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Ed Berliner: The Man in the Arena

Ed Berliner

Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics.

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The Battle for Ukraine: Putin may get what he wants, due to decades of mistakes by NATO & the West.
Mar 2 2022
The Battle for Ukraine: Putin may get what he wants, due to decades of mistakes by NATO & the West.
While the amateur psychologists try to tell us what's going on in Vladimir Putin's head, discussion is being marred by their bad guesses and without taking into account the one factor driving the Russian madman: HISTORY. Putin may well be on the way to getting what he wanted, and that may very well include sacrificing Ukraine to stave off nuclear war. Dr. Robert Rabil is a foreign policy expert, and without being a phony shrink, he leans on that history to explain what others are not discussing.
The Battle for Ukraine: Putin may get what he wants, due to decades of mistakes by NATO & the West.
Mar 2 2022
The Battle for Ukraine: Putin may get what he wants, due to decades of mistakes by NATO & the West.
While the amateur psychologists try to tell us what's going on in Vladimir Putin's head, discussion is being marred by their bad guesses and without taking into account the one factor driving the Russian madman: HISTORY. Putin may well be on the way to getting what he wanted, and that may very well include sacrificing Ukraine to stave off nuclear war. Dr. Robert Rabil is a foreign policy expert, and without being a phony shrink, he leans on that history to explain what others are not discussing.
Ukraine vs. Putin & Russia: From Ground Zero, this is whom the people blame for war.
Feb 28 2022
Ukraine vs. Putin & Russia: From Ground Zero, this is whom the people blame for war.
Dmytro Maruchok is a son of Ukraine and a former journalist, who is unafraid to point out the real reason why this war was launched, who is truly to blame for allowing Vladimir Putin to bring us to the point of a nuclear conflict, and the history this world has yet to learn when it comes to murderers such as Putin.
EXTINCTION ALERT: Major League Baseball & Actually going to games for the “Big 5” sports.
Feb 25 2022
EXTINCTION ALERT: Major League Baseball & Actually going to games for the “Big 5” sports.
Time to get off the lawn, older baseball fans. The game doesn't care about you, doesn't need you, and doesn't want you. They need and want to go younger in order to make the cash. That means the game we see right now is doomed. Let's add to this mix that not only baseball, but EVERY sport is caring much less every day if you actually attend the games.
Damn the metrics! FULL SPEED AHEAD in saving baseball from idiot owners & stats geeks!
Feb 17 2022
Damn the metrics! FULL SPEED AHEAD in saving baseball from idiot owners & stats geeks!
All this nonsense about what's wrong with Major League Baseball makes the first mistake in not asking someone who was there, on the field, and who understands the game with more than an eye for flashy commercials and stupid rules for extra innings. Former MLB All Star Jim Kern takes a blowtorch to how MLB has screwed the pooch, all the while telling excellent insider stories from his new book, "70's and 80's Tales of the Texas Rangers".
Nazis in America: Failing political leadership allowing anti-Semitism to flourish.
Feb 15 2022
Nazis in America: Failing political leadership allowing anti-Semitism to flourish.
A series of recent demonstrations in and around Orlando FL rocked the community and the nation, as American Nazis showed up to shovel more hate with signs, swastikas and salutes. What can and should be done to stop the spread of this cancer? Why do certain politicians such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis not strenuously object to these demonstrations?
Vax or You’re Fired. “N-Word” knee jerk in Denver. Tribute to ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill. PAY THOSE COLLEGE ATHLETES!
Aug 11 2021
Vax or You’re Fired. “N-Word” knee jerk in Denver. Tribute to ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill. PAY THOSE COLLEGE ATHLETES!
Member of the US Military need to make the choice of being vaxxed for COVID19 or being busted out. BRAVO. A media kneejerk in Denver proves again why local news has become such a joke in certain places. NIL is ridiculous seeing as colleges fail to cough up their millions and pay college athletes.
Taking a hard line against idiots on planes. No sympathy for COVID19 deniers. No more aging rockers!
Aug 7 2021
Taking a hard line against idiots on planes. No sympathy for COVID19 deniers. No more aging rockers!
Another exceptional episode in "Free 4 All". Time to hammer down on knuckleheads like "Duct Tape Boy" who disrupt air traffic and put lives at risk. Also, time we stopped having any sympathy for anyone who suffers from COVID19 when they made the call not to vaccinated to wear a mask. Time to stop the ridiculous reliance on instant replay in sports, AND time to stop coughing out big bucks to see aging rockers such as the Rolling Stones.
“Free 4 All”: Angry old men remain pissed at Simone Biles & Megan Rapinoe. Racism or just “get off my lawn”?
Aug 4 2021
“Free 4 All”: Angry old men remain pissed at Simone Biles & Megan Rapinoe. Racism or just “get off my lawn”?
As Simone Biles likely bids farewell to Olympic competition, there remains the stigma and misinterpretation of "hero", and some who will think Megan Rapinoe deserves to be shackled and drawn over kneeling at the National Anthem. Are we STILL screeching about this, and why can't some people understand what it means to use a pulpit for needed social change in America?
Vaccinate or walk. Bile on Biles from the usual right wing wingnuts. No #MAGA in hockey!
Jul 31 2021
Vaccinate or walk. Bile on Biles from the usual right wing wingnuts. No #MAGA in hockey!
Get vaccinated or go home, and it's about time. How do comics find anything funny these days? Right wing racists and the usual dipsticks show blathering ignorance about #SimoneBiles. NO MAGA in the #NHL.
The despicable critics of Simone Biles. Dearth of talent in sports broadcasting. “Team America” PC.
Jul 29 2021
The despicable critics of Simone Biles. Dearth of talent in sports broadcasting. “Team America” PC.
Simone Biles spits out an uncomfortable truth, and is hammered by the despicable amongst us. The real issue of mental health and why so many people fear it's discussion. America still gripped in a COVID19 nightmare and those elected conspiratorialists are trying to duck and cover. How popular IS NASCAR anymore, and does the casual sports fan care about that sport? And the return of "Team America: World Police" has people frothing at the mouth.