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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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Episodes

Ep. 133: Gone with the Wind

9/7/2017
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Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club 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. * The continuing cultural revolution and attack on statues and offensive names is discussed. Included is our predictions on the next targets for...

Duration: 00:48:13


Ep. 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: All member feedback welcome in the comments section, hope you enjoy. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/blank-your-own-blank/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/join/. Subscribe to HWX in...

Duration: 00:46:45


Ep. 131: The Song Remains the Same

8/9/2017
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Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club 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 It Better than Scaramucci. The Congressional failure to repeal Obamacare is further analyzed, with the heart rending excuses offered by Paul...

Duration: 00:46:10


Ep. 130: The Pretenders

7/26/2017
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Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club 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 in Gatekeeping. Also, since we don't watch CNN anymore, we review exclusive audio of a recent Anderson Cooper 360 promo and ascertain its veracity. We bring back...

Duration: 00:51:31


Ep. 129: Prognosis Negative

7/22/2017
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Sponsored by SimpliSafe 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 who might sign something. How does this happen? We break it down. Plus, the latest installment of This Week in Alternative Never Trump...

Duration: 00:35:30


Ep. 128: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7/14/2017
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Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club 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 true state of the city. * Chris Christie's adventures on the beaches of New Jersey, what we he thinking and who was he...

Duration: 00:45:44


Ep. 127: Making Shakespeare Great Again

6/29/2017
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Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club 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 vitriol? Also, exclusive preview audio of this summer's next Broadway smash, Shakespeare in the Trump. * The Supreme Court dropped their latest drive...

Duration: 00:51:21


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


Ep. 125: Summa Cum Laude

5/25/2017
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Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club 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 they could! * Fake News Update - with CNN's Don Lemon and Denis Prager discussing the epidemic of anti-Semitism and racism since the...

Duration: 00:37:07


Ep. 124: Get Fired

5/9/2017
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Sponsored by Dollar Shave Club 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? Is the traditional notion of emotional investment in your employer and your co-workers outdated? We delve into the big issues.Bill O'Reilly losing his job for...

Duration: 00:53:09


Ep. 102: April Love with Guest Mike Nelson

4/14/2016
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It’s a special midweek edition of HWX with Brian Ward ofFraters Libertasand Paul Happe of theNihilist in Golf Pantsreconvening to discuss the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include: * Black Lives Matters protests – their tactics and motivations are analyzed, including audio of a master of rhetorical jujitsu, Bill Clinton and how he responds, with equal parts shaming… The post April Love with Guest Mike Nelson appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 01:15:55


Ep. 101: March Madness

3/17/2016
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It’s a very special midweek episode of HWX, with Brian Ward ofFraters Libertasand Paul Happe of theNihilist in Golf Pantsreconvening to discuss the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include: * Barack Obama’s controversial NCAA women’s basketball tournament bracket picks Read On The post March Madness appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 01:05:56


Ep. 100: The New Centurians

3/3/2016
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It’s an extra special midweek edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to celebrate episode 100 of this award winning podcast. Also making a grand return to the folder, the original H himself, John Hinderaker. Topics addressed include: Read On The post The New Centurians appeared first on Ricochet.

Ep. 99: Tuesday Night LIVE from New Hampshire

2/9/2016
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It’s a special HWX episode, recorded LIVE during the New Hampshire primary, and heard LIVE in the Ricochet chat room. Relive the excitement as the votes rolled in on Tuesday night and the shocking results were announced. Topics also addressed include: Megyn Kelly’s hairstyle Suggestions for spicing up concession speeches A recap of the Iowa results, with our new special… The post Tuesday Night LIVE from New Hampshire appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 01:19:31


Ep. 98: Against HWX

1/26/2016
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Brian Ward and Paul Happe of HWX return for a special midweek, pre-Iowa caucus podcast extravaganza. Topics addressed include: * What Are You Drinking? Featuring a new release from Badger Hill Brewing,Minnesota Special Bitter and a classic from New Belgium,Snow Day. Read On The post Against HWX appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 01:03:53


Ep. 97: The Podcast Awakens

1/5/2016
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It’s a special Tuesday night edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe, the Nihilist in Golf Pants, reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed include: * Reviews of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The perils of watching your heroes age, having your myths demystified, and being seduced by the dark side.… The post The Podcast Awakens appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 01:09:48


Ep. 96: A Very, Merry Candidate Christmas

12/22/2015
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It’s a very special Tuesday night edition of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to discuss the crucial issues of the day. Topics addressed include: Santa Claus is coming to town! Should he be concerned about entering households in states with the Castle Doctrine? ​ Lindsey Graham withdraws from the GOP Presidential race. Will the kid’s table debates… The post A Very, Merry Candidate Christmas appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 01:09:19


Ep. 95: HWX, Nobody Does it Better

12/2/2015
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HWX returns, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening for a very special Wednesday night broadcast to address the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include: * The state of the GOP Presidential race and whatever happened to that deep bench, including a special tribute to the magic that was the Bobby Jindal campaign. Read On The post HWX, Nobody Does it Better appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 01:05:48


Ep. 94.5: Debate Preview Fantasia

11/10/2015
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Tonight’s GOP Presidential debate is a critical test, not only for the candidates, but for the mainstream media.After a series of ambush questions, sucker punches, and low blows in prior debates, we are beingassured that finally sanity willrestored and the American voting public will be treated to the fair, substantive questions and reasoned answers that we deserve. RNCChairman Reince Priebuscharacterizedthe… The post Debate Preview Fantasia appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:07:38


Ep. 94: HWX: Political House of Horrors

10/29/2015
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It’s a very scary Halloween episode of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of Nihilist in Golf Pants. Topics addressed include: The modern state of the Halloween tradition: on the rise or decline? HWX House of Horrors, featuring the leading political rogues in their natural enviroment. Perhaps most frightening, the CNBC Republican Presidential debate, where the… The post HWX: Political House of Horrors appeared first on Ricochet.

Duration: 00:58:39

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