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The Jerry Springer Podcast

The Jerry Springer Podcast: Tales, Tunes and Tomfoolery is a weekly mix of comedy, liberal political talk and roots music performed by up and coming song writers and groups. Jerry is joined by Jene Galvin and Megan Hils as they compare their dissimilar lives, convo about events of the day and occasionally welcome a phone guest, some real and others you wonder. Like State Senator Tip Kemper, who recently proposed a literacy bill requiring citizens to read a book a month and submit a written report to the government at the post office. But in the middle of each episode, Jerry shows his serious side with a unique take on a current political or social issue drawing from his years as Cincinnati's mayor and top ranked news anchor. Performed before a small audience at the Folk School Coffee Parlor in Ludlow, Kentucky, The Jerry Springer Podcast is live streamed at jerrryspringer.com and Facebook Live and archived on the podcast's website and all major podcast apps. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Tracks

The Last Show...(Jerry Finds His Voice) EP - 394
The Last Show...(Jerry Finds His Voice)Jerry discovers how to use his microphone and now loves how his voice sounds! This is our podcast ending round table conversation among the cast and crew. We interact about some highlights, funny moments, memorable interviews, Cuba, the Freedom Riders show, music, etc. Do we feel we accomplished what we set out to do? What comes next? For Jerry and Jene, is it the retirement home rec room? Thank all of you listeners for sticking with us!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
47:44 12/29/22
Walker's Candidacy Is An Assault on Black Americans Dignity: EP - 393
Walker's Candidacy Is An Assault on Black Americans DignityWe’ve been doing this show for years now, right? I had my people go back through the archives and tally up the number of times the word Trump was spoken. Let’s go around the table and see who can guess the number. If you are a Facebook live viewer right now, put your guess in the comment section.We are now deep into the prime sports season with football and basketball overlapping. Our Cincinnati Bengals are now making their run again, Jerry and Jene’s grandsons are getting deep into their grade school basketball teams play and Xavier has now beat the University of Cincinnati four years in a row in basketball.Jerry, looking back on your youth, what is your best sports memory? Is it when you were tossed out of the gym as the grade school announcer at a basketball game? That’s a Jerry Springer classic moment. Playing on baseball teams?Our musical guest: Casey Campbellhttps://youtu.be/5--Q3GWLdoo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38:51 12/15/22
Trump Should Not Be Allowed To Hold Office Again: EP - 392
Trump Should Not Be Allowed To Hold Office AgainJene once visited the home of someone who Jerry gave a key to the city to.What is Thanksgiving like at the Springer‘s household? TV show Foodfight?Our musical guest: Lucas Waynehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wX18eWI3hc Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
36:07 12/7/22
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner At The Trump's? EP - 391
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner At The Trump's?Tip of our hats to Frances Wilson Canty, a bold freedom rider who recently died for Civil Rights. Here's a link to a podcast we did interviewing some of the Riders. https://jerryspringer.com/show/the-freedom-riders-part-1-ep-271/ Jerry entertains the idea of doing some shows in Retirement homes. Three meals a day. No one remembers your jokes...Musical guest: Lucas Waynehttps://www.instagram.com/lucaswaynemusic/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
32:33 12/2/22
Why Americans Drank The Kool-Aid? EP - 390
Why Americans Drank The Kool-Aid?They'll always be villains in American democracy, but nothing says we have to drink the Kool-Aid. Are we now the villains?Jerry, is Tony Bennett art exploding in value? Jene’s brother bought a painting for little and then became shockingly valuable because the artist became huge.Musical guest: Darren Hacquard https://darrinhacquard.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38:47 11/21/22
God Bless Joe Biden: EP - 389
God Bless Joe BidenPresident Joseph Biden said this election is about saving democracy. It's about the very soul of America. Trust the American people to put that notion above partisanship. Americans have roundly rejected Donald Trump. He's causing Republican states to elect Democrats. Musical Guest for tonight’s show is Abe Partridge, an artist from Mobile, AL, and a return guest to the show. His song Abe Partridge's 403d Freakout is psychedelic bliss.His podcast, Alabama Astronaut, has recently come out and is getting great traffic and acclaim. It’s seriously worth checking out and discussing, a fascinating show. www.abepartridge.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
