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Charlie Sykes and guests discuss the latest news from inside Washington and around the world. No shouting, grandstanding, or sloganeering. Conservative, conscientious, and civil. Bulwark+ members can get a totally ad-free version of the show delivered right to their favorite podcast player. Click here for more information.

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Will Saletan: The GOP Has a Racism Problem
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Evangelicals are moving from saving souls to pushing a political uprising, Trump's got a reckoning in Georgia, and the party that complained about Democrats not saying 'radical Islamic terrorism' won't condemn white nationalist terror. Will Saletan's back for Charlie and Will Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Tim Miller: The GOP Has Gone Soft on Terrorism
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When 200+ Republicans nix a domestic terror bill, maybe it's time to point out they aren't the party of law & order. Plus, CPAC in Hungary, Dems have golden tickets they're not using — and Better Call Saul or Breaking Bad? Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes for the weekend podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2022
Kim Wehle: A Deep Dive on Roe
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Roe has been vulnerable because it's been about individual rights, and not the scope of government power — which was the focus of the Framers. Law professor Kim Wehle makes the case for keeping the government out of certain spheres of life. Today's podcast with Charlie Sykes. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Philip Bump: When Support for Jan 6 Is a Political Plus
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Doug Mastriano won because he made clear he's ready to use the power of the state to steal an election, Republicans find 'replacement theory' useful, and D'Souza admits he has no evidence. Philip Bump joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Tim Alberta: The Poisoning of the Evangelical Church
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Conspiracy politics are turning evangelicals against each other as the Church becomes increasingly radicalized — an unraveling that went into overdrive during the shutdown. Tim Alberta joins Charlie Sykes today to discuss the war for the soul of the Church. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Will Saletan: White Nationalism Is the No. 1 Terrorism Threat
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The replacement theory has become a mainstream Republican talking point while the party also preps for no-exception abortion bans. Plus, the invasion of Ukraine is the biggest geopolitical disaster since 1939. Will Saletan is back for Charlie and Will Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Tom Nichols: This Isn't Therapy, It's Politics
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Democrats are wrapped up in emotion in a post-Roe world, pushing facepalm-inducing messaging and a loser bill. We're here to help. Plus, Esper, Mattis, McMaster, and Kelly failed in their duty. Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes for the weekend podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Nick Confessore: Why Tucker Has the Most Racist Show on Cable
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Tucker has become the high priest of Trumpism, but he's also the host of what may be the most racist show in the history of television. He teaches fear and loathing every single night. Nick Confessore joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Dana Milbank: Color Me Skeptical About McConnell's Promises
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McConnell's long history of deception means his promise to not end the filibuster to pass a national abortion ban is worthless. Plus, the potential SCOTUS ruling is such an earthquake, it'd be beyond the Democrats' ability to screw it up. Dana Milbank joins Charlie Sykes today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Will Hurd: Moderates Get Sh*t Done
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Will Hurd thinks there are enough normal Republicans out there to back a presidential candidate who works in the middle and across party lines. The former congressman joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Will Saletan: No One Is Ready for the Post-Roe Era
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If abortion is really murder, there are no exceptions — that eventually will impact contraceptives and lead to women being held legally responsible. Meanwhile, protesting at justices' homes plays directly into the right's hands. Will Saletan is back for Charlie and Will Monday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 09, 2022
Bill Kristol: Esper, Pompeo, and Roe
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No, letting states resolve abortion rights won't lower the temperature. Plus, Trump is strangely silent on the SCOTUS news, why didn't Esper say anything before the election, and what is Pompeo up to in the PA Senate race? Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes for the weekend podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Adam Kinzinger: Make Clear to Putin There Is a Red Line
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Once Putin accepts he's losing, there's a real risk he'll use WMDs. Put him on notice that he would be crossing a red line, and can expect a response. Plus, drones are the future of warfare — the US must lead the world in that technology. Adam Kinzinger joins Charlie Sykes today. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
A.B. Stoddard: Trump's Base Only Wants "Killers"
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Republican voters are right where Trump is — they too want to see the judiciary undermined, and checks and balances ignored. And they only want politicians who hunger for the fight. Meanwhile, party leaders are on defense over Roe. A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes today. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Ben Wittes: Parsing Roe; Trolling Russia
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The Supreme Court is poised to overrule Roe after reaffirming abortion rights for nearly 50 years. This would mean a free-for-all in the states, and a fresh election narrative for Democrats. Other privacy rights, like gay marriage, may be next. Ben Wittes joins Charlie Sykes today. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Will Saletan: Is the Crazy Dangerous Sedition Hurting the GOP After All?
