The Bulwark Podcast

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 Aug 20, 2021

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 Mar 26, 2021
This is my "NEVER MISS IT" pandemic companion podcast! Please keep up the good work!

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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.

Episode Date
Tyler Merritt: We Are Not Monolithic
43:31
The deaths of Black people awakened our nation last year. What happened to our conversation about race? Author and actor Tyler Merritt joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Tyler Merritt.
Oct 22, 2021
Bill Kristol: Democrats, Please Don't Let a Political Meteor Hit Us Again
48:47
Republicans have no agenda beyond denying the truth about 2020, and changing election rules. But if the Democrats can't get it together, there could be a Trumpian restoration. Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Oct 21, 2021
Charlie Warzel: I Should Have Warned You
51:10
Can our media rise to meet the dangerous moment we are in? Journalist Charlie Warzel joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Charlie Warzel.
Oct 20, 2021
Will Saletan: The Vaccination Culture War
52:20
After its embrace of the unvaccinated and the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, the GOP can no longer claim it's the party of law and order. Do the Democrats have it in them to take on that role? Will Saletan joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Will Saletan.
Oct 19, 2021
Ben Schreckinger: The Bidens and the Media's Credibility
42:09
While there has been no shortage of exposés about Trump, his administration, and his family, a new book about the Bidens (https://www.amazon.com/Bidens-Familys-Tragedy-Scandal-Triumph/dp/1538738007) is getting relatively limited attention. Is the mainstream media applying a double standard? Ben Schreckinger joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Ben Schreckinger.
Oct 18, 2021
Bill Kristol: Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right
48:40
When you can't align with the people who equate mask mandates to Nazi Germany — or with people who get triggered by the Federalist Society — where does the Rational Center belong? BIll Kristol joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Oct 15, 2021
Ian Bassin: Putting Democracy First
44:12
Our democracy is in a crisis, but there's also a growing movement across the country to join forces to fight for it. Protect Democracy's Ian Bassin joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: Ian Bassin.
Oct 14, 2021
Emma Green: Is the Claremont Institute saying the silent part out loud?
47:38
The Claremont Institute is the intellectual home of America's Trumpist right — as well as election theft mastermind John Eastman. The Atlantic's Emma Green joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Is the conservative think tank just giving words and ideas to the ball of energy that elected Trump, or further inflaming our already inflamed politics? Special Guest: Emma Green.
Oct 13, 2021
David Priess: Getting the Truth on January 6
45:28
Not only is Trump doubling down in support of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, he's turning Ashli Babbitt into a martyr. Plus, when will Biden build back better bumper sticker-style messaging from the White House? Lawfare's David Priess joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Special Guest: David Priess.
Oct 12, 2021
Larry Sabato: Our Divided America
43:19
Americans hate the other side so much, they want to bust up the country, censor media they don't like, and allow "their"president to act without checks and balances. That's according to recent polling by Larry Sabato, who joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. As long as Donald Trump remains on the stage, democracy in America is not safe, says Sabato. Special Guest: Larry Sabato .
Oct 11, 2021
James Carville and Tim Miller: Some Tough Love For the Dems
52:42
Democrats on Twitter don't win votes and won't save our democracy from the madman who's back to playing his golden escalator greatest hits. James Carville and Tim Miller join Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. When will the Democrats see that constructive criticism is really an act of love? Special Guests: James Carville and Tim Miller.
Oct 08, 2021
Elie Mystal: Anti-Maskers, SCOTUS, and Roe
55:18
Tucker Carlson's got anti-maskers yelling at schoolchildren, Texas' abortion bill is on hold — and enough with the Trump tell-all grifters. The Nation's Elie Mystal joins guest host Amanda Carpenter on today's podcast. Special Guest: Elie Mystal.
Oct 07, 2021
Josh Kraushaar: Everything is Political, Everything is Tribal
45:46
Sinema's silence gets decoded, and The Big Lie officially becomes The Great Grift. Josh Kraushaar joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast and breaks down the neck-and neck governor's race in Virginia and the politics of Arizona. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Oct 06, 2021
Karen Tumulty on Facebook, the Debt Ceiling, and Sinema
43:20
Steve Bannon is gearing up for the MAGA Revenge Tour, Mike Pence is talking like he went to a re-education camp, and Democratic activists seem to be relying on some good old-fashioned sexism to go after Kyrsten Sinema. The Washington Post's Karen Tumulty joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast, and shares her predictions on the reconciliation bill and the debt ceiling." Special Guest: Karen Tumulty.
Oct 05, 2021
Mona Charen on The Future of the Pro-Democracy Coalition
47:53
One party has embraced its inner lunatic, while the other plays political chicken. Can the Democrats not implode — and keep the pro-democracy coalition together? Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast. Plus, we're not living in a new Gilded Age, we're living in the Grifted Age. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
Oct 04, 2021
Tim Miller on Joe Manchin's Moment
55:06
On today's podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Julie Andrews' birthday, why Dems should be grateful to Joe Manchin, Biden's immigration mess, Liz Cheney's opponent, and why Mike Pence is fawning over Hungary. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Oct 01, 2021
Bret Stephens: A Plea for Centrism
43:39
On today's podcast, New York times columnist Bret Stephens talks about Trump's moral universe, Biden's centrist dilemma, the looming danger of inflation, and why Manchin-Sinema could actually save the Democrats. Special Guest: Bret Stephens.
