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"I am your host, the man they call Ghost."note 

"I am not a racist, I am a melting pot of friendship, and I want you to amplify that all over the internets."

Meet John Conquest, AKA Thomas Albin, AKA Jason DeLeon, AKA Adolf Ghostler, AKA Ghost, King of the Mexicans and ten year old boy ass, a racist, tiger shrimp-eating, flamboyant, morbidly obese, wheelchair-bound, diaper-wearing, baseball-loving, butter-guzzling, shapeshifting, bald, toothless, Canadian Jewish-Islamic autistic lizard transgender midget Satanist, bureaucratic, draft-dodging communist Nazi San Hambonian Grinch who abuses his family, sets wildfires in Texas, summons rainstorms to flood it afterwards, rips off Alex Jones, works at a drive-thru window, proclaims his love of My Little Pony and anime, and takes advantage of the welfare system all the while having torrid affairs with Herman Cain, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Gregg Abbott, Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz, George Soros, Nick Fuentes, Alex Jones, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and his dog Templeton, and pining after Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, and his granny. Also, in his personal opinion, Howard Stern is a good piece of ass.

...well, if you listen to his fans, anyway.

Ghost is actually a Texan pundit who broadcasted True Capitalist Radio on and He is an ardent capitalist (at least he calls himself one on every possible occasion; True Materialist Radio might be a more appropriate name for the program), and his show goes through the usual topics, starting with the markets, then on to coverage of then-ongoing political headlines. And like all good political talk shows, he also frequently takes calls from listeners.

Herein lies the problem (at least for him, anyway) and the general appeal of the show. Listeners have noticed that he has a short temper when it comes to certain topics (check that, he has a short temper towards a lot of topics), and as such, he is very easy to troll. Much to his dismay, this makes the show start off serious but then quickly go off course more and more towards the end of the show, where the Radio Graffiti segment (rapid-fire calls with no real topic) pretty much turns into a punching match between him and the people who persistently try to test his patience (often successfully). This has lead to a large rogues gallery of trolls and characters that call him up and interact with him in various entertaining ways. Also not to be missed is the Twitter Shout-Outs, where Ghost reads off a list of Twitter users who have retweeted his broadcast that day, with trolls feeding him usernames that range from hilariously obscene to subtly derogatory toward Ghost, often with a delayed reaction of fury or disgust when Ghost realizes what he just read out loud.

Though, when he's not raging, Ghost is a relatively good pundit (if you, er, share his views); he knows where the money is, and he knows how his listeners can get in the action themselves (unless they're doing it with welfare checks, of course).

True Capitalist Radio ended on November 14, 2018 and Ghost is now hosting his new YouTube broadcast, The Ghost Show, which can be found from his YouTube channel. Newer episodes of his old show can be found from online at, and older ones can still be found from Ghost's page on BlogTalkRadio

All the noteworthy Radio Graffiti and Twitter Shout-Out segments are available on YouTube, typically trimmed of the less funny calls; DarkRazorZ's channel features episodes from 2008 all the way to the show's initial cancellation in 2012, Elfoxoloco's channel features episodes from the show's return in 2016 up to Ghost's hiatus in mid-2017, and Lightning Note and InsaneEnergy's channels feature episodes following Ghost's return in late 2017. If you're an actual capitalist looking to learn something from him, you might want to listen to the full episodes on blogtalkradio's archives. Originally, to keep up to date on what Ghost was up to, people would follow him on Twitter. Prior to him being suspended, his first twitter was @ghostpolitics. Following its suspension, he tweeted from @gh0stp0litics, before that too was suspended. Prior to June 2017, his twitter was @politicsghost, however he was suspended again in June of 2017 for unknown reasons. His social media of choice for a while was the Twitter alternative, where you could find him under @Politicsghost, however following some drama and the doxing of a former Inner Circle member, Ghost has been banned from the site and his old account name has been occupied by a troll. Ghost utilized the YouTube channel GhostPolitics , his backup channel Ghost Politics, and until he was prevented from streaming on YouTube. He currently streams on Vaughn Live at Ghost.


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  • 10-Minute Retirement: Ghost has threatened to end the show quite a few times either due to the community drama surrounding his show or him just getting tired with the political situation in the country, but he always ended up returning either because he felt empty without having a show to host, because he could make money from broadcasting it or because he wanted to keep converting his young listeners to capitalists. He eventually did end his show and left his supposed 'last message' on November 2018, only to return shortly after on December 31st, with his new program The Ghost Show.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: Amy Daly and Tri$ha are both in love with Ghost.
  • Actually Pretty Funny:
    • Despite his feuds with The Ghetto Capitalist, even Ghost admitted that Ghetto Capitalist making his baby cry like T-Pain was actually funny.
    • On the February 21st 2012 episode, Caller 204 calls in an Anti-Semitic rant and Ghost calls him out for it. Couple of calls later, Jimmy Kudos plays a "I AM NOT A JEW" remix. Ghost got a laugh out of it.
    • His reaction to the Twitter name MomsAtTGIF was "I don't know whether to get mad or laugh at that one." He seemed to have settled for the latter.
    • Ghost started out understandably enraged when someone used his voiceclips to troll a phone sex operator, but couldn't help chuckling about them almost getting her to break character with a Stay in the Kitchen remark.
    • "Johnny Walker, Afterbirth Harvest, ohhhh yeeeaaahh!!" caused Ghost to break down in a giggle-fit for a few minutes despite initially trying to express disgust at it.
    • Ghost moving to San Antonio in 2016 prompted a lot of Twitter names making fun of the Texan city in an attempt to rile up Ghost. One of them, San Hambonio, resonated so closely with Ghost (due to the number of fat people he's seen walking around) that he started using the term himself.
    • On episode 10 of the Saturday Night Troll Show, Ghost laughed at a bunch of troll names projected at the disgraced Elfoxoloco. This was exemplified when said names were put into an instant splice, making Ghost burst with laughter.
    *laughing* "THAT WAS GOOD! I have to give you credit, that was good baby!"
  • Aggressive Categorism: His specialty.
  • Angrish:
    • Sometimes Ghost rages so hard he can't form a simple word. Especially in his earlier, pre-brony broadcasts.
    • The Engineer speaks this as his first language.
  • A Day in the Limelight: On 12/6/11, the Engineer hosted the end of the show, and again on 1/09/12. Ghost was not happy.
  • All Anime Is Naughty Tentacles: As with almost all of his opinions, he takes this viewpoint a bit further and says that those who watch anime are all "future sexual predators" and should be put on government watch list.
  • All Gays are Promiscuous: Ghost thinks that homosexuals in general only practice their sexuality for "purely carnal" reasons and that they only care about sex, unlike Transsexuals and Transgender people who he thinks just want to live a normal married life with their significant others. Ghost often points out to gay meetup apps as evidence of this.
  • All There in the Manual: Most people who only listened to show and didn't follow the events on twitter wouldn't understand Ghost's constantly shifting opinion of CelticBrony- or who Senator Pooptickler was (outside of being a one-time caller who recited the lyrics to "Fuck tha Police").
  • Alter-Ego Acting: It's widely accepted by fans that "Engineer" is just Ghost leaning away from the microphone and doing a weird voice (the two have never spoken at the same time). Everyone is willing to pretend otherwise, though, if only to piss Ghost off.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: Calling Ghost a Jew, whether it be in a call or a splice, results in him saying "I AM NOT A JEW!" This was especially common in September 2011, when he announced he hated Christmas.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: Ghost threatens trolls who really piss him off with tracking them, go to their houses, beat their asses, bang their wife, beat their dog and drown their goldfish.
  • The Antichrist: Ghost seems to be convinced that George Soros is some kind of satanic hell spawn, judging by how he calls him "The Prince of Freaking Darkness" and often talks about how immoral he is, often bringing up this interview to prove his sociopathy. Ghost has taken this up to eleven since Episode 330 and has started to imitate Soros regularly in his show, playing him up as a cartoonish villain who wants to control everything and anything around him.
  • Appeal to Force: Whenever somebody says something he doesn't like and to which he has no immidiate answer to, he always threatens the caller with violence. This is most notably when somebody says anything against Texas.
  • Applied Mathematics: There were troll names like "Ghost x Jew = 42" and "Hitler + Sean Spicer = The Oy Vey Crusaders". "TCR = ____" is a frequently used version of this.
  • Armoured Closet Gay: A theory about Ghost. He accuses nearly every male that calls into the broadcast of being "fruity" or "taking it up the pooper," leading to speculation that he's projecting.
  • Ascended Meme:
    • Ghost is now actually fond of NavyHuskie's "Taco Tuesday" remix, mainly because it declares him the "king of Mexicans", and its about his favorite day (ignoring the parts where he calls himself a hambone and the "king of racist", of course)
    • Tara Strong (a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic voice actor) uses the term "melting pot of friendship." Also, as he ended his show, she tweeted him saying "I don't know u, but the fans love u, so u must be #twilightlicous...& your rant about that lil song made me laugh.."
    • On his 300th episode, Ghost mentioned "cans.wav" (the fan name for the sound of Ghost's beer cans being toppled over) by name while discussing the possibility of selling autographed empty beer cans as official merchandise.
    • Fan nick-names for Elfoxoloco that were created during Twitter shoutouts due to rt drama were adopted by Ghost, most notably the term "Poz-hole fox-hole".
  • Asshole Victim: Ghost himself to varying degrees. Just when you start to feel bad for him or agree with him, he'll say something awful about women or gay people or minorities or poor people or... any group he isn't a part of, really. Sometimes even groups he is part of.
  • Artifact Title:
    • The show used to be called "True Conservative Radio". According to Ghost, he changed the title because Sarah Palin made him disenfranchised with the GOP.
    • The current title qualifies as well- the show is more well-known and beloved for the antics of the trolls and Ghost's reactions than for its capitalistic aspects.
  • Atrocious Alias:
    • Many twitter names are this deliberately, so that Ghost will say disgusting things when he's giving shoutouts, often causing him to rage. Prince of Excrement, the Poopticklers, Sandusky Shower Attendant, Isle of Sandusky, Isle of Russia, Herman Caindusky, Gaydolf Shitler, etc.
    • Ghost originally considered "The Whoremaster" to be one of these, but it eventually became one of his favorite names to give a shoutout to.
  • Author Avatar: The skeleton face he uses as his logo is used as one. When trolls found the exact same skeleton face he had as his logo on a website for an online radio station in Texas, Third Coast Radio, conspiracy theories began to develop that Ghost may be associated with them somehow, or he simply stole it. When finally confronted with topic, Ghost confessed that it came from a Google Image Search for "texas skull and crossbones", as he was trying to find a new Paltalk avatar (and then, it later stuck). The same day, he also announced that he would be taking submissions for a new logo. He changed his avatar to a different variant of the old one in December 8, 2011. Then in September 2016, a newer avatar was drawn by Karaszkun for Ghost's show, where it would be used until late 2017 when Ghost switched to a less-cartoony logo. Speaking of Third Coast Radio, the name "John Conquest" had originated from their website's DJ.
