The Official Website of Josh Gillespie

“Gillespie” on FTRradio.com

“Gillespie” airs every Tuesday night at 9pm on From the Right Radio or FTRradio.com.  It’s a show devoted to politics, issues, and news of the day with a touch of humor.  And let’s be honest, politics needs a dose of humor every once in a while.  Guests include state and federal legislators, candidates for office, national pundits, authors and advocates from grassroots organizations.  It is also home to the satirical segment “Ask a RINO”.

 

Season Three

Play
  • It’s the Eighth Gillespie of 2013 and we don’t let up!  Our guest is Indiana Senator Dan Coats.  We get his thoughts on Sequestration, the Rand Paul filibuster and the fallout from the McCain/Graham comments and so much more.  Also, Susie Moore and I chat about possible Senate primaries gearing up in Kentucky and South Carolina.  We’re not done yet!  We also have Susie’s Law and she’s breaking down the latest court case involving New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg vs. The Big Gulp!
Play
  • For the Seventh Gillespie of 2013, Susie Moore and I talk with the author of “Constitutional ConservatismDr. Peter Berkowitz.  We also talk about Sequestration, the Club for Growth being stupid in Indiana and much more!  This is a fantastic show, especially the Berkowitz interview.  
Play
  • For the Sixth Gillespie of 2013, Susie Moore and I discuss Marco Rubio and “Watergate”, the ongoing GOP Civil War, Colorado Democratic State Representative Joe Salazar and his incredibly insulting and sexist rape comments and more “Susies Law”!
Play
  • In the Fifth Gillespie of 2013, we talk with Teri Christoph of Smart Girl Politics about the upcoming Smart Girls Summit in Indianapolis.  Plus, we bring back “Susie’s Law”.  It’s a fun show you don’t want to miss.
Play
  • In the Fourth Gillespie of 2013, Susie Moore, Mark Warner and I discuss the horrendous Ron Paul gaffe, the burgeoning war between Karl Rove and The Tea Party and we introduce a brand new segment called “Susie’s Law” wherein she breaks down some of the some of the high profile cases before the federal courts.
Play
  • In the Third Gillespie of 2013, Mark Warner returns to join Susie and me.  We talk about President Obama’s inauguration (and predictions for his second term), baby names and we finally enter the gun debate.   
Play
  • In the Second Gillespie of 2013 our guests include: Abdul Hakim-Shabazz of IndyPolitics.org talks about the inauguration of Indiana’s newest governor, Mike Pence and we he expects to see from a newly minted Pence administration.  
Play
  • It’s the First show of the new year and first of YEAR 3 of Gillespie on FTRradio.com.  We bring in the New Year talking about the debt ceiling, the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, as well as the deal to bypass the Fiscal Cliff which included the end to the payroll tax holiday.

