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Weekly episodes of Ricochet’s flagship podcast feature our hosts James Lileks, Rob Long, Peter Robinson, and guests discussing the issues of the week.

Ricochet offers the best, smartest, most interesting conversations on the web. Both for your eyes and your ears.

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    • 4.7 • 1.1K Ratings

Weekly episodes of Ricochet’s flagship podcast feature our hosts James Lileks, Rob Long, Peter Robinson, and guests discussing the issues of the week.

Ricochet offers the best, smartest, most interesting conversations on the web. Both for your eyes and your ears.

    The Royals

    The Royals

    We recorded this one on Friday evening, which is the reason most of you are receiving it on Saturday. We’re sorry about that, but to make up for it, we cast around for the perfect ensemble and we think we nailed it: Steve Hayward, John Yoo, and Erick Erickson. The latter joins to give us […]

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Can We Wake The President?

    Can We Wake The President?

    This week, we start in California, which is the subject of two piece published by The Founders in the current issue of National Review. Then, all the way from South Africa, COVID sceptic Nick Hudson, CEO of PANDA, a collective of leading scientists, actuaries, economists, data scientists, statisticians, medical professionals, lawyers, engineers and businesspeople working as […]

    • 1 hr 16 min
    South of The Border

    South of The Border

    We’re late –really late– so we’re going to make this brief: we’ve got our old friend Mickey Kaus to talk about Biden’s immigration policy, California politics, and other assorted ephemera, and we’ve got Mary Eberstadt on her book Primal Screams:How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. We also punditize (yes, we just invented that word) Biden’s press […]

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Who’s Afraid of Naomi Wolf?

    Who’s Afraid of Naomi Wolf?

    This week, in an unparalleled act of commitment, we persisted and Naomi Wolf is our guest this week. It’s a fascinating, surprising, and yes, hopeful conversation and we’re very grateful she agreed to join us. But see what you think. Then, the delightful Deb Saunders –on hiatus from covering the White House– joins us to talk about […]

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Rob Long’s Martini Shot: Hello? (Cough, cough)

    Rob Long’s Martini Shot: Hello? (Cough, cough)

    Hello, Ricochet Podcast listeners This is a special preview of Rob Long’s weekly commentary podcast Martini Shot. To subscribe to the show, search for “Rob Long Martini Shot” on your favorite podcast platform or go to MartiniShotPodcast.com and click on the subscribe links. In this episode, Rob is re-reading David Allen’s “Getting Things Done,” but it’s not […]

    • 10 min
    For The Benefit of Mr. Kite (and Key)

    For The Benefit of Mr. Kite (and Key)

    This week, Ricochet editor and podcaster to the stars Troy Senik stops by to talk about his new venture, Kite and Key Media, which produces explainers about issues in the news. So you could argue that this show is an explainer about explainers, but we are not going to be that meta. We also delve […]

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Mom’s Favorite ,

Find myself checking every day for a new episode.

Love this podcast. James, Rob and Peter are a perfectly balanced set of viewpoints, and at the same time captivating and just plain fun to listen to. Feels like I'm eavesdropping on the cool kids table at Conservative University.
But make John Yoo a regular please. He’s the spice in the stew!

danteangelo ,

Stuck in the middle

It’s funny. People who do navel gazing for a living are optimistic and those who study the charts, and talk with the pundits, all seem to be on the other. The British Monarchy seems to be the metaphor for the decline of Western Civilization. They won 2 Wars alongside the Americans. But One thing is true, we have seen 75 years of decline since then. And no wars won to our credit, on the ground, or in the halls of Western Nations.

We love the Queen. We know what will come with the future eunuchs of Buckingham Palace— the End.

GCSinNC ,

Home for the sensible

Love this podcast that is filled with wittiness, insightful conservative viewpoints and intriguing interviews. One of the few outlets that I trust to break down political and cultural issues.

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