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A show about politics, music, technology, rollercoasters, golf carts, and the United States of America.
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On episode 65, Charles talks to Randy Barnett about his memoir, A Life for Liberty: The Making of an American Originalist. Among the topics they discuss are: How did Randy get interested in the law? How did he become a law professor? What is an originalist? Why is he one? What sort of originalist is he? What was it like arguing before the Supreme Court? Why does he still defend the Lochner decision? Is he hopeful about the future of the Constitution?The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
On episode 64, Charles writes an opera for his most persistent critic, 'Boiling Rug,' and then talks to Clark Neily about the problem of coercive plea bargaining.The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
Episode 63: Osmosis

Episode 63: Osmosis

2024-06-1348:21

On episode 63, Charles talks to Wilfred Reilly about his new book, Lies My Liberal Teacher Told Me: Debunking the False Narratives Defining America's School Curricula. Among the topics they discuss are: Who is this 'liberal teacher'? Why does Wilfred feel a need to argue about this? Are the people who tell these lies aware that they are doing it? What lies do conservative teachers tell? Is the problem fixable? The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
On episode 62, Charles tells tale of his difficult two weeks, and then talks to Andy McCarthy about the Trump conviction.The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
On episode 61, Charles talks to Rick Brookhiser about his new book, Glorious Lessons: John Trumbull, Painter of the American Revolution. Among the topics they discuss are: Was Trumbull a good painter? Was he regarded as such in his time? What did he hope to achieve? Why did he have such a tumultuous relationship with Thomas Jefferson? What is the thing that Rick likes the most about him and the thing he likes the least about him?The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License. 
Episode 60: Write and Ron

Episode 60: Write and Ron

2024-05-0201:12:411

On episode 60, Charles talks to Peter Robinson about the famous 'Tear Down This Wall' speech that he wrote for President Ronald Reagan. Among the topics they discuss are how Peter became a speechwriter in the first place, what Ronald Reagan was like, and how The Speech came to be.The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
Episode 59: Ukraine

Episode 59: Ukraine

2024-04-2501:08:32

On episode 59, Charles invites Michael Brendan Dougherty and Noah Rothman to continue the debate over Ukraine that they started on Tuesday's episode of The Editors.The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
Episode 58: The Parent Trap

Episode 58: The Parent Trap

2024-03-2101:02:091

On episode 58—recorded from Lord Ravenscroft's desolate manor—Charles reviews objections to his approach to counting states, relates the most recent problems he's had with his golf cart, and talks to Tim Carney about his new book, Family Unfriendly: How Our Culture Made Raising Kids Much Harder Than It Needs to Be. Among the questions Charles and Tim discuss are why we should have "lower ambitions for our kids"; what modern parents are doing wrong—and why; what caused these mistakes; whether there is a political answer to them; why creative and independent play is so important; why parents think the world is more dangerous than it is; whether achieving the cultural changes that Tim proposes will be different given the obvious collective action problem; how cultural underconfidence factors in to the baby bust; and what Tim would do if he were a dictator.The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
On episode 57, Charles announces a special jigsaw puzzle and relates which 44 states he's visited before talking to Robert Frommer about an extraordinary case of civil asset forfeiture. The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
Episode 56: God

Episode 56: God

2024-02-2251:29

On episode 56, Charles talks to Father Nathaniel Meyers, the Pastor of the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Buffalo, MN, about whether God exists, how we can know, and whether it ultimately matters.Fr. Meyers's reading list:St. Augustine's City of GodA Contemporary Cosmological Argument for the Existence of GodAnything by Cardinal RatzingerLetters of St. PaulThe dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
Charles invites Gareth Russell to tell him all about his latest book, The Palace: From the Tudors to the Windsors, 500 Years of British History at Hampton Court. Among the topics they discuss are the wives of Henry VIII, the use of séances to get one's own way, the first performances of Macbeth and Hamlet, the writing of the King James Bible, snobbery within eighteenth century chocolate production, whether Mary I was as bad as her reputation suggests, and why George III moved the monarchy to Buckingham Palace.The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
Charles introduces a new section on the show: Manatee Fact Hour. Then he invites that reprobate Kevin Williamson on for another throwback show. Presented by Prang and Company.The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
Episode 53: CharlesGPT

