Radio Deplorable opens the holiday season with an enjoyable chat with the always interesting Doc Jay (@docjay). As Dave wrote, “Doc is always interesting to listen to and his perspective never fails to simultaneously entertain, intrigue, and inform.” The conversation runs the gamut from how physicians handle giving bad news to their patients, to Christmas in New Orleans and so much more. And one of Ricochet’s producers even gets in on the action as well. You’ll enjoy this one.More
How does collective guilt differ from the concept of Original Sin? Is there really such a thing as an “Original Sin of slavery?” How far ought collective guilt, or even collective exoneration, to extend? Dave sat down with DC McAllister to hash out these topics and a great deal more in a free-wheeling conversation that we believe you’ll find quite compelling. As Dave wrote, “Any conversation that travels the spectrum from corporate guilt to Hondas and coffee-flavored rum is going to spark some interest.”More
This week, Dave sat down with Ricochet Contributor (and NRA instructor) Kevin Creighton to talk about all things related to firearms and self defense. Along the way, we gain valuable perspective on the Las Vegas shooting, the changing demographics of gun ownership, firearm ideas for senior citizens, and even Professor Walter Russell Mead’s thesis on the implosion of the blue state model of government. And then there’s the story of how Dave’s daughter handled bullies while in grade school (hint: she’s not a victim). Informative and fun, we think you’ll enjoy listening in.More
At the conclusion of a long day, Dave Carter and Mollie Hemingway (Fox News Contributor, Senior Editor at The Federalist, and Ricochet Alum) sat down for a free-wheeling discussion of everything from the horrific shooting in Las Vegas to life at Fox News, bipartisan political intransigence, Presidential intrigue, and a certain Ricochet Alum who also frequents FNC from time to time. Dave allowed as how it was a very enjoyable chat, an opinion with which we think you’ll agree.More
Our own Dave Carter sat down with Ricochet member, veteran, and longtime friend Bob Lee for some frivolity and a bit of sober analysis on current headlines from a gentleman who, by virtue of his mind and life experience, is eternally interesting. Given that into every sober conversation a little lunacy must fall, Dave’s Cajun friend, Alphonse Fontenot, called in to talk dating, baseball, and the NFL. You won’t want to miss a minute of this one.More
Our own Dave Carter sits down this week with Dr. Rob Tibbitts, who is a local pastor and disaster relief coordinator in Vinton, Louisiana, a town which has been devastated by two major floods within the last 18 months. Dr. Tibbitts is also Dave’s brother in-law, and Dave describes the conversation as being, “in equal parts, heartbreaking and uplifting,” adding, “It’s a story about people of meager means who were dealt a harsh blow 18 months ago; who received loans from the federal government to rebuild their homes in the aftermath of a ‘500 year flood,’ and who’v seen their houses destroyed yet again leaving them with a mortgage, a home loan, and no apparent means of rebuilding.” Along the way, Rob explains the herculean relief efforts currently underway, the charities and organizations making an importance difference for the better, and why the Red Cross is persona non grata.More
Want to know what life in Special Forces is like? Want to hear a sober assessment of War on Terror strategy from a career Special Forces officer? Want a glimpse of duty and service on an entirely different level? Listen in as Dave Carter talks with Ricochet member @BossMongo and you’ll hear all this and much more — like, where did the nickname Boss Mongo come from in the first place?More
With current headlines ranging from bad to hideous, Dave thought it might be worthwhile to hit some of the more notable moments from his recent interviews with Pat Sajak, Emily Esfahani Smith, David Deeble, Dave Sussman, DC McAllister, and his fellow military buddies, Bob Lee and Pat Murphy. If you’d like to just relax and smile for a bit, you’ve come to the right place.More
In what Dave Carter describes as his favorite Radio Deplorable podcast to date, he sits down with two of his best friends, both of whom are military retirees, and both of whom served alongside Dave. Pat Murphy, an Air Force Public Affairs specialist, served with Dave in Korea, and Bob Lee, an Air Force Historian, recruited Dave into the Military Historian career field some 30 years ago. If you added up their total time in uniform, you’d have 66 years of military service which, among other things, makes for a lot of interesting stories. If you’ve ever wanted to be like a fly on the wall and listen in as a group of veterans and best friends enjoy that special bond unique to vets, in a conversation that ranges from hysterically funny to extremely moving, here’s your chance.More
