Picking a President? Character Must Come First : Scott Ott Podcast #7

Barack Obama peers thought Oval Office peephole
Much of what a president does happens behind closed doors. That’s just one reason why character should trump every other consideration in a candidate. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Obviously, you want a presidential candidate who shares your principles, agrees with you on the issues and has good character. But if you could have only one of the three which would you pick? In this Scott Ott Podcast, I make the case that character trumps all.

Scott Ott Podcast #7 contains audio excerpts of a Scott Ott Show that originally streamed live on YouTube December 10, 2015.


Scott Ott Show, Ep. 9

Episode 9 of Scott Ott Show originally streamed live on December 10, 2015.


  • Why character counts more than confidence in choosing a president.
  • The apocalyptic Muslim prophesy that keeps President Obama from defeating ISIS.
  • The weakest gun control argument ever just appeared as the first editorial in 95 years on the front page of The New York Times.
  • Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s common sense kindness toward Black college students labeled racism.

Become a Champion of Income Inequality: Scott Ott Podcast #6

Man in suit gets shoes shined in Penn Station, Washington, DC
Photo: Elvert Barnes

Democrats think they’re going to win the White House in 2016 by decrying “the civil rights issue of our day” — income inequality. But in this episode (#6) of Scott Ott Podcast, I call for Republicans to become the champions of income inequality and I explain why.

Audio excerpts from this podcast originally appeared in Scott Ott Show, October 22, 2015.

Here’s a link to ‘Popular Economics’, the book I mention near the start of the show.


You Will Believe a Man Can Fly…in a Plane

My lovely bride bought me a gift certificate for a “discovery flight” with Monarch Air in Addison, Texas. After several weather-related re-schedulings, I finally took the flight this morning (12/5/2015). I got to to steer, climb and descend, while Levi, the flight instructor, kept his hands and feet firmly on the controls. We were near Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and Love Field, as well as a number of smaller airports, so there was quite a bit of traffic. Here’s the only minute of video I shot in flight — at about 2,500 feet, if I recall correctly. The rest of the time, I was busy making sure Levi did all the proper flight thingies and stuff. He did good.

Slaughter in San Bernardino: Scott Ott Podcast #5

Slaughter in San Bernardino, Police get attackersI intended to talk about the politics of gun control in the aftermath of the literal-Islamist butchery at a mental health facility in California this week. However, the conversation took a very different turn, as I had to admit that the real answer is not found among politicians or pundits.

Audio excerpts in this podcast drawn from Scott Ott Show, which streamed live on YouTube, December 3, 2015.


Scott Ott Show, Ep. 8

Is there an answer to the scourge of literal-Islamist attacks? This episode started with talk of the San Bernadino terrorist slaughter, gun control and prayer shaming…but it took an unplanned turn, and perhaps led to a real answer.

Episode 8 of Scott Ott Show originally streamed live on YouTube, December 3, 2015.

How I Sleep Better Than a Baby: Scott Ott Podcast #4

Sleeping Woman
“Sleep woman” by Aweisenfels – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons.

Do you have trouble getting to sleep, or staying asleep, at night? I don’t. In this episode of Scott Ott Podcast (#4) I share my secrets to sleeping better than a baby. No special equipment or intoxicants required. I hope your investment of 23 minutes with me results in at least 23 minutes more rest over the coming days.

Audio excerpts in this podcast drawn from Scott Ott Show, which streamed live on YouTube October, 22, 2015.


Scott Ott Podcast Now on iTunes

Scott Ott Podcast now on iTunes
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A longtime goal came to fruition this morning. Apple has begun distributing my Scott Ott Podcast through iTunes, [click that link] and the Podcast app on your iPhone.

Any device (Mac or PC) that can run iTunes [download here] can access Scott Ott Podcast.

The Google Play store offers a variety of podcast listening apps for Android. (I currently use Podcast Addict.) Once you have a podcast player app installed on your Android device, you can use this link to subscribe to Scott Ott Podcast.

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Finally, you can listen the old fashioned way in your internet browser using the audio players embedded in Scott Ott Podcast posts on ScottOtt.tv.



I Was the “Clock Boy” of the 1970s: Scott Ott Podcast #3

Radio Shack KitThe parents of Ahmed “Clock Boy” Mohammed threaten to sue Irving, Texas, and the local school district for $15 million.  As the old country song says, “Why didn’t I think of that?” You see I, Scott Ott, was the “Clock Boy” of the 1970s. Laugh at me now, like they laughed at me then, but I guarantee somebody’s going to get the last laugh…and it won’t be me. Enjoy Scott Ott Podcast #3, featuring audio excerpts from Scott Ott Show, which streamed LIVE on YouTube, November 23, 2015.