The View From the Cab


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</object>Somewhere between the erudite law discussions, the squishy interventions, the rollicking exuberance of Steyn/Goldberg/Long, and the penetrating analysis of the weekly Ricochet Podcast, the editors found just enough space to park an 18 wheeler.&nbsp; Their lapse in judgement is my gain because it gives me the opportunity to take you on the road with me, as it were.

Once every two weeks (more or less) I will turn the recorder on and bring you into a rather unique world.&nbsp; You’ll hear the sounds of the road, from conversations with interesting people to the sound of my company’s onboard computer literally telling me what to do.&nbsp; From my own musings and essays to the sound of a 40 ton beast winding through gears and traffic.

In this short inaugural podcast, the idea was simple:&nbsp; Try to impart what it is that makes life on the road so appealing, and how it can get in one’s bloodstream and stay there.&nbsp; I used the sounds of my own truck mixed in with my audio.&nbsp; I do hope you will enjoy it.&nbsp;

Members have made 19 comments.

  1. Profile photo of oleneo65 Thatcher

    Dave, Enjoyed your initial installment and look forward to the next.

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    • June 14, 2011 at 9:59 am
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  2. Profile photo of Good Berean Member

    Can’t wait to get on the road with you, Dave!

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    • June 14, 2011 at 10:00 am
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  3. Profile photo of Britanicus Inactive

    Excellent. I look forward to listening!

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    • June 14, 2011 at 10:01 am
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  4. Profile photo of Whiskey Sam Inactive

    Love this idea! Hope to cross paths with you on the road at some point, Dave.

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    • June 14, 2011 at 10:29 am
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  5. Profile photo of livingthehighlife Inactive

    That was great, Dave. The call of the open road is very powerful. I drove a big truck for a little while too, and I still, 20 years later, get the urge to head out across this beautiful country.

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    • June 14, 2011 at 10:32 am
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  6. Profile photo of Misthiocracy Member

    Will this podcast be made downloadable via iTunes? I love it.

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    • June 14, 2011 at 11:16 am
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  7. Profile photo of Robert E. Lee Member

    Finally! Now we need Dave TV!

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    • June 15, 2011 at 2:22 am
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    Dave Carter Post author

    Cut it out Bob.

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    • June 15, 2011 at 2:43 am
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  9. Profile photo of F. L. Booth Member

    Really looking forward to this. Sent a link to our mutual OTR friend.

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    • June 15, 2011 at 6:23 am
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  10. Profile photo of Mark Wilson Member

    The ambient sounds are so soothing. Can you just record like eight hours worth so I can listen to it on my mp3 player at work?

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    • June 15, 2011 at 8:15 am
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  11. Profile photo of Andrea Ryan Member

    I can’t wait to hear your podcasts, Dave. I’m still in awe of that massive truck you drive around. And I’m still so excited that I actually got to sit in the driver’s seat and hear and feel it rumble. And, of course, I got to touch “the cap”!!

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    • June 15, 2011 at 8:32 am
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  12. Profile photo of Kennedy Smith Inactive

    Finally gettin this show on the road. Coulda used more pics of Andrea, though.

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    • June 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm
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    Misthiocracy: Will this podcast be made downloadable via iTunes? I love it. · Jun 14 at 11:16am

    Yes, future episodes will be made available through iTunes. But as Rob Long constantly reminds me, they will be ….behind the paywall!

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    • June 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm
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  14. Profile photo of Misthiocracy Member

    Luckily for me, I don’t drink Starbucks lattes…

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    • June 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm
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    • June 17, 2011 at 6:32 am
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  16. Profile photo of FeliciaB Inactive

    Awesome! Can’t wait to hear more!

    • #16
    • June 18, 2011 at 1:08 am
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  17. Profile photo of KCRob Member

    Where is this podcast found?

    • #17
    • June 18, 2011 at 4:22 am
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  18. Profile photo of Jan-Michael Rives Inactive

    Why did I wait so long to listen to this? That was really something.

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    • June 25, 2011 at 4:48 am
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  19. Profile photo of Casey Way Member

    I know Lance is the resident music man but I think I smell a theme song… can’t wait til the next one Dave.

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    • June 25, 2011 at 6:47 am
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