Aug 7, 2021 • 1HR 15M

Drive-Time Ruminant 5: The Inestimable Trio

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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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The drive-time Remnant format returns today to prelude a new era for The Dispatch. With Nick Pompella now off to the wilds of Indiana, Jonah, Ryan, and Guy are left to explore the mad world of D.C. living and marmite advertising as a trio. Brace your bingo cards for a wild ride, as Jonah reflects on his conversation with Steak-umm social media guru Nathan Allebach, Ryan ponders the origin of “Republicans pounce,” and Guy previews an epic oral history of The Simpsons. Was Marbury v. Madison wrongly decided? What’s so funny about the sweet taste of candy? And who will succeed Nick as the Alfred to Jonah’s Batman?

Show Notes:

- The Remnant with Nathan Allebach

- Joe Isuzu

- Advertising reaches its peak

- Guy and Ryan on The Comments Section podcast

- Salty campaigning

- “These Superbowl commercials are weird”

- The Dispatch Podcast on the eviction moratorium extension

- Republicans pounce on Cori Bush

- Vindication for Jonah on “Latinx”

- The Wednesday G-File

- Jonah’s hatred of the Brookings Institution, colorized

- “We do, we do”

- Coalitional instincts