The Bulwark Podcast

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

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 Feb 11, 2021
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Charlie Sykes and guests discuss the latest news from inside Washington and around the world. No shouting, grandstanding, or sloganeering. Conservative, conscientious, and civil.

Episode Date
Is Bipartisanship Back?
51:18
Mike Murphy on the infrastructure deal, Manchin’s voting rights bill, Trump’s revenge tour, and more. Special Guest: Mike Murphy.
Jun 18, 2021
George Packer on How America Fractured
54:07
On today's Bulwark podcast, George Packer joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal (https://www.amazon.com/Last-Best-Hope-America-Renewal/dp/0374603669), and describes the four different Americas. Special Guest: George Packer.
Jun 17, 2021
Joanne Lipman on the Great Reopening
46:32
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Joanne Lipman joins Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item: "The Pandemic Revealed How Much We Hate Our Jobs. Now We Have a Chance to Reinvent Work." https://time.com/6051955/work-after-covid-19/ Special Guest: Joanne Lipman.
Jun 16, 2021
Tim Miller on the Arizona Recount Shit Storm
48:33
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Arizona's recount shitshow, the insurrectionist running for higher office, norms, Mitch McConnell, and Merrick Garland. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Jun 15, 2021
Brian Stelter: Tucker Can Do Whatever He Wants at Fox
43:12
On today's Bulwark podcast, Brian Stelter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the revised edition of his New York Times best selling book Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth. Plus, how Fox ran to the right after the election, and why Tucker Carlson can do whatever he wants there. Special Guest: Brian Stelter.
Jun 14, 2021
Bill Kristol on Biden v. Putin
41:14
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Biden's first G7 as President, the Putin problem, Trump's DOJ abuses, infrastructure spending and compromise, secret dinners, and police dramas. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Jun 11, 2021
James Hohmann on the Insurrection in Plain Sight
46:18
On today's Bulwark Podcast, James Hohmann joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his article on how the insurrection was hiding in plain sight, the Biden vaccine Rorschach test, and Joe Manchin and the future of the filibuster. Special Guest: James Hohmann.
Jun 10, 2021
Geoffrey Skelley: Who Wants Bipartisanship?
45:28
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Geoffrey Skelley joins Charlie Sykes to dissect the Virginia and New Jersey primaries, President Biden's approval rating, ranked choice voting, and whether or not voters truly care about bipartisan outcomes. Special Guest: Geoffrey Skelley.
Jun 09, 2021
Tom Nichols: When Did Being Stupid Become Cool?
42:54
On today's Bulwark podcast, Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how conservatism has gone from Edmund Burke to Charlie Kirk, why COVID has turned the GOP into the party of big government, and how Joe Manchin has offered the Democrats a marshmallow test. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Jun 08, 2021
Mona Charen on The Big Lie and Death of China's One Child Policy
43:25
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the growth of Donald Trump's Big Lie, the filibuster and election reform, China and COVID-19, and the death of their one child policy. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
Jun 07, 2021
Amanda Carpenter on Pence's Games
48:42
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the Oath Keepers, the insurrection, the Arizona Fraudit as sabotage, and Mike Pence’s post-1/6 games. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Jun 04, 2021
Edward-Isaac Dovere on How Biden Won
54:39
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Edward-Isaac Dovere joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1984878077?tag=randohouseinc7986-20). Special Guest: Edward-Isaac Dovere.
Jun 03, 2021
Scott MacFarlane: Inside the January 6th Cases
44:37
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Scott MacFarlane joins Charlie Sykes to take a deep dive into the legal cases of the January 6th insurrectionists. Special Guest: Scott MacFarlane.
Jun 02, 2021
Tim Miller on Coup Insanity
53:32
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest efforts of Sidney Powell and Mike Flynn to convince that former guy and his die-hard supporters that the coup could still happen. Plus, discussion about the 1/6 commission, the NRCC’s scammy fundraising, voter suppression, and Desantis, the cruise industry, and vaccine passports. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Jun 01, 2021
Jonathan Greenblatt on the Explosion of Anti-Jewish Violence
44:54
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Jonathan Greenblatt joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the explosion of anti-Semitism in the U.S., and how certain public figures are clearly inflaming tensions, normalizing hate, or ignoring their colleagues who are. Special Guest: Jonathan Greenblatt.
May 28, 2021
Bill Kristol on "Boob Bait for the Bubbas"
48:01
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how the GOP has resorted to placating its base with tough-sounding rhetoric, despite letting the inmates run the asylum and steal all the attention from the leadership that is seemingly unwilling to govern. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
May 27, 2021
James Wigderson on WTF Happened to Wisconsin
54:07
On today’s Bulwark podcast, James Wigderson of Right Wisconsin (http://www.rightwisconsin.com) joins Charlie Sykes to dissect the breakdown of Wisconsin Republican politics. Special Guest: James Wigderson.
May 26, 2021
Peter Wehner on the Road to Political Violence
47:54
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Peter Wehner joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP’s current politics and the the road to political violence. Plus, a discussion on America’s growing racial divide, and the catastrophizing mindset. Special Guest: Peter Wehner.
May 25, 2021
Will Saletan on the Culture Wars Turned Upside Down
47:50
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Will Saletan joins Charlie Sykes to discuss America’s nation of victims, and how the two parties have switched culture war strategy, seemingly turning it upside down. Special Guest: Will Saletan.
May 24, 2021
Tim Miller on Performative Nonsense
51:59
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the mask wars, and the GOP’s fight against the 1/6 commission, and their phony performative nonsense. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
May 21, 2021
Adam Kinzinger on Putting Country Over Party
42:48
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the 1/6 Commission. Special Guest: Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
May 20, 2021
David Jolly on What Republicans Fear From the 1/6 Commission
44:01
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss whether there will be a new center-right party, the 1/6 commission, and what Republicans in Congress are so afraid of. Special Guest: David Jolly.
May 19, 2021
David Priess on the Madness in Maricopa
49:16
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Priess joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the madness in Maricopa County, Arizona, the 1/6 Commission legislation and Kevin McCarthy’s calculus, and whether the GOP will be able to pull off the Trumpian two step between now and the midterms. Special Guest: David Priess.
May 18, 2021
Mona Charen on the GOP Base: Engaged, but Crazy
51:03
On today’s _Bulwark _podcast, Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP’s obsession with Trump and why they think it will play to the base, and how Trump’s summer #StopTheSteal tour may undermine that. Plus, mask mandates, Palestine and Israel, and British crime shows. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
May 17, 2021
Bill Kristol on the Rise of Elise Stefanik
45:07
On today's _Bulwark _podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the rise of Elise Stefanik and the pure opposition right and why it's unhealthy, the latest with mask mandates, and the growing conflict between Israel and Palestine. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
May 14, 2021
Amanda Carpenter on Gaslighting and the Big Lie
50:35
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Kevin McCarthy’s hot mess and why we should be optimistic when everything seems so dumb. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
May 13, 2021
Barbara Comstock on Liz Cheney's Moment
45:07
On today’s Bulwark podcast, former Rep. Barbara Comstock joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Liz Cheney’s ouster, and how being pushed out actually strengthens her standing as a politician. Plus, the ever-changing purity test bonanza on the right while the GOP doubles down on Trump while moderates try to do the Mar-a-Lago limbo. Special Guest: Rep. Barbara Comstock.
May 12, 2021
Tim Miller: The GOP Goes Full Stefanik
49:51
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the House GOP elephant line, the Arizona recount, COVID and the jobs report, and why Trump won't stop his election lies and why the GOP won't stop him. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
May 11, 2021
Karen Tumulty: McCarthy, Stefanik, and the Reagans
43:31
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Karen Tumulty joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the House GOP leadership fight, and her new book, [The Triumph of Nancy Reagan. ](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BZVZHFV/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?encoding=UTF8&btkr=1)_ Special Guest: Karen Tumulty.
May 10, 2021
David Frum on The Phoniness of Tucker Carlson
44:09
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Frum joins Charlie Sykes to talk about why Tucker Carlson is a phony, COVID-19 and risk, Liz Cheney, the GOP and moving on from Trumpism, and why the ever-changing loyalty tests aren’t going to stop any time soon. Special Guest: David Frum.
May 07, 2021
Denver Riggleman on Bamboo Ballots and 'Cyber Ninjas'
49:06
On today’s Bulwark podcast, former Congressman Denver Riggleman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Congress and the “integrity gene”, Arizona’s ‘cyber ninja’ search for bamboo ballots, Liz Cheney, Elise Stefanik and the House GOP power struggle, and why we need an insurrection commission. Special Guest: Rep. Denver Riggleman.
May 06, 2021
Robert Tracinski: The Danger of Crying Wolf
47:36
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Robert Tracinski joins to discuss his item on Sohrab Ahmari and the price of “liberalism”, the fight over Donald Trump and Facebook, and the Kevin McCarthy / Liz Cheney feud, and the future of the GOP. Special Guest: Robert Tracinski.
