Expert Guests

duncanbernadetteBernadette Duncan is author of the highly anticipated book about talk radio titled, YAPPY DAYS: Behind the Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers and Losers (AuthorHouse/Talkers Books, 2016).  For 26 years, Duncan worked in the trenches of big-time talk radio during its most dramatic decades (1983-2009) – set against the backdrop of America’s pre- and post-9/11 realities when in one fateful day, talk radio went from its post O.J. Simpson default of covering celebrity murder mysteries (Gary Condit, Jon-Benet Ramsey, etc.) to an obsession with the reality and ongoing threat of civilian mass murder at the hands of terrorists.  She worked for some of the biggest names in the business during their glory days – Sally Jessy Raphael, Larry King, Tom Snyder, Lou Dobbs, Gil Gross, Charles Osgood and many more.  This veteran talk show producer and wife of TALKERS publisher Michael Harrison chronicles her career in the business in a candid manner and makes a compelling case on behalf of the importance of the position of radio producer – which she describes as being “the most under-rated, under-paid and under-appreciated job in commercial media.”  Producers and hosts interested in booking Bernadette Duncan on their shows can do so by calling Barbara Kurland at 413-565-5413.

bearmanethan3Ethan Bearman is a multi-talented media star on the rise.  In addition to his writing endeavors, Bearman is a skilled talk show host heard on KGO, San Francisco and in national syndication.  The genesis for hisbearmanbookcover new book, Liars and Whores: How Big Government and Big Business Are Working to Save Their Own Assets, Not Yours (Talkers Books 2015), goes back to his childhood when an uncle encouraged him to “question the system.”  The book is a populist, non-partisan approach to the economic and social challenges faced today by the average person trying to make a living and feed his or her family against the backdrop of an increasingly corrupt corporate and government culture.  It addresses the key issues of these times.  To book Ethan Bearman for your show, call Barbara Kurland at 413-565-5413.


On the air for over 20 years, Ric Edelman is an expert on all aspects of personal finance critical to your listeners:  investments, taxes, retirement planning, mortgages, saving for college, buying and leasing cars and more.  Ric has been three times ranked the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation by Barron’s.   Ric is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and his eighth book, The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs, was published in April 2014.  In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Ric was named among the “Heavy Hundred” in the radio industry by TALKERS magazine.  Ric’s television show, The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman, airs on more than 200 public television stations across the country and has won 8 Telly Awards.  He is a member of the CNBC Digital Financial Advisors Council.  More information is available at:  To book Ric Edelman, contact Rick Fowler at 703-251-0109.

weismanwriterSteven J.J. Weisman is an attorney, educator, author and experienced broadcaster whose expertise in the area of identity theft has made him one of the country’s most-sought-after television and radio guests.  Most people think of use of credit cards over the internet as the obvious example if high-risk behavior that could lead to identity theft, but there are many other potential pitfalls via social media and smartphone use that most people don’t even think about – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Weisman has published his most recent book, Identity Theft Alert, and he’s available to speak with your audience about this crucial topic.  Email: or visit to learn more.