Podcast for 25 Jan 09
In this podcast, Bruce, Michael, Bryan, and Dale talk about the first week of the Obama presidency.Due to technical difficulties, the podcast can only be retrieved at BlogTalkRadio this week. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free downlo
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subject(s): Obama’s first week, of course and how we see things shaping up in the weeks and months ahead.
 
Podcast for 18 Jan 09
In this podcast, Bruce, Michael, and Dale talk about the upcoming Obama presidency.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here.
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST) Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subject(s): We’ll see if Dale has his IPod under control and we’ll talk about the battle in Gaza and the implications. Plus it’s inauguration week. What is likely to be the first thing(s) Obama hopes to accomplish after becoming the nation’s 44th President?
 
Podcast for 11 Jan 09
In this podcast, Bruce, Michael, Bryan, and Dale wax pessimistic on the state of the economy, and its future.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST) Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subject(s): Where are we headed with all of this? I’m talking about the "stimulus" package, the inevitable expansion of government, the future of the nation. What are the likely scenarios?If we have time or aren’t too depressed we’ll update the Hamas/Israeli conflict.
 
Vote for Pundit Review!
Well, for the first time QandO didn’t make the finals in the Weblog Awards. I think that’s mostly because they don’t know where to categorize our blog. They’ve never had a libertarian category and we don’t quite fit under either liberal or conservative. We’re not a milblog and darn sure not a mommy blog or a pet blog although we do keep a pet lawyer (rimshot).Michael will get me for that.Anyway, that all
 
Podcast for 4 Jan 09
In this podcast, Bruce, Michael, Bryan, and Dale discuss the Hamas/Israel situation, and the appointment of Roland Burris to the IL senate seat vacated by Barack Obama.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free d
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subject(s): The Hamas/Israeli situation and the reaction to it. And of course the newest shenanigans among Democrats and their Senate appointments.
 
No BlogTalk Radio Tonight
A holiday break for all.
 
Podcast for 14 Dec 08
In this podcast, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss global warming and the economic crisis.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST) Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subject(s): We’ll talk about the bailout. We’ll also talk about an attempt to rewrite history in the name of AGW. And anything else that comes to our feeble minds.
 
Podcast for 14 Dec 08
In this podcast, Bruce and Dale discuss the Rod Blagojevich indictment, and the Big 3 Auto Bailout.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST) Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subject(s): Now that Dale’s toe isn’t barking as badly, we’ll spend a little time talking about Blago’s excellent adventure and the Big 3 bailout and why the UAW doesn’t want to participate until 2011.
 
No Podcast This Week
We’re gonna take a Podcast hiatus this week. Doing the podcast would interfere with the "hurt, waken Percoset, sleep" cycle I’m currently enjoying.
 
Podcast for 30 Nov 08
In this podcast, Bruce and Dale discuss the week’s events.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here.As a reminde
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subject: One of those "this and that" nights as we’ll discuss what little has happened this week and any other thing that catches our attention.
 
A couple of great interviews
I had the opportunity - through Kevin Whalen and Pundit Review Radio - to talk with Michael Yon in Afghanistan last night. Michael gives you the good, the bad and the ugly about what’s going on there. He also gives a very upbeat assessment of Iraq.Kevin also interviewed Chris Horner, author of "Red Hot
 
Podcast for 23 Nov 08
In this podcast, Bruce and Dale discuss the decline in conservative/libertarian political power.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download h
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subject: Are we at a tipping point? Is the basic fabric of the nation about to change forever? This isn’t necessarily about politics or politicans, but the culture and the citizenry and how views the role of government may be changing forever.
 
Podcast for 16 Nov 08
In this podcast, Michael, Bruce, Lance and Dale look ahead at the prospect of major reform, and discuss the economic implications that may strangle it.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: Taking a lead from "The Wire", join us as we discuss bailouts, "leaders", government, "experts" and the fact that most of those in charge of getting us through this economic crisis, and most other problems, haven’t a clue. We’ll not only talk abou
 
Podcast for 9 Nov 08
In this podcast, Michael, Bruce and Dale look back on the election results, and look ahead to the Obama Presidency.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST) (UPDATED)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The aftermath. The election results, the new President-elect, the McCain campaign’s circular firing squad and the future.UPDATE [Dale]: And I’ll be there to actually do it this week, too.
 
Podcast for 26 Oct 08
In this podcast, Michael, Bruce and Dale discuss the types of policie we might expect from a Obama Presidency.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: Some of what you might expect if we get an Obama administration after Nov. 4th.
 
Podcast for 19 Oct 08
In this podcast, Bruce and Dale discuss the upcoming election.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here.As a reminder,
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: We’re going to start the show talking about the implications of "Joe the Plumber". If that doesn’t occupy us for the entire half hour, we’ll talk a bit about how the race is shaping up during the final run for the finish line and/or what’s up this week with the economy.
 
Podcast for 12 Oct 08
In this podcast, Bruce, Lance, and Dale discuss the state of the markets and economy.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here.
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects:The race, the economy and, if we have time, anything you’d like to talk about.
 
Podcast for 05 Oct 08
In this podcast, Bruce, Lance, Michael and Dale discuss the state of the presidential campaign, and the state of the economy.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The debate, the bailout and the race.
 
Podcast for 28 Sep 08
In this podcast, Bruce and Dale discuss the proposed bailout of the Mortgage Backed Securities market, and the presidential debate.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The two main subjects will be the proposed bailout (and the negotiations and bill versions) as well as the debate. If we can’t get a half hour out of those two topics, we’ll touch on Obama’s recent attempts to silence opposition.Join the QandO gang as we kick these subjects about ton
 
Podcast for 21 Sep 08
In this podcast, Bruce, Lance, and Dale discuss the proposed bailout of the Mortgage Backed Securities market.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight (8pm EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The bailout. Dale and hopefully Lance, if he’s available, will provide some valuable insight into just what is going on, what it means and why we should be concerned. We’ll also cover Stuart Taylor’s denunciation of the MSM in his recent  
Podcast for 14 Sep 08
In this podcast, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss the ongoing obsession with Sarah Palin, who is, by the way, the vice presidential nominee.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download
 
BlogTalk Radio: Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The "race" in all it’s possibilities and probabilities.
 
Podcast for 07 Sep 08
In this podcast, Bruce and Dale discuss the state of the presidential race, and the most recent activity in Iraq.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The RNC, the election and how things seem to be shaping up since in injection of Gov. Sarah Palin into the race.Join the QandO gang as we talk about those and other issues tonight.
 
