The Bulwark Podcast

The Bulwark Podcast

podcast.thebulwark.com
Smart, Conservative, Never Tribal


Batya Ungar-Sargon on America’s Anti-Semitism Problem
Aug 22 • 35 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Batya Ungar-Sargon from The Forward joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's spat with members of "The Squad" over Israel, Anti-Semitism, and America.Special Guest: Batya Ungar-Sargon.
Joe Walsh: Trump is Unfit
Aug 21 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, former Congressman Joe Walsh joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why President Trump is unfit for office, the 2020 elections, our growing debt, and other threats.Special Guest: Joe Walsh.
A.B. Stoddard on Recessionary Signals and 2020
Aug 20 • 42 min
A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the economy and 2020, the Democratic field, the Squad and Israel.Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Brian Rosenwald on Talk Radio’s America
Aug 19 • 61 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Brian Rosenwald joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his book: "Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States."Special Guest: Brian Rosenwald.
Ben Howe on the Immoral Majority
Aug 16 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Ben Howe joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over Christian Values.Special Guest: Ben Howe.
Cathy Young on the Moral Outrage Industry
Aug 15 • 52 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Cathy Young joins Ben Parker and host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item on the moral outrage industry, the latest with China, and Israel's decision to deny a visit to two members of Congress.Special Guests: Ben Parker…
Ben Wittes on the Phantom Impeachment
Aug 14 • 35 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss China, Hong Kong, the easy-to-win trade war, and Rep. Nadler's slow burn impeachment.Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes.
Matt Lewis on the Whirlpool of Paranoia
Aug 13 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump and his penchant for conspiracy theories.Special Guest: Matt Lewis.
Molly Jong-Fast on Trump’s Favorite Racist Brit Twit
Aug 12 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Molly Jong-Fast joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about her recent item on Katie Hopkins and the paradox of the Brits, the second anniversary of Charlottesville, and a look at the Democratic primaries.Special Guest: Molly…
Friday Megacast
Aug 9 • 51 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, publisher Sarah Longwell and senior writer Andrew Egger discuss President Trump's tone-deaf visit with hospitalized survivors of the El Paso shooting, whether new gun legislation is likely in this Congress, and how much Joe…
Quinta Jurecic on the Radicalization Process
Aug 8 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare's Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her work on the radicalization process, and what she's learned about her "countering violent extremism" theory in the years of the Trump presidency.Special Guest:…
Patrick Svitek: Is Texas in Play?
Aug 7 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Patrick Svitek from the Texas Tribune joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Texas and the 2020 elections. Texas is transforming, but is it in play this cycle? Will the Democrats clean up with GOP retirements? How are the border…
Adam White on Federalism and Gun Control
Aug 6 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the response to the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, why states might be able to do something since Congress likely won't, and whether or not a domestic terrorism law is on the…
Peter Wehner on Trump, Rhetoric, and Violence
Aug 5 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Peter Wehner from the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the recent mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, how our democracy depends on a culture of words, and whether or not President Trump can heal…
David Priess on Replacing the DNI
Aug 2 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare COO David Priess joins guest host Jim Swift to discuss the Detroit Democratic Debates, and President Trump's plan to replace DNI Dan Coats with Rep. John Ratcliffe from Trump's central casting.Special Guest: David…
Thursday Megacast
Aug 1 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Jonathan V. Last, Sarah Longwell, Jim Swift are joined by Bulwark contributor Tim Miller to provide an autopsy of the Detroit Democratic debates and the weird love on the right for Tulsi and Marianne.Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Revenge of the Moderates
Jul 31 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Michael Graham from New Hampshire Journal joins guest host Jim Swift and Ben Parker to talk about the first night of the second Democratic debate, Northeastern Republicans, and Skype spam.Special Guests: Ben Parker and Michael…
Bulwark Tuesday Slackercast
Jul 30 • 48 min
With Charlie Sykes on vacation, it falls to guest hosts Jim Swift and Andrew Egger to break down the news of the day and share their errant thoughts on topics from Sen. Josh Hawley's plan to seize federal control of the Internet to whether we live in a…
The Red Summer at 100
Jul 29 • 27 min
Joining guest host Jim Swift on today's Bulwark podcast is Gwen Moritz, editor of Arkansas Business, to talk about the Elaine Massacre, part of the deadly Red Summer of 1919, a hundred years later.Special Guest: Gwen Moritz.
