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  1. DHMorgan Coolidge
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    At 17:32…Jim: “I remember how many people went to the mattresses…” to explain away the relevance of Bill Clinton’s sexual exploits with Monica Lewinsky.

    Thanks for the laugh!

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  2. Arahant Member
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    Cheer up, guys. It’s not as bad as it seems.

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  3. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Why is Three Martini Lunch now advertising something called “Caucus Room” for conservatives, but not Ricochet?

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  4. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    DHMorgan (View Comment):

    At 17:32…Jim: “I remember how many people went to the mattresses…” to explain away the relevance of Bill Clinton’s sexual exploits with Monica Lewinsky.

    Thanks for the laugh!

    A lot of people went to the mattresses – so to speak – for (and with) Bill Clinton.

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  5. Arahant Member
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    @Arahant

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Why is Three Martini Lunch now advertising something called “Caucus Room” for conservatives, but not Ricochet?

    Because Ricochet isn’t paying them. Remember that it’s a product of Radio America.

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  6. kedavis Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Why is Three Martini Lunch now advertising something called “Caucus Room” for conservatives, but not Ricochet?

    Because Ricochet isn’t paying them. Remember that it’s a product of Radio America.

    Well yes, but they could pay them.  And SHOULD.

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  7. Arahant Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    Well yes, but they could pay them. And SHOULD.

    Well, you could call up Radio America and buy advertising. It could be like a PAC. You could pay for advertising for Ricochet.

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  8. kedavis Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    Well yes, but they could pay them. And SHOULD.

    Well, you could call up Radio America and buy advertising. It could be like a PAC. You could pay for advertising for Ricochet.

    I’m just a poor sap on disability, but I doubt it’s very expensive.  Thing is, a lot of the ads we hear on TML probably aren’t directly sold to/put on TML, maybe not even Radio America for that matter.  They’re part of package deals that get spread all over, in many cases just ending up wherever there is a low-enough-price niche to fill in various markets.

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  9. Arahant Member
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    @Arahant

    kedavis (View Comment):
    Thing is, a lot of the ads we hear on TML probably aren’t directly sold to/put on TML, maybe not even Radio America for that matter. They’re part of package deals that get spread all over, in many cases just ending up wherever there is a low-enough-price niche to fill in various markets.

    Well, of course. Only the ones Jim and Greg read are their direct advertisers.

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  10. kedavis Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):
    Thing is, a lot of the ads we hear on TML probably aren’t directly sold to/put on TML, maybe not even Radio America for that matter. They’re part of package deals that get spread all over, in many cases just ending up wherever there is a low-enough-price niche to fill in various markets.

    Well, of course. Only the ones Jim and Greg read are their direct advertisers.

    Mostly just for TML anyway, the people who advertise on Radio America likely aren’t that specific, but I was also referring to packaged ads that aren’t even specific to/directed to Radio America.

    I wonder how much it would cost to have Jim and Greg read some Ricochet ads?  It could be problematic now that they have Caucus Room.

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  11. Bishop Wash Member
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    I wonder why they spent so much time on Jen Rubin. Just ignore her. 

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  12. Bishop Wash Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Why is Three Martini Lunch now advertising something called “Caucus Room” for conservatives, but not Ricochet?

    Because Ricochet isn’t paying them. Remember that it’s a product of Radio America.

    Oh. I thought it was a National Review product. Should have realized it wasn’t as all the other National Review podcasts have dropped off the superfeed. Now looking at the graphic, it says Jim Geraghty of National Review.

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  13. Michael Schulkins Inactive
    Michael Schulkins
    @Eudaimon

    For what it’s worth, the pre-recorded ads on TML are targeted–very targeted. I sometimes hear ads for the local Safeway– not the chain, but the nearest store to me.

    And here’s the really crazy part: for the past two weeks the TML ads I get are mostly from the Biden Campaign, as many as four in one podcast. Painful to listen to. The ads are clearly targeted and I live in Silicon Valley.  So Biden is wasting his money, which is fine with me. What possible sense does placing those ads make?

    Anybody else getting Biden ads on TML? 

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  14. Arahant Member
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    Michael Schulkins (View Comment):
    Anybody else getting Biden ads on TML? 

    Sure. Also ads for our senator, who is a Dim. (Not as dim as our other senator, but good enough.) But my IP address is out of a town nearby with majority black population, and they seriously want to get the vote out. The ads for my white senator are paid for by an organization called BlackPAC. The Republican running against him is an African-American army veteran and small business owner. I suspect they’re sweating bullets here in Michigan.

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  15. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Michael Schulkins (View Comment):
    Anybody else getting Biden ads on TML?

    Sure. Also ads for our senator, who is a Dim. (Not as dim as our other senator, but good enough.) But my IP address is out of a town nearby with majority black population, and they seriously want to get the vote out. The ads for my white senator are paid for by an organization called BlackPAC. The Republican running against him is an African-American army veteran and small business owner. I suspect they’re sweating bullets here in Michigan.

