Monday, February 15, 2021


Noted Attorney and Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Author and now Podcast Host of “THE DERSHOW”, ALAN DERSHOWITZ joins us. 

Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called ‘the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer’ and one of its ‘most distinguished defenders of individual rights,’ ‘the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,’ ‘the top lawyer of last resort,’ and ‘America’s most public Jewish defender.’ Dershowitz, a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 after clerking for Judge David Bazelon and Justice Arthur Goldberg. While he is known for defending clients such as Anatoly Sharansky, Claus von B’low, O.J. Simpson, Michael Milken and Mike Tyson, he continues to represent numerous indigent defendants and takes half of his cases pro bono. Dershowitz is the author of the book, Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Age of #MeToo, Skyhorse Publishing, 2019. His podcast, The Dershow, can be heard on Spotify, Apple and YouTube.


Publisher: All Points Books; Illustrated edition (June 30, 2020)

A business biography of George Washington, focusing on his many innovations and inventions. George Washington: general, statesman…businessman? Most people don’t know that Washington was one of the country’s first true entrepreneurs, responsible for innovations in several industries. In George Washington, Entrepreneur, John Berlau presents a fresh, surprising take on our forefather’s business pursuits. History has depicted Washington as a gifted general and political pragmatist, not an intellectual heavyweight. But he was a patron of inventors and inveterate tinkerer, and just as intelligent as Jefferson or Franklin. His library was filled with books on agriculture, history, and philosophy. He was the first to breed horses with donkeys to produce the American mule. On his estate, he grew countless varieties of trees and built a greenhouse full of exotic fruits, herbs, and plants. Unlike his Virginia neighbors who remained wedded to tobacco, Washington planted seven types of wheat. His state-of-the-art mill produced flour which he exported to Europe in sacks stamped “G. Washington”―one of the very first branded food products. Mount Vernon was also home to a distillery and became one of the largest American whiskey producers of the era. Berlau’s portrait of Washington, drawn in large part from his journals and extensive correspondence, presents a side of him we haven’t seen before. It is sure to delight readers of presidential biography and business history.

JOHN BERLAU is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.


Berlau is a contributing writer for Forbes. His work has been published and cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Financial Times, Bloomberg News,  The Atlantic, Politico, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, Investor’s Business Daily, National Journal, National Review, American Spectator, Reason Magazine, and more. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including CNBC’s “The Call,” “Power Lunch” and “Closing Bell,” Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” and “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and Fox Business’ “Cavuto.” He is also author of the widely cited paper “Declaration of Crowdfunding Independence: Finance of the People, by the People, and for the People.” Before joining CEI, Berlau was an award-winning financial and political journalist. He served as Washington correspondent for Investor’s Business Daily and as a staff writer for Insight magazine, published by The Washington Times. In 2002, he received the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism from Washington’s National Press Club. 


DENA HIGLEY, Emmy Award-Winning Head Writer for Days of Our Lives & One Life to Live. Speaker & Author of MOMAHOLIC: Crazy Confessions of a Helicopter Parent (Publisher: Thomas Nelson, April 30, 2012) AND Creator of the podcast The Washies is our guest. From Westwood One and Omnicast Media, “The Washies” is a ten-episode serialized fictional podcast set in 2025. Amid a backdrop of political unrest, a TV producer finds and promotes five millennials who happen to be direct descendants of George Washington.


AMITY SHLAES, The author of four New York Times bestsellers: and chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation joins us to discuss, her editorial  written for The Hill “ WHY PRESIDENTS SHOULD AVOID “GREAT” FOR THEIR OWN GOOD AND THE NATION’S


Shlaes is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, The Forgotten Man/Graphic, Coolidge, and The Greedy Hand: How Taxes Drive Americans Crazy.  Miss Shlaes chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and the Manhattan Institute’s Hayek Book Prize, and serves as a scholar at the King’s College. A former member of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board, Miss Shlaes published a weekly syndicated column for more than a decade, appearing first in the Financial Times, then in Bloomberg.


Long-time Nashville producer/artist TONY MANTOR has recently released a song and video that honors first responders, “Why Not Me?”


Every picture in the video is from real police, fire, EMT and 9-1-1 people across the country who heard about what Tony was doing and decided to get involved. Tony’s plan is give most of the proceeds from downloads of the song to first responders groups across the country. Over 80,000 views on YouTube. Fifty thousand in the past 8 days. The song is even beginning to hit some secondary radio charts. It’s being played on radio all over the UK..


Tony Mantor is an American singer/songwriter, pianist, and producer. His career spans from the late 70’s, performing as an artist and touring sideman, to the present, consulting and working on shows for legendary performers. In the studio he has produced both emerging and established artists plus, when time allows, his own personal music. As an artist Tony had multiple nationwide releases. He charted in U.S. trade magazines, such as Cashbox, and internationally in Europe and the U.K. This success led him to Nashville. Since that move he has produced and developed many aspiring singers, helping them pursue their musical dreams. In 2005 his production/development company, Plateau Music, became an independent record label releasing select singers to radio in Country, R&B, AC, pop, and Jazz/Soft Rock. During the next fifteen years Tony produced 35 nationally charted records…      25 of them reaching the top 40 and several going top 10.