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The Smerconish Podcast
22 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Treating Mental Illness with Psychedelics
George Goldsmith, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Compass Pathways, joins Michael Smerconish to talk leveraging synthetic psilocybin - yes, the stuff in shrooms - to treat mental illness.
16 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Burial? Try Becoming Soil! The Case for Human Composting
Goodbye life, hello compost! Anna Swenson, communications manager for "ecological death care" company Recompose, joins Michael Smerconish to argue that resting in peace is easier when you're soil.
31 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
F*** BIDEN: Yard Signs, Free Speech, and a New Jersey Court Case
Warning: contains strong language. Profane yard signs + a New Jersey obscenity ordinance = a thorny court case! Michael Smerconish talks with Roselle Park Mayor Joseph Signorello and homeowner Andrea Dick to break down this free speech flashpoint. Original air date July 22 2021.
19 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Bad Data: 2020 Presidential Polls Were Historically Inaccurate
Josh Clinton, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, joins Michael Smerconish to break down why pollsters just had their worst election in decades. Original air date 20 July 2021.
20 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Countering Digital Hate: Battling COVID Vaccine Misinformation on Social Media
Imran Ahmed, Founding CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, with Michael Smerconish. Original air date 19 July 2021.
21 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
How to Talk to the Unvaccinated: Dr. Leana Wen
Michael plays portions of a phone call from Andrea Dick of Roselle Park, NJ, who refuses to get a COVID vaccine. He asks George Washington University Visiting Professor Dr. Leana Wen, how he should have responded.
19 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Oh, Canada! Congratulations to Ambassador David L. Cohen
Michael's thoughts on Philly-area native, Comcast executive David L. Cohen being nominated by President Biden to serve as US Ambassador to Canada. Original air date 22 July 2021
22 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Hey Now: Howard Stern Superfan Michael Smerconish appears on "Stern Show Summer School"
Michael talks about appearing on SiriusXM's Howard 101 this week, on "Stern Show Summer School."
16 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Jeff Bezos' Spaceflight For Dummies: CollectSPACE's Rob Pearlman Schools Smerconish
CollectSPACE Editor Rob Pearlman speaks with Michael just two hours after Jeff Bezos completes his first spaceflight. Original air date 20 July 2021
21 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Should President Biden waive the option of military personnel to refuse a COVID vaccine?
Michael offers thoughts on those in the military, and the federal government, who are refusing to get a COVID vaccine.
18 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
COVID Rising: Should Biden credit Trump for vaccine development?
Michael's commentary on the latest COVID headlines, pondering whether Biden and Trump should work together to encourage vaccinations.
20 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Many Post-Trump Books Have Published, But There's Alot We Still Don't Know
Michael's commentary on the forthcoming book "I Alone Can Fix It" by Carol Leonnig & Phil Rucker, and the myriad of other post-Trump presidency books that have been released. Original air date 15 July 2021.
17 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Jeff Greenfield: The Democrats Need A Reality Check
Emmy Award-winning TV analyst and journalist Jeff Greenfield on his Politico op-ed, "The Democrats Need A Reality Check." Original air date 14 July 2021.
18 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Your safe deposit box...may not be so safe.
Institute for Justice Senior Attorney Rob Johnson on a case in California where paying customers not involved in any crimes that a FBI raid was looking for...just want their stuff back. Original air date 13 July 2021.
25 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Did Richard Branson really make it to Space?
Michael opens his Monday 12 July 2021 radio program with thoughs on the Euro soccer finale, and Richard Branson's trip to space over the weekend: did he really make it?
20 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Commentary: On The Lessons of Afghanistan
Michael shares thoughts after President Biden announces all US combat troops are being pulled from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. Original air date 9 July 2021.
17 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
President Trump Will Lose His Lawsuits Against Social Media Platforms
Professor Eric Goldman at the Santa Clara University School of Law, with Michael Smerconish on 8 July 2021, on former President Trump filing lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google.
17 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Is It Necessarily Racist When A White Person Questions A Diversity Hire?
Michael's commentary on the story of disparaging comments ESPN's Rachel Nichols made about colleague Maria Taylor.
9 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
To Cape, Or Not To Cape?
Michael and TC discuss her open invitation to visit her at her family's vacation home on Cape Cod next week when he'll be nearby on business.
7 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Commentary: Brnovich Case Shows SCOTUS Won't Interfere In Most Voting State Laws
Michael's take on the Supreme Court ruling on the Brnovich v. DNC case, Friday 2 July 2021.
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