In “The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg,” the eponymous editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.
In a return to normal Remnant-y quirkiness, we have on “the oldest young person” that Jonah knows, Andrew Egger. There’s rank punditry, far-afield movie references, and an unnerving amount of Midwest-bashing; it has everything! Show Notes: –Andrew Egger –Huey Long: “Enough money to burn a wet mule” –Andrew’s piece on Bloomberg –“Blue Million” –NYT accent … Continue reading Egger-headery →
Tevi Troy stops by The Remnant to break the first rule of Fight House and talk about Fight House his new book about rivalries in the White House. Jonah and Tevi then take a trip down memory lane at their time together at AEI in the early 1990s. Show Notes: –Fight House: Rivalries in the White … Continue reading Fight House →
National Journal politics editor Josh Kraushaar stops by for a special Valentine’s Day edition of The Remnant full of rank punditry on all things 2020. Show Notes: –Josh’s podcast, Against the Grain –Josh’s column, also called Against the Grain –The history of The Hotline –The unwokeness of most Democrats – precisely in point #6 –Steve … Continue reading 2020: A Love Story →
AEI resident scholar Derek Scissors joins The Remnant to discuss all things China including the trade agreement with the U.S., Huawei, and coronavirus. Show Notes: –Derek Scissors –China’s global investment –U.S.-China trade agreement –China’s 2019 economic summary –The Dispatch -DoorDash code: Remnant –Earnest.com/dingo
For part one of their crossover podcast event Jonah talks with Bridget Phetasy about meeting on Twitter, culture wars, drug legalization, writing for Playboy, and #MeToo. Show Notes: –Bridget Phetasy –Walk-Ins Welcome with Bridget Phetasy –Dumpster Fire with Bridget Phetasy –The Dispatch
Steve Hayes, editor of The Dispatch, walks over from his desk to talk with Jonah about the best steak in Iowa, the end of the impeachment trial, and an update on their new media company The Dispatch. Show Notes: –The Dispatch in Iowa –Jonah on Hugh Hewitt –Joe Biden fact check –The Atlantic profile of … Continue reading Episode 171: State of The Dispatch →
For podcast sidekick Jack Butler’s last appearance on the Remnant as such, he turns the tables by asking Jonah the questions that he’s been meaning to ask for a long time: about drugs and alcohol, punching homeless people, getting punched by Irishmen, and more. Shownotes –The (second) Mike Gallagher episode –Nick Gillespie episode –Buy Suicide of … Continue reading Episode 169: JoGo and Butts No More →
AEI’s Yuval Levin drops by The Remnant to discuss his new book “A Time to Build” and lays out his argument for why America’s real problems stem from the failure of our institutions and why they need to be rebuilt or built anew. Show Notes: -Yuval Levin (AEI, National Affairs) –A Time To Build –Inside Trump’s … Continue reading Episode 168: The Ties that Bind Us →
Jonah visits with Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier to discuss how Special Report comes together, Twitter and the news cycle, the Democratic primary, and going to college with Steve Hayes. Show Notes: –Bret Baier –Three Days at the Brink –Three Days in Moscow –Three Days in January –The Dispatch
New York Times Op-Ed columnist David Brooks stops by The Remnant to discuss tribalism v. community, nationalism, whether the word conservative is salvageable, and the story of the “Kosher Killer.” Show Notes: –The Second Mountain –Michael Lind essay –Goldberg: Americans are more partisan than ever –Brooks: The Two Moons –George Will v. Josh Hawley part one –George … Continue reading Episode 166: The Ballad of the Kosher Killer →
New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins the Remnant to discuss religion: new religions, religions fighting among themselves, hokey religions that are no match for a good blaster at your side, etc. Shownotes –The Dispatch -Ross Douthat: NYT (The Argument), NRO, AEI –The Gary Schmitt episode –The Ross Douthat religion panel –Social Creature – Tara Isabella … Continue reading Episode 165: Ross, Do That →
Jonah visits fellow Gen Xer Jake Tapper’s shrine to political losers to talk about the 1990s, The Six Million Dollar Man, Joe McCarthy, and Donald Trump. Show Notes: –Jake Tapper –Rep. Dick Swett –Jake Tapper’s office of presidential losers –The Hellfire Club
Jonah lets the team at The Dispatch hijack The Remnant to debut their new podcast “The Dispatch Podcast.” Today Sarah, Steve, Jonah, and David take a look at the situation between the U.S. and Iran, the latest with impeachment, and the president’s proposed tariffs on European wine.
