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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day. Is America doomed? Has liberalism failed? And will mankind ever invent something better than ‘90s-era “Simpsons?” Mixing political history, pop culture, rank punditry, and shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they featured on TV. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful. Brace your bingo cards.

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Grand Old Vibes

Grand Old Vibes

2024-06-2001:17:11

Remnant mainstay Matthew Continetti, director of domestic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Jonah for a trip to think-tanklandia. Rank punditry abounds: Joe Biden’s identity crisis is discussed, the vibes of the American electorate are analyzed, immigration policy is considered, and laughs are had all around. As a treat for all 16 listeners who care, Matt and Jonah revisit the recent Ruminant diatribe on neoconservatism and review the new hit reality TV show that is the United States Senate. Show Notes: -The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservativism -Matt’s AEI page -Matt’s new Commentary Magazine piece: Who Will Speak for America? -The Conservative Manifesto The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Labour Pains

Labour Pains

2024-06-1901:19:33

Francis Dearnley, assistant comment editor at The Telegraph and host of the daily “Ukraine: The Latest” podcast, joins Jonah to dig into the wide, Whiggish world of British politics. Francis helps those of us in the former colony understand the who’s and what’s of British conservatism, the B-word (Brexit, that is), and the failures of U.K. immigration policy. Francis and Jonah continue this brilliant edition of The Remnant by discussing the anti-Israel demonstrations in the U.K., the future of war in Ukraine, and how Russia can be defeated. Show Notes: —Follow Francis on X —The New York Times: The Enduring Importance of the 1965 Immigration Act —Enoch Powell: Rivers of Blood —Douglas Murray: How Mass Immigration Makes Antisemitism Worse —George Orwell: Second Thoughts on James Burnham —The Rest is History Podcast The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Teleology Takedowns

Teleology Takedowns

2024-06-1501:09:21

First and foremost, Jonah clears up the controversy surrounding The Dispatch cake-gate and discusses the rats that live in his walls. Topics for this week’s Ruminant include Donald Trump’s return to the Capitol, the true intentions of free-speech absolutists, the insidious nature of the Hamas PR team, and the most recent episode of The Skiff with David French. Jonah condemns trolling and partisan point-scoring and continues to pontificate on Hunter Biden’s legal woes. Show Notes: —Targeting of Jewish Homes in New York —Matt Continetti for the Free Beacon: No Haven for Hamas —David French on The Skiff —The Dispatch Podcast on Justice Alito The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ben Sasse, former U.S. senator and current president of the University of Florida, stops by for a fantastic conversation covering college admission reforms, the most sought after job in higher education, problems facing collegiate history departments (and how to solve them), and the roots of the recent campus protests. In order to avoid Sasse’s desire to discuss the College World Series, Jonah asks the big question: Where have all the good politicians gone? Show Notes: -The Hamilton Center at the University of Florida -Washington’s Farewell Address The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Constitutional Revival

A Constitutional Revival

2024-06-1201:21:153

The one and only Yuval Levin, director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Jonah to discuss his new book, American Covenant: How the Constitution Unified Our Nation—And Could Again. Jonah peppers Yuval with a variety of questions: Is the Constitution a cultural document or a document that creates the culture? Why are the principles of the Constitution so hard to export? How do we interpret the Civil War-era amendments? Buckle in for a deep dive on unity, the Electoral College, and a healthy dose of Woodrow Wilson slander. Show Notes: —American Covenant: How the Constitution Unified Our Nation-And Could Again —Yuval’s AEI Page —Federalist 10 —The American Revolution as a Successful Revolution The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The New Neocons

The New Neocons

2024-06-0801:17:26

Jonah has been dog-less and alone in his house for too long. Consequently, today’s Ruminant delves with unrepentant granularity into the history of neoconservatism. From its founders to its detractors, Jonah gives the full sweep, and all to grapple with a single question: Is the current crop of left-skeptic liberals—including Nellie Bowles, Yascha Mounk, John McWhorter, et al.—really just a new batch of neocons? Show Notes: —The Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy —Michael Crowley’s profile of Joe Biden (2001) —“Civil Liberties” by Irving Kristol —“The American Revolution as a Successful Revolution” by Irving Kristol —The Remnant with Nellie Bowles —The Remnant with Yascha Monunk —The Remnant with John McWhorter —The Remnant with Jonathan Haidt —The Remnant with Richard Reeves The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31 Flavors of Felonies

