Thursday, August 9, 2012

Upcoming on The Robert Wenzel Show

This Sunday my guest on The Robert Wenzel Show will be Neil Barofsky author of the new book, Bailout. The book is about his time spent as the special inspector general of TARP.

Barofsky was once a US Attorney for the Southern District of New York where he was the lead investigator  of the Colombian drug cartel FARC, his investigation resulted in the indictment of their top 50 leaders. Somewhere between, when I asked if he thought this resulted in anything other than the power vacuum being filled by other drug leaders and if drugs were still available on the streets of America, and when I asked him if government in general was about power centers, he decided that he was too busy to continue the interview.

Butler Shaffer will be my guest on August 19. He will discuss his new book, The Wizards of Ozymandias: Reflections on the Decline and Fall.

Lew Rockwell will be my guest on August 26. We will discuss the upcoming Republican National Convention, Murray Rothbard and the future of liberty.

Scott Horton will be my guest on September 2---Horton is libertarian radio show host extraordinaire and has a massive knowledge about U.S. foreign policy. He has interviewed over 1,500 people---find out who he has learned the most from about foreign policy and what is really going on in the world now.

James Gourley will be my guest on September 9--He will be discussing the Final Report of The Toronto Hearings on 9-11, which will be released on September 11, 2012.

Jesse Ventura will be my guest on September 16--Jesse and me, now this is going to be fun.


  1. This list looks more like a game of "Which one doesn't belong".

    You sure are going to have a good time interviewing "The Body". If there was ever a guest I would expect to hang up the phone on Wenzel its going to be Jesse.

    While I consider him part of 'our team, he is an exceedingly poor ambassador of freedom and liberty as we understand it. I'll save you some research time RW and mention:

    1. Jesse has a love affair with the labor unions. He suffers from the same affliction as many others which possess their minds to believe unions built the middle class.
    2. He stumps for Gary Johnson. Like Ventura, I think Johnson is a part of our team if also a bench rider. And compared to BHO and WMR he's a much better choice in my mind.
    3. CNN cut off his feed when he was going to encourage voters to chose/learn of Gary Johnson. As a means to prevent a hang up, you can mention that incident and how you are giving him a fair and uncensored platform. BUT as a condition he must also address your points that I'm sure will annoy him as you hold his feet to the fire (as you do all guests and keeps me coming back).
    4. He believe Glass-Steagal would solve much of our banking/finance problems.

    As you're probably already aware, he's pretty good on domestic spying and government wrong doing. I respect him for speaking out there. Have fun.

  2. Ventura is good but doesn't know much about economics. He does know about Jekyll Island however:

    On that note, I think G. Edward Griffin would be a good guest on your show

  3. Can you please, please introduce Scot Horton to some millionaire libertarian? Horton is a this movement's intellectual shale oil - a damn treasure barely being exploited. The guy is an encyclopedia on the subject of US foreign policy blowback and a plum line libertarian on everything. He is also possessed of the sort of anti-charisma that only someone who genuinely does not give a damn about what anyone thinks of him can have. If there were any justice in the world of talk radio politics, he would be a superstar. I never miss a podcast from him, and I am so worried now that he has lost his sponsorship that he will be silenced. What a disaster that would be!

  4. I disagree with the first commenter who wants you to challenge Ventura's economic views. Ventura is not known or cited as an economist, and an interview would not be an effective forum for changing his mind on this subject. If you really want to correct Ventura's thinking on economics, send him some information privately. Pouncing on him in an interview will come across as bullying, and he will likely be more focused on saving face than in absorbing your lesson. The impulse to correct everyone on every topic reminds me of a comic strip:

    Person 1: "What are you doing?"

    Person 2 (furiously typing away):"Someone on the internet is wrong about something!"