinton laid the groundwork for this.
American Middle Class: The Rise of the Precariat

29:38 | Aug 31st, 2018

Alissa Quart discusses her latest book, Squeezed, on living in a middle-class that is being crumpled by meritocracy and converted into what Quart terms the “Precariat,” which Scheer describes as “people who think they’re in the middle class,...
ReKognition: The Face Of Surveillance, Useful or Dangerous?

28:30 | Aug 24th, 2018

Jacob Snow discusses Amazon’s Rekognition program, which is being promoted for use at the state and federal level to use facial recognition to fight crime.
Zeiad Abbas: 'God is not a real estate agent'

32:43 | Aug 17th, 2018

Journalist and filmmaker Zeiad Abbas, a Palestinian refugee, describes living conditions of Palestinians under the state of Israel, which he calls “ethnic cleansing,” and discusses a toxic water crisis in Gaza and more.
The Rise and Fall of Women Moviemakers in Hollywood

0:00 | Aug 10th, 2018

Hollywood historian, film critic and writer Carrie Rickey discusses the lack of women behind the cameras in Hollywood; it wasn’t always so.
Generation Wealth: The Loss of the Self

0:00 | Aug 3rd, 2018

A deep look at how the accumulation of money has become the greatest goal, even at the peril of the self.
Nick Goldberg: Veteran Journalist and Editor

0:00 | Jul 27th, 2018

Nick Goldberg, the editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times, discusses print journalism, its financing, and the challenges it faces.
Seymour Hersh: Reporter

0:00 | Jul 20th, 2018

The Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist assesses his career reporting on some of most significant stories of the past 50 years.
Howard Bryant: The Heritage

0:00 | Jul 13th, 2018

The sports journalist discusses his new book on the conflicted progress of black athletes.
Kimberley Reed and John S. Adams: Dark Money

0:00 | Jul 6th, 2018

The documentary director and Montana journalist discuss their film about how so-called dark money entered politics in the big sky state.
Nomi Prins: Collusion

0:00 | Jun 29th, 2018

The former Wall Street banker turned journalist and author returns to Scheer Intelligence to critique the actions of international central banks.
Jennifer Rothman: The Right of Publicity

0:00 | Jun 22nd, 2018

The Loyola Law professor discusses her new book about the history and evolution of the right of publicity.
Eon McLeary and Manuel Ruiz: The Work

0:00 | Jun 15th, 2018

The documentary filmmaker and a former prisoner discuss the film about a group therapy program in one of the most infamous prisons in the United States.
Nate Cardozo: A Golden Age of Surveillance

0:00 | Jun 8th, 2018

The attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses the fight for privacy online.
Sara Driver: 'Boom for Real'

0:00 | May 31st, 2018

The independent film director discusses her documentary about the early career of the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Wim Wenders: A Man of His Word

0:00 | May 25th, 2018

The Oscar nominated director discusses his documentary about the current pope.
Adam Winkler: We The Corporations

0:00 | May 18th, 2018

The UCLA Law professor discusses his newest book about the rights of corporations.
Sasha Abramsky: Jumping at Shadows

0:00 | May 11th, 2018

The journalist and professor discusses his latest book about how fear has contributed to demagoguery.
Betsy West and Julie Cohen: RBG

0:00 | May 4th, 2018

The documentary filmmakers discuss their film “RBG” on the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Kenneth A. Carlson: The Heart of Nuba

0:00 | Apr 27th, 2018

The documentary filmmaker discusses his new film about a heroic doctor in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.
John Densmore: The Legacy of The Doors

0:00 | Apr 20th, 2018

The drummer for The Doors discusses being in the iconic band and staying true to his beliefs.
Norman G. Finkelstein: Martyrs in Gaza

0:00 | Apr 13th, 2018

The author discusses his new book about the plight of Palestinians in Gaza.
John Kiriakou: The Wrong Direction for the CIA

0:00 | Apr 6th, 2018

On his return visit to the podcast, the former CIA counterterrorism official and whistleblower discusses his opposition to the nominee for the head of the agency.
Dwayne Booth: And Then The World Blew Up

0:00 | Mar 30th, 2018

The political cartoonist known as Mr. Fish discusses the history of his art form and the struggle to keep the industry alive.
Dissent is Patriotic

