We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Of all of the entertaining and/or interesting radio shows we enjoy (when we have time to hear them), there is one which I think comes closest to the Maggie's Farm sensibility - The John Batchelor Show.
Around here, it comes on late at night on WABC. It's more intelligent and informative than anything on the boob tube. If you don't know it, give him a try.
I really like the show. He has good guests and is very informative. Not as bombastic as Savage or Stine (who are the others I can get at about the same time)
I often wonder how he gets the quality of guests that he does. John Fund from the WSJ, for instance, is a regular guest.
A couple of weeks ago - he had a couple of economists on comparing the effects of the deficit and a weak dollar policy. I have a degree in econ. and an MBA in finance and alot of it was over my head - very interesting though.
His foreign affairs coverage is pretty spectacular. When the rest of us are getting bits and pieces heavily edited by the U.S. networks, he'll get a correspondent who is on the spot into a half hour interview, asking open ended questions. It's what PBS TV news coverage could be, if it grew up.
I have a great John B./Dylan moment to share. Back in '05 right after Katrina he played When The Ship Comes In inter-spersed with news reports and politicians speaking--it was an amazing montage and as it was winding down he introduced Larry Kudlow by saying "You still have all your old Bob Dylan albums don't you Larry?" Kudlow was totally clueless and didn't even respond. Went right over his head. But I noticed that the more Kudlow appeared on the show the better guests he would get for his own TV show at the time. I'm so glad w-abc has put him on every night.