Transcript for Observations, August 31, 2008
Below the fold you can find a link-enhanced transcript to the latest Observations podcast, in which Dale, McQ, Michael Wade and I talked about the Sarah Palin pick and the effect of Gustav on the Republican National Convention. Use the widget below to listen to the show.
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm EST
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects:Why Sarah Palin, what else? Oh you thought we’d be talking about "the speech"?What speech is that?UPDATE [Dale]:Since I rather stupidly forgot to turn on the recording device before the show, you’ll have to download the feed—poor audio quality
 
No BlogTalk Radio Tonight
Some schedule conflicts have us taking a hiatus this week but we’ll talk to you next week.
 
Podcast for 17 Aug 08
In this podcast, Bruce and Dale speak with Lee Garnett, from A Second Hand Conjecture, about the situation in Georgia, as well as the announcement that Hillary Clinton’s name will be put in nomination at the Convention.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Ve
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: Why is Obama giving Clinton a vote at the convention? More about the Russian/Georgian war. And, if possible, some discussion about the Saddleback event last night.
 
Podcast for 10 Aug 08
In this podcast, Bruce, Dale, and Lance discuss the war between Russia and Georgia.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here.
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The Russian/Georgian war, the USS Kearsarge, and anything which strikes out fancy.
 
Podcast for 03 Aug 08
In this podcast, Bruce, Dale,and Lance discuss the state of the presidential race, the upcoming expiration of the offshore drilling ban, and the state of the economy.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free dow
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: Hope to get Lance and Dale cranked up a bit on the economy and the future, then a few minutes to game the Sep.30th expiration of the Congressional offshore drilling ban (34 days before the election) and a little about the politics of the last week (with the NY Times lecturing McCain on the "low-road" supposedly ta
 
Podcast for 27 Jul 08
In this podcast, Bruce, Dale,and Lance discuss Sen. Obama’s hubris, his fawning press coverage, and his inability to admit his error in opposing the surge.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download
 
Blog Talk Radio - Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: We’ll talk about the media event of the week of course, and anything else that enters our slightly demented minds.
 
Podcast for 20 Jul 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks are joined by Michael Wade and Lance Paddock to discuss Sen. Obama’s European tour, the District’s rejection of the Heller ruling, and the economy.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8PM (EST) Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: We’ll talk about DC’s attempts to subvert the Heller decision by SCOTUS. We’ll touch a bit on the non-timeline which is a timeline which Maliki agrees with Obama on, but has been misquoted and really isn’t a timeline - plus other news concerning the Middle East. And finally, it seems more
 
Podcast for 13 Jul 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks are joined by Michael Wade to discuss Sen. Schumer’s part in the IndyMac bank failure, the Left’s realization that Obama is actually a politician, and the prospects for the 2008 elections.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST) Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: Is Obama’s "glow" fading? While I’m not sure about that, we’ll touch on his plan to have community service as a requirement for school graduation and his concern about second languages. Chuck Schumer’s gaff which led to the seizure of a thrift by the feds, and the housing bubble in genera
 
Podcast for 06 Jul 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the energy situation, along with the status of things in Iraq.Unfortunately, my computer froze, so we lost the first 5 minutes or so of the podcast. If you want to hear the full podcast, in a rather low-res version, it’s available at our BlogTalkRadio page.Observations
 
BlogTalk Radio: 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: A little about Iraq, a little about Obama’s move to the center, a little about Clark’s remarks and why they’re such a dumb strategy.
 
Podcast for 29 Jun 08 (Updated with Transcript)
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Heller decision.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here.A
 
BlogTalkRadio Reminder
Just as a reminder, if you have a microphone hooked up to your computer, you can talk to us live on the podcast, for free. Just go to our BTR page and click the Talk button.
 
Podcast for 22 Jun 08 (Updated with Transcript)
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the state of play on the energy policy arguments.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download
 
BlogTalk Radio: "Calling" In
BlogTalkRadio, where we do the podcast live, now has a new VOIP function that allows to talk directly to us during the podcast, via your computer, toll-free.If you have a microphone hooked up to your computer, all you have to do is click the "Click to talk" button available at our BTR page during the podcast. You no longer have to use a telephone to call in! Just talk to us from you co
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: Tonight we’re going to talk about the thought process, or lack there of - or perhaps the proper term is "ignorance" - which has a certain group of people thinking nationalizing anything is a good idea. Other subjects possible if we run out of gas on that one - or if you suggest one.
 
Podcast for 15 Jun 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Supreme Court’s decision in Boumedienne v. Bush, and the failure of 40 years of US energy "policy"—if it can be described by such a word.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 5
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The McCain quote we talked about earlier in the week, the decision concerning the Gitmo detainees by SCOTUS and if we have time various and sundry other topics that may st
 
Podcast for 08 Jun 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Obama Campaign’s nomination win, the upcoming general election, and miscellaneous sundries.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm EST
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects:The big news, of course, is Hillary’s capitulation and her endorsement of Obama. We’ll talk about that and how the general election begins to shape up. We’ll also touch on Adm. Fallon’s first interview since he retired, and if we have time, a bit about the trip to Billings this week.
 
Podcast for 01 Jun 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the case of the Fallujah Marines, The DNC’s raucus Rules Committee meeting, the prospects for the Obama campaign, and the supposed release of the "nuclear" Michelle Obama video.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro mu
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: We’ll chat about the post Dale did about the Marines now being charged with murder in Iraq. We’ll touch on Hillary’s last gasp - or is it? We’ll also touch on the alleged Michele Obama tape (and Obama quitting his church - finally). And if we have time, perhaps a word or two about Scott
 
Podcast for 25 May 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss discuss the Libertarian Party convention and Bob Barr, The Amazon Kindle, and the suggestion to tax the "excessive profits" of oil companies.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 5
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The new Kindle reading device and what it may mean in the mass media market, Memorial day and why CBS can’t seem to muster the professionalism  
Podcast for 18 May 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Democratic nomination race, the state of the Republican Party, and calls for "forced humanitarian intervention in Burma.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: WV and Hillary’s future. Texas vs. FLDS and should we invade Burma to save it?
 
Podcast for 11 May 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Democratic nomination race, the tragedy in Myanmar (Burma), and Iraq’s Security Forces move into Sadr City.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is avai
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: Hillary’s racial analysis and the upcoming primaries in WV and KY. Maliki seems to have won the day against the Mahdi army in Sadr City - what that means. And if we have time, Myanmar’s reluctance to admit aid and aid workers - what’s up with that?
 
