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Craig served for sixteen years at the Denver District Attorney's Office where he was a Chief Deputy District Attorney. Craig has appeared hundreds of times on local and national media. Subjects have included the death penalty, serial rapists, the JonBenet Ramsey case, Columbine, the Oklahoma City Bombing trials, the Kobe Bryant case, and the Aurora movie theater massacre. Craig is the host of The Craig Silverman Show which airs Saturday mornings from nine till noon.

Craig served for sixteen years at the Denver District Attorney's Office where he was a Chief Deputy District Attorney. Craig has appeared hundreds of times on local and national media. Subjects have included the death penalty, serial rapists, the JonBenet Ramsey case, Columbine, the Oklahoma City Bombing trials, the Kobe Bryant case, and the Aurora movie theater massacre. Craig is the host of The Craig Silverman Show which airs Saturday mornings from nine till noon.

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Craig served for sixteen years at the Denver District Attorney's Office where he was a Chief Deputy District Attorney. Craig has appeared hundreds of times on local and national media. Subjects have included the death penalty, serial rapists, the JonBenet Ramsey case, Columbine, the Oklahoma City Bombing trials, the Kobe Bryant case, and the Aurora movie theater massacre. Craig is the host of The Craig Silverman Show which airs Saturday mornings from nine till noon.

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Episodes

Episode 34 - Collector Items

3/6/2021
Collector items. No one is a better sports memorabilia collector than Denver, Colorado’s own Marshall Fogel. The world of collectibles has been booming during the pandemic. Marshall returns to Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge to explain how he first got involved in 1989 in Chicago. There’s much more to Marshall Fogel than baseball cards. Listen to this legendary lawyer describe his youth in Denver, his sensational years as a prosecutor under Denver DA Bert Keating, and the 23,000 clients he has...

Duration:02:16:55

Episode 33 - Boulder DA

2/27/2021
Boulder DA. Michael Dougherty has that big job now, and he discusses maintaining office camaraderie in these pandemic times. This veteran prosecutor started as a line deputy in his native New York City. Mike worked with legendary Manhattan DAs Morgenthau and Vance and discusses the role of his old office in current Trump-related investigations. There’s plenty to discuss about Boulder, Colorado. There have been three recent murder cases. Gun safety is a priority. Colorado’s Red Flag law...

Duration:01:55:51

Episode 32 - Colorado Springs

2/20/2021
Colorado Springs. She’s my old college town and she runs right through this episode like the coal train running next to I-25. Henry Sachs lived in Colorado Springs less than a hundred years ago and this show is dedicated to him and Civil War hero General William Palmer. Carol McKinley is a professional journalist and a former Big 8 pentathlete for CU. This Buff track team captain is a special guest, describing her days in Boulder at KBCO, in Denver at KOA, & her gigs at FNC, ABC, &...

Duration:02:27:03

Episode 31 - Impeachment Show

2/13/2021
Impeachment Show. The Trump trial in US Senate is fascinating. Lead Manager Jamie Raskin has marshaled an excellent team of Congressmen to prosecute including Colorado’s own Diana DeGette and Joe Neguse. Craig ranks the performance of all the participating attorneys and gives his take on who will win. Whitney Traylor, 9-News Legal Analyst, enters Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge and discusses the racism he felt growing up in Jeffco, how he participated in the campaign of Republican Joe Rogers...

Duration:02:09:56

Episode 30 - Black History

2/6/2021
Black History. Thank goodness for black people. Good luck to trailblazing Vice President Kamala Harris. Donald Trump would still be president but for African American voters and leaders who saved us from that scourge. African Americans have played a key role in my life. Velveta Golightly-Howell was my classmate and friend at the Denver DA’s Office forty years ago. After her incredible career, and numerous awards, I finally get Vel in Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge for an amazing interview...

