The King welcomes Dan McLaughlin, a.k.a. Baseball Crank, a senior writer at National Review Online and a fellow at National Review Institute. Before that, he was a contributing editor of RedState, a columnist at the Federalist, and always quick with some baseball analysis. Dan also spent 23 years as an attorney practicing securities and commercial litigation in New York City.

Jon and Dan discuss our aging political class, the rising group of 9/11-era politicians, and the state of the GOP primary. After that, Jon chats about the GOP House impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden and New Mexico’s unconstitutional gun grab.

The King welcomes David Harsanyi to discuss the American gerontocracy and the state of the GOP primary. David is a senior editor at The Federalist, a nationally syndicated columnist, a Happy Warrior columnist at National Review, and author of five books—the most recent, Eurotrash: Why America Must Reject the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent.

Jon finishes the show talking about Drowning Burning Man, Covid redux, and the growing deficit.

The King welcomes Mark Hemingway to talk about the challenges for the GOP and the Democrats heading into 2024. Mark is a senior writer for RealClearInvestigations, reporting on the key institutions shaping public life, from lobbying groups to federal agencies to elections. His writing has appeared in The Federalist, USA Today, Wall Street Journal,, and The Weekly Standard.

Jon finishes the show talking about the first GOP primary debate, Biden’s growing troubles, and paper straws.

The King welcomes Casey Mattox to discuss the conservative shift in the judiciary, especially as it affects the freedom of religion, free speech, and in pushing back the administrative state. Casey is vice president for legal and judicial strategy at Americans for Prosperity, advocating for individual liberty.

Before this role, he spent 15 years defending the First Amendment rights of students, faculty, families, healthcare workers, and religious organizations. He has litigated in 35 states and also testified three times before congressional committees. Casey has a J.D. from Boston College School of Law and a B.A. in Government and History from the University of Virginia. And he has strong views on Christmas music.

The King is humbled this week to welcome Fr. Josiah Trenham. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, CA, since 1998. With a large following online, Fr. Josiah is also the founder and director of Patristic Nectar Publications, which is dedicated to “nourishing the spiritually thirsty with the sweet teachings of the Holy Fathers” in quality audio recordings. PNP produces both recordings of patristic works as well as recordings of lectures and homilies available in direct download formats Patristic Nectar Publications.

We talk about the appeal of Orthodoxy, the growth of the Church, and the role of men in the modern world. Father is a native Southern Californian, was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children and five grandchildren.

The King of Stuff welcomes Stephen Green, a.k.a. VodkaPundit, to talk about his storied blogging and vlogging career, a few choice cocktails, and the news of the week. Stephen launched VodkaPundit back in 2002, and has been with PJ Media since its launch in 2005. He’s also served as a major host of PJTV, a pioneer in internet broadcasting. He now cohosts “Right Angle” with Bill Whittle and Scott Ott at

After the award-winning interview, Jon wraps up the news of the week, including the breaking Trump indictment, DeSantis’s challenge to Kamala, and why Phoenix gets hot.

The King of Stuff welcomes Carol Roth to talk about her new book, You Will Own Nothing: Your War with a New Financial World Order and How to Fight Back. Carol is a “recovering” investment banker, an entrepreneur, a TV pundit and host, and a New York Times bestselling author. More importantly, a third-time guest on the King of Stuff!

When she first heard that one of the World Economic Forum’s predictions for 2030 was “You will own nothing, and be happy,” she thought it was an outlandish fantasy. Then, she researched it. What she found was that a number of businesses, governments, and global elites share a vision of a future that sounds utopian: Everyone will have everything they need, and no one will own anything.

In You Will Own Nothing¸ Roth reveals how the agendas of Wall Street, world governments, international organizations, socialist activists, and multinational corporations like Blackrock all work together to reduce the power of the dollar and prevent millions of Americans from taking control of their wealth.

The King of Stuff welcomes Peachy Keenan to talk about her new book, Domestic Extremist: A Practical Guide to Winning the Culture War. A contributing editor of The American Mind, Peachy argues that the only way we can save our families, ourselves, and the world—even California!—is by embracing our inner domestic extremists, and sweeping failed notions of third-wave feminism and identity politics nonsense into the garbage can of history.

Then Jon wraps up the news of the week, including Joe vs. Hunter, Prigozhin vs. Putin, Jon vs. Male-Pattern Baldness.