The Mueller Hangover
Jul 26 • 54 min
It's a weekend Bulwark megacast, in which publisher Sarah Longwell and senior writer Andrew Egger discuss the aftermath of Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress—from disappointed #Resistance elegies to conspiratorial Trumpworld rambles—and break down…
Jonah Goldberg on Tribalism, Tolerance, and Identity Politics
Jul 25 • 54 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Jonah Goldberg joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Mueller hearings, dog pictures on Twitter, the balkanization of tribalism on the right, how race, racism, and identity politics will play in 2020, and an update on his new…
Rick Wilson on the Battle of the Framing
Jul 24 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the first half of Robert Mueller's day on Capitol Hill, the two disparate audiences Congress is pandering to, why the "five minute rule" is stupid, and how socialism, economics,…
David Priess Previews the Mueller Hearing
Jul 23 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark podcast,_ Lawfare_'s David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to preview Wednesday's Mueller hearing.Special Guest: David Priess.
David Frum on the New Nationalism
Jul 22 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, David Frum from The Atlantic joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the "new nationalism" and how it could change the future of the GOP, the 2020 elections, and advice for Democrats (if they'll listen.)Special Guest: David Frum.
David Jolly on The Chant
Jul 19 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, former Rep. David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's 2020 rally and the "send her back" chant at his recent rally in North Carolina.Special Guest: David Jolly.
Tim Alberta on American Carnage
Jul 18 • 33 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Politico Magazine's Tim Alberta joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump."Special Guest: Tim Alberta.
Josh Kraushaar on the Culture Clash
Jul 17 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, National Journal's Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the conservative / liberal culture clash playing out between President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, and The Squad. Will Trump's racist tweets get him in trouble,…
Bill Kristol on Trump’s Extreme Rhetoric
Jul 16 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Trump's racist tweetstorm, the method to the madness of his extreme rhetoric going into 2020, and how the Democrats are responding. Plus, Wimbledon and Apollo 11.Special Guest:…
Jane Coaston on the American Right in the Age of Trump
Jul 15 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Vox's Jane Coaston joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the state of the American right in the age of Trump.Special Guest: Jane Coaston.
Mona Charen and Gabriel Schoenfeld on Claremont and the New Nationalism
Jul 12 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen and Gabriel Schoenfeld join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the growth of a new nationalism in the Republican party.Special Guests: Gabriel Schoenfeld and Mona Charen.
Sarah Longwell on “The Breakup”
Jul 11 • 35 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Bulwark publisher Sarah Longwell joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent piece "The Breakup" and the Megan Rapinoe-Trump controversy.
Ben Wittes on What Congress Should Ask Mueller
Jul 10 • 33 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the upcoming Mueller hearing, the recent reporting about Russia's involvement promoting the Seth Rich conspiracy, the resignation of Ambassador Kim Darroch, and the…
Jim Acosta on Trump, the Press, and 2020.
Jul 9 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America", the state of the White House press corps, the 2020…
Monday Megacast
Jul 8 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Andrew Egger and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Fourth of July fanfare on the mall, Justin Amash going rogue, the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein, and the USWNT win.Special Guests: Andrew Egger and Jim Swift.
Kim Wehle on How to Read the Constitution
Jul 5 • 25 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her now book: How to Read the Constitution—and Why.Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Mark Salter on Win at All Costs Politics
Jul 3 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Mark Salter joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his late boss John McCain, President Trump's strange obsession with him, the 2020 Democratic primaries so far, whether or not "win at all politics" is here to stay, and a look…
Fourth of July Megacast
Jul 2 • 50 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the July 4th festivities on the Mall, the Nike controversy, the first Democratic debates and pre-emptive break-up with #NeverTrump conservatives by the far…
David Jolly on Donald and the DMZ
Jul 1 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the first round of DNC debates, the President's trip to Japan and North Korea, and Ivanka Trump the diplomat.Special Guest: David Jolly.
Will Saletan on Thursday Fight Night
Jun 28 • 57 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Slate's Will Saletan joins host Charlie Sykes to break down last night's blockbuster debate.Special Guest: Will Saletan.
The 2020 Circus Begins
Jun 27 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Part 1 of the last night's DNC debates.Special Guest: Rick Wilson.