Through the magic of Skype, Jonah talks from Spain with Jack about life in Spain (and Iberian pork), the killing of Soleimani, Star Wars, and more. Shownotes –The Dispatch –The most recent Morning Dispatch –Graeme Wood on Soleimani –Randolph Bourne –The EU’s fatal flaw –The most recent GLoP –The Nick Gillespie Remnant –Reason’s Star Wars … Continue reading Episode 163: Iberian Pork Overdose →
Washington Examiner Executive Editor and author of Fear Your Future Phil Klein joins the Remnant to discuss his new book on how Baby Boomers have screwed over the Millennials. Shownotes –The Dispatch –nas.org/DINGO –Phil Klein of the Washington Examiner –Fear Your Future – Phil Klein –Paul Krugman against Monetary Monetary Theory –Calvinball –Lyman Stone’s AEI work on … Continue reading Episode 162: Millennials Are Screwed →
Jonah invites AEI scholar and impeachment expert Gary Schmitt to discuss what impeachment actually is, what it’s for, and how to use it properly. Shownotes –Gary Schmitt –The Dispatch –“How the Framers thought about impeachment” – Gary Schmitt –“What does ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ mean?” – Joseph Bessette and Gary Schmitt –Federalist No. 65 –National … Continue reading Episode 161: The Gary Schmitt Impeachment Primer →
National Review senior political correspondent Jim Geraghty makes yet another return to the Remnant to discuss the Democratic primary, impeachment, Star Wars, and more. Shownotes –MeetCircle.com/DINGO, enter DINGO at checkout –Mrs.Fields.com, PROMO code DINGO –NAS.org/DINGO –The Dispatch –National Review Jim Geraghty –National Review Editors’ Podcast –The Democrats’ diversity panic –Jim Geraghty on why Booker et al … Continue reading Episode 160: Pre-Christmas Geraghty →
Jonah is joined by The Dispatch reporter Declan Garvey to discuss his trip to President Trump’s rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, reporting on Capitol Hill, the state of the Democratic primary, and their mutual love of The Mandalorian. Show Notes –The Dispatch –Declan Garvey –Battleground state polls –ZipRecruiter.com/dingo
Jonah is joined by The Dispatch reporter Declan Garvey to discuss his trip to President Trump’s rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, reporting on Capitol Hill, the state of the Democratic primary, and their mutual love of The Mandalorian. Show Notes –The Dispatch –Declan Garvey –Battleground state polls –ZipRecruiter.com/dingo
Dispatch staffers David French and Sarah Isgur hijack the Remnant feed to debut their new podcast, Advisory Opinions, today focusing on the release of the Department of Justice Inspector General report.
