Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Episode 257: A Season of Change

For a late recording show, we had a good turn-out when it came to the audience!  In this episode we did something of a panel with Ken, Shorahmin, Joesf and Toawa adding their thoughts to what happened in the 2012 election.  You'll have to listen to hear their take on just where the GOP took missteps and wrong turns!  We also talked about some of the upcoming "gotcha" items embedded in that lovely little bill we call Obamacare.

We actually used articles from the "other links" section of the show notes... I think more than from the main list!

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Articles for Episode 257: A Season of Change


Important note: For those that join us for the live recording sessions, we will be starting the recording tonight at 10:00pm Eastern instead of our usual 8:30pm.  This is a one-time change to accomodate some schedule conflicts.

Contrary to what some may say, there is plenty that will be changing on the political scene in the next four years.  This episode is going to be our conversation point for the recap of the election and where the country appears to be heading for the future.

Here are the articles on the board for this episode.  We may or may not cover them:
There's more news out there as well. Here are some other articles worth linking to:
You can join the conversation every Sunday night at 8:30pm and now if you want to help suggest articles, comment or just chat you can join us on Twitter at @ECConservative. If you want to comment on any of the articles, please feel free to start a discussion here, or email them to conservativepodcast@gmail.com. Join us for the recording session, normally live at 8:30pm Eastern time by visiting http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/75570. You can also listen to our show and many other conservative podcasts at the Red State Talk Radio Network. If you want to listen to the podcast on your mobile phone, you can listen using Stitcher Radio.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Episode 256: Battle on the Homefront

Tonight we have the second interview originally scheduled for Veteran's day.  Carl Higbie, author of Battle on the Homefront, joined us for the conversation.  You can buy the book in either electronic or dead tree version at http://www.yourvirtualbookstore.com/battle-on-the-home-front/.

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Articles for Episode 256: Battle on the Homefront

Another interview with a Veteran, this time with author and SEAL Carl Higbie, author of Battle on the Homefront.

 Ex-Navy SEAL Carl Higbie gives notice--and delivers a blueprint for success--to those who want to join him in saving the American Dream. Battle on the Homefront lays out his personal mission of saving the American Dream.

His mission is reminds Americans of what is important: tight focus on their own personal responsibility and accountability to shift the tide of the “progressively collapsing society” of the United States. “We are at a fork in the road. I returned from my tours of duty in the Middle East to a country I loved, but no longer recognized.

We've become an entitlements-centric society, and we can no longer afford for those of us working hard to foot the bill for those who are too comfortable accepting free money from the government. Let’s be honest. We all know someone who didn't even start looking for a job until his or her two years of unemployment was coming to an end. This insanity has to stop."

 Read more about Carl and his book Battle on the Home Front at http://battleonthehomefront.com/

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Episode 255: Veterans Day Interview

This turned out to be part one of two interviews that we had originally planned.  Tim Heald is a former Army LRS Scout, discussed his experience with a politicized Department of Veteran's Affairs.  His blog can be found at Intolerable-Acts.org.  Specifically he is working to correct, "The VA’s abuse of the fiduciary program, and the violation of veterans’ 2nd Amendment Rights under the Constitution of the United States of America."


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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Articles for Episode 255: Veterans Day Interviews

In this episode we are interviewing two Veterans. First we gave Carl Higbie, SEAL and author. Then we will be talking with Tim Heald, Army LRS Scout.  Both have shocking tales of how politics have changed the military way.

More information about both with the show link. Join us for the conversation Sunday nights at 8:30 pm Eastern.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Video Episode 5: An Open Letter to Republicans

This is my "response to the election" post.  It's an open letter to conservatives and Republicans.  I am including this post as both a video and the actual letter.  Some of the wording is a bit different but it's worth watching and then reading.


For those that have listened to our Election Night coverage final episode on the podcast feed (you can get it by going to our TalkShoe page), you will no doubt hear how I initially reacted to the election results.  I, like so many other conservatives, thought that there was a good chance for Governor Romney to win the election.  I've taken a few days to digest the truth and fiction of the election results and want to share my thoughts and ideas on where we as conservatives need to go in order to move forward.  This is especially true for the Republican party.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Election Night Coverage

Yes folks, the election is finally upon us!  It is time for the citizens of the United States to practice their civic duty and cast their ballots for the people they feel best suited to serve the nation in a number of different races.  It is also time for people to vote on the various ballot initiatives that are presented to them.

I know that we're a conservative podcast, however if you follow us but not our ideology, it's still time for you to vote!  Let your voice be heard.

Now, for those of you that don't know who to vote for, I'll suggest that you take a peek over at ISideWith.com and take their quiz.  Their "candidate match-up" compares your answers and priorities with the people running for office in the Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Constitution and Justice parties.  Not all candidates will be on all ballots but this gives you a percentage comparison for you to go on.

Tomorrow night we've got a special treat lined up for everyone!  Polls start closing at 7pm Eastern and that's when the traditional round-table podcasts will begin.  Adam Graham, host of the Truth and Hope Report will be providing the call-in space for 4 discussions, spaced to match the various poll closings.  Here's the schedule:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Episode 254: Prearing For the Future

We had a great time talking about the preparations being made to prepare for the possibility of a loss (or potentially win) by Obama.  Several interesting references to Star Wars were made.  We've got some interesting interviews lined up for next week, so keep tuned to the website for more info.  Also, we will be participating in a series of round-table calls on election night.  More information on that to follow tomorrow.

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Articles for Episode 254: Prearing For the Future

Just like those in the path of Frankenstorm, the left is preparing for the real possibility of an Obama loss on Tuesday. In this episode we look at some articles that point out where they are looking for the future.

 Here are the articles for this episode:
Beyond this, there were other things going on during the week. Here are some other articles that bear commenting on:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Huge Thank You!

I wanted to take a moment to post some updates on the podcast listening audience.  Statistics are somewhat difficult to track as we have multiple distribution channels, so I'm going to hi-light the two that just floored me this week.

First of all, as many of you know our show is a part of the Red State Talk Radio network.  They track their statistics monthly and announce the top 5 in total listeners per month.  It was just announced that for the month of October, the East Coast Conservative Podcast was #4 (of 23 total shows) on the Top Listeners list on the station!  This is with our show running beside podcasts that record more episodes than we do!  That can only happen with your support and we sincerely appreciate it!

The second equally humbling statistic that came out is that this week's downloads on TalkShoe and iTunes absolutely decimated our all time top number of downloads!  The TalkShoe numbers are tabulated weekly and include downloads for all episodes from 1 to current (we're at 253).  Our previous high for downloads just over 500 for a single week.  While the numbers are still being counted, as of just after midnight the download count is currently over 700!

This means that folks are listening to me when I ask to, "blog about us, tell five of your friends."  We are humbled by your continual support.  Thank you so much for that and please keep it up!  Tell your friends about us, blog about us, follow the Facebook page and our Twitter feed.  If you're interested, check out the Audible.com trial and support the show.  If an article moves you, comment on it and share it with your own Twitter, Facebook or Blog.

Again, thanks so much and keep listening for different words in a different order!