The Reckless Stunt Podcast

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for June 5, 2018 (number 178!!!) it is the Reckless Stunt edition of the podcast with your hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and nanophysicist and artificial bot Mike Stopa (the handsome one).

This week on the podcast we intended – in all complete sincerity – to talk about reckless stunts and battles of words – bad, bad words – between celebritious peoples. But! We had the fortune to have Lord Conrad Black on the program and when we were finished discussing his new book: Donald J. Trump, A President Like No Other, we felt as though it had all been said. What more could we add? The intelligence that flows from the HLC podcast was exhausted for the week.

We do highly recommend that you check out the interview and check out the book. Here is a man who spares neither the praise nor the scorn for all and sundry – Trump included. You will enjoy it!

Our shower thoughts? Nay, we *did not* forget! And our hidden gem? Somehow appropriate: Ya Got Trouble with Robert Preston from the original soundtrack of The Music Man!

Enjoy!

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  1. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
    Rightfromthestart
    @Rightfromthestart

    Two Mineola mentions! 

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  2. colleenb Member
    colleenb
    @colleenb

    Have not listened to the whole podcast but always thrilled when Conrad Black is interviewed.

    • #2
  3. Michael Stopa Contributor
    Michael Stopa
    @MichaelStopa

    Rightfromthestart (View Comment):

    Two Mineola mentions!

    My first girlfriend in college was from Mineola.

    • #3
  4. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

    This is wonderful discussion, how can I forward it to someone?

    • #4
  5. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
    Goldwaterwoman
    @goldwaterwoman

    What a great discussion with a beautifully informed man. Every person in this country would do well to listen to him. Thanks for taking the time.

    • #5
  6. Michael Stopa Contributor
    Michael Stopa
    @MichaelStopa

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    What a great discussion with a beautifully informed man. Every person in this country would do well to listen to him. Thanks for taking the time.

    this guy speaks sentences that I would take 15 minutes to write.

     

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  7. Michael Stopa Contributor
    Michael Stopa
    @MichaelStopa

    I Walton (View Comment):

    This is wonderful discussion, how can I forward it to someone?

    Do you mean a link to the podcast?

    • #7
  8. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Yeah, I’m still here. Good work interviewing Conrad Black!

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  9. Quake Voter Inactive
    Quake Voter
    @QuakeVoter

    First rate interview. Smart questions, strong followups and, just as important, when Black got rolling you stayed out of his way.

    Clearly Conrad enjoyed the show. He doesn’t suffer fools gladly and he seemed ready for a second hour.

    This fan of the show would love to hear more joint interviews with conservatives with an appreciation for Trump’s strengths.

    I’d suggest Henry Olsen for a discussion of the Reagan-Trump parallels and FH Buckley, whose next book is sure to anger the anti-tribalist tribe.

    Superb show!

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  10. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge
    Jeff Hawkins
    @JeffHawkins

    also still here. I wonder if we’ll ever get by full mental breakdowns every day by the Left?

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  11. Michael Stopa Contributor
    Michael Stopa
    @MichaelStopa

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    also still here. I wonder if we’ll ever get by full mental breakdowns every day by the Left?

    I, for one, have thrived on full mental breakdowns by the left for years. When life is bleak and tedious (as it can sometimes become) I still go looking for compilation videos of liberal reactions to Trump’s election victory. And then I feel….better!

    • #11
  12. Michael Stopa Contributor
    Michael Stopa
    @MichaelStopa

    Quake Voter (View Comment):

    First rate interview. Smart questions, strong followups and, just as important, when Black got rolling you stayed out of his way.

    Clearly Conrad enjoyed the show. He doesn’t suffer fools gladly and he seemed ready for a second hour.

    This fan of the show would love to hear more joint interviews with conservatives with an appreciation for Trump’s strengths.

    I’d suggest Henry Olsen for a discussion of the Reagan-Trump parallels and FH Buckley, whose next book is sure to anger the anti-tribalist tribe.

    Superb show!

    Thanks Quake! I’ll look up those guys.

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  13. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

    Michael Stopa (View Comment):

    I Walton (View Comment):

    This is wonderful discussion, how can I forward it to someone?

    Do you mean a link to the podcast?

    yes, I tried copying the address line and nothing happened.

    • #13
  14. LibertyDefender Member
    LibertyDefender
    @LibertyDefender

    Brilliant show title, Reckless Stunt:

    Welcome, welcome, welcome … it is the Reckless Stunt edition of the podcast[!]

    I’m reminded of a terrific riddle my dad taught me long ago:

    Q: What’s the difference between a circus and a chorus line?
    A: The circus is a cunning array of stunts.

     

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  15. Mike LaRoche Inactive
    Mike LaRoche
    @MikeLaRoche

    This stalwart listener is still here, too. Great podcast! Conrad Black is the best.

    • #15
  16. Todd Feinburg Contributor
    Todd Feinburg
    @toddfeinburg

    Quake Voter (View Comment):

    First rate interview. Smart questions, strong followups and, just as important, when Black got rolling you stayed out of his way.

    Clearly Conrad enjoyed the show. He doesn’t suffer fools gladly and he seemed ready for a second hour.

    This fan of the show would love to hear more joint interviews with conservatives with an appreciation for Trump’s strengths.

    I’d suggest Henry Olsen for a discussion of the Reagan-Trump parallels and FH Buckley, whose next book is sure to anger the anti-tribalist tribe.

    Superb show!

    Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. I do have a question – When listening back, I felt the best part of the interview was not when we let him talk but when we interrupted and kept him focused and was mad that we had given him so much space at the start. You enjoyed him talking without interruption better?

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  17. Todd Feinburg Contributor
    Todd Feinburg
    @toddfeinburg

    Michael Stopa (View Comment):

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    also still here. I wonder if we’ll ever get by full mental breakdowns every day by the Left?

    I, for one, have thrived on full mental breakdowns by the left for years. When life is bleak and tedious (as it can sometimes become) I still go looking for compilation videos of liberal reactions to Trump’s election victory. And then I feel….better!

    I too will be saddened if/when the left moves back to focussing on shrewd manipulation of the faux compassion argument to effect the dismantling of the American system. Trump is, after all, summitting with Kim while they convulse over tone.

    • #17