Politinerds: Glenn Reynolds

posted at 9:21 am on January 29, 2016 by Jazz Shaw


This week on Politinerds we talked to the original Blogfather himself, Glenn Reynolds. (Better known as Instapundit.) Glenn is a law professor in Tennessee and a graduate of Yale, but most of us know him from his political pontification. We talk to him about the early days of blogging and get into how the new media has evolved over the years. He also takes on our running question as to whether the gate crashers have become the gatekeepers.

After that we get him to open up about the current state of the media, the trajectory of conservatism and how the two are intersecting in the 2016 race. His thoughts on whether or not American politics is more rancorous now than in years past are enlightening. There’s a bit of hodgepodge after that, hitting the debates and shape of the race thus far, as well as where it’s going from here. Glenn has a long history to draw on and he always offers an interesting perspective on the American body politic.

Remember, the show is now available on iTunes so you can catch up with us as soon as new episodes air. And for you non-iTunes users, there’s still the archive of all our previous shows.


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Need AllahPundit vs InstaPundit cage match.

Magicjava on January 29, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Podcast. And coffee. Good job, guys.

locomotivebreath1901 on January 29, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Just mentioned Glenn in a headline post yesterday…

Porkbusters is an effort led by mostly conservative and libertarian bloggers to cut pork barrel spending by the U.S. Congress used to help pay for projects.

The effort was launched on September 18, 2005,[1] after the massive scale of the reconstruction effort necessary for the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina had become apparent. It quickly picked up steam as blogger Glenn Reynolds (aka “Instapundit”) began promoting the idea and the influential-though-anonymous blogger NZ Bear set up a website showing which members of the U.S. Congress had committed to cutting projects in their own districts to help offset the disaster recovery effort.

I believe Porkbusters was one of the precursors to the TEA Party movement. I was inspired and influenced by their early efforts.

Fallon on January 29, 2016 at 9:47 AM

So when does he have time to teach classes?

Galtian on January 29, 2016 at 10:01 AM

LOL! Kasich vs O’Mallary

Magicjava on January 29, 2016 at 10:08 AM

As an Ohioan who dislikes Kasich, I loved how you guys mispronounced his name–it’s KAY-sick.

BuckeyeSam on January 29, 2016 at 12:06 PM

Need AllahPundit vs InstaPundit cage match.

Magicjava on January 29, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Oh yeah!

AesopFan on January 30, 2016 at 12:18 AM