Speaking to The AP, the TV host insisted that the unpredictability of his series is responsible for chatshow guests speaking more honestly and openly about conflicts and biases.
"The culture of television changed," he said. "The world didn't change. There's nothing that’s ever been on any of our shows that a grownup didn't know existed."
He continued: "There's nothing shocking in the show. What was shocking was that we had never seen it on television before."
Springer offered no apologies for the often contentious nature of his talkshow and has no intention of toning down its graphic nature.
The star concluded: "I'm hired to do a show about crazy, so I can't then say, 'I don't want to do crazy'. I know if I go to work I see crazy. If I go home, hopefully I don't see crazy."
The Jerry Springer Show was recently renewed for three more seasons.