The king flies solo this week to discuss the recent shootings and the predictable media narrative about each. Jon also shares his thoughts on talking politics around the Thanksgiving table and outlines the history of this uniquely American holiday.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Gratitude” by the Beastie Boys.

The king flies solo this week, answering the big question: Does anyone in Arizona own a calculator? After reviewing the chaotic election in his home state, Jon responds to Trump’s presidential campaign announcement and how 2024 will play out for the GOP.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Moment of Clarity” by Narrow Head.

Whither the Red Wave? I bring on former co-host and current friend Stephen L. Miller (aka, @RedSteeze) to talk about the midterm elections and we look toward 2024. What’s up with the brewing Trump vs. DeSantis battle, why does it take so long for Arizona to count votes, and what can the GOP do with slim majorities in Congress? Stephen has a Patreon, hosts a popular show on CallIn, and writes for The Spectator and the Washington Examiner.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends indie anthem, “The Official Ironmen Rally Song” by Guided by Voices.

The king welcomes Michael Walsh, a ridiculously accomplished author, screenwriter, and novelist. His new book, Against the Great Reset: Eighteen Theses Contra the New World Order, features essays from a murderer’s row of conservative intellectuals. His other work includes six novels, seven works of nonfiction, and a hit Disney movie. The former classical music critic of Time magazine, he is now a regular contributor of political and cultural commentary.

After the interview, Jon talks about the curious attack on Paul Pelosi, the closing days of the midterm campaigns, and Chief Twit Elon Musk. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. Continuing the Brazilian theme, Jon recommends his favorite song of all time, “Over and Out” by Pile of Love.

The king welcomes Ana Paula Henkel to discuss the tight presidential election in Brazil to be held Sunday. It pits incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro against leftist ex-con and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (a.k.a., Lula). This week, leftist judges shut down press freedoms for Bolsonaro supporters and the polling is very tight.

Ana is a conservative Brazilian political analyst now living in the US. Formerly, she played for Brazil’s National Volleyball Team and competed in four Olympic Games. She is the two-time world champion in beach volleyball, and won the bronze in 1996 in indoor volleyball. Ana’s commentary can be found in Revista Oeste and Jovem Pan. You can also find her on Twitter where she has 1.5 million followers.

The king flies solo this week, breaking down all the latest news. Jon talks about the trend in polling showing GOP gains in midterm races, the independent voters shifting to the right, Elon Musk trolling Ukraine, and the very bad news for China in the form of semiconductor sanctions. He also recommends Peter Zeihan’s latest book, The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Globalization, and discusses the end of the former world order.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Chainsaw the Door” by The Garden.

The king welcomes Troy Senik, author of A Man of Iron: The Turbulent Life and Improbable Presidency of Grover Cleveland. Senik pulls Cleveland out of unjust obscurity, charting his dizzying rise from obscure lawyer to president in just three years, all thanks to honesty, principle, and an indefatigable work ethic.

Troy is also co-founder of Kite & Key Media, former Vice President of Policy and Programs for the Manhattan Institute, and most importantly, former Editor-in-Chief of Ricochet.

Jon then discusses other news buzz, including the latest from Ukraine and the state of the midterms. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Billie Toppy” by Men I Trust.

The king welcomes Jessica Anderson, the President of Sentinel Action Fund and Executive Director of Heritage Action for America. Her group has made big buys supporting GOP candidates, especially Blake Masters, who’s taking on Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly. Jessica leads Heritage Action’s two million grassroots activists and 20,000 Sentinels to engage directly with their state and federal lawmakers advocating for public policy solutions, which put American families, businesses and interests first.

Jon then discusses the rest of the news, including Ron DeSantis’s hurricane response, Herschel Walker’s latest scandal, and OPEC shutting off the black taps. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “I Hope I Never See Your Face Again” by Desmond Doom.

