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Then there was the time back in my radio days —1996, I believe — when my charming cohost, Sydney J. Michaels, volunteered her opinion that, “Dave, you have a face for radio.” She was quick to add that I had the voice for it as well, which was very kind of her. And judging from recent listener trends (the number of downloads of “The Dave Carter Show” has increased nearly 1,000 percent in the last 60 days alone), it seems that a rapidly increasing number of you share Sydney’s assessment about what you’re hearing, which quite honestly leaves me happily shocked, humbled and grateful beyond words.

What’s even more important, of course, is that I hear from you. Which is why I followed closely the responses to Blue Yeti’s New Year’s Eve post, “2019 Ricochet Focus Group,” wherein he asked several questions of our members. One of those questions had to do with the podcast offerings at Ricochet, and your comments and suggestions were quite insightful and intriguing. A member who goes by the username, ToryWarWriter wrote:

I would like a podcast where we get a professional interviewer to interview members of Ricochet. I think that would be a great program. We got a lot of interesting people and I think it would people to get to know the membership better.

In response, Blue Yeti wondered if that might be something I would be interested in, which was good because I would have jumped at the chance in any event. Ricochet, after all, belongs to our Members and they are a fascinating and wonderfully engaging cross-section of America whose voices are worth listening to.

The ensuing discussions and planning that followed ToryWarWriter’s suggestion have blossomed into what will be a regular segment on my show, and one which I’m eager to get rolling. Going forward, “The Dave Carter Show” will feature a Meet The Member segment during which it will be my pleasure to interview Ricochet Members about their perspectives, their posts and/or comments, their interests and a great deal more.

Ten years ago, when Ricochet launched, one of the most enjoyable yet surprising features of the thing was the sense of community that resulted in numerous “Meet Ups” springing up across the country. Since I basically lived on the road at that time, I was more than delighted to pop in on these gatherings and bask in the warm friendship and sparkling wit of Ricochet’s members. Compared to you folks, the rest of the world seemed dumb as an oyster.

My hope is to enjoy that same warmth and fun spirit in my conversations with you on the podcast. But I’ll need a little help here please. I’ll be spending more time on the site, reading more of your posts and comments and looking for members to interview, but my time is necessarily limited. So I welcome — no no, I really really need your suggestions on members you would like to hear from. To that end, feel free to throw out some ideas in the comments below, or reach out to me via Ricochet’s direct message service and let me know your thoughts and nominations, etc.

And if you’re not a member? Why not get in on the fun? You can even make untoward remarks about whether or not my face is suitable for radio or podcasting. I have fairly thick skin after all, and I’m reminded of Howard Hughes’ remark about Hollywood star Clark Gable, saying that, “Clark Gable’s ears make him look like a taxicab with the doors open.” I can be at least as graceful. So let the fun begin, and I’ll look forward to talking with you soon.

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  1. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron MillerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Technically, I don’t know if a microphone classifies as a Member or a Contributor, but how about Blue Yeti? 

    Dave Carter: You can even make untoward remarks about whether or not my face is suitable for radio or podcasting.

    Well, if your face is as pretty as your backside, then your old cohost would probably take that back. 

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    • January 10, 2020, at 2:49 PM PST
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  2. Arahant Member

    Aaron Miller (View Comment):
    Well, if your face is as pretty as your backside, then your old cohost would probably take that back.

    You mean the one in his profile picture?

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    • January 10, 2020, at 4:04 PM PST
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  3. Arahant Member

    Have you interviewed Gary McVey, yet? Or how about Sam Rhody? Both have been elevated to Contributor status, but they certainly have some of the most interesting posts.

    Another odd thought is maybe you could interview @olddanrhody and @alfrench, both former members of the US Navy, if I’m not confusing things.

    I know in the past, you interviewed DocJay, Boss Mongo, and me. I am probably forgetting some off the top of my head.

     

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    • January 10, 2020, at 4:07 PM PST
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  4. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron MillerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Aaron Miller (View Comment):
    Well, if your face is as pretty as your backside, then your old cohost would probably take that back.

    You mean the one in his profile picture?

    It’s not a good joke. Backward even, and therefore untoward.

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    • January 10, 2020, at 4:40 PM PST
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  5. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron MillerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    GLDIII and Mark Wilson can wow us with aerodynamics and other Science(!) lessons.

    She and Sawatdeeka can regale is with stories of foreign lands. LC probably takes the cake as the farthest afield among Ricochet’s active members. Others I know currently reside in Japan, Australia, Germany, and Ireland, to name a few. You’re still awake at 3:00am, right?

