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 repor...more
Jerry's Baaack!Jerry returns to the podcast although he's still busy working on Judge Jerry episodes until the first week of September. There are now three major social media networks that disseminate most of the news people get their information from. A lot of that is misinformation and voters are casting their votes based on that disinformation. These social media companies need to be accountable for the information they allow on their websites. Their decision to ban Trump ...more
Rolling Down America Part IV: Jene's made his way home to Ludlow, Kentucky covering 1100 miles on his bike adventure through the Northwest to the Midwest. His friend Ryan who is a military vet was struck by an eighteen wheeler and we get an update on his condition. Furthering a thread in our podcast of individuals who have pushed the limits of what we as humans are capable of, Jene has successfully completed his endeavor to bike across a large tract of the country. He shares his e...more
Jene and his cycling partner were lucky to rent a SUV. They traveled non-stop from Wyoming to Illinois. They're now in the town of Fordsville, Kentucky. They met an African-American woman from New York who is biking across America looking for her new home when she finds the right place. There's been quite a few Trump signs alongside Confederate flags which is a contrast to the Be Kind signs. The generosity of small towns has been really amazing! Why are people...more
Riding Down America Part 3 - The Grand Tetons. Jene is now in the Grand Teton National Forest and has biked nearly 600 miles. Cross country bikers are an interesting lot. Jene talks about a few he's met, including one who crossed the U.S. from the East to West Coast in 17 days. The guys have landed a rental vehicle to get them back home and are plotting a route to get them back to Kentucky. Also, more details on the events of the female biker who was killed by a Grizzly ...more
This week we check in with Jene as he celebrates his birthday out in Montana. His partner Dr. Larry Gray considered leaving the trail as the heat and miles were getting harder. Now the two are pushing onward and trying to figure which path to venture. A bear killed a 65 year old woman in her tent in northern Montana, not far from where the two camped on their 5th night. Thankfully, Jene is a seasoned bear country camper. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informati...more
Jene introduces his Summer series "Riding Down America". This is the first of a five part series where Jene talks about his experience biking from Canada to Mexico. He's traveling 60 miles per day through rugged terrain. Then camping out at mostly primitive campsites. Before even beginning the trip his bike was damaged en route to Montana via Amtrek. There's been a couple of harrowing Semi-trucks blasting their horns while Jene and his friend hug their bikes as closely a...more
Jerry's Thought for the Week: Critical Race Theory.After Jerry's comments the crew explores the topic further.Then Jene tells how our next five shows will be a special series called “Rolling Down America,” a slow motion biking-and-camping trip from Whitefish, Montana, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, through national parks and small towns along the Continental Divide, through two red and two blue states, seeing and hearing the pulse of the Western U.S. Live podcasts will air on our regular schedule o...more
Jerry’s Thought for the Week. Joe Manchin won't risk his re-election so as to not disappoint the Republican base in his state.Then Megan invites our Facebook Live listeners from here forward, including tonight, to make comments and ask questions, which David will watch for and relay to us in real time. Jene proposes itemizing the expense of two dinners Jerry recently had at Jene’s home. Our musical guest: Casey Campbellhttps://www.pricehillhustle.com/ See acast.com/privacy for pri...more
Jene reads the comments of someone who rated our podcast on social media. Jene tells about his recent experience going to a MLS soccer game at Cincinnati’s new stadium that both is jump starting an urban neighborhood (The West End) with lots of development, while at the same time raising again the question of gentrification. We’ll draw on Jerry’s wisdom as a former mayor of Cincinnati.Jerry’s Thought for the Week: Insurrection will not end until Republicans deny the Big Lie.Our mu...more
We listen to the audio of Jerry’s over-the-top reaction to his grandson’s 1st grand slam in organized youth baseball.We ask Jerry to tell about his dream camp experiences with legendary big league players.Jerry’s thought for the week: Israel should be more committed to the two state solution.Our musical guest: Dylan Walshehttps://www.dylanwalshe.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Recently, we got a five star review for our show on social media. OK, which one of us wrote it?Speaking of written reviews, we got an unusual email from a listener. (Simulation Theory conversation).We’re closer to going back to shows with a small studio audience. Should we offer a free Vax to attendees? Ohio’s governor is conducting million dollar lotteries and free college tuition as an incentive to get jabbed. Smart or stupid?Jerry’s Thought: The Republican party is undermining the very i...more
We had Jerry do a phone speed check since he’s doing the show tonight from another of his seven international homes. Can you picture him actually conducting science?Off mic last week, I asked Casey Campbell if he would organize the music at my future funeral. He said yes, and that he’s asked to do that all the time. Maybe there’s money to be made here. What if the Springer Trio re-organizes and sings at your funeral?Jerry’s Thought for the Week: Why Biden should push the American Families Plan t...more
Tonight, we read listener's notes from the suggestion box.Are we in a historical moment where schools, just like in the 1970s (but for a different reason) should desegregate? Can America ever understand charges of institutional racism or the worry that black lives might not matter if we continue to be raised in separate Americas? (The Economic Policy Institute wrote in 2020: “Well over six decades after the Supreme Court declared “separate but equal schools” to be unconstitutional, schools remai...more
Jene asks everyone what their favorite color is and why? When Jene realizes his bit is failing he starts to get real nervous. Megan and Casey vie for his coveted Senior Executive Producer position.Jerry’s Thought for the Week: Liz Chaney Will Lose Her Leadership Position for Speaking the Truth.Musical guest: Casey Campbell of Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle debut a new song live from The Burl.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn2fQkahGJEhttps://www.pricehillhustle.com/ See ...more
We’ve got a piece of recording of Jerry when he was mayor welcoming people to Cincinnati’s first ever outside rock concert. It’s the voice of the boy mayor.Have you guys watched the Ken Burns PBS 3-episode documentary on Hemingway? In it is the house we visited on our Cuba trip. Hemingway as seen in today’s context is pretty much a jerk, yet he influenced writers more than any American novelist and shed a huge light on the human condition. Jerry’s Thought: Should Washington D.C. G...more
As we're recording this just a couple of hours after the verdict that convicted police officer Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd, we're focusing some time on this story and the implications for black lives and policing moving forward.We have to wonder what would have happened if the nearby 17 year old girl had not recorded the whole situation on her phone. What about the much tougher situations where we don't have clear video evidence.And of course Cincinnati's had their version back i...more
Jerry, how do you like your electric bike now that you have had it for a year or so? Are you riding much? E-bikes are exploding in sales in the US, often seen as a viable substitute for a car especially in urban areas. Cities are responding to bike popularity with tons of bike lanes and trails. There’s even a rails-to-trails path being planned spanning the entire United Sates. With shots now well along, should we begin to lay out plans for Jerry to scale Springer Mountain, in Georgia, (the ...more
Jerry, since you live in Florida, did you see a spike in Spring Break visitors last week? Are things looking “back to normal” there lately, for better or worse? Are you guys feeling more confident about getting out since you’ve gotten shots? Could we be going back to "live not zoom" podcasting? Stay tuned.By the way, Jerry, do you ride your new wave runner? You know, like just jump on it for an afternoon spin?Jerry’s Thought for the Week: Americans Should Be Required to VoteMusical guest: C...more
Will post pandemic employment practices kill our cities across America?Megan, what's your post pandemic prediction about how work will be managed into the future? Will it really be increasingly conducted from home? Can we trust workers to do their best work from an unsupervised home setting?Jerry's Thought for the Week. Politicians relegate women to a status they would never impose on a man.Our musical guest: Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustlehttps://www.pricehillhustle.com/ See acast...more
Jene tells that he wouldn't let Jerry in his house the other night due to "Pandemic Caution." Jene doesn't think Jerry's completely safe yet. Megan doesn't want Jerry to come over either, but it has nothing to do with COVID.March Madness this year has been really Mad! Jene explains why it's really weird since his Xavier Musketeers didn't make the big dance.Jerry's Thought of the Week. America was built on racism and the British Empire thrived on it.Our musical guest. Buffalo Wabs &...more
Jene explains why he got two spankings in two days when he was a kid and the lesson it should teach all of us.Wow. Look at how the country has changed in just two months since Biden's presidency.Question: Are you a vanity mask wearer? During the past year, have you worried about which Covid 19 mask you wear looks best on you? Or have you selected your mask based solely on virus protection? And Jerry, are you recognized less since you’re only seen in public only with a mask covering much of your ...more
Jerry’s grooming his grandson to be a professional baseball player so he can live through his stardom. Is it true he is now playing on a “select” traveling team that competes with the best youth teams around the country? Is it true you are the third base coach?The changing of the Washington Football Team’s racist nickname and a high school in Cincinnati (they just announced their new mascot as the Raptors) is one more example of how in the end, no matter that it often takes time, Liberals Always...more
Everyone, take a close look at Jerry on our Zoom feed. He looks stronger, healthier, doesn’t he? It’s because he’s gotten his first Covid shot. From what I heard, they had to blindfold and secure him because he’s afraid of shots. Jerry, what did the medical people think when they realized they were injecting THE Jerry Springer? Since our musical guests are significant in the Kentucky bluegrass sphere, how about if we talk with them about bluegrass music’s roots in Celtic culture and African...more
Open with teases of Jerry’s Thought of the Week and our musical guests Eastern Kentucky’s Wolfpen Branch.Since Megan, Jerry and I worked with Southern Ohio broadcasting legend Pat Barry, we say a few words about his sad passing last week of Covid 19, another example of the reach of the pandemic into our lives. Jerry has a funny story about Pat when he became the weatherman on the newscast that Jerry anchored. Jerry was interviewed by a producer for A Little Late with Lilly Singh a...more
It occurred to Jene we’ve underutilized a key history resource in our midst. Jerry, what was it like during the pandemic of 1918? Was it as bad as this one? Did you wear a mask daily?On a serious note, might America have been changed positively forever by our recent pandemic? For example, will many companies make home working permanent saving money on offices and headquarters? Will, then, less rush hour driving cut pollution, car wrecks and money for gas? Will news show interviews be permanently...more
We’ve been at this pandemic thing and the accompanying quarantine for over a year now, but with vaccinations getting lined up, we’re seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. What do each of us have planned that will make up for lost time doing things we love to our core: Travel? If so, where? Restaurant dining? Where? Shopping at Macy’s? Obviously, yes. Was the Super Bowl commercial by Springsteen The Re-United States of America resonate or silly? What did you think?Jerry’s weekly thought: ...more
Jerry, you are connected to the Democratic Party at the highest levels. Can you get us all tours of the White House, or at the very least some swag bags from there? Not a podium or anything.Jene and Jerry have an on the air fight.Jene got stopped for driving over the speed limit last week, and he told the officer that he was a friend of Judge Jerry and asked if that helped his situation. The officer said no, but that he did love the episode where they had that big food fight at the Thanksgi...more
Jene gives a report on his Covid-19 shot today. He also gives a report on Big Foot sightings in Morrow, Ohio.Tip of the hat to Larry King and his career, Jerry’s friend, who died recently.Jerry for Senate from the state of Ohio? Let the campaign begin.Jerry's Rant: The Second Impeachment of Donald Trump - Volume 2.Musical guest: Nicholas Clay.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-PNK8rNMfYwww.nicholasclaymusic.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We open with teases of Jerry’s Thought for the Week and our musical guest.There have been media reports of people recently seeing Jerry Springer holding on for his life on the back of a jet ski at 50 miles an hour as it went back and forth across the Sarasota Bay. What the hell is that all about?Jerry, as we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel on Covid-19, should we begin to lay out the plans for you and us to scale Springer Mountain in Georgia? Would this spring work, assumi...more
The Second Impeachment of Donald Trump.We are not proud to say it, but sadly, the Jerry Springer Podcast has been right about Trump since before he was elected. All the politicians who supported him will suffer as a consequence. All their opponents commercials will show footage of the Capitol rioters. At least a handful of Senators and a good number of the House were deep in the insurrection as well. You knew you were lying and did it anyway. How you feeling now?Any politician who...more
The Second Impeachment of Donald Trump.We are not proud to say it, but sadly, the Jerry Springer Podcast has been right about Trump since before he was elected. All the politicians who supported him will suffer as a consequence. All their opponents commercials will show footage of the Capitol rioters. Any politician who insurrects against the government can never be elected again. All of Trump's social media accounts have been banned, Parler has been taken down, and Trump's b...more
Trump incites a mob to overtake the Capital. He's a pathetic loser whose best days are behind him. We celebrate the two Democratic senators who won the Georgia election and who now give Biden a Democratic congress. If Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. were to become states it would give Dems an additional 4 senators. Our musical guest John Clayhttps://m.facebook.com/KentuckyJohnClay/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we take a look back at our first Ludlow Cabin Fever Arts and Music Festival, we have a special Saturday night podcast! It may not have gone as planned… It rained all day before flash flooding caused the road going in and out of Ludlow to be shut down. Jene explains how he nearly drowned swimming through the Ohio river trying to get to the coffee parlor. (Don’t believe a word of it.)We talk about the Ludlow Cabin Fever Arts and Music Festival and our part in it. We talk with a tipsy Cat...more
Happy Holidays! We're taking a look back at our first show after Trump was elected and Jerry predicted if Trump lost he would have called the election "Rigged." Melania Trump is a big Jerry Springer Show fan and also loves our podcast. (Who knew?) She left a late night message on our podcast answering machine …Jene explains that he bought Jerry’s book, The Ringmaster, to learn more about his boss, and Jerry explains how the writing process worked. Jerry says he got a reference request from ...more
As a PSA to persuade anti vaxxers to get the Covid vaccine, Jerry, would you be willing to get your Covid vaccination live on our show? Megan, would you be willing to give him the arm stick? Do you have any medical background? Any at all? Being a Kentucky girl, might you have ever, say, interned with, say, a horse veterinarian? That would be good enough.With Covid, we’re all looking for creative ways to gather family using technology during the Xmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc. Jene, for example, is...more
Jene has an idea for getting Jerry much deserved recognition from the new Biden administration. He’ll explain.Jene discusses the magical Flowbee, recently reminded of the incredible hair tool by George Clooney.As a PSA to persuade anti-vaxxers to get the Covid vaccine, Jerry, would you be willing to get your Covid vaccination live on our show? Megan, would you be willing to give him the arm stick? Do you have any medical background? Any at all? Being a Kentucky girl, might you have ever, say, in...more
