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Jay Nordlinger and Mona Charen-- sometimes just the two of them, sometimes with guests-- will explain what's wrong with the world (usually liberals) and how to fix it.

Jay Nordlinger and Mona Charen-- sometimes just the two of them, sometimes with guests-- will explain what's wrong with the world (usually liberals) and how to fix it.
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Jay Nordlinger and Mona Charen-- sometimes just the two of them, sometimes with guests-- will explain what's wrong with the world (usually liberals) and how to fix it.

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@Ricochet

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Episodes

Ep. 271: Remembering One Man and Remembering American History

12/10/2018
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In this bonus episode, Mona and colleagues discuss the work of the late Bruce Cole - a believer in America who left a great legacy. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/remembering-one-man-and-remembering-american-history/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/join/. Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star...

Duration:00:44:19

Ep. 270: Johnson and Lake

12/7/2018
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Sponsored by Calm It sounds like a PR firm or a face cream, but it's our two guests this week. Bloomberg's Eli Lake sits in for Jay as co-host, and Eliana Johnson of Politico offers her insights on staff shake-ups at the White House. Eli and Mona then talk Russia, N. Korea, and climate. We got out to some music in honor of The Weekly Standard: More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/johnson-and-lake/. Podcast...

Duration:01:07:51

Ep. 269: Playing Hurt

11/16/2018
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Sponsored by Casper Mona went splat and broke her wrist, but still shows up. She and Jay talk trade, Amazon and its critics, election fraud, Deep Fake fraud, Jim Acosta, entitlements, and the passing of three notable men. Music from this week's episode: "Sea Murmurs," by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, played by Brinton Averil Smith (cello) and (his wife) Evelyn Chen (piano) More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:01:05

Ep. 268: About Last Tuesday

11/9/2018
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Sponsored by Calm Mona and Jay begin with a guest, Charles Lane. (Jay is late but butts in when he arrives.) They talk about the midterm elections and about Central America. Chuck has done extensive reporting from Latin America, as well as several other regions around the globe. Today, he is an editorial writer and columnist for the Washington Post. After Chuck leaves, Mona and Jay continue to talk about the elections, and about language, and about music, etc. Mona says it's one of her...

Duration:01:08:39

Ep. 267: Who’s Inciting Whom?

11/2/2018
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Sponsored by Calm Jay and Mona talk about the eternal curse of anti-Semitism, executive orders - who's for them, who's against them and does it depend entirely upon whose ox is gored? Left wing and right wing violence. And the most underrated flavor. Music from this week's show: Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/whos-inciting-whom/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet...

Duration:00:38:20

Ep. 266: Jumping on the Caravan

10/23/2018
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Sponsored by Calm In this (typically) wide-ranging hour, Mona and Jay talk about the caravan, up from Central America: Is it salted with Middle Eastern terrorists? They also discuss our northern neighbor, Canada, which has just legalized pot: What effect will that have? Other subjects include Steve King, George Soros, Nikki Haley, John Bolton, and Emmanuel Macron. Mona mentions Tchaikovsky, so the show goes out with some of his music: the Scherzo from his Symphony No. 2, played by the...

Duration:01:03:23

Ep. 265: TALLLK OR TOK?

10/13/2018
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Sponsored by Calm Charlie Sykes joins Mona to chew over the past week and exult in a new project they've helped to create. Then Mona and Jay review the lessons of the Khashoggi story, the "woman thing," Betsy DeVos, and much more. It's a wide-ranging discussion! More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/talllk-or-tok/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month! Join and see what you’ve been...

Duration:00:57:23

Ep. 264: Fly Me to the Moon

10/3/2018
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Sponsored by Casper That's the song they play at the end - sung by Tony Bennett, whom Jay passed on the streets of New York the other day. Before they get to the moon, so to speak, Mona and Jay talk about North Korea, the Kavanaugh drama, and a host of other issues, including a perennial: personal responsibility. Who wants to take it? Noble and rewarded are those who do. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:00:01

Ep. 263: Doo-Dah

9/22/2018
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Jay and Mona muse on the nature of guilt, the human condition, whether old people know anything about sex and violence, believing all women/condemning all men, and much more. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/doo-dah/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/join/. Subscribe to Need to Know in iTunes (and leave a 5-star...

