James Lileks is an American journalist, columnist, blogger and host of The Ricochet Podcast
This week on America's Most Benevolent Podcast®, another super-sized episode. First up, the Middle East is breaking out in...peace. That's good, right? Well, depends who you ask. We discuss. Then, our good pal Dr. Jay Bhattacharya joins to bring us up to speed on the coming vaccine, the (very treacherous) intersection of politics and medicine, whether or not the lockdown was a mistake, and more. The Lileks Post of The Week makes its triumphant return with a terrific post by @kirkianwanderer, Say Goodnight, Blue Eyes": George Burns on Best Friends. Finally, are you as confused about the social media app Tik-Tok as Peter Robinson? If so, Rob Long is here to explain it to you. Maybe he should make a short video about it? Music from this week's episode: What Time Is It by Marshall Crenshaw Sponsored by Bills Dot Com - Freedom Financial, Eero, Keeps Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/the-covid-doc-and-tik-tok/.Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/membership/.Subscribe to Ricochet Podcast in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed.
This week, the rare single guest show. But when that guest is Senator Ben Sasse, he has enough brain power to fill two segments and that's exactly what the does on today's episode. Mostly, we discuss his WSJ Op-Ed, Make The Senate Great Again, which is a manifesto on how to fix the World's Greatest Deliberative Body. Also, some thoughts on Woodward v. Trump and the less than great mayor of the City That Never Sleeps. Music from this week's show: The Sand Hills of Old Nebraska by Ole Rasmussen Sponsored by DonorsTrust, Eero, Keeps Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/senator-fix-it/.Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/membership/.Subscribe to Ricochet Podcast in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed.
Well, it's crunch time now: we're into the final lap of the election and things are going to be intense for the next 8 weeks or so. But first, some personal business: one of our intrepid cast is sending his youngest child off to college. Is his purpose in life now over? We discuss. Then Mr. Flight 93 himself, Michael Anton joins to discuss his new book, The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return and to warn everyone that if Joe Biden wins, the country will turn into California (but without the weather, the beaches, and the surfing). For those of us who live in the Golden State, it's a weird way to sell a book (it's not that bad here), but hey, Michael's gotta eat too. Then, something of a departure for America's Most Beloved Podcast® -- a sports segment! And if we're going to do a sports segment, then we're going to get one of the best in the business to help us. That would be the great Sally Jenkins -- columnist for The Washington Post. We talk about college football, political activism in sports, and what's it's like to enter the family business when your dad was one of the all time legends. Finally, Nancy Pelosi gets a blowout and it blows up. Perfect. Music from this week's show: I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair by Ella Fitzgerald Sponsored by ButcherBox, Express VPN, Quip Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/bad-hair-day-2/.Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/membership/.Subscribe to Ricochet Podcast in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed.
It's the Republican National Convention week, or as pundits on the right call it -- Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and whatever other major holiday you want to thrown in there. We break it all down: the pluses, the minus, the hits and the misses. And we make some predictions for the next couple of months. As you're hear, we recorded this show on Zoom in front of an audience of our beloved Ricochet members. We'll be doing a few more of these on Zoom before the election, so if you'd like to participate, join us! Music from this week's show: Street Fighting Man by the Rolling Stones Sponsored by ButcherBox, Express VPN Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ricochet-podcast/conventional-thinking/.Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/membership/.Subscribe to Ricochet Podcast in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed.
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Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Episode Count
352
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
1 week, 3 days
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