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Santa Claus #218

Coffee and a Mike

Release Date: 12/22/2020

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Lt. Col. Jonathan H. Vaughn, a Cleveland, Ohio native graduated from St. Ignatius High School and the University of Illinois. He then commissioned into the Marine Corps in 1999, while enrolled at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. On the podcast he discusses being raised by his grandparents, a 4X State Placer, 2X State Champion, 4X National Qualifier in wrestling , serving in support of Operation IRAQI Freedom in Fallujah, and receiving a Purple Heart for his courageous effort.

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Dr. Brian Joondeph is an ophthalmologist/retinal surgeon, a self-confessed news junkie, and a regular contributor to both AmericanThinker.com and Rasmussenreports.com. He comes back on the podcast to discuss two of his recent articles “Storm? What Storm? It Was Barely a Breeze.” and “Mask Pollution – Where are the Environmentalists?”, how much has changed in the last 12 months and how he does not allow his political skepticism impact his personal optimism.

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Andrea Widburg is an attorney, blogger at bookwormroom.com and is the Deputy Editor for AmericanThinker.com. She comes back on the podcast to discuss her recent article “Tucker Carlson's plan to end systemic racism and income inequality in America,” the history of Israel post WWII, the surge today of the Gamestop stock, and how she is both pessimistic and hopeful for the future of this country.

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Dr. Keith Jackson is an ENT physician currently practicing  in Roswell, GA and a regular contributor to AmericanThinker.com. We discuss his recent article “America Is Rocketing Toward the Health Care Precipice”. Also discussed were topics varying from his experiences traveling to Washington, D.C. with Docs4PatientCare, his take on the interesting route we took in becoming the world's leader in healthcare delivery, how fragile the current system is (with older doctors) and his new appreciation for Malc

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Alan Fried is a 3x Ohio High School State Wrestling Champion for St. Edward, 4x Junior National Freestyle Champion, a 2x NCAA Div. I Runner-Up and NCAA Div. I Champion for Oklahoma State University.  He comes on the podcast to discuss what it was like being coached by Howard Ferguson,  what college Ferg wanted him to attend, what drove him to be a better wrestler, training with John Smith at Oklahoma State, his take on Cael Sanderson as both wrestler/coach and how the pandemic has impacted him.

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Colin Schultz is a professional runner, a graduate of Liberty University and working for Run Flagstaff in Flagstaff, Arizona. He returns to the podcast to discuss his recent race, bouncing back from his injuries, some of his present/future video projects, 2021 Olympics and the official social media announcement of his new girlfriend.

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Mark Wentz, a public artist, earned his BFA in Glass from Kent State University in 2002 and his MFA in Sculpture from Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta in 2013. He comes on the podcast to discuss growing up a wrestler, witnessing the death of his father as a child, how getting hit by a car was a turning point in his career and his latest appearance on the HGTV series TY BREAKER feat. Ty Pennington and Alison Victoria.

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Frank Favaro was a 2x wrestling state placer for Walsh Jesuit High School in Akron, Ohio. He comes on the podcast to discuss starting wrestling as a child in north Akron, what made head coach Bill Barger so special, being part of the #1 team in the nation, the classic St. Ed’s/Walsh rivalry, and how you are truly a product of your environment.

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Ted Dabrowski’s is the President of Wirepoints.org, an independent, nonprofit company delivering original research and commentary about Illinois’ economy and government. He comes on the podcast to discuss his recent article on wirepoints.org “Politicizing the classroom: 9 things to know about Illinois’ pending ‘culturally responsive’ K-12 teaching mandate,” how these lockdowns have impacted these kids, and what the future of the education system may be.

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Chanel Rion is an American author, political illustrator, and White House Political Correspondent for One America News Network. She comes on the podcast to discuss what life has been like at the White House both during the Trump and now Biden administration, how they would not give her a seat in the briefing room, to vandalizing her desk/chair, how she sees this impeachment trial playing out, and how in my opinion she would be a great guest on The View.

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Santa Claus returns to the podcast to answer some questions from his fans as he gears up for the big night this week.  We talk about Santa’s favorite reindeer, his life’s mantra, who he would most like to have dinner with, and his definition of happiness.