Tag: Whiskey Politics

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Two Podcasts

 

May and June are typically busy months for me, thanks to the confluence of end-of-year volunteer work at the little Catholic school which, until the last one’s recent graduation, my younger three children attended, and the product release cycle of my largest client. During these months, pretty much everything else — the lawn, social media, folding the laundry, working out, recreational reading, my modest social life — takes a back seat to these seasonal exigencies.

However, my drive time remains unchanged, and I’m still able to fill it with podcasts. Two, in particular, seemed worth mentioning today.

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In this great interview with Victor Davis Hanson, Dave Sussman makes a startling observation of Donald Trump and the erudite classicist Victor Davis Hanson, two men who would seem to differ as much as any in the public sphere in their character, background, and intellect, that each is “the everyman,” someone who speaks clearly to everyone and evinces a plainspoken authenticity.

He’s right. I think that, in Trump’s case, it is a matter of confidence and a willingness to engage any opponent. In Hanson’s, I suspect it’s an expression of deep integrity and a desire to understand and communicate carefully considered truths. But the impression is the same: an appealing lack of pretense, a blunt and compelling frankness, and a sense that the chaff of political correctness and poll-tested caution has been brushed aside in favor of simply telling it like it is.

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Dave Sussman of Whiskey Politics interviewed George Gilder recently, and that interview is the latest Whiskey Politics podcast here. I was eager to listen, both because Dave is a terrific interviewer and Gilder a fascinating visionary, and also because I’d read Gilder’s latest book, Life After Google, and found it unsatisfying. I hoped that Gilder […]

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Brandon Darby has a target on his head from the Mexican cartels. Concealing his Second Amendment rights under his vest, he hides among some of the most dangerous people in the Western Hemisphere. With more than half of the 32 Mexican states being run by the cartels, Brandon, a father and family man, understands his life is on the line daily.

We just interviewed Brandon, who was at an undisclosed location on the southern border. Unfortunately, it was a phone call and only after the interview, we realized we didn’t pick up his feed. Truly tragic as he discusses the reality at the border most of the media is missing.

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I just took a pretty big step, did something I’ve never done before. I clicked “like” on a YouTube video.

Yeah, I know. But that’s not all. Then I clicked on the Subscribe button. I know, I know… but I didn’t stop there. I even clicked the notification bell.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Gosnell Red Carpet Premiere (VIDEO)

 

Our latest episode of Whiskey Politics (video below) joins the stars on the red carpet premiere of the movie Gosnell, The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. The script was written by our good friend @AndrewKlavan and stars Dean Cain and Nick Searcy, who also directs. This movie shouldn’t have happened as Hollywood blacklisted any investment, all distribution channels and social media banned any advertising (such as the trailer below). But with crowdfunding and years of dedication, the movie will be released tomorrow across the country. The movie was very good and compelling. It’s handling sensitive issues in a way that makes the audience think, while not gratuitously showing scenes none of us would want to see. It’s appropriate for kids, although that will be a tough discussion on the ride home. If you enjoy Law and Order, you will sink right into this.

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Doc sends his regards to the Ricochetti. He’s on a year-long sabbatical from work and all forms of social media (and is delighted with his decision). As America tips its hat to the passing of John McCain, here’s our after-hours chat filmed moments after we learned of the Senator’s terminal diagnosis. We cover a lot here as the good Doc is one smart cookie. Sorry that we are three or so whiskey’s into it by the end.