Jonah’s former National Review colleague and current AEI colleague Ramesh Ponnuru joins the Remnant to suss out what in the impeachment morass and the conservative internecine wars he does and doesn’t find highly illogical. Plus, the accent contest gets a surprise late entry. Shownotes –The Dispatch –How you can now subscribe to The Dispatch -Door … Continue reading Episode 158: Blessed By Ramesh →
Jonah turns the tables on Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie, interviewing him about the states of conservatism, libertarianism, and the Republican Party. Shownotes –The Dispatch –mrsfields.com/DINGO –Part one of this podcast –“Rocket Man” as interpreted by William Shatner –“Star Trekkin'” – The Firm –Nick Gillespie on the freedom of cities –“Stuck” – Ron Bailey –Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy – … Continue reading Episode 157: Making Gillespie Dizzy →
Dispatch staff writer Sarah Isgur joins the Remnant to discuss cookies, the Deep State, Peloton, and more. Shownotes –The Dispatch –mrsfields.com/DINGO –Sarah Isgur –Molly Jong-Fast in the Daily Beast –The Jessica Gavora episode –The Dan Crenshaw episode –Destiny of the Republic – Candice Millard –Is Administrative Law Unlawful – Charles Murray –By The People – Charles Murray
AEI scholar and National Affairs editor Yuval Levin joins Jonah for an extended, Thanksgiving-appropriate discussion of gratitude and community. Shownotes –Donorstrust.org/DINGO –The Dispatch –Yuval Levin –The first Yuval Levin episode, and second-ever episode –Chesterton on gratitude –Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg –On Thanksgiving –National Affairs – Daniel Burns –The Daniel Burns episode –The End … Continue reading Episode 155: A Very Yuval Thanksgiving →
Jonah brings national security guru Eli Lake onto the Remnant to spit hot fire on the rise of China, the Ukraine mess, Russian meddling, the “Deep State,” and more. Plus, the winner of the accent contest is revealed. Shownotes –The Dispatch –Sleepnumber.com/DINGO –Eli Lake –On NPR Monday morning –Wired on Crowdstrike –Liberal Fascism – Jonah Goldberg … Continue reading Episode 154: Eli Lake of Fire →
R Street Institute scholar Andy Smarick joins the Remnant to discuss Hayek, subsidiarity, post-liberalism, and more. And in the post-interview show, the Remnant Anglosphere accent contest enters a new stage. Shownotes –The Dispatch –meetcircle.com/DINGO, enter promo code DINGO -OTATrade.com/DINGO –Andy Smarick –Jean Yarbough’s review of the strikingly Teddy Rooseveltian book by a young Josh Hawley … Continue reading Episode 153: The Wild, the Innocent & the R Street Shuffle →
With the help of Daniel Burns of the University of Dallas, Jonah takes a break from punditry and tries to understand the ins and outs of the post-liberalism debate. Shownotes –The Dispatch –Ziprecruiter.org/DINGO –Earnest.com/DINGO -Door Dash app, promo code REMNANT –Daniel Burns –Daniel Burns in National Affairs –G-File on Daniel Burns –Suicide of the West – … Continue reading Episode 152: Among the Post-Liberals →
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, once a Navy Seal, joins the Remnant for a discussion of conservatism, persuasion, and how to move forward in this political moment. (This is a recording of a live event at Texas A&M.) Shownotes –The Dispatch –MrsFields.com/DINGO –Dan Crenshaw –The most recent Continetti episode –Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg –Dan Crenshaw … Continue reading Episode 151: Jawing with Crenshaw →
Now-AEI Fellow Matt Continetti returns to The Remnant for some high-minded philosophical discussion of conservatism and some low-minded chatting of the rank-punditry variety. Shownotes –The Dispatch –EthosLife.com/DINGO –OTATrade.com/DINGO –Matt Continetti’s first Remnant appearance –Sean Trende on the 2010s and the 1870s (and Niall Ferguson and Matt Continetti) –The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 – … Continue reading Episode 150: The Continetti Continuum →
Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt joins the show as our emergency salami for punditry about the 2019 off-year elections and the impeachment debacle. Shownotes –The Dispatch -Download the Door Dash app, use promo code REMNANT –OTATrade.com/DINGO -Untuckit.com, use promo code DINGO –Chris Stirewalt –Jonah’s books