  • Autotune: Used on Ghost's voice in "Melting Pot of Alcohol", and on the voices of Ghost, the Engineer, and the Ban All Bronies Cult in "Ghost is T-Pain", and once with Ghost's Radio Graffiti intro on March 5th, 2018.
  • Bad Liar: As mentioned in the YMMV page, he will lie a lot by claiming past quotes that he said are splices.
  • Bathos: The show constantly shifts between serious political/economic commentary and goofball comedy either because of troll interference or Ghost just wanting to entertain his audience. Usually the episodes get increasingly silly towards the end as Radio Graffiti starts and the trolls start appearing in numbers to harass Ghost.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Senator Pooptickler and a group of assorted bronies and capitalists came to Ghost's rescue on January 31st, 2012, trolling CelticBrony and convincing the Prognosticator of Prognosticators not to quit the show.
  • Big "NO!": When G revealed he liked Undertale on the June 24th, 2016 show, Ghost let out a few of these while smashing cans. Did this again on October 6th, 2016, when it was revealed Karasz Kun had drawn nudity, and when G was confirmed to be both Toilet Guy and a fan of anime.
    • In between Big "WHAT?!"'s, Ghost screamed one or two of these when Teutonic Plague confessed he was a closet Brony.
  • Big "OMG!": An from March 9, 2018 shows Ghost reacting this way after he heard a splice of himself being gassed by Hitler.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Ghost's reaction to Ghetto Capitalist's anecdote on the Christmas Eve show in which Ghetto Capitalist claims to have received oral sex at a Denny's restroom glory hole.
    • When Ghost first heard the Grinch splice in 2011.
    Caller: You're a mean one, Mr. Ghost...
    Ghost: Mr. WHAT?
    • Ghost was practically squawking these out when G was accused of being Toilet Guy by a random caller.
    • When Teutonic Plague admitted he was a Brony during his "goodbye", Ghost started screaming these out.
  • Birthday Episode: The April 20, 2016 show turned into this for Ghost, much to his indignation.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The end of the show's original run. Bitter in that the show had a lot of life left in it and a tiger shrimp/Karaszkun story arc of sorts looked like it was about to get off the ground before being abruptly cut off; sweet in that most everybody involved got a pretty happy ending.
    • Ghost's final show on Blog Talk Radio on March 27th, 2018 before moving to may count as this, since he's no longer getting paid due to BTR being bought by Spreaker. It's a shame to see Ghost leaving BTR for good, but the show will move on to somewhere out there...
  • Black Comedy: Some of the Twitter names can also fall into this trope, often poking fun at (then-current) tragedies, natural disasters, and crimes.
  • Black Comedy Rape: "The next subject I'd like to talk about is... rape."
  • Book Burning: Or autograph burning in this case. Numerous people bought Ghost's autograph just to burn it and tweet Ghost an image of them doing it. Ghost was not pleased.
  • Bookends: The month of October 2016 starts with the "betrayal" of Ghost's closest, including Karasz Kun, G, and even the Engineer. It concludes with the fall of Teutonic Plague who admits he's a brony just as Ghost is about to tearfully ban him due to his unpopularity with fans.
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: A caller starts out talking about TSA airport security, then abruptly goes into a very graphic description of him getting fisted by TSA agents while he cums buckets thinking about Ghost.
  • Breather Episode: The December 24th, 2011 show can be considered this. Any episode where the trolling is minimal or half-hearted becomes one of these, seldom though they are.
  • Brick Joke: Throughout October, trolls called in wishing Ghost a merry Christmas, causing him to rage that it wasn't even Halloween yet. And then, months later, in the Christmas show...
    Caller: Happy Halloween, Ghost!
    • When his broadcast finally came back from a 3-year hiatus, the Johnnie Walker Second Harvest guy appeared once again just to bring the joke to its logical conclusion three years after the original calls.
    Caller: Johnnie Walker, 567th harvest, oh yeah...
  • Broken Pedestal: Several for Ghost
    • He used to admire United States for what it was, but has since come to utterly despise it's population as ignorant ghettofied socialists who are too distracted by American Idol and Dancing with the Stars to actually care about what's happening to the country
    • He used to be a devout follower and supporter of the Republican Party, however both the corruption within the party and and what he views as the "liberalization" of the party by Sarah Palin and John McCain ultimately caused Ghost to abandon the Conservative movement as a whole. He has since started to refer to himself as a Capitalist.
    • He used to view Gabe Newell as a fellow capitalist. However, all admiration for him ended when he got to hear live on the broadcast that Gabe is a brony.
    • He was also a strong supporter of George W. Bush even after leaving the Conservative movement. However starting with 2016 Ghost has been extremely critical of Bushes, referring to them as "The Bush Crime Family" book called "Jeb! and the Bush Crime Family: The Inside Story of an American Dynasty" written by Ghost's "associate" Roger Stone.
  • Butt-Monkey: Ghost is the butt monkey of his own show!
  • Camp Gay: Caller 111/The Internet Buttstalker, who calls in a ridiculously effeminate voice while making very suggestive requests.
  • Canadia, Eh?: Ghost seems to have a thing against Canada for some reason...
    "Y'know, there's something very Canadian about you calling me from the tub."
    • According to Ghost he hates Canada because they booed the national anthem a few days after 9/11.
  • Catchphrase: Because of the amount of catch phrases Ghost has, he had to be given his own page.
  • The Chessmaster: CelticBrony claimed to be this after his doxxing, but few actually believed him until months later, when Ghost's twitter account was hacked and it turned out that he wasn't lying about having a master plan. Apparently MrTacoz and Ibanezzo were in on it the whole time, and the NCF were involved somehow.
  • Chew Toy: Ghost just keeps doggedly ploughing calls as troll after troll drive him to rage and angrish, and that's why he's popular.
  • Christmas Episode:
    • September 19, 2011 certainly felt like one. Just yesterday he had revealed that he thought it was too early for Christmas Songs. Of course, it backfired, in the usual ways.
    • December 24, 2011: Ghost did a legitimate Christmas Eve special.
    • December 24, 2016: Ghost did another Christmas Eve special, 5 years after the last one.
  • Circle of Shame: The chatroom serves as this in Ghost's worst moments:
    "Look at 'em, they're laughing for Christ's sake!"
  • Clip Show: December 31, 2011 brought the "Ghosties", a listener-voted awards show that honored the trolls. Among other things, "Melting Pot of Alcohol" got Best Remix, "Money, Success, Fame, Bronies" for best splice, guy for best fail troll, CelticBrony for best brony, and Ghetto Capitalist for best troll.
  • Closet Geek:
    • Ghost disparages anything to do with nerd culture, but knows way too much about it for it to entirely be a coincidence. To name one incident, he initially dismissed "Bloody Tears" as "Mexican Music", but then recognized it and demanded that the caller throw the Holy Water ("I love that sound!"), before later identifying the second game in the series as his favorite.
    • During the Ghost Show, Ghost revealed he's a big fan of Yu-Gi-Oh! (the card game) and has a good deck he's proud of, but adamantly denies that Yu-Gi-Oh! originates from an anime despite being presented evidence to the contrary.
  • Cluster F-Bomb:
    • Ghost lost his mind on June 7th, 2016 after too many diaper jokes and no longer "excused his French".
    • He also used the F-word very liberally (No Pun Intended) in his infamous April 24th 2016 two hour Anime rant.
    • He also used the F-Word multiple times near the end of Episode 433 when a caller made a joke about child pornography and gave away the caller's phone number.
    • After leaving BTR, his F-Word quotient rose exponentially.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • If you're going to use the "I have black friends" cliché to prove you're not a racist, don't go on to claim you also have friends who are "wop", "camel jockey" and "kraut".
    • On February 28th 2012, a listener called in and told Ghost that he sprained his wrist while masturbating in the bathroom stall at work, giving him a month's worth of worker's compensation. Ghost was only shocked by the fact that the caller was autotuning himself.
    "Aww, T-Pain hung up!"
    • His January 25th broadcast one Radio Graffiti called with someone using a splice of Ghost's voice insulting himself to a local radio station. Said station's host compared him to Alex Jones, at which point Ghost went completely ballistic, but not for the splice itself, but for the host mistaking him for Jones.
  • Comical Overreacting: Once the trolls begin to call, Ghost promptly screams his lungs out.
  • Commie Nazis: He once made a special episode calling out White Nationalists, where he denounced them....but he mostly focused on the perceived 'fact' that White Nationalists are Socialists.
  • Conspiracy Theorist:
    • During the 5/15/2012 broadcast, he claimed that the moon landings were faked. During the April 1st, 2016 broadcast, Ghost brings this up again, as well as a general distrust of NASA and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and later in the show, he expresses a sympathy for flat earthers.
    • During the excessive Texas rains, he constantly blames HAARP, believing they created a weather machine that creates rain.
    • By July 2016 Ghost's conspiracy theories have formed into an outright Deus Ex level Conspiracy Kitchen Sink with UFOs (though Ghost believes them to be a hoax orchestrated by NASA), New World Order, Freemasons, the Catholic Church, false flag attacks, artificial diseases and African-Americans who didn't originate from Africa. For a full list of conspiracy theories that Ghost believes in, head here
  • Crack Pairing (In-Universe): There's a chatroom user called "Asho Banged Tub-Guy."
  • Curse Cut Short: Sound effect variant. Sometimes when Ghost gets really angry, his swears are cut short by him throwing cans everywhere.
  • "Day of the Week" Name: Taco Tuesday and Baller Friday are his favorites (Even if the latter is always ruined by trolls). However, he does not want the show to turn into Carpet Munching Monday, Fruitbowl Wednesday, or Bathhouse Thursday.
  • Deconstruction Fic: Predictably, in response to all the pony-hate he propagates "THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!", someone got the bright idea to do a complete send-up of Ghost's show, but discussing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic instead; complete with calling people "carrotbowls" and hating on capitalists. The result? True Equestrian Radio.
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
    • "Slanderous lies".
    • "All you remixing jerks are jerks".
    • Ghost used the term "old vieja" one day; "vieja" is actually Spanish for "old woman".
    • "Don't be a deaf-mute with nothing to say."
    • "The idiots from the top are idiots."
    • The 'Melting Pot of Racist' splice.
      I am a racist, I am a melting pot of racist, and I have a whole bunch of slaves that happen to be black!
    • "You stupid dumb idiots..."
    • "I'm giving them a free show for free!"
  • Despair Event Horizon:
    • The faux cancellation of the show at the end of February 2012 was this for many trolls, until Ghost returned.
