The Ricochet Podcast
Episode 181: Comrades In Arms

Guests: Tevi Troy and Rod Dreher
Sep 12, 2013
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This week, Mollie Hemingway sits in for Peter, and of course we cover Syria, the Russians, and the President. Then, we’re joined by authors Tevi Troy and Rod Dreher. Tevi discusses his new book What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House. Later Rod Dreher discusses his piece Story Lines, Not Party Lines and the dearth of storytelling amongst conservative candidates. Finally, a Ricochet Podcast meditation on New York City, war, and the meaning of 9/11.

Music from this week’s episode: 

Rhapsody in Blue (from Woody Allen’s Manhattan) by George Gershwin

The Ricochet Podcast opening theme was composed and produced by James Lileks.

Pass the borscht, EJHill.

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  1. Innocent Smith

    … so what happened to Tonx?

  2. Edward Smith

    I am curious to hear how this sounds, what with all the hiccups the recording session experienced.

    It is amazing what Blue Yeti can do with those big blue furry fingers of his.

  3. Boymoose

    WOW! The podcast was up for 15 minutes and I got it on iTunes …. very nice!

    Im listening to the podcast now and I think Mollie should be a regular. 

  4. Let’s just say they weren’t political allies of ours. 

    Ryan M: … so what happened to Tonx? · 43 minutes ago

  5. Innocent Smith
    Blue Yeti: Let’s just say they weren’t political allies of ours.  · 4 minutes ago

    Ryan M: … so what happened to Tonx? · 43 minutes ago

    That’s really funny.  Someone at Tonx actually started reading Ricochet and then yanked the sponsorship?  I’d kind of like to hear some mention of this on the podcast, though.  Or maybe on GLoP.  Only because I think it could be a pretty funny subject.

    (well, except inasmuch as it sucks to lose a sponsor)

  6. Innocent Smith

    on that note, though… I know Rob has said that he doesn’t want donors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have conservative companies as sponsors.  I think advertising on Ricochet would be a pretty smart move from a company with conservative sympathies.  We give money to politicians or political causes; it only makes sense that we would utilize our standard economic dealings to also further “the cause.”

  7. If you know of any, we’d be happy to talk to them. 

    Ryan M: on that note, though… I know Rob has said that he doesn’t want donors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have conservative companies as sponsors.  I think advertising on Ricochet would be a pretty smart move from a company with conservative sympathies.  We give money to politicians or political causes; it only makes sense that we would utilize our standard economic dealings to also further “the cause.” · 6 minutes ago

  8. The King Prawn

    I just figured out how to stream the podcasts through my Roku. I now have James Lileks speaking in a Russian accent through Klipsch speakers. 

  9. Majestyk
    The King Prawn: I just figured out how to stream the podcasts through my Roku. I now have James Lileks speaking in a Russian accent through Klipsch speakers.  · 0 minutes ago

    How do you do this???

  10. doc molloy

    Obama and Snooki the starlet. Times have changed.  

    Once upon a time there was another ‘Snooky’ aka Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk. What comes around…

  11. Basil Fawlty

    What’s Peter going to do with his new coffee grinder?

  12. The King Prawn
    Majestyk

    The King Prawn: I just figured out how to stream the podcasts through my Roku. I now have James Lileks speaking in a Russian accent through Klipsch speakers.  · 0 minutes ago

    How do you do this??? · 3 minutes ago

    Go to your Roku account and add the private channel “ITPC” (itunes podcast channel) then open it up and search for Ricochet. 

  13. Majestyk
    The King Prawn

    Majestyk

    The King Prawn: I just figured out how to stream the podcasts through my Roku. I now have James Lileks speaking in a Russian accent through Klipsch speakers.  · 0 minutes ago

    How do you do this??? · 3 minutes ago

    Go to your Roku account and add the private channel “ITPC” (itunes podcast channel) then open it up and search for Ricochet.  · 7 minutes ago

    I’ve only linked my Roku to my Amazon Prime account.  Is this a setting on the device itself or something on the web? (Grovels, displays ignorance well beyond my alleged competence)

  14. The King Prawn
    Majestyk

    The King Prawn

    Majestyk

    The King Prawn: I just figured out how to stream the podcasts through my Roku. I now have James Lileks speaking in a Russian accent through Klipsch speakers.  · 0 minutes ago

    How do you do this??? · 3 minutes ago

    Go to your Roku account and add the private channel “ITPC” (itunes podcast channel) then open it up and search for Ricochet.  · 7 minutes ago

    I’ve only linked my Roku to my Amazon Prime account.  Is this a setting on the device itself or something on the web? (Grovels, displays ignorance well beyond my alleged competence) · 0 minutes ago

    Have to log onto your Roku account online to add private channels. 

  15. Paul Dougherty

    I didn’t quite understand what horrified Mr. Long about de-stabilising the middle-east, post 9/11. What am I missing?

  16. Innocent Smith
    Blue Yeti: If you know of any, we’d be happy to talk to them.  · 37 minutes ago

    Ryan M: on that note, though… I know Rob has said that he doesn’t want donors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have conservative companies as sponsors.  I think advertising on Ricochet would be a pretty smart move from a company with conservative sympathies.  We give money to politicians or political causes; it only makes sense that we would utilize our standard economic dealings to also further “the cause.”

    Good point.  I suppose if I knew of them, I’d already be working for them.

  17. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    Boymoose:

    Im listening to the podcast now and I think Mollie should be a regular.  · 2 hours ago

    Right? Smart take.

  18. Rob Long
    C
    Boymoose: WOW! The podcast was up for 15 minutes and I got it on iTunes …. very nice!

    Im listening to the podcast now and I think Mollie should be a regular.  · 2 hours ago

    I agree!

  19. Rob Long
    C
    Blue Yeti: If you know of any, we’d be happy to talk to them.  · 2 hours ago

    Ryan M: on that note, though… I know Rob has said that he doesn’t want donors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have conservative companies as sponsors.  I think advertising on Ricochet would be a pretty smart move from a company with conservative sympathies.  We give money to politicians or political causes; it only makes sense that we would utilize our standard economic dealings to also further “the cause.” · 6 minutes ago

    Megadittoes.

  20. Rob Long
    C
    Paul Dougherty: I didn’t quite understand what horrified Mr. Long about de-stabilising the middle-east, post 9/11. What am I missing? · 57 minutes ago

    I wasn’t horrified.  I was sort of channeling the “approved” wisdom, from both sides, about the need to achieve stability everywhere and anywhere.   The perverse wisdom of the Bush administration’s initial post-9/11 working group at Camp David, which seemed to suggest that de-stabilization of the region — despite terrifying our allies in the area, despite not knowing what might come next (as in Egypt and Libya and, now, Syria) — might be a better option than aiming for stability, has yet to be vindicated.  But at the time — and even now — it was pretty out there.  

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