Bringing the AEI/Ricochet Podcast Summit to a roaring close was a special edition of GLoP… er, GLo Culture with Jonah Goldberg and Rob Long. They touch on the arduous process of getting a book on to the shelves, the shunning of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on The Simpsons and Rob’s star turn as Pontius Pilate.

This week’s music includes Hanging on the Telephone by Blondie.

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There are 23 comments.

  1. Member

    That was the best GLoP in years. More GLo, please.

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    • May 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm
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  2. Member

    P.S. Your numbering is still off. It goes back to having used #45 twice, back in 2015.

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    • May 15, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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  3. Coolidge

    I missed John but it was very entertaining.

    • #3
    • May 15, 2018 at 6:59 pm
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  4. Member

    One does not elucidate information. One elicits information.

    For sure, though, this was WAY better than the latest Ricochet Podcast. And not just because of the music at the end.

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    • May 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    One does not elucidate information. One elicits information.

    For sure, though, this was WAY better than the latest Ricochet Podcast. And not just because of the music at the end.

    This show had an open bar prior to and during the recording. That may have something to do with it. Just a guess. 

    • #5
    • May 15, 2018 at 8:30 pm
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  6. Member

    Stuff that is mean seems really funny.

    • #6
    • May 15, 2018 at 9:51 pm
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  7. Member

    Jonah’s laughing fit during the JPod prank at the beginning was adorbs.

    • #7
    • May 16, 2018 at 4:20 am
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  8. Member

    The hot dog joke was great. Poor taste, but great.

    Could’ve pushed it further though -“Our hot dogs have better taste than our advertisements”, or something like that.

     

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    • May 16, 2018 at 6:39 am
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Stuff that is mean seems really funny.

    Not sure what you’re referring to here, but if it was the gag with John, he was in on the joke.

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    • May 16, 2018 at 7:31 am
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  10. Member

    I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time!

    • #10
    • May 16, 2018 at 7:48 am
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  11. Coolidge

    Jonah’s deconstruction of JPod on the Commentary was spot on.

    and yes, tribalism and dogmatic politics have ruined a lot of comedy. Unless you’re making fun of WASPs, someone is going pucker their sphincter. 

    I think Rob’s assessment of Brooklyn 99 is spot on in that it is the type of comedy in an industry term “won’t play in Cleveland” (but Andre Braugher is a national treasure)

     

     

     

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    • May 16, 2018 at 9:38 am
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  12. Thatcher

    The entire thing was hilarious! So glad to get to see it as well as listen. 

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    • May 16, 2018 at 10:34 am
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  13. Member

    Was Jonah the only person to laugh at the juice joke?

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    • May 16, 2018 at 7:20 pm
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  14. Member

    I thought it was better than the latest Ricochet mostly because Ricochet Podcast seemed to spend – read, “waste” – a lot of time talking about being in DC.

    Plus it (Ricochet) was only 45 minutes. So the time wasted on “Hey, we’re in DC!” was even more egregious.

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    • May 17, 2018 at 12:40 am
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    I thought it was better than the latest Ricochet mostly because Ricochet Podcast seemed to spend – read, “waste” – a lot of time talking about being in DC.

    Plus it (Ricochet) was only 45 minutes. So the time wasted on “Hey, we’re in DC!” was even more egregious.

    We had a guest cancel 30 minutes before we started the R> Podcast, so there was a bit of improvisation in this show.

    • #15
    • May 17, 2018 at 7:49 am
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  16. Member

    Rob said there was no future for Brooklyn 99, but it was picked up by NBC. Kevin Can Wait is dead. As William Goldman said, “Nobody know anything.” 

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    • May 17, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    Rob said there was no future for Brooklyn 99, but it was picked up by NBC. Kevin Can Wait is dead. As William Goldman said, “Nobody know anything.”

    NBC is in the Andy Samberg and Michael Schur business. Brooklyn 99 has a syndication package ready to go with 5 season of 20+ episodes. This is a flyer and no money or care will be put into it. It’s going to be put in midseason to see if there’s any traction and if it doesn’t grab an audience immediately, they’ll burn the episodes and move on.

