Singing Along with Mitch

In the first part of this podcast, Mona and Jay host Mitch Daniels, the old Reagan hand who was governor of Indiana and is now president of Purdue University. They talk about higher ed, the general direction of the country, etc. Mona is almost to the point of forgiving him for not running for president two years ago.

In the second part of the podcast, Mona and Jay talk about an array of issues. For instance, America’s standing in the world — does President Obama want it this way? How about the people who elected him, twice? They talk about awfulness at Stanford, and awfulness at Rutgers. They note that Paul Ryan, of all people, is being called a racist. Must mean he’s sticking his neck out and trying to do some good.

They lament Oliver Stone, Tony Benn, and other lamentable characters. But they also praise the praiseworthy.

The exit music is a nod to Mitch Daniels, via the great pianist Art Tatum: his famous version of “(Back Home Again in) Indiana.”

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  1. Yeah...ok. Inactive

    No Butler, Valpo, Ball State, Indiana State, Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame, IUPUI, IPFW (they almost made it) in the NCAA this year. Mitch, Indiana is basketball – what did you do?

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    • March 21, 2014, at 9:41 AM PDT
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  2. Hartmann von Aue Member

    Thanks for interviewing Mitch. Born in the Hoosier state and having spent two years as a visiting professor at Purdue, it’s good to know that the school is in good hands and the state produces politicians like him. 

    On another point: The word “racist” is being emptied of its meaning by its overuse. Conservatives are starting to say “Oh, you called me a racist. yawn. If I give you twenty dollars will you promise to spend it on an original thought?”. That is, the stammering “but I’m not…really…I’m not…” response is starting to disappear. Of course, we need more moments like Newt calling Democrats racist on MSNBC and Allen West lecturing the Congressional Black Caucus. But I think the Left is starting to pay for this. Mock every Leftist who slanderously shouts “racist” mercilessly.

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    • March 21, 2014, at 2:00 PM PDT
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  3. Gaius Member

    Am I the only one who isn’t seeing a play button or any way to access the audio?

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    • March 21, 2014, at 4:07 PM PDT
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  4. kylez Member

    Gaius:
    Am I the only one who isn’t seeing a play button or any way to access the audio?

     no.

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    • March 21, 2014, at 4:30 PM PDT
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  5. Reese Member

    Double no. Perhaps “subscribing” is the only way, which I’ve never done. I’ve always only used “direct link to MP3 file.”

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    • March 21, 2014, at 4:46 PM PDT
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  6. Yeah...ok. Inactive

    This screen layout was different 7 hours ago. I swear. I don’t have a screen capture.

    There was a horizontal player, either directly above or below the title. I don’t recall if the microphone existed.

    I also found a download mp3 in a tiny font somewhere, now I can’t see it. I’m sure is was regular text, not an ALT tag to display when I hovered over some image.

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    • March 21, 2014, at 5:35 PM PDT
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  7. Profile Photo Member

    Yeah, I can’t play the podcast on my phone either. I was able to play the podcast yesterday. This is evidently a new improvement, not being able to listen to podcasts on mobile devices.

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    • March 21, 2014, at 6:23 PM PDT
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  8. The Forgotten Man Inactive

    John Wilson:
    Yeah, I can’t play the podcast on my phone either. I was able to play the podcast yesterday. This is evidently a new improvement, not being able to listen to podcasts on mobile devices.

     I can’t find a way to play the podcast on my laptop but I am running in circles. I feel like a short track speed skater. It doesn’t seem to hlp that I’m a subscriber to Richocet.

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    • March 21, 2014, at 6:30 PM PDT
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  9. Stephen M Inactive

    Ricochet.gov

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    • March 21, 2014, at 6:44 PM PDT
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  10. David Guaspari Member

    Triple no. There’s no link to any of the podcasts — and clicking on the microphone yields an error saying that the page does not exist.

    PS. Although I’m logged in, it seems that my comment is going to be listed as anonymous.

    PPS. It took me a couple of days to figure out how to solve all the “502 Bad Gateway” problems.

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    • March 21, 2014, at 6:50 PM PDT
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  11. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti Post author

    There is a (new) issue with the way podcast posts are being displayed on mobile devices. I know this for a fact because I am on a mobile device and cannot see the player either. I will notify the proper authorities. 

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    • March 21, 2014, at 8:44 PM PDT
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  12. kylez Member

    Blue Yeti:
    There is a (new) issue with the way podcast posts are being displayed on mobile devices. I know this for a fact because I am on a mobile device and cannot see the player either. I will notify the proper authorities.

     i am on a desktop and haven’t got it.

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    • March 21, 2014, at 8:51 PM PDT
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  13. John Hanson Thatcher

    As I posted on the main issues thread, it doesn’t work for desktops or laptops either, let alone mobile devices. It did yesterday, but some improvement broke it.