    • And then those regular shows would be abruptly cut off by the actual cancellation of the show on May 24th.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: The NCF (or someone claiming to be a member, at least) suddenly hacking Ghost and making him quit True Capitalist Radio on May 23rd, 2012.
  • Dirty Old Man: Ghost's "Uncle Bernie" impression is this by default. Then the ensuing splices featuring him take this up to eleven, only they're usually about Ghost being a sexual deviant instead.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • On 9/29/11, a caller simply said "Fuck you". Ghost decided to harass that caller by calling him back repeatedly, then leaves a message on the phone hoping his mother hears, and even lies and says the caller traumatized his dead grandmother.
    • Ghost's reaction to CelticBrony trying to dox him was to not only dox him back, but to dox any trolls connected with him and run them off the internet, then encourage Celtic to commit suicide.
    • A caller who made a pizzagate joke had his number said on the air, which was followed by trolls doxing him within minutes after the show ended.
    • Trumping Capitalist, one of Ghost's long time fans, had annoyed Inner Circle members in the chatroom and was banned. Following this, and him attacking the Inner Circle, his parents were called by Ghost himself, according to Trumping and people in the chatroom, as well as edits of his real-life face being made.
  • Distinction Without a Difference: It's not cans, it's "crap on [his] desk". So "craponmydesk.wav" then?
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: An unintentional example maybe, but Ghost's thinly-veiled contempt for poor people, leftists, gays, ethnic minorities, and welfare recipients, coupled with his desire to put people he deems useless in "labor camps" during the oft-mentioned but ill-defined capitalist revolution makes the "Ghostler" nickname seem more than a little apropos. His previous calls to overthrow Obama, admiration of Augusto Pinochet, disparaging views of women, encouragements to stop producing safety devices like helmets and seatbelts so that "useless people" in this world will be killed by nature, dubious claims of not being a racist, and zealous devotion to Donald Trump haven't helped his case any.
  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: In-Universe example: Ghost smoked "Tetrahydrocannabinol", as he called it, on 4/20 to show kids that they shouldn't. He then proceeded to be extremely calm, giving long-winded rants on existential subjects and reacting to trolls with simple apathy.
  • Downer Ending:
    • The end of the show on May 6th, 2017. Unlike last time where the community made up and left on a high note with a final goodbye from Ghost, this one feels as though the community has gradually grown more distant from Ghost, due in part to the Inner Circle but also due to how him and others have been conducting themselves. And despite his claims of a return, there is now no longer a solid date, leaving TCR's future unknown. Fortunately, Ghost returned on October 31st, 2017.
    • Happened once again in November 14th, 2018. The show had been going downhill in terms of viewers since the end of shoutouts and radio graffiti and Ghost was becoming frustrated that nobody was listening to his show. This was made even worse by the results of the 2018 midterms, as Ghost was very angry over the new demographic of the people elected to the House, as well as the demographics of the people who elected them. Ghost made several rant filled episodes about how he wished than an open borders policy would be enacted so that the immigrants could beat the hell out of this new demographic and how video games should be regulated like pornography and entirely banned from people under the age of 21 or those diagnosed with autism/Asperger/mental disorders. This was seen by most of his remaining listeners as a betrayal of the core values that he stood for and even his most loyal fans now ended up leaving the community. The show ended with Ghost being left as a bitter wreck who believed Western civilization's destruction to be imminent and with only a handful of people still listening to his show.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: People usually bombard Twitter (and when he had it, the chatroom) with names with the sole purpose of setting Ghost off.
    • As seen in the comments section of this video, Some in the fandom believe that bombarding Ghost with Vietnam references with the intention of setting him off is over the line. His reactions seem to be genuinely on the verge of mentally and emotionally breaking down, and at least once he has had to step away from the mic due to it, which is something he rarely does unless something really gets to him. Considering that he very possibly is a veteran of Vietnam with unpleasant memories of it...
    • Pizzagate/pedophilia jokes will illicit this reaction. Ghost ended a show 20 minutes early due to a caller making one of these, and threatened to end a Troll Show 40 minutes early due to a splice of this.
    • He'll freak out if anyone tries to make humor around an unfortunate event, especially if it involves the death of a major figure, or it happened in Texas (i.e. the constant Texas Fire jokes)
    • On the day of the SOPA/PIPA protest, one caller made a splice to make it sound like Ghost supports it (even though he's been vocally anti-SOPA). Even the people in the chatroom called it too soon.
    • He even reacted like this to a username that made fun of the Titanic. Yes, the same Titanic the sunk in 1912
  • Dumb Is Good: In the October 18's broadcast, Ghost expresses a love for the mentally retarded.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • KaraszKun was given a twitter shoutout right before the Ghosties awards on December 31st, 2011. He also had another one later on when he called Ghost and told him, out of genuine concern, to calm down before he has a heart attack. Ironiclly, Ghost actually raged at him over this.
    • Kermit The Frog of The Muppets fame called up exactly once in 2012 to troll Ghost's hatred of bronies. During the post-revival era, however, Kermit has become a regular member of the rogues gallery, and has pissed off Ghost on numerous occasions in 2016.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Up until 2010, his show was really a fairly ordinary, if rather extreme, far-right radio show.
  • Enemy Eats Your Lunch: In Episode 329, Ghost claims that a DHS agent not only ate one of his chips, but double dipped it into his salsa.
  • Enemy Mine: While he's been an avid critic of Alex Jones for a long time, he became significantly more supporting of him after hearing that he was supporting Donald Trump for president, going as far as to call him a good capitalist. When describing his opinion of Alex Jones, Ghost specifically referred to this trope by name, stating that the 2016 election was so important he was willing to cut Jones some slack.
  • Ensemble Cast: Oh yes. Even discounting the main crew of trolls and capitalists, there are a massive number of splicers who usually show up on twitter or call in only occasionally (The Harbingerr, Navy Huskie, Alex S, Elfoxoloco, DarkRazorZ, Coodoo17 etc.)
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Ghost says a lot of nasty things about a lot of people, but certain things like mocking people's deaths, making fun of natural disasters, making threats on the President's life (Even Barack Obama), child abuse/molestation, and the twitter name "Bullets4Bronies" are considered uncalled for or going too far by him. As much as he dislikes Canada, he thinks names wishing death on the country and making fun of the Spring 2016 Fort Mc Murray wildfires were also going too far.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • Ghost is a jerkass but as noted above, he has standards, sometimes comes to the protection of the Engineer or other members of the "cast" if they're being pushed too hard, and calls out trolls who take a joke too far.
    • Ghost might not like Barack Obama or Joe Biden, but audio splices of him endorsing their assassination (or pulling the trigger himself) elicit a Rapid-Fire "No!" reaction and immediate shut-down of the splice; Ghost seems to consider assassination jokes too far, even toward his political enemies.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The Engineer.
  • Everything Is Big in Texas: Said verbatim in the 8/18/11 show.
  • Exact Words: He said that your mother was at T.G.I. Friday's looking for "Alabama black snake." Presumably ABS is an obscure cocktail that few of us have heard of, and not a black man's penis?
  • Fat Bastard: Ghost actually called one of his younger trolls this. The troll reacted by pretending to have an orgasm.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Equestrian Citizen revealed himself to be a white guy using a voice changer and promptly began sucking up to Ghost.
  • Flat World: While Ghost doesn't support flat earth theory, he strongly believes that Earth isn't spheroid in shape and that space doesn't exist. Ghost has also supported several theories made by flat earthers such as the theory that Antarctica forms an impenetrable wall along the circumference of the Earth-disk which the government tries to hide (despite plenty of evidence to the contrary) and that the apparent curvature of the horizon is actually caused by the curvature of lenses, which lead to him attacking Neil deGrasse Tyson on twitter for saying that earth is "pear shaped". note 
  • Foreshadowing: Occasionally, a shout-out name that Ghost mentions in the episode would be spliced later for Radio Graffiti. And in some cases, the very same episode. Ghost lamp-shaded on this matter in Troll Show Episode 9:
    "Ghost Want a Cracker? ...You know I gotta I gotta be careful about reading some of these names 'cause some of you people are trying to get me to say something so you could splice the son of a bitch."
  • Forced Meme: Ghost tried to advocate the use of the term "hambone" to insult who he considers to be overweight people who contribute nothing to society. The trolls gladly helped it become a popular meme... by splicing clips of Ghost calling himself a hambone.
    Ghost, from True Capitalist Radio, is a HAM-BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE.
  • Game Mod:
    • True Capitalist DOOM: Bronies on Earth. Replacing various weapons and powerups with various happenings on the show, such as a "Can crusher" shotgun, a pearl launcher as the rocket launcher, a hadoken for the BFG, and invulnerability being "Chatroom Martial Law". Although the enemy sprites weren't changed, they did receive some voices and names such as the Fruitbowl (Imp) or FU Texas Beast (CyberDemon, which of course, plays "Fuck You Texas" when it's alerted). Currently, the mod's availible as a .pk3 that can be mounted over other DOOM .wads in a sourceport such as ZDoom or Skulltag. Ghost himself claimed he actually liked the DOOM mod. Probably due to the fact he gets to be a major badass among the same level as the DOOM Guy.
    • Other independent fan games are also being produced, such as MetroidJunkie's first-person shooter "Capitalist Chaos: Freedom vs. Fruitbowl" and J-Man's "Mrs. Ghostman", a retro-style game starring Ghost's wife.
  • Godzilla Threshold: After Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary, Ghost was so disgusted with the crop of Republican candidates that he considered supporting Ron Paul. He has also considered moving to "Canadia" since, in his words, they're getting more capitalist than America
  • Godwin's Law: Ghost is relatively tame about using this compared to some other right-wing radio hosts, but he still invokes it from time to time.
    • He claims that the Nazis experimented with water fluoridation on death camps as part of his water fluoridation conspiracy note .
    • He most commonly uses this trope when he talks about George Soros. He loves reminding his audience about how Soros collaborated with the Nazis against his own Jewish people whenever talking about the man. note 
      Ghost talking with heavy Hungarian accent: ...And what I did to stop the Nazis from putting me into concentration camp is I gave my ass to Goebbels and to Himmler and to Joseph Mengele and and and they left me alone and they didn't touch me, so I decided that I was going to sell out my own Jew and it was the happiest time of my life. That's where I became The Prince of Darkness.
  • The Grinch: Ghost did state that he hated Christmas, but he also hated being compared to the Trope Namer.
  • He's Back!: Ghost quit the show on May 23rd, 2012, but returned in March of 2016.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Ghost, to awful extremes. He's spoken approvingly of "putting women in their place" through physical abuse, and refers to any female caller as a slut or "skankasaurus". His misogyny knows no bounds.
  • Hidden Depths: Darker example. The Engineer is a racist, and Ghetto Capitalist wants to incite a race war.
