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Fraters Libertas' Brian Ward and Paul Happe of Nihilist in Golf Pants bring a unique upper-midwest point of view as they comment on current events in the news and the culture.
||CleanEp. 120: Making the Oscars Great Again (with Politics)||It’s another very special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe discussing the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include: * Sean Spicer and Stephen Miller press relations – is it the end of the modern media as we know it? * A Day without Immigrants hits home as Brian and Paul experience a day without a gourmet chicken sandwich, * The implications of the new home digital assistants, with an exclusive preview of the new Matlock and his withering cross examination of a smart water heater * Fear Update – Al Franken is afraid and accusing Donald Trump of using terrorist tactics * The BIG announcement of the Make the Oscars Great Again, 2017 Academy Awards Politicization Fantasy Contest. The rules and scoring categories are below. Ricochet members, please enter your selections in the comments section. Non-Ricochet members, please send them via email at: Saintpaul777@gmail.com||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 120: Don’t Fear the Donald||Paul Happe and Brian Ward return with a special edition of the HWX podcast, featuring: - Separating the hysteria around President Trump's immigration order from the reality of this temporary action - The continued decline of social media, along with predictions of the demise of Facebook and Twitter - A new "Fear Update" segment featuring the latest terrified celebrity, Dev Patel - Chris Matthews highlighted in our "Fake News" segment, as he hysterically reports about the incoming President's issuance of Executive Orders and nomination of a Cabinet/Supreme Court Justice. Also a look back at his rhapsodic review of Obama's first days. - The poetic stylings of Senator Chuck Schumer in a new segment about "Old News"||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 119: New Year, New Fears||It’s a jam packed special new episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of the day. Topics addressed include: * Garrison Keillor’s latest love note to conservatives via a column the Washington Post. We analyze the history of Keillor’s withering rhetoric to his political enemies. Plus, our own attempts at writing a Garrison Keillor political insult, with Dueling Garrisons. * An episode of Fake News, featuring National Public Radio. NPR interviewed new Congressman Jason Lewis, and chose to set the agenda with a series of false accusations and general nonsense that happened to fit their narrative. * We go back In the Bubble, to hear Bruce Springsteen and Marc Maron discuss their fear and panic over Republicans getting elected. * Also, a special announcement of a new musical tour launching in 2017, the Four Ricochet Tin Ears Paul Happe, Pat Sajak, Brian Ward, and Rob Long – destined to shatter box office records and ear drums around the nation.||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 118: A Very HWX Christmas||Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvene for a special Christmas edition of HWX. Topics addressed include: * Rock and Roll Hall of Fame winners announced and our predictions from 2 weeks ago are reviewed, as well as the accuracy of the listeners’ poll. Also included, exclusive voice mail audio of the “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment of Paul declaring erroneously declaring victory prior to his devastating loss. * Politically correct Holiday music is in the air, led by the new version of Baby It’s Cold Outside by Minnesota artists Liza and Lemanski . Also exclusive audio of the new album A Very Minnesota Christmas. * This week’s conclusion of the Electoral College’s business yielded controversy and a rare convergence of Fake News and Situational Ethics. The breathtaking simultaneous double standard by Democrats on the propriety of the Electoral College itself and the hysteria surrounding Russian Hackers are analyzed. All member comments welcome in the comments section. Hope you enjoy.||12/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 117: Stimulating Conversation||Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvene for a special simulcast episode from a recent appearance on KYCR Business Radio 1440, filling in for the King Banaian Radio Show. Topics addressed include: * Trump economic interventionism with Carrier - a violation of classical liberal economic theory, but is that always a bad thing? A discussion on the trade-offs between subsidized jobs and consumer benefits. Also, a review of past Carrier behavior regarding executive compensation which dwarfs the $7 subsidy needed to save 1,000 jobs. What’s up with that? * Exclusive audio, live from Trump Tower, of the Trump transition team plotting their economic strategy. All member feedback welcome in the comment section, hope you enjoy.