0:00 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Short Description: The active duty Army Officer discusses his time as a soldier and his critical views on the US Military.
Greg Campbell: Hondros

0:00 | Mar 16th, 2018

The journalist and filmmaker discusses his documentary about the late photojournalist Chris Hondros.
Alice Waters: Coming to My Senses (Part 2)

0:00 | Mar 9th, 2018

The legendary chef and proponent of the slow food movement discusses her iconic Berkeley restaurant and her involvement in the Edible Schoolyard Project.
Alice Waters: Coming to My Senses (Part 1)

0:00 | Mar 1st, 2018

The legendary chef and proponent of the slow food movement discusses her influences and her newest book.
Debra Deanne Olson: The Honorable Culbert Levy Olson

0:00 | Feb 23rd, 2018

The granddaughter of one of California’s most progressive governors discusses his life and political career.
Dustin Lance Black: From Milk to Marriage Equality

0:00 | Feb 16th, 2018

The Academy Award winning writer speaks about making the film Milk and his subsequent activism.
David Cay Johnston: It’s Even Worse Than You Think

0:00 | Feb 9th, 2018

The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist discusses his new book on the first year of the Trump Administration.
Andrea J. Ritchie: Invisible No More

0:00 | Feb 2nd, 2018

The attorney and author discusses her new book about law enforcement’s assault on women of color.
Trita Parsi: Losing an enemy

0:00 | Jan 26th, 2018

The founder and president of the National Iranian American Council talks about the United States’ resistance to normalizing relations with Iran.
Mary Murphy: Change Happens When Women are in Power

0:00 | Jan 19th, 2018

The journalism professor and media expert discusses the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood.
Peter Edelman: Not a Crime to be Poor (part two)

0:00 | Jan 12th, 2018

The Georgetown Law professor and director of the Georgetown Center for Poverty and Inequality talks about his most recent book.
Peter Edelman: Not a crime to be poor (part one)

0:00 | Jan 5th, 2018

The Georgetown Law professor and director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality talks about how the criminal justice system continues the cycle of poverty in America.
Steven J. Ross: Hitler in Los Angeles

0:00 | Dec 22nd, 2017

The history professor discusses his new book about a small group of civilians in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 40s who helped fight Nazis in America.
Bryan Buckley: The Pirates of Somalia

0:00 | Dec 15th, 2017

The director discusses his new film about the true story of a young journalist who embedded himself with Somali pirates.
Jere Van Dyk: The Trade

0:00 | Dec 8th, 2017

The author discusses his time in Afghanistan both as a reporter and as a hostage.
Brett Morgen: Jane

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2017

The filmmaker discusses his most recent film about primatologist Jane Goodall.
Norman Lear: A 'bleeding heart conservative,' Part II

0:00 | Oct 6th, 2017

The 95-year-old television icon talks about politics and mortality. [Contains mature language.]
Norman Lear: A lifetime of changing TV and its audience, Part I

0:00 | Sep 29th, 2017

The 95-year-old television icon talks about his time in the military and his shows' biggest controversies. [Contains mature language]
James Cromwell: The consequences of doing nothing

0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

The Oscar-nominated actor discusses his social activism.
Dolores Huerta: A tireless voice for workers

0:00 | Sep 15th, 2017

The 87-year-old labor icon discusses her life and career as well as a new film about her.
Scott Hamilton Kennedy: Food Evolution

0:00 | Sep 8th, 2017

The documentary filmmaker discusses his new film about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the organic food industry.
William J. Perry: The real risk of nuclear war

0:00 | Sep 1st, 2017

The former Secretary of Defense discusses the current nuclear threats the world faces and how we got to this point.
Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis: Whose Streets?

