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ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Today, we bring you Will Saletan of Slate – after having struggled mightily against the malevolent whims of technology in order to get it ready. Not since Episode 11 has an installment of The Remnant so risked the sanity – nay, the very essence – of all participants involved. Luckily, the conversation more than makes up for these struggles. Jonah asks Will what it’s like to be a genuinely liberal guy in an industry space that has moved largely past actual liberalism, and then Will turns the tables on Jonah and asks him what it’s like to be genuinely conservative in an era of dwindling conservatism. Afterwards, stick around for SCOTUS punditry and what could be described as a worrying amount of Hegel-talk (for awareness: a worrying amount of Hegel-talk is any Hegel-talk).

Show Notes:

-Will’s page at Slate

-New River Media

-Dallas retcons itself

-Candidate Trump reacts to the crowd while announcing travel ban

-“The 5-5-5 Plan”

-“What I Learned From Amy Coney Barrett,” by Laura Wolk

-Fukuyama’s piece on social capital

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Episode 247 · 2 months ago

It’s Kinda Feudal

While it may be the middle of the week, there’s no law against Jonah recording Ruminant-style (i.e. alone) – at least not yet. He discusses the RNC – and invents the fun tongue-twister, “Ceaușescu-esque,” while doing so – the “Biden is a vessel for radicals” theory, and the economically confused obsession with Jeff Bezos.

Show Notes:

-Kimberly Guilfoyle’s speech is pretty meme-y 

-Jonah’s spat with Erielle Davidson 

-Remnant veteran Jim Pethokoukis talking about why Jeff Bezos is unironically great 

-China’s post-Soviet “Princelings” 

-Milton Friedman explains why you shouldn’t get to take inherited money away from children 

-Jonah on Marx’s antisemitism 

-Why Nations Fail 

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Episode 246 · 2 months ago

Back in the Saddle

Jonah makes a triumphant return to the Remnant on this episode, where he finally has a stable enough connection to record after a saga of perambulations around America’s western half. Jonah and Nick - his fearful amanuensis - discuss Alaska, the awkwardness of America’s largest political party holding a Zoom convention, and the potential for two actual crazy people to become elected officials within the GOP.

Show Notes:

-Jonah’s glacial ice chunk 

-“The Green Room,” within Hell’s Canyon 

-Row Adventures, for the brave vacationers among the audience 

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Episode 245 · 2 months ago

The Evening Jolt

Remnant Hall-of-Famer Jim Geraghty joins the show with the continually-put-upon David French, who is heroically guest-hosting as Jonah continues to galavant around in the land of [REDACTED]. On COVID, Jim gets to reminisce a little about the early weeks of reporting on the pandemic while also updating us. The guys then move on to the election, the “convention” (if you can call it that), and Best Spanish Language Heist Show of 2020 - a category with shockingly little competition.

Show Notes:

-Jim’s Morning Jolt 

-California vs. New York in the pandemic times 

-Alan Grayson is a strange man 

-Why are so many people dying of COVID in Belgium? 

-The treason of epidemiologists 

-The Postmaster General’s statement 

-Does Trump want to lose? 

-Money Heist 

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Episode 244 · 2 months ago

Twirling Towards Freedom

Have no fear, dear listener: while Jonah is still radio silent as he swan-dives in slow-mo off of waterfalls (or something), The Remnant hasn’t forgotten you. David French returns to guest host this episode with return favorite Ramesh Ponnuru from National Review and AEI. There’s the requisite Kamala Harris talk, but also deeper questions about ideology and the “Burn It Down” debates.

Show Notes:

-Ramesh’s page at NR 

-Henry Olsen: Kamala changes nothing 

-Kevin Williamson summarizes the “Burn It Down” debates 

-The inside baseball of Trump’s teleprompter troubles 

-Ramesh on why the Republicans need to keep working-class voters 

-“Always twirling towards freedom”