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Weekly episodes of Ricochet’s flagship podcast feature our hosts James Lileks, Rob Long, Peter Robinson, and guests discussing the issues of the week. Ricochet offers the best, smartest, most interesting conversations on the web. Both for your eyes and your ears.

Weekly episodes of Ricochet’s flagship podcast feature our hosts James Lileks, Rob Long, Peter Robinson, and guests discussing the issues of the week. Ricochet offers the best, smartest, most interesting conversations on the web. Both for your eyes and your ears.

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Weekly episodes of Ricochet’s flagship podcast feature our hosts James Lileks, Rob Long, Peter Robinson, and guests discussing the issues of the week. Ricochet offers the best, smartest, most interesting conversations on the web. Both for your eyes and your ears.

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Episodes

513. The COVID Doc and Tik-Tok

9/18/2020
This week on America’s Most Benevolent Podcast®, another super-sized episode. First up, the Middle East is breaking out in…peace. That’s good, right? Well, depends who you ask. We discuss. Then, our good pal Dr. Jay Bhattacharya joins to bring us up to speed on the coming vaccine, the (very treacherous) intersection of politics and medicine, […] Sponsored by Bills Dot Com - Freedom Financial, Eero, Keeps Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:30:53

512. Senator Fix-It

9/11/2020
This week, the rare single guest show. But when that guest is Senator Ben Sasse, he has enough brain power to fill two segments and that’s exactly what the does on today’s episode. Mostly, we discuss his WSJ Op-Ed, Make The Senate Great Again, which is a manifesto on how to fix the World’s Greatest Deliberative […] Sponsored by DonorsTrust, Eero, Keeps Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/senator-fix-it/. Now become a...

Duration:01:00:19

511. Bad Hair Day

9/4/2020
Well, it’s crunch time now: we’re into the final lap of the election and things are going to be intense for the next 8 weeks or so. But first, some personal business: one of our intrepid cast is sending his youngest child off to college. Is his purpose in life now over? We discuss. Then […] Sponsored by ButcherBox, Express VPN, Quip Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/bad-hair-day-2/. Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:02:03:29

510. Conventional Thinking

8/28/2020
It’s the Republican National Convention week, or as pundits on the right call it — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and whatever other major holiday you want to thrown in there. We break it all down: the pluses, the minus, the hits and the misses. And we make some predictions for the next couple of months. As […] Sponsored by ButcherBox, Express VPN Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/conventional-thinking/. Now become a...

Duration:01:13:00

509. Say It Ain’t So, Joe

8/21/2020
This week, Joe Biden accepts the Democratic nomination and we devote all of the opening segment to the just ended Democratic Convention. Then, this may sound a bit inside baseball (inside Ivy League baseball), but stick with it, because it has implications for cancel culture, affirmative action, and a host of other issues that stem from […] Sponsored by Bills Dot Com - Freedom Financial, Quip, The Bradley Foundation Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:13:30

508. Coconut Buttons

8/14/2020
We’ve got a new VP candidate, we’ve got Mark Simon (right hand man to Hong Kong freedom fighter Jimmy Lai), we’ve got historian Tevi Troy on political conventions (or the lack of them) and using songs for political rallies, we’ve got a warning on Blazing Saddles and we’ve got a Lileks Post of the Week […] Sponsored by American Story, CarShield, The Bradley Foundation Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:57:33

507. The Crusaders

8/7/2020
Last week, Rob Long and Peter Robinson found themselves in a disagreement about –not kidding– The Crusades. Well, one of the great things about having a very popular podcast is that you can get just about anyone to show up and adjudicate any dispute or question one might have. It’s basically like having Wikipedia on […] Sponsored by American Story, Express VPN, The Bradley Foundation Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:40:56

506. How You Doing?

7/31/2020
Tis week, James is blue, Peter is unplugged, Rob meets his political doppelgänger, John Yoo meets his hero, and Kevin Faulconer (the current Republican Mayor of San Diego) gets his shot on The Big Show. Also, Ricochet member @skipsul gets another turn as the Lileks Post of The Week, and the podcasters pick Biden’s VP. Want […] Sponsored by Express VPN, The Bradley Foundation, The Ricochet Podcast sponsored by TheraOne Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

505. Get Schooled

7/24/2020
Hello faithful Ricochet Podcast listeners. It’s us. We have another show for you. It’s a good one. We have Ricochet Editor and Twitter celebrity Bethany Mandel sitting in for Rob Long. We have the WSJ’s Jason Riley as a guest. We have political strategist to the stars, Luke Thompson as the other guest. We also […] Sponsored by Laurel Springs School, Quip, The Ricochet Podcast sponsored by TheraOne Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:28:28

504. The Long Game

7/17/2020
Back this week with the full cast and another full show. We start with a deep dive on the Bari Weiss resignation and free speech in general. Then our favorite Denmark dude, Bjørn Lomborg joins to discuss his new book, How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the […] Sponsored by ButcherBox, CarShield, The Bradley Foundation Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/the-long-game-2/. Now...

