In “The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg,” the eponymous editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.
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 (AEI, National Affairs) –A Time To Build –Inside Trump’s … Continue reading Episode 168: The Ties that Bind Us →
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
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 … Continue reading Episode 166: The Ballad of the Kosher Killer →
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. Shownotes –The Dispatch -Ross Douthat: NYT (The Argument), NRO, AEI –The Gary Schmitt episode –The Ross Douthat religion panel –Social Creature – Tara Isabella … Continue reading Episode 165: Ross, Do That →
Jonah visits fellow Gen Xer Jake Tapper’s shrine to political losers to talk about the 1990s, The Six Million Dollar Man, Joe McCarthy, and Donald Trump. Show Notes: –Jake Tapper –Rep. Dick Swett –Jake Tapper’s office of presidential losers –The Hellfire Club
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.
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. Shownotes –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 … Continue reading Episode 163: Iberian Pork Overdose →
Washington Examiner Executive Editor and author of Fear Your Future Phil Klein joins the Remnant to discuss his new book on how Baby Boomers have screwed over the Millennials. Shownotes –The Dispatch –nas.org/DINGO –Phil Klein of the Washington Examiner –Fear Your Future – Phil Klein –Paul Krugman against Monetary Monetary Theory –Calvinball –Lyman Stone’s AEI work on … Continue reading Episode 162: Millennials Are Screwed →
Jonah invites AEI scholar and impeachment expert Gary Schmitt to discuss what impeachment actually is, what it’s for, and how to use it properly. Shownotes –Gary Schmitt –The Dispatch –“How the Framers thought about impeachment” – Gary Schmitt –“What does ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ mean?” – Joseph Bessette and Gary Schmitt –Federalist No. 65 –National … Continue reading Episode 161: The Gary Schmitt Impeachment Primer →
National Review senior political correspondent Jim Geraghty makes yet another return to the Remnant to discuss the Democratic primary, impeachment, Star Wars, and more. Shownotes –MeetCircle.com/DINGO, enter DINGO at checkout –Mrs.Fields.com, PROMO code DINGO –NAS.org/DINGO –The Dispatch –National Review Jim Geraghty –National Review Editors’ Podcast –The Democrats’ diversity panic –Jim Geraghty on why Booker et al … Continue reading Episode 160: Pre-Christmas Geraghty →
Jonah is joined by The Dispatch reporter Declan Garvey to discuss his trip to President Trump’s rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, reporting on Capitol Hill, the state of the Democratic primary, and their mutual love of The Mandalorian. Show Notes –The Dispatch –Declan Garvey –Battleground state polls –ZipRecruiter.com/dingo
Dispatch staffers David French and Sarah Isgur hijack the Remnant feed to debut their new podcast, Advisory Opinions, today focusing on the release of the Department of Justice Inspector General report.
Jonah’s former National Review colleague and current AEI colleague Ramesh Ponnuru joins the Remnant to suss out what in the impeachment morass and the conservative internecine wars he does and doesn’t find highly illogical. Plus, the accent contest gets a surprise late entry. Shownotes –The Dispatch –How you can now subscribe to The Dispatch -Door … Continue reading Episode 158: Blessed By Ramesh →
Jonah turns the tables on Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie, interviewing him about the states of conservatism, libertarianism, and the Republican Party. Shownotes –The Dispatch –mrsfields.com/DINGO –Part one of this podcast –“Rocket Man” as interpreted by William Shatner –“Star Trekkin'” – The Firm –Nick Gillespie on the freedom of cities –“Stuck” – Ron Bailey –Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy – … Continue reading Episode 157: Making Gillespie Dizzy →
Dispatch staff writer Sarah Isgur joins the Remnant to discuss cookies, the Deep State, Peloton, and more. Shownotes –The Dispatch –mrsfields.com/DINGO –Sarah Isgur –Molly Jong-Fast in the Daily Beast –The Jessica Gavora episode –The Dan Crenshaw episode –Destiny of the Republic – Candice Millard –Is Administrative Law Unlawful – Charles Murray –By The People – Charles Murray
AEI scholar and National Affairs editor Yuval Levin joins Jonah for an extended, Thanksgiving-appropriate discussion of gratitude and community. Shownotes –Donorstrust.org/DINGO –The Dispatch –Yuval Levin –The first Yuval Levin episode, and second-ever episode –Chesterton on gratitude –Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg –On Thanksgiving –National Affairs – Daniel Burns –The Daniel Burns episode –The End … Continue reading Episode 155: A Very Yuval Thanksgiving →
Jonah brings national security guru Eli Lake onto the Remnant to spit hot fire on the rise of China, the Ukraine mess, Russian meddling, the “Deep State,” and more. Plus, the winner of the accent contest is revealed. Shownotes –The Dispatch –Sleepnumber.com/DINGO –Eli Lake –On NPR Monday morning –Wired on Crowdstrike –Liberal Fascism – Jonah Goldberg … Continue reading Episode 154: Eli Lake of Fire →
R Street Institute scholar Andy Smarick joins the Remnant to discuss Hayek, subsidiarity, post-liberalism, and more. And in the post-interview show, the Remnant Anglosphere accent contest enters a new stage. Shownotes –The Dispatch –meetcircle.com/DINGO, enter promo code DINGO –OTATrade.com/DINGO –Andy Smarick –Jean Yarbough’s review of the strikingly Teddy Rooseveltian book by a young Josh Hawley … Continue reading Episode 153: The Wild, the Innocent & the R Street Shuffle →
With the help of Daniel Burns of the University of Dallas, Jonah takes a break from punditry and tries to understand the ins and outs of the post-liberalism debate. Shownotes –The Dispatch –Ziprecruiter.org/DINGO –Earnest.com/DINGO -Door Dash app, promo code REMNANT –Daniel Burns –Daniel Burns in National Affairs –G-File on Daniel Burns –Suicide of the West – … Continue reading Episode 152: Among the Post-Liberals →
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, once a Navy Seal, joins the Remnant for a discussion of conservatism, persuasion, and how to move forward in this political moment. (This is a recording of a live event at Texas A&M.) Shownotes –The Dispatch –MrsFields.com/DINGO –Dan Crenshaw –The most recent Continetti episode –Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg –Dan Crenshaw … Continue reading Episode 151: Jawing with Crenshaw →