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TFH Live, September 22: Grab bag night

Laura Fillault (Photo: Twitter)

http://intrepidnortheast.com/light-header/ UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! I’ll be live Monday night on Vigilant Liberty Radio for another edition of Their Finest Hour! What I don’t know exactly is what I’m going to be talking about! I do know that I’ve got one great guest who will be joining me for the evening, my friend Laura Fillault! (@laurakfillault, RedState) Laura is the director of the Tea Party Scholarship among her other great contributions to our side!

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TFH Live, September 15: Some “Practical Politicking”

Tom Dougherty (Practical Politicking)

http://lakesideanimalhospital.ca/slideshow-picture-waiting-room-2 UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED BELOW!! Their Finest Hour returns live to Vigilant Liberty Radio on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific! For this week’s program, I’ll be welcoming a man who’s both a friend and has a fantastic depth and breadth of knowledge on American politics: Tom Dougherty (@Tom1247), founder and editor of the blog Practical Politicking (@PracticalPols).

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TFH Live, September 8: An American Hero, Ashe Schow, and the Red Pickle!

go to site UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!!! After my Labor Day night off last week, Their Finest Hour returns live to Vigilant Liberty Radio on Monday, September 8th at 10 pm Eastern / 7 pm Pacific! I’ve got a great show planned for you, so please come join the program in the VLR chatroom!

The program will feature two great ladies and a true American Hero. Be sure to tune in for all two hours! Continue reading TFH Live, September 8: An American Hero, Ashe Schow, and the Red Pickle!


TFH for Labor Day – Some Greatest Hits!

No live Their Finest Hour this week as I’m taking the Labor Day holiday off. No worries, TFH fans, because this means you’ve got a great opportunity to go back and listen to some programs you may have missed, or that you just want to hear again!

I’ve picked four shows from earlier this year that I’m particularly proud of, and that I particularly enjoyed. Links are to the original show posts, players are embedded here for convenience, and of course, you can click “Spreaker” in any of the players to be taken to the page where you can download MP3 copies for offline listening.

Enjoy the replays, and we’ll catch you back with a new Their Finest Hour on Vigilant Liberty Radio on Monday, September 8th!

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TFH at the Movies: Live in 3D! – August 18

UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED! Their Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio live on Monday, August 18th, at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! This week, we’re taking a cultural excursion into film and cinema!

Joining me for the program will be Chris “Cranky T-Rex” (@CrankyTRex), whose movie reviews have been great content here at TFH and Amy (@moderncomments), host of VLR’s Modern Comments Radio (Wednesdays, 10pm Eastern).

We’ll be talking about our favorite movies, and how we as conservatives/libertarians/conservatarians need to use what the culture gives us rather than reflexively fight against it. We’ll also discuss how films that set out to deliver a conservative message aren’t helpful if the product isn’t up to par.

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TFH Live, August 4: Let’s Widen the Map!

UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!!!! Their Finest Hour returns live to Vigilant Liberty Radio on Monday night, August 4, at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific for another great show, and its relaunch (in theory) as a regularly scheduled two-hour program!

Great show was had with my guests, here’s the replay right at the top for your convenience. You can click “Spreaker” in the player to get an MP3 copy for offline listening too!

Nick Di Iorio (Photo: Twitter)

To start tonight, I’ll be welcoming Congressional candidate Nick Di Iorio back to the program. Nick first appeared on TFH in the wake of CPAC back in March. We’ll get an update from him as to how his campaign to unseat Democrat Carolyn Maloney in the New York 12th District is going, plus we’ll get into a wider discussion of issues. Nick recently published an op-ed entitled “Why I Am a Republican”, which speaks to some of the challenges conservatives and libertarians face in winning over new groups of voters. Should be a great discussion that you won’t want to miss! Don’t forget to keep up with Nick’s campaign web site, and also follow him on Twitter and “like” him on Facebook!

Mickey White (Photo: Twitter)

Then in the second half I’ll welcome Twitter’s @BiasedGirl, Mickey White, back for another TFH visit as well! Since both of us are die-hard members of Steelers Nation, we’ll definitely have some talk on the opening of NFL training camps and the absurd lack of league punishment handed out to the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice for his captured-on-video domestic violence incident. We’ll also do an “around the horn” for current events, including the immigration/border crisis, Ebola in Africa and the transportation of an infected American patient back to the United States, the latest on Israel/Gaza, Congress heading off to vacation before the midterm elections push, and her own takes on how we can penetrate new regions and reach new voters.