Season Two

Play
  • Episode 38 of Season 2 of Gillespie is our Christmas show!  However, we still bring the show week in and week out.  Our guest is U.S. Senator Dan Coats.  
Play
  • On Episode 37 of Season 2 of Gillespie, Susie Moore and I recap “Fingers Bash 2012” (aka the birthday of Fingers Malloy), talk about the Fiscal Cliff and the move by House Speaker John Boehner to remove fiscally conservative House members from key financial committees.  
Play
  • Featured guests on Episode 36 of Season 2 of Gillespie include: Dina Fraioli as we continue our discussion from the previous week on the problem of GOP media messaging.
Play
  • Featured guests on Episode 35 of Season 2 of Gillespie include: Stacy Mott from Smart Girl Politics. Additionally we get an epic post election rant from Mark Warner and we get into a discussion about GOP media messaging. 
Play
  • Featured guests on Episode 34 of Season 2 of Gillespie include: The Rated “R” Republican, FTR’s own John Brodigan and Susie Moore’s first solo interview, this one with the Reverend C.L. Bryant.
Play
  • Featured guests on Episode 33 of Season 2 of Gillespie include: Indiana State Representative David Frizzell and National Policy Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation Jason Whitman.
Play
  • On Episode 32 of Season 2 of Gillespie topics include: “Warner-Gate”, Benghazi-Gate, presidential and vice presidential debates as well as a conversation with U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.
Play
Play
  • On Episode 30 of Season 2 of Gillespie my guests include Congressional candidate from Utah, Mia Love as well as Daily Caller’s own, Matt Lewis.  It’s a great show and one you definitely want to listen to as we get closer to election day.
Play
  • On Episode 29 of Season 2 of Gillespie, we pay tribute to September 11th.  Susie Moore and I  remember the lives lost, the sacrifices made and those who stood up to tyranny.  We also talk about our experiences that fateful day.  Our guests include author and frequent guest on Fox News’ Red Eye (as well as many other Fox News shows) Jedediah Bila who gives a first hand account of what it was like to work in downtown Manhattan that morning as well as to Whiskey Rebellion Radio co-host (heard every Sunday morning at 10am on FTRradio.com) Mark Radulich who provides his own unique New York story and how that day has affected him since.  We also feature, in it’s entirety, the haunting yet touching song “Find You” by Washington, D.C. area musician Andy Zipf.  It’s a powerful show and one that Susie and I are very proud of.
Play
  • Episode 28 of Season 2 of Gillespie is our GOP Convention recap show!   Susie and I talk with Larry O’Connor, Editor in Chief of Breitbart.TV and host of the Larry O’Connor Show.  We also chat with one of our show favorites, Dina Fraioli who gives her impression of what the Democrats have in store for their convention in Charlotte.  Plus, I chat with Susie about my experience at my very first GOP Convention.  No, I was not a delegate.  I was actually working the convention as part of the Digital Comms team.   Make sure you tune in for this one.
Play
Play
Play
  • Episode 25 of Season 2 of Gillespie is a big one!  Mark, Susie and I talk with Mike Pence, who is running for Governor of Indiana, U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock and Communications Director for the Indiana State GOP and former White House Deputy Press Secretary under President George W. Bush, Pete Seat.  This was easily one of my favorite shows.
Play
  • On Episode 24 of Season 2 of Gillespie we officially welcome Susie Moore (aka the @SmoosieQ) to our cast of characters, plus we chat about the uproar over Chick-Fil-A as well as the apparently gun shy President Obama.
Play
Play
  • On Episode 22 of Season 2 of Gillespie, I spend some time interviewing Sean Bielat who is running for Congress from the state of Massachusetts.  That name might be familiar to you as Sean ran against Barney Frank in 2010 and actually made him defend it for the first time since 1982.  Sean is running again this year and to you think it’s any coincidence that Barney decided to retire?  I don’t think so.  Also, Mark and make a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT regarding the show and what it coming ahead, plus we invite Thomas LaDuke to come on to the show to “hug it out” after last week’s show.  The big quest is, can Mark and Duke agree to “hug it out” or not.
