Dec 4, 2021 • 1HR 20M

Drive-Time Ruminant 8: Worst Episode Ever

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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 Remnant returns to the drive-time format to end the week, and the results are predictably unusual. Feast your ears on the eighth installment of this curio, in which Guy discusses the end of America’s “Remain in England” policy, Jonah ponders the appeal of cow brains and potted meat, and Ryan recounts his time as a Celtic warrior in the Irish mountains. Plenty of serious punditry is also included on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, the appeal of right-wing grifters, and the rise of victimhood culture on college campuses. Tune in for a celebration of the legendary Tom Wolfe, but stick around to learn about some of the most depressing movies ever made.

Show Notes:

- George Costanza’s prison girlfriend

- Apu Nahasapeemapetilon’s citizenship test

- The Commentary podcast on COVID panic

- Tom Wolfe’s “The Great Relearning”

- Oakland reverses its plan to defund the police

- Thursday’s shameful solo Remnant

- Wednesday’s weird G-File of weirdness

- Tom Wolfe’s brilliant Brown speech

- Jonah’s first eggheady publication

- Guy’s history of Uncommon Knowledge, featuring plenty of Wolfian goodness

- The battle of Smith College

- Alex Jones, ace reporter

- Milo Minderbinder, statue salesman

- Jonah and Steve on their departure from Fox

- The New York Times report that broke the Fox story