I listen to Podcasts frequently. One of my favorite ways to unwind is to drive and listen to something interesting and/or entertaining. Some of my favorites include This American Life, RadioLab, Sound Opinions and The Armstrong & Getty Show.
Armstrong and Getty is an AM talk radio show based out of Sacramento. They regularly mention that Podcast listeners are stealing their children’s food from them, as they get no revenue for the Podcast. I do feel bad about that, but not enough to drastically change my listening behaviors. If you’re reading, sorry Jack and Joe. I donate to Fisher House every year during your promo at least!
I would classify Armstrong and Getty as conservative. More specifically, they tend to reflect a more Libertarian point of view – less involvement from and downsizing of government, more power in individual decisions. They are a fiscally conservative and socially liberal kind of duo, with whom I can often relate.
They don’t just cover politics though. They balance comedy, entertainment, news, YouTube videos, book reviews, the list goes on and on. Jack & Joe host; Marshall does the news; Vince is a senior or executive producer and recent weight-loss champion; Michael (aka Michaelangelo) is the virtuoso of a board operator, and the new guy, Positive Sean (or Shawn – I don’t know, they’re website really sucks) is a lower-tiered producer than Vince, and in general seems like a dude I’d like to have a beer with.
They like to describe their show as ‘Info-tainment’ which is precisely why I listen regularly. Though I may not always agree with their opinions, I appreciate how much they cover, their mostly fair and balanced approach to their stories, their dynamic and the dynamic of the team, and their stories about their wives and children. Even though the show can get crass at times (which I personally find entertaining), I would describe it as mostly good, wholesome radio.
So if you’re looking for something new to listen to and my description doesn’t sound too scary, you should check them out. Here is a link to their website (again, it’s kinda crappy – c’mon guys get on that!)