We have always been fascinated by the movies about the Mob such as The Godfather and Goodfellas. Author Charles Brandt, former homicide investigator joins the show to talk about Jimmy Hoffa and his book, soon to be a movie, “I Heard You Paint Houses”, Updated Edition: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Glyn Johns talks about his amazing career as a sound man, and all the incredible musicians he has worked with throughout his life. Check out his book: Sound Man: A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles , Eric Clapton, the Faces . . .


Key figure in the Water Gate hearings that brought down President Richard Nixon, John W. Dean talks about his book, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. Dean provides a great historical account of what really happened, in this full account about Watergate, and Nixon’s involvement.



Magician, juggler, and high-wire artist Philippe Petit talks about his daredevil escapades that have made him famous. Not just your average high wire artist, he taught himself and is known for walking between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and had been arrested over 500 times! Join us as we talk about his  book, Creativity: The Perfect Crime.

How do you get from being a self-proclaimed anarchist, living under the stairs, to running your own multi-million dollar business? Sophia Amoruso will tell you how as she talks about her book #GIRLBOSS and her successful clothes line, Nasty Gal.

Lisa Robinson, rock writer for Vanity Fair, looks back on years spent with countless musicians backstage, after hours and on the road, in her book There Goes Gravity. From Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Clash to Eminem and Lady Gaga…Lisa has interviewed them all!


Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Sportswriter of the Year, Steve Carp joins the Steven Maggi Show. Carp writes about hockey, golf and boxing and talks with us about what is happening in Las Vegas in the sports world, including the newest NHL Hockey team coming!

Actor Clifton Collins Jr talks about prison reform and his new unique and edgy cookbook, Prison Ramen: Recipes and Stories from Behind Bars and takes readers behind bars with more than 65 Ramen recipes and prison stories.

Questions about red wine? White wine? Any wine?? Learn all you need to know about wine, what to eat with it. Get Karen MacNeil’s  book, The Wine Bible.

Everything you wanted to know about food in NYC is right here! Join us with Ina Yalof to learn about all the food delicacies, treats, and hidden gems of NYC. Get your copy of Food and the City: New York’s Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It and dig in!


A man thought to be Ivan the Terrible, a Nazi war criminal was found guilty, and sentenced to death, but then they found out he was a victim of mistaken identity. But was he actually innocent? Lawrence Douglas, author of The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial talks about one of the last major Holocaust trials for our time.


Author, producer and consultant to the TV series Mad Men Josh Weltman, joins the Steven Maggi Show and talks about what does, and doesn’t work in the world of advertising. Josh talks about “how does persuasion work?” and how TV shows are sold. Learn more about the book Seducing Strangers: The Little Black Book of Advertising Secrets and how these techniques are woven into Mad Men!

Karissa Hadden hosts the show, Animal Storm Squad on Nat Geo Wild. The show follows a team of dedicated meteorologists, storm chasers and animal experts who rescue trapped and injured pets. Led by Karissa, a vet tech with a heart of gold, this series takes an inside look at the heroes who save animals’ lives in the worst of times.


Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha talks about the Battle of Keating in his book, Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor. Learn about the heroes that fought with valor, and the Americans that made the ultimate sacrifice.



Editor Amy Gary joins the Steven Maggi Show to talk about the new book by Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Songs: A Celebration of Seasons. Discover more about these wonderful poems found, years after her passing, put to music and available now!Margaret_Wise_Brown

Author Darron Cardosa joins the show to talk about his life as a waiter, and secrets of what waiters think about you! Learn more from his book, The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips & Trials from a Life in Food Service.

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner celebrate the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics  with their latest book, When to Rob a Bank: …And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants. Check out our interview with Stephen Dubner and hear about some of economics greatest hits!

Author Andrew Newberg joins the Steven Maggi Show to talk about his latest book, How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation.  Newberg talks about how the brain can be your path to finding meaning and purpose in your life.

Greg Iles talks about his 2nd book The Bone Tree after Natchez Burning. Join the show as we talk about how far we have come in race relations.

Are you ready to retire? Do you have enough money saved? Teresa Ghilarducci joins the show with her book, How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is. Learn about how social security alone wont cut it, and secrets to enjoining your golden years.

Joanne Ruthsatz and Kimberly Stephens talk about the genetic link between autism and prodigy. Listen to this fascinating discussion about their new book, The Prodigy’s Cousin: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent.

Adam Cohen, New York Times bestselling author of Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck talks about a scary & shameful part of American history. Learn about the tremendous injustice in this country which led to the sterilization of 70,000 Americans.


Adam Makos joins the Steven Maggi Show to talk about his latest book, Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice. The Korean Conflict is America’s “forgotten war” and there are many heroes and this book will talk about what one man did in the name of friendship.


Laura Prepon, star of Orange Is the New Black & That 70’s Show and nutritionist Elizabeth Troy talk about their new book, The Stash Plan: Your 21-Day Guide to Shed Weight, Feel Great, and Take Charge of Your Health. The older we get, the harder it is to stay in shape, but this book will show you how to eat right…and take care of your body!

Michael Grant joins the Steven Maggi Show to talk about his latest book, Front Lines. Imagine WWII but a draft that included women. Three daring young women will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race.

Tim English has a great book that talks about the truth behind some of the biggest hits in Rock-n-Roll and how some of our biggest musicians got by with a little “help” from their friends, and by help we mean taking their material! You can get Tim’s book on Amazon: Sounds Like Teen Spirit: Stolen Melodies, Ripped-off Riffs, and the Secret History of Rock and Roll.

Western Free Press

This week on the Steven Maggi Show, we go back to politics and we talk with Christopher Cook, the managing editor of Westernfreepress.com. The 2016 Presidential Primary is something we have never seen before, and we talk with Chris about why this has happened in our country right now, and what we may be looking at in November.