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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




When Every Week Is Trump's Worst Week Ever: Ep. 139

Jene and Megan ask Jerry, since he announced he is not running for Ohio governor last week, to consider a run for Kentucky Governor. No, then maybe as Kentucky senator? OK, is there a glimmer of hope that you could set up residence in Folk School’s basement and run for Ludlow city council? Jene tells how he saw Mick Cronin Div. I coach for the University of Cincinnati call out for a fight on Xavier's J.P. Macura, an opposing player at the end of a college basketball game. Jerry’s rant:...

Duration: 00:45:11

Sylvia Tyson Interview: Ep. 138

On today's show, we have a live phone interview with Sylvia Tyson, of the iconic 60s folk duo Ian and Sylvia. Then, Jerry dives in on the Republican tax bill and how screws the middle class. The middle class pays more in taxes and loses services they need. The white middle class in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio - who sent Trump to the White House - get killed by this. The Republicans are rewriting the tax code to appeal to one small group: wealthy Republican donors.

Duration: 00:48:21

Did Jerry Springer Marry You? Plus Jerry's Take on Roy Moore: Ep. 136

Jene asks listeners to contact us if Jerry married you when he was mayor of Cincinnati, since we want to make a special section of our website showing your pictures. And we want to know if you are still married. If you were married by Jerry send us a message on Facebook. Or send Jene an email at Jene continues his search for Linda Pfaffman, who sang with Jerry in a folk group in the 60s. Next week, we’re going to have Sylvia Tyson on the phone - she of Ian and...

Duration: 00:46:54

"John Kasich Should Run For President": Ep 135

Jene urges listeners to regularly go to our website and click on the music play (here) where you can hear all of the songs that have been played on our show over the last several years. You can listen 24/ 7 - unless we're recording a live show! Jene asks Jerry to tell how he learned to play the guitar. Then he recaps a trip to a jazz club in Cincinnati and how roots and jazz have similar backgrounds. Jerry then dives in on an interesting topic - why he wants John Kasich to run for...

Duration: 00:40:38

Why Are Americans Still With Trump? Ep. 134

First, Jerry has a gripe with his barber, cutting his hair shorter than it's been since he was in the military. Also, have you checked out Jerry Springer Radio? It's a mix of all the artists who have appeared on the show. Check it out here: Then, Jerry asks - how is it possible that some Americans are still with Donald Trump? What will it take for him to lose his hardcore supporters? Music from James Weston, who is back from a summer trip performing in England.

Duration: 00:45:07

Even Republicans Are Trashing Trump: Ep. 133

Jene starts by reading an email from a listener. We ask Megan what her weekend camping trip was like in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. Did she wear heels and a business suit? Then, we recap: Rex Tillerson called Trump a moron and Bob Corker compared the White House to an adult day care. Are they joking or is there a serious side to this? Jerry points out: No one seemed to dispute Trump being a moron, only whether Secretary of State Tillerson actually said it. Our musical guest is Blake...

Duration: 00:28:57

Why Is Trump Fighting With Republicans? Ep. 132

First, we congratulate Jerry for doing his part in sharing the American culture with Cuba by inviting our former Havana tour guide, Jesus, to his television show yesterday. How did it go? When you were a kid, is it true you were walked from the school gym by administration for your behavior? Then Jerryh wonders: Why is Pres. Trump fighting with Republicans? Who gains out of all this? Musical guest: Blake Berglund

Duration: 00:32:24

How Can We Stop Mass Shootings: Ep. 131

Some fun off the top: With the passing of Hugh Hefner, was Jerry ever a guest at the Playboy Mansion? Speaking of playboys, is it true that Jene once asked Joan Baez out? Also, Megan sent out a mandate to all podcast employees to submit to a drug test. How did that go over with her co-hosts? Jerry’s Rant: After the Las Vegas mass shooting, Jerry talks about the need for legislation against assault weapons and how the NRA wages political battles against their opponents. How many more...

Duration: 00:54:04

Trump Instigating Culture Wars: Ep. 130

Jene announces that corporate is requiring the hosts to begin weekly sessions with a staff psychologist. They felt there is an unfair amount of bullying and teasing toward Jene that needs to be addressed. We talk on mic with Jesus Noguera, our friend and tour guide from Havana, Cuba. (To listen to a recap of our trip to Cuba, click here.) We talk about our trip there a year or so ago, his view of the United States, and the American lack of response to the effects of Hurricane Irma in...

