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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.

    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
    Goldfish Memories

    Goldfish Memories

    Frazzled and under-caffeinated, Jonah jogs through some sundry punditry, from the state of The Federalist Society to beltway media’s bipartisan fixation with pounces.
    Show Notes:
    —This week's Dispatch Podcast roundtable discussion
    —Advisory Opinions episode on the Federalist Society
    —Advisory Opinions episode on federal judges visiting Israel
    —Gregg T. Nunziata's piece for The Dispatch
    —Nigel Tufnel via The Simpson's fan Wiki
    —Michael Weiss on Dispatch Live
    —J. D. Vance's tweet on Havana Syndrome report
    —Jonah's G-File on blowhards
    —Chef José Andrés reaction to World Central Kitchen deaths
    —No Labels reporting from The Dispatch
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    What's Russia Planning

    What's Russia Planning

    On today’s episode of The Remnant, Jonah attempts to live out his closeted dream of becoming an American spy by diving into a report titled "The Kremlin's Occupation Playbook: Coerced Russification and Ethnic Cleansing in Occupied Ukraine." He is joined by Karolina Hird, author of the report, to discuss the Kremlin’s heartbreaking tactic of deporting and forcibly adopting Ukrainian children, a ploy designed to alter the demographic fabric of the occupied territories. Hear about the critical issue of delayed aid to Ukraine, Russia's strategic use of timing on the battlefield, and the strictly censored Russian media landscape that stifles authentic discourse on the conflict.
    Show Notes:
    —Karolina Hird's profile at the Institute for the Study of War
    —Interactive Map: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
    —ISW's Ukraine Conflict Updates page
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    How Is India Doing?

    How Is India Doing?

    In a refreshing break from rank punditry, Jonah is joined by Sadanand Dhume—a Wall Street Journal columnist and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who specializes in South Asian political economy—to answer the question: How is India doing? Dhume also gives a lesson on the religious demographics in India and how the caste system actually works.
    Show Notes:
    —Dhume at the Wall Street Journal
    —Dhume’s book, My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist
    —Dhume: Indian Muslims Flunk the Israel Test
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6K Ratings

6K Ratings

Dennis P Johnson ,

Arguably my favorite political podcast

I’m actually starting to feel guilty that I’m not a Dispatch supporter. I’m planning to change that. Getting podcasts like The Remnant for free are such a gift. We need voices like Jonah’s amplified in our insane times. I really enjoyed the recent episodes with Sadanand Dhume and Allen Guelzo. I always learn something new with The Remnant. Keep crushing it Jonah!

jdubinMKE ,

Violent Agreement

Love what you do. Thanks!

RR8088 ,

Well…

It took a lady getting punched in the face and the UN to act moronically for Jonah to work his way back to some hard conservative positions, but glad to hear it anyway

Jonah lately uses his genius to split the difference rather than make a difference. I guess I would be one who he claims “catastrophizes” everything. I guess it’s fine to be outraged and prosecute a former president for his actions, but don’t be surprised when presidents that don’t control border, unilaterally try to forgive debt etc. suffer similar trials.. uncharted territory these days. Trump on blast in this one but as the public, in record numbers, retreat into gated communities, private schools (mainly for safety)and twitter enclaves, I wish Jonah would use his genius to truly battle the cultural trends. He seems forced by his business model to call the, admittedly ridiculous , extreme right blog posts “profoundly stupid” while ignoring all of absurd stuff going on around him. But have been with him since the ‘90s so will always check in with what he has to say. Why you leave out feckless (maybe corrupt) DAs, porous/dangerous borders, runaway spending, crime, public schools, etc etc in the equation of the “rube” Fox viewer is baffling to me. Maybe Fox hasn’t changed that much since 2015, but you have. I believe Susan Rosen was first to use term “crushing morosity” in a podcast which was hilarious. Need to give her a nod for it. The word “performative” is so weak sauce. (When you don’t want to agree with someone who actually voices a hardline conservative policy. ). It’s not as smart sounding as Jonah and his partner thinks it sounds. Jonah reclaims his 5 on this one. Really good conversation. Previous podcast-

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