0:00 | Aug 25th, 2017

The documentary filmmakers discuss their film about the Ferguson, Missouri protests after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in 2014.
Sarah Pillsbury: Breakthrough films and Liberty Hill

0:00 | Aug 18th, 2017

The film producer discusses her career in entertainment and her Los Angeles foundation.
Jonathan Taplin: Move Fast and Break Things

0:00 | Aug 11th, 2017

The professor and music industry insider discusses the downside of the tech industry's rise.
Robert Rosenthal: Embracing new forms of journalistic storytelling

0:00 | Aug 4th, 2017

The executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting discusses new ways to reach more people.
Hamilton Fish: Breathing fresh life into journalism

0:00 | Jul 28th, 2017

The publisher of the New Republic discusses the changing landscape of the fourth estate.
Brian Knappenberger: Nobody Speak

0:00 | Jul 21st, 2017

The documentary filmmaker discusses his latest film about the end of Gawker and the billionaire who helped bring it down.
Danny Goldberg: In Search of the Lost Chord

0:00 | Jul 14th, 2017

The music industry insider discusses his new book about the summer of love and the changing business of music.
Melvin A. Goodman: A truth-teller at the CIA

0:00 | Jul 7th, 2017

CIA insider Melvin A. Goodman discusses his new book and restarting a constructive dialogue with Russia.
Rebecca Carroll: Writing as a way to figure things out

0:00 | Jun 30th, 2017

The columnist and author discusses how writing has been integral to her life after growing up as a black girl adopted by a white family.
James Forman, Jr.: Locking up Our Own

0:00 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Professor and former public defender James Forman, Jr. discusses his new book about the mass incarceration of black men.
Peter Moskowitz: Gentrification is killing cities

0:00 | Jun 16th, 2017

The journalist and writer talks about the downside of gentrification.
Mark Lloyd: Communications are Essential to a Democracy

0:00 | Jun 9th, 2017

The professor and former broadcaster discusses the current obstacles to communications in the United States.
Laboni Hoq: A voice for the rights of the undocumented

0:00 | Jun 2nd, 2017

The civil rights attorney talks about advocating for immigrants.
John Scheinfeld: Chasing Trane

0:00 | May 26th, 2017

The documentary filmmaker discusses his latest film about jazz icon John Coltrane.
Laura Poitras: A filmmaker who takes risks

0:00 | May 19th, 2017

The Oscar-winning documentarian discusses her new film Risk, about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Oliver Stone: A controversial and provocative original (Part 2)

0:00 | May 12th, 2017

The Oscar-winning director discusses taking on wall street through film and American foreign policy. This conversation includes adult language.
Oliver Stone: A controversial and provocative original (Part I)

0:00 | May 5th, 2017

The Oscar-winning director discusses his unique take on history through his films. [Contains adult language]
Ray McGovern: Faulty intelligence

0:00 | Apr 28th, 2017

The former CIA analyst discusses his time in the agency and how he believes intelligence was used to wrongly justify wars.
Cullen Hoback: What Lies Upstream

0:00 | Apr 21st, 2017

The documentary filmmaker discusses digital privacy and his latest film about the safety of drinking water.
Dr. Paul Song: Obamacare is not the progressive answer

0:00 | Apr 14th, 2017

The healthcare reform advocate discusses where the Affordable Care Act falls short and what can be done.
Bill Blum: Bill Clinton laid the groundwork for Trump

0:00 | Apr 7th, 2017

The attorney and author talks about how the Clinton administration played a role in Trump's current immigration policies.
Victor Narro: Undocumented immigrants living in fear

0:00 | Mar 31st, 2017

The immigration and labor attorney discusses the trauma of being an undocumented immigrant right now.
Boyah J. Farah: A voice for refugees

0:00 | Mar 24th, 2017

The Somali-born American writer discusses his early life in the war-torn country and becoming an American.
Joel Whitney: The CIA's Cold War literary influence

0:00 | Mar 17th, 2017

The author of Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World’s Best Writers discusses how the spy agency used its own form of propaganda through highly respected magazines to counter the rise in communism around the world.
Lewis Wallace: Is objectivity dead?

0:00 | Mar 10th, 2017

The former Marketplace reporter discusses his controversial blog post about neutrality in the Trump era.
Edward Sorel: A lifetime curiosity about Mary Astor

0:00 | Mar 3rd, 2017

The illustrator and author discusses his recent book, Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936. [EXPLICIT LANGUAGE]
Juan Cole: Be wary of strongmen in the US and abroad

0:00 | Feb 24th, 2017

The history professor and essayist talks about Islamophobia and foreign relations under President Trump.
Judy Woodruff: The perfect time to be a journalist

0:00 | Feb 17th, 2017

The award-winning journalist talks about women in the press and the next generation of the media.
Geoff Cowan: An aggressive press is essential

