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Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review and the music critic of The New Criterion. Since 2001, he has written a Web column called “Impromptus.” It touches on a great variety of subjects, including politics, foreign affairs, human rights, travel, language, music, and cultural quirks. His “Jaywalking” podcast is essentially an audio version of Impromptus -- with added touches. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review and the music critic of The New Criterion. Since 2001, he has written a Web column called “Impromptus.” It touches on a great variety of subjects, including politics, foreign affairs, human rights, travel, language, music, and cultural quirks. His “Jaywalking” podcast is essentially an audio version of Impromptus -- with added touches. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

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Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review and the music critic of The New Criterion. Since 2001, he has written a Web column called “Impromptus.” It touches on a great variety of subjects, including politics, foreign affairs, human rights, travel, language, music, and cultural quirks. His “Jaywalking” podcast is essentially an audio version of Impromptus -- with added touches. N.B. The most recent ten episodes of this podcast are available on this feed. Full archives are available at NationalReview.com.

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@NRPodcasts

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Episodes

Episode 47: Keep on Truckin’ (and Singing)

12/20/2018
Jay talks of Syrians, Saudis, business titans, football players, and others. He ends the episode with a former trucker singing 'O Holy Night.'

Duration:00:25:03

Episode 46: ‘Pretty Much the Greatest Thing That Ever Happened’

12/12/2018
Jay talks about Art Tatum, U.S. politics, the fate of Europe, porn, and other pressing issues.

Duration:00:16:27

Episode 45: Improvisations

11/20/2018
Jay takes a little tour, in the style of this podcast. It concludes with a song from Mexico.

Duration:00:24:22

Episode 44: Carried Off

11/14/2018
Jay ends this podcast with a chorus, a heavenly chorus, carrying us off into the eternal blue.

Duration:00:20:54

Episode 43: Waltzing Around

11/6/2018
Jay indeed plays a waltz -- a spooky one. He also talks about our censorious culture, personal responsibility, peculiarities of language, and more.

Duration:00:27:13

Episode 42: The Greatest Moment in All of Music, Etc.

10/30/2018
Jay talks about Mahler, and a Sinatra song, and Shostakovich. Also about Russia, Canada, California, Chicago.

Duration:00:16:49

Episode 41: Keeping Your Hopes Up

10/23/2018
Saudi Arabia, American politics, an age of disruption, baseball, China, Russia, music -- Jay runs a gamut. Among the musicians heard is Taylor Swift.

Duration:00:20:29

Episode 40: Pick Up the Pace

10/16/2018
Jay talks about politics and music. We hear from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which has just had a name change, and from a late, great Spanish soprano.

Duration:00:18:20

Episode 39: With, or without, Earplugs

10/9/2018
Jay talks about music, especially loud music. He also talks about hero-Nobelists, North Korea, and more. No earplugs required.

Duration:00:24:50

Episode 38: Feel the Buzz

10/2/2018
Jay starts out with a little music, including the one about the bee. Then he gets into some political issues -- before ending with golf, tennis, and, again, music.

Duration:00:19:22

Episode 37: The Turning Crowd

9/27/2018
Jay begins this episode with Alec Baldwin and ends it with a reflection on colors -- especially blue and red.

Duration:00:29:40

Episode 36: My Kingdom for a Grubstake

9/17/2018
Jay talks words, concepts, and the world – including Syria, Russia, Burma, and Taiwan. He also does a little sports (Tiger Woods). And music.

Duration:00:18:43

Episode 35: Movin’ On Up

9/12/2018
A slice of the pie, a disinvitation, the anonymous op-ed piece, Europe’s politics, the power of talk, and the power of music.

Duration:00:23:01

Episode 34: With a Cherry on the Bottom

9/7/2018
Jay talks about Bill Clinton, Louis Farrakhan, Nancy Pelosi, George W. Bush, Theresa May, Howard Cosell, Neil Simon, and more.

Duration:00:20:11

Episode 33: Maria Is Not a Problem to Solve

8/30/2018
The scheduled Maria for a West Side Story had to withdraw -- because she was not Latin American.

Duration:00:24:14

Episode 32: Raindrops (No Roses)

8/23/2018
Jay talks about issues timely and timeless, grave and light.

Duration:00:21:13

Episode 31: You Say Kardashian, I Say Kashkashian

7/27/2018
Jay speaks of Kim Kardashian -- and of Kim Kashkashian. Plus: Reagan, Trump, Ed Schultz, Serena Williams, and others -- including the Gabor sisters.

Duration:00:22:28

Episode 30: Light and Dark

7/17/2018
Jay starts with a phrase from long ago -- “a thousand points of light” -- and ends with some music, heard in the darkness of Iraq under ISIS.

Duration:00:23:14

Episode 29: Leaps and Bounds

7/9/2018
Jay has a few subjects historical: Neville Chamberlain, Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan. He has a few subjects current, too: Trump, Putin, Kim.

Duration:00:29:09

Episode 28: Pimps, Turks, Dutchmen, and Golfers

7/2/2018
Jay Nordlinger “jaywalks” from subject to subject and place to place: social conservatism, in Nevada and elsewhere; freedom of the press, in France and elsewhere; a Dutchy town in Michigan; and a noble tragedy in South Dakota.

Duration:00:18:15