- PODCAST: Panic Is a Terrible Idea – Talking Wuhan Virus (Coronavirus or COVID-19) and Some ‘On Theme’ Music Vids - March 15, 2020
- Dr. Richard Keen, R.I.P. - January 27, 2020
- And the Award for Media Hackery Goes to … The Weather Channel - April 18, 2019
It was a lot of fun to be a guest on the great Conservatarians podcast at Ricochet on Friday with my friend and host Jon Gabriel, @ExJon, the “Undisputed King of Stuff.” Jon’s description of the podcast is below, and listen to it in the player above.
Preparation for Coronavirus is essential. Panic? Not so much. Jon welcomes his old friend from the blogging trenches Jim Lakely, now the Vice President and Director of Communications of the Heartland Institute, to discuss the media’s abysmal job at covering a pandemic.
Prior to joining Heartland, Lakely spent 16 years in daily-deadline journalism, covered Capitol Hill, and was a member of the White House Press Corps for The Washington Times. Follow him on Twitter!
The intro/outro song of the week is, of course, “Panic” by The Smiths. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians this year, subscribe to our Spotify playlist!
See below some videos “on theme” with the podcast.
“Panic” – The Smiths
“Whuhan! I Got You All in Check” – Busta Ryhmes” (I might have misspelled that first word)
“World Shut Your Mouth” – Julian Cope
“Doctor, Doctor” – Thompson Twins
“Mad World” – Tears for Fears
“Night Fever” – Bee Gees
“Something’s Always Wrong” – Toad the Wet Sprocket
“You Got Lucky” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Safety Dance” – Men Without Hats
“It’s the End of the World” – R.E.M.