The Duckpin Podcast

The Duckpin Podcast

Veteran podcaster and writer Brian Griffiths talks about things that matter in your life: news, politics, sports, culture. We’ll be looking at those things from a state, local, and national perspective, and we’ll be talking to the people who are making those things happen. To learn more about The Duckpin and The Duckpin Podcast, visit theduckpin.com!

Episodes

September 8, 2021 4 min

Personnel is policy. Two universities who hired Randy Edsall learned that the hard way. What can we learn from Edsall's hirings and how it impacts business, politics, and more.

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This week, we talk with Canada Expert Rob Towner about the upcoming September 20th Canadian Federal Election.

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    This week, we talk with State Senator Michael Hough. Hough has served in the State Senate since 2014 and is now running for Frederick County Executive.

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    This week we talk with Nathan Volke, Anne Arundel County Councilman and possible Republican candidate for Anne Arundel County Executive.

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    TheDuckpin.com's Publisher Brian Griffiths appeared on WBAL Radio with C4 and Dan Joseph to discuss legislative redistricting in Maryland, and his piece in The Capital and the Carroll County Times regarding how the Democrats Legislative Redistricting Commission is just more of the same support from Democrats for continued partisan gerrymandering.

    Original Audio: WBAL Radio, August 2, 2021

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    The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are finally here. It’s been another boondoggle for the host city and for the International Olympic Committee. After so many Olympics that lost money and with so many cities ending up with post-Olympic urban ruins, maybe it’s time to make Los Angeles the permanent host of the Olympics.

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    July 14, 2021 4 min

    Episode #39: The Loyalty Thing

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    It's Canada Day, a good time to talk about (and learn from) Canada's greatest modern leader and politician.

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    Maryland Podcast Month is now The Alliance of Maryland Podcasts! Learn more at ampmaryland.com

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    June 9, 2021 10 min

    Today we celebrate the first year of The Duckpin, and preview what's coming in the future.

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    There is a scourge in the body politic that is conservatism. And until that scourge is dealt with, things can never get better for Republicans and conservatives.

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    The sale of Tribune Media, including the Baltimore Sun Media Group, to Alden Capital has been finalized. What’s next for the Baltimore Sun Guild, Stewart Bainum, and the rest that were trying to force the Sun to a non-profit group? And will Bainum and the rest put their money where their mouths are and do whatever it takes to make a change?

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    This week we talk with Doug Rathell, Republican Candidate for the House of Delegats in District 30A

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    On this week’s show, we talk about the important tips you need to plan a successful road trip! You may not have gone on a road trip last year and may be out of practice. You may never have road tripped at all. We get you ready and help put you on the path to success with all of the road trip tips and road trip hacks we use.

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    Welcome to the 2021 Maryland Podcast Awards Show, where we will announce the winners of this year's Maryland Podcast Awards!

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    Episode #31: Dirk Haire, Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party

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    This week we talk with Jason Buckel, the new Minority Leader in the Maryland House of Delegates.

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    This week we talk with Andi Turner, Legislative Director of the Texas State Rifle Association.

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    Politicians can't fix politics. Politicians can't fix society. Who can? Listen and find out.

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    This week we talk with attorney, businessman, writer, and parent Jim Braswell about the Equity Debate in public schools.

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