Wednesday Megacast
Jun 26 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Andrew Egger and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Trump's twitter tirade, his rant on Fox Business, the coming Democratic debates, the chaos at the NRA, the GOP and big tech, the Fallwell / Moore feud, and the…
Kevin Kruse on Revisionist History
Jun 25 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Princeton professor Kevin M. Kruse joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the revisionist history on the right, the rape allegations against President Trump and how quickly we've pivoted to Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg's…
Adam White on Trump and the Administrative State
Jun 24 • 27 min
On today's podcast, Adam White joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the importance of Gundy v. United States, an update on President Trump's administrative state—including his many non-confirmed employees and how this gives him flexibility—as well as…
Friday Megacast
Jun 21 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's aborted attack on Iran, the latest in the Alabama Senate race, the anti-Biden pile on, Elizabeth Warren's plan for everything, and…
Senator Hawley’s New Fairness Doctrine
Jun 20 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Andrew Egger and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the intra-party rift within the Wisconsin GOP, Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s weird Miami hostel problem, and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley's war on big tech and Sec. 230 of…
Noah Rothman on Trump’s 2020 Kick Off
Jun 19 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Commentary's Noah Rothman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's 2020 re-election kickoff speech, how socialism will play with swing voters, AOC's concentration camps gaffe, the latest with Iran, and the debate…
Alexander Nazaryan on “The Best People” in Trump’s Cabinet
Jun 18 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast Alexander Nazaryan joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his newly published book: "The Best People: Trump's Cabinet and the Siege on Washington." While the administration has mastered the art of the "shitshow strategy" they're…
A.B. Stoddard on the Polls and Pence
Jun 17 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the potential for a government shutdown, the Stephanopoulos interview, Mike Pence's future in 2020, and why President Trump suddenly doesn't believe polls anymore.Special Guest:…
David French on ‘David Frenchism’
Jun 14 • 45 min
Today on the Bulwark podcast, David French from National Review joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about "David Frenchism." What is the future of the conservatism when it comes to classical liberalism or illiberalism? Also, what is "performative wokeness?"…
George Will on the Conservative Sensibility
Jun 13 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, George F. Will joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "The Conservative Sensibility."Special Guest: George F. Will.
Jonathan Allen on Iowa Barnstorming
Jun 12 • 35 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, NBC's Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the lessons of 2016 for Democrats, does policy matter in 2020? A look at how the Biden / Trump shadowboxing played out in Iowa, what Justin Amash's future may be, and…
Brad Thor on Writing in a Thrilling Age
Jun 11 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, author Brad Thor joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss what it's like writing political thrillers in a thrilling age. He talks about his experience seeing what his characters do in the real world, why he's not going to primary…
Trump’s Tariff Threat Addiction
Jun 10 • 42 min
Today on the Bulwark podcast, Andrew Egger and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to talk about Joe Biden's Hyde amendment struggles, President Trump's tariff threat addiction, and why Sen. Josh Hawley is over the age of Pelagius.Special Guests: Andrew…
Tom Nichols’s Rules for Flying
Jun 7 • 35 min
Today on the Bulwark podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his six rules for flying, Sean Hannity's self-own, and President Trump's Normandy insults.Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Peter Wehner on How to Heal Our Republic
Jun 6 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Peter Wehner from the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book, The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump.Special Guest: Peter Wehner.
David Priess on Impeachment and Consequences
Jun 5 • 30 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, David Priess from Lawfare joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about how Congress is handling the Mueller Report's release, their investigation, and the potential for impeachment by the House. Will Pelosi pull the trigger?Special…
Gideon Resnick on Biden, Buttigieg, and Booing
Jun 4 • 35 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Gideon Resnick from The Daily Beast joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 democratic primary. Whether it's Biden avoiding the boos of California democrats, Mayor Pete offering up a sound byte on Al Franken, or the…
Weekend Megacast
Jun 1 • 40 min
On today's special weekend megacast, Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to talk about Justin Amash's town hall meeting, how Congress is abdicating its role on trade, the petty sleight of the White House over the U.S.S. John McCain,…
Mark Sanford on Cautionary Tales
May 31 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, former South Carolina Governor and Congressman Mark Sanford joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his break with President Trump, the current state of the GOP and conservatism, and the concern about how pure tribalism is a bad…
What Congress Should do in a Post-Mueller World
May 30 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, former federal prosecutors Paul Rosenzweig and Jeffrey Harris join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the end of the Mueller investigation and what Congress should do next.Special Guests: Jeffrey Harris and Paul Rosenzweig.
Tom Cotton on Sacred Duty
May 29 • 30 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Senator Tom Cotton joins host Jim Swift to discuss his new book "Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery."Special Guest: Tom Cotton.