47:43 11/17/22
Jerry Springer Talks With Paul of Peter, Paul & Mary
Noel Paul Stookey shares his experience on the Lincoln Memorial with Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have A Dream" speech. Peter, Paul & Mary performed at the iconic moment in history.  Noel's daughter Liz has started a non-profit Music To Life https://www.musictolife.org/ for musician-activists to further the causes of musicians raising awareness to propel us to a more humane society. How do we embody love and elevate each other for a better existence? Tonight on November 10th, Music To Life is releasing a new album Hope Rises II with sixteen new artists, and two of them, Ellie Gracehttps://elliegracearts.com and Lauren Adams join us for interviews and cuts from their new album. https://www.facebook.com/SOLDevelopment  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:52 11/11/22
The Right-Wing Supreme Court Will Cut Affirmative Action: EP - 387
The Right-Wing Supreme Court Will Cut Affirmative ActionJerry alleges Masked Singer vote was rigged. Stop the Steal!Musical guest: Darrin Hacquardhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wueTtClUb_I Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
39:40 11/4/22
The Morning After Elections Republicans Will Be Smiling: Jerry Won't: EP - 386
The Morning After Elections Republicans Will Be Smiling: Jerry Won'tThe phenomenal and innovative outdoor artistic light show that lasts four nights in Cincinnati. Very Springer like endeavor. Might we get Jerry to run for mayor of Sarasota?Jene reminds us as Dems if we all turn out the vote, we can't lose and reverse the Roe vs. Wade decision. Call local political party headquarters or contact Get Out the Vote for Democrats. The Heavy Hitters are back as this week's musical guest!https://www.facebook.com/HeavyHittersband/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
34:16 10/26/22
Republicans Have No Moral Compass: EP - 385
Republicans Have No Moral CompassRepublicans will vote for any Republican regardless of moral character or competence. There are no lines they won't cross if what's at stake is the next election. Herschel Walker has no more business being a United States senator than a twelve year old in terms of ability and knowledge. Georgia's election shouldn't even be close. If you're a Republican, wouldn't this be a good way to clean up the party's leadership by telling them you can't take our vote for granted, you must give us quality candidates to vote for or we're staying home. Walker is Trump 2.0.Then we’ll ask Jerry about what he found when he returned home to Florida both at his home and in the community post hurricane.We play recordings of Jerry's folk duo from an old 45 record. Fans, help us locate Linda Pfafman of Linda and Jerry.Musical guest is the funk band Heavy Hitters.https://www.facebook.com/HeavyHittersband/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
41:12 10/19/22
Bad Jerry Springer Dad Jokes Are Back In Full Form! EP - 384
Bad Jerry Springer Dad Jokes Are Back In Full Form!Jerry shows up to a party too early, and tries to get soon to be expected parents to name their children Jerry Springer. Bad dad jokes are back in full form!Jerry's commentary: This is 2022. Have we learned nothing? Are we to leave our children and grandchildren a legacy of, “What were we thinking?” “How backwards were we?” ‘How could we tolerate such ignorance and bigotry? So as to defile, America at its best is supposed to stand for?”  “Come on, Christian nationalism?” It is an insult to Christianity. It’s a defamation to America.Musical guest: Spooky Foxhttps://www.facebook.com/spookyfoxforever/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
35:28 10/12/22
Character Matters! EP - 383
On this week's show Jerry can't figure out how to turn the sound off on his Iphone.Jerry's commentary: Our institutions, indeed brilliant as they are drawn up, are no stronger than the character of the people who inhabit them. That’s why character matters. That’s why our democracy is in peril. That’s why the only remedy is we the people, we the voters; Voting as if democracy this November is on the ballot. It is!Jerry picks up tabs of two tables while we were out to dinner. He's not making it a habit if you see him at a restaurant. Jerry, what are you seeking atonement for during this year‘s Jewish holiday? His Rabbi makes him stay later for his extra misdeeds. Musical guest: Spooky Foxhttps://www.facebook.com/spookyfoxforever/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:57 10/7/22
What Would Jerry Do? EP - 382
