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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.

    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
    Survey Says

    Survey Says

    Jonah’s vocal double Chris Stirewalt seizes control of The Remnant today in Dostoyevskian fashion. His guest? CNN’s Harry Enten, who shares Chris’ obsession with polling data. The two explore why polling in 2020 was so inaccurate, the quirks of online polling, and why Republicans who answer polls tend not to represent Republicans at large. They also dig into demographic divisions over vaccine uptake and how vaccine skeptics can be swayed. Tune in for incisive political analysis, but stick around for a considered discussion of which diet cola is America’s finest.

    Show Notes:

    - Harry’s author page at CNN

    - Jeff Bezos casually visits outer space

    - 2020’s major polling blunders

    - Inaccurate polling in 1980 and 2012

    - How the polls did in 2018

    - Max Boot complains about vaccination rates in Republican states

    - Demographic trends in the vaccine rollout

    - The vaccine rollout’s partisan divide

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    • 57 min
    Liberal Fights and History

    Liberal Fights and History

    Get your bingo cards ready, because Yuval Levin is back on The Remnant today to counteract Alex Tabarrok’s libertarian influence. Which side is the aggressor in the culture war? How will history remember the Trump era? And why is the left substituting relativism for absolutism? Tune in for answers to these vital questions (which include plenty of ostentatious references to Leo Strauss), but stick around to hear Yuval deliver a heartening affirmation of American exceptionalism. The United States is facing challenges, and we have much to fix, but we have even more to be proud of. As any immigrant would tell you, there really is no greater country than America today.

    Show Notes:

    - The week’s first Remnant with Alex Tabarrok

    - Kevin Drum: “If You Hate the Culture Wars, Blame Liberals”

    - Tim Miller: “Who’s Actually Responsible for the ‘Culture War?’”


    - Jonah’s G-File responding to both Drum and Miller

    - Yuval’s third book, The Great Debate

    - CPAC attendees applaud Biden’s missed vaccine goal

    - Jonah’s Twitter debate with Nikole Hannah-Jones

    - The New York Times’ tragic January 6 video

    - Leo Strauss on liberal education

    - Gen. Mark Milley feared a Trump “Reichstag moment”

    - Fame and the Founding Fathers, by Douglass Adair

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    • 1 hr 13 min

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5.2K Ratings

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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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Insufferable

Weld/Kristol 2024! What a hack masquerading as the only non-sellout towering genius. The Dispatch is garbage and so are Jonah and French.

JM Fleming ,

Great show

Jonah is authentic and original. His ideas are founded in a good understanding of human nature and he approaches the topics of the day with decency and thoughtfulness.

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