Duration:03:11:30

Episode 29 - Legal Matters

1/30/2021
Legal matters. This show features three men of the law speaking about that subject. Without the law, what would we have? Disunity. Uncivilization. America is based on the rule of law which means we follow the statutes set forth by our legislators. And the framers of our Constitution. Colorado State Rep. Dylan Roberts is my first guest this week in Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge. His House District 26 (Eagle and Routt Counties) lies within the new US. Rep Lauren Boebert’s Third Congressional...

Duration:02:09:43

Episode 28 - Tough Job

1/23/2021
Tough job. Joe Biden has one now. The Inaugural was spectacular. But now what? Famous Denver attorney David Lane enters Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge where they kick around Trump’s Big Lie and how the law should respond. Let the Trump insurrection trial begin! 67 Senators may vote guilty. Maybe more. BTW, David Lane is suing Lauren Baubert for her blockage of Twitter. Lane’s also suing Aurora cops in Arapahoe County on Monday. Respect for Brittney Gilliam. Hear it here first. Our Troubadour...

Duration:02:00:48

Episode 27 - Dangerous Talk

1/16/2021
Dangerous talk. Donald Trump gave a dangerous talk on the Ellipse outside our White House on January 6, 2021. It sounded like a final command signaling the start of the violent part of Trump's Insurrection. Trump learned a lot of his speaking style, tactics, and rough manners from Rush Limbaugh and other talk show hosts. Author/historian Dr. Brian Rosenwald studied the history of talk radio for his magnificent book, Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That...

Duration:02:02:49

Episode 26 - Shabbat Shalom!

1/9/2021
Shabbat Shalom! A greeting and a prayer as the United States seeks to thwart Trump’s horrific insurrection. To discuss the attack on the US Capitol, we have three smart lawyer/legislators in Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge. Terrance Carroll was Colorado’s first African American Speaker of the House. He is also a Baptist clergyman, cop, and lawyer who grew up riding his bike down the steps of the US Capitol in his native DC. We talk Golden Calf and religion as we reckon with Trump. And what comes...

Duration:02:39:31

Bonus Ep 2 - David Gunders

1/2/2021
David Gunders. Our Troubadour. There are lots of podcasts but not too many with their own troubadour. Every week, we find a Dave Gunders’ original song perfect for the week and its current events. Good-natured, witty, and wise, Dave tells us the stories behind the songs and how they may apply to the difficult year that was 2020. Please listen to another album’s worth of great music (12 songs) from our Troubadour. Let us hope for better times in 2021 but we are the ones who need to make...

Duration:02:21:22

Bonus Ep 1 - Holiday Music!

12/26/2020
Holiday Music! Merry Christmas. Cheery Pandemica! We celebrate holidays with festive songs. Fun caroling lyrics are published in Craig’s column in the Colorado Sun. Smile as Troubadour Dave Gunders gives his wonderful rendition of Craig’s slightly altered holiday classic, Jolly Old Joe Biden Sir. Then singalong with Craig as he sings his own witty songbook. You are encouraged to sing loud or in small groups to drown out Craig’s distinctive voice. For our holiday special and...

Duration:02:28:09

Episode 25 - The Garnetts

12/19/2020
The Garnetts. What an accomplished Colorado family. I worked with Stan Garnett at the Denver DA’s Office and now his son Alec Garnett is Colorado’s House Speaker-Designate which means he will soon wield the gavel of immense Colorado political power. Listen and learn the secrets to raising a great son. Alec discusses legislative priorities and why he chose to live in Denver rather than his native Boulder. We review the amazing world of Colorado sports wagering under a legislative scheme...

Duration:02:19:53

Episode 24 - Happy Hanukkah!

12/12/2020
Happy Hanukkah! Thanks to US Supreme Court. Listen to the brilliant analysis of Texas v. Pennsylvania in Craig's Lawyers Lounge by accomplished Colorado lawyer Tom Downey. Tom went to Georgetown Prep where he was classmates with Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. Tom’s insights are terrific. The Lounge stays open to welcome 18th JD DA-Elect John Kellner. This Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines has a big job succeeding George Brauchler. Listen to John’s background and his...

