The King of Stuff welcomes Corey A. DeAngelis, Ph.D., an absolute bulldog fighting for educational freedom. Corey is the national director of research at the American Federation for Children, the executive director at Educational Freedom Institute, an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute, and a senior fellow at Reason Foundation. He was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for his work on education policy and received the Buckley Award from America’s Future in 2020.

Jon and Corey chat about the massive gains for school choice during the Covid era, the self-destructive policies of teachers’ unions, and the political shift to allow funding to follow students. Then Jon talks about the Fauci and FBI fireworks on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

The King of Stuff welcomes Miranda Devine, author, New York Post columnist, and Fox News contributor. She wrote Laptop from Hell, a bestseller with the inside story of Hunter Biden’s laptop. The story almost derailed his father’s presidential campaign before igniting one of the greatest media and big-tech coverups in American history.

Then Jon talks about continuing Covid insanity and the pressing need to open America’s Strategic Meat Reserves.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Joanne” by the late, great Michael Nesmith.

The King of Stuff wraps up his interviews at the always smart ALEC conference in San Diego. ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism. And boy do we have interviews:

The King of Stuff emerges from his cocoon to attend the always smart ALEC conference in San Diego. ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators dedicated to the principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism. And boy do we have interviews:

The King of Stuff welcomes Prof. Scott Yenor to discuss how Russian literature can help us oppose the woke hysteria of today. Scott is a professor of political science at Boise State University and a Washington Fellow at the Claremont Institute’s Center for the American Way of Life. His most recent book is The Recovery of Family Life: Exposing the Limits of Modern Ideologies.

Russia endured political upheaval in the 19th century and beyond as the Czarist regime was opposed by liberal reformers, radical socialists, and violent nihilists. Authors such as Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky chronicled the rapid changes and predicted the carnage that would result from communism and scientific materialism. Much of the discussion focuses on Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed (also known as Devils or Demons), a novel exploring how a cell of radical leftists can take down a small community from within.

The King of Stuff welcomes back Ethan Nicolle, author of the new book, Chesterton’s Gateway: 14 Essays To Get You Hooked On Chesterton. Jon and Ethan discuss the brilliance of G.K. Chesterton and cover Ethan’s work as creative director for the Babylon Bee. Ethan created the web comic Axe Cop with his little brother, and later became an animated series on FOX and FXX. His other books include Bears Want to Kill You: The Authoritative Guide to Survival in the War Between Man and Bear and the mid-grade novel Brave Ollie Possum.

After the interview, Jon discusses the shocking Republican victories in Virginia and across the country.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Boy” by Kedr Livanskiy.
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The King of Stuff welcomes James Poulos, author of the soon-to-be-released Human, Forever: The Digital Politics of Spiritual War. In it, he reveals how the swarm of programs and devices unleashed by our leaders has transformed our lives and defied our dreams, throwing the future into doubt. But the first generation of the digital age can retake control of our technology by restoring our full humanity. James is the co-founder and executive editor of The American Mind at the Claremont Institute, and previously wrote The Art of Being Free.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Talk Tough” by power-pop duo Bat Fangs.

It’s episode 350! The King of Stuff welcomes Mark Hemingway, co-author of a new bestseller with his wife Mollie. Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections reveals how the media, big tech, and Democratic operatives manipulated coverage, Covid, and election laws to take the White House. Mark Hemingway is a senior writer at RealClearInvestigations and has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Weekly Standard, and more.

Jon and Mark wrap up the show with a music chat. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show.

The King of Stuff welcomes Carol Roth, author of The War on Small Business: How the Government Used the Pandemic to Crush the Backbone of America. Carol is a “recovering” investment banker, entrepreneur, TV pundit and host, and New York Times bestselling author of The Entrepreneur Equation. She has worked in a variety of capacities across industries, including currently as an outsourced CCO, as a director on public and private company boards, and as a strategic advisor. We talk about supply chain issues, empty store shelves, inflation, and everything else going wrong in the Biden era. Are they just “high-class problems?”

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon chooses “Days Like These” by Low.

The King of Stuff welcomes Donald T. Critchlow, the author of Revolutionary Monsters: Five Men Who Turned Liberation into Tyranny, just released today. Critchlow is the Katzin Family Professor at Arizona State University and the author of several other books, including In Defense of Populism: Protest and American Democracy (2020); and Republican Character: From Nixon to Reagan (2018). He leads the Program in Political History and Leadership at Arizona State University, a certificate program that provides students with a robust civic education.

