Steven Spierer, 4/23/16

Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. The drug war has different motives than what we have been told by leadership and the press. Steve interviews Johann Hari, author of Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.

Steven Spierer, 4/9/16

First, Steve shares some thoughts from Warren Buffet on the State of the Union. Then, Citizen trust in an effective and responsive Congress is essential to democracy. But Congress has the lowest approval rating in decades and it’s hard to find many citizens who do actually like or trust Congress. Steve talks with Brad Fitch, […]

Steven Spierer, 3/26/16

Since the beginning of our country, drinking and taverns have been as much a part of American life as churches and preachers, or elections and politics. The interesting truth, untaught in most schools and unacknowledged in most written history, is that a glass of beer, a bottle of rum, a keg of hard cider, a […]

Steven Spierer, 3/12/16

First, Steve talks politics, what works, what does not work and how we might choose to look at our current government. Next, it would be nice to be able to tell when someone is lying to your face, so Steve interviews Doctor Joan Bachenko, author of Automatic Detection of Verbal Deception. Finally, Steve, a real […]

Steven Spierer, 3/5/16

Leading technology writer Ashlee Vance spent more than 50 hours in exclusive conversation with Elon Musk, the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves through American business and industry. Steve interviews Ashlee Vance, author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.


Steven Spierer, 2/27/16

Steve interviews George Green, author of Out of the Spotlight, a compendium of over forty interviews with famous, successful people who enjoy their lives as they move from one spotlight to another.

Steven Spierer, 2/20/16

The main purposes for the financial systems of the world are to manage other people’s money and to provide money for entrepreneurs who want to innovate and provide products and services. Instead, today we have giant financial companies (too big to fail) whose main purpose seems to be to use complex algorithms to find weaknesses […]

Steven Spierer, 2/6/16

Starting at about the end of World War II in 1945, more and more people began to acquire things. Lower prices and easy availability put more and more products within reach of consumers. Technology generated more goodies, tools and toys for people to buy. But recent studies show that things do not provide the satisfaction […]

Steven Spierer, 1/30/16

Technology driven economic growth was fantastic in America in the early part of the 20th century, and the middle class was created and nurtured as a result. Steve talks about why today’s technology growth isn’t doing anything like that. Then, the Presidential campaign has been in high gear for nearly a year now, but we […]

Steven Spierer, 1/23/16

Doing a good job of assessing risk in financial choices, health decisions and in raising children can make life safer, easier and happier. But it’s harder than it looks. Steve interviews Greg Ip, author of Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe.