This week, GLoP-sters Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz take on the pluses and minuses of cigar smoking, the new trend of re-booting long cancelled TV shows (Twin Peaks, Will and Grace, and Roseanne to name a few), some thought on the Seth Rich media coverage, the meaning of The Orb, and yes, the need. For. Speed.More
Rob has retuned from the worker’s paradise, Jonah visits the Parrothead paradise, John watches bad Bond movies on the subway, Rob admits he once went to a a Weird Al concert, and Jonah seeks forgiveness in order to retain his geek cred. Also, is anti-Globalism French toast? Are Trump voters feeling a little buyer’s remorse? Tune in and find out.More
This week, the men of GLoP address an issue that should not be controversial, yet somehow it is: freedom of speech on college campuses and in the culture at large. Howard Dean said on Twitter that hate speech “is not protected by the Constitution” (yes, it is). In a recent New York Times Op-Ed, a vice provost at New York University wrote that “We should thank the student protestors, the activists in Black Lives Matter and other “overly sensitive” souls for keeping watch over the soul of our republic.” Hmm. Also, did late night comedy fuel the rise of Trump? A sad farewell the the great Kate O’Beirne (read Jonah’s tribute here), Rob’s going to Cuba, and yes, the now apparently required corn hole joke (by the way, the now classic corn hole episode of GLoP which John references in the show is here).
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It’s a super-sized GLoP this week (one hour and twenty minutes!) as the men of GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz) opine on Sean Spicer’s gaffe, is Steve Bannon headed for the White House door?, the United Airlines bumping, RIP Red Eye, and Jonah’s reaction to the New York Times’ Rick Perlstine’s essay on Conservatism (also, as John mentions in the podcast, you must read the story on how Perlstine and his wife met. It’s in the NYT, but reads like The Onion).
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This week, Sonny Bunch, the venerable co-host of The Weekly Sub-Standard podcast sits in for the TV making Rob Long (he’ll be back for the next show, promise!). The boy cover the AHCA debacle, why the Richard Dreyfuss character in Close Encounters of The Third Kind is a terrible person, ruminate on the many different cuts of Blade Runner that vastly the movie’s legacy, debate the greatness or lack thereof of Stephen King, and Jonah pushes Sonny to defend an ongoing theory in The Weekly Substandard’s podcast that the Empire in the Star Wars movies are actually the GOOD guys. Huh?More
Jonah checks in from North Pole, Alaska, opining on the health care debate, the adventures of Jonah’s father-in-law, the Middlebury College riot and what it portends for our culture. a slew of Helen Keller jokes, inconsistencies with King Kong, and some thoughts on that BBC interview that was interrupted by kids.More
This week, the Oscar’s colossal screw up, a post mortem on CPAC, so long to the great Bill Paxton, and why his film A Simple Plan may be one of the best conservative movies ever made.More
Goldberg sees Hamilton (the dinner theater production currently playing in Chicago), a treatise on WhatAboutism, and GLoP Oscar picks.More
This week, we accompany Rob Long on his morning commute and chat about getting acclimated to the Trump era, is LaLa Land really that good, the proper pronunciation of certain French phrases, and three non-football fans make their Super Bowl picks.More
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.
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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!More
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!
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.More
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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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 Cried, the unseen worst movie of all times, and a Krauthammer anecdote, courtesy of Jonah Goldberg.
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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