It’s a very special episode of HWX with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times.

The highlight is special guest Mike Nelson of Mystery Science 3000 fame, and now of Rifftrax. We discuss his path to comedy stardom and what the early days of MST3K were like. Also discussed are the latest hijinx in progress at Rifftrax, including their upcoming LIVE show on June 15, in a movie theater near you.

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From the retail apocalypse to ESPN to Fox News, lots of people in the news of late are getting wacked from their jobs. Brian Ward and Paul Happe return to try and make sense of it all. Specific topics addressed include:

  • What is the meaning of work in the modern age of constant creative destruction? Is the traditional notion of emotional investment in your employer and your co-workers outdated? We delve into the big issues.
  • Bill O’Reilly losing his job for cause, and what cause it was. We discuss the man’s long record of hints and allegations. Also, exclusive audio of the phone call Fox News legal made to fire Bill O’Reilly.
  • The House Republicans passed a bill ostensibly repealing and replacing Obamacare, and the Democrats celebrated the imminent electoral consequences for them by singing “Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye.” Are they right? Also, exclusive audio from C-SPAN of all the singing and chanting occurring on the House floor.
  • ESPN fired about a hundred prominent employees in their latest strategy to combat declining revenues and increasing costs. What is the real problem with ESPN?
  • What were we drinking during the show? Surly Fest from Surly Brewing and Mango Blonde from Lift Bridge Brewery.

All member feedback welcome in the comments section. Hope you enjoy!

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In this very special episode of HWX, Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvene to discuss the critical issues of the day. Show highlights include:

* We go “In the Bubble” with Trevor Noah and Van Jones as they try to imagine what an extreme Liberal might look like, and we try to imagine what an extreme Conservative might do.

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​Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvene for a very special HWX broadcast. Highlight include:

* Fear Update: It’s not just for Democrats, a look back at what terrified us in administrations past

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It’s another very special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe discussing the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include:

* Sean Spicer and Stephen Miller press relations – is it the end of the modern media as we know it?

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Paul Happe and Brian Ward return with a special edition of the HWX podcast, featuring:

– Separating the hysteria around President Trump’s immigration order from the reality of this temporary action

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It’s a jam packed special new episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of the day. Topics addressed include:

* Garrison Keillor’s latest love note to conservatives via a column the Washington Post. We analyze the history of Keillor’s withering rhetoric to his political enemies. Plus, our own attempts at writing a Garrison Keillor political insult, with Dueling Garrisons.

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Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvene for a special Christmas edition of HWX. Topics addressed include:

* Rock and Roll Hall of Fame winners announced and our predictions from 2 weeks ago are reviewed, as well as the accuracy of the listeners’ poll. Also included, exclusive voice mail audio of the “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment of Paul declaring erroneously declaring victory prior to his devastating loss.

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Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvene for a special simulcast episode from a recent appearance on KYCR Business Radio 1440, filling in for the King Banaian Radio Show.

Topics addressed include:

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It’s a special episode dedicated to the election that divides the nation this November, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fans are eligible to vote for inductees up to December 15. We’re here to present all the critical information necessary to inform your decision.

* Qualifications – Who gets in the RR HOF and why? Also a review of potential Rock and Roll analytics.

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It’s another special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to bring you all the fake news that’s fit to broadcast. Topics addressed include:

* The Green Party sponsored recount of the 2016 election, including a principled debate on the propriety of accepting the results between Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

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It’s a special Thanksgiving season broadcast of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golfpants convening to give thanks for our many blessings. Topic discussions include:

* Holiday day time drinking suggestions, featuring the Brutal Mimosa and the Ramos Gin Fizz.

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It’s a special post-election episode of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to assess the state of political punditry in the USA in the new era of Trump. Topics addressed include:

* The case study of Van Jones, from his “white lash” polemics on CNN election night to his stuttering defense on ABC News this week. What is the Van Jones problem and how can he do better?

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It’s a special post-election episode of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to bind the up the nation’s wounds and bring us all together in preparation for the challenges ahead. . Topics discussed include:

From election night – election night parties, what are they good for? Polls, what went wrong and what went right? The end of the pundit era as we know it? A review of election night celebrity Tweets. Plus an exclusive musical tribute to the media reporting of the night, with accompaniment by Maxine Nightingale.

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It’s a special pre-election edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golf Pants. Issues discussed include:

* A review of this past week’s focus on Ricochet from NPR’s “This American Life”. Also, the return of This Week in Gate Keeping featuring, coincidentally, NPR and This American Life and their observations of James Lileks’s voting preferences.

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HWX returns with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilst in Golf Pants discussing the critical issues of the week:

* The new “Schoolyard” PSA about the importance of voting and some underappreciated aspects of this searing indictment on voter apathy. Also a broader discussion of the alleged sanctity of the franchise.

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It’s a special Halloween episode of HWX with Brian Ward and Paul Happe. Featured in this episode are discussions of the horrors of the election season:

  • The email leaks of Hillary and John Podesta. Which is your favorite ignored scandal?
  • World premiere of the new spin on the holiday classic, the Monster Mash, with the Clinton Cash.
  • Analysis of and lessons learned from James O’Keefe’s new video releases.
  • HWX House of Horrors, a tour of the haunted mansion that is the 2016 Presidential election.

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HWX returns with a special, breaking news episode to analyze the history changing nature of Donald Trump’s 11-year-old interview with Access Hollywood.

Also addressed are the gales of hot air emanating from Hurricane Matthew and Shepard Smith.

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It’s a very special episode of HWX featuring an interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). The Senator looks back on his Presidential campaign and analyzes why the libertarian message may not have resonated as well as it could have this cycle and why Donald Trump prevailed. He also looks ahead and discusses why there is still substantial life in the libertarian movement, which will be aided by winning campaigns such as his own for US Senate, and that of Jason Lewis, running for Congress in Minnesota. Sen. Paul also discusses his continuing efforts to audit the Federal Reserve, what that would mean and why it’s important.

See the following links to support Rand Paul and Jason Lewis.

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It’s a special pre-Presidential debate episode of HWX with Brian Ward and Paul Happe. They set the stage with some in-depth analysis of Hillary’s vital signs and Trump’s surging poll numbers. Also coverage of Hillary’s latest attempt to humanize herself, and we have exclusive audio, of Comedy Central’s upcoming Roast of Hillary Clinton.

 

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It’s a political convention special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe discussing the critical issues of the day. Topics addressed include:

* The effectiveness of unconventional speakers at the GOP convention, including Scott Baio, Fran Tarkenton, Don King, and the Trump children

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It’s a very special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to

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It’s a special midweek edition of HWX with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include:

* Black Lives Matters protests – their tactics and motivations are analyzed, including audio of a master of rhetorical jujitsu, Bill Clinton and how he responds, with equal parts shaming and offering up the real villain – the Republican party.

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