Glenn Beck: Ted Nugent

GLENN: Ted Nugent, a man that I am proud to say that I hope I can call you a friend. Ted, what a great guy and always a pleasure to have you on the program.

NUGENT: Well, back at you, Glenn. I would like to use the word blood brothers, man. I believe that you are there for people who you care about as the Nugent family is with you.

GLENN: Well, thank you very much. Okay, so you did something, and I don't know if I've really told this story. About a year ago, I think, I was doing a fundraiser for a family that I met and it was just this great family up in Idaho and I met them and the second time I ran into the family, I was so impressed with the family and they have several of their kids -- well, all of them have been affected one way or another with muscular dystrophy and the daughter had a rare stomach disease and she died as a teenager. Now, all of them are in wheelchairs, and mom and dad just struggling to make it and they are the most hopeful, optimistic family that I've ever met. And I said to myself when I left them, I said, you know what, I've got to do something

I did a fundraiser. Right before I went on stage, you called me. I don't even know how you found out, but you called me right, literally right before I went on stage and you said, "Why didn't you tell me, man. They're all hunters. I want to do something."

NUGENT: Well, I tracked you down because I am a bow hunter, man. I can get you wherever you go, Beck, I promise you.

GLENN: It was bizarre. I looked on my cell phone and like, it's Ted Nugent.

NUGENT: I just wanted to make sure I put the spotlight on the overwhelming good that is alive and well in America. And let me just really simply say that I'm a pretty tough guy. I made it on my own. I fought a lot of battles in my life. I like to think I'm pretty strong and pretty individual and rugged and capable, but I've got to tell you, Glenn, after spending the week down there in Texas with Rick Clark and Chris and Russell and Lael and Ben, I am a stronger man, I am a more appreciative man, I am a better man because of spending the time not just with the Clarks but with the Knowlton family and Pete and Paul Wilson and all the volunteers, all the helpers, the tough guys that helped Chris and Russ and Lael and Ben. They really can't get out of their chairs, you know, and -- 

GLENN: Yeah, they're to the point to where they can't even -- because they're hunters.

NUGENT: And they love -- you know, I think I've about convinced you now that there's a spirituality to the outdoor lifestyle, especially in hunting camp.

GLENN: Can I tell you something, Ted? I thought of you the other day. My son came up to me and he said -- because he's been talking about, you know, when can I get my own gun, Dad." And I'm like, "You're 4. So it will be a while." He came up to me and he sat down in my lap. We were just talking and it was so great. My 4-year-old says to me, Dad, Uncle Adam and I, we're all going hunting together. And I said, oh, are we? He said, yep, yep, I talked to Uncle Adam, we're going to go hunting. We're going to hunt for bear and then we're going to go to the moon.

NUGENT: Of course we are. That's the kind of dreams I like right there.

GLENN: That's right.

NUGENT: In fact, you know what we ought to do, Glenn, we ought to go hunting for bear on moon.

GLENN: That's what I said, combine them. He said, Dad, there's no bears on the moon.

NUGENT: Glenn, you opened up the spotlight to the Clark family. I knew if they wanted to hunt, that they were limited, that they would love to get back in the outdoors and I've got to tell you, the smiles, the laughter, the tears, every day tears of joy flowed at the Knowltons' Laguna Vista ranch. The volunteers, the father Rick and certainly this old guitar player, the fortification, the awakening, the positive energy and the spirit that you talked about the Clarks, my God, was it contagious.

GLENN: Amazing.

NUGENT: And it just glowed nonstop. So thank you for putting the spotlight on that.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

NUGENT: And remember that hunting is in our soul. And when a family like the Clarks miss it. I was so proud to share that campfire as they relive it again. This Pete Ogden, White Bridge Tooling created this apparatus to go on their chairs with the same joystick as the chair and they were able to kill 13 big game animals without leaving their wheelchairs, man.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

NUGENT: It's unbelievable.

GLENN: That's good. So Ted, let me just switch gears with you here because time is limited and I want to talk to you. You know, gun sales are up 10 to 30% right now.

NUGENT: Good.

GLENN: And I really -- you are darn right good. I really, for the first time in my life, I mean, I was afraid, on September 11th I thought, oh, man, what is happening to us. Even though I knew what was happening to us, it still had some fear in me. But I knew we were going to make it because we would always be America. And I said on the air, nothing will ever come and destroy us. We will only destroy ourself. I am truly fearful that we are on the verge of destroying ourselves and our First Amendment rights and our Second Amendment rights could go away in a blink of an eye. Do you think that's crazy?

NUGENT: Certainly that fear and danger exists, but I think it always has. And yes, it's more demonstrative right now. But here's my take on it, Glenn. And remember, I've shared already this season just in October, I've shared probably 30 hunting camps in 30 different areas with just people from every imaginable walk of life. All my friends were already armed to the teeth because we have an instinct to protect ourselves and defend our families. I am convinced that the surge in gun sales is a good thing and that the vast, vast majority of them, just like the vast majority of Americans every day who are armed, will use them properly, logically, and legally. It is the lunatic fringe that is being emboldened during this economic disaster right now.

GLENN: Yes.

NUGENT: And if they want to attack good people to take our stuff and increase crime, I have an invitation on the Glenn Beck show: Let's get it on.

GLENN: You scare me and give me hope.

NUGENT: Thank you.

GLENN: Because you scare me.

NUGENT: You are talking, the Alamo is our friend.

GLENN: I know, I know, brother. You know, I love -- one of the best lines I had ever heard came from Davy Crockett when he was being weasels. He said, you know what, you can all go to hell. I'll going to Texas.

NUGENT: Bingo. Glenn, guess who else said that?

GLENN: You?

NUGENT: Yeah, baby. Glenn, you've got to come down to Texas. The Knowlton family down there, you've got to meet the people that I hang with. It is hope embodied. The greatest people, people who will give until they can't give any more and then they will still give you some more.

GLENN: Yeah. And you know why that is? Because they rely on themselves.

NUGENT: Bingo.

GLENN: When you rely on yourself, you are a self-made person. You don't owe anybody for anything. I mean, even all the way down to debt. When you get yourself into debt, you are a slave to the people you owe money to.

NUGENT: Bingo. I just signed a copy for you, Glenn. It should be showing up any day, of Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto. The Clark family logic, the logic of everybody I know, everybody I know about being the best that they can be, setting the alarm clock, taking care of business. It is embodied in my book, Ted, White and Blue and it is a celebration of what I witness every day, the good still outweighs the bad and the ugly, but the good must fight to minimize the bad and the ugly. That's the forward motion of America.

GLENN: Ted, love you. Talk to you again, man.

NUGENT: God speed.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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