May 05, 2021
Sarah Longwell: Why Courage is Contagious
51:04
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Sarah Longwell joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the McCarthy / Cheney beef, Tucker’s weird obsession with Frank Luntz, and post-truth nihilism.
May 04, 2021
Peter Wehner on Threats to Democracy
49:18
On today’s Bulwark _podcast, Peter Wehner joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his most recent item: _The GOP Is a Grave Threat to American Democracy (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/gop-grave-threat-american-democracy/618693/). Special Guest: Peter Wehner.
May 03, 2021
Tim Miller Explains It All
56:22
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to talk about Mike Pence’s rehab tour, Gaetzgate, Rudy Giuliani’s and Ron Johnson’s Ukraine problem, Lin Wood and the South Carolina Convention of Crazy, and Joe Biden on race. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Apr 30, 2021
Bill Kristol on Biden and Big Government
43:01
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about President Biden’s address to Congress, his first 100 days, the economy, and Rudy Giuliani's bad day. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Apr 29, 2021
Amanda Carpenter on How Donald Trump Killed the Tea Party
52:44
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how Donald Trump killed the Tea Party, Biden’s address to Congress and the GOP response, and how punitive populism and obsessing over fake news is defining the GOP. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Apr 28, 2021
Tom Nichols on the Right's Circling the Drain of Crazy
58:28
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why the right has become addicted to crazy controversies, Liz Cheney and Kevin McCarthy’s showdown, and how the 2020 election was saved by lawyers. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Apr 27, 2021
Olivia Troye on How Trump's Legacy of Crazy Lives On
42:52
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Olivia Troye joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the Republican Accountability Project’s new Democracy Report Card, the anniversary of Trump’s disastrous disinfectant press conference, and how the GOP has absorbed crazy far-right extremists. Special Guest: Olivia Troye.
Apr 26, 2021
Bill Kristol on Why the GOP is Getting Worse
40:16
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about policing, COVID-19, Biden’s first 100 days, and why the GOP is getting worse. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Apr 23, 2021
Kim Wehle on Chauvin, Protests, and Police Reform
47:16
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Chauvin trial and verdict, the GOP’s state-level push against protesters, the first amendment and cancel culture, as well as a discussion about police and election reform. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Apr 22, 2021
Clarence Thomas Attacks Big Tech and Anti-Anti-Chauvinism
1:09:51
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Benjamin Parker joins Charlie Sykes to discuss anti-anti-Chauvinism, and Berin Szóka joins to talk about Justice Thomas’s bizarre concurrence in a case that SCOTUS deemed moot. Special Guests: Ben Parker and Berin Szóka.
Apr 21, 2021
Olivier Knox on Biden's Challenges, Boehner, and Trump
44:03
Special Guest: Olivier Knox.
Apr 20, 2021
Stephen Fowler: Georgia as Ground Zero
49:30
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Stephen Fowler joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss SB 202, the new Georgia voting law, Marjorie Taylor-Greene and the Anglo Saxons, and how white nationalism and “America First” have seemingly become synonymous. Special Guest: Stephen Fowler.
Apr 19, 2021
Lis Smith on the Yang Gang and Future Former Republicans
1:16:06
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Lis Smith joins guest host Tim Miller to discuss her career in politics, the 2020 Buttigieg campaign, Andrew Yang’s mayoral bid, and the GOP’s stone cold sociopaths and the intra-party civil war. Special Guests: Lis Smith and Tim Miller.
Apr 16, 2021
Perry Bacon Jr. on Why the GOP Isn't Rebranding
1:12:41
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Perry Bacon Jr. joins Tim Miller to talk about the 2020 elections, and how the parties are preparing for 2024. Plus, a discussion about politics and race, and how voters and their standards have evolved (or devolved.) Special Guests: Perry Bacon, Jr. and Tim Miller.
Apr 15, 2021
Dems Love Corporations
43:22
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen and Bill Kristol talk about the new money chase in campaign funding, the COVID-19 response, police shootings, and whether there are green shoots in Never Trump GOP candidates. Special Guests: Bill Kristol and Mona Charen.
Apr 14, 2021
David Priess on the Worldwide Threat Briefing
49:24
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Amanda Carpenter sits in for Charlie Sykes to talk with David Priess about the Worldwide Threat Briefing and why it’s important, plus discuss about 2024 and the GOP’s institutional amnesia. Special Guests: Amanda Carpenter and David Priess.
Apr 13, 2021
JVL and Sarah Dissect the GOP Donor Retreat
47:11
On today’s Bulwark podcast, JVL and Sarah Longwell, co-hosts of The Secret Podcast (https://thesecretpodcast.thebulwark.com/) sit in for Charlie Sykes to break down the GOP Donor Retreat in Florida, how the GOP actually did an autopsy on 2020 (but not what you think), and the latest with Matt Gaetz. If you want to hear more of Sarah and JVL chat each week, their Secret Podcast is available to members of Bulwark+. Join now! (https://plus.thebulwark.com/)
Apr 12, 2021
Bill Kristol on the GOP's Fundraising Scams
44:45
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP’s fundraising scams, John Boehner’s new book, and President Biden’s infrastructure bill. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Apr 09, 2021
Joshua Tait on the Failure of the New Conservatives
45:54
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Joshua Tait joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent story The Long History of Fighting Over the Term ‘Conservative’ (https://thebulwark.com/the-long-history-of-fighting-over-the-term-conservative/). Special Guest: Joshua Tait.
Apr 08, 2021
Josh Kraushaar on Why It Pays to Be Crazy
46:46
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why, when it comes to GOP politicians, it pays to be crazy. Plus, discussion of the Georgia election law, infrastructure week, and schools and COVID-19. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Apr 07, 2021
Albert Samaha: My Mom Believes in QAnon
42:13
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Albert Samaha joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his BuzzFeed story: My Mom Believes In QAnon. I’ve Been Trying To Get Her Out. (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertsamaha/qanon-parents-millennial-children) Special Guest: Albert Samaha.
Apr 06, 2021
Tim Miller on Making Sense of Georgia
56:39
On today’s_ Bulwark_ podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the Georgia voting law, Trump’s apparent election fundraising scam, the Matt Gaetz allegations, and the GOP’s growing obsession with the culture war. Plus, the NCAA finals! Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Apr 05, 2021
David Frum on the GOP's Strange New Doctrine
46:51
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Frum joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent column on the GOP’s strange new doctrine, the Matt Gaetz controversy, and how secularization has caused race to replace religion as an organizing principle. Special Guest: David Frum.
Apr 02, 2021
Eric Edelman on the World Biden Inherited
42:24
On today’s Bulwark podcast, former Ambassador Eric Edelman joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the foreign policy challenges President Biden inherits, and how he might go about dealing with Turkey, China, Iran, and Russia. Special Guest: Eric Edelman.
Apr 01, 2021
Amanda Carpenter on the Crybaby Caucus
49:27
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP’s crybaby caucus, COVID passports, the Matt Gaetz controversy, “corporate communism” or fascism or whatever, the Fauci gaslighting, and the deficit and the debt. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Mar 31, 2021
Mona Charen on Freedom and Responsibility
52:34
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mona Charen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP's response to COVID-19, how Trump-era officials are trying to spin their role in the botched response, and Cuomogeddon and the Chauvin trial. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
Mar 30, 2021
Denver Riggleman on our Hold My Beer Politics
50:37
On today’s Bulwark podcast, former Rep. Denver Riggleman joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the state of our “hold my beer” politics, the GOP’s assault on voting rights and how they’ve weaponized “stop the steal”, and what it’s like voting your conscience in Congress. Special Guest: Rep. Denver Riggleman.
Mar 29, 2021
Tim Miller: The Big Lie Continues
47:19
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss cancel culture, the Dominion Lawsuits, and how the Big Lie continues to corrupt the GOP. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Mar 26, 2021
Tom Nichols on Dogs, Cats, and American Fascism
58:53
On today’s _Bulwark _podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss downfall of Sidney Powell, Claremont’s fascist turn, and why MAGA purity tests can never be satisfied. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Mar 25, 2021
Adam Jentleson on the Future of the Filibuster
44:48
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Adam Jentleson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his book, Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy (https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Switch-Crippling-American-Democracy/dp/1631497774), and the future of the filibuster. Special Guest: Adam Jentleson.
Mar 24, 2021
David French on Gun Fetishism, Cancel Culture, and the Media
47:35
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David French joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the right's gun fetishism, cancel culture, and the mistakes of our media. Special Guest: David French.
Mar 23, 2021
Nicholas Grossman on Conservatism's In-Speak
46:55
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Nicholas Grossman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent article (https://thebulwark.com/conservative-fanboys/) on Conservative Fanboys about how the closed system of conservative media manufactures grievances and pursues lost causes. Special Guest: Nicholas Grossman.