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    • May 17, 2018 at 4:09 pm
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    Jeff Hawkins 

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    Rob said there was no future for Brooklyn 99, but it was picked up by NBC. Kevin Can Wait is dead. As William Goldman said, “Nobody know anything.”

    NBC is in the Andy Samberg and Michael Schur business. Brooklyn 99 has a syndication package ready to go with 5 season of 20+ episodes. This is a flyer and no money or care will be put into it. It’s going to be put in midseason to see if there’s any traction and if it doesn’t grab an audience immediately, they’ll burn the episodes and move on.

    But for those of us who enjoy Brooklyn 99, we know there are more episodes to come. Therefore, even if what you say is true, the show technically has a future. Unlike Kevin Can Wait. Interesting that CBS admitted killing Donna (the TV of Kevin on the show) was a bad idea.

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    • May 17, 2018 at 4:26 pm
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  19. Coolidge

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Stuff that is mean seems really funny.

    Not sure what you’re referring to here, but if it was the gag with John, he was in on the joke.

    J-Pod played his part very well droning on about the Harry Potter show.

    • #19
    • May 17, 2018 at 5:48 pm
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    James Golden (View Comment):
    James Golden  

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Stuff that is mean seems really funny.

    Not sure what you’re referring to here, but if it was the gag with John, he was in on the joke.

    J-Pod played his part very well droning on about the Harry Potter show.

    It was done so perfectly I couldn’t tell it was a joke. It was absolutely dripping with verisimilitude. 

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    • May 17, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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  21. Thatcher

    Classic poses during the Glo podcast

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    • May 17, 2018 at 7:51 pm
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  22. Coolidge

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    But for those of us who enjoy Brooklyn 99, we know there are more episodes to come. Therefore, even if what you say is true, the show technically has a future. Unlike Kevin Can Wait. Interesting that CBS admitted killing Donna (the TV of Kevin on the show) was a bad idea.

    Okay I like B99, I love me some Andre Braugher. I used to do bad short form improv comedy with the actress who plays Donna, and I’ve had a cup of coffee as staff on a sitcom in the mid 90s (as Rob so aptly puts it, once you’re in the club, you’re in the club…I never really got in the club) just to get all my biases and particulars out there.

    Rob is right on his assessment that the comedy of B99 isn’t a ratings draw. It has a loyal fanbase, and that can work in today’s landscape. It is the type of show people say they watch but isn’t appointment viewing. It’s that meta/disaffected/ironic/pop culture reference heavy kind of comedy rather than from relationship. Brooklyn 99 “Doesn’t play in Cleveland.” Its fans are loyal, but many people will watch and go “I don’t get it” but I think it’s better than Rob gives it credit. The money’s been made on it now that it’s gotten to syndication level, and it’s not going to grow and become a hot property.

    Kevin Can Wait was ranked #32 in its first season. Brooklyn 99’s first season rating peaked at #98 and got worse.

    I think you took his assessment personally, and while I think he was a bit dismissive, I think he was more than realistic. But I’m happy it’s around a bit longer.

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    • May 18, 2018 at 6:38 am
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    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    Rob said there was no future for Brooklyn 99, but it was picked up by NBC. Kevin Can Wait is dead. As William Goldman said, “Nobody know anything.”

    I’m sorry for Rob, and I didn’t even care for the first season either, but I would have cancelled it the minute they replaced the wife with Leah Remini and the tanker truck of botox. Maybe that was the network’s idea, and maybe someone thought that would resuscitate the show, and give it a chance at success in a second season, but they were wrong.

    As for Brooklyn 99: never seen it, never will. Absolutely not an Andy Samberg fan. A couple of the women are hot, but it’s not worth watching the show just to see them. If I want to see “quirky misfit cops” etc I’ll watch “The Unusuals,” or “Barney Miller.”

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    • May 19, 2018 at 9:54 pm
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