Leaning Right and Turning Left with Sadler and the Senator, powered by Pace-O-Matic, features NASCAR legend, broadcaster and businessman Hermie Sadler along with his good friend and Virginia State Senator, Bill Stanley. You can expect a lot of talk about “turning left” as the two longtime racing fans discuss the latest happenings in the world of auto racing, along with some “leaning right” as they dive into the world of state and national politics along with talk about small business and the law. No matter the subject, Sadler and the Senator will keep you informed and entertained each week, and this show will be unlike anything you have ever heard.
The fellas (and Shep) are knee-deep and digging deeper this week with all the goings-on with the legislative process during the first full week of the 2023 Virginia General Assembly Session. Hermie and Bill look deep into their totally imperfect “crystal ball” to prognosticate what we might expect in the weeks ahead, as Democrats and Republicans face-off to determine the future of the Commonwealth, with Governor Glenn Younkin at the helm.
Week two of the 2023 Virginia General Assembly Session heats up with Sadler and the Senator having a front row seat to what is going on at the Capitol of the Commonwealth! From Gov. Younkin pushing back against the attempted China invasion of Southside farms and local industries, to the liberals’ unwillingness to tackle the most dangerous cause of harm to Virginians, Hermie and Bill tackle all the big issues this week that are facing their beloved state.
They.. Are.. Back Again! Hermie and Senator Stanley (with their “plus one,” Party Time Entertainment’s and South Hill’s very own town councilman Shep “Burn Pile” Moss), come out swinging with great conversation and tons of laughs in their first episode of the 2023 Leaning Right and Turning Left podcast season, with special guest, former state Senator and current Executive Director of the Virginia State Police Association, Bill Carrico!
Closing out the first year of their Leaning Right and Turning Left podcast, Sadler and the Senator celebrate their 50th episode by looking back on the year that was.
Now run over and put the last strand of tinsel on the tree, get that tray of gingerbread cookies in the oven, and get ready to get in the spirit for the upcoming Christmas celebration with Sadler and the Senator as they talk family traditions, family holiday issues, and, well….family in a hilarious discussion about the upcoming holiday. The boys are on location this week at the Sadler Travel Plaza in Suffolk, Virginia — and while they are there recording the podcast, they engage in a spontaneous and wonderful conversation with Sadler’s General Manager at the truck stop, Rita Beaman — who is not only a hoot to talk to, but also is an inspiration for us all in her moving story of how her sheer determination to succeed, and “can-do” spirit, is the epitome of today’s American Dream.
It has been a busy and highly successful legal week for the Leaning Right and Turning Left Team, and they bring all of it right to you in this action-packed podcast adventure!
It’s time for another fantastic “smash and grab” episode of Leaning Right and Turning Left With Sadler and The Senator, and Hermie and Bill never fail to deliver the goods on the topics that mean the most to…um, well…them.
Hermie, Shep and Stanley get together to discuss today’s topics in both society and politics, and then they open the door to a deep dive discussion about the most awesome responsibility a man can ever have: being a dad.
Yeah, we took a week off, but we were really busy… So listen to this episode and find out why!
In the 44th episode of Leaning Right and Turning Left With Sadler and the Senator, it finally happened.
The LRTL crew returns for yet another episode focused on politics and racing! This week, Hermie and Bill talk about the progress of their lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Virginia, and what’s up next for Hermie’s legal team as Sadler v. Virginia continues to work its way through the court system, fighting for small businesses throughout the state against government overreach.
Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages! Gather ‘round as Sadler and the Senator relive Hermie’s epic wrasslin’ match with the one, the only, Pro Wrestling Great’s pugilistic progeny and son of Jeff “Double J” Jarrett and Karen Jarrett…..Kody!
This week, its just Hermie and Senator Stanley having a good old-fashioned sit down chat about the goings on in gambling, politics and stock car racing as only the two can have!
Women Of Wrestling (WOW) champion Erica Porter (and her super cool husband Carlo) join Sadler and Stanley for an incredibly poignant and uplifting discussion about her personal story in the world of women’s professional wrestling, her personal health battle outside the ring, and what drove her to establish The Endorphasm Foundation – an organization designed to empower individuals to “move past obstacles in their life by embracing the profound healing power of community and fitness.”
In this week’s episode of LRTL, Sadler and the Senator welcome Glen Davis, a Virginia State Delegate from the great city of Virginia Beach, to discuss the shenanigans afoot in the Virginia General Assembly that occurred in the state’s budget negotiations allowing an unconstitutional (and previously unheard of) change of the state’s criminal code, in yet another attempt to keep Virginia small businesses from participating in the emerging gaming market dominated by the out of state casinos.
This week is a very special episode of Leaning Right And Turning Left, where Hermie and Senator Stanley have a very frank and emotional conversation about Autism from the parents’ perspective.
NASCAR® legend, NBC Sports Analyst and all-around great guy Kyle Petty sits down for a deep and compelling discussion with Sadler and the Senator in this week’s LRTL episode.
