May 15, 2021 • 1HR 6M

Drive-Time Ruminant 2: Bamboo-galoo

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and 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.
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Watch out, Howard Stern, because the FM radio Remnant format is back for another nerdtastic broadcast. Jonah is joined once again by Ryan, a covert NBC operative working to undermine The Dispatch from within, Guy, resident Anglophobe and Mark Steyn impersonator who will soon be releasing his own album of old standards, and Nick, Jonah’s long-suffering research assistant who might be America’s only involuntary Hoosier. The quartet explores pertinent topics of the moment, including Israel, mask mandates, all-American conspiracy theories, and the travails of Liz Cheney. But they also indulge in some less substantial discussion, and read some of their favorite listener reviews from recent months. How do you feel about the drive-time format? Enthusiastic, antipathetic, or indifferent? Whatever the case, let us know, because as this episode demonstrates, we pay attention to all of your feedback.

Show Notes:

- Liz Cheney clashes with Bret Baier

- The National Review editors discuss Cheney

- “The Paranoid Style in American Politics”

- February’s Remnant with Joe Uscinski on conspiracy theories

- Jonah on connecting police to slave patrols

- The kraken sleeps

- The great bamboo conspiracy

- The Wednesday G-File

- Guy’s Sinatra piece, shamelessly plugged

- George P. Bush battles the English language

- Today’s Morning Joe, to be viewed at your own risk

- The week’s first Remnant with Klon Kitchen

- The week’s second Remnant with Niall Ferguson