Another slow news week…yawn. Uh, no. With so much to talk about, we present another super-sized Ricochet Podcast clocking in at just under 90 minutes. We’ve got our pal David French, who wants us to Stop Making Terrible Arguments for Blind Loyalty. That’s followed by two Ricochet members (that’d be Robert McReynolds and Max Ledoux) who wants us to give the President the benefit of the doubt at least some of the time. Seems reasonable, but you won’t want to miss the debate that ensues. Who won? Tell us in the comments. Also, RIP Roger Ailes, the whip smart, innovative, and yes, controversial, creator of Fox News (the Michael Wolff piece Rob refers to about Ailes is here).

Music from this week’s podcast: Happy Family by The Ramones

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It’s never a dull moment with the Trump administration and to parse everything that happened this week, we call on our good friend, former podcaster, and the newly minted host of Washington Week In Review Bob Costa. After that, we take a look back at the 2016 race with Jonathan Allen, co-author of Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed CampaignAlso, taping, vaping, and narrative shaping. Yeah, we went there.

Music from this week’s podcast: Shattered by The Rolling Stones

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Rob has retuned from the worker’s paradise, Jonah visits the Parrothead paradise, John watches bad Bond movies on the subway, Rob admits he once went to a a Weird Al concert, and Jonah seeks forgiveness in order to retain his geek cred. Also, is anti-Globalism French toast? Are Trump voters feeling a little buyer’s remorse? Tune in and find out.

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Never let it be said that the Ricochet Podcast does not scour the world looking for the best guests and conversation to elucidate the issues of the day and make you muy contento. This week, we’ve got Senator Ben Sasse direct from the backroads of Nebraska talking about his new must-read book The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-RelianceWe talk parenting and yes, some politics. And then, live on a scratchy phone line from Havana, it’s TV’s Rob Long with a sickles loafers-on-the-ground report from the Worker’s Paradise.

Music from this week’s podcast: Chan Chan by The Buena Vista Social Club

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We’re a man down this week, as James Lileks is in Reno (no, he did not a shoot a man there just to watch him die), but we have lots to talk about and two great guests to discuss it all with. Our old pal David Limbaugh returns to give us insight into his new book The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in The GospelsIt’s a fascinating book in which David combines the four Gospel stories into a unified account (though not, he humbly admits, a perfect harmony) and guides readers on a faith journey through the Four Evangelists’ testimonies of the life of Jesus Christ. And yes, we talk about Trump too. Then, if you really want to understand what’s going on in Europe, then you have to go to Europe. Or, at least call someone in Europe. So we rang up John O’Sullivan who knows more about the E.U., Brexit, and the French elections as anyone. Finally, courtesy of Ricochet member @robertmcreynolds, we delve in to the question of sanctuary cities, and while we’re at it, do a drive-by of Berkeley and of Cuba. Yes, Cuba. You’ll have to listen to find out why.

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This week, the men of GLoP address an issue that should not be controversial, yet somehow it is: freedom of speech on college campuses and in the culture at large. Howard Dean said on Twitter that hate speech “is not protected by the Constitution” (yes, it is). In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, a vice provost at New York University wrote that “We should thank the student protestors, the activists in Black Lives Matter and other “overly sensitive” souls for keeping watch over the soul of our republic.” Hmm. Also, did late night comedy fuel the rise of Trump? A sad farewell the the great Kate O’Beirne (read Jonah’s tribute here), Rob’s going to Cuba, and yes, the now apparently required corn hole joke (by the way, the now classic corn hole episode of GLoP which John references in the show is here).

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We’ve got Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance here to talk about investing in startups in the midwest. We’ve got The Factor on permanent hiatus. We’ve got terrorists in France trying their best to influence an election. And we’ve got some unlikely dinner guests in the White House. What have you got?

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Another Saturday edition of the Ricochet Podcast with a super-sized running time and a legendary guest: The Podfather himself, Norman Podhoretz, whose seminal book Making It has just been re-released to mark its 50th anniversary. We talk about the book, and about the world, both past and present. Also, in-fighting at the White House, North Korea saber rattling, and what was your first concert? Well, we bet it wasn’t who Peter Robinson saw.

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It’s a super-sized GLoP this week (one hour and twenty minutes!) as the men of GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz) opine on Sean Spicer’s gaffe, is Steve Bannon headed for the White House door?, the United Airlines bumping, RIP Red Eye, and Jonah’s reaction to the New York Times’ Rick Perlstine’s essay on Conservatism (also, as John mentions in the podcast, you must read the story on how Perlstine and his wife met. It’s in the NYT, but reads like The Onion).

Don’t call us Shirley, @EJHill.

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We’re all over the globe for this show: Mexico, North Korea, the Middle East, the well of the Senate, and more. That’s in part due to the news cycle but mostly due to our great guests, the WSJ’s Bret Stephens, and the EPCC’s and National Review’s Ed Whalen. We talk military action, diplomacy, nukes (both parliamentary and real), filibusters, and more. Also, what was the deal with that Pepsi ad?

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It’s a special Saturday edition of the Ricochet Podcast, and it’s special not only because of the day (April Fool’s Day!), but because we get to welcome back our regulate host, TV’s Rob Long. We cover the all the news of the past six months, Peter’s quest to buy a new TV, what it’s like to take over a network TV show in mid-season, take some questions from the chat room and from the Member Feed (thanks V The K), and just have some fun. Hey, it’s Saturday. 

