The Bulwark Podcast

The Bulwark Podcast

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Smart, Conservative, Never Tribal


Conor Friedersdorf on Trump’s Social Media War
May 29 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast Conor Friedersdorf joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's executive order on social media, the decline of Rush Limbaugh, and Sec. 230 of the Communications Decency Act.Special Guest: Conor Friedersdorf.
A.B. Stoddard on the 2020 Senate Trumpian Albatross
May 28 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent piece about the 2020 Senate races, Rush Limbaugh's endorsement of Trump promoting conspiracies, and the veepstakes.Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
David Jolly on Trump’s Playground Bully Behavior
May 27 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's priorities during a pandemic, the performative refusal to wear masks, the 2020 elections, and the politics of voter suppression and the fight over vote by…
Tom Nichols on the Unmanliness of Donald Trump
May 26 • 53 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent article on the unmanliness of Donald Trump, President Trump's sick Joe Scarborough obsession, and Ann Coulter's latest Trumpian blues.Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Mike Murphy on Magic Potions and Dead Tunas
May 22 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mike Murphy joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the magic potion of hydroxychloroquine and the performative refusal to wear masks, the Reopen debate and the hobbyist class, as well as a look at Joe Biden and 2020: will gaffes…
Julia Azari on Mavericks and the Veepstakes
May 21 • 54 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Julia Azari joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Wisconsin politics, the much-debated vice presidential pick on the Democratic side in 2020, and how VP picks have or have not made a difference to voters.Special Guest: Julia…
Benjamin Wittes on Conspiracies as Distraction
May 20 • 52 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item in The Atlantic about how the #Obamagate conspiracy is just President Trump's latest effort at distraction, the firing of inspectors general and why the GOP is…
Thomas Patterson: is the GOP Destroying Itself?
May 19 • 50 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Thomas Patterson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: Is the Republican Party Destroying Itself? and lays out the five traps the GOP has set for itself that could have long-term implications for its viability as a…
Flooding the Zone in an Era of Chaff
May 18 • 54 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP's disregard for Inspectors General, Justin Amash, Brad Parscale's death star, conspiracies and policy outcomes, and the performative nature of signalling…
Bill Kristol on Whistleblowers, Conspiracies, and Weaponizing Government
May 15 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Dr. Bright's whistleblower testimony, the role of conspiracies like "Obamagate" in Trump's 2020 campaign, COVID-19, Trump's mismanagement of the response, and the latest attempt…
Kim Wehle on Why Mike Flynn Can’t Just Walk Away
May 14 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why Mike Flynn can't just walk away from his guilty plea, the importance of the Trump v. Vance case being decided by the Supreme Court, and the legal cases over…
Caroline Hoxby on Education in the Age of COVID-19
May 13 • 49 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stanford Professor Dr. Caroline Hoxby joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how COVID-19 will impact American education, the economy, and how Congress got its CARES Act stimulus wrong. And what might be done to rectify it.Special…
James Carville on Why Trumpism Needs to Be Destroyed
May 12 • 35 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, James Carville joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 election, why he's confident Biden will win, but uncertain that a win will put an end to Trumpism. Plus, the Veepstakes, telegraphing potential cabinet picks, and the…
The Front Row at the Trump Show, and MAGA and the Military
May 11 • 52 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan Karl joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his book Front Row at the Trump Show and Ward Carroll also joins to discuss his recent item I Like People Who Were Captured. Donald Trump? Not So Much.Special Guests: Jonathan…
Tim Miller on the Bad Orange Man
May 8 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent piece on the "Orange Man Bad" conceit, the hackery of Kayleigh McEnany, and the Biden in the Basement Strategy.Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Bill Kristol on The Trump Death Star
May 7 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss populism in 2020, President Trump's campaign "death star", the economy and Coronavirus, voting by mail, and the President's attack on the USPS.Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Jonathan Allen on COVID-19 and the State of the 2020 Race
May 6 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the results of Jared Kushner's COVID-19 work, his new book, and the state of the 2020 race and ticket splitting in down ballot races.Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Kim Wehle on the Pandemic and Protests
May 5 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item on competency and loyalty in Trump's White House, and the debate over masks, guns, protests, and the Constitution.Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Carly Fiorina: Why I Won’t Vote For Trump
May 4 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Carly Fiorina joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss leadership in the age of Coronavirus. Who is failing, and who is making the grade? Plus, a discussion about 2020, principles, and selling one's soul.Special Guest: Carly Fiorina.
Adam White on the COVID-19 Liability Problem
May 1 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent article on why Congress needs to address the COVID-19 liability problem, the armed protests to "reopen" the economy, Joe Biden addressing the Tara Reade allegations,…
Steve Kornacki: Do Third Party Candidates Make A Difference?
Apr 30 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, NBC's Steve Kornacki joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the entry of Justin Amash into the 2020 contest, and what role he will play relative to prominent third party challengers of the political past. Plus, a discussion about…
Crenshaw, Amash, and Our COVID-19 Moment
Apr 29 • 57 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller and Jonathan V. Last join host Charlie Sykes to discuss their recent stories on Rep. Dan Crenshaw, COVID-19, Vietnam, and the "Keep America Great" slogan, and the news of Rep. Justin Amash pursuing a bid for…
Daniel Drezner on Confusing Masculinity With Immaturity
Apr 28 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Daniel Drezner joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book The Toddler in Chief: What Donald Trump Teaches Us about the Modern Presidency and how his supporters often confuse masculinity and immaturity.Special Guest:…
Chris Matthews: Regrets, He’s Had a Few
Apr 27 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Chris Matthews joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his career and the 2020 elections. Can Joe Biden cut through a political culture largely focused on resentment? Plus, what comes next.Special Guest: Chris Matthews.
