Apr 24, 2021 • 1HR 2M

The Kids are Alright

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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In distinctly Goldbergian fashion, Jonah manages to combine musings on Home Depot, climate change, the Chauvin trial, and the classic “Deep Space Homer” episode of The Simpsons into a single, coherent Ruminant, which includes as many references to infrastructure as you’d expect at this point. Tune in not just for Jonah’s eggheadery, but to hear him face his greatest challenge yet: pronouncing the name “Greta Thunberg.”

Show Notes:

- Ben Shapiro gets wood

- “It’s an inanimate carbon rod!”

- Jonah on Thanksgiving

- The Wednesday G-File

- Cornel West: “Howard University’s Removal of Classics is a Spiritual Catastrophe”

- Rep. Karen Bass: “It’s open season on black folks”

- David Brooks: “The GOP is Getting Even Worse”

- Rep. Katie Porter’s daughter thinks we’re all going to die

- “How dare you!”

- GOP senators release their infrastructure plan

- Greg Gutfeld on the Chauvin verdict

- The week’s first, ultra-nerdy Remnant with Brian Riedl

- The week’s second, Kissinger-loving Remnant with Thomas Joscelyn