Donald Trump has claimed signatures were forged on absentee ballots because they don’t match old voter registration forms, but many of our signatures change over time. Lazy ol' Jene's has changed quite a bit, but he's not a bit lazy in countering Republican claims of fraudulent signatures.Jene has started the paper work for all members of the Jerry Springer Podcast staff to get priority status in the Covid 19 vaccination process. (And their families …. and pets.)Jerry’s Thought for the Week: Wil...more
Jene announces his new promotion. Jene backpacks too damn much, even during COVID.What’s everybody doing for Thanksgiving (Covid safe)?Jerry’s Thought for the Week: Trump delaying Biden transition is endangering American lives.Musical guest: Jeremy Short of Short & Companyhttps://m.facebook.com/shortandcompany/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
With our current election is still reverberating, Jene tells a story he just told Jerry for the first time a few days days ago about something that happened during Jerry's loss for Ohio governor in 1982. It’s funny. It speaks to how candidates are treated sometimes, even in defeat.Isn't there a line about ignorance being bliss? Not sure Jerry agrees after that story.Jerry’s Thought for the Week: Trump lost but he's not going away.Music: Willy Tea Taylorhttps://willyteataylor.com/ See acast.com/p...more
The election results, our individual reactions, what we did the moment CNN first made the call, watching nationwide street parties, Biden and Harris speeches that night, the historic moment of Kamala Harris being the first woman and person of color to be Vice-President.And could our national nightmare really be over? (Not mentioning any names.)Jerry’s Thought for the Week: Biden/Harris Win the ElectionMusic: Willie Tea Taylorhttps://willyteataylor.com/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzExL8P...more
Tonight we feature our Special Guest, Noel Paul Stookey of Peter Paul and Mary.We talk about our anticipation of the election results,Then we’ll introduce Noel Paul. We talk to him about his work with his organization Music 2 Life, which has continued to grow projects where artists around the country spend some of their creative time moving social action. Noel gives his perspective on his hope for America and how he sees the American psyche today compared to the 60s.Noel performs a new song call...more
We start with a final push for all of our listeners to VOTE! Jene will call attention to a character he plays on occasion, State Senator Tip Kemper, who on his You Tube channel has over 8400 views of his video on “How to Become a State Senator.” Check it out. You could work from home.Jerry’s Thought for the Week. Judge Amy Coney Barrett doesn't recuse herself.Musical guest: From Lexington, Ky, and host of WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour, singer/song-writer and author Michael Jonathan.https://...more
Let’s talk voting!We’ll play the hilarious song called Vote Him Away and then share each of our plans for voting in this election. Nothing is more important than mobilizing our listeners to not only vote but also getting others to do the same..Republicans are accomplices to an amoral President.Musical guest: Serenity Fisher & the Cardboard Hearts brought back by popular demand.www.serenityfisher.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Congratulations to Megan and Frank, who just got married. Megan, you look different.Jene and Bonnie have been traveling the country camping in America’s beautiful parks. With the leaves in full color, it’s been quite a show. Jerry, Will you and Micki join us? No? OK. Why the hell not?Jerry’s Thought For the Week. The Republicans Message Is We Don't Care.Musical guest: Serenity Fisher & the Cardboard Heartshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhGmhWCH214https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDogWAb...more
We congratulate Megan, who is getting married!!!We’ll talk about how Jene and Bonnie have been hitting the American road to hike and camp in national parks. Jerry, will you and Micki join us?Megan, should we begin a process to try to get Jerry Knighthood in his native England? (Jene's campaign to get his head added to Rushmore was a total failure.) Wouldn’t that get us invited to some British ball or something where the swag would likely be pretty cool?Jerry’s Thought for the Week: The...more
We open with a tease of Jerry’s Thought for the Week and our musical guest, a replay of Tyler Childers’ White House Road.Then we welcome Megan back to our team (notwithstanding all the law suits that have been flying back and forth among us for the past few years), and explain Maria’s departure due to her work schedule. We ask Jerry for an update on the recording logistics for his Judge Jerry Show. We highlight how Tyler Childers, a past podcast performer and recent Grammy award nomine...more
Live from the Whispering Beard Festival in Friendship, Indiana part two. Music is the focus of this episode. Folk music is music of the people and the human condition. Artists interviewed and perform are Willy Tea Taylor: discusses music's impact on people's lives; folk artists and fans love for baseball. willyteataylor.com Song description; life's a baseball field. The Urban Pioneers discuss life on the road. urbanpioneersmusic.com.The Harmed Brother...more
We open with chatter about how roots music is a core element of our podcast and how fitting it is to be here at the WBFF (Whispering Beard Folk Festival). Jerry, Jene and Megan talk about their histories and love for this genre, including talk about their past favorite concerts or festivals, etc. This sets up the parade of artist conversations and performances Casey has arranged. Jerry, along the way, talks about playing guitar from his college days, and where he performed in Cinc...more
Part two of an interview and concert with Gurf Morlix.Gurf Morlix has a new album out now so we thought it would be a perfect time to revisit the concert he performed on the podcast.The podcast is extremely proud to feature folk music legend Gurf Morlix in this week’s episode! Morlix is a Grammy winner, Austin Music Hall of Famer, producer, instrumentalist, song writer and Americana soloist. He’s produced records for Lucinda Williams and Blaze Foley, among others and toured with Warren Zevon (My...more
Gurf Morlix has a new album out now so we thought it would be a perfect time to revisit the concert he performed on the podcast.The podcast is extremely proud to feature folk music legend Gurf Morlix in this week’s episode! Morlix is a Grammy winner, Austin Music Hall of Famer, producer, instrumentalist, song writer and Americana soloist. He’s produced records for Lucinda Williams and Blaze Foley, among others and toured with Warren Zevon (My Dirty Life and Times). See acast.com/privacy for priv...more
Note: This is a rebroadcast of an earlier episode...Judge Jerry is on the air! The greatest scientific mind of all time is now a TV judge! (Okay, Jerry isn't a scientist.) We’ll chat about it.Jene tells how he got a supreme compliment over the weekend.Jerry’s rant: What's at stake in the Election of 2020. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Biden announces Kamala Harris for his Vice-Presidential candidate. Jene put out the bat call last week for submissions to our new Listener of the Month Club, and the response nearly blew up his computer. He'll do the best he can to continue the launch of this honor, a chance for the winners to be on a podcast with us, the receipt of a signed picture from Jerry Springer and the posting of the chosen ones' email pitches to Jene. Our first Listener of the Month will be with us during our ...more
This is part two of a two part series.On May 4, 1961, a group of 13 African-American and white civil rights activists launched the Freedom Rides, a series of bus trips through the American South to protest segregation in interstate bus terminals. The Freedom Riders, who were recruited by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a U.S. civil rights group, departed from Washington, D.C., and attempted to integrate facilities at bus terminals along the way into the Deep South. Af...more
the Freedom Riders - Part One of TwoOn May 4, 1961, a group of 13 African-American and white civil rights activists launched the Freedom Rides, a series of bus trips through the American South to protest segregation in interstate bus terminals. The Freedom Riders, who were recruited by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a U.S. civil rights group, departed from Washington, D.C., and attempted to integrate facilities at bus terminals along the way into the Deep South. Afri...more
Jerry got his first covid test to give him the green light to start taping Judge Jerry. Many more tests to come as the production of new shows gets underway.Jene complains that abuse from his brothers has left such a scar he's now claustrophobic and deathly afraid of MRI machines.Jerry's Rant: Social Movements Take Time. The Washingon Redskins (and Cincinnati's Anderson High School Redskins) finally changed their name because of economic pressure from their sponsors. Colin Kaepernick is thi...more
We talk about one of the aftermath's of George Floyd's murder being America's new sensitivity to racism including names. For example, a suburban Cincinnati high school, after a 21 year appeal of Native American groups, parents, students and others, dropped their mascot "Redskins." So will the Washington NFL team this week. Jerry's Rant: Russians have a bounty out on American soldiers.Maria talks about her early influences and the title track of her album "Strings On My Guitar". And wha...more
Because it's the 4th of July week, we're taking you back in history on the Jerry Springer podcast to the day Peter Paul and Mary's, Paul, visited our show and talked with Jerry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Our Listener of the Month Jason Comans who is from Australia. What is Celsius? Jerry's been there?Jason gives an update on Coronavirus in Austrailia.Jerry's Rant: Americans are now living through what appears to be the total and complete collapse of our federal government. Ouch.I mean just when this past week, we see the disintegration of our economy, the corruption of our attorney general, the unbridled assault by an incompetent, mentally diminished, emotionally unstable president. Relentl...more
Jene put out the bat call last week for submissions to our new Listener of the Month Club, and the response nearly blew up his computer. He'll do the best he can to continue the launch of this honor, a chance for the winners to be on a podcast with us, the receipt of a signed picture from Jerry Springer and the posting of the chosen ones' email pitches to Jene. Our first Listener of the Month will be with us during our next show, and he comes from outside our borders regardless of our president'...more
Jerry took the fam to Disneyland a few years back, and was thrilled when a woman stated, "Oh, you're Larry King".Gene gives an update on COVID. Life with coronovirus has definitely caused some adjustment! Jerry backs him up, explaining it's his anniversary.NOTE: We're instituting a "Listener of the Month" honor. If you'd like to be a listener of the month, email Jene at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our production staff will make selections based on your email's cleverness. Listeners of the ...more
Jene asks Maria and Casey about their music gigs. As you might expect, the comfort level isn't really there for either of them just yet.Jene asks: Is protesting seeing a 1960s level comeback as a force for change? For years, I've been hearing young people say to me "Man, I wish I'd lived during the 60s like you did when huge changes were being made almost daily, usually driven by expressions made in the streets." Well, that feeling is alive today. These street protests, which are still cont...more
Jerry got a new haircut. Jene queries Jerry on Bible quotes.Jene mentions how media attention has switched on a dime - from COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter protests. Casey talks about attending the Black Lives Matter protests in Cincinnati. Jerry's Rant: Jerry discusses the lack of leadership from the White House. "Once again, we are left leaderless in a time of crisis. We have a buffoon who pours gasoline on cities already burning."Music by Casey Campbellhttps://www.casey-campbell...more
This is the strange time where we're starting to open back up. So much unknown. So much uncertainty.Then we ask Jerry about his new TikTok Dance. Damn, he's becoming a social media titan. 13 million views for one clip?Jene will tell about a dance recital he's going to attend for his granddaughter that's being done at a drive-in theatre with attendees watching from their cars. The new normal.The Mount Springer Expedition is beginning to take form. Jerry, are you starting your conditioning? W...more
We ask Jerry how he did with last Thursday's "24-hour hiker's challenge." Jene, along with his wife, walked 27 miles from 9:00 am Thursday to 9:00 am Friday morning. Jerry, how many miles did you walk? Jerry tells how he hung out with the Championship Bulls in Chicago. The Dems must become a big tent party to win in November.musical guest: Casey Campbellhttps://cincymusic.com/bands/casey-campbell See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene asks if Jerry will join him on a 24-hour challenge starting Thursday morning, an activity aimed at showing respect to all of the essential workers who have toiled daily to keep our lives going in quarantine. Jerry and Jene ask Maria and Casey when they think music venues will be getting back to normal and how they think formats may change.Our security, survival, and recovery are in the hands of incompetent buffoons who have turned our government into a third rate reality show.Maria int...more
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How's Jerry spending his time ... media interviews? United Way promo? Exercising? Food he's preparing and eating? Playing his guitar. Working on his house with home improvements built by him??? Similar questions to Maria about life in quarantine. Jene made his own microphone stand and is starting a You Tube channel called Screen Door's tips for older backpackers. We'll promote Casey's Sunday Morning Sing Alongs seen and heard on Facebook live.Have any of us had any luck putting Cl...more
Our interview guest is Jessica "trail name Dixie" Mills. Jessica is a Triple Crown backpacker and YouTube celebrity who will join me in trying to get Jerry to do something remarkable before he's finally too old to try, which might be in a few months.Then we'll chat with Jessica about her dramatic backpack trips, all captured on YouTube, and her work as a backcountry blogger and influencer. That'll lead to Jene suggesting to Jerry that he let Jessica guide us on the final 30-mile section of the C...more
We open with talk about life in quarantine. And we joke about how each is handling it. Huge props to the heroes of this crisis: health workers, food supply people, delivery people, cleaning people, etc. It's funny. Suddenly workers are more important than CEOs.Then we'll talk with Maria about the challenges for singer/song writers whose lives have been savaged by this situation, both her performing and part time jobs. We'll ask her how she and her friends are adapting, like online perf...more
Jene pleads with some listener to write him a real email at email@example.com so he can stop being charged with writing fake ones. Jene chides Jerry and Maria for never reading his weekly rundowns of the show.Jerry’s rant: The US Government's Response to the PandemicMusical guest: Ricky Nyehttp://rickynye.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene starts us off, talking about his annual trip to New York with Jerry and their wives...We recently saw Six, the musical (the six wives of Henry VIII), and it was amazing. It’s likely to become one of America’s Broadway. hits. Also, on our visit to NYC, we learned that Jerry still has it in Kew Gardens. I’m going to push for his old building to change its name from the Roger Williams to the Jerry Springer. (It will likely take a vote of the coop’s board.)Jerry’s rant: Will America ever vote f...more
Our condolences to Casey for the loss of his dad.Then Jene talks to Jerry about his golf game (which proves he’s actually outdoorsy) and how he bets so competitively even with me.Jerry’s rant: Presidential Candidate Bernie SandersMusical guest: Ricky Nyehttps://www.rickynye.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene tries to resurrect the Elevator Comics with getting a real gig to prove it works. Good luck, Jene. You'll need it...Jerry’s rant: The Corona VirusMusical guest: Ricky Nyehttps://www.rickynye.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene asks Jerry about the time when he was a TV anchorman and he did a promotion at a Cincinnati swimming pool’s water slide. Were you wearing a Speedo? And is there an archive photo? We’ll put it on our website.Jerry’s rant: The reason Republicans are no longer a party but more like a cult.Maria introduces our musical guest: Tony Harrahhttps://tonyharrah.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene reads an email directed to him. Jene asks Maria at what age she realized she wanted to make a life in music. He asks Jerry how television became his money making path. And he tells how his wife, a noted tap dancer and teacher, found her passion at a young age. But then he notices there are no similar telltale signs in his young life for a career path as an executive producer.Jerry’s rant: Was the impeachment worth it?Maria introduces our musical guest: Tony Harrahhttp://tonyharrah.com/...more