National Review editor Rich Lowry rejoins the Remnant to discuss–and debate–the virtues of nationalism, the subject of his new book, The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free. Shownotes –DonorsTrust.org/DINGO –The Case for Nationalism – Rich Lowry –National Review: Editors podcast –The last time Rich and Jonah debated nationalism –The Yoram Hazony … Continue reading Episode 148: Rich Lowry’s Case for Nationalism →
On a special Halloween episode, Jonah speculates on the deepest fears of some of the most prominent people in public life. Shownotes –The Dispatch –Ziprecruiter.com/DINGO –On Albert Jay Nock –Nock on himself –LA Times column from earlier this week –Washington Post fact-check on Joe Biden’s military history –The most recent David French episode –The gender-swapped … Continue reading Episode 147: Fear Is the Mind Killer →
AEI law-talker guy Adam White returns to the Remnant to try to make sense of Democrats’ attempt to impeach President Trump. Shownotes –The Dispatch –Adam White –Adam White’s last episode –Adam White and Stuart Taylor on presidential oversight –Adam White on House oversight at the beginning of the year –Adam White on the collision of … Continue reading Episode 146: Impeachy Keen Democrats →
Cato Institute ‘prosperity expert’ Marian Tupy joins the Remnant for a much-needed dose of economic optimism, enumerating the ways in which we are indisputably better off materially nowadays. He and Jonah also attempt to figure out why a sort of social malaise persists in the world despite this. Shownotes –The Dispatch –OTATrade.com/DINGO –Marian Tupy of … Continue reading Episode 145: Don’t Worry, Be Happy →
Now Senior Editor for The Dispatch, the (in)famous David French joins the Remnant to discuss the French-Ahmari wars, Trump’s impeachment, the Deep State, the flaws of Elizabeth Warren, Joker, and more. Shownotes –The Dispatch –Earnest.com/DINGO –David French responds to Sohrab Ahmari –The melee at CUA –Charles Kesler, David French, Sohrab Ahmari –What Is Conservatism? –Federalist … Continue reading Episode 144: The David French Experience →
AEI Middle East expert Ken Pollack rejoins the Remnant to attempt to make sense of Trump’s decision with the Kurds and other aspects of U.S. policy of late. Shownotes –Go to The Dispatch –The last Ken Pollack episode –Ken Pollack –LA Times column on Trump winging it –On the Trump cult of personality –Unthinkable – Ken … Continue reading Episode 143: How Trump Demurred on the Kurds →
A discursive Remnant sees Jonah muse on both the serious (Syria, impeachment), the whimsical (threats from aliens and kaiju, the inadequacy of Conan’s workout on the Wheel of Pain), and much in between, with the help of sidekick Jack. Shownotes – LA Times column on Syria –John Quincy Adams on (not) going abroad in search … Continue reading Episode 142: Searching For Monsters →
Jonah brings Mo Eleithee, the founding Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service and a former high-ranking employee for the Democratic National Committee, for a productive (!) and civil (!!) conversation between two reasonably disagreeing adults about politics (!!!). They discuss the 2020 Democratic primary, Trump’s re-election prospects, and how the … Continue reading Episode 141: The Big Mo →
Jonah invites Steve Hayes back onto the Remnant to unveil The Dispatch, their long-teased new venture, of which Jonah is the editor-in-chief and Steve is the CEO. They also discuss the unfolding Ukraine drama and the recent news about the Kurds. Shownotes –Behold, The Dispatch! –More about The Dispatch in Axios –The Simpsons on brunch –More … Continue reading Episode 140: Dispatched! →
Recovering from a cold and a madcap schedule, Jonah does a little punditry and a lot of storytelling. Shownotes –Untuckit.com, promo code DINGO –Earnest.com/DINGO –Winston Churchill has nothing to hide –Jonah’s Ukraine rant –The Silurian Hypothesis –How Biden’s connection to the Trump-Ukraine scandal could help him –The most recent Ben Sasse episode –The Mike Gallagher … Continue reading Episode 139: Story Time with Jonah →
