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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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Episodes

Ep. 378: Boilermakers

11/16/2017
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Sponsored by Blinkist, Boll & Branch, Texture As more (Moore?) sexual harassment revelations (the Al Franken story was breaking as we were recording this show) appear, we thought it might be good to take a breather and visit (by phone) our old friend and ardent Ricochet fan, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. We talk about the state of higher education, what he's doing at Purdue to combat student debt, and the place of academic institutions in society as a whole. But it's not all...

Duration: 01:03:10


Ep. 377: The Politics of Moore

11/11/2017
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Sponsored by Eero, TrackR, Zip Recruiter This week, it's the sexiest Ricochet Podcast in memory as we parse the continuing harassment revelations, and the troubling and bizarre saga of Judge Roy Moore. But before we get to that, former New York Congressman Chris Gibson stops by to talk about his book Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream and his views on uniting the country and revitalizing the American dream. Then, newly minted Ricochet podcaster...

Duration: 01:11:47


Ep. 376: Secrets and Lies

11/4/2017
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Sponsored by Casper, Harry's Shave, Warby Parker This week, noted author Rob Long (come on, buy his book!) is back on the big show, so we booked a guest he'd have a lot to chat about with, California Congressman Devin Nunes. We talk collusion, Russia, Mueller, all the good stuff. Also, Bush the elder says the President "is a blowhard," are entitlements bad for the nation's health?, and Steve Martin's King Tut is racist. Well, at least at Reed College it is. Music from this week's...

Duration: 01:16:55


Ep. 375: The Greatest Game

10/27/2017
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Sponsored by Blinkist, Texture, Zip Recruiter "It's time for the Ricochet Poooodcaaaast!" If only we had Vic Scully to announce that the epic way he did earlier this week at Game 2 of The World Series. But this podcast ain't too shabby either: leading off we've got the great Mollie Hemingway on that whole dossier controversy and batting cleanup, it's power-hitter Pat Sajak on the greatest game, this series, and why baseball will always be the America's pastime. Batter up! Music from...

Duration: 01:08:45


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

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