A.B. Stoddard on Mitch’s Slipping Senate
Apr 24 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss very powerful light, how the government has failed veterans during COVID-19, and Mitch McConnell's tenuous grasp on the GOP-controlled Senate.Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Christian Schneider on Trump’s Enemies List
Apr 23 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Christian Schneider joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's response to COVID-19, his war against the governors, and why the right is obsessed with hydroxychloroquine.Special Guest: Christian Schneider.
James Wallner on the End of Legislation
Apr 22 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, R Street's James Wallner joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Congress's response to Coronavirus, Mitch McConnell's control of the Senate, and whether we'll see remote voting.Special Guest: James Wallner.
Stuart Stevens on Monetized Stupidity
Apr 21 • 51 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's response to Coronavirus, the 2020 elections, his long history in the GOP and the future of the Republican Party.Special Guest: Stuart Stevens.
Robert Saldin on the Future of #NeverTrump
Apr 20 • 54 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Robert Saldin joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book with Steven Teles: Never Trump: The Revolt of the Conservative Elites. What is the future of conservative criticism of Trumpism?Special Guest: Robert Saldin.
David Priess on the Warnings Trump Ignored
Apr 17 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the warnings about COVID-19 President Trump ignored, the Tea Party 2.0 protests resulting from the shutdown, and responsibility and reopening the economy.Special Guest:…
Tom Nichols on Performative Disobedience
Apr 16 • 51 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Presidential COVID-19 briefings, the Ohio and Michigan stay at home protests, and how China and U.S. politicians are squaring blame.Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Josh Kraushaar on Ideology and Coronavirus
Apr 15 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how Coronavirus is impacting the 2020 elections, the importance of competency, the Veepstakes, and the economy.Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Kevin Baron on Our Greatest Threat
Apr 14 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Defense One's Kevin Baron joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Wisconsin election, President Trump's briefings and handling of COVID-19, the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, American global leadership under President Trump,…
Senator Chris Murphy on the Politics of COVID-19
Apr 13 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Senator Chris Murphy joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the response from the White House and Congress to COVID-19, the importance of transparency in how hundreds of billions of dollars are spent, and what other Coronavirus…
Windsor Mann on the Trump Con
Apr 10 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Windsor Mann joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's response to COVID-19, hypocrisy on the right, and the 2020 elections.Special Guest: Windsor Mann.
Alexander Nazaryan on Mike Pence’s Audition
Apr 9 • 55 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Yahoo's Alexander Nazaryan joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Mike Pence and COVID-19, and what that might mean for 2024. Plus, a look at the Biden Veepstakes and the risks to the House and Senate majorities.Special Guest:…
Tim Miller on the End of the Bernie
Apr 8 • 52 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the White House press shakeup, the Wisconsin election, and the end of the Bernie Sanders campaign.Special Guests: Jim Swift and Tim Miller.
Matt Lewis on Trickle Down Trumpism
Apr 7 • 52 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Wisconsin election, the White House press shakeup, the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, and the Trump administration's handling of Coronavirus.Special Guest: Matt Lewis.
Wisconsin is the Electoral COVID-19 Canary
Apr 6 • 57 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol and Jonathan V. Last join host Charlie Sykes to discuss how the Wisconsin election is a preview of what we can expect in the coming months during the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House infighting over…
Jonathan Chait on Bernie, Corona, and 2020
Apr 3 • 57 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, New York's Jonathan Chait joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why Bernie Sanders is still in the race, the cynical politics of economic stimulus, Coronavirus, and the 2020 election.Special Guest: Jonathan Chait.
David Frum on the Trumpocalypse
Apr 2 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Frum joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the everchanging defenses and rationalization of President Trump's poor handling of COVID-19, America's status in the world, and his new book.Special Guest: David Frum.
Ben White: How Bad Will it Be?
Apr 1 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Politico's Ben White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the economic ramifications of COVID-19, and break down the potential outcomes: bad, very bad, and doomsday. Plus, what to look for in the upcoming jobless claims and…
Brad Thor on Leadership in Times of Crisis
Mar 31 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, NYT Best Selling Author Brad Thor joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about leadership, or lack thereof, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the President's trouble with truth, and why he likely won't be able to tweet his way out of…
Adam White on Trump vs. the Governors
Mar 30 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Bulwark item Trump vs. the Governors?, constructive roles Congress should play during the Coronavirus response, and the forthcoming ugly debate looking back on the…
Bulwark Staff Lightning Round
Mar 27 • 51 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last, Sarah Longwell, and Benjamin Parker join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest about the coronavirus pandemic: Who had the worst response to the outbreak? What’s going to happen to Dr. Fauci? Are we…
Bill Kristol on Our Extraordinary Moment
Mar 26 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Congress's response to COVID-19, how President Trump is handling the pandemic, and the coming recession.Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Amanda Carpenter on Trump’s Easter Surprise
Mar 25 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's response to COVID-19, how it may impact the 2020 election, and what Congress might do to ease voters fears.Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Kim Wehle: Will We Have An Election?
Mar 24 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's response to COVID-19, and how it will impact the 2020 election.Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Benjamin Wittes on Trump’s Next Move
Mar 23 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's COVID-19 response, how Congress will react, the 2020 election, and why we are all Keynesians now.Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes.