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A new generic congressional ballot poll shows Republicans may be losing ground ahead of the midterms. Plus, Tucker Carlson's racism, JP Mandel, JD Mandel and the real guy, Vance, who's proud to campaign with Marjorie Taylor Greene. Will Saletan is back with Charlie Sykes for the Charlie and Will Monday podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Anne Applebaum: Putin Has Created an Alternate Reality for Russians
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Russian media is deliberately undermining the truth, which helps explain the inhuman behavior of its troops in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Zelensky is the anti-Putin Everyman who's changing the image of Ukraine in the eyes of the world. Anne Applebaum joins Charlie Sykes on the weekend podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Lucy Caldwell: Knives Out For McCarthy
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Face it: Republicans are so much better at politics. Democrats stick to the moral high ground while Republicans focus on winning by any means necessary. Plus, Elon Musk is a crony capitalist, and the knives are out for Kevin McCarthy. Lucy Caldwell joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
David Frum: It's Not DeSantis v Disney — It's DeSantis v Trump
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DeSantis' anti-gay agenda is all about winning over the conservative entertainment wing, Musk paid the GDP of Paraguay for a company with the gross revenues of the Olive Garden, and we need to start planning the rebuilding of Ukraine now. David Frum joins Charlie Sykes today. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
Will Saletan: Are We Living in an Age of American Oligarchs?
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What's Musk going to do to Twitter? Plus, Greg Abbott's costly border performance, San Francisco's become too woke for Democrats, and Kevin McCarthy is not only groveling, he's denying he had a flash of decency. Will Saletan is back with Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Chef José Andrés: Feeding the Soul of Ukraine
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Chef Andrés' World Central Kitchen has set up a sprawling network of cafes and food distribution sites in and around Ukraine. En route to the outskirts of Mariupol, Andrés tells Charlie Sykes he sees the will of the Ukrainian people in every corner, and talks of his mission to make food an agent of change. Don't miss today's podcast. Help support World Central Kitchen here: https://donate.wck.org/team/423917 Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Tim Miller: Cowardly Kevin
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McCarthy thought he was rid of Trump after Jan 6, but he didn't have the backbone to stand up to him. And Mitch is just as guilty. Plus: JD Vance's post-constitutionalism, and calling DeSantis' Disney vengeance campaign for what it is: "Socialism." Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes on the weekend podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
Juliette Kayyem: Living in an Age of Disasters
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Don't let your last words be, "I'm such an idiot." Plus, the Biden administration should better explain how we got to this Covid recovery period. Juliette Kayyem joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Yascha Mounk: The Most Dangerous Idea in American Politics
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Both Democrats and Republicans agree on only one thing, but it isn't even true: that whites and people of color are splitting into two opposing voting blocs. It's driving panic on the right, and triumphalism on the left. Yascha Mounk joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Yuval Levin: Trump's Strategic Error
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By making so many endorsements, Donald Trump is turning himself into a factional leader rather a leader of his party; Plus: Why do both party's pursue losing strategies? American Enterprise Institute's Yuval Levin joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Want to listen without ads? Bulwark+ members get access to an exclusive, ad-free version of The Bulwark Podcast. Learn more here: https://plus.thebulwark.com/p/how-do-i-add-a-bulwark-member-only?s=w Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Will Saletan: Tucker’s Twisted Notions of Manliness
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Tucker Carlson's hyper-masculinity flex, Mike Lee's coup scheming texts, and the Biden administration's chill on Covid. Plus, Will Saletan and Charlie Sykes have a radical disagreement about how much we're arming Ukraine. Today's edition of Charlie and Will Monday. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Robert Tracinski: The Birchers Are Back - And Winning
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There's a secret cabal that's trying to control us — they're lying to you, and they're communists. Sound familiar? No, it's not QAnon. It's the John Birch Society. Our culture wars aren't new — they just get recycled. Robert Tracinski joins Charlie Sykes on this weekend's podcast. Want to listen without ads? Bulwark+ members get exclusive access to an ad-free version of the podcast. Learn more here: https://plus.thebulwark.com/p/how-do-i-add-a-bulwark-member-only?s=w Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
Amanda Carpenter: The Senate Is the World's Greatest Retirement Home
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Some of Dianne Feinstein's colleagues say she's no longer fit to serve. Meanwhile, McConnell's backing a candidate in Georgia who's not prepared to take a major vote in the Senate. Plus: Ukraine, Biden, and the PA governors' race. Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Fascism 2.0
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Like Hitler and Mussolini before him, Putin's acting with hubris and arrogance because he's been in power for too long. And to save face, he'll likely escalate his terror tactics in Ukraine. Today, the amorality of strongmen — including Trump. Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins Charlie Sykes. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Jonathan Chait: More MAGA than MAGA
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The parts of the Republican Party that see Trump as a political liability are setting Ron DeSantis up as a MAGA alternative. And that includes the Murdoch empire, which is cranking out DeSantis propaganda night and day. Jonathan Chait joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Will Saletan: Who Will Get Lindseyed Next?
