Update: New, louder version has now been uploaded. To receive the new version, please delete the current show in iTunes and re-download or click on the player or the direct link. 

For 142 shows, we’ve never been in the same room at the same time. That ends with this show, which we recorded in front of an audience on the National Review cruise aboard the Nieuw Amsterdam somewhere in the Caribbean. Our guests are Deroy Murdock, Jonah Goldberg, John Yoo, and Jay Nordlinger. We hope you have as much much listening to it as we had recording it. 

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  1. Member

    I love how everyone’s in a blazer and button-down . . . except James.

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    EDIT: Although, wait a second . . . Peter appears to be wearing jeans . . . and sandals!

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    • November 14, 2012 at 9:25 am
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    What’s with the spelling? The name on the bow is “Nieuw Amsterdam”, proper Dutch spelling. You could Anglicise it to “New Amsterdam”, perhaps. But “Niew”? I blame Goldberg – he mis-spelled it in his tweet from Jamaica.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 9:29 am
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    James does casual. The others don’t really know how.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 9:39 am
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  4. Inactive

    I was going to say the same thing!

    Robert Dammers: What’s with the spelling? The name on the bow is “Nieuw Amsterdam”, proper Dutch spelling. You could Anglicise it to “New Amsterdam”, perhaps. But “Niew”? I blame Goldberg – he mis-spelled it in his tweet from Jamaica. · 8 minutes ago
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    • November 14, 2012 at 9:46 am
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  5. Inactive

    The audio is really soft. Very hard to hear. I have to turn it up on max.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 10:00 am
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  6. Inactive

     We hope you have as much much listening to to as we had recording it. 

    Direct link to MP3 file ·

    I did indeed, very much much.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 10:05 am
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    Wow, it’s amazing how the tempo changes when ya’ll aren’t broadcasting from separate hidden locations (speeds and tightens–sort of like you’re frightened the audience will rush the stage and ram cocktail parasols into your eyeballs, an entirely rational view of any audience anywhere it goes without saying (see Limelight, the Chaplin one). I’m only a couple of minutes in, but I will welcome a return to normalcy.

    And I was so hoping you’d do this drunk. Somewhere short of “commode-hugging” drunk, but that might have been interesting too.

    edited: replaced inartful repetition of “view” in penultimate sentence of first para with paradoxical cliche. Because it was bugging me.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 10:52 am
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  8. Inactive

    Sounds like a great trip…I’m jealous…However, the audio was weak…

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    • November 14, 2012 at 11:10 am
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    Unfortunately the audio level was too low to continue listening.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 11:20 am
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    Stephen Bishop: Unfortunately the audio level was too low to continue listening. · 6 minutes ago

    It’s a little better using Stitcher. I had to turn it off when using my computer’s speakers, but my iPhone (non headphones) are somewhat better.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 11:31 am
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    I’ll try and boost the audio and re-upload it later today.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 11:37 am
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    Live from steerage, apparently, among the old deck chairs.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 11:44 am
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    DutchTex and Robert Dammers- bedankt!

    Could DeRoy Murdock develop his lecture/powerpoint on Memphis/Motown and the Civil Rights Movement into an NRO article at least? I would very much like to read it.

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    • November 14, 2012 at 11:49 am
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    Let me know when you re-upload it. Can’t hear it on my laptop with the background noise of the hot air blowing through my heating duct. 

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    • November 15, 2012 at 1:05 am
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    By the way I know we whine a lot, but seriously Blue Yeti, thanks for your hard work. It is appreciated!

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    • November 15, 2012 at 2:24 am
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    I took that seminar with Rob. I think the Titus Andronicus comment might have been mine. 

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    • November 15, 2012 at 2:46 am
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    I cared about the Roman numbering.

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    • November 15, 2012 at 2:56 am
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    I’ve already had as “much much” as you guys did, and I haven’t even tried listening to it yet!

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    • November 15, 2012 at 4:11 am
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    LOUDER version has now been uploaded. Click on the player or the direct link above to hear it (Members only). If you use iTunes or other podcast software, delete the file you have and re-download it. 

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    • November 15, 2012 at 5:10 am
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    I just want to say, the next time Ricochet needs someone to do a foghorn sound effect… ask me. Please. I do one much better. That was painful…

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    • November 15, 2012 at 5:25 am
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    I had to re-subscribe to the podcast in iTunes as it wouldn’t download it after I deleted.

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    • November 15, 2012 at 5:56 am
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    I don’t think I’ve ever heard Peter sound so . . . high spirited? Is that the term I’m looking for? Whatever it is, “I’ll have what he’s having.”

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    • November 15, 2012 at 6:09 am
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    Waterboard – that was funny.

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    • November 15, 2012 at 6:52 am
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     Jay Nordlinger sounds like such a nice guy — like he really means it when he says the best parts of the NR cruises, and life in general, are the people he meets.

    Btw, if anyone hasn’t been catching the Charen/Nordlinger podcasts, you really should.

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    • November 15, 2012 at 6:54 am
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    They should drink while they’re doing it every time.

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    • November 15, 2012 at 8:43 am
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  26. Thatcher

    That was the most hilarious podcast ever! I almost crashed the car several times, and nearly snorted iced tea all over the steering wheel. Yes, the volume was quite low, but I just cranked it up. One day I’ll have the free time to come on a cruise. I hope you guys are still around when that happy day comes along.

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    • November 15, 2012 at 9:04 am
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    Why that Costello Song at the end, New Amsterdam? Because We’ve become Europe? Because pot is now legal in places like there? The next track on Get Happy is High Fidelity; almost perfect, but not High Infidelity…

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    • November 15, 2012 at 9:54 am
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    What did Prof. Yoo say about the territorial limits of Cuba? Cannon ball standard?

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    • November 15, 2012 at 9:58 am
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    If the producers at Ricochet would simply download “Levelator” software and run their technically poor and often difficult-to-listen-to podcasts through the software before posting, it would bring up all the low levels evenly and compress and limit the loud sections. It’s like magic podcast software and free for the downloading.

    But do they listen? No. 

    Apparently, the libs are correct: you can always tell a conservative, but you can’t tell them much.

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    • November 15, 2012 at 11:00 am
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    Koblog: …Apparently, the libs are correct: you can always tell a conservative, but you can’t tell them much. · 1 hour ago

    You can tell us anything, actually. Problem is we’ll probably argue with you – even when we agree with what you are saying. The worst part about being alone is when you start arguing with yourself. Makes a good case for marriage, I suppose.

    And you make a good point about the sound leveling. I think when you’re all Skyping with different sound levels on your microphones something like that is needed.

    (Awaiting the inevitable rebuttal. Whose turn is it today?)

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    • November 15, 2012 at 12:42 pm
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