The King calls in an audible from the Claremont Institute’s Lincoln Fellowship somewhere in SoCal. Jon talks about the FBI’s raid recession kinetic investigative foray into Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, the insanity of the political gamble, and the precedent for investigations into every ex-president going forward. Also, who’s ready for 87,000 new IRS agents?!

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Memories of Jacqueline, 1906” by the Olivia Tremor Control.

The King welcomes Peter Bonilla, Vice President of Programs for the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). The organization’s mission is to “defend and sustain the individual rights of all Americans to free speech and free thought—the most essential qualities of liberty.” FIRE not only educates Americans about the importance of these inalienable rights and promotes a culture of respect for these rights, they also back up free speech in court.

Then Jon covers other hot topics in the news. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Gran Hotel,” by Interpol.

The King welcomes back Kurt Schlichter, who’s authored a new book, We’ll Be Back: The Fall and Rise of America.  Kurt’s is a senior columnist for Townhall.com, an LA trial lawyer, and a retired Army Infantry colonel. We’ll Be Back tracks America’s 30-year journey from the defeat of Iraq in 1991 to the current day in 2022, walking through the causes and culprits of America’s decline while also inspiring its reader to take action and have hope for a thriving economy and a freer America.

Then Jon talks wraps up a few big stories in the news and a crucial update from Vacationland. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Blues from a Gun,” written by The Jesus and Mary Chain in honor of Col. Schlichter.

The King welcomes back Spencer Klavan, host of the Young Heretics podcast, Associate Editor for the Claremont Institute, and Features Editor of The American Mind. He just announced a new book to be released in February, How to Save the West: Ancient Wisdom for 5 Modern Crises, but I wanted to talk to him right now … and then again in February. We talk about the Left’s meltdown over the Supreme Court, the importance of the classics, and why so many younger men are turning to tradition.

Then Jon talks wraps up a few big stories in the news, Democrats’ woes, their contempt for July 4, and the latest shootings. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Nattens sista strimma ljus” by Swedish psych-rock outfit Dungen.

Today, the King is joined by Mark Paoletta, co-author of the new book, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words. In the follow-up to the wildly successful documentary by the same name, the book builds on dozens of hours of groundbreaking, one-on-one interviews with Thomas to share a new, expanded account of his powerful story for the first time.

Mark Paoletta worked alongside Thomas during his confirmation, served as OMB’s general counsel under Trump, and was chief counsel and assistant to Vice President Mike Pence. A veteran lawyer, Paoletta specializes in representing clients in congressional investigations and is noted for his work on the confirmations of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.

Then Jon talks wraps up a few big stories in the news, including SCOTUS’s Week of Greatness and more tragedy along the border. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Clipper” by LA-based dreampoppers Launder.

Today, the King wraps up the big news of the week, starting with the start of the midterm Red Wave, Biden’s incoherence on oil, and why history doesn’t have “sides.” Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Ricochet” by Preoccupations.

Today, the King wraps up the big news of the week, starting with an alleged assassination attempt on Justice Kavanaugh, the unfolding drama at the Wokington Post, and Democrats losing their minds over Biden and their doomed midterms. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Numb Bell” by Moderat.

Today, the King is joined by Rev. Robert Sirico, to talk about his new book, The Economics of the Parables. In it, Fr. Sirico shares the timeless economic wisdom derived from the parables of the New Testament. He is a Catholic priest, the co-founder and President Emeritus of the Acton Institute, and has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the London Financial Times, and National Review, among others.

Then Jon talks wraps up a few big stories in the news, including Biden’s frustration in office and the latest gun control push. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Running Up That Hill,” a Kate Bush cover by Placebo.

Today, the King is joined by Abby Roth, better known as Classically Abby, to discuss her popular YouTube channel dedicated to classic living and traditional values. We discuss why it’s important to speak your mind (even if controversial), the importance of modesty, and how her message counters the negative impact of most social media on young women. Check out Abby’s Substack here.

Then Jon talks about the news of the day, Netflix, Ricky Gervais, and the latest tragic shooting, this time in Texas. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Day of the Robot” by singer/songwriter Damien Jurado.

Yoram Hazony is the President of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem and Chairman of the Edmund Burke Foundation. In 2018, Yoram wrote The Virtue of Nationalism, which caused quite a stir yet was selected as the Conservative Book of the Year.

His latest is Conservatism: A Rediscovery, released today. In it, he argues that American conservatism isn’t identical to “classical” liberalism, as is popularly thought. Instead, he argues we should return to the empiricist, religious, and nationalist traditions of America and Britain. So what exactly is nationalism? We answer that as well.

