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  1. Rick Banyan Member
    Rick Banyan
    @RickBanyan

    The inside baseball view of how and why podcasts come and go was interesting. However, I’m still not clear on what Hank thinks about Rob’s attitude about Trump. Perhaps we could have another 20 or 30 minutes of give and take on that infinitely fascinating topic.

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  2. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter
    @ToryWarWriter

    I keep meaning to participate in one of these.

    But I already had Scott twice on my show @exjon slacker.

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  3. PedroIg Member
    PedroIg
    @PedroIg

    Hi, Scott – Why does The Commentary Magazine podcast always abruptly terminate just a few minutes into the podcast?  I always have to download it and listen to it through another app.

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  4. FredGoodhue Coolidge
    FredGoodhue
    @FredGoodhue

    PedroIg (View Comment):

    Hi, Scott – Why does The Commentary Magazine podcast always abruptly terminate just a few minutes into the podcast? I always have to download it and listen to it through another app.

    The same thing happens to me too.  About every 10 minutes it stops and I have to refresh the page.  So it’s not just me.

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  5. thelonious Member
    thelonious
    @thelonious

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    PedroIg (View Comment):

    Hi, Scott – Why does The Commentary Magazine podcast always abruptly terminate just a few minutes into the podcast? I always have to download it and listen to it through another app.

    The same thing happens to me too. About every 10 minutes it stops and I have to refresh the page. So it’s not just me.

    It happens to me as well.

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  6. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    So the Dems get to stall and refuse to cooperate in Maricopa County and it’s the audit team’s fault it’s taking too long? When are people going to start going to jail? There probably won’t be any voting reform because both sides must benefit from low-level cheating and don’t want to expose each other.

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  7. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    I don’t normally listen to this, but I also found the podcast overview the most interesting.  Commentary never cut out for me at 10 but often at about 40 minutes.  Then I started listening to everything at double speed, so I use Ricochet’s little purple I link to get me to the podcast where I can do that easily.  There’s no cutting off in that forum.  I don’t know why.  

    Anyway, I’m commenting because I just want to say that while I, of course, enjoy reading other members’ posts and am thus happily familiar with everyone who spoke/commented here, I absolutely love the Ricochet podcast.  I listen to it every Saturday when I run long, so I’d totally miss Rob Long’s voice if it disappeared.  (Get it??? Run long with Rob Long???!!!  I have to crack myself up!) 

    The truth is that I find the conversations that people have there, despite sometimes stridently different points of view, to be very civil, very considered, and I would be bored if everyone thought the exact same thing.  So I’ll offer up that I think Rob Long absolutely belongs on that show.  There’s a nice dynamic amongst all of the hosts, even when I don’t always agree… and I don’t always agree with anyone.  I mean… I think there’s balance.   And I absolutely know that there are people on Ricochet who feel like both Rob and Henry.  

    I also like the presentation of Ricochet as a neutral platform.  I really, truly enjoy the website, and I thank everyone who started it.  :)

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  8. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
    ToryWarWriter
    @ToryWarWriter

    @blueyeti your always welcome on LoC.  

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  9. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Lois Lane (View Comment):

    Anyway, I’m commenting because I just want to say that while I, of course, enjoy reading other members’ posts and am thus happily familiar with everyone who spoke/commented here, I absolutely love the Ricochet podcast. I listen to it every Saturday when I run long, so I’d totally miss Rob Long’s voice if it disappeared. (Get it??? Run long with Rob Long???!!! I have to crack myself up!)

    The truth is that I find the conversations that people have there, despite sometimes stridently different points of view, to be very civil, very considered, and I would be bored if everyone thought the exact same thing. So I’ll offer up that I think Rob Long absolutely belongs on that show. There’s a nice dynamic amongst all of the hosts, even when I don’t always agree… and I don’t always agree with anyone. I mean… I think there’s balance. And I absolutely know that there are people on Ricochet who feel like both Rob and Henry.

    I also like the presentation of Ricochet as a neutral platform. I really, truly enjoy the website, and I thank everyone who started it. :)

    I agree with all of this. I want to hear something different on the weekends and those guys are really good. It’s literally the only podcast that I don’t care how long it goes. Having said that, Rob is finally getting to me in like the last month. I don’t expect it to be a big problem going forward.

