Kirby And Carlson



Longtime Seattle conservative talk show hosts Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson team up to discuss local and national politics, news of the day, and pop culture.


  • August 21, 2020

    21/08/2020 Duração: 24min

    Kirby Wilbur is back from Texas and back in the saddle! John and Kirby discuss their highlights of the Democratic National Convention and how can Joe Biden appeal to moderates? Plus a preview of next week's Republican National Convention and they'd like to see

  • April 9, 2020

    09/04/2020 Duração: 36min

    KVI's morning host (John Carlson) and afternoon drive host (Kirby Wilbur) rejoin forces to talk about the most pressing issues in the news: why its time to re-open parts of the local/national economy, secondary effects of the economic paralysis, balancing public health with the economy, narrow perspective of public health officials, how the news media distorts public perception of the public health and economy duality, three suggestions on re-opening parts of the economy staring this coming Monday, how COVID-19 will solely define the presidential and WA gubernatorial election campaigns all through November.

  • March 16, 2020

    16/03/2020 Duração: 13min

    Corona virus COVID-19 push back put in perspective, the dichotomy on social media about the 'Coronapocalypse' on one side and then the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 economic collapse will take down Trump's presidency, the uncertainty of a new strain of virus when there's no known vaccine, a WSJ columnist writes that COVID-19 can't spread if you're at home, an Evergreen Hospital ER doc is in ICU on a ventilator after treating an early patient who became COVID-19 positive, this ER doc's case shows that younger and relatively healthier people can contract COVID-19 with severe symptoms, a Kirby listener chided him for peddling panic as he discussed COVID-19 news last week, Germany has pulled a 180-degree turn on border security with the rise of the COVID-19 threat, where American's focus should be on COVID-19 instead of trying to score political points, why the economy will bounce back due to pent up demand, where to focus the debate regarding economic or government stimulus during COVID-19,

  • March 11, 2020

    11/03/2020 Duração: 20min

    Michael Bloomberg was surprisingly popular with WA voters, with Bernie Sanders slipping out of contention to Joe Biden we're going to miss out on our head-to-head debate about socialism vs. capitalism (Sanders vs. Trump), so with Biden Vs. Trump its gonna devolve into Ukraine/Burisma/Hunter Biden and it will be vicious between them, one of Bernie's former Senate colleagues says his 2016 popularity wasn't so much about the popularity of socialism as it was about voters being anti-Hillary, why likability is almost always a deciding factor above issues in American politics, Gov. Jay Inslee just officially announced his public gathering ban to slow Coronavirus spread, Kirby gives a nuanced answer to Inslee's push for a public gathering ban because he sees the importance of public health safety, Inslee's ban could be the death knell for several Seattle restaurants because three such restaurants closed earlier this week due to latest business downturn connected to Seattle's city council regulations ($15 min. wage,

  • March 3, 2020

    03/03/2020 Duração: 14min

    Joe Biden's campaign rally brain cramp about a famous line from The Declaration Of Independence, Coronavirus: will this be the worst of it or will it get worse in WA, the risk factors for Coronavirus show that there's no reason to panic, a prediction on which high profile Democrat will drop out of the presidential race when Super Tuesday results are announced tonight, this year's Super Tuesday contest shows why early voting on primaries should be banned (because a lot of people's votes are going to be wasted as several candidates pulled out in the last few days), Michael Bloomberg's only life line to stay in the race.

  • February 27, 2020

    27/02/2020 Duração: 18min

    The Bernie Sanders candidacy raises the question if democracy and socialism are compatible, how Kirby and John disagree on next month's Washington Democratic primary and the possibility that Bernie Sanders will win the state, new poll says 22% of Washington Democratic primary voters are still undecided, Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg are #1 and #2 in this new poll, (edit out 14:20 light and dark comment), the critical change Kirby would make to the WA Primary ballot envelopes about why your party affiliation is marked on the outside of the envelope, insuring that your WA primary ballot counts when you mark your party preference on the outside ballot.

  • February 20, 2020

    20/02/2020 Duração: 20min

    John & Kirby share their analysis and commentary on last night's Nevada Democratic Debates. Plus, the guys talk about John Tierney's article in WSJ about plastic bags as evidence mounts that banning plastic is both a waste of money and harmful to the environment. But the moral panic persists...

  • February 13, 2020

    13/02/2020 Duração: 17min

    Are John and Kirby considering turning "Democrat for a day" and voting during the Washington primary? Tim Eyman has announced that he'll be running for governor as a Republican instead of an independent - what does that mean? Plus John shares stories from his run for governor and Kirby has advice for Phil Fortunato, Joshua Freed, and other Republican candidates in the upcoming race.

