HWX returns with a Spring Spectacular episode, including discussion of:

* Graduation day at Notre Dame featuring VP Mike Pence and a snowflake student walk out protest. We go In the Bubble with the protestors to analyze the action, including exclusive audio of the speech that proves the students were wise to get out while they could!

 * Fake News Update – with CNN’s Don Lemon and Denis Prager discussing the epidemic of anti-Semitism and racism since the Trump election. Or is it an epidemic of Fake News?

* A new AAPOR report Evaluating the 2016 Election Polls in the US, with some surprising findings.

* What were we drinking during the show: Surly Bender and Brau Brothers White CapCrystal Wit Bier.

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There are 14 comments.

  1. profdlp Inactive

    You guys have very stealthily become my favorite podcast at Ricochet. Can you go daily? I have a big yard and need something fun and worthwhile to listen to while I mow the grass, etc.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 3:29 PM PDT
  2. angelasg Member

    I’ve tried to listen to this, but it seems to be streaming the previous episode with Mike Nelson. I went to Stitcher and it’s doing the same thing.

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    • May 27, 2017, at 9:31 AM PDT
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  3. Paul Happe Contributor


    I had the same issue. If you clear your cache that should fix the problem.

    • #3
    • May 27, 2017, at 11:18 AM PDT
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  4. angelasg Member

    Thank you, @paulhappe. I’ve tried listening to it in the browser, downloading it, listening in the 3rd party RSS feed, through Stitcher. I’ve cleared my cache. I’ve tried in two different browsers. I guess I’m out of luck. :-(

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    • May 27, 2017, at 12:38 PM PDT
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  5. profdlp Inactive

    I had the same re-run problem. I downloaded it again just now and it was the new one for me. Maybe one more try?

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    • May 27, 2017, at 7:11 PM PDT
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  6. angelasg Member

    In the list of HXW episodes, I see two episode 124s (Get Fired and Mike Nelson). Mike Nelson was supposed to be 125.

    When I hover over the download icon for Mike Nelson, I get this: https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/d11k1eidkpp6ab.cloudfront.net/2017/05/HWX-125.mp3

    When I hover over the download icon for Summa Cum Laude, I get this: https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/d11k1eidkpp6ab.cloudfront.net/2017/05/HWX-125.mp3

    If I try and make up an episode 126, it does not exist.

    I have tried to listen on a different device, the same thing happens. I wish I knew what I was doing wrong.

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    • May 28, 2017, at 3:44 PM PDT
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  7. Brian Ward Contributor

    angelasg (View Comment):
    I have tried to listen on a different device, the same thing happens. I wish I knew what I was doing wrong.

    Thanks for the patience and diligence @angelasg we’ll get to the bottom of this! Will resolve and promise a special shout out to you on the next show.

    Can you hear it via the website, via the link?


    For the record it’s worked for me and our fine HWX technical support every time we’ve tested it. Error cannot be replicated so far, but just means we haven’t tried everything.

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    • May 28, 2017, at 6:53 PM PDT
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  8. Brian Ward Contributor

    And this just goes to prove the old adage, nothing boosts the comment section like technical difficulties!

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    • May 28, 2017, at 6:54 PM PDT
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  9. profdlp Inactive

    angelasg (View Comment):
    In the list of HXW episodes, I see two episode 124s (Get Fired and Mike Nelson). Mike Nelson was supposed to be 125…

    Send me a PM here and I will stick it up on my website and send you a direct link. (This presumes that the copyright holders do not object to a one-off private file transfer; it will be a private link and I will remove it once angelasg has successfully downloaded it.)

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    • May 29, 2017, at 10:53 AM PDT
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  10. Matt Bartle Member

    Glad I wasn’t the only one who got the wrong episode. I mean, it doesn’t even have the right beer!

    • #10
    • May 31, 2017, at 2:02 PM PDT
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  11. Here I Stand Inactive

    I can’t access the right one either. Even the direct link that Brian gave brings up the repeat.

    On the bright side, it’s a testament to the fact that your fans REALLY want to hear you.

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    • May 31, 2017, at 4:41 PM PDT
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  12. angelasg Member

    I’m glad to know I wasn’t the only one…

    I want to thank @profdlp for posting a copy of the show for me. I just listened to the show this evening. I can now comment on the content of the show!

    As a Notre Dame graduate myself, I found the podcast to be particularly relevant. I enjoyed the coverage of the “scandal” and was glad you put it into context.

    It was worth all the effort I went through. Thanks for another enjoyable show. :-)

    • #12
    • May 31, 2017, at 6:09 PM PDT
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  13. Paul Happe Contributor

    We have a great bunch of listeners. I want to apologize for any frustration our listeners have, thank @angelasg for her exhaustive efforts to hear us, and especially thank @profdlp for lending a helping hand.

    Hopefully this is a one-time issue.

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    • June 1, 2017, at 5:07 AM PDT
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  14. profdlp Inactive

    If anyone else still needs help, PM me and I can (temporarily) put the file back up.

    • #14
    • June 1, 2017, at 3:24 PM PDT
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