Aug 5, 2021 • 1HR 12M

Raising the Steaks

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In the past, The Remnant has hosted prominent politicians, scholars, and media personalities. But none of them have made Jonah as excited as today’s guest: Nathan Allebach, manager of the Steak-umm Twitter account. In a conversation laden with meat-related puns, Jonah and Nathan take a deep dive into the bizarre world of social media, where fast food brands often offer greater intellectual nuance than most political commentators. Neil deGrasse Tyson, online abuse, and the origins of Nathan’s glorious enterprise are all discussed, as Jonah examines whether we’d be better off without the internet. At the end of it all, one vital hot-button question remains unanswered: Are hot dogs sandwiches?

Show Notes:

- Wednesday’s “news”letter

- Where the magic happens

- The Joe Rogan episode that changed everything

- The Twitter verification saga

- Major beef with Neil deGrasse Tyson

- Rationalia, eh?

- Vindication for the Baconator

- What a time to be alive