NTK reviews the week’s news – and 2017’s, and then reflects on a little known Romanian heroine, a New Jersey senator who stood up to Andrew Jackson (his descendant is in the House today), and some thoughts on the heavens (UFOs and the Milky Way).

Music from this week’s episode: Ain’t It a Pretty Night by Dawn Upshaw

More

Please Support Our Sponsors!

Thesis #12: “God is a Jerk.” That’s a provocative line from Quin Hillyer‘s satiric novel, Mad Jones, Heretic.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Hillyer explains why his main character is mad at God, how Martin Luther inspires him, and why the media turns him into a star.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer John McCormack talks with host Eric Felten about the closing days of Tuesday’s Alabama special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

This week, a run through Jerusalem with the Washington Free Beacon’s Matt Continetti and then back home to Alabama guided by the Wall Street Journal’s Bill McGurn. Also, Lileks on Franken and what’s next for Minnesota, Peter Robinson goes for a ride on the Orient Express, and what do they call a Quarter Pounder on Vulcan? Tune in to find out.

Music from this week’s episode: One Never Knows, Does One by Billie Holiday

More

Please Support Our Sponsors!

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America serve up all crazy martinis today. First, they wonder why no Senate Democrats demanded Al Franken’s resignation after six allegations of misconduct but 33 suddenly decided that a seventh accuser was the last straw. They also get a kick out of Democrats who have long called for the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but are now outraged that President Trump actually did it. And they scratch their heads as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says it is an “open question” as to whether the United States will participate in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year due to security concerns.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for December 5, 2017 – number 152 – it’s the San Francisco Dodges a Bullet edition of the show with your hosts Hartford radio guy Todd Feinburg and nanophysicist Mike Stopa.

Today we have special guest and good friend (really, she’s a friend…we have had a beer together at a restaurant and everything. I think it was twice even) Jessica Vaughan. Jessica is the Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies and about as knowledgeable as anyone in America about immigration issues. (And, did I mention? she’s a friend).

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, senior writer Michael Warren talks with host Eric Felten about the fallout from the Michael Flynn plea deal.

The Daily Standard Podcast is sponsored by DonorsTrust. DonorsTrust is the community foundation for the liberty movement. If you want to support groups committed to limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise with your charitable giving, you should learn how DonorsTrust can simplify your giving. Go to donorstrust.org/standard right now to get your free Investing in Liberty guide.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

There’s a fine line between treason and Flynnsanity. Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) and Stephen Miller (@RedSteeze) discuss the latest Mueller news as it breaks, chastise the latest slew of sexual harassers, and mock the horrible verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial.

The intro/outro song in “Death and the Maiden” by The Verlaines. Jon’s song of the week is “My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist” by The Decemberists and Stephen’s song of the week is “Black Lips” by The Zephyr Bones. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

This week, a Minnesotan’s view on Franken and Keillor, we get handsy with our old pal David Limbaugh (would he vote for Roy Moore — tune it to find out), and a chat with an actual southerner about the south (that’s Weekly Standard writer Barton Swaim). Also, a bit about Flynn, and some turkey and tax talk.

Music from this week’s episode: Stars Fell On Alabama by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

More

Please Support Our Sponsors!

Bill shares his thoughts on the latest sexual assault revelations regarding Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor. He also weighs in on the chances the GOP can get tax reform passed. Then Bill interviews Gordon Chang about North Korea’s new and most dangerous missile test to date. Next, Bill talks with Seth Leibsohn about his candidacy for Congress in Arizona. After, Bill discusses “fake news” and the state of journalism today with Martha MacCallum. Finally, Steve Wynn explains why Pres. Trump’s speech in South Korea was so important and why he thinks Kim Jong-un’s belligerent actions will ultimately lead to the downfall of his regime.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are generally encouraged by reports suggesting CIA Director Mike Pompeo may soon replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and Sen. Tom Cotton would be tapped to lead the CIA. They also discuss the latest lurid allegations against Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and longtime “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor. And they react to the reporting on Matt Lauer’s misbehavior, including the nugget that he had a special button under his desk that would lock his door.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

On this latest episode, the Substandard discusses the works of Denzel Washington. Sonny reviews Roman J. Israel, Esquire. Vic expounds on the deliciousness of disco fries. And JVL loves his “Marwel” helicarrier. Plus an iWatch story that will leave you, um, drained.

