About Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a show where we (you, the audience and I) take on and examine heavy lifting issues that plague us today, gun control, border issues, poverty, crime, and more. What we are trying to do here folks take out the politics and work through these issues using common sense logic and reasoning. The main reason I am here is for us to fix these so we don’t force them on our kids. 

January 30th: Tom Fuentes (Former Assistant Director of the FBI) Pt. 2

Tom Fuentes is the former Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is currently the President of Fuentes International, L.L.C., a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council and provides executive level consulting to law enforcement agencies throughout the world…Continue Reading

January 23rd: Tom Fuentes (Former Assistant Director of the FBI) Pt. 1

Tom Fuentes is the former Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is currently the President of Fuentes International, L.L.C., a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council and provides executive level consulting to law enforcement agencies throughout the world…Continue Reading

January 16th: Jeff Mueller and Steve Sullivan Pt. 2

Lou interviews Jeff Mueller and Steve Sullivan. Jeff graduated from the US Naval Academy where he spent 11 years as a Naval Officer. He then spent nearly 22 years in the FBI in Chicago working violent crimes as a SWAT team agent and sniper. Post 9/11 he worked counter terrorism…Continue Reading

January 9th: Lou and Dr. Michael Hanemann

Lou welcomes special guest Doctor Michael Hanemann. He is considered the single most successful environmental and resource economist of our time. He was a Chancellor’s professor of environmental and resource economics at UC Berkeley for 35 years. He’s currently a Wrigley Professor in the Department of Economics & the School of Sustainability at Arizona State where he’s taught for the past 12 years…Continue Reading

January 2nd: Robert Boyce and Lou

Robert Boyce, a former Chief of Detectives for the New York City Police Department, is Lou’s guest. Bob updates us on his show “New York Homicide” which can be found on the Oxygen Network. It’s about real NY homicide cases and the twists and turns that the detectives face trying to solve them…Continue Reading

December 26th: Lou Interviews Jeff Mueller and Steve Sullivan

Lou interviews Jeff Mueller and Steve Sullivan. Jeff graduated from the US Naval Academy where he spent 11 years as a Naval Officer. He then spent nearly 22 years in the FBI in Chicago working violent crimes as a SWAT team agent and sniper. Steve’s background is in cyber. Started off in IBM and then started working with one of the big agencies in Washington. He put together a technology team to focus on unstructured data…Continue Reading

December 19th: Conversation With Joseph M. Lenard

Joseph M. Lenard, the best selling author of the book Terror Strikes, joins Lou again for Part II of their discussion. This time they tackle gun control, our exit from Afghanistan, and Brittany Griner’s release…Continue Reading

December 12th: The Patriot Cause

Lou welcomes special guest Bud Cornwell who’s a former marine and the current host of the podcast “The Patriot Cause.” Bud and Lou discuss The Constitution and what’s the biggest problem today with the Constitution? Bud explains that If we don’t have accountability in our government we don’t have a Constitution…Continue Reading

December 5th: Terror Strikes: Joseph M. Lenard

Lou interviews special guest Joseph M. Lenard. He’s written the best seller Terror Strikes. The book has been compared to The Sum of All Fears and Deep Impact. Joseph shred the “creative writing process formulaic methodologies” to create a writing style and literature like no other author before…Continue Reading

November 28th: Lou Palumbo: Soslan & Kat

Lou opens the show with his thoughts about the recent election and where the country goes from here. Are we still searching for voices of reason? First caller Soslan calls in to talk about the Wisconsin election committee and voter fraud. Do mail in ballots lead to corruption? What’s the solution?…Continue Reading

November 21st: The State of The Economy

Lou interviews special guest Nick Lewin about the current state of the economy. Nick is a Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner of Crown Predator Holdings. He has over 15 years of experience as a private investor in both public and private markets…Continue Reading

November 14th: Don’t Tread On Liberty

Lou welcomes special guest Jason Davis. He is a former Deputy Sheriff and now runs the “Don’t Tread on Liberty” Podcast. He tries to inform, inspire, educate people on their rights and freedoms. They speak on a myriad of topics including election fraud, the direction of our government, the borders, the economy, crime in our major cities, and Trump and Biden…Continue Reading

November 7th: What Has Happened To Our Media Outlets!

