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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day. Is America doomed? Has liberalism failed? And will mankind ever invent something better than ‘90s-era “Simpsons?” Mixing political history, pop culture, rank punditry, and shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they featured on TV. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful. Brace your bingo cards.

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    • 4.7 • 6.1K Ratings

In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day. Is America doomed? Has liberalism failed? And will mankind ever invent something better than ‘90s-era “Simpsons?” Mixing political history, pop culture, rank punditry, and shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they featured on TV. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful. Brace your bingo cards.

    Black Panther Breakfast Club

    Black Panther Breakfast Club

    Atlantic writer Caitlin Flanagan joins Jonah for an episode that bounces from topic to topic, from the “trans thing” to the COVID-10 lockdowns and the failure of the modern-day lefties. Take out your daubers for a number of bingo card call-outs and stay tuned for a sentence Jonah’s never uttered before.
    Show Notes:
    —Alice Walker's issue with the Jews
    —Tom Wolfe's "The Great Relearning" essay
    —UCLA medical school's racial quotas
    —Jesse Singal's Remnant appearance
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    You Had Me at Middle Aged

    You Had Me at Middle Aged

    Jonah hijacks the GLoP Culture podcast, kicks John Podhoretz out of the driver’s seat, and floors it into The Remnant feed with Rob Long sitting shotgun. They discuss Rob’s Come to Jesus moment, Jonah’s crass words to Jon Karl (are there any dues?), and of course, a little bit of pop culture. Stick around to hear hot takes on improv, The Fall Guy, and Frosted. And John, we know you’re listening.
    Show Notes:
    —Rob Long's X profile
    —GLoP on Apple Podcasts
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Panics and Maniacs

    Panics and Maniacs

    Jonah picks a fight with the alts—both left and right—on this episode of TheRuminant, with a healthy dose of both-sides-are-wrong argumentation. Tune in for thoughts on Justice Samuel Alito’s flag-gate, President Joe Biden’s commencement speech at Morehouse College, and America’s proud (?) history of moral panics.
    Show Notes:
    —AO episode on Alito flag incident
    —Biden’s Morehouse College commencement address
    —Ken Pollack on The Remnant
    —Countries recognizing a Palestinian state
    —Michael Warren’s piece on the Mar-A-Lago raid
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Theological Jurisprudence

    Theological Jurisprudence

    Ken Pollack, a Remnant all-star and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Jonah for an extended discussion on the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the race to be the supreme leader’s successor. The two also get into the various Iran appeasement campaigns, Biden’s approach to Israel, and the necessity of the United Nations.
    Show Notes:
    —Reuters reporting on the Ayatollah’s successor
    —Ken’s profile at AEI
    —Ken’s profile at Georgetown
    —Ken’s most recent book, Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness
    —This week’s Dispatch Live
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Garden of Earthly Barbarians

    The Garden of Earthly Barbarians

    Jonah invites Alison Gopnik, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, to discuss the ideal way to raise little barbarians—also known as human babies. The two weed through the metaphors of garden parenting vs. carpentry parenting and the need of being needed before making a small segue into caregiving policy ideas. (The government can’t love you, Jonah!)
    Show Notes:
    —Friedrich von Hayek’s Nobel Prize speech
    —Jonathan Haidt on The Remnant
    —Tim Carney on The Remnant
    —Sarah Hardy’s book on mothers
    —Paul Bloom on The Remnant
    —AEI’s social survey
    —Alison Gopnik’s “Theory theory”
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Man vs. Bear, Revisited

    Man vs. Bear, Revisited

    Stranded on a highway, gazing into the smoggy horizon, Jonah contemplates plaintively social media's latest display of statistical illiteracy demonstrated by a proclaimed preference of many women to be stranded alone with a bear, rather than a man. If you were wondering why you all didn't receive a G-File today, ladies and gentlemen, there you have it.
    Show Notes: 
    —Nick Catoggio’s “Never Trump” piece
    —Wednesday G-File
    —Last week’s Dispatch Podcast
    —Megan McArdle on man vs. bear
    —Jean Twenge on The Remnant
    —Jonathan Haidt on The Remnant
    —Liberal Fascism
    —Yesterday’s Dispatch Podcast
    —The Remnant on prices
    —Ghosted by Nancy French
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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6.1K Ratings

6.1K Ratings

The Real Schmitty ,

Thoughtful. Reasoned. Rational. Funny. Nerdy.

Became a huge Goldberg fan over the last decade. His brand of rational, reasoned thinking is becoming a rare commodity in societal and political discussion. Plus he’s a pop culture enthusiast and dog lover. That said I almost skipped over Theological Jurisprudence and would have missed listening to Ken Pollack and learning a heaping bunch of wise from someone with a wealth of understanding and experience.

Carlos__Danger ,

Title

I love the show, but can’t listen to the Total Wine commercial one more time.

Joe-in--San-Diego ,

Have your cake and still eat it

Jonah’s explanation of bulwark vs dispatch stuff eroding. He’s obviously thinking about it more and more. Take a meaningful stand on trump or give up? Dispatch giving up.

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