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« Reply #3660 on: November 14, 2020, 08:03:35 AM »
And, for tonight, Nazis.  Ha!  This should be “interesting.”

The Lives of Nazi Wives

DATE
Saturday - November 14 2020
HOST
Ian Punnett
GUESTS
James Wyllie
Goering, Goebbels, Himmler, Heydrich, Hess, Bormann - names synonymous with power and influence in the Third Reich. Perhaps less familiar are Carin, Emmy, Magda, Margarete, Lina, Ilse, and Gerda. These are the women behind the infamous men—complex individuals with distinctive personalities who were captivated by Hitler and whose everyday lives were governed by Nazi ideology. Historian and author James Wyllie joins Ian Punnett (Twitter) to discuss Nazi wives who've been treated as minor characters - their significance ignored, as if they were unaware of their husbands' murderous acts, despite the evidence that was all around them.

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« Reply #3661 on: November 14, 2020, 10:19:49 AM »
And, for tonight, Nazis. Ha!

Very "on brand".

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3662 on: November 14, 2020, 10:27:34 AM »
Punnett engages with the guests and has interesting discussions, unlike Snoorway, who bumbles along, with stock, scripted questions and moronic comments. Punnett, Syrett, and Knapp are the only hosts worth tuning into, unless you’re looking for cheap, unintentional comedy, courtesy of Snoorway.  I’m also glad Church is no longer around.  I always felt like I needed a deep scrub down in a hot shower, after hearing his voice.

He is also very good at picking engaging topics.  Tonight, the show is about Nazi wives, a unique look at Nazism.  I actually look forward to some of his shows and topics when he is on.  I do still listen on the weekends, and during the week if there is a good guest host, Punnett, Syrett, or Knapp.   I can take Lisa Garr sometimes.  Connie is a no go.  Giggle. Giggle.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3663 on: November 14, 2020, 10:39:01 AM »
He is also very good at picking engaging topics.  Tonight, the show is about Nazi wives, a unique look at Nazism.  I actually look forward to some of his shows and topics when he is on.  I do still listen on the weekends, and during the week if there is a good guest host, Punnett, Syrett, or Knapp.   I can take Lisa Garr sometimes.  Connie is a no go.  Giggle. Giggle.
I’d forgotten exactly when Punnett became associated with C2C.

“In 1998 Punnett began occasionally hosting Coast to Coast AM. In April 2000, Punnett became the regular Sunday-night host for Coast to Coast. He was the first person other than Art Bell to be "given" a night of the week in his or her name. In December, 2001, Punnett left Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett to do mornings in the Twin Cities for Hubbard Broadcasting and to concentrate on finishing seminary. His replacement for Sunday nights was George Noory who would eventually take over the entire show when Art Bell retired again a few years later.”  Per Wiki.

I still can’t help but wonder if Ian is positioning himself to takeover C2C, if Snoorway ever hits the exit.  Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3664 on: November 14, 2020, 11:56:24 AM »
I’d forgotten exactly when Punnett became associated with C2C.

“In 1998 Punnett began occasionally hosting Coast to Coast AM. In April 2000, Punnett became the regular Sunday-night host for Coast to Coast. He was the first person other than Art Bell to be "given" a night of the week in his or her name. In December, 2001, Punnett left Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett to do mornings in the Twin Cities for Hubbard Broadcasting and to concentrate on finishing seminary. His replacement for Sunday nights was George Noory who would eventually take over the entire show when Art Bell retired again a few years later.”  Per Wiki.

I still can’t help but wonder if Ian is positioning himself to takeover C2C, if Snoorway ever hits the exit.  Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part.


Just end the show.  Ian is good a few times a year.  That’s it.

Norway is insufferable in any dose. 

Just end it.  Let the barely hangers on with sub 1,000 audiences fight over Art’s “legacy”.


Midgit Rogan is the closest thing to an Art bell today.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3665 on: November 14, 2020, 12:02:43 PM »
Norway is insufferable in any dose. 

Bullshit. He's much better than Decon. To me, anyway.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3666 on: November 14, 2020, 12:23:01 PM »
^^^^^^ Weird tranny stalker.


