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Episode 197: “How We Can Rein in the Power of the Federal Government” with Mark Meckler.

07/28/2022

Guest(s): Mark Meckler


The genius of the founders who gave us the United States Constitution was that they sought to provide a system of government to guard against the concentration of power by an elite few. Their clear-eyed understanding of human nature was that unchecked power almost always and everywhere has been the source of tyranny throughout history. But for more than a century in America, the Constitution, as d ...

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Episode 196: Freedom, CPAC, America and Winning the Next Election with Matt Schlapp

07/19/2022

Guest(s): Matt Schlapp


This episode is set in our mountainside house in Rappahannock County, Virginia for a wide ranging conversation with my friend, the always engaging and provocative Matt Schlapp, leader and Chairman of CPAC. We cover a lot of ground, with some of the highlights being: Why we believe we’re in the human flourishing business. Why the “diversity, equity and inclusion” mantra is a false God. How CP ...

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Episode 195: “The Supreme Court Reins in the EPA: Why? What Happens Next” with John Vecchione and Casey Norman

07/14/2022

Guest(s): John J. Vecchione, Casey Norman


The Supreme Court’s most momentous decision was not the 5-to-4 vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. That simply sent the issue back to the states to decide. Rather it was the blockbuster decision to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency from claiming powers that Congress did not grant. When Congress passed the Clean Air Act it authorized the EPA to impose the “best system of emission reduction ...

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Episode 194: “Making America First Again” with Brooke Rollins

07/07/2022

Guest(s): Brooke Rollins


As we can all recall, when Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he didn’t exactly come equipped with the detailed plans and the 1,000s of people necessary to bring about his agenda. Essentially, he had to start from scratch. That was part of his appeal. That he did accomplish so much was a testament to the strength of his mission - Make America Great Again - and the power of his personal le ...

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Episode 192: “National Security Realities: Threats and Solutions” with Brandon Weichert

06/14/2022

Guest(s): Brandon Weichert


From the moment President Joe Biden’s administration took office, the world has grown a more dangerous place, and the pace is accelerating. There’s a long list of national security worries that didn’t used to be of concern to everyday Americans, but now are, or should be. Russia, Ukraine and the prospects of a nuclear war. China’s mou ...

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Episode 191: “Lessons from the Street: Stephen Schwarzman’s Book Prompts Bill to Compare Insights into the World of Money” with John Tamny

06/07/2022

Guest(s): John Tamny


In this episode, my friend John Tamny interviews me about legendary Wall Street leader and Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman’s book What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence. There are many fascinating insights and lessons in Steve’s book which we can all benefit from. A few highlights: Steve Schwarzman started Blackstone with ...

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Episode 190: “Cancel Culture Comes to Banking” with Todd Zywicki and Paul Watkins

05/31/2022

Guest(s): Todd Zywicki


Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you were denied access to a bank account or a credit card or access to any kind of digital payment system? Well, it's happening and it's happening to an increasing number of people and organizations. Cancel culture has come to banking. PayPal, major credit card networks and banks have already stopped processing payments for organizations ...

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Episode 189: “Ukraine Explained, Taiwan Explained” with Dr Stephen Bryen

05/25/2022

Guest(s): Dr. Stephen Bryen


This episode takes a hard look at what’s really at stake for the United States with Russian’s war on Ukraine, and China’s aim to take over Taiwan. Joining me is one the wisest national security experts around, Dr Stephen Bryen. With 50 years of experience in foreign relations and national security, he’s seen it all. Called the Yoda of the arms trade, he was the Pentagon's top cop, the man ...

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Episode 188: “Why Are We Investing American Retirement Dollars in China?” with Frank Gaffney and Roger Robinson

05/17/2022

Guest(s): Frank Gaffney


The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is once again planning to allow federal employees’ to invest their retirement savings into companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. The FRTIB has decided to ignore directives by both President Trump - and President Biden - as well as strong opposition on Capitol Hill, to open a ‘Mutual Fund Window’ in June which would make availa ...

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Episode 187: “The Federal Government Is Using Twitter to Censor Speech” with Jenin Younes and John Vecchione

05/18/2022

Guest(s): Jenin Younes


Is this right and lawful? Well, we now have a test case to find out. In a first-of-its-kind First Amendment lawsuit against the federal government, attorneys Jenin Younes and John Vecchione of the New Civil Liberties Alliance, argue that the government acted wrongfully when it “directed s ...

