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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.

    Losing Patience With Dumbassery

    Losing Patience With Dumbassery

    After fending off the voices coming from inside his walls, Jonah begins today’s Ruminant by discussing the latest entry in the House Speakership saga and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s incoherent foreign policy. He then turns to the recent pro-Palestinian protests and how their facing consequences is a sign of nature healing. Stick around for the usual intellectual history nerdery.
    Show Notes:
    —Boiling Frogs on Mike Johnson
    —Dispatch Politics on Mike Johnson
    —Wanderland on MTG’s appeasement and Neville Chamberlain
    —Boiling Frogs on Joe Biden’s “Sister Souljah moment”
    —Friday’s Dispatch Podcast
    —Activist threatening Bakersfield city council
    —The Remnant with Nancy French
    —Ukraine: The Latest
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Tucker Carlson, King of the Isolationists

    Tucker Carlson, King of the Isolationists

    Eli Lake, The Remnant’s resident bloodthirsty war hawk, returns to the pod to break down the situation with Israel and Iran. The two get into why America has no strategic vision on Iran, the growing alliance of left- and right-wing isolationists, and how Tucker Carlson has become so unhinged.
    Show Notes:
    —Eli’s profile at The Free Press
    —Eli’s piece on Tucker Carlson and Russia
    —Eli's piece on the FBI
    —The Remnant with Nancy French
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Fancy Nancy

    Fancy Nancy

    Jonah is joined by author, speechwriter, and ghostwriter Nancy French to discuss her new book, Ghosted: An American Story. Nancy tells the tale of how she came to meet the permanent guest host of Advisory Opinions (who is now dead to Jonah), how the Republican Party’s embrace of Donald Trump left her and her family ostracized, and also gives an update on her battle with cancer.
    Show Notes:
    —Ghosted: An American Story
    —Bristol Palin’s book, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far
    —Nancy’s investigation into abuse at a Christian camp
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Political Palates

    Political Palates

    Jonah opens up this week’s Ruminant with an indulgent diatribe against Top Chef and Wisconsin cheese. He then pivots toward even more divisive topics, such as Trump’s abortion statement and the messiah-like energy around Barack Obama. Then our culinary-political connoisseur goes on an epicurean journey of topics: hostile work environments, the problems with binary choices, and the definition of a liberal.
    Show Notes:
    —Jonah's Wednesday G-File
    —Friday's Dispatch Podcast roundtable
    —Top Chef Wisconsin Cheese Festival recap
    —American Masters: "The Incomparable Mr. Buckley"
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Bad Leaders, Wrong Turns

    Bad Leaders, Wrong Turns

    Jonah is joined by Dr. Einat Wilf—a former member of Israel's Labor Party and author of The War of Return: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace. They discuss Israel's failure to reckon with antisemitism in the pro-Palestinian movement, how the two-state solutions got derailed, and what bad leadership means for the future of the conflict.
    Show Notes:
    —Dr. Wilf’s website
    —Dr. Wilf on the history of Zionism and UNRWA
    —Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Hillbillies in the Mist

    Hillbillies in the Mist

    Was it your racism or economic despair that made you vote for Donald Trump? That’s the question media outlets are asking white people in the Rust Belt and Appalachia, much to the dismay of guest-host Chris Stirewalt.
    In today’s episode of The Remnant, Chris is joined by Tyler Austin Harper—a professor at Bates College—to discuss his piece for The Atlantic critiquing White Rural Rage: The Threat to American Democracy. Join the two as they break down coastal journalists’ mischaracterizations of rural America, the disdain for these Americans, and why it’s good to interact with people culturally different than yourself.
    Show Notes:
    —Harper for The Atlantic: Polyamory, the Ruling Class’s Latest Fad
    —A new AP-NORC poll shows Americans still agree on most core American values
    —Tim Carney’s book, Family Unfriendly: How Our Culture Made Raising Kids Much Harder Than It Needs to Be
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6K Ratings

6K Ratings

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India

That was very interesting and I learned a lot! Thanks

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Nancy French

100%. In a two different ways, this episode, and one a long time ago when Jonah lost a family member, are all time favorites

Joe-in--San-Diego ,

Nancy French

Jonah fails interviewing women, again. Same

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