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May 14, 2019

Just A Little of Rachel Maddow Out of The MSNBC Cams

Since The Rachel Maddow show premiered on MSNBC in 2008, Rachel Maddow has been the face of the network. Beloved by newsies, Maddow isn’t afraid, to be honest with her audience about her emotions and motivations. Trusted as a master storyteller, the first openly gay primetime news host has always been unconventional. From an early age, she hit the gun range. In her teens, she loved punk rock, especially the band The Dead Kennedy’s. The story of Rachel Maddow off the air is one that needs to be known. How many jobs do you think she had before her big break? The number will surprise you.

She Met Her Partner In A Very Desperate Housewives Way

In 2010, Rachel Maddow told People that when she met her partner of nearly 20 years, “it was very Desperate Housewives.” They weren’t set-up on a date, and they didn’t meet at a bar or online. Maddow had just moved to Massachusetts at the time and was hired by Susan Mikula to do yard work.

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Maddow has never been shy about her feelings and said it was “love at first sight” when she and her partner Mikula met in 1999. They’re still going strong today.

When Rachel Maddow and Susan Mikula went on their first date, they chose to avoid the classic “dinner and movie” scenario. Instead, they went to a gun range, where Mikula got to show off her skills to Maddow. Surprisingly, the date didn’t turn Maddow away, even though she’s a noted liberal.

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“I think shooting ranges are an excellent place to both learn about guns and to freak your friends out,” Maddow explained to CBS Sunday Morning in 2016. She also admitted that shooting is fun, before reiterating her strong beliefs about gun safety and gun control.

Maddow has always had a knack for getting people’s attention. As a teenager, she fell in love with punk rock music. In particular, she loved The Dead Kennedys and Husker Du. Her parents hated it, and even grounded her once after discovering an album with a risque cover.

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Looking back on her life, Maddow says her love of bands like Meat Puppets and Black Flag was the “apex of my coolness.” Not everyone would agree with that statement, as she has a large following of a vast audience.

Before entering the television world, Maddow was a fixture on the radio. Her start in radio would never have happened if a friend hadn’t dared her to try, though. Maddow wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life when a “sidekick spot” opened up on a local radio show.

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According to her friend, “we thought it might pay more than the minimum wage.” Maddow won the job and fell in love with talk radio right away. At the time, she had no idea her tiny radio gig would lead to much larger things.

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