Couple of the Year - Joe and Laura

Couple Of The Year - Volume 1

Quite possibly our favorite show of the year-the "Couple of the Year" presentation. Listen back to some of our best moments from these classic shows - available as a CD or download it instantly in MP3 format.

GLENN: Joe. Joe, are you there?

JOE: I'm here, Glenn.

GLENN: You're not having, like, serious marital problems, are you?

JOE: Well, we're not married yet. We're longtime boyfriend/girlfriend. We've been living together for years.

GLENN: Oh, well, I don't give a flying crap about you two. We're not breaking anything up. I mean, she could leave and it's okay then. I mean, you're like, I got nothing in it. What?

JOE: I got time invested.

GLENN: Oh, you got time, schmime. Please.

JOE: She just graduated college and today's her birthday. It was a bad day yesterday.

GLENN: Why? Why did you forget?

JOE: Well, I didn't really forget. I drive a truck. I didn't get home last night until almost midnight. I didn't exactly whip the truck into the florist. When I got to Wal-Mart, all they had left was a spare rose petal on the floor.

GLENN: I told you, I warned you for weeks. All right. So then Joe, this is your girlfriend. I mean, I don't feel bad on this one. It's a girlfriend. Are you going to marry her?

JOE: Oh, yeah, definitely.

GLENN: Really? Would you like to ask her today? It would make it special.

JOE: No, no, no, she would kill me. She's going to kill me anyway, but --

GLENN: Hang on. We're filling out your Mad Lib essay that you wrote. We'll call. Her name is Laura?

JOE: Yes.

GLENN: We're calling Laura here in just a second. Stand by.

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GLENN: Not going to be able to get to the Ann Coulter video that I talked about last night. Ann was on the show last night. We talked about John McCain and Romney. Please check it out. You'll forward it in the newsletter today and also it's available right now at the front page of

Today is the day for our Couple of the Year contest and we were supposed to do it yesterday but we ran out of time. So let's get right to it, shall we?

VOICE: And now it's the contest of the year in the making. It's Glenn Beck's quest to find America's ultimate couple of love. The essays have been written, the heartfelt words have been read and the winner has been selected. So now to introduce the country's most special couple, here's the love God himself, Glenn Beck.

CALLER: As you know we do this every year and we've had thousands of letters in and entries and we have Joe on the phone and I have to rush through it kind of because we're running out of time here. Gosh darn it, Joe, I hope I didn't make things horrible for you last night. Did you expose this?

JOE: Oh, it was a bad night.

GLENN: Was it really?

JOE: Yes.

GLENN: I'm sorry. I asked you because I couldn't make it in yesterday because of health issues and I asked you to keep it secret and now we have Laura on the phone who's your girlfriend. Hi, Laura.

LAURA: Hi, hello.

GLENN: Do you know who I am by any chance? I'm Glenn Beck. I do a radio show?

LAURA: Oh, okay, I do.

GLENN: And Joe, I asked him. He entered a contest about four months ago for Valentine's Day. You guys were the winner of the Couple of the Year and I got sick and so we have to do it today. So I'm sorry I wrecked your Valentine's Day, Laura.

LAURA: Oh, my goodness.

GLENN: Yeah. You didn't know, did you?

LAURA: No, I didn't. I really didn't know. Now I feel horrible.

GLENN: No, it's my fault. It's my fault. Do you forgive her, Joe?

JOE: Ooh, yes, definitely.

GLENN: Listen, I have a quick letter that I want to read to you. He said, Glenn, I've never entered a contest like this before. However I have to tell you about my beautiful girlfriend. I just can't express in words how uniquely wonderful Laura is. Honestly at first I think I was just attracted to her smile but as time went on, it turned into so much more. I guess I knew it was love the first time we had roast beef sandwiches at Panera Bread. Wow, what a perfect time that was. I guess what sets her apart is the distinctive way she loves animals, unlike any other woman in Kent County. I could go on forever but that would take away from my time with her and I have to get back at work at Swift where I drive a truck virtually 24 hours a day five days a week. Besides, everyone always tries to make love so complex. Let me tell you something, Joe, this what won the contest, this line alone. Everyone tries to make love so complex and I think that's why we should be your Valentine's Couple of the Year because for me it's simple. I just love Laura.

LAURA: Oh, my God. I'm crying. Oh.

GLENN: Bringing people together. That's what we do. Joe, do you have anything you want to say to Laura?

JOE: Yeah. Laura?


JOE: I love you.

LAURA: Oh, I love you, too, Joe.

GLENN: Oh, that is fantastic. Guys, thank you so much and happy Valentine's Day one day late. And I'm so glad that we could help you both out and it sounds like you're a lovely couple.

LAURA: Thank you. 

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

Watch the full special presentation below:

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

Watch a preview of the full episode below:

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