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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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Refreshed from his Adirondack vacation, Jonah begins today’s Ruminant with an update on the January 6 hearings and a rant on the strange phenomenon of “capture the flag” media coverage. He also explores the merits of the MAGA republicans testifying in Congress, the silliness of the idea that there’s a “right side of history,” and the general awfulness of Steve Bannon. Stick around until the end to hear why you should subscribe to The Dispatch if you haven’t already.

Show Notes:

- The Remnant with David Bernstein

- The Remnant with Brent Orrell

- Adam Davidson’s podcast advice

- Jan 6 and Secret Service agents

- Pence refused to get in car

- Cassidy Hutchinson stands by her testimony

- The Holy War over Hunter Biden’s laptop

- The Rolling Stone UVA story

- Jonah on Honestly with Bari Weiss

- Steve Bannon’s trial

- Steve Bannon’s leaked audio

- “The right side of history”

- What a second Trump administration would mean

- Join The Dispatch