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Need to Know: The Curling of Hair (and Smoke)



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Mona and Jay have a guest this week, Greg Lukianoff, who discusses free speech on campus — more like the suppression of.  Examples will curl your hair, if your hair is still curlable, after all these years of free-speech erosion. Plus, an opera company in Australia drops Carmen from its schedule because the opera “promotes smoking.”

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Ricochet Podcast: The Professors



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This week, Ebola fever — catch it! (or don’t). Rob, James and Peter welcome Alan Dershowitz to discuss his new book Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War Against Hamas as well as Israel, Hamas, ISIS, and the politics of anti-semitism. Finally, when she becomes a he and then enrolls at a female only college, what happens next? The answer may surprise you.

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Law Talk: You Give Me Fever



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The learned men of Law Talk quarantine themselves for an hour to discuss the hot legal issues of the day including (but not limited to): the Ebola virus, the SCOTUS gay marriage punt, asset seizure by law enforcement, and whether the DEA can create a Facebook page using your personal data without permission.

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GLoP Culture: Naked & Afraid



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The men of GLoP — that’s Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz — are back with another tour through politics and pop culture. This week: Does winning the Senate really matter?; Is Boyhood a conservative movie; the icky use of babies on Homeland; what’s the deal with Gone Girl?; Is Adam Sandler a Hollywood disrupter?; Will Interstellar soar among the stars?; and what’s Jonah’s favorite reality show? (Hint: it’s got lots of pixellation.)

Needed: The British Are Superior (Mostly)



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Jay and Mona found themselves commenting on the cousins this week, along with the terrible events in Rotherham and a regrettable retreat in Sainsbury. Plus, some thoughts on President Obama lack of strategy and leadership.

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Ricochet Podcast: Reclining Standards



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Peter, James, and Rob look back at the tumultuous summer in the Middle East. Annika Hernroth-Rothstein checks in from Sweden to discuss the growing anti-semitism in Europe. Then, Peter Berkowitz discusses how Israel should respond to Hamas. Plus, could Mitt be the man again?

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Need to Know: As the World Roils



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Mona and Jay discuss the fragility of civilization (a perpetual theme), the degradation of America’s cities, the drama in Ferguson, Mo., and the threat from ISIS.

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Ricochet Podcast: Talk Amongst Yourselves



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This week Peter, Rob, and James are guest free, but with plenty to talk about: Ferguson, James Foley, Rick Perry, and more.

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Ricochet Podcast: Good Listeners



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Rob, Peter, and James welcome, and listen to, Paul Rahe on the Middle East and Victor Davis Hanson on immigration and William Tecumseh Sherman.

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Ricochet Podcast: A Big Bomb



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James, Rob, and Peter discuss politics and washing machines with Ricochet editor Jon Gabriel, and the atomic bombing of Japan with historian Reverend Wilson Miscamble.

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GLoP Culture: Guardians of the Cool



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Jonah Goldberg recently challenged conservatives to “get over their insecurities about not being cool in the eyes of liberals.” Do conservatives need their own Daily Show or Colbert Report? Do we already have them? And does the Left really have a monopoly on storytelling today, and if so does it matter?

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Need to Know: The Ultimate Measure



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Jay and Mona welcome Andy McCarthy to discuss the political environment surrounding President Obama and the question of impeachment.

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Ricochet Podcast: Welcome Back, Blueberries



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James, Rob, and Peter welcome Judith Levy with a chilling report from Israel, Claire Berlinksi checks in from Paris on European reactions to the Gaza conflict, and David Limbaugh discusses the politics of presidential overreach and the border crisis.

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Need to Know: From Meat to Meth



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Mona interviews author Nina Teicholz about her new book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, which explores how scientists, public-health authorities, government agencies, and nutritionists were so wrong for so long about what we should eat. Then Jay joins in to discuss ​recent court decision on Obamacare and the ongoing crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.

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Ned to Know: Chelsea Mourning



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Mona and Jay talk about Obama as foreign-policy disaster. And will Hillary Clinton, if president, be another master of disaster? Mistress of disaster? Is there any difference at all between BHO and HRC? Plus: the Koch brothers, Detroit, Meet the Press, Bradley Manning, and more.

Ricochet Podcast: Bearing Down



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This week is all about borders — both our own and the ones in Eastern Europe. James, Peter, and Troy welcome Russian expert Yuri Yarim-Agaev to discuss the downing of the Malaysian Air 777; and Mark Krikorian on the ongoing border crisis.

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Need to Know: Summertime



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Jay and Mona welcome RealClearPolitics’s Sean Trends to discuss white voters, young voters, African-American votrs, and election cycles.

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The Ricochet Podcast: Borderline Crazy



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Rob, Peter, and Troy Senik (sitting in for Lileks) welcome Mark Levin and Larry Kudlow to discuss immigration, Mississippi, the economy, and the mid-term elections.

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GLoP Culture: Everything Is Awesome



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John, Jonah, and Rob discuss ISIS, immigration, Hobby Lobby, M*A*S*H, and Ricochet comments

The Ricochet Podcast: Court and Sparklers



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Peter and Rob (minus James) present their annual 4th of July Spectacular Show. They welcome Richard Epstein and National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru to guide them through this past week’s Supreme Court decisions.

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