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Jonah checks in from North Pole, Alaska, opining on the health care debate, the adventures of Jonah’s father-in-law, the Middlebury College riot and what it portends for our culture. a slew of Helen Keller jokes, inconsistencies with King Kong, and some thoughts on that BBC interview that was interrupted by kids. 

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This week, the Oscar’s colossal screw up, a post mortem on CPAC, so long to the great Bill Paxton, and why his film A Simple Plan may be one of the best conservative movies ever made.

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Goldberg sees Hamilton (the dinner theater production currently playing in Chicago), a treatise on WhatAboutism, and GLoP Oscar picks.

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This week, we accompany Rob Long on his morning commute and chat about getting acclimated to the Trump era, is LaLa Land really that good, the proper pronunciation of certain French phrases, and three non-football fans make their Super Bowl picks.

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It’s the first GLoP of the new year and as luck would have it, we’ve got plenty to talk about. First up, an actress made a speech at an awards show the other night that bridged the nexus of culture, entertainment, and politics. So yes, the men of GLoP have their say and then some. Also, some thoughts on Rogue One and the Uncanny Valley theory (here’s the 30 Rock  explanation of the theory Jonah refers to in the podcast), are conservatives in sitcoms making a comeback, and some thoughts on the iPhone on its 10th anniversary.

Winter is here, @EJHill.

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Yep, it’s our last show of 2016, and we go out with a tune — several of them, actually. Our guest is our good friend Pat Sajak, and along with the returning @RobLong, we end the year with a look back at the big stories (yes, there were a few), and some of our favorite Christmas tunes. What are yours? Tell us in the comments.

Thanks for listening to us this year — it was our biggest year ever in terms of downloads. We very much appreciate it and look forward to serenading your ears in 2017.

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Yep, it’s the last GLoP of 2016, so time to do a bit of reflection (just a bit) on the year that was. We talk the incoming administration — who will and may jot make it through the nomination process, who has the best names in the cabinet, and of course, some picks for the best movies, TV, and books of the year. Got some choices we missed? Let us know in the comments below. See you next year, everyone!

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We’re in that post-Thanksgiving tryptophan-induced, pre-Trump inaugural lull, folks. But that doesn’t mean we don’t bring the very best in digital talk. No sloughing off for us. We’ve got Trump inner circle denizen (and Ricochet Podcaster) Larry Kudlow sitting in for the making TV great again Rob Long. With Larry, we get the skinny on all the recent cabinet appointments and some insight into how the Trump administration may operate. Then, a close up look at Cuba with our guest Carlos Eire (his book Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy is a must read). Then, TV’s Rob Long actually does stop by to eat a little crow, talk some TV biz, and mix it up in general. ¡Viva Podcast!

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After a brief excursion at sea sans Rob Long, the men of GLoP return to their landlocked status to opine on the zeitgeist of the day. This week, RIP Fidel (yay!), that ridiculous BuzzFeed piece on the HGTV stars, why the passing of former NBC Entertainment exec Grant Tinker is important, who is the greatest male and female star all off times, and of course, some tales of old and new Hollywood. ¡Viva GLoP!

Chuckles, @EJHill

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Thanksgiving is here once again, and the full crew is home for the holidays. James, Rob, and Peter discuss the recent cabinet appointments (including Peter’s first person experiences with Jim Mattis), the media freakout, some reflections on wrong predictions, few stories from the recent NR cruise, what it’s like to run a big time network TV show, ac couple of posts from the Member Feed, and finally, some thoughts on what we’re thankful for. Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!

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With the election less than two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about what a post election party might look like. For that, we call on The Atlantic’s David Frum to help us sort it all out. Also, we debate why the seemingly endless Wikileaks email stories don’t get more traction in the media, a selection of posts from Ricochet’s Member Feed, and that now infamous Megan Kelly-Newt Gingrich confrontation. Just two more weeks…

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The stars aligned this week and we discovered that all of three of the men of GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz) were all in the same city that never sleeps at the same time. So, we convened a special in person podcast at the sumptuous offices of Commentary Magazine. A few of today’s topics: the Conservative media industrial complex and what to do about it, Westword, Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize, and GLoP fixes Twitter. See you on the high seas after the election, everyone.

We’re walking here, @EJHill.

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With the election just about upon us, (hooray!) we strive to bring both points of view to the candidate. Representing the #NeverTrump position we’ve got Wisconsin talk radio show host Charlie Sykes, who takes us through his reasons for opposing Trump. On the other side, it’s Victor Davis Hanson, who makes his case with his usual clarity and logic. Fair and balanced, that’s what we are. Also, the Al Smith dinner, the impact of Wikileaks, and a recap of last week’s meet up in Manhattan. Personal to Mr. Charles Berry of St. Louis, MO: a hearty and happy 90th birthday, sir, and thanks for all the great tunes. Many more of both, please.

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Folks, we’re getting to the final act of the election and there’s no one better qualified to help us parse it than the Weekly Standard’s Andrew Ferguson. We talk Hillary, we talk Trump and his bizarre relationship with Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, the Beatles, and of course, the Nobelist himself, Bob Dylan. Also, where might we be headed from here (and by “we” we mean Ricochet)? @FatherB. asks the question in his post “In which I disparage this website and its founders” on the member feed and as promised, gets it answered on the podcast.

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