Media Work

Podcast Available for Download: Steven Svoboda Overviews Recent Events, ARC's Activities » 29 April 2016
On April 3, 2016,Steven Svoboda appeared on the "Shadow Politics" show. Maria is a longtime friend of ARC and intactivism; Steven and Maria did their first show together way back in the year 2003. Their last previous show aired in July 2014.
Steven Svoboda Overviews European News, Activism's Successes, and Boulder Symposium on Maria Sanchez Show » 13 July 2014
On July 9, Steven Svoboda appeared on the "Maria Sanchez Show." Maria is a longtime friend of ARC and intactivism; Steven and Maria did their first show together way back in the year 2003.
Steven Svoboda Overviews History of Circumcision and Intactivism on Maria Sanchez Show » 10 January 2014
  On January 8, 2014, I appeared on the "Maria Sanchez Show." Maria is a longtime friend of ARC and intactivism; we did our first show together way back in the year 2003.
Steven Svoboda Overviews News Regarding Europe, the AAP, and Brian Morris on Maria Sanchez Show » 18 March 2014
On March 17, 2014, Steven appeared on the "Maria Sanchez Show." Maria is a longtime friend of ARC and intactivism; Steven and Maria did their first show together way back in the year 2003.
WBAI "Walden's Pond" Appearance by Steven Overviews State of Intactivism, ARC » 8 September 2013
My appearance on Shelton Walden's longtime "Walden's Pond" radio show on September 8, 2013 went extremely well thanks to Shelton's skills as a journalist and his broad knowledge of the issues. In this hour-long show, aired on New York City's public radio station, WBAI, we...
Maria Sanchez Show Appearance by Steven Overviews State of Intactivism, ARC » 13 September 2013
On September 12, 2013, I appeared on the "Maria Sanchez Show." Maria is a longtime friend of ARC and intactivism; we did our first show together way back in the year 2003. In this 40-minute-long show (available for playback or download here or at
Steven's Los Angeles Radio Show Overviews Intactivism » 3 May 2013
On Friday, April 26, 2013, I appeared on Maria Sanchez' hour-long internet radio show, "The Maria Sanchez Show," based in Los Angeles (you can listen to the podcast below). The wide-ranging discussion was designed to update Maria's listeners on events in recent years and...
Podcast Available for Download: Steven Discusses Charleston and Keele Conferences, European Good News on Maria Sanchez Show » 28 November 2013
On November 22, 2013, I appeared on the "Maria Sanchez Show." Maria is a longtime friend of ARC and intactivism; we did our first show together way back in the year 2003.   In this half-hour-long show, released by Maria on November 25 and now available as a downloadable podcast at...
Steven's Los Angeles Radio Show Overviews Recent Important Events in Intactivism » 17 June 2013
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, I appeared on Maria Sanchez' hour-long show, "The Maria Sanchez Show," on Los Angeles-based Internet radio station
January 5, 2012 Radio Show Successful » 12 January 2012
My appearance on the Internet radio show "A Voice for Men" on January 5, 2012 went well.
Steven on "A Voice for Men" Internet Radio Show » 5 January 2012
I have just learned that I will be appearing on the Internet radio show "A Voice for Men" tonight. The show starts at 6PM Pacific Standard Time, 9PM Eastern Standard Time. It is anticipated that I will be on the show from approximately 9:20EST/6:20 PST until about 9:45 EST/6:45 PST....
Hot Talk Radio Show » 31 January 2011
On January 31, 2003, we squared off against Thomas Wiswell on Fargo, North Dakota’s “Hot Talk” radio show. The debate was hosted by Chris Walters live to run while the Flatt v. Kantak trial was in progress in that same city. Wiswell mistakenly claimed there were 200 million...
Parenting Unplugged Radio Interview » 1 June 2011
Steven Svoboda was interviewed by Todd and Laura Mansfield of the Parenting Unplugged radio show on June 1, 2011 (link).
WBAI Radio Interview » 26 September 2010
Steven's interview with host Shelton Walden on his long-standing show "Walden's Pond" went very well. An mp3 of the show, aired September 26, is available from host station WBAI, New York City's public radio station, for download or listening at
In Search of Fatherhood Interview » 1 September 2009
The Autumn 2009 issue of In Search of Fatherhood magazine features a six-page interview with Steven about his work with Attorneys for the Rights of the Child. A small picture of Steven appears on the cover along with others also discussed in this issue.
KOPN Radio Interview » 9 November 2009
On November 9, Steven was interviewed by Janel Miranda and Rich Winkle of Thoughtcrime Radio on radio station KOPN (89.5FM, Columbia, Missouri; Janel and Rich were well-prepared and sympathetic interviewers and did a fantastic job.
New Scientist Interview » 15 February 2008
On January 28, 2008, Steven was interviewed by Vivien Marx for an upcoming article on circumcision in the weekly science magazine New Scientist.