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Green Bay Packers) returns to The Remnant for its longest ever one-part episode (we think), dedicated (almost) entirely to “half-baked” ideas, such as buying Greenland (which Gallagher proposed to Jonah last year, making him a Greenland hipster), nuking non-threatening asteroids for practice and deterrence, instituting congressional barracks, and more. Shownotes –Ziprecruiter.com/DINGO –The … Continue reading Episode 138: Greenland Hipsters →
Jonah attempts to outrace the news cycle by getting in his thoughts about the Ukraine-Trump-Biden-Whistleblower brouhaha, even as developments later in the day outpace a podcast recorded in the morning. Shownotes LA Times column on Trump and Ukraine Mocking Joe Biden, as early as 20011 Trump pressures Ukraine eight times – WSJ Ethoslife.com/DINGO The Ben … Continue reading Episode 137: Ukraine! →
Long-absent, and now foul-mouthed, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) returns to the Remnant to explain why Trump endorsed him, why he voted how he did on the wall, and why our media habits are destroying us. With a little bit of Corn Pop thrown in for good measure. Shownotes –Ben Sasse’s last appearance on the Remnant … Continue reading Episode 136: Censor the Senator →
Woman of many talents Mary Eberstadt joins the Remnant to discuss Primal Screams, her latest book, which advances a theory about the connection between family breakdown and the rise of modern identity politics. Shownotes –Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg –Primal Screams – Mary Eberstadt –Mary Eberstadt previews her book in the late Weekly Standard –The Once … Continue reading Episode 135: Primal Screams →
AEI adjunct fellow Lyman Stone returns to the Remnant, and to America, to discuss family formation, fertility, climate change, and more. Shownotes –The first Lyman Stone episode –The first Ilya Shapiro episode, followed by another appearance three weeks later –Lyman Stone at AEI -Lyman Stone’s congressional testimony –The Birth Dearth – Ben Wattenberg -Giving the game … Continue reading Episode 134: Like a Lyman Stone →
Commentary magazine senior writer Christine Rosen rejoins the Remnant to discuss Varsity Blues (the scandal), Big Tech, and more. Shownotes -Commentary podcast -Christine Rosen -Christine Rosen on the Meritocracy Blues -Christine Rosen on Felicity Huffman –The Noah Rothman episode –Preaching Eugenics – Christine Rosen -The first Bahnsen episode -The changing mores of the young -Biden should … Continue reading Episode 133: Christine Rosen Revival →
Ben Howe, author of The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over Christian Values (and himself an Evangelical Christian), joins the Remnant to discuss his book, the Evangelical reaction to Trump, the past, present, and future of conservatism, and more. Shownotes –Ben Howe -And on Twitter, @BenHowe –The Immoral Majority – Ben Howe -Lance Wallnau on … Continue reading Episode 132: Trump and the Evangelicals →
National Review Online editor Charles Cooke rejoins the Remnant to discuss The Beatles, roller coasters, Brexit, the Second Amendment, and more. Shownotes -Charles Cooke -The previous Charles Cooke episodes (here, here, and here) –Florida man throws alligator through drive-through window -Charles Cooke on roller coasters -Charles Cooke on the Beatles (here and here) -The Niall … Continue reading Episode 131: A Political Roller Coaster →
Back in D.C., Jonah invites Iowan, AEI Fellow, and constitutional law expert Adam White to the Remnant to discuss originalism, separation of powers, and the Constitution (and to break a certain other constitutional law expert’s legal monopoly on the show). Shownotes -The Niall Ferguson episode -Adam White -Ilya Shapiro’s Remnant appearances: here, here, and here … Continue reading Episode 130: Iowa Law →
From sunny California, Jonah brings Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Niall Ferguson onto the Remnant to discuss how the West grew rich, the problems with contemporary historical scholarship, and other weighty issues. Shownotes -Sign up for the G-File at Reagan35X.com -Niall Ferguson, Hoover Institution –A Farewell to Alms – Greg Clarke –Empire – Niall Ferguson –Suicide of the … Continue reading Episode 129: Basement History →
