Rob Long, a former executive producer of TV’s beloved Cheers, columnist at National Review “On Dead Tree” and the co-host, along with Peter Robinson and James Lileks, of Ricochet.com, stopped by this past Friday for a half-hour discussion. Well, perhaps “stopped by” isn’t quite the right phrase, as Rob conducted his half of the interview from his car, on the way up to Napa Valley in Northern California for a wedding this past weekend. Fortunately, thanks to his bluetooth headphone, he wasn’t pulled over by any overzealous CHP officers for driving and podcasting, which can result in 7 to 10 years of hard time in California’s dreaded Steve Allen Memorial Prison.
Among the topics discussed:
- The CEO of Starbucks has called for an end to partisan rancor. Given that the price of a monthly Ricochet membership is tied to the price of grande latte at the flagship Starbucks in Seattle, does this signal a moratorium on new podcasts?
- What is it like for a conservative working in Hollywood?
- Was Cheers a liberal TV show?
- Is Los Angeles now the most puritanical city on the earth?
- Is living — and dining well — the best revenge against the puritan left?
- Is TV’s small screen shrinking President Obama’s stature?
- And more!
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