David Jolly on the Truth, Death, and Consequences
Mar 20 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former Congressman David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's response to COVID-19, the future of Congressional bailouts, and the problem of elected officials allegedly trading on insider information…
A.B. Stoddard on the Congressional COVID-19 Panic
Mar 19 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the political, cultural, and economic changes coming from Coronavirus, and how Congress is responding to it, and how voters will respond to Congress.Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Jonathan Allen on the Politics of a COVID-19 Stimulus
Mar 18 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, NBC's Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Tuesday's primary elections and the future of a Sanders candidacy, and the politics of a forthcoming Coronavirus stimulus package and what that might mean for the 2020…
David Shaywitz on Being Better During COVID-19
Mar 17 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast Dr. David Shaywitz joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent items in the Bulwark on what we can do to be better during COVID-19, and why the biopharmaceutical industry isn't the villain some make it out to be.Special…
COVID-19 Megacast
Mar 16 • 45 min
On today's 300th episode of the Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller, Ben Parker, and Jim Swift join guest host Jonathan V. Last to break down Sunday's Democratic debate, and discuss the latest with Coronavirus and the government's response.Special Guests: Ben…
David Priess on the Coronavirus Shutdown
Mar 13 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Priess from Lawfare joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's response to the Coronavirus, Joe Biden's response, what the Federal Reserve might do, and how the pandemic might change the American…
George Packer: Honesty in the Age of Trump
Mar 12 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, George Packer from The Atlantic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Coronavirus, President Trump's America First response, the President's war on institutions, and when the culture war comes for kids.Special Guest: George…
Tim Alberta on Inside Biden’s Michigan Romp
Mar 11 • 50 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Politico's Tim Alberta joins Charlie Sykes to break down the Biden victory in Michigan.Special Guest: Tim Alberta.
E.J. Dionne on a Progressive / Moderate Truce?
Mar 10 • 51 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 Democratic primary election and his new book: Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country.Special Guest: E.J. Dionne,…
Josh Kraushaar on Bernie’s Last Stand
Mar 9 • 35 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar from National Journal joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how the rapidly changing landscape for the Democrats on the back of Joe Biden's change of fortune will impact the shape of down ballot elections, Bernie…
Steve Kornacki on the End of Warren
Mar 6 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, MSNBC's Steve Kornacki joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 Democratic primary, and the Super Tuesday rise of Joe Biden and the fall of Elizabeth Warren.Special Guest: Steve Kornacki.
Ramesh Ponnuru on Whether President Trump is Beatable
Mar 5 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Ramesh Ponnuru from National Review joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the #PrinciplesFirst conference, the 2020 Democratic primaries, and the Coronavirus and the economy.Special Guest: Ramesh Ponnuru.
Matt Lewis on Super Tuesday
Mar 4 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Matt Lewis from the Daily Beast joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Super Tuesday and Joe Biden's big night.Special Guest: Matt Lewis.
Heath Mayo on #PrinciplesFirst
Mar 3 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Heath Mayo from #PrinciplesFirst talks with host Charlie Sykes about how the #PrinciplesFirst conference came about, and the future of the Republican party.Special Guest: Heath Mayo.
Charles Franklin on What’s Up With Wisconsin?
Mar 2 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Charles Franklin from the Marquette University Law School Poll joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the upcoming Democratic primary elections, the art of polling Wisconsinites, and a look at how the demographics of Wisconsin…
Sarah Longwell and Tim Miller on if Principled Conservatism Has a Future
Feb 28 • 54 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Longwell and Tim Miller join host Charlie Sykes to discuss CPAC, the future of principled conservatism, the 2020 elections, South Carolina, immigration, and what we might expect from a Trump v. Sanders general…
Joe Lockhart on the Weirdest White House Briefing
Feb 27 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Joe Lockhart joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's weird Coronavirus briefing, the origin of the Shadow Briefing, and the latest on the state of the 2020 race on the eve of the South Carolina primary.Special…
David Priess on the Debate, the DNI, and Coronavirus
Feb 26 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Tuesday's South Carolina Democratic debate, the latest with Coronavirus, and President Trump's plans to replace the Director of National Intelligence.Special Guest: David Priess.
David Byler on Simulating Elections
Feb 25 • 50 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Byler from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 Democratic primaries, the latest polls, whether big events matter, and their new election simulators. (Give them a try here.)Special Guest: David…
Bill Kristol on the Sanders vs. Trump Nightmare
Feb 24 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent open letter to anti-Sanders Democrats and the bizarre "deep state" purge operation being run by far-right conservative activists.Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
The Bernie / Trump Death March
Feb 21 • 68 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Longwell and Jonathan V. Last join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Nevada Democratic Debate, Matt Gaetz's love of monarchy, Tim Miller's advice on how Democrats could stop Bernie, socialism, and CPAC.
Will Saletan on the Nevada Democratic Debate
Feb 20 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Will Saletan from Slate joins host Charlie Sykes to break down Wednesday's Nevada debate, and the state of the Democratic primary.Special Guest: Will Saletan.
Donald Ayer on Why Bill Barr Must Resign
Feb 19 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark _Podcast, Donald Ayer from Checks and Balances joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent _Atlantic column: Bill Barr Must Resign.Special Guest: Donald B. Ayer.
Sarah Quinlan on What Donald Trump Taught Her
Feb 18 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Quinlan from Arc Digital joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent column: Donald Trump Taught Me A Lot (Though Not On Purpose).Special Guest: Sarah Quinlan.
Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng on Sinking in the Swamp.
