When P. J. O’Rourke passed away on February 15, 2022, America lost one of its greatest observers and chroniclers of culture and politics since Mark Twain. But O’Rourke wasn’t just reporting events from the sidelines; through his work in National Lampoon and countless other magazine articles and books, he was an originator of ideas as well. O’Rourke appeared on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson three times over the years, including his final appearance in May 2020 with his lifelong friend the writer Andrew Ferguson. In this special edition of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter Robinson is joined by TV writer, humorist, and essayist Rob Long to remember O’Rourke and discuss his work and the influence he had on their lives and careers.
Recorded on February 15th, 2022