By KCRW, Robert Scheer
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Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.
||CleanJohn Densmore: The Legacy of The Doors||The drummer for The Doors discusses being in the iconic band and staying true to his beliefs.||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorman G. Finkelstein: Martyrs in Gaza||The author discusses his new book about the plight of Palestinians in Gaza.||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Kiriakou: The Wrong Direction for the CIA||On his return visit to the podcast, the former CIA counterterrorism official and whistleblower discusses his opposition to the nominee for the head of the agency.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDwayne Booth: And Then The World Blew Up||The political cartoonist known as Mr. Fish discusses the history of his art form and the struggle to keep the industry alive.||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDissent is Patriotic||Short Description: The active duty Army Officer discusses his time as a soldier and his critical views on the US Military.||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreg Campbell: Hondros||The journalist and filmmaker discusses his documentary about the late photojournalist Chris Hondros.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlice Waters: Coming to My Senses (Part 2)||The legendary chef and proponent of the slow food movement discusses her iconic Berkeley restaurant and her involvement in the Edible Schoolyard Project.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlice Waters: Coming to My Senses (Part 1)||The legendary chef and proponent of the slow food movement discusses her influences and her newest book.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebra Deanne Olson: The Honorable Culbert Levy Olson||The granddaughter of one of California’s most progressive governors discusses his life and political career.||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDustin Lance Black: From Milk to Marriage Equality||The Academy Award winning writer speaks about making the film Milk and his subsequent activism.||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Cay Johnston: It’s Even Worse Than You Think||The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist discusses his new book on the first year of the Trump Administration.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrea J. Ritchie: Invisible No More||The attorney and author discusses her new book about law enforcement’s assault on women of color.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrita Parsi: Losing an enemy||The founder and president of the National Iranian American Council talks about the United States’ resistance to normalizing relations with Iran.||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMary Murphy: Change Happens When Women are in Power||The journalism professor and media expert discusses the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood.||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Edelman: Not a Crime to be Poor (part two)||The Georgetown Law professor and director of the Georgetown Center for Poverty and Inequality talks about his most recent book.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Edelman: Not a crime to be poor (part one)||The Georgetown Law professor and director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality talks about how the criminal justice system continues the cycle of poverty in America.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteven J. Ross: Hitler in Los Angeles||The history professor discusses his new book about a small group of civilians in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 40s who helped fight Nazis in America.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBryan Buckley: The Pirates of Somalia||The director discusses his new film about the true story of a young journalist who embedded himself with Somali pirates.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJere Van Dyk: The Trade||The author discusses his time in Afghanistan both as a reporter and as a hostage.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Nicks: The Force||The documentary filmmaker discusses his new film The Force, about the Oakland Police Department.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTiana Alexandra-Silliphant: The General and Me||The documentary filmmaker discusses her film about Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter Kornbluh: Transparency is essential||The senior analyst at the National Security Archive discusses the need for transparency of government documents.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaniel Ellsberg: The Doomsday Machine||The former military analyst talks about why he leaked the Pentagon Papers and why there aren’t more whistleblowers today.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErwin Chemerinsky: Free Speech on Campus||The Dean of Berkeley's Law School discusses his new book and the limitations of the First Amendment.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanViet Thanh Nguyen: The Sympathizer||The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses his acclaimed novel and the legacy of the Vietnam War.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I discovered Robert Scheer listening to KCRW's LRC. A fresh, tough, refreshing voice. I was happy when I heard he would have his own podcast and the first episode of Scheer Intelligence did not disappoint. Hope he continues both podcasts!
If you’re a junkie…...
Robert is always a good listen on LRC and he defends his views well. For this podcast he wears the interviewer's hat well. It’s early in the podcast’s development but guests represent the best of today’s Left thinking within their discussion.
I think that in the near future, the list of guests from this podcast will be viewed as our top intellectual leaders, and as having some of the most distinguished careers of our time.