Mar 22, 2021
Bill Kristol on Kevin McCarthy's Crass Revisionism
53:32
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Kevin McCarthy and the GOP’s crass revisionism of the January 6th insurrection, and why the GOP suddenly no longer likes tough talk from America’s President when it comes to Putin. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Mar 19, 2021
Elizabeth Neumann on Confronting the Salad Bar of Hatred
53:58
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Elizabeth Neumann joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the threats of violence posed by domestic extremists, foreign meddling in elections, and the newly-formed Council on National Security and Immigration. Special Guest: Elizabeth Neumann.
Mar 18, 2021
Mona Charen: What Happened to J.D. Vance?
49:14
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about her item on what happened to J.D. Vance. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
Mar 17, 2021
Tim Miller on Cats, Dogs, and Tucker Carlson
49:53
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the vaccine rollout, Tucker Carlson’s schtick, the Ohio Senate race, Andrew Cuomo, and cats and dogs. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Mar 16, 2021
Jessica Huseman on the Fight for Voting Rights
49:13
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Jessica Huseman joins Charlie Sykes to discuss H.R. 1, the The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the GOP’s problem with not-so-subtly telegraphing white nationalism. Special Guest: Jessica Huseman.
Mar 15, 2021
Bill Kristol on the GOP's Anger Management
46:10
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Biden COVID-19 speech, how the right is overreacting to it, and the internal arguments about cats and dogs. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Mar 12, 2021
S.V. Dáte on Why Trump Isn't Going Away
46:25
On today’s Bulwark podcast, S.V. Dáte joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why Donald Trump isn’t going away, Joe Biden’s early weeks in office, and how the GOP and the Democrats are setting the stage for the midterms and 2024 over election laws. Special Guest: S.V. Dáte.
Mar 11, 2021
David Shor on Why Hispanics Moved Right
38:01
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Shor joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the 2020 election and how our political coalitions have changed. Special Guest: David Shor.
Mar 10, 2021
Tim O'Brien on Donald Trump and His Legal Future
41:33
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bloomberg’s Tim O’Brien joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Donald Trump’s fiscal and legal future, now that he is a private citizen. Special Guest: Tim O'Brien.
Mar 09, 2021
Jonathan Allen on Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency
45:55
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book, co-authored with Amie Parnes, Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency (https://www.amazon.com/Lucky-How-Biden-Barely-Presidency/dp/0525574220). Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Mar 08, 2021
Philip Rucker on The Future of the 'Very Stable Genius'
38:20
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Philip Rucker of The Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the updates to his and Carol Leonnig’s book, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America, and the future of Trump and Trumpism in the midterms and in 2024. Special Guest: Philip Rucker.
Mar 05, 2021
Mickey Edwards on Getting Mugged by Reality
43:47
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Former Congressman Mickey Edwards joins Charlie Sykes to talk about his Republican journey and the rise and fall of CPAC and the American Conservative Union. Special Guest: Mickey Edwards.
Mar 04, 2021
Adam Kinzinger on Censure Frenzy and Strange New Respect
42:21
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP’s censure obsession, why he’s working to find conservatives who want to put country first and not Trump first and the future of legislating and compromise in what is increasingly a binary political culture. Special Guest: Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
Mar 03, 2021
The GOP's Trump Captivity
41:27
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol and Mona Charen step in for Charlie Sykes to discuss why Republicans can’t quit Trump, British police shows, and Andrew Cuomo’s scandals. Special Guests: Bill Kristol and Mona Charen.
Mar 02, 2021
Tim Miller on CPAC and the Big Lie
55:34
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss 2021 CPAC, and how the big election lie was propagated (and cheered) and why the insurrection it fomented was ignored. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Mar 01, 2021
Josh Kraushaar on the GOP’s Cancel Culture
45:10
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Josh Kraushaaur joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss CPAC, school closures and the Biden campaign’s promise, COVID-19 relief, and the Trumpian cancel culture of the GOP. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Feb 26, 2021
Tim Miller and Charlie Sykes Dunk on Andrew Cuomo
51:30
On today’s _Bulwark _podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to talk about Andrew Cuomo, Trump’s taxes, Liz Cheney, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and the right’s white identity problem. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Feb 25, 2021
Karen Tumulty: RonJon, Tucker, and Nancy
43:44
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Karen Tumulty from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Ron Johnson's conspiracy theories about the insurrection, Tucker's QAnon denialism, and the Triumph of Nancy Reagan. Special Guest: Karen Tumulty.
Feb 24, 2021
Matt Lewis on Ted, Rush, Neera, and the Tea Party
49:17
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss CPAC, cancel culture, the Senate and Neera Tanden, Ted Cruz’s Mexican jaunt, and the twelfth anniversary of the Tea Party. Special Guest: Matt Lewis.
Feb 23, 2021
James Hohmann on Why the GOP is Back on the Juice
49:30
On today’s Bulwark podcast, James Hohmann of the _Washington Post _joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why the GOP can’t quit Trump, the Biden confirmations, and how President Biden will govern with a razor-thin majority. Special Guest: James Hohmann.
Feb 22, 2021
Joe Walsh on Flyin' Ted and the Limbaugh Legacy
46:15
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Joe Walsh joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Flyin' Ted Cruz, Nikki Haley's repositioning, and the legacy of Rush Limbaugh. Special Guest: Joe Walsh.
Feb 19, 2021
Andy Slavitt on The Biden COVID Response Plan
35:56
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Charlie talks about the Limbaugh Legacy, Jim Swift joins to talk about Ted Cruz and Cancun, and Andy Slavitt comes on to discuss the Biden White House COVID response plan. Special Guest: Andy Slavitt.
Feb 18, 2021
David Priess on the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Impeachment
44:21
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Lawfare’s David Priess joins Charlie Sykes to break down Impeachment 2.0, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and what precedents it might set. Special Guest: David Priess.
Feb 17, 2021
Sarah Longwell and JVL: How Deep is the Crazy?
52:47
On today's Bulwark podcast, Sarah and JVL join Charlie Sykes to talk about the future of the Republican party. Just how deep does the crazy run? And, If it can be fixed, how long would that take?
Feb 16, 2021
Jonathan Allen on the Post Impeachment GOP
41:29
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the future of the post-impeachment GOP, bipartisanship under President Biden, and what might happen to the filibuster. Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Feb 15, 2021
Emergency Impeachment Podcast
49:53
On a special emergency impeachment podcast, Mona Charen, Tim Miller, and JVL join host Charlie Sykes to talk about tonight’s impeachment vote. Special Guests: Mona Charen and Tim Miller.
Feb 14, 2021
Peter Hamby: What's Nikki Haley Up To?
49:26
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Peter Hamby joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Impeachment 2.0, the Democrats' Sizzle Reel and the GOP's whataboutism play, and the repositioning of Nikki Haley. Special Guest: Peter Hamby.
Feb 12, 2021
Kim Wehle on Trump's Trial, Day 2
51:20
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins Charlie Sykes to break down the second day of Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Feb 11, 2021
Bill Kristol on Impeachment and a Biden Report Card
38:17
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Donald Trump's second impeachment, the future of the GOP, and a report card for President Biden in his first weeks in office. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Feb 10, 2021
James Glassman on Why We Need a Third Party
45:59
On today’s Bulwark podcast, James Glassman joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why we need a center-oriented third party. Special Guest: James Glassman.
Feb 09, 2021
Amanda Carpenter: The Right’s Free Speech Scam
48:02
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the upcoming impeachment trial and how the GOP will use “free speech” as a way to argue Trump shouldn’t be barred from holding future office. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Feb 08, 2021
Tim Miller on the GOP Fear Caucus
53:29
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how the House GOP has splintered over Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor-Greene. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Feb 05, 2021
A.B. Stoddard on Kevin McCarthy’s Political Malpractice
50:12
On today’s Bulwark podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Kevin McCarthy’s political malpractice: how he screwed up the Liz Cheney vote and the Majorie Taylor-Greene vote. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Feb 04, 2021
Bill Kristol on the GOP's Choice: Cheney or Taylor-Greene
47:51
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the House GOP’s Cheney / Taylor-Greene choice, impeachment, and COVID-19 relief. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Feb 03, 2021
Erin Gloria Ryan: This Is Not a Simulation
53:50
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Erin Gloria Ryan joins Charlie Sykes to talk about about the cult of Trump, why it’s constantly Groundhog Day for the GOP and why that’s not changing any time soon. Special Guest: Erin Gloria Ryan.
Feb 02, 2021
Sen. Danforth: I Will Never Vote for Josh Hawley Again
44:34
On today’s Bulwark podcast, former Missouri Senator John Danforth joins guest host Jim Swift to talk about the rise and fall of Josh Hawley, his regrets about helping his career, and what the future of the Republican party looks like in Missouri and beyond. Special Guest: Sen. John Danforth.
Feb 01, 2021
Tim Miller on the GOP's No Good, Awful January
50:53
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP's continuing fealty to Trump, their insurrection amnesia, and Marjorie Taylor Greene and "Frazzledrip." Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Jan 29, 2021
Denver Riggleman: The GOP's Disinformation Problem
42:49
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former Congressman Denver Riggleman joins Charlie Sykes to break down the GOP's disinformation problem. Special Guest: Rep. Denver Riggleman.
