50 episodes

Veteran podcaster and writer Brian Griffiths talks about things that matter in your life: news, politics, sports, culture. We’ll be looking at those things from a state, local, and national perspective, and we’ll be talking to the people who are making those things happen.

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Veteran podcaster and writer Brian Griffiths talks about things that matter in your life: news, politics, sports, culture. We’ll be looking at those things from a state, local, and national perspective, and we’ll be talking to the people who are making those things happen.

To learn more about The Duckpin and The Duckpin Podcast, visit theduckpin.com!

    Episode #44: What Randy Edsall Can Teach Us About Personnel and Policy

    Episode #44: What Randy Edsall Can Teach Us About Personnel and Policy

    Personnel is policy. Two universities who hired Randy Edsall learned that the hard way. What can we learn from Edsall's hirings and how it impacts business, politics, and more.

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    Episode #43: Rob Towner on the Canadian Election

    Episode #43: Rob Towner on the Canadian Election

    This week, we talk with Canada Expert Rob Towner about the upcoming September 20th Canadian Federal Election.

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    About the Episode: In this episode we discuss;


    The differences between elections in Canada and elections in the U.S.
    Why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a snap election at this point;
    How the Nova Scotia Provincial Election may foreshadow the General Election results;
    How a September 14th book release by the former Attorney General of Canada be Trudeau’s “September Surprise”;
    And we predict the results of the election and ask if Trudeau may regret calling this election.

    About the Guest: Rob Towner is an American expert on all things Canada, with Canadian politics being a specialty. He can be reached on Twitter and Instagram @wikimapper.

    • 33 min
    Episode #42: State Senator Michael Hough

    Episode #42: State Senator Michael Hough

    This week, we talk with State Senator Michael Hough. Hough has served in the State Senate since 2014 and is now running for Frederick County Executive.

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    About the Episode: In this episode we discuss;


    Hough’s perspective on the 2021 Legislative Session, including his first year as Senate Minority Whip;
    Why he’s running for Frederick County Executive;
    The most important issues facing Frederick County;
    How to implement restrained growth policies within a conservative government framework;
    How Senator Hough will work to unify the diverse factions of Frederick Republicans;
    His thoughts on what the new name of the Washington Football Team should be;
    And we talk about Hough’s musical career, including his band No Politics.

    About the Guest: Michael Hough has been the State Senator for District 3 in Frederick County since 2015. He serves as the Minority Whip in the Maryland State Senate. He served one term in the Maryland House of Delegates. Prior to his political career, Mike served as a Minuteman III Missile technician in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mike went on to graduate from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.  He lives with his family in Brunswick. He can be reached @SenatorHough on Facebook and Twitter, or at mikeforfrederick.com.

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    Episode #41: Anne Arundel County Councilman Nathan Volke

    Episode #41: Anne Arundel County Councilman Nathan Volke

    This week we talk with Nathan Volke, Anne Arundel County Councilman and possible Republican candidate for Anne Arundel County Executive.

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    About the Episode: In this episode we discuss;


    New mask restrictions on county employees and in county office buildings;
    We discuss Volke’s thoughts on the county’s, transfer taxes, school funding, budgeting, taxes, development, and more;
    We explore what makes Volke different from the other potential candidates considering running for the Republican nomination.

    About the Guest: Nathan Volke is a lifelong Republican and native of Pasadena and a product of Anne Arundel County Public Schools. A graduate of UMBC and the University of Baltimore school of law, he has served on the Anne Arundel County Council since 2008. Prior to serving on the council, he served two terms on the Anne Arundel County Republican Central Committee. An attorney, Volke lives in Pasadena with his wife and their two children. He can be reached on Facebook or at his website at nathanvolke.com.

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    • 30 min
    Brian Griffiths on WBAL with C4 and Dan Joseph

    Brian Griffiths on WBAL with C4 and Dan Joseph

    TheDuckpin.com's Publisher Brian Griffiths appeared on WBAL Radio with C4 and Dan Joseph to discuss legislative redistricting in Maryland, and his piece in The Capital and the Carroll County Times regarding how the Democrats Legislative Redistricting Commission is just more of the same support from Democrats for continued partisan gerrymandering.

    Original Audio: WBAL Radio, August 2, 2021

    • 8 min
    Episode #40: The Olympic Boondoggle

    Episode #40: The Olympic Boondoggle

    The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are finally here. It’s been another boondoggle for the host city and for the International Olympic Committee. After so many Olympics that lost money and with so many cities ending up with post-Olympic urban ruins, maybe it’s time to make Los Angeles the permanent host of the Olympics.

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    #Olympics #Tokyo #Tokyo2020 

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Eric Hiltpold ,

Welcome Back to My Podcast Library Brian!

Outstanding Pre-Election Message Brian!

“How Did We Get Here?!”... “Love your neighbor”.... “State & Local matter more ..”

Love it! On board! Will spread that message!

Eric Hiltpold
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Calvert County GOP Central Committee
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