Lou interviews special guest David Beckemeyer. He’s the current host of Outrage Overload, a podcast about our unhealthy relationship with the media industry. He’s a former tech executive, investor, and advisor. He now focuses his time on our unhealthy relationship to outrage porn – messages designed to evoke outrage…Continue Reading

October 31st: Where Have Our Virtues Gone?

Lou welcomes Richard Raines. a writer and teacher for nearly 20 years, who recently published his first book, “Finding Washington: Why America Needs to Rediscover the Virtues of Her Most Essential Founding Father.”…Continue Reading

October 24th: The Ukraine, Migrants, & Tik Tok!

The White House is pleading with Democratic El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser not to declare migrant state of emergency in the face of mass illegal immigration. What’s the White House scared of? El Paso desperately needs help…Continue Reading

October 17th: Interview With Eliott Ackerman

Lou welcomes special guest Eliott Ackerman. He is the author of the novels 2034, Red Dress In Black and White, Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, and Green on Blue, as well as the memoir Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning. His books have been nominated for the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal…Continue Reading

October 10th: Cost to Live, Defamation, Hurricane Ian, Immigration

Tim, a Navy Seal weapons expert, calls Lou to talk about life in the military, the high costs of living in California, the border, raising kids bilingual (English and Spanish), and a possible career working in the private sector. Derek from Georgia asks about Donald Trump is suing CNN, claiming defamation and seeking punitive damages of $475m…Continue Reading

October 3rd: Migrants in Martha’s Vineyard & Florida Hurricanes

Karen calls Lou and talks to him about the migrant situation in Martha’s Vineyard. They also discuss the current political landscape and immigration issues plaguing the country. Dennis wants to know if Florida is really as great as Lou claims it to be with all the destructive hurricanes arriving every year…Continue Reading

September 26th: The Border Issues, Terrorism, Democracy

With Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, Lou answers a question from Essex, England about a proclamation he made on the previous show. He claimed that if he were Princess Diana’s head of security that she would be alive today. Was his timing insensitive? How can he be so sure?…Continue Reading

September 19th: The Border Issues, Terrorism, Democracy

Michael, a New Yorker, calls Lou and asks him with the recent anniversary of 9/11 if America is any safer from terrorism now than it was then. Dean asks Lou about AOC’s recent comments saying that “so many people in this country hate women.”…Continue Reading

September 12th: Electric Cars, War Contractors, and Water Shortage

First caller Steve asks Lou his thoughts on California asking residents not to charge their electric cars because a grid couldn’t handle it due to the heat wave yet wants to ban gas vehicles by 2035. Is going full electric in the next 13 years even a possibility? Next caller Sara wants to know about the war contractors like Lockheed Martin that profit from the destruction and misery of other countries under the guise of “freedom.”…Continue Reading

September 5th: Kids and Their Safety in School with Kyle Roedler

Lou welcomes special guest Kyle Roedler. Kyle launched a new organization called the Parents Safety Alliance. He believes it is unacceptable that children should be endangered when they go to school which is a haven of safety and learning. He has innovative ideas on how to keep schools, churches, and other public venues safe from would-be shooters…Continue Reading

August 29th: Why Independents Rarely Win Elections

Lou welcomes special guest Paul Rader. He wrote “Why Independents Rarely Win Elections: And How They Could Become More Competitive” which takes a comprehensive look at the roadblocks facing independent candidates for political office in the U.S…Continue Reading

August 22nd: Special Guest Richard Herman- Immigration Lawyer and Activist

Lou welcomes special guest Richard Herman. He is a nationally recognized immigration lawyer and immigration activist. He has dedicated his life to advocating for immigrants and helping change the conversation on immigration. He believes immigrants can help grow the economy, create jobs and reverse progressive depopulation…Continue Reading

August 15th: Schnooks, Crooks, Liar, and Scoundrels?

Lou welcomes special guest Gene Berardelli! He is a street-smart New York trial attorney and a noted NY Election Law specialist. By night, he is a national award-winning podcaster, political columnist, and an all-around snarky content creator…Continue Reading

August 9th: Immigration & The Borders

Lou welcomes special guest Careen Shannon to discuss immigration and the borders. She’s currently based in Central Mexico, where she’s on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit called the “Latin American Relief Fund.” She’s also the Executive Producer of an upcoming documentary, “Las Abogadas” (which means “the lawyers” in Spanish)…Continue Reading

August 1st: Losing America?