Play
  • Episode 21 of Season 2 of Gillespie is LADIES NIGHT!  My guests include Teri Christoph of Smart Girl Politics and ShePAC talking about the upcoming Smart Girls Summit and her brand new show on FTR, “So Here’s the Deal”.  Then I talk with Cherylyn Harley LeBon about the recent Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and the Arizona immigration law.
Play
  • On episode 20 of season 2 of Gillespie, all the major issues are discussed.  My guests are Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona and from TownHall.com, Cherylyn Harley LeBon.  We discuss the Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s immigration law (SB 1070), the Fast and Furious investigation and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and what might happen with Obamacare.  All in all, this doesn’t look like it could be a good week for the Obama Administration.
Play
  • On episode 19 of season 2 of Gillespie, Mark and I conduct our Right Online recap show discussing the conservative online activist conference that took place last weekend in Las Vegas.  Our guests include one of the writers for Hoosier Access and first time Right Online attender, Derek Pillie who provides his take on Right Online in this very informative interview.  Then heat ratchets up a bit as “Ask A RINO” returns in Vegas Prize Fight style fashion as the twitter character known as “@realmwarner0003” makes his very first appearance anywhere outside of twitter.  This is an exclusive you won’t want to miss!
Play
  • On episode 18 of season 2 of Gillespie, Mark and I start off the show talking about the upcoming conservative conference Right Online in Las Vegas on June 15-16 (register here and now!).  This conference will be of epic proportions!  I also chatted with Republican 2nd Congressional District candidate Jackie Walorski as well as Brian Sikma,  Communications Director for Media Trackers a conservative non-profit in Wisconsin.  Brian and I chat about the Wisconsin recall election.  This was a fun show.  Take the time to listen!
Play
  • On episode 17 of season 2 of Gillespie, I bring back Cherylyn Harley Lebon to talk about national politics, the recent missteps by the Obama campaign and the Cory Booker walk back, plus the mighty return of “Ask a RINO” with our guest RINO John Brodigan.  Plus, Mark Warner and I discuss the recent passing of his pastor Jaman Iseminer (read more here).  At 29, Jaman left behind his wife Amanda and their two year old daughter Belle. Please consider giving to the Iseminger Family Memorial. 100% of funds collected will be given to Amanda and Belle, survivors of Jaman Iseminger, to be used to help with funeral expenses, pending bills, and any other financial needs that the family may have during this difficult time. http://iseminger.blogspot.com/
Play
  • Episode 16 of Season 2 of Gillespie is my post-primary show and I still can’t get over the Senate race results!   In this show I’m pleased to have U.S. Senate G.O.P. candidate from Indiana, Richard Mourdock return to the show, this time as our General Election candidate.  I talk with him about what it’s been like since his historic victory, we also chat about early polling numbers and he responds to attacks he’s already receiving from Democrats, particularly from former President Bill Clinton.  I also talk with a show regular, National Policy Chairman for the Young Republican National Federation, Dr. Jason B. Whitman.  We also chat about the Mourdock victory and the abject failure that is the Obama social media campaign.
Play
  • Episode 15 of Season 2 of Gillespie is the pre-primary show and it’s a doozy!  This jam packed show features U.S. Senate candidate from Indiana, Richard Mourdock, candidate from Indiana’s 5th Congressional District, Wayne Seybold, Chairman of the Indiana Federation of Young Republicans and candidate for State Senate District 35 Daniel Kinnamon and an update of the Tea Party Express tour from Express Chairman Amy Kremer and Tabitha Hale.  So much show, you don’t can’t miss this!
