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Fraters Libertas' Brian Ward and Paul Happe of Nihilist in Golf Pants bring a unique upper-midwest point of view as they comment on current events. To listen, get our latest episodes automatically by subscribing on iTunes or through your mobile device on the Stitcher app. You can follow both Brian Ward (@bspward) and John Hinderaker (@jhinderaker) on Twitter.

Fraters Libertas' Brian Ward and Paul Happe of Nihilist in Golf Pants bring a unique upper-midwest point of view as they comment on current events. To listen, get our latest episodes automatically by subscribing on iTunes or through your mobile device on the Stitcher app. You can follow both Brian Ward (@bspward) and John Hinderaker (@jhinderaker) on Twitter.
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Fraters Libertas' Brian Ward and Paul Happe of Nihilist in Golf Pants bring a unique upper-midwest point of view as they comment on current events. To listen, get our latest episodes automatically by subscribing on iTunes or through your mobile device on the Stitcher app. You can follow both Brian Ward (@bspward) and John Hinderaker (@jhinderaker) on Twitter.

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@Ricochet

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Episodes

137. A Very Special Musical Christmas

12/16/2018
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Brian Ward and Paul Happe are back with a very musical Christmas episode of the HWX podcast. Topics include: Discussion of the Christmas blockbuster film “Vice,” along with spooky similarities to an earlier film about a different VPOTUS A Christmas carol that’s becoming a new favorite Introduction of a new, certain to be recurring bit, […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/a-very-special-musical-christmas/. Podcast listeners: Now...

Duration:00:59:06

136. Thanksgiving HWX

11/18/2018
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Brian Ward and Paul Happe are in a thankful mood in this special Thanksgiving episode of the HWX podcast. Topics include: You will be thankful for Thanksgiving drinking tips from the pros Linguistics Professor John McWhorter may or may not be thankful that Brian corresponded with him on the linguistic issue of the day – […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/thanksgiving-hwx-2018/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:00:51:12

135. HWX Haunted Halloween – 2018

10/28/2018
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Brian Ward and Paul Happe emerge from their crypt for a special Haunted Halloween Spooktacular Episode of the HWX podcast. Topics include: Monstrous old news around the Kavanaugh hearings Frightening solipsism from In The Bubble featuring Sam Harris, Bill Maher, and Larry Charles A haunting interview with the ghost of Senator Ted Kennedy Nate Silver’s […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/hwx-haunted-halloween-2018/. Podcast...

Duration:00:54:08

134. Return of the HWX!

3/4/2018
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It’s the triumphant return of HWX to the airwaves. Brian and Paul reconvene to discuss the critical issues of our times, including: The Winter Woke Olympics The romantic aspects of the Strzok-Page texts Melania Trump’s Einstein Visa The demise of Hope Hicks The pain of English accents commenting on American politics The Democratic Response the […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/return-of-the-hwx/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration:00:51:49

133. Thanksgiving Spectacular

11/22/2017
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It’s a very special Thanksgiving edition of HWX. Brian Ward and Paul Happe gather to discuss all the critical holiday issues of the day. Topics addressed include: Al Franken’s roaming hands and his roaming apology as a liberal template for future instances. Other random things we’ve learned about our culture from the recent deluge of […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/thanksgiving-spectacular/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration:00:45:09

132. Halloween Spooktacular 2017

10/25/2017
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It’s a spooky, special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reincarnating to discuss the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include: The Harvey Weinstein Horror, including suggestions for the new name of the Weinstein company. Kevin Can’t Wait – our tribute to the Rob Long/Kevin James comedy classic. What really happened […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/hwx-halloween-spooktacular-2017/. Podcast listeners:...

Duration:00:52:54

132. What Happened?

9/21/2017
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It’s a very special book club HWX episode, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss Hillary Clinton’s latest masterpiece, What Happened. Topics addressed include: Alternate title suggestions, analysis of what’s behind the Beatles like shrieking of her fans, suggestions on how to make Republican audiences shriek, and sound clips from Hillary’s recent interview […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:48:46

133. Gone with the Wind

9/7/2017
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It’s a very special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include: * The NFL season is about to kick off, but it wouldn’t be 2017 without a side dish of politics. The meaning of the Colin Kaepernick saga is investigated. * […] Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/gone-with-the-wind/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration:00:48:13

132. Blank Your Own Blank

8/22/2017
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It’s a very special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include: Exit Steve Bannon. We recount our favorite memories of the Bannon era, and bring in Carly Simon for a fond farewell. Fear Makes a Comeback. Pundits and politicians were all […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/blank-your-own-blank/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:00:46:46

131. The Song Remains the Same

8/9/2017
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It’s a very special HWX with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include: Our favorite memories of the Anthony Scaramucci era. Who was this clown and where did he come from? We have all the details. Plus a musical tribute to his departure, Nobody Does […] Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/hwx-song-remains-same/. Podcast listeners: Now...