Then Jon riffs on the news of the past few days, including the shootings in Buffalo and California, Pennsylvania primaries, and the gloom finally hitting Russian media. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Through and Through” by Object of Affection.

The King of Stuff welcomes school-choice guru Dr. Matthew Ladner of the Arizona Charter School Association and Executive Editor of the weblog RedefinED. Previously Ladner served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Koch Institute and Senior Advisor for Research and Policy at Excel in Ed and Vice President of Research and Goldwater Institute. We talk about Arizona’s epic improvements in education, thanks to school choice.

Then Jon goes for a news wrap-up on inflation, SCOTUS abortion fallout, and more! Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “My Echo” by Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever.

Time for a news wrap-up with the King! We’re talking about the leaked Alito draft, how abortion will play as an issue in the midterms, Biden’s continuing polling trouble, updates from Ukraine, the Dave Chappelle case, and more! Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Blue” by Resplandor.

The King of Stuff welcomes David DesRosiers, publisher of the invaluable RealClearPolitics.com and its many sister sites. RCP has just launched two state-based verticals, RealClearFlorida and RealClearPennsylvania. David is the Founder and President of Revere Advisors and formerly served for ten years as Executive Vice President at the Manhattan Institute. We talk about the importance of these two states and the crisis in political journalism in general.

Jon then talks about the big news of the week, including Elonmania. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Wrecked” by Weird Nightmare.

The King flies solo this week, covering all the big news. CNN+ turns into CNN-! Ron DeSantis vs. Team Rat! Kamala’s staff fleeing her clutches! And more! Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Sonder” by Pet Shimmers.

Does everything in the world feel off-kilter lately? The king flies solo this week with a news wrap-up, including Ukraine, ghost guns, inflation, Russia, Al Sharpton, CNN+, ethanol, food shortages, Shanghai, mining, green energy, dead comedians, and more! Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Wound Up Tight” by Tallies.

The King of Stuff welcomes the great Andrew Klavan to discuss his latest book, The Truth and Beauty: How the Lives and Works of England’s Greatest Poets Point the Way to a Deeper Understanding of the Words of Jesus. Andrew is an internationally bestselling novelist and two-time Edgar Award-winner, Klavan is also a contributing editor to City Journal, the magazine of the Manhattan Institute, and the host of a popular podcast on DailyWire.com, The Andrew Klavan Show.

Then Jon talks about Elon buying a big chunk of Twitter and how a Finnish intelligence analyst explains the Russian mindset.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Peace of Mind” by Boston.

The King of Stuff welcomes back Frank J. Fleming to discuss his latest novel, Superego: Betrayal, the third in the Superego series. Until recently, he was a contributor to the Babylon Bee, but now is a scripted creator for The Daily Wire. Just after this interview, DW Co-CEO Jeremy Boreing announced the launch of Daily Wire Kids — the project Frank’s been working on.

Frank has also written something like 312 other books, created the IMAO blog, and occasionally retweets me, making him a good person. Subscribe to his Substack!

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Peace of Mind” by Boston.

The King of Stuff welcomes Doug TenNapel, the creator of Earthworm Jim, The Neverhood, and Bigfoot Bill. He is the author and illustrator of more than 20 Graphic Novels which include Earthworm Jim The Comic, Bigfoot Bill, Nnewts, Creature Tech, Earthboy Jacobus, and Monster Zoo. He talks about being a conservative artist who speaks his mind and explains his wild success with NFTs.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Eat the Wine, Drink the Bread” by Destroyer.

The financial world canceled Canadian truckers and now an entire country. Who’s next? The King of Stuff welcomes Kara Frederick to chat about Big Tech, Social Credit, and the tools to “cancel” people — and even countries — from the digital world. Kara is a Research Fellow in the Center for Technology Policy at The Heritage Foundation. She also helped create and lead Facebook’s Global Security Counterterrorism Analysis Program. Before that, Kara was a Senior Intelligence Analyst for a U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command and deployed three times to Afghanistan.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Beep Street” by Squarepusher.

The King of Stuff welcomes Steven F. Hayward to discuss the continuing rifts on the right, Biden’s many failures, and GOP chances for the midterms. Steve is a senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, and a visiting professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy. He writes daily on Powerline Blog, hosts the Power Line podcast, and will soon release his latest book, M. Stanton Evans: Conservative Wit, Apostle of Freedom.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “The Gravedigger’s Song” by Mark Lanegan. Rest in peace, Mark.