  • Hope Spot: Ghost has one in his Sept. 23, 2016, broadcast, where he's competing against the Engineer to see who can sell more autographs. He brings himself into a near-emotional breakdown at the prospect of the Engineer winning over him, until he sees how far of a lead he has over his employee. This gives him a sense of relief... until he sees what people on Twitter have been doing with his autographs: defacing them in disgusting ways, burning them, and photoshopping them with his enemies and other unpopular figures endorsing them.
  • Hufflepuff House: Several fandoms have lurked TCR in its history but failed to gain the same attention as bronies and anime fans.
    • Touhou fans have trolled Ghost as far back as summer 2011, but they never gained as much prominence in the show as Bronies and general Anime fandoms, but haven't exactly fallen to obscurity on the show either and have gained more attention from Ghost and the community than the other fandoms listed here.
    • Spongies and Tankies similarly to Touhou fans have trolled Ghost for since late 2011-early 2012, but never gained much of a spotlight and where just considered annoying by most listeners and Ghost himself.
    • Homestuck fans tried to troll the show in late in late 2012 but the lack of reaction from Ghost and the hatred they gained from rest of the community quickly drove them away.
    • Initially, it looked like Undertale fandom might become the next big thing after the bronies since the show returned around the time that the game's hype was at it's peak. Ultimately Undertale related trolling didn't resonate well with Ghost or the trolls among whom the game had a large Hatedom. Undertale saw a short return to fame after Ghost was informed that the game was "Anime related" and Teutonic Plague was accused of playing it and G came out of the closet as an Undertale fan (but was surprisingly enough able to eventually convince Ghost that Undertale wasn't related to Hentai or Anime).
    • The FNAF fandom has made appearances in the show from time to time, mostly bombarding Ghost with pizza related Twitter names.
    • Steven Universe calls have occasionally appeared in 2017, with little to no reaction from Ghost.
  • Hypocrite: Where do we even start?
    • Ghost rages at those who accuse Obama's critics of being racist, but he willingly accuse anyone who mocks or criticises Herman "Sugar" Cain of being racist, taken up to eleven when he tried to use this argument against Ghetto Capitalist.
    • In "Ghost's Valentine," he tells Shut Up Mom Guy to "stop talking to your mother that way, you son of a bitch!"
    • He accuses liberals of using Logical Fallacies to win arguments, even though he himself frequently resorts to name-calling and strawmanning when debating with people he disagrees with. This is especially noticeable whenever he's talking about Stephen Hawking, who Ghost claims isn't a valid scientific authority because he's physically deformed.
    • During the July 17th broadcast, Ghost states that he doesn't like YouTube personalities because they're "self-important" and "idiots" in his opinion.
    • Once after receiving a series of misogynist calls, Ghost points out that the hateful speech against women practiced by the trolls will ultimately lead to tighter internet regulation that they seem to oppose. Of course while saying this, Ghost forgot to bring up the various times he acts hatefully towards women in his show, ranging from him telling them to Stay in the Kitchen to calling them "Skankasauruses" and outright advocating violence against them.
    • Ghost has been strongly critical of communist leaders such as Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong for the millions of deaths their regimes caused, but when discussing Augusto Pinochet, Ghost focused on how his capitalist reforms made Chile into one of South America's most successful economies, and when discussing the massacres he says that the thousands of victims of extrajudicial killings were all leftist hippies and guerrillas who deserved to die anyway and that he was "just protecting his country." Granted, Pinochet didn't have nearly as high a body count as the aforementioned dictators, but that still undermines Ghost's claim that he's opposed to authoritarianism.
    • Ghost has a great hatred for millennials because he views them among many other things as self centered and egotistical, even though he himself constantly engages in self-fawning throughout his broadcasts and took it to truly ridiculous levels when he gave himself an award in the 500th episode award show
    • Ghost hates anything fiction based, be it books, video games or movies, because he feels that fiction is disconnecting people from reality, yet just taking a quick look at Conspiracy Theories page on the TCR wiki showcases how badly Ghost himself is out of touch with reality.
    • Ghost criticizes people who watch cartoons as manchildren, yet he throws temper tantrums like a child, despite being a man in his 60's.
    • Ghost often tells trolls to kill themselves and grow up, and frequently adds to this insults directed at their loved ones and living situations. However, trolls who do this to him or people he supports are usually the recipients of his rage and retaliation in the form of being removed from the broadcast, being booted from the chat room or, rarely, prematurely ending the show.
    • Ghost tends to insult the younger generation of Americans on the grounds of laziness, entitlement attitudes, apathy, refusal to own their choices, and overall stupidity. However, on nearly every show he rants about deserving respect and, among other things, playing the victim by holding the trolls responsible for his drinking behavior and temper-tantrums. For an individual who is extremely critical of the younger generations of Americans not taking responsibility for the problems they supposedly create, he does not do a good job of being accountable for his own choices via playing the victim and demanding respect, even when his actions do not reflect the same towards others.
    • Ghost will rage to the point of losing his voice if anyone so much as suggests that Texas sucks. Of course, he has no problem ripping on other states...especially California and Oklahoma.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Beginning in November 2016, Ghost wanted people to start taking pedophilia and Pizzagate seriously and threatened to have anyone who made fun of pedophilia doxed... only for Ghost himself to crack a pedophile joke about Milo Yiannopoulos. This was later lampshaded by a troll in a splice that aired a few days after Ghost made the joke.
  • I Am the Trope:
    • On the 12/06/11 show, Ghost said "I am Blog Talk Radio!"
    • He also frequently said "I am the underground!"
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: After True Capitalist Radio stopped being just another show to troll and became basically an online sitcom with characters and an (unwilling) Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist, DarkRazorZ began naming the episodes when he uploaded them onto Youtube. They're usually named after the best troll of the day or a running gag throughout the episode ("12 Year Old Vs Ghost," "Engineer's Escapades", "RIP Steve Jobs," "Spectator's Spectacular Testicles," etc.)
  • I Knew It!: In-Universe.
  • I Lied: Ghost claimed that his final show would be on March 9th, 2012. As it turned out, there was no show on that date, and it was merely an attempt to troll the trolls.
  • Incoming Ham:
    Well folks, I think it's time for everybody's favorite part of the broadcast, AND I'M TALKIN' ABOUT RADIO GRAFFITIIIIII! Hahahahaaaa!
    • "Ghost baby what's goin' on?!"
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: "Cause drinking is what I like to do~!"
  • Insane Troll Logic:
    • 9/27/11: A guy says an old meme. According to Ghost, it's why America is going down the toilet. No, it does not make sense in context.
    • He makes fun of ethnic minorities like there is no tomorrow. He's not a racist, though!.
      • Ditto for the members of LGBT community (though he has a soft spot for transgender people).
    • Despite going on multiple rants about how he doesn't drink coffee, he has also denied being Jewish by saying "I use yarmulkes for coffee filters"
    • During one episode, Ghost told all the listeners who opposed his bizarre and crazy conspiratorial beliefs that them calling him a tinfoil hat wearer is contributing to government censorship and will bring an end to free speech.
  • Insult Backfire: Any insult Ghost tries to use on the trolls will either be ignored, accepted with glee, used against him, or turned into yet another remix. "Hambone", which he invented to subtly insult overweight people. The trolls turned it against him almost immediately.
  • Interrupting Meme: "SUCK MAH DIIIIICK!"
  • I Read It for the Articles: Some people actually listen to Ghost for his political opinions.
  • Irony: During the July 9th, 2016 broadcast, a splice is made of Ghost creating Frankenstein's Monster while laughing insanely. While the splice itself made Ghost angry, what truly set him off is that the splice makes him sound psychotic, which he clearly isn't.
  • It's All About Me: "I'M THE TALENT! ME! NOT THE ENGINEER! ME!"
  • Is This Thing On?: How Ghost began his big comeback on April 17th, 2012.
    • Lots of shows in late March - early April 2016 were like this due Ghost's mic dying and being forced to use a smartphone.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One:
    • When accused of being, for example, a "racist, shapeshifting Jew," his response is "I'm not a Jew!". Could be considered a running joke.
    • A caller sings a parody of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" where he calls Ghost a racist, a fruitbowl, a hambone, and a reptile. But Ghost doesn't get offended until he says "Hannukah night", not even noticing that the same line accused him of beating his son.
    • A caller once claimed that there's a party at Ghost's house with "free beer, a mountain of cocaine, and girls under 18". Ghost's response is "I don't do cocaine!". Knowing him, one would think he'd react to the "girls under 18" part.
  • Jerkass: Ghost himself. One particular example: He went off on a rant about members of Slipknot crying about their bassist's death thus:
    He was a fat idiot! What did they think would happen? ...crying like bitches.
    • Although the whole reason the show is what it is, the trolls themselves are oftentimes not much better than your host himself, with many of the viewers being no less horrible regarding certain groups such as transgender folk or "half-a-tards" as Ghost, and being just as merciless bullies for petty reasons, sometimes even moreso, like the humiliation given to MaskedPony over his harmless kinks due to finding him irritating, to name one incident.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • Despite being an insane, loud, arrogant, obnoxious asshole, some viewers have found themselves agreeing with some of the things he has to say.
      • Case in point, he actually went on record defending mentally handicapped people as pure beings. Though it's mixed with derogatory terms and the implication that he likes their nature more for the reason that they can do the crappy jobs for cheap and he would later completely take back these compliments after several people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome caused trouble in the Inner Circle.
    • There would probably be few people who would disagree with Ghost on his contempt for the SOPA and PIPA acts, or Jerry Sandusky. Of course, that doesn't mean that the trolls won't use the latter in order to make him rage...
    • He also went on a more detailed rant instead of the "scorched earth" for the whole wildfire jokes and said "People are losing their homes and losing their lives! And you people are laughing!"
    • Some of Ghost's rants, despite being filled with a lot of oversimplifications and stereotypes, often have a few good points in them. Occasionally, he can even be down right inspiring. A few random serious callers claimed that they were planning on trolling him to begin with, but couldn't after actually listening to what he has to say.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Ghost to a degree. CelticBrony seemed to be this, but eventually revealed himself to be a Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk.
  • Karma Houdini: Subverted. CelticBrony's Evil Plan succeeded and he got away with it, but his victory was rendered meaningless by the show ending and now he's rejected and hated as the guy who made TCR's first run end.
  • Kayfabe: No one knows how real some of the more... eccentric... figures on True Capitalist are, or even how real Ghost himself is, but few bother to try and find out, since it's a hell of a lot of fun anyway.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • A literal case: Ghost tells one his listeners that he'll respect him if he kicks his dog on 27th September 2011.
    • Ghost also does this metaphorically a few times every episode.
    • Around Christmas, a legitimate fan bought about $50 in his merchandise and made a video to get a Twitter follow from Ghost and to be in the "True Capitalist Fan Ring of Honor." Instead, Ghost just insulted him and backed down on his word. This event caused many people, legitimate fans and trolls alike, to lose all sympathy for Ghost.