Matt Lewis on Racism on the Right
May 28 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, The Daily Beast's Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about racism on the right, and what to do about it, Seb Gorka's strange missive, how Trump has taken politics past the water's edge, and shares advice to aspiring…
The Marx Brothers Presidency
May 24 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the abasement of the White House staff, how Trumpism is percolating out into the conservative movement, the coming scourge of deep fakes, and AG Barr's new…
Jerry Taylor on What Changed His Mind on Climate Change
May 23 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Jerry Taylor from the Niskanen Center joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his conversion from climate change skepticism and what Justin Amash's stand might mean for Donald Trump in 2020.Special Guest: Jerry Taylor.
Kim Wehle on the Degradation of Congress
May 22 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the court battles over the power of the congressional subpoena. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Tim Miller on Justin Amash and Courage
May 21 • 30 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Rep. Justin Amash's bold statement on impeachment, Mitt Romney's cautious approach, how Biden is shining, and Pete Buttigieg's Fox News moment.Special Guest: Tim Miller.
John Gans on The White House’s Warriors
May 20 • 25 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, author John Gans joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War"Special Guest: John Gans.
Weekend Megacast
May 18 • 26 min
A special weekend Megacast with Charlie Sykes, Bill Kristol, and Sarah Longwell with a review of the first months of The Bulwark. Bill analyzes the current U.S. posture towards Iran, do Bolton and Pompeo have a strategy? Plus, a discussion about…
Mona Charen on Trump and War Crimes
May 17 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mona Charen and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to talk about President Trump's record on war crimes, and the efforts of state-level Republicans to change the debate on abortion. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
James Hohmann on Post-Trump Populism
May 16 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, James Hohmann of the Washington Post joins Charlie Sykes to talk about how Senators Marco Rubio and Josh Hawley are positioning themselves for a post-Trump populist GOP, plus a look at the constantly changing litmus tests…
Max Boot on Republican Hypocrisy
May 15 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Max Boot joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about hypocrisy in the GOP, from Senator Lindsey Graham to Rev. Franklin Graham.Special Guest: Max Boot.
Christopher Scalia on the Faith of His Father
May 14 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Christopher J. Scalia joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the new book "On Faith: Lessons from an American Believer" written largely by his father, which he co-edited.Special Guest: Christopher J. Scalia.
The Great Patriotic Agriculture War
May 13 • 30 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Politico's Ben White and the Bulwark's Andrew Egger join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the growing trade war with China, what that means for the economy, and what it might mean in the 2020 Democratic primaries.Special Guests:…
Michael Strain on the Economy and 2020
May 10 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, AEI's Michael Strain joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the failed candidacies of Steve Moore and Herman Cain to join the board of of the Fed, how the president's trade war is impacting the economy, and how pocketbook…
Quinta Jurecic on the Triumph of Misinformation
May 9 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare Managing Editor Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the cycle of disinformation in conservative media, the reaction to the publication of President Trump's tax information, and the use of executive…
The Legal Showdown Over Congressional Subpoenas
May 8 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Kim Wehle and Rachael Bade join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the GOP's attempt to move on from the Mueller report, executive privilege, and the coming legal challenge over Congressional subpoenas.Special Guests: Kim Wehle…
Rosie Gray on the Growth of the Alt-Right
May 7 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, BuzzFeed's Rosie Gray joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent feature story about the strange journey of Katie McHugh.Special Guest: Rosie Gray.
A.B. Stoddard on What’s Stressing Democrats
May 6 • 49 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the implosion of Steve Moore, why Democratic women presidential candidates aren't performing very well, and what's stressing the Democrats.Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
David Jolly: The Democrats Have Already Blown It
May 3 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former Florida Congressman David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how Congressional Democrats have handled the Mueller Report and AG Barr testimony, plus a look at the ever-growing 2020 Democratic field.Special Guest:…
Olivier Knox on the State of Journalism
May 2 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, SiriusXM's Olivier Knox, who serves as President of the White House Correspondents' Association, joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the state of journalism, and why he decided to push the reset button on #NerdProm. Plus, a…
Joe Walsh: The Kids are Not Alright
May 1 • 35 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Joe Walsh joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the recent hijinx of Jacob Wohl, the trouble with Turning Point USA, the 2020 elections, and why Republicans have stopped caring about debt and deficits.Special Guest: Joe Walsh.
Kyle Kondik on How Trump Can Win Re-Election
Apr 30 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kyle Kondik from the UVA Center for Politics joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Washington Post column about how President Trump could be re-elected in 2020.Special Guest: Kyle Kondik.
