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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




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...


Is the Anonymous White House Source Really Part of the Resistance? EP: 180

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...


Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh: EP 179

A new take on the blues - Jene tells how a unique song writer sent a cut from his first album to our'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...


The Right's Diminishing Demographics: Ep 178

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...


Trump and the Death of John McCain: Ep 177

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...


Will Trump's Lawyers Allow Him To Be Interviewed by Mueller? EP 176

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...


Are the Republicans Better Off Losing in November? Ep.175

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...


Did Trump Commit Treason? Ep 174

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...


Which Controversy Could Bring Trump Down? Ep. 173

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...


If You're a Racist: Ep 172

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...


Trump is Putin's Mouthpiece: Ep. 171

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...


Why Trump's Foreign Policy is Putin's Dream: Ep. 170

(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...