  • February 6, 2020

    06/02/2020 Duração: 20min

    The Iowa Caucuses still have not completely reported their results! John and Kirby tee off on the Democrats and where they can possibly go from here.

  • Steak of the Union 2020: Live from Daniel's Broiler

    05/02/2020 Duração: 32min

    John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur provide reaction and commentary on President Trump's State of the Union address, along with listener questions, LIVE from our annual "Steak of the Union" event at Daniel's Broiler in Bellevue!

  • January 22, 2020

    22/01/2020 Duração: 22min
  • January 14, 2020

    15/01/2020 Duração: 23min
  • January 9, 2020

    09/01/2020 Duração: 21min

    Bernie Sanders comes to Seattle today, why Bernie is the front runner for the WA primary in early March, why Bernie might start off with a big lead for the nomination but most likely won't win the nomination, some people pushing conspiracy theory that candidate Pete Buttegieg is a pawn of the CIA, why Bernie doesn't have a big ceiling as a candidate, the candidate that will emerge at the last minute to take the Democratic nomination, the looming civil war in the Democratic Party, the irony that Joe Biden just said 'no one understood ObamaCare', WA Senator Patty Murray's floor speech comments about US drone attack killing Iranian general.

  • December 30, 2019

    30/12/2019 Duração: 40min

    The final (Kirby & Carlson) podcast of 2019, Christmas recaps and a Star Wars recap, their 2019 movie recommendations as the awards nomination season begins , Ft. Worth TX church shooting turns fatal but was quickly stopped by a 71-year-old former gun range owner, comparing yesterday's church shooting with the Sutherland Springs TX church shooting, a fatal stabbing attack at a Hannukah gathering in suburban NYC increases the concerns about anti-Semitism attacks in the NY/NJ area, the political blame game related to anti-Semitic attacks during the Trump presidency, the biggest local and national stories of the year and some 2020 political predictions, why Hong Kong protests are the international story of the year.

  • December 18, 2019

    18/12/2019 Duração: 21min

    Wall Street Journal editorial scolds Boeing, pointing out that cutting corners is never worth the risk, WSJ questions how Boeing's CEO is still on the job, CNN legal analyst refuses to believe a poll he doesn't like about the diminishing support by Americans for impeaching Trump, Trump's letter to Speaker Pelosi is either desperation or a good campaign ad depending on how you see it, how the reluctant Pelosi ended up getting forced into the impeachment vote she didn't really want, how the Senate Republicans are in the driver's seat to turn the impeachment on Democrats in January.

  • December 10, 2019

    18/12/2019 Duração: 25min

    two articles of impeachment against Pres. Trump yet one of them isn't even mentioned in the Constitution, compare the articles of impeachment against Nixon and Clinton to the ones against Trump, how the Senate portion of impeachment could quickly submarine the presidential campaigns of Sanders, Warren and Booker. The House Democrats that are dominating Pelosi in the impeachment battle, Hillary Clinton still has an avenue to be the Democratic presidential nominee, the prospect that someone not in the presidential race right now might become the Democrats nominee at the convention in July 2020, RIP to Paul Volcker who was nominated by Jimmy Carter but served as Federal Reserve chair during Reagan presidency and helped deal with inflation and interest rates in the 1980s that produced a lot of economic growth.

  • December 3, 2019

    03/12/2019 Duração: 21min

    60 Minutes travesty on new report about Seattle homeless and crime problems, the 60 Minutes report on Seattle relied on analysis from a Pennsylvania professor, Kirby points out some of the flawed logic in the 60 Minutes story but also credits one other portion of the story, why UW coach Chris Peterson was burnt out to the point that he resigned as head coach, some changes the UW football team still needs to make to get back to the top of the Pac-12.

  • November 26, 2019

    26/11/2019 Duração: 28min

    A Seattle muni judge is cleared of wrong doing after the convoluted complaint filed jointly by the city prosecutor and a public defender for being too harsh on a sentence of a man with over 70 criminal convictions including several unprovoked random violent attacks, the disposition of the complaint shows how the judge was in the wrong and the Seattle city attorney was wrong, it shows why Seattle's city attorney should be fired (or voted out), what's the impact of Tim Eyman deciding to run for governor as independent rather than Republican, reaction to current impeachment news transforms into a conversation about Russia and Chinas as US threats, a wholesale evaluation about the US role in the world in 2019, why Kirby and John are thankful this year.

  • November 21, 2019

    21/11/2019 Duração: 19min

    John and Kirby talk about our ongoing Apple Cup Flag giveaway, late nights Democratic debates, and what's going to happen in the city of Seattle

  • Kirby and Carlson Podcast November 12, 2019

    12/11/2019 Duração: 19min

    This week's topics include city election results, polls, Referendum 88, and did Amazon waste $1.5 million in campaign contributions?

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