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Interesting interviews. Fascinating people. Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics. Rock On, True Believers.

Interesting interviews. Fascinating people. Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics. Rock On, True Believers.
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Interesting interviews. Fascinating people. Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics. Rock On, True Believers.

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954-828-2250


Episodes

Dave Barry: Getting “Lessons from Lucy” on life, aging & not drinking from the toilet

7/9/2019
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Dave Barry has been the funniest writer in America for decades. This time, the Pulitzer Prize winning author celebrates a landmark birthday with his new book, "Lessons from Lucy", the sage life wisdom taught to him by his beloved canine companion.

Duration:00:39:17

Mark Kram, Jr., Author: “Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier”

6/11/2019
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Far too many people remember Joe Frazier as merely a foil for Muhammad Ali, when in reality he was much more. In his new book, "Smokin' Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier", Mark Kram, Jr. details an intimate and revealing picture of the man who rose to heavyweight champion from dirt-poor roots, was much smarter than he was given credit for, and who in the end proved to be a true heart and soul not only of boxing, but of his Philadelphia home. Join Ed Berliner for another revealing episode of "The...

Duration:00:35:28

Speaking of Sports: Belmont Stakes feeding America’s bloodthirstiest sport

6/6/2019
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The time has come to stop making excuses for thoroughbred horse racing in America. Emmy Award winning sportscaster and former horse racing correspondent Ed Berliner is calling for the either harsh restrictions on drug use in the sport or the abolition of it entirely. In this "Speaking of Sports" episode, he's not afraid to call out the gamblers who will wager millions on this weekend's Belmont Stakes and thus feed the bloodlust of this heinous so-called sport.

Duration:00:07:27

Dr. Kate Papp: Fighting greed, drug abuse and slaughter in horse racing

5/21/2019
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Veterinarian Dr. Kate Papp exposes the bloody side of horse racing in America.

Duration:00:35:39

The Man in the Arena: Conservative Commentator & Author Denise McAllister

5/13/2019
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Denise McAllister is a Conservative commentator unafraid to take on either side of the aisle. Author of "Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump", she takes on the Democrats incessant talk of impeachment, has hard questions for millennials and their love for Bernie Sanders, why Joe Biden and Sanders could be of help to the reelection of Donald Trump, the "apology" mistake Trump still makes, and what if anything can save America from turning into a much worse "kneejerk nation"....

Duration:00:28:55

Michael Fabiano: From Baseball umpire to World Class Operatic Tenor

5/6/2019
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The world class opera tenor who went from calling balls and strikes to hitting the high notes around the world. Meet Michael Fabiano in this edition of "The Man in the Arena".

Duration:00:28:15

Captain Ross Aimer: Hold Boeing & the FAA criminally responsible for MAX-8 crashes

4/30/2019
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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg is talking out of both sides of his mouth regarding the recent crashes of 2 737 MAX-8 aircraft that killed over 300 people. While he claims to accept responsibility, he is now trying to blame pilot error. Aviation expert Captain Ross Aimer is furious, and believes both Boeing and the FAA need to be criminally investigated for their actions and lack thereof in protecting the flying public. Join Ed Berliner for an exclusive and riveting interview on this episode...

Duration:00:30:07

Brent Terhune: Satirical stand up comedy in the Trump era

4/29/2019
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There is nothing tougher for a comedian than finding that niche, that way to get directly to what is funny and bring an audience along for the ride. Veteran stand-up Brent Terhune joins us on "The Man in the Arena" for discussion of how to make satire work in sensitive times, and why his Internet character may be nothing like his on stage work, but is also lighting up the Internet. Come along for the laughs, leave with a better idea of why we need satire so desperately. Go 1 on 1 with Brent...

Duration:00:27:59

Ed Calle: Playing sax from Sinatra to the Bee Gees to the Grammy Awards

4/22/2019
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Grammy award winning saxophonist Dr. Ed Calle joins Ed Berliner to talk about humble beginnings, a career filled with legendary heroes, his drive for the future, and a few minutes of his craft on display. A rare and intimate time with the legendary Ed Calle.

Duration:00:28:06

Dr. William Schaffner: Liars & politics driving the US measles epidemic

4/17/2019
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The measles epidemic in America is spreading faster than physicians feared, and in the end, the possible deaths of children and suffering of millions could be traced to just 2 men. Sadly, as with most things in America these days, one of those individuals can be traced to specifically seeking political gain. Ed Berliner is joined by noted and globally respected infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner, desperately seeking to give people the truth and stop the spread of a disease that...

Duration:00:31:55

Gene Merola: Inside the mind of a veteran SoFla stand-up comic

4/15/2019
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What's the secret to making someone laugh? Why would anyone want to do it for a living? And how do you know when you've got the material just right? Join Host Ed Berliner for a peek inside the mind of veteran national and South Florida stand-up comic Gene Merola, in an episode loaded with surprise, stores, and a libations between questions. Meet the man who been making SoFla laugh for more than 40 years, and has plenty left in the tank. Plesae be careful not to move anything around while in...

