Steven Spierer, 2/17/18

Nothing can sink the heart of a couples therapist faster, no matter how battle-tested or savvy, than the mixed-agenda, half-in/half-out duo: Spouse A wants desperately to save the marriage, while Spouse B is already busy planning a post-divorce life. Steve interviews William Doherty, Professor of Family Social Science and Director of the […]

Steven Spierer, 1/20/18

Judges have enormous power to make decisions, change lives and impact society. We hear news reports daily about rulings judges make but rarely do we get to hear what judges actually think. With his daughter, attorney Melanie Archer, Steve interviews the Honorable Stuart M. Rice, Judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles.

Steven Spierer, 12/23/17

Some people have problems getting enough quality sleep, while others could but just don’t. Today we define a good night’s sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents. But for most of human history, practically no one slept this way. Steve talks with Benjamin Reiss, author […]

Steven Spierer, 12/16/17

Sometimes it’s hard to be calm in the digital world. With more than a billion personal records already stolen, we all need a plan for how to react if our information is compromised. Steve talks with Adam Levin, author of Swiped: How to Protect Yourself in a World Full of Scammers, Phishers and Identity Thieves. […]

Steven Spierer, 12/9/17

Recently, Steve heard a dad give his son some bad advice about college and starts with that. Then, Steve had an extraordinary meal in an extraordinary restaurant and talks with two of the owners of Abe Fisher Philadelphia, General Manager Brian Kane and Chef Yehuda Sichel, about that dining experience and the restaurant business. Finally, […]

Steven Spierer, 12/2/17

Steve interviews Amity Shlaes, author of two books with important lessons about some of the challenges that face us today: 1) Coolidge, a story of Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States of America from 1923 to 1929, and 2) The Forgotten Man, A New History of the Great Depression Then, Steve talks about the […]

Steven Spierer, 11/18/17

In a few states Marijuana is not just legal, it’s practically required. Steve talks with Bruce Barcott, author of Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America.

Steven Spierer, 11/11/17

In memorable past interviews with Howard Schatz, Steve learned what led a successful practicing physician to leave medicine to become a successful professional photographer creating provocative, playful, inspirational, shocking and energetic images. Now, after a 20 year photographic exploration at San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair, Howard returns to talk about his new book, KINK.


Steven Spierer, 11/4/17

Steven was in Washington DC last week and spent time at the Newseum which he found fascinating. Steven interviews Sonya Gavankar Newseum Manager of Public Relations and talks about his experiences at other D.C. landmarks.

Steven Spierer, 10/21/17

Multi-generational money in families can be a wonderful thing. It can also be a direct cause of great turmoil and even tragedy. Steve’s welcomes child psychologist Dr. Mel Lewin to discuss challenges of raising children in today’s world, with and without a lot of money.