Jene asks Jerry where his signature closing “Take Care of Yourself, and each other” came from. Then Jene asks Jerry if during our two-couple trip to NYC for a weekend will include the 31st annual visit to his old neighborhood. Why do we increasingly see neighbors running away when they see his limo pulling down the street?Jerry’s rant: Republican Senator Romney's statement voting for conviction in impeachment.Maria introduces our musical guest.Tony Harrahhttps://www.tonyharrah.com/ See acas...more
Jene tells of contacting Running Wild With Bear Grylls and their response. He then announces a grand road trip Jerry will be doing this summer and we’ll celebrate Jerry’s response.Jerry’s rant: Chaos in the Democratic Party.Maria introduces our musical guest. Tony Harrahhttps://www.tonyharrah.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene explains that he’s been invited to join the National Association of Executive Producers, and he’s anxious to join. They have workshops on things like efficiency, afternoon productivity, telephone skills and conflict resolution. The annual cost, including travel, is $22,216. 44. "May I have a vote for approval", Jene asks. Maybe the audience should be the shareholders who cast the vote.Jerry’s rant: Democrats Have Wanted to Impeach Trump Since Day OneMusical guest: Xander Wellshttps://www.xa...more
Jerry and Maria, have you ever had your significant other laugh at you in your face. Well, mine did.And it's one more time with the "fabulous watch joke", this time as the Elevator Comics. Plus Jerry's former career as a Cincinnati Councilman.Jerry’s rant: Is Russia Still At It?Musical guest: Xander Wells.https://www.xanderwells.com/Best Regards, See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene saw Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper the other day at the mall in Cincinnati, and we discussed Jerry giving some talks at judicial fundraisers since he’s now a judge himself. What could the topic of his talk be?? Maybe, how to apply make up? Or how to play to the camera without being too overt?Jerry’s rant: Should We Worry About Trump Having His Finger On The Button?Musical guest: Xander Wellshttps://www.xanderwells.com/music See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informat...more
We open with teases of Jerry’s rant and our musical guest, Xander WellsJene explains that listeners beg him to read their emails on the air. So he reads a typical one. Then one with a little clarity, praising Maria as the key to the show.Jerry’s rant: Was waiting to send articles of impeachment a good strategy for Pelosi?Musical guest: Xander Wells.https://www.xanderwells.com/music See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene discusses with Maria her recent Facebook post about some doubts of the singer/songwriter lifestyle and career choice, at times yearning for a simple, traditional nine to five. Is that inevitable with performers? Jerry, have you also at times yearned for a traditional lawyer career? And speaking of social media, Jene saw Jerry’s face go blank on a recent “Judge” show when a defendant referred to a SIM card from her phone. “What’s that???”Rant: Nikki Haley's comment about the C...more
Stories from the prison. Jerry gets yelled to anytime he walks down a street, maybe anywhere in the world. Right? He’s a celebrity. Jene gets yelled to by his friends as he walks across a prison yard. That’s the limit to his reach. Is Pete Buttigieg the next Barack Obama?Musical Guest: Jordan Smarthttp://www.jordansmartmusic.com/band See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene reads some emails from the hundreds, maybe thousands, that we got this month. Jene also sends a shoutout to his Xavier Musketeers, who not only won the local Crosstown Shootout with the University of Cincinnati but comes in Number 23 this week in the Top 25. (Sorry, Maria, who graduated from the University of Cincinnati. We’ll find out if the game was even on her radar screen.)Jerry says Merry Christmas!Musical Guest: Jordan Smarthttp://www.jordansmartmusic.com/band See acast.com/privacy fo...more
Jene tells of getting contacted by a guy in Florida, near Miami, who says he bought a family photo album in a local thrift store that had in the back of the album some pics of Jerry Springer. He wondered if Jerry might want them, since they may have family sentimental value. I said yes, just mail them to me, but I said he could just send me some money and then he could keep the pics. I need some Christmas money. Oh, the many ways we’ve all tried to make money off our celebrity friend. Rant:...more
We begin with Jene soliciting some campaign slogans for his future effort to run Jerry as a judge in Ohio. Jene tells of an encounter he had with a muscle man in a free weight gym who said Jene had pushed him around when he was a junior high student. That damn Jene...Jerry’s rant: Elizabeth Warren is a force!Musical guest: Highly Likelyhttps://www.facebook.com/highlylikelymusic/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Open with Jene telling about the time a Vista psychologist considered kicking him out of the program because he’s a smart ass. Jerry had his similar problem, about the same year, with a drill sergeant. Funny story.Jerry’s rant: The Presidential DebatesMusical guest: Highly Likelyhttps://www.facebook.com/highlylikelymusic/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Open with Jene telling Jerry that Louis is going to join him for part of his planned ride this summer on the Trans America Trail across the country. Jerry, will you join us in either Wyoming or Colorado? Maria too? We could do the podcast from the trail, and Maria, you could arrange some gigs out there as well. It could be the Jerry Springer Wheels Tour. Jerry’s rant: Trump Impeachment InquiryMusical guest: Highly Likelyhttps://www.facebook.com/highlylikelymusic/ See acast.com/privacy for p...more
Jene gets Jerry to tell how he hid from Halloween children in his own home on Trick or Treat night. What kind of man is this? So unprepared. So callous to little children.Jerry’s rant: Impeachment: What is the crime?Musical guest: Highly Likelyhttps://www.facebook.com/highlylikelymusic/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The gang discusses the Martin Scorsese film about Dylan called Rolling Thunder Revue. Jerry, you’ve met Dylan. What’s he like? Jerry, as you go about your daily life, what on-the-street response are you getting to you as Judge Jerry?What advice would Jerry give to Republicans during this impeachment inquiry?Musical Guest: Jeremy Parsonshttps://jeremyparsonsmusic.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Should every home, no matter its economic status, have at least on piece of art displayed on its walls? Or for that matter, every prisoner’s cell? (Felix Eboigbe, the African artist who's father is a chief, certainly thinks so.) Is art food for the soul?Jerry's rant: Comparing Trump's possibility of impeachment with prior impeachments. This is the fourth time in history the specter of Impeachment has been faced by a sitting president.Musical Guest; Jeremy Parsonshttps://jeremyparsonsmusic.com/ S...more
Maria's back with us again! Nice to break up the old man club!The story of Jerry singing Ride Sally Ride at a motorcycle gathering in the woods of eastern Ohio a few years back.Jerry's rant: Why we should impeach and remove President Trump.Musical guest: Jeremy Parsonshttps://jeremyparsonsmusic.com/home See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We talk about Maria’s performance at Cincinnati’s Blink Festival. What's Blink you ask? A truly unique 'light show' that encompasses Northern Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati for a four day extravaganza. Look it up.Jerry answers emails asking questions about Judge Jerry. They're mostly nice emails.Jerry’s rant: Trump To Remove US Forces From SyriaMusical guest: Jeremy Parsonshttps://jeremyparsonsmusic.com/home See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This is part two of a two part series.On May 4, 1961, a group of 13 African-American and white civil rights activists launched the Freedom Rides, a series of bus trips through the American South to protest segregation in interstate bus terminals. The Freedom Riders, who were recruited by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a U.S. civil rights group, departed from Washington, D.C., and attempted to integrate facilities at bus terminals along the way into the Deep South. Af...more
On May 4, 1961, a group of 13 African-American and white civil rights activists launched the Freedom Rides, a series of bus trips through the American South to protest segregation in interstate bus terminals. The Freedom Riders, who were recruited by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a U.S. civil rights group, departed from Washington, D.C., and attempted to integrate facilities at bus terminals along the way into the Deep South. African-American Freedom Rider...more
Jene asks Jerry is he’s heard the new group, the Highwomen. A takeoff from the 'The Highwaymen' from 1985 - 1995. Really nice music.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH_XLgm2DBLUnWVYSF6xGgQJene asks Jerry about manly work around his household, like changing a light switch.Jerry’s rant: President Trump's Poll Numbers, and will he go away if he loses?Musical guest: Jamonn Zeilerhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI77obO6nsDxdMMOLViiO2Q See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Judge Jerry is on the air! Woohoo! We chat about it.Jene tells how he got a supreme compliment over the weekend (unless he was lying about it).Jerry’s rant: What's at stake in the 2020 Election?Musical guest: Jamon Zeilerhttps://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/JamonZeiler See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tonight we talk about Jerry’s TV show launch. It’s imminent. It's huge. This will be the redefining of Jerry Springer from ringmaster to honorable judge.https://www.judgejerry.com/Jene updates his teaching work in a Kentucky prison. Prisoners and poetry. Nice!We do a call with Jerome Pilette, who is now in Argentina having ridden there on his bicycle from Montreal, Canada in an effort to travel all the way to the tip of the earth. Incredible.Jerry's rant: Trouble in Paradise? After all thes...more
Whispering Beard was a hit as an urban folk festival. Congrats to Maria who opened the festival with a set. Jene compares Jerry’s and Jene’s recent vacations. Speaking of vacations, Jerry was your resort affected by Hurricane Dorian?Jerry’s rant: The Economy VS. TrumpMusical guest: Ohio Valley Salvagehttps://www.ohiovalleysalvage.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
While Jerry is out doing publicity for his new show "Judge Jerry", we are featuring an episode of "Those Stupid Galvins" This is part two of the story where Jene tells a harrowing account of a back country camping encounter he experienced with some friends. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Because of vacation schedules that limited the podcast's production rhythm this month, we're subbing in two installments of a radio show episode once done by Jene and his brother called The Stupid Galvin Brothers. Maybe it'll explain his penchant for exaggeration. Part 1. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We promote the Whispering Beard Folk Festival and Maria’s part in it!!Jene saw Jerry’s first cool car at a car show on Sunday.Do younger people even give a crap about cars these days?Jene saw a commercial for The Judge Jerry Show the other day. Jerry, are you excited?Jerry’s rant: How dangerous is Trump to our national security?Musical guest: Robert Lowellhttp://www.warrickandlowell.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Show opens with a new commercial for Jene Galvin’s Verbal Realignment Seminar. (Oh goody!)Jene reads a few of the thousands of emails about his recent lie to Maria and Jerry.We promote the Whispering Beard Folk Festival and Maria’s part in it!!https://www.whisperingbeard.com/Jerry’s rant. What are the consequences if Trump is re-elected? Musical guest Robert Lowellhttp://www.warrickandlowell.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We ask Maria about her musical touring at the moment. For example, she was in Elkins, West Virginia last weekend, and Jene and Jerry and their wives once skied in that area. Jerry was amazing. “Damned aggressive, but a little short on style.”Maria's first volume of Tinder Chronicles is on Youtube.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt7CATfaIILGon-wF0ChtugWe ask Jerry to tell us about the production work of Judge Jerry, which will soon debut on air.Jerry’s rant: Beyond Our President, is Racism Syste...more
Jene was camping last weekend and he had the most incredible experience Saturday night that he wants to share. Truly incredible!Jerry's rant: Is civil war rearing up within the Democratic Party?Musical Guest: Beth Chrismanhttp://www.bethchrismanmusic.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene saw a music video of Maria's song The Strings On My Guitar. That’s some damn good writing. Maria, what’s your process for your song writing? Words first, music second? Or something else? She has her own process.The group talk about how a songwriter could possibly get their songs recorded by a major artist.Are we all ready for the NEW Whispering Beard Folk Festival? Maria, you’re performing there, right? Will you call Jerry up on stage to do Banks of the Ohio?Jerry’s rant: How Trump holds on...more
Jerry criticizes Jene "Mister I can do anything outdoors Galvin" for wrecking his bike on the last leg of the ride from Portsmouth, Ohio, to Louisville, Kentucky. Four miles from the end of a 250 mile journey, and Down Goes Frazier!Jerry is getting a new bike himself and is worried he'll crash it, even though he won't be taking any 250 mile rides.Jerry’s rant: Trump’s July 4th Military Parade is a celebration of himself. (Who knew!)Musical guest: The Wine Treehttps://thewinetree.bandcamp.co...more
Jene is the lead biker for the Ohio River Recreational Trail. Canoeists and cyclists are digitally mapping the 250 mile trail from Cincinnati to Louisville. Special guests to talk about the trail are Brewster Rhoads and Dr. David Wicks.https://rivercitypaddlesports.wordpress.com/ohio-river-recreational-trail/Jerry’s rant: Bernie Sanders and the socialist Democratic MovementMusical guest: Chelsea Nolanhttps://www.chelseanolanmusic.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor...more
Jerry is unable to get a ride to the podcast so his assistant puts the Uber app on his flip phone. Of course that doesn't automatically mean Jerry knows anything about Uber.Jene suggests Jerry make some extra money by opening his home to strangers coming by to take a shower using the Warm Showers app. Flushing Toilets app?Music guest Chelsea Nolan works as a D.J. for Tradio where callers can barter with one another with oddball requests. Bean poles anyone? Including requests ...more
Now that spring is here and baseball season, Jene's reminded of the stellar career Jerry had playing in the Cincinnati Jewish Center’s softball league when he was a politician. Weren’t you the Pete Rose of that league … tenacious, crafty and efficient? Speaking of Pete Rose, didn’t you visit him while he was paying his debt to society? Tell us that story.And that made Jene think of something else, wouldn’t it be a good business decision to bring Jerry's Maserati to Ludlow, Kentucky and ...more
Jene's concerned: Are we to perform at the Whispering Beard Folk Festival this August? We noticed the date we were given to be on the main stage is a day after the festival closes. And that date was suggested AFTER Jerry sang Banks of the Ohio on one of our episodes. Is somebody messing with us?Jerry, do you still have that Maserati? Is there any reason that car couldn’t be brought to Ludlow to become the podcast car to be used to go to the bank, post office, the printer, etc? Think of the ...more
There's a new brand of marijuana (where it's legal in Washington State called 'Cherry Springer'. If marihuana was legal in Kentucky we'd be all over it. (Well, some of the crew anyway.)There’s a meeting this week for the riders who will be digitally mapping the Ohio River for recreational boaters and bike riders this June. Last call for riders.Jerry, you’re an experienced boatman, correct? When was the last time you piloted your boat? How about bringing it to the Ohio River and floating along wi...more
Jene prods Jerry with the hearing aid joke and then notes a joke published in a prison literary magazine.Maria ran The Flying Pig Half Marathon and Byrce Carlson, a previous guest on the show, ran a first time ever 5-way. Jerry recalls a marathon when he was mayor where he started the race with the starting gun and then ran in his wingtip shoes.Jerry’s rant: We Will Have a Chance to Save America by Removing Trump From Office in 2020.Musical guest: Matthew Hibbard See acast.com/privacy for p...more
