After graduation, Bubba Atkinson was pulling shifts at a restaurant and just looking for a permanent paycheck. Then he reinvented the Internet and transformed the viral news cycle with IJR.

On Federalist Radio, the Editor-in-Chief of IJR explains how his upstart turned into one of the web’s most trafficked sites, churning out one viral hit after another.

He says that IJR’s political coverage does the same thing as that of Politico. His team just “has a different way of getting eyeballs on that story.”

Come February 2016, old will meat new as ABC partners with IJR to host one of the Republican primary debates.