Steven Spierer on the Radio

Listen to Steven Spierer on the Radio

Steven Spierer hosts a worldwide Internet radio program which is heard live Saturdays at 10:00 am Pacific, 1:00 pm Eastern. Steve’s guests range from insurance experts and politicians to authors and psychologists. Below are links to selected shows. Feel free to send an Email to if you have comments on the shows or if you have an idea for guests or topics that might be discussed on

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Steven Spierer

Work and Religion

The stock market has set new record highs in the last few years. Unemployment statistics continue to go down. The United States is now at or near "full employment". But a closer look at economic data explains why those facts are misleading and why the work...

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Hate Speech

Steve starts out talking about hate speech, how much he hates it, and how important it is to tolerate it. Then, religion gives us a moral grounding and a sense of identity by connecting us to our past and creating tight communal bonds. It also makes us happier,...

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What Does Big Data Really Know?

Big Data knows where you are, where you have been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what makes you angry. It can predict what you will buy, where you will be the victim of crime and when you will have a heart attack. But as well as Big Data knows...

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The Opiate Epidemic

Every week, in four counties, across four American states there are over 200 cases of opiate overdose. This is not a sudden outbreak, in fact, this problem has been around since the mid 1990s when the opiate pain medication OxyContin became the catalyst that hooked...

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The Economic Future

Back on July 23, 2011 Steve interviewed noted Economist Gary Shilling, author of the landmark 2010 book The Age of Deleveraging: Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth and Deflation. Now, Steve talks again with Gary Shilling, whose predictions turned out to...

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Can’t Buy Happiness

Despite the fact that Americans spend more time and money in search of happiness than any other nation on earth, research shows that the United States is one of the least contented, most anxious countries in the developed world. Steve interviews Ruth Whippman, author...

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FDR-Love Him or Hate Him

Of course, Steve has some thoughts on the presidential election and shares them during the course of this discussion: The legacy of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is still under discussion today. Most people believe that President Roosevelt not only led the...

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Urban Workings

Steve starts with a story that begins with firing his secretary but it doesn't end the way he expected. Then, High density city development is all the rage around the world. Taller buildings, smaller units, more people in less space, all within walking distance of...

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Mortgage Mess

Steve thinks the mortgage mess of the Great Recession was just a symptom of a larger and worse problem and so interviews David Smick, author of The World is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy to find out how bad it could get and what we need to do...

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Tastes Like Chicken

From the domestication of the chicken nearly ten thousand years ago to its current status as our favorite meat, the history of this seemingly commonplace bird is anything but ordinary. Steve interviews Emelyn Rude, author of Tastes Like Chicken: A History of America’s...

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