From a listener
As you guys know I’m a huge fan of Just Right, and I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately; what is it about Just Right that is so appealing to me and what is that magic element that is missing from all other podcasts? I’ve realized over time, that what sets Just Right apart, and this has not changed since episode #1, is that there is ALWAYS an organized, well thought out, compelling and significant lesson. Everything in the show ties to this lesson or concept. With the addition of Robert, there are often two concepts, making him such a great addition. I would imagine that it’s this part of any podcast / presentation, that takes all the effort and thought #neverdaily!
Contrast this to other podcasts…..in politics and philosophy, generally they are unorganized, the lessons are scattered and improvised and somewhat repetitious. Not to say that they have nothing to offer, but the majority of them don’t require a second listen and if they do, there is a lot of fast forwarding to get to the good part. Just Right has some similarity to other types of shows, like weird and wonderful fact shows (Stuff You Should Know Series, BBC, CBC), in that they are organized like Just Right, however, the content is rather insignificant, non-controversial and often just plain wrong, scattered and confused. I get so ticked off with CBC sometimes, like the other day the Title was “Fascism, can it happen here?”, and they start the show with snippets of Trump speeches and move on from there interviewing progressive, “experts”, never once asking what Fascism is to begin with….absolute garbage.
Anyway, just wanted to tell you that with every show, I learn something, and this “something” is always significant, that I ponder for days, weeks and even years. It really is a unique experience that enriches my life greatly, which is why I support the show in what I consider to be an insignificant way……which is the point I guess, otherwise it would be a sacrifice……LOL!
Thanks again guys!
Just Right is a radio program the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else. It is neither left wing nor right wing. It is Just Right. Hosts Bob Metz and Robert Vaughan present a weekly, hour-long presentation of events and issues from the perspective of individualism and capitalism.
Just Right began broadcasting on April 19, 2007 from CHRW 94.9 in London, Ontario and is now broadcasting from WBCQ in Monticello Maine on 7490 KHz shortwave from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern Time and from Channel 292 Germany on 6070 KHz from 1900 UTC to 2000 UTC.
Just Right resulted from the ending of the program The Jim Chapman News Hour (broadcasting on 1290 CJBK in London) Ontario, which had, as a regular Wednesday feature, Left, Right and Center. LRC had Chapman as host and ostensibly in the ‘center,’ Jeff Schlemmer, a lawyer with Neighbourhood Legal Services representing the ‘left,’ and Bob Metz of the Freedom Party ostensibly representing the ‘right.’
With Jim Chapman’s retirement from radio and the end of Left, Right and Center Bob was asked by CHRW, the FM radio station owned by the Students Union at The University of Western Ontario and located on UWO’s campus in London, Ontario, to fill the vacant time slot. With only one week to prepare, he crafted a one-hour talk radio program which has developed over the years to become the program it is today, broadcasting worldwide on shortwave, with several hundreds of archived episodes.
No longer having representatives of the ‘left’ and ‘center’ of the political spectrum Bob called his show Just Right. The tag line “Not right wing…Just Right” was used in Bob’s first opening to the show to emphasis the fact that this was a show about ideas and not a show promoting any particular agenda of the left-right political spectrum.
Robert Vaughan joining as a regular co-host on October 1, 2009 (episode 122).
The opening and ending theme music for Just Right is from This Is where I Came In by the Bee Gees.
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