Feb 17 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay from the Daily Beast join host Charlie Sykes to discuss their new book: Sinking in the Swamp: How Trump's Minions and Misfits Poisoned Washington.Special Guests: Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan…
McKay Coppins on the Disinformation Wars
Feb 14 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, McKay Coppins from The Atlantic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his interview with Senator Mitt Romney on impeachment, and his feature on how the 2020 election will be a war of disinformation.Special Guest: McKay Coppins.
Quinta Jurecic on Impeachment, Acquittal, and Despair
Feb 13 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her article on post-impeachment Trump, how his DOJ is working to protect his friends, John Kelly's regrets, and how Rush Limbaugh hasn't changed.Special Guest: Quinta…
Tim Miller on New Hampshire’s Biggest Losers
Feb 12 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, and why we should focus less on the winners, and more on the big losers. Plus, a discussion of the Tuesday DOJ massacre and the Vindman perp…
Geoffrey Skelley on the New Hampshire Primaries
Feb 11 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Geoffrey Skelley from 538 joins host Charlie Sykes from New Hampshire to talk about today's Democratic primary, and what to expect from a game of expectations. Plus, a look at who might surprise and who might drop out.Special…
Yuval Levin on Institutions and the American Dream
Feb 10 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Yuval Levin from the American Enterprise Institute joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the…
Amanda Carpenter on What Happens to Mitt Romney
Feb 6 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how the GOP will react to Sen. Romney's vote to convict, the quiet significance of Never Trump, and the 2020 Democratic primaries.Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Jeffrey Tulis on Impeachment and the State of Our Union.
Feb 5 • 51 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, frequent contributor Jeffrey Tulis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of Donald Trump, and the State of the Union address. Special Guest: Jeffrey Tulis.
Robert Tracinski on the Iowa Caucuses and Complexity
Feb 4 • 49 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Robert Tracinski joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the disastrous Iowa caucuses, why ideas have consequences, the Indiana Jones Rule, and The Closing of the American mind, revisited.Special Guest: Robert Tracinski.
Josh Kraushaar on the Iowa Caucuses
Feb 3 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes from Des Moines, Iowa, to discuss the Iowa caucuses, what the polls are saying, and how the results will shape New Hampshire and Super Tuesday.Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Kim Wehle on the End of Impeachment
Jan 31 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment trial of President Trump, what the Democrats and Republicans got right and wrong, the debate over witnesses, Lamar Alexander's stance, plus what we might expect if…
James Wallner on How the Senate Works
Jan 30 • 50 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, James Wallner from R Street joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump, the state of intellectual conservatism in a tribalist dog fight, and how the Senate works behinds the scenes.Special Guest:…
David Jolly on Impeachment, Iowa, and Insults
Jan 29 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump, how Republicans are using it to hurt Joe Biden in Iowa, plus, a discussion about division, insults, and "the elites."Special Guest: David Jolly.
Tim Miller on the Awfulness of Mike Pompeo
Jan 28 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Pam Bondi's impeachment debut, Bolton's bombshell, and the awfulness of Mike Pompeo. Plus, the parallels of 2012 and 2016 offer the 2020 primaries. Special Guest: Tim…
Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld on Trump’s Fixers
Jan 27 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld join host Charlie Sykes to discuss their new book: The Fixers: The Bottom-Feeders, Crooked Lawyers, Gossipmongers, and Porn Stars Who Created the 45th President.Special Guests: Joe Palazzolo…
Friday Megacast
Jan 24 • 40 min
On today's Friday Bulwark Megacast, host Charlie Sykes is joined by Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift to discuss impeachment, the March for Life, Joe Rogan and Bernie, and the 2020 elections.
Senator Chris Coons on Impeachment
Jan 23 • 25 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Senator Chris Coons joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Donald Trump, and provide a preview of what to expect on day three of the trial.Special Guest: Senator Chris Coons.
Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes on Unmaking the Presidency
Jan 22 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey from Lawfare join host Charlie Sykes to break down the first day of the impeachment trial, and discuss their new book Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful…
David Priess on the Midnight Impeachment Trial
Jan 21 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the opening hours of the impeachment trial, and what to look for in the coming days on rules, witnesses, and evidence. Plus, a brief look at the 2020 Democratic primaries.Special…
Adam J. White on Impeachment and ‘Impartial Justice’
Jan 20 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his item on why "President Trump Isn’t the Only One on Trial", a preview of the impeachment trial, and the 2020 elections.Special Guest: Adam J. White.
Mike Murphy on Impeachment
Jan 17 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mike Murphy joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump and the 2020 Democratic primary electionsSpecial Guest: Mike Murphy.
David Byler on Iowa’s Biggest Wildcard
Jan 16 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Byler from the Washington Post joins Charlie Sykes to break down the 2020 Democratic primary as the Iowa caucuses loom. Special Guest: David Byler.
S.V. Dáte on the Ministry of Untruth
Jan 15 • 45 min
On today's podcast, S.V. Dáte joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent story The Ministry of Untruth and how the public getting used to lies from politicians is a danger to democracy.Special Guest: S.V. Dáte.
Rick Wilson on ‘Running Against the Devil’
Jan 14 • 33 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump—and Democrats from Themselves, 2020, impeachment, and The Lincoln Project.Special Guest: Rick Wilson.
Edward Larson on Checks and Balances.
