FROM THE VAULT: Last words with the legendary Chet Coppock

Chet Coppock was, indeed, a true broadcasting legend. The man was larger the life, bombastic, smarter than a dozen coaches, and was a giant in Chicago sports. I had the honor of working with him for a short time at a cable sports network called "NewSport", that would still be on the air today if [...]

FROM THE VAULT: Last words with the legendary Chet Coppock2019-12-06T21:30:16+00:00

FROM THE VAULT: The ever changing football life of Tom Brady

Tom Brady is the greatest QB to ever play the game of professional football? Argument? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? No one gets into this scuffle anymore. But back in 2016, there was a lot of speculation about whether Brady would play another season or two, and what kind of QB he would agree to become. Award [...]

FROM THE VAULT: The ever changing football life of Tom Brady2019-12-06T21:22:19+00:00

FROM THE VAULT: Kaep proves we just want athletes to shut up & play?

Back in December 2016 when the Colin Kaepernick story was truly on everyone's lips, I had a sometimes heated conversation with attorney and sports talker Dan Jacobs about what the reaction to Kaep was really proving. It seemed that yet again a portion of America was saying that athletes, despite being people of intelligence and [...]

FROM THE VAULT: Kaep proves we just want athletes to shut up & play?2019-12-06T21:07:35+00:00

Mark Kram, Jr., Author: “Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier”

Far too many people remember Joe Frazier as merely a foil for Muhammad Ali, when in reality he was much more. In his new book, "Smokin' Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier", Mark Kram, Jr. details an intimate and revealing picture of the man who rose to heavyweight champion from dirt-poor roots, was much smarter than he was given credit for, and who in the end proved to be a true heart and soul not only of boxing, but of his Philadelphia home. Join Ed Berliner for another revealing episode of "The Man in the Arena".

Mark Kram, Jr., Author: “Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier”2019-06-11T14:13:03+00:00

Captain Ross Aimer: Hold Boeing & the FAA criminally responsible for MAX-8 crashes

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg is talking out of both sides of his mouth regarding the recent crashes of 2 737 MAX-8 aircraft that killed over 300 people. While he claims to accept responsibility, he is now trying to blame pilot error. Aviation expert Captain Ross Aimer is furious, and believes both Boeing and the FAA need to be criminally investigated for their actions and lack thereof in protecting the flying public. Join Ed Berliner for an exclusive and riveting interview on this episode of "The Man in the Arena".

Captain Ross Aimer: Hold Boeing & the FAA criminally responsible for MAX-8 crashes2019-04-30T17:39:12+00:00

Brent Terhune: Satirical stand up comedy in the Trump era

There is nothing tougher for a comedian than finding that niche, that way to get directly to what is funny and bring an audience along for the ride. Veteran stand-up Brent Terhune joins us on "The Man in the Arena" for discussion of how to make satire work in sensitive times, and why his Internet character may be nothing like his on stage work, but is also lighting up the Internet. Come along for the laughs, leave with a better idea of why we need satire so desperately. Go 1 on 1 with Brent Terhune, another interesting individual with a fascinating story. It's what Ed Berliner does on "The Man in the Arena".

Brent Terhune: Satirical stand up comedy in the Trump era2019-04-29T13:17:19+00:00

Dr. William Schaffner: Liars & politics driving the US measles epidemic

The measles epidemic in America is spreading faster than physicians feared, and in the end, the possible deaths of children and suffering of millions could be traced to just 2 men. Sadly, as with most things in America these days, one of those individuals can be traced to specifically seeking political gain. Ed Berliner is joined by noted and globally respected infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner, desperately seeking to give people the truth and stop the spread of a disease that should never have been allowed to rise again.

Dr. William Schaffner: Liars & politics driving the US measles epidemic2019-04-17T12:12:48+00:00

Gene Merola: Inside the mind of a veteran SoFla stand-up comic

What's the secret to making someone laugh? Why would anyone want to do it for a living? And how do you know when you've got the material just right? Join Host Ed Berliner for a peek inside the mind of veteran national and South Florida stand-up comic Gene Merola, in an episode loaded with surprise, stores, and a libations between questions. Meet the man who been making SoFla laugh for more than 40 years, and has plenty left in the tank. Plesae be careful not to move anything around while in his mind, as Gene remembers where he left the cookies.

Gene Merola: Inside the mind of a veteran SoFla stand-up comic2019-04-15T19:10:09+00:00