This week, Jonah Goldberg and Rob Long cross the streams between their co-hosted GLoP podcast (John Podhoretz is off this week) and The Remnant. They talk about Rob’s career in Hollywood, WhatAbout-ism, cross country traveling, and sure, a bit of monkeying around.
Monthly Archives: August 2018
Does Trump have good character? Are digital assistants evil? Will Pippa ever get tired? In the midst of a journey across the country, Jonah takes time to answer these and other questions on the latest Remnant.
- You have died of dysentery
- My MAGA-Twitter-triggering question
- Paul Rahe on The Godfather
- Charles Kesler on norm-breaking
- The Butlerian Jihad
- Amazon’s unconvincing explanation for why Alexa was randomly laughing
- Our digital overlords are lying about the time that they created their own language
- Three Identical Strangers
- Minnesota Twin Studies
- The National Review article in which Charlie Cooke discusses his smart home
- Silverwood, where Jonah was
- The Final Destination 2 car crash scene
If you’ve ever wanted to publish a book, this Remnant is for you. If not, well . . . please still listen. This episode’s guest is Jonah’s literary agent Jay Mandel, of WME Entertainment, who divulges as many of the secrets of book publishing success as the podcast length and format allows.
With the dog days of summer emptying D.C., Jonah drags Matt Continetti, editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon, back onto the Remnant for some rank punditry, some Trumpsplaining, and some conservative nerdery.
- Buy Suicide of the West!
- My Special Report hit
- Trump thinks losing the House will be good for him
- The latest Commentary podcast
- All is well in Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
- Matt Continetti on how presidents affect their parties
- Steve Bannon on college-educated white women no longer being Republicans
- Ben Wattenberg’s The Real Majority
- Matt Continetti on the Dayton, and now Westerville, housewives
- Bill Kristol’s conversation with Ron Brownstein
- Right and Righter, the Washington Free Beacon podcast
- “Help me help you!”
- Trump’s WSJ interview
- Trump on African-Americans under Obama
- Trump has done more than anyone for civil rights
- Survivorship bias
- The Africans by David Lamb
- Me on why Trump skeptics deserve more credit for what good Trump has done
- O’Sullivan’s First Law
- Joe Gould’s Secret
- More on Irving Babbitt, the ur-conservative
- The Hertog Foundation Political Studies Program
- The Silmarillion
- The last Remnant episode with Matt Continetti
- Me on who lost the libertarians in the 60th anniversary edition of National Review
- Conservatism Revisited by Peter Viereck
- Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France
- Russell Kirk, National Review contributor
- God and Man at Yale, William F. Buckley’s first book
- Buy Liberal Fascism!
- Listen to Jack’s podcast, Young Americans, on Ricochet
- Comfortably Smug’s concern about the lib ownership bubble
- The Sonny Bunch Remnant episode
- Follow The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg on Twitter
Is Saruman a Randian superman? Should Alex Jones be banned? Has Jonah ever made love in the back of a Model-T? New York Times columnist and National Review film critic Ross Douthat returns to The Remnant to answer (or ask!) these and other pressing questions (yes, really).
- The National Review editors’ podcast
- Grand New Party by Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam
- Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn offer commentary on Lord of the Rings (parody)
- Me on Albert Jay Nock and the Remnant
- Ross’s realtime observations of the 2016 election as a bizarro-world version of what he’d wanted for years.
- Bill Kristol’s Conversation with Ron Brownstein
- Ross on banning porn
- Me on censorship in 2002
- Ross on why he was Team Sparrow in Game of Thrones
- Ross on his Enlightenment skepticism
- Ross reviewing Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberal Failed
- Jamelle Bouie on the Enlightenment and race
- Ross’s blistering obituary of Hugh Hefner
- To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism
- If the rule brought you here…
- The tweet that got everyone mad at me
This week’s episode avoids rank punditry and unapologetic eggheadery in pursuit of unadulterated nerdiness and pop culture thumbsuckery. For such a task, there’s no better guest than the co-host of the Weekly Substandard podcast and executive editor of the Washington Free Beacon, Sonny Bunch. It’s the crossover to end all crossovers. He and Jonah discuss Star Wars revisionism, the “Golden Age” of (too much) TV, Marvel vs. DC, and more.
- Grab a copy of Things That Matter.
- Check out Sonny’s niche podcast, the Weekly Substandard.
- And his other niche podcast, Right and Righter.
- Enter into the Weekly Substandard Mega Thread at your own risk.
- The star-studded Remnant episode featuring Vic Matus (among others).
- You can read Sonny’s work at the Washington Free Beacon and the The Washington Post.
- Sonny’s defense of the Empire.
- And JVL’s piece arguing the Empire is good.
- When George Lucas said the Empire was a stand-in for America.
- JVL’s article on why droids in Star Wars are actually slaves.
- And my supportive response.
- If Bosnians Were Dolphins.
- The Substandard episode where the droid rebellion in Solo is discussed.
- Sonny’s Weekly Standard cover story on the state of our television viewing.
- The Day of the Triffids.
- And that’s the way it is.
- Some NR pieces I wrote on the politics of The Wire.
- Ross Douthat on Girls.
- The Ringer’s ranking of the 100 best TV episodes since 2000.
- My argument for why Breaking Bad is the greatest show ever made.
- Thanks to this week’s sponsor, National Review Institute.
- And be sure to check out their William F. Buckley Jr. Prize dinner later this year.
- Subscribe and review on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play, to help put the Remnant back ahead of the Arthur Brooks Show.
- My latest Special Report appearance.
- Spock’s death in The Wrath of Khan.
- Listen to and review Ricochet’s Young Americans on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.
- Jonah’s controversial young pundits tweet.
- Mark Hamill and Slavoj Zizek.
- Me on youth identity politics.
- Sauron’s fair form.