Roman Genn arrived in America in 1991, fresh after departing his native Soviet Union, where his caricatures resulted in what he refers to as, “many unpleasant encounters with police officials.” He sat down with our own Dave Carter for a freewheeling exchange about life in the US, where his immense talent and sense of mischief have flourished on the cover of National Review and many other publications. The conversation crosses continents and covers everything from the reaction of various public personalities and US presidents to Roman’s art, to his deployments with US Marines to the middle east, and much more. Dave reports that the only thing that caught him off guard was Roman’s irrepressible sense of humor, which caused face cramps on the part of our host from all the laughing.

Ricochet Member Lois Lane was kind enough to drop by and talk about her recent post, “Eating Out in a Restaurant in the Age of COVID-19,” and share her experience as college professor, teaching history and English. It’s a captivating discussion that you’re sure to enjoy.

Then, somewhere in the midst of this, Dave’s Cajun friend Alphone Fontenot phones in and the result is predictably unpredictable, and just a little bit nuts. Fasten your seat belts please.

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  1. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    Good show. Haven’t had much interest in Mr. Genn because I generally miss the point of those parodies of his (although yeah, proctologist Obama was creepy). Listening to the conversation though? I’d TP Rob Long’s house with him any time.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 12:43 PM PDT
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  2. Dave Carter Podcaster

    Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito (View Comment):

    Good show. Haven’t had much interest in Mr. Genn because I generally miss the point of those parodies of his (although yeah, proctologist Obama was creepy). Listening to the conversation though? I’d TP Rob Long’s house with him any time.

    Of course nowadays you’d have refinance your house so you could afford the TP. I’m glad you enjoyed the show! And yes, Roman is “good people,” and loads of fun to be around. 

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    • May 12, 2020, at 1:49 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    That was a great show. @LoisLane sounds a lot younger than I pictured her from her writing. And that was a great interview. I would like to hear a longer follow up.

    Then there is Roman Genn. I kept laughing out loud at that one.

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    • May 12, 2020, at 5:27 PM PDT
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  4. Dave Carter Podcaster

    Arahant (View Comment):

    That was a great show. @LoisLane sounds a lot younger than I pictured her from her writing. And that was a great interview. I would like to hear a longer follow up.

    Then there is Roman Genn. I kept laughing out loud at that one.

    Me too! Thanks much! 

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    • May 12, 2020, at 5:39 PM PDT
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  5. Arahant Member

    Oh, also, Ernest Hemingway canonical? Isn’t he a bit young for that?

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    • May 12, 2020, at 5:45 PM PDT
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  6. Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito Contributor

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Oh, also, Ernest Hemingway canonical? Isn’t he a bit young for that?

    You’re thinking of canonized. 

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    • May 12, 2020, at 6:37 PM PDT
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  7. Dave Carter Podcaster

    Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Oh, also, Ernest Hemingway canonical? Isn’t he a bit young for that?

    You’re thinking of canonized.

    Better canonized than howitzered, I always say. 

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    • May 12, 2020, at 7:49 PM PDT
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  8. Arahant Member

    Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Oh, also, Ernest Hemingway canonical? Isn’t he a bit young for that?

    You’re thinking of canonized.

    No, I’m still objecting to “educators” including that young Dickens fellow in their classes on writing and literature. Hemingway? Way too soon!

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    • May 12, 2020, at 10:55 PM PDT
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  9. Lois Lane Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    That was a great show. @LoisLane sounds a lot younger than I pictured her from her writing. And that was a great interview. I would like to hear a longer follow up.

    Then there is Roman Genn. I kept laughing out loud at that one.

    Yep. I’m 23, Arahant. Picture 23. :)

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    • May 13, 2020, at 6:40 PM PDT
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  10. Lois Lane Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Oh, also, Ernest Hemingway canonical? Isn’t he a bit young for that?

    Well, to be fair, our country is pretty young. And he’s been dead for more than six decades….

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    • May 13, 2020, at 6:41 PM PDT
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  11. Lois Lane Coolidge

    Hank Rhody, Badgeless Bandito (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Oh, also, Ernest Hemingway canonical? Isn’t he a bit young for that?

    You’re thinking of canonized.

    Just to kinda go with what was said but also to tell the truth, I really did LOL at this.

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    • May 13, 2020, at 6:44 PM PDT
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  12. Arahant Member

    Lois Lane (View Comment):
    Yep. I’m 23, Arahant. Picture 23.

    A gentleman never asks and a lady never reveals.

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    • May 14, 2020, at 2:20 AM PDT
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