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. 268: About Last Tuesday||Mona and Jay begin with a guest, Charles Lane. (Jay is late but butts in when he arrives.) They talk...||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 267: Who’s Inciting Whom?||Jay and Mona talk about the eternal curse of anti-Semitism, executive orders - who's for them, who's...||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 266: Jumping on the Caravan||In this (typically) wide-ranging hour, Mona and Jay talk about the caravan, up from Central America:...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 265: TALLLK OR TOK?||Charlie Sykes joins Mona to chew over the past week and exult in a new project they've helped to cre...||10/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 264: Fly Me to the Moon||That's the song they play at the end - sung by Tony Bennett, whom Jay passed on the streets of New Y...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 263: Doo-Dah||Jay and Mona muse on the nature of guilt, the human condition, whether old people know anything abou...||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 262: Anathemas in All Directions||Legal eagle Ed Whelan joins to talk Kavanaugh and its permutations. Jay and Mona then turn to Democr...||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 261: Kavanaugh, Anonymous, and Us||The Weekly Standard's Michael Warren shares thoughts on who wrote the NYT op-ed and other topics. Ja...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 260: A Hot, Hot Summer||Mona and Jay talk about the weather, yes. But also a range of other issues, some of them entailing h...||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 259: Bile File||Jay and Mona romp through the swamp Trump brought with him, and pay calls on the execrable Jeremy Co...||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 258: Zombie Reaganites||Jay joins from The Sound of Music land to discuss the daily spectacle with Mona: John Brennan's secu...||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 257: Debatable||Will Ocasio Cortez meet Ben Shapiro in debate? Does anyone care about issues these days? Jay and Mon...||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 256: Mission Impossible||Political philosopher Yuval Levin joins Mona to talk about our dysfunctional Congress. Later, Jay an...||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 255: Balls and Strikes||Jay and Mona consider the pitfalls of calling balls and strikes. How do you measure harm from lying?...||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 254: Who Is “Extremely Strong and Powerful”?||President Trump batted his lashes at Vladimir Putin and then faced a backlash. Charen and Nordlinger...||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 253: Rocky Mountain High||Great judges are made not born. Jay and Mona praise the Federalist Society for giving the nation a p...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 252: Mona Matters||This week, Mona's book, "Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common ...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 251: Separation and Other Anxiety||The world is bursting with issues, and, in a quick-paced 'cast, Mona and Jay discuss a few of them:...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 250: C Words||Two cropped up in the discussion -- one unmentionable, the other not. Jay and Mona covered North Kor...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 249: Meg(h)an Edition||Two Megans are featured this week: the great Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle, and the newest...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 248: Gaza, “Animals,” And Hooray For Appropriation||Jay and Mona catch up on the Gaza attempted invasion, the latest awful school shooting, Mattis and M...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 247: Up Where the Air Is Clear||Though neither mountain climbers nor heads of state, Mona and Jay got a chance to do a summit - the ...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 246: A World on Edge||There being no shortage of news to discuss, Mona and Jay wade in: the Korean Peninsula, Trump, Macro...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 245: Wise Guys||Eli Lake of Bloomberg View evaluates the Syria situation. Why not just "leave it others"? Jay and Mo...||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 244: Ain’t Nobody’s Business||Jay and Mona consider Paul Ryan's career and what it says about where we are. They talk Zuckerberg, ...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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!
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.
Thoughtful and civil discourse with charm