    Maybe Jimmy Carter can explain if such comfortable shoes smoothed his negotiations with Iran.

    • #5
    • January 10, 2020, at 4:50 PM PST
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  6. OldDanRhody's speakeasy Member

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Have you interviewed Gary McVey, yet? Or how about Sam Hank Rhody? Both have been elevated to Contributor status, but they certainly have some of the most interesting posts.

    FIFY

    • #6
    • January 10, 2020, at 5:34 PM PST
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  7. Arahant Member

    OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Have you interviewed Gary McVey, yet? Or how about Sam Hank Rhody? Both have been elevated to Contributor status, but they certainly have some of the most interesting posts.

    FIFY

    Amazing how the brain works. Or doesn’t.

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    • January 10, 2020, at 5:39 PM PST
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  8. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter

    Good suggestions already! Keep ‘em coming folks. 

    • #8
    • January 10, 2020, at 5:43 PM PST
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  9. Samuel Block Support

    Oh, ‘Hant’s already been interviewed, eh? I was thinking of throwing him in the ring… 

    I’d love to hear Gary McVey. Yeti and LC would be a good picks that have already come up. Susan Quinn, Western Chauvinist, GrannyDude, and Rodin come to mind also. 

    There’s definitely more, but that’s enough ideas for one comment.

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    • January 10, 2020, at 5:47 PM PST
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  10. Dr. Bastiat Member

    I’d vote for St. Augustine & Seawriter. I’ll think of more soon…

    • #10
    • January 10, 2020, at 6:03 PM PST
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  11. Arahant Member

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):
    I’d vote for St. Augustine

    I wouldn’t do that to Dave. 😜 Although @saintaugustine is in HK and has been witnessing protests, etc. And before that, he was in Pakistan, so he has had an interesting life.

    Seawriter would also be great,.

     

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    • January 10, 2020, at 6:16 PM PST
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  12. Samuel Block Support

    St. Auggie also has a new book to promote… I’ll let him link to it if he’d like, but that’s something big to discuss.

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    • January 10, 2020, at 6:57 PM PST
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  13. Dr. Bastiat Member

    I Walton would be great.

    • #13
    • January 10, 2020, at 7:24 PM PST
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  14. Saint Augustine Member

    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    St. Auggie also has a new book to promote… I’ll let him link to it if he’d like, but that’s something big to discuss.

    Yes, I am that much of a nerd.

    http://ricochet.com/705616/reason-and-authority/

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    • January 10, 2020, at 7:36 PM PST
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  15. Samuel Block Support

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    I Walton would be great.

    iWe, too. And OldBathos! And you, Doc!!

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    • January 10, 2020, at 7:43 PM PST
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  16. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter

    Fantastic response here folks!! I have some reading to do, obviously, and I’m really looking forward to making contact with a lot of good people here. Please keep the suggestions coming! 

    • #16
    • January 10, 2020, at 8:17 PM PST
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  17. Acook Member

    I vote for Dr. Bastiat. 

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    • January 10, 2020, at 8:22 PM PST
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  18. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron MillerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    If I remember correctly, Roger Kimball assists small businesses. Barkha Herman trains women to shoot wannabe thugs. And Rob Long does quality assurance for martini umbrellas.

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    • January 10, 2020, at 9:29 PM PST
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  19. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter

    Folks, these suggestions are fantastic. Now, I’ll be referring back to this list over time,…and you all have a standing invitation to message me here with further ideas or suggestions. Don’t be afraid to nominate yourself for a chat either. I’ve yet to meet anyone on this site who was, in any way, boring. If you have some points or subjects you would like to discuss on the show, by all means please let me know.

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    • January 11, 2020, at 10:34 AM PST
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  20. Arahant Member

    Dave Carter (View Comment):
    Don’t be afraid to nominate yourself for a chat either.

    I only come back if Alphonse do de interview.

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    • January 11, 2020, at 10:40 AM PST
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  21. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Dave Carter (View Comment):
    Don’t be afraid to nominate yourself for a chat either.

    I only come back if Alphonse do de interview.

    Now that could be fun. 

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    • January 11, 2020, at 10:55 AM PST
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  22. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    Well I certainly feel honored to see my suggestion get such attention.

    I suggest @seawriter who has written a whole lot of books and has a regular column.

    I will have to look to make sure I am getting some names correct before suggesting some more people.

    I dont mind suggesting myself either :). If your running out of ideas.