The king welcomes Matthew Peterson, the cofounder of New Founding, a commercial and cultural union for the American people. Matt is also President of the Firebrand Super PAC, Publisher of RETURN, and has a great new podcast you can find here. Before all this, he founded The American Mind, which rapidly became influential among select political, tech, and media figures since its start in 2018.

Jon then discusses some international news including Giorgia Meloni’s big win in Italy and the strange damage done to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Change with the Sun” by Italian trio Soviet Soviet.

The king welcomes Stephen N. Limbaugh III, a fellow Lincoln Fellow and a composer and concert pianist. Limbaugh’s compositions have been recorded by the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra and Valentina Lisitsa. His debut album, Pants, was the top-selling album of contemporary concert music on the Billboard Classical charts in 2014. As a solo pianist, his engagements include the Golden Globes, Emmys, the White House, and the Nashville Scoring Orchestra. Limbaugh parlayed his success as a performer and composer into writing the musical scores for films, the latest of which was directed by Amanda Milius. Stephen is the son of federal judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. of the 8th Circuit Eastern District, and cousin of the late talk radio host Rush Limbaugh.

On Thursday, September 22, Jon is visiting Columbus, OH, to moderate a discussion on School Choice. Hosted by America’s Future, a nationwide network of liberty-minded young professionals, the talk will be a live King of Stuff podcast recording appearing here next week. Find all the details here!

The king welcomes David Limbaugh on this week’s show to discuss his latest sure-to-be-bestseller, The Resurrected Jesus: The Church in the New Testament. Co-authored with his daughter, Christen Limbaugh Bloom, the book concludes his popular Jesus series, focusing on the testimony of early Christians. David is a lawyer, political commentator, and author of ten national bestsellers (so far). Then Jon unburdens himself on the latest news out of DC and the world.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “This Fractured Mind” by Nation of Language. (H/T: AnnaZ)

The king welcomes William A. Jacobson, the founder of Legal Insurrection, to discuss “special masters,” the FBI’s raid-not-raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, and the dark omens surrounding Biden’s Philadelphia speech. William Jacobson is a law professor and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. Professor Jacobson is frequently quoted in the media on political and legal topics, has authored many op-eds in major publications, and appears on television and radio to discuss politics and the law.

Then Jon opines on the midterms, the energy crunch, and positive developments in Chile. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Tuesday” by S.C.A.B.

The king welcomes Marc Morano, publisher of ClimateDepot.com, and author of The Great Reset: Global Elites and the Permanent Lockdown. While proponents of the Great Reset push slogans like “Build Back Better,” “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” and “A New Normal,” the Reset is nothing short of a rebranded Soviet system, threatening to strip away property rights, restrict freedom of movement and association, and radically reshape our diets and way of life. Marc unveils the origins of the Great Reset, who is behind it, how it is being implemented, and how COVID-19 and the alleged “climate emergency” accelerated its imposition on the United States.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “(With Respect To) Loyal Serfs” by Disq.

The king welcomes Megan Basham, culture reporter for The Daily Wire, frequent contributor to Morning Wire, and Rotten Tomatoes-approved movie critic. We talk about Megan’s battle for the soul of American Evangelicalism and its growing embrace of wokeness. Megan previously served as entertainment editor and podcast co-host for World Magazine, and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Townhall.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Restore My Soul,” by The Choir.

The King welcomes Alvino-Mario Fantini, Editor-in-Chief of The European Conservative, Europe’s premier conservative English-language quarterly journal of philosophy, politics, and the arts. His work has appeared in such publications as The American Spectator, Crisis, The New Criterion, Far Eastern Economic Review, Catholic World Report, The American Conservative, and The Wall Street Journal. Mario serves on the board of the Center for European Renewal, and is a member of the Philadelphia Society, Mont Pelerin Society, and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques.

We talk about the conservative renewal in places like Hungary and Poland, the future of the right in Europe, and the differences between European and American conservatism. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Radio Free Europe,” by R.E.M.

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.