Need to Know-logo

Need to Know

Ricochet

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.
More Information

Location:

United States

Networks:

Ricochet

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@Ricochet

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 223: Doglessness

10/20/2017
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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. 216: Civil Wars Then and Now

8/18/2017
More
Sponsored by Casper, Zip Recruiter Jay and Mona talk of Nazis - neo and old (Jay is in Salzburg), how the Republican Party has now managed to take on the Democrats' past sins, nuclear brinksmanship, and whether Trump's churning staff changes will make a difference. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/civil-wars-now/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing:...

Duration: 01:04:25


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

8/11/2017
More
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
More
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
More
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


Ep. 212: So Much Winning

7/19/2017
More
Sponsored by Away Travel Who's to blame for the great crack up of Obamacare repeal and replace? The importance of leadership. Some thoughts on Clay Kershaw, John McEnroe, a judo challenge, wealthy/powerful women and pretty men, or, vice versa, and Irving Berlin. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/so-much-winning-2/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 month! Join and see what you’ve been missing:...

Duration: 01:05:30


Ep. 211: Russian to Judgment

7/15/2017
More
Sponsored by SimpliSafe Bill Browder, the man behind the Magnitsky Act and a tireless campaigner for human rights, joins to discuss the shady characters who met with Trump campaign officials last year. Browder knows them all, but his judgment is measured and cautious. Jay and Mona also discuss whataboutism, the politics of jerseys, and slightly differ on the nature of Trump's support. Music from this week’s episode: Schubert Piano Trio in B flat, Andante movement Join the...

Duration: 01:05:15


Ep. 210: The Health of the Nation

6/30/2017
More
Sponsored by Casper Yuval Levin joins Mona and Jay to talk about health care: What to do? More specifically, what to do NOW, at this impasse? Then, Mona and Jay talk about Trump and Mika and Joe. Later, they talk about Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan - and tell some interesting stories. The show ends with Marilyn Horne, singing "You're a Grand Old Flag" (including the verses - rare!). Ok, we know this is weird to say, but If @jaynordlinger's and @JonahNRO's tweets had a baby, this is what...

Duration: 00:58:28


Ep. 209: Baseball, Basketball, and Blue-Collar Values

6/23/2017
More
Sponsored by SimpliSafe From Steve Kerr to Bart Giamatti to class snobbery - NTK meanders this week. What the hosts are reading, watching, and thinking about on these long summer days. Music: Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430: IV. Air con Variazioni “The Harmonious Blacksmith” Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/baseball-basketball-blue-collar-values/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 month! Join and see...

Duration: 01:01:17


Ep. 208: Virginia: Red or Blue?

6/14/2017
More
Sponsored by SimpliSafe Prayers for Rep. Steve Scalise. Jay and Mona speak of the divisions in the country and whether this moment may lead to healing. Mona reports from her home state's primary, and Jay considers what U.S. policy in Egypt means for human rights. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/virginia-red-blue/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 month! Join and see what you’ve been missing:...

Duration: 00:44:15


Ep. 207: How Much Does Trump Corrupt the Right?

6/8/2017
More
Sponsored by Casper, Zip Recruiter Jay is away this week. Charlie Sykes and Peter Wehner join Mona to evaluate the impact of the Comey hearings and discuss the broader questions facing conservatives in the age of Trump. Music: Brahms. Variations on a theme by Paganini Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/much-trump-corrupt-right/. Podcast listeners: Now become a Ricochet member for only $2.50 month! Join and see what you’ve been...

Duration: 01:09:22


Ep. 206: Scottless Podcast Emergency

6/3/2017
More
Sponsored by SimpliSafe, Zip Recruiter Well, the emergency was averted. Mona and Jay managed to record their discussion without the guiding hand of their producer. Kathy Griffin, Oslo Freedom Forum, Trump relatives, Russia, violence, campuses, pronouns. Not to be missed. Music is from Dmitri Shostakovich's Jazz Suite, waltz number 2. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/scottless-podcast-emergency/. Podcast listeners: Now become a...

Duration: 01:09:03


Ep. 205: Was Gorsuch Worth All This?

5/19/2017
More
Sponsored by SimpliSafe, Zip Recruiter It's been a terrible week for Trump - which means a terrible week for those who love this country. Jay and Mona consider the implications of the Russia probe, Flynn's conduct, the Comey business, and the president's leaked comments to the Russians about Comey. What a world. The podcast ends with some happy musings about music, and a note of hope, if not exactly optimism, from Jay. Music is Sheherzade by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Third...

Duration: 01:00:00


Ep. 204: Should We Be Nationalists?

5/10/2017
More
Sponsored by Casper, Zip Recruiter Daniel Krauthammer joins Need to Know to talk of the divide on the right over nationalism versus patriotism. Is nationalism a good impulse or not? He also offers views on the Comey firing. Jay and Mona then speak of the French elections, immigration, the unfilled jobs in the Trump Administration, how to boost the economy, Prince Phillip's retirement, uniforms (school and otherwise), and the great Kate O'Beirne - RIP. Join the conversation and comment...

Duration: 01:14:32

See More