Ian Punnett
« Reply #3668 on: November 14, 2020, 12:38:57 PM »
Ian said he was going to try to get in touch with the guy who claims to be the Lindbergh baby and do a follow up.

Coast could regain relevance if it had a host like Art with wide interests plus a compelling narrative style and programmed accordingly.  Frank whoever on 77WABC is sort of like that.  He had a short, interesting segment on how to catch his cats to move to another house. sNoory would have tried to stretch it to two hours with Annie from Alabama babbling, Cornelius laughing about the kinds of cat food they force prisoners to eat, and Cleopatra/Scarlett telling about how her Egyptian cats compare to those in Jonesboro, North Carolina.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3669 on: November 14, 2020, 01:38:00 PM »
...sNoory would have tried to stretch it to two hours with Annie from Alabama babbling, Cornelius laughing about the kinds of cat food they force prisoners to eat, and Cleopatra/Scarlett telling about how her Egyptian cats compare to those in Jonesboro, North Carolina.
Ha!  Yes, indeed.  Snoorway’s idea of riveting radio.  ;D

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3670 on: November 14, 2020, 01:45:41 PM »
I’d forgotten exactly when Punnett became associated with C2C.

“In 1998 Punnett began occasionally hosting Coast to Coast AM. In April 2000, Punnett became the regular Sunday-night host for Coast to Coast. He was the first person other than Art Bell to be "given" a night of the week in his or her name. In December, 2001, Punnett left Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett to do mornings in the Twin Cities for Hubbard Broadcasting and to concentrate on finishing seminary. His replacement for Sunday nights was George Noory who would eventually take over the entire show when Art Bell retired again a few years later.”  Per Wiki.

I still can’t help but wonder if Ian is positioning himself to takeover C2C, if Snoorway ever hits the exit.  Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part.
Aside from his liberal smugness he is certainly a better host and when pushed can shut down Bible blowhards who really don't know much of what they are citing. I recall that Ian had some better New Years Prediction shows than Art even. Some really wacky callers with strange predictions like "King Midas is coming back. In palladium." And somehow also is the antichrist and that small creatures are going to turn on humans starting in a Canadian park and then spreading worldwide. Squirrels....and even salmon will begin to attack. 

Dave always mentions his long-term contract and extension and that "he isn't going anywhere" and will "always be here for you." And the dentist, who is a psychics, says he will be a radio host called Dexter Monterrey in the future, alas.  >:(


Ian Punnett
« Reply #3672 on: November 15, 2020, 12:53:07 AM »
I am impressed!  Ian researching things for the audience and following up on topics is so gratifying for the audience.  He is making plans to follow up on some topics.  Ian just settle in and make it homey.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3673 on: November 15, 2020, 02:18:35 PM »
NAZI wives show was interesting. The guest was surprisingly non-biased in his discussions of NAZIs and Germans. Especially for a Brit.  Ian kept pushing but the author limited his comments to actual facts and refused speculation, rumor, or slander.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3674 on: November 15, 2020, 05:06:27 PM »

I know the bar is very low because of Noory's embarrassing baseline performance as Coast host but it is so refreshing to listen to Coast when Punnett is hosting. He puts thought into booking guests and books them himself, he actually READS their books and brings to the discussion quite a lot of life and career experience - Noory brings absolutely nothing, he's like the unmarried old uncle who comes to the family pot luck dinner with nothing and stands around creeping out the kids who whisper questions to their moms 'Why isn't Uncle George married?' 'I saw Uncle George dip his finger in the macaroni salad' 'Uncle George smells'

He had the remaining members of 70s comedy group Firesign Theatre on Friday - I've always heard about them but don't think I ever heard any of their work - I somehow thought they were what Second City grew out of. Punnett had lots to offer in that interview being in radio in major midwestern markets for so long and a real appreciation for radio comedy. Nice moment for Ian, some legendary Chicago radio personality who Ian had never met was listening to the show and contacted Ian on Twitter.

The Nazi Wives guest was good too - love anything Nazi related. The psycho-sexual aspect of Hitler's life is fascinating -  dude was such a fucked up monster in so many ways. I'd like to read a book on that topic even if most of it is conjecture.

And now the wheel will be turned back over to Noory for another week of terrible guests and worse interviews and call ins from the audience.


