The Ricochet Podcast
Episode 131a: The First One

Rob Long, Jonah Goldberg, John Podhoretz
Aug 22, 2012
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In this first episode of our newest (and as of yet, unnamed) podcast, Rob Long, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, and Commentary’s John Podhoretz riff on culture, media, and politics. This week, Podhoretz about-faces on Twitter, all about Akin, the hows and why of plagiarism, are we in a new golden age of television, and John describes why the Game of Thrones novels are in fact a scandal and should be banned. Also, stick around to the very end: that’s when they tell their favorite joke of the week. Certain to be become a regular feature. 

Have a suggestion for title for this show? Let us know in the comments. Rob, Jonah, and John will pick their favorite and we’ll anoint the winner with a coveted Ricochet coffee mug. 

Ricochet Podcast subscribers, you’ll get this episode automatically. Everyone else, listen in above. We hope to be back right after Labor Day with a new episode. 

Thanks to EJHill for the cast photo. 

  1. smp16

    I am super excited about this! I can’t wait to listen.

  2. Stephen Dawson

    This one is going to be so exciting. I love the conservative/pop culture take from these guys.

  3. Eeyore

    Is Mark so busy with“After America”-type work that there is something  about this podcast that can be described as Ricochet’s “After Steyn”?

    Or perhaps the storyline: “Ricochet dumps New Hampshire hick to focus only on Americ’a true Power Cities.”

  4. Robert Dammers

    Huzzah!!!

  5. Matt Travis

    This is a phenomenal combination, well done gentlemen.

  6. Benjamin Glaser

    This should be the flagship podcast. :)

    (No offense Jim and Peter). 

  7. DrewInWisconsin

    It’s a surprise Random Act of Podcasting!

    Ricochet is a cornucopia of audio awesomeness.

  8. EJHill

    My two suggestions to Yeti: GLoP (Goldberg, Long, Podh0retz)

    Or how about Podhoretz & Son? It’s about a young man from Brooklyn who returns from a successful career in DC speech writing to take over his father’s magazine. Rob and Jonah play racist and oversexed employees…

  9. Diane Ellis
    C
    DrewInWisconsin:

    Ricochet is a cornucopia of audio awesomeness. · 6 minutes ago

    I like this.  Sending it over to our expansive marketing department.

  10. JB

    This looks promising and I hope it lasts more than 2 – 3 episodes like the one with Goldberg, Long, and Steyn.  Law Talk is the only members-only one worth paying for up right now IMHO. 

  11. Western Chauvinist

    Two Mensch and a JPodcast.  

    /meh, it’s all I got. maybe I’ll get 66% of the vote, though. enough for 66% of a coffee mug.

  12. Flagg Taylor

    Podlongberg.

  13. The King Prawn

    The New, You Know, Podcast.

  14. David Williamson

    Really weird.

  15. Basil Fawlty

    The ROLOJOGOJOPO podcast?

  16. JB: This looks promising and I hope it lasts more than 2 – 3 episodes like the one with Goldberg, Long, and Steyn.  Law Talk is the only members-only one worth paying for up right now IMHO.  · 26 minutes ago

    We’ll have something to say on this very topic on this week’s Ricochet Podcast. Also on this week’s show: TV’s Ann Coulter stops by to kiss and make up with one Mr. Peter Robinson (or so we expect). Look for it on Thursday. 

  17. Matt Blankenship

    “Two Jewish intellectuals and a Hollywood producer walk into a podcast…”

  18. JB
    Blue Yeti

    JB: This looks promising and I hope it lasts more than 2 – 3 episodes like the one with Goldberg, Long, and Steyn.  Law Talk is the only members-only one worth paying for up right now IMHO.  · 26 minutes ago

    We’ll have something to say on this very topic on this week’s Ricochet Podcast. Also on this week’s show: TV’s Ann Coulter stops by to kiss and make up with one Mr. Peter Robinson (or so we expect). Look for it on Thursday.  · 3 minutes ago

    I’ll be sure to tune in and I appreciate the heads up, Mr. Yeti.

  19. Whiskey Sam

    Give it a name before they break up the act!

  20. Indaba

    Rage in the Machine? Sarcasm…

    Superb podcast. 

    I agree with Jonah and Rob about having conservatives demonstrate a good disposition. As a non political person who accidently began to read the Internet a few years ago, it was the conservative’s humour and tone that attracted me. Then Ricochet and others such as Econtalk educated me too.  

    This podcast is an analytical conversation with depth.  I also appreciate that Rob and Jonah can critique their own and also discuss Fareed’s mistake with empathy.  I listened twice and Stitcher ran banner ads for some good books.

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