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The Bill Walton Show
Bill Walton sits down with experts and interesting people to discuss how to achieve economic prosperity and human flourishing. Every week, commercial free.
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Episode 162: "Is the Administrate State Democracy’s Death Knell" with Michael Pack
Your eyes may glaze over when you hear people talking about the “administrative state.” But if you care about liberty, it’s long past time to start paying close attention to what it is and how impervious it has become to election outcomes.
Nov 23, 2021
Episode 161: “Whose Interest Does Big Business Serve?” with Justin Danhof and Matt Schlapp
In the past decade, America’s big businesses have increasingly moved to the political left. For evidence, take a look at their actions and stances on critical race theory indoctrination, vaccine mandates, radical climate change agendas, boardroom “diversity”, doing business and making common cause with a hostile China, etc … on issue after issue they align with the “woke” left.
Nov 16, 2021
Episode 160: “An Army of Momma Bears” with Tony Perkins
In this wide ranging conversation Tony Perkins and I talk about his journey, the importance of faith for a thriving society and economy, the threat from China, but at about 14 minutes in we get to the heart of matter. The number one thing we have to do is take back control of education in America.
Nov 5, 2021
Episode 159: “Marxism’s Long March” with Mark Meckler and Eric O’Keefe
America is waking up to the capture of our institutions by the “progressive” woke Left. Beginning with K-12 education, universities, the media, and Hollywood, it’s now moved into many churches, our military and corporate boardrooms. This didn’t happen overnight.
Oct 26, 2021
Episode 158: “After Covid: Recovering Our Liberty” with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny
It’s almost two years on from the onset of the Covid virus and we know a lot now that we didn’t then. Society should be healing. But we live in vitriolic and partisan times, and widespread disagreement abounds about what it was, what it is, what it isn’t and how to cope with it.
Oct 19, 2021
Episode 157: “Standing Up For Truth” with Kevin Hassett
Joining me on this episode to talk about economics and his work with Donald Trump, is my old friend, Kevin Hassett, who served in the Trump administration as Senior Advisor to the President and as his Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. His latest book The Drift, analyzes America's slide into socialism and how to arrest the decline. Kevin shares many fascinating insights into Donald Trump’s effective economic policies and his personality.
Oct 13, 2021
Episode 156: “Liberty or Lockdown” with Jeffrey Tucker
It is hard to overstate the assault on civil liberties we are witnessing in America today. What began over a year and a half ago as temporary government measures to keep us safe from a virus spread from China, have now metastasized into something much more sinister, spreading to all aspects of societies around the world. We need to name this thing, understand what’s happening to us, and how to stop this threat to our freedoms. This is not an episode to skip.
Oct 12, 2021
Episode 155: “Afghanistan, China and our Reckless Congress” with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra
In this episode we talk with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, formerly Chair of the House Intelligence Committee and now Chairman of the Center for Security Policy Board of Advisors. Some of the many things we explore: Biden’s preposterous claim that “America is not at war” seemingly oblivious to China President Xi’s aggressive global ambitions.
Oct 5, 2021
Episode 154: “Restoring Our Election Integrity” with Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski
Election Integrity: Why we don’t have it, how we lost it and what to do about it. In the election of 2020 we saw a dramatic loosening of the chain of custody of ballots. We saw an indiscriminate use of mass mail-in ballots. We saw a verification process junked and pushed aside. And as a consequence, we saw major irregularities in that election. Listen in and learn from two of our top experts about how to restore the integrity of our elections.
Sep 28, 2021
Episode 153: "Our Dunkirk Moment" with Steve Moore
The Reconciliation Bill, which Congress is rushing to pass in a matter of days, will push America over the brink into financial and social catastrophe. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hellbent on this as her legacy project to turn the U.S. into a European entitlement state. No one can explain what is at stake more plainly than economist Steve Moore, my guest on this episode of The Bill Walton Show. Listen in to learn what is at stake and what we can hope to do to stop it.
Sep 21, 2021
Episode 152: “The Administrative State vs Our Civil Liberties” with Phillip Hamburger and Jenin Younes
Joe Biden has mandated that businesses with more than 100 employees require every worker to be vaccinated or face weekly testing. It's estimated this will impact over 80 million people or almost two thirds of the country's workforce. Listen in to learn about the totalitarian drift of an Administrative State’s “rule by experts.”
Sep 14, 2021
Episode 147 Part 2: “Ahead of the Curve” with John Mauldin
In this Part 2 of my show with John Mauldin, we range far and wide peering into an optimistic future for humanity. Near term, things look pretty bleak, but when you step back and look at the innovations and technologies that will end up enhancing and prolonging human life, the future holds a lot of promise. Billions of people have been lifted out of poverty in the past 50 years.
