The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 24: This Poll Is a Joke

Featured image Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 24 of the Hinderaker-Ward experience last night. We talked about some of the hottest issues in the news, including the Senate Democrats’ dereliction of duty in refusing to adopt a budget; the GSA bacchanalia scandal; the 2012 presidential race, including our assessment of Mitt Romney’s performance so far as reflected in the poll data, about which Brian and I disagreed rather sharply; and much »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 23: Better Late Than Never

Featured image After a brief hiatus and Brian Ward’s return from vacation in Hawaii, we recorded Episode 23 of the Hinderker-Ward experience yesterday afternoon. We talked about the latest in current events, updated various Obama administration scandals, and awarded our Loon of the Week and This Week In Gatekeeping prizes. You can listen to the podcast by playing it right here, or you can go to Ricochet to download or subscribe to »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 22: Dark Night of the Soul

Featured image Episode 22 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience features the Obama administration’s attack on religious institutions, the ongoing saga of the GOP presidential nomination, Chris Matthews’s inability to distinguish North from South Dakota–a common failing, as any native of South Dakota can tell you–and more, including the Loon of the Week and This Week In Gatekeeping. You can listen to the podcast by playing it right here, or you can go to »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 21: Athlete Suffers Painful Injury

Featured image Episode 21 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience features a great interview with Stephen Hunter, author of Soft Target. In addition to Soft Target, we discuss two more Hunter books that I have read lately, Havana and Dead Zero. Like the books, the interview is highly entertaining. While we were recording the podcast, results came in from New Hampshire. So we talked about the state of the GOP presidential race and disagreed, »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 20: Handguns and Snow Tires

Featured image Episode 20 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience features a terrific interview with Peter Schweizer, author of Throw Them All Out. I think you will really enjoy it. We also talked about the issues of the day, including the latest in the GOP race, and awarded our Loon of the Week and This Week In Gatekeeping prizes. It was, as usual, a fun show: You can listen to the podcast by playing »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 19: Patriotic Millionaires

Featured image Brian Ward and I got together Friday night to record Episode 19 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience, ably produced by Ricochet’s Scott Immergut and augmented by a Little Sumpin’. We talked about the issues of the day, including the latest in the GOP race–Brian is excited about Newt’s rise, I am not–the latest hilarity from the Occupiers, acerbic commentary on the much-hyped patriotic (i.e., pro-higher taxes) millionaires, and a prescient preview »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 18: Three For Fighting

Featured image Today John Ondrasik joined us for the latest episode of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. He was coming off a big night, having performed on board the USS Carl Vinson as part of the Veterans’ Day event at which North Carolina and Michigan State played basketball and President and Mrs. Obama thanked the troops. We talked about that experience, as well as John’s possible new television show; but the main focus was »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 17

Featured image Taking the weekend off put me behind on many fronts, and I am still digging out. Hence this belated posting of the latest episode of the Hinderaker-Ward experience, which, if you subscribe, you probably have already heard. If you don’t subscribe, you should! It was a fun show; we talked about the rise of Herman Cain, Obama’s most recent press conference, Occupy Wall Street, and more. We awarded our Loon »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 16

Featured image We recorded Episode 16 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience Friday evening. The show features an interview with Ralph Peters, talking, among other things, about his brand-new book, Lines of Fire, as well as his forthcoming novel about the Civil War, Cain at Gettysburg. We talked about the events of the day, including the GOP presidential debates and the fortunes of the various contenders. And, of course, we awarded our Loon of »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, With C. J. Box

Featured image We taped Episode 15 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience last night. The podcast features a very fun interview with author C.J. Box (“Chuck” to his friends). We talked about his Joe Pickett books and his latest bestseller, Back of Beyond. We also discussed how one gets to be a successful author, and learned that Box is a long-time Power Line fan. I really do recommend Back of Beyond. It is a »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, With Michael Barone

Featured image We taped Episode 14 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience yesterday afternoon. The podcast features an interview with Michael Barone; don’t miss his comments on the resolution of the debt ceiling crisis and the current political scene. We also had fun interviews with Justin Folk, who created the Power Line Prize-winning video The Spending Is Nuts, and Don Brookins, who made Doorbell. Doorbell is fast becoming an internet sensation, with 300,000 views »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience: All Debt, All the Time

Featured image This afternoon Brian Ward and I recorded a new edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience that focused entirely on debt: the debt ceiling crisis, the budget impasse, and the Power Line Prize competition. We discussed the most recent events in Washington, played two of the top songs from the contest, and awarded our Loon of the Week and This Week In Gatekeeping prizes. It was a fun hour. You can listen »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience: Food Fight!

Featured image On Friday night we recorded the latest edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. It was fun as always. The podcast includes a terrific (I think) interview with Michelle Bernard on the proposed new federal guidelines that would disapprove of advertising “unhealthy” foods to children. Like Cheerios, oatmeal and yogurt. Michelle is an MSNBC contributor–our first ever, I’m sure–and a great guest. We also discussed the events of the day, dominated by »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience

Featured image Last night, Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 11 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience, produced by Scott Immergut and hosted by Ricochet. Episode 11 is titled “Sloping Foreheads,” a reference to this week’s Loon. Ben Shapiro was our guest, talking about his new book Primetime Propaganda. Ben is a great guest, and one of those people who make you feel inferior: he has had a syndicated column since he was 17. »

The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Live From Right Online

Yesterday Brian Ward and I attended the Right Online conference in Minneapolis. I spoke during the opening main session and took the opportunity to plug the Power Line Prize. Brian and I then interviewed Steve Bannon, director of the movie The Undefeated, about Sarah Palin. Steve was a terrific interview; unfortunately, the audio quality suffered from the hotel’s limited wireless bandwidth. We finished off the day by listening to James »

Return of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience

After a two-week hiatus–chalk it up to spring fever–Brian Ward and I recorded Episode 9 of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience (“All Talk, No Seeds”) last night. To introduce the podcast, I will merely quote Ricochet’s description: After taking a couple of weeks off for no apparent reason, the men of the Northern Alliance are back with a new podcast. Powerline’s John Hinderaker and Fraters Libertas’ Brian Ward take no prisoners as »

Prairie Republic: The Interview

On our radio show yesterday, Brian Ward and I interviewed Jon Lauck about his new book, Prairie Republic, a history of the founding of his state and mine, South Dakota. It’s an excellent book and it was a fun interview. Jon is a senior adviser to Senator John Thune, as well as a historian and a lawyer, and at the end of the interview we also touched on Senator Thune’s »