Political Beats

Political Beats

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Forget politics, what’s your favorite band?


59: Scot Bertram & Jeff Blehar / Soundtracks
Jun 11 • 119 min
Scot and Jeff discuss their favorite soundtracks.
58: Matt Murray / Randy Newman
May 20 • 149 min
Scot and Jeff discuss Randy Newman with Matt Murray.
57: Michael Brendan Dougherty / Ben Folds Five
May 6 • 140 min
Scot and Jeff discuss Ben Folds Five with Michael Brendan Dougherty.
56: Kmele Foster / Marvin Gaye
Apr 22 • 135 min
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar discuss Marvin Gaye with Kmele Foster.
55: Tim Miller / LCD Soundsystem
Apr 8 • 130 min
Scot Bertram and Jeff Blehar discuss LCD Soundsystem with Tim Miller.
54: Cameron Joseph / Jackson Browne
Mar 25 • 132 min
Scot and Jeff discuss Jackson Browne with Cameron Joseph.
53: Jay Cost / The Black Crowes
Mar 11 • 149 min
Scot and Jeff discuss The Black Crowes with Jay Cost.
52: Jeff Pojanowski / Pavement
Feb 18 • 149 min
Scot and Jeff discuss Pavement with Jeff Pojanowski.
51: Stephen Miller / U2
Feb 4 • 231 min
Scot and Jeff discuss U2 with Stephen Miller.
50: Jack Butler / The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)
Jan 21 • 166 min
Scot and Jeff discuss The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) with Jack Butler, host of Ricochet’s Young Americans podcast, sidekick of The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg, and a freelancer writer living in D.C.
49: CJ Ciaramella / The Clash
Dec 17, 2018 • 159 min
Scot and Jeff discuss The Clash with CJ Ciaramella, a criminal justice reporter for Reason Magazine.
48: Adam White / Queen
Dec 3, 2018 • 192 min
Scot and Jeff discuss Queen with Adam White, law professor and a think-tank researcher.
47: Molly Ball / Radiohead
Nov 19, 2018 • 196 min
In this episode, Scot and Jeff discuss Radiohead with Molly Ball, TIME magazine’s national political correspondent and a political analyst for CNN.
46: Jamie Kirchick / Elton John
Oct 29, 2018 • 159 min
In this episode, Scot and Jeff discuss Elton John with Jamie Kirchick, author of ‘The End of Europe.’
45: David Lowery / Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker
Oct 15, 2018 • 207 min
In this special episode, Scot and Jeff discuss Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker with David Lowery, the main singer/songwriter and bandleader for both groups.
44: Jessie Opoien / Old 97s
Oct 1, 2018 • 159 min
Scot and Jeff discuss Old 97s with Jessie Opoien, political reporter with the Capital Times in Wisconsin.
43: Dave Weigel / King Crimson
Sep 17, 2018 • 141 min
Scot and Jeff discuss King Crimson with Dave Weigel, political reporter for the Washington Post.
42: Robert VerBruggen / Guns N’ Roses
Sep 3, 2018 • 120 min
Scot and Jeff discuss Guns N’ Roses with Robert VerBruggen, deputy managing editor of National Review Online.
41: Andrew Kirell / Bob Dylan [Part 3]
Aug 20, 2018 • 176 min
Scot and Jeff discuss Bob Dylan with Andrew Kirell, a senior editor at The Daily Beast overseeing breaking news, political media, and occasionally music coverage.
40: Andrew Kirell / Bob Dylan [Part 2]
Aug 13, 2018 • 137 min
Scot and Jeff discuss Bob Dylan with Andrew Kirell, a senior editor at The Daily Beast overseeing breaking news, political media, and occasionally music coverage.
39: Andrew Kirell / Bob Dylan [Part 1]
Aug 6, 2018 • 175 min
Scot and Jeff discuss Bob Dylan with Andrew Kirell, a senior editor at The Daily Beast overseeing breaking news, political media, and occasionally music coverage. Part 1 of 3.
38: Charles C. W. Cooke / The Beatles [Part 2]
Jul 16, 2018 • 195 min
Scot and Jeff discuss The Beatles with Charles C. W. Cooke, editor of NationalReview.com and the author of The Conservatarian Manifesto. Part 2 of 2.
37: Charles C. W. Cooke / The Beatles [Part 1]
Jul 9, 2018 • 173 min
Scot and Jeff discuss The Beatles with Charles C. W. Cooke, editor of NationalReview.com and the author of The Conservatarian Manifesto.
36: Christopher J. Scalia / Cheap Trick
Jun 18, 2018 • 159 min
Scot, Jeff, and Chris have not forgotten the magnetism of Robin Zander, the charisma of Rick Nielsen, or, most importantly, the tunes! We celebrate the music and career of Cheap Trick, power-pop masters and occasional hard rock purveyors.
35: Jon Gabriel / New Order
May 28, 2018 • 140 min
This week the gang gets pumped full of drugs as they discuss New Order, the rock legends who emerged from the ashes of Joy Division to spend an entire decade shaping the sound of modern dance music.
34: Mark Joseph Stern / The Velvet Underground
May 14, 2018 • 110 min