31 Flavors of Felonies

2024-06-0601:21:14

Dispatch senior editor Mike Warren capitulates to Jonah’s pleas for a spontaneous conversation to unpack the various legal woes plaguing the news cycle this week. Plea deals fall apart, guns are found in dumpsters, and hush money is paid. As usual, there are political implications and lots of both sides-isms. Stayed tuned for the down low on Mar-a-Lago, some Supreme Court speculation, and Jonah and Mike’s takes as to why the media leans to the left. Show Notes: —The Joe Biden interview In question —Project 2025 —The Prince of Darkness by Robert D. Novak The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Woke Hangover

A Woke Hangover

2024-06-0501:07:291

The wonderful Nellie Bowles joins Jonah to discuss her new book, Morning After the Revolution: Dispatches from the Wrong Side of History. Score some Remnant bingo points for a conversation on topics including (but certainly not limited to) the “Abolish the Police” movement, the hypocrisy of progressivism, the importance of skeptics, and memory-holing. Show Notes: —Morning After the Revolution: Dispatches from the Wrong Side of History —Nellie on Honestly with Bari Weiss —The Intellectual Dark Web —The Dan Rather Incident —The New York Times on the COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory The Remnant is a production of The Dispatch, a digital media company covering politics, policy, and culture from a non-partisan, conservative perspective. To access all of The Dispatch’s offerings—including Jonah’s G-File newsletter, weekly livestreams, and other members-only content—click here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bad Karma-Lago

Bad Karma-Lago

2024-06-0101:17:421

On this week’s Ruminant, Jonah drinks coffee and remembers things. Topics include his thoughts on the newest installment of the Mad Max franchise, Donald Trump’s karmic retribution, and a Muslim exotic dancer named Lulu. He also touches on the state (or lack thereof) of the alt-right, and responds to the critiques of Wednesday’s G-File. Show Notes —Chris Hemsworth’s Prosthetic Nose —Trump’s Guilty Verdict (and the subsequent reactions) —Auditions for Trump’s VP Ticket —“Radical Chic” Politics —Wednesday's G-File —The Rise and Fall of the Alt-Right —Why Islam needs a Pope —Bigotry and Crackpots on the Right —Bigotry and Crackpots on the Right Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Atlantic writer Caitlin Flanagan joins Jonah for an episode that bounces from topic to topic, from the “trans thing” to the COVID-10 lockdowns and the failure of the modern-day lefties. Take out your daubers for a number of bingo card call-outs and stay tuned for a sentence Jonah’s never uttered before. Show Notes: —Alice Walker's issue with the Jews —Tom Wolfe's "The Great Relearning" essay —UCLA medical school's racial quotas —Jesse Singal's Remnant appearance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You Had Me at Middle Aged

You Had Me at Middle Aged

2024-05-2901:12:15

Jonah hijacks the GLoP Culture podcast, kicks John Podhoretz out of the driver’s seat, and floors it into The Remnant feed with Rob Long sitting shotgun. They discuss Rob’s Come to Jesus moment, Jonah’s crass words to Jon Karl (are there any dues?), and of course, a little bit of pop culture. Stick around to hear hot takes on improv, The Fall Guy, and Frosted. And John, we know you’re listening. Show Notes: —Rob Long's X profile —GLoP on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Panics and Maniacs

Panics and Maniacs

2024-05-2501:09:581

Jonah picks a fight with the alts—both left and right—on this episode of TheRuminant, with a healthy dose of both-sides-are-wrong argumentation. Tune in for thoughts on Justice Samuel Alito’s flag-gate, President Joe Biden’s commencement speech at Morehouse College, and America’s proud (?) history of moral panics. Show Notes: —AO episode on Alito flag incident —Biden’s Morehouse College commencement address —Ken Pollack on The Remnant —Countries recognizing a Palestinian state —Michael Warren’s piece on the Mar-A-Lago raid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Theological Jurisprudence