Duration:03:15:17

Episode 23 - Jenna Ellis?

12/5/2020
Jenna Ellis? Personal attorney for Donald J. Trump? Wasn’t that Roy Cohn’s job? And then Michael Cohen? Wasn’t Paul Manafort an attorney? Wasn’t Manafort’s business partner Roger Stone? Didn’t Stone come up with that “Stop the Steal” bullcrap to contest the “rigged” election of Joe Biden? The New York Times quoted Ellis’ colleagues Stephanie Stout and Craig Silverman in their Jenna Ellis story https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/03/us/politics/jenna-ellis-trump.html. Jenna’s mentor in...

Duration:02:10:30

Episode 22 - Happy Thanksgiving.

11/28/2020
Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for the tenacity and talents of State Senator Rhonda Fields and Denver Judge Gary Jackson who share their life journeys. It is entertaining and instructive to learn the lessons from these pioneering African Americans who are now standout leaders in Colorado. Rhonda Fields had two beautiful kids and a great job when her world got wrecked by the June 20, 2005 murder of her son, Javad Marshall Fields, and Javad’s fiancée, Vivian Wolfe. Rhonda sought...

Duration:01:56:44

Episode 21 - Political Science

11/21/2020
Political Science. My major at Colorado College. Same with Andrew Struttman, only he went to CC’s archenemy, Denver University. I say Trump is dangerous now. Andrew says calm down. Andrew’s a Republican political pro. I am not! Listen, and decide who wins our friendly debate. In Colorado’s First Judicial District (Jefferson and Gilpin counties), a smooth transition is underway between term-limited Republican incumbent Pete Weir and his successor, proud Democrat Alexis King. District...

Duration:02:15:11

Episode 20 - Felix Sparks!

11/14/2020
Felix Sparks! In 1993, this Colorado hero joined the parents of murdered children and me to battle the NRA regarding gun control for juveniles. Our group was called PUNCH! People United – No Children’s’ Handguns and we won big victories in the 1993 Colorado Special Legislative Session. General Sparks was a WWII hero who survived Anzio and liberated Dachau. Alex Kershaw wrote the best book on Sparks, titled The Liberator, and it is now a hit movie on Netflix. My pal Alex Kershaw joins me...

Duration:02:00:58

Episode 19 - You're Fired!

11/7/2020
You’re Fired! A record number of Americans decided not to vote for Donald Trump. Show today features electoral reactions of some friends of The Craig Silverman Show. Welcome back Denver suburban mother and GOP legislative candidate Samantha Koch. We talk about the election where she and her hero Donald Trump were on the same ballot. Laura Chapin returns for a record third visit. This bright veteran Dem political operative returns to tell us what pleased and displeased her this...

Duration:02:31:55

Episode 18 - Tricks.Treats.

10/31/2020
Tricks. Treats. Halloween show opens with a sad disappearance. GERARD RUDOFSKY created one of the best Jewish delis in America. For many decades, Zaidy’s has thrived as a tremendous Denver dining destination. No more. Sad. But Gerard remembers the great times. Find out what happened. After deli discussions, let’s talk sex with esteemed Denver sex and couples’ therapist, LISA THOMAS. www.onlinecouch.com Read her work in Psychology Today. Wait till you hear the Halloween discussion between...

Duration:02:11:25

Episode 17 - Electoral College

10/24/2020
Electoral College. It is odd the way we elect the President in America. Colorado’s voting right now on Prop 13 -- the National Popular Vote. Craig’s Lawyers’ Lounge welcomes proponents and opponents. First is Jesse Wegman, attorney/author of Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College. Jesse is also on the editorial board of the New York Times and contributed a dynamite column, The Radicalizer in Chief, which was part of the Times’ Sunday Feature, End...

Duration:02:38:43