This will be the last episode of the Steven Maggi Show…next week, we become Vegas Never Sleeps with Steven Maggi, so get ready for the ride!!

Joseph Califano, the former Secretary of Health Educational Welfare under Jimmy Carter gives his expert advise on how to raise a drug free kid with his book, How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents.

Actor, author, magician and comedian Penn Jillette joins us to talk about his book, Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! He talks about his time on Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump and his interactions with his other co-stars, his politics and what family means to him.

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!

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!

Food writer and Culinary Institute of America program director Sophie Egan joins the show to talk about her book Devoured: From Chicken Wings to Kale Smoothies–How What We Eat Defines Who We Are. We really are what we eat as she talks about the cultural impact of foods!

Are you a “Helicopter Parent?” Do you do everything for our child and never let them fail? A lot of us are guilty of just that, some more than others as Dr. Greg Jantz talks about this and his book, Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear: Practical Ways to Find Peace.

Do you love beer? Are you a connoisseur, but not pretentious? In Patrick Dawson’s new book, The Beer Geek Handbook: Living a Life Ruled by Beer you can learn everything you want to know about the beer lifestyle, craft beers, how, and where they are brewed!

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!

Buy E.J.’s Book  Buy Robert’s Book


Why the Right Went Wrong offers a historical view of the right since the 1960s. Its core contention is that American conservatism and the Republican Party took a wrong turn when they adopted Barry Goldwater’s worldview during and after the 1964 campaign. The radicalism of today’s conservatism is not the product of the Tea Party, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes. The Tea Partiers are the true heirs to Goldwater ideology. The purity movement did more than drive moderates out of the Republican Party—it beat back alternative definitions of conservatism.

Dr. Robert Lustig’s message that a calorie is not a calorie revolutionized our understanding of weight loss and nutrition. But in order to avoid the hidden sugars that threaten our health and waistlines, Dr. Lustig warns that we must transform the way we shop, cook, and eat.

You can get Robert’s other book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease here.

Buy Clifton’s Book  Buy Amy’s Book  Buy Sean’s Book

Clifton Collins Jr talks about his new unique and edgy cookbook, Prison Ramen and takes readers behind bars with more than 65 ramen recipes and stories of prison life from the inmate/cooks who devised them, including celebrities like Slash from Guns n’ Roses and the actor Shia LaBeouf.

Amy Gary joins us with the stunning sequel to the New York Times bestseller Goodnight Songs celebrates the beauty and wonder of nature all year long. Once again, a treasure trove of Margaret Wise Brown’s newly uncovered verses receives loving treatment from 12 award-winning artists, including Floyd Cooper, Peter Brown, David Small, Molly Idle, and Bob Staake.

Stand back—genius at work! The perfect gift for every curious kid interested in science, here is a kit to perform 18 experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash, boom, and stink. Sean Connolly has a great new book, Totally Irresponsible Science Kit! Included is a 72-page book with step-by-step instructions for the 18 experiments, including notes on how long each experiment takes, the necessary ingredients, warnings when applicable, and the “scientific excuse” to do the experiment


Join us for a fun interview with Oz Clarke as he educates us about his passion for wine. He talks about the history of wine through the times, and how some cheap wine is good! Know what makes a good wine and have a drink! **Not a book for wine snobs!!***  You can learn more in his book The History of Wine in 100 Bottles.


Simon Majumdar is an author and Food Network celebrity that likes to dig into the land he lives in, and talk about his travels around the US in his latest book, Fed, White, and Blue. He traveled across the country and experiences the different cultures through its food. He has a great philosophy that is hard to dispute, and that is: “You can’t argue with someone when you have a mouthful of ribs!”


There are all types of beers available, but Lagunitas Brewing Company out of Petaluma, CA has created something special and along with their California TapRoom, they now have their Chicago TapRoom open. Join the Steven Maggi show as we talk with Karen Hamilton to learn about their history of beer-making, their breweries and where to get it!