This week, another one guester as we call on Ricochet alumnus Mollie Hemingway to help us sort through Kanye, Kavanaugh, and other assorted issues of the day (she also gives us an instant review of the new Gosnell movie, which Mollie had just seen). Also, the Senate is looking brighter, and the guys recommend some Peak TV.

Music from this week’s podcast: Good Golly Miss Molly by Little Richard

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There are 29 comments.

  1. Thatcher

    Mollie! Can’t wait to listen. 

    • #1
    • October 13, 2018 at 4:27 pm
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  2. Member

    Television? Isn’t that what the servants watch while we’re at the opera or theatre?

    • #2
    • October 13, 2018 at 4:28 pm
    • 2 likes
  3. Member

    Did I miss something?

    If I didn’t then how did you manage to get through the Kavanaugh brouhaha without referring to or linking to Claire Berlinski’s essay from late last year about the danger of #MeToo to everyone, including the feminists?

    • #3
    • October 13, 2018 at 4:33 pm
    • 1 like
  4. Contributor

    @peterrobinson BCS just completed its 4th season and it’s the best one yet.

    No spoilers but it ends firmly within the Breaking Bad universe. Just binged it on the AMC Roku app.

    “It’s all good man!”

    • #4
    • October 13, 2018 at 6:07 pm
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  5. Thatcher

    Loved this show. Good golly Miss Molly! 

    • #5
    • October 13, 2018 at 6:10 pm
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  6. Thatcher

    Okay, so come on, guys: is this show edited at all? Around minute 12, it sounds horrible: people not knowing they are on mic, someone not being able to hear someone else, dead air, and then yet another “3….2….1,” which, if I’m not mistaken, is a cue for the editor to cut the previous part out. This seriously happens at least once an episode where someone redoes a line, counts down, and yet it makes it into the episode. Would it be too much to ask to have a editor listen to the episode and truly cut out the parts that the hosts clearly think will be edited out? 

    Love this podcast otherwise, which makes it so annoying that it is so poorly edited! 

    • #6
    • October 13, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    • 1 like
  7. Member

    Icarus213 (View Comment):
    Love this podcast otherwise, which makes it so annoying that it is so poorly edited! 

    Yes, I’m sure @jameslileks would be mortified to listen to the final product.

    • #7
    • October 13, 2018 at 6:21 pm
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  8. Member

    I enjoy the original raw product.

    • #8
    • October 13, 2018 at 6:35 pm
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  9. Admin

    Icarus213 (View Comment):

    Okay, so come on, guys: is this show edited at all? Around minute 12, it sounds horrible: people not knowing they are on mic, someone not being able to hear someone else, dead air, and then yet another “3….2….1,” which, if I’m not mistaken, is a cue for the editor to cut the previous part out. This seriously happens at least once an episode where someone redoes a line, counts down, and yet it makes it into the episode. Would it be too much to ask to have a editor listen to the episode and truly cut out the parts that the hosts clearly think will be edited out?

    Love this podcast otherwise, which makes it so annoying that it is so poorly edited!

    Apologies, this has now been fixed. Delete the show you have now and re-download it and you’ll get the corrected version.

    For the record, I was off the line getting Mollie ready to go when this occurred and I did not hear James do this reset, which is why it was not cut out.

    I shall now go hang my head in shame.

    • #9
    • October 13, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    • 6 likes
  10. Member

    Icarus213 (View Comment):

    Okay, so come on, guys: is this show edited at all? Around minute 12, it sounds horrible: people not knowing they are on mic, someone not being able to hear someone else, dead air, and then yet another “3….2….1,” which, if I’m not mistaken, is a cue for the editor to cut the previous part out. This seriously happens at least once an episode where someone redoes a line, counts down, and yet it makes it into the episode. Would it be too much to ask to have a editor listen to the episode and truly cut out the parts that the hosts clearly think will be edited out?

    Love this podcast otherwise, which makes it so annoying that it is so poorly edited!

    I enjoy an occasional peek ‘back stage’ as long as there is no boofing. 