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Trump couldn't resist endorsing fellow TV huckster Dr. Oz, despite PA Senate candidate David McCormick pulling a Lindsey Graham knee-bend. Plus, the potential danger of political clowns, and the two kinds of war crimes in Ukraine. Will Saletan's back for Charlie and Will Mondays. Bulwark+ members can access an ad-free version of this show and carry on the conservation we started today over on the site at https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/. Try a Bulwark+ membership FREE for the next 30 days at thebulwark.com/charlie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Tim Miller: Mitch McConnell Has No Moral Red Lines
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McConnell calling out Trump for January 6 had nothing to do with morals. Also on the weekend podcast: Republicans are corruptly aiding Trump's latest failed business, and widening their campaign to demonize gay people. Plus, Tim Miller and Charlie Sykes have book recs! An ad-free version of The Bulwark Podcast is available exclusively to members of Bulwark+. Learn more here: https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/account/add-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
Tom Nichols: Where Putin Might Use Nukes
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When one-third of the House GOP is voting against NATO, McCarthy's lost control. Meanwhile CPAC will meet in Budapest, in an SNL skit come-to-life. Plus, how to stop Putin — and "globo-homo' lands in the lexicon. Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. An ad-free version of The Bulwark Podcast is available exclusively to members of Bulwark+. Learn more here: https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/account/add-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
Josh Kraushaar: Democrats Are Bracing for a Republican Wave
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The Democrats are the more sane party, but their self-inflicted wounds have created the most favorable Republican environment since 2010. National Journal's Josh Kraushaar joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. An ad-free version of The Bulwark Podcast is available exclusively to members of Bulwark+. Learn more here: https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/account/add-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
Lis Smith: Why Democrats Should Go on Fox News
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Polls show independents think Democrats are condescending and out of touch. The best way to blow up the caricature? Go on Fox News and talk to them. Pete Buttigieg campaign alum Lis Smith joins Charlie Sykes today with some advice for the midterms. An ad-free version of The Bulwark Podcast is available exclusively to members of Bulwark+. Learn more here: https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/account/add-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Bill Kristol: Biden Was Right — Putin Must Be Removed from Power
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After Bucha, Russia has to be defeated, and Putin's removal from power has to be a part of it. Plus, paleo-cons on Orbán, the return of Palin, and the war on Disney. Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. An ad-free version of The Bulwark Podcast is available exclusively to members of Bulwark+. Learn more here: https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/account/add-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Tim Miller: I'd Like to Smack DeSantis ... But I Won't
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"Don't Say Gay" is giving panhandle Karens permission to spout anti-gay and anti-transgender rhetoric, and kids are feeling afraid. Plus, the media's fail on Hunter's laptop and Trump's aid and comfort to a military foe. Tim Miller's back with Charlie Sykes on this weekend's podcast. An ad-free version of The Bulwark Podcast is available exclusively to members of Bulwark+. Learn more here: https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/account/add-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
Greg Bluestein: Was Georgia's Flip to Purple Firm — Or a Fluke?
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Georgia is the new epicenter of American politics after flipping the Senate and helping give Biden the White House. Have Georgia Democrats figured out a winning formula? Greg Bluestein joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. An ad-free version of The Bulwark Podcast is available exclusively to members of Bulwark+. Learn more here: https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/account/add-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Adam White: The Court Needs to Maintain Its Legitimacy
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The Supreme Court's recusal standard isn't just for a concrete conflict of interest. It's also for the appearance of a conflict, and Justice Thomas is clearly in that zone. Plus, the never-ending story of the people who won't tell Trump "No." Adam White joins Charlie Sykes today. An ad-free version of The Bulwark Podcast is available exclusively to members of Bulwark+. Learn more here: https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/account/add-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Francis Fukuyama: The End of Complacency
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The West had begun to take liberal democracy for granted. Then came the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Is it a turning point? Francis Fukuyama joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. An ad-free version of The Bulwark Podcast is available exclusively to members of Bulwark+. Learn more here: https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/account/add-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
Will Saletan: Putin Is a Terrorist
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The world's bloodiest terrorist is angling for concessions in exchange for not killing more Ukrainians civilians, Biden's real and honest moment was undercut by his own advisers, and Elise Stefanik's lack of principle is her biggest asset. Will Saletan is back for Charlie and Will Mondays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Mona Charen: A Time to Recuse, a Time to Testify
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Ginni Thomas was all-in for a coup and locking Biden up at Gitmo. And after Trump’s back-stabbing, Mo Brooks now sounds like he’s ready to talk to the January 6 committee. It was a week of jackassery and jerkitude — Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes on the weekend podcast to break it all down. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice. Learn more at Bulwark+ Podcast FAQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
Josh Rogin: Xi and Putin Are in This Together
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Not only is China a co-conspirator in the Russian scheme to blame the war in Ukraine on the US and the West, it's also underwriting it economically. The Washington Post's Josh Rogin joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice. Learn more at Bulwark+ Podcast FAQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
David Corn: Tucker Carlson, Useful Idiot
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Why is Tucker Carlson siding with Putin? Is he just trolling Biden, or is it more ideological? Plus, it's hard to have a democracy when you can't agree on basic facts. David Corn joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice. Learn more at Bulwark+ Podcast FAQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
A.B. Stoddard: The Pipeline of Crazy Is Clogged
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Melania prefers Dr. Oz, Greitens may have just enough shamelessness to win Trump's blessing, and Ohio GOP Senate candidates are on the cusp of a fistfight. A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes today to give an update on the midterms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Will Saletan: What Is the Red Line?
