It’s a special Tuesday night edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience (HWX), with John Hinderaker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas reconvening to bring you the finest in podcast excellence. Topics addressed this week include:

* Recap of the Minneapolis Ricochet Meet Up and revelation of the location of the salvageable audio from the Lost HWX episode recorded that night.

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Ali met Frazier, Reagan met Gorbachev, the Coyote met the Road Runner. In that great tradition, we present this historic conversation between the two great wags of global warming skepticism, Mark Steyn and James Delingpole. They discuss Mark’s court case, freedom of speech, and, of course, the weather. It’s a cool conversation from a couple of very bright dudes.

Yes, we had a spot of trouble with Mark’s Skype connection about 30 minutes in (ah, New Hampshire broadband). P.S. To purchase the Steyn swag mentioned in this podcast to and contribute to Mark’s legal defense, visit SteynOnline.com.

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MerryMilt talks with Robert Merry, editor of The National Interest, about his new book Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians

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President Obama’s suggestion that the Democrats always do badly in the midterms, whether libertarians should be pro-choice, Kevin’s trip to Kansas City.

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In the first part of this podcast, Mona and Jay host Mitch Daniels, the old Reagan hand who was governor of Indiana and is now president of Purdue University. They talk about higher ed, the general direction of the country, etc. Mona is almost to the point of forgiving him for not running for president two years ago.

In the second part of the podcast, Mona and Jay talk about an array of issues. For instance, America’s standing in the world — does President Obama want it this way? How about the people who elected him, twice? They talk about awfulness at Stanford, and awfulness at Rutgers. They note that Paul Ryan, of all people, is being called a racist. Must mean he’s sticking his neck out and trying to do some good.

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SatterDavid Satter, Russian correspondent, recently kicked out of Russia by Putin (the first American journalist since the end of the cold war) talks to us about the real meaning of the Ukrainian “crisis.” His expulsion was clearly due to his knowing and saying too much.

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Our first 2.0 Ricochet Podcast! This week, 2.0 is here (lots of talk about that), where’s MH370, Fox News’ James Rosen on Ukraine and his impressions of Obama and Hillary, the mysterious power and influence of the Dalai Lama, Rob does his downward dog, and the White House gets its just desserts.

Music from this week’s episode: Chill Out (Things Gonna Change) by John Lee Hooker

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Are America’s K-12 schools fixable? And do center-right policymakers have any better

ideas than just school vouchers? On this new episode of the Ricochet Money & Politics Podcast, I chat with Michael McShane, former inner-city high school teacher and current research fellow in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.Some of McShane’s recent writings:

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The problem with Puerto Rico, taking things away from the electorate, the virtue of paper checks over electronic payments.

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The Senate Democrats’ all night “talkathon,” the president’s appearance on “Between Two Ferns.”

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Charlie’s appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” progressive bubbles, laws that “allow” private businesses to discriminate.

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Here’s the audio from our Ricochet Meet-up at Galway Pub in mid-town Manhattan. Rob Long hosts John Podhoretz, Ann Coulter (buy her new book Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a Republican) Tommy DeSeno, and of course, our beloved Ricochet members.

Special thanks to Ricochet member Dick From Brooklyn for the location scouting, PJS for the name tags, and everyone else for attending. It was great fun!

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The men of GLoP return to sprinkle the internets with more observations and barbs from the world of politics and culture. This week: the wanderings of Edward Snowden, World War Z, the Supreme Court, an unusual Alaskan summer, the Jewish Man of Steel, and Mad Men, the hit show that nobody watches.

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We have all the answers this week: the pronunciation of the letter “w”, the best analogy for the Justice Department scandal, the best that can happen in the IRS scandal, who really is America’s dog, whether or not Obama is Liberace and Behind The Candelabra is a great or an unwatchable movie. Also, BREAKING: the war on terror is over, Will Smith is a physicist (just ask him), the case for drones, Jonah reviews Star Trek: Into Darkness, Arrested Development, the coming TV disruption, the importance of making Webster, and Morgan Freeman falls asleep.

