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Weekly episodes of Ricochet’s flagship podcast feature our hosts James Lileks, Rob Long, Peter Robinson, and guests discussing the issues of the week. Ricochet offers the best, smartest, most interesting conversations on the web. Both for your eyes and your ears.

Weekly episodes of Ricochet’s flagship podcast feature our hosts James Lileks, Rob Long, Peter Robinson, and guests discussing the issues of the week. Ricochet offers the best, smartest, most interesting conversations on the web. Both for your eyes and your ears.
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Weekly episodes of Ricochet’s flagship podcast feature our hosts James Lileks, Rob Long, Peter Robinson, and guests discussing the issues of the week. Ricochet offers the best, smartest, most interesting conversations on the web. Both for your eyes and your ears.

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Ep. 374: The Greatest Wars

10/19/2017
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Sponsored by Bombfell, Ring, TrackR It's relatively rare to put out a Ricochet Podcast with only one guest, but when that guest is Victor Davis Hanson, well that's all you need. First, we do a deep dive on Victor's new must-read book The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, a definitive history of WWII. Then, a bit of talk about current events, including North Korea. Go get your thinking cap out of storage -- you'll need it for this show. Music from this...

Duration: 01:05:23


Ep. 373: The Mighty Have Fallen

10/13/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, Casper, Zip Recruiter It’s been a bad week for Hollywood’s grasp on moral authority. First, Harvey Weinstein is fired for transgressions going back decades, and then some guy from Amazon gets fired for basically the same thing. To help guide us through the moral minefield, we call up New York Times columns extraordinaire Ross Douthat. We also talk Hefner and that pesky 25th Amendment. Then, Christopher Scalia, son of Antonin Scalia on this new book Scalia Speaks:...

Duration: 00:58:50


Ep. 372: Guns N’ Poetry

10/5/2017
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Sponsored by Blinkist, Boll & Branch, Texture This week, Jon Gabriel captains the good ship Ricochet in place of James Lileks and podcast amigo Andrew Klavan is in the Long Chair® this week. Our guests are Charles C.W. Cooke, the foremost authority on firearms (also roller coasters, but that’s for another show). Then, TV’s and noted Trump supporter Rob Long stops by to plug his new book Bigly: Donald Trump in Verse. Also, Andrew talks about his new podcast/novelization Another Kingdom,...

Duration: 01:07:50


Ep. 371: Hurricanes, Knees, and Dr. Suess

9/30/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, Ring, The Great Courses This week, we call of a couple of our most popular podcasters to help us parse the week’s events: Michael Graham, the Boston based host of or daily podcast Michael in the Morning sits in for Peter Robinson, while Michael Stopa from the Harvard Lunch Club podcast stops by to talk about how the President is doing so far (and yes, he and Rob Long get into another one of their epic rap battles). Then, the WSJ’s Jason Riley joins to discuss kneeling...

Duration: 01:08:19


Ep. 370: When the Robots Rule

9/22/2017
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Sponsored by Bombfell, Lending Tree, The Great Courses This week, we’ve got Powerline’s John Hinderaker in the Long Chair®, John Yoo protecting us from sentient robots (read his new book Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War ), and the Hoover Institution’s Kori Schake with some thoughts on how to take down Rocket Man. Also, Minnesota statues and other assorted ephemera. Music from this week's podcast: Rocket Man (feat. Iron Horse) by Pickin’ On...

Duration: 01:03:24


Ep. 369: Let’s Make A Deal

9/15/2017
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Sponsored by Texture, The Great Courses, Zip Recruiter This week, Larry Kudlow sits in the Long Chair ® as the President and his new BFF’s Chuck and Nancy strike a deal over dinner, Heritage’s Steve Moore on the administration’s tax plan and Tevi Troy on how the President did on Storm Watch ’17. Music from this week's podcast: The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead by XTC You’re a good egg, @ejhill Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration: 01:02:04


Ep. 368: The Dreamers

9/9/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, Boll & Branch Whenever immigration rises to the top of the national agenda, we like to call on the best guys we know on the topic, Mickey Kaus and Mark Krikorian. We do a deep dive into the Dreamers, DACA, and The Wall. Also, that deal with Chuck and Nancy, Rob defends Betsy DeVos, and James remembers a dog named Scout. Music from this week's podcast: Bodhisattva by Steely Dan Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode:...

Duration: 01:15:37


Ep. 367: Question Time!

9/2/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, Harry's Shave, Zip Recruiter Ricochet Founders® Peter Robinson and Rob Long take your questions (after they chat about current events for a few minutes). Thanks to everyone who chimed in with the great queries. We’ll do this again in a few months. Happy end of summer! Music from this week's podcast: I’m Still Here by Follies (New Broadway Cast Recording) Yes, you should absolutely subscribe to this podcast. It helps! And leave a review too! And for Peter's sake:...

Duration: 01:24:24


Ep. 366: Summer of Love

8/26/2017
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Sponsored by Lending Tree, Texture, The Great Courses This week, a special edition of the Ricochet Podcast. Peter Robinson and Rob Long (Lileks is cruising the Atlantic) are joined by The Weekly Standard’s Andrew Ferguson and the great P.J. O’Rourke. You’ll definitely want to check out P.J.’s new venture AmercianConsequences.com. As you would expect, this show a wide ranging ramble through the culture, but past and present, including but no limited to President Trump, Sheriff Joe, the...

