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GLENN: You're telling me that the country that embraced this really, truly understood drill for more oil in ANWR? No.

STU: This was out as we voted for it and then the stupid President Clinton vetoed it.

GLENN: No, this is -- oh.

STU: Maybe he vetoed it because of this.

GLENN: This is where -- this is where, when we were in our cars and we turned on the radio, we should have known Jesus is coming soon, within -- when did this come out?

DAN: That would be 1996.

STU: I mean, you can't judge -- clearly we were gone by this time.

GLENN: Jesus in 16 years. From right -- that's when it would have been on the radio. Yep, 16-year warning.

STU: She is laughing, Glenn.

GLENN: I can't take it.

STU: You've got to think she's having a good time.

GLENN: Can't take it.

STU: She's having a good time, she's getting into it. Kind of nice.

GLENN: You know this song, was it from the Nineties or the 2000s? What was it? I hate the -- you know back in the old days when our great, great-grandparents were around? They called is the oughts. We don't have that.

STU: That's amazing. We went through the --

GLENN: We're almost through the decade and we don't know how to say it, the 2000s, back in the -- we don't have anything. Our grandparents -- that's another sign. That's another sign. Our grandparents figured it out! In ought one, in ought two. Can you imagine hearing somebody say that? Why? Why is that so bad? It makes sense. Instead we're like in the 2000s. That's 100-year span. That's a 1,000-year span!

STU: Yeah, we definitely failed. We failed as a society and I think Macarena proves that. I'm just saying the point of when we turned over is, I don't think you're right to say it's in the Eighties at all. I think it was long gone before that. I mean, you -- it's -- this is what I want. I want a full and open, honest debate about when the turnover was. I want 17,000 town hall meetings scheduled every 90 minutes until we figure this out because this is important.

GLENN: If I said no, would I be dodging that debate?

STU: Yes, of course you'd be dodging that debate.

GLENN: I'd be dodging that debate. I will give you that it's not Macarena, but I believe the end of all society started with Rapper's Delight.

STU: With Rapper's Delight?

GLENN: Rapper's Delight.

STU: Well, that's the Seventies.

GLENN: I know. That was just a, that was a coming echo. That was like, ooh, trouble.

STU: Is this any deeper than you just don't like rap?

GLENN: Nope, nope.

STU: This is a legitimate viewpoint. I'm just trying to get to the bottom.

GLENN: No, it is legitimate. It's legitimate.

STU: You think rap in particular, dancing rap about dinner at a friend's house is what ended the society?

GLENN: Uh-huh, Rapper's Delight. Play it. Do you have it? Sugar, Sugarhill Gang, Sugar -- stop just a second.

Dan, I have to question. How do you just happen to have that ready so rapidly?

DAN: Well, I don't know this is an issue we need to dive into at this point in time. I think we can just continue with your point and not get sidetracked. We only have a couple of minutes left here in the segment and I think --

STU: It's a very large computer system.

DAN: Thank you, Stu.

GLENN: Go ahead. See, right here. Driving in our car, we should have said, this is trouble, this is going to lead to nowhere good.

STU: If you've got a guy who --

GLENN: I liked this at the time.

STU: It's like 30 minutes long, too.

GLENN: No, I know. I liked this at the time.

DAN: 5:01.

STU: This is the short version, trust me. It's not 5:01.

GLENN: I liked this song when it came out, but we should have known better. We should have said this is not going to end well. This is like when it's funny, when you're watching your kids and they're running, you know, they're running with the croquet ball.

STU: The croquet ball? What kind of reference is that?

GLENN: Well, I just, it's a very painful reference because it was very funny when Raphe was holding the croquet ball and he was trying to use it as a baseball and I said, no, son, it's not a base -- and then he hit me in the head with it. What I'm saying is, we should have known then it's not going to end well.

STU: I disagree. When you can sing a song about not liking a meal at a friend's house, that is --

GLENN: Is that really what this song is about?

STU: Well, it gets there. He goes to his friend's house and the food is not good and he doesn't -- he wants to be nice because it's his buddy but he has to -- at the end it's too disgusting.

GLENN: I'm just saying that I believe this may -- I'm going to drop this marker in the water that this may have been the turning point.

STU: I want to fold debate, particularly lists.

GLENN: Bring it on.

(OUT 10:52).

(Music playing)

GLENN: No, now see Stu says that this is a sign of the end times.

STU: A little bit. It's hard to deny.

GLENN: I mean, who doesn't like MMMBop.

STU: You'd be surprised at the amount of people who would raise their hand.

GLENN: Yeah, but a lot of people in their college years, guys, had MMMBop posters on their wall.

STU: No one had that -- you don't have an example of someone who --

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Dan Andros.

STU: Dan Andros?

GLENN: The producer of the program here.

STU: How old are you?

DAN: Look, it worked at the time and I stand by it.

STU: It worked at the time what, to lure teenage boys?

GLENN: He was a very big fan of Hanson and now he's met Chris Hansen, the older brother.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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