Quips, quotes, and highlights from podcasts across America 

The Week of July 21, 2021



“It’s one thing when you’re a politician to be channeling the anger of others. It’s another to be channeling your anger to others. And that’s what he did.”

–Former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), The Dispatch Podcast, on why Trump lost in 2020.


“They want Darth Vader to come back. They want him to come back because they’ve got nothing to talk about because it’s show business, and Joe Biden is a [expletive] bore. They can’t [expletive] about him because he’s wearing a blue tie.”

–Bill Burr, Monday Morning Podcast, on the media’s need for Donald Trump to stay relevant.


“I play because I love the game. I play because I love to compete. We shouldn’t stop our life, even though we love something because it’s just, someone puts an arbitrary timeline on that.”

–NFL QB Tom Brady,  SiriusXM Town Hall Podcast with Jim Gray, on his plan to play football until he’s 45 years old.


“Manchin has been very concerned with branding himself and how West Virginians will see him. And I think that’s what we’re seeing this year. He’s really trying to project an image of himself as not going along with everything Democratic leaders want him to do.”

–Vox Political Correspondent Andrew Prokop, NPR Politics Podcast


“They talked about how people are being told, when the [Cuban] military comes to their door, ‘You either come with us, or we’ll kill you right now.’ These are the things that are occurring in Cuba right now, today.”

–U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), The Daily Signal Podcast.


“This may sound crazy, but if you ran into Matt Gaetz or Ted Cruz or Jim Jordan at the Santa Monica Pier, you would say: ‘These are nice guys! Boy, they’re nothing like what I see them do on Twitter or TV,'”

–U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Meidas Touch Podcast, claiming conservatives put on an act for their base.