25 episodes

Mona Charen and Jay Nordlinger -- sometimes just the two of them, sometimes with guests -- will explain what's wrong with the world (usually liberals) and how to fix it.

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    • 4.4, 172 Ratings

Mona Charen and Jay Nordlinger -- sometimes just the two of them, sometimes with guests -- will explain what's wrong with the world (usually liberals) and how to fix it.

    “Her Own Body,” and Treason

    “Her Own Body,” and Treason

    Is it treason to criticize the president? If so, Mona and Jay are in big trouble. They also take swipes at Beto, Mayor Pete, farm subsidies, and more, while pausing to appreciate a Mr. Smith Goes to Washington moment. They end on a bittersweet note — this is the last regularly scheduled Need to Know.

    • 55 min
    Great Patriot Podcasters

    Great Patriot Podcasters

    Jay and Mona do tariffs, mercantilism, the NRA and other grifters, Harvard and Harvey Weinstein, the Uighers, and Franklin Graham’s stunning fundraising gambit.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    God Bless America

    God Bless America

    Yes, Mona and Jay talk about Kate Smith, recently the victim of a terrible injustice. But they don’t play “God Bless America” at the end. They have Kate Smith in “I’ll Be Seeing You,” that classic (1938) by Fain and Kahal. In the course of the ’cast, they talk about Venezuela, Trump, Mueller, Bernie, and […]

    • 50 min
    Making All Political Arguments into Legal Disputes

    Making All Political Arguments into Legal Disputes

    Law professor Adam White joins the podcast to discuss the Mueller report, the contours of obstruction, and our trend toward criminalizing matters that deserve political treatment. Jay and Mona then discuss Game of Thrones (briefly!), a midwestern heroine, and more.

    • 54 min
    Is Twitter Twisting Us?

    Is Twitter Twisting Us?

    Jay and Mona consider the days when Democrats were deregulators (truly), how great our air transport system is (truly), and cheating at golf, among many other things. Music: Laura Dickinson, Come Fly With Me 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Heroes And Heels

    Heroes And Heels

    Jay and Mona pay tribute to a great French pilot and a tough Mossad agent. They also talk of Biden’s flaws, the Democrats’ drift, the Mueller report, and a great show — “1776.” Music From This Week’s Show:  But Mr. Adams – 1776 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Valleycapsfan ,

Intelligent Conversations for Never-Trumpers

Mona and Jay can always be counted on to provide an oasis of intelligent center-right discussion for true, rational consevatives who don't bow at the alter of Trump. While their Trump-bashing can become a bit predictable and repetitive at times, their logic is never in doubt. Recommended for those who believe in limited government, fiscal responsibility, civil discourse, and adult behavior in general - something missing in both parties today.

In Two Minds ,

TDS ruined my favorite podcast

Used to be the highlight of my week. Now I wouldn’t listen to this sad bitter mess if you paid me.

Robert Henry Holtz ,

High Society meets Center Right

Great conversation from two Center right conservatives. Both give you their opinion even if it isn't what you want to hear. They have great talks on the culture. Jay and Nona make me wish I was sophisticated and classy. Love this podcast, hope Mona doesn’t leave us for too long, or I will resent the Bulwark!

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