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Episode 186: John Tamny and I Don’t Agree About Everything, and That’s OK

05/10/2022

Guest(s): John Tamny


Author John Tamny joins me on this episode for a freewheeling back and forth about some of today’s big concerns. John, a free market fundamentalist and original thinker, almost always has a contrarian take on things. John’s books include Who Needs the Fed, When Politicians Panicked, Popular Economics and The End of Work. Some of the questions we get into: Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter ...

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Episode 185: A Behind The Scenes Story Meeting with The Bill Walton Show Team

05/03/2022

Guest(s): Bill Walton, Alyona Wazeter, Frank Wazeter, Greg Corombos, Rich McFadden


Listen in to a behind the scenes story meeting as the Bill Walton Show team speculates on what’s going on in the world. Starlink satellites and all the junk flying around in space, Elon Musk vs Jeff Bezos, Ukraine, the domino theory, Biden’s open borders, Alyona’s Kazakhstan take on Russia, media’s monolithic coverage of Ukraine, inflation, cooking oil and fertilizer prices, the insane (pe ...

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Episode 184: “A Final Report Card on the States’ Response to COVID-19” with Phil Kerpen

05/03/2022

Guest(s): Phil Kerpen


We’re more than two years into the Covid-19 pandemic. So by now, we should know enough to assess what we’ve learned about the measures our governments took to mitigate the virus?  What worked? What didn’t? Fortunately, we now have a comprehensive comparative s ...

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Episode 179: “Taking a Hard Look at our Dependence on China for Our Drugs” with Rosemary Gibson and Frank Gaffney

03/29/2022

Guest(s): Frank Gaffney, Rosemary Gibson


Thirty years ago, the United States, Europe, and Japan manufactured 90 percent of the global supply of the key ingredients for the world's medicines and vitamins. No more. China is now the largest global supplier.   Millions of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs m ...

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Episode 178: “Stops Along the Way” with Brent Bozell

03/22/2022

Guest(s): Brent Bozell


Growing up Bozell. Stops Along the Way: A Catholic Soul, a Conservative Heart, an Irish Temper, and a Love of Life. Talking in this episode with L. Brent Bozell III, author of Stops Along the Way and who is one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today. Brent founded and is president of the Media Research Center, the largest media watchdog organization ...

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Episode 177: “A Nuclear War Scenario” with Dr Peter Vincent Pry

03/16/2022

Guest(s): Dr. Peter Vincent Pry


This is a very upsetting episode. I’m joined by my frequent guest Dr Peter Vincent Pry and we’re talking about Ukraine and the likelihood of nuclear war. Dr Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, served as chief of staff to the congressional EMP Commission, and director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum. Just recently, he published a piece titled, “Th ...

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Episode 175: “The West’s New Totalitarianism” with Dr. Naomi Wolf and Jenin Younes

03/08/2022

Guest(s): Jenin Younes, Naomi Wolf


In the past two years, measures taken to deal with Covid have resulted in extraordinary losses of freedom in the West - in fact, all over the world - driven by government mandates and lockdowns. Now that it's clear that we're no longer in the throes of a pandemic, what next? For how long are citizens prepared to accept these extraordinary extensions of state power and loss of their civil li ...

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Episode 174: “Race Marxism” with James Lindsay

03/01/2022

Guest(s): James Lindsay, PhD


James Lindsay is someone who truly understands Critical Race Theory and doesn’t believe a word of it. As James explains in this episode of The Bill Walton Show, “Critical Race Theory is a disaster. Critical Race Theory is the tip of a 100 year-long spear that's being thrust into the side of Western civilization. In its simplest terms, CRT is Race Marxism.” Like Marxism, CRT is a fun ...

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Episode 173: The Desecrators with Matt & Mercy Schlapp

02/22/2022

Guest(s): Mercedes Schlapp, Matt Schlapp


The subtitle of Matt Schlapp’s new book, written with Deal Hudson, sums up well why this book is a must read.   Defeating the cancel culture mob and reclaiming one nation under God   They write: “For half a century, people of faith have seen traditional ideas of morality undermined as a cascade of progressive revolutions impacted society. The waves of change hit the shores, but most neverthe ...

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