Jan 28, 2021
Will Saletan: We Need a Coalition for Truth
45:02
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Will Saletan joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent article: The Enemy Isn’t Republicans. It’s Liars. Special Guest: Will Saletan.
Jan 27, 2021
Jonathan Chait and James Wallner on Filibusters and Impeachments
58:56
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Jonathan Chait and James Wallner join Charlie Sykes to talk about the future of the filibuster in a divided Senate, and what the possibilities are in impeachment 2.0. Special Guests: James Wallner and Jonathan Chait.
Jan 26, 2021
David Jolly: Why I Might Run
43:05
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Jolly joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his contemplation on running for governor of Florida as an independent, his work with SAM, why he’s working to disrupt the duopoly, and why the GOP of the past is not coming back. Special Guest: David Jolly.
Jan 25, 2021
Bill Kristol: The GOP Has Learned Nothing
45:40
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why the GOP has learned nothing during the Trump era. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Jan 22, 2021
Rep. Abigail Spanberger: Can Biden Succeed?
1:02:23
On today’s _Bulwark _podcast, Rep. Abigail Spanberger joins Charlie Sykes to talk about centrism and its future, and whether Joe Biden can succeed. Special Guest: Rep. Abigail Spanberger.
Jan 21, 2021
Tim and Charlie say Goodbye to Trump
50:21
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the end of the Trump presidency, and the beginning of the GOP's great forgetting. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Jan 20, 2021
Josh Kraushaar on the Long Lasting Effects of the Capitol Siege
49:46
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how the January 6th siege of the Capitol will impact the GOP for years. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Jan 19, 2021
David Priess: Should We Brief Trump?
40:22
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Priess joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why President Trump should be denied intelligence briefings as a former President, Ben Sasse and the Trumpian rear-view mirror, and the reported coming wave of pardons and clemency. Special Guest: David Priess.
Jan 18, 2021
Olivia Troye and Elizabeth Neumann: What Is The Threat Level?
50:15
On today’s _Bulwark _podcast, Olivia Troye and Elizabeth Neumann join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the siege of the Capitol on January 6, and what to do next. Special Guests: Elizabeth Neumann and Olivia Troye.
Jan 15, 2021
Heidi Heitkamp: "With All Due Respect"
47:21
On today's_ Bulwark _Podcast, former Senator Heidi Heitkamp joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's second impeachment and the siege of the Capitol. Special Guest: Senator Heidi Heitkamp.
Jan 14, 2021
Mona Charen and Ben Parker on Impeachment 2.0
53:12
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen and Benjamin Parker join Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump’s second impeachment. Special Guests: Ben Parker and Mona Charen.
Jan 13, 2021
Ben Collins: Why We Should Be Alarmed
52:30
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Ben Collins from NBC News joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the destructive web of disinformation that led to the January 6th siege of the Capitol, why there's more to be concerned about, and what we can do about it. Special Guest: Ben Collins.
Jan 12, 2021
Kim Wehle: Why We Must Impeach Trump
45:59
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Kim Wehle joins Charlie Sykes to break down Trump’s forthcoming second impeachment, and why it’s important. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Jan 11, 2021
Tim Miller on Days of Rage
59:45
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss insurrection week, a potential second impeachment, and the GOP's crazy vs. evil paradigm. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Jan 08, 2021
A Day of Infamy
1:05:46
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Adam J. White and Amanda Carpenter join Charlie Sykes to break down January 6, 2021, a day that will live in infamy.
Jan 07, 2021
Tom Nichols: Burn It All Down?
57:56
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item on the GOP’s sedition caucus, and what that means for the future of the GOP in a time where Trump is no longer President. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Jan 06, 2021
Eric Edelman on How the SecDef Letter Happened
49:23
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Ambassador Eric Edelman joins Charlie Sykes to talk about how the open letter from all living Secretaries of Defense about involving the military in election disputes came to be. Special Guest: Eric Edelman.
Jan 05, 2021
Quinta Jurecic on What Happens on January 6th
50:35
On today’s_ Bulwark_ Podcast, Quinta Jurecic from Lawfare joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the Trump/Raffensperger tape, the GOP’s response, and whether Trump considering a self-pardon is a way of daring the Biden administration and others to charge him with crimes. Special Guest: Quinta Jurecic.
Jan 04, 2021
F*ck 2020
58:04
On the last Bulwark podcast of 2020, Tim Miller, Jonathan V. Last, Sarah Longwell, and Bill Kristol join Charlie Sykes to take a look back at what the heck happened this year. Special Guests: Bill Kristol, Jonathan V. Last, and Tim Miller.
Dec 31, 2020
Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Trump is Undermining Democracy
39:54
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how President Trump is undermining democracy, how Republicanism has divorced itself from policy, and the future of the party after Trump leaves office. Special Guest: Rep. Adam Kinzinger.
Dec 30, 2020
Kevin Kruse on 2020 as the Year of Disaster Voltron
41:22
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Kevin Kruse joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why 2020 was the year of Disaster Voltron, plus some backstory on his relationship with Dinesh D’Souza. Special Guest: Kevin M. Kruse.
Dec 29, 2020
A.B. Stoddard on Explosions Within the Storm
45:10
On today’s Bulwark podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why President Trump’s obstruction of justice with regard to the Mueller investigation worked, Trump’s confusion about the COVID-19 Omnibus bill, and what to expect on January 6th. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Dec 28, 2020
Bill Kristol: Why I'm Still Alarmed
45:37
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why we should be alarmed about Trump’s 11th hour pardons, and why Jeffrey Rosen taking over for Bill Barr at DOJ concerns him. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Dec 23, 2020
Robert Tracinski on the GOP’s Flying Monkey Problem
53:31
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Robert Tracisnki joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the corrupting influence of coalitions and our coming political dealignment.
Dec 22, 2020
Molly Jong-Fast on the Dark Political Winter of 2020
46:41
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Molly Jong-Fast joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the dark politics unfolding during the darkest time of the year. Special Guest: Molly Jong-Fast.
Dec 21, 2020
David French: The Dangerous Radicalism of the Christian Right
57:29
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David French joins Charlie Sykes to discuss radicalism, Christianity, and the right. Special Guest: David French.
Dec 18, 2020
Tim Alberta on the Fear That Binds Us
48:53
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Alberta joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item about the 2020 election, and how Americans have “very little in common except our fear of each other.” Special Guest: Tim Alberta.
Dec 17, 2020
Elizabeth Neumann: Will there be blood?
47:30
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Elizabeth Neumann joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how President Trump and the conservative right are courting and encouraging extremists following his defeat by Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Special Guest: Elizabeth Neumann.
Dec 16, 2020
Rep. Denver Riggleman on the GOP Fever of Nonsense
42:05
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Congressman Denver Riggleman joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP’s fever of nonsense regarding the 2020 election and how disinformation is a disease infecting the Republican Party. He also discusses his new book, Bigfoot .... It's Complicated (https://www.amazon.com/Bigfoot-Its-Complicated-Denver-Riggleman/dp/1478763426). Special Guest: Rep. Denver Riggleman.
Dec 15, 2020
Kim Wehle on the GOP's Assault on Voting Rights
47:01
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the long lasting effects of the GOP’s escalating assault on voting rights following Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Dec 14, 2020
Conor Lamb on the Future of the Democratic Party
49:25
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Rep. Conor Lamb joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the future of the Democratic Party and COVID-19 relief. Special Guest: Rep. Conor Lamb.
Dec 11, 2020
Tim Miller on the Clown Coup
52:22
On today’s_ Bulwark_ podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to talk about his recent item (https://thebulwark.com/youtube-still-spreading-maga-disinformation/) on how YouTube is spreading election disinformation, and the latest on Team Trump’s failing effort to steal the election. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Dec 10, 2020
Mike Murphy on the Trump-Biden Transition
46:00
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mike Murphy joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the Trump-Biden transition, the coming cabinet, and the Georgia Senate elections. Special Guest: Mike Murphy.
Dec 09, 2020
A.B. Stoddard: Trump Will Break the GOP
45:34
On today’s Bulwark podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item: “What If Trump Is Trying To Break the GOP?” Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Dec 08, 2020
David Jolly: A Third Choice for Florida?
47:55
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Jolly joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how Donald Trump seeks to break the GOP in half, the future of the GOP, the two party duopoly, and his political future. Special Guest: David Jolly.
Dec 07, 2020
Jonathan V. Last on the Politics of Paranoia
55:01
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Jonathan V. Last joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how when the unthinkable becomes thinkable, literal coups are possible. How right wing political entertainment has largely become the id of the GOP base, and how the politics of paranoia are shaping the party’s future. Special Guest: Jonathan V. Last.