Sep 30, 2021
A.B. Stoddard: What Are They Thinking?
44:30
On today's podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Pentagon hearing, Mitch McConnell's endgame, the standoff over spending, Stephanie Grisham's new book, and Trump's plan for the midterm. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Sep 29, 2021
Bill Kristol: How Alarmed Should We Be?
44:28
On today's podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the dangers of a constitutional crisis, the prospects of a Trumpian Restoration, and the fight over infrastructure spending. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Sep 28, 2021
Amanda Carpenter on the Arizona Fraudit
50:46
On today’s podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Cyber Ninja flop, the Democratic budget follies, and the Liz Cheney interview on 60 minutes. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Sep 27, 2021
Sarah Longwell on the Cyber Ninjas and Democratic Brinksmanship
52:19
On today's podcast Sarah Longwell joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Arizona Fraudit's epic flop, the ongoing threats to democracy, and the disarray among the Dems. Special Guest: Sarah Longwell.
Sep 24, 2021
Rick Wilson Sounds Off on Trump, Dems, and Coups
52:01
On today's podcast, Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to offer some tough love to just about everybody. Special Guest: Rick Wilson.
Sep 23, 2021
Adam Kinzinger: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
46:55
On today's podcast Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the House 1/6 Committee's work and the dilemma of principled GOPERs... is it better to leave the party or stay and fight? Special Guest: Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
Sep 22, 2021
The Focus Group Podcast
48:09
We're giving Charlie's listeners a peek at the newest podcast from the Bulwark: The Focus Group with Sarah Longwell. If you love this as much as we think you will, subscribe to get every episode delivered straight to your podcast app of choice: focusgroup.thebulwark.com (https://focusgroup.thebulwark.com) Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-focus-group-with-sarah-longwell/id1586423406 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0gDimb1FOmkdoNqkxCRA1i?si=skkdtydrQlGZzEj9WBfpLQ&dl_branch=1 Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1586423406/the-focus-group-with-sarah-longwell Castro: https://castro.fm/podcast/8ae45fb1-b338-4d2d-81c3-f3e69ba71594 Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/5c6ei5nj Amazon Music/Audible: https://www.amazon.com/item_name/dp/B08JJRPSPZ TuneIn: https://tunein.com/podcasts/News--Politics-Podcasts/The-Focus-Group-with-Sarah-Longwell-p1521094/
Sep 21, 2021
Geoff Duncan on GOP 2.0
47:43
On today's podcast, Geoff Duncan, the lieutenant governor of Georgia joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Big Lie about the 2020 election, and his new book about the future of the GOP (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/GOP-2-0/Geoff-Duncan/9781637630136). PLUS: A special appearance by Sarah Longwell as she unveils a new Bulwark podcast: "The Focus Group" (https://focusgroup.thebulwark.com/) Special Guests: Geoff Duncan and Sarah Longwell.
Sep 21, 2021
David Frum on What Never Trump Wants Now
50:43
On today's podcast, David Frum joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss The Former Guy riding Velociraptors; the debate over vaccines; how Democrats can keep Never Trump voters - and the problem with Bob Woodward's books. Special Guest: David Frum.
Sep 20, 2021
Tim Miller on Biden's Brass Clankers
55:15
On today's podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the retirement of Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, Biden's new COVID mandates, this weekend's Pro-Sedition Rally, and the Dem victory in the California recall election. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Sep 17, 2021
Scott Gottlieb: How COVID Crushed Us
46:38
On today's podcast, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic." (https://www.amazon.com/Preparing-Inevitable-Normal-Survive-Epidemic/dp/006308001X) Special Guest: Scott Gottlieb.
Sep 16, 2021
Stuart Stevens: It Was Worse Than I Thought
48:55
On today's podcast, veteran political consultant Stuart Stevens joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Trumpifciation of the GOP; the upcoming mid-terms; the biggest threat to the Biden presidency; and the new paperback edition of his book, "It Was All a Lie." (https://www.amazon.com/Was-All-Lie-Republican-Became/dp/0525658459) Special Guest: Stuart Stevens.
Sep 15, 2021
George Will On Our Unruly Torrent
42:31
On today's podcast, George F. Will joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss writing, history, education, politics, history, and Nicki Minaj. His new book is "American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent." (https://www.amazon.com/American-Happiness-Discontents-Torrent-2008-2020/dp/0306924412) Special Guest: George F. Will.
Sep 14, 2021
Olivia Troye on Stephen Miller's Bigotry
49:04
On today's podcast, Olivia Troye joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss GWB's 9/11 speech, Chris Christie, the fight over refugees, and the looming COVID winter. Special Guest: Olivia Troye.