||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 116: The Rock and Roll Show||It’s a special episode dedicated to the election that divides the nation this November, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fans are eligible to vote for inductees up to December 15. We’re here to present all the critical information necessary to inform your decision. * Qualifications - Who gets in the RR HOF and why? Also a review of potential Rock and Roll analytics. * Worst Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members – How did these people get in and why? Finally, peole saying what needs to be said about The Moonglows and the Sex Pistols. * Current Hall of Fame nominees – We break down the most likely scenarios of who gets in and draft our 2017 classes. Also, exclusive audio of some unfortunate new attack ads this controversial election has generated. And don’t forget to express YOUR opinion on who will get in, via the poll listed below. * What were we drinking during the episode? GraniteCity’s The Bennie Bock and Pabst Blue Ribbon.||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 115: Fake News||It's another special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to bring you all the fake news that's fit to broadcast. Topics addressed include: * The Green Party sponsored recount of the 2016 election, including a principled debate on the propriety of accepting the results between Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton. * The scourge of fake news, including the latest irresponsible Tweeter spreading falsehoods to millions of gullible partisans. * The exclusive new vocal stylings of Julie Andrews and Kenny Loggins. * What were we drinking during this episode? Maker's 46 and Not Your Father's Vanilla Cream Ale. All member feedback welcomed in the comments section. Hope you enjoy.||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 114: Turkeys on Broadway||It's a special Thanksgiving season broadcast of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golfpants convening to give thanks for our many blessings. Topic discussions include: * Holiday day time drinking suggestions, featuring the Brutal Mimosa and the Ramos Gin Fizz. * Our personal histories of being subjected to on stage liberal polemics. * Our responses to Ricochet members comments from the last HWX episode, including a special statement to our critics. * Exclusive excerpts of the musical Hamilton. Just what is the fuss all about? We'll find out, with the musical's thrilling depictions of the debate over the National Bank and the feud that led to the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr. * Exclusive preview of next season's Broadway smash, Trump! The Musical! All member feedback welcome in the comments section. Hope you enjoy.||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 113: Making Punditry Great Again||It’s a special post-election episode of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to assess the state of political punditry in the USA in the new era of Trump. Topics addressed include: * The case study of Van Jones, from his “white lash” polemics on CNN election night to his stuttering defense on ABC News this week. What is the Van Jones problem and how can he do better? * News and political opinion shows in general are in bad shape, stale, boring, clichéd. How can they be made better, we offer 10 exciting new ideas. * We go “In the Bubble” with Bill Maher and his comments on HBO about his crying wolf in the past, but this time you can take his cries of fascism seriously. Can we???! * Plus a personal anecdote about meeting Steve Bannon, and exclusive audio of Michael Medved’s new endorsement to remedy his butt hurt, Alleviation Dose. * What were they drinking during the show? A Taj Majal Premium Lager and a Summit Extra Pale Ale.||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 112: Cry, Cry Again||It’s a special post-election episode of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to bind the up the nation’s wounds and bring us all together in preparation for the challenges ahead. . Topics discussed include: From election night - election night parties, what are they good for? Polls, what went wrong and what went right? The end of the pundit era as we know it? A review of election night celebrity Tweets. Plus an exclusive musical tribute to the media reporting of the night, with accompaniment by Maxine Nightingale. Concession speeches – exclusive audio of what Hillary really might have said. Also some ideas for making concession speeches more productive and more entertaining in the future. What were we drinking during this episode? Surly Over Rated an PsuedoSue from Toppling Goliath. All member feedback welcome in the comments sections, how you enjoy.