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@Davesussman of the terrific Whiskey Politics podcast will be getting the story and interviewing luminaries and leaders at CPAC 2018 in National Harbor next week. Stop by the booth on Broadcast Row to see Dave in action if you will be in attendance, and be sure to meet us Saturday, Feb. 24th for an afternoon […]

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Surely by now, you’ve seen it (sorry to call you Shirley). Jordan B. Peterson, the University of Toronto clinical psychologist who has a very large following online, deftly handled a third-wave feminist British “journalist”, Cathy Newman, in what Ben Shapiro described as “an insipid exercise in Newman attempting to cram her own words into Peterson’s […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Rusty Humphries: Bad Boys Get Spanked

 

Rusty HumphriesRusty Humphries returns to Whiskey Politics to discuss news personalities, politicians, and power brokers being outed as molesters, gropers, and general pervs. We also touch on Facebook filtering conservative posts, Net Neutrality, holiday movies worth seeing, Matt Lauer, Mel Gibson, Roy Moore, and why Rusty thinks Al Franken has a legitimate shot running for president in 2020 (seriously).

Rusty is a multi-award-winning talk radio host, Strategic Advisor, Political Influencer, Trendsetter, #1 Bestselling Author, Media and Leadership Consultant/Speaker. His most recent book 7 Ways to Win Political Debates with your Liberal Family and Friends, and Still Keep Them as Family and Friends is now available at RustyLive.com and follow Rusty on Twitter @Talk2Rusty.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. A Discussion About Media Bias with NY Times’ Tina Rosenberg, Co-founder of Solutions Journalism

 

Tina RosenbergTina Rosenberg is the co-founder of Solutions Journalism, which collaborates with 170 news organizations and 10 journalism schools to change the culture of news. We discuss combatting activist journalism, media bias, hypocrisy, the future of journalism, what’s missing in today’s news, and how journalists can allow for a more civil and enlightening conversation.

Tina is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. She co-authors the Fixes column in The New York Times‘ “Opinionator” section. Her books include Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America and The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism, which won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. She has written for dozens of magazines, including The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Foreign Policy, and The Atlantic. She is the author most recently, of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Alison Levine: Extreme Mountaineer and Polar Explorer

 

Alison LevinAlison Levine is a high altitude mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer and a successful leadership consultant. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling On the Edge and the executive producer of a documentary, The Glass Ceiling. She has ascended the highest peaks on every continent and also skied to both the North and South Poles. In 2010, she completed the Adventure Grand Slam by reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, after missing the peak by 200 feet, eight years earlier. Alison worked at Goldman Sachs before working as Deputy Finance Chair for Arnold Schwarzenneger’s successful campaign for Governor in California. She serves as an adjunct instructor at the US Military Academy at West Point and is currently one of the most in-demand speakers on the planet.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Jim Rogers: Biggest Financial Collapse in my Lifetime is Overdue

 

The billionaire commodity guru Jim Rogers believes the next economic catastrophe is coming and when it arrives it will be the worst financial calamity the 74-year old investor has ever seen. “The financial markets are going to have the worst problems in my lifetime.” Jim joins us at Whiskey Politics and discusses China, Janet Yellen, why “Mr. Obama wasn’t a very smart guy,” his opinions about Donald Trump, and of course we ask Jim to suggest how we can protect ourselves.

Find Jim all over the financial websites, including CNBC, Business Insider, Zero Hedge, and Wall Street Journal and his website: http://jimrogers.com. Be sure to subscribe to Whiskey Politics at YouTube and our audio podcasts at iTunesStitcher or GooglePlay where your 5-star rating would be appreciated as it will help get the word out about our fledgling production (iTunes especially!) In: Little Green Bag, George Baker Selection. Out: Take The Money And Run, The Steve Miller Band. Produced by Praemonitus Communications and pictures by Thompson Clicks Photos.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Glenn Reynolds: Instapundit on Media Bias, CNN, Loretta, and Bill

 

Glenn ReynoldsGlenn Reynolds is one of the most important folks in the news. He runs Instapundit (now a PJMedia.com property), which provides newsworthy articles and content reported across mainstream media, Drudge Report, and many other outlets. Glenn and his team have a knack for picking the stories he knows people will be interested in. His site, created in 2001, has millions of loyal readers. Glenn is an author and law professor who has written for law reviews at several universities, including Columbia and Harvard. His articles have appeared in all the major daily newspapers as well as Fox News and MSNBC and he is currently a Contributor to USA Today.

