Mar 26, 2020 • 1HR 27M

Senator Shoshana, Twitter Primadonna

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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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Shoshana Weissmann is a Renaissance woman, and only at age 27: she’s the head of digital media at R Street Institute, a policy fellow specializing in occupational licensing, and an institution unto herself on social media. She brings a blessed breath of brevity to this episode of The Remnant, on which there is no coronavirus talk! She and Jonah touch on some hilarious job licensing restrictions (fortune tellers?), talk a little memes, a little charismatic megafauna, a little Judaism, and even a little online dating. It’s a reminder of how life was before “The Event,” so it’s really a can’t-miss.


Show Notes:

-Shoshana at R Street

-Professor Randy Barnett, Shoshana’s inspiration

-The wild world of florist licenses in Louisiana

-George Will on Jacob Maged, the immigrant dry cleaner punished by the National Recovery Administration

-The city of Annapolis’ occupational license for fortune-telling

-Shoshana stans Arizona Governor Doug Ducey

-Oklahoma’s trying to regulate your Qi

-The legendary Snapchat hotdog

-Giant prehistoric sloths

-The uniquely interesting history of Ethiopian Jews

-Date-onomics

-Michael Novak: “A neoconservative is a progressive with three teenage children.”

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