The White House launched its new audio series "Being Biden" on Thursday (Photo : The White House)
There are plenty of reality television series that document the action and drama associated with various industries. The groundbreaking Discovery Channel series "Deadliest Catch," one of the first of its kind, opened the door for hundreds of imitators. Shows like "Ice Road Truckers," "Duck Dynasty" and "Pawn Stars" are all TV programs that follow the same formula. They take a particular slice of life of the common workingman and show the world what the job actually entails. Sometimes the subject can prove more interesting and engaging than ever imagined, other times they're slow, drawn out and are eventually cancelled.
Although it may seem like every job now has its own reality series, cameras have yet to enter the White House and document the proceedings of our president and his entourage. Well, the White House has just given us the next best thing. A new audio series called "Being Biden" provides listeners with an inside glimpse at what goes on inside Joe Biden's head.
In each 'episode,' Biden shares a story behind a particular photograph in which he appears. The first picture of the series features Biden serving rolls at a wild game dinner in Delaware from earlier this month. The vice president is seen shaking hands with a man dressed in hunting gear while clasping a pair of tongs in his other.
"Hey folks, I want to tell you about this picture you're looking at," Biden begins. "These are a couple of guys in their hunting shirts that I'm serving a meal to, along with the folks you see in the back gourd and the occasion is once a year the Whitehall Neck Sportsman Club holds a dinner.
"I've been attending it for over 30 years. It's called a wild game dinner and they go out and they hunt for wild game that they then cook up and serve at the Leipsic fire hall, as you see in the background and all the money goes to charity and then there's an auction and they auction off guns and bows and all that money as well goes to originally went to [defray] the costs and expenses of a buddy of theirs who was injured in a hunting accident years ago and now it goes to help people in need."
Biden then goes on to discuss the importance of the right to bear arms responsibly and mentions the three-month anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in his monologue.
"Being Biden" offers a unique glimpse of what goes on behind the guarded White House doors. It may not be as revealing a reality television series, but it will have to do for now. Stay tuned for more.