Sadler and The Senator are back again this week with yet another jam-packed Leaning Right and Turning Left episode full of fun, frivolity, legal issues impacting the nation, current politics and what’s new in the racing world.
In this week’s hilarious Leaning Right and Turning Left Podcast episode, Sadler and the Senator welcome 2018 NASCAR® Hall of Fame Inductee, the great innovator, crew chief and brain behind the SRX series, Ray Evernham, for a compelling and humor-filled discussion about Ray’s place in the history of the sport, and what the future has in store for racing in America.
This episode provides a behind the scenes look of all the work that has gone into rescuing the Envigo Beagles from a painful life of needless scientific experimentation at the Cumberland Breeding Facility in Virginia, with one of the original “beagle warriors,” John Ramer of Wyoming’s Kindness Ranch.
In this week’s episode, Sadler and the Senator have the privilege of interviewing one of the greatest people to ever walk this Good Earth, NASCAR® great and Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip, in a compelling and honest talk about his life in stock car racing and his place in history in the sport.
In this week’s explosive episode, Sadler and The Senator pull off an action packed double header with two powerful guests!
In this must listen episode of the LRTL Podcast, Hermie Sadler brings his “Turning Left” moment back to the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway races with engaging and timely conversations with the two gentlemen that brought racing back to life at the track, SMART Director Chris Williams, and Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt, Jr.!
In the 30th episode of Leaning Right and Turning Left, Hermie and the Senator are “turning left,” to record the events surrounding the return of open-wheel modified racing to the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway, and they sit down with the legendary crew chief for NASCAR® Hall of Famer Junior Johnson, the one and only Jeff Hammond, to talk about the history and future of this hallowed cathedral of racing.
In this week’s episode of Leaning Right and Turning Left, Hermie pulls another superstar friend out of his phone book when the boys interview 6-time WWE Women’s Wrestling Champion Mickie James!
Duke basketball fans beware, the Tar Heel version of Christian Laettner is in the house with Hermie Sadler and Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley on this week’s explosive episode of Leaning Right and Turning Left With Sadler and the Senator!!
In this inspirational episode, Sadler and the Senator interview one of Hermie’s close friends, WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler and current host of the “Oh…You Didn’t Know?” Podcast, Brian James, aka, “The Road Dogg Jesse James” in a totally honest, open and provocative interview about life as an infamous professional wrestler, the cost of fame, and the value of both recovery and redemption after that fame eventually faded.
In this week’s fact-filled and informative episode, Sadler and the Senator fight back against President Biden’s ridiculous claim that it is not his misguided energy policies that are to blame for the nation’s high gas prices, but rather it is the small business gas station owners who are to blame for the pain that all Americans are feeling at the pump, even though Biden’s Chief Economic Advisor says that these high gas prices are a part of the Democrats’ preservation of the new “Liberal World Order”– whatever the heck that means.
In this episode, Sadler and the Senator dive into politics, racing and more importantly, Hermie’s foray into the world of professional wrestling.
In this week’s episode, Sadler and the Senator welcome Virginia’s First District Congressional Committee Chairman and Senate Republican Caucus Communications Director Jeff Ryer and the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia Ken Nunnenkamp to discuss the current state of politics both nationally and in Virginia, the Glen Youngkin, Winsome Earle-Sears and Jason Miyares’ historic victories in 2021, the upcoming federal election this November, and what it will take for Republicans to win back the House of Delegates and State Senate in 2023.
The HermieWorld Tour Bus makes a pit stop at the Sadler Travel Plaza in South Hill for a comical discussion with Sadler, the Senator, and Hermie’s friends, Shep Moss, and Greg Thrift.
Sadler and the Senator bring to the table on this week’s episode of “Leaning Right and Turning Left” an informative and hilarious discussion with Sadler family friend and superstar racing spotter Brett Griffin (co-host of The “Door, Bumper, Clear” podcast and spotter for Kaulig Racing) about the good, the bad, (and the occasionally ugly) side of professional stock car racing in America, his hope for the future of the sport he loves; and, Hermie and Brett even tell some stories of their past adventures with Elliott Sadler when they were all in the racing business together back in the day—well, to the extent that they can tell the tales without getting each other in trouble!
In yet another compelling episode, Hermie and Senator Stanley continue to take on the important current issues in both racing and politics.
In this absolutely “must-listen to” episode, when the Senator teases Hermie with the audio of some awesome and hilarious commercials made by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for Hermie back in the day when Sadler owned a GM dealership, Hermie shocks us all when he opens up in an in-depth and emotionally-frank conversation about their friendship during that time.
NASCAR legend Kenny Wallace joins Sadler and the Senator for a hilarious discussion about life, racing, the risks of having a rogue go-kart track in your back yard, and being a part of the Wallace brothers in racing’s top series.
Where is the only podcast that you can you find a rapid-fire and no-holds barred conversation about sky-high inflation, the price of gas, shortage of baby formula, and the Supreme Court leak, as well as whether Joey Logano and Kyle Busch were good guys or bad boys at Darlington, mixed in with the F-1 Miami Grand Prix and the SMART Modifieds returning to open North Wilkesboro Speedway for the first race on this historic track in years?