Dec 04, 2020
Tim Miller vs. Charlie Sykes; Hope vs. Despair
59:10
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss COVID-19, the increasingly crazy election trutherism, and the GOP and 2024. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Dec 03, 2020
Josh Kraushaar on the Senate Suicide Squeeze
47:27
On today's _Bulwark _Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the GOP's suicide squeeze to retain control of the Senate, and the potential for optimism on centrist governance in the 117th Congress. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Dec 02, 2020
Amanda Carpenter on the Propaganda Party
46:35
On today’s _Bulwark _Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump’s post-election fundraising, his futile legal fights, and how the conservative press have become parasites who have taken control of the host. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Dec 01, 2020
David Priess: Biden Gets His Briefing
51:59
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Trump’s crazy weekend Fox News appearance, the changes to the President’s Daily Briefing, and how to prepare for taking over foreign policy during a transition. Special Guest: David Priess.
Nov 30, 2020
Tom Nichols on Shaming the Fanatics
57:58
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Black Friday, flying, why we should start shaming the bad faith actors on the Trumpian right, and how elite educated GOP officials cynically dumb themselves down to fleece the masses. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Nov 27, 2020
Mona Charen: Why We Should be Thankful
50:58
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why we should be thankful this Thanksgiving, how Trump’s stolen election myth will live on in the GOP, and why trust is essential for society to function. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
Nov 25, 2020
Berny Belvedere on Truth in the Age of Trump
47:18
On today’s_ Bulwark_ podcast, Berny Belvedere joins Charlie Sykes to discuss truth in the age of Trump, media silos and seeking out safe spaces, and the future of right-leaning analysis and opinion. Special Guest: Berny Belvedere.
Nov 24, 2020
Kim Wehle on Trump's Legal End Game
46:23
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President’s legal team’s strategy to overturn the will of the voters, the brief Sidney Powell saga, and how Trump’s challenge is creating a new form of birtherism that will last for years. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Nov 23, 2020
Tim Miller on Trump's Insane Coup
45:42
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and the Art of the Steal. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Nov 20, 2020
Brendan Buck: Georgia On My Mind
45:02
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Brendan Buck joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how Joe Biden won Georgia, and what to look for in its upcoming special elections for both of its Senators. Special Guest: Brendan Buck.
Nov 19, 2020
A.B. Stoddard: What Happens Now in the Senate
43:23
On today’s _Bulwark _podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss her item (https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/11/17/two_georgia_seats_wouldnt_help_democrats_much__144671.html) on the future of the Senate in a Biden administration, the Wayne County, Michigan controversy, and the GOP’s speeding Trump train to nowhere. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Nov 18, 2020
Eric Edelman on What Biden Will Inherit
44:03
On today’s Bulwark podcast, former Ambassador and Under Secretary of Defense Eric Edelman joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how Trump is stifling the Biden transition and what that means, the purge at the Pentagon, and what President-Elect Biden will inherit when he takes office. Special Guest: Eric Edelman.
Nov 17, 2020
How the Toddler in Chief Failed to Steal the Election
55:00
On today’s_ Bulwark_ podcast, Daniel Drezner joins Charlie Sykes to talk about President Trump’s weekend Twitter temper tantrum, the latest on what’s happening inside the Pentagon in the waning days of the Trump Presidency, and Nicholas Grossman joins to discuss his recent story Breaking Down Trump’s Plan To Steal The Election (And Why It’s Failing). (https://arcdigital.media/breaking-down-trumps-plan-to-steal-the-election-and-why-it-s-failing-86a9c2988320) Special Guests: Daniel Drezner and Nicholas Grossman.
Nov 16, 2020
Benjamin Wittes on the High Water Mark of Delusion
46:58
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Benjamin Wittes joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent piece about the difficulty of overturning an election, why we should be wary of turning justices into celebrities (and why they shouldn’t become pundits), and why we’re at the high water mark of MAGA delusion. Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes.
Nov 13, 2020
Amanda Carpenter: Trump Gaslights America Again
53:58
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the never-ending culture wars, and President Trump’s last-ditch attempt to gaslight America before he leaves office. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Nov 12, 2020
David Priess on Trump’s Damaging Transition
49:32
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Priess joins Charlie Sykes to discuss how President Trump is damaging the process that facilitates a peaceful transition of power. Special Guest: David Priess.
Nov 11, 2020
Adam J. White: Trump's Farewell Fiasco
42:19
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Adam J. White joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item on why the President’s post-election lawsuits matter, Bill Barr’s election memo, the silence of the GOP on Trump’s rhetoric, and the GOP’s electoral college hypocrisy. Special Guest: Adam J. White.
Nov 10, 2020
Victory Lap?
55:50
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Sarah Longwell, Bill Kristol, and Jonathan V. Last join Charlie Sykes to discuss Joe Biden’s big weekend, Four Seasons Total Landscaping’s role in history, and what to worry about between now and January 20, 2021. Also, we include a portion of Saturday night’s Bulwark+ livestream so you can hear the reactions of The Bulwark team. We’ll be doing more of these in the coming weeks, and you can get access to them if you join as a member of Bulwark+. Join as a member at: http://plus.thebulwark.com. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Nov 09, 2020
Josh Kraushaar and Amanda Carpenter: Will Trump Ever Concede?
53:19
On today’s_ Bulwark_ Podcast, Josh Kraushaar and Amanda Carpenter join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the end of the 2020 election, whether the GOP will ever be introspective, and the Georgia run-off and 2024. Special Guests: Amanda Carpenter and Josh Kraushaar.
Nov 06, 2020
Tim Miller: Is it Over?
53:16
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to look at the big picture of the 2020 election, the unique Biden map, and the future of the GOP. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Nov 05, 2020
Bill Kristol and Mona Charen on the Morning After
43:11
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol and Mona Charen join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Tuesday’s election, the future of the GOP, and why Trumpism has not been refudiated. Special Guests: Bill Kristol and Mona Charen.
Nov 04, 2020
Kevin Williamson on the Case Against Trump
48:06
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Kevin Williamson joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent article on the case against Trump, the trouble with politics as meaning and inquisitional politics, and the forthcoming circus we can expect if Trump is a lame duck President. Special Guest: Kevin D. Williamson.
Nov 03, 2020
David Byler on the First and Last ‘Emerging Democratic Majority’
46:29
On today’s Bulwark podcast, David Byler joins host Charlie Sykes to break down the polls one day before the election, explain why you can’t model a court fight, and what states to look out for tomorrow night. Special Guest: David Byler.
Nov 02, 2020
Tim Miller on Trump's Extremely Online Campaign
51:27
On today’s_ Bulwark_ podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump’s out-of-touch campaign four days out from election day, Tucker Carlson’s UPS conspiracy, and how COVID overshadowed all of Trump’s October surprises. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Oct 30, 2020
Will Saletan on Why Character Matters After All
49:31
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Will Saletan joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the last days of the 2020 campaign, why the character of politicians really does matter to voters, and the future of the GOP. Special Guest: Will Saletan.
Oct 29, 2020
Bill Kristol on Our Three Possible Outcomes
50:47
On today’s _Bulwark _Podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item about the three possible election outcomes, and how the COVID-19 fiasco is impacting the race. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Oct 28, 2020
Amanda Carpenter on The Loyalty Death Cult
56:03
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the last days of the 2020 election, the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, Kavanaugh's Wisconsin opinion, and the future of the Senate and the GOP. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Oct 27, 2020
John Heilemann on the Final Days of the Election
54:42
On today's _Bulwark _Podcast, John Heilemann joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's 60 Minutes interview, the Hunter Biden conspiracies, and the last Presidential debate. Special Guest: John Heilemann.
Oct 26, 2020
Tim Miller on Trump's Bobulinski Gambit
49:42
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to break down last night's presidential debate and the failed 11th hour Bobulinski gambit. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Oct 23, 2020
Mike Murphy on the Final Debate
29:06
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mike Murphy joins Charlie Sykes to preview the final Presidential debate, the Hunter Biden email allegations, and how the Trump campaign wasted a billion dollars. Special Guest: Mike Murphy.
Oct 22, 2020
Mark Salter on John McCain, Romantic and Cynic
45:45
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mark Salter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: The Luckiest Man: Life with John McCain.  (https://www.amazon.com/Luckiest-Man-Life-John-McCain/dp/1982120932) Special Guest: Mark Salter.
Oct 21, 2020
Benjamin Wittes on Bill Barr’s Dilemma
45:39
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss #MeToobin, Amy Coney Barrett and court packing, and the President publicly pressuring AG Barr to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden before the election. Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes.
Oct 20, 2020
Pete Buttigieg and A.B. Stoddard on the Known Unknowns of the 2020 Election
56:10
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Pete Buttigieg joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the state of the 2020 campaign, and A.B. Stoddard discusses her ten “known unknowns” of the 2020 election (https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/10/19/ten_known_unknowns_of_the_2020_election_144478.html). Special Guests: A.B. Stoddard and Pete Buttigieg.
