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Ricochet Podcast: The Band Wagon Departs



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Rob, James, and Troy (sitting in for Peter) welcome WaPo’s Bob Costa to discuss the early days of the 2016 presidential race, who’s running, who’s not, who’s shouldn’t be, and who is.

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Need to Know: Just Don’t Call it Islam



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Mona and Jay try to account for President Obama’s decision to skip great rally in Paris last Sunday, Jay offers a biting rebuke to those (including, alas, Pope Francis) who chose this moment to make a point about freedom and responsibility, and they consider whether America really is better at assimilating new immigrants or is Europe’s problem that so many Muslims are unwilling to adapt?

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GLoP Culture: Le GLoP Très Grand



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This week, über pundits Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz take on awards season, the Selma controversy, a GLoP overview of the situation in France and western Europe, and finally, a healthy dose of skepticism over Mitt’s flirtation with running in 2016. Vive le GloP!

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Ricochet Podcast: Vive La Claire



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James, Rob and Troy get a live report on the tragedy in Paris from Ricochet’s own Claire Berlinski, who happened on the scene of the crime moments after it occurred. Up next: Larry Kudlow talks gas taxes and other economic matters.

Need to Know: Yes, We Have No Ice Cream



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Jay and Mona consider a swirl of famous faces in the news: Steve Scalia, Bob McDonnell, Mario Cuomo, Jonathan Gruber, and the ayatollah of Iran. Plus: Venezuela has run out of ice cream.

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Need to Know: Castro Catastrophe



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Mona and Jay discuss Obama restoring diplomatic relations with and how it betrays the Cuban people, consider it a patriot duty to go see <i>The Interview</i>, and who has blood on their hands after the murder of two NYPD officers.

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Need to Know: Happy Hundredth



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Mona and Jay are a hundred years old today—or rather, they have just recorded their hundredth podcast. They had lengthy discussions about how to mark their “centenary.” In the end, Mona asked Jay questions about music. 

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GLoP Culture: Schadenfreude



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Rob, John, and Johan discuss, the books Jonah didn’t write, an ode to our friends to the north, The New Republic, Rolling Stone,Cromnibus, the Sony hack, and the GLoP picks for the best movies and TV of 2014.

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Ricochet Podcast: Hitting for the Cycle



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Rob, Peter, and James welcome Thomas Sowell to discuss the economy, race, Ferguson, and Staten Island. Then John Yoo stops by to give some expert opinion on the recent torture memo release and the protests in Berkeley.

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Law Talk: A Matter of Law



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The professors opine on both the Ferguson and Staten Island Grand Jury decisions and weigh in on the legal issues surrounding policing and body cameras. Then, a deep dive on the just released torture report, filibustering judicial nominees, and whether Facebook threats are protected by the First Amendment. 

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Need to Know: Taking to the Streets



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Mona and Jay welcome Linda Chavez to talk about Ferguson, the New York asphyxiation case, and our never ending race preoccupations in America. M&J then offer further thoughts about the race cases in the news, the hatred that characterizes one of our political parties, the great Rob Portman, the not great Clintons, the British royal family, and Hollywood music.

Ricochet Podcast: Politics and Bourbon



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Peter, James, and Rob return “after a brief gratitude and bird-related holiday hiatus” to discuss Ferguson, Staten Island, and the grand-jury system. They welcome William Voegeli to discuss his new book The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion.

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Law Talk: When Orders Become Laws



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This week the professors discuss the immigration executive order, the Sixth Circuit’s gay marriage decision, and the coming Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare.

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Need to Know: Faster, Please



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Mona and Jay welcome Michael Ledeen to discuss Iran and the curse of the Khomeinist regimes. Next, they consider President Obama’s abuse of power, his “climate” pact with China, and other matters. 

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Ricochet Podcast: The News Dudes



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Troy Senik sits in for Peter as James and Rob wrap up the National Review Cruise, discuss Obama’s immigration overstep, talk about the business of news with journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson, then debate Bill Cosby’s future and Jonathan Gruber’s past.

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Nede to Know: You Say “Karibeyun,” I Say “Karibeean”



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In their first Need to Know recorded before a live audience (aboad the Allure of the Seas on the National Review cruise), Jay and Mona discuss Jonathan Gruber’s comments on Obamacare and President Obama’s single-mindedness. 

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Ricochet Podcast: Pirates of the Caribbean



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This week, a live edition of the Ricochet podcast direct from the Dazzles Lounge on the MS Allure of the Seas.  Rob Long, James Lileks, and Jonah Goldberg (sitting in for a landlocked Peter Robinson) welcome guests Colonel Allen West, National Review’s Charles W. Cooke, and Commentary’s John Podhoretz. Arrrr!

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Ricochet Podcast: The Night Owl Session #2



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In another Night Owl session recorded live during the National Review cruise aboard the Allure of the Seas, Rob and James welcome Michael Walsh and Charles C.W. Cooke to discuss the the role of the media and Hollywood in the culture at large.

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GLoP Culture: The Night Owl Session



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This week a special live show recorded aboard the Allure of The Seas somewhere in the Caribbean. This week, Jonah, Rob, and John prognosticate on why Barack Obama is really Greg Brady a.k.a. Johnny Bravo, Hillary’s got 99 problems, and why zombies are a cultural touchstone.

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Need to Know: Happy Days



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Mona and Jay, gloomy to the point of depression in 2012, revel in Tuesday’s midterm election results. There are so many things to celebrate: the failure of the war on women; the rising number of Hispanics and Asians voting R; the sound defeat of turncoat Charlie Crist. Each race is savored, turned this way and that to catch the light, and enjoyed.

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