    • On January 25th, 2012's episode he declared that all mental disorders from depression to PTSD to autism were entirely fake and basically said that kids suffering from them were "pussies." Whatever sympathy he gained from listeners after his breakdowns were entirely lost after that.
      • This also showcased Ghost as a massive hypocrite as one of his catchphrases during his breakdowns is "I'm jaded man, I mean, I'M DEPRESSED!" So it's okay for him to be depressed?
    • The May 4th, 2012's broadcast featured Ghost being harsher and nastier than he had been in a long time; for the past few months, starting with the Ghostie Awards, he had steadily been evolving into something of a lovable old grouch, so it's somewhat jarring to listen to this broadcast and hear him say that he wants Tub Guy to drown in his bathtub.
    • He also gives people's phone numbers away in the hope that their homes will be trolled, generally recognized more of a 4Chan fighting style than mere kick the doggery.
    • On 5/9/12, he said that if Tupac Shakur is still alive, he should be killed by other gangsters.
      • From the same episode, during Radio Graffiti, a caller asked Ghost about whatever happened to Xarahox. Ghost replied: "I don't know, hope he killed himself."
    • Ghost getting extremely angry that the people listening to his show like the Engineer more than him during the 9/20/2016 and 9/21/2016 broadcasts. The mixture of self-pity and him screeching furiously at the Engineer made him look more like a jealous and arrogant bully than the intelligent capitalist he claims to be.
    • Ghost's treatment of people who are no longer a part of the Inner Circle class as this, specifically long time callers such as Trumping Capitalist.
  • Kick The Son Of A Bitch: Ghost once doxxed a sex offender, but it wasn't known at the time he was actually a registered sex offender. Rather, it was because of a tasteless Pizzagate joke. The trolls themselves invoked this trope when they followed up on this revealed information after the sex offender admitted to playing the obnoxious Cleveland calls, only discovering he was a registered sex offender from what they found after the fact.
  • Kill the Poor: Subverted Trope. Ghost suggested that welfare food cards should be replaced with feeding the poor and unemployed with horse meat from put-down horses and wild boars, and he also suggests killing stray cats and dogs for blankets. However, actually killing the homeless to use their bodies to feed the poor, as one troll suggests, is crossing the line. That being said, Ghost also once called for replacing welfare with putting the unemployed in "labor camps" instead.
  • Kissing In A Tree: "Ghost and Alex Jones/sitting in a tree/K-I-S-S-I-N-G/first comes fearmongering/then comes gay marriage/then comes my fruity-ass fruitbowl gay son-"
  • Large Hambone: When he starts a rant on something, expect lots of hamtastic bellowing, throwing of objects, and threats that would make Brian Blessed proud.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Senator Pooptickler, who is terrifyingly good at doxing people.
  • Lighter and Softer: Ghost's occasional "Mr. Optimism" persona is this.
  • Madness Mantra:
    • The "Ban All Bronies" "Fuck Bronies" and "Castrate Bronies" spam callers.
    • There was an instance where a caller callled in multiple times simply repeating "Penispenispenispenispenispenis..."
    • "SUCK MY DICK" guy, who'll just bellow "SUCK MY DICK" over and over again, occasionally telling Ghost to calm down or pretending to be a regular collar before letting the dick-sucking commence.
    • The "Accident-Prone Kids for Ghost."
    "Underfed kids, beaten kids, molested kids, lost kids, crying kids, homeless kids, hit and run kids, broken arm kids, broken leg kids!"
  • Makes Sense In Context: Only on True Capitalist Radio could the sentences "it's bad enough we got a god damn Pooptickler, but now we got a Pooptickler Jr." and "Oh great, we just ran through the generation of Poopticklers" make sense. The sick-minded and ever-imaginative trolls make for a very long list of such sentences.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Constantly referred to Alex S/AlexTheDJ, the creator of the infamous "Melting Pot of Alcohol" as "Alexis."
  • Manipulative Editing: It's frighteningly easy to make him rage. Just take one of the following sentences (or for bonus points find something he said in the previous episode), and change x (or a key word in another sentence) to the word of your choice.
    "I happen to have a whole bunch of friends who x/who happen to be x"
    "Ghost, from True Capitalist Radio, is a x"
    "x sucks the chrome off of a '57 Chevy bumper!"
    "I mean, hell, in my personal opinion, x is a good piece of ass.
    "Look, what's going on between me and x is personal."
    Alternatively, find a sentence where he says "I'm not a goddamn x", and remove "not".
  • Man of a Thousand Voices:
    • Ghost has quite a talent with impressions. While most of them are of National Stereotypes, he does perform some of them very well, though they tend to slip whenever he yells.
    • You could listen to his "Optimist voice" and never realize it was him.
    • Lampshaded once when a caller said that he would make a great voice actor and then Ghost told him that he already was.
    • Several times Ghost has busted out a convincing feminine voice to mock trans women for how easy it is. That's something that does actually take a surprising amount of effort and skill to get right.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: Sure, Celtic's gambit might have worked, but Ghost's retirement made the whole thing moot, and ensured that even if he achieved his goal of being 'famous' for it (which doesn't seem likely), he would be remembered as that dick who ended TCR.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Since Ghost is a homophobe, trolls are very dedicated to making him sound as gay as possible in their splices.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Subverted. Ghost insists that this is what's happened to him, but his usage of terms like "Alabama black snake," and firm belief in racial stereotypes reveals a very different story.
  • Mistaken Identity: Someone prank-called the FBI with splices of Ghost's voice, and as a result he sounds completely, hilariously insane:
    FBI: Hello, this is the FBI.
    Ghost: Is this Nikolai?!
    FBI:, this is the FBI.
    Ghost: You cock-eyed Russian.
  • Mondegreen Gag:
    • In the November 1 Radio Graffiti segment, Kira Buckland calls in as Twilight Sparkle and says "suck my flank" to imitate the "suck my dick" guy. Ghost mishears it and says "Are you kidding me?! Suck my BLANK?!"
    • Ghost misheard Tri$ha saying "what do you have against the third gender" as "surf dinner", to which he replied "I like Surf 'n' Turf, what the hell you talking about?"
    • Ghost has misinterpreted the word "Touhou" as "toe hoe" on several occasions, causing him to rant that the fandom is made up of "sick foot fetish freaks".
  • Motor Mouth:
    • Ghost. He can literally talk for hours.
    • Some of the callers are this, because they have to fit whatever they're trying to enrage Ghost with into a few seconds so he doesn't hang up on him. The "Suck my dick" guy in particular can talk very fast when he isn't bellowing his catchphrase.
  • National Stereotypes: In his "Guess the Minority" game, Ghost tries to identify the race of the caller by asking questions relating to these (i.e. "What is your favorite food?")
  • Never My Fault: Ghost will blame anyone but himself for his mistakes that makes on the show, even if he was the one who made the mistake to begin with.
  • No True Scotsman: Common method of trolling early in the show involves trolls tweeting/spamming in the chat to Ghost that he's un-American due to his dislike of coffee. This often leads into him going on a long rant about coffee drinkers and the fact that coffee is not produced in United States
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Ghost's inner circle, who he considered to be his true friends, all turned on him in a hilarious call during the October 3rd, 2016 broadcast where they endorsed the Engineer over him. Even Teutonic Plague, who's normally a huge brown-noser, took part in mocking Ghost.
    • This did a complete 180 when Ghost purged several of his Inner Circle during the months of May and June.
  • No Indoor Voice: When he's angry, Ghost will raise his voice. A lot.
  • Non Sequitur: Most "troll" calls end up being like this: Host brings up topic. Host asks for opinion on topic. Caller says something completely off-topic. Host makes fun of him and/or rages about off-topic call. That's the circle of life around here.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: The Engineer seems like a buffoon but he shows several times that he's smarter than he seems.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction to the police (supposedly) setting up outside his home and knocking on his door while on air;
    Ghost: Jesus Christ... the hell is going on here? [Police knocking] Oh shit! AW CHRIST, AW CHRIST NO! GET AWAY! GET AWAY I'M ARMED, GET AWAY!
  • Older Than They Think (In-Universe): Before it turned into Engineer's running gag, someone played the theme from that film during the June 17th, 2011 raid.
  • Once an Episode: He always starts with the markets, then Twitter shoutouts, then goes to political news, and finally Radio Graffiti, a call-in segment where callers get "three to four seconds to say whatever's on your mind"
    • During the two hour show period between March and September of 2016, the markets were notably absent, with Ghost discussing news right off the bat. As of February 2017, a new "cryptocurrency" segment has been added before the markets.
  • One-Hit Kill: Coodoo17 made this into an art, often taking down Ghost with a single remix in 2012 and the early episodes of Ghost's 2016 return. Tub Guy seems to have taken the mantle, because every time he called in from July 2016 onward, he usually caused Ghost to end the show in rage.
  • Opening Narration: Near the top of the hour, but always to the effect of "This is the (second/third and final) hour of the True Capitalist Radio broadcast, I am your host, the man they call Ghost."
  • Overly-Long Gag:
    Knee Slappington: OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO
    • This ended when Engineer broke down and cried.
    • An extended version of "Twitter Shootouts" by J-Man ran for almost 4 minutes, and half of that footage consumed the rest of Ghost's Radio Graffiti time on February 27th, 2017, leaving Ghost enraged and unable to advertise his show at the end. The entirety of the splice was Ghost calling out the names of everyone he shoots dead.
    • Other splices have also reached this long ever since Ghost began the Saturday Night Troll Show.
  • Overused Running Gag: Twitter users continuously made-up names referencing the Texas fire, India and Turkey quakes, and Steve Jobs' death for a time.
    • Early post-return had Big Jack and Daniel Bryan Splices take this mantle up. Due to their overuse, people got annoyed at how frequently they showed up.
    • The Cleveland calls are widely agreed to be this, popping up frequently throughout the show and doing nothing but cause annoyance for Ghost and the trolls alike.
    • As of 2018, Ghost reads shoutout names that trick him to saying racial terms far more than he should have. And on most occasions, he catches on too late and flips out over it.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When G was apparently threatening to kill himself, Ghost dropped the act of being mad at him over "the betrayal" and tried to talk him down from it. When it turned out that he was lying to promote his show, Ghost got mad for real, going so far as threatening to end TCR forever.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't insult his family, especially his grandmother.
  • Parody Commercials: Throughout the show's history, there have been trolls posing as ads for fake products.
    • One of the most well-remembered ads was for Karaszkun Burgers, a fictional restaurant owned by Karaszkun.
    • True Capitalist Radio Greatest Hits purportedly contained all the Ghost remixes of the day. This idea is sometimes repeated with newer remixes or taken in a more literal direction.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • On January 6th, 2012, Ghost defends Equestrian Citizen from racial slurs.
