Rush Limbaugh: The Man Behind the Golden EIB Microphone

Rush Limbaugh: The Man Behind the Golden EIB Microphone

Narrated by James Golden, Limbaugh’s long-time call screener and “official show observer” known to listeners as “Bo Snerdley”, the 12-episode series will detail legendary radio host Rush Limbaugh’s award-winning, 30-plus year career in radio that revitalized the spoken-word format, and provided a platform for him to develop and lead modern conservatism in America. Featuring Limbaugh’s own words and never-before-heard stories shared by colleagues, friends and family, the series will give listeners a guided tour of the five-time Marconi Award winner’s historic journey from Cape Girardeau, Mo., to becoming the No. 1 talk radio host in America. The series will also highlight Limbaugh’s lasting legacy, which includes “The Rush Limbaugh Show’s” continued dominance as the most-listened-to talk radio program in the U.S.


August 18, 2021 41 mins

Every episode of the Rush Limbaugh: Man Behind The Golden EIB Microphone podcast included a feature narrated by a special guest, chronologically documenting the life, career, and legacy of Rush Limbaugh. This bonus episode contains each chapter of those twelve vignettes in order, narrated by Rudy Giuliani, Mark Steyn, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Megyn Kelly, Glenn Beck, Neal Boortz, Mary Matalin, George Noory, Scott Baio, Nick Searcy...

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Host James Golden speaks with long time Rush Limbaugh Show engineer Mike Maimone, in addition to several close friends and colleagues of Rush’s over the years. Guests include Congressman Louie Gohmert, President of Hillsdale College Larry P. Arnn and the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. This episode also contains a story written and narrated by actor Nick Searcy, plus an appearance from Premiere Networks person...

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July 21, 2021 49 mins

Host James Golden (a.k.a. Bo Snerdley) explores Rush’s impact on radio with a couple of industry experts who knew and worked with him. Talkers Magazine founder Michael Harrison provides insight and shares stories from the start of Rush’s rise to fame. Also, former WABC/New York Program Director and current VP of Spoken Word for Salem Communications, Phil Boyce, talks about what it was like to work side by side with Rush (and James!...

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July 14, 2021 54 mins

James Golden chats with the staff of arguably the most successful political newsletter in American history: The Limbaugh Letter. "Editrix" Diana Allocco (as Rush referred to her on the air) and Graphic Designer Denise Mei both share stories of their unique and very special relationships with Rush, plus details from behind the scenes about how each issue of the Limbaugh Letter came to be. This episode also contains an appearance fro...

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July 7, 2021 58 mins

James Golden, a.k.a. Bo Snerdley, is joined by renowned political consultant and Conservative Mary Matalin and her husband, Democratic strategist and commentator James Carville. As decades long friends of Rush, the two share deeply personal stories about their relationship with him and his legacy on broadcasting and politics. This episode also contains a special feature about Rush’s radio program during the George W. Bush presidenc...

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June 30, 2021 48 mins

The staff of the Rush Limbaugh Show was filled with characters both literally and figuratively, and in this episode, host James Golden (a.k.a. Bo Snerdley) introduces you to two of them. As Executive Producer and Vice President of Digital, respectively, Kathleen and George (known as “Cookie” and “Koko” on the air to millions of Rush Limbaugh fans) worked with Rush for almost the entirety of his broadcasting career. They share behin...

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June 23, 2021 37 mins

Legendary broadcaster Rush Limbaugh is obviously best known for his political savvy and candid commentary, but one of his most charming character traits was his sense of humor. James Golden explores the lighter, funnier side of Rush, with some behind-the-scenes stories, the origin of Rush’s best bits and some highlights of over 30 years of the Rush Limbaugh Show. Additionally, James chats with political satirist, impressionist and ...

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June 16, 2021 45 mins

Host James Golden shares very personal, never-before-told stories about Rush Limbaugh’s kindness and strength of character that his most loyal listeners - even many of Rush’s closest friends and family - have probably never heard. He’s also joined by staff from two radio stations inside the EIB Network, who personally witnessed Rush’s charitable nature in their own towns after tragedy struck, without any recognition or fanfare. Thi...

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June 9, 2021 51 mins

James Golden shares insight and never before heard backstory about President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address - the day after Rush Limbaugh announced his cancer diagnosis - when the President surprised Rush by awarding him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian honor. Radio personality and Fox News host Sean Hannity joins James and shares intimate details of conversations behind the scen...

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June 2, 2021 51 mins

Few people on earth can say they’ve known Rush Limbaugh literally since the day they were born, but James Golden speaks with a man who certainly can: David Limbaugh, Rush’s brother. Lawyer, best-selling author and devoted younger brother, David shares stories of mischief and childhood in the Limbaugh house and gives a look behind the scenes as Rush's career progressed from the early days in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Pittsburgh, K...

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May 26, 2021 48 mins

For more than 20 years, broadcast executive and Radio Hall of Fame President Kraig Kitchin worked side by side with Rush Limbaugh as a business partner, friend, and confidant in developing the most successful radio talk show in history. James Golden, a.k.a. Bo Snerdley, sits down with Kraig to discuss how the Rush Limbaugh Show came to be what it is today. From the early days in New York City to the addition of several hundred affi...

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May 19, 2021 49 mins

For 20+ years, Rush Limbaugh created his daily program from the “EIB Southern Command”. There were just four people present each day, including Rush. Meet and hear from the other three, including podcast host James Golden, as they describe the person off the air as he prepared his daily program. It’s different than what you might expect. The areas explored – such as Rush’s hearing loss in late 2001 – have never been revealed nor ha...

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May 12, 2021 41 mins

Host James Golden had a front row seat to the Rush Limbaugh Show for nearly all its 33 years. He acted as the Show Observer and was the program’s call screener. You might know him better as “Bo Snerdley,” as Rush would lovingly refer to him on the air. In this podcast, you'll hear from "Snerdley” himself, as he shares his own unique perspective of the man who changed the conversation in America forever. It’s a heartwarming, emotion...

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Rush Limbaugh: The Man Behind the Golden EIB Microphone... a new podcast hosted by James Golden, known better as Bo Snerdley, that takes you behind the scenes for an intimate look at the man who changed America as we know it.

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