Emily and Inez discuss how technological advancement is making it possible for larger and larger segments of the population to drop out of real life and settle for the facsimiles of porn, endless scrolling, Zoom calls, and junk food. Emily wonders where the Ralph Nader of Big Tech is in our politics. Inez gives two cheers for democracy in an era of elite failure. And both hosts comment on a post #MeToo study showing that young men think merely approaching a woman is “creepy.”

 

This week, Jeremy Carl joins High Noon. With a background that starts in the Utopianism of the early internet and winds through policy in the Trump administration, Carl tells the story of American crisis, including the devastating close of the frontier, our more complicated relationship with immigration post Ellis Island, and the disappointed dreams of tech oligarchs.

Nicholas Eberstadt holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at AEI and is the author of the book Men Without Work, in which he chronicles the story of the growing group of prime-age men who are neither trying to find work nor in training or education. Eberstadt’s work challenges some of the underlying assumptions populist narratives of the last six years have relied upon, and paints a picture of how this group in many ways is the canary in the coal mine for the existential crisis faced by the West.

This week, Jesse Kelly of syndicated radio and First TV fame joins the podcast to talk about the forces destroying the U.S. military from the top down and bottom up, as well as President Biden’s angry speech. Jesse lays out an even more pessimistic than usual case against the country’s future, and Inez is forced to play optimist. Jesse and Inez discuss humor in the face of scary times.

At the end of every month, Emily Jashinsky and Inez Stepman run through a docket of the past several weeks of news and analysis. This month, they discuss how the right should respond to the raid at Mar-A-Lago and the potential prosecution of political opposition, the rage the direct class politics of student loan bailouts has stirred up, and whether older millennial victims of the mainstreamed sexual revolution will become Cassandras for the next generation, or drag them down the same path.

 

This week on High Noon, Inez speaks with Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, in some quarters better known by his initials, PEG. Gobry and Stepman discuss how free markets can be used as a tool for higher goods rather than an end in themselves, and whether atomization, aimlessness, and falling fertility rates are inevitable consequences of modernity or phenomena with a more proximate cause. They also chat about differences between his native France and the United States, the home team gets in a little French ribbing.

After the Rubicon-crossing raid at Mar-a-Lago, Inez Stepman speaks to one of the lone voices in Washington who has consistently tried to starve and strangle the illegitimate administrative state, Congressman Chip Roy (TX-21). Congressman Roy and Stepman discussed what “making law” in the USA truly looks like in an age where Schoolhouse Rock’s Bill on Capitol Hill seems a fanciful notion, and how to combat the many-headed hydra of the public-private regime.

This week, High Noon with Inez Stepman checks in on Russia’s war against Ukraine. It can be easy to forget, considering how many problems the United States faces at home, but the war has now been raging since February, heading into its sixth month. Stepman talks to the Wall Street Journal’s Jillian Melchior, who has done three on-the-ground reporting trips to the region since February. Stepman and Melchior spoke about how to sort out live-time digital war propaganda from fact, and how our $40 billion is being spent — or whether it’s getting to the intended target at all. We also spoke about what the war is doing to forge a stronger Ukrainian national identity and Europe’s frustrating inability to go to rehab for its addiction to Russian gas.

As always, the last Wednesday of the month on High Noon is reserved for the docket episodes with Emily Jashinsky, wherein Inez and Emily chat about the stories that caught their attention over the past several weeks as deserving of a second look.

 

This week’s guest is former Senate staffer and Conservative Policy Institute Policy Director Rachel Bovard.

 

This week on High Noon, young conservative writer Nate Hochman of National Review comes on to discuss the future of the increasingly post-religious right. Inez and Nate discuss how decreasing religiosity is changing the contours of the right and its coalitions; the rifts issues like abortion could open up between newly recruited anti-woke factions like “barstool conservatives” and the traditional religious right; and the possibility that a broader secular right focused on culture war issues could actually deliver on moral majority priorities. They also spoke about the deeper roots of the crisis of “national identity, social integrity, and political alienation” that America is experiencing, and why young conservatives are embracing radicalism that shocks some of their elders.

 

Madeleine Kearns of National Review joins Emily Jashinsky to discuss the Dobbs decision and the fall of Roe v. Wade. They also discuss President Biden’s proposed revisions to Title IX policy and Emily’s recent reporting trip to northern Mexico.

Brad Wilcox is a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, where he directs the National Marriage Project, as well as a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies and the author of numerous studies, articles, and books on family formation and its many consequences.

 

This week on High Noon with Inez Stepman, the indefatigable Ian Rowe joins the pod. Rowe is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a visiting fellow with the Woodson Center as part of their 1776 Unites project. He is the author of the new book Agency: The Four Point Plan (F.R.E.E.) for ALL Children to Overcome the Victimhood Narrative and Discover their Pathway to Power, and runs a new set of charter schools in the Bronx based on the four cardinal virtues.

 

This week on High Noon, Alex Kaschuta, the host of the always-fascinating Subversive Podcast and author at her Substack Garden of Earthly Delights, and one of the most courageous and interesting commentators on the internet, joins the pod.

 

This week on High Noon, James Esses, founder of Thoughtful Therapists, joins the podcast. A former criminal barrister from the UK pursuing a second career in therapy, Esses was unceremoniously expelled from his program for raising objections to gender ideology and concerns with encouraging troubled minors into irreversible medical “transition.”

 

The last week of every month, High Noon: After Dark features Emily Jashinsky and Inez Stepman on the news of the past weeks. This month, Emily and Inez discuss whether the attacks and accusations against Elon Musk are working or lifting the veil on a rigged system for ordinary Americans; if redpilled tech bros passed over by woke quota systems can revive a future for American innovation and competence; and the left’s uncomfortable relationship with democracy.

This week on High Noon with Inez Stepman, Libby Emmons joins the pod. Emmons is editor-in-chief of The Post Millennial and, prior to that, a canceled playwright. Stepman and Emmons have a wide-ranging conversation that includes everything from the defense of humanity against both transgenderism and transhumanism that got her exiled from her feminist theater company, to the complicated relationship between morality and art.

Arthur Milikh is the Executive Director of the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life in Washington, D.C. Milikh and Stepman discussed the ways in which the traditional right has failed, and what steps the new right needs to take to create real institutional pushback, as well as the pros and cons of the great “national sorting” now underway.

This week on High Noon with Inez Stepman, Danielle Crittenden of Femsplainers fame, and author of What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us joins the pod to discus her wonderful essay, “When the Sexes Blur There’s No Sex.” Crittenden and Stepman talked about why young women find femininity and womanhood so unappealing to the point where ”transitioning” to the opposite sex is an attractive option, and how dating norms have accelerated to a point nearly everyone agrees is broken. They also chat about some of the original flaws of the feminist movement going back to the 1950s, and how feminist priorities have differed sharply from the average woman’s over the years.