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Tired of the lies? Tired of the spin? Are you ready to hear the hard-hitting truth in comprehensive, conservative, principled fashion? The Ben Shapiro Show brings you all the news you need to know in the most fast moving daily program in America. Ben brutally breaks down the culture and never gives an inch! Monday thru Friday.

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    • 4.6, 84.6K Ratings

Tired of the lies? Tired of the spin? Are you ready to hear the hard-hitting truth in comprehensive, conservative, principled fashion? The Ben Shapiro Show brings you all the news you need to know in the most fast moving daily program in America. Ben brutally breaks down the culture and never gives an inch! Monday thru Friday.

    Orson Scott Card | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 96

    Orson Scott Card | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 96

    Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card joins us to discuss being blacklisted in Hollywood, how all human beings have a religion, why The Force is the worst part of Star Wars, the future of science-fiction and fantasy, criticisms and the legacy of the Ender's Game franchise, and much more. 
     
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    Check out Orson Scott Card's work:
    Ender's Game: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780812550702
    His latest book, Lost and Found: https://www.blackstonepublishing.com/lost-and-found-orson-scott-card

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 1017 - You Ain't Black If You Don't Vote Biden?

    Ep. 1017 - You Ain't Black If You Don't Vote Biden?

    An American company announces the possibility of millions of doses of vaccine by October; stupid controversies break out when Trump visits Michigan; and some racial controversies get less attention than others.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 1016 - What If The News Is Finally Good?

    Ep. 1016 - What If The News Is Finally Good?

    The media continue to pump bad news even though the news is getting better; Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida finally goes ape on reporters; and the Flynn case gets more and more curious.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 1015 - WHO’s On First

    Ep. 1015 - WHO’s On First

    Defenders of the WHO emerge after Trump calls out the organization; controversy continues over hydroxychloroquine; and Elizabeth Warren wants to dictate how businesses operate in exchange for keeping them alive.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 1014 - Fighting About Dumb Crap

    Ep. 1014 - Fighting About Dumb Crap

    President Trump announces he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine; cities lack the courage of their lockdown convictions; and a columnist for the New York Times decides “Believe All Women” was a right-wing plot all along.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 1013 - Coronavirus Can’t Kill Politics

    Ep. 1013 - Coronavirus Can’t Kill Politics

    Barack Obama slams President Trump and calls for fundamental change; Joe Biden lays out a new, radical program; and Democrats begin to realize that Americans will want to reopen sooner rather than later.

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
84.6K Ratings

84.6K Ratings

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Facts

Reality exists people. Bruce Jenner is a dude.

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The Other Side of the News

Honest and well articulated discussion of the news and current events. You can watch the mainstream media, but listen to Ben Shapiro for the other side of the story.

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A Character Study

The hack thing to do is comment on the voice, but to be honest you get used to it after ~10 hours.

If you listen to enough Ben Shapiro, you begin to piece together the turbulent inner workings of a mind which seems to be increasingly torn in multiple directions by various ideological and financial commitments.

On one level, which I’ll call his ‘default state’, Ben is a man who is in love with his own perceived intelligence. This is complicated, however, by the fact that he doesn’t have a very good brain at all. On any given topic he will default to the expedient explanation over a well-reasoned, rigorously vetted one. This has a sort of hypnotic effect, (because every argument is designed to “hit” and is sold with confidence and flourish) until 5-10 episodes later, you think back to any given argument and realize it was totally synthesized out of thin-air (perhaps in real time) and often contradicts whatever new thing he’s saying. This has a destabilizing cumulative effect where you begin to question everything he says. It’s like getting your politics from a used-car salesman. This is made even worse by his tendency to condescend. It’s when he’s explaining a high school level concept in middle school terms that you begin to realize the utter contempt he has for his audience. Taken together, these elements create a circuitous and uneven worldview that probably only adds up to something worthwhile in Ben’s own head.

On a deeper level, Ben is a conservative, but he has a ranked order of preference for issues that would be very strange to most voting American conservatives. He’ll toss out most any other conservative belief if it means keeping 1.) the gears turning on rapidly accelerating wealth consolidation and 2.) keeping Iran and the Palestinians immiserated. Most people aren’t with him on this, even within his own audience. It is interesting that so much of establishment conservative thought seems to be centered around those two goals, when polls show that most conservatives don’t count those goals as priorities. This creates uncomfortable moments for Ben, when he has to pretend to have a worldview that his audience wouldn’t immediately dismiss out of hand. You see this most often when he comments on Trump. His tone and diction scream “look I wanted Cruz, Rubio, or someone ‘smart’ (how he thinks of it) but you braying idiots like this guy, so I’ll pretend to like him because you pay for my house”. These segments always make me the saddest.

Altogether, Ben lives a strange and unenviable life, but you can learn a lot about the world from listening to him and understanding his view of things.

If you’re interested in a contrasting viewpoint, I recommend listening to Nick Mullen (president of the Brooklyn Democratic Socialists of America) on his podcast Cumtown

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