Podcast for 04 May 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Democratic nomination race, rising gas prices and the economy.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: More discussion of the Wright affair and it’s effect, plus other topics.
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The PA vote and what it means, the Obama interview (and what if anything that means), the Petraeus promotion and anything else which may catch our interest.
 
Podcast for 20 Apr 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Democratic debate in Pennsylvania, as well as recent military activity in Iraq.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: The "Great Debate", Jimmy Carter’s latest and the relationship between Obama and his "associates" and what, if anything, that means - plus just about anything else we decide to talk about.
 
Podcast for 13 Apr 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks talk about the testimony of General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker, as well as Barack Obama’s poorly-worded statement this week.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, a
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: Petraeus/Crocker and Obama.
 
Podcast for 06 Apr 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks talk about General Petraeus’ upcoming testimony this week about Iraq, and the Randi Rhodes kerfluffle.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free do
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: A little Iraq, a little election news, possibly some of Ted and Jane and maybe an Abolut or two.
 
Podcast for 30 Mar 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the train crash that is the Democratic Party’s nomination process, as well as this week’s military action in Iraq.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, an
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight at 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: A continuing discussion on the Democratic primary and where it leads ... if anywhere. Smoke-filled rooms? Will it drag on until August or will the leaders find a way to stop the bleeding? And how nasty has it gotten?And, if there’s time, we’ll touch on what’s up in Iraq.Join us.
 
Podcast for 23 Mar 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss: The flap over Reverend Jeremiah Wright, as well as the economy and its effect on the election.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free downloa
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: Now that Dale is fully functional and mostly pain free I think you know exactly what we’re going to talk about. What we didn’t get to talk about last week - how does a nice guy like Obama hang out for 23 years with a pastor who makes virulent anti-American and racist remarks and not notice?Plus other stuff
 
No Podcast Today
I cracked a tooth badly, and I’m on Vicodin until I can get my root canal tomorrow. I woke up just long enough to take 2 more vicodin. And write this.Sorry.Goodnight.
 
Podcast for 09 Mar 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss: The primary races, the increasing negativity on the Democratic side, Obamas bad week, and the California homeshooling court decision.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot
 
BlogTalk Radio: Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: More on the aftermath of the OH/TX primaries and the never-ending Texas caucuses. The Colombia/Ecuador kerfuffle. The FL/MI do-over primaries. Obama’s bad week and Hillary’s foreign policy experience. And we’ll touch on the not so disagreeable disagreement about California homeschooling.
 
Podcast for 04 Mar 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss: Live election night coverage of the Vermont, Rhode Island, Ohio, and Texas Primaries. This is an unusually long podcast, as well, coming in at 1:22:14. Ultimately it’s unstatisfying, too because there’s no payoff. The election results were so delayed coming in, that we couldn’t get a call for either Ohio or Texas.Observation</td>
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Live Podcasting of TX and OH Election Returns
****NEW CONTENT BELOW****Please be aware that McQ and I will be live-podcasting the election Ohio and Texas election returns on BlogTalkRadio, starting at 8:00pm Eastern/5:00pm Pacific.
 
Podcast for 24 Feb 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss: The McCain/New York Times story, the amicus brief from Montana in DC v. Heller, and the Democratic presidential race. Please be advised that next week’s podcast will not be held on Sunday. Instead, we’ll be live-blogging the returns from TX and OH as they come in. You can call in and Join us in covering the Primaries next Tuesday. 
Podcast for 19 Feb 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks live-podcast the Wisconsin primary results.Once again, technical problems with BTR force us to do a non call-in podcast. By the way, there are some slight audio problems for the first 45 seconds or so, but the rest of the podcast is fine. Darn cell phone...This is also an extra-long podcast, coming in at 54 minutes or so.Observations
 
Wisconsin (BlogTalk Radio, tonight 8:30 EST)
If ever there was an important primary for Hillary Clinton, it is Wisconsin. Sure Ohio and Texas may be her "firewall" but if she has even a chance at the nomination she needs to win Wisconsin first. It would demonstrate her ability to recover from the losses she’s suffered recently, blunt the Obama momentum and, frankly, build a little for her going into the critical ’firewall’ primaries.There are  
BlogTalk Radio
Unfortunately, technical difficulties make it impractical to do the podcast this evening.So, our fallback plan is to do an election night podcast on Tuesday evening.
 
Podcast for 10 Feb 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the week’s political events. This podcast pre-empts our regular live podcast, due to technical difficulties on the part of BlogTalkRadio. Clearly, there’s a few bugs to be worked out there...The direct link to the podcast is here.
 
Blog Talk Radio - Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Subjects: Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign shake up, the Obama sweep last night, Mitt Romney stepping down but Mike Huckabee not doing so, and, if we have time, the upcoming Potomac Primaries (VA, MD and DC).UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties with Blog Talk Radio (a wicked echo) we’re doi
 
Podcast for 03 Feb 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the week’s political events. This podcast pre-empts our regular live podcast, due to the Super Bowl, which we will be watching, instead of doing the live podcast.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Ven
 
Podcast for 27 Jan 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the week’s political events.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Tonight a postmortem on the Democratic primary in South Carolina, and a look ahead to the Republican FL primary as well as Super Tuesday.
 
Podcast for 20 Jan 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the South Carolina Primaries, and the overall state of the presidential race.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
Podcast for 13 Jan 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the response to Dale’s Jury Duty post, the state of the presidential nominations, and, briefly, the Iranian incident of the past week.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave,
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8PM (EST) Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Tonight a postmortem on New Hampshire (and how the polling failed so miserably), the progress in Iraq, why the Navy’s confrontation with 5 Iranian speedboats is worrysome, and a look at the Michigan and SC primaries.
 
Podcast for 6 Jan 08
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the state of the presidential primary races.I forgot to record the podcast this evening, like a fool, so to listen to the low-quality audio feed, you’ll need to go to BTR’s website, and the QandO channel.The intro and outro
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Tonight a postmortem on Iowa, a little talk about last night’s debate, and anything else you might find fun to talk about.
 