The King of Stuff welcomes the grand pooh-bah of Hot Air, Ed Morrissey, to discuss how blogging has changed since he hung up his shingle at Captain’s Quarters, the evolution of political commentary and social media, as well as his decision to comment on matters of faith.

Then Jon wraps up the news of the week: A submariner’s perspective on the Titanic submersible, Baier questions Trump, Riley Gaines and John Durham head for the Hill, and the effects of school lockouts.

The King of Stuff flies solo this episode wrapping up the news of the week. Jon talks about the Trump arraignment circus, the latest polls for GOP hopefuls, how the administrative state must be scattered and destroyed, the pride backlash, and the passing of Cormac McCarthy.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week’s track is “Fluorescences” by Stereolab.

The King of Stuff welcomes the Pope of Ephemera, James Lileks, to hash out the battle that broke the internet: what’s the deal with modern architecture? We also talk about the travails of his beloved Minneapolis and the perils of working from home.

Then Jon wraps up the news of the week: Armenian giga-chads! Quartering NYC migrants! West vs. Burghum! And much more…Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week’s track is “Tesla Girls” by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

The king welcomes Inez Feltscher Stepman to discuss the evolution of many conservatives from free markets to free nations. Inez is a senior policy analyst at IWF and host of High Noon with Inez Stepman, a Ricochet podcast that hosts conversations with heterodox thinkers on a variety of important cultural and political subjects. She has over a decade of experience in education policy, and also handles issues related to institutional capture and the definition of sex in law and culture.

Jon then rambles on about all the stuff in the news: Asa Hutchinson fever! Sununu-mentum! San Francisco vs. Spain! Stop hate! Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week’s track is “Faron Young” by Prefab Sprout.

The king welcomes Tom Jenney, author of a new “choose your adventure” style book, American Futures. Here’s the premise: For one decade, American government is transformed according to one of 14 political visions. You can then choose a random ending to discover how things turn out in America over the course of the next six decades. How would “progressive social democracy” shape up against “nationalist conservatism?” What about “anarcho-syndicalism” vs. “authoritarian mercantilism?” Choose your future, America!

Tom has worked as a think tanker, fundraiser, grassroots organizer, and lobbyist in DC and Arizona. He’s taught Government, Economics, and Spanish to high schoolers, and earned degrees in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Georgetown University.

The king welcomes history podcaster Rudyard Lynch, host of the WhatIfAltHist YouTube channel. He began it to ruminate about the big “what ifs” of history, but recently moved on to geopolitics, philosophy, demographics, and other issues focused on the big-picture trends changing our society and our world.

Jon then rambles on about all the stuff in the news: the end of Title 42, illegal immigration, Fox News’s travails, and more. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week’s track is “Percy Faith” by Damien Jurado.

The king welcomes history podcaster Jack Henneman, host of The History of the Americans podcast. This show covers all the people who inhabited the lands now constituting the United States, from the beginning to the present, without presentism. After departing from the corporate world, this son of a history professor took up microphone in January 2021 and is up to episode 117.

Jon then rambles on about all the stuff in the news: Trump’s indictment, elections in the Midwest, and Elon trolling NPR.

The king welcomes journalist and commentator Amber Athey to discuss her new book, The Snowflakes’ Revolt: How Woke Millennials Hijacked American Media. Amber is the Washington Editor for The Spectator; before that, she was the White House Correspondent for the Daily Caller. She also hosts “Unfit to Print” on Baltimore’s WCBM 680, Sundays at 6 pm.

Jon then rambles on about all the stuff in the news: Trump’s indictment, elections in the Midwest, and Elon trolling NPR.

The king welcomes Kira Davis, a writer, podcaster, filmmaker, and serves as the deputy editor of Red State. Her latest book is titled Drawing Lines: Why Conservatives Must Begin to Battle Fiercely in the Arena of Ideas.

Kira has built a brand on reaching out to the other side, on giving people space to be wrong, the space to discuss, the space to tolerate. Unfortunately, the people controlling the public conversations right now will have none of it. We’re seeing the lengths they will go to and the lies they let stand in service of crushing 50 percent of this nation. They seek unity through complete elimination of the other side. There are times for compromise and times to draw a line in the sand; the latter has arrived. Kira says it’s time for Christians and Conservatives to draw our lines.

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.