Duration:00:46:11

130. The Pretenders

7/26/2017
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HWX is back this week by popular demand, with a special broadcast of Brian Ward and Paul Happe breaking down the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include: It’s the Summer of Fake News, we look back on how we got here, including a fond reminiscence of the father of Fake News, This Week […] Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/hwx-pretenders/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member...

Duration:00:51:32

129. Prognosis Negative

7/22/2017
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It’s a very special late July episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include: After 63 successful votes to repeal Obamacare while there was a Democrat in the White House, the Republicans strike out in their first attempt while having a President […] Sponsored by SimpliSafe Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/prognosis-negative/. Podcast listeners: Now...

Duration:00:35:31

128. A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7/14/2017
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It’s a special summer extravaganza for HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe discussing the crucial issues of the season, including: * The plight of urban America. What’s with the big cities doubling down on socialism this year? We analyze the issue in detail. Also, exclusive audio of a recent Minneapolis Traffic report, exposing the […] Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:45:45

127. Making Shakespeare Great Again

6/29/2017
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It’s a special new episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include: * With Kathy Griffin and Shakespeare in the Park’s Juliuis Caesar, lots of new Trump bashing in the news. Are these new levels of depravity or just the same old […] Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/making-shakespeare-great/. Podcast listeners: Now...

Duration:00:51:22

126. The Real World with Rep. Sean Duffy

6/8/2017
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It’s a very special episode of HWX, featuring commentary on the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include: * It’s the 25th Anniversary of The Real World on MTV. We discuss this seminal reality series, it’s meaning for the culture and rehash our favorite highlights from the early years. Also, exclusive audio of the […] Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/real-world-rep-sen-duffy/. Podcast...

Duration:01:21:34

Ep. 126: The Real World with Rep. Sen Duffy

6/8/2017
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Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club It's a very special episode of HWX, featuring commentary on the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include: * It's the 25 Anniversary of The Real World on MTV. We discuss this seminal reality series, it's meaning for the culture and rehash our favorite highlights from the early years. Also, exclusive audio of the failed TV pilot from a few years ago, The Real World: Ricochet. * Our special guest is Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI). Not only is Sean an...

Duration:01:21:33

125. Summa Cum Laude

5/25/2017
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HWX returns with a Spring Spectacular episode, including discussion of: * Graduation day at Notre Dame featuring VP Mike Pence and a snowflake student walk out protest. We go In the Bubble with the protestors to analyze the action, including exclusive audio of the speech that proves the students were wise to get out while […] Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/summa-cum-laude/. Podcast listeners: Now...

Duration:00:48:08

124. Mike Nelson

5/17/2017
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It’s a very special episode of HWX with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. The highlight is special guest Mike Nelson of Mystery Science 3000 fame, and now of Rifftrax. We discuss his path to comedy stardom and what the early days of MST3K were like. Also […] Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/mike-nelson/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet...

Duration:00:37:08

124. Get Fired

5/9/2017
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From the retail apocalypse to ESPN to Fox News, lots of people in the news of late are getting wacked from their jobs. Brian Ward and Paul Happe return to try and make sense of it all. Specific topics addressed include: What is the meaning of work in the modern age of constant creative destruction? […] Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/get-fired/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:00:53:09

123. Rotten Tax Paranoia

4/19/2017
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HWX returns for a very special broadcast. Topics addressed include: * Tax Day filing musings * Neil Gorsuch and This Day in Never Trump Alternative History * Johnny Rotten comes out as Pro Trump and exclusive debut of the new Sex Pistols song, Deplorably in the USA * In the Bubble, with Professors Tim Snyder, […] Sponsored by SimpliSafe Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/hwx/rotten-tax-paranoia/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration:00:44:42