The Flamethrowers captures the punch-you-in-the-mouth energy and sound of right-wing talk radio. Host Justin Ling takes us from the fringe preachers and conspiracy peddlers of the 1920s to the political firestorm that rages today. With humour and candour, Ling examines the appeal of broadcasters like Rush Limbaugh, who found a sleeping audience, radicalized it, and became an accidental kingmaker — culminating in the election of Donald Trump. More episodes are available at smarturl.it/theflamethrowers
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Its president, who followed the conservative, talk radio playbook. All the way to the White House Now here's an excerpt of the flame, throwers then in nineteen, twenty nine, the stock market crashes, America tumbles into the great depression people are down and out there waiting waiting, unbreadlike. and children are going hungry in the street, and America was pissed off the bankers and the plutocrats only ever this rather than our young. They have got them into this mess. The ruling twenties at the upper classes had crashed into poverty and hunger for the working class. Oh you poor labour mamma. We have tried Taiwan. I gained you about can be more of our action
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money. What is by the way are solved. Donations are pouring into his church, so much so that, with all this new wealth, he built a twenty eight foot tall, stone, crucifix cobbling said it with a cross that the K K K could not burn Secretariat. That looked like big It must be ready to act for amending letter than a thing. We milburgh power it right up about MILAN Bourbon now about politics. This has been an excerpt of the flame throwers. You can listen to more right now on the CBC, Listen app and everywhere you get. Your pod casts for more CBC. Podcast go to sea BC, dossier, Slash podcast
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