Shoshana is the Senior Manager of Digital Media and a Policy Fellow at the R Street Institute in Washington DC — and a dominant presence on Twitter. She focuses on occupational licensing reform and has written for The Wall Street Journal and USA Today among others. Jon and Shoshana chat about dropping government restrictions all over the place, from localities and states all the way up to DC itself. We also talk about sloths.

The intro/outro song of the week is, “License to Confuse” by Sebadoh. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians this year, subscribe to our Spotify playlist!

Shoshana Weissmann is a Renaissance woman, and only age 27: she’s the head of digital media at R Street Institute, a policy fellow specializing in occupational licensing, and an institution unto herself on social media. She brings a blessed breath of brevity to this episode of The Remnant, on which there is no coronavirus talk! She and Jonah touch on some hilarious job licensing restrictions (fortune tellers?), talk a little memes, a little charismatic megafauna, a little Judaism, and even a little online dating. It’s a reminder of how life was before “The Event,” so it’s really a can’t-miss.


In a special episode recorded from his parents’ basement, Jack invites R Street Fellow, “senator,” and sloth enthusiast Shoshana Weissman to discuss why she loves sloths, why she’s passionate about occupational license reform, and why SpongeBob is so great.