Need to Know
By The Ricochet Audio Network
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Mona Charen and Jay Nordlinger -- sometimes just the two of them, sometimes with guests -- will explain what's wrong with the world (usually liberals) and how to fix it.
||CleanEp. 222: Non-belonging||Is the word 'conservative' up for grabs? Does lying matter? What Harvey Weinstein should have said. ...||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 221: Swamp Creatures, Morons, Gun Control, and Rock||Policy guru Avik Roy joins to consider whether there's still space for market oriented reform in hea...||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 220: Men in White Coats||Football, addled congressmen, vionists who learn from YouTube, Russian Twitter bots, what Roy Moore ...||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 219: Return to Normalcy?||That's what Warren Harding promised. Is the Trump Administration approaching something like it? Jay ...||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 218: Betrayed||The Atlantic's Emily Yoffe joins to discuss her series on campus rape. Mona has done some research o...||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 217: Dream On||Mona and Jay had not talked to each other in a while — she had been moving, he had been travel...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 216: Civil Wars Then and Now||Jay and Mona talk of Nazis - neo and old (Jay is in Salzburg), how the Republican Party has now mana...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 215: Pyongyang Threatens. Is Trump Up To This?||Bad choices everywhere you look with regard to North Korea. Jay and Mona discuss the options, the pr...||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 214: A Little Help From My Friends||New York Times op-ed editor Bari Weiss joins NTK to discuss the extremism of the January Women's Mar...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 213: The Eternal Asterisk||Benjamin Parker of The Weekly Standard (who also happens to be related to Mona) joins NTK to discuss...||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 212: So Much Winning||Who's to blame for the great crack up of Obamacare repeal and replace? The importance of leadership....||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 211: Russian to Judgment||Bill Browder, the man behind the Magnitsky Act and a tireless campaigner for human rights, joins to ...||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 210: The Health of the Nation||Yuval Levin joins Mona and Jay to talk about health care: What to do? More specifically, what to do ...||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 209: Baseball, Basketball, and Blue-Collar Values||From Steve Kerr to Bart Giamatti to class snobbery - NTK meanders this week. What the hosts are read...||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 208: Virginia: Red or Blue?||Prayers for Rep. Steve Scalise. Jay and Mona speak of the divisions in the country and whether this ...||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 207: How Much Does Trump Corrupt the Right?||Jay is away this week. Charlie Sykes and Peter Wehner join Mona to evaluate the impact of the Comey ...||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 206: Scottless Podcast Emergency||Well, the emergency was averted. Mona and Jay managed to record their discussion without the guiding...||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 205: Was Gorsuch Worth All This?||It's been a terrible week for Trump - which means a terrible week for those who love this country. J...||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 204: Should We Be Nationalists?||Daniel Krauthammer joins Need to Know to talk of the divide on the right over nationalism versus pat...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 203: Devil’s Advocate||The Atlantic's David Frum joins NTK to evaluate Trump's first nearly 100 days. Mona plays Devil's ad...||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 202: Default to Normal||Jay and Mona speak of normality (which they like in President Trump), the role of in-laws, how much ...||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 201: Defending Trump from the Alt-Right||Stranger things may have happened, but not lately. Jay and Mona welcome Bloomberg's Eli Lake to talk...||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 200: Where There’s a Will||The sage George F. Will joins Jay and Mona to discuss the progress of Trumpcare, the condition of ou...||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 199: Live, From DC||A rare in person Need to Know this week as Jay and Mona participated in the National Review Institut...||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 198: The Great (?) Obamacare Replacement||Health care is kind of the ball game in American politics. Screw this up, and voters will punish you...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Its like hanging out with Mona!
Yes, I need to know, and I can't imagine anyone I would rather listen to while cleaning house. Ricochet podcasts keep me in the know while
I am doing the most important job
In the world. Which is not cleaning the house, but I'm not going to walk around with a Bluetooth on when my kids are here.
Smart, cheerful and steely
I've been a big fan of Mona Charen, even back when I was a liberal, so it's great to hear her calm, incisive observations regularly by podcast. I'd heard of and occasionally read Jay but I'm even more impressed by his smart observations in a conversational medium. Best of all, these two have chemistry and no shortage of topics and insight. Perfect for a regular podcast! Another one of many reasons to love Ricochet. Keep up the great work, Mona and Jay!
Warm and Cheerful
Mona Charon and Jay Nordlinger have great camaraderie with each other. They discuss a wide-range of issues, from politics to culture, including their love of classical music. It’s usually just the two of them, but occasionally they will have on guests as well. I enjoy listening to their podcast, even though I don’t always agree with the positions they take — they’re just so darn pleasant.