Sep 7, 2021
Episode 151: "The Afghanistan Debacle: What it Means for Americans” with Dr Stephen Bryen and Kyle Shideler
An in-depth look at its implications with Dr Stephen Bryen, Senior Fellow at the American Center for Democracy and Kyle Shideler, Director and Senior Analyst for the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, both with the Center for Security Policy. So many questions. Why did we leave so precipitously? Who was behind it? Where do we go from here?
Sep 2, 2021
Episode 150: The TBWS Brain Trust : "Afghanistan, what a Catastrophe"
It's on everybody's mind right now. Emotions are raw. What were we doing there? Where we're going to go from here? What this means for the country, and the rest of the world, going forward, since we cannot trust this Administration’s leadership to protect America.We get into what we're all seeing and feeling and what we think's going to happen next. Some predictions, mostly questions.
Aug 31, 2021
Episode 149: “Why America Must Remain the World’s Preeminent Seapower” with Russ Vought and Arthur Herman
After decades of cuts to shipbuilding and maintenance, the United States Navy has been stripped down to a fleet barely larger than it was 100 years ago, in 1916. Meanwhile, China has dramatically increased its spending on its Navy, as well as on its Air Force, cyberspace and electronic warfare capabilities. Alarmingly, Beijing is building islands in the South China Sea, threatening trade routes and menacing allies. This is an issue that is barely talked about, but needs to be.
Aug 24, 2021
Episode 148: “Vaccine Mandates?” with Professor Todd Zywicki and Jenin Younes
On August 3, 2021, GMU Professor Todd Zywicki, represented by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia, challenging GMU’s so-called “reopening policy.” “This coercive mandate violates my constitutional right to bodily integrity for no compelling reason,” explains Prof Zwicki. “For those of us who have acquired natural immunity, vaccination provides none of the benefits of vaccination with all of the costs.”
Aug 17, 2021
Episode 147: “Fingers of Instability” with John Mauldin
In this episode I’m joined by John Mauldin the best-selling author of Bull's Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market and whose “Strategic Investors Conference” is considered among the best events in the business. John has a lot of concerns, as do I, about the fate of the U.S. economy given the avalanche of spending and social engineering programs coming out of Washington.
Aug 10, 2021
Episode 146: “These People Are Crazy” with Steve Moore
My guest this week is economist Steve Moore Our topic: the economy and how the trillion upon trillion dollar spending orgy in Washington is going to cause irreparable damage to America. “This is an extremely dangerous time for our country. What happens over the course of the next three or four months will have decades worth of repercussions,” explains Steve.
Aug 3, 2021
Episode 145: “America’s Intelligence Wars” with Ambassador Pete Hoekstra and Fred Fleitz
We are living in a complicated and dangerous time in America. American intelligence and national security should not be part of partisan politics but that is exactly what they’ve become. “We saw it towards the end of the Obama administration, and the transition into the Trump administration,” according to my guest, Ambassador Pete Hoekstra.
Jul 27, 2021
Episode 144: Wokeness: A Grave Risk to America’s Military-w/Lt.Gen.Boykin and Dr. Waller
Today we are witnessing a growing threat to our American military. A threat that is capable of doing what no foreign enemy ever could: Fracture the world’s greatest armed forces from within, through divisive political indoctrination and controls. That threat is called “wokeness.” At its root, “wokeness” imposes the resentful mindset of an extremist few onto society - in this case the American military. It has infected the Pentagon and its top leaders, and it has been metastasizing for years.
Jul 22, 2021
Episode 143: Previewing the “Covid Olympics" with The Bill Walton Show Team
As COVID cases continue to climb in Tokyo, the nation is preparing to host the world in what may wind up being the most infamous Olympic Games ever. The Bill Walton show team discusses the role the virus is already playing and impacting athletes. There’s also the issue of wokeness as members of Team USA are expected to protest the National Anthem, while the media and advertisers will be in their own competition to use every opportunity to promote social justice campaigns.
Jul 20, 2021
Episode 142: The Dictatorship of Woke Capital with Stephen Soukup
In this episode we look at business and The Dictatorship of Woke Capital: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business with author Stephen Soukup. With stunning speed most of the elites running technology companies, banks, Wall Street investment managers and consumer product companies like Coca Cola and Nike have embraced “woke capitalism.”
Jul 13, 2021
Episode 141: Debunking the 1619 Project with Phil Magness
It’s becoming quite clear that one of the central aims of Critical Race Theory is to delegitimize and diminish the political and moral achievement that is the United States of America. And with their 1619 Project, the New York Times has weighed in to rewrite American history by deconstructing institutions responsible for our prosperity and our success: free market capitalism and the United States Constitution. How?
Jul 6, 2021
Episode 140: Talking with Charles Murray
Identity politics, and charges of systematic racism and white privilege, pose an existential threat to the American experiment and risk tearing our country apart. In this episode, I talk with Charles Murray - one of America’s greatest social scientists - who has now weighed in on this crisis with his latest book: “Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America”
Jun 29, 2021
Episode 139: Victims of Communism: Are We Condemned to Repeat the Past?