Our old friend DC McAllister recently wrote a fascinating article at The Federalist titled, “Why Demanding Equality in All Things Makes Us Narcissists.” Which prompted Dave Carter to sit down with DC and explore the issue in-depth. We think you’ll find their exchange interesting, to say the least.More
Our own Dave Carter recently sat down with our own Susan Quinn to discuss her recent Ricochet post, It’s Time To Fight Back, which evidently is a reversal of sorts for Susan. Dave writes, “whereas she previously took more of a live-and-let-live approach to attacks from the left, Susan has decided that if we on the right don’t fight back, and do so aggressively and relentlessly, we risk losing the debate and the country. She explained her position with candor and conviction during our conversation. Her’s is a compelling case worth hearing.” We think you’ll agree.More
What do you get when you put Dave Carter, Dave Sussman, and David Deeble on the same podcast (other than preliminary plans for world domination)? As Dave Carter described the conversation, “It was, in turn, nuts, hilarious, serious, and analytical. In other words, you could rope us off and charge admission to view.” After some initial difficulty figuring out how to do a three-way Skype call, the gentlemen nearly called this episode “Three Old Guys and Their Electronic Devices,” but elected instead to start their own law firm for reasons you’ll have to hear for yourself to understand.More
In this episode, Dave Carter sits down with Ricochet Member Mike LaRoche to discuss Mike’s journey from loyal Republican supporter to ex-Republican and ardent supporter of President Trump. Along the way, the good professor hands out grades to the Trump Administration on everything from Foreign Policy to the Veteran’s Administration, Border Security and more, all with the birds chirping in the background as Mike chats from outside his home in beautiful Texas hill country.
As Dave said, “I have a feeling lots of members and contributors will want to listen in.”More
This week, Dave Carter sits down with author and Ricochet Alumna Emily Esfahani Smith for a very enjoyable conversation about her new book, “The Power of Meaning.” A lifelong student of philosophy, Emily holds a Master’s Degree in Positive Psychology and writes on culture, psychology and relationships as a columnist for The New Criterion, as well as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Dave describes her book as, “a gracefully written and very compelling work,” and after listening to their conversation, we think you’ll agree.More
In the latest installment of Radio Deplorable, Dave Carter invites Ricochet’s (and Whiskey Politics’) Dave Sussman onto the program to discuss his recent post (Blood on Their Hands), which generated a veritable avalanche of commentary. As Dave Carter noted, “I thought it might prove interesting to give Dave Sussman a chance to expand, clarify, reiterate, etc. He did all of that and more, and it was an intriguing discussion to say the least.” We think you’ll agree.More
In the middle of the whirlwind of self-inflicted and or fabricated scandals surrounding the Trump administration, somewhere between cynicism and excuse-making, you will find Dave Carter, a scotch in one hand and a microphone in the other and a few observations to make. You’ll find those observations and more on Radio Deplorable.More
Our own Dave Carter sat down with our own Pat Sajak for a relaxing conversation that covered everything from Pat’s experiences working on a truck dock as a young man, to the military experiences of Pat and Dave (along with the veterans in their families). Before long, their chat veered into Wheel of Fortune territory and what the show has come to mean to so many people, along with the impact the many contestants have had on Pat personally. Before the conversation concluded, both gentlemen sounded as if they were philosophizing while sitting on their rocking chairs on the front porch! We think you’ll really enjoy the conversation.
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Dave is breaking in some new equipment and now he’s like a kid in a candy store, with the new fangled mixer, studio mic, and related accessories transporting him back to his days in radio. Just for the fun of it, he’s recorded an “air check,” which is basically a truncated version of what he used to do on the radio. The good news for us is that Dave’s old Cajun friend, Alphonse Fontenot, also appears on the program with some updates from bayou country.More
Question: What do you get when you cross a constitutional attorney with a trucker?
Answer: If the attorney is Mr. Robert Hutton and the trucker is our own Dave Carter, you get a truly interesting conversation.More
After a long day on the road, Dave Carter sat down with Ricochet’s very own @DocJay for a free wheeling discussion on everything from Rocky Mountain Oysters to concierge medical practices and the future of American medical care generally (hint: It isn’t exactly peachy). Regardless of the prognosis, we think you’ll enjoy the conversation.More