Live In New York

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.

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There are 35 comments.

  1. PJS Thatcher
    PJS Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    OMG this is one of the all-time best Photoshops! Great to see you all in New York last week (the debate party) and Tuesday for Live Law Talk. See you in Fort Lauderdale.

    Love, meimg_2821

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    • October 27, 2016, at 6:20 AM PDT
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  2. Profile Photo Member

    I’m going to do my part to thwart the “Conservative media industrial complex” by not buying Jonah Goldberg’s next book and hoping it does as poorly as the last one.

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    • October 27, 2016, at 7:45 AM PDT
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  3. Jonah Goldberg Contributor

    BD, you mean the one that was an instant NYT bestseller? That one?

    • #3
    • October 27, 2016, at 8:21 AM PDT
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  4. Profile Photo Member

    Jonah Goldberg:BD, you mean the one that was an instant NYT bestseller? That one?

    I remember you saying on a GLOP podcast that you should have listened to your publisher when he/she told you to give your last book a different name because “Tyranny of Cliches” was too blah and it had hurt sales.

    I can’t in good conscience buy your next book and help perpetuate the alleged “Conservative media industrial complex.” I’m agreeing with you.

    • #4
    • October 27, 2016, at 8:38 AM PDT
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  5. terichristoph Inactive

    While I love their humor, the guys couldn’t find a minute or two to talk about Hillary?

    • #5
    • October 27, 2016, at 8:42 AM PDT
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  6. Jonah Goldberg Contributor

    BD:

    Jonah Goldberg:BD, you mean the one that was an instant NYT bestseller? That one?

    I remember you saying on a GLOP podcast that you should have listened to your publisher when he/she told you to give your last book a different name because “Tyranny of Cliches” was too blah and it had hurt sales.

    I can’t in good conscience buy your next book and help perpetuate the alleged “Conservative media industrial complex.” I’m agreeing with you.

    Naw. You’re sort of being a jerk (or at least sounding like one). It’s true the book didn’t do as well as I would have liked and the title was a mistake. But by any objective metric it was a successful book. As for my next one, it’s not aimed at the choir anyway. If you don’t want to buy it, that’s fine. But you’re not making the clever point you think you are.

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    • October 27, 2016, at 8:44 AM PDT
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  7. Profile Photo Member

    Jonah Goldberg:

    BD:

    Jonah Goldberg:BD, you mean the one that was an instant NYT bestseller? That one?

    I remember you saying on a GLOP podcast that you should have listened to your publisher when he/she told you to give your last book a different name because “Tyranny of Cliches” was too blah and it had hurt sales.

    I can’t in good conscience buy your next book and help perpetuate the alleged “Conservative media industrial complex.” I’m agreeing with you.

    Naw. You’re sort of being a jerk (or at least sounding like one). It’s true the book didn’t do as well as I would have liked and the title was a mistake. But by any objective metric it was a successful book. As for my next one, it’s not aimed at the choir anyway. If you don’t want to buy it, that’s fine. But you’re not making the clever point you think you are.

    I bought both the e-book and audiobook versions of your last two books, so I really don’t consider myself an anti-Jonah. But do you really think you are the right messenger to rail against Conservatism Inc.?

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    • October 27, 2016, at 8:51 AM PDT
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  8. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I haven’t listened yet. That’s what cross-country flights are for. But… Isn’t Commentary, National Review and Ricochet all part of that conservative media complex? (And we are all trying to move the subscription needles here, aren’t we?)

    • #8
    • October 27, 2016, at 9:04 AM PDT
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  9. Paul Dougherty Member

    The conservatives do need to be more Army and less Marine Corps. We need numbers of people to create a majority force, not challenge potential voters to see if you are “conservative enough to be one of us”.

    • #9
    • October 27, 2016, at 9:16 AM PDT
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  10. Basil G Inactive

    I bought both the e-book and audiobook versions of your last two books, so I really don’t consider myself an anti-Jonah. But do you really think you are the right messenger to rail against Conservatism Inc.?

    I too bought audio and book versions. Both Lib Fash and Cliche’s. Watched and re-watch YouTubes (College speaking engagements). Special Report…. I hope I can get some of those fond feelings back some day….Jonah will sell books just fine because they’re great books, its all my loss.

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    • October 27, 2016, at 10:13 AM PDT
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  11. Jamie Lockett Inactive

    Was making Rob and John look like giraffes in the picture some sort of sop to the Troy demographic?

    • #11
    • October 27, 2016, at 11:27 AM PDT
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  12. Jamie Lockett Inactive

    Jonah Goldberg:

    BD:

    Jonah Goldberg:BD, you mean the one that was an instant NYT bestseller? That one?

    I remember you saying on a GLOP podcast that you should have listened to your publisher when he/she told you to give your last book a different name because “Tyranny of Cliches” was too blah and it had hurt sales.

    I can’t in good conscience buy your next book and help perpetuate the alleged “Conservative media industrial complex.” I’m agreeing with you.

    Naw. You’re sort of being a jerk (or at least sounding like one). It’s true the book didn’t do as well as I would have liked and the title was a mistake. But by any objective metric it was a successful book. As for my next one, it’s not aimed at the choir anyway. If you don’t want to buy it, that’s fine. But you’re not making the clever point you think you are.