Podcast for 30 Dec 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the upcoming presidential primaries, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and look back at some of the most interesting developments of 2007.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave,
 
BlogTalk Radio Tonight: 8pm EST
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Tonight is the end of the year show, but it is also almost primary eve and we will talk about the upcoming IA and NHprimaries and what they portend for the candidates and their parties. Also some current events - like Pakistan, and, maybe a little predicting about 2008 and remembering 2007.
 
No BlogTalk Radio tonight
With the holidays, travel, and family, we’re going to take a week off. We appreciate your listening and look forward to getting back too it next week when we’ll essentially be on the eve of the Iowa caucus and not that far from the New Hampshire primary.
 
Podcast for 16 Dec 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the upcoming presidential primaries.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8PM EST Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Tonight is our primary special where we will talk about the upcoming IA, NH and SC primaries and what they portend for the candidates and their parties.Join us at 8 EST for a half-hour of election year political discussion.
 
Podcast for 09 Dec 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss Romney speech, Mike Huckabee, and the incompetence of the CIA.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk Radio - 8PM EST Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. We’ll probably talk a bit about the NIE, a bit about the CIA tapes, some about Romney’s speech, and, if you call in, about anything you want to talk about.
 
Podcast for 02 Dec 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, Billy Hollis, and Dale Franks discuss The New Republic’s abandonment of the Beauchamp stories, Rep John Murtha’s new-found enthusiasm for the surge, and the 2008 presidential race.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Ven
 
BlogTalk Radio: 8pm EST Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Probably talk a bit about Mr. Murtha’s sudden realization that the surge is working and what that means for the Democrats. We’ll touch on the TNR/Beauchamp end game, and finally, a word or two about the CNN YouTube debacle. Call us, we won’t bite.
 
Podcast for 25 Nov 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss former general Ricardo Sanchez’s comments on Iraq, the Ron Paul racism statement, and the Endarkenment.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free downl
 
BlogTalk Radio: Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Probably talk a bit about the "Endarkenment", the militarization of the police and perhaps a little Ron Paul - or anything else which you might find interesting. But you have to call in to do it.
 
Latest Someone You Should Know
Here’s the latest "Someone You Should Know" from Pundit Review Radio. I did about a 7 minute piece on a Marine Corpsman, Joshua Charini.
 
Podcast for 18 Nov 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss Bruce’s trip to Houston, courtesy of the American Petroleum Institute, and some other odds and ends.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download
 
BlogTalk Radio: 8PM EST Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Probably talk a bit about the trip this week to Houston, some more about Dale’s interesting title "the gun is civilization" and perhaps a little politics as well (the "Bill" factor, etc). Tune in and join us. Better yet, call us.
 
Podcast for 11 Nov 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss Clinton campaign’s planted questions, Chinese submarine antics, and Hugo Chavez.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk Radio: 8pm EST Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. A little politics (Hillary planting questions?), a little military stuff (What’s this about Chinese subs popping up among our carrier groups?), foreign affaris (Hugo’s big week: Shooting students in Venezuela and being told to shut up by the King of Spain) and a little more about Veteran’s Day, plus anything else you&rsquo
 
Podcast for 04 Nov 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Democratic debate, illegal immigration, and Pakistan.The direct link to the podcast is here. The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download  
BlogTalk tRadio - 8:30 PM Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. For whatever reason we weren’t able to get on at 8PM, so we’re scheduled at 8:30. We’ll talk a little politics (the Dem debate), foreign affairs (news out of Pakistan and Iraq) and bit about hot (San Diego) and dry (Atlanta).Do join us.And btw, the yearly Weblog Awards are underway and I encourage
 
Podcast for 28 Oct 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss this week’s fires in Southern California. By the way, BlogTalkRadio was having technical difficulties, so this podcast is only available here, and not on BTR.Click the > button to play. 
Podcast for 21 Oct 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss this week’s stories of interest, including SCHIP, Hillary’s Chinatown donations, and the sad plight of Iraqi cemetery workers.Click the > button to play.F
 
Podcast for 14 Oct 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss this week’s controversy over the SCHIP program.Click the > button to play.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
BlogTalk Radio: Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. We’ll discuss the recent week’s worth of SCHIP histrionics.
 
Podcast for 07 Oct 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss the Republican Presidential contenders.Click the > button to play.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
BlogTalk Radio: Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. Tonight a little discussion of Fred Thompson and his campaign, his present problems and the future for him. We’ll also touch on the Limbaugh/Media Matters dust-up  
Podcast for 30 Sep 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss Scott Beuachamp, Iraq, and the 2008 Presidential race.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is
 
Blog Talk Radio: Tonight, 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. We’ll talk about the Ahmadinejad visit to Columbia. Did Columbia aid a dictator or abet free speech? We’ll have a little update on Scott Thomas Beauchamp and possibly discuss the not so valiant try to tar Rush Limbaugh with the same brush that has been used on MoveOn.org over the "Betrayus" ad. And if we have the time, we may
 
Podcast for 23 Sep 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss the MoveOn/NY Times controversy, Hillary Clinton, And the Jena 6.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
BlogTalk Radio Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call-in show, so do call in. We’ll talk about the NYT incomplete mea culpa, Petraeus’ testimony (since we were precluded by BTR’s maintenance last week), Congress and the war (Webb amendment, Levin-Reed, Move On and Harry Reid’s abrupt change of strategy), the Israeli raid on Syria and what that might mean and anything you’d like to bring up.
 
BlogTalk Radio: Down for Maintenance
We were just "reminded" of something we hadn’t been reminded of previously:Just a reminder we will be down for maintenence from 6 pm to 6 am Sunday Sept 16th, this is to put up the long awaited new website. Thanks for your patience.Hopefully the new website will include a better reminding system as well.See you next Sunday when Observations returns at 8PM (EST).
 
Podcast for 9 Sep 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss the testimony by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker, and the Osama bin Laden video.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
BlogTalk Radio: Tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call in show, so do call in. We’ll talk about the OBL tape, the upcoming Petraeus testimony (and the preemptive attacks by the left) and anything else you’d like to talk about.
 
Podcast for 26 Aug 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss the Martin Lewis ’coup’ article at Huffington Post.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
BlogTalk Radio: 8pm (EST) Tonight
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call in show, so do call in. We’ll talk about the Martin Lewis Huffington Post appeal to Gen Peter Pace to relieve George Bush of his duties as commander-in-chief among other topics.
 
Latest "Someone You Should Know"
This one is about Command Sergeant Major Ron Riling. As I note, CSMs aren’t supposed to get into the fight, but any CSM worth his salt will find a way to do so. CSM Riling is no exception.
 
