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In what Dave describes a more eclectic mix than usual, he chats in-studio with his friend and co-worker, the delightful Joel Valdez who is wrapping up his degree in mechanical engineering, before enjoying a conversation with Ricochet Editor in Chief Jon Gabriel about what it’s like to capture the attention of the President of the United States.  And speaking of presidents, Alphonse Fontenot visits Memphis to pop in the studio as well and make his own rather peculiar announcement. The result of all this is a conversation that touches on the world of high-end retail, best and worst management practices, mechanical engineering, binary elections, Joe Biden and the Democrat Primaries (no, that’s not the name of a new rock band), “Game of Thrones Girl,” watches, the water in Michigan, Conrad Hilton, and when to leave a department store. Buckle in, and enjoy the ride!

Announcing My Candidacy to Be US Senator from Arizona


Thank you. Thank you and thank you, please be seated. Thank you. [Points at random person in crowd, feigning recognition] Yes, thank you. Please. You can sit down. [Fake laugh.] Seriously. Come on. Thank you. OK … enough. Sit down!

I thank Kid Rock for that very generous introduction and for all the support that you and your stripper escorts have given me. You know that America is greatly indebted to Mr. Rock for his years of courageous and visionary … rap/rock/country stuff. You brew beer too, right? Cool.

Anyhoo, with Senator Flake’s announcement that he will not seek re-election as US Senator from the great state of Arizona, many, many people have recommended that I throw my hat in the ring. So many people.

Welcome to The Conservatarians, a brand spankin’ new podcast hosted by Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel and KTAR-FM‘s Jim Sharpe. For the premiere episode, Jon and Jim welcome the man who inspired the podcast name, Charles C. W. Cooke, author of The Conservatarian Manifesto and co-host of the popular “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” podcast.

Charles defines the term “conservatarian,” names a few politicos who fit the description, and defends Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from Jon’s praise of Pet Sounds. Other topics include the Paris Climate Conference, the latest perfidy from the EPA, and Hollywood’s ridiculous plan to rewrite Ted Kennedy’s darkest hour.