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The Jerry Springer Podcast is a weekly show covering a wide range of topics including current events, politics, folk music, and whatever is on Jerry and his co-hosts' minds that week. Featuring lifelong friend Jene Galvin and radio colleague Megan Hils, the show is recorded weekly at the Folk School Coffee House in Ludlow, KY and posted on

The Jerry Springer Podcast is a weekly show covering a wide range of topics including current events, politics, folk music, and whatever is on Jerry and his co-hosts' minds that week. Featuring lifelong friend Jene Galvin and radio colleague Megan Hils, the show is recorded weekly at the Folk School Coffee House in Ludlow, KY and posted on
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The Jerry Springer Podcast is a weekly show covering a wide range of topics including current events, politics, folk music, and whatever is on Jerry and his co-hosts' minds that week. Featuring lifelong friend Jene Galvin and radio colleague Megan Hils, the show is recorded weekly at the Folk School Coffee House in Ludlow, KY and posted on




Jerry's Take on the Government Shutdown - EP 199

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...


Former Starbucks CEO Considering Presidential Run - EP 198

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...


Iowa Congressman Steve King Is a Racist - EP 197

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...


The FBI is investigating President Trump as a Possible Traitor - EP196

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...


We Have Elvis Presley on the Podcast! EP. 195

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...


What's The Big Political Story of 2018? - EP 194

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...


Is Trump's Payoff to Two Women an Impeachable Offence? EP: 193

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...


On The Southern Border - EP. 192

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...


The End Is Near for "Individual 1": EP 191

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...


It's Official: Jerry Has A New TV Show! Ep. 190

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...


The White House Took Away a CNN Reporter's Press Pass - EP 189

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....


Recent Hate Crimes Have Been Fueled by the Language of Trump

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...


The Dems Have Won The House!

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...


The American Party System – Ep. 59

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…


The Saudi Arabian Murder of Journalist Jamal Kashoggi - EP 186

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...


Is the Controversy Around Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court Over? EP 185

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...


Why Are People So Pissed Off? EP 184

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...


Kavanaugh Gets Confirmed: EP 183

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...


The Resistance Movement to Trump: Episode 182

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...


The Values of Brett Kavanaugh - EP 181

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...