Sep 13, 2021
Tom Nichols on Confronting the Crazies
1:00:55
On today's podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Chris Christie; the Biden mandates; the thirsty politicians of Ohio; and our deeply unserious politics. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Sep 10, 2021
Bill Kristol on 9/11, Twenty Years Later
51:56
On today's podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 20th anniversary of 9/11; TFG's thoughts on Robert E. Lee; the new politics of abortion; and the normalization of political violence. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Sep 09, 2021
Ashley Allison on Holding the Democratic Coalition Together
44:53
Amanda and Ashley talk about what's up with Texas, Biden Agenda, and COVID overhang. Special Guest: Ashley Allison.
Sep 08, 2021
Asha Rangappa on the J6 Domestic Terror Threat
1:00:23
Guest host Amanda Carpenter is joined by Asha Rangappa, where they wonder what happened to COVID testing, go deep on J6 records requests, and talk about the Texas abortion law. Special Guest: Asha Rangappa.
Sep 07, 2021
Tim Miller Braces for Cold Joe Fall
1:02:27
On today's podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to answer the question: what opinion are you most nervous about expressing in public? (Plus, Biden's polls, abortion, and the future of Never Trump.) Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Sep 03, 2021
James Hohmann on the Dangers of a Rogue Military
46:56
On today's podcast, the Washington Post's James Hohmann joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the pro-life movement's Catastrophic Victory; the dangerous strain of thought in the military about civilian control; and Joe Biden's empathy problem. Special Guest: James Hohmann.
Sep 02, 2021
David Jolly on the GOP's Gangster Politics
48:53
On today's podcast, former congressman David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Kevin McCarthy's threat against telecom companies; SCOTUS and the future of abortion, Biden's Afghanistan speech; and how the Dems could take down Ron DeSantis. Special Guest: David Jolly.
Sep 01, 2021
Amanda Carpenter on The Day After
51:44
On today's podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the final plane out of Kabul; the GOP's sedition caucus, and why Democrats need not to screw up. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Aug 31, 2021
Russell Moore on the Evangelical Future
41:21
On today's podcast, Dr. Russell Moore joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the challenge that "cultural Christianity" poses to genuine Christian witness. Special Guest: Russell Moore.
Aug 30, 2021
Tim Miller: Peeling the Onion of Awfulness
57:27
On this weekend's podcast Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss horse deworming medicine, the Nirvana baby, Joe Biden's prickly presser, and the cynical politics of Afghanistan. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Aug 27, 2021
Karen Tumulty: How Presidents Survive
48:47
On today's podcast, the Washington post's Karen Tumulty joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Kristi Noem, the debate over refugees and vaccines, and the history of presidential FUBARS. Special Guest: Karen Tumulty.
Aug 26, 2021
David Priess: Was It An Intelligence Failure?
47:27
On today's podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss mosquitos, vaccines, and whether Afghanistan represented a failure of intelligence... or policy. Special Guest: David Priess.
Aug 25, 2021
Amb. Eric Edelman on the Catastrophe in Afghanistan
46:50
On today's podcast, Ambassador Eric Edelman, a former undersecretary of defense for policy, joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the collapse of Afghanistan, the future of terrorism, and the damage to America's reputation. Special Guest: Eric Edelman.
Aug 24, 2021
A.B. Stoddard: Democrats Face the Headwinds
43:56
On today's podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Biden's polls, Pelosi's challenge, and GOP crackpottery. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Aug 23, 2021
Bill Kristol: How Bad Will It Be?
46:37
On today's podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to react to President Biden's Friday afternoon statement, and to discuss the possible outcomes of the fall of Afghanistan. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Aug 20, 2021
Sarah Longwell: What Biden Needs To Do Now
43:14
On today's podcast, Sarah Longwell joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Biden's latest comments on Afghanistan; the politics of refugees; and Ron Desantis's base play. Special Guest: Sarah Longwell.
Aug 19, 2021
Alexander S. Vindman: Why I Testified
45:29
On today's podcast , Lt. Col. (Ret.) Alexander S. Vindman joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his new book, "Here Right Matters." (https://www.amazon.com/Here-Right-Matters-American-Story/dp/0063079429) Special Guest: Col. Alexander Vindman.
Aug 18, 2021
Matt K. Lewis on Biden's Disaster
48:28
On today's podcast, the Daily Beast's Matt K. Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the fall of Afghanistan, the right's anti-refugee pivot; the crisis of the Biden presidency; and Ron DeSantis's unconservative COVID policies. Special Guest: Matt Lewis.
Aug 17, 2021
Kevin Kruse on the Bipartisan Afghanistan Disaster
46:43
On today's podcast, historian Kevin Kruse joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Trump/Biden Afghanistan fiasco; the history of normalcy; and the madness over masking. Special Guest: Kevin M. Kruse.
Aug 16, 2021