Jene went to a party recently and everyone was buzzing about the upcoming TV show Judge Jerry. And some of the people there were lawyers, and they were assessing his skills to adjudicate small claims conflicts. Jene says: I’ve pretty well shut down the Rock Jerry’s Face movement after a moment where I really thought through the whole thing. To put an entertainer’s likeness on the sacred mountain next to four great presidents of the United States of America seems, well, stupid. I personally ...more
Maria has just released her new CD! We couldn't be more thrilled for her. Search Maria Carrelli on any of the music sites! She's even big in Russia!Jerry's amazed that Maria doesn't know who Dick Clark was. She does know who Little Richard was, and sends into Jerry telling the tale of when he and Little Richard performed together. The Whispering Beard Folk Festival is coming to Cincinnati! It's been held in Friendship, Indiana for the last several years. This year's event will be much bigger in ...more
Jene talks about recently watching the old 'Inherit the Wind' movie (Spencer Tracy), and its relevance in light of the anti-science attitude of Republicans today.Jene asks Jerry whether he uses big box stores like Home Depot or a neighborhood old school hardware store when he does fix it projects at home. Jerry doesn't know what he's talking about.Jene tells about the time he found one of his Galvin for Commissioner signs shot up with buckshot in a rural yard. in Clermont County, Ohio. It w...more
Jene tells the most often asked question he gets about his work on the podcast.We ask Jerry to talk about his first week of real work … on his new show.Jene started teaching today in a state prison in south central Kentucky.Jerry’s rant: Dems push for Trump's tax returns. Good luck with that.Musical guest: The Carriershttps://www.facebook.com/Carriersband/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene shows his normal brilliance by wanting to make a TV show about people who live in vans. Maybe even the subset of 'Rock Climbers Who Live in Vans'. Pure genius.Sometimes life serves up epiphanies, spontaneous moments that reveal something meaningful that lasts for a lifetime. Jerry had one on the deck of the Queen Mary as a child arriving for the first time in America. Jene had one on a mountain top in O’cebreiro along Spain’s Camino Trail gathered for the night with five other hikers from f...more
We commemorate Jerry’s becoming Judge Jerry and the start of production of his new show with the awarding of “The Gavel.” Maria will present it, the one she now uses to open our podcast with the rapping of the gavel and saying, “All rise. Judge Jerry Springer.”Jene reads a listener email that suggests he get his own TV show called “Clean Jene the Hiking Machine,” a show about outdoor clothing styles. The catch line of the new show will be, “It’s always better to look good out on the trail than t...more
We open with the 'Rock Jerry's Face" commercial that's taking the internet by storm.Jene suggests we all go to Mt. Rushmore this summer to ask people there if they’d like Jerry’s face to be added “up there.” We ask Maria if she can, in fact, help Jerry when he’ll be harnessed to the wall as artisans view his features while chiseling his face on the mountain. Jerry's not feeling very good about the prospect.Jene reads an email from an unnamed government staffer directing us to stop this irre...more
Jene got a colonoscopy recently (they’re recommended for people 40 and over, and Jene's finally made it), and he got a weird question before the procedure by the attending nurse. We do a quick update of the Rock Jerry’s Face movement and wonder how we can shut it down. Jerry recently did media hits for his new show. We’ll ask about it.Have any of you seen the PBS documentary, which ran again last week during their fund drive, called “Alone in the Wilderness?”Jerry’s rant: Nancy Pelosi ...more
We open with the playing of the Elevator Comics commercial.Jerry and Jene describe how we’re now reduced to performing our elevator comic routine with tip jars in the corners of elevators since hotels have all dropped our contracts. But then to add to our misery, while rogue busking in a 5 star in NYC, we got heckled by a woman on one of our elevator rides. While in Jerry’s old neighborhood, Kew Gardens, in Queens, we saw with our wives a commemorative plaque for Rodney Dangerfield, who als...more
We open with a commercial from the Rock Jerry’s Face group promoting getting his likeness chiseled onto the rock of Mt. Rushmore.Then Jene explains that the Rock Jerry’s Face movement is getting out of control. Jene, though he isn’t driving this, is figuring out whom to contact at the National Park Service concerning the process for adding the face of another American leader. Jene then reads two emails from listeners, one supporting the cause, another blistering the idea.Jerry's still concerned ...more
Jene offers an update on the 'Rock Jerry's Face' movement.We discuss the request from the Queen City Balladeers (oldest folk music organization in Cincinnati) to have us (Jerry, Jene, Maria and Casey) perform as a formal group at an upcoming Sunday night at Leo Coffee House. What do we all think?Jene says that the recent death of his mother in law spawned thoughts about whether he should be buried, cremated or to donate his remains to science. And if cremated, where should his ashes be spread, I...more
OMG, a website is up (rockjerrysface.com) where people are signing a petition to put Jerry’s face on the rock of Mt. Rushmore. We discuss.The idea of Judge Jerry officiating marriages is catching on, as is the concept of people coming before him to renew their marriage vowels. Jene and Bonnie would like to get on the list. Unfortunately, Bonnie doesn’t usually come to podcasts, so is it possible to do it over Facebook Live or on the phone? And will Jerry’s role in this be as effective as wh...more
Email from Charlott Fanning, from Laramie, Wyoming, who is starting a group with a crowd funding website to lobby for and pay for adding Jerry’s head to Mount Rushmore. Jerry recalls his motorcycle days where again, he was special having three wheels instead of just two.Can we have an official swearing in of Jerry as judge, right here on our show? And since we’re now calling Jerry, Judge Jerry, can Jene be his bailiff on our show? Then what should his new uniform be? Should it be like Fidel...more
Jerry's enjoying his new notoriety as "Judge Jerry". Sadly, passing out cards at the funeral of Jene's mother in law might not have been the best decision.Jene talks with Jerry and Maria about a fantastic new restaurant in Augusta, Kentucky. (There are music possibilities there in association with our podcast.)Who would like to be the first couple Jerry marries when he becomes a judge? Let’s do it on our show!!! (Surely mediator certification allows you to marry couples.) Maria, would you like t...more
Jerry's getting batting lessons for his grandson, Richard. Of course, this is no ordinary instructor. The instructor played baseball professionally in the minor leagues for years.Jene's excited about a project to digitally map the Ohio River from Marietta to Louisville. There will be cyclists and paddlers involved, and they want to mark landmarks,restaurants,campgrounds and the like, so folks remember what a great resource the Ohio River is for travel. Not a bad idea since we don't see riverboat...more
Jene has a glitter episode, and he's not happy about it.Christmas is over, and it couldn’t be soon enough for me, says Jene. Jerry explains how he and his wife determined their daughter's religion by coaxing her between the Minora and the Christmas tree.Why don’t we do a Podcast Cruise in Europe that would involve us, several roots music artists and paid cruisers. We could do some shows from the boat with our on-board listeners as audience. Not sure it will ever happen, but the technical cr...more
I repeat, we have Elvis on the Podcast! Okay, not true, but we talk up Elvis and his relationship with roots music. And of course Jerry does a pretty mean version of Love Me Tender.Jene, sorting through the hundreds of emails each week, finds one from Carolyn Stubbing from Portland, Maine. She doesn't think much of Jene's plan to get in the Guinness Book of World Records. Of course, neither does Jerry.Maria's willing to teach Jerry yoga. In fact, she's willing to do it while we're on the air! On...more
Jene injures himself doing heroic acts of strength. Jerry reminds him that anytime somebody works out it has detrimental effects on their body.Jene then feels compelled to pimp Amazon Prime's original content and his problem with binge watching tv.We promote Ludlow’s Cabin Fever Music Festival happening for the second time this winter. Half a dozen venues with life music.Jerry’s rant: What is the big political story of 2018?Musical guest: The Duo-Jettshttps://www.facebook.com/theduojettsmus...more
Jerry is once again a ringmaster, but this time to benefit local children in Ludlow. He was celebrity ringmaster at Bircus, a new Ludlow landmark that features circus acts and beer. Go figure. Jene suggests we now open each show with Maria saying, “All rise. The honorable Judge Jerry Springer!” Fine if she wants to say it, but it's hard to see our audience jumping up at the command.We then wonder if Northwestern Law School is aware that Jerry’s will be using the degree he got there to adjud...more
We're all excited about Jerry's new judge gig. He'll be judicious, but he'll be the funniest damn judge show ever.We had some phone issues tonight. First we've got Jene getting a call about term life insurance. Not cool for a professional broadcaster. Then, we call "Ask A Lifeguard" to find out about his new venture, only to have a missed call, call back, dead air on the line. Jerry reminds the lifeguard that you actually have to put the phone up to your ear to hear others.Jerry's Rant is about ...more
Jene answers his phone on the air again being unprofessional again by not turning off his phone. Maria and Jerry properly scold him on the air. He apologizes and then Maria’s phone rings and she takes a call Jene and Jerry complain to her for also not turning off her ringer. Then Jerry, the ultimate professional broadcaster’s phone rings causing Jene and Maria to yell at him. We all wonder if we’re too stupid to do a national podcast.Jerry’s rant: The end is near for Donald Trump, and for some o...more
It's official there's a new T.V. show called Judge Jerry starring the one and only, our very own Jerry Springer! In the press:https://www.eonline.com/shows/e_news/videos/281089/jerry-springer-returning-to-tv-with-judge-jerryhttps://nypost.com/2018/10/22/judge-jerry-springer-is-coming-to-your-tv-next-fall/https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/jerry-springer-judge-jerry-court-show-nbcuniversal-1203036049/https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jerry-springer-court-show-judge-jerry-set-fa...more
Maria's back, and the boys need to know all about her Mexican trip. Cabo, Tapachula, Oaxaca - who knew Mexico had so many places! If that's not enough, she was there for Halloween, or what the local folks call 'Day of the Dead'. Costumes, bands, packed streets, scary faces - these folks know how to have fun!Secret friend of the show Louis calls in - not because he was supposed to be part of the show but because stupid 'I'm a broadcast professional' Jene Galvin forgot to turn off his phone. Jene ...more
No Maria once again. Mexico's win, our loss.Jene is really excited about the Suburban Blues guy sending us another track. Unlike Jerry, who never curses, Jene never curses either. So, the Suburban Blues has a new track with a name we can't even mention do to the "F-bombs".Jerry's grandson is 10 years old and quite tall. Jerry offered to pay him $100 when he got to be five feet tall. Had to pay out. Jerry then said I'll give you $500 when you hit six feet. The reply was not what Jerry expected.Je...more
No Maria this week. After just a few episodes, she goes running off to Mexico to do some gigs. Never hire musicians. Period.Ludlow gets friend of the show Julie on city council, continuing its renaissance.Jene says Jene deserves congratulations. Nothing new here.And we spend a lot of time discussing the Midterm Elections. What will it mean to Mr. President now that the Democrats have some control with the House of Representatives? What are the prospects for 2020? Why is Ohio still so damn red? Y...more
With spring underway, Jene asks Jerry about the “Springer Break” shows he did a few years back with MTV. Jene tells about a conversation he had last week with his mom involving the funeral director at his dad’s funeral visitation. Jerry then also tells a new joke. Jene’s phone rings and he… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Internets are blowing up with rumors of Jerry Springer getting a new TV gig. No more tawdry tales of broken promises and broken hearts, this new rumor has Jerry as Judge. That's right, in the footsteps of Judge Judy and several others, Jerry may be the newest member of the esteemed group known as 'TV Judges'.Jerry then recounts his days 'gigging' in coffee shops in Cincinnati in the early 70s in a futile attempt to pick up girls.He then goes off on Saudi Arabia for the hideous murder of Jour...more
Exciting times as we welcome our new co-host, Maria Carelli. Maria is a folk singer songwriter herself, so she fits right in with us. She also has a wonderful temperament, in stark contrast to Jerry and Jene.We asked Maria Carrelli about her song writing, performing and rock climbing. With Jene's total lack of success in getting Jerry to do something remarkable, maybe she can get Jerry to start a rock climbing career. Or at least bowling or something.Jerry’s rant: Is the controversy of Judge Kav...more
It's a sad day here at Tales, Tunes and Tomfoolery. Our dear cohost, Megan Hils, has taken a new position with her daytime job which has created a conflict that makes her unavailable for our podcasts.Also, we discover that Jerry's wallet is about 4 times thicker than Jene's. Looks more like a hoagie than a traditional wallet. Maybe that's not really that surprising...Jerry gives his reasons on why folks seem so pissed off these days. Maybe because Wyoming with 600,000 people has two Senators jus...more
For starters, Jerry, shoes and airports. He's had a good long run.Gene is still trying to get Jerry to do something 'remarkable', like Bryce Carlson, the guy who rowed (yes, in a rowboat) across the Atlantic Ocean in record time. This one's extra good, and extra easy. All Jerry needs to do is pay some Italians to haul his old ass to the top of El Capitan, the beautiful mountain in Yosemite National Park.Jerry has some thoughts about our newest Supreme Court Justice, and the process by which he w...more
From our stable of crazy politicians, this week we have Buddy Wheatly running for State Rep. (I’m a yellow dog Democrat.) With the popularity of the 'Sleep With Me' podcast and Megan's lovely voice, she's thinking of her own new podcast … Go to Sleep With Me - Ramblings to help you fall asleep. Somehow Jerry and Jene had a communication failure.Could the Rats be coming to Ludlow? After all, it's a town on the uptick!In Jerry’s rant, The Resistance Movement against Trump, Jerry compares our curre...more
The Jerry Springer TV show has over 5,000 episodes. I guess they can rerun them until 2030. Jene asks Jerry how many shows his wife Mickey has seen? Not sure if partial episodes count or not...Regulars are familiar with Jene's propensity for, oh let's say, interesting ideas. Jene's latest business venture. A place in Ludlow called Stand Strong. This one can't miss - according to Jene. But it's too stupid to discuss here.Jerry goes off on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. What about the tru...more
Megan is 'lost at sea' again this week. Speaking of which we were thrilled to have Bryce Carlson on this week's show.Bryce Carlson recently set the world record for rowing alone unsupported across the North Atlantic Ocean in 38 days (previous record was 53). That's right, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a row boat, and did it faster than anyone ever has.Jerry will interview him about his momentous feat, since we talked to him via satellite phone when he was at the half way point.Jerry’s rant: T...more
A new take on the blues - Jene tells how a unique song writer sent a cut from his first album to our jerryspringer.com's “Songwriter’s Stump”. The man is Carlton Ramsey III, a Connecticut stock broker who’s songs tell of the struggles and pain of the wealthy. Jene asks David to play a sample of his album, the album’s title song, The Suburban Blues. Who knew the well off had it so rough? And their language!Jene notes that he recently had Jerry over for dinner at his home and yet he has never been...more
In Jene's never-ending quest to get Jerry to do something 'remarkable', he enlisted a pilot friend, Pedro, who flies for Jerry's buddy Louis.Jene was encouraged by Pedro last week, who immediately saw the vision in his “help Jerry do something remarkable” project, Unlimited Mileage. He has pledged to join our three member driving team (Jene, Jerry, and Pedro) to travel America for a week, non stop, to pile more miles on a rental than everyone else has ever done or will do.Jene's pretty convince...more
Megan who? We welcome Megan back from her travel duties in her day job. Hopefully something will give as we really like having her around to bring some depth and intelligence to the podcast.Jene describes how on a recent weekend trip to Charlevoix, Michigan with Jerry and another rich friend he learned of Jerry’s daily facial routine. Apparently it takes a lot of effort to get that face.Jerry’s rant: Jerry talks about the death of Senator John McCain and how Donald Trump has shown again what a c...more
