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Bill Walton sits down with experts and interesting people to discuss how to achieve economic prosperity and human flourishing. Every week, commercial free.

    Episode 75: Making "First Lady" and Life in the Screen Trade with Nancy Stafford and Nina May.

    Episode 75: Making "First Lady" and Life in the Screen Trade with Nancy Stafford and Nina May.

    Nancy Stafford, known to millions as Andy Griffith’s law partner on TV’s “Matlock” and Nina May, an award winning independent film maker, join me to talk about their new film “First Lady” a romantic comedy feature film premiering Valentine’s Day 2020.

    Nancy’s been a series regular on many TV shows and as an author, has written two best-selling books.

    Nina, the founder of Renaissance Women Productions, has also written and directed the awards winning “Daily Bread” and “Life Fine Tuned”.

    Among the many things we talk about:

    Nancy’s start in life as Miss Florida, being a Ford model, and as a star in over 300 commercials before starting her career in TV.

    What life is like for Christian women artists in the TV and film business.

    How independent films get made.

    The “Me Too” movement.

    How their strong Christian faith has helped both Nina and Nancy succeed in life and their careers.

    Advice for young women venturing into the entertainment business.

    Join me in learning from these smart and charming women.

    • 50 min
    Episode 72: “The Red Thread: Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy” Part I-w/Diana West and Frank Gaffney

    Episode 72: “The Red Thread: Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy” Part I-w/Diana West and Frank Gaffney

    “The anti-Trump conspiracy is not about Democrats versus Republicans. It's not about the ebb and flow of political power lawfully and peacefully transferred. It is about globalists versus nationalists, and they're locked in the old and continuous Communist versus anti-Communist struggle, and fighting to the end whether we, the anti-Communists, recognize it or not.”

    So writes, Diana West, the award-winning author of “The Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy” one of my guests on this week’s show.

    It’s a stark claim. And it demands that we look at the Trump impeachment in a whole new light, as part of a century long conflict to take America away from its constitutional roots, and towards globalism.
    Donald Trump is an enormous threat to this agenda. In this sense, he’s a counter-revolutionary, seeking to protect the American nation from its globalist enemies, enemies not just from without, but from within.
    As Frank Gaffney, founder of the Center for Security Policy, and my other guest explains, “What I'm basically saying is that whichever of the isms we decide to label to this particular phase, we're dealing with basically totalitarianism, and the totalitarians have as part of their trade craft operating subversively.”

    What’s astonishing today is that this agenda is now operating right out in the open with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, the “squad”, and most of the Democratic Party’s Presidential candidates.

    This war didn’t start with Donald Trump. Diana and Frank share incredible stories of a century long struggle with our “enemy within.” Some samples:
    How William Wirt was the first American to be essentially destroyed by the media, for trying to tell the country about the revolutionary nature of the New Dealers.
    What was behind the recognition of the USSR in 1933.
    How the culture wars began in Hollywood in the 30s where stories of Soviet atrocities were kept off the silver screen.
    How Harry Hopkins engineered the covert sale of uranium to the Soviets
    Why Joe McCarthy had to be destroyed.
    How “two foundations of globalism, the United Nations and the IMF, these were actually brought into existence by two Soviet agents working inside, covertly, the United States government, Harry Dexter White and Alger Hiss.”

    Bringing this all up to today (starting at minute 38:45 through 45:30), is the influence of Reinhold Niebuhr, the man that James Comey, “to this day, honors as his deepest influence on his own theory of justice.”
    We learn that Niebuhr’s notion of justice included “no right and no wrong. There are no moral absolutes.” Comey has written, paraphrasing Niebuhr, that “the Christian in politics must be willing to transgress any purely Christian ethic. He must be willing to sin in the name of justice.”

    These are chilling stories.
    What we’re seeing now is not about “the ebb and flow of political power lawfully and peacefully transferred.” Instead, it’s about a coup, a coup being staged all around Washington in various venues, and now in the Congress.
    Our century long struggle continues.

    • 55 min
    Episode 74 "The Big Lie" - Part Two of my conversation with Diana West and Frank Gaffney

    Episode 74 "The Big Lie" - Part Two of my conversation with Diana West and Frank Gaffney

    Join me on The Bill Walton Show as Diana West and Frank Gaffney tell a vivid and chilling story about the machinations to end the Trump Presidency.

    It’s quite a story, a work of fiction, if it weren’t playing out in real life. Shakespeare's Henry VIII, his most crowded play, had a cast of 71 characters. This story has 100s in the headlines, with 1,000s of other actors behind the scenes and more emerging every day.

    Although the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Trump against impeachment charges, expect this drama to continue, a story whose end has yet to be written.

    And as Diana says, “the plot is very thick.”

    “There's a timeline here, a narrative that starts about the time the Democrats became aware the Democratic National Committee servers were compromised, and that launched a whole series of coverups.”