America has a problem. Positive attitudes toward communism and socialism are at an all-time high in the United States. Almost 40% of Americans now view them favorably and half of our kids in their 20s say they favor socialism. This demonstrates a stunning lack of knowledge of the evils of communism. In the last century, communism murdered more than 100 million people, and forced billions into Marxist tyranny. This horrific past is not dead. It’s not even past.
Jun 22, 2021
Episode 138: “Thinking Again about the Unthinkable” with Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
This show comes at time that this episode’s guest, Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, calls our “hinge of fate.” Our topic is his riveting paper "Surprise Attack: ICBMs and the Real Nuclear Threat" where he lays bare the world’s current and future nuclear warfare realities. It’s an issue that many simply do not want to think about. Give this a 50 minute listen to learn what’s at stake for America.
Jun 13, 2021
Episode 137: “How Financial Regulations are Reshaping America” with Todd Zywicki and Brian Johnson
If you think a show about financial regulation is likely to be boring, I ask you to think again. Financial regulations are really about money. And in particular, ordinary Americans’ money. Consumer credit and credit cards. Student loans. Credit reporting. Mortgage finance. Fintech. Crypto currencies. How small businesses get financed.And financial regulations have become yet another primary battlefield on which the Left hopes to fundamentally transform America through the prisms of race and social justice
Jun 8, 2021
Episode 136: Why Republican Glenn Youngkin could become the next Governor of Virginia
The most politically important election in America takes place this November - the race to become the next governor of Virginia. This race will not be just about Virginia. It will be the first statewide election since Joe Biden took office, and will also be a referendum: How do voters feel about where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are taking the country.Glenn Youngkin is the Republican candidate and he joins me in this episode to talk about what he wants to do as Virginia’s governor.
Jun 6, 2021
Episode 135: “A Woke CIA is a Broke CIA” with Fred Fleitz and Mike Waller
American national security agencies are charged with protecting the United States and its citizens from foreign threats to our safety and liberties. But it seems that “national security” is no longer just about threats to our freedom from external enemies. Our national security agencies have been drifting leftward for decades and have become increasingly “woke” and hostile to political adversaries. Interesting conversation with Fred Fleitz and Mike Waller.
May 30, 2021
Episode 134: The TBWS Roundtable on “Joe Biden’s Horribles”
My friend Paul Teller keeps a running (and depressing) list of the destructive actions taken by Joe Biden’s Administration. Joe Biden has been in office for just a few months and already the list is a mile long. Paul, who was a top aide to VP Mike Pence and is now his chief of staff, calls his list “The Horribles” The TBWS Team agrees that the name is apt.
May 29, 2021
Episode 133: The Future of Policing in America
The Bill Walton Show Roundtable worries about what the future of law enforcement could look like in this country. In many cities, seasoned officers are rushing to retire - causing a major deficit as those positions are becoming harder to fill. What happens if big city Mayors actually do "defund the police?" What will cities look like a decade from now? Who will be keeping the peace? Who will want to live there? Much to ponder, and unless we change course, the future of cities look dystopian.
May 18, 2021
Episode 132: “Combating Woke Capitalism” with Justin Danhof and Matt Schlapp
For years, major American corporations have been drifting to the political Left. Now that drift seems more like a tidal wave. Companies like Coca Cola, Delta Airlines … and even Major League Baseball have, for example, condemned Georgia’s legislature’s effort to protect free and fair elections. Justin, Matt and I provide an insider’s view about what’s going on in corporate America and how to deal with its lurch to the left.
May 17, 2021
Episode 131: "The Chinese dominance of your medicine cabinet" with Rosemary Gibson
When you think of all the things in your house that are "made in China", one thing you may not realize is how many medicines are. That bottle of aspirin? Made in China. Penicillin? Made in China. Even something as simple as Vitamin C is produced in China. And if that's not shocking enough, there's also a good chance your doctor doesn't even know where these medicines are being manufactured!
May 11, 2021
Episode 130: “Refounding America” with Mercy and Matt Schlapp
This show first appeared on CPAC Now last night and we thought you might enjoy hearing from Matt and Mercy in a wide ranging conversation that's very much like our informal get togethers. Please join me for this powerful and personal conversation with Mercy and Matt Schlapp.
May 9, 2021
Episode 129: "Weighing the Cost of Panic" with Jay Richards and John Tamny
In this episode, Bill talks with Jay Richards and John Tamny about the Covid-19 pandemic and the trade-offs between freedom and government mandated “safety.”