Play
  • Episode 14 of Season 2 of Gillespie features an interview with Indiana 6th Congressional District candidate Don Bates Jr., author and columnist for U.S. News and World Report on energy issues, Jeff Nesbit and one of our favorites, lawyer, commentator, and Fox News contributor, Cherylyn Harley LeBon.
Play
  • Episode 13 of Season 2 of Gillespie features a return of National Policy Director of the Young Republican National Federation, Jason Whitman to talk about the Senate Democrats inability to pass a budget, plus we keep the topic of the Senate going while discussing potential GOP picksups with political communications strategist, Dina Fraioli (one of my personal favorite guests).  Plus we talk with Katie Harbath who is the Associate Manager for Policy at Facebook.com.  We talk with her about how elected officials and candidates are best using Facebook to their advantage to get their message out.
Play
  • Episode 12 of Season 2 of Gillespie features a discussion on the fate of Obamacare with Supreme Court with one of our favorite recurring guests, Cherylyn Harley LeBon, we discuss GOP presidential politics with the National Policy Director of the Young Republican National Federation, Jason Whitman and an all important, much needed intervention with Mark Warner.
Play
  • On Episode 11 of Season 2 of Gillespie Mark Warner and I talk about the Indiana Senate race between Dick Lugar and Richard Mourdock, and well talk with our guests Elizabeth Blackney (aka @MediaLizzy) and founder of IndyPolitics.org, Abdul Hakim-Shabazz
Play
  • Episode 10 of Season 2 of Gillespie features Fox News contributor, lawyer and author, Cherylyn Harley LeBon, Indiana State Representative Mike Speedy and an “Ask a RINO with Amy Miller, but our featured RINO being our very own Mark Warner.
Play
Play
  • Episode 8 of Season 2 of Gillespie features political commentator and Fox News contributor Cherylyn Harley LeBon, Indiana State Representative Jud McMillin and finally, a little perspective on the Michigan primary from FTR Radio founder, Thomas LaDuke.
Play
  • Episode 7 of Season 2 of Gillespie includes guests Congressman Todd Young, Mayor of Marion, Indiana and 5th Congressional District Candidate Wayne Seybold and a discussion of a possible brokered Republican convention with John Brodigan.
Play
  • Episode 6 of Season 2 of Gillespie is our post CPAC show.  Our guests include U.S. Senate Candidate from Indiana, Richard Mourdock, Candidate for the 2nd Congressional Seat in Indiana Jackie Walorski, President of GenerationOpportunity.org Paul Conway and and interview Indiana State Representative Mike Speedy that was recorded before CPAC.
Play
  • Episode 5 of Season 2 of Gillespie features Vice President of the National Right to Work Committee Greg Mouraud, Candidate for the 6th Congressional District in Indiana Don Bates, Jr., and our pre-CPAC segment with Amy Miller and Tabitha Hale.
Play
  • Episode 4 of Season 2 of Gillespie features Mark and Josh talking about Indianapolis during the week leading up the Super Bowl, Sarah Rumpf and Jacob Perry talking about the Florida Primary and “Ask a RINO” featuring Matt Brinkman (aka @Chefbrink) of Hoosier Access.
Play
  • Episode 3 of Season 2 of Gillespie features a discussion on Indiana becoming a “Right to Work” state, author of “One Nation Under God: A Book for Little Patriots” Amelia Hamilton and “Ask a RINO” featuring Jason Whitman who is National Policy Chairman for the Young Republican National Federation.
Play
  • Episode 2 of Season 2 of Gillespie features Indiana State Senator Jim Banks  as well as Mark Warner’s surprise revenge in this edition of “Ask a RINO” with Elizabeth Blackney (aka”Media Lizzy”).
Play
  • Episode 1 of Season 2 of Gillespie features Raz Shafer of American Majority and the return of a FTRradio favorite, “Ask a RINO” featuring our own Mark Warner, The Right Hook‘s John Brodigan and a surprise guest that catches Mark a little off guard.