Jan 13 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Edward Larson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item on the Trump administration's radical expansion of executive power and how it beckons what the founders called “the very definition of tyranny.”Special Guest:…
Thursday Megacast
Jan 9 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Sarah Longwell and Ben Parker join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's Iran speech, the public's perception of the killing of Suleimani, how the Republicans are responding (and attacking Democrats), Senator Mike…
Tim Miller on the Transformation of Nikki Haley
Jan 8 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the transformation of Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio's strange view of impeachment, the growing conflict with Iran, the 2020 Democratic primary, and some hot takes about…
David Priess on Suleimani and the future of U.S.-Middle East Relations
Jan 7 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the killing of Qassem Suleimani, how it impacts U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the accidental release of the DoD withdrawal letter, and the latest on…
Kim Wehle on Impeachment and Checks and Balances
Jan 6 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest with impeachment, the War Powers Act and Iran, checks and balances, and whether Congress will defend its power as a co-equal branch of government. Editor's…
Tom Nichols on Qassem Suleimani
Jan 3 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes discuss the killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani, impeachment, and the Democratic primaries.Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Josh Kraushaar on 2020
Jan 2 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the upcoming Iowa caucuses and the 2020 Democratic primaries.Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Friday Megacast
Dec 20, 2019 • 61 min
On a special Friday Megacast, Sarah Longwell and Jonathan V. Last join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump, his attacks on Christianity Today, and Thursday's Democratic debate. Plus, a look at how the tumultuous Democratic…
A.B. Stoddard on Why the GOP Fears Lev Parnas
Dec 19, 2019 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her story on the threat to Republicans posed by Lev Parnas, the stamp of impeachment, and how Justin Amash found his voice.Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Greg Sargent on Impeachment and 2020
Dec 18, 2019 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Greg Sargent from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the House impeachment vote, how it compares to Clinton's, the 2020 election, and how Ukraine is impacting Joe Biden's candidacy.Special Guest: Greg…
Bill Kristol on the Senate Impeachment Trial
Dec 17, 2019 • 22 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump and what a Senate trial might look like.Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Donald Ayer on Bill Barr’s Twisted Vision
Dec 16, 2019 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Donald Ayer joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Bill Barr's twisted vision of executive power, the latest with impeachment, and the damage that destruction of norms can do to democracy.Special Guest: Donald B. Ayer.
David Jolly on the Rule of 51
Dec 13, 2019 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former Congressman David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the House Impeachment efforts and hyperpartisanship.Special Guest: David Jolly.
Jonathan Allen on the Math and Timing of Impeachment
Dec 12, 2019 • 49 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the math and timing of the House's impeachment vote, whether a targeted impeachment approach is a blessing or a curse, the nature of children in public discourse, and a look at…
Molly Jong-Fast on the Human Cost of Trumpism
Dec 11, 2019 • 52 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Molly Jong-Fast joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about her interviews with Lisa Page and Katie Hill, the human cost of Trumpism, the latest with impeachment, and the 2020 Democratic primary.Special Guest: Molly Jong-Fast.
David Priess on the Articles of Impeachment
Dec 10, 2019 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the articles of impeachment, the USMCA "new NAFTA" agreement, and the DOJ IG Report and whether or not President Trump will fire Christopher Wray.Special Guest: David…
Tim Miller on the Left’s War with Mayor Pete & the GOP’s Stockholm Syndrome
Dec 9, 2019 • 52 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his item on the problematic Mayor Pete wars, Trump's Saudi defenses, the bizarre toilet screed, the Republicans' problem with repeating misinformation, and why killing…
Norman Ornstein on Impeachment and Republican Integrity
Dec 6, 2019 • 49 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Norman J. Ornstein from the American Enterprise Institute joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment inquiry and the failure of the Kamala Harris campaign.Special Guest: Norman Ornstein.
Stuart Stevens on Donald Trump as a Moral Test
Dec 5, 2019 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his forthcoming book "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" and how President Trump poses a moral choice for Republicans in 2020.Special Guest: Stuart…
Bret Stephens on Why Ukraine is a Scandal by any Measure
Dec 4, 2019 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bret Stephens from the New York Times joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment hearings, President Trump at the NATO summit, and how Republicans have flipped on moral relativism and American exceptionalism to…
A.B. Stoddard on the Dangers of Partisan Acquittal
Dec 3, 2019 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent story: The Twelve Senate Republicans Who Might Vote to Remove Trump from Office.Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Monday Megacast
Dec 2, 2019 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Elizabeth Warren following the Beto O'Rourke death spiral, the 2020 primaries, the Lisa Page interview, the Lincoln / Trump polling question, and the GOP…
Kim Wehle on Compassion and Cancel Culture
Nov 29, 2019 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss cancel culture and compassion, Thanksgiving, the 2020 elections, Rudy Giuliani and Ukraine, and the impeachment inquiry.Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
John Harwood on the Comic Book Presidency
Nov 27, 2019 • 32 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, CNBC's John Harwood joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the imaginary war on Thanksgiving, President Trump and the comic book presidency, the impeachment hearings, and the moderate surge in the 2020 Democratic primaries.Special…
Peter Wehner on the Politics of Demonization
Nov 26, 2019 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Peter Wehner of the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item in The Atlantic: "Are Trump’s Critics Demonically Possessed?"Special Guest: Peter Wehner.
David Priess on the Timing of Impeachment
Nov 25, 2019 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discussing the timing of impeachment, from hearings to potential votes, the role of Russian disinformation and the GOP rebuttal, and the firing of Secretary of the Navy Richard…
David Jolly on Impeachment and Willful Misdirection
Nov 22, 2019 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former congressman David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss this week's impeachment inquiry hearings, what happened to Lindsey Graham and Elise Stefanik, the 2020 election and the Democrats' healthcare quandary, and…
Will Saletan on Impeachment and the Democratic Debate
Nov 21, 2019 • 58 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Will Saletan joins host Charlie Sykes to break down Wednesday's Democratic debate, and the latest on the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Special Guest: Will Saletan.