Duration:01:28:32

503. Everything Is Broken

7/10/2020
We’re back after our 4th of July break (well, most of us are back — we have Ricochet Editor Bethany Mandel sitting in for the vacationing Peter Robinson) and we’ve got another super-sized episode to make up for our time off. First up, the always great Heather Mac Donald, who speaks truth to protestors like […] Sponsored by CarShield, Keeps, Laurel Springs School Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:15:32

502. School of Sowell

6/26/2020
About once a year, we get a visit from the master himself, the great Thomas Sowell. This year’s session is on the occasion of the publication of his new book, Charter Schools And Their Enemies and more importantly, his 90th(!) birthday on June 30th. We talk about the success of charter schools despite the teacher’s […] Sponsored by Gabi, Laurel Springs School Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/school-of-sowell/. Now...

Duration:01:19:28

501. Sycophants and Brutuses

6/19/2020
Another action packed show: Is the lockdown over or is this just intermission? Hey, did John Bolton write a book? Did the Supreme Court hand down some decisions? Leading off our guest spots this week is Coleman Hughes who has been on our radar for a while. In this moment, we thought it was high […] Sponsored by Gabi, Quip, Tommy John Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/sycophants-and-brutuses/. Now become a Ricochet...

Duration:01:05:37

500: Lick The Sugar

6/12/2020
Milestones — they seem so important when they’re far away and then you arrive at them and then it suddenly doesn’t seem such a big deal. At the start of the year, we had some big plans to mark this achievement (if that’s what you can call it), but then the lockdown happened, and well, […] Sponsored by Freshly, Laurel Springs School, Nutrafol Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/500-lick-the-sugar/. Now become a Ricochet...

Duration:01:34:11

499. Muzzles Not Masks

6/5/2020
Now, that was a week. We try to put it all in some perspective — the protests, the riots, the looting, and the politics and we do so with the help of our guests, Andrew C. McCarthy and Victor Davis Hanson. And yes, the Lileks Post of The Week is back to blow the lid off […] Sponsored by Laurel Springs School, The Zebra, Tommy John Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/muzzles-not-masks/. Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:01:25:47

498. City of Lakes

5/29/2020
We don’t tend to do location work on this show, but when a major news event happens in the city where one of our hosts live, we get a up-close and personal view. And when that host is James Lileks and Minneapolis, the amount of detail, insight, and thoughtfulness could fill a dozen podcasts. James […] Sponsored by Eero, Express VPN, The Zebra Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/city-of-lakes/. Now become a Ricochet...

Duration:01:25:40

497. It Matters

5/22/2020
What matters? Well, New York City for one. We get to that topic towards the end of this show, but prior to that we visit first with economist Kevin Warsh of the Hoover Institution. He has a lot to say about humongous stimulus packages, Congress, the role of China in this thing, and what the […] Sponsored by Express VPN, Freshly, Laurel Springs School Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/it-matters/. Now become a...

Duration:01:29:23

COVID Symposium: Ricochet Members Speak

5/18/2020
The coverage surrounding COVID-19 is mostly pundits, politicians, and policy wonks yelling at each other. If you want to end the lockdown, they say you want old people to die. If you want to extend the lockdown, they say you want to destroy the economy. This leaves out the rest of us: that vast majority of […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/covid-symposium-ricochet-members-speak/. Now become a Ricochet member for...

Duration:00:59:55

496. Inching Towards Normalcy

5/15/2020
We’re about 9 weeks into the Great American Shut Down and maybe, just maybe we’re starting to see a light at the end of this tunnel? To help us parse this, call on an actual scientist, our good friend from Stanford Medicine, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya who helped write the Santa Clara Study and the just […] Sponsored by Aveo Vision, Nutrafol, The Zebra Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/inching-towards-normalcy/. Now become...

Duration:01:31:44

In Like Flynn: A Conversation with Andrew McCarthy

5/14/2020
On the most recent edition of the Ricochet Podcast, former Federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy was our guest to discuss the Michael Flynn case. In the course of that conversation, Andy mentioned to Rob that perhaps it might be valuable to have a longer, in depth conversation about the details of the case then was possible […] Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/in-like-flynn-a-conversation-with-andrew-mccarthy/. Now become...

Duration:00:47:42