The Jerry Springer Podcast

The Jerry Springer Podcast

The Jerry Springer Podcast: Tales, Tunes and Tomfoolery is a weekly mix of comedy, liberal political talk and roots music performed by up and coming song writers and groups. Jerry is joined by Jene Galvin and Megan Hils as they compare their dissimilar lives, convo about events of the day and occasionally welcome a phone guest, some real and others you wonder. Like State Senator Tip Kemper, who recently proposed a literacy bill requiring citizens to read a book a month and submit a written report to the government at the post office. But in the middle of each episode, Jerry shows his serious side with a unique take on a current political or social issue drawing from his years as Cincinnati's mayor and top ranked news anchor. Performed before a small audience at the Folk School Coffee Parlor in Ludlow, Kentucky, The Jerry Springer Podcast is live streamed at and Facebook Live and archived on the podcast's website and all major podcast apps. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


December 29, 2022 47 mins

The Last Show...(Jerry Finds His Voice)

Jerry discovers how to use his microphone and now loves how his voice sounds! This is our podcast ending round table conversation among the cast and crew. We interact about some highlights, funny moments, memorable interviews, Cuba, the Freedom Riders show, music, etc. Do we feel we accomplished what we set out to do? What comes next? For Jerry and Jene, is it the retirement home rec ...

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Walker's Candidacy Is An Assault on Black Americans Dignity

We’ve been doing this show for years now, right? I had my people go back through the archives and tally up the number of times the word Trump was spoken. Let’s go around the table and see who can guess the number. If you are a Facebook live viewer right now, put your guess in the comment section.

We are now deep into the prime sports season with football and basketba...

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Trump Should Not Be Allowed To Hold Office Again

Jene once visited the home of someone who Jerry gave a key to the city to.

What is Thanksgiving like at the Springer‘s household? TV show Foodfight?

Our musical guest: Lucas Wayne

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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner At The Trump's?

Tip of our hats to Frances Wilson Canty, a bold freedom rider who recently died for Civil Rights. Here's a link to a podcast we did interviewing some of the Riders.

Jerry entertains the idea of doing some shows in Retirement homes. Three meals a day. No one remembers your jokes...

Musical guest: Lucas W...

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November 21, 2022 38 mins

Why Americans Drank The Kool-Aid?

They'll always be villains in American democracy, but nothing says we have to drink the Kool-Aid. Are we now the villains?

Jerry, is Tony Bennett art exploding in value? Jene’s brother bought a painting for little and then became shockingly valuable because the artist became huge.

Musical guest: Darren Hacquard


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November 17, 2022 47 mins

God Bless Joe Biden

President Joseph Biden said this election is about saving democracy. It's about the very soul of America. Trust the American people to put that notion above partisanship. 

Americans have roundly rejected Donald Trump. He's causing Republican states to elect Democrats. 

Musical Guest for tonight’s show is Abe Partridge, an artist from Mobile, AL, and a return guest to the show.&n...

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Noel Paul Stookey shares his experience on the Lincoln Memorial with Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have A Dream" speech. Peter, Paul & Mary performed at the iconic moment in history. 


Noel's daughter Liz has started a non-profit Music To Life for musician-activists to further the causes of musicians raising awareness to propel us to a more humane society. How do we embody ...

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The Right-Wing Supreme Court Will Cut Affirmative Action

Jerry alleges Masked Singer vote was rigged. Stop the Steal!

Musical guest: Darrin Hacquard

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The Morning After Elections Republicans Will Be Smiling: Jerry Won't

The phenomenal and innovative outdoor artistic light show that lasts four nights in Cincinnati. Very Springer like endeavor. Might we get Jerry to run for mayor of Sarasota?

Jene reminds us as Dems if we all turn out the vote, we can't lose and reverse the Roe vs. Wade decision. Call local political party headquarters or contact Get Out the Vote for Dem...

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Republicans Have No Moral Compass

Republicans will vote for any Republican regardless of moral character or competence. There are no lines they won't cross if what's at stake is the next election. Herschel Walker has no more business being a United States senator than a twelve year old in terms of ability and knowledge. Georgia's election shouldn't even be close. If you're a Republican, wouldn't this be a goo...

