Two weeks ago we had former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster on the Flagship podcast. With the events that are now unfolding in Afghanistan we want to repost just that interview without all of the surrounding material.

Here’s the transcript: McMaster Ricochet Podcast Transcript

When Stephen Meyer visited the Ricochet Podcast last week we didn’t have the amount of time we would have liked. Dr. Meyer graciously agreed to sit down with Ricochet’s Scott Immergut and answer some of the great questions we received from our members.

This audio presentation replaces a previous post with a YouTube link.



Here’s the audio of our live election night podcast. It was a thrilling, memorable night, and we covered it ably with help from James Lileks, Peter Robinson, Troy Senik, Rob Long, Jon Gabriel, Tom Meyer, Paul Rahe, Bill Whalen, Heather Higgins, Rick Wilson, and Dave Carter. There are some less than polished moments in the show, but we kept them in to give keep the live feel.

UnknownLast night at the luxurious AEI headquarters in Washington DC, Templeton Press hosted an event for their new book The Seven Deadly Virtues: 18 Conservative Writers on Why the Virtuous Life is Funny as Hell.

On the panel, a few funny conservatives you may have heard of: Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, James Lileks, Jonathan V. Last, Christine Rosen, and P.J. O’Rourke.

The  panelists agreed that America is badly in need of moral resuscitation, and each made his or her own case for a crucial virtue that ought to guide American society. Temperance, fellowship, justice, continence, hope, and courage were among the virtues heralded in this lively event. In the end, participants agreed that humor is among the most important virtues. According to Jonah Goldberg, humor keeps all of the other virtues in check by preventing them from becoming “absolutely terrifying.”