May 2, 2021
Episode 128: "The Bard and the Bible" with Bob Hostetler
For the past year or so, I’ve been reading in a daily devotional titled the The Bard and The Bible. Each day a quote from Shakespeare, a related passage from the King James Bible and a reading of how they might relate to us today-it is a surprising antidote to today’s toxic politics
Apr 25, 2021
Episode 127: "An Actor's Craft: A conversation with Tony LoBianco"
During the last several years, I have had the great pleasure of getting to know a wonderful actor, Tony LoBianco. It’s the 50th anniversary of his iconic movie “The French Connection” where he played Sal Boca, and a perfect occasion to invite him on the show to talk about the acting craft and working with other creatives. This is a truly fun and fascinating behind the scenes look at the movie industry of the 70s and since. I think you’ll enjoy it.
Apr 18, 2021
Episode 126: “The Unsettling Truth About Green Energy” with Mark Mills
In this episode, Mark Mills, Energy & Tech expert at the Manhattan Institute, and I go in-depth about the perils of so-called “green energy.” Case in point: February's deadly blackout in Texas. Texas, with the most wind farms in the country providing 25% of its energy, learned what happens when the weather gets cold and the wind goes away. Just when you need electricity the most, it’s not there. If you want to truly understand why depending on green energy is a terrible idea, start here.
Apr 9, 2021
Episode 125: Warriors and Worriers
What are the evolutionary differences between men and women, and how do they survive and thrive through differing competitive strategies? In this episode, Dr. Joyce Benenson talks with Bill about her book Warriors and Worriers, which draws her extensive lifelong research on children's interactions.
Apr 6, 2021
Episode 124: The Strange Rabbit Hole of Theory with James Lindsay
If it's possible to have a fun and entertaining conversation about political correctness, critical race theory and the state of being "woke", this is it. Joining me is James Lindsay, PhD, Co-author of Cynical Theories and founder of the newdiscourses.com website and podcasts. James, who has been called the Donald Trump of Intellectuals (meant as an insult), because of his courage to take on political correctness, guides me down through the stranger and stranger rabbit hole of "Theory."
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Mar 31, 2021
Episode 123: Trans Men in Women's Sports
On this episode, our TBWS Roundtable discusses the push by the radical woke left to let transgendered boy/girl athletes participate in girls and women’s sports.
Mar 26, 2021
Episode 122: The "Mis-Pricing" of Calvin Coolidge
On this episode, we look into the life and presidency of Calvin Coolidge with Amity Shlaes, author of The NY Times bestsellers Coolidge, The Forgotten Man, The Greedy Hand and The Great Society.
Mar 19, 2021
Episode 121: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with the Always Interesting Yaron Brook
On this episode, I’m talking with Yaron Brook, Chair of the Ayn Rand Institute, in a wide-ranging conversation that launches into the case for why the profit motive is a good thing. Capitalism gets a bad rap in the media and pop culture, but should business be epitomized by Gordon Gecko or Steve Jobs? Was the 2008 financial crisis caused by greedy Wall Streeters or by wrongheaded government policies?
Mar 4, 2021
Episode 120: The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure with John Allison
On this episode, I'm joined by John Allison, named one of the 100 most successful CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review. In this wide-ranging interview, we talk about how he went from growing up in a lower-middle income family in North Carolina to becoming the head of BB&T, the Cato Institute and author of "The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure".
Mar 3, 2021
Episode 119: CPAC, Trump and the future of the GOP with the TBWS Roundtable
The TBWS Roundtable discusses former President Trump's CPAC speech, and what it means for Republicans going forward. Has he learned anything about shoring up his weaknesses? Will he attempt another run for President? Should he? And if not, where does the Republican party go from here?We also look at the future for Mike Pence. What role will the former VP play in the party?
Feb 26, 2021
EPISODE 118: “JUST THE FACTS”
The phrase “Just the facts” has taken on new meaning with the creation of media-based fact checkers. However, the definition of truth varies based on the organization doing the research. I’m joined today by Jim Agresti, the President and co-founder of Just Facts as we talk about why what you see in the media is often agenda driven and what his organization does to find the truth.
Feb 18, 2021
Episode 117: "Sim City" COVID with Phil Magness and Jeffrey Tucker
In this Episode, we continue our conversation with Jeffrey Tucker and are now joined by Phil Magness also with the American Institute for Economic Research regarding the current state of the nation due to the Coronavirus. How does the handling of the virus remind us of the video game "Sim City"? What does the future hold now that the vaccine is starting to be distributed? We also discuss what the role of politics has played in the pandemic.
Feb 13, 2021
Episode 116: A new clarity in a COVID world with Jeffrey Tucker
With the first anniversary of the emergence of the Coronavirus, Jeffrey Tucker head of research at the American Institute for Economic Research joins me for an in-depth discussion about what have we learned so far about the virus and what the future holds for our daily lives. We also talk about how 2020 was almost medieval, and how long it will be before we fully understand the pandemic's aftermath.
