Jun 5, 2021 • 1HR 8M

Drive-Time Ruminant 3: Auditory Dada Paintings

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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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You wanted the best and you got the best: the hottest FM radio imitation in the world, Friday’s drive-time Ruminant. Feast your ears on the third installment of this curio, as Jonah (unquestioned ruler of the fun side of The Dispatch), Ryan (cicada sous chef and alien aficionado), Guy (unofficial American and classic Simpsons obsessive), and Nick (as good a Straussian as Michael Jordan was a baseball player) join forces to save America from Michael Moore’s invasive telescope. Some serious punditry is mixed in, too, as the quartet explores Donald Trump’s latest antics, memories of Bush-era conservatism, and the possible existence of little green men. As always, please share your feedback on this format, positive, negative, and otherwise. If enough people don’t like these episodes, we can say they were also released during the Chinese lab-leak.

Show Notes: 

- Ryan and Alec’s early summer feast

- Jonah’s eulogy to his dad

- Charlie Cooke’s report on Trump’s delusions of reinstatement

- Jonah’s cryptic tweet 

- Of populism and conspiracies

- “He’s history’s greatest monster!”

- “...with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln”

- The New York Times is in on the alien cover-up

- Memeing like it’s 2001

- Bush talks immigration on The Dispatch Podcast

- The psychology of the immigration debate

- The Hangover with Matt Continetti

- The Remnant with Shawn Bushway