KVTA Radio Interview » 15 February 2008
Steven appeared on February 15, 2008 on KVTA Ventura, California to discuss the book recently published by Oxford University Press, Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate. He also reviewed some new developments regarding intact rights, such as the recent Oregon Supreme Court victory in...
“Dads on the Air” Interview » 26 November 2007
Steven was interviewed at length by Greg Andresen on the “Dads on the Air” show broadcast out of Sydney, Australia on November 26, 2007. Steven appeared again on July 2, 2007 to discuss the recent Egyptian ban on female genital cutting and also the landmark Talbott study refuting the...
KKZZ Radio Interview » 15 June 2006
On June 15, 2006, Steven was interviewed by Maria Sanchez for “The Connection” KKZZ 1590 AM Ventura. The show was rebroadcast on July 4, 2006. Steven was interviewed again by Maria on July 17 regarding the study by Auvert suggesting that circumcision can help prevent HIV/AIDS.
Sex TV Channel Interview » 15 July 2006
On July 15, 2006, Steven appeared along with Marilyn Milos of NOCIRC on a special program about circumcision broadcast by Toronto’s Sex TV Channel (, a division of City TV. Interviewer Michelle Melles was quite sympathetic and knowledgeable and put together an excellent...
Penn and Teller “Bullshit” Program » 25 April 2005
Even greater acknowledgement of ARC and of the intactivist movement recently came, with a leading television program (Penn and Teller’s “Bullshit”) Steven was interviewed as were Marilyn Milos, Dr. Paul Fleiss, Wayne Griffiths, Dr. Mark Reiss, William Stowell, Linda Otis, and from...
“The Men’s Forum” TV Appearances » 1 January 2004
In January 2004, Steven appeared on two successive weekly episodes of “The Men’s Forum,” a New York City Cable Television program produced by Gary Costanza. One episode, entitled, “Circumcision,” focused on male genital integrity while the other episode, titled,...
CIUT Radio Interview » 13 March 2004
On March 13, 2004, Steven appeared on CIUT, 89.5FM, the University of Toronto’s radio station, discuss male genital integrity with host Jesse Mendes. Also appearing on the show were activists Lawrence Barichello and Dennis Harrison.
WWLTV Interview » 2 June 2004
On June 2, 2004, WWLTV Channel 4, the CBS affiliate in New Orleans, Louisiana, broadcast as part of Eyewitness News a “Medical Watch Report” entitled “Circumcision” in which Steven was interviewed by Meg Farris.
Christopher Sykes Interview » 3 September 2004
On September 3, 2004, independent British filmmaker and journalist Christopher Sykes interviewed Steven for a film on the intactivist movement that he is currently making.
National Public Radio’s “Cross Talk Show” » 28 January 2003
National Public Radio’s “Cross Talk Show,” hosted by Maria Sanchez at station KCLU 88.3/102.3 FM Los Angeles, devoted an hour to interviewing us and discussing intactivism and ARC’s work on January 28, 2003.
Independent » 30 April 2002
Interviewed on April 30, 2002 by [North Carolina] Independent reporter Rachel Gathercole for article on circumcision. Article published on pp. 25, 28-29 of the June 12-18, 2002 issue.
National Journal » 23 June 2002
On June 23, 2002, Steven was interviewed by Shawn Zeller, who wrote a full-page feature in the National Journal citing ARC's work and the work of other intactivist organizations. "Activists Fight Cirucmcision," National Journal p 1962, June 29, 2002.
“Family News in Focus” Radio Interview » 1 August 2002
“Family News in Focus” Syndicated radio show. Archived at August 2002. (segment on circumcision mentioning ARC).
WTHK Radio Interview » 13 August 2002
“The Dom Giordano Show” WTHK 1210 AM Philadelphia, PA. August 13, 2002.
WLW Radio Interview » 10 October 2002
"Scott SloanShow" Host Scott Sloan. WLW 700 AM, Cincinnati, Ohio. October 10, 2002.
WSPD Radio Interview » 14 October 2002
“The Drive Home” Host Scott Sloan. WSPD 1370 AM Toledo, Ohio. October 14, 2002.
WBAI Radio Interview » 11 August 2002
“Walden’s Pond” With Marilyn Milos, Host Shelton Walden. WBAI Radio New York City. August 11, 2002.
New York Times » 6 April 2002
Interviewed on April 6, 2002 by New York Times reporter David Allyn for article on circumcision Publication date unknown.
Fox 5 Interview » 6 April 2002
Fox 5 Washington, DC. Interviewed regarding circumcision litigation and the William Stowell case. April 6, 2002.
Mothering » 7 May 2002
Steven was interviewed on May 7, 2002 by Mothering magazine reporter Gussie Fauntleroy for an article on circumcision.
