The King flies solo, covering the news of the week. Is Trump actually going to be indicted or was he just trying to set-up Meatball Ron DeSanctimonius? Why won’t San Francisco pay reparations to its Asian residents? Why the Senate should reject Biden’s Labor Secretary nominee Julie Su, and the Putin-Xi bromance vs. Joe Biden’s poetry slam.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week’s track is “Mermaid in a Manhole” by Airiel. (See them live!)

The King welcomes Christian Toto, an award-winning journalist, film critic, and podcaster with more than 20 years experience covering Hollywood. He’s the founder of Hollywood in Toto, a Rotten Tomatoes certified reviewer, and belongs to both the Critics’ Choice Association and the Denver Film Critics Society.

We discuss the surprisingly pleasant and non-woke Academy Awards, the future of cinema, and whether Hollywood is finally figuring out that wokeness doesn’t sell. Then Jon talks about DeSantis’s controversial statement on Ukraine and the latest doings on Capitol Hill.

The King welcomes Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative. Rooted in the Hispanic community, LIBRE brings people together to advance freedom and opportunity in education, health care, the economy, safer communities, and more.

Born in California’s Central Valley, Daniel’s family has deep roots in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He’s worked in city government, on Capitol Hill, and the White House. He hosted “Agenda Washington” on Univision and was recognized by Congressional Quarterly and National Journal as one of the most influential voices in Washington.

The King welcomes Alexandra Hudson, creator of the new series “Storytelling and the Human Condition” for Wondrium (formerly known as The Great Courses). Alexandra is an author, an award-winning journalist, and an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is the founder of Civic Renaissance, an intellectual community and newsletter dedicated to personal and cultural renewal, You can pre-order her upcoming book, The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves, which will be published in October.

Then Jon wraps up the news of the week, including Ukraine one year on, the House GOP’s field hearing on the border,

The King welcomes Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, and Executive Editor of The Stream. He has written extensively on the issues of gender dysphoria, the trans movement, and the current medical crisis harming teens and young adults.

Dr. Jay is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Eat, Fast, Feast: Heal Your Body While Feeding Your Soul—A Christian Guide to Fasting, and The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic Into a Catastrophe.

The King welcomes back Spencer Klavan to discuss his important new book, How to Save the West: Ancient Wisdom for 5 Modern Crises. Every news cycle further confirms that the world has gone mad and Western culture itself is on the ropes. Not so fast. Each of us can help save our civilization by internalizing the truth and beauty conveyed in the masterpieces of Western culture.

Spencer earned a Ph.D. from Oxford in the classics, hosted the popular Young Heretics podcast, and soon will host a Daily Wire show covering the Western canon.

Then Jon talks about the news of the week including the Great Balloon War of 2023, the toxic train derailment, and the post-Covid rise of teen depression.

The King welcomes novelist, and pop culture and political writer, Kat Rosenfield. A former reporter for MTV News, she’s penned several books, co-hosts the Feminine Chaos podcast, and writes regularly for Reason and Unherd. Kat talks about her latest book, You Must Remember This, her past partnership with Marvel legend Stan Lee, dealing with sensitivity readers, and the perils of modern publishing.

Then Jon talks about the State of the Union address, the 2024 presidential campaign, and Balloonaquiddick. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon’s song of the week is “Pendulum” by Broadcast.

The King welcomes writer, podcaster, and goal-achiever Joel J. Miller. He co-hosts the entertaining and informative podcast ‘Bad’ Books of the Bible, which covers all those rarely read books commonly called “apocryphal” or “deuterocanonical.”

Joel is also the chief product officer of Full Focus and created Miller’s Book Review. He’s written for Reason, the Washington Post, American Spectator, National Review Online,, and RealClearReligion. Jon and Joel talk about balancing faith and politics, the allure of libertarianism, and how best to engage with the culture.

As promised, Episode #400 is “Ask Me Anything.” The King wrote down all the questions listeners had asked about all kinds of stuff and answered them here. All will be revealed!

The King welcomes Larry Correia, author of the new book In Defense of the Second Amendment. You might know Larry from his popular Monster Hunter series of bestsellers, but he’s also an avid defender of gun ownership.

Bringing with him the practical experience that comes from having owned a high-end gun store—catering largely to law enforcement—and as a competitive shooter and self-defense trainer, Correia blasts apart the emotion-laden, logic-free rhetoric of the gun control fanatics who turn every “mass shooting” into a crazed call for violating your rights, abusing the Constitution—and doing absolutely nothing to really fight crime.

Then Jon covers the big stories, including Joe Biden’s SCIF Corvette, reveals WEF’s extraterrestrial connections, and wonders how Greta Thunberg is holding up in the hoosegow. Along with two important announcements!

The king flies solo this week, wrapping up the big news, including the GOP House Speaker vote-athon, the obvious choice to lead the caucus, Trump vs. pro-lifers, Idaho killer caught, and the NFL injury problem. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Her Revolution,” a collaboration by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, IDM artist Four Tet, and Hyperdub’s Burial.


The King welcomes Robert Nicholson, President and Executive Director of The Philos Project. Their Abraham’s Missing Child Initiative is a groundbreaking project that leverages recent developments in the Near East to support and sustain indigenous Christian communities. Listen to their podcast, The Deep Map, here.

Robert is also an advisory board member of In Defense of Christians, co-founded Passages Israel, and is an adjunct professor at The King’s College in New York City. He holds a BA in Hebrew Studies from Binghamton University, and a JD and MA in Middle Eastern history from Syracuse University. A former US Marine and a 2012-13 Tikvah Fellow, Robert founded Philos in 2014 to stimulate a new generation of religious and cultural exchange between the Near East and the West. His written work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Telegraph, New York Post, Jerusalem Post, Newsweek, Providence, First Things, The Hill, and National Interest.

The King flies solo to talk about Elon’s suspensions at Twitter, the GOP’s budget cave, the “tripledemic,” and Trump’s “major announcement.” Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Gearhead” by Narrow Head.

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The King welcomes Jay Cost, author of James Madison: America’s First Politician. Jay is the Gerald R. Ford nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on elections, politics, and public opinion. He is also a columnist for National Review and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His other books include The Price of Greatness: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and the Creation of American Oligarchy, and A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of Political Corruption. He has a Ph.D. and an MA in political science from the University of Chicago and a BA in government and history from the University of Virginia.

Then Jon talks about trouble in the far east, stumbles at Mar-a-Lago, and Great White privilege. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon recommends “Midlife Crisis” by Faith No More.

This week’s Jon-tent:

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.