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PODCAST #325 of The Michael Koolidge Show


December 6th, 2014. Comic giant DAVID ALAN GRIER on why he turned down the audition for Bubba in Forrest Gump; BILL MCMORRIS from The Washington Free Beacon; another comic giant LOUIE ANDERSON on growing up in the Midwest...AND MORE! ~ Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #324 of The Michael Koolidge Show


November 14th, 2014. The one and only MARK STEYN on his new book "The Undocumented" as well as what the mid-term results mean; REBECCA BERG from the Washington Examiner tallying the (almost) final numbers from the historic Republican drubbing of Democrats in the mid-terms; CHRIS DEATON from Red Alert Politics about how Millennials are slowly trending toward to the right; and TMKS goes over two massive issues our country is about to tackle: the fallout from the presidents executive action on illegal immigration, and the likely unraveling of Obamacare next Spring following a major Supreme Court decision...and yes, "the Gruber Tapes" ~ Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #323 of The Michael Koolidge Show


69.1 MB. October 31st, 2014. TMKS gives out free Starbucks to anyone who signs up for Reacht and joins the "Koolidge" group; Candidate for Illinois Governor BRUCE RAUNER; The Washington Examiner's REBECCA BERG returns from a week in Alaska covering the very tight U.S. Senate race there; Congressman ADAM KINZINGER on Ebola and his shot at Sen. Rand Paul on ABC's This Week; Serial provocateur JASON MATTERA has new book "Crapitalism"; and SCOTT GRAMS puts the baseball season to bed, welcome Derrick Rose back to the NBA and takes his kids out for Halloween in cheap costumes ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #322 of The Michael Koolidge Show


63.9 MB. October 17th, 2014. Former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate PAUL RYAN returns to TMKS to talk about his new book "The Way Forward" as well as what was going through his mind during that crazy Joe Biden V.P. debate of 2012; STEVE FUTTERMAN of CBS News in Dallas on the second Ebola patient who contracted the disease from patient number zero; What an anti-drug commercial from the '80s has to do with to a peculiar trait of many Obama administration officials; ASHLEY DOBSON from Red Alert Politics in D.C. on the latest in the U.S. Senate campaigns nationwide; SCOTT GRAMS and 10KJUAN CIFRIAN on the 2014 World Series as well as a royal screw-up by Deadspin as they try (and fail) to break a political scandal; and the strangest thing occurred during a Florida gubernatorial debate ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #321 of The Michael Koolidge Show


55.8 MB. September 26th, 2014. BILL COSBY (yes THE Bill Cosby) returns to TMKS to talk about his love for the Philadelphia Eagles as well as how he decides what bits are good enough for his stage show these days; SCOTT GRAMS and TMKS discuss Derek Jeter's amazing walk off performance at his final game at Yankee Stadium; SAM JEAGER a.k.a "Joel" from NBC's Parenthood on the show's final season; and the Washington Examiner's REBECCA BERG on the state of the hot U.S. Senate races, as well as the early bubbling presidential campaigns in Iowa ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #320-B of The Michael Koolidge Show


20.6 MB. September 5th, 2014. Comedian JON LOVITZ discusses his Saturday Night Live career as well as his recent sharp comments about self reliance, President Obama and the demonization of success; also remembering Joan Rivers ~ Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #320-A of The Michael Koolidge Show


63.6 MB. September 5th, 2014. DAVID FROM from AFP-Illinois at the Defending the American Dream Summit in Dallas, TX; TMKS gets some luggage stolen on the way back from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport; GUY BENSON from Townhall and Hot Air on the rudderless Obama foreign policy; Texas DR. MELISSA CLOUTHIER on the possible Ted Cruz and Rick Perry upcoming double-Texas presidential campaigns; ARTHUR C. BROOKS from the American Enterprise Institute talks about 'conservative social justice'; also RedAlert's ASHLEY DOBSON (also a Texan) joins us from D.C. to discuss another broken promise about Obamacare ~ Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #319 of The Michael Koolidge Show


63.3 MB. August 15th, 2014. Community activist JAMES O'KEEFE crosses the southern U.S. border dressed as a terrorist and gets stopped by no one; BRENDAN BORDELON from The Daily Caller on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the ensuing aftermath; Former 60's radical DAVID HOROWITZ has a new book out called "Take No Prisoners"; MICHAEL PULLIN makes the greatest catch a fan has ever made of a home run at Wrigley Field, and he happens to live in the same town as TMKS; and remembering Robin Williams ~ Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #318 of The Michael Koolidge Show - "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC


50.6 MB. July 22nd, 2014. "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC returns to TMKS to talk about his 14th (and final?) studio album "Mandatory Fun" and his unprecedented 8 videos in 8 days; PHILIP KLEIN from the Washington Examiner on why it's wrong to jump to conclusions about death tolls in the latest Hamas and Isreali conflict in Gaza; what IT professionals are saying about the IRS's sloppy and incompetent data management program (or lack thereof); and a case for why "Weird Al" Yankovic has had the longest continuous American pop culture impact of anyone, ever ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #317 of The Michael Koolidge Show - "Faith Alliance and Westminster Presbyterian Church Youth Mission Trip 2014 - Kenosha, WI"


39.2 MB. July 8th, 2014. On the road with leaders and youth from Faith Alliance (New Bremen, OH) and Westminster Presbyterian Church (DeKalb, IL) for their annual youth mission trip, this year in Racine and Kenosha, Wisconsin. This year's trip was put together by the great organization Group Mission Trips (groupmissiontrips.com).

PODCAST #316 of The Michael Koolidge Show


68.9 June 18th, 2014. SUSAN CRABTREE, White House correspondent for the Washington Examiner on the latest in Iraq; 10KJUAN CIFRIAN is the official and exclusive TMKS correspondent on the ground in São Paulo Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup; TMKS reads five reasons why Hillary Clinton might not run for president according to RealClearPolitics's Tom Bevan; BRIAN RIEDER from Sam's Mini Army explains why the Team USA victory over Ghana in their first 2014 World Cup group match was so important; GOP candidate for Illinois Governor BRUCE RAUNER visits the Michael Koolidge Show studios in person; and former Second Lady of the United States LYNNE CHENEY on her new book "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered" ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #315-A of The Michael Koolidge Show


50.1 June 6th, 2014. JAKE TAPPER returns to TMKS and scoops the rest of the media on many aspects of the Bowe Bergdahl saga; BRENDAN BORDELON from The Daily Caller on how the media is covering the Bergdahl story; TMKS dissects the phrase "we leave no one behind regardless of the circumstances" uttered by President Obama and others; a great compilation from the Washington Free Beacon of MSNBC's Chris Mathews actually making a lot of sense; and MOLLIE HEMMINGWAY from The Federalist on 9 unanswered questions about Bowe Berghdahl that need answers ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #315-B of The Michael Koolidge Show


43.9 June 6th, 2014. Parts 2 and 3 of MOLLIE HEMMINGWAY from The Federalist on the most important unanswered questions about the Bowe Bergdahl saga; JAMES TARANTO on both the policy and political likelihood of a full-undoing of Obamacare in the coming years; and former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM on his new book "Blue Collar Conservatives" ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #314 of The Michael Koolidge Show


63.9 May 23rd, 2014. ADAM COROLLA returns to the show to talk about his new book "President Me"; Congressman ADAM KINZINGER (R-IL) on the VA scandal; LIZ HARRINGTON from the Washington Free Beacon on numerous examples of millions of dollars of unaccounted for federal tax dollars; RACHEL CRUZE on her new book with her father Dave Ramsey, "Smart Money, Smart Kids"; and the one and only Dr. BEN CARSON talks about his upbringing, politician concussions, and his new book "One Nation - What We Can All Do To Save America's Future" ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #313 of The Michael Koolidge Show


64.5 May 16th, 2014. DAVE COULIER, yes "Joey Gladstone" from ABC's Full House; a great clip of Margaret Thatcher from 1990 about "income inequality"; LT. COL ALLEN WEST on his new book "Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom"; KELSEY OSTERMAN from Red Alert Politics on Jon Stewart's take down of Harry Reid's obsession with the Koch brothers; and SCOTT GRAMS and TMKS debate the Michael Sam kissing and caking story in light of the new Oprah Winfrey reality show news ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #312 of The Michael Koolidge Show