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The Russians have become the largest terrorist organization in the world. How will NATO respond if Putin resorts to chemical weapons? Plus, Charlie Sykes says Josh Hawley deserves to be canceled. Will Saletan is back for Charlie and Will Mondays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Bill Kristol: Maybe War Crimes Are a Bridge Too Far for Pro-Putin GOP
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Most elected Republicans and the base are moving in a different direction from the pro-Putin and anti-anti-Putin crowd. How far can Marjorie Taylor Greene and Madison Cawthorn go without breaking the silo? Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes for this weekend's podcast. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice. Learn more at Bulwark+ Podcast FAQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
Michael Weiss: Who Should You Believe about the War?
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Kyiv is not encircled, its air force is largely intact, and Russians soldiers keep abandoning their equipment. While Ukraine may have the momentum, Russian elites may be hunkering down in underground bunkers far from Moscow. Michael Weiss joins Charlie Sykes today to update the state of the battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
David Priess: What Zelensky Needs
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In a taste of what's to come, Lawfare's David Priess and Charlie Sykes have different takes on Zelensky's request for a no-fly zone. Also on the podcast, the Biden administration's use of intelligence to play with Putin's head. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice. Learn more at Bulwark+ Podcast FAQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Susan Glasser: Russia's New Iron Curtain
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Putin has blown up Russia's 30-year relationship with the West, and his country has taken a North Korea-style turn. And those are good things in Putin's eyes. The New Yorker's Susan Glasser joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice. Learn more at Bulwark+ Podcast FAQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Is Biden Deterring Putin?
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We have made ourselves more nervous about what Putin might do than he is about what we might do. Will Saletan and Charlie Sykes have a disagreement on today's Charlie and Will Monday. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice. Learn more at Bulwark+ Podcast FAQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Tim Miller: Trump Is the Leader of the Putin Wing
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From Putin-phelia to homophobia to Trump's Zelensky-envy, Tim Miller's back with Charlie Sykes on this weekend's pod. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice. Learn more at Bulwark+ Podcast FAQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Amb. Eric Edelman: Why Are We Deterring Ourselves?
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In addition to his other miscalculations, Putin has fathered modern Ukrainian nationalism, and made NATO stronger and more unified than it's been in years. Former Ambassador Eric Edelman joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice. Learn more at Bulwark+ Podcast FAQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
General Mark Hertling: Why the Russians Will Lose
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Russia won't be able to take large Ukrainian cities. But that won't stop them from bombing them into rubble. Americans say 'make it end,' but it won't until Putin accepts defeat in a war he can't win. Retired Lt. General Mark Hertling, the former commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army, joins Charlie Sykes today. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice. Learn more at Bulwark+ Podcast FAQ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Kim Wehle: We Need To Learn How To Think
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Whether it's the disinformation that's dividing Americans, or a hard problem in your own life, thinking more like a lawyer can actually help you sleep at night. Plus, Bill Barr's one and only breaking point. Kim Wehle explains on today's podcast with Charlie Sykes. Bulwark+ members can listen to an ad-free version of this podcast to your player of choice: https://bulwarkpodcast.thebulwark.com/account/add-podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Will Saletan: A Failed Invasion
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Putin can’t occupy Ukraine – an insurgency will bleed his forces. And Biden needs to use his bully pulpit to prepare the country for sacrifice if we embargo Russian oil. Will Saletan's back for Charlie and Will Mondays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
Tim Miller: Don't Buy Bill Barr's Book
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So much to cover on this weekend's podcast: A former president giving aid and comfort to our enemies, Tucker working through his Putin love, Bill Barr's cover-ups, NIMBY hippy-crits in Berkeley, and the ISIS bride. Tim Miller's back on with Charlie Sykes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
Rachel Vindman: The GOP Enablers Brought Us to This Moment
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Zelensky has inspired the world and led a continent to change its foreign policy. But don't forget that the GOP enablers who are now wearing Ukrainian flag pins were praising Vladimir Putin just eight days ago. Rachel Vindman joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Michael Steele: Biden Restores the Alliance
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Biden has stitched NATO back together after Trump and Putin tried to tear it apart. The alliance still matters. Meanwhile, Trump-backed candidates won all their races in Tuesday's primaries — the crazy's making the crazy crazier. Michael Steele joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Clint Watts: What Is Putin's Offramp?