Feb 11, 2021
Episode 115: A light at the end of the COVID tunnel? with Phil Kerpen
As Coronavirus lockdowns around the country are slowly starting to be lifted, I'm joined by Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment to talk about what shutting down businesses and social activities have meant for our economy and our social fabric. We also discuss what the future holds now that vaccines are starting to be administered.
Feb 3, 2021
Episode 114: Wall Street War Games with The Bill Walton Show Team
On this episode, the BWS Roundtable discusses how thousands so called amateur investors got everyone talking about GameStop and Robinhood. What caused the stock to skyrocket? What does it say about the future of Wall Street? How will the regulators react? Those questions and more will be answered during this in-depth conversation.
Jan 29, 2021
Episode 113: From Biden to Brady: Looking back on January 2021 with John Tamny
As we start a new year, I’m joined by my friend John Tamny with Freedom Works and Real Clear Markets to recap the events of the past month. We talk about the unrest at the U.S. Capitol, the first days of President Biden‘s administration, and the role Gisele Bundchen plays in the ongoing success of Tom Brady as he prepares for his 10th Super Bowl.
Dec 31, 2020
Episode 112: 2020 Silver Linings
As we wrap up one of the most chaotic years in modern memory, members of the BWS team gather virtually to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. What will the future hold when it comes to masks? The economy? Life in general? While 2020 is one most of us would like to forget, we manage to find several “silver linings” heading into 2021.
Dec 24, 2020
Episode 111: The Meaning of Christmas
Have you noticed more people using the phrase “Merry Christmas”? This wonderful holiday greeting has come back in style in recent years, and in this special holiday episode, we take a very personal - and spiritual - look into the meaning of Christmas .
Dec 17, 2020
Episode 110: Paul Krugman vs. Ayn Rand
In a piece about the virus, New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman blamed President Trump and Ayn Rand for Americans who have stood up against wearing a face covering. Calling it "libertarianism gone bad, a misunderstanding of what freedom is all about". Tal Tsfany, the President and CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute joins me to talk about the article and how liberals are looking to rob Americans of the free will granted to them in the Constitution.
Dec 10, 2020
Episode 109: BWS Roundtable: Talkin’ shots— the debate over the COVID vaccine.
As states are expected to start receiving their first vaccine doses as soon as next week, the new battle over whether you’ll be required to get the COVID shot is about to begin. In the debut of the Bill Walton Show Roundtable, I’m joined by Rich McFadden of Radio America, Greg Corombos host of the Three Martini Lunch and Journalist Brian McNicoll in a lively exchange about how having the vaccine available will impact businesses, schools and life in general.
Dec 8, 2020
Episode 108: So much fraud...Too little time? with The Honorable Ken Blackwell
The Hon. Ken Blackwell is back with the latest in the fraud investigation related to the 2020 Presidential election. With less than a month to go until Congress is scheduled to count the electoral votes, we discuss what needs to happen and why fraud isn't the only obstacle the Trump campaign needs to overcome.
Dec 6, 2020
Episode 107: Surviving COVID with Dr. Jay Richards
Weeks after our interview with Dr. Jay Richards, co-author of “The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe”, he contracted COVID-19. Now recovered, Jay tells me about his personal experience with the virus, discussions he had with front line healthcare workers and why they don’t wear the masks that the rest of us wear. We also look at how vaccines will start a whole new debate in this country.
Dec 1, 2020
Episode 106: Illegal Voting and the 2020 Election with Jim Agresti
As the investigation into the 2020 Presidential Election continues, questions about the legitimacy of some voting machines and mail-in ballots are only part of the issue. Jim Agresti, Founder and CEO of "Just Facts" joins me to talk about how non-citizens were able to cast ballots to help tip the scales in favor of Joe Biden.
Nov 28, 2020
Episode 105: Commercial Real Estate in a COVID World
People are working from home and traveling less these days due to COVID-19. That’s resulted in a lot of companies re-evaluating whether they need a brick and mortar space, and the hospitality industry struggling to fill rooms. Commercial real estate expert John Scheurer and I discuss the current state of the market and where it’s likely to head once the Coronavirus is behind us.
Nov 25, 2020
Episode 104: Does Voter’s Remorse Lie Ahead?
While Trump voters knew who they were supporting, a new study shows many of those in swing states who voted for Joe Biden didn’t really know him at all. Brent Bozell, President & Founder of the Media Research Center details the poll, the realities of our mainstream media, where we as a nation go from here in regard to the White House, and how to get the social media companies to give all Americans an equal voice. #StopTheSteal #Sec230 #TheStealingOfTheElection
Nov 24, 2020
Episode 103: Section 230 - Mend it or End it.
If you’ve ever had a post flagged on or removed from social media, you need to know about the arcane sounding Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act. Klon Kitchen, the Director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Technology Policy joins me to take an in-depth look into Section 230 - called “the 26 words that created the Internet.” And how the Big Tech/Social Media companies have squandered the public’s trust by abusing its privileges.
