The King welcomes James Pethokoukis to discuss his new book, The Conservative Futurist: How to Create the Sci-Fi World We Were Promised. America used to be a land of big dreams and bigger accomplishments. But as we moved into the late 20th century, we grew cautious, even cynical, about the future and our ability to shape it. Too many of us saw only the threats from rapid change and not the many benefits. James argues we can turn things around—if we, the people, choose to dream and act.

Jim is a senior fellow and the DeWitt Wallace Chair at the American Enterprise Institute, writing on their website and in his “Faster, Please!” Substack newsletter. You’ll also see him regularly on CNBC and elsewhere.

The King welcomes Karol Markowicz to talk about the impact on Jews in America and around the world, not only to the Oct. 7 terror attacks but also the pro-Hamas protests and anti-semitic violence. Karol is a columnist at the New York Post and Fox News and co-author of the best-selling book, Stolen Youth: How Radicals Are Erasing Innocence and Indoctrinating a Generation. She also hosts a new podcast called The Karol Markowicz Show.

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The King welcomes Andrew Biggio, author of The Rifle 2: Back to the Battlefield. A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine infantry sergeant, Andrew bought a 1945 M1 Garand rifle and handed it to his neighbor, a World War II veteran. The rifle unlocked memories, not only for his neighbor, but more than 100 other vets who signed the rifle. Andrew recorded their stories and shared them in his first book, The Rifle, and now’s back with the sequel.

Andrew now serves on the police force in Boston and as president of New England’s Wounded Veterans, Inc. You can find his website here.

The King welcomes Alexandra Hudson, the author of The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves. Alexandra is an award-winning journalist, creator of “Storytelling and the Human Condition” for Wondrium (formerly known as The Great Courses), and an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She’s also the founder of Civic Renaissance, an intellectual community and newsletter dedicated to personal and cultural renewal.

We talk about how civility is different from politeness, its effectiveness in making change, and in improving your own life. Then Jon wraps up the news of the week, including the latest from Israel and the Hamas insurrection on Capitol Hill.

The King welcomes Liz Wheeler, author of the new book, Hide Your Children: Exposing the Marxists Behind the Attack on America’s Kids. While complacent conservatives looked the other way, Marxists overthrew our cultural institutions. In Hide Your Children, Liz exposes their war on kids—from teachers unions to school counselors, from Planned Parenthood and “comprehensive sexuality education” to proponents of Critical Race Theory and Queer Theory, from the war against homeschooling to the propagandizing of the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics, from ESG guidelines to the woke corporations pushing politics and gender ideology on Americans and their kids.

Host of the popular Liz Wheeler Show, she distills the most complex issues of the day and exposes the Left’s murky motives, Liz looks beyond policy to find solutions to our underlying problems. Previously, she graduated high school at 16, earned a degree in Political Science and Homeland Security at Penn State, and hosted “Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler” on OAN for five years.

The King welcomes Cvetin Chilimanov, a journalist living in Skopje, Macedonia, and co-host of the Macedonian Content Farmers podcast. In this Balkan nation, Cvetin lived through a U.S. State Department effort to force a so-called “color revolution” on the country, ousting the sitting government with a more progressive version. The story involves George Soros, Sen. Robert Menendez, Rod Blagojevich, shadowy NGOs, and corruption all around.

Then Jon discusses Wednesday’s second GOP presidential primary debate, the dropping polls on Ukraine funding, and why he’s the Best of Phoenix.

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.