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January 1, iCensor: Glenn Beck’s Show Mysteriously Removed from Apple Podcasts



In what many are seeing as a blatant act of censorship, prominent conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s entire podcast was inexplicably removed from Apple’s podcast network this past Wednesday.

This incident has rekindled concerns about big tech’s increasingly unchecked power over public discourse, and whether today’s digital giants are stifling freedom of expression.

The sudden removal caught Beck off guard.

He voiced his confusion and exasperation on Twitter, sharing the terse and uninformative notice his team received from Apple.

“We found an issue with your show, The Glenn Beck Program, which must be resolved before it’s available on Apple Podcasts. Your show has been removed from Apple Podcasts,” it read.

When Beck’s team followed Apple’s link for more details, it merely reiterated that the show had been removed.

Amid the bewilderment, Beck addressed his team on air: “I cannot imagine what they are basing this on. Have we even had strikes? Nothing, right? This is crazy. Crazy.”

He urged his audience to rally support and appeal to Apple for the podcast’s reinstatement, emphasizing that the potential reason behind its removal, most likely a technical glitch, should not necessitate such a massive community push to rectify.

However, for the hours that followed, searches on Apple Podcasts for The Glenn Beck Program yielded no results, effectively erasing years of content.

The Twitterverse soon caught wind, causing the topic to trend and mobilizing support from both conservatives and free speech advocates across the spectrum.

“Apple totally deplatformed me.”

Glenn Beck

Apple finally broke their silence six hours later, restoring the show. But not entirely.

In a statement to Variety, Apple disclosed that the removal was over a “trademark dispute”.

But Beck was quick to point out that out of his show’s over 3,000 episodes, Apple only restored 1,915 of them, leaving a significant chunk of his work still inaccessible.

On his Thursday broadcast, Beck elaborated on the ordeal: “Apple totally deplatformed me…removed every last episode from Apple Podcasts. It was removed with no explanation — for several hours.”

He went on to address Apple’s trademark dispute claim.

Highlighting the absurdity of their justification, Beck clarified there had only ever been a single trademark issue with just one episode, which was swiftly resolved on June 29th.

“Why would you remove over 3,000 episodes for a dispute with one?” Beck rightly questioned.

Bottom Line

This incident underscores the precarious nature of free speech in the digital age. Beck, reflecting on the experience, pointed to the profound power of tech middlemen.

“If you’re a conservative, the threat of deplatforming is always there, even in the background.”

Glenn Beck

“If you’re a conservative, the threat of deplatforming is always there,” he said. “Companies like Apple, Google, and Meta can shut down your speech, our speech, literally with a keystroke.”

“The elites have always wanted to control what you see and what you hear. Now big tech is giving them the means to do it.”

Beck’s ordeal serves as a chilling reminder: In our modern world, where information dissemination is often governed by a handful of tech giants, the right to free speech can be curtailed with alarming ease.

The elites, Beck warns, have always sought control over narratives, and now, big tech appears poised to grant them that capability.

As our loyal readers, we encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions on this issue. Let your voice be heard and join the discussion below.




  1. Mary Hardy

    August 18, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    Come on Brave American companies-do not censor free speech in our beloved America. This is not Russia or China!

    • kurt gandenberger

      August 19, 2023 at 10:48 am

      amerika is becoming more like a corporate fascist tyranny with the likes of the demoncrats and silicon valley. there will be continued censorship and worse until the tyranny is overthrown.

  2. Sandra

    August 18, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    Beware,Democratic censorship, guess Beck does not have the freedom to express himself.

  3. Susan M

    August 18, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    Thank goodness I am 87 years old and wont have to put up with the current USA much longer. My USA, the one I served in for military for 32 years no longer exists.

  4. Happy Warrior

    August 18, 2023 at 11:45 pm

    Apple sucks. That’s why you’ll never see me on that Leftist site.


    August 19, 2023 at 5:25 am

    I am disappointed, I never drank BUD Lite or any of Budweiser’s products being a Coors/DOS Equis guy. I never shopped at target or Kohls, Don’t have any North Face gear, never did Facebook (My account got suspended anyway??), & I never watched any of the ALPHABET networks. I’ve never had an apple product & never been on their site. How can you boycott something you never had anything to do with in the first place?? I am disappointed.

  6. Raymond

    August 19, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    This Blatant Censorship by. “Bill Gates”, Who Owns 30 Percent of Apple.

  7. KIMO

    August 20, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    This is so blatantly wrong!! Apple and/or Bil Gates are destroying AMERICA!! K

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