Couple of the Year - Scott and Susan


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: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK. Let me go to Scott who is our Couple of the Year contestant. Scott.

SCOTT: Glenn.

GLENN: I'm just looking at your -- you know, we did kind of a Mad Lib thing where I wrote an essay and you just had to fill in the blanks and I'm just looking here and it says right up at the top, says you're having a tough time in your marriage.

SCOTT: Yes. It's not real good right now and she's called me 14 times in the last 20 minutes and I haven't been able to answer because I've been on hold to risk hanging up. So this has got to be something really good here.

GLENN: Why would you -- if your marriage isn't going so well, why would you do this?

SCOTT: Well, I tried to do a dinner at Outback. We had an argument that morning and we had the dinner planned after work that evening and I kind of forced the dinner hoping it would smooth things over and that went poorly, it was quiet and no one spoke and --

GLENN: So maybe you should stop listening to your gut.

SCOTT: Yeah, probably.

GLENN: Yeah. But your gut is telling you now you should be the Couple of the Year contestant.

SCOTT: I need salvation, Glenn. I need someone to save me.

GLENN: I don't know if this is going to work. Okay, does she listen to the program at all?

SCOTT: No. She hates talk radio.

GLENN: She hates talk radio? Oh, this is getting even better. Okay, remember you wrote this about four months ago to me. You've done the contest. And that was your excuse last night. I'm going to ask you if you led her on and you said no and it was because I was sick yesterday and we couldn't do the Couple of the Year contest, okay?

SCOTT: I'm hoping to go to at least another dinner and have a better time this time.

GLENN: Where are you going to send her?

SCOTT: Try the Outback again. She likes it there.

GLENN: Listen to me. I'm going to ask you if you have anything to say to her. Count to five right after I say, do you have anything to say? And you say, yeah, Susan? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... I love you. And then -- because that way it's like you are fighting back the tears. Got it?

SCOTT: Got it.

GLENN: Okay, we have her on hold? Put her on hold so she can hear the stuff? And hear we go. So we'll have more on John McCain here in just a second. But first something we should have done yesterday.

VOICE: 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 passionate pair, here's the love God himself, Glenn Beck.

GLENN: As you know, we do this every year where we start months in advance and I ask you to write an essay about the love of your life and we get thousands of entries in. And we read them all and we have Scott who wrote our winning entry here and we'll get his wife on the phone here in just a second. Scott, how are you, sir?

SCOTT: I'm doing fine, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN: Very good. How long ago did you write this e-mail? This came in, this looks like an early --

SCOTT: About three or four months ago or so.

GLENN: So this was the first contest this year. Have you ever entered before?

SCOTT: No.

GLENN: And I so apologize for yesterday. We were supposed to do this yesterday. You knew that and I couldn't make the broadcast yesterday because I have been so sick lately and I wanted to delay it. Did you break the news to her yesterday or not? Did you keep the secret?

SCOTT: No, I kept it on the down low.

GLENN: Okay. So do we have her on the phone? Let's go to Susan. Susan?

SUSAN: Yes?

GLENN: Hi, how are you?

SUSAN: Just fine. And yourself?

GLENN: Well, very good. I don't know if you know who I am, but I'm Glenn Beck and I do a radio program. And --

SUSAN: I've definitely heard of you.

GLENN: You've definitely heard of me? And what we have is a contest that we've been -- we run every year and about three, four months ago your husband wrote in an essay and he's been selected as the winning essay and we were supposed to do this on Valentine's Day but I couldn't make it yesterday and so my apologies for wrecking your Valentine's Day. I don't know if you guys -- what you guys did yesterday but this was kind of like Scott's big surprise and then I pulled the rug from underneath him last night -- or yesterday afternoon and it was pretty ugly. So may I read the entry? Are you there? Susan?

SUSAN: Yes, I'm here.

GLENN: May I read what he wrote?

SUSAN: Yes, that's fine.

GLENN: Okay. He wrote -- this is pretty special, isn't it?

SUSAN: Yes.

GLENN: He wrote, "Dear Glenn, I've never entered a contest like this before. However, I felt I had to tell you about my beautiful wife. I really can't express in words how uniquely wonderful Susan truly is. Honestly at first I think I was just attracted to her butt, but as time went on it turned into so much more." Well, you are an honest one there, Scott. "I guess I knew it was true love the first time we kissed on the deck during that thunderstorm and that trip to the Outer Banks. Wow. What a perfect time it was. Do you remember the thunderstorm, Susan?

SUSAN: Oh, certainly.

GLENN: Perfect time?

SUSAN: Just perfect.

GLENN: Yeah, that's just weird. You guys have so much in common, that's exactly what he wrote, what a perfect time that was. "I guess what sets her apart is the distinctive way she shows her love unlike any other woman in" -- Albemarle County? Albemarle County? Is that how you say it?

SUSAN: Albemarle. Albemarle.

GLENN: Yes. "I could go on forever but that would take away my time with her and I have to get back to work at Virginia Business System where I fix copiers from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Besides, everyone tries to make love so complex and that's why I think we should be your Valentine's Couple of the Year because for me it's simple. I just love Susan."

SUSAN: Oh. Sorry. I'm in tears.

GLENN: I know, it's really, it's -- you've got a good guy there.

SUSAN: Yes, I do.

GLENN: And Scott, you sound like you have a wonderful woman there and I hope you treat her right.

SCOTT: I try when I can, Beck.

GLENN: Well, we're going to send you guys out. I understand your favorite restaurant is Outback. So we're going to send you out to your favorite restaurant and congratulations, both of you, for being the Couple of the Year. It's really a spectacular thing and I hope you have a great, just a terrific weekend.

SUSAN: Thank you so much.

GLENN: You bet. Scott, do you have anything you want to say to Susan?

SCOTT: I do, Glenn. Susan?

SUSAN: Yeah?

SCOTT: I love you with all my heart. I need you to believe that. Sues Susie love you, too, sweetie.

GLENN: Well, there it is. Boy, day after Valentine's Day and the love just keeps going on. Thank you guys so much. Congratulations.

The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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