0:00 | Feb 10th, 2017

Professor Geoff Cowan discusses the need for a strong press and opposition during the Trump presidency.
Steve Wasserman: The future of books

0:00 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Heyday Books' Steve Wasserman talks about why books are more important now than ever.
Willie Nelson: A Long Story (Part II)

0:00 | Jan 27th, 2017

Robert Scheer continues his discussion about music, life, and America with legendary musician Willie Nelson. (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)
Willie Nelson: A Long Story (Part I)

0:00 | Jan 20th, 2017

Robert Scheer sits down with legendary musician Willie Nelson to talk about what makes him an "American Original."
Sergei Plekhanov: A new chapter with Russia

0:00 | Jan 13th, 2017

Robert Scheer sits down with Professor Sergei Plekhanov to discuss the United States' future ties with Russia under President-elect Donald Trump.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti: A champion for the Beats

0:00 | Jan 6th, 2017

Robert Scheer sits down with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and co-founder of famed City Lights Bookstore to talk about his life and work publishing writers of the Beat Generation.
Janet Yang: A groundbreaking producer

0:00 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with Hollywood producer Janet Yang to discuss her connection to China and how it has influenced her career in filmmaking.
Zev Yaroslavsky: A pragmatic Los Angeles politician

0:00 | Dec 16th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with longtime Californian politician Zev Yaroslavsky to discuss his decades-long career and his take on the presidential election.
Richard Reeves: A timely history of internment in America

0:00 | Dec 9th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with journalist Richard Reeves to discuss Donald Trump's rise and what we can learn from the past.
Blase Bonpane: A priest who defied the church

0:00 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with priest Blase Bonpane to discuss his career working for peace in Central America and his conflicted relationship with the Catholic Church.
Johann Hari: Chasing the scream

0:00 | Nov 25th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with journalist Johann Hari to discuss what he has discovered about addiction and the war on drugs.
Kali Nicole Gross: Dissecting a startling crime

0:00 | Nov 18th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with Author Kali Nicole Gross to discuss her new book  Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso.
Kshama Sawant: Bringing socialism to Seattle

0:00 | Nov 11th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant to discuss the changing face of socialism in this country.
Lizbeth Mateo: An immigration activist using herself as an example

0:00 | Nov 4th, 2016

In this week’s Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with immigration rights activist Lizbeth Mateo to discuss what should be done for immigrants and her own status.
Amy Trask: A powerful woman in the world of football

0:00 | Oct 28th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask to discuss her experience as a female executive in a male-dominated field.
David Dayen: The untold stories of the mortgage crisis

0:00 | Oct 21st, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with writer David Dayen to discuss the fallout from the housing crisis.
Petros Papadakis: The joy and danger of college football

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with sports broadcaster and former college football player Petros Papadakis to discuss the lure of the sport for young players.
Misty K. Snow: An historic Senate nominee

0:00 | Oct 7th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with Utah Democratic Senate nominee Misty K Snow to discuss her unlikely candidacy.
Gary Tyler: Cast the First Stone

0:00 | Sep 30th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with Gary Tyler to discuss his decades wrongly imprisoned and a film about the play he directed while in prison.
David Cay Johnston: The Making of Donald Trump

0:00 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with award-winning journalist and author David Cay Johnston to discuss the GOP presidential candidate.
Matt Welch: reason and the libertarian

0:00 | Sep 16th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with journalist and libertarian Matt Welch to discuss the party's growth during this election campaign.
Mike Farrell: Putting an end to the death penalty

0:00 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with actor and activist Mike Farrell to discuss his involvement in the anti death penalty movement.
Chris Hedges: A voice against collective narcissism

0:00 | Aug 19th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with journalist and author Chris Hedges to discuss Hedges' career and influences.
Benjamin Madley and a California Genocide

0:00 | Aug 5th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with professor and author Benjamin Madley to talk about a little known part of California's history.
John Burton and California Democrats

0:00 | Jul 22nd, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with former congressman and current head of the California Democratic Party, John Burton.
Larry Gross and the Formation of the Gay Community

0:00 | Jul 7th, 2016

In this week’s Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with author and academic Larry Gross to discuss how once “invisible” closeted gay men and women eventually formed a powerful community over the middle and late 20th century.
Barbara Williams and “The Hope in Leaving”