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  10. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Having Rob on the Ricochet Flagship Podcast along with Peter and James is a perfect combination, and represents both points of view about Trump, which is also the same as the conservative movement itself.  

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  11. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Having Rob on the Ricochet Flagship Podcast along with Peter and James is a perfect combination, and represents both points of view about Trump, which is also the same as the conservative movement itself.

    That’s a nice theory, but you have to do certain things to not turn off tons of people, unnecessarily. You have to make a decent argument if you aren’t going to be amusing. Something like that.

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  12. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Having Rob on the Ricochet Flagship Podcast along with Peter and James is a perfect combination, and represents both points of view about Trump, which is also the same as the conservative movement itself.

    That’s a nice theory, but you have to do certain things to not turn off tons of people, unnecessarily. You have to make a decent argument if you aren’t going to be amusing. Something like that.

    I agree with Gary here, though I understand what you mean about tone/humor, Rufus.  Rob had more of an edge this last show.   A defensiveness that was super evident and thus less comfortable.  But, clearly, people do attack him, which is why he is so defensive? 

    Anyway, I personally agreed with him as well about not understanding why replacing someone who voted with Trump more with someone who voted with Trump less makes much sense, though I find all of that drama as it’s being played out in this current moment to be just a giant distraction from more important issues.  (I think Rob made that point about Cheney/Stefanik, but I was running a half-marathon, so I had several podcasts downloaded, and the opinions may have merged a little in my mind….  Btw, I came in third for my age group!!!  Woot!  Woot!!!) 

    Humor is the way to break through a lot of that ice, actually, but that’s hard to do too close to an argument.  I think it will work itself out as we go further into the year though. 

    After all, there’s plenty to discuss that’s Biden all the time.  And I get suuuppper interested in all talks about inflation, so that’s great that’s coming up.  

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  13. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Lois Lane (View Comment):
    Anyway, I personally agreed with him as well about not understanding why replacing someone who voted with Trump more with someone who voted with Trump less makes much sense

    Cheney can’t talk like that and be in leadership. I forget all of the details, but they even gave her a second chance and then she kept doing it again. She can talk like that and just represent her district. That’s all.

    I have no problem with people having less conservative voting records as long as they don’t do a lot of damage. I think Elise Stefanik is going to do a good job per thee positions actual job requirements. 

    I have always found Rob to be amusing and interesting in spite of the Trump hate until recently. I follow Republicans on Twitter that I think so pretty intelligent things against Trump.

     

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  14. Lois Lane Coolidge
    Lois Lane
    @LoisLane

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Lois Lane (View Comment):
    Anyway, I personally agreed with him as well about not understanding why replacing someone who voted with Trump more with someone who voted with Trump less makes much sense

    Cheney can’t talk like that and be in leadership. I forget all of the details, but they even gave her a second chance and then she kept doing it again. She can talk like that and just represent her district. That’s all.

    I have no problem with people having less conservative voting records as long as they don’t do a lot of damage. I think Elise Stefanik is going to do a good job per thee positions actual job requirements.

    I have always found Rob to be amusing and interesting in spite of the Trump hate until recently. I follow Republicans on Twitter that I think so pretty intelligent things against Trump.

     

    Absolutely fair.  

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  15. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    I am one of those in agreement with Rob. I want Trump gone. I find it weird that everyone doesn’t. The guy lost to Grandpa and Giggles for crying out loud! 

    It doesn’t matter how great Trump’s policies were because he is out of office due to the fact that most Americans can’t stomach him! 

    I voted for him in 2020 because I knew that Biden would be far, far worse, but Trump is a has been now and deserves no loyalty.

     

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  16. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Trump did a terrible job of explaining what was wrong with the election. He should have focused on Zuckerberg and the Democrat lawfare. 

    I wish Trump would go away as well, because he’s going to have difficulty digging out of the hole he dug after the election. He’s just too unpolished for that. 

    Candidates need to learn from his policy and what he did well, politically. 

