Quips, quotes and highlights from podcasts across America, the week of February 18, 2021
“I’ve never seen a murder trial where they didn’t talk about the murder.”
— Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy, The McCarthy Report Podcast, on the Democrats impeachment trial strategy.
“Mitch McConnell is very cagey. He’s very strategic. He generally doesn’t say anything unless he has a real reason to. Trump tells you everything he’s thinking within seconds of thinking it. You know, he has – he’s just a giant id.”
— Mara Liasson, NPR national political correspondent, The NPR Politics Podcast.
“They were the kings of radio. Rush was king of AM, Howard Stern was king of FM. But Stern sold out, he started ingratiating himself with the beautiful people. He sold out his loyal fandom. Rush never did that. Rush went for 30 years and never said ‘I better change because some advertiser’s mad at me, or because some celebrity won’t come on my show. They took two very different approaches, and I have much more respect for Rush Limbaugh than I do for Howard Stern.”
— Boston broadcaster and sportswriter Gerry Callahan, The Gerry Callahan Podcast.
— John Lovett, The Pod Save America Podcast, on Senate Republicans voting to convict Donald Trump in the impeachment trial.