Jun 8 • 1HR 59M

The Stuffed Crust Rises

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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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Armed with a smorgasbord of booze, Jonah reunites with Rep. Mike Gallagher for another half-baked extravaganza, in which the duo’s efforts to annex Greenland may finally come to fruition. Trap doors beneath escalators, dad-centric dating apps, and various bovine innovations are among the undercooked ideas proposed for your listening enjoyment, as well as a few novel solutions for the domestic crises sweeping our nation. Tune in also for excessive pop culture discussion, ruminations on the existence of extraterrestrials, and a possible new name for the Remnant.

Show Notes:

- Jonah and Rep. Mike’s previous career-ruining encounter

- Leonard E. Read’s “I, Pencil”

- Fully baked

- Jonathan Haidt: “Facebook’s Dangerous Experiment on Teen Girls”

- Yuval Levin on why we’re still governed by baby boomers

- Jonah on capes

- Don’t F- with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

- Tupac’s hologram

- Is Al Gore an alien?

- The David Weigel suspension

- Yuval Levin: “The Changing Face of Social Breakdown”

- Jonah: “I Think We’re Turning Japanese”

- Geoffrey Household’s Rogue Male