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Putin lost the disinformation war in the West over Ukraine, but the man who laid waste to cities in Syria and Chechnya has a massive convoy heading to Kyiv. He doesn't want to just win — he wants to be remembered. Clint Watts joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Will Saletan: Courage Is Contagious
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Democracy and freedom have seemed to be on the decline. But Ukraine's pushback against authoritarianism has lit a spark around the world. Will Saletan is back for Charlie and Will Mondays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Heath Mayo: Reimagining American Conservatism
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While CPAC is mocking, meme-ing and owning the libs, a different summit —one for principled conservatives — is convening this weekend to reconceptualize the movement. Principles First's Heath Mayo joins Charlie Sykes on the podcast. Principles First Summit Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Tom Nichols: Putin, Unhinged and in a Bubble
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How serious is Putin's nuke threat? How should the world react to the invasion of Ukraine? And thoughts on the GOP's entertainment wing. Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Bill Kristol: MAGA Turns Anti Anti-Putin
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In the middle of an international crisis, Trump is fawning over Putin, and the entertainment wing of the GOP loves it. But how will the elected wing respond? Is a pro-Putin party a bridge too far? Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Tim O'Brien: Trump Was Giving Putin Everything He Wanted
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Trump's child-like fascination with "tough guys" like Putin is part of the reason why we are where we are today. Many Republicans are now following his lead — allying themselves with a foreign power that sows dissent and division here. Tim O'Brien joins Charlie Sykes today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
Will Saletan: Surprise, Trump Was in It for the Money
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Voters said they wanted a businessman for president. Now, he's making clear he treated our country as a vehicle for his own profit. Will Saletan is back for 'Charlie and Will Mondays.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
David Frum: O Canada!
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With two Arctic powers in crisis, David Frum joins Charlie Sykes to cover the waterfront: Canada, Ukraine, the meme-ification of politics, the uncoolness of Facebook, and the need for more historical analogies beyond WWII. Plus, Trump: self-aware or self-deluded? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
Karen Tumulty: At Least One Party Kicked the Extremists Out
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Progressives revolted against progressives in San Francisco — and that could have national implications. Meanwhile, Republicans stand for only one thing, and they're shrinking their base. The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Garry Kasparov: Putin Is a Merchant of Doubt
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With Biden in the White House, Putin thought this was the time to deliver the final blow to NATO. But he has been surprised by the West's response to Ukraine. His game isn't chess, it's poker — and he may have overplayed his hand. Garry Kasparov joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
John Avlon: An Unconditional Surrender and a Magnanimous Peace
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In the last six weeks of his life, Abraham Lincoln sketched out a vision to win the peace after winning the war, principles that inspired future generations. CNN's John Avlon joins Charlie Sykes to share the story of Lincoln, the peacemaker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Charlie and Will Monday
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Sexual anarchy, trucker protests, rumors of war, and Trump’s feral ego. Will Saletan and Charlie Sykes hash it out on today's @BulwarkOnline podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Tim Miller: The Worst and the Dumbest
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Now that the Republican base is following the gazpacho soup lady, consider this Bulwark prediction for your Super Bowl weekend: Secession will be the next big thing in the MAGA-verse. Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes on the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Robert Draper: MAGA Martyr Michael Flynn
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On the right-wing road show, Michael Flynn is the second-biggest draw after Trump — his "deep state" victimization is central to MAGA mythology. Oh, and he's still trying to steal the 2020 election. The New York Times Magazine's Robert Draper joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Jeremy Peters: The GOP’s Ongoing Insurgency
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From Pat Buchanan's culture war to Sarah Palin wearing her resentment on her sleeve, Trump's escalator ride was a long time coming. The New York Times' Jeremy Peters joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Adam Kinzinger: McCarthy Looks Like a Weak, Feckless Man
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When Kevin McCarthy deposed Liz Cheney, he thought she'd just go away. Instead, he empowered his greatest enemy. And if he ever gets the speaker's gavel, he'll be held hostage to Marjorie Taylor Greene. Adam Kinzinger joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
Will Saletan: It's Easy to Become an Authoritarian
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You don't have to renounce democracy or reject the Constitution — all you have to do is be persuaded to believe a few lies. Will Saletan joins Charlie Sykes today for the launch of our new 'Charlie & Will Monday' on The Bulwark Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Tim Miller: China, Zucker, Schumer, SCOTUS, Coups, and GOP purges
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On our weekend omnibus podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to vent about it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
Scott MacFarlane: Jan. 6 Committee Is Connecting the Dots
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Congressional committee hearings can be a hot mess. But the Jan. 6 committee is moving with strategic steps and a unified message — it fits the moment. CBS News' Scott MacFarlane joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
George Packer: Afghanistan Was Biden's Saigon
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Biden's empathy didn't extend to Afghan allies — like interpreters — who risked their lives for our troops. When the administration didn't plan for their exit, vets, soldiers, and others came together to save lives. The Atlantic's George Packer joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Dana Milbank: The Right's Snowflakes
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As Black History Month gets underway, teachers around the country are afraid to teach about civil rights or reconstruction. Meanwhile, Glenn Youngkin's kids are learning all about CRT at their tony private schools. The Washington Post's Dana Milbank joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
Will Saletan: We Are Too Politically Segregated
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Don't only talk to people you agree with politically. Break free from the echo chamber, and help cure our tribalism. Will Saletan officially joins The Bulwark — and Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Welcome, Will! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
A.B. Stoddard: MAGA in Disarray
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Trump's kingmaking keeps hitting bumps in the road, and the GOP is helping to spread Covid as an electoral strategy. Plus, why does Schumer's sloppy leadership get so little notice? A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
Matt Bennett: This Is a Paul Revere Moment
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The Democratic establishment needs to wake up. The time is now for democracy's allies to unify and stop the Big Lie from becoming the Big Coup. Third Way's Matt Bennett joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Matt Bennett. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
David Priess: Beware of Russian Trolls
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Parts of Ukraine are physically closer to — and more culturally aligned with — Central and Western Europe than they are to Russia. Lawfare's David Priess joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: David Priess. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Ruy Teixeira: What Would the Working Class Say?