Podcast for 19 Aug 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, Michael Wade, and Dale Franks discuss the state of the economy, and investment markets.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
BlogTalk Radio: 8pm (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call in show, so do call in. We’ll talk a little economics tonight and let Dale bring us up to date on what happened this week with little financial crisis we have going on. And we may touch on the NY Times article by a group of NCOs and soldiers concerning their view of Iraq. If we have time, we’ll also touch a bit on the foreign policy articles by Rudy Giuliani and
 
Latest "Someone You Should Know"
From last Sunday’s "Someone You Should Know" segment on Pundit Review Radio, the story of Silver Star recipient and Air Force Staff Sgt. Earl I Covel.
 
Podcast for 12 Aug 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the state of the economy, and the Chinese threat to dump their us investments.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
Blog Talk Radio: tonight 8PM (EST)
Call in number: (718) 664-9614Yes, friends, it is a call in show, so do call in. We’ll talk a little economics tonight about China’s currency threat and Dale’s take on the housing market crisis as it effects our economy, the building case for US patience in Iraq and the state of the standoff that has developed with The New Republic and the Army with TNR claiming the Army is "stonewalling".
 
The latest "Someone You Should Know"
This one is about PFC Christopher Fernandez of the 1st Cavalry Division, age 19 and a hero.
 
Podcast for 05 Aug 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Beauchamp controversy, then Billy Hollis joins the conversation to talk about the Democratic presidential candidates and their responses to the surge activity in Iraq.<
 
Podcast for 29 Jul 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Beauchamp controversy, the appropriateness of sitting in on blogger conference calls with public officials, and the Hillary/Obama spat.For those of you who pref
 
Podcast for 22 Jul 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks talk about the stories of US Troop excesses that appeared in The New Republic, and thew issue of Jihadist websites being hosted by American hosting companies.For those of y
 
I’m bored
I look over the news and headlines and nothing strikes my fancy. Same old stuff, just someone else saying it. About the same in the blogosphere. Sometimes there are just days like this. Sure the talking heads are still pontificating, and the Reps and Dems are still at each other’s throats, Iraq is still Iraq and Iran and Syria are still messing with it. Michael Moore is still a sicko and Ann Coulter is replenishing her venom sacs. But what&rsqu
 
Someone You Should Know: PFC Stephan Sanford
I did the latest Project Hero entry on SYSK last night on WRKO. Sanford defines the word "hero" in my opinion. Give it a listen if you have a few minutes.
 
Podcast for 15 Jul 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks talk about Ted’ Rall’s latest outrage, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Betty Williams repeated desire to kill George Bush, whether Ron Paul really agreed that a staged attack by the government was possible to bolster flagging war support, and more.
 
BlogTalk Radio Tonight 8PM (EST)
Tonight. 8pm EST.Call in number: (718) 664-9614Give us a call as we discuss Ted’ Rall’s latest outrage, Nobel Peace prized winner Betty Williams repeated desire to kill George Bush, whether Ron Paul really agreed that a staged attac
 
Someone you should know: Purtee, Hill and Crist
This Someone You Should Know is about three attack helicopter pilots. Give it a listen (about 7 minutes), I think you’ll enjoy it.
 
A Quick Note ... (UPDATE)
I’ll be on WRKO am680 at 9PM doing the Someone You Should Know Segment and then at 9:20 will participate in an interview with Michael Yon from Iraq. Should be a very interesting conversation. You can listen live here.UPDATE: Interview, which was pretty wide ranging and very ineresting can be found at  
Podcast for 08 Jul 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks talk about the New York Times editorial calling for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, and deal with some...odd phone calls.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8PM (EST) Sunday Night
Tonight. 8pm EST.Call in number: (718) 664-9614
 
BlogTalk Radio - 8PM (EST) Sunday Night
Tonight. 8pm EST.Call in number: (718) 664-9614OK, I’m solo tonight (Dale’s taking his motorcycle class), and need some help. I plan on talking a little bit about Iraq and immigration, but want to spend the bulk of the time dissectin
 
Someone You Should Know: MAJ Jim Gant
If you’re interested in a phenomenal story about a guy who decided he had to set off two IEDs by deliberately driving toward them in order to keep his soldiers from possibly suffering their effects, you’ll want to hear this story. Gant is on the front-lines of training the Iraqi police, a very under reported and thankless job. Trust me, after you h
 
Podcast Hiatus
We’re going to have to take a week off on the podcast this week, due to business committments that have gone on longer that I thought.UPDATE (McQ): Well we did get one in. You might enjoy it. Its a description of Operation Phantom Thunder.
 
Someone You Should Know: SFC Jared C. Monti
I think I’ve mentioned that I have to practice these tributes a few hundred times (ok that’s an exaggeration, but you get the idea) before I can do them. Not just to ensure they sound right, but because there’s usually an emotional element to overcome as well.This week was a particularly tough one. It’s about a s
 
Podcast for 17 Jun 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks talk about the Nifong disbarment and the Seymour Hersch story about Maj. Gen. Taguba’s Abu Ghraib report.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcas
 
Someone You Should Know: SFC Gerald A Wolford
I’m really enjoying the opportunity to take the Project Hero posts and turn them into this segment for Pundit Review radio on Sunday night on WRKO 680am out of Boston. It’s one thing to write about these heroes. It’s quite another to be able to literally tell their stories. Hope you enjoy this one about SFC Gerald Wolford
 
Podcast for 10 Jun 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the failure of the immigration reform bill.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is h
 
Podcast for 03 Jun 07
Due to technical difficulties, the only copy of today’s podcast is the one in the BlogTalkRadio archives.Hopefully, local archiving will continue next week.
 
BlogTalk Radio: Tonight 8pm (EST)
Tonight. 8pm EST.Call in number: (718) 664-9614Call in and join us.
 
Someone You Should Know: CPL Robert J Mitchell Jr
When I prepare these stories for presentation on the "Someone You Should Know" segment of WRKO’s "Pundit Review" radio show (Sunday nights 7-10), I have to practice them a number of times because, well, I have a tendency to get choked up. Just can’t help it. What these young people do just has that effect. So I have to practice over and over and over again just to make it through wit
 
Podcast for 27 May 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks round up the top stories of the week.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.
 
BlogTalk Radio - Tonight 8pm EST
Tonight. 8pm EST.Call in number: (718) 664-9614Call in and join us.
 