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First, a momentous occasion in the history of this podcast — Goldberg, Long, and Podhoretz finally agree on a name: GLoP Culture (as in pop culture). Then, a fascinating discussion on Sanford’s win; John digests Satriycon, the 50 Shades of Grey of the 1st Century; Also, Cleveland and their sorry PD; the problem with CG filled summer movies; and John books an exciting gig for an important upcoming holiday.

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The podcast known as Goldberg, Long, and Podhoretz is always innovating, or as the kids call it, disrupting. This week, we put John Podhoretz in the driver’s seat of the GLoP bus and he steers us on a steady, smooth drive. The signposts this week: The Boston bombers and Ricin mailer, the press gets it wrong, terrorism in the age of Twitter, RINOs are good for the party, Big Bangs and great TV, and the elite media bubble/punditocracy is not the audience.

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Rob Long, Jonah Goldberg, and John Podhoretz return for another whirlwind tour of politics, culture, and social media. This week, Pat Morita’s stand-up, Mark Sanford’s campaign, Game of Thrones’ nudity, Steve Byrne’s jaw, ex-Obama staffer’s Twitter feeds, Liberace’s rave’s and much more.

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After an extended hiatus, the men of Goldberg, Long, and Podhoretz are back. This week, they take on the curious goings on at CPAC, one more reason, Romney lost, the end of Time (Inc.), Long lives large, the saddest victim of sequestration, and the new Pope.

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The three musketeers of media politics return. This week, they discuss the passing of Ed Koch, chain stores on the Upper West Side, Barnes and Noble as the bad guy, the changing business model of show biz, conservatives on cable, billionaires who buy studios, conservative movies, and of course — Oscar picks!

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Hey, it’s the first Goldberg, Long, and Podhoretz of the new year and our merry band of gentlemen and gentile riff on a wide variety of topics for you. This week: funiculars, Al Gore sells to Al-Jazeera, just where are Obama’s women cabinet officers, lower standards for Mount Rushmore, Chuck Hagel, Downton Abbey, the Oscars, Game of Thrones, the Oscars and Lincoln, and yes, trillion dollar coins and John’s out of the box idea for solving the debt crisis.

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This week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo, it’s a presidential election extravaganza –moderated by Troy “Don’t Call Me Candy” Senik, as the professors analyze the state of the race, consider the prospect of a tie in the Electoral College and diagnose how to fix it (SPOILER ALERT: it involves an auction), debate whether the vice presidency makes any sense, and discuss their least favorite presidents. And since it’s October, they wrap it all up by getting called to account for their World Series predictions.

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This week on Law Talk with Epstein and Yoo, the Professors (moderated by Troy Senik) debate the debates, discuss how affirmative action has once again reared its ugly head, go over Obama’s immigration executive order and the Take Care clause, and commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Bork confirmation hearings by examining the fallout from that history-making moment. Oh, and the distinguished Professor Yoo reveals why no one has ever seen him the and Gangnam style guy in the same room.

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Goldberg. Podhoretz, and Long are back for another bull session. This week, the Two and A Half Mensches cover the Chicago teacher’s strike, why conventions are so..conventional, John’s encyclopedic knowledge of old TV Guides, Sinatra’s advice for George Michaels, why movies stink, and who Pod thinks ought to be nominated for an Emmy this year.

Note: Yes, we were not kissed by the Skype gods on this episode. We’ll try and do better in the future. 

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In this first episode of our newest (and as of yet, unnamed) podcast, Rob Long, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, and Commentary’s John Podhoretz riff on culture, media, and politics. This week, Podhoretz about-faces on Twitter, all about Akin, the hows and why of plagiarism, are we in a new golden age of television, and John describes why the Game of Thrones novels are in fact a scandal and should be banned. Also, stick around to the very end: that’s when they tell their favorite joke of the week. Certain to be become a regular feature.

Have a suggestion for title for this show? Let us know in the comments. Rob, Jonah, and John will pick their favorite and we’ll anoint the winner with a coveted Ricochet coffee mug. 

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Dr. Charles Murray stops by to discuss his new book Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960 – 2010 and later, the WSJ’s James Taranto on politics, Rush, and the best place to buy a cigar in Manhattan.

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