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Increased turnout and more nonwhite voters don't give Democrats the edge. To win, they have to remember the mantra: What Would the Working Class Say? Ruy Teixeira joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Ruy Teixeira. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Bill Kristol: The Dysfunction Is a Pre-Existing Condition
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Newt Gingrich's recklessness with partisanship was a precursor of where we are today, and now Trump's followers, like Steve Bannon and Ron DeSantis, are trying to one-up Trump. Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Bill Kristol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Mark Bowden & Matt Teague: 2020's Unsung Heroes
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The Trump campaign banked on local Republican officials to help steal the election. But ordinary Americans from all walks of life stood up to the lies. Authors Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague join Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guests: Mark Bowden and Matt Teague. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
Tim Miller: About That Press Conference
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Charlie Sykes and Tim Miller take the measure of Biden's press conference and his first year in the office — and come down on different sides. The Bulwark coalition in all its glory, on today's podcast. Special Guest: Tim Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Will Saletan: The Coalition of the Sane
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America needs a coalition that crosses party and ideological lines — to counter the authoritarian menace inside the Republican Party, and GOP leaders who lie about the election and the virus. Will Saletan tells Charlie Sykes why he's joining the fight at The Bulwark. Special Guest: Will Saletan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Matthew Yglesias: The Center Is There, We Just Can't Hear It
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Why Biden can't have a Kumbaya moment, and tangible things can't get done. Matt Yglesias joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Matthew Yglesias. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Josh Barro: Obsessing Over Democracy Won't Save It
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For the Democrats to win, they need to focus on what normal people think about — which is NOT Jan. 6 and the potential end of democracy. They want Covid shut down and the economy opened. Josh Barro joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Josh Barro. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
David French: Biden’s Divisive Speech
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The crisis of democracy is in the counting, not the casting, of votes. The Dispatch's David French joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: David French. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
Adam Kinzinger: Jan 6 Primetime Hearings Will Be Must-See TV
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The behind-the-scenes evidence presented during the upcoming primetime Jan 6 committee hearings will be "compelling" and "shocking," and will be directed to an audience who's going to go out and vote. Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Rep. Adam Kinzinger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Tim Alberta: The Fringe Has Merged with the Mainstream
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With all the manic, hyperbolic nonsense about the election and vaccines, the fringe is no longer visible. The Atlantic's Tim Alberta joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Tim Alberta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Barbara Walter: Is America at Risk of a 21st Century Civil War?