Duration:00:46:23

Ep. 262: Anathemas in All Directions

9/14/2018
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Legal eagle Ed Whelan joins to talk Kavanaugh and its permutations. Jay and Mona then turn to Democrats beclowning themselves, Trump doing the same, armchair analysis of Lindsay Graham, an act of conscience at Google, and tennis stars losing it. Music from this week's show: Prokofiev, Piano Concerto No. 3, played by Martha Argerich and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Claudio Abbado More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:58:47

Ep. 261: Kavanaugh, Anonymous, and Us

9/6/2018
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Sponsored by Casper The Weekly Standard's Michael Warren shares thoughts on who wrote the NYT op-ed and other topics. Jay and Mona then turn to Alex Jones and Rubio, the Democrats who can't do civility, our overvaluation of the Supreme Court, and more. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/kavanaugh-anonymous-and-us/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month! Join and see what you’ve been...

Duration:00:56:45

Ep. 260: A Hot, Hot Summer

8/30/2018
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Mona and Jay talk about the weather, yes. But also a range of other issues, some of them entailing heat. They talk about Ron DeSantis, John McCain, Donald Trump, the Catholic Church, a horrific suicide, and more. The "more" includes two men who lived very useful lives: Neil Simon, the playwright, and Henry Arnhold, a banker. The podcast goes out with a dance by Federico Mompou, played by one of his great champions, the pianist Alicia de Larrocha. Music from this week's episode: Frederic...

Duration:00:58:43

Ep. 259: Bile File

8/24/2018
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Sponsored by Casper Jay and Mona romp through the swamp Trump brought with him, and pay calls on the execrable Jeremy Corbyn, Duncan Hunter, and others. They wonder what conservatives who live in Virginia should do in November, and Jay tries to convince Mona to run for office. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/bile-file/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month! Join and see what...

Duration:00:54:08

Ep. 258: Zombie Reaganites

8/17/2018
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Sponsored by Wine Access Jay joins from The Sound of Music land to discuss the daily spectacle with Mona: John Brennan's security clearance, NDAs, "historic" candidates, "zombie Reaganism," killer sports, misbehaving judges, and of course, music. Music from this week's episode: Nessun Dorma by Aretha Franklin (from the 1998 Grammy Awards) More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/zombie-reaganites/. Podcast listeners: Now...

Duration:01:11:39

Ep. 257: Debatable

8/11/2018
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Sponsored by Wine Access Will Ocasio Cortez meet Ben Shapiro in debate? Does anyone care about issues these days? Jay and Mona speak of Rubio's evolution, the Manafort case, how conspiracy theories are like pornography, and raindrops on concert goers. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/debatable/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing:...

Duration:01:11:06

Ep. 256: Mission Impossible

8/3/2018
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Sponsored by Casper Political philosopher Yuval Levin joins Mona to talk about our dysfunctional Congress. Later, Jay and Mona consider the Koch/Trump war, the press, the mob, the out of touch elites, the Democrats, and an enduring musical theme: Mission Impossible. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/mission-impossible/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month! Join and see what...

Duration:01:02:02

Ep. 255: Balls and Strikes

7/27/2018
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Sponsored by Casper Jay and Mona consider the pitfalls of calling balls and strikes. How do you measure harm from lying? They touch on two good Republican congressmen, and one who went tragically bad. They talk about the FBI, and the Mafia, and end with two musicals. Music from this episode: The Room Where It Happens by Hamilton: An American Musical More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/balls-and-strikes/. Podcast...

Duration:01:02:47

Ep. 254: Who Is “Extremely Strong and Powerful”?

7/20/2018
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Sponsored by Wine Access President Trump batted his lashes at Vladimir Putin and then faced a backlash. Charen and Nordlinger consider NATO, useful idiots, Bill Browder, our "foe" the EU, and more. Need to Know listeners have been hearing Mona talk about Wine Access for some weeks now. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/who-is-extremely-strong-and-powerful/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only...

Duration:00:57:48

Ep. 253: Rocky Mountain High

7/12/2018
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Sponsored by Wine Access Great judges are made not born. Jay and Mona praise the Federalist Society for giving the nation a pool of highly qualified, conservative judges, and President Trump for appointing them. Yale Law students can't handle it. Is Jim Jordan a victim of the deep state? Should we abolish ICE (er, no), and more. The podcast is strummed out, over the Blue Yeti's objections, to John Denver. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:01:16

Ep. 252: Mona Matters

6/27/2018
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Sponsored by Wine Access This week, Mona's book, "Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense," is published. Jay wants to question her about it. So he does. A conversation on crucially important subjects, ending with a song: "Love and Marriage," by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, sung (impeccably) by Dinah Shore. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/mona-matters/. Podcast...

Duration:01:07:38