    • Despite his conflicting feelings toward the Engineer and his antics, Ghost has defended him when callers accused him of being 'retarded' or 'incompetent'.
    • Despite his well known feelings towards the LGBT community, he openly criticized Chick-fil-A on his Twitter concerning their support of bigoted groups and told the restaurant to Get Back in the Kitchen make them some chicken.
    • While he shows disgust towards the "trans-testicles" who call in, he does usually use their preferred pronouns when referring to them and has a much higher opinion of them than homosexuals and lesbians whom he views as being overtly promiscuous. Ghost has stated that his positive opinion of transgender people is based on him having talked to a lot of them and believing that they want to just live out a normal life and marry a heterosexual male, instead of lowering themselves into promiscuous activity like homosexuals.
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  • Poe's Law:
    • Is he a true capitalist, or a talented voice actor and the world's greatest professional troll? He demonstrates his voice acting talents on many occasions and is just too perfect a trolling material. You'd think he'd learned by now not to answer calls from Dr. Pooptickler.
    • Does Ghost have a genuine mental condition or is he just entertaining his listeners with his various episodes of paranoia on the show? Once again, his talent as an actor makes this almost impossible to tell at times.
  • Point-and-Laugh Show: A rare case of this trope where it's the host that's being laughed and pointed at.
  • Precision F-Strike: When Ghost is really, really, angry, he will fire one off. This is also one of the few intelligible words the Engineer can say.
  • Product Placement: He really hates people trying to get free promotion on his show; most famously the Surge Radio guy, and during the final weeks of the show's original, trolls also played advertisements during Radio Graffiti.
  • Put on a Bus: DarkRazorZ is deployed in Japan and not around to upload videos.
    • Several 2012 callers have fallen victim to this since the Return, due to them moving on with life, most notably Ghetto Capitalist and Navy Huskie.
    • Along with Skype callers, some of the once-frequent 2016 callers have fallen into this as well, such as 8Equal, the Arab Prince, and African Booty Scratcher. Though with ABS he still makes appearances in other trolls' calls.
  • Rage Quit: Ghost seems to be the master at faking going off the air, since usually something will end up happening which turns it into more of an intermission. However, on at least nineteen separate occasions, he has truly ended the show prematurely:
    • The first known ragequit was on April 26th, 2011, when the Internet Buttstalker somehow pulled off 10 calls in a row.
    • The second known ragequit was on May 10, 2011, after Ghost got very annoyed to the point where he flipped out.
    • The third known ragequit was on July 8, 2011, when people claimed they were bored and he sang Nyan Cat.
    • The fourth known ragequit was on August 1, 2011, when people were greatly annoying him on his first day back from a hiatus (the last one was a homosexual that pretended he was a fan of the show).
    • The fifth known ragequit was on August 19, 2011, after a caller claimed he was going to make a game based off his show.
    • The sixth known ragequit was on August 29, 2011 after an audio splice about him being the king of 10-year old boy ass.
    • The seventh was two days later on August 31, 2011 after the "Money, Success, Fame, Bronies" call. He did sort of come back to dance to the Mexican Hat Dance, but truly rage quit after that.
    • The eighth known ragequit was on September 7, 2011, when a caller played a splice of Ghost using the N-word, followed by Ghost calling him back only to receive the same audio splice. Ghost gave the troll's number out on-air, demanded that his listeners send 20,000 pizzas to his home, and then left.
    • The ninth was on September 9, 2011. Ghost was already infuriated to the tipping point by the "Texas en Fuego" twitter name, and back-to-back remixes of "Tetris Theme A" pushed him past it.
    • The tenth was on November 8, 2011, after the hambone remix of Skrillex's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.
    • The eleventh was on December 7, 2011 after he considered the fruitiness level to be way outside his comfort zone; he first did a fake ragequit after someone sang a song about him, calling him a "Jewish hambone faggot brony", then, later in the show, he finally ragequit after Note Party/Tri$ha called him a hambone in response to a comment about estrogen pills.
    • The twelfth was on January 6th, 2012, after reading a chatroom name saying "Mug Ranny's A Tranny"note 
    • The thirteenth was on January 25th, 2012, during Radio Graffiti, after someone called another radio show using Ghost's voice, and the host of the radio show that was pranked said "he sounds like, uh, what's his name, Alex Jones", which sent Ghost into a massive rage about being compared to Alex Jones.
    • The fourteenth was on February 9th, 2012, with the "SUCK MAH DICK" guy singing a Bruno Mars parody, followed shortly by Tub Guy calling in to say that he was going to "invite Ghost to his World War III bunker for a three-way with Alex Jones"
    • The fifteenth was on February 16th, 2012 after two "trans-testicles" "fought" over him, not long after he went into a massive rage over a Herbert the Pervert call.
    • The sixteenth was on March 2nd, 2012, after a caller played an autotuned version of Pinkie Pie's Laughter Song.
    • The seventeenth was on April 19, 2012, after the Bob the Builder remix by Coodoo17.
    • The eighteenth was on April 30th, 2012, after a back to back combo of a prank call of Ghost calling PETA and TexasStroll playing a remix of Ghost singing Stevie B's "Spring Love."
    • The nineteenth and last time was on May 15, 2012, after a back to back combo of a fake advertisement disrespecting KaraszKun and Coodoo17 playing a Backstreet Boys remix.
    • This was also subverted at least three times: The first known occasion was on May 18, 2011, when Ghost was doing a news story and when he was doing calls and the feed unexpectedly died around 160 minutes into the show. It then played the outro a few seconds later. The second time was on January 27th, 2012's Radio Graffiti segment; someone played a clip of himself allegedly playing a Ghost clip at The Howard Stern Show, right at the end of the show. While in reality, he got cut off by BlogTalkRadio suddenly removing the functionality that let his show overrun, the amount of reaction you heard from him before he got cut off was probably enough to leave you believing that he was having a mega-rage and just decided to cut himself off because he didn't want to go on after that. The third instance was on April 17th, 2012's episode during Radio Graffiti when the microphone died twice during the segment. The first time it was after the sixth caller, then it died again for the rest of the show fifteen minutes after Radio Graffiti started. He also faked it twice in December only for the Engineer to hijack the show until his return.
    • Every single episode from October 3rd 2016 to his surprise sunday broadcast for the 2nd Presidential debate, Ghost ended shows really early when ever a Creator's Pet of his gets outed by Trolls as liking or doing something Ghost disagrees with (G liking Anime, Karaszkun drawing pornography, and Teutonic Plague endorsing Team Engineer). He often exited with a guttural roar in rage.
    • Whenever something dramatic with the Trump administration happens, this generally occurs. Ghost rage quit on the January 27th show due to Richard Spencer supposedly being a Russian plant, and on Valentine's Day due to Michael T. Flynn resigning after possible links to Russia.
  • Recurring Riff:
    • "Well you know what this country is turning into? Junkyard America!"
    • Sometimes after calls that really grind his gears, he'll do a musical intermission while he cools off. Sometimes he does an intermission in such a way that will force the trolls to turn him off by boring them to death, because they apparently love "lulz" and "fruitbowl music"
    • "Fuck You Texas" and "Melting Pot of Alcohol".
    • Whenever Ghost lies, expect someone to point it out with Little Lies or Sonic the Hedgehog's Game Over music.
  • Refrain from Assuming: invoked Ghost often gets song titles or genres wrong after hearing remixes. He's referred to Brodyquest as both "Axel F" and the theme to Footloose, the Dr. Mario theme as "circus music", "Entrance of the Gladiators" (a song which is often circus music) as "hoedown music", both the Driftveil City theme and "She Blinded Me With Science" as "that weird science song", a remix of Spark Man's theme as Contra, The Nintendo GameCube boot remix as Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', "The Gonk" as "music from The Roaring '20s", "Be Our Guest" as poetry, and The Song of Storms as a song from Yoshi (this one made DarkRazorZ rage).
  • Repurposed Pop Song: The Sanford and Son theme for the Junkyard America song, and the theme from The Price Is Right for Guess the Minority.
  • Reverse Cerebus Syndrome: As time went on, there were more and more trolls and fewer (supposedly) serious listeners, to the point where by the last episodes almost no one seemed to take Ghost seriously any more. Also on a micro scale in each episode: the Markets and News are generally standard political/financial-show fare, but when Ghost starts the calls, shout outs, and radio graffiti, things quickly get silly.
  • Riddle for the Ages: Is Ghost a real person, or just a troll? No one knows for certain (and probably never will now) but few actually care.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: A lot of people like to troll Ghost by making Twitter names referencing (at the time) recent events, typically in a derogatory fashion.
  • Rogues Gallery: Let's see: the trolls on Radio Graffiti are composed of a guy who pretty much lives in a bathtub, a stereotypical African-American man who uses welfare fraud schemes to capitalize "the ghetto way", numerous trans- and homosexuals who want to have sex with Ghost, bronies as well as actual ponies from the show, an African man who likes to read erotic Anne Frank fanfiction, a guy whom Ghost genuinely liked until finding out about his diaper fetish My Little Pony fanfics, a guy who keeps drinking his own urine over and over again, a former McDonalds mascot and current white supremacist rapper with a moon for a head, a sick twisted version of Kermit The Frog who wants to have sex with him and various other things, and the list goes on and on.
  • Rule of Three: As a general rule, Ghost would go into cans.wav after three trolls called in talking about the same subject material, e.g. calling him Alex Jones.
  • Running Gag: Many:
    • "Guess the Minority", a segment where Ghost tries to guess the ethnicity of a caller by asking them questions related to stereotypes, or guessing based off their voice alone. He freakin' loves this game, man!
    • Spontaneously breaking into song (Junkyard America!)
    • Twitter filled with usernames intended to make him rage ("PoopTickler?! What kind of a name is PoopTickler?!").
      • Twitter names taking the form of "_______ for ______" (i.e. Spongies for Ghost, Bronies for Ghost, Radiation for Japan, etc.)
      • Twitter names combining Ghost's name with that of communist or fascist dictators (i.e. Ghostler, Benito Ghostini, Ghostef Stalin, Fidel Ghostro, etc.)
      • Twitter/Gab names that stick a pair of balls on objects or people and call them "Trans ____".
      • Transexual Gab names that rhyme (i.e. Slag with a Meatbag, Dolls with Balls, Nanas with Bananas, etc.)
    • Ghost playing clips from "representatives" from various foreign locales (including "Mr. Fortune Cookie" from Communist China, Machmud, a "representative of the Libyan rebel faction", and "The Guru", a stereotypical Indian)
    • NIKOLAI 2012
    • Ghost's disdain for the Occupy Wall Street movement has led to a series of trolls and twitter names mocking him for it. Among them are OccupyCanadia, OccupyManehattan, OccupyCanterlot, OccupyPonyville, OccupySixthStreet, and OccupyGhost'sAss.
