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Ricochet Podcast: Things Gonna Change



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James, Rob, and Peter weigh in on the Malaysia Airlines mystery, then welcome Fox News’ James Rosen to discuss Ukraine, his impressions of Obama and Hillary, and the mysterious power and influence of the Dalai Lama.

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Ricochet Podcast: Launch It



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Rob, Peter, and James discuss the Malaysian Airlines mystery, Ricochet 2.0, and David Jolly’s special election win. Then, the boys welcome North Dakota Senator John Hoeven on his impending trip to Ukraine, presiding over a boom state, and the coming war with…Iowa?

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Need to Know: Tiger Moms and Wedding Cakes



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Mona and Jay discuss Sheryl Sandberg’s campaign, Sharyl Attkisson’s exit, Amy Chua’s new book, and the perils of baking (or not baking) wedding cakes.

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GLoP Culture: Between the Ferns



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Jonah, John, and Rob take on the President’s comedy chops, hipsters and the political conundrum they find themselves in. Plus, a GLoP tribute to the late, great Harold Ramis.

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Need to Know: The Growling Bear



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Mona and Jay welcome Professor Richard Pipes to discuss Russia, Ukraine, Putin, Obama — and some others as well. Then they consider national greatness, and the question of honor.

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Ricochet Podcast: Crimea River



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James, Peter, and Troy Senik welcome James Delingpole to discuss CPAC and Apple, and get Michael Totten’s take on Ukraine, Crimea, and Cuba.

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Need to Know: Peace on Our Time (Not)



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For a while, it seemed that every single Republican in America wanted to be known as a “Reaganite.” But Reagan’s belief in “peace through strength” no longer holds sway, Jay argues. Today, the Republican Party is becoming Paulized, or at least there’s a danger of that.

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Need to Know: Mr. Smith Goes to Town on Washington



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Mona and Jay welcome former Federal Election Commission chairman Brad Smith to discuss the strange doings of the IRS and other federal bodies in the Age of Obama. Then, they consider a vexing question: Why do the people let the government get away with it?

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Ricochet Podcast: Nested Comments



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James, Rob, and Peter welcome: AEI’s Arthur Herman to gives  perspective on the Ukraine and the leviathan oil field; and Washington Examiner’s Byron York discusses the woman who shall not be named, Republican chances of taking the Senate, and what politicians are Cruzing for a bruising?

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Ricochet Podcast: Youth Appeal



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James, Rob, and Peter welcome Instapundit.com’s Glenn Reynolds to discuss his new book on the future of education. Then the boys discuss the weird strategy of the house leadership on raising the debt ceiling, Rob makes a u-turn on Cruz, and Peter proposes a peace treaty. Plus, a Ricochet Podcast tribute to Sid Caesar and Shirley Temple.

Need to Know: More Allegro Than Moderato



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Jay and Mona take on the one political trope they have no patience with: the Remocrats and Depublicans bit – the notion that the two parties are like Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. They note several examples of how worlds apart the two parties are. Plus: Jay’s visit to Hillsdale, Dinesh D’Souza’s arrest, and a reflecton natural talent.

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GLoP Culture: Child Stars



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This week the men of GLoP kick around Woody Allen and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, consider what Shirley Temple had that Bieber and Cyrus don’t, the hagiography of Hillary, and the slow motion avalanche that is ObamaCare.

Need to Know: Gypsy Rondo



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Mona and Jay talk about subjects beautiful and ugly. In the latter category: Bill Ayers, IRS harassment, and Pete Seeger’s Communism. In the former category: Brahms, congressional oversight, and free enterprise.

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Ricochet Podcast: Twist and Shout



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This week: Lileks on sport, moderates on Ricochet, Michael Barone on ObamaCare and Chris Christie, Nathan Harden on Phillip Seymour Hoffman and a shout-out to some guys who first appeared on TV 50 years ago today.

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Need to Know: Super Groundhog Day



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Jay and Mona confess to not watching the State of the Union address for maybe the first time in their lives. Still, the misrepresentations, ahem, lies delivered in said address come in for some timely correction. Jay notes the appropriateness of the podcast date – Groundhog Day – as they once again debunk the old chestnut about women earning 77 cents on the dollar compared with men.

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Ricochet Podcast: Taken For a Ride



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James, Rob, and Troy Senik welcome The New York Time’s Ross Douthat to discuss conservative reform and more imperfect unions; and Washington Free Beacon’s Matt Continetti talks about Love In The Time of Obama. Plus: Does it matter that Hillary hasn’t driven a car in 18 years?

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Ricochet Podcast: Swanning Around



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James, Rob, and Peter welcome National Review’s Jonah Goldberg to discuss Mike Huckabee, snow days in Washington D.C., and puppie; and Victor Davis Hanson to consider Obama, entitlements, and whether he’ll ever run for Governor of California.

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Need to Know: Unhappy Anniversary



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Social issues predominate as Jay and Mona consider the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the terms “pro-choice” and “war on women,” Wendy Davis, and asking women to dress modestly.

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Need to Know: Founders and Keepers



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Mona and Jay welcome Richard Brookhiser to discuss “Right World,” i.e., the world of conservatives and the American Founding. 

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Ricochet Podcast: California Cooking



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Rob, Peter, and James welcome National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke (an actual immigrant) to discuss immigration, life Mayor Bill de Blasio, and the NSA. Finally, is life in the Golden State getting better or worse? We pontificate, you listen.

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