The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 76: In the Hot Zone, With Byron York

Featured image Brian Ward and I were joined last night by Byron York for a fast-paced, entertaining review of this year’s key Senate races. You won’t want to miss it, even if you aren’t an HWX regular. We also covered some of the news of the day, mainly ebola (Brian is horrified, I am not). And we had a Loon and a TWIG. http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/ricochet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/HWX-77.mp3 You can listen to the podcast by playing »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 75: Friday Night Fights

Featured image Last night Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 74 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. No guests this week, just Brian and I riffing on the most controversial news stories of the day. If you haven’t listened to our podcasts until now, you may want to give it a try. We cover some of the same ground as on this web site, but sometimes in more depth, sometimes in a more freewheeling, »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 73: Love Is the Law

Featured image This morning Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 73 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. Immigration was the topic of the hour, naturally, and it led to a discussion of the I-word and whether it should ever be uttered by Republicans. We also found time to award our Loon of the Week and Week In Gatekeeping prizes, as well as to welcome Mark Yost, the columnist and novelist, author most recently of »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 72: The Bleep Hits the Fans

Featured image Last night, Brian Ward and I taped a Thursday evening edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. We talked about Bowe Bergdahl–what else?–and the Democratic Party’s attempt to repeal the First Amendment as it relates to electoral politics. We also couldn’t resist ridiculing the First Golfer’s prowess in the gym. We were joined by economist, provocateur, and author Aaron Clarey. Brian places Clarey at the confluence of realist (some would say nihilist) »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 71: The Bold and the Beautiful

Featured image Last night Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 71 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. We talked about the news of the day, including Memorial Day, the VA scandal and what it tells us about government medicine, Barack Obama as a symbolic president and the prospect of Hillary as another one, and the appalling story of Meriam Ibrahim, on death row in Sudan for the crime of apostasy. We awarded the Loon »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 70: Me and Yoo, and a Dog Named Boo

Featured image On tonight’s episode of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience, we reviewed the news of the day: * Brian’s favorite beer for a Thursday night broadcast in the Spring * the Donald Sterling imbroglio and our alienation from the culture * the upcoming Congressional inquiries into the Benghazi and IRS scandals * the predictive power of poll results on Obama’s performance vs. soft issues like women’s issues and gay marriage * The continuing »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 69: Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

Featured image I probably would have titled this episode “Rocky Mountain High,” as Steve Hayward joined Brian Ward and me for the entire show. We talked about how Colorado’s pot legalization is working out–the “Mile High City” has a whole new meaning–and about Steve’s tenure as the University of Colorado’s conservative professor. There was lots more, including the Bundy Ranch standoff and the question of the hour: why don’t the western states »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 68: Marco Rubio and the Collapse of Socialism

Featured image Last night we recorded a terrific installment of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. As usual these days, we grumbled about the weather. Not that I expect any sympathy from our Southern readers, but did you know that by morning we are expecting six to ten inches of new-fallen snow? We quickly got past that painful prospect and went on to discuss my ongoing battle with the Washington Post and the Democratic Party; »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 67: The Naked Episode

Featured image Don’t worry, Brian Ward and I remained fully clothed for this Tuesday evening edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. But we did interview Paul Skousen, author of The Naked Socialist. We talk about what socialism is, why it’s been with us for so long, and why, despite its record of failure, it continues to have a hold on humanity, including a puzzling number of Americans. We also talked about Power Line’s »

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 »