What Would John Wayne Say? (Audio)

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Happy Birthday, John Wayne!

On this day, May 26 in 1907, Marion Michael Morrison – also known as John Wayne – was born. In celebration of this date, Lou Ann and Planet Logic’s Lynn Woolley do a deep dive on Wayne’s 1971 Playboy interview with Contributing Editor Richard Warren Lewis.

In this 50-plus-year-old interview, Wayne hits topics from cancel culture to censorship, socialism to the welfare state, social justice to anarchy, media bias to fake news and more. Talk about being ahead of your time.

We hope you’ll enjoy this fascinating look at a man who was far more than one of the greatest actors of our time.


Lou Ann Anderson worked in central Texas talk radio as both a host and producer and currently hosts Political Pursuits: The Podcast. Her tenure as Watchdog Wire–Texas editor involved covering state news and coordinating the site’s citizen journalist network. As a past Policy Analyst with Americans for Prosperity–Texas, Lou Ann wrote and spoke on a variety of issues including the growing issue of probate abuse in which wills, trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney are used to loot assets from intended heirs or beneficiaries.

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