The Wall Street Journal’s Mary Kissel joins Need to Know to take a tour of the remaining candidates’ approach to foreign and trade policy. Take your Prozac first.

Jay and Mona then discuss the bathroom wars (Mona’s ready to man – you should forgive the expression – the barricades), CPT, Swiss Muslims and handshakes, backdoor amnesty, Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, and more.

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It’s not often that a news story breaks while we’re recording the podcast, but that’s exactly what happened today. We started off talking politics with Bill Kristol and Michael Barone (the former on #NeverTrump and the possibility of a third party and the latter on the now very important California primary and Michael’s WSJ piece “Trump Can’t Break the Republican Party”) and wound up discussing the passing of Prince and Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. Eclectic, thou art our brand.

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Spring has sprung, and that means young (or middle-aged) men’s fancies turn to unisex bathrooms, zombies, and the complete abdication of common sense from the minds of New York voters (but not in that order). Consider yourself warned.

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review condemn the Obama administration’s obsession with identity politics, but conclude that if you’re going to put a woman on currency, Harriet Tubman is a great choice – especially compared to the disasters the Obama folks could have picked. We also slam Trump for taking the left’s position on the transgender bathroom debate and tell his “evangelical” supporters “we told you so.” And we rip ESPN, in part for its treatment of Curt Schilling but mainly for being another hardcore, intolerant leftist outlet.

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On this week’s COMMENTARY MAGAZINE podcast, we dig into the results of New York’s primary election. The Democratic presidential nomination contest is essentially over, but don’t tell that to the increasingly deluded Bernie Sanders. What does Donald Trump’s staggering victory and Ted Cruz’s humiliating third-place finish say about their pathways to the nomination, and how will the convention delegates respond to the Texas senator’s claim to be a winner in November if he keeps losing? Finally, is it the American Dream to live beyond one’s means? And we conclude with a Passover-related joke!

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are hopeful that the Cuban people may inch closer to freedom as Fidel Castro announces he doesn’t expect to live much longer. They also groan as Donald Trump dominates the New York GOP primary and looks to do the same in several more states next week, while Hillary pretty much puts Sanders away. And they react to a Trump supporter trying to rally assistance in physically preventing Colorado and Wyoming delegates from attending the RNC in Cleveland.

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are pleased to see Democrats worried that rising hostility between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders could lead to a fractured party in November. They also shake their heads as Bernie Sanders’ tax return shows he doesn’t practice what he preaches. And they return fire at Rep. Peter King in a fun way after King says he hates Ted Cruz and would take cyanide if Cruz is the GOP nominee.

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Ross Macdonald was one of the best writers of crime fiction in the 20th century says Tom Nolan, editor of Three Novels of the Early 1960s, the Library of America’s new edition of Macdonald’s influential work.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Nolan talks about the man behind the stories, defines “hardboiled” mystery fiction, and describes how Macdonald found inspiration in the legends and myths of ancient Greece.

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud Ohio State officials for telling demonstrators to leave the building or be ready to be cleared out, arrested and expelled. They also rip John Kasich for his dismissal of recent religious freedom and bathroom laws and presenting himself as the only adult in the room. And they laugh as the Treasury Department reportedly makes plans to replace Andrew Jackson with a woman on currency and leave Alexander Hamilton in place – largely because of a successful hip-hop opera.

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The greatest player of our day, Jordan Spieth, had an epic meltdown at the Masters. Then he charged back, bravely — and came up short. Jay discusses this with an expert: Mark Farrell, a pro golfer, teacher, and analyst, and an old friend of Jay’s. They “workshop” the matter, to use Mark’s lingo.

They also discuss, or workshop, some other matters: Rory, Bubba, Tiger, Jack, “Caddyshack,” etc. Jay has always found it a joy to talk with Mark, and suspects that you will too.

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A little more than 6 years ago on a rainy day in the back room of a bungalow in Venice, California, we recorded the first Ricochet Podcast on an old school MacBook. The cast has changed slightly since then, but through one and a half Presidential cycles, two mid-terms, countless culture wars, good guests, bad guests, Skype glitches, and even bad weather, we have persevered. So it’s with great pleasure that we bring you this, our 300th show with guests Harry Shearer and Pat Sajak. We won’t delve into the topics here, but rest assured, they are widely entertaining and diverse.

Thanks to all you, our loyal listeners who tune in each, and thanks to our sponsors, who help keep the lights on. On to #301!

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review suffer through clips of Thursday’s Democratic debate but come away glad knowing the Democrats are plenty dysfunctional too – and really annoying. They also discuss more and more health insurers losing money under Obamacare and planning to jack up premiums or get out of the market altogether. And they unload on AMC for planning to experiment with texting during movies – but the story ends with relief.

