Apr 28, 2020 • 1HR 34M

The Cheeseman Cometh

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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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Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin makes a return appearance on this, the 200th episode of The Remnant. To celebrate, Jonah and Mike bring back the ever-popular theme of half-baked ideas, mixing many of their own ideas (that still need a bit more time in the oven) with some of our very own listener-submitted thoughts. They revisit their plan to (peacefully!) annex Greenland, Mike prolongs his beef with Rep. Dan Crenshaw, and our intrepid podcasters discover how to implement mortal combat into parliamentary procedure.


Show Notes:

-Mike at Heritage Hill Park, which closed shortly after

-The highly influential Justinian Code

-William Manchester’s bio of Douglas MacArthur

-The Federal Thrift Savings Plan

-Episode 151: Jawing with Crenshaw

-Shameless plug (now out in paperback!)

-Xi Jinping looks like Winnie the Pooh

-“Annoying” woman denied Swiss citizenship

-Taleb’s book, Antifragile

-The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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