PRESS CLUB C Podcast with Ray Keating

PRESS CLUB C Podcast with Ray Keating
Fascinating guests. Fun conversations. Frequent rants. A podcast with Ray Keating - author of BEHIND ENEMY LINES, FREE TRADE ROCKS!, and the PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT thrillers and mysteries - discussing a wide range of issues. What does PRESS CLUB C stand …

#34: 5 Points on the Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Pick
Oct 12 • 25 min
Ray Keating sorts through the ugly politics on both sides of the political aisle when it comes to the Amy Coney Barrett nomination to the Supreme Court. While acknowledging that she likely would be a fine addition to the Court, Keating also addresses…
#33: Do the People Who Run and Cover Baseball Actually Hate the Game?
Sep 28 • 34 min
Ray Keating looks at the Big 4 controversies in baseball today – more teams in the playoffs, starting a runner on second during extra innings, seven-inning doubleheaders, and the universal designated hitter. Keating argues that if you love baseball –…
#32: Bullish on Golf
Sep 22 • 20 min
After the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and before we hit The Masters in November, Ray Keating takes a look at the state of golf. His conclusion: Keating is bullish on golf!You can support Ray Keating’s work on the PRESS CLUB C Podcast, as well as his…
#31: Gene Veith Argues for Engaging Our Post-Christian World
Sep 11 • 56 min
Ray has an illuminating discussion with Dr. Gene Edward Veith Jr. – a brilliant guy who has written assorted books, including Post-Christian: A Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, which is the focus of their talk. Like Veith’s book, the two cover…
#30: Tips for Working at Home from 30 Years of Experience
Sep 5 • 22 min
Ray seems a little surprised that he will be celebrating his 30th anniversary of working in a home office in 2021. His experience of working remotely, however, means that he can serve up some tips for those who are working at home due to the…
#29: Age and Entrepreneurship with Lou Mongello
Sep 2 • 50 min
Ray welcomes Lou Mongello – entrepreneurship and Disney expert – to talk about age and entrepreneurship. Too young? Too old? Is there a “just right” age for entrepreneurship? Lou serves up answers and tips, and he plays a special edition of “Tell Us…
#28: Economic Outlook in These Troubled Times
Aug 28 • 43 min
Ray takes the listener on a sobering (depressing?) journey through the economy – where we were pre-pandemic (no, it wasn’t the greatest economy of all time), the breathtaking decline due to the pandemic and shutdown, and some concerns as we look ahead….
#27: Reason over Nonsense on International Trade
Aug 18 • 72 min
Listen to Ray’s conversation with a leading voice in our nation’s debate over trade. Bryan Riley is the Director of NTU’s Free Trade Initiative. He subscribes to sound economics when it comes to trade. That is, he is a rare, welcome voice of reason in a…
#26: Why Electric Cars Bug Me!
Aug 13 • 34 min
Ray Keating explains why electric cars annoy the economist in him. Can you say “government subsidies and mandates”? Ray argues for private-sector innovation, and for ending government handouts for electric cars, for wind power and for solar power. Let…
#25: Time for Some Swell Nostalgia with Craig Donofrio, Host of the Mid-Modcast Podcast
Aug 10 • 44 min
Craig Donofrio is a cool guy who happens to be a pastor, author, radio personality, podcaster, Mid-Century Modern fanatic, and Tikiphile. Oh, yeah, he also dabbled in rock ‘n’ roll and politics. Ray forgives Craig for the politics stuff. Join their…
#24: Big Government vs. Big Tech – Guess Who is the Real Problem?
Aug 8 • 39 min
CEOs of top technology companies were recently hauled before Congress, albeit remotely. The purpose? Well, for all of the importance attributed to this hearing, in the end, it was just another excuse for political posturing and grandstanding. Go figure….