||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 111: Election Fraud||It’s a special pre-election edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golf Pants. Issues discussed include: * A review of this past week’s focus on Ricochet from NPR’s “This American Life”. Also, the return of This Week in Gate Keeping featuring, coincidentally, NPR and This American Life and their observations of James Lileks’s voting preferences. * A (quick) analysis of Evan McMullin’s chances of eking this one out. Plus exclusive audio of the new Evan McMullin-Mindy Finn campaign ad soon to be blanketing the airwaves. * “In the Bubble” with Marc Maron. On a recent episode of his WTF podcast he gave his opinion of those who might be considering voting for Donald Trump. We straighten him out on exactly why perfectly rational and sophisticated voters would do just that. * What were we drinking during the show? Surly Furious and 300 Mosaic IPA by Fulton Beer. All member feedback welcome in the comment section. Hope you enjoy.||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 110: Bubbles In The Wine||HWX returns with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilst in Golf Pants discussing the critical issues of the week: * The new "Schoolyard" PSA about the importance of voting and some underappreciated aspects of this searing indictment on voter apathy. Also a broader discussion of the alleged sanctity of the franchise. * The new feature "In the Bubble" featuring Ira Glass of This American Life and Jake Tapper of CNN. They put on the mantle of fact checkers and truth tellers regarding the ignorance of Donald Trump and his birther related speech earlier this month. We fact check the fact checkers and speak truth to the truth tellers and end up covered in soapy residue. * What were they drinking this episode? A Deschutes Inversion IPA and a Summit Great Northern Porter. All member feedback is welcome in the comments section. Hope you enjoy.||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 109: Halloween Spooktacular||It's a special Halloween episode of HWX with Brian Ward and Paul Happe. Featured in this episode are discussions of the horrors of the elecdtion season: * The email leaks of Hillary and John Podesta. Which is your favorite ignored scandal? * World premiere of the new spin on the holiday classic, the Monster Mash, with the Clinton Cash. * Analysis of and lessons learned from James O'Keefe's new video releases. * HWX House of Horrors, a tour of the haunted mansion that is the 2016 Presidential election.||10/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 108: Cat Scratch Fever||HWX returns with a special, breaking news episode to analyze the history changing nature of Donald Trump’s 11-year-old interview with Access Hollywood. Also addressed are the gales of hot air emanating from Hurricane Matthew and Shepard Smith. The latest in attack political ads, digging up Sen. Ron Johnson shadowy past as as a mall stereo salesman and pizza parlor lothario. And the presidential candidate rock continues with Campaign Gold 3. All member feedback welcome in the comments section. Hope you enjoy.||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 107: Senator Rand Paul||It’s a very special episode of HWX featuring an interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). The Senator looks back on his Presidential campaign and analyzes why the libertarian message may not have resonated as well as it could have this cycle and why Donald Trump prevailed. He also looks ahead and discusses why there is still substantial life in the libertarian movement, which will be aided by winning campaigns such as his own for US Senate, and that of Jason Lewis, running for Congress in Minnesota. Sen. Paul also discusses his continuing efforts to audit the Federal Reserve, what that would mean and why it’s important. See the following links to support Rand Paul and JasonLewis. Also discussed the episode – dumb political ads of the season, including classic out of context clips and grossly misleading smear tactics. Are Americans smart and sophisticated enough to not be fooled by these tactics this time? We shall see. HWX is brought to you by SimpliSafe. Protect your home the smart way without expensive long-term contracts using SimpliSafe. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Ricochet right now and you’ll get free shipping on your order and a free keychain remote, worth $25. All member feedback is welcomed in the comments section. Hope you enjoy.||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 106: Hillary Freshly Roasted||It’s a special pre-Presidential debate episode of HWX with Brian Ward and Paul Happe. They set the stage with some in-depth analysis of Hillary’s vital signs and Trump’s surging poll numbers. Also coverage of Hillary’s latest attempt to humanize herself, and we have exclusive audio, of Comedy Central’s upcoming Roast of Hillary Clinton. HWX is brought to you by SimpliSafe. Home security that is wireless, portable, easy to install, and with no long-term contracts. Protect your home the smart way. Go right now and you’ll also get free shipping on your order and a free keychain remote, worth $25. It takes only a minute to get started. Visit SimpliSafe.com/Ricochet.