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  17. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Trump did a terrible job of explaining what was wrong with the election. He should have focused on Zuckerberg and the Democrat lawfare.

    I wish Trump would go away as well, because he’s going to have difficulty digging out of the hole he dug after the election. He’s just too unpolished for that.

    Candidates need to learn from his policy and what he did well, politically.

    Agree. Trump has a number of negatives that make a Grover Cleveland-like return unlikely and ill-advised. 

    DeSantis is an early contender for a candidate learning from what Trump did well. The Bush wing of the Party is appearing to want to ignore the enlarged group of voters that Trump seems to have delivered to the Republican Party and not learn from the last four years.

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  18. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):
    The Bush wing of the Party is appearing to want to ignore the enlarged group of voters that Trump seems to have delivered to the Republican Party and not learn from the last four years.

    Even Desantis won’t be able to win the primary if Trump runs again or turns against him. This is what Republicans like me fear. And that group of voters has shrunk considerably but not enough to lose him a primary. More than enough to keep him out of the Presidency though. 

    How to stop him without losing his voters is the question.

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  19. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Trump did a terrible job of explaining what was wrong with the election. He should have focused on Zuckerberg and the Democrat lawfare.

    I wish Trump would go away as well, because he’s going to have difficulty digging out of the hole he dug after the election. He’s just too unpolished for that.

    Candidates need to learn from his policy and what he did well, politically.

    Agree. Trump has a number of negatives that make a Grover Cleveland-like return unlikely and ill-advised.

    DeSantis is an early contender for a candidate learning from what Trump did well. The Bush wing of the Party is appearing to want to ignore the enlarged group of voters that Trump seems to have delivered to the Republican Party and not learn from the last four years.

    Well said.

    Trump’s big problem is he’s not intellectually curious about too many things that are critical to the office. Civics and government structure. DeSantis doesn’t have this problem, and he’s a proven government executive and legislator. He’s obviously learned the lessons he needed to learn from Trump. 

    Trump shined a light on all of the right things, and I’m glad he was there.

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  20. texased Coolidge
    texased
    @texased

    Interesting episode. Why would people not like Rob Long? He has a strong, principled opinions that many conservatives agree with for very good reasons. Isn’t that what you are here for?

    I still miss Harvard Lunch Club! They were fun.

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  21. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    thelonious (View Comment):

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    PedroIg (View Comment):

    Hi, Scott – Why does The Commentary Magazine podcast always abruptly terminate just a few minutes into the podcast? I always have to download it and listen to it through another app.

    The same thing happens to me too. About every 10 minutes it stops and I have to refresh the page. So it’s not just me.

    It happens to me as well.

    Are you listening using the web player? If so, it’s a caching issue with your browser. Try clearing your browser’s cache before listening to the show. 

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  22. thelonious Member
    thelonious
    @thelonious

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    thelonious (View Comment):

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    PedroIg (View Comment):

    Hi, Scott – Why does The Commentary Magazine podcast always abruptly terminate just a few minutes into the podcast? I always have to download it and listen to it through another app.

    The same thing happens to me too. About every 10 minutes it stops and I have to refresh the page. So it’s not just me.

    It happens to me as well.

    Are you listening using the web player? If so, it’s a caching issue with your browser. Try clearing your browser’s cache before listening to the show.

    So why does this only happen with this particular show? Are you sure it’s not on your end. Thanks.

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  23. FredGoodhue Coolidge
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    @FredGoodhue

    thelonious (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    thelonious (View Comment):

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    PedroIg (View Comment):

    Hi, Scott – Why does The Commentary Magazine podcast always abruptly terminate just a few minutes into the podcast? I always have to download it and listen to it through another app.

    The same thing happens to me too. About every 10 minutes it stops and I have to refresh the page. So it’s not just me.

    It happens to me as well.

    Are you listening using the web player? If so, it’s a caching issue with your browser. Try clearing your browser’s cache before listening to the show.

    So why does this only happen with this particular show? Are you sure it’s not on your end. Thanks.