Sondland Drops All the Dimes
Nov 20, 2019 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Ambassador Gordon Sondland's bombshell testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
Nancy French on Anti-Frenchism
Nov 19, 2019 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Nancy French joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the upside down moral universe, Anti-Frenchism, the moral arguments against Trump, racism on the right, Kanye West, the joy of ghostwriting, political fatigue and the chicken…
Kim Wehle on Why Impeachment Matters
Nov 18, 2019 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss last week's impeachment hearings, how the public is viewing them, and her recent item on "Bill Barr's Constitution." Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Friday Megacast
Nov 15, 2019 • 49 min
On a special Friday Megacast, Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss day two of the impeachment hearings, Stephen Miller's racist emails, and the case for Deval Patrick. Plus, a brief discussion of Myles Garrett and the Browns…
Eric Edelman on Trump’s Erdogan Meeting
Nov 14, 2019 • 50 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's Oval Office visit with Turkish President Erdo─čan, as well as the first impeachment hearing with Ambassador Bill Taylor and…
Christine Rosen on Fragility Feminism
Nov 13, 2019 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Commentary's Christine Rosen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item on "Fragility Feminism", the impeachment hearings in the House, Donald Trump and postmodern Truth, and the 2020 elections.Special Guest: Christine…
Tom Nichols on Nikki Haley’s Gamble
Nov 12, 2019 • 52 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Nikki Haley's new book and her potential political future, the latest on impeachment, and the politics of friendship and choosing sides. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Kyle Kondik on the Swing State Calculus
Nov 11, 2019 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kyle Kondik joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how Mike Bloomberg could impact the Democratic primaries, Joe Biden's frontrunner status, the recent Virginia and Kentucky elections, plus how political parties are trying to…
Molly Jong-Fast on the Roger Stone Trial
Nov 8, 2019 • 56 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Molly Jong-Fast joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Roger Stone trial, the Jeff Sessions Senate campaign, the Russia-Ukraine connection, the 2020 Democratic primary, and why Mike Bloomberg is the candidate nobody is asking…
Sarah Longwell on Why Embracing Trump Isn’t Working
Nov 7, 2019 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Publisher Sarah Longwell joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why Trump-embracing GOP politicians keep losing, the talk radio delusion of loving Trump all the more, plus a look at the 2020 Democratic primaries and the…
Mona Charen on the “No Harm, No Foul” Defense
Nov 6, 2019 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mona Charen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her new "Beg to Differ" Podcast, how moderates are faring in the 2020 elections, Tuesday's Virginia and Kentucky elections, and the latest with the Ukraine scandal and the…
Kevin Williamson on the Madness of Mobs
Nov 5, 2019 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Kevin Williamson from National Review joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent debate with Sohrab Ahmari, and the future of a conservatism that trusts government to run the trains on time. Plus, a discussion about his new…
Jonathan Allen on the Spaghetti Defense
Nov 4, 2019 • 40 min
Today on the Bulwark podcast, Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest with the impeachment inquiry and the GOP defense, the new NYT poll and how the rust belt swing states factor into the 2020 Democratic primary.Special Guest:…
Tim Miller on Populism and 2020
Nov 1, 2019 • 53 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Halloween, the impeachment vote, Katie Hill's resignation, student athletes, the NCAA, and taxation, as well as populism in the 2020 elections and whether Elizabeth Warren can…
Daniel Drezner on the Toddler in Chief
Oct 31, 2019 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Daniel Drezner joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's foreign policy blunders, time in the era of Trump, how the hardline economic sanction strategy is failing, and his forthcoming book.Special Guest: Daniel…
Wednesday Megacast
Oct 30, 2019 • 45 min
On a special Wednesday Megacast, Sarah Longwell and Jonathan V. Last join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the World Series, the Impeachment Inquiry and GOP interference efforts, the slowing economy, and the 2020 elections.
Julian Zelizer on the Smear of Alexander Vindman
Oct 29, 2019 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Julian Zelizer joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Trumpworld smears of Alexander Vindman, the latest on the impeachment inquiry and Congress's fact gathering on the Ukraine quid pro quo, plus, a preview of Zelizer's new…
Andy Smarick on the Post-Trump GOP
Oct 28, 2019 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, R Street's Andy Smarick joins guest host Jim Swift to talk about his item on a post-Trump GOP, whenever that happens, and how the underlying principles of the movement might be upheld by future generations. Also, a discussion…
Bill Weld on the Case for Impeachment
Oct 25, 2019 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Gov. Bill Weld joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his bid for the Presidency, why he believes it is the duty of the Congress to impeach and remove President Trump from office, and the future of the GOP.Special Guest: Bill…
Amanda Carpenter on the Strength of Trump’s Lies
Oct 24, 2019 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her book Gaslighting America, whether Senate Republicans could ever turn on President Trump, and disinformation on social media, its consequences, and the role of…
Josh Kraushaar on the Impeachment Inquiry Circus
Oct 23, 2019 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar from National Journal joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the impeachment inquiry, the House GOP's efforts to stymie it, and the 2020 elections.Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Tuesday Megacast
Oct 22, 2019 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Jonathan V. Last and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes for a wide ranging discussion about the impeachment inquiry, Rudy Giuliani and Ukraine, Syria, Mitt Romney's liberation, the non-existent GOP legislative agenda, and…
David Fahrenthold on the Doral Flip Flop
Oct 21, 2019 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Fahrenthold from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's failed plan to bring the G7 to his Doral resort, the latest on emoluments lawsuits, and how President Trump is using his office to…
David Axelrod on 40 Years in Politics
Oct 19, 2019 • 50 min
On a special weekend edition of the Bulwark Podcast, David Axelrod joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his 40 year career in politics, the art of podcasting, the 2020 elections, and a discussion about the Democratic hopefuls.Special Guest: David…
Adam White on the Future of the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy
Oct 18, 2019 • 33 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to recap the big stories of the week, plus a preview of the Supreme Court's fall term, and the future of the court's legitimacy in the political arena.Special Guest: Adam J. White.