David Priess on What Mueller Got Right
Apr 29 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Lawfare story about what Robert Mueller Got Right in his report. Plus, a look at what happens next: investigative hearings, impeachment, or… nothing? Special…
Julian Zelizer on the Coming Subpoena Showdown
Apr 26 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, professor Julian Zelizer joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the coming showdown between Congress and President Trump over testifying before Congress. Will it lead to a Constitutional crisis? Plus, an analysis of Biden's…
Wilson: What Happens if the Dems Pick Bernie
Apr 25 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, political strategist Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the possibility of impeachment, the 2020 elections, what happens if the Dems pick Bernie, and the entrance of Bill Weld in the GOP primary. Will others join…
Natasha Bertrand on What the Mueller Report Didn’t Address
Apr 24 • 35 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Politico's Natasha Bertrand joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the range of storylines that didn't make it into the Mueller Report. Whether it was Cambridge Analytica, the NRA, or Alfabank, some things were missing. Special…
Jonah Goldberg on Politics as Entertainment
Apr 23 • 55 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonah Goldberg joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Game of Thrones, Veep, and politics as a form of entertainment. Plus, the Mueller report, how dissenting is viewed by tribalists, his new venture with Steve Hayes, and how…
A Reading Diary of the Mueller Report
Apr 22 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his reading diary of the Mueller Report.Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes.
Kristol on Mueller
Apr 19 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, editor at large William Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to reflect on the release and reaction to the Mueller report.Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
The Mueller Report First Read
Apr 18 • 29 min
Today on a special edition of the Bulwark Podcast, contributor Kim Wehle and host Charlie Sykes give their first read of the Mueller Report.Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
The Mueller Report and Deja Vu
Apr 17 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the burning of Notre Dame, the forthcoming Mueller Report, and how Bill Weld factors into the 2020 elections.Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Can Bernie Beat Trump?
Apr 16 • 49 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Sarah Longwell and Jonathan V. Last join Charlie Sykes to discuss their recent stories about Bernie Sanders and the 2020 Democratic field. Can he actually win it all?
Howard Schultz: If I’m Running
Apr 15 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his bus tour of the heartland, why he's exploring a run for president, and why he thinks our two-party system is broken.Special Guest: Howard Schultz.
Taegan Goddard on Florida, Medicare For All, and 2020
Apr 12 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, PoliticalWire.com's Taegan Goddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the recent arrest of Julian Assange, the indictment of Michael Avenatti, how Florida and Medicare for All is going to factor into the 2020 Democratic…
Tim Miller on Joe Biden
Apr 11 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent story on the Joe Biden kabuki theatre, Episcopalians and the presidency, Bill Barr and the Mueller report, and the rationing of contempt.Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Midweek Expanded Megacast
Apr 10 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, guest host Jim Swift is joined by Jonathan V. Last, Andrew Egger, and Ben Parker to discuss tax season, Devin Nunes's unserious lawsuits, Candace Owens's House testimony, the forthcoming(?) Mueller report, Twexit, and surreal…
Shooting Straight with Major Garrett
Apr 9 • 34 min
On today's podcast, CBS chief White House correspondent Major Garrett joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book about the Trump presidency (Mr. Trump's Wild Ride), his experience as a journalist, and the the trouble with cable news.Special Guest:…
Linda Chavez on the Ascendency of Stephen Miller
Apr 8 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Linda Chavez joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the departure of Kirstjen Nielsen, her legacy at DHS, and a look at some of the potential replacements.Special Guest: Linda Chavez.
JVL’s April Democratic Power Rankings
Apr 5 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, executive editor Jonathan V. Last joins host Charlie Sykes to break down his April Democratic primary power rankings.Special Guest: Jonathan V. Last.
Steve Kornacki on the Dead Cat Bounce
Apr 4 • 29 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, NBC's Steve Kornacki joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent article on why President Trump got no bounce after the conclusion of the Mueller probe, and where that positions him for 2020.Special Guest: Steve Kornacki.
Trump Unbound
Apr 3 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Christian Vanderbrouk joins Jim Swift and host Charlie Sykes to discuss what a Trump second term might look like, and the growth of radicalism in the GOP.Special Guest: Christian Vanderbrouk.
Going Broke on Woke
Apr 2 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Washington Post Data Analyst David Byler and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 election, whether the Democrats will go for broke on being woke, Donald Trump and the Presidency on easy mode, and whether or…
The Matriarch
Apr 1 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, USA Today's Susan Page joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her brand new book "The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty."Special Guest: Susan Page.