Penthouse » 20 March 2001
Interviewed on March 20, 2001 by Penthouse reporter Sharon Taxin. Article published as "The Penis Page," p. 120 of the December 2001 issue. This article was also published at
Fox 5 Interview » 2 May 2001
Fox 5 WTTG-DC Washington, DC. Appeared on news feature entitled, “The Cruelest Cut” regarding circumcision conference and the anti-circumcision movement. May 2, 2001.
New York Times » 24 June 2001
Interviewed on June 24, 2001 by New York Times reporter David Allyn for article on circumcision litigation. Publication date unknown.
Parenting » 15 November 2001
Interviewed on November 15, 2001 by Parenting magazine reporter Dina Roth for article on circumcision. Publication date unknown.
“Walden’s Pond” Radio Interview » 30 December 2001
“Walden’s Pond.” Host Shelton Walden. WBAI Radio New York City, December 30, 2001.
Home News & Tribune » 6 December 2000
Interviewed on October 6, 2000 by [East Brunswick, New Jersey] Home News & Tribune regarding Matthew Price case, and interviewed regarding ARC's work for an article in the Daily Californian entitled "Group Derides Foreskin Removal" on November 3, 2000.
“The Journey Home” Interview » 26 September 2000
Appeared on September 26, 2000 with host Diego Mulligan on “The Journey Home,” a program presented by KSFR 90.7-Santa Fe.
“Walden’s Pond” Interview » 22 June 2000
Host Shelton Walden. WBAI Radio New York City. June 22, 2000.
“Adler On Line” Interview » 24 May 2000
Appeared on May 24, 2000 with host Charles Adler on "Adler on Line," a program presenter by CJOB 68 AM-Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The Independent » 7 December 1999
The Independent—Deborah Klinger. "Snip, Snip, All Done?: The Circumcision Debate Hits Home" Durham, North Carolina, December 1-7, 1999.
“Singing the Gender Blues” Interview » 1 May 1999
We were extensively interviewed in Ottawa on May 1, 1999 by TV Ontario in a program entitled “Singing the Gender Blues,” broadcast September 21, 1999.
Men's Fitness » 1 September 1999
Men's Fitness—R. Daniel Foster. "The First Cut: Do Uncircumcised Penises Have More Fun?" September 1999, pp. 41-42, 130.
AAP policy statement » 1 March 1999
The March 1, 1999 release of the policy statement by the AAP on circumcision was a busy time for us as we prepared a press release and attended a press conference at which we were interviewed by network television channels and Dr. Dean Edell’s crew. We have been quoted regarding the AAP...
Los Angeles Times » 16 August 1999
Los Angeles Times—Abigail Goodman. "Modern-Day Mohels Carry on Old Tradition" August 16, 1999.
Men's Fitness, Bay Area Baby/Bay Area Parent, Brooklyn Bridge » 16 August 1999
We have been interviewed by Men's Fitness magazine for an article on circumcision they are preparing for their July 1999 issue, by Bay Area Baby/Bay Area Parent, and by Brooklyn Bridge.
“Accent on Wellness” » 5 August 1999
“Accent on Wellness” New York City Cable Television. Footage of Presentation at Caravan of Dreams, New York City, August 5, 1999 by J. Steven Svoboda and Laurie Evans.
“Boosted by doctors and changing mores, advocates battle a rite” » 8 April 1999
Associated Press Writer—M. Boorstein. April 8, 1999.
Bay Area Parent » 1 September 1999
Bay Area Parent—Catherine Salton. "The Circumcision Decision?" September 1999, pp. 70-6.
Local TV Appearances » 31 May 1998
In May-June 1998 on local television with ARC Board Member Charles Bonner.
Men's Health » 1 August 1998
"Did Circumcision Ruin Your Sex Life?" Men's Health magazine, by Mark Jenkins, August 1998.
Mothering » 1 August 1998
"Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (ARC)" Mothering magazine, July/August 1998, p. 47.
“Lexington Today” » 23 July 1998
With Wayne Hampton. Host Larry Joe Treadway. WXLG Lexington, Kentucky. July 23, 1998.
“Breakfast Club” » 22 June 1998
“Breakfast Club” a station based in Kingstown, Jamaica which broadcasts in Jamaica and over the Internet. With Naomi Penner. Host Anthony Abrahams. “Hot 102,” Kingston, Jamaica. June 22, 1998.
“Circumcision Decisions” » 15 June 1998
Brooklyn Bridge—Mike Duffy. “Circumcision Decisions” (Brooklyn, June 1998, pp. 71-75.)
“Way Too Early” » 21 June 1998
“Way Too Early” Harry Osibin, KITS 105.3 (“Live 105”) San Francisco, June 21, 1998.
“Men’s Room” » 28 May 1998
“Men’s Room” with Pradeep Ramanathan. Host Max Elliot. KBPA San Francisco, May 28, 1998.
“Walden’s Pond” » 19 February 1998
“Walden’s Pond.” Host Shelton Walden. WBAI Radio New York City. February 19, 1998.
Oakland Cable Television » 26 September 1996
Host Charles Bonner. September 26, 1996.