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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.

    Drive-Time Ruminant 6: Twice in a Lifetime

    Drive-Time Ruminant 6: Twice in a Lifetime

    As if experiencing the Monica Lewinsky saga first-hand wasn’t strange enough, Impeachment: American Crime Story is now subjecting Jonah to it all over again. How did we get here? And when exactly did American politics stop making sense? Unable to answer those questions alone and with David Byrne ignoring his calls, Jonah summons Guy and Ryan for a journey into the world of book royalties, internet comment sections, and broadcasting secrets best left in the green room. Their ramblings also address the passing of Norm Macdonald, dark behind the scenes secrets of The Dispatch, and why political provocateurs usually don’t enjoy more than 15 minutes of fame. Plus, tune in to hear Jonah tell an epic story of identity theft. 

    Show Notes:

    - Wednesday’s G-File, released to the masses

    - The Remnant’s super-spectacular 400th episode

    - Conan’s tribute to Norm Macdonald

    - Guy’s Bret Stephens profile, shamelessly plugged

    - Jonah’s return to National Review

    - The Remnant with Will Saletan

    - Florida, Florida, Florida

    - The double

    - “Schindler es bueno, señor Burns es el diablo”

    - Duke Zeibert’s

    - Milo Minderbinder

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Happy Anniversary

    Happy Anniversary

    To distinguish The Remnant’s 400th episode, Jonah thought it would be refreshing to bring on a guest renowned among fans for his cheerfulness: Kevin Williamson, National Review’s roving correspondent. Together, they take an extra long, extra nerdy voyage through the morass that is modern American politics to determine whether the end times will really be as awesome as Kevin predicted several years ago. Why are young men so dispossessed? Is there any harm in grifting to earn a living? And will January 6 be remembered for presaging the death of American democracy? It’s a conversation that covers everything from cattle trading to Satan’s balls, and we’re grateful to you all for listening. 

    Show Notes:

    - Kevin’s previous Remnant appearance

    - Kevin on the never-ending coup

    - John Eastman’s plan to overturn the election

    - Jonah: “This Was Always the Plan”

    - Jim Glassman on Hillary’s cows

    - Make bureaucracy great again

    - Sidney Powell’s latest insanity

    - Kevin’s time among the flat-earthers

    - The decline in male college enrollment

    - Twilight of Democracy, by Anne Applebaum

    - The Smallest Minority, Kevin’s defense of the individual

    - Charles C.W. Cooke: “Roe is the Problem”

    - Kevin on Texas’ “heartbeat bill”

    - Mad Dogs and Englishmen on the Met gala

    - Kevin’s spat with Dan Bongino

    - Kevin’s latest book, still in the running for “Greatest Subtitle Ever,” Big White Ghetto: Dead Broke, Stone-Cold Stupid, and High on Rage in the Dank Woolly Wilds of the “Real America”

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Mere Evangelism

    Mere Evangelism

    Chris Stirewalt returns to The Remnant for punditry so intense it could rival the summer heat of New Orleans. Religious definitions are first on the docket, as Jonah and Chris explore the voting habits of Catholics, whether “Evangelical” is an outdated term, and the relationship between political beliefs and church attendance. Afterward, a deep dive into party politics commences, covering the GOP’s embrace of working-class men, the right’s broader commitment to bogus election fraud narratives, and how the return of radical chic could spark a new class war. Ultimately, only German words are sufficient to express Chris’ horror at our current situation.

    Show Notes:

    - Trash of the titans

    - Chris on dumping “Evangelical”

    - Making the church great again

    - Catholics and politics

    - The New York Times on Harvard’s atheist chaplain

    - Jim Banks’ push for a working-class GOP

    - Jerry Seib on the California recall

    - The Emerging Democratic Majority

    - An excuse for whenever you break the law

    - Coincidence? I think not!

    - Tucker Carlson outcrazies himself

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Mau-Mauing the Wealth Taxers

    Mau-Mauing the Wealth Taxers

    On today’s Ruminant, an addled and isolated Jonah is haunted by Muppets and their irresistibly catchy songs. He’s also fascinated by the Mark Milley affair, irritated by political figures who disregard the importance of rules, and amused by elites who’ve clearly never read “Radical Chic.” Why are politicians more interested in trolling the opposition than actually doing their jobs? Was the Cigarette Smoking Man really behind the Kennedy assassination? And how many people had to sample poison berries before mankind perfected the art of cooking?

    Show Notes:

    - The ultimate tweet

    - You’re welcome

    - Wednesday’s Dispatch Podcast

    - Musings of a cigarette smoking man

    - Griffin on Milley

    - Wednesday’s “news”letter

    - The hidden law

    - That gala at Anna’s

    - It’s unputdownable!

    - Inside Tom Wolfe’s apartment, and more… 

    - The Remnant with Will Saletan on elite overproduction

    - We already tax the rich

    - Do CEOs make less than doctors?

    - Politico annoys Jennifer Rubin

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ponnuru’s Brain

    Ponnuru’s Brain

    Remnant fan favorite and National Review stalwart Ramesh Ponnuru returns today for a thorough discussion of the jurisprudence of abortion and state of the pro-life movement. Although it’s easy to talk about overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in the abstract, the real-world consequences can be difficult to envision. Jonah and Ramesh explore what a post-Roe United States could look like, touching on laws, the two parties, and public opinion. Along the way, they also examine the horrors of inflation and rise of common good originalism. Plus, all of this happens to remind Jonah of a certain Star Trek episode. 

    Show Notes:

    - Ramesh’s author page at National Review

    - Ramesh on overturning Roe v. Wade

    - The latest polling on Roe

    - Barack Obama’s record on abortion

    - The Remnant with David French

    - Return of the eco-Wilsonians

    - Rick Perlstein’s “moral panic”

    - Why Ramesh isn’t worried about inflation

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Advisory Ruminations

    Advisory Ruminations

    Accomplished attorney and longtime Jonah associate Shannen Coffin joins The Remnant for a deep dive into the constitutionality of Biden’s vaccine mandate and the dysfunctional state of our federal government. Together, they explore the role each branch of government should play in enforcing such a mandate, Biden’s failure to diminish the COVID culture war, and whether the conservative legal movement could fall victim to the ideology of owning the libs. Obligatory references to Robert Bork are also included. To paraphrase Lionel Hutz, can you imagine a podcast without lawyers?

     

    Show Notes:

    -Shannen on partial-birth abortion

    -Andy McCarthy on Biden’s vaccine mandate

    -Charlie Cooke responds to Jonah

    -Jonah responds to Charlie and Andy

    -The latest Ruminant

    -An Act Relative to Quarantine

    -The Remnant with Kevin Kosar on congressional dysfunction

    -David French on partisanship and the Supreme Court

    -Never Trump, by Robert Saldin and Steve Tenis

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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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Nj383838 ,

More KDW appearances

Anytime you bring on KDW or his co-podcaster Mr. Cooke I enjoy it immensely. Personally, I’m glad whomever it was originally cancelled.

Jesse Von Ishmeow ,

Stirewalt is terrific

Thx for having Chris again

Fionili ,

The world needs more of this

I’m a huge fan of this podcast. I also love Chris Stirewalt. Please make him a regular presence. I could listen to Jonah & Chris for hours on end! PS: Being from Germany, I especially enjoyed the use of German words by both Jonah & Chris in the latest episode :)

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