Sometimes, the temptation to take a symbol, or even a term of disparagement, and turn it against one’s opponents, particularly when those opponents specialize in smug condescension, is difficult to resist. So Dave Carter didn’t bother trying. Resistance takes too much energy anyway, and he’d rather use that energy having fun and chatting with his fellow deplorables. The idea of Radio Deplorable is to shine a spotlight on the people and places that those in the NYC-DC-LA vortex neither understand nor like very much.

Whether it is a chat with an author or commentator, a mechanic, a pastor, an interesting stranger at a truck stop, or just random thoughts from the host, the animating perspectives of this podcast will emanate from the folks that the condescending class claims to look out for, but who rarely miss an opportunity to sneer at and belittle. Years ago, Bill Buckley said that he would rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone directory than by the entire faculty of Harvard. At Radio Deplorable, we will, in a sense, go treasure hunting in the phone book.

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  1. Henry Castaigne Member

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    • January 28, 2017, at 12:43 AM PST
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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Great podcast – really enjoyed your discussion. Its the first time I’ve heard your guest speak, and will have to look her up, to hear more.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 3:55 AM PST
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  3. Blondie Thatcher

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    Great podcast – really enjoyed your discussion. Its the first time I’ve heard your guest speak, and will have to look her up, to hear more.

    Oh Man! You are missing out! D.C. is one of us Ricochetti! She writes for The Federalist and PJmedia now. She’s also been on Hannity’s show a bunch. Love her!

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    • January 28, 2017, at 4:45 AM PST
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  4. Vectorman Thatcher

    Great opening music Dave – Hillary talking over a jazzed up Peter Gunn theme.

    Brilliant as usual!

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    • January 28, 2017, at 5:40 AM PST
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  5. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge

    DC is what every strong independent woman should be.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 5:57 AM PST
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  6. Dave Carter Podcaster

    Thanks folks. DC was awesome, as is her custom everywhere she goes. It was a fun and enlightening conversation from my vantage point. Glad you enjoyed it too!

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    • January 28, 2017, at 7:20 AM PST
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  7. Max Ledoux Admin

    Great podcast, Dave. Love the title.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 7:28 AM PST
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  8. Dave Carter Podcaster

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    Great podcast, Dave. Love the title.

    Thank you sir!

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    • January 28, 2017, at 7:29 AM PST
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  9. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Get out!!! Two all-time Ricochet favorites together??? With Dave hosting?? I gotta get my homework done lickity split so I can listen…

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    • January 28, 2017, at 7:46 AM PST
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  10. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    So great to hear you in a podcast again Dave!

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    • January 28, 2017, at 7:48 AM PST
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  11. DocJay Inactive

    Memories. Like the corners of my mind. Misty water colored memories ……

    lovely podcast you two!

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    • January 28, 2017, at 8:14 AM PST
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  12. Dave Carter Podcaster

    DocJay (View Comment):
    Memories. Like the corners of my mind. Misty water colored memories ……

    lovely podcast you two!

    Now I’ll be stuck on that song. All. Day.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 8:17 AM PST
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  13. The (apathetic) King Prawn Inactive

    Yay!!!

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    • January 28, 2017, at 8:51 AM PST
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  14. John Park Member

    Outstanding podcast! What a treat to hear both of you.

    I don’t often listen to podcasts, but look forward to the next Radio Deplorable gathering.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 9:18 AM PST
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  15. Dave Carter Podcaster

    John Park (View Comment):
    Outstanding podcast! What a treat to hear both of you.

    I don’t often listen to podcasts, but look forward to the next Radio Deplorable gathering.

    Very kind of you, John. Thank you. And I look forward to the next one too!!

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    • January 28, 2017, at 9:22 AM PST
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  16. The (apathetic) King Prawn Inactive

    Absolutely perfect! We miss you D.C.!!!!!

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    • January 28, 2017, at 9:23 AM PST
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  17. Blondie Thatcher

    Now that I’ve had a chance to listen, Dave, when you gave the run down of people you want to have on I said, “That’s the Ricochet membership”. People that make the country work. Of course, you started with one of Ricochet’s best, D.C. Love you both.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 10:21 AM PST
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  18. EHerring Coolidge

    Another reason to subscribe to the superfeed rather than each individual podcast…so many new gems added to the site all the time. Just let Blue Yeti do the work for you.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 10:51 AM PST
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  19. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    Awesome podcast.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 11:04 AM PST
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  20. Dave Sussman Contributor

    Outstanding Dave. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Please submit to Stitcher for us Android cave dwellers.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 11:05 AM PST
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  21. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    If D.C. is reading, you wrote the absolutely best, most insightful piece on The Federalist about the campaign and understanding the electorate! I had a tab up for months with your post and would occasionally click over and read parts of it again. It was very difficult to make myself close it.

    [Edit] Found it!: Conservatism’s Racism Isn’t What You Think It Is

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    • January 28, 2017, at 11:13 AM PST
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  22. Dave Carter Podcaster

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):
    Outstanding Dave. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Please submit to Stitcher for us Android cave dwellers.

    Someone on Twitter commented that they found it on Stitcher,…though I know not how. @blueyeti, do you have any advice or guidance by chance?

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    • January 28, 2017, at 12:24 PM PST
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  23. Arahant Member

    Yahooo! *Fist pump* Dave Carter is back! Will we be hearing from your Cajun friend?

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    • January 28, 2017, at 12:39 PM PST
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  24. Blue Yeti Admin

    EHerring (View Comment):
    Another reason to subscribe to the superfeed rather than each individual podcast…so many new gems added to the site all the time. Just let Blue Yeti do the work for you.

    Thanks, but Dave did this all by himself.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 12:43 PM PST
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  25. Dave Carter Podcaster

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Yahooo! *Fist pump* Dave Carter is back! Will we be hearing from your Cajun friend?

    Strong chance of it, Arahant. Alphonse said something about wanting to move to Hollywood and be a “moving star.” He worries me.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 12:45 PM PST
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  26. Blue Yeti Admin

    Dave Carter (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):
    Outstanding Dave. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Please submit to Stitcher for us Android cave dwellers.

    Someone on Twitter commented that they found it on Stitcher,…though I know not how. @blueyeti, do you have any advice or guidance by chance?

    The Ricochet Super Feed is on Stitcher, as is Dave’s previous podcast, The View From The Cab (we’re using that feed to distribute this show).

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    • January 28, 2017, at 12:45 PM PST
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  27. Lockdowns are Precious Inactive
    Lockdowns are Precious Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

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    DocJay (View Comment):
    Memories. Like the corners of my mind. Misty water colored memories ……

    lovely podcast you two!

    Now I’ll be stuck on that song. All. Day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVSw5H0MkpY

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    • January 28, 2017, at 2:11 PM PST
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  28. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Top shelf. It was good to hear you both again.

    Great intro, Dave. I expected Satchmo, but that’ll do.

    Like Denise says, this country can’t prosper without mutual respect between Left and Right, and that’s simply impossible at the moment. Only God can heal the rift. It’s one nation under God or it’s two nations under government.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 2:14 PM PST
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  29. Blondie Thatcher

    Hey guys. D.C. wanted me to let you guys know she is reading your comments and is humbled by your kindness. She loved talking to Dave and hopes to be back. She is very appreciative of Ricochet and the Ricochetti.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 2:18 PM PST
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  30. Annefy Member

    Thank you DC for explaining the supposed “wage gap”. I have talked myself hoarse trying to explain this. The women I know are loathe to accept the truth – being a victim is much more fun.

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    • January 28, 2017, at 4:44 PM PST
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