    • There was a recurring joke throughout the January 20th show that Ghost was every member of the Today Show.
    • Every time he tries to calm himself down through meditation, he'll end up tossing cans after sighting "that freakin' panda". No, it does NOT make sense in context.
  • Satan Is Good:
  • Scoring Points: Each episode's score is measured by how many times cans.wav occurs. The top 10 high scores are kept here.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: One caller claimed to be Ohsa, the backwards Asho.
  • Sensory Abuse: Some trolls like to ear-rape Ghost (and the audience) by playing very loud buzzers or yelling at the mic. They tend to be cluster calls, too.
  • Series Fauxnale: Many episodes throughout TCR's history seemed to be the end, either with Ghost vowing to not return or events immediately after putting the show's future in doubt.
    • April 1st, 2011 was the first of these, with Ghost stating that show would be the end after a prominent fan of his was outed for being a pedophile.
    • May 15th 2012 was the last episode until March 2016 due to the hacking of Ghost's twitter account a week later, and his announcement the day after that the show was over.
    • May 6th 2017 was followed by a long break from the show, with many losing hope, however Ghost eventually returned on October 31st.
  • Serious Business: Ghost thinks his show is this. Most of his audience seems to think otherwise.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Ghost showed traces of this during some of his shows.
  • Shout-Out: Many troll calls, but also Ghost himself on occasion:
  • Show Within a Show: True Optimist Radio, created in response to a caller that Ghost declared wanted everything sugar-coded with optimism, turning one of his mocking voices into a new persona, Mr. Optimism, who tries to conduct the show in a Lighter and Softer manner.
    • J-Man Capitalist once aired a fake radio-graffiti segment within the actual Radio Graffiti that was able to fit every troll caller, plus the Cleveland Caller (represented by chimp noises), into a 60 second splice.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: When someone infuriates him in a call, he will tell them to shut up and call them out. One example was on February 3, 2012's Radio Graffiti segment, where a caller just tells him how to run his show. Ghost did not take it well and called him out for being "a Roman Polanski pedophile."
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: The Internet Buttstalker, Tzeki, Alex Jones, Howard Stern, Asho, the Ghetto Capitalist, DarkRazorZ, Equestrian Citizen, Tri$ha, NavyHuskie, Coodoo17, the African Booty Scratcher, and many more.
  • Slash Fic: This.
  • Small Name, Big Ego:
    • Ghost has been this for a while, but it shows the most on the episode on 8/29/11. He actually believes that he is more significant to pop culture than 4chan, and says that he's making a mask for Ghost, and actually thinks it's going to overshadow the Guy Fawkes mask.
    • He repeatedly claims that he is "listened to by tens of thousands of capitalists THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!!"
    • On 12/12/11, he actually states the possibility of a Ghostcon and said he had a band who "will be at the Grammies."
    • In response to people requesting the Engineer to host again: "I'm the talent!"
    • Ghost actually believed that Alex Jones was listening to his broadcasts ("I KNOW YOU'RE LISTENING, ALEX!! YOU FAT, POT-BELLIED BASTARD!") on a regular basis in order to steal ideas such as Radio Graffiti from him.
    • On January 9, 2012's episode, after he read the chatroom name "4 Years of Shitty Radio" in the Chatroom Shout-Outs segment, he claimed that he is an internet legend.
    • It's only gotten worse after the revival. When people started remixing his intro, he claimed that it's the "greatest intro in radio today"
    • Approaching his 500th overall episode (including Conservative Radio), he started screaming that he belongs in the "Internet Hall of Fame".
    • He claims to be in tight with the Trump administration and Trump's associates, including his former campaign manager Roger Stone.
    • On the Ghost Show Episode 13, he claims he will be the best competitive gamer who's ever walked on the face of the earth.
  • The Social Darwinist: Ghost believes that human progress would be brought about by the elimination of individuals who cannot sustain themselves. He believes that humans should be applied to natural selection so that only the working class, A.K.A., the ones who can sustain themselves, should be the only ones to live. Ghost has also stated that he is "pro-death" in general, approves of Rick Perry's record number of executions and approves of people ignoring safety laws simply because it would be more likely for them to get killed in an accident.
  • Some of My Best Friends Are X: "I happen to have a whole bunch of friends who happen to be black!" Or Mexican, or women, or "Wops", or "Camel Jockeys".
  • Spin-Off: In a way; both Goofy_Bone (most infamously), and Asho, also had their own shows on BlogTalkRadio. The usual trolls started targeting Goofy_Bone's show too. Despite trying to defend himself, he ended up caving in and doing his own version of Radio Graffiti. This continued over a slight hiatus Ghost had, but when he was alerted to this, he, predictably, called Goofy out and went off about it, as usual. He dubbed it a "poor man's Mexican version" and a "bean and cheese" version of his own show. Then in response, Goofy re-named it Bean and Cheese Graffiti.
    • An actual one for the show comes in the form of the Saturday Night Troll Show. A separate broadcast dedicated to, you guessed it, trolling Ghost.
  • Springtime for Ghostler: If one assumes the Engineer is just a persona used by Ghost. Following another fake ragequit, the Engineer takes over the show, playing songs disliked by Ghost and answering calls in his unintelligible gibberish. Ghost eventually 'returns' and proceeds to scold the Engineer. It seems like he did this in an attempt to either chastise the listeners or convince the trolls that the show had effectively ended, but when he got back and started taking calls, people were demanding that the Engineer host the show again. This has turned into a surprisingly effective trolling tactic, causing Ghost to enter fits of envious rage over his own character.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Whenever a woman comes on who calls him out on his downfalls, attempts legitimate arguing, or trolls him, expect this to be his response.
    • Interestingly he seems to be completely unaware of how this Trope is sexist. When people started accusing him for being sexist after saying his wife "knows her place (in the kitchen)" he is completely bewildered by these comments and insisted that he takes good care of his wife.
  • Stealth Pun: Many of the Twitter Shout-Outs, such as "AlphaKennyOne", "IsleOfRussia", and "Phil_McCracken".
  • Stock Sound Effect: A rare live example; whenever Ghost gets especially upset, expect to hear cans (most likely beer) being shoved off a table. It's often referred to as "cans.wav", alluding to the uncertainty over if it is real or not.
  • Suddenly CANS: Most instances of cans.wav start out with Ghost giving what sounds like just a mildly angry response only to be cut off by the sound of Mic Vs. Aluminium with him heard screaming at the offender over the cacophony.
    • "I can't believe you SCUMBAGS!!!!"
    • Cranked up to 11 when he randomly shouted at a Helen Keller Deaf Mute on the October 6, 2016 show.
      • "562, Radio Graffiti. .......562, WHY DON'T YOU SAY SOMETHING, YOU STUPID PIECE OF CRAP?!?"
    • "The sun is warm...the grass is green....and-wait what the hell is that GOD DAMN PANDA- *cans.wav*
    • On February 26th, 2018, Ghost tries to get a good drink out of the cooler.
    Ghost: All I got is crappy cans? ALL I GOT IS CRAPPY CANS, ENGINEER!?
    *Engineer says something inaudible*
  • Surrounded By Fruitbowls: Ghost.
  • Tantrum Throwing: The cans.
  • Tempting Fate: Whenever he specifically asks the listeners NOT to remix him with something. Take a wild guess what call is waiting for him the next day.
  • That Came Out Wrong:
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Ghost has been known to say that he's angry or depressed most of the time during his broadcast.
  • Three Chords and the Truth: When a troll played the "Kill Your Family Show", he mistook it for a satanic rock band trying to advertise their album with subliminal messages. It then turned into a rant about modern rock being "three- or four-chord crap"
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Ghost loves delivering one to any caller he doesn't like that he feels he can make a broad, sweeping generalization about based on their voice, namely anyone he thinks sounds even a hair less masculine than he is (which he'll then assume is a fat Basement-Dweller who wastes their time watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and/or effeminate male with bad parents.)
    • He gave an indirect one to Howard Stern on July 6, 2011's episode. Instead of doing the normal chatroom shout-outs, he pretty much called Howard Stern out.
    • Ghost gets his fair share of these too, though they're usually in song form. This one is probably one of the greatest ones.
    • Goofy Bone also received a well deserved one at the hands of Ghetto Capitalist.
    • When thisissparta789789 played a "True Delusional Radio" intro splice about how Ghost is some kind of conspiracy theorist nutter, Ghost didn't get mad, but instead slapped him down and said he's probably in on "Pizzagate" himself.
  • Threat Backfire: Someone has probably kept a good count of how many times he has threatened while upset to not come on the next day, or otherwise permanently end the show for good. There's also all the times he's threatened punitive damages, and so far this hasn't happened.
  • Toilet Humor:
    • "What kind of a name is PoopTickler?!"
    • "I happen to have a whole bunch of friends who group poop."
    • On Oct 3, 2011, a user named Ray Twilight recorded a sound of what appears to be someone with bad diarrhea, grossing Ghost out. On January 18th, 2012, another user from area code 512 did a splice using that same sound effect making it sound like Ghost was the one who had bad diarrhea, causing Ghost to rage.
    • And then there was a single call consisted only of the sound of someone peeing into a toilet.
    • And then another with the same sound of peeing, but with a Ghost laugh added into it.
    • And yet another one with Ghost saying "Why don't you take a whiff of this... UH-OH! POO-POO!" followed by the diarrhea noise.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: When Ghost did the woodshed segment, the trolls would always say they enjoy it and demand him to do it harder. This always horrifies Ghost.
  • Trademark Favorite Food:
    • "Johnnie Walkerrrrr, Blue Labeeeeeel!"
    • Shrimp, too, judging by his reaction whenever someone brings the "cannibal shrimp" up.
    "Goddamnit I want my shrimp back!" *cans*
    • Ghost is also frequently associated with butter, thanks to his insistence that a stick of butter a day keeps the doctor away.
    • Cupcakes have also become a regular snack that Ghost eats on the air, thanks to a neighbor lady jeopardizing his marriage.
    "I'm telling you these cupcakes are like goddamn crack, man!"
  • Trolls: They come. They try to make him look like a fool. They succeed. He fires back by claiming they're wholly responsible for America's bad economy. There has been much speculation regarding whether Ghost himself is a "cannibal troll" deliberately cultivating these trolls as a form of meta-trolling. Following the show's (original) cancellation on May 23, 2012, it was revealed in a final chat session that this theory is both right and wrong at the same time. Some rages (specifically the meme-related ones) were exaggerated and he is, in fact, friends with the troll Amy Daly, but he also really is a Texan capitalist and was a genuinely angry man when he started the show- three hours a day of ranting about politics and being trolled helped him get it all out of his system.
  • Troperiffic: This is an awfully-long page for a political radio show, no?
