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Episode 100: “Do the votes matter at all? with Tom Fitton”

11/17/2020

Guest(s): Tom Fitton


For our 100th episode, we continue to take an in-depth look into the 2020 Presidential election. As the lawsuits by the Trump campaign continue, we chat with Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. He is the author of “ ...

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Episode 99: “Is time running out for President Trump?” with John Fund

11/12/2020

Guest(s): John Fund


On this special edition of the Bill Walton Show, we talk about the fight for the White House as the legal battle continues by the Trump campaign.  But is there enough time to get it through the courts? John Fund with the National Review is skeptical. ...

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Episode 98: “Fact-Free Journalism with Mark Tapscott and Brian McNicoll”

Guest(s): Mark Tapscott


Last month Atlantic ran a hit piece on President Trump that was notable, even by today’s low standards of journalistic practice, for its invisible sourcing.  It remains news because it typifies the realities of our increasingly fact-free media environment. “It’s based on four anonymous sour ...

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Episode 97: “Paying the Price of Panic” with Dr. Jay Richards

10/13/2020

Guest(s): Jay Richards


“The human costs of the emergency response to Covid 19 have vastly outweighed its benefits.” So argue, backed by a vast amount of research, scholars Jay Richards, William Briggs, and Douglas Axe, authors of “The Price of Panic.” For the first time in history, the world has shut itself down - by choice - for fear of a virus whose dangers have been ...

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Episode 96: “Making a Difference: HillFaith” with Mark Tapscott

10/02/2020

Guest(s): Mark Tapscott


“If you wanted to aim at the heart of the matter to bring about a more virtuous Washington DC where would you start? For Mark Tapscott, the award winning investigative journalist, editorial page editor and founder of HillFaith, the answer is clear: share the Good News of His Gospel with congressional staffers on Capitol Hill. “If you were asked, who’s the most influential but least wel ...

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Episode 95: “When Politicans Panicked” with John Tamny

Guest(s): John Tamny


Talking with John Tamny about his upcoming book “When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason." His premise, and I agree, is that experts aren’t the answer to crisis, they are the crisis. What was needed at the onset of the virus was leadership wise enough to let sensible Americans figure out how to protect themselves. Information coming from ...

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Episode 94: College Football: Money Culture Politics with John Tamny and Brian McNicoll

Guest(s): John Tamny


It’s Saturday in September and there’s no Big Ten football being played today. But in a not-so-surprising reversal, just weeks after Kevin Warren, the Big Ten commissioner, pointedly said the decision not to play this year would “not be revisited”, they revisited. They just announced that it will start up its fall football season October 24. Why the change? Of course it faced pres ...

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Episode 93: “The Post Office: Explained” with Brian McNicoll


Confused about what’s going on with the Post Office?  I've been. So I asked my friend Brian McNicoll, who has written extensively about the post office for many years and has a real feel for its economics and the politics, to clarify what’s going on. In our conversation he explains, “the Post Offi ...

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Episode 92: “The Covid Coup” with Angelo Codevilla

Guest(s): Angelo Codevilla


“From early March 2020 on, the best-known authorities on epidemics—the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control— have presented the COVID-19 respiratory disease to the Western world as a danger equivalent to the plague.  But China’s experience, which its government obfuscated, had already ...

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Episode 91: “Howard Zinn’s War on History” with Jarrett Stepman and Dr. Mary Grabar

Guest(s): Jarrett Stepman, Mary Grabar


There is no historian like Howard Zinn. Certainly no other history book has taken the place of the Bible at the swearing-in of an elected official . But in 2019, Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History” was the sacred object on which newly elected Oklahoma City council member JoBeth Hamon chose to place her hand for her oath of office . “For ...

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Episode 90: “Forget Covid 19. Worry about EMP.” With Dr. Peter Vincent Pry and Frank Gaffney.

Guest(s): Frank Gaffney, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry


It’s time to wake up to an existential risk that looms infinitely larger than anything posed by the Covid 19 virus.      Electromagnetic pulse (EMP). EMP can be caused by a naturally occurring solar storm, a nuclear weapon or something as simple as a manmade suitcase sized device and would collapse electric grids and electrical critical infrastructures all over ...

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Episode 89: Why Ayn Rand Matters Today with Tal Tsfany

Guest(s): Tal Tsfany


Many of us have read Ayn Rand's novels especially, “Atlas Shrugged” and the “Fountainhead.” But I have been surprised to learn how her ideas and philosophy have continued to resonate throughout the world many years after her novels were first published.   To learn more about this I asked Tal Tsfany, President and CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute to come on the show to talk about the Ayn Rand ...

