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June 4, 2021 31 min

Enjoy a short bonus episode with the iconic (and iconoclastic) Kinky Friedman...country music legend, best-selling novelist, and sometimes political candidate. Kinky talks through some of his political heroes, his favorite political stories, his time in the Peace Corps, his friendship with both Bill Clinton and George W Bush.,.& and closes the episode with one of his songs - that was a favorite of Nelson Mandela.

IN THIS EPISODE...

Kinky talks about the politician that spoke to him most as a kid....

Kinky tells the story of Texas political legend Barbara Jordan's famous speech at the 1976 Democratic Convention...

Kinky's time in the Peace Corps in Borneo...

Kinky tells the story of a lunch involving Bob Dylan and his father...

The story of one of Kinky's songs being played regularly by Nelson Mandela in his prison cell...

Kinky writes the "first pro-choice" country song...

Kinky talks through his early days as a musician in Nashville...

Kinky's time around Bill Clinton and George W. Bush (both big fans of his novels)

Kinky visits the White House...

Kinky's current passion project of the Echo Hill Ranch, providing a summer camp experience for kids of Gold Star families...

AND...Barrabas, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Marcie Friedman, Professor Tom Friedman, John Glenn, Hill Country Motors, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, JFK, Moses, Dolly Parton, Rick Perry, Ann Richards, Rolling Thunder Revue, Mark Twain, Tokyo Sexwale, Shel Silverstein, Adlai Stevenson, Robert Strauss, Helen Suzman, Billy Swann, the White Horse Saloon, Hank Williams, Warren Zevon, and MORE!

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