We may even open up the phones in the second half! Regardless, you’ll want to join the program and interact with us in VLR’s chatroom with embedded show player (refresh the page at showtime to get the live stream in the player). If you’re not able to join us in chat, you can also get the program in the player here in the right sidebar, direct on VLR’s Spreaker page, or using one of Spreaker’s mobile device apps.

The fun starts at 10pm Eastern (9 Central/8 Mountain/7 Pacific) so set your reminders now! While you’re waiting for show time, please make sure you’ve got your likes and follows in for both Vigilant Liberty Radio (Facebook, Twitter) and Their Finest Hour (Facebook, Twitter)!


TFH Live(-ish), July 28 – Katrina Jørgensen, the Great War, and more!

Katrina Jørgensen (Twitter)

UPDATE: REPLAY ADDED!! Their Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific! First up on the program will be a pre-recorded segment with the awesome Katrina Jørgensen (@Veribatim)! Katrina’s been on the program before, and has graciously had me as a guest on her program, The World Class Hour, which airs via FTR Radio on Tuesday nights at 11 Eastern. You can also find Katrina at her own site, A Single Voice, plus she also writes for IJReview and contributes to Pocket Full of Liberty (as I do!). We recorded the segment on Saturday afternoon (July 26) and discussed Ukraine/Russia and the Middle East primarily so hopefully it isn’t too dated by show time!

After the segment with Katrina, I’ll be live to have some thoughts on the day’s news, some reflections on the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I (today), and the phones & Skype will be open too, so if you want a chance to sound off, this is it!

The best way join the program is in VLR’s chatroom with embedded show player (refresh the page at showtime to get the live stream in the player). Otherwise, you can listen using the player here in the right sidebar or direct at VLR’s Spreaker page or one of their mobile apps.

And here’s the show replay! (Click “Spreaker” in the player for the offline copy download site)

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TFH Live, July 21: “We came in peace for all mankind”

UPDATE: Replay & Links Added!!!! Their Finest Hour returns live tonight to Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific! Tonight’s program will be a tribute to the 45th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon by Apollo 11, July 20, 1969!

Flight Director Gene Kranz (foreground) during the landing of Apollo 11. (Image: NASA)

The full program plan is still being put together, but you won’t want to miss the interview I recorded with Gene Kranz, Apollo 11 lead flight director and former NASA Director of Flight Operations. I’m still trying to line up some other interviews, so help me out and keep your fingers crossed!

We’ll also play some mission audio from Apollo 11, plus have a discussion of the future of manned spaceflight including private ventures like SpaceX. Joining me this evening will be space program fans Doug Mataconis (@dmataconis) of Outside the Beltway, and Their Finest Hour‘s own Chris T. Rex (@crankytrex).

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Please come join us in the VLR chat room with embedded show player tonight! If you’re not going to chat, you can catch the show using the player in the right sidebar or direct on VLR’s page on Spreaker (or one of the Spreaker mobile device apps).

UPDATE 1: Unfortunately Doug Mataconis won’t be joining tonight due to illness. We’ll be opening up the phones to help fill the gap, please tune in for instructions!!

Show replay – the Gene Kranz interview is in the 2nd half-hour! (Click “Spreaker” in the player to download a copy for offline listening!)

And also, from the show:

The Apollo Lunar Surface Journal (NASA)

My essay written December 2012 at the 40th Anniversary of the end of Apollo.

One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind: Recordings from the Apollo Missions (Spotify):


TFH Live, July 7 – Seven Heroes, plus News/Commentary with Ashe Schow!

UPDATE: Replay Added! I’m back live on Vigilant Liberty Radio (@Vigilant Liberty, VLR on Facebook) tonight for another hour-plus of great discussion on the issues of the day! Joining me this evening will be Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) of the Washington Examiner. Continue reading TFH Live, July 7 – Seven Heroes, plus News/Commentary with Ashe Schow!


Their Finest Hour, June 16: Iraq and Ukraine w/Richard Grenell & Mary Chastain

vlrtwitterfinal300xAllan Bourdius may be taking care of Cub Scout camp, but that’s not stopping Their Finest Hour from going on Monday Night at Vigilant Liberty Radio with special guest host Taylor Millard from Saturday Night Cigar Lounge.

It’s a double shot of awesomeness with Richard Grenell from Fox News AND Mary Chastain from Breitbart scheduled to join Taylor to talk the ever changing situations in Iraq and Ukraine. In Iraq, the government is turning to longtime enemy Iran for help against ISIS and the U.S. is evacuating its embassy. The Ukrainian government failed to reach a gas agreement with Russia and EU and there may be evidence of Russia trying to keep the region unstable.

As always, thank you for your support and listenership, and please keep the Facebook “likes” coming for both VLR and TFH, and the follows for @VigilantLiberty and @TFHBlogAndShow on Twitter!