Quips, quotes, and highlights from podcasts across America 

The Week of July 21, 2021


“The bellwether of suburban voters are the four collar counties outside Philadelphia. When you look at those four counties, Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden by 104,400 more votes in 2020 than he lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016. And what did he lose Pennsylvania by? Just 80,000 votes. So he didn’t lose Pennsylvania in Philadelphia as the myth goes. In fact, he did better in Philadelphia in 2020 than he did in 2016. He lost because of those suburban voters.”

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


“I love to talk about the policy successes of the Trump administration, both domestically and on the international stage. And I would be honored to have the former president’s support in this campaign.”

–Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Jeff Bartos, the Delaware Valley Journal Podcast.


“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.