Lou welcomes special guest Michael Jaye. He’s in his 24th year as a public school teacher where he teaches American history, world history, and US government. He has a book coming out titled “Losing America.” Are teachers becoming more like parents to the kids they teach and less like teachers? Does he feel safe as a teacher with all these recent shootings? Have our media outlets chosen to become extensions of our political parties? Why did he write “Losing America” and what is it about?

July 25th: Dr. Saul Cornell & The Second Amendment

Lou welcomes special guest Doctor Saul Cornell. He is currently the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University. He was Professor of history at Ohio State University and the Director of the Second Amendment Research Center at the John Glenn Institute…Continue Reading

July 18th: Pregnant Women and the HOV Lanes, & The Secret Service

Lou speaks with first caller Chris regarding numerous topics including Brittney Griner and whether the time should fit the crime. Why should the United States make a deal? They also discuss the unstableness of the country…Continue Reading

July 11th: Our Children’s Safety: The Media, Shootings, and the $53 Billion Dollar Question

First caller Andrew discusses whether the latest shootings are fueling the fire for more shootings due to the media attention they receive. Is it mental health? Lack of leadership? What role does the media play in representing our country?…Continue Reading

July 4th: The Boarders, Church & State and the Economy

Lou talks about the 50 immigrants that died in the 18 wheeler while trying to cross the border and the chaotic situation with no end in sight when it comes to our borders. Next Lou discusses The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Washington state public school district and the Christian high school football coach who was suspended for…Continue Reading

June 27th: Gas, Guns, Government, and Your Money

Lou discusses Georgia and Maryland suspending the gas tax which has driven down prices in those states. Should we do this nationally? Lou moves on to discuss if the January 6th Capitol riots will have any effect on Donald Trump running in 2024?…Continue Reading

June 20th: Paul Boxer On Youth Gun Violence- Solutions (Part 2)

Lou and Professor Boxer discuss mental health, kids and guns, violence in our inner cities, if our guns changed or the culture changed, the 2nd amendment, 18 year olds in the military with guns, white supremacy, exposure to violence in the media, and the negative effects that the pandemic and lockdown had toward children…Continue Reading

June 13th: Paul Boxer On Youth Gun Violence- Solutions

Lou interviews Paul Boxer, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University-Newark, where he also directs the Social Development Research Program and currently holds funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study how youth become involved in gun violence…Continue Reading

June 6th: Gun Control Policy With Dr. Anthony Fleming

Lou’s guest is Doctor Anthony Fleming. He’s a professor at the University of West Georgia where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. His primary area of study has been gun control policy in the United States and Canada…Continue Reading

May 30th: Lou & The Comedian of Law Joel Oster

Joel Oster is a constitutional attorney, having served as lead attorney on cases brought before the Supreme Court. He is also a CLE instructor, speaker, podcaster, & comedian. He has his own podcast, “Debriefing the Law with Joel Oster”…Continue Reading

May 16th: Inside Ukraine- LIVE INTERVIEW

Lou interviews Ivan, a young man currently living in Kyiv, Ukraine. They discuss everyday life in Kyiv, the current situation, how it’s affected him, Ukraine fighting back, Putin, President Zelensky, how he thinks it’ll end, and what he’ll do next…Continue Reading

April 25th: Ghost Guns, Gun Control, and Lobbyists

Chris, living in Brooklyn, asks Lou about the Brooklyn subway shooting. Was it a mental health issue? Gun control? Systemic Failure?…Continue Reading

April 18th: Lou’s Childhood, Changing Political Landscapes, and Homeland Security

First caller Mike and Lou discuss their childhoods growing up in NY and how it’s changed throughout the years to what it is today. What will it take to clean up the city and make it the great place it once was?…Continue Reading

April 11th: SATs, Gun Control, Putin, Secret Service

Caller Claire asks Lou his opinion about the new “Test-Optional” admissions policy for high school students, which means they allow all or some applicants to decide whether to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application…Continue Reading

April 4th: Ukraine, The Climate, Jobs, Supreme Court

Lou welcomes back Taras Kuzio to discuss the latest on Russia and Ukraine. Taras Kuzio, a professor of Political Science, has written 17 books and has a PHD in political science with a specialty in Ukrainian nation building and national identity…Continue Reading

March 28th: 48 out of 50 States Do WHAT?

