The Conservatarians Podcast

Welcome to The Conservatarians, a brand spankin’ new podcast hosted by Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel and KTAR-FM‘s Jim Sharpe. For the premiere episode, Jon and Jim welcome the man who inspired the podcast name, Charles C. W. Cooke, author of The Conservatarian Manifesto and co-host of the popular “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” podcast.

Charles defines the term “conservatarian,” names a few politicos who fit the description, and defends Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from Jon’s praise of Pet Sounds. Other topics include the Paris Climate Conference, the latest perfidy from the EPA, and Hollywood’s ridiculous plan to rewrite Ted Kennedy’s darkest hour.

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  1. Stephen Dawson Inactive

    Yay, cage match between English defender of The Beatles and American defender of The Beach Boys, both of whom I believe not to have been born at the time of their respective hero’s prime periods of fertility.

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    • December 17, 2015, at 12:36 PM PST
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  2. Jon Gabriel, Ed. King

    Stephen Dawson:Yay, cage match between English defender of The Beatles and American defender of The Beach Boys, both of whom I believe not to have been born at the time of their respective hero’s prime periods of fertility.

    I’m honored to say that I was born the same year Pet Sounds and Revolver were released. Pretty much the best year ever.

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    • December 17, 2015, at 12:39 PM PST
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  3. Kevin Creighton Contributor

    They talk so sweet, they’re twistin’ my melon, man.

    Happy Mondays as intro music, good choice! Never can have too much of the Madchester sound.

    • #3
    • December 17, 2015, at 1:10 PM PST
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  4. Owen Findy Member

    This looks great. Looking forward to listening during my next podcast-listening temporal window.

    • #4
    • December 17, 2015, at 1:38 PM PST
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  5. Stephen Dawson Inactive

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.:

    Stephen Dawson:Yay, cage match between English defender of The Beatles and American defender of The Beach Boys, both of whom I believe not to have been born at the time of their respective hero’s prime periods of fertility.

    I’m honored to say that I was born the same year Pet Sounds and Revolver were released. Pretty much the best year ever.

    But you sound so young! Must be through living a life of refinement with the proper musical accompaniment.

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    • December 17, 2015, at 1:47 PM PST
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  6. Dave Sussman Contributor

    Jon, if get time check out Love and Mercy. Brian Wilson’s musical brilliance that created Pet Sounds now makes sense.

    • #6
    • December 17, 2015, at 1:56 PM PST
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  7. Johnny Dubya Inactive

    Will there be weight-loss tips?

    • #7
    • December 17, 2015, at 2:06 PM PST
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  8. Jon Gabriel, Ed. King

    David Sussman:Jon, if get time check out Love and Mercy. Brian Wilson’s musical brilliance that created Pet Sounds now makes sense.

    I need to!

    • #8
    • December 17, 2015, at 2:20 PM PST
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  9. Felicity Lien Member

    Star Wars or Star Trek? Firefly.

    • #9
    • December 17, 2015, at 3:32 PM PST
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  10. jmelvin Member

    Nice podcast guys!

    • #10
    • December 17, 2015, at 3:39 PM PST
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  11. Sheila Inactive
    Sheila Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    You set a bar. Look fwd to more.

    • #11
    • December 17, 2015, at 3:41 PM PST
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  12. Stephen Dawson Inactive

    Excellent work. As an Australian I’m still amazed that America can supply all these people who are both principled Libertarian Conservatives, and talented on the radio. Those combinations don’t seem to exist in this land.

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    • December 17, 2015, at 4:04 PM PST
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  13. Stephen Dawson Inactive

    Incidentally, as food for both sides of the most important dispute, Wikipedia informs us that:

    Paul McCartney named [Pet Sounds] one of his favorite albums of all time on multiple occasions, calling it the primary impetus for the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

    I have Pet Sounds on DVD Audio, on which it sound absolutely dreadful, so I might be biased. On the other hand, the very first independent purchase of anything I ever made as a child was the single of ‘Something/Come Together’, and compared to Abbey Road, Sgt Pepper’s is meh.

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    • December 17, 2015, at 4:09 PM PST
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  14. Joseph Eagar Member
    Joseph Eagar Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I’m not sure California makes a good poster boy for subsidiarity. There are a lot of conservative voters in the state’s interior who are essentially dictated to by the urban centers along the coast.

    • #14
    • December 17, 2015, at 4:26 PM PST
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  15. Valiuth Member
    Valiuth Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Excellent. Great Podcasts. I hope you manage to put it out regularly. I need something to listen too while grinding for loot in my MMOs.

    • #15
    • December 17, 2015, at 6:36 PM PST
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  16. Owen Findy Member

    Felicity Lien:Star Wars or Star Trek? Firefly.

    Gorram RIGHT!

    • #16
    • December 17, 2015, at 6:59 PM PST
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  17. DialMforMurder Inactive

    I dunno, this conservatarian label seems a little too vague and misleading to me. I’d say that Jim is more of a conconservatarian and Jon is really a liberto-conservatarian.

    I can’t believe you even bothered with that Conservatarianino Charles CW Cooke. This podcast has lost it’s way big time.

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    • December 17, 2015, at 11:51 PM PST
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  18. Valiuth Member
    Valiuth Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Owen Findy:

    Felicity Lien:Star Wars or Star Trek? Firefly.

    Gorram RIGHT!

    Oh Firefly fans. I think I can say with all objectivity, that nothing to ever come out of Hollywood is as big as Star Wars. Without it you would not even have Firefly. Heck you might not even have Star Trek, at least not the movies, and without those movies do you think we would have ever had TNG? Star Wars is to Sci-Fi Movies what Lord of the Rings is to Fantasy books. It may not be the first, maybe it isn’t even technically the best, but it is the well from which all of it flows.

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    • December 17, 2015, at 11:56 PM PST
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  19. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt Bartle Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I enjoyed this, although it’s a little confusing to call it “The Ricochet Podcast.” I think we already have one of those!

    • #19
    • December 18, 2015, at 5:28 AM PST
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  20. Felicity Lien Member

    For the record, I wasn’t arguing on the cinematic merits, but on the question as posed in the podcast. I’m honestly a fan of all three—Star Trek (no need for the TOS designation then) was our favorite show when my brother and I were kids, and I’ve loved each of the spinoffs in turn, and even the bad movies; Star Wars, Episode IV, came out in the summer between my junior and senior years of high school; Empire was a major highlight of the best summer of my college years. But which is the most Conservatarian? My answer stands.

    • #20
    • December 18, 2015, at 8:38 AM PST
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  21. Jon Gabriel, Ed. King

    Matt Bartle:I enjoyed this, although it’s a little confusing to call it “The Ricochet Podcast.” I think we already have one of those!

    We will set up our own feed for The Conservatarians starting with episode 2. Thanks for listening!

    • #21
    • December 18, 2015, at 2:07 PM PST
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  22. Mister Dog Coolidge

    Great guest for your first podcast and Happy Mondays for the theme. Not bad at all.

    • #22
    • December 18, 2015, at 3:08 PM PST
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  23. 4CuriousJohn Thatcher

    Listened to E1 today while doing a “CJ Marathon”, (Stream, Sauna, Whirlpool). Like it, looking forward to E2. “Conservatarian” is a bumper sticker I’m willing to put between to my “We Back the Badge” bumper sticker and “Exploiting Race and Class makes you a (pic of a Democratic Donkey) bumper sticker.

    • #23
    • December 20, 2015, at 5:09 PM PST
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