Saturday, March 17, 2018

Podcast: Pilot episode

Pilot episode of the Traditional Americans podcast

The following was the script for the Pilot episode of the Traditional Americans podcast. This first-ever episode was a basic introduction to the purpose and direction of the site. It also served to introduce my role as the host, as well as to provide contact information.

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Welcome to the first ever Traditional Americans podcast. I’m your host, Matthew Veasey, and I’m coming to you from the Matt Cave, my personal lair here at the Veasey Ranch, a bright beacon of conservatism located on the northeast edge of the ultra-liberal City of Philadelphia.

In this cherry-popping first information explosion, I am going to introduce you to what these podcasts will be bringing to your ears and ultimately to your brain. And I’m also going to be letting you know where you can find us out there on the intrawebs, and how you can contact us as well.

Let me start off this first episode by making three pledges to you, the listener.

My first pledge to you is that these podcasts are going to be as succinct and on-topic as possible. Each will run for approximately 15 minutes. So you can enjoy them while on your drive to work in the morning, on your lunch break, or home in the afternoon/evening hours. Or you can pull up the latest episode or any back episodes that you may have missed or want to re-ingest, and not lose much time out of your busy day. Each will focus on a lead topic, a hot button news story, or an issue that I find of interest that I believe you will also find interesting.

Second, I pledge that we will be consistent in delivery. There will be at least two or three new podcasts each week. If my availability allows more, awesome. That’s just more of my enlightening conservative political, social, and religious commentary for you good folks to enjoy. As we get underway, the hope is that I can narrow down their delivery on a regular, consistent schedule on particular days and times.

Third, my pledge to you is that I will ALWAYS be honest with you. I’m not here to simply parrot the opinions of any other individual or organization. That includes any politician or political party. We’re going to call a spade a spade here, and let the chips fall where they may.

However, that said, this pod will be centered around what we refer to as Traditional American values. Our national Judeo-Christian faith system. Generally conservative political and social positions.

As we move forward, my hope is to bring other voices into the conversation. That could be co-hosts in the future. It most certainly will mean guests to the show from time to time. If you think that you are interested in either role, feel free to drop an email to the show, and we’ll get back to you in a timely manner.

Now you might ask yourself, what the hell do you hope to accomplish here, Veasey? I mean, there are thousands of podcasts and blogs and voices already putting in their two cents. Why are you starting a podcast? Who do you think is going to listen anyway?

Well, first of all, if you’re hearing this, YOU are listening. So that’s one. My hope is that you’ll tell a family member, or friend, or co-worker. Maybe they’ll listen. We’ll be getting the word out at the website, on social media, and any number of other resources.

Why? Because every voice matters. Every opinion matters. And you might be surprised how many people actually feel the same way that you do about many issues. But frankly, not everyone has the ability and opportunity to share their voice.

I’ve been blessed by the good Lord with a voice and a brain that I am not afraid to use. He has given me the ability and the intestinal fortitude to stand up and speak out without fear. And with my recent retirement from a longtime profession, which we will most certainly talk about in future podcasts, I have the time.

Who am I? Well, as I said at the top, my name is Matthew Veasey. Born and raised in the City of Philadelphia, PA – the City of Brotherly Love and the Cradle of Liberty. I’m a 56-year old retired Philly police supervisor and instructor who just left the profession in January after nearly three decades in law enforcement. Prior to that, I worked in the banking industry for more than a decade. 

I’m a married father and grandfather. A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University with a degree in Criminal Justice. By voter registration, I’m a Republican. By religious affiliation, I’m a practicing Roman Catholic. I’m a huge Philly sports fan, and also a lifelong baseball fan in general.

My political and social positions have been staked out over decades of living, experiencing, reading, and education. I’m pro-life, and that includes being against the death penalty. I’m a strong supporter of the U.S. Military and American law enforcement. I’m a huge believer in capitalism and free markets, while also believing that as Americans we need to protect and defend our nation’s workers. I’m most definitely an America First player.

I’ve been writing at my own blog since 2004, at a website that I hope you will all become familiar with as we go forward. But this podcast thing is brand new to me. So there are going to be some hiccups along the way. There is going to be a learning curve. But trust me, I’ll get it down, and it will get even better as it continues to develop and grow for you.

Where can you find me in writing? The core of that experience can be found at my website “MattVeasey.com” – I will spell that for you: m a t t v e a s e y . com.

At the site you will find a handful of topics at the toolbar: the Commentary section includes general opinion pieces on a wide range of topics. The categories of Faith, Politics, History, Sports, and Terrorism are fairly self-explanatory as to the content you can find in those. There is a “Reviews” category where over the years I’ve reviewed everything from TV shows to motion pictures to books.


Two final categories are “Phillies” and “Baseball”, which are pretty much what they sound like. I am a huge baseball fan in general, and a fan of my hometown Philadelphia Phillies in particular. I had the privilege to cover the sport and the team for a few years, and those pieces can be found at those sections of the site. I still enjoy writing and talking about the game, so we’ll do that here once in awhile as well.

At the bottom of each piece you will see “Labels” listed. Those are keywords that will take you to more pieces relating or referring to that label topic or name.

On social media, you can find “Traditional Americans” on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Twitter handle, Instagram feed, and Facebook page can all be found under our name: @TraditionalAmericans.

Traditional Americans: Pilot podcast

If you have a topic that you would like to see addressed on the podcast or in a future website piece, you can drop an email at any time to traditionalamericans@verizon.net. Also, if you have interest in coming on to a future podcast as a guest, or want to submit a guest piece to the website, or just want to make any commentary you can email the same address.

While current events involving the Trump presidency and other big news around the nation will be a major source of our topics, we will also find time to talk about entertainment, sports, and faith. Again, each episode will key on a topic that will be introduced at the top, so you will know when you begin listening where that days conversation is heading.

I hope that you enjoy the Traditional Americans podcast, and make it a regular part of your intrawebs listening experience. That’s all for now. Until next time, God bless you and yours, and God bless the United States of America!

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