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Episode 88: “Enough is Enough” with Donna Rice Hughes and Colby May

Guest(s): Colby May, Donna Rice Hughes


Some of society's problems are just so upsetting that it's hard to imagine that they continue to exist, or in fact, are spreading. Well, this episode explores one of the worst: Internet child pornography and sex trafficking. Internet pornography been called the largest unregulated social experiment in history. Ushered it into the cultural mainstream, it enjoys increasingl ...

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Episode 87.1: Reality Economics 101 with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny

07/02/2020

Guest(s): Donald J. Boudreaux, John Tamny


A must see and wide ranging conversation about all things economic with Donald Boudreaux, best-selling author, professor of economics at George Mason University who writes the popular blog Cafe Hayek and John Tamny, editor of Real Clear Markets, an editor for Forbes Magazine and the author of “The End of Work” and “They’re Both Wrong.”

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Episode 86: The True Human Costs of Government Imposed Lockdowns with Jim Agresti

06/17/2020

Guest(s): Jim Agresti


Medical studies show that excessive stress and anxiety are among the most debilitating and deadly of all health hazards in the world.    Beyond their obvious effects like suicide and substance abuse—these mental stressors are strongly related to and may trigger and inflame a host of ailments like high blood pressu ...

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Episode 85.2: A conversation with Michael Pack, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Agency for Global Media

Guest(s): Michael Pack


In part two of my conversation with Michael Pack, I talk with Michael about what it's like to be a conservative filmmaker in today's America and how documentaries have become almost the exclusive playground of the left. Michael Pack is an extraordinary man. President and co-founder of Manifold Productions, he has produced and directed over 15 documentaries, broadcast on PBS and has had an incredib ...

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Episode 85.1: A Conversation with Michael Pack, the Director of “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words”

Guest(s): Michael Pack


Join me as go behind the scenes with writer, director and producer Michael Pack about the making of his extraordinary film about Justice Clarence Thomas.  Distilled from over 30 hours of interviews during a six-month period with Justice Thomas and his wonderful wife Ginni, for the first time, he tells his entire ...

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Episode 84: Post Pandemic K-12 Education: Why We Don’t Want a Return to “Normal” with Jeanne Allen

06/01/2020

Guest(s): Jeanne Allen


What comes next when we emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown? What is “normal” is going to be like? Well in the case of America’s K-12 schools we should not want a return to normal, where “normal” means a nation where fewer than 30% of students - and fewer than 15% in poor communities - read, write, spell, do math or know history, science, or civics on grade level. “With the doors to m ...

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Episode 83: “Calling for the Return of American Conservative Economics” with Oren Cass

05/04/2020

Guest(s): Oren Cass, Wells King


“There is more to life than economic freedom. And there is more to economic freedom than economic freedom. A society that attempts to maximize everyone’s freedom at every moment will fail miserably in preserving individual liberty and limiting government over time.”

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Episode 82: “Assessing Beijing’s Power” with Dean Cheng and Klon Kitchen

05/12/2020

Guest(s): Klon Kitchen, Dean Cheng


China presents a vastly different challenge from anything America has confronted before.

The United States economy has never been as deeply dependent on an oppositional government the way we are with China. We have outsourced significant portions of virtually every important supply chain to China.

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Episode 81: “Life After the CoronaVirus: Planting the Seeds of Growth and Resilience” with Lawson Bader and Tracie Sharp

04/21/2020

Guest(s): Tracie Sharp, Lawson Bader


The outbreak of the CoronaVirus has created a health crisis. But federal, state and local governments’ reactions to this challenge – however well intentioned – have created an economic crisis that will linger past any recovery from or stabilization of the spread of the disease.

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Episode 80: “China Rx: America’s Dependence on China for Medicine” with Rosemary Gibson and Frank Gaffney

04/09/2020

Guest(s): Rosemary Gibson, Frank Gaffney


“Millions of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs made in China and don’t know it and neither do their doctors. These are prescription drugs in the legal supply chain that are distributed to U.S. hospitals, sold in corner drug stores and grocery store pharmacies, and distributed to military hospitals and clinics around the world,” explains Rosemary Gibson.

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Episode 79: Masks and Scarves and Overdraft Protection With Arnold Kling

04/01/2020

Guest(s): Arnold Kling


This week I sought out Arnold Kling to learn more about some of his innovative ideas to deal with the health, economic and social fallout from the Covid-19 crisis. Arnold, who blogs at arnoldkling.com/blog, author of “Specialization and Trade” and “The Three Languages of Politics” and with a PhD in Economics from MIT is one of America’s more original and penetrating thinkers.

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Episode 78: The health and economic crisis created by COVID-19 with Steve Moore and Jay Richards

03/25/2020

Guest(s): Steve Moore, Jay Richards


Join me as I talk with economist Steve Moore and Dr. Jay Richards about the health and economic crisis created by the coronavirus. And how to respond without all of our freedoms and civil liberties being trampled.

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