Duration:00:34:04

Dr. John Gartner: The pending collapse of America due to a “pre-dementia” Donald Trump

4/11/2019
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Dr. John Gartner is a well respected psychologist and one of the respected authors of a recent book questioning the mental health of President Donald Trump. In this revealing and sometimes shocking interview, Dr. Gartner details why he and others feel comfortable in this opinion without having examined the President, why comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler is appropriate, and why the 2020 election will have potentially dire ramifications for America.

Duration:00:32:08

NBA’s “Miserable” Social Media Millionaires & Zion’s Smartest Move

3/11/2019
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Is NBA Commissioner Adam Silver correct in his concern about players being lonely and isolated? For that matter, why should the fans care so long as their team is winning? Ed Berliner is joined on "The Fastest Show in Sports" by Kevin Winter from ESPN Radio as we bounce the roundball from so-called "lonely" millionaires living in their own private social media worlds while making even more money, the single thread that ties players of the 80's with players of today, another deserved shot at...

Duration:00:51:36

Lakers & LeBron Dumpster Fire, NFL Combine Head Games, Fan Whine over Harper $$$

3/5/2019
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Bryce Harper becomes the wealthiest player EVER in the 4 major sports and people can’t stop whining about it because fans don’t understand MLB money. The NFL Scouting Combine is where stats are no longer the most important thing. The LA Lakers are a dumpster fire with LeBron James no longer the NBA God players want to follow. Ed Berliner welcomes “The Smartest Man in the Room” Joe Casale as we dig deep and start more than a few arguments.

Duration:00:43:24

Can NASCAR ever recover from their mistakes?

2/15/2019
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It's not that long ago NASCAR was one of the most powerful sports in America, even perhaps one day rivaling the NFL and MLB as the most popular spectator sports. For a time, they were right on the precipice. Then, BOOM. Dropped right off the ledge and now trying to rebuild. But is it simply too late for these good old boys? Ed Berliner is joined by veteran NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass from "FOX Sports" to examine what went wrong, why it happened, and if yet another revamping of the sport...

Duration:00:39:10

Kareem Hunt signing proves NFL still tone deaf on physical assault of women

2/14/2019
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When the Cleveland Browns signed Kareem Hunt to a contract, all Hell broke loose as people were incensed that the guy who assaulted a woman was brought back into the NFL. But why aren't more women upset at this turn of events, and what does Colin Kaepernick have to do with it? Join Ed Berliner and Joe Casale for their controversial takes on why this proves yet again the deaf ears that personify the NFL.

Duration:00:41:01

NFL, NBA & Media Collusion: No controversy & plenty of tampering.

2/5/2019
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Listen up, sports faithful. That "trusted sports media" isn't telling you everything. In fact, they're in bed with the leagues and the teams to skew everything exactly as they want you to hear it. Look no further than CBS failing to note Julian Edelman's PED suspension earlier in the season, and how ESPN is in cahoots with the NBA in helping Lakers boss Magic Johnson tamper with Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans. So the question is, do you care? Join Ed Berliner and "The Smartest Man...

Duration:00:54:45

Anti-Vaxxers: Plunging America into a Dangerous Pandemic

2/1/2019
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Thanks to junk science, dis-proven theories, powerful and well funded political lobbies, and physicians failing to follow simple rules, America is being put in critical danger of a pandemic because of "anti-vaxxers", those who refuse to vaccinate their children from diseases such as measles. Dr. Peter Hotez is Director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine, and has emerged as an author and voice of reason in the fight against the...

Duration:00:32:12

Rick Ungar: Floundering Dems, Schultz Panic, Trump’s Twitter Nonsense

1/31/2019
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Are Democrats on the verge of floundering yet again when it comes to a Presidential election? Will former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz destroy the Left's 2020 hopes, or is he the catalyst they need? And why should anyone pay any attention to anything Donald Trump puts in Twitter form? Ed Berliner is joined by political commentator and true Centrist Rick Ungar for a rational political discussion aimed right down the middle honestly without fear or favor.

Duration:00:37:17

A Tainted Super Bowl, the “Tainted” Patriots Dynasty, and Sideshow Saints Fans Lawsuits

1/29/2019
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Despite the weak apology, the NFL is still stuck with the quagmire of their own making. A Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams that many believe will be forever tainted. Which also leads to talk of the Pats dynasty and whether their history of alleged cheating taints their history. Oh, and what about those Saints fans lawsuits and the sideshow that has created? Ed Berliner is joined on this episode of "The Fastest Show in Sports" by "The Smartest Man in the Room",...

Duration:00:41:44