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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.

    Raising the Steaks

    Raising the Steaks

    In the past, The Remnant has hosted prominent politicians, scholars, and media personalities. But none of them have made Jonah as excited as today’s guest: Nathan Allebach, manager of the Steak-umm Twitter account. In a conversation laden with meat-related puns, Jonah and Nathan take a deep dive into the bizarre world of social media, where fast food brands often offer greater intellectual nuance than most political commentators. Neil deGrasse Tyson, online abuse, and the origins of Nathan’s glorious enterprise are all discussed, as Jonah examines whether we’d be better off without the internet. At the end of it all, one vital hot-button question remains unanswered: Are hot dogs sandwiches?

    Show Notes:

    - Wednesday’s “news”letter

    - Where the magic happens

    - The Joe Rogan episode that changed everything

    - The Twitter verification saga

    - Major beef with Neil deGrasse Tyson

    - Rationalia, eh?

    - Vindication for the Baconator

    - What a time to be alive

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Meet the History Ninjas

    Meet the History Ninjas

    Chris Stirewalt is back on The Remnant to discuss how we can make politics boring again. As Chris observes, we’ve entered a “wilderness of grifts,” where opportunistic nationalism and Lincoln Project-style chicanery are all the rage. Meanwhile, a new group is trying to turn Joe Biden into FDR, factions on the right are embracing the progressive vision of government, and rage clicks are poisoning the political well. What can we learn from Lincoln in this bizarre moment? How do Americans really feel about abortion? And will Chris finally make a pious man out of Jonah?

     

    Show Notes:

    -The Morning Dispatch breaks down the infrastructure negotiations

    -The Jane Mayer piece that made Jonah’s morning

    -Jonah explores Trump’s grip on the GOP

    -Ave, true to Trump

    -Trump’s endorsement goes awry in Texas

    -The Remnant with Dan McLaughlin

    -Biden’s team of rivals

    -The Great Debate, by Yuval Levin

    -Jonah’s decadent dysfunction

    -Jonah on the implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

    -The real great debate

    -A musical mystery

    -Chris’ Instagram, where the magic happens

    -Kevin Williamson on the big white ghetto

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Return of the Mask

    Return of the Mask

    Today’s ranty Ruminant finds Jonah alternately perplexed and irritated by the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, illiberalism in politics, and folks who think Twitter is real life. He begins by digging into the CDC’s revised guidance on masks and the possible implications of America’s stalling vaccine campaign. From there, things get nerdy, as Jonah explores the state of conservative institutions and weirdness of internet culture. Any cartoonists listening should stick around until the end for some striking inspiration.

    Show Notes:

    - Christian Schneider on anti-racism

    - Jonah on the new mask mandates

    - Wednesday’s “news”letter

    - Last year’s kooky Washington Times piece on masks

    - Crisis and Leviathan, by Robert Higgs

    - The Dispatch Podcast on the CDC and January 6

    - The Remnant with Tim Carney

    - Marty Makary on the push to vaccinate children

    - Laura K. Field’s essay on the Claremont Institute

    - The Remnant with Dan McLaughlin

    - Scarlett Johansson sues Disney

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    • 52 min
    A Taste of Freedom

    A Taste of Freedom

    American Enterprise Institute scholar and fan-favorite Remnant guest Tim Carney joins Jonah for a wide-ranging discussion of obscure political philosophy, the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, and why babies are good. In these strange, often distressing times, it can be easy to take a pessimistic view of the conservative movement and America more broadly. Tim, however, believes we should be hopeful on both of these fronts. What does it mean to be an old individualist? Will new mask mandates presage a return to lockdowns? And does it really take a village to raise a child?

    Show Notes:

    - Tim’s page at the Washington Examiner

    - Khaya Himmelman’s profile of Mike Lindell

    - The Remnant with Dan McLaughlin

    - “Crisis actors”

    - Laura Ingraham’s oscars

    - “Pelosi Republicans”

    - Patriotic cuisine

    - The CDC revises its mask guidance

    - The Wednesday G-File

    - Washington Examiner: “Vaccinate India”

    - Making the U.S. more family-friendly

    - David Brooks: “The Nuclear Family was a Mistake”

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    • 56 min
    Grumpy Old Sportsmen

    Grumpy Old Sportsmen

    Unlike Ozzie Smith on his visit to Springfield, Jonah didn’t fall off the face of the Earth during his northeastern excursion last week. Today, he’s back in control of The Remnant, and invites National Review’s Dan McLaughlin onto the show for a discussion of what the future holds for the Republican Party. Together, they explore the creation of the January 6 select committee, how the role of a political commentator differs from that of a political operative, and whether fusionism will survive the challenges currently facing the right. It’s an episode dedicated to the common good.

     

    Show Notes:

    -Dan’s page at National Review

    -Dan’s call for Trump’s impeachment

    -The Morning Dispatch breaks down the January 6 committee

    -Trump profits from false election fraud claims

    -Ali Alexander and the Capitol riot

    -Liz Cheney and Kevin McCarthy’s ongoing feud

    -NR’s “Against Trump” issue

    -Dan’s views on fusionism and Republican history

    -Jonah’s views on fusionism

    -Dan responds to Adrian Vermeule

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    School’s Out

    School’s Out

    Chris Stirewalt is back in the driver’s seat on today’s Remnant in place of Jonah. This time, his guest is Robert Pondiscio, a newly minted fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and expert on education policy. Together, they explore how various deficiencies in American schooling can be overcome. Can patriotic civics and history be taught without indoctrinating pupils? How significant of a threat is critical race theory? And will discussing their own high school experiences force Chris and Robert to confront painful repressed memories?

    Show Notes:

    - Robert’s page at AEI

    - The National Assessment of Educational Progress

    - Robert: “How U.S. Schools Became Obsessed with Race”

    - The influence of Horace Mann

    - Robert on what the critical race theory debate overlooks

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    • 45 min

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What Every Political Stream Should Strive For

I have spent the past year working extremely hard to listen and read as many perspectives of current events. I found the polarization and bias more frustrating than exhausting. I wanted to learn as much as I could from the far left, far right, and center (which seemed absent) as I could. This team has truly impacted my soul for the better. The emotional and political balance is soothing to the heart and mind. I have grown so much in the past month. I still lean more center left than Jonah, but sincerely love every bit of input he and his guests bring to the table.

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And elbow bumpin’?

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One of My Go-To Podcasts

The Remnant is everything a political podcast should be—informative, thoughtful, authentic, and entertaining.

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