This week, Ricochet editors Jon Gabriel and Bethany Mandel and yes, her baby (listen closely and you’ll hear him in this podcast) join Peter and James to discuss another maddening news cycle. Our guest Harmeet Dhillon takes us through the latest power grab by the Biden Administration, the means to fight back and the hopes for an Elder in Sacramento’s Governor’s mansion. The Ricochet gang also take some time to remember 9/11 and assess the distinction between worthwhile arguments and the kinds that necessitate the block button.

Music from this week’s podcast: The Nothing Man by Bruce Springsteen

The Blue Yeti himself, Scott Immergut joins Editors Jon Gabriel and Bethany Mandel to discuss planned upgrades to Ricochet along with the news of the week.

Ricochet editors Jon Gabriel and Bethany Mandel discuss the news of the week including Marjorie Taylor Greene’s visit to the Holocaust Museum, President Biden’s embarrassing trip to the G7, and how to keep cool.

Father’s Day doesn’t come with all the fuss of Mother’s Day—but it SHOULD. This week Bethany and Elisha explain why they love making and consuming dad porn… and no, it’s definitely not what you think. Why is fatherhood just so sexy? They answer.

Mary Katharine Ham and Bethany Mandel talk about Harry, Meghan, Kate, Wills, Diana and Charles, the public processing of grief, therapy and why we can’t stop thinking about all of it.

Ricochet Editors Jon Gabriel and Bethany Mandel talk about the increase in anti-semitic attacks, the challenges of naming kids, and how Jon influenced MLB pitcher Curt Schilling.

Bethany Mandel and Lyndsey Fifield have been on the receiving end of a lot of online hate mobs (let’s be honest, Bethany’s gotten the worst of it) but they’ve also occasionally been mean girls, too. In the wake of Chrissy Teigan’s rapid fall from grace after years of tormenting people online (including Bethany!), we wonder… what DO we want to happen to bullies? Should there be a limit on cancelling someone for tweets they sent years ago?

WHEN is Lyndsey having this baby and is she actually in labor right now? Tuck in for another weird and wonderful episode of the LadyBrains podcast.

Ricochet editors Jon Gabriel and Bethany Mandel discuss the news of the week along with Ricochet members who joined the Zoom call. We talked about the unrest in Jerusalem, Biden’s reversal on unemployment, vaccines for ages 12 to 16, and the woke outrage at motherhood.

Do cicadas have better sex lives than average Americans? Yes, we’re going there this week. Frankly we all need to be more skeptical about what we’re told by “the experts.” Are trillions of cicadas about to emerge from the ground? Probably? Lyndsey Fifield and Bethany Mandel team up to cover some popular conspiracy theories and yes, wild treetop insect sex parties.

Ricochet editors Jon Gabriel and Bethany Mandel discuss the news of the week along with Ricochet members who joined the Zoom call. We talked about masks at summer camps, Texas voters’ rejection of homeless camps and critical race theory, and Joe Biden and Tim Scott’s speeches. Also… what’s the deal with Liz Cheney?

(Due to wifi issues, the video was iffy at best, so we’re only posting the audio this week.)

Expert mom of almost-5 Bethany Mandel gives soon-to-be first-time mom Lyndsey Fifield all the newborn hacks she needs… most of them are how to avoid unwanted/rude comments from strangers tbh.

Ricochet editors Jon Gabriel and Bethany Mandel chat with Ricochet members about the Oscars flop, New York losing seats in the House, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall, India’s Covid crisis, and, of course, wokeness in schools. Thanks to all the Ricochet members who joined us!

Welcome to the second episode of Edit This!, the Ricochet editors podcast, hosted by Jon Gabriel and Bethany Mandel. Ricochet members Henry Racette, Sawatdeeka, and George Daelemans joined up on the chat about wokeness in private schools, threatened violence in Minnesota, and the overreaction to Covid.

Video below:

Welcome to the first episode of Edit This!, the Ricochet editors podcast, hosted by Jon Gabriel and Bethany Mandel. On this introductory episode, Ricochet’s editors talk about the format of the new show, where we will engage with members, hear your comments, and answer questions about the site. We’ll also feature guests, review the past week and preview upcoming big stories. (Video version included below.)

The next episode will be live on Zoom, Sunday, April 18, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. All Ricochet members are welcome!

Everyone is talking Meghan & Harry–but man are the houses divided! Why was the Oprah interview SUCH a Rorschach test? What is the future for the Royal Family? Bethany Mandel and Lyndsey Fifield spill the tea you’ve all been waiting for…

Bonus: Join us TONIGHT for a listener clubhouse all about it!

Jon Gabriel decided to start a Ricochet editors’ podcast and Bethany Mandel’s in for it as long as she doesn’t have to talk to Jon all that much.

Mary Katharine Ham and Bethany Mandel have a new Clubhouse obsession—spurred by the anti-speech scolds at the NYT who don’t like it. How can we normalize doing normal things post-pandemic as vaccines roll out and change the game?

Finding balance in the pandemic debate has always been hard, but the Ladybrains discuss making their own risk evaluations, changing them with the facts on the ground, and honoring the gifts of a miracle vaccine and every single day we’re given. Enjoy our unfettered conversation 😉

The internet has flooded parents with a LOT of new parenting philosophies… but how do you know which ones are good… and which ones are VERY bad?

This week Bethany Mandel helps soon-to-be-mom Lyndsey Fifield navigate the waters—and provides some outstanding resources for moms and dads!

Bethany Mandel and Elisha Krauss give a fresh perspective on the Hilaria Baldwin saga. Is Amy Schumer a mean girl? Who is the anonymous twitter user who exposed the truth? And WHAT do we call her—Hilaria or Hillary? It’s hilarious!

Mary Katharine and Bethany are doing what most Americans are doing this week. THIS IS FINE! Tuck in and enjoy—and get some coping mechanisms!