Of Consuming Interest

Of Consuming Interest is a weekly show examining the most important consumer issues today.

Latest Podcasts / Episodes

  • Doug Badger, visiting fellow in domestic policy studies with the Heritage Foundation, discusses the ways COVID-19 spreads and which mitigation efforts make the most sense.
    October 3, 2020
  • John Breyault of the National Consumers League discusses how hackers are targeting school systems, the effect, and the cost. He also provides guidance for parents and students on the issue.
    September 26, 2020
  • Debra Berlyn, executive director, Project GOAL, describes the exciting technologies introduced at the CES consumer electronics show and how they affect the senior population, as well as the many devices being developed to keep all…
    February 22, 2020
  • Jim Quiggle, Communications Director, Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, reveals the new Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame. He discusses some of the most astonishing frauds of the past year as well as the cost in money…
    February 16, 2020
  • Ben Lieberman, senior fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute, discusses changes in regulations that govern many household appliances as well as the move to require a new, more expensive refrigerant for air conditioners and refrigerators.
    February 8, 2020
  • Tom Gordon, executive director of Responsive Law, reports on the ways the legal system is being made more accessible to consumers without having to hire a lawyer.
    January 18, 2020
  • Kristi Thompson, Federal Communications Commission, discusses robocalls, where they originate, public and private sector Initiatives, and how consumers can fight back.
    January 11, 2020
  • Susan Diegelman, director of public affairs, AT&T, discusses 5G and what the new technology means for consumers.
    December 15, 2019
  • Bruce McClary of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling discusses debt elimination scams and how they can drive consumers into more debt.
    December 8, 2019
  • On this week’s “Of Consuming Interest”, Patrick Webre of the Federal Communications Commission discusses the agency’s initiatives to stop illegal robocalls
    December 1, 2019
  • Jill Gonzales, an analyst with WalletHub.com discusses gift cards and credit cards. A study by the company lists the best gift cards as well as credit cards. In addition she reveals that many credit cards…
    November 24, 2019
  • Twila Brase, President of the Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom discusses the proposed National Health ID number and its impact on medical privacy, medical care and the concerns about the security of sensitive information.
    November 13, 2019
  • Aaron Foss, developer of Nomorobo, discusses how his free app blocked 1.2 billion robocalls and what consumers can do to protect themselves from being victims of these scammers.
    November 2, 2019
  • Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director, the National Cyber Security Alliance, discusses the steps individuals and businesses should take to protect their data as well as the dangers of using unsecured W-Fi connections.
    November 1, 2019