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The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.

In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.

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English

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Episodes

Dog-Lover, Scholar, Nudgemaster

4/2/2020
The Remnant returns to its quarantine schedule with long-awaited guest and (possibly) the most-ever cited legal scholar, Cass Sunstein. Cass and Jonah have a longstanding camaraderie that began with a shared love of dogs - a subject they may write a book about - but they also have an uncanny ability to discuss flaws and weaknesses in one another’s political priors that’s rare in modern debate. There’s dog talk, bonobo talk, and some rank nudgery on this episode, so it’s a great pick-me-up...

Duration:01:18:15

Jim Geraghty, COVID Watchman

3/31/2020
In this episode, Jonah continues the great Remnant tradition of allowing senior National Review political correspondent Jim Geraghty to dispense genuinely unique and fascinating observations about current global issues. And what better time could there be for that than right now? During a moment in which even Americans’ feelings about a global health crisis break down along partisan lines rather than facts on the ground, Geraghty’s brand of succinct investigative reporting is a breath of...

Duration:01:14:25

Return of the G-File

3/28/2020
In the words of Gene Wilder, “There’s no earthly way of knowing … in which direction we are going.” That’s the mood on the latest Remnant, which sees Jonah flying solo in a second - and more streamlined - attempt at an audio G-File. Some of this is an expansion on the topics in this week's G-File, but most of it consists of unique, free-flowing observations from Jonah’s mind. Huzzah for keeping sanity during quarantine! Let us know what you think of this format on the @JonahRemnant Twitter,...

Duration:00:43:29

Senator Shoshana, Twitter Primadonna

3/26/2020
Shoshana Weissmann is a Renaissance woman, and only at age 27: she’s the head of digital media at R Street Institute, a policy fellow specializing in occupational licensing, and an institution unto herself on social media. She brings a blessed breath of brevity to this episode of The Remnant, on which there is no coronavirus talk! She and Jonah touch on some hilarious job licensing restrictions (fortune tellers?), talk a little memes, a little charismatic megafauna, a little Judaism, and...

Duration:01:26:55

Jonah and Kevin's Excellent Adventure

3/24/2020
Kevin Williamson is a man of mystery: he’s an “Eisenhower libertarian,” he’s been accused of being a D.C. insider (he lives in Texas), and (most famously) he’s a former staff writer for The Atlantic even though they only gave him one byline before firing him. Life in Kevin’s Fortress of Solitude has stayed mostly the same - even in the midst of a pandemic. Lucky for us, that means he had time to talk to Jonah about his unique political perspective, the role of government in a crisis, and how...

Duration:01:30:41

Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey

3/20/2020
In order to give you all a break from the talk about the end of the world, this episode has Jonah speaking with psychologist Dr. Michele Gelfand about one of his pet-obsessions: “tight” and “loose” theories of culture. Why do places like Japan and Singapore seem to be in lockstep while the U.S. is so freewheeling? How should we tighten up, culturally, as a response to COVID? And why are Mexican teachers unions so weird? We ask the hard questions here on The Remnant, so don’t miss it. Show...

Duration:01:18:42

Coronavirus vs. 2020

3/17/2020
Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt joins The Remnant to discuss coronavirus and its impact on the 2020 election. Where does Bernie Sanders go from here? Should Joe Biden run a front porch campaign? How do Obama/Trump voters vote this time? Show Notes: -Chris Stirewalt -Stirewalt's politics newsletter -Stirewalt and Dana Perino's podcast -The Morning Dispatch -The Dispatch -UnTuckIt.com code DINGO -DonorsTrust.com/dingo

Duration:00:55:12

Merci, Monsieur Douthat

3/13/2020
New York Times columnist and resident French expert Ross Douthat returns once more to talk about his new book, The Decadent Society. He makes the case that decadence is more than just high-calorie desserts and rich Corinthian leather; the phenomenon is more about the space race, the birth dearth, our dumb Hollywood blockbusters, and our painful politics. Oh, and the coronavirus has turned him into a doomsday prepper. But Ross is a Bonhomme if you will, so we’re betting he survives his book...

Duration:01:25:23

Bad Boy Bahnsen

3/11/2020
Elizabeth Warren might be out of the running for the Democratic nomination, but that doesn’t mean that the most harmful parts of her agenda haven’t been assimilated into other Democrats’ platforms. David Bahnsen literally wrote the book on that bad agenda and asserts that the worst parts of it (i.e. an outright unconstitutional wealth tax) might still be coming down through a different nominee. David and Jonah also engage in some rank punditry, and they even ask the question that all the...

Duration:01:32:07

Schadenfreude-tastic

3/6/2020
Does our culture need to become more nationalistic? What about reorienting our society towards “the highest Good,” as defined by your religion of choice? Stephanie Slade, managing editor at Reason, doesn’t think so, but she brings a unique perspective that many other libertarians don’t: she’s also a practicing Catholic. In this episode, Stephanie explains how she balances these two commitments that, on the surface, seem at odds with one another. Jonah also picks a fight with her about drug...