The Substandard is sponsored by DonorsTrust. DonorsTrust is the community foundation for the liberty movement. If you want to support groups committed to limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise with your charitable giving, you should learn how DonorsTrust can simplify your giving. Go to donorstrust.org/standard right now to get your free Investing in Liberty guide.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Anne Applebaum is a historian and journalist, a columnist for the Washington Post. She is a particular expert on the former Soviet Union and its bloc. Her latest book is “Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine.” With Jay, she discusses this book: the “terror-famine” that killed so many Ukrainians. She also discusses contemporary issues, such as the war going on in eastern Ukraine. A lady who knows a lot, and says it with confidence – a well-earned confidence.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for November 28, 2017 it is the “Trump First Things” edition of the podcast with your hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and nanophysicist Mike Stopa.

This week we are very lucky to have the senior editor of First Things magazine and Emory University English Professor Mark Bauerlein as our guest for an extended discussion on dumbing down of English departments and conversations at Thanksgiving when you are the only Trumpkin and what’s wrong with Western civilization anyway and a wide array of other topics.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Americans who fly the Confederate flag don’t understand the nature of tyranny in the antebellum South, writes Forrest A. Naborsin From Oligarchy to Republicanism: The Great Task of Reconstruction.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Nabors explains the goals of Reconstruction, why so few people truly understand its era, and whether we should regard it as a success or failure.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) and Stephen Miller (@RedSteeze) discuss the latest slew of sexual harassers, Trump’s overly lenient turkey pardon, and a deep dive into Zimbabwean politics.

The intro/outro song and Jon’s song of the week is “Gratitude” by Beastie Boys and Stephen’s song of the week is “A Little Crazy” by Nicole Atkins. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Bill shares his thoughts on the Roy Moore situation and how Republicans should handle it. Next, Bill welcomes Steve Wynn back to the show to discuss the Democrats’ wins in last week’s elections as well as the president’s important trip to Asia. Then, Bill talks with John Hinderaker about the Roy Moore predicament and whether or not Attorney General Jeff Sessions should appoint more special prosecutors to go after Democrat scandals. Finally, Bill interviews Joel Farkas of the American Strategy Group about the “experts” who predicted that Pres. Trump would ruin the country and the economy and why none of that is coming true.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

On this week’s episode, the Substandard discusses Murder on the Orient Express. Sonny and Vic are on board but JVL calls it a trainwreck! Sonny visits a Chinese buffet, JVL’s watch talks smack, and Vic gets all out of joint talking about dowels. Plus a “Gene” review, rejected Halloween candies, and getting excited for The Post!

The Daily Standard is sponsored by DonorsTrust. DonorsTrust is the community foundation for the liberty movement. If you want to support groups committed to limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise with your charitable giving, you should learn how DonorsTrust can simplify your giving. Go to donorstrust.org/standard right now to get your free Investing in Liberty guide.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) and Stephen Miller (@RedSteeze) talk about the Roy Moore mess, the perils of dog ownership, and how to make Keurig-free coffee.

The intro/outro song and Jon’s song of the week is “Silk Spirit” by Drahla and Stephen’s song of the week is “Nobody Else” by Wy. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist.

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

This week, Daniel Hannan, the one and only, dropped by National Review headquarters in New York. Taking advantage, Jay sat down with him for a “Q&A.” Hannan, as you know, is the British writer-politician extraordinaire.

With Jay, he discusses the nature of America. And then the question of national self-determination: What right do the Catalonians and Kurds have? Everyone can’t have his own country, can he?

More

Please Support Our Sponsor!

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4