What Would Jerry Do?A Faustian bargain never ends well. Selling one’s soul for an earthly prize. So it won’t end well for Republicans who have sold their soul. That is any sense of honesty, morality, the Big Lie, to the extreme right wing empowered by Trump for a momentary victory in the primaries. A younger generation, indeed a multicultural one at that, is not likely to sign on what used to be a respected political party and is now a personality worshipping loyalty demanding cult. The G.O.P. 1854-2022 Rest In Peace.The gang plays a game called what would Jerry do? Four hypothetical scenarios that may or may not have happened to Jerry in the past. We all answer and then at the end, find out What Would Jerry Do?Music guest: The always entertaining Casey Campbell...https://cincymusic.com/bands/casey-campbell Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
45:49 9/29/22
He's Baaaaack! EP -381
Jerry's Baaaaack! Jerry talks about the passing of the queen and gets emotional talking about his extended family being exterminated by Nazis and his parents getting visas at the last second to escape into England. Which is where Jerry was born in a subway (or tube) that was being used as a bomb shelter.The duality of the Monarchy as a symbol of racism and how it also during WWII brought England together when there was no hope for the country. How are Kim Kardashian and the queen similar? Royalty are a bunch of rich snobs, but they do have good causes. Some royals see it as a prison. Let's discuss... Casey Campbell stars in a new music video with country superstar Tyler Childers.We get to hear some new music from him and Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle.https://livesessions.npr.org/videos/buffalo-wabs-the-price-hill-hustle-the-reckoning?fbclid=IwAR2kTQ51Hyu95vHjEIdhoCF_H1eOv-U70LIiZzsoeXWSoZ5dQbXkAY6Lti0Casey plays a slack jawed drunkard in the video. It's very cool.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpPnHqCb6mc&list=RDcpPnHqCb6mc&start_radio=1 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
36:18 9/22/22
Jerry Springer Meets Bob Dylan: EP - 380
We’re getting complaints from corporate, about Jerry’s telling of the same joke again and again and again. He must stop, now under direction from corporate. (Then Jene asks Jerry who that older guy he was talking to out front.)Jene tells shockingly how his uncle Antonio just died and how on his deathbed last week he announced he was changing his lifelong Democratic affiliation to Republican. He told Jene why. The group discusses getting Tales, Tunes, and Tomfoolery tattoos. How some of the worst tattoos are of Jerry on peoples’ bodies. Jene talks about a guitar he gave Jerry for his birthday. Bob Dylan just got the Nobel Prize, and when Jerry was mayor of Cincinnati, Dylan received the key to the city from Jerry. Jerry explains how he got the Eagles, Kenny Rogers, Dylan, Linda Rondstadt, and others to perform in Cincinnati. Then Jerry discusses the civil war within the Republican party. How Trump has damaged it for the next decade. Trump puts himself first before his country and everyone else. Where are the leaders of the Republican party? Musical Guest: Chalk Eye https://www.facebook.com/ChalkEye1/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
41:16 9/13/22
Noel Paul Stookey – of the 60’s folk trio, Peter, Paul & Mary: EP - 379
Noel Paul Stookey – of the 60’s folk trio, Peter, Paul & MaryNoel performs “One And Many”, “Impeachable”, and “Blowing In the Wind” a duet with Jerry. He discusses the power of music, vulnerability, and the major seventh chord.Jerry gives some perspective on the optimism that began the 60’s and the tumultuous events that followed. How Peter, Paul, & Mary brought social justice and anti-war music to main street. The impact of music on our culture. Introduction to Noel “Paul” Stookey. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58:08 9/7/22
The Elevator Comics! EP - 378
The Elevator Comics!Jerry talks about doing a live version of Price is Right at Mystic Lake Casino just outside Minneapolis. Did Jerry do comedy on the elevators? Now, the Elevator Comics even have a commercial…Then, the group talks about the crazy turn of events at the Academy Awards.Jerry talks about Jeff Sessions’ first act as attorney general — rescinding protections for transgender students using the bathrooms they choose.Musical Guest: Krystal Peterson and the Queen City Band. https://www.krystalpeterson.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
35:59 8/31/22
Will the Trump Era Have a Lasting Effect? EP - 377
Jerry tells the story about when he was mayor and started running a marathon in his business suit.Perhaps coincidentally, Jerry and Jene are going into prison next week. (Not like that, to visit!)Megan and Jene explain to Jerry how they’re making his prized Sarasota home into an AirB&B.Jerry’s rant: Will the Trump era have a lasting effect on American culture? How much of this madness can we “undo?”Musical guest: Short and Companyhttps://shortandcompanymusic.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
