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Steven Spierer, 4/4/20

Steve shares his views about our past, our present and our future, with Coronavirus after speaking with Disney expert David Koenig, author of The Fifty-Fivers: The Pioneers Who Settled Disneyland. [...]


Steven Spierer, 3/28/20

Parenting is joyful, tough, rewarding, painful, fun, scary and confusing. One mom agreed to her 9 year old son’s request to be left in New York City in a location to which he had never been before, to navigate his own way home on the New York subway alone. For this, she was widely [...]


Steven Spierer, 3/21/20

With Marc Germain on the impact of Covid-19.


Steven Spierer, 3/14/20

Our medical care system constantly improves treating illness and disease but does little toward prevention. Most illnesses are preventable simply through nutrition. Steve and his daughter Melanie Archer talk with nutrition, vitamin and supplement industry leader Paul Schulick about healthy livable alternatives.


Steven Spierer, 3/7/20

Steve talks with Motorman Leon Kaplan, host of The Motorman Show on TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles. Then, Steve talks about the coronavirus, the choices we have to make and shares thoughts on how to talk to young children about the threat.


Steven Spierer, 2/29/20

We are told that in-fighting inside the White House is at an all-time high and certainly the Trump White House is tumultuous. But bitter rivalries inside the White House are nothing new. From President Harry Truman through the reputedly “No Drama Obama” White House, conflict, competition, pettiness and dysfunctional clashes abounded. Steve talks [...]


Steven Spierer, 2/22/20

Steve interviews Margaret Windham, Chief Operating and Development Officer of Café Momentum, a delicious restaurant where you have to be a teenager who has been in jail to get hired. Real estate attorney and investor Steve, examines the housing shortage, affordability of housing and the best/ worst ideas for responding to those challenges. [...]


Steven Spierer, 2/8/20

Speakers shouted down. Students and professors afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression and suicide are rising on university campuses as well as nationally. Steve talks with Greg Lukianoff, co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.


Steven Spierer, 2/1/20

No civilized person wants hate speech. Most people want free speech. Some think the best way to stop hate speech is to censor hate speech. Steve interviews Constitutional Law Professor Nadine Strossen, author of HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship. [...]


Steven Spierer, 1/18/20

Today Steve talks about impeachment, but it’s not exactly what you think. Steve interviews Brenda Wineapple, author of The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and The Dream of a Just Nation. [...]


Steven Spierer, 1/11/20

We can expect to live longer, healthier lives than our ancestors but that requires more than money. Steve talks with Daniel Goldie, co-author of The Investment Answer: Learn to Manage Your Money & Protect Your Financial Future. Also, anxiety about technology is universal. Steve talks about that phenomenon and offers a perspective on how to [...]


Steven Spierer, 1/4/20

Some adolescents safely, capably and independently enter the adult world while others do not. Turns out that everyone from wolves to humpback whales are also wild as teenagers. Steve talks with Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Co-Author of Wildhood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals.

Steven Spierer, 12/21/19

Steve talks with child development & behavior specialist and all around Parent, Betsy Brown Braun, author of Just Tell Me What To Say and of You’re Not The Boss of Me and host of


Steven Spierer, 11/23/19

We are subjected every day to an overwhelming information dump from television, from the internet and from what’s left of newspapers. What has emerged is a cottage industry of people deciding fact and fiction. Some in that industry work to convince us that stop means go and that red is somehow green. As a [...]


Steven Spierer, 11/16/19

Steve interviews five time US Congressman, Professor of Law and Economics, Chair of the California Common Sense Party and former Supreme Court Attorney/Law Clerk Tom Campbell about his direct experiences as a Congressman during the Clinton impeachment.

Steven Spierer, 10/26/19

Lots of people hate business, and in particular big business, pointing out that Walmart and Amazon destroy small businesses and sometimes entire communities. Facebook’s systems turn some people into addicts while putting our personal data at risk. Giant service providers no longer provide good service as they grow. Only 42% of millennials support [...]


Steven Spierer, 10/5/19

“Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is the first new “Land” to debut at Disneyland since Mickey’s Toontown opened in 1993. Steve talks about all things Disney Parks with David Koenig, author of The 55ers: The Pioneers Who Settled Disneyland. [...]


Steven Spierer, 9/14/19

There is real power in understanding our bad feelings. Negative emotions are useful in certain situations, yet can become overwhelming. Low moods prevent us from wasting effort in pursuit of unreachable goals, but they often escalate into pathological depression. Understanding bad feelings by understanding individuals as individuals can reveal new paths for relieving human [...]


Steven Spierer, 8/24/19

Even for his supporters the daily choices made by Donald Trump are hard to understand. For non-supporters he is even more confusing and confounding. There is at least one journalist who has followed Donald Trump for decades and who understands what he is actually doing better than most. Steve welcomes back Gwenda Blair, author [...]


Steven Spierer, 8/17/19

Among the first things we need to help people rise is knocking down the obstacles government puts in front of advancement which reinforce persistent poverty and inequality and prevent entrepreneurship from flourishing, particularly among those who haven’t had previous success. Steve talks with John H. Cox, the 2018 Republican candidate for Governor of California. [...]