Sep 5 • 20M

Members Only #179 – The Late Richard Riordan and the Never-Launched L.A. Examiner

How two hobos almost convinced a Brentwood cajillionaire to start a newspaper


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Matt Welch
Your weekly rhetorical assault on the on the news cycle, the people who make it, and occasionally ourselves. Kmele Foster (Freethink), Michael Moynihan (Vice), and Matt Welch (Reason) talk and laugh and drink their way to at least quasi-sanity in a world gone mad, often with the aid of clean and articulate guests. Weekly Members Only subscription edition often comes with listener mail and professional-quality (if inappropriate) singing. Analysis. Commentary. Sedition.
Episode details
  • RIP to The Big Dick

  • Lawyer, capitalist, wiseass, politician … publisher?

  • Remember those moderate-Republican big-city mayors from the ‘90s?

  • The bottomless treachery of Singapore Gray

  • Two hobos get invited to Brentwood

  • Don’t. Take. The. Money.

  • The master and the LSD margaritas

  • Pleading guilty to hating dull newspapers

  • The New York Sun opening

  • When you refuse to de…

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