The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg
Jonah Goldberg
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.
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 →

Now-AEI Fellow Matt Continetti returns to The Remnant for some high-minded philosophical discussion of conservatism and some low-minded chatting of the rank-punditry variety. Shownotes –The Dispatch  –EthosLife.com/DINGO –OTATrade.com/DINGO  –Matt Continetti’s first Remnant appearance –Sean Trende on the 2010s and the 1870s (and Niall Ferguson and Matt Continetti) –The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945 – … Continue reading Episode 150: The Continetti Continuum →

Fox News Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt joins the show as our emergency salami for punditry about the 2019 off-year elections and the impeachment debacle. Shownotes –The Dispatch  -Download the Door Dash app, use promo code REMNANT –OTATrade.com/DINGO –Chris Stirewalt  –Jonah’s books

National Review editor Rich Lowry rejoins the Remnant to discuss–and debate–the virtues of nationalism, the subject of his new book, The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free. Shownotes –DonorsTrust.org/DINGO –The Case for Nationalism – Rich Lowry –National Review: Editors podcast  –The last time Rich and Jonah debated nationalism  –The Yoram Hazony … Continue reading Episode 148: Rich Lowry’s Case for Nationalism →

On a special Halloween episode, Jonah speculates on the deepest fears of some of the most prominent people in public life. Shownotes –The Dispatch  –Ziprecruiter.com/DINGO  –On Albert Jay Nock  –Nock on himself  –LA Times column from earlier this week –Washington Post fact-check on Joe Biden’s military history –The most recent David French episode –The gender-swapped … Continue reading Episode 147: Fear Is the Mind Killer →

AEI law-talker guy Adam White returns to the Remnant to try to make sense of Democrats’ attempt to impeach President Trump. Shownotes –The Dispatch  –Adam White –Adam White’s last episode –Adam White and Stuart Taylor on presidential oversight –Adam White on House oversight at the beginning of the year –Adam White on the collision of … Continue reading Episode 146: Impeachy Keen Democrats →

Cato Institute ‘prosperity expert’ Marian Tupy joins the Remnant for a much-needed dose of economic optimism, enumerating the ways in which we are indisputably better off materially nowadays. He and Jonah also attempt to figure out why a sort of social malaise persists in the world despite this. Shownotes –The Dispatch –OTATrade.com/DINGO –Marian Tupy of … Continue reading Episode 145: Don’t Worry, Be Happy →

Now Senior Editor for The Dispatch, the (in)famous David French joins the Remnant to discuss the French-Ahmari wars, Trump’s impeachment, the Deep State, the flaws of Elizabeth Warren, Joker, and more. Shownotes –The Dispatch –Earnest.com/DINGO –David French responds to Sohrab Ahmari  –The melee at CUA –Charles Kesler, David French, Sohrab Ahmari –What Is Conservatism?  –Federalist … Continue reading Episode 144: The David French Experience →

AEI Middle East expert Ken Pollack rejoins the Remnant to attempt to make sense of Trump’s decision with the Kurds and other aspects of U.S. policy of late. Shownotes –Go to The Dispatch  –The last Ken Pollack episode –Ken Pollack  –LA Times column on Trump winging it –On the Trump cult of personality  –Unthinkable – Ken … Continue reading Episode 143: How Trump Demurred on the Kurds →

A discursive Remnant sees Jonah muse on both the serious (Syria, impeachment), the whimsical (threats from aliens and kaiju, the inadequacy of Conan’s workout on the Wheel of Pain), and much in between, with the help of sidekick Jack. Shownotes – LA Times column on Syria  –John Quincy Adams on (not) going abroad in search … Continue reading Episode 142: Searching For Monsters →

Jonah brings Mo Eleithee, the founding Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service and a former high-ranking employee for the Democratic National Committee, for a productive (!) and civil (!!) conversation between two reasonably disagreeing adults about politics (!!!). They discuss the 2020 Democratic primary, Trump’s re-election prospects, and how the … Continue reading Episode 141: The Big Mo →

Jonah invites Steve Hayes back onto the Remnant to unveil The Dispatch, their long-teased new venture, of which Jonah is the editor-in-chief and Steve is the CEO. They also discuss the unfolding Ukraine drama and the recent news about the Kurds. Shownotes –Behold, The Dispatch! –More about The Dispatch in Axios  –The Simpsons on brunch –More … Continue reading Episode 140: Dispatched! →

Recovering from a cold and a madcap schedule, Jonah does a little punditry and a lot of storytelling. Shownotes –Untuckit.com, promo code DINGO –Earnest.com/DINGO –Winston Churchill has nothing to hide –Jonah’s Ukraine rant –The Silurian Hypothesis –How Biden’s connection to the Trump-Ukraine scandal could help him –The most recent Ben Sasse episode –The Mike Gallagher … Continue reading Episode 139: Story Time with Jonah →

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Green Bay Packers) returns to The Remnant for its longest ever one-part episode (we think), dedicated (almost) entirely to “half-baked” ideas, such as buying Greenland (which Gallagher proposed to Jonah last year, making him a Greenland hipster), nuking non-threatening asteroids for practice and deterrence, instituting congressional barracks, and more. Shownotes –Ziprecruiter.com/DINGO –The … Continue reading Episode 138: Greenland Hipsters →

Jonah attempts to outrace the news cycle by getting in his thoughts about the Ukraine-Trump-Biden-Whistleblower brouhaha, even as developments later in the day outpace a podcast recorded in the morning. Shownotes LA Times column on Trump and Ukraine Mocking Joe Biden, as early as 20011 Trump pressures Ukraine eight times – WSJ  Ethoslife.com/DINGO The Ben … Continue reading Episode 137: Ukraine! →

Long-absent, and now foul-mouthed, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) returns to the Remnant to explain why Trump endorsed him, why he voted how he did on the wall, and why our media habits are destroying us. With a little bit of Corn Pop thrown in for good measure. Shownotes –Ben Sasse’s last appearance on the Remnant … Continue reading Episode 136: Censor the Senator →

Woman of many talents Mary Eberstadt joins the Remnant to discuss Primal Screams, her latest book, which advances a theory about the connection between family breakdown and the rise of modern identity politics. Shownotes -Download the Door Dash app, use promo code “REMNANT” –Suicide of the West – Jonah Goldberg –Primal Screams – Mary Eberstadt –Mary Eberstadt previews … Continue reading Episode 135: Primal Screams →

AEI adjunct fellow Lyman Stone returns to the Remnant, and to America, to discuss family formation, fertility, climate change, and more. Shownotes –The first Lyman Stone episode –The first Ilya Shapiro episode, followed by another appearance three weeks later –Lyman Stone at AEI -Lyman Stone’s congressional testimony  –The Birth Dearth – Ben Wattenberg  -Giving the game … Continue reading Episode 134: Like a Lyman Stone →

Commentary magazine senior writer Christine Rosen rejoins the Remnant to discuss Varsity Blues (the scandal), Big Tech, and more. Shownotes -Commentary podcast -Christine Rosen -Christine Rosen on the Meritocracy Blues -Christine Rosen on Felicity Huffman –The Noah Rothman episode  –Preaching Eugenics – Christine Rosen -The first Bahnsen episode -The changing mores of the young -Biden should … Continue reading Episode 133: Christine Rosen Revival →