Podcasts

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 59: Sunday Morning Coming Down

Featured image Today Brian Ward and I recorded a special Sunday edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. We talked about everything from Sunday School to beer and birth control, but the main emphasis was on Obamacare. We reviewed the substantive, political and legal implications of the Obama administration’s desperate “fix,” and predicted the future of the troubled program. We wrapped up with the Loon (immigration-related) and the TWIG (Gettysburg Address-related), and added our »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 58: If You Like This Episode, You Can Keep It (With John Nolte)

Featured image Don’t miss this red-hot episode of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience, in which we reveal what we really think of Barack Obama. We are joined by John Nolte of Breitbart.com as we discuss the latest revelations about the Obamacare disaster. Plus, as usual, the Loon of the Week (I won’t give it away, but he is a first-time winner) and This Week In Gatekeeping. Finally, we noted an odd political angle to »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 57: Hayward Thinking Edition

Featured image Steve Hayward joined Brian Ward and me this morning for another Saturday edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. The question of the day was, with the latest chapter in the budget battle behind us, where do conservatives go from here? Is there anything constructive that can be achieved between now and the 2014 election? And how can conservatives build a stronger movement for the future? We awarded a Loon of the »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 56: Highway Through the Danger Zone, With C.J. Box

Featured image Today Brian Ward and I recorded another Saturday edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. We talked about the shutdown and the debt ceiling, why the two issues are entirely different, and whether the GOP will be able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Also Obamacare: is it an unfolding disaster, or the final realization of the Founders’ concept of “pursuit of happiness?” We anointed a Loon of the Week–you »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 55: Bookmarks Edition, With John Ondrasik

Featured image Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 55 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience yesterday morning. We discussed the issues of the day–the 17% shutdown and the Obamacare rollout, mostly. We awarded a triple-play Loon of the Week to the leadership of the Democratic Party, which is loonier than ever. And we interviewed John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting. We talked about Bookmarks, his terrific new album, which you can buy at iTunes »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 54: After the Fall

Featured image Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 54 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience yesterday. This is how Brian described the show on Ricochet and Fraters Libertas: It’s a special weekend edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX). John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas reconvene to discuss the crucial events of our time. Topics addressed include: * how to pass the time while waiting in line 2 hours for »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 53: Syria, with Steven Hayward

Featured image Brian Ward and I taped Episode 53 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience last night, joined by Steve Hayward from his lonely outpost of conservatism in Boulder. The main topic, as you might expect, is Syria. Despite that serious focus, it is a fun episode, including a Loon of the Week–our president, unfortunately–and a lesson in how fascism and conservative blogs are virtually indistinguishable, from Jim Clyburn. You can listen to the »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 51: The Savior Podcasters, With Victor Davis Hanson [BUMPED]

Featured image If you missed Episode 51 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience over the weekend, here is another chance to catch up with Brian Ward and me. If you are new to podcasting, or just new to the HWX, I hope you will check it out. It is, I think, a very entertaining podcast, with a guest appearance by Victor Davis Hanson. This is how I described Episode 51 on Saturday: Brian Ward »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 51: The Savior Podcasters, With Victor Davis Hanson

Featured image Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 51 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience this morning. Topics include: Detroit’s bankruptcy, and why it is the GOP’s fault, despite the city’s having no Republican officeholders for half a century; the sequelae to the George Zimmerman trial, including Juror B29, and why juror remorse is not unusual; the return of Anthony Weiner, and what is the deal, anyway, with his wife? And, of course, the »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 50: Zimmerman and More

Featured image Brian Ward and I taped Episode 50 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience a few hours ago. With the George Zimmerman jury still deliberating, we recapped the case and its cultural and political, as well as legal, significance. We had a fun conversation with guest Jeff Johnson, who is seeking the Republican nomination to take on Minnesota’s appalling governor, Mark Dayton. Our Loon of the Week was a poet–well, you can be »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 49: Men On Strike

Featured image This morning Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 49 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. It was a busy week in the news: Supreme Court decisions, immigration, the George Zimmerman trial. We covered it all. We also had as a guest Dr. Helen Smith, Mrs. InstaPundit, to talk about her new book Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream – and Why It Matters. Helen was »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 48: Stood Up!

Featured image This is how Brian Ward described tonight’s podcast on Ricochet: The Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) returns for another special Friday night broadcast. John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas discussing all the news that’s fit to discuss, including: * the newest freshly minted Obama scandals of the day, revelations of massive government Internet and post office surveillance * the meaning of a ‘right to privacy’ in modern »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 47: Starring Adam Carolla

Featured image Brian Ward and I return with a special Memorial Day episode of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. We talk about the scandals of the day and award our Loon of the Week prize to a dim-witted Democratic senator. But the highlight is our interview with guest Adam Carolla–actor, comedian and the number one podcaster in America. (We are hoping some of that will rub off on us.) Carolla talks about what it »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 46: 100% Cotton. Or, Will Bob Goodlatte Save America?

Featured image Brian Ward and I convened on the first real Spring day here in Minnesota. Congressman Tom Cotton was our guest; you shouldn’t miss this episode of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience, as we talked with Tom about the Boston Marathon massacre, immigration and gun control. Tom’s view of what the House is likely to do with the immigration issue gives me more optimism about our country’s future than I have had for »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 45: Breaking Point

Featured image After a rare and well deserved break, the Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) returns for a very special episode. Topics of discussion include: * the weather outside (frightful)

 * the life and legacy of Margaret Thatcher * sequestration
 theater
 * illegal immigrants, or rather, dreamers
 * Loon of the Week (Martin Bashir)

 * This Week in Gatekeeping (New York Times on the meaning of Easter, take 2) We were also joined by »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 44: Springtime For Harry

Featured image After a brief hiatus attributable to Brian Ward’s lavish vacation schedule, Brian and I recorded Episode 44 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience last night. We discussed the issues of the day, including: * The weather (cold)
 * The election of Pope Francis and papal naming conventions * The recently concluded CPAC convention in DC 
 * Rand Paul and illegal immigration
 * Loon of the Week (a double shot of sequestration »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 43: The Horse Whisperers

Featured image Last night, Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 43 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. We were guest-free, so it was just Brian and I riffing on the news of the day, along with other topics–high school dance, the weather and meteors, with more than a dash of horse meat. Serious topics included the State of the Union, the ongoing mystery of Barack Obama, and the Pope’s resignation. We wrapped up with »