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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




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

Tough Talk From Corporate/Trump's Re-Election Chances: Ep. 118

First, Jene and Jerry talk about how Jene’s brother lost a job because of Springer. Jene explains that corporate wants to talk to us about some of the things we’re doing on air, and Melody Gates, a corporate official, is on the phone. We take her call and hear her show notes. Then, Jerry goes through what seems like an unlikely scenario: Donald Trump getting re-elected in 2020. Could it happen? Why? Musical Guest: Brent James and the Vintage Youth

Duration: 00:45:04

When Anti-Trump Free Speech Goes Too Far: Ep. 117

Someone from corporate is taking notes and will be on the podcast next week with critiques for Jerry, Jene, and Megan. Jene asks Jerry and Megan if they are going to set out to set the Unlimited Mileage world record this summer like they claimed they would do. Jerry talks about the Glastonbury festival he attended and how Johnny Depp was telling jokes on stage about Trump, but then he went too far. Free speech is important, but people with microphones need to be more responsible with...

Duration: 00:32:15

Jerry Springer For Parliament? Ep. 116

First, Jene asks Jerry about his recent time in England. Jerry was born in England - in a subway station during World War Two. Did any English people ask Jerry to run for Parliament? Then, we talk to Dr. Greg Shrand in a new edition of "Ask A Lifeguard." Jene asks Jerry and Megan if they are going to set out to set the Unlimited Mileage world record this summer like they claimed they would do. Then, speaking of Jerry's trip to the UK, what did Jerry notice about how America's standing...

Duration: 00:34:14

The Cases For And Against Impeachment: Ep. 115

More talk about corporate pressure against the bad jokes our hosts frequently tell. But in the face of the bosses, Jene bravely tells more bad jokes. Then, the panel discusses Megyn Kelly's decision to do a feature on Alex Jones, the Infowars sensationalist who has made life miserable for victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. Then, Jerry gives reasons why he doesn't like the idea of impeachment of Donald Trump... and the reason why he's for it. Musical guest: Elk...

Duration: 00:38:16