#23: Feeling a Sense of Place
Jul 30 • 39 min
After a recent visit to the campus of the University of Notre Dame, Ray started reflecting on why certain places hold meaning for individuals. So, Ray rambles on in this episode about a sense of place, why we might feel it (perhaps, at first glance,…
#22: The Redskins Should be Renamed the Washington Americans
Jul 27 • 18 min
Ray Keating argues that the new name for the Washington Redskins should be the Washington Americans. He highlights two major league sports teams that previously carried the name, or something very close, and sums up why going to Washington Americans…
#21: Faith and Reason Work Together, Not at Odds
Jul 7 • 56 min
Ray interviews Dr. Samuel Gregg, author of Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization and research director at the Acton Institute. Gregg’s book is a vital read for anyone concerned about Western Civilization, and looking to understand the…
#20: Summer Writing, Summer Reading
Jul 2 • 70 min
Ray loves summer reading and summer writing. In this episode, he talks about writing his novels, and the three goals or objectives that govern what he tries to accomplish in his thrillers and mysteries.Below is the summer reading list with links to the…
#19: Teaching Markets and Morality to the Left, the Right and the Clergy
Jun 29 • 52 min
Ray Keating interviews Father Robert Sirico, co-founder of the Acton Institute, and a leading voice for traditional morality, Christianity, and free markets. The work of Father Sirico and Acton, including Acton University, arguably is more critical now…
#18: Something Worse Than the DH? Absolutely!
Jun 25 • 13 min
It’s time for a quick baseball rant. While laying out the positives and negatives of the announced return of baseball, Ray winds up ranting about, as is normal, the DH, but goes on to note that there’s something even worse included in the upcoming,…
#17: Pete Boettke Gets Us Jazzed (Again!) about Economics
Jun 24 • 84 min
If you think economics is boring or uninteresting, then you really need to listen to economist Peter Boettke in this fascinating conversation with Ray Keating. Boettke has written a wonderful book – The Four Pillars of Economic Understanding – (among…
#16: In Defense of Drug Companies
Jun 22 • 24 min
Ray goes on a rant defending the pharmaceutical industry against “stupid” attacks by politicians seeking to impose price controls. Ray argues that if you want new and improved medicines, vaccines, etc., then don’t buy into what politicians are selling…
#15: Immigration, Bolton’s Book and Baseball
Jun 18 • 27 min
Ray works through some controversial issues in this episode. He wonders why people don’t get it on immigration, notes some deeply distressing tidbits from John Bolton’s forthcoming book, and makes clear that we better see baseball soon. Miss baseball?…
#14: Labor Unions Cause Problems in Baseball, Education and Policing
Jun 9 • 53 min
As an economist and political commentator, Ray Keating has long been sick and tired of labor unions – especially government unions – and the ills they generate. Perhaps now lots of other people are as well. Problems in baseball, and more serious…
#13: A Conversation About the History Channel’s “Grant” Documentary
Jun 3 • 62 min
Al Hintz, amateur Civil War historian extraordinaire and all-around history buff, joins Ray to discuss the History Channel’s “Grant” documentary, and other aspects of and views on the life and times of Ulysses S. Grant. Tune in to Al and Ray having an…
#12: Gaining Insights on Becoming an Entrepreneur from Chris Ullman
Jun 2 • 66 min
If you’re thinking about diving into the entrepreneurial waters, you need to listen to the conversation Ray has with Chris Ullman. Based on his own experience as an entrepreneur and his expertise in advising business executives, Chris offers great…
#11: Government Violating Basic Freedoms
May 29 • 50 min
Ray Keating looks at problems with government violating basic freedoms – ranging from the grave and extreme example of the Chinese communist totalitarian regime to a populist attack on free speech at home. Indeed, Keating is explicit is noting that…
#10: Streaming Fueling the Nerd
May 23 • 44 min
Ray Keating goes full nerd in this episode, mainly focusing on how online streaming services are fulfilling many of his nerd dreams pertaining to DC comics and movies – the Snyder Justice League cut! – Marvel comics, movies and shows, Star Wars, Star…
#9: Reminders on Socialism, Reagan Conservatism and Bad Column Writing
May 18 • 37 min
Ray Keating finds himself having to remind people that socialism doesn’t work; that the lesson for conservatives is not to back away from Reagan; and that just because you agree with some points made in a column doesn’t mean that it necessarily was a…
#8: Joy, Seriousness and Fun with Christianity and Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller
May 14 • 90 min
Make no mistake, the deep thinking in this episode is being done by Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller, while Ray is kind of along for the ride and enjoying every second. Pastor Wolfmueller talks about Christianity (especially Lutheranism), the use of the…
#7: Interview with Lou Mongello - Expert on Entrepreneurship and Disney
May 10 • 59 min
Need some positive stuff right now? Ray did, so he turned to Lou Mongello for an interview about entrepreneurship, opportunity and more, including Disney! Lou and Ray talk about assorted aspects of becoming and being an entrepreneur in tough times and…
#6: Interview with Actor, Author and Disney Expert Chris Lucas on Disney and More!