    It constantly happens with this one show on Richochet.  It does not happen on other shows.  I have listened to the Commentary podcast on the Commentary Magazine website several times, and it does not happen there.  I will try doing the clearing of the cache.

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  24. The Cynthonian Member
    The Cynthonian
    @TheCynthonian

    @exjon, I think you are taking the Maricopa audit a bit too lightly.  It’s dragged on for months because the Dems and the Maricopa Board of Supervisors have litigated every tiny step.   If the 2020 election was all so rigorous and by-the-book, then why are the Dems fighting it so hard?   Their stance should be “We welcome a thorough, professional audit that will demonstrate that the election was carried out in accordance with all applicable laws and procedures.”  Oddly, it’s not.

    AG Brnovich gave a talk to a local GOP group last fall, during which he discussed the Dems systematically bringing in people from other states, and registering them to vote in AZ.  I wasn’t at this talk, and I’m getting this secondhand, but I was told that the implication was that these voters were registered in 2 states, without the opportunity to correct the rolls in the other state.  (Especially with late registration, and the COVID election hysteria causing some states to be even slower than usual to delete ineligible voters.).   That alone seems cause for concern.  (Sidebar:  do you think Brnovich will run for Governor next year?)

    Last, to quote myself in another thread:

    The other thing that the Liz Cheney and Rob Long types miss is that for Trump’s base, election integrity is the hill they will die on…….the make-or-break issue.  It’s not about Trump as a cult of personality.  It’s about ever winning a presidential election again , and ultimately, every office higher than dogcatcher.  The 2020 election sowed widespread distrust.  That didn’t start with Trump.  

    If those in leadership aren’t willing to go to the mat for this issue, when the Dem leadership clearly is, then we need different leadership.   

     

     

     

     

     

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  25. Blue Yeti Admin
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    FredGoodhue (View Comment):
    It constantly happens with this one show on Richochet.  It does not happen on other shows.  I have listened to the Commentary podcast on the Commentary Magazine website several times, and it does not happen there.  I will try doing the clearing of the cache.

    We do not host the Commentary podcast feed (I believe they use SoundCloud) so we can not control how the audio file is served.  Two other possible solutions if you still cannot get the web player to work: subscribe to the show on a mobile device or desktop podcast app, or go the Commentary Magazine Podcast page on Ricochet or to any Commentary podcast episode post and in the upper right, click 0n the download file button: 

     

    Download the file to your desktop and play it using any media player. You won’t have any caching problems with either of these solutions. 

     

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  26. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    This is by far the best thing I have seen on the Liz Cheney situation

     

    https://audioboom.com/posts/7867500-republican-on-republican-fisticuffs-including-the-liz-cheney-controversy-davidmdrucker-johnfund

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  27. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    I am one of those in agreement with Rob. I want Trump gone. I find it weird that everyone doesn’t. The guy lost to Grandpa and Giggles for crying out loud!

    It doesn’t matter how great Trump’s policies were because he is out of office due to the fact that most Americans can’t stomach him!

    I voted for him in 2020 because I knew that Biden would be far, far worse, but Trump is a has been now and deserves no loyalty.

    “Grandpa and Giggles.”  Perfect alliteration.  Excellent!

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  28. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    Oh no!  That’s disappointing that Bridget Phetasy is leaving the Ricochet Audio Network.  Even though most of her guests are people I’ve never heard of, her shows have been consistently interesting.

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  29. Tedley Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Oh no! That’s disappointing that Bridget Phetasy is leaving the Ricochet Audio Network. Even though most of her guests are people I’ve never heard of, her shows have been consistently interesting.

    I’m with @randyweivoda, I really like Bridget Phetasy’s podcasts.  It provides a variety of views of our culture that I wouldn’t hear otherwise, and her interview style is engaging. 

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  30. Tedley Member
    Tedley
    @Tedley

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    PedroIg (View Comment):

    Hi, Scott – Why does The Commentary Magazine podcast always abruptly terminate just a few minutes into the podcast? I always have to download it and listen to it through another app.

    The same thing happens to me too. About every 10 minutes it stops and I have to refresh the page. So it’s not just me.

    I learned to download podcasts before I listen to them so that this doesn’t happen. 

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