Mar 6, 2021 • 1HR 40M

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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.
Episode details

This weekend’s edition of the Ruminant is a little bit like Christopher Hitchens’ D.C. apartment: a little bit of one thing right next to a little bit of the complete opposite thing. There’s a lot of ground covered in this, a practically record-breaking long episode of the podcast in which Jonah discusses his dad’s work for the wonderfully-acronymed NANA (North American Newspaper Alliance), dynamic scoring (a system in which this episode gets an A+), the necessity of telling the truth at a time in which even committed conservatives have a legitimate temptation to abandon their principles, the request from a listener for Goldberg Story Time, and much, much more.

Show Notes:

-      Tim Russert interviews Bob Kerrey

-      John Edwards’ bizarre stem cell comments

-      CDC director “speaking in her personal capacity”

-      TX Gov. Abbott lifts mask mandate

-      Thomas Kuhn: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

-      “Rationalia”

-      Jay Nordlinger’s Q&A

-      Memogate/Rathergate

-      “Slackjawed troglodytes”

-      Voir dire, or, as Advisory Opinions likes to say, “Vwahr Dahr”

-      “I don’t like the… stumps”

-     Mit-Voche Epistle

-     The Remnant with Steve Hayward and Charles Murray

-      Kathryn Jean Lopez’ page at National Review

-      Matt Lewis speaks to Bill Kristol