Episode 1: Paul Ryan and The American Ideal

Guests: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan and Peter Robinson
May 14, 2013
Direct Link to MP3 File

Welcome to our newest podcast, The Future of The Right, hosted by Ben Domenech. On each episode, Ben and his guests will discuss the policies and strategies that will decide the future of Republican party. In this inaugural podcast, Ben is joined by Ricochet’s Peter Robinson and Congressional Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). They discuss how the party can best make the case to reclaim the centrist voter and combat the preconceived notions of the party that are reenforced by the media. Also, Congressman Ryan discusses how his Catholic faith informs his political beliefs, and how we must fight the progressive policies that make it harder for people to succeed and prosper. It’s a fascinating and optimistic conversation that will remind everyone that the future does indeed look brighter than the recent past. 

We’ll post a subscription link to this podcast soon. In the meantime, use this direct link or the player above. 

  1. Judith Levy, Ed.
    C

    Oh good! Looking forward to this being a regular feature.

  2. Israel P.
    Israel P.: It ends after 12:43! I have tried both straight listening and downloading. · 1 hour ago

    Switched from Firefox to Explorer and it worked properly.

  3. Indaba

    I have something to look forward to tonight. Ben’s culture podcasts with Emily were superb.

  4. Duane Oyen

    What happened to Emily’s Acculturated, Young Guns, and Left Coast-Right Coast?  The podcast graveyard……

  5. BrentB67
    inmateprof: Excellent podcast gentlemen.  I’d like to expand on the conversation you had on the last few minutes regarding the relationship between big government and the breakdown of the family.  You made the point that single-parent households created the “need” for big government, but could it be the reverse, that big government welfare created the broken family structure in this country?…

    I think this is a good question. I believe the welfare state did increase the breakdown of the nuclear family.

    What is interesting is for that to be a subject of the interview yet Cong. Ryan proposes expanding government spending in his budgets.

  6. DrewInWisconsin

    Excellent. Ben needed another podcast outlet. Acculturated did not highlight his talents well enough.

  7. SunnyOptimism

    Is this up on Stitcher yet?

  8. Butters
    Duane Oyen: What happened to Emily’s Acculturated, Young Guns, and Left Coast-Right Coast?  The podcast graveyard…… · 1 hour ago

    no no, the podcast pasture, the podcast retirement home

  9. Barkha Herman

    Ben – good topic, good podcast.

  10. Nanda Panjandrum

    Looking forward to listening!

  11. Butters

    Can’t wait to listen, Ben is the future of conservative political commentary.

    I’ve been pushing for him to join the FNC All-Star panel, they need some relative youth. 

  12. Jim Lakely
    C

    Every interview by or with Ben Domenech is worth a listen. Hell, even Ezra Klein (and some of his fans) were impressed with his one-on-one at WonkTalk about Obamacare. That’s no small feat.

  13. Sean

    Can’t forget S-G-L too. And whatever the Kaus-Limbaugh one was called. Was ‘RINO intervention’ supposed to be a regular one too?

    Butters

    Duane Oyen: What happened to Emily’s Acculturated, Young Guns, and Left Coast-Right Coast?  The podcast graveyard…… · 1 hour ago

    no no, the podcast pasture, the podcast retirement home · 22 minutes ago

  14. Paul-FB

    Thank you kindly for bringing a breath of fresh insight to the problems which Conservatives face, in the march towards recovering a foothold with all the voters necessary, to bring Our Country back to it’s correct path of future growth, which is necessary to sustain us as the guiding light to the World.   

  15. It’s going to take a day or two for this to show up in iTunes and Stitcher. In the meantime, use the direct link. This show does appear in the Super Feed though. 

    SunnyOptimism: Is this up on Stitcher yet? · 1 hour ago

  16. Keith Keystone

    Awesome! I hope this podcast is a regular feature. Ben Domenech is our generation’s George Will. And I said it!

  17. captainpower

    As a fan of Paul Ryan and Peter Robinson, I can’t wait.

    Downloading now.

    Also looking forward to hearing from Ben Domenech, whose accolades I have forgotten despite retaining his Transom web site in my bookmarks.

  18. Peter Robinson
    C
    inmateprof: Excellent podcast gentlemen.  I’d like to expand on the conversation you had on the last few minutes regarding the relationship between big government and the breakdown of the family.  You made the point that single-parent households created the “need” for big government, but could it be the reverse, that big government welfare created the broken family structure in this country? · 10 hours ago

    Yes, there’s a lot in what you say.  The causation, I’m sure, runs both ways.  And more’s the woe.

  19. Ben Domenech
    C

    Thanks for all the kind words, everyone.

  20. inmateprof
    BrentB67

    I think this is a good question. I believe the welfare state did increase the breakdown of the nuclear family.

    What is interesting is for that to be a subject of the interview yet Cong. Ryan proposes expanding government spending in his budgets. · 4 hours ago

    Good comment Brent.  I like Ryan, and think he is brilliant, but as you say, his budgets do increase government spending on most programs.  There is no way we can win by promising a little less than the democrats.  We have to start phasing these things out by returning welfare to the local and private charity levels.  We can’t simply try to change these programs in order to save them. 

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