Harvard Lunch Club

Harvard Lunch Club

Published by: The Ricochet Audio Network
26 Episodes | First Released: Nov 29 '18 | 🇺🇸
A weekly podcast that serves up thoughtful and fun debate about the big stories of the week. The show is usually taped on Tuesdays for posting that evening, with occasional spontaneous bonus episodes. The use of the “Harvard” name originates from the show being an offshoot of the Harvard Conservatives Lunch Club, an extended group of friends and colleagues who get together for occasional lunches, which Mike began in the Spring of 2011 in Cambridge. Mike was a Harvard physicist at the time (he’s since departed for MIT). Todd was a member of the lunch club only because he is such a scintillating conversationalist – he has never had any affiliation with Harvard.
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bostonme
Jun 29
Rating:   8
Todd and mike

Missing these two guys

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Markdoc88
Jun 13
Rating:   10
Great political discussion

Really enjoy the discussions on this podcast. Opinionated but thoughtful commentary. Love the back and forth between the hosts

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Antipostmodernist
Apr 10
Rating:   10
Political Podcast with a sense of humor

Love this podcast - very thoughtful and funny. Highly recommend.

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profit60051
Jan 10
Rating:   10
Great Podcast for conservatives

The Harvard Lunch Club is a hidden gem for Conservatives in search of a good podcast. Both Michael Stopa and Todd Feinberg are great to listen to. They speak well and are not smug while actually being quite intelligent. Mike Stopa is especially great. I would like for him to become better known in conservative media. He is actually a very intelligent person with backgrounds in Nanotechnology and Artificial Intelligence. He taught Nanotechnology related coursed material at Harvard and currently works in Artificial Intelligence in Silicon Valley. This podcast is neither pro-Trump nor anti-Trump where it seems so many conservative podcasters either go way out of their way to either attack or defend Trump. These two mostly just analyze the events without the need to convey their underlying righteousness.

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unc-tarheels
Dec 18 '18
Rating:   10
Great Pod Cast

I love listening to these guys intelligent banter and analysis. It is entertaining and very informative. The concept of a “left coast scientist/physicist” and a “right coast Boston talk show host” getting together to have a discussion has to be entertaining

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Steve Rosenbach
Jul 6 '18
Rating:   10
Lots of fun and informative

Todd and Mike are a bit of an unlikely pair, but it works out fine. I tend to agree on most of what they say, so this isn't the best podcast for me, but I enjoy it quite a bit. But when they do disagree with my thinking on a topic, it's usually well though-out and expressed and therefore useful to me.

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Bathus
Jun 9 '18
Rating:   4
The Usual Trump Apologists

What’s the difference between Trumpers and anti-anti-Trumpers?The first are ignorant, but at least display the courage of their convictions. The second are cowardly, wishing to leave themselves this excuse when The Dear Donald’s mendacity becomes undeniably clear and indefensible: “We were never really Trump supporters.”These guys waste a lot of time justifying themselves and pretending to be victimized by elites, the deep state, etc. The balance of time they spend rationalizing The Dear Donald’s perversity. Pompous. Utterly predictable.

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Cantaleta2
Apr 8 '18
Rating:   6
I like Mike, Todd not so much

MIke Stopa is smart and funny. Todd strikes me as in the early stages of dementia.

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Gordito Mojito
Mar 22 '18
Rating:   10
Polymathic Iconoclasts

Entertaining and informative weekly discussions from thoughtful points of view. Listen weekly with anticipation.

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James E. Winston
Feb 16 '18
Rating:   10
Good chemistry!

Two center-right or more conservative guys with good chemistry and humour discussing interesting political stories and thoughts. One's a conservative talk show host, the other an academic. Would be interesting to hear more about their backgrounds and what led to their views!

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Charles Frederick Williams
Dec 23 '17
Rating:   10
The Hidden Gem at the end of this show is ...

... almost always a real gem. You should subscribe to this podcast -- & stick around to the end! Or fast-forward if you have to!

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Rors22
Sep 27 '17
Rating:   10
Top 3 Ricochet podcast, entertaining

If nothing else than for the fact that they are not emotionally and vehemently anti-Trump. I think they're actually relatively fair about the guy, but that alone puts them miles ahead of many of the other Ricochet podcasts, most of which I used to listen to regularly but now often do not in order to avoid the almost childish wailing from some of the other hosts. We get it, geez, Trump is a Democrat and has the character to match. Literally got that concept in 2015. Can we move beyond our hurt egos and moral preening for a second and get some context to help explain our situation? This show, like Klavan s, actually does try to provide context, which is everything, and the hosts don't reflexively start shrieking when something mildly bad happens. Instead,they provide a point of view often that is usually more measured than the other podcasts, Peter Robinson and Richard Epstein and a few others aside, and actually approach the issues of the week from a point of view that is sorely needed in the Ricochet lineup. And hey, Feinberg... be nice to Stopa. I know you're needling him 1/4 of the time,and, yes, he could probably tighten up 3/4 of his thoughts by a paragraph or two haha, but I still enjoy listening to the guy even when he starts wandering through the windswept fields of his own subconsciousness.

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