Podcast for 25 May 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks round up the top stories of the week.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.
 
Podcast for 20 May 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks round up the top stories of the week.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.
 
Podcast Changes
Once again, I just want to remind everyone that our BlogTalkRadio Podcast has changed to Sunday nights at 8pm Eastern-5pm Pacific.To call in, the number is (718) 664-9614
 
Podcast for 19 May 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss Iraq, and the Congressional action on it.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is her
 
Podcast Changes
After giving BlogTalkRadio a try on Friday nights for the last several weeks, and getting a disappointing response, we’re switching the lineup.Friday is a bad night for radio. Too many people are out doing stuff. Moreover, doing it at 11PM Eastern and 8pm Pacific is a bad time slot. But, now that we have several shows under our belt, we can break into prime time, and make some changes.So, in the future, our pre-recorded, downloadable
 
Podcast for 13 May 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Ft. Dix terror attemt, The Nathan Bedford Forrest incident, and Kansas Governor Sibelius’ odd comments.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to
 
Podcast for 11 May 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss discuss the controversy over Opie and Anthony and Radio censorship.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
Podcast for 06 May 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the French Presidential elections, the brewing tension between Democratic Party lawmakers and their netroots, and the 2008 presidential campaign.For those of you wh
 
Podcast for 04 May 07
In this podcast, Dale Franks interviews participants at the 2007 Millbloggers conference.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.<
 
Podcast for 29 Apr 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the failures of Generalship in the GWOT, and the ’post-money’ era in politics. 
Podcast for 27 Apr 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Dan Simpson’s Gun-Grabbing article, and Harry Ried’s interesting opinion about Iraq.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast i
 
Podcast for 22 Apr 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Virginia Tech fallout.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.
 
Blog Talk Radio: Tonight 11PM EST
*********UPDATE: Apparently Blog Talk Radio is experiencing some technical difficulties which they seem unable to resolve. It is telling us we must call the show while we’re looking at the host dashboard showing our numbers on the board and "live". Maybe next week. *********************Listen Live 
Podcast for 15 Apr 07
In this podcast, Billy Hollis, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the JL Kirk situation, the Duke non-rape case, Don Imus, and other political issues.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is
 
Podcast for 13 Apr 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Imus deal.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.As a remi
 
Podcast for 08 Apr 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the current level of activity in Iraq.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here
 
BlogTalk Radio - 11 PM EST
Tonight. 11pm EST.Tonight’s topics: Pelosi. Hostages. Morality and politics.
 
Podcast for 01 Apr 07 (Update)
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the Iranian hostage situation.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.
 
Podcast for 30 Mar 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss John McCain and other issues with callers.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is he
 
Blog Talk Radio ... 11PM EST
Tonight. 11pm EST.Topics: Was John McCain seriously considering switching parties? And if so, does it matter now?Should the Senate investigate Senator  
Podcast for 25 Mar 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks survey the 2008 presidential race.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.
 
Blog Talk Radio Podcast (Updated)
In this BlogTalkRadio podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks and callers talk about the differing concept of rights, and discuss the House Vote to fund—and end? the war in Iraq.For those of you who prefer it, the
 
Podcast for 18 Mar 07
In this podcast, Lance from A Second Hand Conjecture joins Dale Franks to speak speak with Clayton Cramer, the author of Armed America: The story of how and why guns became as American as apple pie. 
Podcast for 16 Mar 07
In this BlogTalkRadio podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks speak with Ed Morrissey about General Peter Pace’s comments about homosexuals in the military, and current Iraq-related politics.For those of you who pr
 
No Podcast Today (Updated)
Apparently we had a great interview going with Professor Cramer on his new book when Dale had a veterinary emergency and had to end it in mid-interview. All is well and I’ll leave it to Dale to fill you in on the details if he so desires, but we’re hoping to set it up again with Prof. Cramer and finish the interview for next week’s podcast. Dale said it was a fantastic interview (he had gotten about 18 minutes worth) but the emergency
 
Podcast for 09 Mar 07
In this BlogTalkRadio podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks speak to callers about the DC Circuit Court’s 2nd Amendment decision.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
BlogTalk Radio Tonight (update)
We’re going to try it again I think (if Dale remembers).Our inaugural was "eh". We need to actually run it like a talk radio show which means one caller at a time and talk about the subject at hand, etc., etc. That’s not to say you’
 
Podcast for 04 Mar 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks speak to Michael Wade from A Second Hand Conjecture about the Dean Esmay blog meltdown, The failures of the self-esteem movement, and Congress’ pro-union legislative moves this week. 
Blog Talk Radio: Tonight’s the night!
The show goes from 11pm EST (8 PST) to 11:30. We’ll be learning the ropes as we go on this one, but there are 5 call in lines (OK, really just 4 since I, as a co-host, am forced to use one of them in order to be the co-host). You can also use IM. The IM name is "QandOFe
 
BlogTalkRadio Reminder
Well, it’s Monday night, which means that out maiden live, streaming, call-in podcast is only four days away. Friday night at 8pm Pacific/11pm Eastern, we’ll be presenting a live, streaming call-in podcast. The big button below is linked to our BlogTalkRadio channel page. During the podcast, you can listen to the streaming download live. Or listen to it later, if you can’t be there. You can call in to speak with us during the show at (718) 664-9
 
Podcast for 25 Feb 07
In this podcast, we introduce Billy Hollis to the audience, then Billy, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss net neutrality, Jack Murtha’s political screw-up, and health reform.For those of you who prefer it, the
 
Podcasting: The Next Level?
OK. We’re gonna try something in the next few weeks. A lot of you listen to the weekly podcast. It’s cool,and all, but there is a new service called Blog Talk Radio, and we’ve decided to give it a try, and see how it works out.The button
 
Podcast for 18 Feb 07 (Updated with Transcript)
In this podcast, we introduce Bryan Pick, QandO’s new blogger to the audience, the Bryan, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss this week’s Congressional maneuverings, the surge, and Global Warming.For those
 
Podcast for 11 Feb 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks talk to Bill Westmiller, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, about firmly planting libertarian ideals into the Republican Party.Podcast
 
Podcast for 04 Feb 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks speak about the Amanda Marcotte blog scandal, the Congressional surge resolutions, and what we can do about Iran and Syria.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link t
 
Podcast for 28 Jan 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks speak with Sister Toldjah about Political Correctness, the congressional response to the surge in Iraq, and the 2008 presidential race.Podcast
 
Podcast for 21 Jan 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks speak with Captain’s Quarters’ Ed Morrissey on the Fox Poll about the surge in Iraq, the threatened return of the fairness doctrine, and the first 100 hours of the 110th Congress.
 