    It’s okay, Jonah, I’ll just buy two.

    • #12
    • October 27, 2016, at 11:31 AM PDT
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  13. CoolieCon Inactive

    Guys. Audio. Kept having to turn it up to hear Rob, only to be interrupted by Jonah’s bellowing gigglecackle, which I usually enjoy. This whole set up reminds me of the Geeks that I would party with in High School. The one’s that got good grades, but knew how to make mischief from nothing. Jonah’s joyful gigglecackle is the what really brings home those adolescent memories. I just can’t enjoy it when it seems as if he’s doing it directly in my ear.

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    • October 27, 2016, at 11:32 AM PDT
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  14. T-Fiks Member

    I had to quit listening because the audio volume, at least in the first fifteen minutes, was so erratic.

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    • October 27, 2016, at 11:33 AM PDT
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  15. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jamie Lockett: Was making Rob and John look like giraffes in the picture some sort of sop to the Troy demographic?

    It’s the pose. Bent at the waist, they are literally “sticking their necks out” at the camera.

    Besides, without saying anything derogatory about our hosts, they are not exactly lithe dancers in their late twenties. I do what I can to keep proportionality.

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    • October 27, 2016, at 11:42 AM PDT
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  16. Henry Castaigne Member

    Jamie Lockett: Was making Rob and John look like giraffes in the picture some sort of sop to the Troy demographic?

    In China, giraffes are very popular. Even among the Muslims.

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    • October 27, 2016, at 11:53 AM PDT
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  17. Henry Castaigne Member

    FOT1198437zhenghe2zhenghe3

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    • October 27, 2016, at 11:59 AM PDT
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  18. Jamie Lockett Inactive

    EJHill:

    Jamie Lockett: Was making Rob and John look like giraffes in the picture some sort of sop to the Troy demographic?

    It’s the pose. Bent at the waist, they are literally “sticking their necks out” at the camera.

    Besides, without saying anything derogatory about our hosts, they are not exactly lithe dancers in their late twenties. I do what I can to keep proportionality.

    I know, I was just making a joke at Troys expense.

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    • October 27, 2016, at 12:07 PM PDT
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  19. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Jamie Lockett: I know, I was just making a joke at Troys expense.

    Yeah, sorry. It’s been a tough week at the Hill bungalow. I shouldn’t read the comments when I’m dead tired. Getting on a plane to go cross country and still worried about the pup. Not conducive to rational thinking.

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    • October 27, 2016, at 1:13 PM PDT
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  20. Stad Thatcher

    OMG . . . when I saw the podcast picture, I thought it was a Village People tribute!

    BTW, the cowboy (Randy Jones) went to my high school . . .

    • #20
    • October 27, 2016, at 2:03 PM PDT
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  21. Blue Yeti Admin

    Apologies for the audio, folks. Not our usual setup and there was a learning curve. We’ll do better next time (on the boat).

    • #21
    • October 27, 2016, at 2:57 PM PDT
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  22. C. Dalloway Inactive

    The first 20 minutes of this had me cracking up on the subway this evening. And it had been a long day. Thanks for the laugh.

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    • October 27, 2016, at 7:51 PM PDT
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  23. SParker Member

    I don’t know what to say when a GLoP analysis of the good robot/bad robot dialectic fails to mention My Living Doll other than I’m very, very, very disappointed. And, of course: Potzers!

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    • October 27, 2016, at 8:46 PM PDT
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  24. Wade Moore Member

    T-Fiks:I had to quit listening because the audio volume, at least in the first fifteen minutes, was so erratic.

    Agreed. The volume for John and Jonah was OK but Rob sounded like he was whispering in the next room. I would have this podcast would have the best chance at great sound quality…

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    • October 28, 2016, at 3:19 AM PDT
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  25. Ambrianne Member

    *Circumcision check*???

    Image result for it got weird didn't it

    • #25
    • October 28, 2016, at 5:34 AM PDT
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  26. Jack Dunphy Contributor

    Join Ricochet so they can afford a microphone for Rob Long.

    • #26
    • October 28, 2016, at 6:06 AM PDT
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  27. michael johnson Inactive

    Wade Moore: Agreed. The volume for John and Jonah was OK but Rob sounded like he was whispering in the next room. I would have this podcast would have the best chance at great sound quality…

    you wait two weeks for Glop and then you cant hear it…makes one angry.

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    • October 28, 2016, at 8:35 AM PDT
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  28. Calvin Dodge Member
    Calvin Dodge Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    terichristoph:While I love their humor, the guys couldn’t find a minute or two to talk about Hillary?

    This is why I haven’t bothered listening to this podcast for quite a while.

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    • October 28, 2016, at 10:50 AM PDT
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  29. Sheila Member
    Sheila Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Come on, folks, it’s just fun listening to them bounce off each other with their randomness.

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    • October 28, 2016, at 12:00 PM PDT
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  30. Blue Yeti Admin

    Wade Moore:

    T-Fiks:I had to quit listening because the audio volume, at least in the first fifteen minutes, was so erratic.

    Agreed. The volume for John and Jonah was OK but Rob sounded like he was whispering in the next room. I would have this podcast would have the best chance at great sound quality…

    I know. I know. I know. We’ll make it up to, I promise.

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    • October 28, 2016, at 1:00 PM PDT
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