    I don’t think my current IP resolves to anything useful, in terms of location.  My last several years in Phoenix I was using Viasat internet, and I believe all of their IPs – no matter where in the country you really are – resolve to something like Carlsbad, CA.

    And that doesn’t even get into people who might be using a VPN, such as the VPN which Greg and Jim frequently promote, which would make their targeted advertisers/advertising a total waste.

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  16. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Constant Sorrow Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I wonder why they spent so much time on Jen Rubin. Just ignore her.

    It’s important to highlight what TDS can do to a person. We don’t want it spreading exponentially.

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  17. Bishop Wash Member
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    @BishopWash

    Michael Schulkins (View Comment):

    Anybody else getting Biden ads on TML?

    Not Biden ads, but some local races occasionally. 

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  18. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I wonder why they spent so much time on Jen Rubin. Just ignore her.

    It’s important to highlight what TDS can do to a person. We don’t want it spreading exponentially.

    If only there was a vaccine, or just a mask…

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  19. EDISONPARKS Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I wonder why they spent so much time on Jen Rubin. Just ignore her.

    It’s important to highlight what TDS can do to a person. We don’t want it spreading exponentially.

    One recommendation would be to strenuously tighten her mask directly over her pie hole so as to not allow any recognizable audible emissions.

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  20. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Constant Sorrow Member
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    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I wonder why they spent so much time on Jen Rubin. Just ignore her.

    It’s important to highlight what TDS can do to a person. We don’t want it spreading exponentially.

    One recommendation would be to strenuously tighten her mask directly over her pie hole so as to not allow any recognizable audible emissions.

    The actual problem is her typing fingers. Perhaps if they were busy shoveling Ho-Hos into her mouth, we could cover all the bases.

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  21. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    kedavis: Why is Three Martini Lunch now advertising something called “Caucus Room” for conservatives, but not Ricochet?

    Because Caucus Room paid us to place those ads in 3ML (and The Roth Effect, the Flagship Ricochet Podcast and a handful of other Ricochet Audio Network shows). We are business partners with Radio America. They offer our Best of Ricochet Show to their affiliate stations. (Saturday nights at 11:06 ET, check local listings) 

    Caucus Room has a very different business model than ours. They are conservative community organizers.

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  22. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    EJHill (View Comment):

    kedavis: Why is Three Martini Lunch now advertising something called “Caucus Room” for conservatives, but not Ricochet?

    Because Caucus Room paid us to place those ads in 3ML (and The Roth Effect, the Flagship Ricochet Podcast and a handful of other Ricochet Audio Network shows). We are business partners with Radio America. They offer our Best of Ricochet Show to their affiliate stations. (Saturday nights at 11:06 ET, check local listings)

    Caucus Room has a very different business model than ours. They are conservative community organizers.

    Is there no way to get some maybe “in-kind” advertising for Ricochet on 3ML?  Y’know, so Peter and Rob and other co-founders don’t have to get out the checkbook again…

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  23. colleenb Member
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    @colleenb

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Why is Three Martini Lunch now advertising something called “Caucus Room” for conservatives, but not Ricochet?

    My question too. And what is this “Caucus Room”? I think Blue Yeti and Max need to investigate and see if we can strangle it in the cradle, so to speak. Ricochet forever.

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  24. colleenb Member
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    @colleenb

    kedavis (View Comment):

    DHMorgan (View Comment):

    At 17:32…Jim: “I remember how many people went to the mattresses…” to explain away the relevance of Bill Clinton’s sexual exploits with Monica Lewinsky.

    Thanks for the laugh!

    A lot of people went to the mattresses – so to speak – for (and with) Bill Clinton.

    Remember the mattress – or close to it – that Bill said he had in the back of his pick up truck? He will always be such a horndog. 

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  25. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Constant Sorrow Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Constant Sorrow
    @DrewInWisconsin

    colleenb (View Comment):
    My question too. And what is this “Caucus Room”? I think Blue Yeti and Max need to investigate and see if we can strangle it in the cradle, so to speak. Ricochet forever.

    There are a lot of podcasts that need strangling.

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  26. Arahant Member
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    @Arahant

    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):
    My question too. And what is this “Caucus Room”? I think Blue Yeti and Max need to investigate and see if we can strangle it in the cradle, so to speak. Ricochet forever.

    There are a lot of podcasts that need strangling.

    You’re with Flannery O’Connor, eh?

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  27. DrewInWisconsin, Man of Constant Sorrow Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Constant Sorrow
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Arahant (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Man of Consta… (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):
    My question too. And what is this “Caucus Room”? I think Blue Yeti and Max need to investigate and see if we can strangle it in the cradle, so to speak. Ricochet forever.

    There are a lot of podcasts that need strangling.

    You’re with Flannery O’Connor, eh?

    The problem is we don’t strangle enough of them!

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