The Cluelessness of Steve Moore
Mar 29 • 37 min
Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the potential nomination of Steven Moore by President Trump to serve on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank.Special Guest: Catherine Rampell.
A Political Nightmare
Mar 28 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, frequent contributor A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her story about Johnny Isakson's rebuke of President Trump, why Lindsey Graham isn't sticking up for his lifelong friend, A.G. Barr's letter on the Mueller…
Candidate Character Matters
Mar 27 • 33 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, National Journal's Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why the road to 2020 will likely focus more on Trump's behavior than it will on pocketbook issues, why the Democratic hopefuls largely skipped AIPAC, and the…
Kevin Williamson, Heretic
Mar 26 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, National Review's Kevin D. Williamson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss online outrage mobs, his brief tenure at 'The Atlantic', his views on President Trump, and what he really said about dying towns. His forthcoming book…
What Now for the Mueller Report?
Mar 25 • 23 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins us to discuss AG Barr's letter to Congress and what's next for the Mueller Report.Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Two Angry Strategists
Mar 22 • 49 min
Mike Murphy and Stuart Stevens join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the crowded 2020 field, vice presidential picks, whether Joe Biden has a path, and why candidates should run as the best version of themselves.Special Guests: Mike Murphy and Stuart Stevens.
Weld Tests the Waters
Mar 21 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his career in public service, the 2016 election, and why he's testing the waters in 2020. Special Guest: Bill Weld.
The It Factor
Mar 20 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the Beto Woke Wars, the importance of policy positions in a crowded primary, and the "it factor."Special Guest: Tim Miller.
The Craziest Twitter Weekend Ever
Mar 19 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President's Trump's troubling weekend Twitter frenzy, the importance of presidential rhetoric, the 2020 election, and the bipartisan rebuke of President Trump's national…
Love Your Enemies
Mar 18 • 32 min
Arthur Brooks joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt", how Twitter, television, and the outrage industrial complex inhibits our ability to persuade each…
The Emergency Declaration and the Courts
Mar 15 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Carrie Cordero from Center for a New American Security joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Congress's termination of the president's national emergency declaration, the status of the Mueller probe, and Paul Manafort and…
Betomania
Mar 14 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss 2020 and Betomania, why Speaker Pelosi isn't itching to pursue impeachment, the problems caused for Democrats by the renegade band of freshmen members, Paul Ryan's strange…
Why I Left Fox News
Mar 13 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bernard Goldberg joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his career in journalism, cable news, the "strange new respect" phenomenon, and why he left Fox News. Special Guest: Bernard Goldberg.
The Fellowship of the Miserable
Mar 12 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, National Review's David French joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss GOP victories pre-Trump, how they botched the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, and what the future holds for the Pro-Life movement. Plus, the how the law of…
How Technology Changes Us
Mar 11 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Christine Rosen from Commentary Magazine joins Jim Swift and Jonathan V. Last to discuss Alex Trebek and the legacy of Jeopardy!, and how the rapid growth of technology is changing society. (And not necessarily for the…
Trump’s Biggest Week, Ever
Mar 8 • 28 min
Linda Chavez joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why the last week of February was the most important week of Trump's Presidency. How his presidency fared regarding Michael Cohen's testimony, the North Korea summit, to the vote to overturn his national…
Thursday Megacast
Mar 7 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Ben Parker, Andrew Egger, and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to talk about Sheriff David Clarke, the Democrats' fumble over condemning anti-Semitism, why Canada doesn't always send us their best, and the tarnished legacy of…
Blue States, Red Governors
Mar 6 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, R Street's Andy Smarick joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss what the 13 House Republicans who voted against the national emergency have in common, his work for Chris Christie and Larry Hogan and the importance of government…
About Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance
Mar 5 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Jared Kushner's security clearance, the use and abuse of executive power, Congressional oversight, and national emergencies.Special Guest: David Priess.
Confessions of an Oppo Man
Mar 4 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his career as an oppo man, the rise and fall of the Wisconsin Mafia in the GOP, media bias and protecting the narrative, Fox News and its relationship with the White House, and the…
Alienated America
Mar 1 • 28 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Tim Carney from the Washington Examiner and American Enterprise Institute joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent column "The Holy War Over Trump" and his recently published book, "Alienated America."Special Guest: Tim…
What’s a Libertarian to Do?