||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 105: Convention Breakdown||It’s a political convention special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe discussing the critical issues of the day. Topics addressed include: * The effectiveness of unconventional speakers at the GOP convention, including Scott Baio, Fran Tarkenton, Don King, and the Trump children * Melania Trump’s speech – amid the plagiarism controversy, was it truly understood? We provide exclusive audio analysis. * A preview of the Democrat National Convention, including exclusive audio of the difficult planning associated with seating so many special interest groups and a preview of Mrs. Clinton’s acceptance speech. * An analysis of another metric on which Trump and Hillary are breaking new records – their advanced ages. * The new album release from HWX productions Campaign Gold 2: The Duets, with a new contribution from the presidential candidate spouses. HWX is brought to you by The Great Courses Plus, which gives you unlimited access to over 7,000 fascinating video lectures from your TV, laptop, tablet and even your smartphone. Everything from history, business, political philosophy, or even how to cook, play chess, or speak Spanish, delivered by world-renowned scholars. Sign up now at http://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/ricochet and you’ll immediately get One Month Free to start watching as many lectures as you want. All member feedback welcome in the comments section, and we hope you enjoy!||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 104: The Dog Days Are Over||It’s a special weekend edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants bringing you all the hot issues of the day. Topics addressed include: · Celebrity Brexit endorsements, in particular JK Rowling, with an exclusive investigation into the similarities between Lord Voldemort and certain orange hued American Presidential candidate. · The dog days of the Presidential campaign season, including a “Where are They Now” for Ted Cruz and his ersatz female porn star doppelganger. HWX is brought to you by Harry’s Shave. For the finest in shaving quality, at amazingly low prices and the ultimate in convenience, got to Harrys.com. Enter HWX in the coupon code at check out and get an extra $5 off your first order. Also, check out HWX LIVE on the radio, on Saturday, July 2, 3pm (central) at Twin Cities News Talk (1130 AM, in the Twin Cities). All member feedback welcome in the comments section, hope you enjoy!||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 103: HWX, with Guest Steven Crowder||It’s a very special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the key issues of the day. The boys are joined by the great Steven Crowder, of the hillarous podcast Louder with Crowder. Steven discusses his burgeoning battle against Facebook and their suppression of conservative news, as well the art behind his masterful impressions of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Lena Dunham, and more thoughts on the current political scene. Other topics addressed include: * The key civil rights issue of our time – the right to use the gender bathroom of your choice. Also featured, a sneak preview of the remix of the Brownsville Station/Mötley Crüe classic, Smokin’ in the Boys Room, made more relevant for these troubled times. * Where have all the losing Presidential candidates gone? They’ve checked their egos at the door and made a new tribute album with their favorite rockers. It’s Campaign Gold 2: The Duets and we’ve got the exclusive audio. * The humor of the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, a review of some of the jokes told by host Larry Wilmore. Funny or not? We decide. * Andrew Jackson kicked to the back of the $20 bill. And that’s not all, we have exclusive audio of the next stage of our national deJacksonification. HWX is brought to you by the SaneBox. It’s time to create order in the chaos that is your email inbox, with this amazing organizational tool. Visit sanebox.com/ricochet for a FREE trial today. And when it’s time to sign up for a membership, you get $25 off for being a Ricochet listener. Never miss an HWX podcast by subscribing in iTunes. If you liked the show, please tell a friend. And if you didn’t, STOW it. All member feedback is welcome in the comments section. Hope you enjoy. Bonus sample of Crowder in action: https://www.youtube.com/embed/9In0Xf8HH4k||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 102: April Love with Guest Mike Nelson||It’s a special midweek edition of HWX with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include: * Black Lives Matters protests - their tactics and motivations are analyzed, including audio of a master of rhetorical jujitsu, Bill Clinton and how he responds, with equal parts shaming and offering up the real villain – the Republican party. * Hillary Clinton and CPT time – analysis of her allegedly racist joke, as well as exclusive new audio of her subsequent appearance to make amends with a comedy set at the Apollo Theater. * Trump – with a break in the primary season, the Trump children take center stage, and we analyze the genetic comparison of children by Trump wife. Also