With Jonah off the grid, Jack takes over the show, with an assist from National Review senior political correspondent Jim Geraghty (or is it?), to discuss Trump primary challengers, the Democratic primary, the old people dominating our politics, the problem of mass shootings, and more. Shownotes Sign up for the G-File Follow us on Twitter … Continue reading Episode 128: Punditry with Geraghty →
In a special Remnant/GLoP almost crossover, Commentary magazine editor John Podhoretz rejoins the Remnant to discuss the Fredo controversy, Epstein’s suicide*, and more. Shownotes -John Podhoretz, today’s guest -This week’s first Remnant -What is a schmendrick? -Gilbert Gottfried’s podcast -Beware Lashon hara! -Conan O’Brien’s podcast -Bill Hader/Tom Cruise Deepfake -Radiolab on deepfakes -Download the DoorDash … Continue reading Episode 127: Who’s Fredo? →
With Jonah on the road, he and Jack discuss the Fredo contretemps, Epstein’s suicide* and the age of conspiracy theories, defend the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and more. -Download the DoorDash app, promo code REMNANT (not DINGO) -Ziprecruiter.com/Dingo –Government by Gunplay – Sidney Blumenthal -LA Times column about Jeffrey Epstein -Follow @jonahremnant on Twitter -Jonah and Rich Lowry’s … Continue reading Episode 126: Jeffrey Epstein and the Era of Conspiracy Theories →
AEI and Institute for Family Studies fellow Lyman Stone joins the Remnant to help make the case for expanding the House of Representatives, to discuss the self-identification of population groups, and to ponder Hong Kong’s future. Shownotes Go to Reagan35X.com Lyman Stone Lyman Stone on Twitter On expanding the House Sean Trende on expanding the … Continue reading Episode 125: Expand the House of Representatives! →
Vox Senior Politics Reporter Jane Coaston joins the Remnant for a discussion of racism, conservatism, liberalism, and America. Shownotes Sign up for the G-File at Reagan35X.com The G-File on “Racism and the Right” “A question for conservatives: what if the left was right about race?” – Jane Coaston “What if there really is no such … Continue reading Episode 124: How To Think About Racism →
Steve Hayes, now officially Jonah’s business partner, returns from a yearlong residence in Spain to discuss what he’s been up to, what he and Jonah are working on, and why, exactly, the Democratic presidential candidates have (mostly) gone so far to the left. Shownotes Sign up for the G-File at Reagan35X.com Cheney – Steve Hayes The … Continue reading Episode 123: The Return of Steve Hayes →
Remnant regular and Cato Institute trade expert Scott Lincicome returns to the show for his periodic trade update, and to discuss whether the “national conservatism” assessment of trade is correct. Sign up for the G-File Remnant Episode 10: Afraid of Trade? – Scott Lincicome Remnant Episode 33: The Nacho Situation – Scott Lincicome Remnant Episode … Continue reading Episode 122: The Lincicome Ultimatum →
Manhattan Institute budget wonk Brian Riedl joins the Remnant for a long, wonky discussion of debt, deficits, taxation, and spending…all while trying to keep the amount of truly intimidating math at a minimum. Shownotes Sign up for the G-File “New Budget Deal Puts Final Nail in the Tea-Party Coffin” by Brian Riedl The Remnant episode … Continue reading Episode 121: Math! →
Politico chief political correspondent Tim Alberta joins the Remnant to discuss the behind-the-scenes machinations and the long-term implications of Trump’s securing the Republican presidential nomination–and then the presidency itself–in 2016, the subjects of his new book: American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump. Shownotes American … Continue reading Episode 120: American Carnage →
In the thrilling conclusion to the epic two-parter with historian David Pietrusza, Jonah and David confront the legacy of Woodrow Wilson, and engage in some Wilson-bashing. Shownotes Illiberal Reformers by Thomas Leonard Davis-Bacon Act Wilson’s 1911 sterilization law The Conservative Sensibility by George Will Leaders of Men by Woodrow Wilson “The New Freedom,” Woodrow Wilson … Continue reading Episode 119: Pietrusza Potpourri, Part Two: Wilson-Bashing →
Historian David Pietrusza, author of 1920: The Year of Six Presidents, joins the Remnant for part one of an epic tour through 20th century American history. This first episode focuses on the six(!?) presidents of 1920, and on related contemporary national and international history. All the while, a sinister figure lurks in the background, to be … Continue reading Episode 118: Pietrusza Potpourri, Part One: The Podcast of Six Presidents →
