Another Saturday edition of the Ricochet Podcast with a super-sized running time and a legendary guest: The Podfather himself, Norman Podhoretz, whose seminal book Making It has just been re-released to mark its 50th anniversary. We talk about the book, and about the world, both past and present. Also, in-fighting at the White House, North Korea saber rattling, and what was your first concert? Well, we bet it wasn’t who Peter Robinson saw.

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It’s a super-sized GLoP this week (one hour and twenty minutes!) as the men of GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz) opine on Sean Spicer’s gaffe, is Steve Bannon headed for the White House door?, the United Airlines bumping, RIP Red Eye, and Jonah’s reaction to the New York Times’ Rick Perlstine’s essay on Conservatism (also, as John mentions in the podcast, you must read the story on how Perlstine and his wife met. It’s in the NYT, but reads like The Onion).

Don’t call us Shirley, @EJHill.

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Jonah checks in from North Pole, Alaska, opining on the health care debate, the adventures of Jonah’s father-in-law, the Middlebury College riot and what it portends for our culture. a slew of Helen Keller jokes, inconsistencies with King Kong, and some thoughts on that BBC interview that was interrupted by kids. 

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Another busy week with plenty to talk about so we’ve enlisted one of the best talkers we know to sit in the Rob Long Chair® for this week’s show: Commentary Magazine Editor (and GLoP podcast co-host) John Podhoretz. Our guest is Nicholas Eberstadt, who piece “Our Miserable 21st Century” in the latest issue of Commentary is a must read. Also, a critique of Trump’s first State of The Union address from two former White House speechwriters, John opines about the latest rash of anti-Semitic incidents, and was La La Land robbed? A Ricochet Podcast investigation.

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This week, the Oscar’s colossal screw up, a post mortem on CPAC, so long to the great Bill Paxton, and why his film A Simple Plan may be one of the best conservative movies ever made.

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The hard part about producing a podcast these days is finding topics to discuss. In the era of Trump, not much happens. Well, we struggle to carry on with our guests John Yoo on the trials and tribulations of Trump’s executive order and Judge Gorsuch, and El Rush Bro himself, David Limbaugh on the President’s first two weeks (wait — it’s only been two weeks?) Also, Elizabeth Warren gets sent to her room and a hearty Ricochet Podcast Mazel Tov to Ricochet members @1967mustangman and @VicrylContessa on the occasion of their engagement. We wish them a smart and civil marriage with little or no need for moderators.

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This week, we accompany Rob Long on his morning commute and chat about getting acclimated to the Trump era, is LaLa Land really that good, the proper pronunciation of certain French phrases, and three non-football fans make their Super Bowl picks.

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Light news week, not much to talk about. Let’s see, we’ve got Troy Senik sitting in for Rob Long. We’ve got The Washington Examiner’s Byron York guiding guys through the confirmation hearings, Trump’s battles with the media. We’ve got some marriage advice for Ricochet member @Josh. And we’ve got Lileks on sentient machines and Apple’s descent into irrelevancy. Ho hum.

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It’s the first GLoP of the new year and as luck would have it, we’ve got plenty to talk about. First up, an actress made a speech at an awards show the other night that bridged the nexus of culture, entertainment, and politics. So yes, the men of GLoP have their say and then some. Also, some thoughts on Rogue One and the Uncanny Valley theory (here’s the 30 Rock  explanation of the theory Jonah refers to in the podcast), are conservatives in sitcoms making a comeback, and some thoughts on the iPhone on its 10th anniversary.

Winter is here, @EJHill.

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After a brief excursion at sea sans Rob Long, the men of GLoP return to their landlocked status to opine on the zeitgeist of the day. This week, RIP Fidel (yay!), that ridiculous BuzzFeed piece on the HGTV stars, why the passing of former NBC Entertainment exec Grant Tinker is important, who is the greatest male and female star all off times, and of course, some tales of old and new Hollywood. ¡Viva GLoP!

Chuckles, @EJHill

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Live from the Nieuw Amersterdam showroom, it’s special Mad Dogs and Englishmen (that’s Charles C.W. Cooke and Kevin Williamson) and GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg and John Podhoretz — Rob Long couldn’t make it this year) mashup. Won’t divulge the topics here, but there’s laughs and insights a plenty and a good time was had by most.

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Live from the Nieuw Amersterdam showroom, it’s special Mad Dogs and Englishmen (that’s Charles C.W. Cooke and Kevin Williamson) and GLoP (that’s Jonah Goldberg and John Podhoretz — Rob Long couldn’t make it this year) mashup. Won’t divulge the topics here, but there’s laughs and insights a plenty and a good time was had by most.

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When we said twice as much GLoP for the money, we were serious., folks. This week, we of course parse the second debate and the surrounding mishegas. It’s a tricky conversation to have without using words forbidden by the CoC. Also, Ken Bone, America’s choice for the winner of the debate, why furniture shopping is the worst date ever, the specter of more damaging audio coming, and finally, the candidate as infomercial pitch man. Only 28 days to go!

@EJHill is our clean-up man.

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