always thought that anybody can be made to sound interesting, and,
thus, be a good guest. This podcast proves my point - everybody has a
story worth telling."
- Alan Colmes, co-host FOX
News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes"
great balance of guest and speaker. Enjoy the diversity and
intellect of this fine program. Excellent content."
has a good mix of humor and sincerity,
which provides for a very entertaining and educational show."
the chance to be on everything from CNN and Fox News Channel to smaller
radio and TV shows around the USA and abroad. It often shocks
me to see how IDIOTIC some hosts in highly paid positions
are. So, it always is a pleasure to have a long, animated,
even 'heated' discussion with the host and not want to 'Kill
not the usual talking head, Q & A show, it's a compelling
conversation that will hold your interest from the beginning through
the 'Ask Bill 3' at the end. It's always very interesting and
CAN be inadvertently comical." "Bill
is the man to listen to when you want to learn all about
interviewing. He can be brutal at times, but always brings
out the truth." "A
podcast original. The host is a true gentleman, who, while
not necessarily agreeing with his guest's point of view, provides a
fair and honest forum in which opinions and ideas are freely expressed,
something that is sorely lacking in otherwise 'professional' talk shows
as of late. Truly a must listen."
Are The Guest is a
weekly podcast where you can " be
tell our listeners what your friends and neighbors think about the
the day. It’s part talk show, part opinion poll, and
completely dependent upon your participation as a
you are our guest on the show, we spend a few minutes finding out
about you, and then we discuss the issues of the day and how
may, or may not
have an affect on your life. The show also has a
"Ask Bill 3" where we turn the tables and let you ask the host
Bill Grady any 3 questions you want to.
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Darius Radmanesh was born in the U.S. to an
American mother and an Iranian father.
Darius has written a book based on the
true life experiences that he and his family endured during the nine
years they were
held hostage in Iran until he was helped by the U.S. State
escape from Iran in 1987. Darius tells about the
day Hezbollah grabbed him off the street and sent him to fight
Iran/Iraq war of the 1980's to show that an American had given his life
for the Khomeini regime. Dar also describes how he was able to
escape from the Iranian Army and how he lived in the
mountains for a year with a nomadic people
named the Qashqai.
Imran Anwar is back to discuss Osama Bin
Laden, Pakistan, India, Iran, nuclear weapons, and how they're all
connected. We talk about Osama's recent call for Pakistanis
rebel against President Musharraf, and what types of political and
military actions may accelerate the Iranian nuclear
Imran also talks about his recent visit to Pakistan and share his
observations on what the political climate is there and how America is
seen today. Imran asks me who do I think the next President
be, what is my opinion on the bailout of the financial industry, and if
it was a good thing for the Iranian president not to be invited to the
recent Ground Zero ceremonies.
and financial expert for XM Satellite Radio's 169 The Power, William R.
Patterson, joins us to talk about the financial crunch in the housing
market, credit card companies, and how to avoid the financial pitfalls
that many people fall into. William shares some of the horror
stories that people have told him concerning today's housing
lending problems, and we discuss who is to blame for the problems
facing the housing market today. William asks me what things
could have accelerated my success when I started my own business 5
years ago, if there was a major set back in my life that actually
became a stepping stone to greater success, and what kind of a legacy
would I want to leave behind in life and the world.
Our Guest from Washington, D.C. William R. Patterson
Sondra Lowell joins us and talks about how she invented the "Film
Sleepy" genre by making films that are made to put
the audience to sleep. Sondra talks about what makes a film
sleepy and tells about her book "How to Make a Movie That Puts the
Audience to Sleep". I ask Sondra the difference between a
that's boring and a film that's sleepy, and the difference between
a visionary and being crazy. I also put the new film sleepy
genre though a few
common sense scenarios. Sondra asks me how I would market a
movie that puts people to sleep, how I promoted my podcast,
and would I be open to watch a movie that puts the audience to sleep.
