Ricochet is a website for conservatives. The goal of Ricochet is simple: to provide the best center-right conversation on the planet. Ricochet has added more podcasts to the Ricochet Audio Network.
In a press release posted on the Ricochet website, Ricochet announced that The Weekly Standard and The Washington Examiner podcasts will be joining the Ricochet Audio Network.
Beginning May 1st, The Weekly Standard’s The Daily Standard podcast and the Washington Examiner’s Examining Politics Daily will be available on the Ricochet Superfeed and on Ricochet.com, along with the popular pop-culture podcast, The Sub-Standard.
Examining Politics is a daily podcast from The Washington Examiner. It includes the hottest stories of the day and features talents like Byron York, David Drucker, Sarah Westwood, Phil Klein, Susan Ferrechio, Tim Carney, and Emily Jashinsky. In addition, Thursday is Salena Zito’s “Main Street Meets the Beltway,” produced in conjunction with Sirius XM radio.
The Daily Standard describes itself on iTunes as “Your conservative source for analysis of the news shaping US politics and World events”. It is hosted by Michael Graham who leads an all-star roster of the best conservative thinkers including: Bill Kristol, Fred Barnes, Stephen F. Hayes, Andy Ferguson, Jonathan Last, and more. The Daily Standard podcast comes from The Weekly Standard.
The Sub-Standard is also from the Weekly Standard. It is hosted by Jonathan Last, Sonny Bunch, and Vic Matus. The podcast is “a nerdcast for fans of films, videogames, pop culture, and general geekdom.” New episodes are posted every Thursday before noon.
The Ricochet Network has a simple goal: to provide listeners with the best center-right conversation on the planet. It is a podcast network for conservatives. They cover politics (of course) but also a variety of other topics.
Every week, Ricochet offers an all-star lineup of fun and bracing podcasts on a wide breadth of topics ranging from politics to law to money. Their podcasts also cover economics, world affairs, social issues, religion, entertainment and the arts, race, history, the military, science and technology, gender, literature, philosophy, family life, sports, and cooking. In other words, it resembles other podcast networks, but presents conservative viewpoints.
The Ricochet Network was originally founded in 2011 by Peter Robinson and Rob Long (who is a contributing editor for National Review.) The About Page says that conservatives are often presented as a series of stereotypes, which the creators of the Ricochet Network feel are “demonstrably false.” They felt the way to convince people that the stereotypes about conservatives are incorrect is to show them – through podcasting.
The Ricochet Podcast is the flagship podcast of the network. It is hosted by James Lileks, Rob Long, and Peter Robinson. The show also includes guests. They discuss the issues of the week.
James Lileks is also involved in other podcasts on the network (James Lileks’ The Diner, and James Lilek’s The Ramble) Rob Long is also part of the GloP Culture with Goldberg, Long, and Podhoretz podcast.
Perhaps the most unique podcast on the Ricochet Network is called The Conservatarians. It is described as “Conservative? Libertarian? Conservatarian!” It is hosted by Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel and Stephen Miller of The Wilderness.