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There have been more than 200 civil wars since WWII — and the conditions that triggered those conflicts are now present here in America. Author Barbara Walter joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Barbara Walter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Tom Nichols: Time for a Grand Coalition
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Sure, former Republicans in the democracy coalition bear some responsibility for where we are today — and Democrats do too. But the only thing that matters now is who's on the side of the Constitution, and who isn't. Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Tom Nichols. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Tim Miller: Cruz’s Grovel
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Ted Cruz found out what happens when you don't use the language of the MAGA woke orthodoxy. Plus, liberals grousing about Dick Cheney: Do you want a pro- democracy coalition or don’t you? Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Tim Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
January 6 Was Built on Years of Lies and Propaganda
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Conspiracy theories are at the core of Donald Trump, and the Republican Party still took him in. The surprise is that we are surprised. The New Yorker's Susan Glasser and Princeton's Julian Zelizer join Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guests: Julian E. Zelizer and Susan Glasser. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Olivia Nuzzi: The Ambition of Dr. Oz
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GOP operatives are none too pleased that Dr. Oz wants to be the next Republican senator from Pennsylvania. Democrats — who remember when the guy from The Apprentice was underestimated — are worried. Olivia Nuzzi joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Olivia Nuzzi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
Evan Osnos: Hardening the Hard Core
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What's sustaining the belief that the election was stolen from Trump? It's rage-makers like Dan Bongino, who feed existential conflict to millions of Americans daily — in between ads for gun holsters and survivalist food rations. The New Yorker's Evan Osnos joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Evan Osnos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
Bill Kristol: New Year, New Chance for Democrats to Lead
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Democrats say they're the party of government. Why not make it run more effectively — so the FDA isn't so ham-fisted and the CDC isn't so slow? Also, one year after Jan.6, how have our electoral guardrails still not been fixed? Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Bill Kristol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
We're Not All Crying Karens
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A panel of Bulwark favorites share their predictions (AKA warnings) for 2022. They also take time to give a shout-out to the people who aren't shouting — the people on the ground helping others and working to save democracy. Bill Kristol, Tim Miller, Sarah Longwell, and JVL join guest host Mona Charen on today's episode. Try a Bulwark+ membership free for the next 30 days to gain access to more from these panelists on the member-only Secret Show and Next Level podcasts: [https://thebulwark.com/secret] Special Guests: Bill Kristol, Jonathan V. Last, Sarah Longwell, and Tim Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
The State of Black Lives Matter Now
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BLM signs have come down, and tough conversions now are about what racial equity looks like. For instance, is getting rid of the SAT the best solution? Plus, The Washington Post's Perry Bacon and guest host Tim Miller get personal on the struggle to find a diverse school for their kids. [](https://www.littlebrown.com/titles/courtney-e-martin/learning-in-public/9780316428262 [](https://www.clintsmithiii.com/book-of-nonfiction [](https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-state-must-provide-adam-harris?variant=33007266791458 [](https://heathermcghee.com Try a Bulwark+ membership free for the next 30 days to gain access to more on the member-only Secret Show and Next Level podcasts: [https://thebulwark.com/secret] Special Guest: Perry Bacon, Jr.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
When the Main Point of Politics Is Vengeance
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The Republican Party is now about knife fights and justifying just about anything -- like Peter Navarro laying out a clear description of the attempted Trump coup. Still, there are 2021 bright spots. Peter Wehner joins guest host Mona Charen on today's episode. Special Guest: Peter Wehner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
China's Breaking up with Hollywood
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Hollywood shared its magic with China. Now some of 2021's biggest box office draws were Chinese films. With fewer American movies being shown there, Hollywood's confronting what creative freedoms it gave up to play in China. Author Chris Fenton joins guest host Sonny Bunch on today's episode. Special Guest: Chris Fenton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
Trump's Dereliction of Duty on Covid
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The Trump administration's malfeasance in responding to Covid demands a 9/11 commission-style investigation. Plus, Biden's 2020 victory was more Dunkirk, and less D-Day. Churchill fan Bill Kristol joins guest host JVL on today's episode. Special Guest: Bill Kristol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
The Republicans' Dangerous Vigilante Messaging Campaign
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From lionizing Kyle Rittenhouse, to stopping abortion in Texas, and threatening to take over America's election apparatus, Republicans are sending a dangerous message: Take matters into your own hands. Real Clear Politics' A.B. Stoddard joins guest host Mona Charen on today's episode. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Democrats Need a Plan to Save Democracy in 2024
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The ultimate survival of American democracy is going to come down to the Democrats figuring out how to defeat the party that wants to overturn it. Plus, it's Joe Manchin's way or the highway. New York magazine's Ed Kilgore joins guest host JVL on today's episode. Special Guest: Ed Kilgore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Manchin Puts Coal in the Democrats' Stockings
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Democrats are furious with Manchin, but they still need him to pass a voting rights bill. Plus, while Biden readies for his big Covid speech, the man who brought us "lock her up" sounds nervous about the Jan. 6 committee. Mona Charen joins guest host Sarah Longwell on today's episode. Curious about the Secret Show? Try a Bulwark+ membership, free for the next 30 days and see what the Secret Pod is all about. TheBulwark.com/secret Special Guest: Mona Charen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Covid Should Be the Democrats' Culture War
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With Gen Z really not that into Biden, and median voters tuning out politics, Biden definitely needs a new message: Blame the GOP for Covid dragging on. Snapchat's Peter Hamby joins guest host Tim Miller on today's episode. Special Guest: Peter Hamby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
The Next Level Takeover!
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Sarah, Tim, and JVL sit in for Charlie. Trump knows his supporters better than anyone around him. He knew they'd be fine with an insurrection. Special Guests: Sarah Longwell and Tim Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Amanda Carpenter: Jan. 6 Committee Is Bringing It
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Trump aggressively shut down protesters for his Bible photo-op, but let the insurrection run on for more than three hours. We've passed 'what did they know, and when did they know it?' We're now at 'when did they start planning it?' Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Charlie Warzel: Out of Office
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The way we work isn't working — fewer, more focused hours on the job can actually be more productive. And just because tech makes it possible to work at any time doesn't mean we should. Will the Great Resignation change our workaholic ways? Charlie Warzel joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Charlie Warzel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Damon Linker: Can Journalists Save American Democracy?