Tom Nichols on Why the Democrats Might Blow It
Oct 17, 2019 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent USA TODAY column on the Democratic LGBT forum and what that means for 2020, the latest with Trump, Biden, and Ukraine, and how the betrayal of the Kurds looks to other…
A.B. Stoddard on the Democratic Debate
Oct 16, 2019 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Tuesday's Democratic debate, the latest with the U.S.-Turkey relationship and how Republicans are reacting.Special Guests: A.B. Stoddard and Ben Parker.
Brian Stelter on the Future of Fox News
Oct 15, 2019 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, CNN's Brian Stelter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the sudden departure of Shep Smith from Fox News, and what that means for the future of the network, the violent video shown at a pro-Trump conference at a Trump property,…
Bryan McGrath on Trump and American Exceptionalism
Oct 14, 2019 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bryan McGrath joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss recent developments in Syria with Turkey, the Kurds, and ISIS, the increasingly transactional nature of U.S. foreign policy, Mattis, Trump, and Congress's waiver, plus how…
Bill Kristol on Trump’s Crazy Rally
Oct 12, 2019 • 41 min
On a special weekend edition of the Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to talk about President Trump's crazy rally in Minnesota, his ugly weaponization of refugee resettlement policy, and the latest with Ukraine, Rudy Giuliani and the…
David Priess on Impeachment and the Conventional Wisdom
Oct 11, 2019 • 46 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Washington Post item on why the Senate is likelier to remove Trump than you think, Turkey and the Kurds, the 2020 elections, and the Ukraine…
Dave Weigel’s Tales from the Trail
Oct 10, 2019 • 48 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, the Washington Post's Dave Weigel joins host Charlie Sykes to share stories and insights from his beat on the 2020 campaign trail. Will Colorado send Hickenlooper to Washington? Are there really swing voters out there? And why…
James Hohmann on the Betrayal of the Kurds
Oct 9, 2019 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, James Hohmann of the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest with the impeachment inquiry, President Trump's curious view of Article II powers, the reemergence of Trey Gowdy, and the latest with Syria,…
Tim Alberta on Our New Permanent Tribalism
Oct 8, 2019 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Politico Magazine's Tim Alberta joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why he thinks permanent tribalism will be the new-normal in a post-Trump political world, the GOP discontent over President Trump's Syria decision, and why…
Matt Lewis on Whether Impeachment is Possible
Oct 7, 2019 • 49 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss whether the Senate's Republican caucus will ever provide 20 votes to remove Donald Trump from office, what the effect has been from his handling with affairs with Ukraine and…
Friday Megacast
Oct 4, 2019 • 53 min
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Tim Miller and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the whistleblower complaint, the impeachment inquiry, and what it's like to live in the conspiratorial mind of President Donald J. Trump. Plus, a preview of our…
Tom LoBianco on Pence’s Chances of Becoming President
Oct 3, 2019 • 58 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom LoBianco joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House. Special Guest: Tom LoBianco.
Greg Weiner on Why Trump Has Overplayed His Hand
Oct 2, 2019 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Greg Weiner joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent NYT column, and how Donald Trump may have inadvertently awakened a long-dormant Congress. Special Guest: Greg Weiner.
Kevin Kruse on Impeachment and the Historical Perspective
Oct 1, 2019 • 39 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Princeton professor Kevin M. Kruse joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment inquiry, Congressional oversight and past impeachment efforts, Bill Barr and Rudy Giuliani, as well as an update on Dinesh D'Souza.Special…
David Brooks on The Second Mountain, Morals, and Impeachment
Sep 30, 2019 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark _Podcast, David Brooks from the _New York Times joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss impeachment and his recent book, "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life."Special Guest: David Brooks.
Weekend Impeachment Inquiry Megacast
Sep 28, 2019 • 41 min
On a special weekend megacast, Charlie Sykes, Sarah Longwell, and Jonathan V. Last talk about the many potential outcomes in an impeachment scenario, Joe and Hunter Biden, Ukraine, and what it means for 2020.
Kyle Kondik on Expanding the 2020 Electoral Map
Sep 27, 2019 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kyle Kondik joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent story about President Trump's attempts to go on offense and expand the 2020 electoral map. Special Guest: Kyle Kondik.
Quinta Jurecic on the Whistleblower Complaint
Sep 26, 2019 • 38 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to break down the just-released whistleblower complaint, and where it fits in Trump's pattern of obstruction.Special Guest: Quinta Jurecic.