0:00 | Jun 24th, 2016

In this week’s Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with actress, singer, and writer Barbara Williams to discuss her new memoir.
Anthony Davis and the Repercussions of a Football Career

0:00 | Jun 10th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with famed USC and pro football player Anthony Davis and USC dean Jeremy Rosenberg to discuss how brain trauma from years of playing football forever changed Davis' life.
Sandy Tolan: Children of the Stone

0:00 | May 27th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with journalism professor Sandy Tolan to discuss his new book about the creation of a music school for children in the West Bank.
Jodie Evans: A Codepink Disrupter

0:00 | May 13th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with activist Jodie Evans to discuss her organization's efforts to move the United States away from military conflict as well as the origins of her activism.
Eddie Conway: Making Real News after Prison

0:00 | Apr 29th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with former Black Panther Marshall "Eddie" Conway to talk about Conway's decades in jail for a crime he didn't commit and what he has done since being released.
Jason Leopold and the Power of FOIA

0:00 | Apr 15th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with journalist Jason Leopold to discuss how he has used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) again and again to obtain previously undisclosed government documents.
Madison Shockley and the Meanings of Christianity

0:00 | Apr 1st, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with Reverend Madison Shockley to discuss his family's history with racism as well as his views on what is means to be Christian today.
Thomas Frank and the New "Liberal"

0:00 | Mar 18th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with writer Thomas Frank to discuss his new book about the changing face of liberals.
William Binney: Blowing the Whistle on the NSA.

0:00 | Mar 11th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with former National Security Agency official turned whistle-blower William Binney to discuss the fight between Apple and the US government over access to Americans' cell phone data and why he believes there can be too much in...Show More
D. Watkins and 'The Beast Side'

0:00 | Mar 4th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with author, professor and activist D. Watkins to discuss his book about life in Baltimore and why he has chosen to stay in the struggling city.
Ron Kovic and the Continuing Struggle for Veterans

0:00 | Feb 19th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with Vietnam veteran, author and peace activist Ron Kovic to discuss what has changed and what hasn’t since Kovic’s time in combat.
Nomi Prins and the Washington/Wall Street Connection

0:00 | Feb 12th, 2016

Robert Scheer discusses the culture of Wall Street and its influence on government with author, journalist and former investment banker Nomi Prins.
Jill Stein, the Green Party and the 2016 Election

0:00 | Feb 5th, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with potential Green party presidential candidate, Jill Stein, to discuss her plans and why she thinks the Green Party is more relevant than ever.
Ralph Nader: Consumer Advocate and Voice against Corporate Power

0:00 | Jan 22nd, 2016

Robert Scheer sits down with author, lawyer and five-time presidential candidate, Ralph Nader, to discuss the current political climate and assess Nader's legacy.
Tom Dine: A Half-Century Advocating for Israel and Peace in the Middle East

0:00 | Jan 8th, 2016

This week, Robert Scheer sits down with Tom Dine, currently the senior policy advisor at Israel Policy Forum, but is best know as the head of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), a powerful pro-Israel lobbying organization from 1980-1993...Show More
The Hunting Ground: Sexual Assault on Campus

0:00 | Dec 25th, 2015

Robert Scheer discusses the documentary film The Hunting Ground with its director, Kirby Dick, and producer, Amy Ziering.
John Kiriakou: A Whistleblower on Torture

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2015

Robert Scheer sits down with former CIA agent and torture whistleblower John Kiriakou.
Dennis Kucinich: An Unpredictable American Original

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2015

Robert Scheer sits down with long-time friend and former eight-term Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich to talk about their friendship and how Kucinich’s considers himself  a non-ideological pragmatist.
David Talbot and Uncovering the Secret American Government

0:00 | Nov 13th, 2015

Robert Scheer speaks with David Talbot, the founder of Salon.com and author of several books to discuss the legacy of former CIA head Allen Dulles in post-World War II America and his impact on both foreign and domestic policy.
John Dean and the Abuse of Power

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2015

Robert Scheer sits down with John Dean, former White House Counsel under Richard Nixon and now outspoken critic of the Republican Party. Dean, who famously said during the Watergate scandal that there is a "cancer on the presidency," offers his take ...Show More