    • #10
    • October 13, 2018 at 7:28 pm
    • 5 likes
  11. Member

    “I think it’s time to tap the tremendous strength and vitality and idealism and hope and patriotism in this country to unify our nation to make it great once again.” — Jimmy Carter, 1976

    “Make America Great Again” — Donald Trump, 2016

    “Make America Great” –Kanye West, 2018

    • #11
    • October 13, 2018 at 7:57 pm
    • 1 like
  12. Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Icarus213 (View Comment):

    Okay, so come on, guys: is this show edited at all? Around minute 12, it sounds horrible: people not knowing they are on mic, someone not being able to hear someone else, dead air, and then yet another “3….2….1,” which, if I’m not mistaken, is a cue for the editor to cut the previous part out. This seriously happens at least once an episode where someone redoes a line, counts down, and yet it makes it into the episode. Would it be too much to ask to have a editor listen to the episode and truly cut out the parts that the hosts clearly think will be edited out?

    Love this podcast otherwise, which makes it so annoying that it is so poorly edited!

    Apologies, this has now been fixed. Delete the show you have now and re-download it and you’ll get the corrected version.

    For the record, I was off the line getting Mollie ready to go when this occurred and I did not hear James do this reset, which is why it was not cut out.

    I shall now go hang my head in shame.

    I’m glad I got it before you fixed it.

    • #12
    • October 13, 2018 at 8:15 pm
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  13. Member

    J Ro (View Comment):

    “I think it’s time to tap the tremendous strength and vitality and idealism and hope and patriotism in this country to unify our nation to make it great once again.” — Jimmy Carter, 1976

    “Make America Great Again” — Donald Trump, 2016

    “Make America Great” –Kanye West, 2018

    You missed one:

    “Make America Great Again” — Bill Clinton, 1991

    • #13
    • October 13, 2018 at 8:15 pm
    • 1 like
  14. Thatcher

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Icarus213 (View Comment):

    Okay, so come on, guys: is this show edited at all? Around minute 12, it sounds horrible: people not knowing they are on mic, someone not being able to hear someone else, dead air, and then yet another “3….2….1,” which, if I’m not mistaken, is a cue for the editor to cut the previous part out. This seriously happens at least once an episode where someone redoes a line, counts down, and yet it makes it into the episode. Would it be too much to ask to have a editor listen to the episode and truly cut out the parts that the hosts clearly think will be edited out?

    Love this podcast otherwise, which makes it so annoying that it is so poorly edited!

    Apologies, this has now been fixed. Delete the show you have now and re-download it and you’ll get the corrected version.

    For the record, I was off the line getting Mollie ready to go when this occurred and I did not hear James do this reset, which is why it was not cut out.

    I shall now go hang my head in shame.

     

    Thanks!

     

    • #14
    • October 13, 2018 at 11:48 pm
    • 1 like
  15. Member

    It was good to hear Mollie again. I miss her podcasts with Mark. Is there a way to bring them back, even if only occasionally?

    • #15
    • October 14, 2018 at 7:43 am
    • 4 likes
  16. Admin

    Al French, sad sack (View Comment):

    It was good to hear Mollie again. I miss her podcasts with Mark. Is there a way to bring them back, even if only occasionally?

    I asked them about this last spring at our podcast event and they are thinking about it.

    • #16
    • October 14, 2018 at 10:42 am
    • 6 likes
  17. Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Al French, sad sack (View Comment):

    It was good to hear Mollie again. I miss her podcasts with Mark. Is there a way to bring them back, even if only occasionally?

    I asked them about this last spring at our podcast event and they are thinking about it.

    YES!

    Fight of the Month? or even Fight of the Quarter?

     

    Make it happen!

     

    • #17
    • October 14, 2018 at 11:10 am
    • 2 likes
  18. Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    J Ro (View Comment):

    “I think it’s time to tap the tremendous strength and vitality and idealism and hope and patriotism in this country to unify our nation to make it great once again.” — Jimmy Carter, 1976

    “Make America Great Again” — Donald Trump, 2016

    “Make America Great” –Kanye West, 2018

    You missed one:

    “Make America Great Again” — Bill Clinton, 1991

    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Obama, 2008.