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Season One

Play
  • Episode 36 of Gillespie on FTRradio includes interview with Indiana State GOP Chairman Eric Holcomb and Indiana’s 9th District Congressman, Todd Young.
Play
  • Episode 35 of Gillespie on FTRradio includes a conversation with John LaRosa of Four Tier Strategies.  Kristee Kelley and I talk with him about New Media and the role it will play in the 2012 election cycle (read; huge!).  I also speak with Amelia Hamilton (aka Gadsdenista on Twitter) of Fountainhead Communications.  We talk about her role with the Tea Party in Colorado and her upcoming book.
Play
  • On Episode 34 of Gillespie on FTRradio, Elizabeth Blackney returns for a special “Ask a RINO” segment.  We talk about the War in Libya and possible presidential candidates.  Also, I speak with Nick Barbknecht, the Indiana Chairman of the “Students for Mitch” initiative.
Play
  • Episode 33 of Gillespie on FTRradio.com Mark Warner and I talk with Elizabeth Blackney about her work with human rights in Africa. Also Kristee Kelley and I talk about Charlie Sheen. Is he crazy or crazy like a fox?
Play
  • Episode 32 of “Gillespie” on FTRradio.com features interviews with Indiana State Representative and Majority Whip in the Indiana House, David Frizell and Congressman Todd Rokita from Indiana’s Fourth Congressional District.  Rep.Frizzell updates my listeners to what the House Democrats might be up to as they are hiding out in Urbana, Illinois and how the the House Republicans plan to proceed.  Congressman Rokita talks about the Continuing Resolution (CR) to prevent the Federal government from shutting down and about his experiences as a freshman in Congress so far.  All of that, plus I have my monologue where I cover Governor Mitch Daniels handing of the State House Democrats walk out.
Play
  • Episode 31 of “Gillespie” on FTRradio.com continues the CPAC Recap.  But first, in my monologue, I discuss the unrest with the unions in Wisconsin and compare the situation to when a newbie Republican Governor named Mitch Daniels took over in Indiana.  From there, Ashley Sewell (the TxTrendy Chick) and I tag team to interview Vikrant Reddy of RightOnCrime.com.  And Mark Warner sneaks in a couple of interviews.  One with Iowa Congressman Steve King and then with Chris Barron of GOProud.
Play
  • Episode 30 of “Gillespie” on FTRradio.com is a CPAC Recap show.  I talk with Glen Asbury about his experience at CPAC and get his perspective on the “presidential” speakers.  I also speak with Indiana’s State Treasurer Richard Mourdock who, at the time, was rumored to seeking to run against Senator Richard Lugar in next years GOP Senate primary (it’s not really a rumor any more).  I wrap it up by talking with Michael Knowles of “Students for Daniels” a college based grassroots movement to enlist Governor Mitch Daniels to run for President.
Play
  • Episode 29 of “Gillespie” on FTRradio.com includes further discussion on Governor Mitch Daniels’ “truce” (hey, guess what people, he’s extremely pro-life…AND his record as governor proves it), plust I’ll be talking Kristee Kellee about social media and politics, plus a special pre-CPAC edition of “Ask a RINO” with Dina Fraioli, John Brodigan and (a newcomer) Nick Barbknecht.
Play
  • Episode 28 of “Gillespie” includes a very informative discussion on education reform and school choice with Kristee Kelley and included a truncated interview with former advisor to President Bill Clinton, Dick Morris.  I also speak with the Mayor of Marion, Indiana Wayne Seybold about Marion’s successes and the economic development that is going on there.
Play
  • Episode 27 of “Gillespie” includes an interview with Rebecca Wales of Smart Girl Politics, Kristee Kelley and I discuss Sarah Palin and host a special “Ask a RINO” with everyone’s favorite Hoosier RINO, Mark Warner.
Play
  • Episode 26 of “Gillespie” includes my weekly monologue, a fascinating interview on redistricting nationwide with the Vice President of Political Program of BIPAC, Michael Davis, a discussion with Glen Asbury about his recent trip to Washington, D.C. where he interviewed Indiana Congressmen Todd Rokita and Marlin Stutzman, then I feature his interview with Congressman Stutzman.  It is a jam packed show!
Play
  • Episode 25 of “Gillespie” includes Glen Asbury’s interview with Congressman Todd Rokita and an epic “Ask a RINO” with Thomas LaDuke, John Brodigan, Dina Fraioli, Emily Borkholder and Mark Warner.
Play
  • Episode 24 of “Gillespie” includes segments with Kristee Kelley and Mark Warner and an “Ask a RINO” segment featuring New York’s finest RINO’s John Brodigan and Dina Fraioli.
Play