Feb 28 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Reason magazine's editor-at-large Nick Gillespie joins Jim Swift and Charlie Sykes to discuss CPAC, conservatism, the fate of fusionism, and the future of conservatism and libertarianism in the age of Trump.Special Guest: Nick…
Why the GOP is Afraid of Trump
Feb 27 • 25 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, former Congressman Joe Walsh joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his changing views on President Trump, why Republicans in Congress are so afraid of President Trump, why they're running interference for him at the Cohen…
Russia, If You’re Listening…
Feb 26 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Priess from Lawfare joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Mueller Investigation, what we know the Russians did, and how they did it, Michael Cohen's Tuesday hill testimony, the vote to terminate President Trump's…
Monday Megacast
Feb 25 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast join Jim Swift and Jonathan V. Last to talk about CPAC, President Trump's jaunt to Asia, Q Anon, the Oscars and Bill Maher.Special Guests: Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson.
David Frum and the Long View
Feb 22 • 33 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Frum from The Atlantic joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his path from presidential speechwriter to party pariah, where the GOP has dropped the ball on everything from financial crisis to Obamacare, and what the…
Will We See the Mueller Report?
Feb 21 • 33 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, frequent contributor and legal expert Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the apparent beginning of the end of the Mueller Investigation. Will we see the report? She also discusses the revelations in Andrew…
The McCabe Show
Feb 20 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the rollout of Andrew McCabe's new book, a look at his tenure at the FBI, and an update on the Mueller Investigation and President Trump's transparent…
Congress in a Cul-de-sac
Feb 19 • 33 min
Today on the Bulwark Podcast, Adam J. White from the Antonin Scalia School of Law joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's declared national emergency, congressional gridlock, and how the growth of unilateral regulatory action might cause…
Why I Am Staying in the GOP
Feb 18 • 30 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why he's remaining a Republican, the current state of the RNC and Trumpism, his relationship with Reince Priebus, President Trump's so-called National…
First One In
Feb 15 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Democratic Presidential Candidate John Delaney joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his campaign (he's been running since July of 2017), where he stands on the issues, and where he thinks Americans can find common ground.…
Catering to the Edges
Feb 14 • 34 min
On today's wide-ranging (NSFW) podcast, political strategist Rick Wilson and writer Molly Jong-Fast join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Valentine's Day, the Democrats and their strange obsession with political death, why Reps. Ilhan Omar and AOC are…
Could the Democrats Blow it in 2020?
Feb 13 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, National Journal's Josh Kraushaar joins Jim Swift and host Charlie Sykes to talk about whether things like the "Green New Deal" and socialized medicine and their role in moving the Democratic party lefteward will doom the…
The Show Must Go On
Feb 12 • 29 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mark McKinnon from Showtime's "The Circus" joins guest host Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift to discuss how he makes his weekly show, why he's done with campaigns, a handicap of the Democratic 2020 race, and the importance of…
What is Trumpian Foreign Policy?
Feb 11 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake joins host Charlie Sykes to examine the first two years of President Trump's foreign policy.Special Guest: Eli Lake.
A Dose of Factual Feminism
Feb 8 • 25 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Christina Hoff Sommers from the American Enterprise Institute joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest about Virginia's political scandal and Twitter mobs and Twitter justice.Special Guest: Christina Hoff Sommers.
The Bulwark SOTU Megacast
Feb 6 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, host Charlie Sykes is joined by executive editor Jonathan V. Last, senior editor Jim Swift, and senior writer Andrew Egger to discuss Andy Cohen's baby gender reveal, the ongoing controversy in Virginia, and Tuesday's State of…
Removing a President
Feb 5 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his two books: "The President's Book of Secrets" and "How to Get Rid of a President."Special Guest: David Priess.
Social Justice in America
Feb 4 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Commentary Magazine Associate Editor Noah Rothman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America."Special Guest: Noah Rothman.
Make Congress Great Again
Feb 2 • 25 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, George Mason University Law School's Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the growth of executive power, and what precedent President Trump might set if he declares a national emergency to build a wall on the…
Why We Quit RedState
Feb 1 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Andrea Ruth and Kimberly Ross join host Charlie Sykes to discuss their resignation from Redstate.comSpecial Guests: Andrea Ruth and Kimberly Ross.
My Big Fat Chris Christie Book
Jan 31 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard and Jonathan V. Last join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Chris Christie's new book, the wall, and the potential for a second government shutdown.Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Can there Be a Party of Reality in 2020?
Jan 30 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mona Charen and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Trump's insults toward the intelligence community, his overtures toward North Korea, and whether or not there can be a party of reality in the 2020 elections.Special…
The “Vote Against, Not For” Election?