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Like most European countries, Britain is dealing with an immigration crisis. Today, James Delingpole and Toby Young ponder how much British schools should integrate their Muslim students. It’s a fascinating discussion and may well be a harbinger of what’s to come in this country. Also, who was the best James Bond? A look at the upcoming AMC series The Night Manager; and what is the deal with Jeremy Corbyn and his tax returns. Finally, will Britain leave the European Union? Our correspondents make their predictions.

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review fume over Russia’s blatant provocation of a U.S. Navy ship in the Baltic Sea and in the Obama administration’s pathetic response. They also cringe as Indiana GOP delegates get dozens of troubling messages warning them not to oppose Donald Trump. And they discuss Karl Rove and many deep-pocketed donors preparing to help Trump, mainly to deny Hillary Clinton the presidency.

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It’s a special midweek edition of HWX with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to discuss the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include:

* Black Lives Matters protests – their tactics and motivations are analyzed, including audio of a master of rhetorical jujitsu, Bill Clinton and how he responds, with equal parts shaming and offering up the real villain – the Republican party.

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This week, the pundit’s pundits Tim Pawlenty and Larry Kudlow talk about, Trump calls GOP delegates process rigged and corrupt, Paul Ryan is out. “I do not choose to run;” will a Trump VP pick list include the names Walker, Rubio, and Kasich? How about Cruz for Scalia seat on the Supremes? And why not a Trump/Cruz alliance? Is the economy headed for recession? Finally, is the beard over? A Kudlow and Pawlenty’s Money & Politics investigation.

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Donald Trump and his army are not too happy about Colorado. Mona and Jay are not too happy about Trump and his army. They discuss.

They also discuss Ted Cruz, about whom they have sharp disagreements. And Bill Clinton, about whom they are in harmony. And Paul Ryan (ditto).

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review get a kick out of Paul Krugman turning on Bernie Sanders and comedian George Lopez saying he endorsed Sanders but doesn’t want to pay higher taxes. They also groan as an RNC member echoes Donald Trump in saying that winning more than 1,100 delegates will probably win him the nomination. And they react to Keith Olbermann deciding to move out of Trump Palace because he just couldn’t bear having any association with its namesake.

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On this week’s COMMENTARY MAGAZINE Podcast, we discuss why it is that leftist Democrats and young people don’t seem to like Hillary Clinton, why they’re pushing for Bernie Sanders even though he has almost no chance to win, and why what Hillary has been doing to alienate them might just be a savvy long-term governing strategy. We argue over whether Sanders is being propelled by the power of ideas or by giveaways, and whether Donald Trump could have been forestalled if only Republicans had become Democrats during the Obama years. It’s more cheerful than last week!

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review embark on an all-Hillary edition of the podcast. They laugh as the Clinton campaign accuses Bernie Sanders of trying to rig the nomination by urging super-delegates to switch to his side. They also slam Hillary Clinton for nodding along as her supporter says American citizens are terrorists and gun and ammo makers are making us that way. And we shake our heads as the Clinton campaign again stresses that she will release any information as to whether aliens visited the earth.

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As another anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking draws nigh, Lileks wonders: are we finished with this titanicstory? Perhaps. But even if we’ve exhausted Titanic nostalgia, we can still consider how other eras looked at the catastrophe. The Ramble examines five Titanic movies – not so much for their storytelling, but their backstories and musical contributions. Bonus: Nazis. Double bonus: A Star Trek connection.

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Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players in history–but everything you think that you know about his off-the-field behavior is probably wrong, according to Charles Leerhsen, author of Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Leerhsen describes what made Cobb an outstanding player, insists that he wasn’t the racist lout of legend, and blames the film documentarian Ken Burns for much of the confusion.

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review discuss the controversy in the GOP delegate and Donald Trump’s frustration with the process while the real story seems to be that Ted Cruz knows what he’s doing in delegate matters and Trump doesn’t. They also slam Pres. Obama for saying Hillary shouldn’t be in trouble for her emails because she was a good secretary of state and because some classified information needs to be protected while other classified material isn’t really that important. And we unload on vile Trump internet supporters for telling Mary Katharine Ham they’re glad her husband is dead because she wrote a column unflattering to Trump.

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This week, some insight into the TV viewing habits of your favorite podcasters, followed by the very smart opinions of Wall Street Journal Opinion Page Editor Bret Stephens.

Then, #NeverTrump progenitor and founder of The Resurgent Erick Erickson stops by to make the case (as if we needed the help) as to why Trump cannot be allowed to win the White House. Also, Lazy_Millennial‘s post Bernie: The Man We Need, and a preview of our big Ricochet Podcast extravaganza #300 show coming next week.

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Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are pleasantly surprised to see Bill Clinton deliver a verbal rebuke to Black Lives Matter. They also groan as a third of Wisconsin GOP voters say they will not support either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz in as the nominee. And they laugh as Ben Carson dismisses the misdemeanor assault charge against Corey Lewandowski by suggesting that many people have been charged with things – maybe even his CNN interviewers.

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