Theological Jurisprudence

2024-05-2301:39:06

Ken Pollack, a Remnant all-star and senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Jonah for an extended discussion on the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the race to be the supreme leader’s successor. The two also get into the various Iran appeasement campaigns, Biden’s approach to Israel, and the necessity of the United Nations. Show Notes: —Reuters reporting on the Ayatollah’s successor —Ken’s profile at AEI —Ken’s profile at Georgetown —Ken’s most recent book, Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness —This week’s Dispatch Live Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jonah invites Alison Gopnik, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, to discuss the ideal way to raise little barbarians—also known as human babies. The two weed through the metaphors of garden parenting vs. carpentry parenting and the need of being needed before making a small segue into caregiving policy ideas. (The government can’t love you, Jonah!) Show Notes: —Friedrich von Hayek’s Nobel Prize speech —Jonathan Haidt on The Remnant —Tim Carney on The Remnant —Sarah Hardy’s book on mothers —Paul Bloom on The Remnant —AEI’s social survey —Alison Gopnik’s “Theory theory” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Man vs. Bear, Revisited

Man vs. Bear, Revisited

2024-05-1801:15:33

Stranded on a highway, gazing into the smoggy horizon, Jonah contemplates plaintively social media's latest display of statistical illiteracy demonstrated by a proclaimed preference of many women to be stranded alone with a bear, rather than a man. If you were wondering why you all didn't receive a G-File today, ladies and gentlemen, there you have it. Show Notes:  —Nick Catoggio’s “Never Trump” piece —Wednesday G-File —Last week’s Dispatch Podcast —Megan McArdle on man vs. bear —Jean Twenge on The Remnant —Jonathan Haidt on The Remnant —Liberal Fascism —Yesterday’s Dispatch Podcast —The Remnant on prices —Ghosted by Nancy French Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Get your bingo cards at the ready, because Jonah is joined by Ryan Bourne—a policy scholar at the Cato Institute and author of The War on Prices: How Popular Misconceptions about Inflation, Prices, and Value Create Bad Policy—for a decisively wonky Remnant on all things prices. What are prices? Why doesn’t price fixing work? And what's up with the libertarians? Show Notes: —Ryan's new book The War on Prices: How Popular Misconceptions about Inflation, Prices, and Value Create Bad Policy —Ryan’s profile at Cato —Economics in One Virus: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning through COVID-19 —Suicide of the West Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On Vibes and Crises

On Vibes and Crises

2024-05-1501:05:54

Voters weighing actual policy positions? A man can dream. No, it’ll be vibes—not issues—driving voters to the polls in November. Jonah invites Seth Masket, director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver, on today’s episode of The Remnant to commiserate over the sorry status of the current American electorate, Sister Souljah strategies, and the lack of centrist Democrats. Show Notes: —Seth’s newsletter —Why anti-Biden books aren't selling —Seth's previous appearance on The Remnant Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Straussian Tangent*

The Straussian Tangent*

2024-05-1101:16:53

What peeves Jonah about the Biden administration’s increasingly hostile stance towards Israel isn’t just the geopolitical recklessness, but also the political incompetence. This Ruminant is a fuming rant about abandoning allies, the Cult of Youth, and the war against all things normal. Jonah also responds to the drama he stirred up among the anti-Trump (and anti-anti-Trump) crowd. Show Notes: —This week’s episode of The Dispatch Podcast —Jonah’s tweet about anti-Trumpers and Biden —Tim Miller’s response —Chuck Toddcast with Jonah —The Fierce Urgency of Tao Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As American as Diabetes