Duration:01:02:53

American Dreams, Populist Screams

3/4/2020
Is the American Dream dead? How are most Americans actually doing? Will the coronavirus kill us all? And most importantly, is Star Trek: Picard actually good? Repeat guest Michael Strain, author of The American Dream Is Not Dead, has all of these answers and more. Show Notes: -Michael’s book, The American Dream Is Not Dead -Gunga Galunga -Marco Rubio’s father as an American success story -Ezekiel 25:17 -Irving Kristol on the power of ideas -The New York Times on the power of...

Duration:01:37:50

Whittington’s Wisdom

2/27/2020
Princeton Professor Keith Whittington is so sharp that he gives you paper cuts when you shake his hand. That’s why we had him on - to walk all of us mere mortals through the complex history of judicial review as outlined in his book, Repugnant Laws. Keith brought a mix of history, current events, rank punditry and more to this podcast! Show Notes: -Keith’s book, Repugnant Laws -The history of the “8 glasses of water a day” myth -Keith’s last book, Speak Freely -Oliver Wendell Holmes’...

Duration:01:03:30

Swamp Thing 2: Washington Boogaloo

2/27/2020
Delicate ears beware - Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng got explicit with us to talk about the inner workings of the Trump administration staff, which is the topic of their new book called Sinking in the Swamp. How much favor do Trump-positive talking heads really get from the White House? Are Trump’s numerous ex-staffers now effectively lobbyists? And can we pronounce Asawin’s name correctly? Show Notes: -Buy Sinking in the Swamp! -Tito Puente -Bannon’s use of the “Island of Misfit...

Duration:01:19:44

Egger-headery

2/27/2020
In a return to normal Remnant-y quirkiness, we have on “the oldest young person” that Jonah knows, Andrew Egger. There’s rank punditry, far-afield movie references, and an unnerving amount of Midwest-bashing; it has everything! Show Notes: -Andrew Egger -Huey Long: “Enough money to burn a wet mule” -Andrew’s piece on Bloomberg -“Blue Million” -NYT accent identifier -Wag the Dog -Suicide of the West, now in paperback -Minnesota Nice -Midnight Run -Bernie supporting Castro,...

Duration:01:12:50

Fight House

2/25/2020
Tevi Troy stops by The Remnant to break the first rule of Fight House and talk about Fight House his new book about rivalries in the White House. Jonah and Tevi then take a trip down memory lane at their time together at AEI in the early 1990s. Show Notes: -Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump -Tevi Troy -Camelot created the modern presidency -Devaluing the Think Tank -DrinkHydrant.com promo code dingo

Duration:01:22:49

2020: A Love Story

2/25/2020
National Journal politics editor Josh Kraushaar stops by for a special Valentine's Day edition of The Remnant full of rank punditry on all things 2020. Show Notes: -Josh’s podcast, Against the Grain -Josh’s column, also called Against the Grain -The history of The Hotline -The unwokeness of most Democrats - precisely in point #6 -Steve Inskeep asking Warren what states she thinks she can win -Biden yelling in town halls -Jonah explaining Seth Masket’s argument at length -The Party...

Duration:01:10:35

Running with Scissors

2/12/2020
AEI resident scholar Derek Scissors joins The Remnant to discuss all things China including the trade agreement with the U.S., Huawei, and coronavirus. Show Notes: -Derek Scissors -China’s global investment -U.S.-China trade agreement -China's 2019 economic summary -The Dispatch -DoorDash code: Remnant -Earnest.com/dingo

Duration:01:11:58

Sometimes a Phetasy

2/6/2020
For part one of their crossover podcast event Jonah talks with Bridget Phetasy about meeting on Twitter, culture wars, drug legalization, writing for Playboy, and #MeToo. Show Notes: -Bridget Phetasy -Walk-Ins Welcome with Bridget Phetasy -Dumpster Fire with Bridget Phetasy -The Dispatch

Duration:01:03:08

State of The Dispatch

2/3/2020
Steve Hayes, editor of The Dispatch, walks over from his desk to talk with Jonah about the best steak in Iowa, the end of the impeachment trial, and an update on their new media company The Dispatch. Show Notes: -The Dispatch in Iowa -Jonah on Hugh Hewitt -Joe Biden fact check -The Atlantic profile of The Dispatch -The Dispatch -GetBlueVine.com/dingo

Duration:00:52:59

Gender and Race and Class, Oh My!

1/30/2020
AEI's Charles Murray is back on the podcast to discuss his new book, "Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class." Show Notes: -Human Diversity -The Dispatch -Earnest.com/dingo

Duration:01:13:32