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.


The Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) returns for some fiery conversation on a cold night in the Twin Cities. John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas discuss the Super Bowl, the holes in the souls, and gun control, including Barack Obama’s visit to Minneapolis Monday to talk about his latest gun grabbing initiative.

Next Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, stops by to talk about his latest book, The K-12 Implosion. The man who years ago predicted the bursting of the Higher Education Bubble now sees the future of ever more expensive, yet quality-challenged government education (boom!). It’s the latest in the Encounter Broadside series and can be yours for 6 bucks (cheap).


The Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) podcast returns for a special Friday night edition.

Over some Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye and a hardcore brandy and eggnog, the boys bump their heads up against the debt ceiling and contrast President Obama’s current strident condemnations of Congressional resistance to raising the debt to Senator Obama’s past strident condemnations of Presidential requests to raise the debt. They also come to terms with telling lies in America through the dark glass of Manti T’eo and Lance Armstrong.


This week on the The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Powerline’s John Hinderaker and Fraters Libertas Brian Ward discuss the fiscal cliff negotiations, Al Gore becomes Al-Jezeera, NR’s Kevin William Williamson stops by talk about the economy and where the Republican party should go from here, and Ricochet member Jeff Petraska reveals next week’s secret phrase.

Leave this week’s secret phrase in the comments of this post and YOU could be our next member to appear on HWX. 


The Hinderaker Ward Experience (HWX) returns for a very special Christmas Eve podcast. John Hinderaker of Powerline and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas conspire as they dream by the fire at the nexus of Christmas and politics.

They begin with a review of HGTV’s White House Christmas 2012. Yes, we may be $16 trillion in debt, but at least we get to enjoy scale model White House Gingerbread houses with digital photographs etched into the windows, life sized topiary models of the First Dog, and a small forest of 54 live Christmas trees and gold leaf bunting installed inside the President’s house. The official White House chosen theme of this year’s Christmas is “Joy to All”. The unspoken subtext may be “Après moi, le deluge”.


Jake Tapper, ABC News White House correspondent stops by to discuss his terrific new book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. Also, the Democrats are driving us off a cliff, the sorry state of the Senate, and shockingly, The New York Times supplies yet another TWIG.

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This week on The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas welcome National Review’s Andy McCarthy for a bracing look at events in the Middle East. Also, John deconstructs the Presidential race, a “Loon of The Week” courtesy of Stephen Colbert, and another unintentionally hilarious “This Week in Gatekeeping”.

We hope you enjoy, and comments and feedback are most welcome.

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