Nov 22, 2020
Episode 102: The Gettysburg Address with Leigh Wilson Smiley
As we celebrate the 157th anniversary of the Gettysburg address, I try my hand at reciting and analyzing the historic speech with Voice and Acting Coach Leigh Wilson Smiley. We also discuss how the address relates to the current state of affairs in our country.
Nov 19, 2020
Episode 101: “We’re in the Fight” with the Honorable Kenneth Blackwell and J. Christian Adams
On this special edition, we continue our in-depth look at what’s happening with the Trump campaign’s battle over the counting of legal votes. The Hon. Ken Blackwell, advisory board member of the Trump/Pence 2020 Campaign and J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation discuss the latest on the recount process and the strategy moving forward.
Nov 17, 2020
Episode 100: Do the votes matter at all? with Tom Fitton
For our 100th episode, we continue to take an in-depth look into the 2020 Presidential election. As the lawsuits by the Trump campaign continue, we chat with Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. He is the author of “A Republic Under Assault: The Left’s Ongoing Attack on American Freedom” about why voters on BOTH sides of the aisle should be concerned about the voting process.
Nov 12, 2020
Episode 99: “Is time running out for President Trump? with John Fund”
On this special edition of the Bill Walton Show, we talk about the fight for the White House as the legal battle continues by the Trump campaign. But is there enough time to get it through the courts? John Fund with the National Review is skeptical.
Oct 26, 2020
Episode 98: “Fact-Free Journalism with Mark Tapscott and Brian McNicoll”
Join me in a clarifying conversation about how the standards of what’s called journalism have eroded over the years. How today’s reporting compares to the Watergate story. How the distinctions between “opinion” and “news” have become fainter and fainter. Why the Society for Professional Journalists no longer plays the role of trusted guardian. And more.
Oct 5, 2020
Episode 96: "Making a Difference: HillFaith" with Mark Tapscott
“If you wanted to aim at the heart of the matter to bring about a more virtuous Washington DC where would you start? For Mark Tapscott, the award winning investigative journalist, editorial page editor and founder of HillFaith, the answer is clear: share the Good News of His Gospel with congressional staffers on Capitol Hill.
Sep 25, 2020
Episode 97: “Paying the Price of Panic” with Dr Jay Richards.
“The human costs of the emergency response to Covid-19 have vastly outweighed its benefits.” So argue, backed by a vast amount of research, scholars Jay Richards, William Briggs, and Douglas Axe, authors of “The Price of Panic.”
Sep 22, 2020
Episode 95: "When Politicans Panicked" with John Tamny
Talking with John Tamny about his upcoming book "When Politicians Panicked: The New Coronavirus, Expert Opinion, and a Tragic Lapse of Reason." His premise, and I agree, is that experts aren't the answer to crisis, they are the crisis. What was needed at the onset of the virus was leadership wise enough to let sensible Americans figure out how to protect themselves.
Sep 15, 2020
Episode 93 : The Post Office: Explained
Confused about what’s going on with the Post Office? I am. So I asked my friend Brian McNicoll, who has written about the post office for many years and has a real feel for its economics and the politics, to clarify what’s going on.
Sep 10, 2020
Episode 94: College Football: Money Culture Politics with John Tamny and Brian McNicoll
It’s Saturday in September and there’s no Big Ten football being played today. But in a not-so-surprising reversal, just weeks after Kevin Warren, the Big Ten commissioner, pointedly said the decision not to play this year would “not be revisited”, they revisited.
Sep 2, 2020
The New Night People
Jean Shepard ("Shep"), the legendary 60’s and 70’s WOR NYC late nightradio show humorist and storyteller, romantically described the differences between what he considered to be "day people" and "night people.” Day people were conformists, night people were non-conformists, and he was proud to be one of them. Well had he lived to see the streets around the White House last week he would be hard pressed to feel romantic about its new “night people.”
Aug 26, 2020
Episode 92: The Covid Coup with Angelo Codevilla
“From early March 2020 on, the best-known authorities on epidemics—the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control— have presented the COVID-19 respiratory disease to the Western world as a danger equivalent to the plague. Something has to give.
Aug 11, 2020
Episode 91: Howard Zinn’s War on History
There is no historian like Howard Zinn. Certainly no other history book has taken the place of the Bible at the swearing-in of an elected official . But in 2019, Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History” was the sacred object on which newly elected Oklahoma City council member JoBeth Hamon chose to place her hand for her oath of office .
Jul 30, 2020
“Forget Covid 19. Worry about EMP." With Dr. Peter Vincent Pry and Frank Gaffney
It’s time to wake up to an existential risk that looms infinitely larger than anything posed by the Covid 19 virus. Electromagnetic pulse (EMP). EMP can be caused by either a naturally occurring solar storm or a manmade suitcase sized device and would collapse electric grids and electrical critical infrastructures all over the world.