May 8 • 57 min
Ray Keating has the good fortune to interview Chris Lucas, and they talk about several interesting topics, including the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on The Walt Disney Company, including Chris’s outlook on the theme parks, movies, Disney+, ESPN and…
#5: Interview with Thom Brennaman – TV Play-by-Play for the Cincinnati Reds & FOX NFL
May 6 • 60 min
Ray Keating once again upgrades the podcast with a great guest. Thom Brennaman, Cincinnati Reds play-by-play TV announcer and play-by-play announcer for the NFL on FOX, is that special guest. Thom and Ray talk about Brennaman’s broadcast experience and…
#4: Ray Gets Cranky without Sports, and with Dumb Ideas for Baseball
May 2 • 55 min
Ray Keating gets a bit cranky in this episode of the PRESS CLUB C Podcast. He kicks off complaining about yardwork, and the lack of pro sports during the shutdown. But he gets hopeful with talk about NASCAR returning to the track, the NHL looking at…
#3: Interviewing Pastor Tyrel Bramwell, the Host of “Alone Together”
Apr 29 • 46 min
Ray Keating tries to bring some respectability to the PRESS CLUB C Podcast with a guest – and a pastor no less! Ray interviews Pastor Tyrel Bramwell, who, in addition to being a parish pastor and author, hosts a fascinating daily video program called…
#2: Don’t Waste Your Vote, More Star Wars, Picard – Good or Bad?, Coronavirus Divisions, and NFL Draft Observations
Apr 24 • 55 min
Ray Keating is on a roll in this second episode. First, he wants to know why voting according to your conscience is considered a bad thing? He also gets his sci-fi nerd on with Star Wars and Picard. Keating is annoyed by coronavirus politics, but he…
#1: Conservatism, the Coronavirus Economy, the NFL Draft 2020, and What the Heck is PRESS CLUB C Anyway?
Apr 21 • 64 min
What the heck is PRESS CLUB C? Ray Keating explains, while also talking self-indulgently about himself and his interests. But he eventually puts aside the navel-gazing, and gets around to talking about some topics. Keating explains what conservatism is,…
49: Why Disney and
Feb 27 • 17 min
In this episode, Ray Keating talks about one of his newest ventures as an author-entrepreneur, i.e., starting up and running Keating explains why writing about The Walt Disney Company and its entertainment business made sense for…
48: Entrepreneurship Lessons from Drucker, Part II
Jan 31 • 12 min
In the second of a two-part segment, Ray Keating serves up some lessons for entrepreneurs, including authors, courtesy of Peter Drucker.
47: Entrepreneurship Lessons from Drucker, Part I
Jan 23 • 13 min
In the first of a two-part segment, Ray Keating serves up some lessons for entrepreneurs, including authors, courtesy of Peter Drucker.
46: Age and Entrepreneurship
Jan 15 • 9 min
Ray Keating looks at age and entrepreneurship, and finds that entrepreneurial ventures – such as starting a business, starting a book or both – definitely are not just for the young.
45: Key Crossover Traits for Authors and Entrepreneurs
Jan 9 • 12 min
Ray Keating focuses on key traits that are crossovers for authors and entrepreneurs.
44: Bing Crosby – Artist and Entrepreneur
Jan 3 • 14 min
Ray Keating talks about one of the great artist-entrepreneurs of the 20th Century – Bing Crosby.
