About The Podcast


My name is Paul Lathrop.  On February 3, 2012, Susan Lathrop and I started the Politics and Guns podcast.  I guess that makes us executive producers.  I felt a need to speak about our government eroding our human right of self-defense.  The way to fix things was through the political system, a system I believe in.  That leads us immediately to politics.  Politics and Guns is the result.

In January of 2014 we decided that a change was in order for the title of the show, so we re-titled the show “The Polite Society Podcast”.

The show started out with me trying to do a 5 day-a-week podcast with each segment about 15 to 20 minutes long.  I discussed news and events surrounding the Second Amendment.  Well this quickly fell to a 3 times a week release of about a 45 minute podcast, then to a once a week show. We moved a bit away from the news segment for a while, but it is back with a vengeance!  I do plan on continuing to bring you interviews with people that are working to help restore our rights.

Rob Morse, John Richardson, and Rachel Malone have also come aboard as contributors.  And Susan has started handling some of the editing and producing duties.

There are a lot of ways to get in touch with the show.  Of course there is this website. You can also go to www.facebook.com/politicsandgunspodcast,  the show is on Twitter Twitter.com/politicsandguns.  You can reach any of the hosts by sending an email to the first name of the host and then @politicsandguns.com, or you can leave a voicemail at 605-215-1438.

Thank you for checking the page out.  I look forward to talking with you about Politics and Guns!


12 thoughts on “About The Podcast

  1. Lane Douglas says:

    I have overlooked your podcast for months now due to the title, just didnt want any more politics, but I do listen to everything I can about guns.
    Did I ever make a mistake, and have some catching up to do with listening to some / all of your past podcasts.
    I am just getting started, but my first impression is great. Great information, and even better method for delivery.
    keep up the good work.

    1. Paul says:

      Thanks Lane!

      I have been working hard over the past month or so to expand the show past the strictly political and news angle I started with. I am a little slow on updating the website, but have been trying hard to get better at that. I am glad that you enjoy the show, and feel free to leave feedback on any of the episodes.


  2. Jed says:

    Where is the shirt? I am really interested in one, to help support the show and let the world know how cool I am, but I don’t see it on the website to judge.
    I’m new to the podcast and relatively new to guns. I love them both!

    1. Paul says:

      You are in luck Jed! They just became available! head over to http://www.cafepress.com/politicsandguns and look at what is available! There is more than just shirts there!

  3. avlisk says:

    Through iTunes, the duration of your podcast is longer than the stated time. This means it reaches zero before the podcast ends. This means, if I pause after reaching zero time remaining, that’s it. . .the show is over and I miss however much remaining content there is. FYI

    1. Paul says:

      Thanks for the feedback! We changed some settings in our recording mix that have changed back. If the problem persists with episodes after 205 please let us know.

  4. avlisk says:

    iTunes podcast still only goes to about 59 minutes, but runs full length. If I stop after it reaches zero time remaining, I can’t hear the last remaining time. It’s been like this for at least the last month (since I began listening).

    1. Paul says:

      It should have been fixed after episode 205. I will look into this further. Thanks for the heads up.

  5. avlisk says:

    FYI, whatever you changed in the iTunes podcast feed for 3/21/14, fixed the timing problem. Keep doing what you did. Ken S.

    1. Paul says:

      We have been chasing our tails for 2 months trying to correct the problem. We are SO glad that it appears to finally be working!

  6. Braden Lynch says:

    Please check on episode 279.

    The team does a fantastic job with an excellent podcast.

    However, there were two verbal gaffes that change the meaning of the intended point.

    1. During the discussion on assault rifles and “assault weapons” in the very final review of the definitions they were actually switched.
    2. During the discussion of the Surgeon General and the better qualifications of the Acting Surgeon General, the position was accidentally called the Acting AG.

    These things happen. Just wanted to alert you. Braden Lynch

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