Join Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America as they serve up some strong martinis to start the week. First, they find an odd appreciation for Sen. Cory Booker’s campaign admitting it needs to raise $1.7 million by the end of the month to have any chance at being competitive for the Democratic nomination – and it makes Jim wonder why several other weak candidates haven’t already closed up shop. They also shake their heads as a lot of House Republicans don’t want to be there anymore. Many of them understandably hate being in the minority but Jim offers another, more serious reason for why a lot of conservatives want out of Washington. And they have no patience for the Shut Down DC climate protesters who snarled traffic in Washington this morning by demonstrating on several critical roads and intersections.

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  1. Arahant Member

    So, Booker is showing more fiscal responsibility than the other candidates?

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    • September 23, 2019, at 12:25 PM PDT
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    I like the new policy of running ads in languages I don’t understand. 

    Several were in Dutch, or possibly German. One was in Spanish. 

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    • September 23, 2019, at 11:26 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    I like the new policy of running ads in languages I don’t understand.

    Several were in Dutch, or possibly German. One was in Spanish.

    I don’t think I have gotten any of those yet. The ads are regionally based, I believe.

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    • September 23, 2019, at 11:41 PM PDT
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    I like the new policy of running ads in languages I don’t understand.

    Several were in Dutch, or possibly German. One was in Spanish.

    I don’t think I have gotten any of those yet. The ads are regionally based, I believe.

     Unquestionably. When I was in Ireland recently, I got Irish ads on this podcast. Those were in English, however. 

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    • September 24, 2019, at 12:10 AM PDT
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  5. kedavis Member

    How are they able to insert ads on the fly like that, in a podcast? I wouldn’t have thought it possible.

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    • September 24, 2019, at 5:35 AM PDT
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  6. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    How are they able to insert ads on the fly like that, in a podcast? I wouldn’t have thought it possible.

    Cues and local “stations,” just like TV, I suppose.

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    • September 24, 2019, at 6:56 AM PDT
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  7. kedavis Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    How are they able to insert ads on the fly like that, in a podcast? I wouldn’t have thought it possible.

    Cues and local “stations,” just like TV, I suppose.

    Never heard of that working for podcasts though. Of course I’ve watched “national” TV shows where at commercial breaks you’d hear a brief series of beeps that apparently triggered a local commercial run. But on podcasts? Wild!

    Maybe if they’re listening on their phone or something? I always just use the on-site/web-player here.

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    • September 24, 2019, at 9:03 AM PDT
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  8. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Never heard of that working for podcasts though. Of course I’ve watched “national” TV shows where at commercial breaks you’d hear a brief series of beeps that apparently triggered a local commercial run. But on podcasts? Wild!

    Maybe if they’re listening on their phone or something? I always just use the on-site/web-player here.

    Hey, @blueyeti, you want to tell us how this works? Or maybe someone else on staff might know and write up a post. It sounds like a fascinating bit of technology. @max, is it something you know about?

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    • September 24, 2019, at 10:40 AM PDT
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