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    • March 21, 2014, at 9:27 PM PDT
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  14. John Hanson Thatcher

    And two hours ago, the older pod casts still had the player that was working yesterday, but now the green microphone has propagated, and those no longer work either. I think the microphone is supposed to link one to a player, but the link/player is broken nonexistent right now. Sure it will get fixed.

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    • March 21, 2014, at 9:30 PM PDT
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  15. GroovyChris Member

    I wish someone at the NSA was looking to download this to their phone. They’ed probably just hack in and get it all fixed.

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    • March 21, 2014, at 9:49 PM PDT
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  16. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti Post author

    Temporarily: use this direct link to listen to the podcast: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.ricochet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Need-To-Know-69.mp3

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    • March 21, 2014, at 11:15 PM PDT
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  17. lakelylane Inactive

    I can not get pods on computer or Kindle Fire or laptop….sucks!

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    • March 22, 2014, at 4:27 AM PDT
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  18. Fynxbell Member

    Thanks, BY. Hope they return to the direct download link.

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    • March 22, 2014, at 6:32 AM PDT
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  19. John Hanson Thatcher

    Just listened to it using Blue Yeti’s link, Thanks Yeti, before I did, tried podcasts, they were still broken, now however 2 hours later, they are working again, and I see a player when I click on the podcast title. Yea! Thanks guys.

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    • March 22, 2014, at 8:07 AM PDT
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  20. GroovyChris Member

    Direct link is back — Thank you!

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    • March 22, 2014, at 8:38 AM PDT
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  21. Albert Arthur Coolidge

    I really don’t understand why anyone thought that Mitch Daniels could have been elected president. The first reason he could never have been elected president is that he didn’t run. The second reason is that, despite his excellent policy positions, he’s boring as all get out. The third reason he couldn’t have been elected president is that he’s 5’4″ and bald. The fourth reason he couldn’t have been elected president is that he didn’t run.

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    • March 22, 2014, at 4:03 PM PDT
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  22. Rightfromthestart Coolidge

    I’m sure Mitch is a wonderful man and would make a great Secretary of whatever but we cannot fight chain wielding Alinskyite thugs with Indiana nice.

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    • March 22, 2014, at 5:06 PM PDT
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  23. Albert Arthur Coolidge

    Yeah, I’m sure he’s really nice, too. But the man has anti-charisma. I seriously almost fell asleep listening to this podcast. In addition, I think he is really wrong in his criticism of the infamous 47%. Most people don’t want to work.

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    • March 22, 2014, at 6:00 PM PDT
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  24. lakelylane Inactive

    link is back, all is good! Thanks

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    • March 23, 2014, at 9:03 AM PDT
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  25. Schoolmarm Member

    I subscribe in iTunes, but it’s not showing up there. Is there a new place to find it? The new Ricochet Series< Need to Know is there in iTunes, but the newest podcast listed is from last September.

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    • March 23, 2014, at 10:17 AM PDT
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  26. lakelylane Inactive

    Wonderful podcast, I too (it is hard for me to print it out loud …am sometimes optimistic).

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    • March 23, 2014, at 2:21 PM PDT
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  27. Freesmith Inactive

    I listened as Mona and Jay discussed Paul Ryan and the attack on him by the usual suspects of race-baiters. All I heard was the usual impotent whining…with a twist of delusion.

    Mona said it was outrageous to call such a kind, well-meaning, caring man as Ryan a racist and complained, “And there’s no price to be paid. Nothing”

    Jay said Ryan “is dangerous to the Left.” Ryan, said Jay, “strikes terror into the hearts of people” like Barbara Lee, one of the folks who called Ryan racist.

    Jay said, “Of course they try to throw a white sheet over him. They’ve been doing that as long as I’ve been alive.”

    “He’s a threat to them.”

    I see. A political party – the Democrats – can make the same scurrilous charge against their opponents for decades with complete impunity, never paying a price and instead winning the monolithic allegiance of 12% of American voters…and they are scared of the hapless people whom they attack?

    That’s as foolish a thing as I have ever heard Jay say.

    I guess Muhammad Ali was terrified of his punching bag.

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    • March 23, 2014, at 5:36 PM PDT
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  28. Benjamin Glaser Member

    Mitch Daniel is on my most hated man list. What an awesome candidate for president, and what a great president he would/will be.

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    • March 24, 2014, at 5:56 AM PDT
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  29. Albert Arthur Coolidge

    Benjamin Glaser:
    Mitch Daniel is on my most hated man list. What an awesome candidate for president, and what a great president he would/will be.

     Could you elaborate on why you think he would be an “awesome candidate” given that his extremely bland personality and complete lack of passion for campaigning?

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    • March 24, 2014, at 6:17 AM PDT
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  30. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti Post author

    Schoolmarm:

    I subscribe in iTunes, but it’s not showing up there. Is there a new place to find it? The new Ricochet Series< Need to Know is there in iTunes, but the newest podcast listed is from last September.

     All episodes have been now been restored to iTunes. Working on Stitcher now. 

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    • March 24, 2014, at 10:02 AM PDT
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