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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.

    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
    Fair Markets for Me, Protectionism for Thee

    Fair Markets for Me, Protectionism for Thee

    Get your bingo cards at the ready, because Jonah is joined by Ryan Bourne—a policy scholar at the Cato Institute and author of The War on Prices: How Popular Misconceptions about Inflation, Prices, and Value Create Bad Policy—for a decisively wonky Remnant on all things prices. What are prices? Why doesn’t price fixing work? And what's up with the libertarians?
    Show Notes:
    —Ryan's new book The War on Prices: How Popular Misconceptions about Inflation, Prices, and Value Create Bad Policy
    —Ryan’s profile at Cato
    —Economics in One Virus: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning through COVID-19
    —Suicide of the West
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    On Vibes and Crises

    On Vibes and Crises

    Voters weighing actual policy positions? A man can dream. No, it’ll be vibes—not issues—driving voters to the polls in November. Jonah invites Seth Masket, director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver, on today’s episode of The Remnant to commiserate over the sorry status of the current American electorate, Sister Souljah strategies, and the lack of centrist Democrats.
    Show Notes:
    —Seth’s newsletter
    —Why anti-Biden books aren't selling
    —Seth's previous appearance on The Remnant
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    • 1 hr 8 min

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