Gridlock drives the American people crazy, but as it turns out our system was designed to work this way. Jerrod Laber joins the Young Voices Podcast to talk about President Trump and his adversarial stance towards the “archaic” US Senate, the Founders intent and whether or not Republicans can hold Trump accountable.
Rush Limbaugh. Sean Hannity. Glenn Beck. Mark Levin. Michael Savage. Laura Ingraham. These voices are giants in conservative media, and radio is their domain. Rush Limbaugh sits atop it all with a weekly audience of around 13 million listeners, many of whom have been following the magnetic and boisterous radio host for 20 years. That fact alone––how long his audience has been with him––should give you pause.
Limbaugh is not unique amongst his peers in that his average listener is in his 60s, and new, younger listeners are not materializing for many reasons. Conservative talk radio is on autopilot, coasting along with a loyal and aging audience. Only a few disruptors are in the mix, such as Glenn Beck, who left cable TV to start his own web-based company, The Blaze, which distributes to radio and satellite TV with an additional focus on podcasts. The attention paid to podcasting by The Blaze is notable because it signals an effort to reach a new audience, a younger audience, one that consumes media not when it’s live from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but whenever it’s convenient for them.
This week Young Voices turns one year old! This crazy idea to create an organization that amplifies the voices of young people around the world who are championing liberty is going strong. Stacy Ndlovu, who has been with Young Voices for the past year is leaving to go back to Zimbabwe. She shares some of her insights on writing and editing she has learned in her time here and reflects of working with Young Voices advocates.