It’s the first GLoP of the new year and as luck would have it, we’ve got plenty to talk about. First up, an actress made a speech at an awards show the other night that bridged the nexus of culture, entertainment, and politics. So yes, the men of GLoP have their say and then some. Also, some thoughts on Rogue One and the Uncanny Valley theory (here’s the 30 Rock  explanation of the theory Jonah refers to in the podcast), are conservatives in sitcoms making a comeback, and some thoughts on the iPhone on its 10th anniversary.

Winter is here, @EJHill.

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Yep, it’s the last GLoP of 2016, so time to do a bit of reflection (just a bit) on the year that was. We talk the incoming administration — who will and may jot make it through the nomination process, who has the best names in the cabinet, and of course, some picks for the best movies, TV, and books of the year. Got some choices we missed? Let us know in the comments below. See you next year, everyone!

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After a brief excursion at sea sans Rob Long, the men of GLoP return to their landlocked status to opine on the zeitgeist of the day. This week, RIP Fidel (yay!), that ridiculous BuzzFeed piece on the HGTV stars, why the passing of former NBC Entertainment exec Grant Tinker is important, who is the greatest male and female star all off times, and of course, some tales of old and new Hollywood. ¡Viva GLoP!

Chuckles, @EJHill

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Live from the Nieuw Amersterdam showroom, it’s special Mad Dogs and Englishmen (that’s Charles C.W. Cooke and Kevin Williamson) and GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg and John Podhoretz — Rob Long couldn’t make it this year) mashup. Won’t divulge the topics here, but there’s laughs and insights a plenty and a good time was had by most.

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The stars aligned this week and we discovered that all of three of the men of GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz) were all in the same city that never sleeps at the same time. So, we convened a special in person podcast at the sumptuous offices of Commentary Magazine. A few of today’s topics: the Conservative media industrial complex and what to do about it, Westword, Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize, and GLoP fixes Twitter. See you on the high seas after the election, everyone.

We’re walking here, @EJHill.

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When we said twice as much GLoP for the money, we were serious., folks. This week, we of course parse the second debate and the surrounding mishegas. It’s a tricky conversation to have without using words forbidden by the CoC. Also, Ken Bone, America’s choice for the winner of the debate, why furniture shopping is the worst date ever, the specter of more damaging audio coming, and finally, the candidate as infomercial pitch man. Only 28 days to go!

@EJHill is our clean-up man.

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It’s the day after the night of the Big Thing and the men from GLoP cover it in their own inimitable way. Who won? Who lost? Who had nasal malfunctions? It’s all here. Also, some parsing of NYT columnist Ross Douthat’s recent Clinton’s Samantha Bee Problem column, and a meditation on the top TV shows of all time. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments.

Dial it up, @ejhill.

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This week (yes, I said week — more about that in a moment), the men of GLoP diagnose a certain candidate for President, political correctness run amok, Star Trek is 50, Stranger Things, an a fond RIP to the great Gene Wilder. And GLoP heads, we have some good news for you: starting this month, you’ll get twice as much GLoP for your money as we are going to do TWO shows a month going forward. Huzzah!

Make it so, @ejhill.

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This month, the men of GLOP (Goldberg, Long, and Podhoretz) reunite for yet another jog through the pop culture and political parks. This time, a bit of commentary on the today’s shake-up in the Trump campaign, an argument for Larry Hagman as the most important actor in the history of TV, and then some Twitter hashtag games: #YourFavorite7Movies and #YourFavorite7TVShows. Finally, some thoughts on Chuck Klosterman’s new book, But What If We’re Wrong.

Aristophanes, EJHIll

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This month, we’re on the ground at the RNC (well, two thirds of us are, anyway). First up, a first slew hand impression of the goings on in Cleveland, also a mediation on the late great Garry Marshall and his incredible TV career, some thoughts on The Day The Clown Criedthe unseen worst movie of all times, and a Krauthammer anecdote, courtesy of Jonah Goldberg.

 

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It’s the middle of the month and that means it’s time for Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz to take another tour through politics and pop culture. In this episode, they cover why the Trump campaign is like Grey Gardens, dissect the big battle scene on this week’s “Game of Thrones,” ask if sequels are killing Hollywood, and share thoughts on the dump Trump movement gathering steam before next month’s Republican convention.

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The men of GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz) return with another romp through pop culture and politics. This week, some thoughts upon the sunset of the primary season, the folks at Facebook are not our friends, of course some “Game of Thrones” commentary, a fond look back at the Steven Baldwin-Tom Berenger classic Cutaway, and should you write or watch something for free? A GLoP investigation. Finally, a farewell to a beloved friend.

Music from this week’s episode: “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” by The Korgis

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The men of GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz) return for another romp through pop culture and a bit of politics. This week, they recall the culturally ahead-of-its-time phenomenon that was “The Dating Game,” explain why SMOD 2016 wins the coveted GLoP endorsement (sorry, Cthulhu), some thoughts on Batman v. Superman, why newspaper (remember them?) humor columnists weren’t actually very humorous, and yes, grudgingly, they comment a bit on the state of the race.

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Since our last show was recorded on location at political ground zero (at least for that week) and was almost all about the race, the men of GLoP insisted that for this show we throw politics to the side of the road and riff on whatever comes to mind. That includes a long windup to the start of the show (Rob insisted we keep it in) their favorite books, how to fix Twitter, The Walking Dead, beloved but long unseen sitcoms, and of course the annual GLoP Oscar picks.

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Last Saturday night at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire, about 400 faithful GLoP fans gathered to hear Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz riff on that night’s Republican debate, both before and after. Thanks to all who made the journey and to those who listened in live. P.S.for those more visually inclined, there is video of the event here, courtesy of the Granite Grok blog. 

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It’s been a while since the men of GLoP did a mostly politics-centric podcast, and with the primaries looming, now seems like the time to do it. So, strap yourself in for an audio romp through the state of the race, both on the right and on the left. Also, what happens if Hillary is indicted? A GLoP investigation. And why hasn’t the press been tougher on Trump? Another GLoP investigation. Also, Star Wars reviews and Rob gets a Yiddish lesson. Oy vey.

Also, be sure and join us for our live show in Manchester, NH on Saturday February 6th. Register here!

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It’s the end of the year, the eve of the debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the start of the primary season. That means the men of GLoP must fire up their Skype and bring their punditry skills to bear.

This month, a mediation on what it means to be a member of the “establishment.” Suffice to say, it has a very different meaning than it did 40 years ago. Also, some thoughts about guns, predictions and hopes for The Force Awakens, choices for the best of 2015, and Rob’s medication of choice for the new year. Tune in, turn on, and drop out. See in 2016 for our live show in New Hampshire on February 6th.

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With so much going on in politics and the culture, at the moment, there was a bounty of topics to choose from for this episode, but with our characteristic discipline, we stuck to a recap of last night’s debate, the bizarre events at the University of Missouri and Yale, and some free GLoP media consulting for the remaining Republican presidential candidates.

The boys close with some of their favorite TV shows, movies, and Vines (yes, you read that right) of the current season.

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It’s the annual GLoPtober edition of the podcast and this month we have an especially eclectic list of topics:

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