The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 66: The Crazy Uke, With Meetup Invitation

Featured image Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 66 of HWX this afternoon, with special guest Andriy Karkos, known to many as the “Crazy Uke.” He isn’t actually crazy, but he is a Ukrainian-American with lots to say about events in Ukraine. Brian and I added our own commentary on the fecklessness of the Obama administration, and the West generally. We also complained about the weather. We disagreed about climate alarmism; Brian »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 65: Achilles Heel Edition (with Victor Davis Hanson)

Featured image So I am laid up at home in the aftermath of surgery–a reconstruction of the Achilles tendon in my left leg. The price of a lifetime of athletic excellence, I tell people, but no one has bought that explanation yet. That being the case, what better way to while away the hours than by recording a podcast? Brian Ward and I did so last night, and Brian, alertly grasping the »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 64: Mark Steyn vs. the Hockey Stick

Featured image Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 64 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience tonight, featuring an extended interview (pretty much the whole show) with Mark Steyn. Mark is embroiled in litigation with the detestable Michael Mann, inventor of the infamous hockey stick. We had a remarkably candid conversation about what is going on in that politically-motivated and mysteriously-funded lawsuit, as well as the broader phenomenon of liberals trying to shut conservatives up, »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 63: Gilligan, Drugs, and Other Important Matters, With Steve Hayward

Featured image Steve Hayward joined Brian Ward and me this morning to analyze the great issues of the day: * the death of actor Russell Johnson and the enduring life of Gilligan’s Island * the Chris Christie “Bridge-gate” scandal, how things look the week after the storm * Barack Obama’s proposed reforms for NSA data gathering on American citizens * legalized marijuana in Steve Hayward’s current state of residence, Colorado * the »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 62: Winter Kills Edition (With Mark Yost)

Featured image Tonight Brian Ward and I huddled under blankets in front of roaring fires to produce Episode 62 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. Our producer, Scott Immergut, participated from a Southern California beach, where he had just finished an afternoon of surfing. What did we discuss? The weather, to begin with: when it has been 25 degrees below zero, it sticks in your mind for a while. But we talked about much »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 61: The Christmas Sessions (With Sen. Jeff Sessions)

Featured image Today on the Hinderaker-Ward Experience we interviewed Senator Jeff Sessions. If conservatism is a team, Sessions is our MVP. In recent years, no one in Washington has shown better judgment or been more effective in upholding conservative principles. This is a don’t-miss interview, focused mainly on the recent spending deal and the Democrats’ unprecedented violations of Senate rules. If you want the real story on what is going on in »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 60: In High Cotton [Corrected]

Featured image Oops–when I posted this yesterday, I inadvertently included podcast #59 instead of #60. That is now corrected. Brian and I taped Episode 60 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience this morning. We talked about the impending holidays, the Ryan-Murray budget deal, the rift in the conservative movement, and Nelson Mandela, the man and the myth. Our Loon of the Week was a certain famous sign language expert, and our This Week In »

“New and Noteworthy”–The Hinderaker-Ward Experience

Featured image Apple has included the Hinderaker-Ward Experience as a “New and Noteworthy” podcast on iTunes: While I hope we are noteworthy, we are not exactly new: Brian and I have been podcasting for a couple of years now, and we had a radio show for several years before that. I notice that James Lileks’s “Diner” is also New and Noteworthy, and I think he has been around as a podcaster longer »

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 »