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Journalism traditionally treats the two parties as equals, but Republicans are fabricating an alternate reality and sabotaging democracy. Can reporters be "partisans for democracy" without rooting for the Democrats? The Week's Damon Linker joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast Special Guest: Damon Linker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Tim Miller: This Is Madness
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Republicans are siding with Putin over NATO, top candidates are flocking to Bannon's podcast, and New Yorkers are handing the GOP a Christmas gift by giving noncitizens the right to vote. Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Tim Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
Bart Gellman: Stealing Democracy Right before Our Eyes
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Trump's official power as president wasn't what got him so close to toppling the 2020 election. It was his ability to convince supporters that black is white, and up is down — and they're preparing for next time. The Atlantic's Bart Gellman joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Bart Gelllman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Ben Wittes: You Have to Speak Up, Merrick Garland
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If the attorney general wants to restore norms at the Justice Department, he's got to talk about it. He's got to give speeches on democracy, voting rights, and accountability. He has to sell the message. Ben Wittes joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Jonathan Allen: Georgia Will be Ground Zero in the Midterms
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Stacey Abrams sees good odds in the Georgia's governor's race, while the Republican candidates are stuck in the amber of Trump's Big Lie. Plus: Nunes' job change shows that being on Fox is the new path to power. NBC News' Jonathan Allen joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Jonathan Allen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
David Frum: Big Macs, Russia, and Afghanistan
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The build-up of Russian troops on the border is alarming. Afghanistan is facing mass starvation. Meanwhile, Trump country is not only anti-vax, it's pro-obesity. Get fat to own the libs. David Frum joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: David Frum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Bill Kristol: It's Still the Economy, Stupid
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It's not just The Bulwark saying the Democrats have a branding problem — Democrats are saying it too. So, cool it with the culture talk, control inflation, and as Bill Kristol has been telling the White House: Make Covid tests cheap and plentiful. Kristol joins Charlie Sykes today. Special Guest: Bill Kristol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Tom Nichols: Grow Up and Act like an Adult
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Republicans are blowing off the Jan. 6 investigation, and the Deplorable Squad is normalizing rhetoric that can lead to political violence. Can the pro-democracy coalition quit the name-calling and get down to business? Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Tom Nichols. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Amy Walter: Our Political Known Unknowns
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Just as we thought we were turning the corner on Covid, a new variant is bringing travel restrictions and heightening anxiety about the future. Is Biden in a no-win situation? The Cook Political Report's Amy Walter joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Amy Walter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Jonathan Karl: Trump Loved Jan. 6
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Yes, there was a riot at the Capitol, but keep your eye on the ball: Trump tried to destroy American democracy. He literally tried to steal the election. Jonathan Karl joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Jonathan Karl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Tim Miller: We're All Hostage to the Crazy
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Marjorie Taylor Greene is calling the shots and owning Kevin McCarthy, while some Republican governors are paying people NOT to get vaccinated. Bonus content: Taylor v Jake. Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Tim Miller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Thanksgiving Special: The Bulwark Takes Time Out for Gratitude
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Sarah Longwell, Charlie Sykes, Amanda Carpenter, and Mona Charen stop by to talk food, the dearth of Thanksgiving movies, and to highlight something in the political world they are most grateful for. Let's just say Liz Cheney got some love. Special Guests: Amanda Carpenter, Charlie Sykes, and Mona Charen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Kristin Du Mez: Love Thy Neighbor Is for Wimps
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Militant hyper-masculinity is the ideal of Christian manhood in the white evangelical world, and it's part and parcel of Trumpism and today's Republican Party. Author Kristen Du Mez joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Kristin Du Mez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Donald Cohen: The Privatization of Everything
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Should the government really be run like a business, or just be run really well? Author Donald Cohen debates Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Donald Cohen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
Bill Kristol: Fetishizing Political Violence
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We are in a dangerous moment when members of the political class celebrate violence and fetishize guns. Plus, contemplating an America if JFK had not been assassinated. Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Bill Kristol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Greg Lukianoff: We Are Creating a Culture of Student Fragility
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People are actually quite resilient, but when young students are told they can be harmed by words, it can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Greg Lukianoff from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Greg Lukianoff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
Adam Schiff: The GOP Has Created a Monster
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"If you persuade people that we cannot rely on our elections to decide who should govern, then what is left but violence?" Rep. Adam Schiff joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Adam Schiff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
David Priess: It Wasn't a Hoax
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The findings of the Mueller report have been overshadowed by the discrediting of the Steele dossier, but the Russia-Trump campaign ties were a real thing. Lawfare's David Priess joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: David Priess. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021