Thursday, September 20, 2007

Where Are They Now?

A little less than a year ago Jenn of the Jungle mentioned Political Pistachio on My Point Radio, an internet radio show on Blog Talk Radio. She was impressed by a piece I wrote regarding abortion, and the slaughter of unborn children in the United States was brought up on the radio show that day. So, she mentioned my site, and then Phil (the Night Rider) decided to check out my site. He later then sent me an e-mail telling me he liked Political Pistachio, and that he had heard about it on the radio. After a little investigating, I figured out he meant that he heard about my site on internet radio. Then, after a guest spot on MyPoint Radio, and a few other shows, I decided to tackle the internet radio thing myself.

Political Pistachio Radio premiered on February 24th, 2007 on Blog Talk Radio. My first five episodes were without guests. I ran the shows myself, with the assistance of Mrs. Pistachio, and the improvement slowly grew. Honestly, thought, the first three shows sucked, but I guess that's how we learn. After a while, you just get sick of sucking and figure out how to do it better.

Then, on the sixth show, March 31, 2007, Bushwack from American And Proud joined us to tell us about his experience at the Gathering of Eagles rally in Washington D.C. Numbers were a little better than before, and I thought to myself, hey, there might be something to this having guests thing after all.

Well, I had a few more shows without guests, and a few more with guests, and then the guests began to contact me and ask if they could be on the show. Heck, I'm not one to turn away a guest, normally (though Tom is still waiting for an A-OK), so I brought them on. And the show got so busy that I had to go to two shows per week.

Now, let' take a look at some of the past guests and see how they are doing since being on the show. To tell you the truth, many of them are doing quite well. Surprisingly well.

Gary W. Moore: Gary wrote a book called Playing With The Enemy, and seriously, it is probably the best book you will ever read. He's been on the show twice now, and his humble beginnings have spawned a major motion picture based on the book that will be in theaters on Father's Day of 2008. And when he can tell us the name of the big stars in the flick, Political Pistachio (and her sister sites at Townhall, Yahoo360, and MySpace) readers and listeners will be the first to know.

Loki called into Political Pistachio Radio on May 12, 2007, when the separation of church and state was brought up, and then explained why it is false when people claim such separation of church and state is in the United States Constitution. He now hosts The Halls of Valhalla at Blog Talk Radio.

Paul Couturier first appeared on Political Pistachio Radio as a guest on May 19th. He is a veteran of the Iraq War, which was the main reason at the time he was asked to be on the show. Paul has since become a radio host himself over at Independently Correct Radio, and through his involvement with The Gathering of Eagles, has been chosen to host the upcoming Gathering of Eagles television show.

Lee Culpepper appeared on Political Pistachio Radio on May 26, 2007 to discuss the state of the pulic education system. The show was a great success, and stirred a lot of debate regarding the voucher idea, private schools, and homeschooling. Culpepper is a Marine turned teacher with a blog over at townhall. Now, Townhall has chosen him to also be one of their columnists. Read his first article as a columnist HERE.

Cary Cartter is a fellow blogger, and is running for president. He first appeared on Political Pistachio Radio on June 2, 2007, and will return on October 6th. He is a Christian Conservative whose campaign is growing rapidly. Tune in on the 6th to hear where he stands on the issues.

Rob Ballister and Jeff Edwards are authors with unique books on the market at this time. Rob's is God does have a sense of humor, and was brought on to talk about his survival of cancer. At the time of that episode of Poltical Pistachio Radio, I had just discovered that my son had cancer. Jeff Edwards joined Political Pistachio on June 23rd, and his book, Torpedo, is the best military novel I have read, hands down. Beats the heck out of Clancy, and the story moves much faster than Clancy's too.

Bob Anderson from What Are We Fighting For! visited Political Pistachio Radio on July 30, and is considering his own Blog Talk Radio show.

Paul Ibbetson is the author of Living Under the Patriot Act: Educating a Society. Since appearing on Political Pistachio Radio on July 7th, has become a radio host himself, and on terrestrial radio - FM to be exact. His show is called The Conscience of Kansas with Paul A. Ibbetson.

John Bootie's campaign is in full swing, and he is planning on returning soon to Political Pistachio Radio.

Governor Jim Gilmore came on Political Pistachio Radio after he withdrew from the presidential race to discuss why he withdrew, and why it is so important for our nation to return to Conservative Principles. He also blogs at Decision Virginia. When on the show he hinted at running for the Senate, but no declaration has been made yet.

Steve Maloney, the National Coordinator for Sarah Palin (Governor of Alaska) continues to blog about Sarah, and become more and more involved.

Richard Michael Smith is still in the race for President.

John Kanaley joined Political Pistachio Radio shortly before a special election for the House of Representatives. He is an Iraq War Veteran running for office, and on August 21 he lost the election to his Democratic Opponent who is also a large Bush Critic. He has since returned to his job as a Policeman in Long Beach.

Atlas Shrugs graced Political Pistachio Radio on August 11, 2007, with her presence. She continues to be one of the biggest bloggers out there.

Terry Funderburk told his story about how the illegal aliens are driving him out of business, and continues that fight.

Eagles Justin and Kit continue to blog and be involved with the Gathering of Eagles.

Walid Shoebat explained the dangers of Islam, explaining he understands it because he used to be an Islamic Terrorist, but now had converted to Christianity. Shortly after he visited Halls of Valhalla for a debate with a Christian that had converted to Islam.

Brian Nordval of the Loyalist Party went over the issues with us, and plans to have one of his presidential candidates on Political Pistachio Radio soon.

Andrea Shea King was a guest on Political Pistachio Radio and has been invited to speak at the Conservative Leadership Conference. She has since also asked me to host her Monday Night shows on Blog Talk Radio.

And quality shows are coming still on Wednesday nights at 10pm Eastern Time, and Saturday Nights at 7pm Eastern Time.


Andrea Shea King said...

Hey Doug,

Being with you on your show on Sept. 7th was all that radio can be -- lively discussion that entertains and educates the participants and listeners. (And oops! before you know it, we're in overtime!)

Delighted that you'll be joining me as a guest co-host on a regular basis!


jtbootie said...

Doug this was an awesome post of how far you have come from the beginning. And if I must say you and Mrs. Pistachio deserve very many congratulations for the progress of the show. Keep it up!!