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Friends, today my guests on the ACF podcast are Peter Robinson and John Yoo — really, I was their guest. They led me through a number of conversations, ranging wildly from British aristocracy to the jury system in America and voir dire (ultimately from the Latin verum dicere, tell the truth, the jurymen’s oath), but we also talked about movies, TV, and novels. Mostly, we talked about Master And Commander, the naval adventure of the Napoleonic Wars, and the Aubrey-Maturin series of novels on which it’s based, but also about the older famous series, Hornblower, and then for land warfare, Sharpe. Then we also talked about the latest things in production or out on streaming, the Bosch TV series and the Lincoln Lawyer, which was a movie and is now a TV show, both from novel series by Michael Connelly. Altogether a whirlwind tour through our storytelling pastimes and a funny but honest defense of middlebrow art.
I don’t have the graphics skill to give you @peterrobinson and @johnyoo comically pictured as Captain “Lucky” Jack Aubrey and doctor Stephen Maturin (also scientist, spy, and confidant), so you’ll have to just imagine it. I can give you something better, though, and closer to the real thing: This week, we’re recording a trio piece–no, not Locatelli or Bocherini–a podcast, and it only will be musical if humor can be said to be musical. We’ll talk about Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World, the wonderful 2003 Peter Weir movie starring Russell Crowe (on the heels of three consecutive Oscar nominations, for The Insider, Gladiator, for which he won, and A Beautiful Mind) and Paul Bettany (before WandaVision), as well as the series of novels by Patrick O’Brian on which it is based.
You’ll hear about the romance of naval warfare in the Napoleonic era. Indeed, we should say naval warfare in the era when the British Empire assumed domination of seas and oceans! Some nostalgia for imperialism might come up on my end. The O’Brian novels are apparently again being adapted by 20th Century and it’s a good time for conservatives to talk about them and how they should be treated. We’re willing to start the chatter. Hopefully, there will be so much of it, a consensus will form and conservative opinion will have some influence in the culture.
After a brief, but unavoidable, hiatus in which is computer expired, Dave is back with new gear, and even new software that allows him to video his podcasts, in addition to hosting live stream events.
In this episode, Ricochet Co-Founder and “Cheers” Executive Producer, Rob Long joins Dave for a post mortem on Election 2020 and an assessment on where we go from here. Rob does a respectable job of trying to talk Dave off the political edge before Ricochet member and writer at The Federalist, Jenna Stocker helps to spotlight the possibility and strength of faith, family and hope. This is no small task for Jenna, who lives in Minneapolis, a place Dave described as “Mad Max territory,” after months of riots, arson, a spike in violent crime even as the city works to defund the police.
Welcome to the premiere of our member’s exclusive video podcast “Six Dumb Questions with Rob Long.” We kick things off with our old friend Jay Bhattacharya, MD who takes a grilling from one of the true heroes of the pandemic, along with his “sidekicks” from the Ricochet Podcast. We’ll help challenge the way you think […]
“What % do you think of the Georgia electorate or maybe the American electorate is delusionally clinging to this set of even more ludicrous and outlandish conspiracy theories to protect their very fragile snowflake-like affection for a president who lost a fair election?”–Ricochet co-founder, Rob Long, Ricochet podcast, Episode 523 (~20-minute mark). Thanks, neighbor. NY […]
Former Reagan Speechwriter, and Ricochet Co-Founder, Peter Robinson sits down with Dave Carter to discuss everything related to the 2020 Presidential Election. From the state of the voting public to journalistic subterfuge, from the strengths and weakness of both candidates to the reliability of various polls and polling methods, Peter and Dave take on practically every aspect of Campaign 2020. The dynamics of this engaging and enjoyable conversation travel from serious political analysis, to two guys sitting on the front porch, wondering why more people don’t understand history, and beseeching the kids to get off the lawn. Along the way, Peter offers a compelling list of what could happen in the event of a Biden victory (it’s safe to say that you need to hear this).
Then Dave welcomes Ricochet Member Brady Kiel (Herrforce1) to the program. Brady, an Air Force Reservist, spent some time in Dave’s old line of work as an active duty military historian. As you might imagine, the guys have a great time comparing notes and trading stories, experiences and reflecting on their military service. From start to finish, this episode is loaded with compelling conversation and even a few laughs. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your time with Dave and his guests.
Okay, so I had an idea. It doesn’t seem like the Long Poll questions are blowing anybody away. I’ve seen a lot of comments suggesting what the question should’ve been or why the available answers are poor, etc. And as it happens, to the right of Long is Peter Robinson. I know Peter’s questions are […]
A Century Of Ideas: A Century Of Prosperity: A Review Of The Standard Of Living, 1919 Vs. 2019 The past century has witnessed dramatic improvements in the standard of living in the United States. Panelists will discuss the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, and national security have played in this remarkable advancement […]
I nearly spilled my coffee on the rug while watching the Stanley Cup Final last night. Ricochet’s own Pat Sajak was wearing a Washington Capitals polo and announcing the starting lineups. So sad. Imagine if you were watching Seinfeld on TV and you see Rob Long in the credits as a show-runner? Or perhaps listening […]
I am looking forward to Peter Robinson’s interview of the Secretary of Defense. Peter’s a skilled interviewer, but I have suggested questions about social engineering and wonder what issues other Ricochetti would like raised. Here are my questions:
Some Obama social engineering initiatives have not been reversed under Sec. Mattis. Does he plan to take action on these issues which affect military preparedness? For example, transgender surgery is extremely expensive, makes a person unable to serve for a long time, and has severe negative long-term consequences.
I would love for the beautiful people of Ricochet.com to check out my latest podcast. Next on Thinking It Through: I get the chance to interview Mr. Peter Robinson, Hoover Institution Research Fellow and host of Uncommon Knowledge. We speak about what led him to being a speechwriter for Vice President George H. W. Bush and President Ronald Reagan […]