EPISODE SUMMARYI sat down with former Senator Rick Santorum to discuss his passion for protecting unborn life, and how he has combined his faith with politics throughout his time in Senate leadership and on the presidential campaign. SHOW CONTRIBUTORSRick...
Episode 20: Rick Santorum on Faith, Principles, and Leadership
I sat down with former Senator Rick Santorum to discuss his passion for protecting unborn life, and how he has combined his faith with politics throughout his time in Senate leadership and on the presidential campaign.
Episode 19: How Chinese Propaganda Works- Research from a Chinese Academic
I’m joined by Dr. Weifeng Zhong, who came to understand at an early age the power of Chinese communist propaganda. He has an incredible life story and his professional journey began after learning for himself the truth of Tiananmen Square.
Episode 18: Andrew Langer- Breaking Down the Barriers to Freedom
This week on Shootin’ Straight, I sat down with Andrew Langer, the president of the Institute for Liberty. Andrew and I talk about his work reining in the federal government and scaling back the regulatory regime that is so often a barrier to our personal and economic freedom.
Episode 17: How the Left Manipulates the Environmental Movement
Is the Left manipulating climate activists to push another agenda? Sure seems like it. I sat down this week with Marc Morano, the author of “Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse Than You Think.” We discussed how the Left uses the politics of fear about the environment to push radical economic and social policies.
Episode 16: Honoring the Victims of Communism
This week, I sat down with Dr. Lee Edwards of the Heritage Foundation to discuss his life’s work fighting communism and giving a voice to the victims of communism.
Episode 15: The State of US-China Relations
Clyde Prestowitz, the founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute and an expert on China’s history and economy, joins us for a discussion on the real state of US-China relations. Clyde breaks down the complexities of our reliance on China, and how the free world can respond to China.
Episode 14: Communist Russia’s Influence on American Woke Culture
Ahead of President Joe Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Congressman Ken Buck shoots straight with historian, journalist, and author David Satter about the role of “mass psychology” in the Communist takeover of Russia during the early 20th century, and how the same trends are occurring today in the United States.
Episode 13: Voter Fraud
The highest rates of voter turnout happened after voter ID laws were passed. Both Republicans and Democrats have been found guilty of voter fraud. These are just two of the myth-busting insights shared by Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky in the this episode of the Shootin’ Straight Podcast with Ken Buck. In this episode, learn why a young man from Alabama was inspired by his father’s harrowing escape from two totalitarian regimes, and why he believes election integrity should never become a partisan issue.
Episode 12: Burgess Owens
What happens when a Super Bowl Champion goes to Congress? In this episode of Shootin’ Straight, I sit down with my friend and colleague Congressman Burgess Owens (UT-4). Burgess talks about growing up in the 60s and the importance of faith, family, education, and the free market. Learn why this NFL veteran “has always been a conservative” and hear his vision for the next generation. We cover race, culture, Congress, and of course, football.