70.2 May 2nd, 2014. ADAM FERRARA from the History Channel's Top Gear USA, Showtime's Nurse Jackie and FX's Rescue Me; Naked DC's EMILY ZANOTTI on the new Star Wars Episode 7 cast; HARRIS FAULKNER from FNC's new daytime show "Outnumbered"; Author of the new book "Finding Mr. Righteous" LISA DE PASQUALE; Documentary filmmaker PHELIM MCALEER needs your help for his next project about the worst serial killer in American history, Kermit Gosnell; and BOB POPPER from Judicial Watch on the the political fraud being perpetuated around the issue of voter fraud, as well as Judicial Watch's role in the discovery of the smoking gun Ben Rhodes Benghazi e-mail ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #311 of The Michael Koolidge Show


65.2 MB. April 18th, 2014. The one and only GEORGE WILL talks about his new book "A Nice Little Place on the North Side (Wrigley Field)" and why he's no longer on ABC's This Week; Professor P.S. Ruckman discusses "trigger warnings" in academia; Lt. Col. OLIVER NORTH (USMC) on the new FX show "The Americans" as well as the state of our national defense; and MATT KIBBE from Freedomworks talks about his book "Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff" ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #310 of The Michael Koolidge Show - MAD MEN's Stephanie Drake


Actress STEPHANIE DRAKE who plays "Meredith" on AMC's MAD MEN discusses what it was like getting cast on the coolest show on television and tells a funny story about her first day on the set ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #309 of The Michael Koolidge Show


67.2 MB. April 4th, 2014. Actor SAMUEL ROUKIN who plays "Simco" on AMC's new drama TURN; LISA MILLER from WFAE-FM on the saga of the now-indicted mayor of Charlotte, NC Patrick Cannon; FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Red Alert Politics on the political future of Millennials; a new ridiculous college campus trend called "trigger warnings"; CHRIS WALKER from 2ndvote.com on how you can patronize businesses that are more in line with to your political beliefs, be them left, right or miscellaneous; and BEN YOUNT from Illinois Watchdog discussing the results of the 2014 Illinois primary and how the general election battle might garner some national attention... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #308 of The Michael Koolidge Show - CPAC 2014 Broadcasts from Washington, D.C.


68.8 MB. March 12, 2014. From radio row at CPAC 2014 in Washington, D.C ~ DINESH D'SOUZA on the follow up to his blockbuster 2016 documentary "America - The Movie"; AL MADRIGAL (not at CPAC) from NBC's "About a Boy" and Comedy Central's The Daily Show; FRANCESCA CHAMBERS and KELSEY OSTERMAN from RedAlertPolitics; SHARON DAY from the Republican National Committee; ANDREW LANGER from the Institute for Liberty; New York Times best-selling author RICHARD MINITER on his new book "Eyes On Target"; KATE BREWSTER ZICKEL on what CPAC is really all about; Former U.S. Sen. JIM DEMINT from the Heritage Foundation on his book "Falling In Love With America Again"; plus why the biggest problem with President Obama's appearance on FunnyOrDie's Between Two Ferns had nothing to do with Obama or politics at all ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #307 of The Michael Koolidge Show


65.6 MB. February 28, 2014. The one and only LOU DOBBS on his new book "Upheaval"; LIZ HERNANDEZ from Access Hollywood covering The Oscars; JONATHAN ALLEN and AMIE PARNES on their new book "HRC" (It's about Hillary Clinton); Army veteran and health care entrepreneur DOUG TRUAX is running for U.S. Senate in Illinois; TMKS comments on the Arizona religious liberty - gay wedding cake law and causes quite a stir among listeners; and remembering Illinoisan Harold Ramis (R.I.P.) ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #306 of The Michael Koolidge Show


69.3 MB. February 15, 2014. Candidate for Illinois governor BRUCE RAUNER during the most eventful week of the gubernatorial race; REP. ADAM KINZINGER on the now-passed Farm Bill as well as what's becoming an imperial presidency; Illinois Treasurer DAN RUTHERFORD on the most recent allegations against him and how it will affect his run for governor; COLLIN CORBETT from Illinois Review and Cor Strategies on whether particularly tough primaries generally help or hurt candidates in the general election; and JENNIFER DOVERSPIKE from The Federalist on the emergence and perhaps overuse of the term "slut shaming"... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #305 of The Michael Koolidge Show


