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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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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.

    Grand Old Vibes

    Grand Old Vibes

    Remnant mainstay Matthew Continetti, director of domestic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Jonah for a trip to think-tanklandia. Rank punditry abounds: Joe Biden’s identity crisis is discussed, the vibes of the American electorate are analyzed, immigration policy is considered, and laughs are had all around. As a treat for all 16 listeners who care, Matt and Jonah revisit the recent Ruminant diatribe on neoconservatism and review the new hit reality TV show that is the United States Senate.
    Show Notes:
    -The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservativism
    -Matt’s AEI page
    -Matt’s new Commentary Magazine piece: Who Will Speak for America?
    -The Conservative Manifesto
    The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Labour Pains

    Labour Pains

    Francis Dearnley, assistant comment editor at The Telegraph and host of the daily “Ukraine: The Latest” podcast, joins Jonah to dig into the wide, Whiggish world of British politics. Francis helps those of us in the former colony understand the who’s and what’s of British conservatism, the B-word (Brexit, that is), and the failures of U.K. immigration policy. Francis and Jonah continue this brilliant edition of The Remnant by discussing the anti-Israel demonstrations in the U.K., the future of war in Ukraine, and how Russia can be defeated.
    Show Notes:
    —Follow Francis on X
    —The New York Times: The Enduring Importance of the 1965 Immigration Act
    —Enoch Powell: Rivers of Blood
    —Douglas Murray: How Mass Immigration Makes Antisemitism Worse
    —George Orwell: Second Thoughts on James Burnham
    —The Rest is History Podcast
    The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Teleology Takedowns

    Teleology Takedowns

    First and foremost, Jonah clears up the controversy surrounding The Dispatch cake-gate and discusses the rats that live in his walls. Topics for this week’s Ruminant include Donald Trump’s return to the Capitol, the true intentions of free-speech absolutists, the insidious nature of the Hamas PR team, and the most recent episode of The Skiff with David French. Jonah condemns trolling and partisan point-scoring and continues to pontificate on Hunter Biden’s legal woes.
    Show Notes:
    —Targeting of Jewish Homes in New York
    —Matt Continetti for the Free Beacon: No Haven for Hamas
    —David French on The Skiff
    —The Dispatch Podcast on Justice Alito
    The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Kicking Sasse & Taking Names

    Kicking Sasse & Taking Names

    Ben Sasse, former U.S. senator and current president of the University of Florida, stops by for a fantastic conversation covering college admission reforms, the most sought after job in higher education, problems facing collegiate history departments (and how to solve them), and the roots of the recent campus protests. In order to avoid Sasse’s desire to discuss the College World Series, Jonah asks the big question: Where have all the good politicians gone?
    Show Notes:
    -The Hamilton Center at the University of Florida
    -Washington’s Farewell Address

    The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Constitutional Revival

    A Constitutional Revival

    The one and only Yuval Levin, director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Jonah to discuss his new book, American Covenant: How the Constitution Unified Our Nation—And Could Again. Jonah peppers Yuval with a variety of questions: Is the Constitution a cultural document or a document that creates the culture? Why are the principles of the Constitution so hard to export? How do we interpret the Civil War-era amendments? Buckle in for a deep dive on unity, the Electoral College, and a healthy dose of Woodrow Wilson slander.
    Show Notes:
    —American Covenant: How the Constitution Unified Our Nation-And Could Again
    —Yuval’s AEI Page
    —Federalist 10
    —The American Revolution as a Successful Revolution

    The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    The New Neocons

    The New Neocons

    Jonah has been dog-less and alone in his house for too long. Consequently, today’s Ruminant delves with unrepentant granularity into the history of neoconservatism. From its founders to its detractors, Jonah gives the full sweep, and all to grapple with a single question: Is the current crop of left-skeptic liberals—including Nellie Bowles, Yascha Mounk, John McWhorter, et al.—really just a new batch of neocons?
    Show Notes:
    —The Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy
    —Michael Crowley’s profile of Joe Biden (2001)
    —“Civil Liberties” by Irving Kristol
    —“The American Revolution as a Successful Revolution” by Irving Kristol
    —The Remnant with Nellie Bowles
    —The Remnant with Yascha Monunk
    —The Remnant with John McWhorter
    —The Remnant with Jonathan Haidt
    —The Remnant with Richard Reeves

    The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here.
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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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6.1K Ratings

jewls317 ,

Yuval Levin

Again, great podcast. Many things to learn and understand better. Thanks!

Kleegrubaugh ,

Yuval Levin Podcast A+++ & Jonah’s ending comments.

Outstanding! The entire podcast was terrific. Jonah’s comments after Yuval left the building were equally great. Thank you!

cmcquietman ,

Stop talking about Trump

Update 6/12: Yuval Levin conversation. Fantastic!! It feels great to learn something. I’m giving you the 5th star. Keep it up. Please don’t go back to the Trump Obsession.

Past review: Enough with Trump. You begin the podcast with thoughtful, interesting analysis … and then Trump. French did the same thing in his article regarding Dobbs. David’s article was great, but then he goes off on a tangent about vaccines and MAGA. It’s childish. Ironically it’s Trump behavior. Kevin Williamson did the same thing at NR regarding Trump’s contribution to the current SC. It’s silly. Stop it. I think MBD got it right at NR. Trump made an important contribution to the Court. You can say that without glorifying Trump. But more importantly … just stop it. I get it. You hate the guy, with good reason. Move on. Please.

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