Apr 26 • 58M

Man Bites Mouse

Jonah Goldberg
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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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Sick with a nasty fever, Jonah approaches today’s Remnant not as an emergency podcast, but a podcast imbued with a sense of emergency. His guest is David French, who returns for a lengthy discussion of Ron DeSantis’ feud with Disney and what it reveals about American polarization. Also on the docket is what we can expect from Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and how Jonah and David would change the site if they were given control. Stick around until the end for obligatory discussion of TV, movies, and other items of nerdy miscellanea.

Show Notes:

- David’s page at The Dispatch

- The Morning Dispatch breaks down Florida’s plan to annex Disney World

- Charlie Cooke: “Ron DeSantis’s Misguided Attack on Disney’s Legal Status”

- An extra-feisty Charlie Cooke on National Review’s “Editors” podcast

- Jonah’s latest column on the Disney saga

- David: “How Twitter Beclowns the American Elite”

- Nate Cohn and Kevin Quealy on the Democratic electorate

- Francis Fukuyama’s Liberalism and its Discontents