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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  1. smp16 Inactive

    I am super excited about this! I can’t wait to listen.

    • #1
    • August 22, 2012, at 3:17 AM PDT
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  2. Stephen Dawson Inactive

    This one is going to be so exciting. I love the conservative/pop culture take from these guys.

    • #2
    • August 22, 2012, at 3:18 AM PDT
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  3. Eeyore Member

    Is Mark so busy with“After America”-type work that there is something about this podcast that can be described as Ricochet’s “After Steyn”?

    Or perhaps the storyline: “Ricochet dumps New Hampshire hick to focus only on Americ’a true Power Cities.”

    • #3
    • August 22, 2012, at 3:26 AM PDT
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  4. Robert Dammers Thatcher

    Huzzah!!!

    • #4
    • August 22, 2012, at 3:27 AM PDT
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  5. Matt Travis Inactive

    This is a phenomenal combination, well done gentlemen.

    • #5
    • August 22, 2012, at 3:31 AM PDT
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  6. Benjamin Glaser Member

    This should be the flagship podcast. :)

    (No offense Jim and Peter). 

    • #6
    • August 22, 2012, at 3:33 AM PDT
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  7. DrewInWisconsin Member

    It’s a surprise Random Act of Podcasting!

    Ricochet is a cornucopia of audio awesomeness.

    • #7
    • August 22, 2012, at 3:36 AM PDT
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  8. EJHill Podcaster

    My two suggestions to Yeti: GLoP (Goldberg, Long, Podh0retz)

    Or how about Podhoretz & Son? It’s about a young man from Brooklyn who returns from a successful career in DC speech writing to take over his father’s magazine. Rob and Jonah play racist and oversexed employees…

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    • August 22, 2012, at 3:41 AM PDT
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  9. Diane Ellis Contributor
    DrewInWisconsin:

    Ricochet is a cornucopia of audio awesomeness. · 6 minutes ago

    I like this. Sending it over to our expansive marketing department.

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    • August 22, 2012, at 3:46 AM PDT
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  10. JB Inactive
    JB

    This looks promising and I hope it lasts more than 2 – 3 episodes like the one with Goldberg, Long, and Steyn. Law Talk is the only members-only one worth paying for up right now IMHO. 

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    • August 22, 2012, at 4:08 AM PDT
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  11. Western Chauvinist Member

    Two Mensch and a JPodcast.

    /meh, it’s all I got. maybe I’ll get 66% of the vote, though. enough for 66% of a coffee mug.

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    • August 22, 2012, at 4:13 AM PDT
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  12. Flagg Taylor Member

    Podlongberg.

    • #12
    • August 22, 2012, at 4:14 AM PDT
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  13. The (apathetic) King Prawn Member

    The New, You Know, Podcast.

    • #13
    • August 22, 2012, at 4:16 AM PDT
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  14. David Williamson Inactive

    Really weird.

    • #14
    • August 22, 2012, at 4:20 AM PDT
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  15. Basil Fawlty Member

    The ROLOJOGOJOPO podcast?

    • #15
    • August 22, 2012, at 4:35 AM PDT
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  16. Profile Photo Member
    JB: This looks promising and I hope it lasts more than 2 – 3 episodes like the one with Goldberg, Long, and Steyn. Law Talk is the only members-only one worth paying for up right now IMHO. · 26 minutes ago

    We’ll have something to say on this very topic on this week’s Ricochet Podcast. Also on this week’s show: TV’s Ann Coulter stops by to kiss and make up with one Mr. Peter Robinson (or so we expect). Look for it on Thursday. 

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    • August 22, 2012, at 4:38 AM PDT
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  17. Matt Blankenship Inactive

    “Two Jewish intellectuals and a Hollywood producer walk into a podcast…”

    • #17
    • August 22, 2012, at 4:41 AM PDT
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  18. JB Inactive
    JB
    Blue Yeti
    JB: This looks promising and I hope it lasts more than 2 – 3 episodes like the one with Goldberg, Long, and Steyn. Law Talk is the only members-only one worth paying for up right now IMHO. · 26 minutes ago

    We’ll have something to say on this very topic on this week’s Ricochet Podcast. Also on this week’s show: TV’s Ann Coulter stops by to kiss and make up with one Mr. Peter Robinson (or so we expect). Look for it on Thursday. · 3 minutes ago

    I’ll be sure to tune in and I appreciate the heads up, Mr. Yeti.