A.B. Stoddard, Real Clear Politics associate editor and columnist (and fellow Fox News panelist), joins the Remnant for an episode that manages to discuss the ins and outs of Congress and politics (without mentioning Paul Ryan because his return to the news cycle came after this podcast’s recording). Shownotes The Long Game podcast featuring A.B. … Continue reading Episode 117: The ABCs of Politics with A.B. →
Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle returns to the Remnant to discuss the controversy over women’s soccer, the stupidities of the modern Internet, and the virtues of owning a dog. Shownotes “Why the debate about equal pay for U.S. women’s soccer isn’t that clear cut” – Megan McArdle Forbes: The richest people in the world 2019 … Continue reading Episode 116: Megan McArdle vs. the Argle-Bargle →
Bahnsen Group founder and Crisis of Responsibility author David Bahnsen returns to the Remnant for a wide-ranging conversation on religion, finance, politics, and more. Shownotes The Bahnsen Group Crisis of Responsibility – David Bahnsen The last David Bahnsen episode Sign up for the new G-File Theonomy in Christian Ethics – Greg Bahnsen The 50th anniversary edition of … Continue reading Episode 115: The Bahnsen Barnburner →
The Remnant tries a new experiment that may be the beginning of a new era or a quickly-forgotten one-off: an audio recording of this week’s Goldberg File, the (in)famous weekly newsletter (in case you didn’t know). Shownotes -My latest column -Cultural appropriation is great –Kapotasana -America is getting less racist -A terrible person -Sign up … Continue reading Episode 114: The G-File? →
Cato Institute Constitutional Studies Director Ilya Shapiro–and dual U.S.-Canadian citizen–joins the Remnant for the second year of what we are hoping will become his annual Supreme Court end-of-term roundup. And he gets in some celebrations of Canada for an episode recorded on Canada Day. Shownotes Remnant Episode 44 with Ilya Shapiro Remnant Episode 47 with … Continue reading Episode 113: Straddling the 49th Parallel →
Thriller author Brad Thor joins the Remnant to discuss Backlash, his latest nailbiter, and to examine his creative process and engage in some trademark Remnant rank punditry. Shownotes Backlash by Brad Thor Congressman Riggleman and Bigfoot erotica Brad Thor’s inspiration for his first book James Foley and Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell The original cliffhanger Lone Survivor … Continue reading Episode 112: Thor’s Wrath →
Unstuck in time, Jonah and Jack resort to that most desperate measure of a beleaguered podcast: an AMA Q&A. Shownotes Jonah Goldberg C-SPAN interview with George Will BringFido.com Milton Himmelfarb Quote Kirsten Gillibrand on Abortion Deadwood Spoiler alert: not the dogs! “Revelations” –er, “Revelation” Tweet Papal Ninjas? Jonathan Last on “Frenchism” The Simpsons: Marge’s “Monkees” … Continue reading Episode 111: Unstuck in Time →
National Review senior writer Jim Geraghty earns the honor of being Jonah’s first former National Review colleague to join the Remnant, coming onto the show to discuss Between Two Scorpions, his new thriller, and for some slightly-less-rank punditry. Shownotes: Between Two Scorpions: A Dangerous Clique Novel, by Jim Geraghty The Weed Agency by Jim Geraghty … Continue reading Episode 110: Between Two Podcasts →
Jonah invites George Will, author of The Conservative Sensibility, onto the Remnant to discuss the book and how George Will helped make him into a pundit in the first place. Shownotes: On Albert Jay Nock Memoirs of a Superfluous Man – Albert Jay Nock Our Enemy, the State – Albert Jay Nock “Isaiah’s Job” – Albert … Continue reading Episode 109: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way →
Is everything the Boomers’ fault? Are Millennials actually the victims? Is Gen X the best generation? Jonah brings Wall Street Journal editorial board member and author of 'Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials’ Economic Future' Joe Sternberg onto The Remnant to answer these and other questions.
