Apr 14, 2020 • 1HR 13M

Jocular Jim, Jovial Jonah

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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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On the new Remnant, Jonah talks with James Pethokoukis, a fellow at AEI, about how markets are reacting to coronavirus and what the recovery might look like. (V-shaped? U-shaped? Nike swoosh-shaped?) As a result of their isolation-based hallucinations, they also get particularly animated in the rank punditry and pop culture portions - so don’t miss out on their hottest Star Trek takes, or Jim’s shocking defense of the finales of Lost and Battlestar Galactica.


Show Notes:

-Jim’s podcast, Political Economy

-Suicide of the West (now out in paperback!)

-AOC’s late-stage capitalism tweet

-Trump’s “Opening Our Country Council”

-“Assume a can opener”

-Bill Bennett saying that coronavirus isn’t a pandemic

-Some craziness from Claremont

-James’ column: is this really a black swan?

-Pale Rider, about the 1918 flu

-Star Trek’s transporter is a copy-kill-paste machine

-DonorsTrust.org/dingo

-Bound by Oath, a podcast by the Institute for Justice

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