Podcast for 14 Jan 07 (Updated)
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks speak with A Second Hand Conjecture’s Lance on the troop surge in Iraq.For those of you who prefer it, th
 
Podcasting Tech
Recently, I’ve been getting requests for podcasting tech advice about the setup we use to do the podcast. I wrote about this last year, and you can find a compete tech—and price—rundown here.
 
Podcast for 07 Jan 07
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks speak with Outside The Beltway’s James Joyner on Iran, the new congress, and the proposed troop surge in Iraq.
 
Podcast Update
Now that Jon has let the cat out of the bag, I can now tell you that there will be some changes to the podcast in the future. Jon’s new job constrains his ability to participate in the podcast, so Bruce and I are trying to figure out how to shake things up a little bit.For now, we are planning on having a lot more interviews and/or guests filling in on third mic. We had the Ryan Mauro interview this week. Next week, we’ll be joined by&mdash
 
Podcast for 31 Dec 06
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks speak with Ryan Mauro, strategic analyst and author of the book Death to America: The Unreported Battle of Iraq.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to
 
Podcast for 17 Dec 06
In this podcast, Jon Henke, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks take thier first look at the 2008 presidential elections.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
Podcast for 10 Dec 06
In this podcast, Jon Henke, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss the politcal reaction to the ISG report, the supposed affinity between Democrats and Libertarians, and the Democrats’ recent seriousness about national security.Podcast
 
Podcast Hiatus
Due to sickness (mine), there won’t be a podcast this week.
 
Podcast for 26 Nov 06
In this podcast, Jon Henke, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss "media bias" when it comes to coverage of the Democrats, the outlook for Iraq, and Michael Richards odd outburst.For those of you who prefer it, the dir
 
Podcast for 19 Nov 06
In this podcast, Jon Henke, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss Nancy Pelosi’s first week as presumptive Speaker of the House, the problem with exorbitant CEO pay, and the outlook for Iraq.For those of you who
 
Podcast for 12 Nov 06
In this podcast, Jon Henke, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss the election and its possible concequences.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is
 
Podcast for 05 Nov 06
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss the upcoming election, the Saddam Hussein verdict in Iraq, and John Kerry’s recent flub.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is
 
Podcast for 29 Oct 06
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss the troubles in the Euro Zone with the common currency, the Iraqi prime minister’s argument with the US Ambassador, and the ACLU’s declaration that the Patriot Act is now just peachy.Podcast
 
Podcast for 22 Oct 06
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss the upcoming election, the military’s crackdown on milbloggers, the new Military Commissions law. and "Libertarian Democrats".For those of you who prefer it,
 
Podcast for 15 Oct 06
In this podcast, Jon Henke, Bruce McQuain, and Dale Franks discuss the the apparent coming electoral bloodbath for Republicans, what to do about North Korea’s nuclear program, and the situation in Iraq.For those o
 
Podcast for 01 Oct 06
In this podcast, Jon Henke, Bruce McQuain, and I discuss the release of the National Intelligence Estimate, and the scandal concerning Florida Congressman Mark Foley and its political implications.For those of you who p
 
Podcast for 24 Sep 06
In this podcast, Jon, McQ, and I discuss Hugo Chavez’s speech to the UN, and the infamous—and false—body armor ad from VoteVets.org.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is
 
Podcast for 17 Sep 06
In this podcast, Jon, McQ, and I discuss the backlash to Pope Benedict’s speech, and when the US should use military force for moral purposes, rather than in defense of national interests.For those of you who pref
 
Podcast for 10 Sep 06
In this podcast, Bruce McQuain and Dale Franks discuss the ABC docudrama "The Path to 9/11", the Trophy anti-RPG system, and the possibility of a war with Iran.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podc
 
Podcast for 04 Sep 06
We’re back! After taking the month of August in forced hiatus due to technical problems, we are back strong with the podcast today. This week on a lengthy podcast, McQ and I discuss the Rumsfeld speech from last week, and cover a number of issues that arise from it.</td
 
The Return of Podcasting!
For the last month, we’ve been unable to present any podcasts. First, my destop computer, which was the primary recording device for the podcast went TU with a dead hard drive. Then, my laptop, which is my primary business machine, had a problem, too, and it’s currently in the shop.As of today, however, with a new 200GB hard drive (which I got for $50 at Fry’s), and with my dad helping me out with the drive change, my destop studio mac
 
Podcast Hiatus
Due to technical difficulties, we will be unable to bring you a podcast today. In addition, I will be out of town next week, so there probably won’t be one then, either.Sorry.
 
Podcast for 30 Jul 06
This week on the podcast, McQ and I discuss the Mideast, as well as changes in traditional news outlets.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
Podcast for 23 Jul 06
This week on the podcast, Jon, McQ, and I discuss the current imbroglio in some detail.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.
 
Podcast for 16 Jul 06
This week on the podcast, McQ and I discuss the Israeli strikes against Hezbollah and the prospects for a wider war, the New York Times’ anti-Bush editorial, and when to revolt against a tyrannical government.For
 
Podcast for 09 Jul 06
This week on the podcast, Jon, Bruce and I discuss what to do about North Korea, the Hamdan decision, and the allegations that the US military is ignoring the presence of white supremacists in the ranks.For tho
 
Podcast for 02 Jul 06
This week on the podcast, Jon, Bruce and I discuss the left side of the blogosphere’s reaction to Rush Limbaugh’s recent drug-related detention, as well as how the end game in Iraq looks to be shaping up.For
 
Podcast for 25 Jun 06
This week on the podcast, Jon, Bruce and I discuss the controversy over the publication of the government’s SWIFT anti-terrorism program, the Iraqi government’s offer of anmesty to insurgents as part of a national reconciliation, the North Korean missile test and US response, and the fratricidal combat between The New Republic and Daily Kos. 
Podcast for 18 Jun 06
This week on the podcast, Bruce and I discuss the Rove indictment fiasco at TruthOut.org, the 2008 presidential race, the increasing power of the Kossaks in the Democratic Party, the 2008 election, and the kidnapping by insurgents of two soldiers in Iraq.Podcast 
Podcast RSS Feed Correction
Because i write the RSS feed for the podcast by hand, sometime things slip through the cracks. A listener has notified me that the podcast for 11 Jun was still pointing to the 4 Jun podcast.This has now been corrected, so the new podcast should now download properly through iTunes, et al.
 
