Today, The Two Mikes spoke with J.D. Rucker, a founder of the Freedom First Network, and so is the boss of The Two Mikes. Mr. Rucker joined us today to mark the program’s 100th podcast.
The program’s discussion focused on the evolution of the Two Mikes Show and the surprising success of a podcast that chose to offer only audio programming. The Mikes suggested that, in many ways, audio broadcasts tend to allow listeners to closely focus on the program’s content and not be distracted by a flashing video.
Mr. Rucker agreed and said that, at the start, he too doubted the appeal of audio only shows. This consensus means The Two Mikes will continue to be an audio-only broadcast, thereby continuing a successful approach and preventing the show’s audience from enduring the not-quite-movie-star looks of the Two Mikes.
“Col. Mike can no longer go around telling the ladies, he is Michael Douglas as he did in his early years.” Gravity has a way with age. Dr. Mike is doing better with age as he us sometimes called Dr. Hair in media circles.
Another consensus emerging from our conversation was the sincere gratitude and respect that we have for the people who listen to and support a program that consists of two senior chaps who are bound and determined to deliver an America First Republic to their children and grandchildren. As well as some good laughs which are badly needed in our society today.
Note: Co-founder Jeff Dornik was on official business and we hope he will join us soon.
YouTube, Spotify, and other Big Tech platforms are taking Freedom First Network down
It’s no secret we speak our minds and bring on guests who do the same. That’s one of the biggest reasons we put together the Freedom First Network in the first place. There are far too many news outlets, including so-called “conservative” media companies, who are so beholden to Big Tech that they temper their perspectives at best and outright coverup the truth at worst. Many, as you all know, will blatantly lie in order to maintain the narrative that supports the radical agenda taking over much of the United States.
We have had our YouTube channel taken down. Many of our shows have been suppressed or removed by Facebook and Twitter. Spotify banned one of our shows completely from their platform. Google hates us. We’ve even been censored by some of the smaller players like Medium, Transistor, and Captivate. But we stand behind our reporting and perspectives and we refuse to bow down to Big Tech tyranny for the sake of pageviews or video plays.
This isn’t the easiest road to travel, especially for a media company that is so new. We launched Freedom First Network in 2020 to fight against the very censorship that we’re seeing so widespread today. We have found great homes for our content on freer speech platforms like Rumble and we’re putting our best efforts forward into building our presence on Locals. Nevertheless, we cannot do it alone. We need help.
One of the things cofounders Jeff Dornik and JD Rucker agreed to from the start was to never be the pawns of companies that do not embrace our worldview. Finding advertisers and affiliates is easy; we receive requests by companies wanting to be pushed on our shows every day. But it’s important to us that we’re promoting companies, services, and products that are beneficial to maintaining a Freedom First stance in America. As a result, we do not take on sponsors easily. We would rather rely on our own products like Freedom First Coffee and the support of our wonderful viewers, listeners, and readers.
Those who want to support us and help keep the fight for America’s future moving forward can do so by donating through our Locals page. There, you can donate monthly or one-time. Some have told us to use Patreon or GoFundMe, but both of those platforms have demonstrated a hatred for free speech. Locals does not. They embrace it. We encourage everyone to join us on Locals, but donations are greatly appreciated as well. We do not have day jobs. Our fight for freedom is a full-time gig.
Please feel free to reach out to us through our contact form. It goes directly to our founders, so if you’re interested in getting involved, investing, sponsoring, or even bringing a show to our network, let us know. May God Bless the United States of America!