Don Barlett and Jim Steele appear as guest speakers to groups with an interest in a wide range of national issues, including inequities in the tax code, Washington’s destruction of good-paying jobs, influence peddling by special interests and America’s imperiled middle class.

To arrange a speaking engagement, send an email to the address at right.

Recent Appearances

  • August 2, 2012 Philadelphia, PA. The Free Library, Central Branch, 7pm. Joint appearance.
  • August 15, 2012 Kansas City, MO. Central Library, Kansas City Public Library. (JBS).
  • August 28, 2012 Washington, D.C. Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington. Joint appearance.
  • September 5, 2012 New York, NY. Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th Street, New York. Discussion of “The Betrayal of the American Dream.” with Richard Tofel, general manager of ProPublica. Joint appearance.
  • September 27, 2012 New Hope, PA. The Book Club with Michael Smerconish, 7 p.m. Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope. Joint appearance.
  • September 28, 2012 Washington, D.C. AFL-CIO, Noon, 815 Sixteenth street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Joint appearance.
  • October 4, 2012 Chestertown, MD, C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, 5p.m. The Custom House, Washington College, 101 S. Water Street, Chestertown. (JBS)
  • October 9, 2012 Washington, D.C., Katzen Recital Hall, American University, 6:30 p.m. “Investigative Reporting: How It’s Done,” with Charles Lewis, founder and executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop. Joint appearance.
  • October 17, 2012 San Francisco, CA. Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, 6pm. Joint appearance.
  • November 19, 2012 New York City, 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street, noon. Discussion of Howard Hughes from our book,Howard Hughes: His Life and Madness, for 92Y series that examines the psychological factors that have shaped larger than life historical figures. (JBS)
  • January 3, 2013. Phoenix, AZ. Reynolds Center, Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University, 9am. Discussion of The Betrayal of the American Dream with Reynolds Center fellows.
  • January 6, 2013. Washington, D.C.  C-Span's "BookTV In Depth," time TK. Discussion of The Betrayal of the American Dream and our earlier books and journalism.
  • January 7, 2013 Philadelphia, PA. the Cosmopolitan Club of Philadelphia, 1616 Latimer Street, 7pm. Talk on The Betrayal of the American Dream
  • January 13, 2013 Philadelphia, PA. The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, 11am. A discussion of The Betrayal of the American Dream.
  • March 6, 2013 Lawrence, KS. Student Union Association, University of Kansas, 7pm. A talk on The Betrayal of the American Dream.(JBS)
  • March 15-16, 2013 Tonsberg, Norway. Norwegian Association for a Critical and Investigative Press (SKUP). To discuss investigative reporting at annual conference.(JBS)