In this week's episide, we talk about how previously interviewed Bryce Carlson set the world record for rowing across the Atlantic, and set the record by two weeks over the next fastest. He' going to be on our show soon. Foolish or courageous?Jene asks Jerry to sign an agreement that he will not mock him on the show. Jerry of course refused, as Jene's favorite pasttime is setting himself up for mockery. Jene asks Jerry how he'll survive flying commercial like the rest of us. Jerry doesn't seem t...more
Jene must not trust this show as a source of income. He's pimping a new ad for Clean Jene's Buy, Sell, or Trade.Jene talks with Jerry about helping him sell his plane and other unnecessary possessions, llike his house, car and wife. Jene then compliments Catfish for the song that he wrote, that's played by a number of artists, called Lincoln. We ask Cat whether the song is about the money, the car or the president? Jerry's rant: "The best thing that can happen for Republicans is to lose the upc...more
Remember our interview with Bryce Carlson rowing across the North Atlantic? He’s about to break the record for days it took to cross. Let’s advance the story that we were with him spelling him on the oars the whole time. Let’s put out a news release and start national TV show interviews before he’s even done and can deny our claims in person.The other day my wife comes into Folk School when I’m not here, gets a coffee and puts it on my tab. Problem is, I don’t have a tab at Folk School. So the o...more
Poor Megan, she hasn't been able to do the podcast much lately because her paid day job requires her to travel quite a bit. Jene wonders if her priorities are straight. Yes, her HR day job gets her a house and a prosperous life. But with us she gets fame and fulfillment. She needs to come home and get back to work. Let’s call her. We do.Whispering Beard Folk Festival is coming up in Friendship, Indiana. Some of the finest roots music players and fans in the Midwest take over this little town an...more
Jene laments turning 50 years old as he just celebrated a birthday. Jerry's sorry he's 25 years late in offering Jene a 'Happy Birthday'. Jene asks Jerry about his vacation. They seem to have different ideas about what a good vacation is. Jene has also discovered a new app where you can track your wife’s whereabouts at any time. Good idea? Jene always has good ideas.Then Jerry's Take is whether one should be allowed in certain jobs, like political office, if in fact the person under discussion i...more
Jene again suggests that Jerry, Megan and he should do something “remarkable” for society together. So he suggests having some guests who can show them the way. The show will soon feature Jerome Pilette, who is riding his bike from Quebec to the tip of Argentina, and Harvey Lewis, who is - as we speak - close to finishing a run of the Appalachian Trail in near-record time. Tonight, via satellite phone from his twenty-foot row boat in the middle of the stormy Atlantic Ocean, we’ll talk for a few...more
(Note: last week's episode featured Jerry's announcement about his future. Don't miss it if you didn't catch it already). Jene recently did a 100-mile bike ride last weekend camping for two nights out on the Ohio to Erie bike trail. Would Jerry join him the next time, riding, talking, telling stories around the campfire?Jene talks with Jerry about the idea of “Concrete Football,” a concept seen in the Netflix documentary of the same name. In the wake of the World Cup, is soccer another economic ...more
The Jerry Springer Show started in 1991, and is the second longest running daytime talk show next to Phil Donahue. Although the show will continue to air, what's in store for what Jerry may do next?Jene talks about how this Jene Genkins guy, testing the senate waters in Kentucky, is copying off a political candidate we've had on the show before, State Senator Tip Kemper for daring political ideas.Jerry’s Take: A compassionate society shouldn't weaponize children by taking them away from their fa...more
Since it’s now summer, we check in with Ask the Lifeguard, of askthelifeguard.com. Jene read in a local paper from a South Carolina beach community that he got an employer reprimand for his negligent behavior during a dual rescue in a riptide. Apparently he’s doing required Medieval lectures from his lifeguard chair to beach patrons on his section of the beach at 9:00 am each day, and the incident stemmed from that.Our musical guest: Joe's Truck Stophttps://joestruckstop.bandcamp.com/ See acast....more
Jene brings up his theory that God gives families a finite amount of creativity, and when they collectively use it up, it’s gone for good. Maybe that’s why Jene threw his brother Jerry Galvin under the bus during a recent lie detector test administered by the government.Then, Jerry talks about how important it is to hear people out when they are protesting. In this particular case, Jerry empathizes with the plight of NFL players, constantly under fire from our president for protesting during the...more
Jene reads a listener email about Unlimited Mileage. Jene talks about how he wishes this could our summer of adventure for the Jerry Springer Podcast. So he’s scouring the stories of modern adventurers at work this summer, like Jerome, who is riding his bicycle from Montreal, Canada to Tierra del Fuego, in Argentina. We talked to him a few weeks back. Now he’s learned of Harvey Lewis, a high school teacher from urban Cincinnati who is not hiking but *running* the 2,100 miles of the Appalachian ...more
Jene reads an email from a listener asking for another performance from The Jerry Springer Trio.Jene explains how he and his wife were recently at a place called Findlay Market, in Cincinnati, and noticed buskers performing on sidewalks. Why don’t we do that some upcoming weekend? Then, Jerry reflects on the legacy of Robert Kennedy, who died 50 years ago. Jerry was heavily influenced by Kennedy. After meeting him at a dinner party, Jerry signed on to work for his presidential campaign. What kin...more
Jene proposes a new TV show called, “Are you smarter than Jerry Springer?” Why? Jerry is something of a savant - at least when it comes to US Presidents and Yankees history.This leads to a suggestion from Jene that they should all play HQ with Jerry at their side to see what happens. Then, Jerry digs in on the confusion with North Korea this week. As the summit between the US and North Korea becomes more tenuous, what is the stage of the relationship, and what's next for the two countries - and ...more
First: The group talks about the recent royal wedding. Jene proposes an idea for the three hosts to do to bond. Jene asks Megan as an HR professional, if that’s a thing in companies, to do an outside-the-job activity that brings the team members closer together. Then Jerry wonders: As his opponents root for the end of the President's tenure - is it okay, or unpatriotic, to cheer about his legal matters?Musical guest: Dawg Yawp (who recently appeared on Tiny Desk Concert series)http://www.dawgyaw...more
Jene brings in a relic from the Folk Scare of the Sixties. Speaking of Jene, he gets busted by an audience member for a minor crime.Then, the group reaches out to Jerome Pilette. He’s somewhere in Mexico on a bicycle headed for the tip of Argentina, “the end of the world.” He’s been riding from Montreal, Canada, on this once-in-a-lifetime journey camping along the trails and roads. And Jene even made his journey a little better along the way... Then, Jerry gives his take on the potentially disas...more
Jene asks Jerry and Megan if they’d support his Go Fund Me effort to raise money to pay for his 30th wedding anniversary. “It’s a big one.”Jene talks about a run-in he had with the police last week. 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 affect on the American culture? How much of this madness can we...more
Jene proposes another business, this one having to do with Jerry's Maserati. We get a report from Jerry on his progress making arrangements to have Paul McCartney on our show.Then, Jerry warns Americans (and our president): don't underestimate Kim Jong Un and the North Koreans. He is not stupid, he is calculating. Musical guest: Arlo McKinley & David Faulhttps://www.facebook.com/Arlo-McKinley-The-Lonesome-Sound-237434813128659/?fref=ts See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene has Jerry and Megan make a commercial, on the spot, for Turbo Chair.Jerry and Jene have been invited to the Kentucky State Reformatory. It's a medium/maximum security state prison. Does Jerry plan on visiting, and how do the prisoners view Jerry? Then Jerry wonders: Did Emmanuel Macron intentionally troll Donald Trump by appearing to be a more capable president than him on his own turf? After Macron's address to Congress, many Americans noted how surreal of a moment it was when a French Pr...more
Jene and Megan congratulate Jerry for winning his segment of Drop the Mic against Ricki Lake. We ask Jerry if the rumor is true that his Maserati is for sale. We have a new sponsor, Turbo Chair, the fastest bannister chair for old people in the world. It has a turbo charged gas engine, and you are required by law to wear a helmet whenever you ride it, even if it from the first to second floor. No longer will you have to creep up the stairs at turtle speed.Then Jerry wonders: was it a good idea t...more
Jene tells Jerry and Megan how he heard "Jerry! Jerry!" chants as he walked across a prison yard during a recent visit to a regional penitentiary to give a talk. Jene tells Jerry and Megan that he learned from the Kimmel show that Snoop Dog is getting a Hollywood star. Does Jerry have one? If not, should we lobby for one? Then, the panel discusses Sinclair Broadcasting's infamous mandate to make local news anchors read slanted conservative commentary and present it as fact. Would Jerry have gone...more
Paul McCartney meets Jerry! On a recent flight to London the ex-Beatle taps Jerry on the shoulder asking if he can speak with him.. What did Sir McCartney of the Fab Four want to speak to Jerry about?Then Jerry wonders: Does Trump have a plan as Robert Mueller starts closing in? Does he have any tricks up his sleeve that we may not know about? We ask Jerry to commemorate Elvis’ birthday by singing Love Me Tender.Musical guest: Casey Campbellwww.caseycampbellmusic.com See acast.com/privacy for ...more
First, we refer to the recently unearthed video of Jerry learning to dance hip-hop available on our website. Yikes. Speaking of hip-hop, Jerry then discusses his appearance on the Drop the Mic television show, where he competes in a rap battle with Ricki Lake.Then we pivot to talking about our participation in the recent March for Our Lives rallies, in Cincinnati and Sarasota.Then Jerry shares some comparisons between the students organizing anti-gun protests like the young activisits during the...more
We chat about the Music to Life events of March 4, the podcast, house party at the Altmans and afterparty at Octave, with thanks to many, a nod to the finalists and the grand winner, Casey Campbell and Krystal Peterson, as well as Noel Stookey. What a treat!We compliment Jerry on his singing of "Blowing in the Wind" and "If I Had a Hammer." Would he consider giving voice lessons at Folk School Coffee Parlor? After all, he’ll need some part time work whenever his TV show ends. Then, Jene and Mega...more
We talk about the Ohio River flood and its impact on one of our last shows. Jene reads an email he got. We commend the City of Ludlow for its very successful first Cabin Fever Art and Music Festival, and thank Guardian Savings Bank for their sponsorship.Then, Jerry has a theory: Russia has something on Trump, and what if there is a Russian mole *in* the White House?Our musical guest: Alex Salcidohttps://www.theharmedbrothers.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Noel Paul Stookey - of the 60's folk trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Jerry Springer have teamed up to find Cincinnati’s most talented activist songwriters.Finalists participate in a special podcast, hosted by Jerry Springer, and including special guest Noel Paul Stookey and his daughter, Liz Stookey Sunde.Organized by the national charity Music 2 Life, Cincinnati's Activist Musician Talent Search attracted dozens of local artists. Representing diverse genres, these artists have formed creative, m...more
To take part in the first Ludlow Cabin Fever Arts and Music Festival, we have a special Saturday night podcast! It may not have gone as planned... It rained all day before flash flooding caused the road going in and out of Ludlow to be shut down. Jene explains how he nearly drowned swimming through the Ohio river trying to get to the coffee parlor. (Don't believe a word of it.) We talk about the Ludlow Cabin Fever Arts and Music Festival and our part in it. We talk with a tipsy Catfish about ...more
We open by addressing the shooting in Parkland.We're joined this week by Rick Kaufman, the executive director of community relations of the Bloomington, Minnesota Public Schools. He was one of the first arrivals when the shooting started at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, in Littleton, Colorado, where he was in a similar position. He’s now a national expert on school crisis management with lots of views about solutions to school shootings, given his experience.Then, before we introduce ...more
We celebrate Jerry's birthday!Then, we update our Cincinnati Activists Musician Search. We have great applicants! Plus, we talk about our future podcast with Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, & Mary.The podcast is partnering with Music2Life - check them out here. http://music2life.org/Then, Jerry reflects on Rob Porter's dismissal and the chaos inside the White House. Trump is calling for due process, but he certainly wasn't doing that when he was chanting "lock her up," or being accused of sexual ...more
Jene asks Jerry to tell how the rich and famous celebrate the Super Bowl. Did his team win this year?Jene comments on the Cleveland Indians’ decision to change their logo away from the cartoonish “Chief Wahoo” and its implications for sports mascots used in many schools around the region and country. Jene asks Jerry if he’ll go the Final Four with him in San Antonio if Xavier is one of the four teams this year.Then Jerry checks in on the state of our democracy. How will we withstand the tactics ...more
We talk about the Cincinnati Activist Musician Talent Search - the deadline is February 11. If you're a folk musician looking to make change with your music, apply here: http://jerryspringer.com. Before he was an international celebrity, what was Jerry Springer like as a youth? Was he the star quarterback at Forest Hills High School? Was he the third member of Simon and Garfunkel? (No, he spent his leisure time in his lonely room recording on a reel-to-reel tape machine the play-by-play of the Y...more
Jene and Megan ask Jerry what he draws the line at when it comes to doing things for money. It's been a while, but we get a call from The Lifeguard asking if any of us would like to join him in attending an annual event he looks forward to each year.Jene says he got an anonymous call from someone saying they saw Jerry going into a new fitness gym. Is he on his own trying to get in shape for the Bear Grylls show.Then Jerry goes in depth on why the government shutdown happened and what it means fo...more
We recently got another voicemail from Melania Trump - but this one is very different from the other one's we've gotten. Some outdoor outfitters come on the show to get Jerry ready for Bear Grylls. We guess this is really happening... Jene and Megan chide Jerry for nearly wrecking our Facebook Live operation. Changes have now been made. We’ll explain.Then, Jerry goes in depth on the ramifications on the President of the United States referring to other countries as "Shithole Countries." What a t...more
First up is a new Late Night Phone Message from Melania.Our own Ask the Life Guard contacted us with his New Year’s request. Jerry discusses his exercise routine.Still no response from the TV show Running Wild With Bear Grylls about Jerry being a celebrity guest.Jerry’s Take: With Oprah's speech last week has come talk of her running for president. Is it healthy for celebrities to become politicians?Musical Guest: Ray Viettihttps://www.theharmedbrothers.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...more
Jene updates us on his call with Running Wild With Bear Grylls, a reality show in the wilderness that, for some reason, Jene thinks Jerry should attempt. Then, Jerry tells a story about how he actually once worked for Donald Trump, hosting the Miss Universe pageant and embarrassing himself on television. Then, Jerry worries about how the Democrats are projecting much confidence about the 2018 elections. Democrats are optimistic they could take back both the House and the Senate. But are we seein...more
Jene asks Jerry and Megan if either of them currently serves in government - because Jene has an update on his end. Jerry talks about his typical fans. People who say hi to Jerry and ask for selfies always say "I don't watch your show." Except college kids who say they love it - and it crushes in waiting rooms at hospitals (and prisons).Then Jerry examines Trump's first year in office - how did he do as president and did he hold up to his promises? Musical guest: Warrick and Lowellhttp://www.wa...more