69.4 MB. January 31, 2014. 10KJUAN and SCOTT GRAMS preview Super Bowl XLVIII; Congressman RANDY HULTGREN (R, IL-14) after the 2014 State of the Union Address; FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Red Alert Politics on the embellishments and lies of the Wendy Davis story; DOROTHY KITCHENS and her family experience firsthand ice storm that shut down Atlanta; and TMKS has a very close call with meeting his maker, again ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #304 of The Michael Koolidge Show


67.4 MB. January 17, 2014. HUGH HEWITT talks about his new book "The Happiest Life" and the art of the interview; Obamacare is skewered on Jimmy Kimmel Live; author and former Illinois state senator MARK Q. RHOADS explains why "inequality" is a phony issue; the Oscar nominations are announced; U.S. Senator RON JOHNSON of Wisconsin (R) explains why he's suing the government over Obamacare; 10KJUAN and SCOTT GRAMS make their Super Bowl predictions, as well as debate who is the greatest QB of all time; and MELISSA QUINN from Red Alert Politics on a modest proposal from the brilliant political philosophers at Rolling Stone Magazine ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #303 of The Michael Koolidge Show


61.6 MB. December 13, 2013. GOV. SCOTT WALKER of Wisconsin talks about his book "Unintimidated"; BEN FOLDS of Ben Folds Five fame is a judge of NBC's The Sing-Off; DAVID FROM from AFP - Illinois on the budget deal in Washington; SHOSHANA WEISSMAN from Red Alert Politics on Obamacare losing America's Youth; JAMES O'KEEFE exposes Obamacare navigator shenanigans in Texas; and comedian RORY ALBANESE, former Executive Producer of Comedy Central's The Daily Show ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #302 of The Michael Koolidge Show


62.2 MB. November 22nd, 2013. GILBERT GOTTFRIED on where he thinks the "edge" is in comedy; conservative icon CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER on his new book and what particular punctuation mark he has disdain for; FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Red Alert Politics on even more Obamacare snafus; R. LEE ERMEY "The Gunny" from Full Metal Jacket on his new book "Gunny's Rules"; and DAVID NORMAN right after the devastating tornadoes in Washington, Illinois ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #301 of The Michael Koolidge Show


69.3 MB. November 8th, 2013. ARTIE LANGE on his new book "Crash and Burn"; CHRIS TOBE of "Kentucky Friend Pensions"; SCOTT GRAMS and 10KJUAN CIFRIAN on the Richard Incognito saga in Miami; KELSEY OSTERMAN from Red Alert Politics on the three biggest transgressions of the Obamacare rollout; and NEWT and COLLISTA GINGRICH come to the area to promote their two new books, "Breakout" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy" ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #300-B of The Michael Koolidge Show


40.8 MB. October 25th, 2013. FRANCESCA CHAMBERS from Red Alert Politics on the Kathleen Sebilius imbroglio, as well as the Top 5 excuses made about the ACA rollout fiasco; ADAM DEVINE from Comedy Central's Workaholics and Adam Devine's House Party; SCOTT GRAMS and 10KJUAN figure out the limits of Ylvis's "What Does The Fox Say?" virality, as well as the World Series; and TMKS gets picked to be on a real jury ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #300-A of The Michael Koolidge Show


61.9 MB. October 25th, 2013. BILL MCMORRIS from the Washington Free Beacon in D.C. right after the 18-percent-of-the-federal-government-shutdown; audio from Comedy Central's The Daily Show again hammering the disastrous Obamacare rollout; DAVID FROM on the AFP Foundation's "Restore Illinois Summit" on November 2nd in Rosemont, IL; clips from a very odd NBC national news story about families affected by the less-than two-week "government shutdown"; COLLIN CORBETT from Illinois Review on the current state of politics in the Land o' Lincoln; and Townhall's GUY BENSON about the very likely delay of the Obamcare deadlines ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp

PODCAST #299 of The Michael Koolidge Show


42.1 MB. October 11th, 2013. "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC returns to the show to tell us what he thought of the Breaking Bad finale, as well as how he chooses the set list when he's on tour; TERESA MULL from Human Events lists five things that she thinks need to go away NOW; and KELSEY OSTERMAN from Red Alert Politics on the Washington partial-shutdown, and the fact that Jon Stewart seems to be the only media personality who actually asks tough questions to Obama administration officials these days ... Subscribe to this podcast at http://bit.ly/jU3awp