Half of the United Kingdom’s Most Trusted Podcast® originates in America this week where Toby is taking in the sun and the thunderstorms of South Florida.

But there’s plenty of foolishness in the Mother Country to keep them occupied, from a university banning meat on campus (and the prospect of a world without cows), to the ever-present wokeness of men’s magazines and another proposal to block Brexit – an all-female cabinet.

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You have questions, our podcasters have answers. We also have a little Rank Punditry® on the current news cycle, some spots, a few laughs. Oh, just listen. You’ll like it. Really.

Music from this week’s show: Questions by Jack Johnson

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A very busy week to cover on this week’s show (even though one of our hosts is already vacation mode — and we apologize in advance for his sometimes spotty audio). We’ve got Jonathan V. Last (his Democratic Power Rankings are a must read) to parse both of the Dem debates, and the NY Post’s Sohrab Ahmari on the crisis on the border and yes, his criticism of David French and a branch of Conservatism in general. Also, the SCOTUS rulings, and Peter Robinson buys a car.

We’re off next week for the holiday. Have a safe and happy one, all!

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The title is actually a direct quote from Rob Long in this episode, and it refers in part to his description of the trip he took last week (both in mind and in body). That’s all we’re going to say here — you’ll have to tune in for the actual story. Also, what the heck is going on at Oberlin, is Hollywood over, and there’s no coughing in the Oval Office. Got it?

 

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Only a very few guests warrant two segments on the Ricochet Podcast aka, America’s Most Trusted Podcast® and one of those people is the great Norman Podhoretz (around these parts, we call him “The Podfather). We talk to Norman (who’s a sprightly 89) about his recent conversion to a supporter of the President, the history of the Conservative movement, how he may have singlehandedly invented the hippy, and much more. Norman is a walking, talking museum of American politics of the last 70 years, and we highly recommend this interview. Also, are aliens among us (or at least above us)? A Ricochet Podcast investigation.

Music from this week’s show: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Soundtrack by John Williams

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Most Ricochet Podcasts follow a longstanding format: A little chat with the hosts, a couple of guests, some closing thoughts, a tune, and we’re out. But when you’ve got our old friend and current White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the podcast just hours after some very strong economic news, well, you throw out your format and let Larry drive the bus. We talk to him about the economy, about the Fed, and a bit about his health (spoiler alert: he’s doing great). Also, we belly up to the Barr, and Rob Long gives his take on the current cold war between Hollywood writers and their agents.

Music from this week’s show: Hats Off To Larry by Dell Shannon

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This week on GloP, it’s the long promised Game of Thrones special episode with the Washington Free Beacon’s Matt Continetti sitting in for the sleepy Rob Long (read Matt’s essay on the books here). Obviously, this show contains MAJOR SPOILERS so if you have not watched the last episode or you are not a devotee of this show (what’s WRONG with you?), then maybe take a pass on this installment of the podcast. For everyone else, well, winter is here.

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