42:31 8/24/22
At the Gates of the Artic: EP -376
We revisit the harrowing account of Jo Ann Staples, who survived a tragic bear accident in late August of 2008 in Gates of the Arctic National Park in remote northern Alaska. The story has four elements: the backpack trip and the grizzly bear attack, the dramatic rescue that eventually got her to the hospital in Fairbanks about 250 miles away, the ongoing treatments she’s still undergoing, and the lessons she’s learned. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
56:32 8/17/22
Hard Time | The Conclusion of Jene's Inmate Interviews: EP - 375
The conclusion of a three part special edition of the Jerry Springer Podcast.Jene interviews two former Kentucky inmates he met while volunteer teaching at a Kentucky correctional facility.  Tom Payne is a 7"2 former NBA basketball player with the Atlanta Hawks. He was the first African-American recruited by the University of Kentucky and hall of fame coach Adolph Rupp. Incarcerated for 33 years he talks about trying to help others avoid the pitfalls and violence he committed against others. Darryll Davis is a former drug dealer who committed murder after a drug deal gone wrong. He spent 22 years in prison and has a similar mission of preventing at-risk youth becoming violent offenders and helping inmates better themselves, feeling redemption, and coming to terms with the effects of their actions. The two talk about their time in prison, their backstories and the work they are doing now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27:24 8/10/22
The Flooding in Eastern Kentucky: EP - 374
The Flooding in Eastern KentuckyJene traveled through flooded regions of Kentucky this week to see the devastation to the Appalachian region. Eastern Kentucky musician Jeremy Short joins the conversation to describe his hometown where buildings have been swept away and people have died and are missing. They discuss where people can get help and where they can donate to. Tyler Childers of Estill County and Jerry sing Down By the Riverside. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:42 8/3/22
Are There Drugs in Prison? Part 2 of Jene's Talks with former inmates: EP-373
Are There Drugs In Prison. Part two. What was prison life like? Jene interviews two former Kentucky inmates he met while volunteer teaching at a Kentucky correctional facility.  Tom Payne is a 7"2 former NBA basketball player with the Atlanta Hawks. He was the first African-Amercian recruited by the University of Kentucky and hall of fame coach Adolph Rupp. Incarcerated for 33 years he talks about trying to help others avoid the pitfalls and violence he committed against others. Darryll Davis is a former drug dealer who committed murder after a drug deal gone wrong. He spent 22 years in prison and has a similar mission of preventing at-risk youth becoming violent offenders and helping inmates better themselves, feeling redemption, and coming to terms with the effects of their actions. The two talk about their time in prison, their backstories and the work they are doing now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25:35 7/28/22
Jene Interviews Two Former Kentucky Inmates: EP-372
Jene interviews two former Kentucky inmates he met while volunteer teaching at a Kentucky correctional facility.  Tom Payne is a 7"2 former NBA basketball player with the Atlanta Hawks. He was the first African-Amercian recruited by the University of Kentucky and hall of fame coach Adolph Rupp. Incarcerated for 33 years he talks about trying to help others avoid the pitfalls and violence he committed against others. Darryll Davis is a former drug dealer who committed murder after a drug deal gone wrong. He spent 22 years in prison and has a similar mission of preventing at-risk youth becoming violent offenders and helping inmates better themselves, feeling redemption, and coming to terms with the effects of their actions. The two talk about their time in prison, their backstories and the work they are doing now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25:22 7/21/22
Donald Trump & His Allies Are A Clear & Present Danger To American Democracy: EP - 371