On this episode of Whiskey Politics we discuss how media bias has changed reporting, CNN’s Jim Acosta and Stephen Miller, the Ace of Spades article, and the Justice Department redacting the tarmac meeting that took place between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Bill Clinton, right before the election.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Larry Elder: The Sage of South Central

 

Libertarian talk show host and best selling author Larry Elder, “The Sage Of South Central,” joins us at Whiskey Politics and tears it up! Larry is heard on over 300 radio stations on the Salem Media Network and is regularly featured on all major television news networks. Larry shares his thoughts on states rights, health care, Trump’s first six months, the media’s double standards and bias, his touching story from his book Dear Father, Dear Son about reconciliation with his Father. Of course, it’s Larry Elder, so we finished up with his outrage once again targeting O.J. Simpson, the response from the black community and what, if anything, has improved with race relations in the past 20 years.

Taped at Freedom Fest with the great Hyperion Knight in the background playing piano. Please subscribe to Whiskey Politics at YouTube and our audio podcasts at iTunesStitcher or GooglePlay where your 5-star rating would be appreciated! (iTunes especially!) In: Little Green Bag, George Baker Selection. Out: Way Back Home Jr. Walker & The Allstars (Larry Elder’s Theme Song). Produced by Praemonitus Communications, pictures by Thompson Clicks Photos.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Dinesh D’Souza – If This Is True, Everything I Learned Is Wrong

 
Dinesh, Dave, and Whiskey Politics Producer extraordinaire Melissa Praemonitus

Filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza sits down for two interviews with Dave Sussman at the Whiskey Politics/Ricochet Media Booth at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. Dinesh discusses how while the Left thinks of itself as the ‘party of diversity’ it is quite the opposite, even fascist. He argues that the Left wishes to keep voters in abject poverty to ensure they maintain their voting blocks. Born in India, D’Souza came to the U.S. as an exchange student at the age of 18 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College. Called one of the “top young public-policy makers in the country,” following graduation from Dartmouth University, he went on to work in the Reagan White House as a policy analyst. D’Souza quickly became known as a major force in public policy through his books, speeches, and films. Pre-Order the sure to be best-selling THE BIG LIE now and get a signed copy at Dinesh D’Souza.com. Book interview coming soon.

Please subscribe to Whiskey Politics at YouTube and our audio podcasts at iTunesStitcher, or GooglePlay where your 5-star rating would be appreciated! (iTunes especially!) In: Little Green Bag, George Baker Selection. Out: All You Fascists, Billy Bragg and Wilco. Produced by Praemonitus Communications, pictures by Thompson Clicks Photos.

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30 seconds: Somehow the rumor got started at FreedomFest this week in Las Vegas that Kid Rock was attending, so I furiously tracked down his publicist for an interview. Then I bumped into Jo Ann Skousen, co-founder of the event, and got straightened out. “But,” she whispered to me, “I think Penn Gillette is coming later […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Whiskey Fueled Fun with Doc Jay at Freedom Fest

 

The Whiskey Politics team is at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas interviewing a whole bunch of incredible luminaries, including Steve Forbes, Dinesh D’Souza, John Stossel, John Fund, Jim Rogers, Michael Medved, James O’Keefe and many others. However, we also had a great Whiskey Politics After Hours interview with Ricochet’s own Dr. Jay Schroeder, @DocJay. Video to come soon!

Please subscribe to Whiskey Politics at YouTube and our audio podcasts at iTunesStitcher or GooglePlay where your five-star rating would be appreciated! In: Little Green Bag, George Baker Selection Out: Bad Case of Loving You, Robert Palmer

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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 […]

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UPDATE: Doc Jay’s post HERE, and for more information on at the meetup, check Ricochetmeetup.com or the group page Sometimes the life of a booking agent and publicist is a little like dragging around a cage of wild monkeys, so I try to avoid trouble. More

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