What do you call a gathering that features Rob Long, Dave Carter, Peter Robinson, David Deeble, Melissa Praemonitus, Boss Mongo, and Max Ledoux? Yeah, we’re not sure either, so we’ll just call Radio Deplorable’s Christmas Extravaganza. From Christmas Greetings from Ricochet’s members to Rob’s encounter with Ronald Reagan, from Culinary Societies to Alphonse Fontenot auditioning to become a “moving star,” there’s something here for just about everyone, as Radio Deplorable wishes you a Merry Christmas.

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There are 8 comments.

  1. Member

    Not sure if it is addressed in this podcast, but ol’ Alphonse should endorse a particular version of A Cajun Night Before Christmas. It was a Christmas tradition in my family. But, in trying to extend that tradition to the next generation, my sister recently learned in horror that there are inferior versions — sold in the bayou, no less! — that don’t even name Santa’s gators.

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    • December 19, 2017, at 9:08 AM PDT
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  2. Moderator

    What an all-star cast! I can hardly wait to listen.

    • #2
    • December 19, 2017, at 9:26 AM PDT
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  3. Member

    That was a whole passel of fun.

    • #3
    • December 19, 2017, at 1:24 PM PDT
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  4. Coolidge

    In olde thyme TV, competition between the networks wasn’t always as friendly as Rob Long remembers.

    In the brief golden age of the miniseries, adapted novels like The Captains and the Kings, and Rich Man Poor Man, and North and South were network TV hits, and were going to launch a new age of originality in commercial television.

    Until competing networks realized, in an age before VCRs, they could kill an entire miniseries by programming some big event against just the first episode. Viewers would not come back for episode two.

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    • December 19, 2017, at 1:41 PM PDT
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  5. Member

    Enjoyable all around. The end had me laughing!

    The intro, on the other hand… “The Hemingway of the Highway”? @jameslileks Don’t you mean “de Twain o’ dat Ricochet tang”?

    For practice:

    • #5
    • December 19, 2017, at 5:08 PM PDT
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  6. Coolidge

    Discovered this show on the Ricochet podcast super feed. Excellent resource for all the content, easy to catch up with everything while navigating a semi through the great PacNW!

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    • December 19, 2017, at 10:26 PM PDT
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  7. Contributor

    AlanMacNeil (View Comment):
    Discovered this show on the Ricochet podcast super feed. Excellent resource for all the content, easy to catch up with everything while navigating a semi through the great PacNW!

    Thank you sir! I’m not sure, and we’d have to ask @daviddeeble to be certain, but I think that’s how Calvin Coolidge discovered the show as well.

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    • December 20, 2017, at 1:53 AM PDT
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  8. Member

    Dave: Had to play the Fontenot part for my hubby (from Alexandria LA). Joyeux Noel!

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    • December 21, 2017, at 12:10 PM PDT
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