coverage of the Trump children’s inability to vote in New York, and Ivanka’s hot new scarf line (with an exclusive sneak preview of her new ad). The highlight of the show is an appearance by comedy legend Mike Nelson of Rifftrax.com. He gives us the latest scoop on the new movies getting the Rifftrax treatment, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Also details on the upcoming Rifftrax LIVE show (at a movie theater near you), on May 5, with a riff of the cult classic Time Chasers. We also discuss the grand reunion of the entire Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew (Joel Hodgson et al), coming on June 28. Tickets to both events can be purchased at Rifftrax LIVE. HWX is brought to you by the fine folks at Sanebox.com - the finest in email organization and management, Try it yourself with two free weeks of SaneBox. Visit sanebox.com/ricochet to start your trial—no credit card needed. After that, Ricochet listeners get $25 off a membership. We're also brought to you by Hillsdale college. Sign up for Constitution 101 series for FREE at Hillsdale.edu/ricochet. Support Our Sponsors HWX was brought to you by Hillsdale College and their Constitution 101 course. You can sign up for FREE today. Once you start the course, you’ll receive a new lecture every week to watch on demand, along with readings, discussion boards, and more. Sign up for Constitution 101 for FREE at Hillsdale.edu/ricochet. That’s Hillsdale dot edu slash ricochet. Hillsdale.edu slash ricochet. Get control of your inbox! Visit sanebox.com/ricochet today and they’ll throw in an extra $25 credit on top of the two-week free trial. You don’t have to enter your credit card information unless you decide to buy, so there’s really nothing to lose.||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 101: March Madness||It’s a very special midweek episode of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include: * Barack Obama’s controversial NCAA women’s basketball tournament bracket picks * A fond look back on Marco Rubio’s now suspended Presidential campaign (with help from Carly Simon) * The Trump attack ads on Rubio and their potential effect on his future prospects in Florida (including a new attack ad debuting and targeting some of your favorite Ricochet personalities) * The status of the Hillary campaign and some of her recent advertisements (including a first draft of a rejected ad never before heard in public) * The #NeverTrump movement among conservatives – high principle or a temper tantrum? * The enticing potential of an open GOP convention. If a majority of delegates can’t agree on any of the remaining candidates, who to choose? And a question for the Ricochet membership, if we could dispense with the dirty business of democratic selection, and you could choose ANYONE in the country to be the Republican nominee, who would it be? HWX is brought to you by the fine folks at Harry’s Shave. Go to Harrys.com now and Harry’s will give you $5 off if you type in my code HWX with your first purchase. All member feedback welcome in the comments section. Hope you enjoy.||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 100: The New Centurians||It's an extra special midweek edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to celebrate episode 100 of this award winning podcast. Also making a grand return to the folder, the original H himself, John Hinderaker. Topics addressed include: * Super Tuesday and analysis of Minnesota's characteristically unique voting patterns * Marco Rubio's Baghdad Bob-like post election analysis of his performance and prospects * Ted Cruz's viability and a review of his more creative anti-Trump ads * Hillary Clinton latest ad campaign "Making America Work for You" with an exclusive sneak preview of latest ad on this theme (with help from Austin Powers) * An update of Hillary's latest poll numbers, with a focus on young women, and an update on Madelyn Albright's "special place in hell" for women who don't support her. * A final, fond farewell to the Jeb Bush campaign, Nobody Did it Better than Jeb (according to Carly Simon). HWX is brought to you by the fine folks from Harry's Shave. For an amazing shave at a low price, delivered FREE to your door, check out Harrys.com. Enter HWX as the coupon code for your first order and get extra special savings HWX is also brought to you by Hillsdale College and their FREE Constitution 101 course. Sign up today at Hillsdale.edu/ricochet. All member feedback welcome in the comments section. Hope you enjoy!