Caller Margaret asks Lou about how it’s legal in 48 out of the 50 states in the U.S. for police to lie to children. Only in Oregon and Illinois is it illegal for police to lie to children and how do we pass this law in more states to protect our children…Continue Reading

March 21st: Russian, Ukraine, China, NATO, Nuclear War, Biden, Trump…Oh My!

First caller Brenda asks Lou if what’s happening between Russia / Ukraine is the start of the end of days as predicted in the Bible and if we’re all doomed…Continue Reading

March 14th: Ukraine War, Gas Prices, Economy

First caller Andrew and Lou discuss the current situation in Ukraine, soaring gas prices, Tesla, and Biden’s incompetence. Next caller Steve asks why BlackRock, who’s CEO is Biden’s financial advisor, is allowed to buy up real estate across the country…Continue Reading

March 7th: Ukraine, An Inside Look

Michael Nigro, an award-winning filmmaker, six-time Emmy-nominated writer-director and independent multimedia journalist joins Lou to talk about his time in Ukraine last week…Continue Reading

February 28th: Inside China- Ryan Hass

Lou speaks with Ryan Hass. Hass is a senior fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. From 2013 to 2017, Hass served as the director for China and Taiwan at the National Security Council staff…Continue Reading

February 21st: Former Head of NY Police Department Talks NY, Mayor Adams, & New True Crime TV Show

Robert Boyce, a former Chief of Detectives for the New York City Police Department, is Lou’s guest. They discuss Robert’s new true crime reality show “New York Homicide”…Continue Reading

February 14th: Ukraine Border Tensions Continue…What’s Next?

Lou has Taras Kuzio back to discuss the high tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Taras Kuzio is a Professor of Political Science, has written 17 books, and has a PhD in political science with a specialty in Ukrainian nation building…Continue Reading

February 7th: Inside the White House Press Corps With Chris Carlson

Lou’s guest Chris Carlson has worked in the White House Press Corps for 38 years and covered Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump for ABC News as a Photojournalist…Continue Reading

January 31st: Mental Health, NY Mayor Adams & Gun Control, & The Build Back Better Bill

Lou discusses a myriad of topics on mental health with his first caller Chantal Woodyard, the owner of Advantage Advocacy and Consulting Services who has over 30 years of experience working in human services…Continue Reading

January 24th: Pandemic, Small Business, Ukraine, and The Biden Presidency

Emily, a small business owner and single mother, calls Lou to ask for advice on how to deal with businesses struggling to stay afloat due to the latest surge in the Omicron virus…Continue Reading

January 17th: Ukraine Border Issue

Lou and Taras Kuzio discuss what’s transpiring between Russia and the Ukraine and why it involves the United States. Taras Kuzio is a Professor of Political Science, has written 17 books…Continue Reading

January 10th: New Years, New York, & The Capitol Riot Anniversary

Caller Randy kicks off the first show of 2022 by asking Lou if the United States had to have a New Years Resolution to better itself as a country, what would it be?…Continue Reading

December 20th: A New Form of Evil: Forced Organ Harvesting

Lou speaks with Mitchell Nicholas Gerber, an investigative journalist, who has dedicated 22 years to exposing The Forced Organ Harvesting of The Falun Gong spiritual movement in China…Continue Reading

December 13th: Federal Legalization of Marijuana & The Cuomo Brothers

First caller Eliot talks to Lou about the legalization of recreational marijuana and if the United States should legalize it on a Federal level to use the taxes toward improvements…Continue Reading

December 6th: Sex Trafficking

Phantom Rescue is an elite group of former US special ops, law enforcement, and government officials who have united with one clear objective, to bring an end to child trafficking through outreach, education, and rescue operations…Continue Reading

November 29th: Rittenhouse, Waukesha, Police, & Sesame Street?

Lou opens the show discussing his thoughts on the Rittenhouse verdict. Was it fair? Unjust? First caller Mike asks Lou about the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy…Continue Reading

November 22nd: Rittenhouse, NYC and Earthship!

