After a rousing live edition of the podcast in DC, we’re back on virtual home ground and we hit the ground running. First up, our old pal Larry Kudlow former Ricochet podcaster, current Director of the National Economic Council stops by to dish on the economy, Milton Friedman, working in the White House, and he declares a certain podcaster #NeverTrump (spoiler alert: it’s not who you think it is). Next up: Matthew Hennessey stops by to chat about his new book Zero Hour For Gen X. Finally, some thoughts on the great Tom Wolfe, who passed away earlier this week from two who knew and admired him.

Music from this week’s podcast: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 by Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev – Academy of London Orchestra

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Bringing the AEI/Ricochet Podcast Summit to a roaring close was a special edition of GLoP… er, GLo Culture with Jonah Goldberg and Rob Long. They touch on the arduous process of getting a book on to the shelves, the shunning of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on The Simpsons and Rob’s star turn as Pontius Pilate.

This week’s music includes Hanging on the Telephone by Blondie.

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It takes a special occasion to take The Big Show® to bigger things and higher heights. What’s bigger than the AEI/Ricochet Podcast Summit? Try the 400th episode of our aural extravaganza. There are ruminations on the changes in our nation’s capital since the Reagan years, presidential portraits and Korean water heaters. (Yeah, Korean water heaters.) Meanwhile, Peter attempts a variety of new Ricochet marketing slogans.

Music from this week’s show: River of Dreams by Billy Joel.

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This week, it’s our good pal Jonah Goldberg for the full hour to talk about his new book, Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy (yes, you MUST buy it!). We delve into the book’s argument, the lineage of the title, and what can be done in terms of suicide prevention. It’s a fantastic conversation. Also, Rob’s in Paris and will there be peace in our time on the Korean Peninsula? Mon dieu!

Music from this week’s show: Suicide Is Painless by Ania

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The full title of this podcast (which we almost never use) is GLoP Culture and this week, we bring it: a little Rank Punditry® on the Comey media blitz, some thoughts on the books business and how it relates to Jonah’s new book Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy  (yes, you should buy the book. Go ahead, we’ll wait….). Also Rob Long takes a trip, and finally, what are the four moves that define you? The GLoPsters weigh in with theirs. Leave yours in the comments. And buy the book!

 

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This week on the Big Show®, we’ve got former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul (pre-order his new book From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia) on the new warming relations with North Korea, what to do about Syria, and yes, that pesky President Putin. Then Commentary’s associate editor Noah Rothman (yes, he’s one of the stars of the world famous Commentary Podcast) stops by to talk about Starbucks, Paul Ryan, and the diminishing chances of a Democratic wave this fall. Also, we remember First Lady Barbara Bush.

Music from this week’s podcast: Waiting On a Friend by The Rolling Stones

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This week, the men of GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz) perform a little Rank Punditry® on the Mueller investigation, Stormy, and the Roseanne phenomenon. Then a GLoP exclusive: Rob Long pitches his Cheers reboot to you, our faithful listeners. Are you buying it “in the room” as they say in showbiz, do you want want to sleep on it, or is it a hard pass? Tell us in comments. And call our agent.

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A few times a year, we forgo the guests and open the floor to you, our faithful members to ask us anything. Also, some thoughts on the firing of Kevin Williamson and announcing our live podcast event in Washington DC on May 10th and 11th!

Music from this week’s episode: Bad Blood by Taylor Swift

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In this bonus episode, Ricochet founder Rob Long leads a discussion between Ann Coulter and Mickey Kaus hosted by the Columbia University College Republicans. The event took place on March 27, 2018. Listener beware: There’s some explicit language.

 

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This week, we are very media centric: first, a few thoughts about the Ingraham-Hogg contretemps, then a deep dive into the Rosesanne phenomenon with noted TV expert Rob Long. After that, it’s out good pal Robert Costa, national political correspondent for The Washington Post and inexplicably a Phish fan (but we still love him). Finally, Niall Ferguson, the Hoover Senior Fellow and the author of The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power stops by for a detailed conversation about Facebook — what they did, whether they’ll stop, and can they survive. By the way: Ricochet never has and never will sell your personal info. And we close with some thoughts on Easter. But no chocolate bunnies. Sorry about that.

