Podcasts

The Power Line Show, Episode 8: Exploring Contemporary Conservative Political Philosophy

Featured image This afternoon we recorded an extraordinary edition of the Power Line Show: Steve Hayward and Scott Johnson talking about two of the towering conservative intellects of their generation, Harry Jaffa and Walter Berns, life-long allies and antagonists who died on the same day earlier this month. Steve studied under Jaffa (who was a pupil of Leo Strauss) and later was a colleague of Berns; Scott is a long-time student of »

The Power Line Show, Episode 7: Claire Berlinski Reporting From Paris

Featured image Journalist and novelist Claire Berlinski was a witness to the Charlie Hebdo attack and has followed subsequent events from her home in Paris. We caught up with her an hour or two ago to get her impressions of the last few days, and what they will mean for French society, law enforcement and anti-terror efforts. The conversation is lively, and the news is up to the minute. Simply tap above »

The Power Line Show: Episode 6

Featured image Last night, a partial Power Line crew–Steve and I–got together to talk over the news of the day. We picked up where Scott’s explosive interview with Sharyl Attkisson left off, and went on to talk about the rebellion that wasn’t in the House of Representatives, what really happened to Harry Reid, and Power Line’s first ever Kirby Delauter Award. This is a relatively short podcast since we released the Attkisson »

We Interview Sharyl Attkisson, She Has Bombshell Announcement: New Lawsuits Against Obama Administration

Featured image Today we interviewed Sharyl Attkisson, author of Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington. It was a great interview, conducted by Scott. Ms. Attkisson is very impressive. The interview focused on the intrusions into Attkisson’s computers which have now been analyzed by three independent security experts. There are strong indications that Attkisson’s computers (and, through them, CBS’s computer system) were illegally »

Power Line Show Episode 4: Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!

Featured image This afternoon Steve, Paul and I got together to bid farewell to 2014 and usher in the new year. We talked about some of the major news stories of the past twelve months, and made bold predictions for 2015 (in my case, the demise of Obamacare). I think you will find the show entertaining. You can play it right here: Or you can click here to download Episode 4 and »

The Power Line Show: Episode 3, With Bret Stephens

Featured image Click here to download this episode. Paul, Scott and I taped Episode 3 of the Power Line Show a few hours ago. We talked about a couple of the major news stories of the day–the conflict within the Republican Party over how to respond to President Obama’s unconstitutional actions with regard to immigration, and the fallout from the death of Eric Garner in New York. And we were joined by »

The Holidays: A Great Time To Spend an Hour With the Power Line Show

Featured image If, like most of us, you have a little spare time between now and Monday, consider spending an hour with the Power Line Show. Here is Episode 2, featuring the whole PL crew, together with Senator-elect Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli, author of The Pity Party. The president’s amnesty order and multiple email mysteries were the main topics of the day. And, hey, if you have two hours to spare, »

The Power Line Show: Episode 2, With Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli

Featured image Friday night we got the whole PL crew together for Episode 2 of the Power Line Show. We were joined by Senator-elect Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli, author of The Pity Party. The president’s amnesty order and multiple email mysteries were the main topics of the day. You can join Power Line VIP for only $4 per month or $40 per year. Click here to join. Not only will you »

The Power Line Show: Episode 2, With Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli

Featured image Last night we got the whole PL crew together for Episode 2 of the Power Line Show. We were joined by Senator-elect Tom Cotton and Bill Voegeli, author of The Pity Party. The president’s amnesty order and multiple email mysteries were the main topics of the day. You can join Power Line VIP for only $4 per month or $40 per year. Click here to join. Not only will you »

The First-Ever Power Line Show: Election Post-Mortem With Michael Barone

Featured image For our first-ever Power Line show, we managed to assemble the whole crew to talk about the midterm election, how the Republicans did it and where they should go from here. For our inaugural guest, we recruited the dean of American political analysts, Michael Barone. You have probably never heard Michael as you hear him here. Our plan is to make the first couple of episodes of the show available »

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 »