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For nearly three decades, Michele Tafoya reported the action from the sidelines. She covered the NBA, NFL, Olympics, and the college football and basketball national championships. And now, during these insane times in our world, she thinks we need a serious dose … of sanity. This is the Michele Tafoya Podcast, with your host — one of the sanest people on planet earth — Michele Tafoya.

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National Security Expert Morgan Ortagus

Tuesday, September 26

In June, the Biden administration’s special envoy to Iran had his security clearance suspended and was placed on leave.  Then he was hired to teach at Princeton.  What is going on here, and why should you care?  Plus, China and the Southern Border with National Security expert Morgan Ortagus.

When Scientists Lie

Monday, September 25

Three scientists volunteer their time and attention to finding fraudulent data in published studies.  One result?  The President of Stanford University stepping down. 

How Important is Marriage?

Thursday, September 21

Marriage is an American Institution, and according to Aldo Buttazzoni, it is being threatened.  Why does that matter?  Listen and decide for yourself.

A Detranstioner’s Incredible Life Story

Wednesday, September 20

Laura Becker has “been to hell and back several times.”  She medically transitioned when she was in no state of mind to consent.  Now as a de-transitioner, she is sharing her remarkable story — which is both heartbreaking and inspiring. This woman is a light, a hero, an example, a creative force, and a cautionary tale all at once!

"Do Not Comply", with Will Witt

Tuesday, September 19

Will Witt’s second book, “Do Not Comply,” sheds light on the sorry state of affairs in the United States, and he does it with research and perspective.  But he also offers solutions for how we win back America’s true values.

Death at a Daycare, Dove Soap, and Sheryl Crow

Monday, September 18

You need to be aware of the fentynal crisis.  You might want to know about Dove Soap’s woke marketing.  And you may really enjoy hearing what Sheryl Crow is up to, far away from Santa Monica Blvd.

Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers

Thursday, September 14

Who are the fact-checkers in American journalism?  And what are their methods?  Matt Palumbo tells some hysterically funny — and frightening — stories about how fact-checking is a business with a serious agenda. 

It’s 9/11, and the President is in Alaska

Monday, September 11

It is difficult to name an event more earth-shattering than the terrorist attacks on America on 9/11/2001.  Images and feelings are emblazoned upon our memories.  But Michele gets the uneasy sense that those memories are fading.  The President of the United States. Joe Biden, marked the day in… Alaska.  We must never forget, and Michele’s got the words and images to remind us why.

Were Votes Stolen in 2020?

Thursday, September 7

Michele is not a fan of Donald Trump.  But that doesn’t mean she won’t listen to people who work for the former President.  Christina Bobb is a Marine, lawyer, and TV News Anchor.  She now works for Donald Trump and has authored a book, “Stealing Your Vote: The Inside Story of the 2020 Election and What it Means for 2024.”  Her revelations may surprise you.

Cancel Culture, The U.K. Edition

Wednesday, September 6

Have you heard of Roisin (pronounced ROH-Sheen) Murphy?  The Irish musician has been forced to apologize for her opinion.  Her opinion about what, you may ask.  You’ll want to hear this episode.

Sperm Donor has 96 Kids

Tuesday, September 5

A recent Wall Street Journal piece about a sperm donor caught Michele’s eye.  She shares the story of the man with at least 96 kids… and asks the question, “Is this a good idea?”

Fired for Speaking at a School Board Meeting

Thursday, August 31

Meet Janet Roberson, a realtor who was fired by real estate company Compass for the crime of speaking out — politely, calmly, and professionally — about sex education in her kids’ school district.

Sage Steele, Part 2 of 2

Wednesday, August 30

Part two of Michele’s in-depth interview with former ESPN anchor Sage Steele.  What has happened to diversity of thought?  Who will step up to save women’s sports?  And why being courageous is one of the toughest, most rewarding things to be.

Sage Steele, Part 1 of 2

Tuesday, August 29

Fresh off her settlement with ESPN, Sage Steele joins Michele to share stories about the sportscasting industry and more.  This is Part 1 of 2 episodes with Steele.

Covid Mandates Again?!?

Monday, August 28

Attorney Aaron Siri specializes in the legality of vaccine mandates. His warnings are clear.

Not Just Another Sports Movie

Thursday, August 24

Dennis Quaid stars in “The Hill," a new film based on the true story of Rickey Hill, who never should have made it in baseball.  Growing up with a degenerative spinal condition, Rickey was relegated to leg braces as a child.  How he overcame his condition to become one of the best hitters in the game is an epic tale.  Rickey Hill joins the show.

Catching Predators… at age 23.

Wednesday, August 23

Alex Rosen has been confronting child sex predators since he was 19 years old.  What motivates him?  How many has he helped put behind bars?  And what has shocked him throughout his journey?

Who Owns Our Bodies?

Tuesday, August 22

Leslie Manookian was working for Goldman Sachs in London when she had a life-changing experience.  It took place during a meeting with a pharmaceutical company.  What she heard and discovered changed her life’s trajectory.  Hear her unforgettable story, and learn about how she helped get rid of mask mandates on airplanes!