Do you believe what you see and hear on television, radio and the Internet? How do you get your news? Media Myths: From Global Warming and the Swine Flu, to Iranian Democracy and the “De Facto” Honduran Government, it’s time to talk about media myths that become the basis of dinnertime arguments at the lake.
One of my favorite podcasts. The Dillinger gang regularly hit the highway, driving from Chicago to Saint Paul, in one night. I wondered. Is that true? Could it be done? So I set out with a map to head off to Chicago from Western Wisconsin, using the old national highway system (pre expressways), and I really enjoyed myself. That weekend was the 75th anniversary of the killing of John Dillinger in Chicago. Come with me as I travel the rural routes of Wisconsin, just like the desperadoes of old, in the middle of the night, from Saint Paul to Chicago.
When I first started doing podcasts, not many people were listening to them. In fact, radio stations didn’t have a place on their websites for podcasts, aps like Sound Cloud, and aps that go out and get podcasts and allow you to program your own talk station, did not exist. My only way to communicate with people was through email. So I thought I would do a ‘mail bag’ podcast. Comments from listeners via email. The education system, challenging federal largesse with litigation, “we is the problem”, the nature of the podcasts and more.
Are we going to continue to blame wall street MBA’s for everything? Are we going to continue to say the auto business failed because “GM made bad cars”? Why is it impossible for people in this country to make an accurate assessment of our current economic problems? Bob talks about the real reasons for our economic pain, and makes some suggestions about what to do about it.
Another one of my favorite podcasts. Bastille Day in Uptown, Minneapolis. People letting their freak flags fly, with some comments from some of the most iconic residents of Uptown. Some are still there, some have moved on … This is Portlandia, before Portlandia. Oh God, it’s Bastille Day in Uptown. The results of a very social weekend are a few audio gems and commentary about the state of the economy and America.
Oddly enough a live show done in 2009, long before some local personalities ever thought of doing podcasts. Check it out. A chilled out live show at an undisclosed location in South Minneapolis, on Friday night. Responding to email about local issues, and the radio business, the state of talk radio, and the world.
In the height of the recession of 2008, the powers that be were just talking about stopping the bleeding. I was the only person talking about returning the country to prosperity – that what we needed was dynamic economic growth. Almost 4 years later, I am still talking about dynamic economic growth. Do you think if we have pursued real growth policies in the US, things would be different today? Prosperity is the theme of the fourth Bob Davis podcast. Is the stimulus working? Do we need another? How do we talk about economic issues.
Why do so many moderate republicans, especially women, HATE Sarah Palin. On the occasion of her resignation as Governor of Alaska. Now we’re finally getting up to date. Here are my thoughts on Sarah Palin’s resignation, the reaction she seems to provoke, especially among conservative women and the future for the GOP if republicans don’t learn to work together.
Unrest in Iran back in 2009 is the subject of this podcast. This was the beginning of the Arab Spring but since it was in Iran, the administration didn’t say a word about it. Contrast this with Syria, Libya, and now Egypt. Still getting to know the format, the tools and what you can and cannot do with podcasting. This is the second podcast, made the day after protests in the streets of Tehran, Iran.