This past Saturday evening marked a seminal moment in the often sordid history of the mighty GLoP podcast: our first virtual Night Owl captured on video, recorded live in front of an audience of thousands, enforced upon us by the covenants of social distancing. This is the audio of the event (the video is here on Ricochet and behind the paywalls at The Dispatch and Commentary). As foretold by the elders, this podcast does contain some adult language, drinking, and juvenile jokes. In other words, it’s a GLoP.

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Steve Kornacki, author, journalist, and national political correspondent for NBC News, joins the Commentary podcast to talk about politics in a time of pandemic. Are there any historical models that provide some guidance for analysts forecasting the events of 2020? How can Joe Biden navigate this moment? Does Donald Trump have a chance in November? Will we even be able to refer to this crisis in the past tense by Election Day? Tune in for answers to these questions and more.

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Rob Long joins today’s podcast as we consider the question of how the public will react to Donald Trump’s leadership in the long term—will he be given credit for making hard choices or will he be so associated with the virus that America is going to want to turn the page? Plus, Hollywood takes advantage of the virus to reset itself, and Tiger King. Give a listen.

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The all-but-presumptive Democratic nominee for president released an ad yesterday attacking Donald Trump’s response to the virus. We discuss it and the question of what Joe Biden can do politically now in this most sensitive time. And we talk about other stuff too. Give a listen.

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Here on the mighty GLoP Podcast, we were social distancing long before social distancing was cool. Usually by at least a few hundred miles. As you would expect, this one is a riff on a single topic: interpretative dance and its effect on western civilization. Nah, you know what the GLoP-heads are going to freestyle on this week. So, wash your hands, settle in and hopefully have some laughs on us.

 

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What exactly are the Democrats thinking or doing in holding up the coronavirus bill? We try to make sense of it on today’s podcast, in which we also answer listener questions about essential conservative books, writers who don’t seem to like women, Chinese communism, and hair. Give a listen.

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Jonah Goldberg joins the podcast today to discuss his argument in his piece “The Moral Heroism of Our Coronavirus Response.” We try to make sense out of the political chaos on Capitol Hill and whether it would have been possible to ramp up the response to the coming crisis. Give a listen.

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Terry Teachout, COMMENTARY’s critic at large, joins our podcast today to talk about what we’re all talking about—and then we veer into some fascinating cultural territory that should prove especially diverting at this moment.

Give a listen.

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On this day 2 of the daily COMMENTARY podcast, we are joined by White House historian Tevi Troy, whose book Fight House you should all read, to talk about how White Houses deal with crises, the possibility that we are all overreacting to the virus, and a little bit on the Democratic primary. Give a listen.

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In a time of pandemic, the COMMENTARY podcast is here for you. During the acute crisis, the podcast will be producing episodes every weekday. Today, the hosts discuss the efforts of those who want to utilize this moment of national concern to advance their parochial policy objectives.

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Live from self-quarantine, the COMMENTARY podcast wonders… just how is this thing going to work for weeks on end? Analysis of public policy amid the outbreak and dissecting what might be the last Democratic presidential primary debate.

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This week on the mighty GLoP podcast the guys take everything with an abundance of caution and taped our show without a studio audience (which is what we do 97% of the time anyway) and riff on the current state of the COVID-19 situation, the way Trump and his Administration is handling it and what it all means down the road.

All that and a special rendition of one of our favorites, Baby Got Back.

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The COMMENTARY podcast brought to you by the miracle of Skype out of an abundance of caution, which seems to be the phrase of the day. As Coronavirus grinds American economic and social activity to a halt, the president tries to calm the waters and fails in spectacular fashion. Also, Democratic voting patterns suggest an uphill battle for the president in November.

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What can you say about a maybe-pandemic? We try to say something interesting on today’s podcast. Also about Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden and their maybe-infirmities. And Trump’s. Give a listen.

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The results of the Super Tuesday contests are in, and they were especially ugly for Bernie Sanders. There’s no disguising the COMMENTARY podcast’s satisfaction with this generally unforeseen turn of events. But does Joe Biden’s revival mean that the Democratic Party’s drift toward socialism has been stopped or is it merely postponed?

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Joe Biden resoundingly defeated all his opponents in South Carolina by substantial margins, and his campaign is enjoying renewed signs of life. But Bernie Sanders remains the favorite in many of the states that will vote this week. Can Biden emerge the last anti-Bernie candidate in the race after Tuesday? Also, the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the markets and American politics.

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Welcome to this very special leap year edition of the mighty GLoP podcast! We’re going to let you, dear listener, find the provenance for the title in this episode. But yes, we do discuss the virus that’s going viral, the political response to it, as well as some of the best and worst movies based on a story like this. Also, some thoughts on the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday, Jonah finally reviews Picard and reveals himself to be a germaphobe and a slob, Rob teaches us how certain cultures blow their noses and learns how to pronounce “endocrinologist” and reveals himself as a fan of the neti pot, and John never gets sick. See you in four years.

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…than to be a Democrat in South Carolina in the evening. Last evening. We take apart the train wreck of a debate on today’s podcast. Give a listen.

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If Sanders runs away with the Democratic nomination, doesn’t this mean the Democratic Party is fundamentally in ideological sympathy with his economic, political, and foreign policy views—or is he winning simply because he’s next in line? Also, Harvey Weinstein falls a mighty fall. Give a listen.

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Today’s podcast (sadly Noah-free) delves into the Nevada debate, the distortions Michael Bloomberg has introduced into the nominating process, and whether his bid is the best thing that ever happened to Bernie. Give a listen.

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