As American as Diabetes

2024-05-0901:28:231

Back from his trip to the Commentary offices in New York, Jonah is joined by Kevin Williamson to discuss his review of fatherhood so far, Jonah’s thoughts on the Broadway production of Tommy, and the corrupting influence of populism. The two also get into the state of U.S.-Israel relations and why rooting for your team is easier than reading Hayek. Stick around to learn about Kevin’s sorry football career. Show Notes: —NYT article on a pro-Trump non-profit —Revolutions podcast —The Remnant with John Podhoretz —Michael Brendan Dougherty’s piece on Sam Francis —Biden interview with CNN —Poll on the most important issues for college kids Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Great Wimpification

The Great Wimpification

2024-05-0801:29:15

Jonah drops by Commentary’s New York headquarters and holds John Podhoretz hostage for an hour and a half to discuss the Jews, Suicide of the West, and the allure of fame and TV. Stay tuned for a history of Commentary’s geographical history (who asked?), the decline of American journalism (spoilers!), and optimism about the future (really?). Also, happy birthday to The Fair Jessica. Show Notes: —"MIT ends Diversity Statements in Faculty Hiring" —Civil War (2024) —"The Collapse of the News Industry Is Taking Its Soul Down With It" —"Conservatives in the Mist" coverage by NYT —Jeff Goldberg's loss is our gain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (88)

STEVEN Ericson

Jonah, Me thinks he doeth protest too much. but you're self effacing , almost whining about episode, Is just a mere displacement of your disgust with the body politic. which I agree. but it's safe so gave me food for thought and I wasn't hungry. Steven Schur

Apr 1st
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Louis Macareo

Best podcast Jonah out of many great ones. Thank you!

Feb 5th
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Lawrence Robertson

Hey, intelligent, informative, and occasionally uncomfortable thoughts and stuff. C'mon... an hour only gives you time to scuff the surface. 😁 Really doe, few folks are able to hold down an hour long episode with three or four individuals, you manage with just the Freudian hierarchy of ego. 😋 All bullshit aside, I never miss an episode, especially your solo efforts. Keep 'em coming and keep 'em long. 😒 You know what I mean....

Aug 28th
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Ashley Hills

I heard Charlie's lisp, too. Funny thing is, I had the same experience chatting on the phone with my brother. Do iPhone features cause a lisping sound?

Apr 2nd
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Evan Younger

Judgement of Portland by two people who clearly don't know or understand Portland. Bash it all you want as you're helping to bring about a recovery. For anyone considering moving here, please don't. Fix your own glass house Nancy. You don't live here anymore and were clearly just visiting when you did.

Feb 14th
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Lloyd Higley

Great episode. Spot on

Aug 17th
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Jim Hoffman

This episode of Jonah's solo podcast really hit the mark for me. A great summary of the politics of today.

Aug 15th
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Ricky Markum

🍞🍗🍑🫐🙃🫐🫐😉🙋🫐🎄

Sep 16th
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Douglas Throop

if nx.

Jul 29th
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Jane Smith

I was hoping you'd mention PCU. Underrated comedy.

Jun 11th
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Ashley Hills

I kept waiting for Jonah to say, "It's got electrolytes."

Apr 17th
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Eileen Klees

really like these podcasts with Chris. The punditry is my favorite way to learn politics.

Apr 4th
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Will Spurgeon

Good to hear Chris's voice again (which I do NOT confuse with Jonah's so whatever). Great show!

Mar 18th
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Eileen Klees

be careful about deciding how college administrators think or will think. the best way to reduce cancel culture on campus is via alumni donations. when alumni stop contributing money much of this will disappear.

Mar 12th
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Sko Hayes

The name of the show is not "The Ruminant", LOL 😆😆

Mar 9th
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Eileen Klees

French podcast. Kevin Williamson and Jonah Goldberg are my favorite conservatives and I appreciate their being on a podcast together.

Mar 6th
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Chris Schwieg

well this episode aged incredibly poorly

Jan 10th
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Eileen Klees

Not my cup of tea. I much prefer conversations with people who are experts in policy, a particular specialty or social sciences.

Jan 6th
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Eileen Klees

Terrific podcast. I hope Jonah has more podcasts with intellectuals who have actually thought about and tested theories addressing poverty, urban development and successful politics.

Dec 12th
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Karl Speak

That was a great podcast!! Thanks.

Dec 3rd
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