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This week, Jonah Goldberg is on vacation, so we’ve enlisted Richard Rushfield, our good friend and proprietor of the indispensable Hollywood newsletter The Ankler to join and discuss the good, the bad, and yes the ugly of show business. That includes the lameness of most movie marketing, and the trouble at Nickelodeon. Also, Rob Long is on hiatus, and John Podhoretz is all in for Passover.

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First, apologies to all of our faithful listeners for being 24 hours late with this edition of the Ricochet Podcast — we were felled by technical issues yesterday with the first half of the show. But this one is worth the wait: first, Original Cast Member Rob Long is back from making TV great again and has been seated in his rightful place in the host chair (from Miami Beach, no less). Then, NYT columnist Ross Douthat stops by to talk about his thoughtful new book To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (yes, of course you should pre-order it). It’s a ruche discussion about faith, religion, and Pope Francis. Then, back to more secular matters with the always current Byron York, who brings us up to speed on the Mueller investigation,. the Omnibus spending bill, and some Stormy weather predicted for Sunday night. Uh oh.

Music from this week’s show: Melancholy Serenade by The Jackie Gleason Orchestra

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This week, partly due to the post-Oscars dearth of pop culture news, we’re deep into the news cycle as this show was recorded the morning that Rex Tillerson was shown the door. We cover that story, the continuing evolution of Hillary Clinton’s political skills, a little more on the economics of Wakanda, and yes, some good old fashioned Rank Punditry®.

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For this (very) rare Sunday Ricochet Podcast, we’ve assembled our original cast as Rob Long, Peter Robinson, and James Lileks gather ’round their respective audio capture devices to chat about current events. Also stopping by, That Sethany Show hosts Seth and Bethany Mandel (the latter is of course also a Ricochet Editor and a member of The LadyBrains Podcast). Guns and due process, trade tariffs, kids and politics, the Oscars are all on the docket in this wide ranging conversation. Listen in!

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This week, a retrospective of TV detectives inspired by a Tweet and begun on that other podcast. Then, the curious media coverage around Kim Jong Un’s sister at the Olympics, Black Panther is here to save the world, the guys tell you what they are currently watching, and for the kids in our audience, a discussion about long departed talk show host Merv Griffin.

 

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This week on this very sedate and polite episode of GLoP, the boys pass the talking stick and chat about the shutdown, Stormy Daniels, a movie you haven’t seen in a while and are reluctant watch again, and yes, some LIVE coverage of the Oscar nominations!

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First GLoP of 2018 and we’ve got President Winfrey, some dopey book that everyone is talking about, and yes the official GLoP Star Wars  hot take extravaganza. We are your father.

Note: there is a previous version of this episode that has bad words in it. This is the clean version

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First GLoP of 2018 and we’ve got President Winfrey, some dopey book that everyone is talking about, and yes the official GLoP Star Wars  hot take extravaganza. We are your father.

Note: This episode contains bad words. For a clean version please listen to the next episode in the GLoP Culture feed.

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This is it. folks — our very last show of 2017. To help us take a look back, we’ve enlisted NewsMax CEO (and Trump confidant) Chris Ruddy who give us the inside Mar-A-Lago POV. Also, we tackle the following questions in this show (h/t: The Commentary Podcast):

  • The best thing Trump did in 2017
  • The worst thing Trump did in 2017
  • What you thought would happen in 2017 that didn’t happen?
  • What did happen in 2017 that you didn’t think would happen?
  • What will be the big story of 2018?

Agree? Disagree? Leave your answers in the comments.

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It’s the last GLoP of the year, so climb aboard! We do a little more chatter on Moore, but the bulk of this show is about Christmas movies: It’s A Wonderful Life, various obscure TV movies that John Podhoretz is obsessed with, Jonah’s list of top Christmas movies, and Rob’s impression of the worst Christmas movies. Enjoy!

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