43: Time, Space … and Getting Things Done
Dec 30, 2019 • 17 min
Ray Keating talks about the importance of managing time and space for authors, entrepreneurs and author-entrepreneurs.
42: After Publishing Your Novel
Oct 24, 2019 • 10 min
Ray Keating talks about some things that need to be done when your book is published.
41: Problems with Playing in Someone Else’s Backyard
Oct 16, 2019 • 4 min
Ray Keating argues for building you own email list, while still playing in various social media backyards.
40: Author Challenges of Doing Double or Triple Time
Sep 17, 2019 • 10 min
Ray Keating talks about the benefits and challenges of increased productivity as a book author.
39: Engaging Readers as Readers with Facebook
Aug 26, 2019 • 6 min
Ray Keating explains why he thinks that boosting Facebook posts is a great way to reach readers.
38: Entrepreneurial Startup Tips for Writers
Jul 30, 2019 • 10 min
Ray Keating looks at some tips for startup entrepreneurs that pertain to authors as well.
37: On Being a Writer, Reader and … Sports Fan?
Jun 12, 2019 • 8 min
Ray Keating makes clear the parallels between writing or reading a good story, and watching one unfold on the field of play.
36: 5 Minutes on the Need for Another Set of Eyes on Your Book
May 10, 2019 • 4 min
In just 5 minutes, Ray Keating explains why authors need constructive feedback and idea on their books, and how he helps to provide such as service.
35: 5 Minutes on a Business Plan for Your Book
May 7, 2019 • 5 min
In just 5 minutes, Ray Keating explains why authors need a business plan for their book, and how he can produce just such a plan.
34: 5 Minutes on Creating Time to Write, Part II
Mar 25, 2019 • 4 min
In just 5 minutes, Ray Keating serves up some additional ideas or thoughts on writers finding more time to write.
33: 5 Minutes on Creating Time to Write, Part I
Mar 16, 2019 • 4 min
In just 5 minutes, Ray Keating discusses some ideas or rules for writers to create more time to write.
32: 5 Minutes on Not Letting Your Books Die
Feb 22, 2019 • 5 min
In just 5 minutes, Ray Keating serves up some thoughts on how author-entrepreneurs can work to make sure that their older book don’t die.
31: Some Thoughts on Problems with Christian Storytelling Today?
Jan 16, 2019 • 20 min
Ray Keating serves up some thoughts on challenges plaguing Christian movies and fiction.
30: New Year’s Reminders for Author-Entrepreneurs
Jan 9, 2019 • 21 min
Ray Keating touches on an assortment of reminders for writer entrepreneurs in order to help make 2019 a productive and creative year.
29: New Genres, New Opportunites in Writing
Jan 2, 2019 • 26 min
Ray Keating makes the case that writers should explore new genres of writing as new opportunities.
28: Talking Books, Writing and Book Promotion with Author and Pastor Tyrel Bramwell
Dec 21, 2018 • 56 min
Ray Keating talks about new books, the writing process, and book promotions with Tyrel Bramwell, an author and a pastor.
27: Recommended Books for Christmas Gifts
Dec 13, 2018 • 27 min
Ray Keating recommends an assortment of books for the readers on your Christmas list.
26: Stan Lee – Author, Entrepreneur and Creative Force
Nov 20, 2018 • 30 min
Ray Keating talks about the passing of Marvel’s Stan Lee and his lasting impact on the culture, and on his fellow writers and entrepreneurs, while also exploring the debate over Lee’s legacy as captured in a screed by Bill Maher and an article in National…
25: What’s the Realist Optimist TO DO List?
Oct 17, 2018 • 19 min
Ray Keating argues why you should be a realistic optimist; what’s great about “to do” lists; and why you should use his new book titled THE REALISTIC OPTIMIST TO DO LIST & CALENDAR 2019.
24: A Look at 10 Book-Related Marketing Materials
Oct 12, 2018 • 19 min
Ray Keating evaluates an assortment of book-related marketing freebies and merch.
23: Interview with an Author Who Encourages Other Authors
Aug 9, 2018 • 42 min
Ray Keating interviews author Mary Moerbe, who not only pens her own books but uses her blog to encourage others to write.
