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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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English


Episodes

Ep. 233: Elections, Polls, Pols, and Profanity

1/19/2018
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Sponsored by Casper David Byler crunches numbers about the 2018 elections and explains his impressive degree. Jay and Mona then talk deportation, immigration, and telling it like it is. They also ask who deserves credit for serving in the Trump administration. They close with music jokes. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/elections-polls-pols-profanity/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only...

Duration:01:15:07


Ep. 232: Big Book Shakes Washington

1/5/2018
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Sponsored by Quip The new year begins with a behind the scenes book that President Trump is attempting to suppress. Jay and Mona consider its merits or faults. This leads to a discussion of conservative virtues and Burke v. Paine. They then move on to Steve Bannon, Mitt Romney, Sweden, the British health service, and parties. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/big-book-shakes-washington/. Podcast listeners: Now...

Duration:01:07:24


Ep. 231: Starry Night

12/22/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, DonorsTrust NTK reviews the week's news - and 2017's, and then reflects on a little known Romanian heroine, a New Jersey senator who stood up to Andrew Jackson (his descendant is in the House today), and some thoughts on the heavens (UFOs and the Milky Way). Music from this week's episode: Ain't It a Pretty Night by Dwwn Upshaw More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/starry-night/. Podcast...

Duration:01:11:25


Ep. 230: Sadder But Wiser

12/15/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, HelloFresh Moore is gone. Is Bannonism? Could you imagine voting for a Democrat? Do you fall in love with politicians? Some of the questions Jay and Mona tackle this week. More Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/sadder-but-wiser/. 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...

Duration:01:16:39


Ep. 229: Jerusalem, peace, and the changing world

12/8/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, Casper Jay and Mona talk a little Roy Moore (as little as possible) and then consider the state of the Democrats and Republicans, the recognition of Jerusalem, immigration, abortion, and Hogan's Heroes - inter alia. Music from this podcast: Martin Fröst and VFCO play Giora Feidman "Let's be happy" (Klezmer tune) - Verbier Festival 2010 Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:04:56


Ep. 228: Sex and Taxes

11/30/2017
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Sponsored by HelloFresh But taxes first. National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru joins to provide his perspicacious insights on all things tax related, including a rebuttal to the WSJ arguments about the child tax credit. Jay and Mona then consider whether Trump's style will harm the Republican Party, and how well populism is faring. They also discuss the hypocrisy of both right and left regarding sex scandals and sexual harassment. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:55:55


Ep. 227: This Is Where Sexual Revolution Gets You

11/17/2017
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Sponsored by HelloFresh Need to Know pulls back the lens on the storm of sexual harassment charges to ask how this happened. Jay and Mona speak of uncomfortable subjects, like whether you should always believe women, the malice and schadenfreude on both sides, and porn, the great sewer beneath all of it. Music from this week's episode: To A Wild Rose - MacDowell, J.J. Sheridan, Piano Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:03:09


Ep. 226: What the 2017 Elections Mean

11/8/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, Casper Jay and Mona chew over the election results and ask whether the Republican civil war is on or off. They also consider Chief of Staff Kelly's comments about China, the reforms - if that's what they are - in Saudi Arabia, Nigel Farage and the "Jewish lobby," and whether music can mean something. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/2017-elections-mean/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration:01:05:02


Ep. 225: Designated Hitter

11/1/2017
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Sponsored by DonorsTrust, Zip Recruiter That could describe Charlie Sykes - a powerful batter for truth, conservative ideas, and integrity. He joins to talk about his new book - How The Right Lost Its Mind. Jay and Mona then turn to the Mueller investigation, latent libertarianism, and yes - baseball. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/need-to-know/designated-hitter/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a...

Duration:00:57:42


Ep. 224: The Bolsheviks At 100

10/27/2017
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Sponsored by HelloFresh, Zip Recruiter Or very nearly. Jay and Mona reflect on New York City's glorious renewal, the work of great philanthropists, the worth of work in general, Putin's Kafkaesque assault on truth, and a grim anniversary, among many other topics. Here is a link to the Bach piece mentioned toward the end of the podcast. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/the-bolsheviks-at-100/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration:01:01:59


Ep. 223: Doglessness

10/20/2017
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Sponsored by Casper Jay and Mona talk gossip--the morality of it. They don't traffic in it. They offer their take on the week's imbroglios, and touch on GWB, Harvey Weinstein, Colin Kaepernick, Putin's comely fake opponent, John Kelly, and Jerry Brown among others. Music from this episode: "La calunnia" from Rossini's "Barber of Seville," sung by Ezio Pinza Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/doglessness/. Podcast listeners: Now...

