This week, special guess Jordan Poss comes on to talk about his passion for writing historical fiction. Along the way, he and Paul talk about overly romanticized accounts of World War Two, the original novel True Grit, and the end of an era at the Babylon Bee.
This week Paul recounts his fanboy encounter with distinguished historian Daniel Walker Howe. Then the guys go hammer and tongs (and sickle?) over whether a universal basic income or a job guarantee is the best radical option for reforming the liberal welfare state.
They’re back! The guys weigh in on the unsuccessful campaign of Don Blankensh** (censored for sake of the children in the audience) and the firing of Kevin Williamson. They also discuss the revelation that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, owned ~$30 million in NYC taxi medallions that rapidly depreciated in value just before he started raking in the sweet, sketchy “consulting” dough from Russian oligarchs and crony capitalists.
The Impolitic guys are taking a two week break to finish up Sean’s end-of-semester grading and to ease Paul’s transition into the new job. They’ll be back soon for a full summer season, a veritable comedy of mistakes, misunderstandings, and coincidences!
After Paul’s job announcement, the guys lambaste the Trump administration’s unconstitutional missile strikes on Syria and the hawkish media response. Then Paul criticizes the limited time horizon of single issue voters in the 2016 election.
Sean and Paul are late to the Jordan Peterson reaction party (the hottest party of approximately two months ago), but better late than never, which is, honestly, an aphorism about on par with the profundity of Peterson’s own rules for life. But hey, you still listened to it!
Sean is tired of the chatter about presidential golfing. Think for a second, #resistance sympathizers: do you really want Trump to spend MORE time in the Oval Office?? Paul discusses how Laura Ingraham’s gratuitous insult of gun control activist David Hogg is symptomatic of a broader transformation in conservatism as an intellectual movement.
Bonus: listen for some fun facts about wombat defecation.