After less than a year, Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s podcast has seemingly come to an unceremonious and quiet end. The Daily Beast reported on December 3 that despite PodcastOne’s intention to bring back the podcast after a lull in early October (and the fact that subscribers are still being charged), no new episode has been released in two months.
Ingraham’s podcast began in January 2019 after she ended her daily radio show. During the next nine months, her podcast frequently succumbed to chaotic release dates and poor editing. Additionally, one episode featured Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again Committee as a sponsor of the show, apparently “running afoul of Fox’s unenforced rule that the network ‘does not condone any talent participating in campaign events,’” as the Daily Beast reported.
Ingraham’s podcast created a disastrous record as a platform for hatred and bigotry, paralleled only by her appalling Fox News show. And with the podcast over by all indications, it seemed appropriate to compile the top 10 worst moments from its brief run.
Ingraham asked if the cast of the musical Hamilton is guilty of cultural appropriation for portraying white people.
Frequent guest Joe diGenova said “we are in a civil war” and recommended that everyone buy guns.
Ingraham claimed that America is plagued by “white-aphobia.”
Ingraham and sometimes podcast co-host Raymond Arroyo complained that “Galentines Day” is just about “male-bashing.” Arroyo recommended that men established “Malentines Day” to counter the day.
Episode guest Pat Buchanan claimed that reparations were unnecessary because more people died in the Civil War than the number of slaves brought to America. In a later episode, Buchanan said the United States has not “fully assimilated African American citizens.”
Buchanan recommended that President Dwight Eisenhower’s “Operation Wetback” be recreated so undocumented immigrants can be deported.
Ingraham commented on the reparations debate by saying, “It's called conquest. ... We won, you lost, that's that.”
An episode guest claimed that trans people were trying to “create a new species.”
Ingraham accused Democrats of trying to “repopulat[e] the country with new people who don't really have an affinity” for America, saying, “They’ve successfully done that in states like Virginia.”
Laura Ingraham called Planned Parenthood “butchers” and her guest said it is responsible for a “Black holocaust.”