Peter Wehner on the Risk of Congressional Inaction
Sep 25, 2019 • 42 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Peter Wehner from the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the mobster mentality of the Ukraine call, the risk of Congressional inaction, and what a smoking gun would look like in a sane…
Jonathan Allen on Nancy Pelosi’s Coming Impeachment Decision
Sep 24, 2019 • 31 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, NBC's Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how President Trump's Ukraine call may have titled the balance towards a certain impeachment vote. Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Bill Kristol on What the Democrats Need to Do
Sep 23, 2019 • 33 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the cost of not punishing misdeeds, and his advice for Congressional Democrats on what they can do in response, as well as the current state of the primary-canceling GOP.Special…
Michael Steele on the Malice Aforethought of Trump
Sep 20, 2019 • 47 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Ben Sasse's plan for survival, the RNC's unusual arrangement with President Trump to stymie his three challengers, how Elizabeth Warren survived Trump's…
David Priess on the Whistleblower Complaint
Sep 19, 2019 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the anonymous whistleblower complaint, the departure of John Bolton, and new NSA Robert O'Brien and his resume.Special Guest: David Priess.
David Jolly on Corey Lewandowski’s Lies
Sep 18, 2019 • 43 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Corey Lewandowski's House testimony, Elizabeth Warren's 2020 bid, and the shameful words of Michelle Malkin about Cokie Roberts.Special Guest: David Jolly.
Noah Rothman on the Rothman Doctrine
Sep 17, 2019 • 34 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Commentary's Noah Rothman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss "The Rothman Doctrine" because when it comes to Brett Kavanaugh, there are no truths, only narratives. Plus, the latest with Iran and John Bolton, and Sean Spicer on…
Rick Wilson on Beto’s Gun Confiscation Plan
Sep 16, 2019 • 25 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Beto O'Rourke's cynical gun control fantasy, how it will impact those who have a chance of being President and down the ballot, the latest with Saudi Arabia and our foreign policy…
McKay Coppins on Thursday’s Democratic Debate
Sep 13, 2019 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, McKay Coppins from The Atlantic joins host Charlie Sykes to breakdown Thursday's Democratic debate, and his recent Atlantic cover story "The Heir" about the fight for the future of the Trump dynasty.Special Guest: McKay Coppins.
Benjamin Wittes on Impeachment Nomenclature
Sep 12, 2019 • 37 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry, the scope of what the House might do outside of the Mueller Report, the latest on what Andrew McCabe is up to,…
David French on the Melee at CUA
Sep 11, 2019 • 52 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, National Review's David French joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the "Melee at CUA" and the problems of conservative illiberalism.Special Guest: David French.
James Poniewozik on How TV Created Donald Trump
Sep 10, 2019 • 40 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, James Poniewozik from the New York Times _joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: _Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America.Special Guest: James Poniewozik.
Natasha Bertrand on the USAF’s Curious Trump Resort Layover
Sep 9, 2019 • 23 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, Politico's Natasha Bertrand joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her story about Air Force layovers in Scotland with personnel staying at President Trump's Turnberry resort, as well as the failed Camp David accord with the…
Stephen Hayes on Fighting for Fight’s Sake
Sep 6, 2019 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stephen F. Hayes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Packers, Sharpiegate, the French/Ahmari debate, and Pompeo's concern with the Taliban deal. Plus, the GOP primaries, 2020, and the Green New Deal, along with an update on…
Tim Miller on Trump’s Doonbegdoggle
Sep 5, 2019 • 51 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent story on the Trump & Pence Ireland grift, how the pattern has not only continued, but expanded, the CNN climate change debate, and Sharpiegate.Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Tom Nichols on Expertise and Doubling Down
Sep 4, 2019 • 55 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Brexit and Boris Johnson, Jim Mattis and President Trump, the enemy-of-my-enemy principle, and a response to the critical item on him in National Review.Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
The Trade War Goes Over the Edge
Sep 3, 2019 • 45 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, senior editor Jim Swift and senior writer Andrew Egger join host Charlie Sykes to look back on some of the big stories of the summer, from President Trump's increasingly scorched-earth trade war tactics to 2020 Democrats' race…
Josh Kraushaar on 2020, the Thunderdome
Aug 30, 2019 • 44 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, National Journal's Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 election thunderdome election, the forthcoming debates, Joe Biden's fake story, Joe Walsh, Jim Mattis, and J.D. Vance.Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Scott Lincicome on the Great Patriotic Trade War
Aug 29, 2019 • 50 min
On today's Bulwark podcast, CATO's Scott Lincicome joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest with President Trump's ongoing trade war.Special Guest: Scott Lincicome.
Bill Weld on Trump’s Breaking Point
Aug 28, 2019 • 36 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Weld joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his 2020 bid, the entrance of fellow primary challenger Joe Walsh, who might also join the fray, and his plan for the first 100 days should become President.Special Guest: Bill Weld.
David Byler on Polling and 2020
Aug 27, 2019 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Byler from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to break down the 2020 polling: Is Biden falling? How much movement will see? The durability of Trump's (low) numbers, and what Democrats might need to do to flip…
David Priess on Self-Inflicted National Emergencies
Aug 26, 2019 • 41 min
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss unplugging from the news for a week and what it's like to plug back in, the history of emergency powers and the Cold War, the 25th Amendment and bad judgement, and a…
What Madness Is This?
Aug 23, 2019 • 45 min
On today's Friday Megacast, publisher Sarah Longwell and senior writer Andrew Egger discuss a whirlwind week of news, from Donald Trump's new authoritarian trade war meltdown to the question of whether any of the long-shot GOP types challenging him in…
Batya Ungar-Sargon on America’s Anti-Semitism Problem
Aug 22, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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.