What does CounterCultureWISE mean, anyway?

Our name is a combination of counter-clockwise and counter-culture. We purposefully go counter to the mainstream victim/anger narrative by laughing at them.

Join Mélanie Hope, author of Get Over it & Get Started and What’s Wrong with These People? and James Moniz, author/actor/Marine for a powerful show full of positive people, crazy news, self-empowerment…and a few political rants.

We invite guests who embody these concepts through their work, their works, and their words — even if we disagree. Heck, especially if we disagree. We offer shameless plugs of their current projects and a forum for their free speech. If you’d like to be a guest on our show, fill out the guest form.

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Holy Crap, This is Actually Happening! Domestic Terrorist Edition, November 12, 2023

Trump won the debates again, so Pravda runs hit pieces based on their inability to grasp context. Pennsylvania promises your votes count, just not exactly toward what you voted for. Crowder releases the Nashville manifesto since our supposed public servants couldn’t be bothered to serve the public. Mr. Beast is under fire from self-righteous lefties, again, for doing good in the world, again. The horror! Hamas supporters Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar break glass with their shrieking, while other Squad members break glass in case of fire, but only when there’s no fire. Loving parents are the worst terrorists this world has ever seen. This is actually happening.



Tonight we talk about things we are thankful for, Chuck returns, and we look at dogs, cats, lions, and giraffes. Plus a big ol’ salute to the USMC!


Holy Crap, This is Actually Happening — No news is good news edition, November 5, 2023

All’s quiet on the western front (not so much the eastern). Vegan mayor Eric Adams eats crow. NYC goes full fascist. Again. Watch for shrapnel in your grub. Zelenskyy goes full diva. Again.


Clocking In

Welcome to the show. We double up on the Holy Crap segments and Slumlord University sketches, and discuss the ongoing stupidity that is Daylight Savings Time! All this, plus, news of the weird, wonderful, and wicked. Intro: AKA The History…


Holy Crap, This is Actually Happening! Scary but True Edition, All Hallow’s Eve, 2023

The three little terrorists lived in a straw house with wolves only huffing and puffing and nothing else. Who the hell is Mike Johnson? US college students go full Hitler Youth. Pfizer hides all the things you knew Pfizer was hiding. Oregon is dumb, but we knew that; just look at Portland. RFK ducks the CIA, for what it’s worth.


Boo! 2023 Spooktacular

News of the Weird, Wonderful, and EXTRA Wicked just in time for All Hallow’s eve.