Jan 29 • 28 min
On today's Daily Bulwark Podcast, Caleb Howe and Ben Howe join host Charlie Sykes to discuss why the 2020 election season might be one where people are more inclined to vote against, rather than for, and how the mainstream media has followed right wing…
David Jolly Takes Howard Schultz Seriously
Jan 28 • 39 min
On today's Daily Bulwark Podcast, former Congressman David Jolly, now a commentator, joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his path out of the GOP, the failure of Republican messaging during the shutdown, and why he is taking Howard Schultz seriously as an…
Is America Still Exceptional?
Jan 25 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Michael Medved joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss divine providence, America's role in the world, how 1968 might influence 2020, Michael's career in radio, and the state of conservative media.Special Guest: Michael Medved.
Does Everything Trump Touches Die?
Jan 24 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, author Molly Jong Fast and political consultant and author Rick Wilson join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the state of Trumpism and the Republican Party. Special Guests: Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson.
A Crisis of Faith
Jan 23 • 30 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Peter Wehner from the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the intersection of faith and politics on the internet.Special Guest: Peter Wehner.
Tim Miller on 2020
Jan 22 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Political consultant Tim Miller joins guest hosts Jonathan V. Last and Sarah Longwell to discuss his path in politics and to preview the 2020 presidential race.Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Is Liberal Democracy in Retreat?
Jan 21 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, ProtectDemocracy.org Executive Director Ian Bassin joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the state of liberal democracy in America and around the world, the nomination of Bill Barr to be Attorney General, and why norms and traditions…
Why is Trump Afraid of Putin?
Jan 18 • 33 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Professor Tom Nichols, author of 'The Death of Expertise' joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest about the Mueller investigation, how folks on the right are reacting, and what they tell themselves to make the pain go…
The 1970s Roots of Trumpism
Jan 17 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast Princeton history professors and co-authors Julian Zelizer and Kevin Kruse join host Charlie Sykes to discuss their new book _Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974. _Special Guests: Julian E. Zelizer and Kevin…
Daniel Krauthammer on ‘The Point of It All’
Jan 16 • 22 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Daniel Krauthammer joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his late father, and his last book, which he edited, 'The Point of It All.'Special Guest: Daniel Krauthammer.
Confessions of a Recovering Libertarian
Jan 15 • 37 min
On today's Daily Bulwark Podcast, Jerry Taylor of the Niskanen Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Jerry's confessions as a recovering libertarian, virtue signalling in the GOP, how the decline of broad political knowledge is fueling excessive…
Tucker Carlson is Wrong
Jan 14 • 29 min
On today's Daily Bulwark podcast, National Review's David French joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Tucker Carlson's "victimhood populism" and its recent popularity on the right, and what he gets wrong. Also, why the much-debated potential for President…
Who’s Up For A Purge?
Jan 11 • 43 min
Matt Lewis joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Steve King's harm toward the GOP, the bigoted infighting of the Ft. Worth GOP, how Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke are crossing streams, the latest about the shutdown, and what Mitt Romney's Senate career will…
All the King’s Men
Jan 10 • 20 min
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Jonathan V. Last, Jim Swift, and Adam Rubenstein discuss the first primary challenge of 2020: Iowa’s Steve King.Special Guests: Adam Rubenstein and Jim Swift.
The 1990s Roots of Trumpism
Jan 9 • 23 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast NBC's Steve Kornacki joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the politics of the 1990s and how it gave way to Trumpism, and his new book The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political TribalismSpecial Guest: Steve…
What is Trump About to Do?
Jan 8 • 31 min
Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's address to the nation, what might happen if he declares a national emergency to build a border wall, the latest in the DOJ with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and…
Is Trumpism Crumbling Already?
Jan 7 • 19 min
In the first official Bulwark podcast, editor-at-large Bill Kristol and executive editor Jonathan V. Last join host and editor-in-chief Charlie Sykes to discuss the future of conservatism, the fate of Trumpism, the weird political moment, and how The…
Romney Causes Panic in Trumpland
Jan 3 • 20 min
In this special pre-launch episode of The Bulwark Podcast, Charlie Sykes is joined by Bill Kristol to discuss how Senator Mitt Romney's Washington Post op-ed has Trumpland in a panic. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Episode 1: Welcome to the Bulwark Podcast
Dec 21, 2018 • 33 min
Bill Kristol, founder of The Weekly Standard, tells host Charlie Sykes that the spirit of the magazine will live on. Plus, Mattis, Syria, the shutdown, and much more.Special Guest: Bill Kristol.