Podcast for 11 Jun 06
This week on the podcast, Jon, Bruce and I discuss the the Haditha Investigation, Zarqawi’s death, Ann Coulter, and net Neutrality. Be sure to listen to the unintentionally funny ending.For those of you who prefe
 
Podcast for 04 Jun 06
This week on the podcast, Bruce and I discuss the the Haditha Investigation, the 2006 election, and the prospects of a third political party.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
Podcast for 28 May 06
This week on the podcast, we discuss the odd story of "Special Forces Ranger SEAL" Jesse Macbeth, the Global Warming debate, John Kerry v. SwiftVets Redux, and the Imperial Congress’ assertion of non-existent privilege.
 
Podcast for 21 May 06
This week on the podcast, Bruce and I speak with Ezra Klein on the subject of health care.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.
 
Special Announcement
This week on the podcast, we will have a guest! It’s center-left blogger Ezra Klein, with whom we will discuss health care, and all sorts of other stuff, for as long as time permits.If we’re lucky, this will result in a cogent, articulate, fascinating debate on the policy issues that divide us. If we’re really lucky, it will degenerate into a stream of heated profanities
 
Podcast for 14 May 06
Here’e the weekly podcast, in which the three of us discuss the President’s upcoming illegal immigration speech, the Karl Rove Indictment(?), Howard Dean, and much more.For those of you who prefer it, the di
 
Podcast for 07 May 06
Here’e the weekly podcast, in which the three of us discuss the Porter Goss resignation, "big-government conservatives", letting the Iraqis vote on whether to tell us to withdraw, and more.For those of you who pre
 
Podcast for 30 Apr 06
Here’e the weekly podcast, in which the three of us discuss the chickenhawks, universal health coverage, John McCain’s dismissal of the First Amendment, and more.For those of you who prefer it, the direct li
 
Podcast for 23 Apr 06
Here’e the weekly podcast, with Bruce and I discussing various topics of interest.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is here.
 
Bumper Music for Podcasting
By the way, I’ve created several 30-second and 1-minute bumper music beds for podcasting. You can’t use these in any for-profit project at all—at least, not without paying royalties, but for personal podcasting, you might find them useful. These are all bumpers I edited myself.Hotel California - EaglesLittle Sister
 
A Note on Podcasting
Several emailers, who are also bloggers, have expressed an interest in how we do the podcast here at QandO. They are especially curious to know what equipment we are using to produce it, and how we all get together on the phone to record it. It’s actually quite simple, and pretty inexpensive, all things considered.Here’s the setup I use to create the podcast:The actual equipment setup
 
Podcast for 16 Apr 06
Here’e the weekly podcast, with all three of us discussing various topics of interest, and, as always, ending with an orgy of gloom and despair.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is
 
Podcast for 09 Apr 06
Well, it may be late in the day, but I managed to get the podcast finished before the deadline. Jon couldn’t make it for this one, but Bruce and I were there to talk about tons of neat stuff.For those of you who
 
Podcast for 02 Apr 06
We keep the podcast train on the tracks this week, with Jon, McQ and I discussing illegal immigration, Jill Carroll, and the Democrats’ new National Security "Strategy".For those of you who prefer it, the direct l
 
Podcast for 26 Mar 06
The big podcast just keeps rollin’ on! In this podcast, Jon, McQ and I discuss South Park, the Abdul Rahman controversy, Mideastern culture, The Bush foreign policy, and the NSA wiretaps.For those of you who prefe
 
Podcast for 19 Mar 06
Once again, it’s time for the podcast. In this podcast, Jon, McQ and I discuss many, many things, among them, Scientology. Don’t worry, though, I think we’ve pretty much beaten that to death at this point. There’s lot’s more stuff besides, so check it out. 
Podcast for 12 Mar 06
Once again, it’s time for the podcast. In this podcast, Jon, McQ and I discuss...well...just tons of neat stuff!.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
Podcast for 05 Mar 06
Once again, it’s time for the podcast. In this podcast, Jon, McQ and I discuss Iran’s admission of deceiving the EU3 over their nuclear program, the odious Jimmy Carter’s subversion of US foreign policy, problems with the UN, a proposal to eliminate the Electoral College, and the end-game in Iraq. 
Podcast for 26 Feb 06
Once again, it’s time for the podcast. In this podcast, Jon, McQ and I discuss—what else?—the situation in Iraq.For those of you who prefer it, the direct link to the podcast is  
Podcast for 20 Feb 06
Once again, it’s time for the podcast. In this podcast, Jon, McQ and I discuss the political partisanship, media bias, Jimmy Carter’s foreign policy genius, Iran’s nuclear program, and much more.For th
 
Podcast for 12 Feb 06
Once again, it’s time for the podcast. In this podcast, Jon, McQ and I discuss the Cheney Shooting, prisoners at Guantanamo, Congressional budgeting and earmarks, and the "Mohammed cartoons" controversy.For those
 
Podcast for 05 Feb 06
Once again, it’s time for the podcast. In this podcast, Jon is gone, but McQ and I spend the lion’s share of the time discussion the tension between conventional forces and Low Intensity Conflict, so this one is a treasure for you military geeks.Podcast
 
Podcast for 29 Jan 06
Here is the weekly podcast for 29 Jan 06. In this podcast, we discuss the the possibility of Cindy Sheehan running for the Senate against Dianne Feinstein, the China/Google controversy, upcoming congressional elections, the Alito confirmation, the role of blogs in politics, and the recent Canadian election.  
Podcast for 22 Jan 06
Here is the weekly podcast for 22 Jan 06. There are a few changes you might notice this week. Instead of trying to work out what we want to talk about beforehand, we’ve decided to just get on the phone and start talking. I think this makes the conversation more fun, more spontaneous, and more fun to listen to. Second, it’s also a long (37 minute) podcast. There’s always a tradeoff between bandwidth and sound quality, and
 
Podcast for 15 Jan 06
Here is the weekly podcast for 15 Jan 06. In this edition, Jon McQ and I discuss the Alito hearings, congressional corruption, the Republican house leadership race, the unfair denigration of Rep. Jack Murtha’s (D-PA) USMC service record, and the increeasingly thorny problem of Iran. Podcast