What happened to Illinois? Why is Chicago so corrupt? Who is Michael Madigan, and why do the answers to both questions involve him? Live from Chicago itself, Jonah attempts to answer these questions with the help of John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute.
Jonah and his majordomo go guestless for the first time in a while for some rank punditry on Bill Barr and the Democratic field, and for some pop culture punditry on Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones.
Do politicians write their own books? What was it like to play basketball against Sarah Palin? How much of a slob is Jonah Goldberg? Jessica Gavora, noted D.C.-area writer (and wife of Jonah Goldberg) appears on the 101st (?) episode of The Remnant to answer these and other pressing questions.
For the 100th (?) episode of The Remnant, Thomas Sowell, who needs no introduction, joins Jonah for a long conversation on discrimination, inequality, the uses and misuses of economics (all subjects covered in the new edition of Discrimination and Disparities, out now), and more.
What is “nationalism”? Does it need to be benign? Is there a conservative case for the Austro-Hungarian Empire? The latest episode of The Remnant is actually audio of a conversation between Jonah, Rich Lowry, and Jim Geraghty at the 2019 National Review Ideas Summit.
George Mason University economics professor Tyler Cowen rejoins The Remnant for a wide-ranging conversation on big business, liberty, capitalism, and more, inspired by his new book, 'Big Business: A Love Letter To An American Anti-Hero.'
Remnant sidekick Jack Butler executes a coup, taking over the show from Jonah to host an episode interviewing Cornell University classical historian Barry Strauss about ancient Rome, which he covers in his new book, Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine.
Should we worry about income inequality? Is life better for most people today or 100 years ago? Is Bruce Springsteen’s music any good? AEI economics scholar Michael Strain returns to The Remnant to answer these and other questions.
Outgoing AEI president Arthur Brooks steps out of legend and into The Remnant to discuss how to heal our politically divided nation, the subject of his new book, 'Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt.'
What’s this? A piece of Remnant apocrypha, long thought lost, has been recovered! Indeed: A conversation last November between Jonah and Rob Long on the last National Review cruise now sees the light of day.
What do Chevy Chase, Maryland and Oostburg, Wisconsin have in common? Why should you start a T-Ball team? Can dying towns come back to life? Washington Examiner commentary editor Tim Carney rejoins The Remnant to answer these and other questions raised by his new book: 'Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse.'
Miffed by losing his British accent monopoly on The Remnant, NationalReview.com editor Charles C.W. Cooke returns to the show to discuss Trump’s declaration of emergency, our decaying constitutional framework, accents, and more.
Was Karl Marx an anti-Semite? Are Jews money-worshippers? Does anyone even remember that Marx wrote an essay “On The Jewish Question”? Jonah is interviewed by Jonathan Silver of the Tikvah Fund for an episode of the Tikvah Podcast that we have cross-posted here.
Will Venezuela collapse? Will Maduro be overthrown? Is God Emperor of Dune the key to understanding American politics in 2019? Venezuela expert and AEI scholar Roger Noriega comes onto The Remnant to answer the first two questions, leaving Jonah and his Sancho Paza to attempt to answer the third by themselves.
Will Brexit actually happen? Why is England so weird? Why does America rock? Member of European Parliament (for now) and leading Brexiteer Daniel Hannan joins The Remnant to break Charles Cooke's British accent monopoly on the show and to answer these and other questions.
Noah Rothman, associate editor of Commentary, joins The Remnant for some light punditry and some heavy nerdery on the misuses of social justice, apropos his new book, 'Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America.'
Will Howard Schultz be president? Is Gen Z worse than Millennials? Who will win the 2020 Democratic nomination? Noted augur Kristen Soltis Anderson returns to The Remnant to answer these and other questions.
Jonah invites Washington Post editorial writer Charles Lane onto The Remnant to discuss how he defeated Darth Vader, why journalism is so terrible right now, what the 2020 Democratic field looks like, and more.