The verdict is in and the King of Stuff talks about Derek Chauvin’s conviction and the bizarre reaction by several progressive leaders. Maxine Waters, Joe Biden, and Minneapolis Mayor Joshua Frey tried to pressure the jury into guilty verdicts: did it work and what are the chances for appeal?

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. Jon chose “Stare Into the Sun” by Shine. Also, check out his new podcast with Ricochet’s Bethany Mandel called Edit This!

The King of Stuff is flying solo to talk about Biden and Fauci’s fumbling of the Covid messaging, the CDC “pausing” Johnson & Johnson’s vax due to a less than one-in-a-million chance of blood clots, and the riots and looting following another Minnesota police shooting.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. Jon chose “Tom” by Damien Jurado. Also, check out his new podcast with Ricochet’s Bethany Mandel called Edit This!

Remember when they repealed Net Neutrality and everyone died? The King of Stuff welcomes former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to chat about that 2017 hysteria and how the internet actually improved after he repealed Net Neutrality. His biggest critics warned that his action would silence online voices; today those same people are trying to silence whoever disagrees with them. Ajit served as Chairman of the FCC from 2017 to 2021 and served as an FCC commissioner since 2012.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Ajit goes with the old blues of Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Jon endorses Madison, WI, power-pop band Disq.

The King of Stuff welcomes Karol Markowicz to chat about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s troubles, Mayor Bill De Blasio’s schadenfreude, and everything New York. Karol is a Columnist at the New York Post, Contributor to Spectator USA, and a Contributing Writer at Washington Examiner Magazine.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Karol chose “Allentown” by Billy Joel and Jon chose “NYC” by Interpol.

The King of Stuff welcomes Troy Senik, co-founder and vice president for content for Kite & Key Media. Troy has been a White House speechwriter, a think tank executive, a newspaper columnist, a podcaster, and a “Jeopardy!” Champion. He is currently at work on a biography of President Grover Cleveland.

The King of Stuff welcomes Daniel Foster, Contributing Editor for National Review and writer published in The American Spectator, The American Prospect, the New York Post, and The Onion. Jon and Daniel talk about the mood in DC surrounding Covid and Capitol Hill’s security theater, belated media “corrections,” and Biden’s immigration crisis.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Daniel chose “Gigantic” by Pixies and Jon chose “Lout” by The Horrors.

The King of Stuff welcomes Mark Hemingway, a Senior Writer at RealClearInvestigations. You’ve read his work in National Review, The Weekly Standard, Reason, the Washington Examiner … and he co-hosted the late, yet still beloved, podcast The Hemingways with his wife Mollie. Mark also has excellent taste in music so we discuss his band days, and the problems facing journalism, the death of gatekeepers, and fact-check culture.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon and Mark both choose a flurry of power pop songs. Excerpts are The Records “Starry Eyes” and Game Theory “Together Now, Very Minor.”

The King of Stuff discusses the cancellation of Dr. Seuss, the woke misspelling of “women,” easing lockdowns, and the fate of Andrew Cuomo. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon chooses “Ohio” by Lea Porcelain.

The King of Stuff discusses America’s new malaise, Martin Gurri’s prophetic book Revolt of the Public, the new improved version of  “kids in cages,” and conservatives’ advantage in cancel culture. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week, Jon chooses “Vendetta” by Iceage.

The King of Stuff flies solo to talk about the Lincoln Project’s implosion, Joe Biden’s flaky townhall, Gov. Cuomo’s comeuppance, and the loss of radio titan Rush Limbaugh. Here’s the link to a dumb thing I wrote in 2009 which Rush quoted and helped launch my media-dominating career.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week Jon offers “Paint Euphrosyne Blue” by Lucille Furs.

The King of Stuff talks with Kevin James, star of “The King of Queens” and “Kevin Can Wait” about his new Netflix sitcom, “The Crew.”

After that brief junket interview, Jon talks with Jonah Goldberg, co-founder of The Dispatch, host of The Remnant podcast, and author of Suicide of the West. We discuss how to strengthen American institutions when the institutions have failed, the “need” for college, and where conservatism goes from here. Jon also challenges Jonah to answer the most burning question of our age: “Timothée Chalamet: For him or agin’ him?”

The King of Stuff talks with James Poulos, Ph.D., Executive Editor of the Claremont Institute’s The American Mind, author of The Art of Being Free, and spacegaze mastermind with his band Vast Asteroid. Jon and James discuss Newsom’s California, the end of the televisual age, and the challenge of digital to traditional politics.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week Jon offers “The Romance of the Telescope” by Orchestral Manœuvers in the Dark.

The King of Stuff chats with Kyle Smith, critic-at-large for National Review, columnist for the New York Post, and literary critic for The New Criterion. Jon and Kyle talk about the press addiction to everything Trump, the failure of Biden to rein in the teachers’ unions, and the future of movie theaters. Then Jon talks about the end of the Trump era and the beginning of (shudder) the Biden Era.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. This week Jon offers “Alphabet” by Shame.

President Coolidge fending off mendicant congressmen. (By Paul Rivoche, courtesy of Coolidge House in Washington DC)

The King of Stuff chats with Amity Shlaes, author of The Great Society, Coolidge, The Forgotten Man, and editor of the new Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge. She serves as chair of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and talks about his unique inauguration, his executive style, and what Joe Biden could learn from him. Then Jon talks about the end of the Trump era and the beginning of (shudder) the Biden Era.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from Jon and his guest. This week Jon offers “Ritchie Sacramento” by Mogwai.

The King of Stuff suffers déjà vu as the House of Representatives impeaches President Trump again. Jon takes on Pelosi’s gambit, McConnell’s refusal, and Big Tech’s cancel campaign. Oh, and shortwave radio. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from Jon and his guests. This week, Jon selects “Carousels” by Doves.

The King of Stuff conquers this crazy week, from the Georgia runoff disaster, the Capitol Hill riot, Biden’s divisive rhetoric, and the need for Americans to detach from DC. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from Jon and his guest. This week Jon selects “My Recliner” by Starflyer 59.

The King of Stuff flies solo to ring out the old year and ring in the new. Jon chats about New Year’s rituals, bad architecture, politics infecting religion, and COVID infecting churches. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from Jon and his guest. This week Jon selects “Can’t Go Wrong Without You” by His Name Is Alive.

The King of Stuff welcomes Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, an Orthodox priest, author, and podcaster extraordinaire. Until recently, Fr. Andrew served as the pastor of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, PA, and is now the Chief Content Officer of Ancient Faith Ministries.

Jon and Fr. Andrew chat about the real St. Nicholas, the “enchantment” of the ancient world, and everything you wanted to know about the Orthodox Church. His current podcasts are The Areopagus, Amon Sûl, Orthodox Engagement, and The Lord of Spirits. You can find his blog here and his books here.

The King of Stuff welcomes Tevi Troy, author of Fight House: Rivalries in the White House, from Truman to Trump. Ricochet’s own Peter Robinson said the book “presents such a vivid and accurate portrait of the strife, sniping, backbiting, leaking, and intrigue in the Reagan White House that I found it perfectly excruciating to read. I mean that as a compliment. Deeply researched, briskly written, and full of judicious, useful lessons, Fight House is just a marvelous book.”

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from Jon and his guest. This week Jon offers one of the oddest oddities ever, “Doctorin’ the Tardis” by The Timelords.

The King of Stuff flies solo this episode to discuss weed, taxes, voter fraud, propositions, the media vacation and COVID hypocrites.

Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from Jon and his guest. This week Jon has two: “Hide” by Deserta and “Cowards Starve” by Protomartyr.