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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and 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- ...
 
This new podcast series produced by the FOX News Podcast network takes a look back at the historic elections of our time. Season 1 of this new long-form narrative and documentary podcast starts with the 2000 Presidential Election between Texas Governor George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore. Hear historical reporting, analysis and perspective from the people that were there: FOX News hosts Brit Hume, Bret Baier, Neil Cavuto and Bill Hemmer Campaign strategists Karl Rove and Bob Shrum Poli ...
 
The Western Canon ​is a monthly podcast dedicated to examining the timeless stories, ideas, and thinkers of the Western literary tradition. Working chronologically through "the great conversation of history," each episode focuses on a distinct canonical work, set of works, or intellectual period. Featuring lively summary, literary analysis, philosophical discussion, and guest commentary, the show also tackles social and political issues related to Western civilization, the modern university, ...
 
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Senior Manhattan Institute fellow Brian Riedl joins Jonah on The Remnant for an uber-wonky discussion of economic policy. Fresh from testifying before the House Committee on Financial Services on President Biden’s madcap “infrastructure” plan, Brian provides insight on all manner of economic fallacies peddled by Republicans and Democrats alike. Wha…
 
Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate Toronto's starting pitching was competent over the last week? Drew and Kaitlyn discuss if Steven Matz's and the Jays' respectable pitching performances can be sustained, or is this just an anomaly? Would there be a marked drop-off at third base if Vlad were to take over for C…
 
No, we’re not going to tell you what the word in the title of this episode means. But it is revealed within. Other things revealed in this episode: weird injuries from benign objects that befell men as they get older, what if they held an Oscars® and nobody cared, Hollywood producer Scott Rudin is revealed to be a bad boss even though they made a m…
 
Today’s refreshingly (or regrettably, depending on your perspective) sober Ruminant finds Jonah surrounded by boxes of books so nerdy that even Goodwill won’t take them. Preoccupied with thoughts on the strange state of the right, and the equally strange state of Joe Biden, he swiftly reaches levels of wonkiness so high that they could cure sleep d…
 
Sarah and David (who is stepping in for Steve this week) talk to the author of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, Kristin Du Mez, about how the definition of masculinity for white Evangelical men has had a damaging impact on the whole country. “Once you have the eyes to see this, it’s hard not to …
 
On today’s career-ruining episode, recorded deep within the headquarters of Half-Baked DARPA, Jonah is joined by frequent guest Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Packers) for a jaunt through the land of new and creative ideas that still need some more time in the oven. The show sees the guys return to the idea of annexing Greenland while also bringing new lif…
 
Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate Sportsnet baseball editor and one half of 'At the Letters' podcast Ben Nicholson-Smith joins Drew to gauge if the early-season Jays are good, bad, or just meh (3:00). Drew and Ben look at the parallels and contrasts between the 2015 AL Division-winning Blue Jays and this 2021…
 
This week, the FDA decided to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following reports that six women—of the nearly 7 million Americans who have received the J&J vaccine—developed serious blood clots after getting the jab. Is pausing the vaccine worth the tradeoffs? Will the FDA’s move fuel vaccine hesitancy? Sarah, David, Chris and Jonah give us the …
 
The King of Stuff is flying solo to talk about Biden and Fauci’s fumbling of the Covid messaging, the CDC “pausing” Johnson & Johnson’s vax due to a less than one-in-a-million chance of blood clots, and the riots and looting following another Minnesota police shooting. Subscribe to the King of Stuff Spotify playlist featuring picks from the show. J…
 
Only those in the wonky 1 percent should subject themselves to today’s nerdtastic Remnant, in which Jonah is joined for a third time by the Manhattan Institute’s Andy Smarick. The pair use Andy’s recent Dispatch piece on the folly of never-ending school closures to launch a wide-ranging discussion of the pandemic culture war and divisions among con…
 
Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate Rain, really? When was the last time a Jays' game was rained out? Drew and Kaitlyn stay sheltered from the drizzle and discuss Toronto's early-in-the-week offensive woes that parted to reveal a shining offensive spectacle (2:00). Kaitlyn goes down the laundry list of other we…
 
On this freewheeling Ruminant, Jonah is accompanied by a smaller cast of off-putting onlookers than last time. Still on a high after the week’s earlier discussion of Bigfoot’s messianic powers, he approaches the questions of the day with extra verve. Is recycling a load of garbage? Is President Biden’s rhetoric on race any better? And, of course, h…
 
Are you a “scout” or a “soldier”? What do those terms even mean? In Julia Galef’s new book, The Scout Mindset, she argues the scout mindset is underrepresented in today’s world. “The scout’s role, unlike the soldier, is not to go out and attack or defend,” she says. “It’s to go out, and see what’s really out there as clearly as possible and to put …
 
Jonah collaborates with Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw on their second Remnant together in an attempt to hash out their differences of opinion regarding why Congress doesn’t work. (Or does it?) Come listen, and discover why members of Congress feel the need to have such robust media teams on staff all the time, why Marjorie Taylor Greene is actually a swa…
 
Join The Athletic for just $3.99 a month! Visit: theathletic.com/spinrate Guess who's back, back again? Zubes is back, tell a fellow subscriber or non-subscriber who should subscribe to The Athletic (subliminal messaging at its finest). Yes! Drew welcomes Sportsfeld and Wrestling Brain's Andrew Zuber to the podcast to chat, well, all things Blue Ja…
 
Remember when they repealed Net Neutrality and everyone died? The King of Stuff welcomes former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to chat about that 2017 hysteria and how the internet actually improved after he repealed Net Neutrality. His biggest critics warned that his action would silence online voices; today those same people are trying to silence whoever …
 
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