Did Glenn just offer a hundred grand to baptize Penn Jillette?

Continuing a series of discussions on out-of-the-box thinking and the solutions to the problems on the horizon, Glenn sat down with illusionist, author, and actor Penn Jillette.

One of the big topics they discussed was how new technology has allowed people to create outside of the established system. For his new film, Director's Cut, Penn actually went directly to people all over the world to crowdfund his film.

"If you want to sell a movie you've got a bout seven people you can go to," Penn explained, "and up until about five years ago if they said no you pretty much couldn't make that movie."

"Now crowdfunding is happening and you can say to people 'Do you want to see this movie? It might not be a blockbuster. It might not make $100 million dollars. But if you want to see it you can throw in $15, $20. Pay for the DVD before you see it - we can make this whole movie'," Penn explained.

" We just had the guy from Gearbox, the gamer guy just paid $25,000, put that in the movie in order to cut my ponytail off.  So he will be cutting off my ponytail." Penn said.

"Hundred grand to baptize you," Glenn joked.

Glenn said that everything people are feeling right now goes back to a resistance to authoritarian ideas. Penn agreed, saying that government is really only there to protect rights and handle the things too dangerous to privatize, like the police and the military.

Later in the show, Penn talked to Glenn about the advantages of technology and why the singularity isn't necessarily as scary as it sounds.

Finally, Penn told Glenn why his biggest fear isn't death:

 

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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