May 29, 2020 • 1HR 21M

The Vast Mermaid Conspiracy

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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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Has the 1 percent really rigged the economy? Why do Argentinians believe the Vatican is hiding aliens? And finally, what’s the deal with Bigfoot (and the associated erotica therein)? University of Miami political scientist and conspiracy theory expert Joseph Uscinski joins Jonah to answer these questions, explain who believes such things, and why. We suggest you listen to this truly bizarre episode before the Lizard People take it off the air.

Show Notes:

-FiveThirtyEight podcast with Joe

-The 1 percent rigs the economy, according to Bernie

-Princess Diana conspiracy theories

-8 out of 10 French people believe a conspiracy theory

-How not to write about the Koch brothers

-Rothschilds (Rothschildren?) control everything


-Yuval’s book, A Time to Build

-Secret oil billionaires are out to get Obama

-Oliver Stone's JFK for a $25 credit on your subscription

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