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Episode 128: The Bard and The Bible

05/02/2021

Guest(s): Bob Hostetler


For the past year or so, I’ve been reading in a daily devotional titled the The Bard and The Bible. In it each day is a quote from William Shakespeare, a related passage from the King  James Bible and a witty and wise reading of how they might relate to us today. With Shakespeare, and of course anything related to the Bible, increasingly banned from American school curriculums, we ...

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Episode 127: An Actor’s Craft: A conversation with Tony LoBianco

04/25/2021

Guest(s): Tony LoBianco


During the last several years, I have had the great pleasure of getting to know a wonderful actor, Tony LoBianco.  It’s the 50th anniversary of his iconic movie “The French Connection” where he played Sal Boca, and a perfect occasion to invite him on the show to talk about the acting craft and working with other creatives. A leading actor in films, TV and the stage, he's made over 100 ...

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Episode 126: The Unsettling Truth About Green Energy with Mark Mills

04/16/2021

Guest(s): Mark Mills


In this episode, Mark Mills, Energy & Tech expert at the Manhattan Institute, and I go in-depth about the perils of so-called “green energy.”

Case in point: February's deadly blackout in Texas.

Texas, with the most wind farms in the country providing 25% of its energy, learned what happens when the weather gets cold and the wind goes away ...

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Episode 125: Warriors and Worriers with Joyce Benenson

04/09/2021

Guest(s): Joyce Benenson


What are the evolutionary differences between men and women, and how do they survive and thrive through differing competitive strategies? 

In this episode, Dr. Joyce Benenson talks with Bill about her book Warriors and Worriers,which draws her extensive lifelong research on children's interactions. The result is fa ...

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Episode 124: The Strange Rabbit Hole of Theory with James Lindsay

04/06/2021

Guest(s): James Lindsay, PhD


If it's possible to have a fun and entertaining conversation about political correctness, critical race theory and the state of being "woke", this is it. Joining me is James Lindsay, PhD, Co-author of Cynical Theories and founder of the newdiscourses.com website and podcasts. James, who has been called the Donald Trump of Intellectuals (meant as an insult), because of his courage to take on polit ...

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Episode 123: Trans Men in Women’s Sports

03/31/2021

Guest(s): Bill Walton Maureen O’Donnell Greg Corombos Frank Wazeter Aloyna Wazeter Brian McNicoll


On this episode, our TBWS Roundtable discusses the push by the radical woke left to let transgendered boy/girl athletes participate in girls and women’s sports.   After coming out strongly against trans men in women’s sports, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem recently vetoed a bill that would’ve banned it. Why? She says “it’s complicated” and she may be right.    The very woke NCAA ...

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Episode 122: The “Mis-Pricing” of Calvin Coolidge

03/26/2021

Guest(s): Amity Shlaes


On this episode, we look into the life and presidency of Calvin Coolidge with Amity Shlaes, author of The NY Times bestsellers Coolidge, The Forgotten Man, The Greedy Hand and The Great Society. Amity is also co-editor of a fascinating new edition of The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge revealing how he embodied the best of America's founding principles and the charac ...

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Episode 121: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with the Always Interesting Yaron Brook

03/19/2021

Guest(s): Yaron Brook


On this episode, I’m talking with Yaron Brook, Chair of the Ayn Rand Institute, in a wide-ranging conversation that launches into the case for why the profit motive is a good thing. Capitalism gets a bad rap in the media and pop culture, but should business be epitomized by Gordon Gecko or Steve Jobs? Was the 2008 financial crisis caused by greedy Wall Streeters or by wrongheaded government poli ...

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Episode 120: The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure with John Allison

03/04/2021

Guest(s): John Allison


On this episode, I'm joined by John Allison, named one of the 100 most successful CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review. In this wide-ranging interview, we talk about how he went from growing up in a lower-middle income family in North Carolina to becoming the head of BB&T, the Cato Institute and author of "The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure". John and I disc ...

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Episode 119: CPAC, Trump and the future of the GOP

03/03/2021

Guest(s): Rich McFadden Greg Corombos Frank Wazeter Brian McNicoll Bill Walton


The TBWS Roundtable discusses former President Trump's CPAC speech, and what it means for Republicans going forward. Has he learned anything about shoring up his weaknesses? Will he attempt another run for President? Should he? And if not, where does the Republican party go from here?We also look at the future for Mike Pence. What role will the former VP play in the party? Plus, we look at the ...

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