Category: Podcast

Peach Pundit BBQ Tour Podcast With Congressman John Barrow

708547_10151705764773592_1991204069_oYesterday the Peach Pundit BBQ Tour stopped in Augusta at Sconyers BBQ. 12th District Congressman John Barrow sat down with us for a podcast and talked about bi-partisanship, the “Problems Solvers” group in the Congress, and how to get things done as a member of the Minority Party.

In May, 7th District Congressman Rob Woodall joined us at Hometown BBQ in Lawrenceville and in June we ventured to Sprayberry’s in Newnan and were joined by 3rd District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland.

In August, 6th District Congressman Tom Price will host us on Monday the 19th.  Location details are being finalized now.

In September, 9th District Congressman Doug Collins will host us at Zeb’s BBQ in Danielsville on Saturday, September 14th.

Listen to the Barrow podcast here:

Congressman Westmoreland At The Peach Pundit BBQ Tour

sprayberrysCongressman Lynn Westmoreland joined Peach Pundit tonight at Sprayberry’s BBQ in Newnan for a podcast. We’re grateful for the Congressman’s time. We talked about interest group ratings, the 2014 elections, the loss of Congressional seniority in Georgia, making tough choices when voting on Legislation, and what the Congressman has learned over the years.

Listen closely and you’ll hear the sound of meat being chopped and various interesting ringtones. And no, it’s not true that Nathan and Jessica are getting married, as far as we know.

In May Congressman Rob Woodall joined us for the first stop on the PP BBQ Tour. Future PP BBQ tour stops include Augusta on July 27th and Danielsville on September 14th.

Listen to the podcast here:

Podcast with Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)

Yesterday, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) stopped by during a trip to a campaign event in McDonough, Georgia to give us an update on some of the things going on in Washington; including President Obama’s tax proposal, the push to repeal and replace ObamaCare, Fast and Furious. We also briefly discussed his campaign for re-election.

Rep. Broun, who was first elected in 2007, represents Georgia’s Tenth Congressional District. You can follow him on Twitter (@RepPaulBrounMD) and Facebook. Also, make sure you stop by Rep. Broun’s campaign website to learn more about him and his campaign.

Podcast: Broun discusses economy, ObamaCare and more

On Wednesday evening, I chatted with Rep. Paul Broun about some of the issues being discussed in Congress. Among the topics we covered are the Summer of Wreckovery, spending and the debt limit, Libya and foreign policy and the contenders for the Republican nomination for president.

We also discussed a petition being pushed by the GOP Doctors Caucus that encourages President Barack Obama to reconsider his plans for Medicare reform, including the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

You can listen to the podcast here (24MB/25 minutes).

As I noted, I’m looking to do more of these. If there is someone you’d like to hear from, please let me know by dropping me an e-mail or leaving a comment in this thread.

Podcast: Kicking off the 112th Congress with Rep. Paul Broun

With the 112th Congress now underway, many of us are still wondering what to expect from the Republican-controlled House. We know that they are planning to hold a largely symbolic vote next Wednesday to repeal ObamaCare, but there are some signs that they may be wavering on commitments laid out in the Pledge to America to reduce spending.

Last night, I caught up with Rep. Paul Broun to shed some light on the plans in the new Congress, his balanced budget amendment proposal and other issues that Republicans plan action on in the new session.

You can listen to the podcast here (21:35/20MB).

Podcast with Rupert Parchment, candidate in GA-13

On Tuesday evening, I spoke with Rupert Parchment, candidate in the July 20th Republican primary in the 13th Congressional District.

Among issues we discussed are electoral prospects in jobs, foreign policy and defense spending, ObamaCare and what sets him apart from the other five Republicans running in the primary.

You can download the podcast here (just under 21 minutes/19.1MB, right click, “Save File As” to download).

I’d like to thank all of the candidates that participated in this podcast. It was fun to have you guys on. We’re ending with 28 podcasts and just under 11 hours of audio. You can view the archive of previous podcasts here.

Podcast with Mike Crane, candidate in GA-13

In this latest podcast, I talk with Mike Crane, a candidate in the July 20th Republican primary in the 13th Congressional District.