||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 99: Tuesday Night LIVE from New Hampshire||It’s a special HWX episode, recorded LIVE during the New Hampshire primary, and heard LIVE in the Ricochet chat room. Relive the excitement as the votes rolled in on Tuesday night and the shocking results were announced. Topics also addressed include: Megyn Kelly’s hairstyle Suggestions for spicing up concession speeches A recap of the Iowa results, with our new special elections correspondent and a safe space/trigger warning for those concerned about too much Trump talk A series of emotional tributes to the candidates we lost along the way: Martin O’Malley, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Rand Paul the exciting announcement of FINAL results, as they happened. HWX was brought to you by Hillsdale College and their Constitution 101 course. You can sign up for FREE today. Once you start the course, you'll receive a new lecture every week to watch on demand, along with readings, discussion boards, and more. Sign up for Constitution 101 for FREE at Hillsdale.edu/ricochet. That’s Hillsdale dot edu slash ricochet. Hillsdale.edu slash ricochet. All member feedback encouraged in the comments section. Hope you enjoy!||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 98: Against HWX||Brian Ward and Paul Happe of HWX return for a special midweek, pre-Iowa caucus podcast extravaganza. Topics addressed include: * What Are You Drinking? Featuring a new release from Badger Hill Brewing, Minnesota Special Bitterand a classic from New Belgium, Snow Day. * The cause and effect of the National Review’s broadside attack on the Trump campaign, and why they appear to be missing the entire point. Bonus audio of Democrat attacks on Trump, Jeb Bush’s fetal position defense, and the problem with Marco Rubio. * Iowa caucus preview, including fearless predictions and analysis of who will win (or won’t win). * Movie talk, with an exclusive preview of the upcoming Star Wars VIII: What Difference Does It Make. * The racism of Hollywood and the Oscar’s boycott, including audio of the best performances from the criminally under recognized Strait Outta Compton and The Concussion. Also an analysis of the Best Actor nominees and why they were deemed so superior to anything else released in 2015. HWX is brought to you by Harry’s Shave. For the finest shave at the best price, got Harrys.com and use the coupon code HWX at checkout for an extra 5 bones off your order price. HWX is also brought to you by SaneBox. Get control of your email inbox once and for all, the ultimate in organizational tools. Visit SaneBox.com/ricochet and sign up for a free 2 week trial, and a $25 credit if you wisely choose to avail yourself of this service, long term. All member feedback welcome in the comments section, hope you enjoy.||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 97: The Podcast Awakens||It’s a special Tuesday night edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golf Pants, reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include: * Reviews of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The perils of watching your heroes age, having your myths demystified, and being seduced by the dark side. * The lost glory that was the George Pataki for President Campaign, his motivations for running and dropping out, including our special musical tribute. * The remaining 1% (or less) candidates and what drives them, including our musical tribute. * The significance of Obama’s announcement today of the closing of the alleged guns show loophole. All member feedback welcome in the comments section. Hope you enjoy. Support Our Sponsors! Tired of your inbox? See why SaneBox is our choice for dealing with email overload and unsubscribing from annoying newsletters. All new users get an automatic 14-day free trial (no credit card required), and our friends at SaneBox are offering the Ricochet community an exclusive $25 credit toward any subscription. You can learn more at http://www.sanebox.com/ricochet HWX is brought to you by Harry’s Shave. For the finest in shaving products, with the ultimate in convenience, and at an amazingly low price, check out Harry’s. It the perfect gift for anyone who grows hair on their face in your family. Enter HWX at checkout for an additional $5 off.||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 96: A Very, Merry Candidate Christmas||It’s a very special Tuesday night edition of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the crucial issues of the day. HWX is brought to you by Harry’s Shave. For the finest in shaving products, with the ultimate in convenience, and at an amazingly low price, check out Harry’s. It the perfect gift for anyone who grows hair on their face in your family. Enter HWX at checkout for an additional $5 off.||12/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Political Commentary and humor
Paul Happe and Brian Ward can bring serious political commentary and anaylsis to many different subjects in the cultural and political realms. They also bring a great sense of humor and liven up thier podcasts with comedic bits of varying quality. But while a bit may or may not work the guy's humor and love for the show shine through. If you want to listen to a great fun discussion over a good beer this podcast is for you!
Minnesota humor and political commentary
Brian Ward and Paul Happe bring you humor and political commentary from the Great North. Well worth the listen for Happe’s accent alone.
These guys are fun. I like the beer updates and the prepared pieces are often pretty funny.