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    • August 22, 2012, at 4:43 AM PDT
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  19. Doctor Bass Monkey Inactive

    Give it a name before they break up the act!

    • #19
    • August 22, 2012, at 5:08 AM PDT
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  20. Indaba Inactive

    Rage in the Machine? Sarcasm…

    Superb podcast. 

    I agree with Jonah and Rob about having conservatives demonstrate a good disposition. As a non political person who accidently began to read the Internet a few years ago, it was the conservative’s humour and tone that attracted me. Then Ricochet and others such as Econtalk educated me too.

    This podcast is an analytical conversation with depth. I also appreciate that Rob and Jonah can critique their own and also discuss Fareed’s mistake with empathy. I listened twice and Stitcher ran banner ads for some good books.

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    • August 22, 2012, at 5:10 AM PDT
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  21. Foxfier Inactive

    *happydance* 

    Just this morning I was grimly musing how long it was until the Ricochet Podcast (flagship class), and boom! A variation that’s a whole new podcast!

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    • August 22, 2012, at 5:22 AM PDT
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  22. Britanicus Inactive

    Wonderful podcast. I agree with the calls for James to be included. Of course, I would like Peter and many others to be on as well, but there has to be a limit.

    After all, we couldn’t have a podcast with ALL the contributors… could we… Or is that just crazy enough to work?

    Who would dominate the podcast? Podhoretz? Epstein? Steyn?

    If there was some way to manage a larger podcast–say 5-10 contributors–it would be wonderful. Sadly, I cringe at the thought of everyone talking over each other.

    Only Peter Robinson–the world’s greatest moderator–would be able to herd that many cats.

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    • August 22, 2012, at 5:42 AM PDT
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  23. Jeff Peterson Inactive

    How about: Two Men and a Baby? (I.d. of the baby can rotate, depending on who seems whiny. I nominate John for this one, for his comment that he can’t get on TV anymore.)

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    • August 22, 2012, at 5:52 AM PDT
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  24. ChristmasBeard Inactive

    This show needs a name, like, right now before it goes the way of Steyn/Goldberg/Long — which also had trouble finding a name for itself. 

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    • August 22, 2012, at 5:56 AM PDT
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  25. Fricosis Guy Listener

    Avogadro’s Podcast.

    Erik Larsen: I begged for this combo ever since “Too Sweet”. Multitudinous thanks x 10^23rd!!! · 8 hours ago
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    • August 22, 2012, at 5:57 AM PDT
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  26. Songwriter Member

    When I recently filled out the Ricochet questionnaire about the podcasts, I specifically mentioned that Goldberg and Podhoretz should appear on the podcast more often. As often as possible, in fact. I had no idea the immense power I wield around here. To my fellow Ricos, you are all welcome.

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    • August 22, 2012, at 6:02 AM PDT
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  27. Songwriter Member

    When I recently filled out the Ricochet questionnaire about the podcasts, I specifically mentioned that Goldberg and Podhoretz should appear on the podcast more often. As often as possible, in fact. I had no idea the immense power I wield around here. To my fellow Ricos, you are all welcome.

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    • August 22, 2012, at 6:04 AM PDT
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  28. Songwriter Member

    Sorry for the double post above. iPad issues.

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    • August 22, 2012, at 6:05 AM PDT
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  29. Eeyore Member
    Blue Yeti TV’s Ann Coulter stops by to kiss and make up with one Mr. Peter Robinson

    Oh, to be Mr. Robinson for…just a moment.

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    • August 22, 2012, at 6:06 AM PDT
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  30. Benjamin Glaser Member

    I have tried and failed to read on a kindle or any e-reader. I just cannot for whatever reason focus when I am reading a kindle. I need the “hardcopy” book. I like the feel of holding the book, the smell of its passages, etc… Call me a Luddite. 

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    • August 22, 2012, at 6:09 AM PDT
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