Wednesday, April 11, 2018

J is for Josh Barro

Welcome to Day 10 of the A-Z challenge. This year I am reviewing podcasts. Day 10 is the letter J, and I will be reviewing the podcast Left, Right and Center. Wait a minute, you say! There is no J in Left, Right and Center! 

 Left, Right and Center was originally my letter L until I gave up finding a letter J. Josh Barro hosts Left, Right and Center. Desperate times call for desperate measures. 

Civil yet provocative, LRC is a news program that focuses on examining the issues from all sides. Josh Barro is the moderator, and he represents the center. Rich Lowry represents the right, and Katrina vanden Heuvel represents the left. They usually have an expert guest as well. They talk about the week's political news.

Category: News and Politics (That's the most perfectly nailed category so far!)

What's the time commitment here?
One hour, once a week.

My Review:
Politically, I am distinctly moderate. I get very frustrated with the logical fallacies in most news shows. LRC is a little drier than my usual podcast, but it is refreshing to hear a well-rounded, respectful, intelligent group of people discussing the week's news. Perhaps democracy has a chance after all.

Full disclosure, I listen to this show about 50% of the time. It definitely represents the 'mature' side of my podcast experience.

You can listen to it here, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. 


  1. We could do with something like this in the UK, not that I've had a good look to see if there's already one. Time to add that to my to-do list ...

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  2. Melanie,

    I don't listen to a lot of radio or podcasts. Talk radio is usually hard for me to follow because of road noise due to hearing loss but then if I'm home I get side tracked easily so that doesn't work. I do enjoy listening to some of the conservative talk show hosts DH plays while running errands. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
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  3. I need to start making an effort to listen to podcasts but I never seem to have time to fit them in

  4. This kind of show is definitely needed, but usually one side listens to shows with their viewpoint and the same with the other side. It's hard to have an intelligent discussion including the Left, Right, and Center. Love that title BTW and glad you found your J to help you out!
    JQ Rose

  5. Oh my gosh, I can't believe I hadn't found you yet, I need more podcasts in my life! I'm glad to have caught you before the A to Z finished

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  6. We could use political shows that respectfully show various view points. Sounds like this one might be a good option. Weekends In Maine

  7. This sounds like an interesting podcast - especially since the discussion sounds balanced and respectful. That's not always something that is heard these days. Thanks for finding such fascinating podcasts!