Then Jon talks about his latest piece featured in National Review and hits the song of the week. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon chooses “Cicero” by Soft Kill.

The King of Stuff welcomes Walter Kirn, the author of Blood Will Out, Up in the Air, and Thumbsucker (the last two have been made into feature films). He has also written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, GQ, New York, and Esquire, and many other publications. This year, he launched a Substack and continues to curate one of Twitter’s best feeds.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon chooses “The Trilogy” by SUUNS.

The King of Stuff delivers his own State of the Union address covering Biden’s failed presidency. From the economy to foreign policy, and immigration to Covid, Biden is has made a mess of everything he’s touched. Jon also warns listeners to avoid late-night lectures and reveals the secret difference between reins and whips. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon chooses “Two Fingers” by Sea Power.

Tech issues attacked The King of Stuff, scrapping the planned interview, so Jon flies solo, talking about Gen. Milley’s backchannel talks with the Chinese military, DC’s failed Covid response, and gives tribute to his favorite comedian, Norm Macdonald. Instead of recommending a song this week, Jon recommends the comic’s brilliant memoir-cum-novel, Based on a True Story.

The King of Stuff talks with M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and host of the “REFORM THIS!” podcast on Blaze Radio. Dr. Jasser is a former US Navy Lieutenant-Commander, founder of Take Back Islam, Co-Founder of the Muslim Reform Movement, and Author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam.

We talk about Biden’s terrible withdrawal from Afghanistan, US strategies to counter Islamism, and lessons learned 20 years after the 9/11 attacks. Then Jon talks about the blockbuster news on the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis.

The King of Stuff talks with David Reaboi, Senior Fellow with the Claremont Institute, strategic communications consultant, and national security expert. He writes at his Substack, Late Republic Nonsense, where he often invokes the phrase “You need to know what time it is.” Jon and David discuss our current political moment and the stubborn resistance of the old guard to face it.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. David picks “My Song” by Keith Jarrett and Jon goes with “Better Git It in Your Soul” by Charles Mingus.

The King of Stuff talks with Toby Harnden, author of First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11, available for pre-order now. The book tells the story of Team Alpha, eight CIA officers dropped into the mountains of northern Afghanistan a month after the 9/11 attacks, to track down Al-Qaeda and stop them from infiltrating the United States again.

A former foreign correspondent, Toby reported from 33 countries while based in London, Belfast, Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Washington DC for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times of London. He is a former officer in the Royal Navy, a graduate of Oxford, and also wrote Dead Men Risen, winner of the Orwell Prize, and Bandit Country, an acclaimed book about the Irish Troubles. Jon and Toby discuss how Biden grabbed defeat out of the jaws of victory with Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. Today’s song, “Waiting on a Friend” by the Rolling Stones. Rest in peace, Charlie.

The King of Stuff talks with Amber Smith, a former OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot-in-command and air mission commander who flew multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Amber served as Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Outreach), Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as an advisor on the Department of Veterans Affairs presidential transition team. She is also the best-selling author of Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jon and Amber discuss Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, the rapid fall of Kabul, and where the US military goes from here.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. Today’s song, “Trance Manual” by John Vanderslice, portrays the complicated relationship between the US and Middle East through metaphor-laden lyrics.

The King of Stuff holds a news roundup talking the Brothers Cuomo, Biden’s unconstitutional eviction moratorium, Gov. Ron DeSantis’s fight against DC, and cratering Olympics viewship. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. Today’s pick is “All the While” by Hand Habits.

The King of Stuff conducts a news roundup discussing the latest CDC face-plant, the Olympics, social media outrage, Pelosi’s January 6 kangaroo court, and a free-speech ruling in New Jersey. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. Today’s pick is “Superperfection” by Film School

The King of Stuff talks with Alberto de la Cruz, a Cuban American living in Miami and Managing Editor of the invaluable Babalú Blog. Alberto and his writers have tirelessly documented the uprising in Cuba that began Sunday, July 11, and continues throughout the island nation. He talks about how it began, what’s happening now, and what it will take for the decrepit Castro regime to finally fall.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. Today’s pick is the song that helped spark the uprising, “Patria y Vida” (“Homeland and Life”) by Cuban musicians on the island (Maykel Osorbo and El Funky) and in exile (Yotuel, Gente De Zona, and Descemer Bueno).