Oct 19, 2020
Bill Kristol on Late Stage Trumpism
46:45
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to break down the dueling town halls, how some on the right are looking for the exits of Trumpism, and how actively suppressing the vote for the GOP is likely to backfire. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Oct 16, 2020
Kim Wehle on the Voting Tsunami
47:44
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the coming election-law issues we might face unless the results are a tsunami, the end of the Durham investigation, and the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Oct 15, 2020
Mona Charen Makes the Case for Optimism
47:30
On today’s Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen joins Charlie Sykes to discuss her item on catastrophic thinking and optimism. Plus, a discussion about October surprises, conspiracies, and Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination hearings. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
Oct 14, 2020
Amanda Carpenter on Trump’s COVID Kiss
43:57
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's super spreader rally and bizarre kiss promise, how Dr. Fauci is calling the Trump campaign's bluff, and whether Senate Republicans are going to find an off ramp from Trumpism, or is it too late? Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Oct 13, 2020
Tom Nichols on Trump and Superman
47:43
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, court packing, the destruction of norms, and President Trump's Superman T-shirt idea. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Oct 12, 2020
Bill Kristol on Trump's End Game
41:21
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 election, the down-ballot electoral woes of the GOP, and the Trumpification of Mike Pence. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Oct 09, 2020
Jim Swift on Meltdowns with Maria Bartiromo
46:03
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jim Swift joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's morning meltdown with Maria Bartiromo, the Vice Presidential debates, and how the poor response to COVID-19 is impacting the 2020 elections. Special Guest: Jim Swift.
Oct 08, 2020
Josh Kraushaar on the GOP's Down-ballot Problem
48:17
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 election, the VP debate, President Trump's COVID gamble, and the GOP's down-ballot problem. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Oct 07, 2020
Andrew Weissmann on Where Law Ends
58:44
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the most bizarre photo op ever, and Andrew Weissmann joins to chat about his new book: "Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation." Special Guests: Andrew Weissmann and Tim Miller.
Oct 06, 2020
Amanda Carpenter and David Priess on the COVID Joy Ride
54:08
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter and David Priess join Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's COVID-19 diagnosis, the 25th Amendment, the 2020 elections, and the Supreme Court vacancy. Special Guests: Amanda Carpenter and David Priess.
Oct 05, 2020
Tim Miller on the Reckless White House
58:16
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's COVID diagnosis and the White House's reckless behavior, Trump's latest white supremacy controversy, the 2020 election, and Republican voter suppression. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Oct 02, 2020
David Byler Breaks Down the 2020 Polls
40:31
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, David Byler joins Charlie Sykes to break down the latest 2020 polls. Who did voters think won the debate? What are things looking like in key races and states? And what’s the difference between a battleground and a tipping point state? Special Guest: David Byler.
Oct 01, 2020
David Jolly and Will Saletan Dissect the First Debate
50:17
On today's Post-Debate Bulwark Podcast, former Congressman David Jolly and Will Saletan discuss the first presidential debate. Why Trump can't help himself? Is his ego his fatal flaw?Will there be more debates? Did Joe Biden alienate the left? Special Guests: David Jolly and Will Saletan.
Sep 30, 2020
Jonathan Allen: Why the Debate May Matter
42:49
On today's Bulwark Podcast, NBC's Jonathan Allen joins Charlie Sykes to preview tonight's Presidential debate in Cleveland. Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Sep 29, 2020
Kim Wehle: How Bad Could It Get?
40:29
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the bombshell NYT story about President Trump's taxes, the supreme court vacancy, the future of the court, and the 2020 elections. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Sep 28, 2020
Bill Kristol on RBG and What is to Be Done
42:21
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the death of RBG, the 2020 elections, and what can be done as President Trump drags us closer to crisis. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Sep 25, 2020
Josh Kraushaar: Take A Deep Breath
47:03
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins Charlie Sykes to discuss pandemic and political panic, why President Trump thrives on chaos, and what the SCOTUS vacancy might mean for Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden. Plus, a discussion on presidential debate noise. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Sep 24, 2020
David French on 'Divided We Fall'
53:34
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David French joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation (https://www.amazon.com/Great-American-Divorce-Country-Apart_And/dp/1250201977)." Special Guest: David French.
Sep 23, 2020
Tim Miller on the Tyranny of the Minority
50:46
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the death of RBG, Mitt Romney's SCOTUS announcement, grievance and 2020 voters, and how the tyranny of the minority impacts our politics. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Sep 22, 2020
Amanda Carpenter on Mitch McConnell's Calculation
51:12
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her item (https://thebulwark.com/mitch-mcconnells-calculation/) on why Mitch McConnell will hold a vote on a replacement before the election. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Sep 21, 2020
Special Edition: What Happens After RBG?
52:02
On a special edition of The Bulwark Podcast, JVL, Sarah, and Jim join host Charlie Sykes to discuss how the Supreme Court vacancy will impact the 2020 election.
Sep 19, 2020
JVL on the Biden Townhall and Bulwark+
52:06
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Joe Biden's CNN town hall, how Team Trump sets the Biden bar too low, and what you need to know about Bulwark+.
Sep 18, 2020
Robert Tracinski on Flight 93 and the Future of the Right
56:31
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Robert Tracinski joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent items on the Anti-Flight 93 Election, and the Campus Surveillance State, and what the future of the right might be after Trump. Special Guest: Robert Tracinski.
Sep 17, 2020
Charlotte Alter on How Conspiracies Are Shaping This Election
47:13
On today's Bulwark Podcast, TIME's Charlotte Alter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item on how conspiracies are shaping the election, how social media is fueling "the waterslide to hell" and why chaos is impossible to predict. Special Guest: Charlotte Alter.
Sep 16, 2020
Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer on Reconstructing the Presidency After Trump
43:26
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jack Goldsmith and Bob Bauer join host Charlie Sykes to discuss their new book: After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency. (https://www.amazon.com/After-Trump-Reconstructing-Bob-Bauer-ebook/dp/B08G16D7MC) Special Guests: Bob Bauer and Jack Goldsmith.
Sep 15, 2020
S.V. Dáte on Trump, Florida, and the Military
53:15
On today's Bulwark Podcast, S.V. Dáte joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's Nevada rally, his response to the Atlantic story about his alleged comments on American war dead, his relationship with the military, the polls, and the 2020 election. Special Guest: S.V. Dáte.
Sep 14, 2020
Bill Kristol on Churchill, COVID, and Fate of Conservatism
43:49
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the anniversary of 9/11, Trump's bizarre comparison to Churchill, the 2020 election, and the fate of conservatism. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Sep 11, 2020
Tim Miller and Tom Ridge on the Woodward Tapes and the Election
1:03:14
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller and former Gov. Tom Ridge join Charlie Sykes to discuss the Bob Woodward tapes, the 2020 election, and what our elected officials can do to prepare for an influx of voting by mail. Special Guests: Governor Tom Ridge and Tim Miller.
Sep 10, 2020
P.J. O'Rourke on a Cry From the Far Middle
47:35
On today's Bulwark Podcast, P.J. O'Rourke joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: A Cry from the Far Middle: Dispatches from a Divided Land. (https://www.amazon.com/Please-Calm-Down-Cry-Middle/dp/0802157734) Special Guest: P.J. O'Rourke.
Sep 09, 2020
Brian Stelter on Fox's Dangerous Distortions
45:58
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Brian Stelter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth (https://www.amazon.com/Untitled-Brian-Stelter-ebook/dp/B07Z41TM54). Special Guest: Brian Stelter.
Sep 08, 2020
Elizabeth Neumann on How Trump Fuels the Fire
48:30
On today's Bulwark podcast, Elizabeth Neumann joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her tenure in President Trump's Department of Homeland Security, and how he often fuels the fire of far right extremism, why she left DHS, and 2020. Special Guest: Elizabeth Neumann.
Sep 04, 2020
A.B. Stoddard on Why Russia Matters in 2020
41:55
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why Russia's role in the upcoming election is so important, and why Trump's history on Russia dealings matters. Plus, a discussion about debates, the polls, and Trump and Biden's messaging. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Sep 03, 2020
David Priess on Soup, Intel Briefings, and the Red Mirage
44:19
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's bizarre soup rant, the 2020 polls and the red mirage, Kenosha, and how the DNI is changing how it briefs Congress and what that means. Special Guest: David Priess.
Sep 02, 2020
Tim Miller on Kenosha and Biden
45:27
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the unrest in Kenosha, Joe Biden's response, and how President Trump is mishandling COVID-19. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Sep 01, 2020
Sarah Blaskey and Nicholas Nehamas on The Grifters Club
43:13
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Blaskey and Nicholas Nehamas join Charlie Sykes to discuss their new book: The Grifter's Club: Trump, Mar-a-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency. (https://www.amazon.com/Grifters-Club-Mar-Lago-Presidency/dp/1541756959) Special Guests: Nicholas Nehamas and Sarah Blaskey.
Aug 31, 2020
Miles Taylor: For Trump, the Cruelty is the Point
42:46
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Miles Taylor joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the RNC Convention, why he left the Trump administration, why the GOP needs some soul searching, and when it comes to Trump, cruelty is the point. Special Guest: Miles Taylor.
