Episode

9/24 Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party & the Country w/ Brian Rosenwald

September 24, 2019

Brian Rosenwald (@brianros1), Coeditor-in-Chief of “Made by History,” a daily Washington Post history section, joins us to discuss his book, Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States.

On today’s show: Hannity and Giuliani reveal how State Dept. asked Rudy to go to Ukraine on behalf of American government. Trump says foreign aid is only an issue because European countries don’t contribute enough to Ukraine. Ro Khanna says WaPo op-ed by seven freshman Dems was a game-changer in the Dem caucus w/r/t impeachment.

Brian Rosenwald (@brianros1), Coeditor-in-Chief of “Made by History,” a daily Washington Post history section, joins us to discuss his book, Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States. The historical background of AM talk radio and Rush Limbaugh’s rise. The financial incentives for politically homogenous programming. How Limbaugh influenced Newt Gingrich, who influenced the entire GOP. How Bush I was forced to kiss the ring. The birth of Sean Hannity. Why Air America failed.

Impeachment is finally happening: here’s why it’s bad for Joe Biden. Biden pitches Iowa swing voters: “It’s up to them.”

On the fun half: Trump says the media and academic institutions are threatening our history in low-energy UN speech. Trump says globalist SJWs are enabling human trafficking. Trump flubs religious freedom talking point. Reaction shot of people who work for Trump, including a sleeping Wilbur Ross. KT McFarland says it was Trump’s “best speech ever.” Trump says he would’ve won the Nobel Prize if it was awarded fairly. Michael Knowles says Greta Thunberg is mentally ill. Laura Ingraham compares Greta Thunberg to children of the corn. Stuart Varney asks if wealth tax and taking rich people’s money will help poor people. A call from Bull Prog, composer of the “MR fun” fun half song.

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