  • Episode 23 of “Gillespie” is our Christmas show.  Mark and I talk about our family Christmas traditions and Sean Hackbarth and Mitrebox are this week’s featured RINO’s on this week’s “Ask a RINO”.
Play
  • Episode 22 of “Gillespie” includes the inaugural segment of “Ask a RINO” featuring Dina Fraioli and our own Mark Warner.  Krirstee Kelley and I continue our discussion of saving marriage.  Plus, Glen Asbury (of Hoosier Access and Pundit League) makes his first appearance on my show.  It’s an episode you don’t want to miss.
Play
  • Episode 21 of “Gillespie” includes on monologue on tax cuts that echoes strong statements in favor of cuts from people like President Kennedy.  In addition, Kristee Kelley and I talk about the importance of marriage and Mark and I continue talking about tax cuts, plus a couple of extra rants.
Play
  • Episode 20 of “Gillespie” includes discussion on education reform with Kristee Kelley and Mark Warner completely reverses course from the previous week and defends the TSA in the way they do security checks.
Play
  • Episode 19 of “Gillespie” includes a very informative discussion from Indiana State Representative David Frizzell on the Republican Plan, education and redistricting for Indiana.  Also, Mark Warner takes a strong stance against the TSA.
Play
  • Episode 18 of “Gillespie” features a range of topic discussions with me and Mark.  We talk about the quality of candidates, to messaging during a campaign to furthering our discussion on possible GOP POTUS nominees for 2012.
Play
  • Episode 17 of “Gillespie” features an interview with Pete Seat, fmr. Deputy Press Secretary to President Bush and current Press Secretary for the Coats for Indiana campaign and a roundup of last Tuesday’s elections.
Play
  • Episode 16 of “Gillespie” includes a discussion about Mitch Daniels and his suggestion of a Flat/VAT tax, and interview with Dana Perino (former White House Press Secretary to President George W. Bush and current Fox News Contributor) and Mark Tapson (Big Hollywood) in a follow up conversation about “Beyond the Path to 9/11”.
Play
Play
  • Episode 14 of “Gillespie” includes a fresh monologue in which I discuss the importance of supporting our slate of candidates, unlike those who lose elections and “decide” to run anyway as a third party or choose not to support the winning primary candidate.
Play
  • Episode 13 of “Gillespie” includes an interview with Hoosier Patriots Co-Founder Greg Fettig and his experience addressing the crowd in Washington, D.C. during the 9/12 march as well as a lively discussion about the Tea Party movement.
Play
  • Episode 12 of “Gillespie” includes my weekly monologue and a conversation with Mark Warner about BlogCon and the Washington, D.C. 9/12 march sponsored by FreedomWorks.
Play
  • Episode 11 of “Gillespie” includes my weekly monologue and recap of my experience in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001.
Play
  • Episode 10 of “Gillespie” includes a debunking of the concept of the “Party of No” and also talk to Jacob Perry about the Florida primary results.
Play
  • Episode 9 of “Gillespie” is truncated to just the monologue as we had some technical problems with the rest of the show.
Play
  • Episode 8 of “Gillespie” includes a raucous discussion on the actions of our government and the attitudes our leaders take toward the American people.
Play
  • Episode 7 of “Gillespie” includes a spirited discussion of the judges ruling on Proposition 8 between Dr. Melissa Clouthier of MelissaClouthier.com and Bil Browning of the Bilerico Project.
Play
  • Episode 6 of “Gillespie” includes a discussion on illegal immigration and the startling differences the current administration holds with Arizona and cities that declare “sanctuary status”.  We pursue that with an interview with Indiana State Senator Mike Delph (warning: audio on interview didn’t come out all that great).  We also touch on Senator Richard Lugar’s choice to support Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court and talk about Congressmen Alan Grayson, Anthony Weiner and Senator John Kerry.
Play
  • Episode 5 of “Gillespie” includes a discussion on the latest sting video on Planned Parenthood produced by Live Action Films, an interview with Indiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter, and amazing life story from Kristee Kelley.
Play
  • Episode 4 of “Gillespie” includes my weekly monologue, a round table discussion on the current state of the Nanny State in which we live, FEC filings,talk of a “My Man Mitch” presidential candidacy and much more!
Play
  • Episode 3 of “Gillespie” includes my weekly monologue, a round table discussion on the Disclose Act, SCOTUS v. POTUS, Gay Marriage and much more!
Play
Play

 

www.joshgillespie.com