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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: And let me ask you this. Is there anyone in the sound of my voice that busted their boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse last week? Was anyone busting anyone else? I told you last week on Valentine's Day that that is the big day for private eyes and busting people. Because Valentine's Day is the day that you -- oh, you've got to go get a gift. You've got to go -- and so if you're having an affair, you've got to go and, you know, get them a gift or be with them for a few minutes or whatever. And if your wife or your husband is suspecting that you're cheating, this is the day that they follow you around. And women can just smell it on you. I mean, they just know. And guys are bad hiding it, you know? "You were working late today, honey." "Yes, yes, I had a lot of extra work to do." "You don't have a job." "Yeah, I was... I was working looking on a job. That's what I was doing." Yeah. "At 1:00 a.m.?" "Uh-huh -- I mean, no. Crap." I mean, just stupid guys. Did anybody catch anybody last week?

Also I was reading a psychology magazine the other day mostly to find out how many psychiatric problems I have and it's, ooh. After I stopped counting, there was an article in it on what attracts people together. What is it that brings people together initially? The article explained, you know, a lot of things. But really, I mean in a nutshell the subtitle could be Why Glenn Beck Isn't a Ladies Man back in the day. But they say that voice plays a big part. Men prefer a higher pitched voice in women. Women prefer deeper voices in men. And that's been a cross I've had to bear.

Stu, would you go for the -- I mean, when they say higher pitched women, is it just that they -- I don't -- you know, women who are like, yep, I know, it just really kind of -- I don't want that but I mean, I'm not looking for a mousey voice. That's driving me nuts.

STU: Yeah, Glenn, that's true. You don't want the squeaky voice. You want the nice pitch but I think --

GLENN: Dan, are you feeling the same way?

DAN: Yeah, man, I know exactly what you're talking about.

GLENN: I actually -- you know what? You know what kind of voice I'm attracted to in women? You know what I think is the hottest voice is the raspy voice in women.

STU: Yeah, but not the -- you don't want to go to the smoker's voice because you get that... "Hey, how are you," that.

GLENN: You don't want the -- when they're breathing in, you don't want to hear the (gasping)... so anyway, I was telling you that... yeah, you don't want -- you've been smoking for years and years, haven't you?

STU: Yeah, you want that, kind of like a piano bar at 11:00 p.m., a little rasp but it's not that much.

GLENN: Yeah. But I don't know if I could live with that my whole life. You know what I mean? I don't know if I'd like to hear, you know, "So you need to start picking up your underwear off the bathroom floor." Although that might be actually -- although that might kind of work for you.

STU: Yeah, I think it's a short-term thing.

GLENN: It might be short-term, yeah, it might be short-term. You know, the problem is, at least with me, you know, when I was dating -- and I'm still like this. I just absolutely clam up around -- well, now it's around almost everybody. I'm so uncomfortable in small, one-on-one stuff. I have no idea what to say to anybody. Isn't that weird? This is what I do for a living. And I have, like, no idea what to say. I get so uncomfortable. And if it -- when I was dating or when I was in high school, completely clam up around, you know, girls. I mean, absolutely completely silent. You go out on a date and you're like, yeah, I know, uh-huh. That's the cardinal sin, they say, for guys, you know, and especially guys like me. If your voice eclipses, your face is your star quality, you've got to keep yapping, man, and that's -- I mean, whew. The fact that I have a voice makes it my star quality over my face but that's a different -- they actually say that to women your voice can actually enhance your looks. I mean, if I would have known that in 1979, man, I wouldn't have stopped talking. Wait a minute. That doesn't work. That's exactly what I've done and it didn't work out well for me.

Article goes on to talk about humor and posture and sense and all the other indicators like facial features. You know what? I'm not a psychologist but I am a thinker and a little bit crazy. But I think they're missing a couple of factors here. I mean, you know, the posture and everything, I guess, and humor, sure, that's -- but I mean, men are shallow, you know what I mean? Legs, butts. You know, I'm just saying we're pathetic but we're on a roll here. You know what I mean, that kind of -- women, you're shallow as well. Let's be honest. Granted, you're less shallow than men and I give you that, but you're shallow. For a lot of women it's fame and money. I mean, I don't know who's worse, men or women. You know, men are willing to overlook a lot of flaws if she's hot. You know, she could rob banks for a living and be like, cool. You want to come up to the apartment? She could even be Progressive. That's how pathetic we are. She could be Progressive. She could be wearing really comfortable shoes as a Progressive and you'd be like, "Really? Birkenstocks, huh? Want to come up?" I mean, we're that shallow. "Yeah, I'm totally into a carbon neutral lifestyle." "Yeah. Yeah, me, too." "Aren't you driving a tank?" "It's a hybrid tank, though, sweetheart. It runs on vegetable oil. I stop by McDonald's and I empty their old Frialator oil, and I'm thinking about taking the profits from the wealthiest 1% and with the tank and just giving it right directly to the poor." "Really?" "Yeah. Want to come up?" And women are just as bad. Money and fame, the really sad part is it can be like local flame that works for them, you know? "Oh, you play in a band?" "Yeah, we rotate between Chip's Pub and Frankie's Bar, totally rock out." "Oh, you're so talented. That's kind of cute, too." I mean, you talk yourself into hooking up with some ugly local, somewhat famous dude and if there's money involved, it's even worse. "I was thinking that, you know, maybe you and I could go to dinner some night, you know." "I'm probably about Z that night." "All right. Well, if you change your mind, let me know. I'll pick you up in my Bugatti." "Oh, wait a minute. I think I have an opening tonight." I mean, I think that's why so many people found themselves in a predicament or Valentine's Day because, shallow, you know, pathetic. Boobs, butts, money, that's really -- I mean, that describes most of us, doesn't it? And that's why we like a good marriage success story, because naturally, you know, we're all like, "If she could put her butt in my Bugatti, we're a perfect match." And somehow, somehow or another there's a few -- I can't believe it. I mean, I've got my wife caught in such a scam, she's like a good person and everything. I don't know what the heck she's doing with me. You know what I'm saying? A few of us like, all of a sudden we've, like, we've, like, lucked out and we're sitting here and we're like, shut up. I mean, Stu and I -- Stu, God's honest truth. I don't know why we're whispering because it's not like your wives could hear us -- not hear us if we're whispering and they are listening to the radio.

STU: Good point.

GLENN: But honestly you and I have had the conversation a million times. Have no idea why my wife is married to me or why your wife is married to you.

STU: I know, I know. They got with us when we were poor.

GLENN: We were poor. I mean, we were nobodies. They really thought -- I don't know about your wife. Did your wife, did she think you had a future?

STU: She may have thought I had a future but not a good one.

GLENN: I don't think my wife -- really somebody asked her the other day. You know, they expected her to answer, oh, yeah, oh, yeah, I knew. Oh, I've always had confidence and I knew -- she didn't. Somebody said, did you know, did you have any idea when you married him that this would happen? And she just looked at them like, no, no idea, no. I thought he might be a garbage collector. Yeah, that we would be poor our whole lives. I'm like, I love you so much. I do. You're the best.

The Omicron variant: Should we ACTUALLY panic?

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As the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus approaches, it seems like those in power want everyone to be terrified, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program Monday.

The chair of the World Medical Association's Council, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, is already comparing the variant to Ebola and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) has declared a state of emergency, despite the doctor who announced its discovery describing the new variant's symptoms as "unusual, but mild." So, should we really be worried or not?

In this clip, Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere reviewed what we know about the Omicron variant so far and gave a few reasons why we should wait for more information before succumbing to panic.

Note: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-related questions & concerns.

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Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.