Among issues we discussed are electoral prospects in November, job growth, taxes and spending, and a proposal that would require Congress to cite constitutional authority for legislation.

You can download the podcast here (over 16 minutes/14.7MB, right click, “Save File As” to download). You can view the archive of previous podcasts here.

I’ll be closing out this podcast series tomorrow with Rupert Parchment, also a candidate in the Republican primary for the 13th Congressional District.

Podcast with John Douglas, candidate for PSC

Continuing our series of podcasts, I recently spoke with John Douglas, who has served as a state senator since 2005 and is a candidate in the GOP primary for the Public Service Commission on July 20th.

Among the topics we discussed are prepayment of capital expenditures (SB 31), ethics rules and what can be done to shield ratepayers from federal mandates by the EPA or through cap-and-trade legislation

You can download the podcast here (over 21 minutes/19.6MB, right click, “Save File As” to download). You can view the archive of previous podcasts here.

In the next podcast, I’ll be chatting with Mike Crane, a Republican candidate for GA-13.

Podcast with Eric Johnson, candidate for Governor

On Friday evening, I spoke with Eric Johnson, who served as a state senator from 1993 until 2009, he also served as President Pro-Tem and is a candidate in the July 20th Republican primary for Governor.

Among the topics of discussion were jobs, education and school choice, immigration, transportation and how he plans to be one of the candidates in the August runoff.

You can download the podcast here (over 21 minutes/19.6MB, right click, “Save File As” to download). You can view the archive of previous podcasts here.

In the next podcast, I’ll be chatting with John Douglas, a Republican candidate for Public Service Commissioner.

Podcast with Cory Ruth, candidate in GA-4

In this latest podcast, I talk with Cory Ruth, a candidate in the July 20th Republican primary in the Fourth Congressional District.

We discussed his electoral prospects in November, job growth, foreign policy, energy and health care, among other issues.

You can download the podcast here (over 21 minutes/19.9MB, right click, “Save File As” to download). You can view the archive of previous podcasts here.

In the next podcast, I’ll be chatting with Eric Johnson, a Republican candidate for Governor.

Podcast with John Monds, candidate for Governor

Last night, I spoke with John Monds, the Libertarian Party of Georgia’s nominee for Governor. As the Libertarian Party of Georgia has already nominated candidates for November, Monds is guaranteed a spot on the ballot.

In the podcast we discuss zero-based budgeting, education, property rights, transportation and Sunday alcohol sales, among many other issues.

You can download the podcast here (over 26 minutes/24.4MB, right click, “Save File As” to download). You can view the archive of previous podcasts here.

We’re in the final week or so of these podcasts. I have six more on the calendar and we’re done. Thanks for listening.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should point out that I currently serve as Legislative Director of the Libertarian Party of Georgia and have done some paid work for the Monds campaign.

Rush Limbaugh: An Army Of One. An Interview With Zev Chafets

With Erick’s permission, I’m posting an interview I did this morning with Zev Chafets, author of the new book Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One.

Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore Limbaugh, nor can you ignore his impact on the American political landscape. You must also acknowledge Rush’s impact on radio broadcasting. As Chafets says: “political talk radio, on the left and on the right, is Rush’s creation.”

I was fortunate to have received an advance copy of the book, read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you want to learn more about a major player on today’s political landscape, you need to read this book.

I hope you enjoy this interview.

Right click to download or simply click to listen.

Podcast with Deborah Honeycutt, candidate in GA-13

Over the weekend, I spoke with Deborah Honeycutt, who is running in the July 20th Republican primary for the Thirteenth Congressional District and the right to face off against Congressman David Scott in November. Mrs. Honeycutt was the Republican nominee for this seat in 2006 and 2008.

In the podcast we discuss the economy and jobs, spending, off-shore drilling, cap-and-trade and Honeycutt’s “Urban Initiative” proposal.

You can download the podcast here (over 22 minutes/20.3MB, right click, “Save File As” to download). You can view the archive of previous podcasts here.

We’re in the final weeks of this series. If you have a candidate that you would like for me to interview or questions that you would like for me to ask an upcoming guest or if you’re with a campaign, no matter what party, please drop me a line on Facebook or send an e-mail.