Ian Punnett
« Reply #3675 on: November 30, 2020, 10:00:09 AM »
Ian had a smart show with a biblical archaeologist last night.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3676 on: November 30, 2020, 10:23:34 AM »
Ian had a smart show with a biblical archaeologist last night.
I only caught part of the last hour but, as expected, orders of magnitude better than Dave Norway.  Even the callers, at least the few I heard, were so much better.  They actually seemed to be sentient beings, no Annie from Bamy or Corny. 

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3677 on: November 30, 2020, 05:12:14 PM »
Good show last night and good callers with questions. Even Walt didn't get under Ian's skin when we was talking about "those Joose could tell some nice stories. They put Shakespeare to shame with those stories."  What's-his-name from California sort of made Ian mad when he wasn't asking about the subject but talking about how self-sacrifice was suicide and always wrong. It is that frequent caller who claims he goes into past lives and alien dimensions or some thing.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3678 on: November 30, 2020, 05:17:15 PM »
It is that frequent caller who claims he goes into past lives and alien dimensions or some thing.

Needles: detected.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3679 on: November 30, 2020, 05:25:10 PM »
Good show last night and good callers with questions. Even Walt didn't get under Ian's skin when we was talking about "those Joose could tell some nice stories. They put Shakespeare to shame with those stories."  What's-his-name from California sort of made Ian mad when he wasn't asking about the subject but talking about how self-sacrifice was suicide and always wrong. It is that frequent caller who claims he goes into past lives and alien dimensions or some thing.

Joe from Monterey?  Haven't listened to the show yet, but that sounds like Joe.  Early this year on an open lines call Ian ate him alive, surprised he still calls in when Ian's hosting.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3680 on: November 30, 2020, 05:36:32 PM »
Joe from Monterey?  Haven't listened to the show yet, but that sounds like Joe.  Early this year on an open lines call Ian ate him alive, surprised he still calls in when Ian's hosting.

I wouldn't be surprised if Ian asked him to call back after that. Sometimes that kind of drama can be just the thing to increase listenership ratings. ;)

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3681 on: November 30, 2020, 05:44:15 PM »
Joe from Monterey?  Haven't listened to the show yet, but that sounds like Joe.  Early this year on an open lines call Ian ate him alive, surprised he still calls in when Ian's hosting.
That would be the caller! For some reason I couldn't remember his name. I tend to tune him out. I was putting up some more Christmas lights. Chuckle that our local Electric CO-OP puts on an amazing Christmas lights on their property- encouraging folks to use that juice! I'll be the electric companies don't like these LED lights.  Ian was about to go after Joe but he reigned himself in and moved on.

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3682 on: November 30, 2020, 05:59:35 PM »
Good show last night and good callers with questions. Even Walt didn't get under Ian's skin when we was talking about "those Joose could tell some nice stories. They put Shakespeare to shame with those stories."  What's-his-name from California sort of made Ian mad when he wasn't asking about the subject but talking about how self-sacrifice was suicide and always wrong. It is that frequent caller who claims he goes into past lives and alien dimensions or some thing.
I figured 'ole Walt would call in and start off with his usual "with all due respect to your guest..."  8)

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3683 on: November 30, 2020, 06:07:42 PM »
I've got 2 comments, then I have a question...

I've always liked Ian despite his political shortcomings.
As a "Boomer" I feel I represent a portion of his audience...

Does MtM call in for Ian since he got chewed out scolded that one time?

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3684 on: November 30, 2020, 11:16:14 PM »
Does MtM call in for Ian since he got chewed out scolded that one time?
Mike did call in recently when Ian was a guest on Noory's show, but Ian kept quiet since Noory was complimenting Mike big time, while Mike was totally ignoring Ian's advice...

Ian Punnett
« Reply #3685 on: December 01, 2020, 03:26:35 PM »
Mike did call in recently when Ian was a guest on Noory's show, but Ian kept quiet since Noory was complimenting Mike big time, while Mike was totally ignoring Ian's advice...

Mike the Millennial called in last night, and he just discoursed on and on to the point of tedium before finally asking his question. I'm beginning to see what Ian Punnett meant when he said Mike should host his own radio show or podcast.