22: Starting Something New
Jul 25, 2018 • 17 min
Ray Keating touches on key points to ponder when starting something new, whether it be a website, a book or other business.
21: Are You Too Comfortable?
Jul 20, 2018 • 21 min
Ray Keating argues that it’s vital to escape the comfort zone in order to spur creativity and seize opportunity.
20: Brainstorming on Making Money with a Blog
Jun 29, 2018 • 33 min
Ray Keating brainstorms on how to start up and run a blog that makes money.
19: Book Business Trends and You
Jun 19, 2018 • 19 min
Ray Keating talks about trends in the book industry, and what that means for readers, authors and entrepreneurs.
18: Find the Story
Jun 11, 2018 • 24 min
Ray Keating talks about the need for writers to be open to finding stories and story ideas at all times and in all places.
17: Ride the Creative Wave
Jun 4, 2018 • 12 min
Ray Keating talks about taking advantage of and riding the creative wave when it comes to writing and business, while offering some basic ideas when creativity becomes a challenge.
16: Storytelling Debate from Star Wars
May 18, 2018 • 13 min
Star Wars often spurs debate, and that most certainly is the case with a statement on storytelling by Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
15: Reagan Country and Being Open to Ideas
May 9, 2018 • 19 min
Ray Keating talks about his new book, REAGAN COUNTRY: A PASTOR STEPHEN GRANT NOVEL, and being open to new ideas.
14: Lessons from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Apr 25, 2018 • 14 min
Ray Keating finds lessons for authors and entrepreneurs from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
13: 17 Simple Book Marketing Rules
Apr 18, 2018 • 18 min
Ray Keating serves up some simple rules or ideas to help in marketing your books.
12: The Entrepreneurial Impulse; the Author Impulse
Apr 6, 2018 • 13 min
Ray Keating identifies similarities between the entrepreneurial impulse and the impulse to become an author.
#11: Finding Your Whistle with Chris Ullman
Mar 28, 2018 • 62 min
Chris Ullman – a four-time international whistling champion, a member of the Whistling Hall of Fame, and a leading public relations expert in Washington, D.C. – shares his unique experiences whistling, urges listeners to find their whistle, and offers…
10: Insights from a Pastor-Author
Mar 15, 2018 • 39 min
Ray Keating talks with Tyrel Bramwell, who not only is an author but also a pastor, and it turns out that his two lives, author and pastor, go hand-in-hand.
9: Managing Yourself
Mar 9, 2018 • 8 min
Ray Keating turns to the late Peter Drucker, one of the classic business thinkers of the past 80 years, to help people, including writers, think a bit differently about their careers, including the fact that writers are innovators.
#8: Shakespeare - Author and Entrepreneur
Mar 2, 2018 • 8 min
Learning a few things from the first great author-entrepreneur in history, i.e., William Shakespeare.
#7: Staying Honest with Jerry Bowyer
Feb 21, 2018 • 48 min
Jerry Bowyer, editor and writer, offers insights on staying honest in the writing and commentary games.
#6: Embrace Your Audience
Feb 13, 2018 • 23 min
Writers need to understand and embrace their audience.
#5: Interview with Jim Blasingame, The Small Business Advocate
Feb 7, 2018 • 54 min
Gain insights on the benefits and challenges of being an author-entrepreneur from Jim Blasingame, the Small Business Advocate.
#4: Indie Author vs. Small Publisher
Jan 31, 2018 • 22 min
The big question for many authors: small, traditional publisher or being an indie authors and publisher?
#3: Partner with Big Guys Like Amazon and Facebook
Jan 23, 2018 • 21 min
Don’t hate big guys like and Facebook; instead, embrace them as invaluable partners.
#2: Get Inspired with Lou Mongello - Author, Entrepreneur and Disney Expert
Jan 15, 2018 • 52 min
Author, entrepreneur, Disney expert and podcaster Lou Mongello provides invaluable insights.
#1: Yes, Authors Are Entrepreneurs
Jan 15, 2018 • 15 min
It’s important for readers and writers to understand that authors are entrepreneurs.