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Bad Jerry Springer Dad Jokes Are Back In Full Form!

Jerry shows up to a party too early, and tries to get soon to be expected parents to name their children Jerry Springer. Bad dad jokes are back in full form!

Jerry's commentary: This is 2022. Have we learned nothing? Are we to leave our children and grandchildren a legacy of, “What were we thinking?” “How backwards were we?” ‘How could we tolerate such ignoran...

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October 7, 2022 30 mins

On this week's show Jerry can't figure out how to turn the sound off on his Iphone.

Jerry's commentary: Our institutions, indeed brilliant as they are drawn up, are no stronger than the character of the people who inhabit them. That’s why character matters. That’s why our democracy is in peril. That’s why the only remedy is we the people, we the voters; Voting as if democracy this November is on the ballot. It is!


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September 29, 2022 45 mins

What Would Jerry Do?

A Faustian bargain never ends well. Selling one’s soul for an earthly prize. So it won’t end well for Republicans who have sold their soul. That is any sense of honesty, morality, the Big Lie, to the extreme right wing empowered by Trump for a momentary victory in the primaries. A younger generation, indeed a multicultural one at that, is not likely to sign on what used to be a respected ...

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September 22, 2022 36 mins

Jerry's Baaaaack! 

Jerry talks about the passing of the queen and gets emotional talking about his extended family being exterminated by Nazis and his parents getting visas at the last second to escape into England. Which is where Jerry was born in a subway (or tube) that was being used as a bomb shelter.

The duality of the Monarchy as a symbol of racism and how it also during WWII brought England together when ther...

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September 13, 2022 41 mins

We’re getting complaints from corporate, about Jerry’s telling of the same joke again and again and again. He must stop, now under direction from corporate. (Then Jene asks Jerry who that older guy he was talking to out front.)

Jene tells shockingly how his uncle Antonio just died and how on his deathbed last week he announced he was changing his lifelong Democratic affiliation to Republican. He told Jene why.

The group ...

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Noel Paul Stookey – of the 60’s folk trio, Peter, Paul & Mary

Noel performs “One And Many”, “Impeachable”, and “Blowing In the Wind” a duet with Jerry. He discusses the power of music, vulnerability, and the major seventh chord.

Jerry gives some perspective on the optimism that began the 60’s and the tumultuous events that followed. How Peter, Paul, & Mary brought social justice and anti-war music to main street. The ...

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August 31, 2022 35 mins

The Elevator Comics!

Jerry talks about doing a live version of Price is Right at Mystic Lake Casino just outside Minneapolis. Did Jerry do comedy on the elevators? Now, the Elevator Comics even have a commercial…

Then, the group talks about the crazy turn of events at the Academy Awards.

Jerry talks about Jeff Sessions’ first act as attorney general — rescinding protections for transgender students using the bathrooms they...

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Jerry tells the story about when he was mayor and started running a marathon in his business suit.

Perhaps coincidentally, Jerry and Jene are going into prison next week. (Not like that, to visit!)

Megan and Jene explain to Jerry how they’re making his prized Sarasota home into an AirB&B.

Jerry’s rant: Will the Trump era have a lasting effect on American culture? How much of this madness can we “undo?”

Musical guest...

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August 17, 2022 56 mins
We revisit the harrowing account of Jo Ann Staples, who survived a tragic bear accident in late August of 2008 in Gates of the Arctic National Park in remote northern Alaska. The story has four elements: the backpack trip and the grizzly bear attack, the dramatic rescue that eventually got her to the hospital in Fairbanks about 250 miles away, the ongoing treatments she’s still undergoing, and the lessons she’s learned.

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The conclusion of a three part special edition of the Jerry Springer Podcast.

Jene interviews two former Kentucky inmates he met while volunteer teaching at a Kentucky correctional facility.  Tom Payne is a 7"2 former NBA basketball player with the Atlanta Hawks. He was the first African-American recruited by the University of Kentucky and hall of fame coach Adolph Rupp. Incarcerated for 33 years he talks about tr...

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