With the dog days of summer emptying D.C., Jonah drags Matt Continetti, editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon, back onto the Remnant for some rank punditry, some Trumpsplaining, and some conservative nerdery.
Is Saruman a Randian superman? Should Alex Jones be banned? Has Jonah ever made love in the back of a Model-T? New York Times columnist and National Review film critic Ross Douthat returns to The Remnant to answer (or ask!) these and other pressing questions (yes, really).
This week's episode avoids rank punditry and unapologetic eggheadery in pursuit of unadulterated nerdiness and pop culture thumbsuckery. For such a task, there's no better guest than the co-host of the Weekly Substandard podcast and executive editor of the Washington Free Beacon, Sonny Bunch. It's the crossover to end all crossovers. He and Jonah discuss Star Wars revisionism, the “Golden Age” of (too much) TV, Marvel vs. DC, and more.
Are Millenerians the worst? Is China poised to dominate the world? Was the 2008 financial crisis only the fault of Wall Street? David Bahnsen, author of 'Crisis of Responsibility' and National Review Institute trustee, joins The Remnant to answer these and other questions.
England-born newly-minted American citizen Charlie Cooke, editor of NationalReview.com, joins Jonah for the 50th episode of the Remnant. They have a merry time discussing why Charlie loves America, why he’s a conservatarian, what he thinks of Brexit, and whether it’s necessary to pledge fealty to President Trump. Jonah also forces him to read some words that Brits can’t pronounce correctly.
No one joins Jonah for the latest Remnant, which he compensates for by being extra discursive and dyspeptic about the news (Supreme Court, Democrat overreaction) and pop culture (Ocean’s 8, Incredibles 2) of the day.
Jonah invites Cato Institute legal scholar Ilya Shapiro back on to The Remnant for some rank legal punditry: a rundown of the cases the Supreme Court decided this term and speculation about what happens to the Court now that Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring.
Political strategist, erstwhile academic, and friend of NR Luke Thompson joins The Remnant for a discursive discussion of the fine art of campaign consulting, the ins and outs of U.S. history, and the future of the Republican Party.
This week’s Remnant reunites Jonah with his fellow goatee-sporting journalist Steve Hayes, the editor-in-chief of the Weekly Standard. Jonah tries to keep the chicken wings and cheese curds away from Steve long enough for them to talk about the state of the Republican Party, Charles Krauthammer, and . . . fraternity pledging?
Can the president pardon himself? Are cakes free speech? What is the tonnage clause? Jonah invites Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute senior fellow in constitutional studies, onto the Remnant to answer these and other legal questions.
Enjoying a brief respite from his book tour, Jonah takes time to memorialize his larger-than-life father-in-law, address critics of Suicide of the West (buy now!), and engage in some rank punditry on Mueller, China, and North Korea.