Jul 23, 2020
Episode 89: Why Ayn Rand Matters Today with Tal Tsfany
Many of us have read Ayn Rand's novels especially, “Atlas Shrugged” and the “Fountainhead.” But I have been surprised to learn how her ideas and philosophy have continued to resonate throughout the world many years after her novels were first published. To learn more about this I asked Tal Tsfany, President and CEO of the Ayn Rand Institute to come on the show to talk about the Ayn Rand phenomena.
Jul 9, 2020
Episode 88: "Enough is Enough" with Donna Rice Hughes and Colby May
Some of society's problems are just so upsetting that it's hard to imagine that they continue to exist, or in fact, are spreading. Well, this episode explores one of the worst: Internet child pornography and sex trafficking. Internet pornography been called the largest unregulated social experiment in history.
Jul 2, 2020
Episode 87: Reality Economics 101 with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny
A must see and wide ranging conversation about all things economic with Donald Boudreaux, best-selling author, professor of economics at George Mason University who writes the popular blog Cafe Hayek and John Tamny, editor of Real Clear Markets, an editor for Forbes Magazine and the author of “The End of Work” and “They’re Both Wrong.”
Jun 17, 2020
Episode 86: The True Human Costs of Government Imposed Lockdowns with Jim Agresti
Medical studies show that excessive stress and anxiety are among the most debilitating and deadly of all health hazards in the world. Beyond their obvious effects like suicide and substance abuse—these mental stressors are strongly related to and may trigger and inflame a host of ailments. Just Facts, have calculated the health risks created by reactions to Covid-19. Join me as I explore all this with Jim Agresti.
Jun 4, 2020
Episode 85.2: A Conversation with Michael Pack, the Director of “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words”
Join me as go behind the scenes with writer, director and producer Michael Pack about the making of his extraordinary film about Justice Clarence Thomas. The film is a must see.
Jun 4, 2020
Episode 85.1: A Conversation with Michael Pack, the Director of “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words”
Join me as go behind the scenes with writer, director and producer Michael Pack about the making of his extraordinary film about Justice Clarence Thomas. The film is a must see.
May 29, 2020
Episode 83: Calling for a Return of Conservative Economics
Conversations with conservative leaders, creatives, and thinkers ... what's true, what's right and what's next ... how to secure our freedoms, livelihoods and well-being.
May 29, 2020
Episode 82: Assessing Beijing's Power
China presents a vastly different challenge from anything America has confronted before. The United States economy has never been as deeply dependent on an oppositional government the way we are with China. We have outsourced significant portions of virtually every important supply chain to China. We are learning that we have big problems with China. Join me as I talk with Klon and Dean about how we work our way through this mess. We will, but as they say, “it’s going to be complicated.”
May 21, 2020
Episode 84: Post Pandemic K-12 Education: Why We Don't Want a Return to "Normal"
What comes next when we emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown? What is “normal” is going to be like? Well in the case of America’s K-12 schools we should not want a return to normal, where “normal” means a nation where fewer than 30% of students - and fewer than 15% in poor communities - read, write, spell, do math or know history, science, or civics on grade level.
Apr 21, 2020
Episode 81: “Life After the CoronaVirus: Planting the Seeds of Growth and Resilience”
The outbreak of the CoronaVirus has created a health crisis. But federal, state and local governments’ reactions to this challenge - however well intentioned - have created an economic crisis that will linger past any recovery from or stabilization of the spread of the disease. The economy’s been broken and government action cannot bring it back, only alleviate some of the pain. It’s the private sector that will provide lasting solutions to restoring a vibrant America. Of course busin
Apr 17, 2020
Episode 73: Big is Beautiful with Robert Atkinson and Ron Nicol
What do you think about the following statements? Small businesses are overwhelmingly responsible for job creation, innovation and American prosperity. Small businesses are more productive than big companies. And small business owners are the core of democracy in America. Yet Washington, controlled by big business and engaged in “crony capitalism,” systemically discriminates against small business. We all know this is true, right? Well, no, these th
Apr 9, 2020
Episode 80: “China Rx: America’s Dependence on China for Medicine” with Rosemary Gibson and Frank Gaffney
“Millions of Americans are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs made in China and don’t know it and neither do their doctors. These are prescription drugs in the legal supply chain that are distributed to U.S. hospitals, sold in corner drug stores and grocery store pharmacies, and distributed to military hospitals and clinics around the world,” explains Rosemary Gibson. We cannot make aspirin in the United States. We cannot make penicillin in the United States. Nor can we make ge
Apr 1, 2020
Episode 79: How Masks and Scarves and Overdraft Protection Can Help Get Us Through This Crisis with Arnold Kling
This week I sought out Arnold Kling to learn more about some of his innovative ideas to deal with the health, economic and social fallout from the Covid-19 crisis. Arnold, who blogs at arnoldkling.com/blog, author of “Specialization and Trade” and “The Three Languages of Politics” and with a PhD in Economics from MIT is one of America’s more original and penetrating thinkers. Some of what we talk about: “Masks and Scarves” How do we know that we are getting the rig
Mar 25, 2020
Episode 78:The health and economic crisis created by COVID-19 with Steve Moore and Jay Richards
Join me as I talk with economist Steve Moore and Dr. Jay Richards about the health and economic crisis created by the coronavirus. And how to respond without all of our freedoms and civil liberties being trampled. Yes we need to move decisively to address the virus. But by focusing too narrowly on just disease control, we risk losing much or most of what makes America great. As always, I learn a lot from Jay and Steve. For example, I had thought the coronavirus death rate comparable to that
Mar 19, 2020
Episode 77: "Countering the Lethal Narrative of the 1619 Project" with Robert Woodson and Kenneth Blackwell.
