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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!
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.
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.
It’s the annual GLoPtober edition of the podcast and this month we have an especially eclectic list of topics:
- Were the Benghazi hearings a bust for the right?
- Is Trump’s super power that he’s impervious to all gaffes?
- Would you go back in time and kill the baby Hitler?
- Who’s the real villain in Star Wars, the Empire or the Jedi?
- And a mini review of the hit Broadway show Hamilton (the closing tune to this podcast is the show’s You’ll Be Back ).
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This week, it’s all about the waiting: Jonah’s waiting for the cable guy, John is waiting for Kol Nidre, Rob is waiting for a pitch. Also, everything you’ve always wanted to know about Yom Kippur, the Emmy’s, what’s the deal with peak TV, Scott Walker quits, Carly rises, a mediation on practical politics, and the guys reveal their Secret Service code names. What’s yours?
The men of GLoP (for those living under a rock, that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz) return for their August appointment. This episode, Yuge look at Candidate Trump, including a sobering exercise in what a Donald Presidency might look like. Then, Hillary’s email server gets GLoP-ped, the Bernie Sanders/#BlackLivesMatter phenomenon is explained, True Detective gets parsed, and much more. Tune in!
You may have heard a rumor about Jonah’s ability to purchase a pair of pants. On this week’s episode of GLoP Culture, Goldberg bravely addresses these scurrilous reports and refutes a certain follicle challenged Presidential candidate’s assertions about his haberdasher purchasing skills. Also, The GLoP take on Greece, the GLoP daughters review Inside Out, decaying Manhattan, the genius of Idiocracy, RIP Omar Sharif, and some GLoP suggestions on movies you haven’t seen.
Update: Thanks, EJHill.
Back by popular demand, Rob Long, Jonah Goldberg, and John Podhoretz reconvene for another GLoP romp through popular culture. This week: The trials and tribulations of Hillary Clinton, a mid-season look at Game of Thrones, and is Silicon Valley not only the best show on TV but also the most conservative? Also, the Duggars dig in, and Deep Blue Sea is the best shark movie you’ve never seen. You’re welcome.
This special edition of the GLoP Culture Podcast was recorded live from National Review Institute’s 2015 Ideas Summit at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The gang,
The Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, Commentary’s John Podhortez (also of The NY Post) and our own Rob Long, talk about The Donald misplaced hatred of Jonah, mattresses, anti-American movies, market disruption, and how best to shave your back (hint: enter “GLOP” at checkout), all while reportedly sipping contraband Jameson. In attendance at the NRI Summit for this live episode of GLoP Culture were a dozen Ricochet members, most of whom received free tickets to the evening’s events as part of their Reagan memberships.
This week, GLoPheads Jonah Goldberg, John Podhoretz, and Rob Long discuss the repercussions of the Indiana RFRA act, Rolling Stone’s refusal to take full responsibility after publishing a totally fabricated piece, and make the case as to why nascent Daily Show host Trevor Noah will probably survive his Tweets but may not last long in the host’s chair. Also, a nostalgic look back at New York nightlife in the 70s, and John details a college event that made an indelible impression.
The Ides of March are upon us, and that can only mean one thing: a new GLoP is nigh. Will Jon Stewart exiting The Daily Show be a boon to Republican candidates? Leonard Nimoy beams up for the last time, Hillary’s emails are missing, Robert Durst’s weird HBO confession, and will the GLoP-sters soon be sporting an Apple Watch? Time will tell.
America’s most trusted pundits –that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz– return and just in the nick of time. This week, they discuss imploding anchors Brian Williams and Steve Kroft, marvel at the success of American Sniper, riff on the virtues (and possible downsides) of method acting, blows the lid off baby poop, and make their Oscar predictions. Will it be Boyhood or Birdman? You gotta tune in to find out.
This week, a very special edition of the show commonly known as GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz, for you noobs): a live show recorded aboard the Allure of The Seas somewhere in the Caribbean. This week, the boys prognosticate on why Barack Obama is really Greg Brady aka, Johnny Bravo, Hillary’s got 99 problems, why zombies are a cultural touchstone, and in case we wind up on one, each panelist chooses the five movies they’d take to a desert island.
It’s GLoPtober and that can only mean one thing: the men of GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz) are back with another tour through politics and pop culture. This week, does winning the Senate really matter?; Is Boyhood a conservative movie even though it takes potshots at Republicans and religion?; the icky use of babies on Homeland; What’s the deal with Gone Girl?; Is Adam Sandler a Hollywood disrupter or just a fading star looking for one last deal?; Will Interstellar soar among the stars or crash land in a sea of environmental metaphors?; And what’s Jonah’s favorite reality show? Hint: it’s got lots of pixellation.