When you talk about famous families in NASCAR, the Parsons name is always in the conversation.
On this episode of the Leaning Right/Turning Left Podcast, Hermie and Bill talk about the NASCAR Race in Talladega, the veto session in the Virginia General Assembly, and they also welcome an incredible guest to the Stanley Law Group Studio: Virginia’s history-making Lt. Governor Winsome Earle-Sears, for an open and frank discussion about the current political climate, educating our children, the future of both Virginia and our great nation, and how we all can push back against the “woke culture warriors” who want to fundamentally change the definition of liberty and freedom in our society. You don’t want to miss this episode!
This episode is dedicated to the life and memory of Harley Alexander “Alex” Shirley.
On this weeks episode, Hermie and Senator Stanley catch up with Ronnie Shirley, who starred in the hit reality TV show ‘Lizard Lick Towing’. Find out what made the show a hit, why it ended, and learn more about Ronnie’s towing and repo business.
We also introduce our listeners to Tommy Graziano. He owns Charley’s Waterfront Café in Farmville, Virginia and is the proud sponsor of Senator Stanley’s weekly “Leaning Right Moment”. You don’t want to miss this!!
On this weeks episode hear from Jonathan Brown after snagging the first win for Sadler-Stanley Racing in the Pace O Matic powered modified at Franklin County Speedway last Sunday. Also, Hermie and the Senator chat with Chris Rice, President of Kaulig Racing. Chris and his family were very instrumental in the careers of both Hermie and Elliott as they started racing. Hear about their time racing together in the early 1990’s as well as Chris’ success at Kaulig Racing.
To Many, he is known as WWE HALL OF FAMER “KANE”, but Glenn Jacobs is now the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. Download this episode to listen to Hermie and Senator Stanley ask Mayor Jacobs about his WWE Career as well as politics. Hermie and Bill also provide an update on the Virginia General Assembly special session recently called by Governor Youngkin as well as a successful weekend for Sadler-Stanley Racing!!
Hermie and the Senator welcome NASCAR great Ryan Newman to the show. They discuss his career and what he is doing now. They also preview Ryan’s first race with Sadler – Stanley Racing at Richmond Raceway!!
Hermie and Senator Stanley discuss the state of The Commonwealth as the General Assembly adjourned without agreeing on a budget. What is next? And When?
There are some important elections coming up in November 2023, including one for the open Senate seat for the newly drawn 17th District in Virginia, which includes Emporia and Greensville County. So Senator Stanley asks Hermie his thoughts on that potentially crucial race…..and yes, asks him if he would consider running for Senate.
Hear from the 2 main pieces of SS Racing, Crew Chief and Team Manager Phil Stefanelli and our driver, Jonathan Brown. Hear their thoughts on the season so far and what the goals are for SS Racing this year!!
March 17, 2022
This week Senator Stanley and Hermie Sadler talk politics, small business, and racing with special guest-Virginia Delegate Danny Marshall; as always, powered by Pace-O-Matic.
March 10, 2022
This week we talk to the leaders of 2 different small businesses that operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Todd “Parney “ Parnell runs the show for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Lin O Neil is a life racer who is now trying to safe the the legendary Southside Speedway in Virginia. Hear both of their stories on Leaning Right and Turning Left with Sadler and The Senator this week !!
March 3, 2022
Today, Chris Williams operates the SMART Modified Tour Powered by Pace O Matic…..but Chris has a lifelong story to tell about his involvement in motorsports and NASCAR, including his business and personal relationship with the Legendary Dale Earnhardt Sr. and he shares many of those memories with Senator Stanley and Hermie on this special episode.
February 24, 2022
Listen in as Hermie and Elliott Sadler are joined by Kirk Cox to discuss politics in Virginia.
February 17, 2022
The famed attorney and Senator Stanley recount the Paula Jones versus President Bill Clinton case, as well as some new initiatives they are working together on today!
February 10, 2022
In the first “on location” podcast Hermie interviews Virginia Governor George Allen to talk politics, small businesses, and plenty of football. Bill and Hermie intro the interview with a ‘leaning right’ discussion and a ‘turning left’ topic as well.
February 3, 2022
Listen in as Hermie and Elliott Sadler are joined by LaVar Arrington to discuss his football career and tackle issues facing Small Business in Virginia.
January 27, 2022
Listen in as Hermie and Elliott Sadler discuss their racing careers, and what ultimately led them to hang up the helmets. Elliott shares some great stories about his first big shot in NASCAR Racing, his days with the Wood Brothers, and much much more. With Special Guests Elliott Sadler and Jeff Jarrett.
January 20, 2022
Learn more about Senator Bill Stanley and former NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler, what brought them together, and what listeners can expect from Leaning Right and Turning Left. With Special Guest Jeff Jarrett.
Trailer – January 18, 2022
NASCAR legend Hermie Sadler and Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley. The first episode drops Thursday January 20th.