Our Guest from Los Angeles Sondra Lowell
The Trailer for Sondra Lowell's
"Film Sleepy" WebcamMurder.com
promised, here is Part 2 of my conversation with Alex
and Lyndon of the band "3 Blind Mice". In this half Alex,
and I talk about religion, faith, doubt, and tolerance. If
haven't heard the first part yet, be sure to listen to Show # 83.
blogger, and Internet radio guru Art Lindsey joins us
to share his thoughts on radio and politics. Art shares his
thoughts on what the vibe is politically around the country, why
liberal radio talk shows seem to fail, and if the Democratic lead
Congress and their poor performance record will hurt the Democratic
nominee in 2008. We also talk in length about 10 candidates
President in which he gives me a thumbs up or thumbs down rating on
each. Art asks me why I stopped broadcasting, what
Dodge like, and what do I see as the future for
terrestrial radio, and satellite radio.
the calendar hits July, it's time for our mid-year "news in review"
with award winning journalist Vern Beachy. Vern and I talk
about the stories that count and discuss why news rooms shove
stories we don't want to hear about down our throats. Topics
include the biggest taxpayer and consumer rip-off, the most over hyped
tech fad, and our "Hosebag
of the Year"
candidates for 2007. I also get Vern's thoughts on 10
presidential candidates as he rates them on a scale of 1 to 10 on how
they're doing so far. Vern asks me if I will be getting an
iPhone, what I think about the Iowa Caucus and the straw poll, and my
opinion on how well Iowa news reporters have been covering the
candidates as they stomp through Iowa.
and Lyndon are members of the band "3 Blind Mice" and live in the heart
of London. Alex, Lyndon, and I talk about the relationship
between the U.S. and Britain and the relationship between Tony Blair
and George Bush. But it's not all politics in this show,
we wander into 9/11 conspiracy theories, pop music, Michael Jackson,
Homeland Security, tour stories, groupie stories, humor, and religion.
Our original conversation was 2 hours in length and this show
serves as the halfway point in our conversation with the second half to
be released in July. Enjoy!
Maddox is a practicing attorney and teacher who has brought forth 2
ACLU cases, most notably "Maddox vs. Moore" which many would know as
the "10 Commandments Case". Lynndi tells about her litigation
dealing with the religious monument and how it impacted her profession
and her life. Lynndi and I also discuss if the the ACLU is
seeking justice or do they just have a political axe to grind, and we
have a spirited discussion on "attorney talk", the role of lawyers in
lawmaking, and why the average American citizen distrusts attorneys in
the lawmaking process. I also ask Lynndi her opinion on 2
non-ACLU class action suits to find out why they would be considered
good lawsuits and get her thoughts on 10 presidential candidates to see
which ones she would consider "ACLU friendly". Lynndi asks me
gas prices are so high, what is my opinion of the death penalty, and
what would it take to convince Al Gore to run in 2008.
the host of the "Left Wing Nutjob Podcast" returns for our
conversation about the left, the middle, and the right. I ask
if he agrees or disagrees about the Democrats job rating vs. Bush,
lobby reform, Democrats and the Iraqi timeline, and has President Bush
held on to the wrong people for too long. I also ask Tom his
opinions about 10 presidential candidates and find out what Democrats
he likes and which Republicans he's willing to give a listen to.
Tom asks me about my trusted news sources, if I stray away
certain sources because of bias, and if I think some good candidates
get out of the presidential race too early.
is an independent journalist who has his own blog and podcast called
RizWords. Mark and I discuss how blogs and podcasts are
the way politicians now campaign and how the mainstream media has
changed in there coverage because of the Internet, and shares a story
on Barack Obama's
campaign tried to take over a MySpace page from a supporter.
Mark gives his opinions on my list of 10 presidential
and rates how well each of them are doing on the Internet.
asks me if I think independent journalists will be able to
living at what they're doing, what role does government play
legislating technology and the Internet, and what can be done by the
new media to further the dialogue with people in the Middle East to
find common ground.
Anwar back from his busy schedule of appearances on CNN and Fox News
Channel to talk about the challenges the U.S. continues to face in the
Middle East and the key countries who play a major role in either
stabilizing the region or de-stabilizing it. The cast of
characters we discuss include Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Israel,
Russia, China, and India. Imran gives us his opinions on my
of 10 presidential candidates and how they will fare with the problems
in the Middle East and how the Muslim world will see
Imran asks me if we are on the right track as a nation, has the
Republican Party learned it's lesson from last fall, and what would I
do if I woke up one morning and found myself married to Ann Coulter.
Peder is a 17 year-old high school student from Norway and is the
Deputy Chairman of his country's socialist youth organization.
