Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast for January 29, 2018, it’s the The Glenn Reynolds Interview: Listen to it All edition of the show, episode number 160! Our special guest this week is the purveyor of Instapundit himself, Glenn Reynolds. We are truly psyched to have Glenn on. He represents the best in independent, libertarian, power-suspicious and iconoclastic podcast voices in the history of the internet.

We will have, in addition to the interview with Glenn, a discussion about gridlock and why it’s so bad after all. The New York Times blathers on about how Donald Trump has demolished the sweet, bipartisan spirit that had been, up until recently, embracing Washington for, how long? who knows?

We’ll talk with Glenn about the history of Instapundit and about his forthcoming USA Today column: Our Current Golden Age.

We’ll have our shower thoughts as always and this week’s hidden gem is from the man himself, Jimi Hendrix, The Wind Cries Mary.

Enjoy!

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There are 10 comments.

  1. Member

    Yeah, man. I turn 35 this year.

    • #1
    • January 30, 2018 at 12:03 am
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  2. Coolidge

    This recent Ricochet podcast makes the same point that you do, that excessive metrics is a bad thing.

    https://ricochet.com/podcast/bookmonger-john-miller/the-tyranny-of-metrics/

    • #2
    • January 30, 2018 at 1:29 am
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  3. Podcaster

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):
    This recent Ricochet podcast makes the same point that you do, that excessive metrics is a bad thing.

    https://ricochet.com/podcast/bookmonger-john-miller/the-tyranny-of-metrics/

    Great minds think alike, Fred!

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    • January 30, 2018 at 7:02 am
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  4. Member

    Sorry to rain on Mr Stopa’s parade but oil is well over $60 now. Brent is almost $70 while WTI is $65. There is some sort of cap on prices from fracking but it’s not $50-60.

    http://oil-price.net

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    • January 30, 2018 at 10:59 am
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    drlorentz (View Comment):
    Sorry to rain on Mr Stopa’s parade but oil is well over $60 now. Brent is almost $70 while WTI is $65. There is some sort of cap on prices from fracking but it’s not $50-60.

    http://oil-price.net

    I really didn’t check. My bad. But the point is valid nonetheless that at some point well south of $100 per barrel the re-opening of Bakken and other fracked resources becomes sufficiently remunerative to keep the world price down.

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    • January 30, 2018 at 11:06 am
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  6. Member

    Michael Stopa (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):
    Sorry to rain on Mr Stopa’s parade but oil is well over $60 now. Brent is almost $70 while WTI is $65. There is some sort of cap on prices from fracking but it’s not $50-60.

    http://oil-price.net

    I really didn’t check. My bad. But the point is valid nonetheless that at some point well south of $100 per barrel the re-opening of Bakken and other fracked resources becomes sufficiently remunerative to keep the world price down.

    I agree the ceiling is probably below $100, though “well below” is looking less viable every day given that the price has risen about 10% in the last month. All it takes is a wee crisis in the Middle East to spike prices up past $100. For instance, Saudi Arabia is in a state of flux; things could go sideways there at any time.

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    • January 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm
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  7. Coolidge

    Is it podcast Christmas today? Glenn Reynolds, Kurt Schlichter, and Bill Whittle on various podcasts today!

    • #7
    • January 30, 2018 at 2:09 pm
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    HankMorgan (View Comment):
    Is it podcast Christmas today? Glenn Reynolds, Kurt Schlichter, and Bill Whittle on various podcasts today!

    It’s great to feel like podcast Santa!

    • #8
    • January 30, 2018 at 5:55 pm
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  9. Coolidge

    Michael Stopa (View Comment):

    HankMorgan (View Comment):
    Is it podcast Christmas today? Glenn Reynolds, Kurt Schlichter, and Bill Whittle on various podcasts today!

    It’s great to feel like podcast Santa!

    Though I see your Hendrix and raise a Gallagher, Santa.

    From his wikipedia page:

    “In April 2014, at the time of the auction of Gallagher’s Patrick Eggle ‘JS Berlin Legend’ guitar, the BBC noted: “Eric Clapton credited him with ‘getting me back into the blues’. The Rolling Stones wanted him to replace Mick Taylor and when Jimi Hendrix was asked how it felt to be the world’s greatest guitarist, he is reported to have said: ‘I don’t know, go ask Rory Gallagher’”[30] (but this may be a variant of an urban legend [46]).”

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    • January 31, 2018 at 2:22 pm
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  10. Member

    @32:05…I must have missed that part of the news coverage. I was just focused on the fake unity that I knew would disappear as soon as an opportunity arose to attack GWB and how everyone would become “war weary” from watching Afghanistan and Iraq on TV.

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    • February 9, 2018 at 1:25 pm
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