Donald Trump & His Allies Are A Clear & Present Danger To American DemocracyThis is a quote from former Federal Judge Mike Luttig testifying on the January 6th committee hearing about his own party. Luttig said the United States is at a crossroads similar to the one the country faced during the Civil War, and he said America needs help.Then we'll talk to Professor Wendy Strickler, Phd., who is a Forest Hills School District mom, Asst. Professor at Mt. St. Joseph University and former unsuccessful school board candidate who will talk about the district's recent passage of a policy banning teachers from any instruction or counsel against racism or gay discrimination. At the same recent meeting, the radical (Republican Party endorsed) board denied allowing a voluntary Diversity Day at the district's two high schools next year. She feels this Republican takeover of local school boards is a national strategy.Musical guest: Josh Beddis from Wales plays his song City Lights.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DrqWMi-Kso Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
52:40 7/6/22
Roe Overturned, Texas May Secede, Most Repubs Believe The Big Lie: EP - 370
Roe Overturned, Texas May Secede, Most Repubs Believe The Big LieWomen's rights i.e healthcare have been taken away by males who have no right to be part of this discussion. Obama's words of "We are not the blue states, we are not the red states, we are the United States of America." Our country is in a very different place now. Musical guest: Josh Beddishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWXE-YtCrgk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
35:04 6/29/22
Republican Laws Are a Win-Win For Everyone; Except Women: EP - 369
Happy Solstice Everybody!Republican Laws Are a Win-Win For Everyone; Except WomenThe "arm our teachers" movement just got worse. Supposedly moderate Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is signing House Bill 99 into law today that changes training time for teachers to possess firearms at school from 700 hours to a mere 24 hours, and all this after a team of highly trained and armed officers hid in a hallway fearing an AR15 shooter in a Texas school. When will this illogical madness stop? Other red states are likely to follow until teachers begin to be riddled in school hallways. Jerry, does your grandson, who loves baseball, aspire to one day play for your home team, the Yankees?Musical guest: Luke Trimblehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APRgyKMfUeg Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
35:58 6/21/22
The Jan 6th Committee TV Coverage Of Trump's Ignoble Demise: EP - 368
The Jan 6th Committee TV Coverage Of Trump's Ignoble DemiseJene and David tell of our podcast's production team's do-gooder work on a video project for prisons around the country. When it gets launched, maybe we can have the two paroled felons on our show to discuss it.Jerry, what are you doing for fun this summer? Are you spending time on your yacht?Musical guest: Luke Trimblehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zlMoNquVyk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
40:43 6/15/22
Today Teachers Are Fired For Discussing Race, How Much Have We Evolved? EP - 367
Today Teachers Are Fired For Discussing Race, How Much Have We Evolved?Jerry compares today's teacher's plight versus the Scopes Monkey Trial where Scopes, a young science teacher, was arrested for teaching evolution.Jene has started teaching his granddaughter how to drive, and it's been eye opening and triggering. Jerry, who will teach your grandson to drive when his time comes? You? Are you ready? How did you learn to drive? Any good stories?Musical guest: Tony Loguehttps://www.instagram.com/tonyloguemusic/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
37:13 6/8/22
America Is A Nation of Immigrants: EP - 366
The only replacement was when caucasians slaughtered indigenous Native-Americans. Why are some people so afraid of not being a majority in America? Could it be the admission that if you're a minority in America means you're not treated well, fairly, or equitably? Imagine a country where being in the majority didn't matter. Imagine America, as it's intended to be. Until the rest of us stop supporting leaders who reach for the worst instincts of human nature to garner votes and ratings, the result will be blood on our white hands.Musical guest: Tony Loguehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AnK7XU8di0 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
47:14 6/2/22
In This Culture War No One Can Be On the Sidelines: EP - 365
In This Culture War No One Can Be On the SidelinesThe Bill of Rights is there to protect the individual. Justice Alito is throwing the right to choose back to the states where there is so much gerrymandering. The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court.Then we'll have a throwback memory from the podcast's trip to Cuba. David will play a cut.Then a phone call from Jene's granddaughter reminded him of what's best about our schools. And will these new conservative school boards destroy that?Musical guest is Tyler Lance Walker Gillhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI4mODTHz88 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38:27 5/24/22