The Hinderaker-Ward Experience Ep. 50: HWX, Potpourri Edition

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience HWX, Potpourri Edition

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The Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) returns for a special Saturday edition with your genial hosts John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas.

The trial of George Zimmerman leads the news this week and leads this episode of the podcast, as always you’ll want to catch John Hinderaker’s insightful analysis of of the latest developments.

Next, the boys are joined by the electric Jeff Johnson, GOP candidate for Governor in Minnesota. Jeff talks about being quintessentially Minnesotan, speculates on how the Democrats might try to demonize him in the upcoming campaign, and how the issues might play out for the 2014 election. To support Jeff, check out his website and follow him on Twitter (@Jeff4Gov) and Facebook

Later, it’s Loon of the Week (a poem speculating on what might happen if a certain organ was a firearm) and This Week in Gatekeeping (on the need to REALLY fact checking foreign sounding names).

Also, a special interview with HWX Listener/Ricochet Member of the Week Patrick Gibbs. He named the phrase that pays for a previous episode. And his appearance heralds the return of the Listener/Member of the Week to regular programming. We dropped this weeks special phrase at some point during this podcast. The first person to name that phrase in the comments section will be this week’s winner and will join us LIVE during our next taping.

All feedback is welcome in the comments section. We hope you enjoy!


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  1. Ario IronStar

    Whatever John had to say about the Zimmerman case, it was good.

    Keeping my track record of being #2 alive.

    By the way, originally Mr. Gibbs identified Adam Carolla’s assertion of BAC by looking at the label of Mangria.

    Of course, technically I was #1 on the doctor’s office question.  But the law is malleable.

  2. Danihel Tornator

    “Whatever John had to say about the Zimmerman case, it was good.”

  3. Brian Ward
    C

    Danihel Tornator – you are the winner, my man!  Happy to have you on the next show, even more so because your name sounds like something out of the Lord of the Rings.   I’ll send you a direct message via your Ricochet account with details.  

    And Ario IronStar, which sounds like something out of Battlestar Gallactica, your tine is coming.  Be prepared!

  4. Reese

    Tornator wins.  Great triumph, great responsibility.

  5. Umbra Fractus

    To answer Mr. Hinderaker’s question: The faux-Korean names are allegedly racist because they’re not plausibly Korean; they’re clearly mock-Chinese. Korean has no F, no Ow (spelled “ao” in Chinese,) and L can only appear at the end of a syllable. Conflating other Asian nationalities with the Chinese is generally regarded as racist.

    That said: I laughed out loud when I heard the names, so I’m not the one with the problem.

  6. Hartmann von Aue

    Hinderacker for Senate.

  7. Steven Drexler

    Please fix the broken link for direct download?

    [nevermind. Found a second link at the bottom of the post]


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