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    • January 11, 2020, at 12:50 PM PST
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  23. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy WeivodaJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Have you interviewed Gary McVey, yet? Or how about Sam Hank Rhody? Both have been elevated to Contributor status, but they certainly have some of the most interesting posts.

    FIFY

    Yeah, that could have been hazardous. You get Sam Rhody started telling jokes and he’ll just keep going like the Energizer Bunny.

    Lots of good suggestions from the above comments. Keeping in mind that some people have been guests on podcasts here and there, I’m going to give you names of people who I don’t think have had their shot yet. Not that I would mind hearing more from @arahant, @garymcvey, or @6foot2inhighheels but a higher priority would be people who haven’t had their first go-round.

    @stad

    @midge

    @percival

    @concretevol

    @kelsurprise

    @brianwatt

    @patrickb63

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    • January 11, 2020, at 3:26 PM PST
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  24. Arahant Member

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    @stad

    Sure, we can hear about the romance novels he writes. 😈

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    • January 11, 2020, at 7:16 PM PST
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  25. Samuel Block Support

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Have you interviewed Gary McVey, yet? Or how about Sam Hank Rhody? Both have been elevated to Contributor status, but they certainly have some of the most interesting posts.

    FIFY

    Yeah, that could have been hazardous. You get Sam Rhody started telling jokes and he’ll just keep going like the Energizer Bunny.

    Lots of good suggestions from the above comments. Keeping in mind that some people have been guests on podcasts here and there, I’m going to give you names of people who I don’t think have had their shot yet. Not that I would mind hearing more from @arahant, @garymcvey, or @6foot2inhighheels but a higher priority would be people who haven’t had their first go-round.

    @stad

    @midge

    @percival

    @concretevol

    @kelsurprise

    @brianwatt

    @patrickb63

    I like this list. Should the rest of them know they’ve been nominated too?

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    • January 11, 2020, at 7:20 PM PST
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  26. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy WeivodaJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Have you interviewed Gary McVey, yet? Or how about Sam Hank Rhody? Both have been elevated to Contributor status, but they certainly have some of the most interesting posts.

    FIFY

    Yeah, that could have been hazardous. You get Sam Rhody started telling jokes and he’ll just keep going like the Energizer Bunny.

    Lots of good suggestions from the above comments. Keeping in mind that some people have been guests on podcasts here and there, I’m going to give you names of people who I don’t think have had their shot yet. Not that I would mind hearing more from @arahant, @garymcvey, or @6foot2inhighheels but a higher priority would be people who haven’t had their first go-round.

    @stad

    @midge

    @percival

    @concretevol

    @kelsurprise

    @brianwatt

    @patrickb63

    I like this list. Should the rest of them know they’ve been nominated too?

    It would probably be a good idea if they knew people were talking about them. 

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    • January 11, 2020, at 7:55 PM PST
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  27. Samuel Block Support

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    OldDanRhody, 7152 Maple Dr. (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Have you interviewed Gary McVey, yet? Or how about Sam Hank Rhody? Both have been elevated to Contributor status, but they certainly have some of the most interesting posts.

    FIFY

    Yeah, that could have been hazardous. You get Sam Rhody started telling jokes and he’ll just keep going like the Energizer Bunny.

    Lots of good suggestions from the above comments. Keeping in mind that some people have been guests on podcasts here and there, I’m going to give you names of people who I don’t think have had their shot yet. Not that I would mind hearing more from @arahant, @garymcvey, or @6foot2inhighheels but a higher priority would be people who haven’t had their first go-round.

    @stad

    @midge

    @percival

    @concretevol

    @kelsurprise

    @brianwatt

    @patrickb63

    I like this list. Should the rest of them know they’ve been nominated too?

    It would probably be a good idea if they knew people were talking about them.

    Agreed. 1,2,3! Not it!

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    • January 11, 2020, at 8:54 PM PST
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  28. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron MillerJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    It would probably be a good idea if they knew people were talking about them. 

    Right, if we make them paranoid, the interviews will probably be dynamic and exciting!

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    • January 11, 2020, at 8:54 PM PST
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  29. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter

    I think I’ve got the first member interviewed secured for this coming week. Prolific writer and commenter, and a great sense of humor. We’re getting things scheduled now. So I’ll be coming back to this list frequently over the coming weeks and months. This will be immense fun. Thanks again folks, and as I keep saying, please keep throwing names into the mix as you think of them.

    • #29
    • January 12, 2020, at 7:13 AM PST
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  30. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    @garymcvey is another of my recommends who has some amazing stories of his time as a lawyer.

    • #30
    • January 13, 2020, at 9:09 PM PST
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