     

    • #18
    • October 14, 2018 at 11:11 am
    • 1 like
  19. Member

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    J Ro (View Comment):

    “I think it’s time to tap the tremendous strength and vitality and idealism and hope and patriotism in this country to unify our nation to make it great once again.” — Jimmy Carter, 1976

    “Make America Great Again” — Donald Trump, 2016

    “Make America Great” –Kanye West, 2018

    You missed one:

    “Make America Great Again” — Bill Clinton, 1991

    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Obama, 2008.

    That’s odd. I don’t FEEL fundamentally transformed.

     

    • #19
    • October 14, 2018 at 2:24 pm
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  20. Member

    kedavis (View Comment):
    That’s odd. I don’t FEEL fundamentally transformed.

    But you’ll never have constipation again.

    • #20
    • October 14, 2018 at 2:25 pm
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  21. Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    J Ro (View Comment):

    “I think it’s time to tap the tremendous strength and vitality and idealism and hope and patriotism in this country to unify our nation to make it great once again.” — Jimmy Carter, 1976

    “Make America Great Again” — Donald Trump, 2016

    “Make America Great” –Kanye West, 2018

    You missed one:

    “Make America Great Again” — Bill Clinton, 1991

    “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Obama, 2008.

    That’s odd. I don’t FEEL fundamentally transformed.

     

    I do.

     

    • #21
    • October 14, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    • 2 likes
  22. Coolidge

    Will the last Never Trumper turn out the lights?

    • #22
    • October 14, 2018 at 4:18 pm
    • 3 likes
  23. Member

    So far, the latest Remnant has more than double the comments of this. I hope Jonah is happy. And that he turns out the lights.

    • #23
    • October 14, 2018 at 10:51 pm
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Al French, sad sack (View Comment):

    It was good to hear Mollie again. I miss her podcasts with Mark. Is there a way to bring them back, even if only occasionally?

    I asked them about this last spring at our podcast event and they are thinking about it.

    Let Mollie do a podcast with Seth Mandel, and let Bethany do a podcast with Mark Hemingway.

    Just kidding.

    • #24
    • October 15, 2018 at 3:12 am
    • 2 likes
  25. Coolidge

    Mollie could help her credibility a great deal by ceasing to reveal that her tastes in music are extraordinarily poor and juvenile, not to mention morally suspect. Not sure if commentators like her are trying to be “cool” or what, but at some point you need to grow up.

    • #25
    • October 15, 2018 at 6:04 am
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  26. Thatcher

    rdowhower (View Comment):
    Mollie could help her credibility a great deal by ceasing to reveal that her tastes in music are extraordinarily poor and juvenile, not to mention morally suspect. Not sure if commentators like her are trying to be “cool” or what, but at some point you need to grow up.

    What in the world does her taste in music have to do with her credibility? She has major creds and needs to prove nothing.

    • #26
    • October 15, 2018 at 12:18 pm
    • 2 likes
  27. Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Al French, sad sack (View Comment):

    It was good to hear Mollie again. I miss her podcasts with Mark. Is there a way to bring them back, even if only occasionally?

    I asked them about this last spring at our podcast event and they are thinking about it.

    Especially if I were Mr Hemingway, and considering the lyrics to “Good Golly, Miss Molly” that would be all I need to never do another Ricochet podcast or guest appearance.

    Good golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball.
    Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball.
    When you’re rockin’ and a rollin’ can’t hear your momma call. Good golly Miss Molly, sure like to ball.
    Good golly, Miss Molly, sure like to ball.
    When you’re rockin’ and a rollin’ can’t hear your momma call. From the early, early mornin’ till the early, early night
    You can see miss Molly rockin’ at the house of blue light.
    Good golly, miss Molly, sure like to ball.
    When you’re rockin’ and a rollin’ can’t hear your momma call.

     

    • #27
    • October 15, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    • 1 like
  28. Member

    @peterrobinson Season 4 of Better Call Saul is playing on AMC right now. I think they’re looking to finish up after season 5 (but maybe 6). And yes, Mollie is great.

    • #28
    • October 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm
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  29. Member

    Did anyone else think “episode” 420 might be about legalize pot, etc?

    • #29
    • October 19, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    • 1 like