Sep 15, 2020 • 1HR 42M

Good Times, Bad Times

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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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Let the waves of optimism wash over you as return-guests Ron Bailey (Reason) and Marian Tupy (Cato Institute) join forces as Jonah’s tour guides through the last several centuries of human progress. Listen to the first half to hear why there is actual good news about the human condition – even during a pandemic – and stick around in the second half for a satisfying helping of philosophical eggheadery on education, personal liberty, and the logic of nonviolent protest.

Show Notes:

-The DispatchTry a 30-day trial membership for

-Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know: And Many Others You Will Find Interesting

-Marian’s project, HumanProgress.org

-ReasonRon’s page at

-Jason Hickel refutes the World Bank’s measurement of extreme poverty

-Julian Simon’s bet with Paul Ehrlich

-Malthus, the original Thanos

-Famines rarely happen in democratic countries with a free press

-China’s Social Credit System

-University of Edinburgh set to remove David Hume’s name from building

-Jonah: Irradiating the Past

-DonorsTrust.org/Dingo to get a free copy of “6 Reasons to Use a Donor-Advised Fund”

-ExpressVPN.com/Remnant for an extra 3 months free with 12-month plan

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