    And then came the Big Lie: Russia hacked the DNC to help Donald Trump into the White House. “Let's see if we can get people thinking that not only is Russia involved, but that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians, and then subsequently with the Ukrainians, to try to somehow influence our elections ”

    (The “big lie” technique goes back a long way to Soviet Russia in the 1930s. Robert Conquest, the great historian, coined the term “big lie” for Stalin’s claim that he was not starving millions of people to death in the Ukraine. Ukraine, again!)

    The cast of characters and plots include Debbie Wasserman Schulz, Pakistanis nationals working for the DNC, Glenn Simpson, Hillary Clinton, Carter Page, James Comey, Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele and his Dossier, Julian Assange, the murder of Seth Rich, John Brennan, the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation, CrowdStrike and on and on and on…

    “I mean, this, the connections here are so braided. It's like they're all walking around linked, and no one notices. They’ve all got their arms linked.” Diana says.

    Now that FBI Director Christopher Wray has admitted that the FISA Warrants and the surveillance of the Trump campaign were illegal, everyone should be asking: what's really happening in this country, who are behind these events, and what are the drivers? How deeply is the American intelligence community involved? And especially, who benefits?

    We have had “Russia.” “Mueller.” “Ukraine.” Now with impeachment temporarily over, what is the next “Big Lie” going to be?

    As Diana says, “when you start realizing that domestic political opposition is now coming under surveillance by these powerful, powerful entities, and, given what we know about every American coming under surveillance in terms of our electronic communications being preserved, logged, it's horrifying.”

    Join me as Diana and Frank tell the story.

    • 55 min
    Episode 69: Dick Bodman's Remarkable Career and Life Lessons

    Episode 69: Dick Bodman's Remarkable Career and Life Lessons

    What do you do with a good friend who has had a successful career in many fields, who seems to be good at everything, and is interesting on a wide range of topics? Well, in my case, I bring him on my show.
    Richard S. Bodman, founder of AT&T Ventures, joins me with John Tamny, editor of Real Clear Markets, an Editor for Forbes Magazine and the author of “The End of Work” and “They’re Both Wrong.”
    Among the many things John and I learn from Dick are:
    His “eleven different careers.”
    Why ”whatever I do, it's going to start in California."
    How he helped start “something called Mastercard" at age 24.
    Sparked AT&T’s acquisition of McCaw Cellular.
    His three rules for success. And what “orthogonal” has to do with it.
    How he launched AT&T ventures. And why he sold it before the dot-com bubble burst.
    What he learned about the American legal system from his experience as a Director of Tyco.
    His views about the impact of artificial intelligence growing at a thousand times a year.
    Also, “for dyslexics like me, I listen to 160 or 70 books a year on Audible on my iPhone.”
    My favorite:
    “I’ve never been confident that I know I can do something. I just do things. But one thing I did know, I had a lot of curiosity. And I knew that you couldn't ever get anything done if you didn't sell it. So that was what got me started.”

    • 57 min
    Episode 70: China, Cyber-enabled Economic Warfare, 5G and Cyber-crime

    Episode 70: China, Cyber-enabled Economic Warfare, 5G and Cyber-crime

    Cyber warfare is raging around the world, with China as the leading state actor. But unlike Russia, and unlike Iran, and unlike North Korea, China is deeply integrated into the US economy and many aspects of our national strength. This is one reason why Congress wanted to learn from my guest Klon Kitchen about the Chinese app TikTok.
    By now, Chinese global ambitions are well known, but less understood is how they have penetrated the US. The Chinese understand their nation to extend to every individual Chinese around the world whose loyalty and responsibilities are to the Chinese nation and its aims.
    “Any counter-intelligence professional will tell you that China is exceedingly active in the United States.”
    Within China’s borders, there's a new Chinese cyber security law that requires all foreign companies to give the Chinese government nearly unfettered digital access to all their communications and trade secrets data.
    Learn much more about China’s strategies in this episode’s conversation with Klon Kitchen.
    Also, Global cyber-crime is expected to reach $6 trillion annually. And the problem is growing because “we’re innovating faster than we can secure our networks.”

    • 55 min
    Episode 71: Behind the Scenes of the Conservative Movement and The Republican Party

    Episode 71: Behind the Scenes of the Conservative Movement and The Republican Party

    Matt and Mercedes Schlapp give us a behind-the-scenes look at the conservative movement. Mercedes is the current Communications Director of the Trump/Pence re-election campaign and Matt is the Chairman of the American Conservative Union (CPAC).

    • 55 min

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In 1972 Bill Theodore Walton III led the UCLA Bruins to not one, but two NCAA Championships. It was a stunning victory that placed him on the map as one of the greatest basketball players of the 20th century.
Bill Walton of the Bill Walton Show is not Bill Walton the III though. However, he is the equivalent of an NCAA-no-NBA superstar in deep political commentary. Walton is truly a slam dunk for anyone interested in serious and enlightened discussions on topics from foreign policy to domestic issues and everywhere in between.
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