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Regular caller Asho smoked weed and looks at pornography, knowing that his mom is elsewhere hitting on strangers.
  • The Unintelligible: Engineer and the Guru.
  • Unknown Rival: "ALEX JONES IS RUINING AMERICA!!" *cans.wav*
  • Unstoppable Rage: Especially prevalent when his show was called True Conservative Radio. He'd start yelling for about a few minutes over anything. Whether it was bad parents, a Troll or over anything, he'd start yelling at the slightest twitch.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Ghost unwittingly made himself into this, and he's only become both more unsympathetic and more hilarious as the years go on.
  • Van in Black: Ghost's stated reason for going on a four year hiatus: Apparently, he had made some powerful enemies within the government with his broadcasts and they started sending "ice cream vans, parked outside his house, in the middle of winter" to monitor him and his family. Right. Definitely not because the trolls finally got to him. Not because of that.
  • Verbal Tic:
    • "Trans-testicle" instead of transsexual (which spread out into the troll usage), "Canadia" (pronounced like "Canadian") instead of Canada, etc.
    • Ghost also throws around variants of "fruit" as an adjective, noun, and verb for something that is, or is becoming overly flamboyant or gay. Thus, the term "fruitbowl" is used as a describer for things that meet this criteria.
    • Whenever talking to or about Latinos (such as Goofy_Bone and Asho), Ghost will invariably mention "bean and cheese". "Hispandex" is also a common word in Ghost's vernacular.
    • In September 2011, advocated the use of the term "hambone" to refer to and subtly mock people who he views as "fat jelly-asses" who live off welfare and otherwise contribute nothing to society. However, it'd help if all the prank callers didn't go around calling him one.
    • The various trolls have their own verbal tics. Ghetto Capitalist has "baby", Tub Guy has "Oh my!" and Equestrian Citizen has the n-word.
    • And he calls xarahox a "penist".
    • When he's particularly angry, he'll add "fer Christ sake" to the end of just about every sentence.
  • Very Special Episode: March 27th, 2012, in which he devoted the entire show to the Trayvon Martin case. This lead to more serious callers than usual, some agreeing with him and some debating him. Everybody else played splices of Ghost urinating on his family.
    • November 8th, 2016 was dedicated solely to Election Night coverage, with it being broadcast later in the day and only 1 failtroll being picked up with no reaction.
  • Villain Protagonist: Ghost is a unsympathetic Jerkass who occasionally goes beyond his usual behavior and goes into full-on bullying and hostility towards callers, "fans", and even the Engineer. People fueling his rage only makes his demeanor even worse.
  • "The Villain Sucks" Song:
    He's some kind of Jewish grand dragon.
    A hambone and a racist and he's green.
    When the evil trolls attack
    He gives those cans a mighty smack! *cans.wav*
  • Villainous Breakdown: Tons of 'em.
    • This might be his biggest one
    • December 2011 saw an increase in breakdowns. At one point he was crying (he denies it of course).
    • His 300th episode being "ruined" by trolls caused him to break down on the verge of tears.
  • Villainous Rescue: Senator Pooptickler pulled an epic one against Celticbrony on Jan. 31st 2012, with help from various bronies and capitalists.
  • Volleying Insults: Tzeki and Goofy_Bone once used Radio Graffiti to verbally abuse each other.
  • Wham Episode:
    • April 1st, 2011. Trolls find evidence that a long time serious caller TheTechGuy is a pedophile. Ghost subsequently banned him from the show and for a few days considered ending the show for good.
    • January 30th and 31st, 2012. Celtic Brony attempted to dox Ghost leading to extensive troll drama in Twitter and numerous people getting doxed.
    • May 30th and June 1st, 2016. During the Memorial Day broadcast, Ghost was extensively hit with Vietnam related trolling driving him nearly insane and breaking the Cans High Score during the show.
    • June 6th, 2016. One of Ghost's favorite brown nosers MaskedPony turned out to have a diaper fetish. Ghost questioned him during the show and after getting a series of excuses went into a long fit of rage and vomiting out of disgust and temporarily losing his sanity. Ghost spent the next two broadcasts answering Radio Graffiti calls in complete flat monotone while dropping F-bombs left and right.
    • August 12th 2016. Ghost was day earlier involved in an incident where a pair of Homeland Security agents had threatened him and his wife and double dipped his nachos which forced him to cancel the show and loose his sleep for the day. Ghost was still extremely angry over the incident and frequently threatened to beat up one of the agents. This was all made worse after trolls picked up on the double dipping and called him a Cuck for letting the agents double dip his chips. This drove ghost into extreme rage, with his voice going rather deep screaming "I WANNA SEE HIS FACE!" and made him both Rage Quit and break the Cans World Record during the show.
    • September 13th, 2016. Ghost was calling numbers from a "Guccifer 2.0 leak" until Ghost caught the wind of a scheme where people in The Brony Network chat tried to trick Ghost into calling the FBI. He ended the show soon thereafter, making this the shortest non-announcement episode of TCR, ever.
    • September 23rd, 2016. TCR Civil War fires off after Ghost releases Engineer's autograph for sale. Ghost did an unbeaten record of 36 cans.wav during the show and shouted so loud that he broke his voice for several days.
    • October 3rd, 2016. A Graffiti call of various members of the Inner Circle (including Teutonic Plague) pledging allegiance to "Team Engin' Ear", and a clip of Donald Trump saying he approves this message sent Ghost into a Canocalypse (even though it was meant to be a harmless prank). This was followed by several minutes of crying and speechlessness at "THE BETRAYAL!!" Finally, Ghost Rage Quit and as of present, the Inner Circle has been in hot water with him since.
    • October 7th, 2016. Ghost finds out that G is ripping off a caller from another show known as "The Toilet Guy". Things get worse after Ghost calls G during the show. G initially tries to deny the claims, but finally admits he's guilty after Ghost gets tweeted pictures from TheBronyNetwork's chatroom of him admitting he's Toilet Guy. Additionally he ends up admitting that not only was he ripping off Toilet Guy, but that he also likes anime, sending Ghost into an impressive storm of rage and causing him to Rage Quit. After the show G threatened that he was going to kill himself, forcing Ghost to hold an emergency Inner Circle meeting where it turns out G was lying about his suicide threat, leading to Ghost mouthing him off and banning him from the show for several months.
    • January 27th, 2017. Ghost comes to realize the Awful Truth that the Alt Right are Russian backed shills after looking into the background of Alt Right figurehead Richard B. Spencer and finding out that his wife is a Russian communist sympathizer. This revelation makes Ghost question many of his views and why he even feeds the trolls on his show. Toward the end Ghost threatened to leave the show for good, and ended the broadcast 90 minutes early.
    • February 2nd, 2017. During Radio Graffiti, a clip of people in the Inner Circle chatroom is played, with them going off about how Ghost thinks he's right about everything and people just blindly follow him. Ghost ends the show and immediately kicks the offending members in the chatroom, causing a rift in the community between Ghost and the trolls once again.
    • May 3rd, 2017. After going off on a rant about the Youth of America and certain Inner Circle members he's at odds with, Ghost begins contemplating ending the show again. During Radio Graffiti, someone calls in with audio from an argument between Ghost and Trumping Capitalist, causing a Rage Quit and Ghost to say that he's shutting down the Inner Circle, replacing it with the Inner Triangle.
    • May 8th, 2017. Ghost announces that the show will be put on an indefinite hiatus due to the cartoon fetishists in the community. This was followed up by several purges in the Inner Circle and many dramas.
  • Wham Line: On May 3, 2012's Radio Graffiti segment, a caller pretended to be on his side, talking about the government and people with EBTs...until he says, "As of this Tuesday, my EBT card has your avatar on it. So, every time I swipe, I know..." He got cut off mid-sentence, complete with Ghost raging.
    • The call on February 2nd, 2017 revealing Elfoxoloco's true feelings about Ghost, calling him out for ignoring debates and opposing opinions, and calling out the groupthink mentality that surrounds him.
  • What Have I Become?: On Episode 13 of Ghost's Youtube broadcast "The Ghost Show" Ghost realizes the significant decrease in quality of his show, having it degrade from a semi-serious source of financial advice and political opinions to a three-hour-long spectacle of him drinking, crying, and shouting at trolls (Who have also taken to literally doing the show for him due to his inability to do so due to being so occupied by their antics.)
    "Ghost: What have I become man, seriously? What the hell have I become? I mean I'm just.. I'm just some punching bag for cyberbullies man, that's what I am! That's what I am now! *sniffles* That's what I am..."
  • Why We're Bummed Capitalism Fell: For a community who spent a year deliberately driving him insane, people were pretty upset when Ghost announced he was quitting the show, and rejoiced upon his return.
  • Worthy Opponent: Tzeki was this before he was Put on a Bus in early 2012.
    Ghost: That was some pretty good lulz!
    • Ghost's speech while giving Ghetto Capitalist the Troll of the Year Award had hints of this.
    • Ghost also considered Boat073 a talented splicer, and said he had a future in audio engineering.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Ghost used to be this around the time trolls first started bugging him. Over time he seems to have wised up a little bit. Doesn't prevent the trolls from making him lose it, though.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: He returned with a short broadcast in November of 2015, giving his perspective on some of the events that had transpired in the three years since his absence, and left open the possibility of a return show on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve. While this briefly rejuvenated the TCR fandom, there were no broadcasts on either holiday and as of January 2016 no signs of a permanent return are apparent.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: An easy way to piss Ghost off with a Twitter Shout-Out name is to simply combine something he likes or endorses with something he hates; "Herman_CainDusky", "True_Fapitalist", "Templeton_Sanders", "The_Trans_Trump", ect.
  • You Are What You Hate: Gee, Ghost really seems to hate people who are fat, lazy, racist, sexist, redneck, insensitive conspiracy theorists who make America look bad, doesn't he? Especially Alex Jones, who is not only all of the above - and more - but even sounds uncannily similar to Ghost. Just don't tell him that.
  • You Do NOT Want To Know: Gasgara's relationship with Suspicious Tumbleweed was this. As the True Capitalist Radio Wiki put it:
    Gasgara's only friend was a strange Canadian teenager who goes by the username Suspicious Tumbleweed. She seemed to have a certain appreciation of Gasgara's "personality". They often conversed over Twitter discussing Skype and Xbox LIVE interactions. This relationship disturbed and confused each and every True Capitalist Radio listener in the first run of said show.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Tri$ha, Tub Guy, and Ghetto Capitalist (natch) all approve strongly of Ghost's capitalistic views... but since they're (respectively) a transgender woman, a flamboyant omnisexual, and a welfare abuser, Ghost is absolutely enraged at this hijacking of his philosophy.
  • Your Mom: Sometimes used as a retort.



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Alternative Title(s): Radio Graffiti, True Capitalist Radio