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#93 – CPAC Sucks!

August 10, 2022

After a week in the wild which included attending a raucous wedding in California, Lewis is back at home, in his personal public access station. The week was low-lighted by the hellscape of the CPAC convention, which featured a speech by Hungarian prime minister/autocrat Viktor Orbán. He said out loud exactly what most in the audience already believe, but may be a bit shy about saying publicly. Like a Greek tragedy where the arrival of the foreigner reveals the secrets of the society, Orbán’s speech consisted of every hatred known to live in the heart of the white patriarchy. Meanwhile the Senate actually got some stuff done, including steps in the right direction on climate change, taxation, and prescription drugs, but the process to get to the final vote was so arduous and convoluted that leads one to wonder how any of us as individuals can affect any change in our communities or even keep connected to reality.

One way your host attempts to connect with the laws of cause and effect is through the game of golf, which he has been able to play with some frequency this summer. The game may not be good for the ego, but it’s great at giving you the teeniest sense that you can affect something in the world.

Lastly, the Orioles, despite some recent attempts at mediocrity, which would be an improvement, traded away the heart of the team at the deadline.

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#92 – Taking A Break

August 3, 2022

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#91 – Oh, Canada!

July 27, 2022

It’s always good to travel internationally, as it gives the traveler the opportunity to tune out the troubles at home and embrace the local culture. And this week your host was fortunate enough to visit our neighbors to the north and perform at the Falls View Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario. With a view of the eponymous falls, the hotel and casino complex lets the American traveler escape from the relentless cascade of news of our impending doom, while being washed over by the aural and visual majesty of one of the natural wonders of the world. So if you have the opportunity this summer, get out into nature and try to find the joy that being in the wild provides. If your journey leads you out of the USA, all the better. And don’t worry, the chaos and craziness of our great experiment in democracy will be there when you return.

The live rants come from the show on July 22, 2022, and feature a variety of Canadian perspectives on their neighbors to the south, parking, toddlers at baseball games, and the “freedom convoy”.

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#90 – Fun, Fun, Fun

July 20, 2022

Summertime and the living isn’t so easy. So it’s time to reclaim the joy of the season and have fun, fun, fun until our collective T-Bird gets taken away, or yet more of our Constitutional freedoms are negated by radical, extremist justices who wouldn’t recognize fun if you spotted them the F and the U. The warm glow of summer also gets diminished by the constant reminder that every new high temperature, wild fire, and melting tarmac portends the increasingly imminent melt down of the planet. But let’s get out there and have some fun while we can still tolerate being more that 4 feet from an air conditioner.

Lewis offers some recommendations for summer fun, including seeing relatives, taking in a theatrical production, visiting a museum, and partaking in some fine dining and beverages. If you’re anywhere near the Upstate New York area, you can check out the National Comedy Center, comedycenter.org, the Chautauqua Institution, chq.org, or your host on 7/22 at the Falls View Casino in Niagara Falls (the Canadian side): https://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10005C70D4EF4D55. And for those of you in the DC-Metro area, there’s a production of Lewis”s play “One Slight Hitch” at the Bowie Community Theater through the end of July: https://www.bctheatre.com.

The rants this week take on a slight international flavor with submissions from New Zealand and Canada, and also include ones about the many inconveniences and struggles of modern life.

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#89 – Is A Fetus A Passenger?

July 13, 2022

Lewis is met with another week of ridiculous news in what seems like a society that’s continually going in the wrong direction. But hey! There’s maybe some good news… for the people of England. Well, at least we’ll get to see a possible court case when they question a fetus on the stand, huh?

This week Lewis reads rants submitted from his fans and they have some really important things to get off their chests.

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#88 – Bang! Bang! Bang!

July 6, 2022

Happy 4th of July! Don’t we all feel super patriotic right now? Another day in America brings us another mass shooting at a parade in Chicago while we get the second opportunity to witness folks in the city of where our Declaration of Independence was signed run in fear from more gunfire as the Rocket’s Red Glare fills the night sky. As if that wasn’t bad enough, airlines are kicking us in the nuts as the biggest nuts in country right now, SCROTUS is taking its conservatism all the way back to the 1930s. Wooohooo, Let’s celebrate! Where’s the BBQ?

This week Lewis reads rants submitted from his fans, some the night he recorded his most-recent comedy special and others from fans that just had to get some things off their chests.

Lewis’ Grammy-nominated special, Thanks For Risking Your Life is available now!

https://tlbrecords.lnk.to/LewisWE

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#87 – And, And, And…

June 29, 2022

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does. We’re completely dumbfounded by the lack of leadership going on in the political spectrum right now. From new Supreme Court rulings that are about as politically motivated as can be, to an ineffective government that appears completely broken. Lewis attempts to make sense of it all.

The live rants this week come from the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, PA on March 2020.

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#86 – The Summer Of Our Discontent

June 22, 2022

We are now entering the summer of our discontent and Lewis is aware of it, from the latest revelations from the conservative questioned during the ongoing January 6th Committee hearings. But there’s no shortage of things to rant about from rapid inflation that continues to ask the working man to make the most sacrifices while your host doesn’t have the highest of hopes for the results of the impending gun control laws. So enjoy this week’s Rantcast from the mind of Lewis and the minds of the people of Philadelphia.

The live rants this week come from the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, PA on March 2020.

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#85 – The United States of Trauma

June 15, 2022

From gun control to climate change to preserving democracy, the litany of issues not being fully addressed keeps getting longer. And at a time when we desperately need to get on with ensuring a safe and sane future, the larger cultural and political forces in the country continue to stand in the way. Across the political spectrum leadership has taken a holiday, forced by a compromised electoral system to be more responsive to donors than to the citizens they represent. So enjoy this week’s Rantcast as your host tries to find a sliver of hope in a country determined to immolate itself both figuratively and literally.

The live rants come from the Virginia Theater in Champaign IL on May 1, 2022.

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#84 – Memorial Daze

June 1, 2022

In this week’s episode, Lewis address the plague of gun violence in America and asks when will enough be enough? How many more children will have to die, how many more teachers will have to defend their students, how many more parents will have to grieve before the will of the majority of this country is followed and common sense gun reforms are enacted?

The live rants come from the show on May 7, 2022 at the Warner Theater in Washington DC.

Submit rants to Lewis

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Check out Lewis’ Grammy-nominated special, Thanks For Risking Your Life

https://tlbrecords.lnk.to/LewisWE

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