We're joined on this episode by legendary funk musician Bootsy Collins and his wife Patty, who is the head of the Bootsy Collins Foundation. Jerry, the panel and Bootsy discuss shared history and Bootys's album "World Wide Funk."Later in the episode, we hear original music from Bootsy and Patty's son Quiwey’s group FunkSquad. For more on Bootsy:https://www.thebootcave.com/http://www.bootsycollinsfoundation.org/But before that, Megan and Jene beg Jerry to run for governor of Indiana, maybe Florid...more
Jene says he got an email from Ask The Lifeguard and reads it.Jene pleads with Jerry to allow him to contact the NBC TV show "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" to pitch Jerry as a contestant. Jerry isn't keen on appearing.Then Jerry wonders: Can we legally get rid of Trump? What are the possible outcomes? Musical guest: The Carriershttps://www.facebook.com/Carriersband/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene and Megan ask Jerry, since he announced he is not running for Ohio governor last week, to consider a run for Kentucky Governor. No, then maybe as Kentucky senator? OK, is there a glimmer of hope that you could set up residence in Folk School’s basement and run for Ludlow city council?Jene tells how he saw Mick Cronin Div. I coach for the University of Cincinnati call out for a fight on Xavier's J.P. Macura, an opposing player at the end of a college basketball game.Jerry’s rant: "This was T...more
On today's show, we have a live phone interview with Sylvia Tyson, of the iconic 60s folk duo Ian and Sylvia. Then, Jerry dives in on the Republican tax bill and how screws the middle class. The middle class pays more in taxes and loses services they need. The white middle class in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio - who sent Trump to the White House - get killed by this. The Republicans are rewriting the tax code to appeal to one small group: wealthy Republican donors. See acast.com/privacy for ...more
Jene asks Jerry about his decision on the Ohio Governor's race, which Jerry has been considering entering.Then we get to some listener emails. Music from Tyler Childers and the Foodstamps. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene asks listeners to contact us if Jerry married you when he was mayor of Cincinnati, since we want to make a special section of our website showing your pictures. And we want to know if you are still married. If you were married by Jerry send us a message on Facebook. Or send Jene an email at Jene@JerrySpringer.com.Jene continues his search for Linda Pfaffman, who sang with Jerry in a folk group in the 60s. Next week, we’re going to have Sylvia Tyson on the phone - she of Ian and Sylvia fame....more
Jene urges listeners to regularly go to our website and click on the music play (here) where you can hear all of the songs that have been played on our show over the last several years. You can listen 24/ 7 - unless we're recording a live show! Jene asks Jerry to tell how he learned to play the guitar. Then he recaps a trip to a jazz club in Cincinnati and how roots and jazz have similar backgrounds. Jerry then dives in on an interesting topic - why he wants John Kasich to run for president in 2...more
First, Jerry has a gripe with his barber, cutting his hair shorter than it's been since he was in the military. Also, have you checked out Jerry Springer Radio? It's a mix of all the artists who have appeared on the show. Check it out here: JerrySpringer.com/listen.Then, Jerry asks - how is it possible that some Americans are still with Donald Trump? What will it take for him to lose his hardcore supporters?Music from James Weston, who is back from a summer trip performing in England. See acast....more
Jene starts by reading an email from a listener.We ask Megan what her weekend camping trip was like in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. Did she wear heels and a business suit?Then, we recap: Rex Tillerson called Trump a moron and Bob Corker compared the White House to an adult day care. Are they joking or is there a serious side to this? Jerry points out: No one seemed to dispute Trump being a moron, only whether Secretary of State Tillerson actually said it. Our musical guest is Blake Berglund: h...more
First, we congratulate Jerry for doing his part in sharing the American culture with Cuba by inviting our former Havana tour guide, Jesus, to his television show yesterday. How did it go?When you were a kid, is it true you were walked from the school gym by administration for your behavior?Then Jerryh wonders: Why is Pres. Trump fighting with Republicans? Who gains out of all this? Musical guest: Blake Berglundhttps://blakeberglund.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Some fun off the top: With the passing of Hugh Hefner, was Jerry ever a guest at the Playboy Mansion?Speaking of playboys, is it true that Jene once asked Joan Baez out?Also, Megan sent out a mandate to all podcast employees to submit to a drug test. How did that go over with her co-hosts?Jerry’s Rant: After the Las Vegas mass shooting, Jerry talks about the need for legislation against assault weapons and how the NRA wages political battles against their opponents. How many more people would b...more
Jene announces that corporate is requiring the hosts to begin weekly sessions with a staff psychologist. They felt there is an unfair amount of bullying and teasing toward Jene that needs to be addressed.We talk on mic with Jesus Noguera, our friend and tour guide from Havana, Cuba. (To listen to a recap of our trip to Cuba, click here.) We talk about our trip there a year or so ago, his view of the United States, and the American lack of response to the effects of Hurricane Irma in Cuba.Then, J...more
Jene introduces our phone guest, Dr. Greg Schrand, of Ask the Lifeguard, who will give an end of summer life guarding report for 2017. Jene mentions a new video about Folk School Coffee Parlor, which is now on our website.Corporate is suggesting we begin work with a staff psychologist, which they are willing to provide.Then, Jerry compares President Trump and President Nixon in a way you might not expect: both used culture wars as a weapon to try to improve their diminishing poll numbers (see Tr...more
Jene says Corporate is now listening regularly and is insisting, based on the inconsistency in format and procedures they hear, that we immediately create an employee handbook. Because this is an HR function, the boys ask Megan for assistance. Jene notices that at the askthelifeguard.com website, it shows an empty lifeguard chair with an “on break” sign hanging on it. Does that mean something about the reliability of the information the lifeguard gives our listeners? Speaking of him, next week w...more
First, Jene is frustrated with an audience member whose phone rings, but then a host interrupts the show in a similar fashion. Then things get ... heated. We play a phone message from Melania. She famously wore stilettos to Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and now she sees a business opportunity out of it. Then we talk about the impact of Hurricane Irma in Florida.Following a visit to the OSCEA labor unions in Cincinnati, Jerry talks the importance of unions and how the economy has let the masses...more
We talk to the Liberal Progressive wrestler over the phone from Richmond, Virginia.Jerry talks about his Labor Day trip to Cleveland - where he met with unions.Then Jerry talks about why protests are quintessentially American - and why hate groups can't stand them. Musical Guest: Tommy Womack: www.tommywomack.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After some listener email, Jene accuses Jerry of taking advantage of Jene’s right hand ailment in setting the odds for their annual golf outing in Michigan. Then, Jene and Jerry give their thoughts on Mayweather-McGregor. Wasn’t Jerry a boxer as a young man?Then Jerry goes in depth on the controversial pardon of Sheriff Arpaio. Musical Guest: Arlo McKinleyhttps://www.facebook.com/Arlo-McKinley-The-Lonesome-Sound-237434813128659/?fref=ts See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene and Jerry talk about Monday’s solar eclipse and where they viewed it. Jene tries to sell a pair of solar eclipse glasses autographed by Jerry.Jene reads a blistering email complaining about the disastrous excursion on the last edition of "Ask A Lifeguard." Then, Jerry argues why it is fair to call Donald Trump racist given his actions as president. Our musical guest is Tracy Walker: https://www.tracywalker.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene asks Jerry to tell how he once met (and then worked for) Senator Bobby Kennedy.Then, Jerry explains what happens if the Republicans stand up to Trump and primary him before the general election in 2020. The Republicans are divided. And if Trump is challenged by another Republican in the next election, they will both lose to the Democratic nominee.Musical Guest: Back by popular demand, the Darren Zancan Band!https://www.facebook.com/darrenzancanband/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt...more
Jene reads emails from listeners bristling at the irresponsibility of our having on Ask the Lifeguard who is running a solar eclipse viewing scam in the Atlantic Ocean off South Caroline in violation of Coast Guard policy of using cheap air mattresses in deep water. Then Jerry wonders what Steve Bannon's goals are in the White House and how much influence he has over the president. Musical Guest: Darren Zancanhttps://www.facebook.com/darrenzancanband/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-ou...more
We explain that during last week’s post-podcast dinner, we learned that in Megan’s day job, she does professional training for a skill no one would EVER guess. And when she tells you, the Would You Like to Date Megan promotion will blow up out of control, even though her boyfriend is sitting in the audience tonight.Jene asks Jerry and Megan if they are interested in going to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, for a three-day campout at the center of the solar eclipse. For coverage, check out our Facebook +...more
Jene and Jerry goof on each other’s recent disparate vacations - Jene driving four thousand miles across America and back and sleeping in a tent, while Jerry and his people jetted to America’s finest venues for two weeks.Jene compares the Mark Zuckerberg entourage he witnessed at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park with ones of Jerry’s that he’s seen. Jene got a cut rate “senior” pass for all the national parks he and Bonnie visited on his trip. Did Jerry get a half-off pass for Coronado? Then, ...more
Jene talks about the exotic locations for his upcoming vacation and the kind of high-tech gadgets he will be bringing with him. Then Jerry talks about his upcoming vacations and what he's bringing. Spoiler alert: less. Then we get a call from State Senator Tip Kemper about his new state senate bill SB771, The Brain Drain Bill.Then Jerry goes in depth about why political outsiders have such sudden appeal all over the world. What is going on?Musical Guest: Brent James and the Vintage Youthhttp://w...more
First, Jene and Jerry talk about how Jene’s brother lost a job because of Springer.Jene explains that corporate wants to talk to us about some of the things we’re doing on air, and Melody Gates, a corporate official, is on the phone. We take her call and hear her show notes.Then, Jerry goes through what seems like an unlikely scenario: Donald Trump getting re-elected in 2020. Could it happen? Why? Musical Guest: Brent James and the Vintage Youthhttp://www.brentjamesmusic.com/ See acast.com/priva...more
Someone from corporate is taking notes and will be on the podcast next week with critiques for Jerry, Jene, and Megan.Jene asks Jerry and Megan if they are going to set out to set the Unlimited Mileage world record this summer like they claimed they would do.Jerry talks about the Glastonbury festival he attended and how Johnny Depp was telling jokes on stage about Trump, but then he went too far. Free speech is important, but people with microphones need to be more responsible with what they sa...more
First, Jene asks Jerry about his recent time in England. Jerry was born in England - in a subway station during World War Two. Did any English people ask Jerry to run for Parliament? Then, we talk to Dr. Greg Shrand in a new edition of "Ask A Lifeguard." Jene asks Jerry and Megan if they are going to set out to set the Unlimited Mileage world record this summer like they claimed they would do. Then, speaking of Jerry's trip to the UK, what did Jerry notice about how America's standing has change...more
More talk about corporate pressure against the bad jokes our hosts frequently tell. But in the face of the bosses, Jene bravely tells more bad jokes.Then, the panel discusses Megyn Kelly's decision to do a feature on Alex Jones, the Infowars sensationalist who has made life miserable for victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting.Then, Jerry gives reasons why he doesn't like the idea of impeachment of Donald Trump... and the reason why he's for it.Musical guest: Elk Creekhttps://elkcreekmusic.com...more
We open with a pressing question: Why have we stopped telling lame jokes? Corporate pressure? Shame? Jene will then tell one just to make sure we return to our roots. Jerry talks about performing on the Dick Clark Show's 50th anniversary with Little ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene reads an email from corporate lambasting our new company, Eulogies Are Us, but then compliments us for our public service segment, Ask the Life Guard.Jene asks Jerry if Simon and Garfunkel attended his high school. How about Rodney Dangerfield? ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
*Warning: There is adult language in this episode*This week's podcast is Part Two of our Masters Series episode with Patrick Haggerty of Lavender Country. (Check out last week's episode for Part 1.)We talk to Patrick, a 72-year-old gay country mus... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
**Adult content warning for this episode**We are joined in this episode by singer-songwriter Patrick Haggerty -- and his nine-person band Lavender Country -- a prolific country singer who is one of the only musicians of the genre who identifies as ga... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Megan comes back and we read a comment from Facebook Live user asking about her. Our engineer tells us a guy is on the “show line” asking if we could bring him on the air to promote his website. He’s a professional lifeguard who has guarded in hotel ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
First up, it's just Jene and Jerry... Where in the world is Megan Hils?Big news! We got another call from Melania Trump, this time about her “like” of a tweet from a guy alleging Donald has built a wall between them in their marriage.Also: Remember... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene is all excited about our being nominated for an Otis Award and reads the letter announcing our nomination in the category Most Creative Use of an Elevator.Jene then suggests that the Jerry Springer Trio street perform at Cincinnati’s Findlay Mar... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene and Megan comment obliquely on the story Jerry told us at last week’s production dinner, and it is likely the best Springer story we’ve ever heard, rivaling the one where Jerry peed all over himself in an Italian restaurant bathroom. Jene says h... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We're joined this episode by Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary.Their group, which carried on the tradition of roots music from people like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, moved folk music into the mainstream during the 1960s and 70s ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
First, Jene reads some emails we’ve received in response to Jerry’s idea of starting a company called Eulogies Are Us. Then Jene leads Jerry and Megan in a game called “Who said this quote?" in response to Trump’s inaugural address. In other pressi... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene and Megan ask Jerry how his “wise assedness” evolved from his childhood. Then Jene tells how he sought Bigfoot last weekend. Then, we ask Megan about Tinder Elite, not that she’s ever used such dating apps. Then Jerry gives his take on our n... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
First, the gang talks March Madness, and Jene's Xavier Musketeers' surprising run. Jene proposes a new business venture for the podcast. It’s called Eulogies Are Us. Jene explains. Jene and Jerry discuss an interesting evening in Little Rock, Arkan... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene starts by reading some listener emails. Then: Why do so many things Jene promotes (Unlimited Mileage, The Book Club, to name several) never actually happen? How is his job security looking? Next, it is revealed that Megan is building a beautif... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We start with an update on the "Who Wants To Date Megan" sweepstakes, and a peek into Jerry's weekly schedule. Jene (with some of his former City Wide Learning Community High School students sitting in the audience tonight) will explain how Jerry Spr... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to Episode 100! The Elevator Comics make their debut here. Jene and Megan ask Jerry to describe the atmosphere of his office between tapings of his show. We picture it bustling with activity and show business deal making, people coming and go... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry and Jene just came back from their annual trip to New York where Jerry grew up, to celebrate his birthday. They saw Chazz Palminteri's "A Bronx Tale" on Broadway -- and got to hang with the star himself afterwards. Jene and Jerry talk about th... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
