Monthly Archives: January 2020

Episode 169: JoGo and Butts No More

For podcast sidekick Jack Butler’s last appearance on the Remnant as such, he turns the tables by asking Jonah the questions that he’s been meaning to ask for a long time: about drugs and alcohol, punching homeless people, getting punched by Irishmen, and more.


The (second) Mike Gallagher episode

Nick Gillespie episode

Buy Suicide of the West (now out in paperback!) 

The Dispatch

Are dogs good?

The first Megan McArdle episode

The Jake Tapper episode

Jack’s podcast, Young Americans



Episode 168: The Ties that Bind Us

AEI’s Yuval Levin drops by The Remnant to discuss his new book “A Time to Build” and lays out his argument for why America’s real problems stem from the failure of our institutions and why they need to be rebuilt or built anew.

Show Notes:

-Yuval Levin (AEINational Affairs)

A Time To Build

Inside Trump’s stunning tirade against generals

The Dispatch

Episode 167: I Buy, You Wear

Jonah visits with Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier to discuss how Special Report comes together, Twitter and the news cycle, the Democratic primary, and going to college with Steve Hayes.

Show Notes:

Bret Baier

Three Days at the Brink

Three Days in Moscow

Three Days in January

The Dispatch

Episode 166: The Ballad of the Kosher Killer

New York Times Op-Ed columnist David Brooks stops by The Remnant to discuss tribalism v. community, nationalism, whether the word conservative is salvageable, and the story of the “Kosher Killer.”

Show Notes:

The Second Mountain

Michael Lind essay

Goldberg: Americans are more partisan than ever

Brooks: The Two Moons

George Will v. Josh Hawley part one

George Will v. Josh Hawley part two

Capitalism v. socialism debate with Arthur Brooks

Marco Rubio’s common-good capitalism

Michael Oakeshott’s Rationalism in Politics

-DoorDash promo code: Remnant

Episode 165: Ross, Do That

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins the Remnant to discuss religion: new religions, religions fighting among themselves, hokey religions that are no match for a good blaster at your side, etc.


The Dispatch

-Ross Douthat: NYT (The Argument), NRO, AEI

The Gary Schmitt episode

The Ross Douthat religion panel

Social Creature – Tara Isabella Burton

Strange Rites – Tara Isabella Burton

Pagans and Christians in the City – Steven Smith

State of Fear – Michael Crichton

The Melee at CUA

David French on religious liberty

“Theocracy, Theocracy, Theocracy” – Ross Douthat 

The Falkirk Center

The Decadent Society – Ross Douthat

Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg

The Case For Nationalism – Rich Lowry 


Special: ‘The Dispatch Podcast’

Jonah lets the team at The Dispatch hijack The Remnant to debut their new podcast “The Dispatch Podcast.” Today Sarah, Steve, Jonah, and David take a look at the situation between the U.S. and Iran, the latest with impeachment, and the president’s proposed tariffs on European wine.

Episode 163: Iberian Pork Overdose

Through the magic of Skype, Jonah talks from Spain with Jack about life in Spain (and Iberian pork), the killing of Soleimani, Star Wars, and more.


The Dispatch

The most recent Morning Dispatch

Graeme Wood on Soleimani 

Randolph Bourne

The EU’s fatal flaw

The most recent GLoP

The Nick Gillespie Remnant

Reason’s Star Wars libertarian special

Reason’s video take on the Kavanaugh hearings

-Dolphins are rapists and drug users