Jonathan V. Last, executive editor of The Bulwark, is known as “JVL.” Jay (S.) Nordlinger is not known as “JSN” – but we will call him that just for the purposes of this episode. Jay and Jonathan worked together at The Weekly Standard many years ago – indeed, in the last century. On this podcast, Jay asks Jonathan the pregnant question: What does the “V” stand for? They go on to Jonathan’s university, Johns Hopkins, which Jonathan excoriates in no uncertain terms. Then they talk about George Will, whom Jonathan first started reading when he was in seventh grade. He grew up to attend a ballgame with Will and, as a bonus, Tony La Russa. At Jay’s prodding, Jonathan further talks about presidential politics, Star Wars, Star Trek, design, presidents, athletes, musicians, novelists, and more. A tour with JVL is a rich and interesting one indeed. Jay calls him one of his favorite journalists and favorite people in America.

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  1. Charlotte Member

    Shout-out to the Bosch dishwasher…yesssss!!

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    • October 19, 2019, at 2:28 PM PST
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  2. Jim Swift Contributor

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Shout-out to the Bosch dishwasher…yesssss!!

    I heard it the other day when I was visiting. He’s not kidding. It’s loud. And my generic GE dishwashers aren’t nearly as loud. I can understand why it drives him nuts.

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    • October 20, 2019, at 5:12 AM PST
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  3. kedavis Member

    Jim Swift (View Comment):

    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Shout-out to the Bosch dishwasher…yesssss!!

    I heard it the other day when I was visiting. He’s not kidding. It’s loud. And my generic GE dishwashers aren’t nearly as loud. I can understand why it drives him nuts.

    Odd thing, every time I see ads for Bosch dishwashers, they emphasize how QUIET they’re supposed to be.

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    • October 21, 2019, at 8:24 PM PST
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