Episode 53: CharlesGPT

2024-02-0240:492

def generate_podcast_intro(episode_number, host_name, guest_name, topic):     intro = f"On episode {episode_number} of the {host_name} Podcast, budget cuts destroy the introduction and {informal_name} talks to {guest_name} about {topic}."     return introepisode_number = 53host_name = "Charles C. W. Cooke"informal_name = "Charles"guest_name = "Timothy B. Lee"topic = "artificial intelligence"podcast_intro = generate_podcast_intro(episode_number, host_name, guest_name, topic)print(podcast_intro)# The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License. 
On episode 52, Charles talks to Peter Suderman about cocktails. Among the topics discussed are: What is a cocktail? When were they invented? How have they changed over time? What is the 'cocktail renaissance'? How have laws affected their production or development? And how did Peter get into this in the first place?The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
In episode 51, Charles confesses that he is genuinely morose about the end of the Jaguars season, and then talks to his colleagues about their own sporting highs and lows. For just $5/month, you can help a sad male fan.The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
On episode 50, Charles is rudely prevented from staging his radio play by the Ghost of Luther Abel. After that, he talks to Rafael A. Mangual about crime. (Here's his book.) Among the questions they discuss are why Rafael believes that the U.S. has a "decarceration problem"; whether too many Americans are in jail; whether the justice system is "racialized"; what we should do about police brutality; whether voters will punish politicians who make them less safe; and what law-and-order policymakers got wrong in the 1990s.The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
On episode 49—so called because there have been 48 others—Charles talks to Russ Roberts, the host of the EconTalk podcast and the president of Shalem College in Jerusalem. Among the topics they discuss are: What life has been like in Jerusalem since October 7; why Russ started a podcast so early; why he's less interested in economics than he used to be; how strongly he holds his views; whether individuals who do well in the free market 'deserve' it; which economic concepts are hardest to convey; why he doesn't call himself a 'libertarian'; why it's important to live 'like an artist'; and whether the West is going to make it in the long run.The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
On episode 48, Charles celebrates the Jacksonville Jaguars' 34-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans, and then talks to Steve Simpson about the core of America's system of government: the separation of powers. Among the questions discussed are: What is separation of powers? Why does it matter? Does America still have it? Can it co-exist with the modern world? Can there be such a thing as an "independent executive agency"? What is the "unitary executive doctrine"? Are we going in the right direction—or backsliding back to monarchy?The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
On episode 47, Charles tries to work out why some of the anti-Israel protests have bothered him so much, and then talks to Ruy Texeira about the current state of the Democratic Party. Among the questions asked are: Why is Texeira's new book called 'Where Have All the Democrats Gone?' when the Democrats seem to be doing fine? Why is the "shadow Democratic Party" so  strong? What is the "soul" of the Democratic Party? What did Bill Clinton get right in the 1990s?  How correct was the thesis of 'The Emerging Democratic Majority?' Is abortion hurting the Republicans? What should we draw from this year's Virginia elections? And is demography destiny after all?The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
Episode 46: October 7

Episode 46: October 7

2023-10-2601:06:363

On episode 46, Charles talks to Dan Senor about the horrors of October 7. Among the topics discussed are: What happened? Why did it happen? Why would Hamas's apologists say it happened? Was Dan surprised that it happened? Does he worry about another Holocaust? Has he been shocked by the reaction in the United States? What will happen next? Why does Dan describe Israel's system as "genius" in his new book?The dial-up tone in the introduction was recorded by lintphishx and is used under a CC 3.0 License.
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Lloyd Higley

Excellent podcast

Nov 21st
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Lloyd Higley

What an interesting interview, definitely going to get the book. Thank you

Sep 19th
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Paul Kyle

Love Charlie’s logic and delivery!

Dec 23rd
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Naveen K

0 downloads, 0 subscribers. I’m the 1st to do it?

Sep 30th
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