Kat, born and raised in New York, talks to Lou about the current state of New York City, the mayoral race, the return of the arts, and her time living in Baltimore for two months…Continue Reading

November 15th: Houston Astroworld Concert Disaster

Mike from Arizona calls Lou concerned about the deaths at the Astroworld concert.  Because of Lou’s vast background in security, he wants to know what future measures need to be taken…Continue Reading

November 8th: Education Crisis and The Great Pandemic Divide

Long-time listener Claire calls Lou and defends U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg’s two-month maternity leave…Continue Reading

November 1st: New York City & “RUST” Gun Protocol

Lou’s first caller Ryan, who owns an apartment in New York, left in March of 2020 and after being away for over 18 months is finally returning to the city…Continue Reading

October 19th: SURF’S UP with Dr. Chad Nelson

Lou interviews Doctor Chad Nelsen, The CEO of the Surfrider Foundation…Continue Reading

October 5th: LA State of Mind

Lou interviews LAPD Sergeant Mark Williams, a 36-year veteran…Continue Reading

September 27th: The Border, Big Pharma, and Hoosball?

David asks Lou if he’s ever had to arrest a corporation during his time on the police force. Who’s to blame for the opioid crisis, big pharma or someone else?…Continue Reading

September 13th: Climate Change: Rising Tides

With the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Ida and climate change becoming a hot topic yet again, Lou’s guest is Jason Lazarus Aurbach, an Emmy Award-winning producer in climate documentaries…Continue Reading

September 6th: Where’s the Logic and Common Sense Reasoning

Lou speaks with Sgt. John, who spent a tour in Afghanistan, about the ill-advised exit plan, the Taliban’s quick takeover, the future for Afghan women…Continue Reading

August 30th: COVID & Schools, Afghanistan & Military Pull-Out

Lou speaks with Britt, a school teacher in Queens NY, about heading back to school during Covid times and the new mandates it involves…Continue Reading

August 16th: Conversation With Tom Basile

Lou’s guest is Tom Basile.  Basile is an American businessman, political commentator, and Republican politician in New York…Continue Reading

August 9th: Does America Have a Soul?

Lou discusses the mass evictions looming over the country and the ramifications it’ll have on the country…Continue Reading

August 2nd: A National Divide On The Pandemic?

Allen, a hospice worker, asks Lou if the pandemic will ever end if the country remains divided between vaccinated and unvaccinated people…Continue Reading

July 26th: Olympia LePoint

Lou’s guest is Olympia LePoint. She helped launch 28 NASA Space Shuttle missions into space and is hailed the “New Einstein” by her fans and named the “Modern Day Hidden Figure” by People Magazine…Continue Reading

July 17th

In this episode, Lou discusses the consequences of college athletes getting paid with his first caller Michael. Second caller Shannon is numb to today’s biased media…Continue Reading

July 12th

Caller Sandy and Lou discuss whether combining male and female groups such as The Boy Scouts becoming The Scouts is a good thing or if they should stay separated…Continue Reading

July 5th

Alaine, a concert pianist and college arts teacher, voices her concern to Lou regarding how the pandemic crippled the arts and how and if it’ll ever recover…Continue Reading

June 21st (Part 2)

Lou continues to discuss with Robert Boyce, a former Chief of Detectives for the New York City Police Department, the current rise in crime in New York…Continue Reading

June 21st (Part 1)

Robert Boyce, a former Chief of Detectives for the New York City Police Department, is Lou’s guest…Continue Reading

June 14th

Lou answers Mandi’s question regarding the surging prices of gas, lumber, and steel and if this is our new normal…Continue Reading

June 7th

Kat, a sassy caller from NY, wants Lou’s advice on how we get back to normal after our routines and lives were put in disarray due to quarantine…Continue Reading 

May 31st

Lou and David deliberate why we can have municipal level tax-funded water delivered in every home in America but not food…Continue Reading

May 24th

Joe asks Lou why there’s a major work shortage in America after so many people were homebound for a year and more and more people are getting vaccinated…Continue Reading

May 10th

Lou discusses with his first caller Shelley how more and more people working from home have affected the economy and crime, especially in major cities…Continue Reading

April 23rd

First caller Eric and Lou discuss the endless amount of stimulus money and the long-term effects it will have on our nation’s economy…Continue Reading

March 17th

Paul, whose father is the oldest living WWII veteran at 102 years old, calls Lou to update him on his father’s latest ventures including attempting to meet every governor…Continue Reading

March 16th

Jonah calls Lou to get his thoughts on the Lady Gaga dog kidnapping story and asks Lou what the favorite part of his security job was in all the years of protecting…Continue Reading