Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hinderaker Ward Experience, with Ben Shapiro

The latest edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX) podcast is now up on Ricochet. Another Minnesota centric conversation, including the latest slander on Michele Bachmann, the Iowa Poll ratings of our two Minnesota favorite son/daughter candidates for President, the antics of the supreme court in our neighbors to the East, and a Loon born and bred right here in Minnesota (where he apparently learned to hate us).

The highlight of the show is our interview with Ben Shapiro, about his new book Primetime Propaganda: The True Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV. What I like about Ben is that not only is he a smart, articulate conservative, he really likes and knows about TV. The historical evolution of the medium and its messages are discussed. In summary, it's all the fault of the Smothers Brothers. Well, not really, but Ben identifies them as the first pebble in advance of the landslide. We also briefly discuss my all time favorite show from my youth, MASH, to which Ben brings some terrific insight.

Many ways to hear the podcast, including over on the mothership at Ricochet. You can also be sure to never miss an episode, by subscribing via iTunes or Feedburner. Or get the stream for your mobile device on Sticher. Or just use the player embedded in the upper right hand corner of the Fraters Libertas main page. If all of these fail, send me an email and I'll come to your house and read from the written transcript. Enjoy.