Posts Tagged ‘podcasting’

Stump The Craiger!! and The Big O Show Episode #3

January 29, 2009 Leave a comment


Tonight is episode three of my podcast, and hopefully we have a good one lined up. We’ll be taking some more about state and local budget transparency, the continuing “struggle” to find a new state song, the RNC Chairman’s race, and how the stimulus is affecting both state and local governments (at least in their thinking). We’ll have that plus Stump the Craiger, Craig’s Pick, andour Conservative Quotable, all starting tonight at 10 P.M. EST.

Call in at (646) 727-2982 or chat with me at–Orndorff.


Podcast changes

January 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Just to give everyone a heads-up, I’ve made some changes to The Big O Show. Number 1, we’re moving to Thursday nights at 10 P.M. to some of you early sleepers may still be able to catch the show. Number 2, we’re going to the full hour, so feel free to call in and grandstand for a couple of minutes.

The Big O Show: Episode #1 Tonight at 11 p.m.

January 15, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m getting the ball moving fast on my first foray into podcasting with the premiere episode of the Big O Show tonight at 11 p.m. We’ll be discussing the show’s format, the state’s massive budget deficit and some creative ideas out there to fix the issues, the press in Shenandoah County, state and local government transparency issues, and fallout from the GOP’s huge near-win in deep blue Alexandria. All that and my fave of the week. To listen to the show, click here around 11 or so. If you want to call in, dial us up at , or you can chat with us in the chatroom that will be up on the show’s page. And remember, if you just can’t make it to 11, the show will be there when you get up on Friday morning. 

But whatever you do, be sure to take a listen as we take this exciting new journey into a new means of communication.


January 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Welcome to my new home on the web! This is once again Craig Orndorff, who you may remember from the Shenandoah County Republican blog, the Valley Republican, or various comment sections. If you don’t remember any of those D-list outings, you may have met me at any place in Virginia where there are more than two Republicans at any given time. 

All kidding aside, with this new venture I hope to finally do what I’ve always hoped to do with blogging: offer up news on both policy and politics with my unique conservative perspective, spiced up with musings on history and my life. Why now? After the last presidential campaign, I found myself completely exhausted and frustrated. By no means have I given up on politics; I still believe in the unique power of individuals to effect change in a liberal democracy. 

And that’s just what I want to do: extract myself from the campaign apparatus and make my voice heard, practicing politics on my own terms. I want to rediscover just why I got involved in the first place: to forward the conservative ideals I so strongly believe in and help those candidates who believe in them get elected. I may return to formal involvement someday, but right now, I want to re-explore the political process with a fresh perspective, and I want to bring everyone along for the ride. 

So why the name? Well, I wanted something that stands out and that shows just where I’m coming from. I’ve always seen the west as indicitive of the American conservative spirit: always seeking that free place in which to fully express our human potential. Additionally, I am a seventh generation Valley resident. This was America’s first frontier, and I hope through this blog to retain some of that rebellious western spirit. 

In addition to the blog, I’m launching a thirty minute podcast: The Big O Show. Yes yes, I know, a stark contrast to the name of the blog, but I’m a sucker for rhymes. The show will cover the same subjects as the blog, but hopefully with a bit more flair and whimsy. 

Well, that’s the long and short of things. Stay tuned, and I hope I can count on you for the journey.

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