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Bring back the old music please!
Miss the old lead-in music - it was a little pop of energy in the midst of heavy news! New music makes me want to hit skip.
Maybe stay away from interviewing politicians
You’re really bad at it. Just started listening to the podcast. I like the concise defense-focused stories. Then I was assaulted with the awful interview with Rep. Mike Garcia. No matter what stupid thing he said, the interviewer just agreed and asked the next question, and let the interviewee turn every question into a political stump speech. Once he realized the interviewer was going to let anything fly, he went full on MAGGOT and started hanging all of the previous administration’s failures on the current one. Like we don’t remember how inept the executive branch was then.
If you aren’t going to do your job professionally then maybe don’t do it at all. Almost deleted the feed.
Appreciate the concise, neutral reporting
I appreciate how concise the reporting is. I use this podcast to flag stories I would not otherwise hear about.
I agree with others that the sound engineering is the limiting factor for this podcast. Must be difficult because it is a common complaint I have of podcasts.
Anyone who thinks this reporting slants left should take a hard look at the mirror and consider if they’ve become extreme in their own views. I paid forward Sound of Freedom tickets, but I don’t think it’s inaccurate or unfair to say the movie sparked controversy.