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How do I subscribe to the Ricochet podcast? The Ricochet podcast is for Members only. If you use iTunes, simply click here. iTunes will open and ask you for your Ricochet Login. Use the same login credentials you use to sign in to Ricochet. Click here to view step by step instructions on how to subscribe to the Ricochet podcast on your mobile device with a third party podcasting app.
Can I buy a Ricochet gift Membership for a friend? Although the process is not yet automated on the website, you can indeed purchase an annual gift Membership for a friend. Simply send a payment of $29.95 to firstname.lastname@example.org via paypal. Then e-mail us at email@example.com to tell us 1) the recipient's name; 2) recipient's e-mail address; and 3) a personal message to your recipient (optional). We'll send the recipient an attractive e-card on your behalf with their log-in credentials.
Why is membership $3.67 a month? $3.67 is the price of a grande latte at Starbucks. (They told us. We called their Pike Place flagship store.) We think it's a pretty good representation of the great value you're getting by becoming a member. For the cost of a few minutes of tasty liquid stimulation, you get a whole month of mental stimulation that doesn't give you the shakes.
Why is there a code of conduct? Simple: better conversation. We're no strangers to the internet. Take it from us: bad apples can shorten tempers, trash comment threads, and, ultimately, kill great websites. That's not in our game plan, and as a member, we're pretty sure it's not in yours, either. We're all adults -- contributors and members alike -- and for the sake of a conversation that's worth having, it's only right and proper that we act like it. Our simple code of conduct is here.
Can anyone become a member? Absolutely. There's no litmus test for membership. But we're quite happy to say that Ricochet showcases what we think to be some of the best back and forth you can find to the right of center. Though we're to be found all across that half of the political spectrum, we lean to the right. Of course, we're not here to be bobbleheads. Neither are you, right? We're here for dynamic, insightful, meaningful exchanges -- however the participants might be labeled.
Are you trying to rebrand the right? Hardly. Ricochet isn't a partisan scheme or the project of some movement or think tank. If you're looking for a site dedicated to inside-the-beltway positioning or political public relations, you've come to the wrong place. If you're looking for a big group of discerning, quick-witted, and amiable center-right folks enjoying the benefits of a conversational community, congratulations. You've found it.
Are you accepting new contributors? If you'd like to nominate someone, feel free to drop the editors a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're always interested to learn who you think has an essential, must-read voice. But bear in mind our cast of contributors is finite and, we like to think, top shelf.
How do I contact a contributor? Just write to email@example.com. We'll get them your message posthaste.
Got a question you don't see here? Tell us! We'll add it to the list -- with a helpful answer.