25 episodes

Led by host Jack Butler, an associate editor of National Review Online, an ever-shifting cast of young, (mostly) right-leaning millennials discuss the news and culture of the day, offering unique insight on things people their age are actually experiencing.

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Led by host Jack Butler, an associate editor of National Review Online, an ever-shifting cast of young, (mostly) right-leaning millennials discuss the news and culture of the day, offering unique insight on things people their age are actually experiencing.

    43. SpongeBob Occupational License ReformPants

    43. SpongeBob Occupational License ReformPants

    In a special episode recorded from his parents’ basement, Jack invites R Street Fellow, “senator,” and sloth enthusiast Shoshana Weissman to discuss why she loves sloths, why she’s passionate about occupational license reform, and why SpongeBob is so great.

    • 42 min
    42. Sports and Coronavirus

    42. Sports and Coronavirus

    In a strange time, Jack does something new: Discuss sports! ChatSports Analyst Tom Downey joins Young Americans to discuss how he got into sports journalism, and how coronavirus is affecting both college and professional sports.

    41. Millennials for Parasite and Bernie Sanders?

    41. Millennials for Parasite and Bernie Sanders?

    Do Millennials love Parasite? Do Millennials love Bernie Sanders? Is there an overlapping fan base? Jack invites Free Beacon War Room Director Paul Crookston onto the show to answer these and other questions. (He also confesses to eating an entire pizza when he should have just eaten half.)

    40. The D.C. Dating Scene

    40. The D.C. Dating Scene

    Valentine’s Day was Friday, but this episode still talks about what it’s like to date in D.C., a place where newly employed and recently relocated host Jack no longer lives, though his guest Madeline Fry of the Washington Examiner does.

    • 29 min
    39. Goodbye to Jonah

    39. Goodbye to Jonah

    In a special crossover episode, Jack turns the last episode of The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg on which he appears in sidekick capacity into an episode of Young Americans. He spends it quizzing Jonah about things he has been meaning to ask him for a long time. Drugs, alcohol, punching people and getting punched by […]

    • 1 hr 18 min
    38. Don’t Trust Buttigieg

    38. Don’t Trust Buttigieg

    What do young liberals think of the Democratic presidential candidates? How did a Cincinnati restaurant employee end up as a D.C. reporter? Does anyone trust Pete Buttigieg (who’s over 30, by the way)? Jack invites Timmy Broderick, his friend of many years and now a reporter at the Christian Science Monitor, to discuss what Timmy’s […]

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

Hemevubal ,

Dissappointed

Finally leaving. As Someone twice as old as it's stated limit of trusting people I probably should have left earlier. It's been an interesting run but more and more the guests and hosts don't seem to be taking on topics of really much import. It's kind of the Seinfled of Podcasts. Ephemerally fun but ultimately you could have better your time. And ultimately i realized that other that the connection to Jonah Goldberg. there really isn't much there (though Jack does a wonderful job there). Finally I'm not sure where the Anti-Calvinist/Reformed attitude came from or why it was needed. Is the audience really so large that you can alienate such listeners? Maybe it's something you need to be over 30 to understand. I wish this podcast luck, success and growth.

Caleb from Minnesota. ,

Five stars but pleases fix the audio

Hey buddy, love the podcast. Please the audio that I’ve noticed on this podcast and the Remnant where mics are completely maxed out. It’s nasty to listen to.

Old man Murphy ,

I appreciate this podcast

First, I’ll be 70 before the end of the year. That’s why I haven’t given it the praise it deserves sooner (writing at episode 25). I feel a bit like an interloper. Second, I live in Berkeley, which, with number 1, probably puts me out of the usual audience demographic. It also gives me, a long-time conservative, reason to listen. And (here’s the review) reason for more optimism than I’m usually given to.

I know quite a few young Americans, but most of them are politically uninformed or misinformed (having been schooled by my generation). All of them are on the political left. (Don’t get me wrong, even in Berkeley, many of them are truly lovely people, some of whom I do love dearly. But leftists nonetheless.) It’s great to hear from young people who seem to have been well schooled and also seem possessed of wisdom unusual for their ages. I worry about my country, but The Young Americans gives me reason to hope.

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