Aug 28, 2020
David Frum and Sarah Longwell on What Voters Don't Care About
54:07
On a special RNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, David Frum and Sarah Longwell join Charlie Sykes to discuss the convention, the unrest in Kenosha and the right's response, and what voters do and don't care about. Special Guest: David Frum.
Aug 27, 2020
Stuart Stevens and Josh Kraushaar on RNC Day Two
37:41
On a special RNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens and Josh Kraushaar join Charlie Sykes to discuss day two of the Republican National Convention, the unrest in Kenosha, and why, for lots of voters, Trump's corruption is baked in and why they're OK with that. Special Guests: Josh Kraushaar and Stuart Stevens.
Aug 26, 2020
Tim Alberta on the GOP Meltdown
42:51
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Alberta joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Politico Magazine story on the GOP Meltdown (https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/08/24/republicanmeltdown-trump-convention-400039) and night one of the GOP Convention. Special Guest: Tim Alberta.
Aug 25, 2020
David Jolly and Amanda Carpenter Preview the RNC
46:46
On a special RNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, David Jolly and Amanda Carpenter join Charlie Sykes to preview this week's RNC Convention. Special Guests: Amanda Carpenter and David Jolly.
Aug 24, 2020
Tim Miller Wraps Up the DNC Convention
53:32
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to wrap up the Democratic National Convention, and the arrest of Steve Bannon. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Aug 21, 2020
A.B. Stoddard and Jonathan Allen on Day Three of the Convention
45:47
On a special DNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard and Jonathan Allen join Charlie Sykes to discuss night three of the DNC convention, the President's embrace of QAnon, and the arrest of Steve Bannon. Special Guests: A.B. Stoddard and Jonathan Allen.
Aug 20, 2020
S.V. Dáte and Joe Lockhart on Russiagate Redux
45:09
On a special DNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, S.V. Dáte and Joe Lockhart join Charlie Sykes to break down day two of the DNC Convention, the Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russian meddling, and Trump, the USPS, and voting by mail. Special Guests: Joe Lockhart and S.V. Dáte.
Aug 19, 2020
Steele and Harwood on Night One of the Virtual DNC
48:47
On a special DNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, Michael Steele and John Harwood join Charlie Sykes to break down the Senate report on Russian interference, the 2020 election, and the first night of the virtual DNC Convention. Special Guests: John Harwood and Michael Steele.
Aug 18, 2020
Matthews and McKinnon on the Once and Future Convention
45:20
On a special DNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, Chris Matthews and Mark McKinnon join Charlie Sykes to discuss the future of political conventions, a look at day one's speakers, their favorite convention memories, and whether Trump's Post Office gambit on vote by mail will backfire. Special Guests: Chris Matthews and Mark McKinnon.
Aug 17, 2020
Jonathan V. Last on Anti-Anti-Trumpism and 2020
44:59
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the growing ranks of QAnon believers in the GOP and the party's relative silence, the exhausting life of anti-anti-Trumpers, voting by mail, and how the Trump campaign wasn't prepared for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Special Guest: Jonathan V. Last.
Aug 14, 2020
Steve Kornacki on When Conventions or VP Picks Make a Difference
49:41
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Steve Kornacki joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 elections, the upcoming digital conventions, the historical impact of VP picks, and what to expect on election night. Special Guest: Steve Kornacki.
Aug 13, 2020
Sarah Longwell on Kamala Harris and Suburban Women
52:55
On today's episode of the Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Longwell joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Joe Biden's VP pick, the focus groups she's been conducting with suburban women, and how Donald Trump is way past the dog whistle phase when it comes to using race as a campaign issue.
Aug 12, 2020
Jim Sciutto on the Madman Theory
43:02
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jim Sciutto joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest in Belarus, how President Trump has politicized the intelligence community, and his new book The Madman Theory: Trump Takes On the World (https://www.amazon.com/Madman-Theory-Trump-Takes-World/dp/0063005689). Special Guest: Jim Sciutto.
Aug 11, 2020
Adam J. White on Pen and Phone Constitutionalism
47:09
On today's Bulwark Podcast, AEI's Adam J. White joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the recent spate of executive orders by President Trump, the politics of tax deferral and brinksmanship, and how they're at odds with Constitutional order. Special Guest: Adam J. White.
Aug 10, 2020
Bill Kristol on God, Man, and Trump
47:14
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's new religious case against Joe Biden, the President's threats to use Obama-esque Executive Orders to circumvent Congress on the COVID-19 response, and Trump and his future in the GOP. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Aug 07, 2020
Tim Miller on the GOP's Spineless Future
53:07
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the bizarre Jerry Falwell, Jr. interview, the 2020 election and debates, Kanye, and the spinelessness of Tennessee's Bill Hagerty. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Aug 06, 2020
Rick Wilson on Attacking the Death Star
47:32
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Rick Wilson joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his forthcoming book, Running Against the Devil (https://www.amazon.com/Running-Against-Devil-Trump-Themselves/dp/0593137582), the Lincoln Project's plan to attack the Trumpian death star, and the politics of pain as a teacher. Special Guest: Rick Wilson.
Aug 05, 2020
Tom Nichols on Trump’s Amazing Interview
52:52
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 election, the 2024 election, as well as the "burn it all down" debate within the GOP. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Aug 04, 2020
Stuart Stevens: Is the GOP Willing to Lose?
59:15
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the "burn it down" mentality of Never Trump, his book, "It Was All a Lie (https://www.amazon.com/Was-All-Lie-Republican-Became/dp/0525658459)," 2020, 2024, whether the party wants to change, and if character is destiny. Special Guest: Stuart Stevens.
Aug 03, 2020
Amanda Carpenter on the Doom Loop
53:29
Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to talk about how Trump is gaslighting the election, the doom loop between Trump and his enablers, and the passing of Herman Cain. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Jul 31, 2020
Norman Eisen on The United States V. Donald J. Trump
39:05
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Norman Eisen joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book A Case for the American People: The United States v. Donald J. Trump (https://www.amazon.com/Case-American-People-United-States/dp/0593238435) and what it was like behind the scenes during impeachment. Special Guest: Norman Eisen.
Jul 30, 2020
David Priess on Demon Sperm and Bill Barr
55:42
On today's Bulwark Podcast David Priess joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Bill Barr's visit to Capitol Hill, Trump's answer on Russian bounties, his bizarre defense of the Demon Sperm doctor, and discussions about COVID-19 relief and the Veepstakes. Special Guest: David Priess.
Jul 29, 2020
Lewis vs. Sykes on Burning Down the GOP
56:52
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Matt Lewis joins Charlie Sykes to discuss whether Trump skeptics should make downballot Republicans pay for Trumpism. Plus, a chat over COVID-19 and Democratic governors and mobs. Special Guest: Matt Lewis.
Jul 28, 2020
Rick Tyler on Why Trump is Not a Conservative
49:37
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Rick Tyler joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "Still Right: An Immigrant-Loving, Hybrid-Driving, Composting American Makes the Case for Conservatism (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250256492)" and a discussion on the future of conservatism and Trumpism and whether the two can coincide. Special Guest: Rick Tyler.
Jul 27, 2020
Bill Kristol's Week in Review
45:26
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the conventions, the debate on policy vs. punishment for Trumpism, Ghislaine Maxwell, and the latest debates about a stimulus bill. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Jul 24, 2020
Kim Wehle on Cognitive Tests, Portland, and 2020
49:18
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's strange obsession with a cognitive test, the DHS descending on Portland, and the 2020 election. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Jul 23, 2020
Jake Tapper on The Outpost, Trump, and 2020
49:25
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jake Tapper joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss "The Outpost" a movie based on his book, and the latest about the 2020 election. Special Guest: Jake Tapper.
Jul 22, 2020
Claire McCaskill on Politics and Reality TV
43:23
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Claire McCaskill joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest happenings in Missouri, Portland, the politics of Trumpian reality TV, and the future of the Senate. Special Guest: Senator Claire McCaskill.
Jul 21, 2020
Daniel Drezner on Trump's Chris Wallace Interview Disaster
53:03
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Daniel Drezner joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's disastrous interview with Chris Wallace, the last six months until the inauguration, and the "prospect theory" and President Trump's high risk moves. Special Guest: Daniel Drezner.
Jul 20, 2020
Amanda Carpenter on Our Looming Election Chaos
53:41
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest 2020 polls, and why we should expect a recount in 2020. Plus, a discussion about the end of the careers of Justin Amash and Jeff Sessions. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Jul 17, 2020
Tim Miller on The Death Star Coup
50:19
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the fall of Brad Parscale, the bad polls for Donald Trump, and the fantasy of secret Trump voters and poll trutherism. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Jul 16, 2020
Jonathan Allen on the Rose Garden Rally
47:19
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan Allen joins Charlie Sykes to discuss Trump's Rose Garden Rally, Tuberville's thumping of Sessions, the effect of COVID-19 on the federal stockpile, plus a look at the 2020 Senate landscape, the Veepstakes, and Rush Limbaugh's descent into madness. Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Jul 15, 2020
Elaina Plott on the Wild and Crazy Ride of Jeff Sessions
43:13
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Elaina Plott joins Charlie Sykes to discuss today's Alabama Senate primary, and the long, strange career of Jeff Sessions. Special Guest: Elaina Plott.