Duration:01:02:27


Ep. 222: Non-belonging

10/12/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, Zip Recruiter Is the word 'conservative' up for grabs? Does lying matter? What Harvey Weinstein should have said. Who's worse: Trump or Pence? Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/non-belonging/. 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 review, please!), or...

Duration:01:04:44


Ep. 221: Swamp Creatures, Morons, Gun Control, and Rock

10/6/2017
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Sponsored by Zip Recruiter Policy guru Avik Roy joins to consider whether there's still space for market oriented reform in health care and in American life in general. He also explains how he became a wonk. Jay and Mona then turn to the Las Vegas massacre, Tom Price's departure, Rex Tillerson's honesty (and likely tenure), going easy on Trump, and Mona's experience at a rock concert. Yes, really. Music from this week’s episode: Barcarolle from “The Tales of Hoffmann,” by Offenbach,...

Duration:01:16:17


Ep. 220: Men in White Coats

9/29/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel Football, addled congressmen, vionists who learn from YouTube, Russian Twitter bots, what Roy Moore signifies about Republicans, Jehovah's Witnesses, and finding our footing amid the constantly shifting ground of politics in 2017. Music from this show: Wuilly Moises Arteaga at the Oslo Freedom Forum in New York Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/men-white-coats/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet...

Duration:01:01:34


Ep. 219: Return to Normalcy?

9/24/2017
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Sponsored by Zip Recruiter That's what Warren Harding promised. Is the Trump Administration approaching something like it? Jay and Mona discuss Trump's UN speech, Medicare for all, the Alabama senate race, and whether conservativism and crudeness are now coterminous. Music is Jean Sibelius, Karelia suite. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/return-to-normalcy/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month!...

Duration:01:04:50


Ep. 218: Betrayed

9/16/2017
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Sponsored by Zip Recruiter The Atlantic's Emily Yoffe joins to discuss her series on campus rape. Mona has done some research of her own on this, and they talk evidence, rights of the accused, and other thorny matters. Talk then turns to Trump's deal with the Democrats, Berkeley's encounter with Ben Shapiro, the conservative media complex, and demagogues of the right and left. Music is from The Producers. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:00:57:38


Ep. 217: Dream On

9/8/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, Zip Recruiter Mona and Jay had not talked to each other in a while - she had been moving, he had been traveling - so they have some catching up to do. They talk about "dreamers" and immigration. They talk about Trump and "Chuck 'n' Nancy." They talk about the Koreas. They talk about Joe Biden (!). About New Jersey (Mona's native state). About the Confederacy and the ongoing war over monuments. About many things. They even talk about Taylor Swift, if briefly...

Duration:01:05:12


Ep. 215: Pyongyang Threatens. Is Trump Up To This?

8/11/2017
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Sponsored by SimpliSafe Bad choices everywhere you look with regard to North Korea. Jay and Mona discuss the options, the prospect of nuclear war - should we threaten it? - and the fitness of the commander-in-chief. They also consider Google's corporate culture, whether campus attitudes matter, the Mueller investigation, McMaster v. Bannon, and Jay's Salzburg sojourn. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration:01:10:32


Ep. 214: A Little Help From My Friends

8/2/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel New York Times op-ed editor Bari Weiss joins NTK to discuss the extremism of the January Women's March and how mainstream liberals have handled the issue. Jay and Mona then turn to Rex Tillerson and democracy, abortion and the Democrats, obsolete technology, race and art, and the generals and others who advise Trump. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/little-help-friends/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration:01:06:31


Ep. 213: The Eternal Asterisk

7/27/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, SimpliSafe Benjamin Parker of The Weekly Standard (who also happens to be related to Mona) joins NTK to discuss his interview with Vladimir Kara-Murza and the free speech climate on his college campus. Jay and Mona then discuss the cyber bullying of Jeff Sessions, the crazy White House, and some rare good international news. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/the-eternal-asterisk/. Podcast listeners: Now become...

Duration:01:16:50

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