Duration: 01:23:51


Ep. 365: Statues, Protests, and Firings

8/18/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, Bombfell, The Great Courses Another busy week and to help us parse it, we enlist Ricochet Editor @jongabriel (not a member? Join Ricochet using the new ExJon leve1!) and guests Victor Davis Hanson and The Federalist’s Ben Domenech. We cover everything: the protests, the statues, and the firings. Listen! Music from this week's podcast: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by The Band (from The Last Waltz) The all new opening sequence for the Ricochet Podcast was...

Duration: 01:12:10


Ep. 364: Dilbert Speaks

8/10/2017
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Sponsored by Boll & Branch, Casper, Eero In our continuing effort to bring as much ideological balance to the flagship podcast, today we bring you Bill Bennett, host of The Bill Bennett Show (conveniently available right on this site) sitting in the Long Chair®. You’d think that would be enough, that we wouldn’t need to go even further in our quest to feature all sides of the movement. But no! We go even further with this week’s guest: Mr Dilbert himself, Scott Adams. We talk about North...

Duration: 01:00:40


Ep. 363: The Huddled Masses

8/4/2017
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Sponsored by Lending Tree, Texture, Zip Recruiter This week, or good pal Larry Kudlow sits in for the making-tv-great-again Rob Long. We’ve also got Henry Olsen, author of The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism who tell us what why Reagan’s greatest influence may have been Franklin Roosevelt, how The Great Communicator would’ve come down on the health care debate, and supposes who would have won in a Trump-Reagan electoral contest. Later,...

Duration: 01:11:16


Ep. 362: The One with Harry Shearer

7/29/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, Casper, The Great Courses This week, we take something of a break from the rough and tumble of the news cycle and spend an hour chatting with our old friend, the great Harry Shearer (hit this link if you are one of the few unfamiliar with his work). We stalk some politics, we talk some media, we talk about Nixon (you must see Harry’s one man show Nixon’s The One immediately), we talk about comedy. Oh, just listen. You’ll love it. Music from this week's podcast:...

Duration: 01:05:50


Ep. 361: Napoleon Dynamite

7/21/2017
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Sponsored by Bombfell, The Great Courses, Zip Recruiter The President is on the record, the WSJ’s Bill McGurn talks about Charlie Gard, The Washington Post’s Bob Costa on the mood in DC, @Lileks ponders Russian history, Long wonders who’s going to get fired, and Robinson has one last question. Or three. Music from this week's podcast: Charlie Don’t Surf by The Clash The all new opening sequence for the Ricochet Podcast was composed and produced by James Lileks. Yes, you should...

Duration: 01:11:52


Ep. 360: Sajak and Yoo

7/14/2017
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Sponsored by Boll & Branch, Lending Tree, Texture On the Ricochet Podcast, we go to great lengths to provide breadth and depth in covering the news of the day. Where else can you hear incisive legal analysis from John Yoo and great social commentary and levity from Pat Sajak? Nowhere else, that’s for sure. We give some free legal advice to those in need, talk about walls (those that were torn down and those yet to be built), and school Peter Robinson on 20th Century culture he somehow...

Duration: 01:11:22


Ep. 359: The Fourth of July

7/1/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, Bombfell, Harry's Shave We were going to take this week off, but the opportunity to do a special holiday weekend edition of the Ricochet Podcast with just The Founders *and James Lileks, of course) proved to be too tempting. The guys talk about Presidential tweets, what to do about health care, what they like to do on the 4th, and life in the ten years since the iPhone debuted. Enjoy the weekend, everyone. Music from this week's podcast: Saturday In The Park by...

Duration: 01:06:52


Ep. 357: Guns and Rhetoric

6/15/2017
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Sponsored by Boll & Branch, SimpliSafe, VistaPrint Another busy week with much to talk about and to help out we’ve got (along with @jongabriel sitting in for Rob Long) the great Yuval Levin and Adam Carolla. Yuval schools us on the rumors that the President will fire Robert Mueller and the black box that is the Congressional Budget Office, and Adam stops by to talk about his upcoming film the Dennis Prager (they’re raising money to underwrite it — donate here). Also, 30 years ago this...

Duration: 01:13:01


Ep. 356: Wha’ Happen?

6/9/2017
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Sponsored by Away Travel, SaneBox, Zip Recruiter Long Parkcasting We’re all over the globe physically and all over the map topically this week as we cover the British elections with our guests Toby Young from The Spectator (read his take on the election here) and we’ve got the great Andrew McCarthy on Comey, the NSA, and Trump’s legal conundrums. Also, Rob is in a park in London. Yes, in a park. Now, that’s devotion. Music from this week's podcast: Werewolves Of London by Warren...

Duration: 01:10:48


Ep. 355: Heating Up

6/2/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, SimpliSafe The hard thing about producing a weekly podcast is coming up with relevant topics to talk about. Nothing ever happens in this boring administration we’ve elected. Yawn. This week, we’ve got Pat Buchanan (you must buy his new book Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever) who weighs in on those endless Nixon/Trump comparisons, and gives us his take on how the President is doing so far. Then, our old...

Duration: 01:10:15


Ep. 354: Generic Current President

5/26/2017
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Sponsored by HelloFresh, VistaPrint, Zip Recruiter Bodyslamming, Trump in Europe, the great Mollie Hemingway (you are hereby ordered to buy her new Encounter Broadside Trump vs. The Media right now), the lies we tell ourselves about terrorism (thanks John Kluge), and Peter Robinson once hung out with Roger Moore. No, we didn’t know that either. Happy summer, everyone. Music from this week's podcast: Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me) by Carly Simon The all new opening sequence...

Duration: 01:19:00

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