First, comedian and fellow Westwood One podcast host Paul Mercurio calls in. He talks about some of the guests on his podcast, Two Chairs & a Microphone, including Paul McCartney and Stephen Colbert.Speaking of guests over the phone, we got anothe... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry and the gang start by talking about Super Bowl 51 and Jerry's annual tradition of going to a party -- where a special seat is saved for him. Jene and Jerry talk about how they once teamed up (Jene at a high school-without-walls and Jerry as a c... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Megan is back! Jerry and Jene swear they didn't do anything wrong since she was gone. Jene asks Jerry why we had trouble with his phone last week while using it for Facebook Live on our episode. He tells the story. (A reminder: you can watch all our ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We talk about our experiences at the Women’s Day Marches in Sarasota and Cincinnati, as well as the “size of the crowds” debate.We play a phone message from Kelly Anne Conway. With Conway announcing that Trump will not ever release his taxes (becau... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry tells a new joke. We get a call from Denise Compton, who has parlayed Podcast Watch into a new organization called the Trump-ets, a right-wing women’s Trump-supporter organization that sends its members onto various media outlets to threaten bo... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Eighty-eight percent of our website audience want to see the full picture of Jerry in a Speedo from the 1970s. Twelve percent say, “For the love of God, NO.”Jene got an email from corporate lambasting the podcast for cussing during the last episode. ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We start by going through some of the fantastic Standing Rock protest songs that have been sent to us. Then, Jene has an old photo from a vacation in Hilton Head involving his and Jerry’s families (circa 1970s) where Jerry is shirtless at the pool. ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
First, we got another voicemail from the soon-to-be-First-Lady Melania Trump. We take a listen.Jerry says he got a reference form for Jene from the Trump Transition Team, and he and Megan fill it out on the air. When the question of likability comes ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
SJene asks Jerry to sign a Trump/Pence sign, and despite Kellyanne insisting this wouldn't happen again, we got another phone message from Melania. Jene reads some emails from listeners. We got another entrant to the “Who Wants To Date Megan” promoti... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry asks about the Melania voice messages, and Jene says Kellyanne Conway has now left a threatening one saying we are to no longer play any Melania messages, so we play Kellyanne’s. Next, we are looking to listen to your songs about Standing Rock!... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry asks if Melania Trump has left any more messages. She has. Jene has Jerry’s book with him and asks how the “Jerry, Jerry” chant started on his TV show. He then references a section listing requirements for audience members and applies them to o... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene says we got another late night call from Melania Trump on our answering machine. Jene asks Jerry about his experience at the epic Ohio State/Michigan football game, which he attended. The group discusses how Jill Stein and now Hillary Clinton ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We got another late-night phone message from Melania Trump. Will it be a regular thing?!We talk about the Million Woman March on the day after the inauguration. Jerry tells how he got a call from his Uncle Leo on the day after the election to rave ... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Melania Trump is a big Jerry Springer Show fan and also loves our podcast. (Who knew?) She left a late night message on our podcast answering machine ... Jene explains that he bought Jerry’s book, The Ringmaster, to learn more about his boss, and Jer... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry predicts what will happen in the course of Trump's presidency. America is no longer a moral leader of the world, and education is the new battleground. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Some fun election news: we talk about how Matt Catfish Williams took Jerry’s campaign donation and ran first in a six-person Ludlow City Council election.Then Jerry breaks down the presidential election. Don't miss it.Musical guest: Joe Holt See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene says corporate said not to let Jerry tell the hearing aid joke anymore, at risk of having pay withheld. Will he tell it... again? Megan and Jene ask Jerry to tell about his doing the Price is Right around the country. Any stories “from the road?” Jene tells the story about his political confrontation with the owner of a B&B in rural Ohio where he stayed for a night during his bike ride last week on the Ohio to Erie Trail. (She had a Trump sign in the business’ front yard and the bre...more
Opening: 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...more
People have started petitions to remove the Trump name from the front of their buildings. Is the damage Trump has done to his business palpable, and is it permanent? People ask, how do you guys do Facebook Live? With some elaborate rig of video gear? No -- we record with Jerry Springer’s actual phone hanging from a tripod. Speaking of social media, Jerry’s Twitter following is growing with his short, funny comments on this election cycle. Become a Jerry Twitter follower today. Jene asks Jerry to...more
First -- we're officially partners with Westwood One! Cool! Then Jerry sits talks about the cleansing of Yom Kippur this year. Jene tells how his once-third-grade daughter was the first Democrat to win in one of Ohio’s most Republican counties. Jene asks Jerry to tell about his part in the making of Austin Powers. Jerry tells a new joke, and also the hearing aid joke again. (We’re going for the record.) Jerry recaps Sunday's debate ahead of tomorrow's final one and dives into the mess and reperc...more
Jene tells the story of going to jail in Kentucky. He met a convicted murderer among other inmates. Jene asks Jerry, as a test of our audience, to tell the hearing aid joke AGAIN. Jerry talks about his recent tweet about Donald Trump that went viral and the impact of that. Jerry then talks more about the presidential debates, including the impact of Fox News's relentless spin in their polls for Donald Trump and how it promotes ignorance. Jerry talks about how the Founding Fathers' campaigns were...more
Jene asks Jerry to tell about the open house he attended for his grandson's school and how he felt like the dread of a kid in school again. Then, Jene plays a late night message received from caller Denise Compton. Then the panel discusses the Hillary bashing needs to stop. She is not the lesser of two evils. There is nothing evil about Hillary. Jerry describes how the Clinton Global Initiative gives 87% of their proceeds to many different countries. Jene discusses how percentage of guns being s...more
Jene talks about his setbacks with Unlimited Miles policy. Jene and Jerry do new jokes, to ... some ... success. Jerry talks about Hillary Clinton's illness and its effect on the race. He also talks about her “deplorable” comment. Jene asks Jerry to tell about the time he was roasted by legacy comedy stars, and about him roasting David Hasselhoff on Comedy Central. Jene talks about the “Sacred Stone Camp” protest in Cannonball, North Dakota. Then, Jerry talks about the goals and intentions behin...more
Opening: Jene advances the Unlimited Mileage podcast venture. We also learn where Megan really was when she claimed she was on her 17th international cruise. Then we get a phone call from Susie Sampson, who proposes that show ditches Denise Compton for her as our conservative correspondent. She claims she can guide the panel, lobbyist style, through the shark-infested waters of haters who are hellbent on taking down the podcast. Jerry explains how, in the 20th Century, the most cultured and educ...more
Where’s Megan? Jene and Jerry call her to find out where she is... and it may be another cruise ship. Then we talk to Jerry's assistant, Jenna, by phone after Jene wonders if all of Jerry’s employees get such vacation packages. Then Jene does a joke followed by Jene asking Jerry what his first job was as a kid. Jene and Jerry discuss 13-hole golf. Jerry goes in depth on the conservatives’ plot to instigate a constitutional convention in America. Musical Guest: Dana Sipos See acast.com/privacy fo...more
Jene asks Jerry about a TV commercial he saw on his TV show the other day. Jene makes a pitch to Jerry and Megan that they join him on a unique quest to set a Guinness record. Jene and Jerry chide Megan for being preoccupied with her phone tonight. They learn she’s texting with someone through a dating website. (You can still sign up to try to date Megan here!) Jerry gets invited to a 50th anniversary of the American Council Of Young Political Leaders honoring Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell. J...more
First, Jerry asks Megan, as a human resources professional, to give us some guidelines as we follow what lies ahead for Roger Ailes. Then Jene, who served on an Ohio board of elections for a number of years, which are made up of a balanced number of Republicans and Democrats, will talk about the absurdity of Trump claiming American elections can be rigged. Jerry discusses how America can only be destroyed from within and how Trump in many ways is trying to do just that. Then Jerry wonders: With ...more
Last week, Jerry got the chance to have dinner with Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser in Florida. He tells us about it. Then talks about hosting the Opie Show in NYC. Then, Jerry compares Donald Trump to another infamous American politician: Joseph McCarthy. Both went after the American military, in Trump's case, he attacked a gold star family, and their parties turned against them. Finally, another installment of Who Wants to Date Megan? PJ from Colorado over the phone.Musical Guest: James Weston...more
The gang recaps stories from their trip to the Democratic National Convention: Bernie delegates, Jerry's role in Convention media, logistics, Facebook Live and Jerry speaking to state delegations. Jerry explains that there has never been an election like this one. The very idea of America is at stake. He discusses Trump's reaction to the Khan family and how it's not enough to blast Trump for being insensitive, but what about the people supporting him who now know what he's about. Right now there...more
Jerry and the panel discuss their plans for the convention, then wonder why the Ohio delegation got stuck at an airport hotel instead of downtown Philly where the parties and bars are. Like, who got blessed with downtown hotels? Jene will reveal. Then they discuss a S.O.S tracking device where Jerry's movements could be tracked. Jerry’s Rant: Hillary and the FBI interrogation. The pro's and con's of HRC's FBI decision that she didn't do anything illegal with her email. And, how Donald Trump is u...more
Jene pulls out a Jerry Springer CD, one from a box he has had in storage in his garage for several years. David plays “There Ain’t No Trash in My Trailer (track 11).” Jerry tells the story of how that CD came about and the time he performed in some casinos singing songs from that CD. Jene will be departing in the near future on a trip to Idaho on his birthday, so there won’t be a chance for the podcast family to give him his proper birthday wishes. So maybe tonight would be a good time for every...more
Jerry, Megan and Jene make some personal comments about the historic massacre in Orlando. (Jene met one of the murdered victims one morning at breakfast with his daughter. She worked with him at Universal.) We have Jene's daughter on the phone to speak about her friend. Jene and Megan ask Jerry about his experiences last week in his birth country, England. Megan tells how we use his cell phone for some podcast social media tasks, that Jerry's made his password 1234. Then when he realized how stu...more
Jerry explains why communism doesn't work and why the world needs capitalism to function. The group discusses the difference between socialism and communism. They break down how dictators have found minorities to use as a scapegoat for problems and then wrap patriotism around it to become powerful. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Is Donald Trump proving us all wrong? At the time of recording, he led Hillary in multiple national polls. Why is this happening and could it continue? He also talks about Trump's take on illegal immigrants. Jerry states Trump talking about these people getting deported is dangerous because it will make America more tribal. He states when Trump talks about deporting 11 million people, we should get "PISSED OFF!" Finally, Jene asks Jerry to tell about the time he spent several nights as a homeles...more
Jene asks Jerry if he’s ever served time in jail. He says, shockingly, yes. And he then tells about the night he spent in the Civil War era Cincinnati Workhouse, the Dickensesque municipal jail. Jerry talks about how his favorite job was mayor of Cincinnati. Jerry assails conservatives for their battle with transgender Americans over bathrooms. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We check in on Megan’s online dating life. Jene and Jerry tell how on a recent political trip in Ohio, they learned a new term pertinent to Jerry’s TV show: “Snatch a wig.” Jene asks Jerry to tell about the audiences on his TV show, who are they, where do they come from? The best colleges in the country send kids straight from their campuses on busses to further their education at his show. Then Jene asks Jerry to tell about the dating guidelines during college at Tulane when he was there and we...more
State Senator Tip Kemper calls in with another outrageous proposal. Next, Jene wonders if Jerry -- the father of reality and modern talk television -- should be held responsible for the rise and national obsession with Donald Trump. Jene proposes that Megan sign up for J Date, the Jewish online dating service. He asks Jerry and Megan to role-play what a phone call would sound like if they had exchanged numbers through the website service. Then, Jerry refutes the idea that America is falling apar...more
Jene tells the audience Jerry’s colonoscopy went without incident. He knows because he was there with a camera crew. We’re doing some polite editing before we can put it on the website. But he got the phone number of the medical technician while in the procedure room who assisted, and we get her on the phone with Jerry’s report. In memory of Glenn Frey, Jene asks Jerry to tell about the time he gave the key to the city of Cincinnati to the Eagles and sang with them. Jene tells a joke and asks Je...more
Jerry, Jene and Megan went to Cuba last week -- in this podcast, they recap the highlights of the trip, which include: -Jerry not being recognized by many Cubans because his show isn't on there. So Casey became the star. -Where was Megan for 28 hours? And why did they almost keep her in Cuba at the very end? -Jene was the most invisible member of the delegation who said very little. (Remember, team, what is said in Cuba STAYS in Cuba!) -Jerry said to a ranking government official at dinner, “You...more
Jene reads several new emails from listeners, and one cites Jerry’s lack of new jokes. Jene calls Jerry's assistant, Jenna, and asks if she could add one new job to her list of responsibilities: printing a good joke for Jerry each Tuesday. Please, Jenna. Our listeners are begging you. Speaking of jokes, Jene reads the punchlines of several fantastic jokes. The other parts of the jokes are unspeakably inappropriate for our show and won’t be revealed. Jerry goes in depth about how the questions po...more
Jerry questions why our usual recording schedule has had some Tuesdays when Jene, the producer, has directed blocking them out messing up our recording rhythm. Megan notes that she also has been curious about why that’s happened but never brought it up. When they press Jene he admits that the… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The show starts with the gang discussing what they should take to Cuba to offer as representative of our American culture since we’re gong on a “people-to-people” trip? CDs of folk artists? Flyers promoting “Would you like to date Megan?” Jerry Springer Unplugged tapes for VCRs? Jerry Springer Panties from his show’s souvenir store? Jerry then discusses why Bernie Sanders supporters should not deride Hillary Clinton in the primaries, considering future implications for the party and election. Je...more