Duration: 00:41:07

Comparing Trump and Nixon: Ep. 129

Jene introduces our phone guest, Dr. Greg Schrand, of Ask the Lifeguard, who will give an end of summer life guarding report for 2017. Jene mentions a new video about Folk School Coffee Parlor, which is now on our website. Corporate is suggesting we begin work with a staff psychologist, which they are willing to provide. Then, Jerry compares President Trump and President Nixon in a way you might not expect: both used culture wars as a weapon to try to improve their diminishing poll...

Duration: 00:40:50

Will The Republicans Repeal Obamacare? Ep. 128

Jene says Corporate is now listening regularly and is insisting, based on the inconsistency in format and procedures they hear, that we immediately create an employee handbook. Because this is an HR function, the boys ask Megan for assistance. Jene notices that at the website, it shows an empty lifeguard chair with an “on break” sign hanging on it. Does that mean something about the reliability of the information the lifeguard gives our listeners? Speaking of him, next...

Duration: 00:47:38

Melania Trump's Hurricane Shoe Line: Ep. 127

First, Jene is frustrated with an audience member whose phone rings, but then a host interrupts the show in a similar fashion. Then things get ... heated. We play a phone message from Melania. She famously wore stilettos to Houston after Hurricane Harvey, and now she sees a business opportunity out of it. Then we talk about the impact of Hurricane Irma in Florida. Following a visit to the OSCEA labor unions in Cincinnati, Jerry talks the importance of unions and how the economy has let...

Duration: 00:42:03

Protests Are Quintessentially American: Ep. 126

We talk to the Liberal Progressive wrestler over the phone from Richmond, Virginia. Jerry talks about his Labor Day trip to Cleveland - where he met with unions. Then Jerry talks about why protests are quintessentially American - and why hate groups can't stand them. Musical Guest: Tommy Womack:

Duration: 00:43:40

On Arpaio's Pardon + Mayweather-McGregor: Ep. 125

After some listener email, Jene accuses Jerry of taking advantage of Jene’s right hand ailment in setting the odds for their annual golf outing in Michigan. Then, Jene and Jerry give their thoughts on Mayweather-McGregor. Wasn’t Jerry a boxer as a young man? Then Jerry goes in depth on the controversial pardon of Sheriff Arpaio. Musical Guest: Arlo McKinley

Duration: 00:48:22

Eclipse Recap + Jerry Says Donald Trump Is Racist

Jene and Jerry talk about Monday’s solar eclipse and where they viewed it. Jene tries to sell a pair of solar eclipse glasses autographed by Jerry. Jene reads a blistering email complaining about the disastrous excursion on the last edition of "Ask A Lifeguard." Then, Jerry argues why it is fair to call Donald Trump racist given his actions as president. Our musical guest is Natalie Walker:

Duration: 00:44:15

What Happens If Trump Is Primaried? Ep. 123

Jene asks Jerry to tell how he once met (and then worked for) Senator Bobby Kennedy. Then, Jerry explains what happens if the Republicans stand up to Trump and primary him before the general election in 2020. The Republicans are divided. And if Trump is challenged by another Republican in the next election, they will both lose to the Democratic nominee. Musical Guest: Back by popular demand, the Darren Zancan Band!

Duration: 00:23:04

Steve Bannon's Goals In the White House: Ep. 122

Jene reads emails from listeners bristling at the irresponsibility of our having on Ask the Lifeguard who is running a solar eclipse viewing scam in the Atlantic Ocean off South Caroline in violation of Coast Guard policy of using cheap air mattresses in deep water. Then Jerry wonders what Steve Bannon's goals are in the White House and how much influence he has over the president. Musical Guest: Darren Zancan

Duration: 00:27:54

Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself? Ep. 120

Jene and Jerry goof on each other’s recent disparate vacations - Jene driving four thousand miles across America and back and sleeping in a tent, while Jerry and his people jetted to America’s finest venues for two weeks. Jene compares the Mark Zuckerberg entourage he witnessed at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park with ones of Jerry’s that he’s seen. Jene got a cut rate “senior” pass for all the national parks he and Bonnie visited on his trip. Did Jerry get a half-off pass for...

Duration: 00:40:34

Why Are So Many Outsiders Getting Elected? Ep. 119

Jene talks about the exotic locations for his upcoming vacation and the kind of high-tech gadgets he will be bringing with him. Then Jerry talks about his upcoming vacations and what he's bringing. Spoiler alert: less. Then we get a call from State Senator Tip Kemper about his new state senate bill SB771, The Brain Drain Bill. Then Jerry goes in depth about why political outsiders have such sudden appeal all over the world. What is going on? Musical Guest: Brent James and the Vintage...

Duration: 00:38:23

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