New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins the Remnant to discuss religion: new religions, religions fighting among themselves, hokey religions that are no match for a good blaster at your side, etc.

Shownotes

The Dispatch

-Ross Douthat: NYT (The Argument), NRO, AEI

The Gary Schmitt episode

The Ross Douthat religion panel

Social Creature – Tara Isabella Burton

Strange Rites – Tara Isabella Burton

Pagans and Christians in the City – Steven Smith

State of Fear – Michael Crichton

The Melee at CUA

David French on religious liberty

“Theocracy, Theocracy, Theocracy” – Ross Douthat 

The Falkirk Center

The Decadent Society – Ross Douthat

Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg

The Case For Nationalism – Rich Lowry 

 

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There are 11 comments.

  1. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I rarely listen to Jonah because it tends to be the same old, same all anti-Trump, etc all the time. I listened because of Douthat and there were some interesting parts. I think that Jonah considers himself more of an intellectual than he really is. For instance on religion, Jonah could have spoken more on why he does not practice his faith or what a ‘mixed’ marriage has meant for his daughter. Anyway I liked the podcast though I would really give it a half-like. Probably will not listen again unless he has a interesting guest.

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    • January 15, 2020, at 11:43 AM PST
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  2. Edward D. Hyde Coolidge

    Back when I read NR but didn’t listen to podcasts, for some reason I assumed it was pronounced dū-thät′, and always said it that way in conversations, leading a non-NR-reading friend to ask, “Did you say ‘Rasta thought?’”

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    • January 15, 2020, at 1:22 PM PST
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  3. kedavis Member

    Sometimes I just skip to where Jack Butler comes in.

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    • January 15, 2020, at 4:52 PM PST
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  4. kedavis Member

    colleenb (View Comment):
    I think that Jonah considers himself more of an intellectual than he really is.

    A true intellectual might gravitate towards what Jonah does. But just doing what Jonah does, doesn’t make someone an intellectual.

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    • January 15, 2020, at 4:54 PM PST
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  5. JackButler Podcaster

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Sometimes I just skip to where Jack Butler comes in.

    Many people are saying that’s the best part. 

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    • January 16, 2020, at 6:31 AM PST
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  6. RS711 Listener

    I really enjoy Jonah’s podcasts more than any other except the main one and GLoP. His guests are always good and the topics are interesting. I guess most people who give more money to Ricochet than me must like other podcasts/people and aren’t that crazy about Jonah but I wanted to put in my support for this podcast.

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    • January 16, 2020, at 8:00 AM PST
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  7. kedavis Member

    RS711 (View Comment):

    I really enjoy Jonah’s podcasts more than any other except the main one and GLoP. His guests are always good and the topics are interesting. I guess most people who give more money to Ricochet than me must like other podcasts/people and aren’t that crazy about Jonah but I wanted to put in my support for this podcast.

    He does have some good stuff occasionally, but you have to watch out for the TDS influences.

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    • January 16, 2020, at 3:45 PM PST
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  8. Joseph Stocks Member

    It’s pretty clear from listening to Jonah that Trump’s GOP has a broader appeal than Jonah’s GOP. 

    I remember Jonah’s first podcast with WI Rep Gallagher where Gallagher tells this great story of him knocking on the door of a woman in 2016, the woman saying she hates Democrats and Republicans but is going to vote for Trump. That appeal to Americans that despise both political parties went over Jonah’s head. 

    And now we have the almost dripping contempt and sarcasm Jonah has for Charlie Kirk and Jerry Falwell Jr. (if the choice is Jake Tapper or Charlie Kirk we know where Jonah is going). 

    So, in Jonah’s GOP the woman who likes Trump’s populism is out. Charlie Kirk is out of Jonah’s GOP. And Jerry Falwell Jr is out of Jonah’s GOP. And yet he lectures Trump about not broadening his appeal? 

    Trump’s GOP appeals to more people than Jonah’s. 

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    • January 16, 2020, at 10:51 PM PST
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  9. kedavis Member

    Joseph Stocks (View Comment):

    It’s pretty clear from listening to Jonah that Trump’s GOP has a broader appeal than Jonah’s GOP.

    I remember Jonah’s first podcast with WI Rep Gallagher where Gallagher tells this great story of him knocking on the door of a woman in 2016, the woman saying she hates Democrats and Republicans but is going to vote for Trump. That appeal to Americans that despise both political parties went over Jonah’s head.

    And now we have the almost dripping contempt and sarcasm Jonah has for Charlie Kirk and Jerry Falwell Jr. (if the choice is Jake Tapper or Charlie Kirk we know where Jonah is going).

    So, in Jonah’s GOP the woman who likes Trump’s populism is out. Charlie Kirk is out of Jonah’s GOP. And Jerry Falwell Jr is out of Jonah’s GOP. And yet he lectures Trump about not broadening his appeal?

    Trump’s GOP appeals to more people than Jonah’s.

    But Jonah’s GOP appeals to the GOOD people, the RIGHT people. Such as… Jonah.

    Well at least he doesn’t have to worry about bringing coffee and donuts for a large group.

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    • January 16, 2020, at 11:21 PM PST
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  10. RS711 Listener

    If people want to listen to someone who mimics the Trump position on every issue you should just listen to Sean Hannity. I like people like Jonah, Rob Long, and also the guys from Mad Dogs and Englishmen because they have their own perspective that doesn’t line up 100% with Trump on every issue. I also don’t feel like if Jonah says he doesn’t like someone that I must agree with him. I wear my Liberty University hoodie proudly here in Virginia.

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    • January 17, 2020, at 7:41 AM PST
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  11. kedavis Member

    RS711 (View Comment):

    If people want to listen to someone who mimics the Trump position on every issue you should just listen to Sean Hannity. I like people like Jonah, Rob Long, and also the guys from Mad Dogs and Englishmen because they have their own perspective that doesn’t line up 100% with Trump on every issue. I also don’t feel like if Jonah says he doesn’t like someone that I must agree with him. I wear my Liberty University hoodie proudly here in Virginia.

    Jonah can’t really mimic the anti-Trump position on every issue, because Jonah often/mostly agrees with what Trump does. So as I’ve mentioned on other threads, what Jonah basically does is say “Icky” over and over. But that’s pretty boring too.

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    • January 17, 2020, at 2:53 PM PST
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