May 14, 2020 • 1HR 35M

The Spirit of Radio

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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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Paul Matzko - a historian who has charted the legacy of talk radio and the conservative movement - joins The Remnant pantheon. While conservatives may be familiar with the lasting legacy of figures like Rush Limbaugh and Michael Medved, Paul shows that they follow a path established by religious conservatives stretching back to the 60s. Learn about the Kennedy administration’s checkered history with AM radio, and about the differing impacts of the radio populists versus the print-magazine intellectuals, such as Buckley at National Review.

Show Notes:

-Paul’s book, The Radio Right - out now via ebook, out in hardcover… whenever the pandemic stops

-Paul’s futurism podcast, Building Tomorrow

-Paul’s podcast with an old socialist friend, Impolitic

-George Nash’s history of the conservative intellectual movement

-Jonah’s longstanding beef with Father Coughlin

-Victor Lasky’s book, It Didn’t Start with Watergate

-Paul and John Samples’ research on ineffective social media regulation

-The history of “Revolutionary Defeatism”

-Paul on the Polish ham boycott

-Pacifica Radio’s left-wing radicalism

-Robert Darnton’s Censors at Work

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