First, Jerry and Megan whine to Jene that in spite of his complaints that he doesn’t get enough talk time on TT&T, he actually dominates the word count. Jene and Jerry quiz Megan on her experiences with online dating organizations and whether some lead to awkward moments, like sending a guy back to his home city almost before his car’s motor cools down. Jene tells a short anecdote about his cousin who just quit a Catholic monastery after living there for 21 years. Jerry goes into detail abou...more
First, Jene whines how the rich get all the freebies, even though they don't need them -- as evidenced by Jerry being given multiple comped menu items during a dinner with Jene and their wives in NYC. Then Megan points out that it happened just the other night during our post-show dinner at Skyline. Jene gets Jerry to tell the story of how he came to Cincinnati and met his wife Micki on a blind date. Then, Jene gets Jerry to explain his theory of how Trump’s people could walk en masse from the c...more
The podcast celebrates the Reds Opening Day on location at a festive art gallery inspired by Reds baseball cards. Special guest is Ken Broo a Cincinnati sports broadcaster friend of Jerry's who worked with Jerry when he was the news anchor. The group talks about how Jerry rooted for the Yankees while mayor of Cincinnati even -- and of course, the Reds played the Yanks in the World Series. (The local papers even outed Jerry as a Yankees fan!) Jerry tells the story of how he got out of being bulli...more
Jene proposes that if Megan and he are not going to commit to constantly calling Jerry “Mr. Mayor” then they at least should show respect by calling him “Mr. Springer.” Jerry tells them the day after the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning saw Jerry backstage at Meredith Viera's show and called out to him, “Mr. Springer!” Jene gets Jerry to tell how he met his long lost cousin from Israel. Jerry, Jene and Megan talk about the union membership drop in recent years. Jerry discusses t...more
The podcast starts with an update on Megan's dating status. Is she willing to stay single for the "Who Wants to Date Megan" contest? The guys make sure she didn't get married on any of her recent vacations. Jene asks Jerry to talk about leading the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans this year. Jene explains he was left alone on the same night in Florida to try to entertain guests at their friend’s birthday party while Jerry, whom the guests really wanted to hear from, was in New Orleans being a ce...more
This special episode was recorded March 22, the day of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium. Jerry Springer interviews Cheryl Miller, who was at the Brussels airport attacked by terrorists earlier in the day. She Skypes live with the panel and they process the events of the day, the unique political situation in Belgium -- and across Europe -- and what we can learn from this horrific tragedy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry wonders: How will Sanders pay for Medicare and college for everyone? Will conservative places like Cincinnati vote for tax increases by voting for Sanders? Sanders hasn't told voters how he will pay for programs -- because he would have to admit he'll raise taxes. Also, how Republicans think they can reign in Trump if he is elected. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry laments that Jene is always bailing on recording dates for the podcast because of merely SPORTS. They talk about both of their obsessions with several teams, Xavier Basketball for Jene, the New York Yankees for Jerry. Then, Jerry describes how the negativity of politics has affected younger generations' views of government and politicians. He also describes his vision of the future of the two parties. Our musical guest this week is Pat Kennedy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...more
Jerry and Jene talk about the fact that we’re now heard live through a stream on our website. Tonight is the first night! Go to JerrySpringer.com/listen to try it out. Jerry and Jene whine that Megan gets so much vacation time and they get none. They call Megan, who is in Key West about to board a cruise ship. Jene tells Jerry a reporter called him to try to reach Jerry to get some comments for a preparatory obit for someone who isn’t even sick. The subject’s name will not even be hinted at, but...more
The show begins with Megan, the show's HR rep, detailing the podcast's drug testing policy. Jerry talks about one of his more unusual traditions -- traveling to Texas every year to do his Elvis impersonation on the anniversary of The King's birthday. Then, Jerry comments on Bernie Sanders. Jerry believes Hillary Clinton is the less risky candidate. A right-wing Congress and a right-wing president, he says, would be disastrous.Our musical guest this week is Maria Carelli. See acast.com/privacy fo...more
Jerry then introduces 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
First, Denise Compton returns from Asheville, NC -- where Jene and Bonnie met her on the street (she was, unsurprisingly, stumping for the Trump campaign). Jerry discusses the dangers of concealed gun laws. Jene and Jerry riff on New Years Resolutions for a bit, and Jene even says Jerry could stand to lose a few pounds. Finally, Jene asks Jerry about his humanitarian missions in Africa, where he went on Camboni Missions. Jerry explains what he learned, including how little of life is truly in ou...more
Jerry talks about the armed takeover of a federal building in Burns, Oregon, in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Jerry draws comparisons to other protests and wonders about the legitimacy of the protesters' motivations. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We talk to Megan by phone who accuses us of moving last night’s recording date creating a work conflict for her as a tactic to ditch her from the holiday party. Jerry gets his jokes at the library. Jene online. Jene tells about a scary moment he had recently when… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The group talks about Trump's PR rep who has figured out how to use the right trigger words to get people to follow him on Twitter. Jerry talks about Republicans are starting to worry about how Trump is hurting their chances of getting re-elected. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry talks about how Trump and a bunch of other Republican candidates don't want non-Christian immigrants in America. Jerry references a cartoon where Trump is cutting off the statue of liberty's head off. Jerry calls out Republicans to stand up against the anti-American sentiments these candidates are professing. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene gets Jerry to tell the story about the time he was traveling in Europe with his lovely and proper wife Micki and got the front of his pants all wet in the restaurant bathroom. Jerry says he had no choice but to go out on the street and be recognized with totally wet pants. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry tells a story about when he was mayor of Cincinnati, and he had the duty of presiding over the start of Cincinnati’s Thanksgiving Day half marathon. Jerry, dressed in business attire as mayor, including leather dress shoes, got caught in the moment, started the race with the runners in the front and ran the entire course dressed that way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry and Jene begin the show talking about Jerry's experience acting on Broadway in Chicago a few years ago. Then, Jerry's Dancing With The Stars partner Kym Johnson calls in and they trade stories from the hit show.Our musical guest this week is Cincinnati Folksinger and His Uptown Band. https://www.reverbnation.com/cincinnatifolksinger See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer explains why TV stars like Donald Trump are not fit to be president without holding office first. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry talks in about how the widely admired student activism of the 1960s came alive recently when Jonathan Butler and the Mizzou football team drove their university president out. Also, the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs jug band performs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the second part of Gurf Morlix's appearance on the show, he plays more tunes, tells more stories from his career and the road, and a lifetime of making music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The podcast is extremely proud to feature folk music legend Gurf Morlix in this week's episode! Morlix is a Grammy winner, Austin Music Hall of Famer, producer, instrumentalist, song writer and Americana soloist. He’s produced records for Lucinda Williams and Blaze Foley, among others and toured with Warren Zevon (My Dirty Life and Times). His latest solo record is called Eatin’ at Me. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry and Jene talk about Bernie Sanders and the idea of socialism. Jerry talks about why he's for Hillary over Bernie. Then Jene and Jerry talk about going to Cuba and recording material for some podcast episodes. Plans are coming together; Jene gives a preview of what will happen this spring with the help of the Center for Cuban Studies in NYC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jene gets Jerry to talk about his role with the Ohio Democratic Party. At Jene’s urging, he does a riff on what makes us Democrats different from Republicans. He answers the question why are we Democrats. It's all about our moms told us: "Be kind to others." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
First, Megan recaps the panel on how her dating life is, and how meeting guys on Tinder is going. Does on the Jerry Springer Podcast help or hurt her social life? Next, the panel wonders aloud if they should plan to do a podcast in Cuba. Is Jerry a celebrity there? What is Cuban folk music like? Speaking of Cuba, Jene asks Jerry about the book he’s reading covering the Russian revolution, and whether he sees connections to modern American politics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out i...more
The show starts with Jene thanking Jerry for finally (after 45 years of friendship) bringing him on his private plane. Although, Jene laments that he had to sit in the luggage compartment. Then, Jerry warms up the crowd with his warm-up jokes he uses on The Jerry Springer Show. ... Prepare yourself. Then the group discusses the role of the NRA in American government and the massive toll guns take every day. Jerry compares gun legislation to car safety legislation and the group wonders if there h...more
Our 25th episode starts with a celebrity phone call from Sarah Palin. It turns out she's looking for a place to be a political analyst after being fired from Fox News -- how about our podcast? Next, a contestant reveals himself for who "Who Wants To Date Megan" (you can still apply!). There's a slight problem, and quickly the show turns into an episode of, well, The Jerry Springer Show. Then, Jerry talks about his love for the late Yogi Berra. When he was a kid, Jerry's family moved to New York ...more
Featuring performances by Willy Tea Taylor, Urban Pioneers and The Harmed Brothers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry opens the show by complaining about police searching his private plane which he's been flying around, hosting "The Price Is Right." #RichPeopleProblems. Our old friend Tip Kemper then interrupts the podcast, calling in to propose a wacky bill about driving rules. Then he asks Megan out on a date for the "Who Wants To Date Megan" sweepstakes. Next, Jene asks Jerry what he thinks about John Boehner resigning from his post as Speaker of the House. Without a clear successor, the Republican par...more
Live from the Whispering Beard Folk Festival, Jerry, Jene and Megan talk about the impact of roots music on their lives. Jerry used to play guitar in college, and Jene makes him rehash his musical glory days. Then Jerry talks about Trump and why he will not be elected President. Topics include immigration, border fences, and what Donald Trump's "hair" is made of. Most of this episode, and the next, will be talking with and hearing songs from Beard performers, so stay tuned for more! See acast.co...more
On the 21st episode of The Jerry Springer Podcast, Jerry Springer explores running for president. Only problem -- he was born in England. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to our 20th episode! Megan tells Jene a man stopped her in the grocery store to compliment the podcast. Jene follows up with a story about how he met his first wife (she was a go-go dancer on TV). By the way, she's in the audience. Jene then explains his business plan is on schedule -- but who will advertise? Jerry lends himself to Metamucil ads, Jene to adult diapers and backpack gear, etc. Jerry's more serious take this week is on the horrific refugee problem playing out in Europe, and...more
Welcome back to the show! We took a few weeks off in August but we're back. First, Jene compliments Jerry on his photographic memory, then prompts Jerry to demonstrate his party trick -- he can name all 44 U.S. Presidents in under a minute. Not to be outdone, Jene says he can do the nearly impossible “rock the baby” yoyo trick and does it quickly with a yoyo he pulls from his pocket. Jerry and Megan describe it to the listening audience. Then, Jerry asks Jene what he observed when he went to Ash...more
The episode is about Kentucky clerk of courts Kim Davis and her denying marriage licenses. She’s an elected official who won’t support gay marriage in Rowan County Kentucky because of her religious beliefs. Republican presidential candidates are backing her stance, even though it’s against the law. People who have contacted… See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
First, a caller complains about the podcast being too liberal, and the panel talks women's rights, religion and philosophy. Then, Jerry explains how little he works on The Jerry Springer Show. What a life... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry begins the show describing his military service and his affection for his drill sergeant. Then our guest, Casey Campbell, describes what has kept folk music relevant from the 60s to today. In our political segment, Jerry analyzes the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Affordable Care Act. And Adam and Chris Carroll, from San Marcos, Texas, close out with a performance. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
First, Jene tells a story about taking a lie detector test as part of a job interview. He says he passed, but the panel is skeptical. Then, Jerry critiques some of the (many) Republican candidates for president. Finally, Ellie Fabe performs her song Pandora. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A new Gallup poll says as many Americans identify themselves as Liberal as Conservative for the first time ever, so Jerry and the panel dive into new attitudes towards same-sex marriage, religion, and climate change. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
First, Jene whines about not getting enough time on this podcast. Then Big Dan of the Folk School Coffee Parlor (the home of the podcast) invites listeners to come to the Whispering Beard Folk Festival in Friendship, Indiana, this August. Finally, Jerry is convincing in saying conservatives' chant of a war on Christianity is false. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Who Wants To Date Megan and Mandatory Voting in the USA: Jerry Springer Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry and Jene talk Harley Davidsons, John Glenn and Ohio politics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry argues for raising minimum wage, Jene complains that Jerry gets things for free he doesn't need, and a curmudgeon named Morrison Hendrix visits the cast to talk today's journalism. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the 9th episode of the show, the celebrity hotline receives another message, this time from Sarah Palin. Then Tip Kemper -- a state senator from, well, presumably some state -- talks radical literary education reform. We're not sure how he got voted into office, or, frankly, if he ever was. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry Springer talks about his friend Pete Rose and whether he should be reinstated to Major League Baseball and eligible for the Hall of Fame. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry Springer tells the incredible story of how he immigrated to the USA, plus Hu Town Holler performs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
"Miley Cyrus" calls in, Responsible Ohio spokesman Ian James discusses marijuana reform, then Casey Campbell performs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Freedom Rider David Fankhauser continues to tell Jerry about the spirit and music behind the iconic 1960s Civil Rights protests. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Freedom Rider David Fankhauser looks back on the monumental Mississippi bus protests and the role of music during his resulting incarceration in the 1960s. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry talks about the Freddie Gray tragedy in Baltimore and police conduct in inner cities. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry and Jene are stunned by Indiana's new law which allows businesses to abstain from serving LGBT customers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jerry Springer, Jene Galvin and Megan Hils have some laughs, talk politics and introduce themselves from the Folk School Coffee Parlor in Ludlow, Kentucky. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.