“The most effective way to destroy a people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” George Orwell According to the New York Times, the true founding of the United States of America did not begin with the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Rather, the Times informs us, it occurred in 1619, the year 20 or so African Slaves were brought to Jamestown, Virginia and the American Revolution occurred primarily because of the American's desire to keep th
Mar 12, 2020
Episode 76: Steve Moore on the Trump Economy
Last week I interviewed economist Steve Moore at a conference with conservative leaders. While the capital markets selloff and bad coronavirus news had not yet had hit galeforce levels, as it has this week, they were looming. I'm posting this to remind us that even in the face of fierce headwinds, the United States has entered this troubling time riding on top of a booming economy. Steve details the Trump administration’s progress in improving the U.S tax system, regulatory regime, household i
Feb 13, 2020
Episode 75: Making "First Lady" and Life in the Screen Trade with Nancy Stafford and Nina May.
Nancy Stafford, known to millions as Andy Griffith’s law partner on TV’s “Matlock” and Nina May, an award winning independent film maker, join me to talk about their new film “First Lady” a romantic comedy feature film premiering Valentine’s Day 2020. Nancy’s been a series regular on many TV shows and as an author, has written two best-selling books. Nina, the founder of Renaissance Women Productions, has also written and directed the awards winning “Daily Bread” a
Feb 13, 2020
Episode 72: “The Red Thread: Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy” Part I-w/Diana West and Frank Gaffney
“The anti-Trump conspiracy is not about Democrats versus Republicans. It's not about the ebb and flow of political power lawfully and peacefully transferred. It is about globalists versus nationalists, and they're locked in the old and continuous Communist versus anti-Communist struggle, and fighting to the end whether we, the anti-Communists, recognize it or not.” So writes, Diana West, the award-winning author of “The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Con
Feb 13, 2020
Episode 74 "The Big Lie" - Part Two of my conversation with Diana West and Frank Gaffney
Join me on The Bill Walton Show as Diana West and Frank Gaffney tell a vivid and chilling story about the machinations to end the Trump Presidency. It’s quite a story, a work of fiction, if it weren’t playing out in real life. Shakespeare's Henry VIII, his most crowded play, had a cast of 71 characters. This story has 100s in the headlines, with 1,000s of other actors behind the scenes and more emerging every day. Although the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Trump against i
Jan 29, 2020
Episode 69: Dick Bodman's Remarkable Career and Life Lessons
Conversations with conservative leaders, creatives, and thinkers ... what's true, what's right and what's next ... how to secure our freedoms, livelihoods and well-being.
Dec 4, 2019
Episode 70: China, Cyber-enabled Economic Warfare, 5G and Cyber-crime
Cyber warfare is raging around the world, with China as the leading state actor. But unlike Russia, and unlike Iran, and unlike North Korea, China is deeply integrated into the US economy and many aspects of our national strength. This is one reason why Congress wanted to learn from my guest Klon Kitchen about the Chinese app TikTok. By now, Chinese global ambitions are well known, but less understood is how they have penetrated the US. The Chinese understand their nation to extend to every individual
Nov 21, 2019
Episode 71: Behind the Scenes of the Conservative Movement and The Republican Party
Matt and Mercedes Schlapp give us a behind-the-scenes look at the conservative movement. Mercedes is the current Communications Director of the Trump/Pence re-election campaign and Matt is the Chairman of the American Conservative Union (CPAC).
Nov 14, 2019
Episode 68: An Impeachment Behind Closed Doors.
Jenny Beth Martin discusses politics, the Trump impeachment and why she co-funded the Tea Party Patriots.
Nov 6, 2019
Episode 63 - Part 2: The Power to Re-engineer Humanity
Dr. Robert Epstein and Reggie Littlejohn describe how a leaked internal Google video describes their goal of impacting the beliefs, attitudes, purchases, and votes of 2.5 billion people around the world.