Jon Peder talks about his political involvement with his youth group
and tells about a recent issue that they took action on. I
find out Jon Peder's impressions about America and Americans, and try
to dispel some myths about the U.S. that seem to have been
generated by his viewing of American mass media such as TV
and films. Jon
Peder asks me what is my view on gay marriage, if I think a third
political party will rise to prominence in the United States, if the
KKK is gaining ground in America, and if Americans only care about
themselves and don't care about what is happening in the rest
is a working artist and musician who joins us from Omaha, Nebraska.
In an e-mail that Wayne sent to the show, he wrote that
he was not a very political person and had given up on
the American political system. During our
talk about the root of his political apathy and I try to show Wayne
that as Americans we all share a common thread to the
American political system.
In our conversation I also try to explain that the thousands
dollars that we as American citizens spend in taxes each year is also
worth an additional 20 minutes of our time a year writing
congressional representatives via e-mail. Wayne asks me if
paparazzi should have press credentials, if Internet television will
catch on and if that will be a good thing, and where do I think
podcasting will be going including the potential for government
regulation of podcasting.
Check out Wayne's show at www.worldsofwayne.com
Check out Wayne and
Laurie's show at
P.S. I did receive a response from Tom Latham's office on
12th regarding the letter I talked about in the show. In the
Tom Latham writes, "I am well aware of the situation involving
telephone calls from the NRCC notifying individuals they have won an
award. While I do not participate in the day-to-day decision making
process at the NRCC, please be assured I will express my opinion about
this tactic with the leadership of the NRCC."
That's all I could ask for from my Congressman. Thanks for
and Deidre are law partners from Alabama and I've asked them
share both their personal and professional opinions on politics,
lawyers, attorney ethics, and some potential legal issues surrounding
the death of Anna Nicole
Smith. I ask their opinion concerning Howard K.
ethical behavior as a practicing attorney and toss out various
scenarios to find out if they think there could be grounds for a civil
suit if someone wanted to pursue them. Sam shares a couple of
stories about how the state bar associations can be selective in who
they allow to practice law and who they decide to go after. I
also ask Sam and Deidre
to share their opinions on 5 Democratic and 5 Republican Presidential
candidates. Sam and Deidre ask me what are the three worst
in the world today and what would I do to change them, why isn't there
a larger demonstrative outrage about the Iraqi War, and what three
things would I take with me if I were exiled for life to another
the host of the "Wonderful World of Danny" returns to talk about HMO's,
universal healthcare, and the Presidential candidates who have thrown
their hats into the ring so far. Danny works for what he
"evil HMO" and gives us an insider's view to how one HMO tried to rally
their employees during a closed-door company meeting. You'll
Danny's opinions about whether or not the U.S. government should be
involved in a universal healthcare plan, and if the U.S. should do
anything about high prescription drug prices. Danny and I talk about
when the common everyday guy who decides to run for President, and
Danny gives his opinions on 5 Democratic and 5 Republican Presidential
candidates. Danny asks me if buying and annexing Mexico would
an easier solution to the immigration problem, who my favorite Beatle
is, and whether I prefer Hannity or Colmes.
of the "Wonderful World of Danny" Danny
Author Jeffery S. Miller from Las Vegas, Nevada
over 150 millionaires in Congress the average American may have this
question in their mind: Regardless of their humble beginnings, is it
possible today for these millionaires to genuinely be able to relate to
what the average American citizen faces on a day to day
Have they been isolated from average American life and lived in a
circle of power and wealth for too long that they couldn't possibly
have true empathy for the what the average American goes through today
We talk about these questions
Jeffery S. Miller who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
majority of members of Congress are also lawyers, Jeffery and I discuss
the connection between the bad public image that lawyers have with the
bad public image that politicians have. Jeffery also gives us
quick “average guy on the street” impression on 5
Democratic and 5 Republican candidates for President. Jeffery
asks me what I think we should do about immigration, do I think
Congress will get anything done during this next session, and what do I
think needs to be done to win the Iraqi War.
of "The Ballad of J.D. Higgins" Jeffery S. Miller
apologize for my mic
sounding distant during parts of the show. It was my fault.
is on his nationwide tour of the Third World American Podcast and made
a stop to talk with us in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Paul and I have a
good honest conversation about the homeless, poverty, and good and bad
choices. We take a few detours when Paul talks about
definition of good and evil, morality, stupidity, and what he saw as
the injustice during the hanging of Saddam Hussein.
wrap up our discussion we talk about a solution for trying to
down economic poverty due to being heavily in debt. Paul
why there isn't a war on poverty, and if the
advisers are more important than the President.
the Third World American Podcast Paul