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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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Law Talk: The Supremes



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Epstein, Yoo & Senik reign supreme on the Hobby Lobby and NLRB rulings, a special prosecutor for the IRS scandal, and whether Congress can sue the president.

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Ricochet Podcast: Mississippi



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Rob, James, and Peter do a deep dive on the curious goings on in Mississippi with Washington Post Capitol Hill correspondent Robert Costa, then discuss what Russia is up to in Eastern Europe with the Hoover Institution’s Yuri Yarim-Agaev.

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Need to Know: Observations and Fulminations



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Mona and Jay discuss France, its glories and its shame, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s divestment plan, the IRS’s crashed e-mails, and wonder whether Rose Mary Woods, President Nixon’s secretary, should have had such a kind and understanding press.

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The Ricochet Podcast: Murphy and Kaus



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Rob, Peter, and James welcome strategist Mike Murphy and commentator Mickey Kays to discuss the EricCantor-Dave Brat race. Was it immigration or is all politics local?

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Need to Know: The Great Bug Out



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Jay and Mona both thought of Saigon this week as the monsters took Mosul and Tikrit and set their sights on Baghdad. It’s a moment of shame for the country, they agree, but the frightening and surreal aspect of the story is the total inability of President Obama to learn from his mistakes. They also welcome The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rosen to analyze Eric Cantor’s loss and Hillary Clinton’s travails.

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The Ricochet Podcast: Change Is Good



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Rob, Peter, and James welcome National Review’s Jim Geraghty to analyze Eric Cantor’s shocking election loss, and then National Review’s Kevin Williamson to discuss the controversy over his transgender article and thoughts on capitalism and Catholicism.

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Down And Out In Chappaqua



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Jonah, Rob, and John discuss breaking news on the Clinton’s finances in 2000, Bowe Bergdahl, Game of Thrones, Tom Cruise, and more.

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Need to Know: Truth and Honor



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Jay and Mona consider the Bergdahl affair and the general character of the Obama administration, and discuss World War II on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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The Ricochet Podcast: See Cruz



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Rob, Peter, and James consider whether Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, a hero, or something in between. They also welcome Senator Ted Cruz who weighs in on whether or not the Democrats have abandoned the Bill of Rights, why Harry Reid is the President’s best friend, and how to stop the EPA’s war on coal.

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The Ricochet Podcast: Question Time!



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Rob, James, and Peter takes questions submitted by faithful Ricochet members: What the boys wanted to be at age 12, their best meal, who’d they most like to have on the show, and many more.

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Need to Know: Picking Cotton



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Jay and Mona welcome U.S. senate candidate Tom Cotton to discuss his vision for representing the citizens of Arkansas. He shares his thoughts about the campaign against Mark Pryor, how to answer accusations that Republicans want to throw widows and orphans into the snow, and what Republicans should do with the filibuster if they’re fortunate enough to gain the majority.

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Law Talk: The Monkey Trial



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Professors Epstein and Yoo clash on affirmative action and debate prayer before government meetings, Justice Scalia’s salary stance, Donald Sterling’ ownership issues and Congress’s power to get answers from the White House on Benghazi.

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Need to Know: Straight Talk



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Jay and Mona welcome Stuart Taylor, Jr., to review the Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action, then they discuss the continuing polarization of American politics and civic life

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The Ricochet Podcast: #Hot



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James, Peter, and Rob tackle hash tag diplomacy, global warming — oops, we mean, climate change, no sorry, climate action, oh, whatever. Then they welcome The Washington Post’s Bob Costa and political consultant Rick Wilson.

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GLoP Culture: Troubling Cameos



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Jonah, Rob, and John discuss the most important issues of the day: Is it time to break out the midterm victory champagne? The Spiderman reboot. Does Benghazi really matter? Does it matter as much of Game of Thrones? How about Mad Men?

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The Ricochet Podcast: Disturbing Trends in American Society



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James, Peter, and Rob discuss the Donald Steline exile and welcome Law Talk’s John Yoo and Forbes Opinion’s Avik Roy to discuss Republican strategy on health care and promoting conservative candidates.

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Need to Know: Useful Idiots, the Rich, and Rachmaninoff



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Mona and Jay welcome Washington Free Beacon editor Matt Continetti to debunk the myth of Republicans being the party of the rich, with particular attention to Hillary Clinton’s cozy relationships with big donors and the lavish lifestyles of the rich and Democrats. Plus: A tour of useful idiots including Gabriel Garcia Marquez,  Edward Snowden, and Jay Carney.

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The Ricochet Podcast: The Curmudgeons



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Peter, James, and Troy welcome author Charles Murray, then discuss whether Michael Bloomberg is going to heaven, if the UN is getting warmer, what will happen in the Crimea and Ukraine, and whether a conservative should accept food stamps.

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Law Talk: Hoop Dreams



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The Ricochet University School of Law returns with a guided tour of the legal questions around the federal income tax, whether constitutional amendments a thing of the past, and a visit to the Bundy Ranch.

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