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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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English

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954-828-2250


Episodes

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 is...

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

NFL Corruption on Display?: The NFC Title Game and Ominous Silence

1/24/2019
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The NFL's silence on what happened in the NFC Title game has plenty of people, including attorney and former player agent Joe Casale, wondering about a level of subterfuge and corruption within the NFL.

Duration:00:34:43

Liar, Liar, Urban Meyer: Stop Excusing This College Con Artist

1/4/2019
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Urban Meyer has now been caught in lies at both the University of Florida and Ohio State University. It's not really shocking for a college football coach to so casually toss integrity and honesty to the wind these days. What is more than a little alarming are the apologists who creep from under the woodwork to defend this con man. On this edition of "The Fastest Show in Sports", Ed Berliner is joined by attorney and former player agent Joe Casale, "The Smarter Man in the Room", digging into...

Duration:00:38:55

Cannolis, Hot Stove & Demanding GOP Trump Answers: The Holiday Smorgasbord.

12/14/2018
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Ranging on topics from the shame of where someone buys their cannolis, the outrage over a possible deal between the Nets and Yankees, and how every excuse from Donald Trump followers makes absolutely no sense AT ALL, Ed Berliner is joined by "The Smartest Man in the Room", attorney and former sports agent Joe Casale, for another rip-sorting turn at "The Man in the Arena". As a bonus in this episode, Ed takes the side of the GOP and wants the truth when it comes to Trump and the "liberal...

Duration:00:33:05

Idiot fans, gambling profits, and the “underrated” Drew Brees

11/28/2018
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Ed Berliner is joined by "The Smartest Man in the Room", attorney and former sports agent Joe Casale, for another free wheeling episode of "The Fastest Show in Sports". Join us as they ruffle more than a few egos and feathers, hammering away at overzealous sports fans such as the FSU meme-racist who couldn't wait to share his stupidity on social media, why more pro sports gambling is no big deal, and Joe gets to crow about his New Orleans Saints wondering why Drew Brew doesn't get the top...

Duration:00:35:44

CHAOS: Alabama losing, UM reclaims their “thug”, No dumping on Dan Quinn

11/27/2018
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Ed Berliner welcomes John Fricke to "The Fastest Show in Sports" for more than just his usual college football talk. The morning host at 92.9 "The Game" in Atlanta GA would LOVE to see Alabama lose this weekend for the simple reason of the NCAA chaos it would bring, believes the University of Miami must reclaim their "thug image" of old to contend again, and then switches to the NFL for discussion of why Dan Quinn will NOT be fired by the Atlanta Falcons no matter WHAT those lovable fans...

Duration:00:48:50

NCAAF: The beautiful, wonderful, train wreck mess that is the Playoffs

10/25/2018
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Anyone who tells you they know who the Final 4 will be in the College Football playoffs this season is full of more bovine excrement than is on planet Earth. College Football Analyst and morning drive host at 92.9 "The Game" in Atlanta GA, John Fricke, joins Ed Berliner for a maddening, angst-ridden tour thru [...]

Duration:00:37:15

MLB: Analytics, “The Shift”, and why the game needs big changes

10/23/2018
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As the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers battle for the World Series title, Major League Baseball stands on the edge of some very necessary changes in order to thrive well into the 21st Century. In this edition of "The Fastest Show in Sports", Ed Berliner is joined by former agent and "Smartest Man [...]

Duration:00:23:02

Michael Chour: In harms way to save the dogs of SE Asia

10/11/2018
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Michael Chour has spent the last 10+ years of his life in harms way, saving the doomed dogs of Thailand. His noble and sometimes heartbreaking fight continues.

Duration:00:39:34

Emily Harney: Boxing Photog seeking to knock out Cancer in the ring

10/5/2018
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It takes a rare sense of timing and control to be a still photographer in a sports such as boxing, where split second moments between victory and defeat become iconic images of an individual seeking to best another and themselves at the same time. Emily Harney is one of the best boxing photographers in the [...]

Duration:00:31:35