Around the World in 80 Days, Day 46: What’s the Word, Johannesburg?

It’s #ATW80 Day 46, and Larry and Zachary have made it to country #9: South Africa. From Johannesburg, Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show for an update that includes a safari, a visit to the shanty towns, the powerful influence of Nelson Mandela on the healing of that country, and South Africa’s … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 35: Mother Russia

It’s #ATW80 Day 35, and Larry and Zachary find themselves in the shadows of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia – certainly a dramatic change of scenery from their previous stop in Delhi, India. It’s a country Larry has been in many times before (his first visit just after the collapse of the Soviet Union), but … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 30: Trouble at the Taj Mahal

It’s #ATW80 Day 30, and earlier today, Larry found himself in an especially amusing situation: calling in to the Rick and Bubba Show immediately after Rick and Bubba’s on-air interview with President Donald Trump. (Coincidentally, just yesterday Larry published an article about the President’s comments on socialism.) With that lead-in, Larry launches into a discussion … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 27: Holy Cow

It’s #ATW80 Day 27, and Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show from country #6: India! An incredible kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, smells, and everything else, India is an emerging capitalist country. Larry discusses the extremes of its class system, why cows wander its streets freely, the Hindu religion, the concept of karma, … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 18: Top 10 Things You Can’t Do in Singapore

Day 18 of #ATW80 sees Larry and Zachary taking in Singapore, one of only three surviving city states in the world. This morning, Larry called into the Rick and Bubba Show for a live update, describing the country as impressive and hyper-modern but also draconian and dictatorial in terms of its laws. How so? Check … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 14: The Forgotten Battle of Okinawa

On the anniversary of General MacArthur setting foot in Tokyo to begin the American occupation of Japan in 1945, Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show from a place of monumental historical significance: Okinawa. Home to multiple US military bases and some 40,000 American military personnel, Okinawa is the site of one of … Read more