Episode 43: The Horse Whisperers

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The Hinderaker-Ward Experience returns for a special Friday night edition podcast. Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and John Hinderaker of Power Line convene on a cold Minnesota night to discuss the big issues of the past week.These include:

  • The weather (cold, snowy) 

  • The alcohol they’re drinking while broadcasting (Hudson’s Bay blended scotch whiskey and Rolling Rock)
  • High school dance line competitions
  • President Obama’s State of the Union address
  • The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
  • Meteors
  • Horse meat
  • Loon of the Week (a CNN anchor sees global warming in blizzards and meteors, but not – yet – horse meat)
  • This Week in Gatekeeping (newspaper confusion over who just bought them, a buffet vs. Warren Buffett)

The Ricochet member/listener member of the week naming the phrase that pays from last show was the great Valiuth. He was unable to appear (probably because I have him all of 10 minutes notice before the recording). So we’re suspending the competition for one week so we can have him on next time. And then we’ll be open for business for the next lucky winner.

Feedback is welcome and encouraged in the comments section. Hope you enjoy.

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  1. Benjamin Glaser

    Rolling Rock is the perfect example of a popular local beer, purchased by a large corporation, and then ruined by said corporation. I used to drink Rolling Rock when it was still made in Latrobe, PA from the spring waters of the Laurel Highlands, but now that is made from the spring waters of Paterson, NJ I have to pass on it. 

    Thanks Budweiser, ya jerks. 

  2. Koblog

    Bourbon would have made the podcast better. I believe scotch was invented for cigar smokers as it is the only substance that cuts through the cigar residue coating one’s throat.

  3. Brian Ward

    New Jersey?!  (Get a rope.)

    Agreed on the general blandness of Rolling Rock.  But it’s one of the only beers that doesn’t give me instant nasal congestion. And I like to breathe!  Something about an allergic reaction and hops or wheat, and the fact that RR uses rice.  I don’t know what it is, but I’m open for recommendations of a better beer with similar lack of medical consequences.

    And agreed on bourbon.  The Hudson’s Bay is a price purchase, cheapest scotch at the best liquor store in town. And it’s not bad.  Also open for new bourbon recommendations.

  4. Benjamin Glaser

    A good, inexpensive, bourbon that I recommend is Elijah Craig 12 yr (named after the Baptist minister that invented the bourbon process).

  5. Allan Trojan

    Hey you guys, you’re OK on politics but how about learning some elementary science?  There’s a difference between a meteor, a comet and an asteroid. They are three much different things.

  6. Rapporteur

    I just discovered Ancient Ancient Age (not a typo) 10-star, which I’m actually enjoying quite a bit more than I’d expected to for the (relatively cheap) price.

  7. Indaba

    Your amusing commentary on the horse meat was good. The French eat horse so wonder why the uproar. To me, the biggest part of the story is that it was not listed in the ingredients and was passed off as beef. So despite all those jobs for government food inspectors, why did not one of them test the meat? Government jobs for the boys. Who did do the DNA testing?

  8. Brian Ward
    Allan Trojan: Hey you guys, you’re OK on politics but how about learning some elementary science?  There’s a difference between a meteor, a comet and an asteroid. They are three much different things. · 22 hours ago

    Ready for my remedial lesson in astronomy.   How’d we blow it?  

  9. Allan Trojan

    Meteor: a piece of junk, usually very tiny, that falls into the earth’s atmosphere and usually burns up.

    Asteroid: One of the millions of rocks, of various sizes, that orbit mainly between Earth and Mars.

    Comet: a huge collection of small particles, many times larger than the Earth that has a huge elliptical orbit that takes it close to the sun then back out beyond the planets.

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