Scot and Jeff discuss The Velvet Underground with Mark Joseph Stern of Slate.
33: Kevin Madden / Wilco
May 7, 2018 • 138 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Kevin Madden about Wilco.
32: Ellen Carmichael / Dire Straits
Apr 23, 2018 • 113 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Ellen Carmichael about Dire Straits.
31: Christian Schneider / Pixies
Apr 16, 2018 • 122 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Christian Schneider about Pixies.
30: Matt Murray / Talking Heads
Apr 9, 2018 • 157 min
Scot and Jeff talk to the WSJ’s Matt Murray about Talking Heads.
29: Terry Teachout / The Band
Apr 2, 2018 • 157 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Terry Teachout about The Band.
28: Mark Davis / Paul McCartney and Wings
Mar 25, 2018 • 159 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Mark Davis about Paul McCartney and Wings.
27: The Cover Version Special
Mar 19, 2018 • 137 min
Instead of having a guest on to discuss their favorite artist, the subject today is Scot and Jeff’s favorite cover songs of all time.
26: Jay Caruso / Foo Fighters
Mar 12, 2018 • 131 min
Jeff and Scot talk to Jay Caruso about Foo Fighters.
25: Ezekiel Kweku / Talk Talk
Mar 5, 2018 • 137 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Ezekiel Kweku about Talk Talk.
24: Eric Garcia / AC/DC
Feb 19, 2018 • 130 min
Jeff and Scot talk to Eric Garcia about AC/DC.
23: John J. Miller / The Police
Feb 12, 2018 • 116 min
Scot and Jeff talk to John J. Miller about The Police.
22: Eli Lake / Steely Dan
Feb 5, 2018 • 116 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Eli Lake about Steely Dan.
21: Bruce Walker / The Monkees
Jan 29, 2018 • 108 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Bruce Walker about The Monkees.
20: Guy Benson / Billy Joel
Jan 22, 2018 • 132 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Guy Benson about Billy Joel.
19: Karol Markowicz / Pulp
Jan 15, 2018 • 102 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Karol Markowicz about Pulp.
18: Julie Roginsky / Led Zeppelin
Dec 25, 2017 • 97 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Fox News’s Julie Roginsky about Led Zeppelin.
17: Stephen Miller / Oasis
Dec 18, 2017 • 128 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Stephen Miller about Oasis.
16: Josh Jordan / Pearl Jam
Dec 11, 2017 • 143 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Josh Jordan about Pearl Jam.
15: Philip Wegmann / Creedence Clearwater Revival
Dec 3, 2017 • 81 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Philip Wegmann about Creedence Clearwater Revival.
14: Nicholas Confessore / Ryan Adams
Nov 20, 2017 • 117 min
Jeff and Scot talk to Nicholas Confessore about Ryan Adams.
13: Michael C. Moynihan / The Smiths
Nov 13, 2017 • 127 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Michael C. Moynihan about The Smiths.
12: Anthony Fisher / Pink Floyd
Nov 5, 2017 • 104 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Anthony Fisher about Pink Floyd.
11: Robert Dean Lurie / Hall and Oates
Oct 30, 2017 • 125 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Robert Dean Lurie about Hall and Oates.
10: Jane Coaston / Nine Inch Nails
Oct 23, 2017 • 92 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Jane Coaston about Nine Inch Nails.
9: Mark Hemingway / The Replacements
Oct 16, 2017 • 93 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Mark Hemingway about The Replacements.
8: Tom Petty / Dan McLaughlin
Oct 5, 2017 • 106 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Dan McLaughlin about Tom Petty.
7: Jay Cost / The Kinks
Oct 1, 2017 • 128 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Jay Cost about The Kinks.
6: James Poulos / The Eagles
Sep 24, 2017 • 77 min
Scot and Jeff talk to James Poulos about The Eagles.
5: Chris Hayes / Beck
Sep 17, 2017 • 65 min
Scot and Jeff talk to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes about Beck.
4: Matt Welch / R.E.M.
Sep 10, 2017 • 115 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Reason’s Matt Welch about R.E.M.
3: Tim Miller / Arcade Fire
Sep 3, 2017 • 91 min
Scot and Jeff talk to Tim Miller, former Jeb! Bush 2016 communications director and co-founder of AmericaRising, about Arcade Fire.
2: Bob Costa / Dave Matthews Band
Aug 27, 2017 • 56 min
Scot and Jeff are joined by Robert Costa, national political reporter for the Washington Post and moderator of Washington Week on PBS, to talk about the Dave Matthews Band.
1: Sean Trende / Van Halen
Aug 18, 2017 • 59 min
Scot and Jeff welcome Sean Trende from RealClearPolitics to talk about his love of Van Halen.