Jul 14, 2020
Benjamin Wittes on the Corrupt Commutation of Roger Stone
54:26
On today’s Bulwark Podcast, Benjamin Wittes from Lawfare joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the corrupt commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence, the Supreme Court decisions on President Trump’s financial records, and the Trump administration’s push to reopen schools this fall. Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes.
Jul 13, 2020
Women, Trump, and Biden.
56:09
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Longwell, Jonathan V. Last, and Bill Kristol join Charlie Sykes to discuss women voters and Trump, the resurgence of NeverTrump in 2020, Kanye West, and the Veepstakes, among other topics. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Jul 10, 2020
Rachel Bitecofer on Negative Partisanship
59:26
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Rachel Bitecofer joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the theory of negative partisanship, swing voters, electoral turnout differential, and the Lincoln Project strategy. Special Guest: Rachel Bitecofer.
Jul 09, 2020
Julian Zelizer on Burning Down the House
35:56
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Julian Zelizer joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: Burning Down the House (https://www.amazon.com/Burning-Down-House-Gingrich-Republican/dp/1594206651) and the new Republican party. Special Guest: Julian E. Zelizer .
Jul 08, 2020
Yascha Mounk on Fighting the Cancel Culture
49:21
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Yascha Mounk joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the new publication Persuasion (https://www.persuasion.community/), and the state of where intellectuals, organizations, and thought leaders are on cancel culture. Special Guest: Yascha Mounk .
Jul 07, 2020
Josh Kraushaar on Base-First Politics
44:00
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins Charlie Sykes to discuss base-first politics and the 2020 election, Mt. Rushmore, NASCAR, and the culture wars, plus COVID-19 and the future of the filibuster. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Jul 06, 2020
A.B. Stoddard: Will the GOP cut bait on Trump?
51:00
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the unlikely theory of Trump quitting the race, his struggle to offer a second-term agenda, the power of Jared Kushner, and whether the GOP Senate might cut bait on Trump to save as many seats as possible. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Jul 03, 2020
Mona Charen on Russian Bounties, the Military, and Tribalism
49:13
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mona Charen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Russian bounty allegations, the debate over monuments, Trump's fetish for pardoning war criminals, tribalism, and the Fourth of July. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
Jul 02, 2020
John Bolton on The Room Where it Happened
29:10
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Ambassador John Bolton joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book The Room Where it Happened: A White House Memoir (https://www.amazon.com/Room-Where-Happened-White-Memoir/dp/1982148039). Special Guest: John Bolton.
Jul 01, 2020
David Priess on Russia and the PDB
51:30
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Priess joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's Daily Brief, the reporting about Russian bounties for dead Americas, and the Trump administration. Special Guest: David Priess.
Jun 30, 2020
Alexandra Petri on 'Nothing is Wrong and Here is Why'
46:55
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Alexandra Petri joins Charlie Sykes to discuss her new book "Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why (https://www.amazon.com/Nothing-Wrong-Here-Alexandra-Petri/dp/1324006455)", puns, statues, and whether the Trump administration is more like Veep or House of Cards. Special Guest: Alexandra Petri.
Jun 29, 2020
Richard Stengel on the Information Wars
53:50
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Richard Stengel joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0802149421)." Special Guest: Richard Stengel.
Jun 26, 2020
Andy Smarick on Experience, Governing, and Baseball
48:50
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Andy Smarick joins Charlie Sykes to discuss what you learn from "going in the arena", the Veepstakes, 2020 and the polls, and the return of baseball. Special Guest: Andy Smarick.
Jun 25, 2020
Jonathan V. Last on BLM, Brad Parscale, and 2020
43:31
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the evolution of the Black Lives Matter protests after George Floyd's death, the future of Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, and the 2020 elections. Special Guest: Jonathan V. Last.
Jun 24, 2020
Quinta Jurecic on Barr, Berman and Bolton
51:38
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Quinta Jurecic from Lawfare joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why AG Barr and Donald Trump forced out Geoffrey Berman, and the Bolton book revelations and what they could mean for 2020. Special Guest: Quinta Jurecic.
Jun 23, 2020
Tim Miller on Bolton, the Failed Rally, and Botched Massacre
52:49
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the botched Friday Night Massacre, the failed Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, and John Bolton. Plus, a discussion about Jeff Sessions's last stand. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Jun 22, 2020
Bill Kristol on Bolton, Biden, and Bin Laden
42:01
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump labeling John Bolton a traitor, the Bin Laden ad, China and Australia, the attack on the Voice of America, and why the Supreme Court isn't the 2020 selling point Trump thought it was. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Jun 19, 2020
Kim Wehle on Bolton, the Courts, and Voting
51:31
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the Bolton bombshells, the latest from the high court, and her new book: [What You Need to Know About Voting--and Why.](https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0062974785?tag=amz-mkt-chr-us-20&ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-org00-mac00-other-smile-us000-pcomp-feature-scomp-wm-5&ref=aascomp)_ Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Jun 18, 2020
Kmele Foster on Anti-Racism
52:42
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kmele Foster joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the death of George Floyd, the subsequent protests, racism, and anti-racism, plus a discussion about the media and confederate monuments. Special Guest: Kmele Foster.
Jun 17, 2020
David Priess on John Bolton's Secrets
51:12
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Priess joins Charlie Sykes to discuss John Bolton's new book, the latest with South Korea, COVID-19, and the George Floyd protests. Special Guest: David Priess.
Jun 16, 2020
Lucy Caldwell on Unwell Republicans
52:51
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lucy Caldwell joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the unravelling of the Republican mind, and how a once-serious party seems hell bent on trolling, and tales from the 2020 GOP Primary trail. Special Guest: Lucy Caldwell.
Jun 15, 2020
Andrew Sullivan on Woke Culture
51:07
On Today's Bulwark Podcast, Andrew Sullivan from New York Magazine joins Charlie Sykes to discuss woke culture, the GOP as a conservative force, cancel culture, and illiberalism on the right and left. Special Guest: Andrew Sullivan.
Jun 12, 2020
Amanda Carpenter on How Trump is Gaslighting Us
50:49
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the White House's shameless gaslighting, 100+ reasons why the Orange Man is Bad, and how Trump is losing the culture war. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Jun 11, 2020
Christine Todd Whitman on the GOP's Post-Trump Future
37:55
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump and the GOP's response to the death of George Floyd, why states aren't prepared for the 2020 elections, and what a post-Trump future for the GOP might look like. Special Guest: Christine Todd Whitman.
Jun 10, 2020
Tim Alberta on the End of the Law and Order GOP
53:44
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Alberta joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his item (https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/06/08/last-stand-law-and-order-republicans-306333) about the end of the "law & order" GOP, the fundamental decency of Mitt Romney, and punitive conservatism. Special Guest: Tim Alberta.
Jun 09, 2020
Josh Kraushaar on the Growth of Illiberalism
47:23
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the "defund the police" movement and the George Floyd protests, as they relate to 2020, the Veepstakes, and the latest with the polls. Plus, a discussion about the prospects for a post-Trump GOP. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Jun 08, 2020
Bakari Sellers on "My Vanishing Country"
46:29
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bakari Sellers joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book My Vanishing Country: A Memoir (https://www.amazon.com/My-Vanishing-Country-Bakari-Sellers/dp/0062917455) and the unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd. Special Guest: Bakari Sellers.
Jun 05, 2020
Michael Steele: Something’s Happening Here
50:01
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the George Floyd protests, the military pushback, and General Jim Mattis speaking out. Special Guest: Michael Steele.
Jun 04, 2020
Sarah Longwell on the Parade of Cowards
51:19
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Longwell joins Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item (https://thebulwark.com/what-did-they-think-would-happen/) on why character does count, Steve King's primary defeat, and the parade of cowards in the U.S. Senate who refuse to criticize President Trump's authoritarian photo ops.
Jun 03, 2020
David French on No Quarter for Bad Takes
49:08
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David French joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the unrest over the murder of George Floyd and Senator Cotton's "no quarter" tweet. Special Guest: David French.
Jun 02, 2020
David Frum on Trumpocalypse Now
45:59
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Frum joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy (https://www.amazon.com/Trumpocalypse-Restoring-Democracy-David-Frum/dp/0062978411)", the protests over the death of George Floyd, and how the Coronavirus response will factor into the 2020 elections. Special Guest: David Frum.
Jun 01, 2020
Conor Friedersdorf on Trump's Social Media War
47:13
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.
May 29, 2020
A.B. Stoddard on the 2020 Senate Trumpian Albatross
46:57
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent piece (https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/05/22/for_at-risk_gop_senate_trump_is_an_albatross_143272.html) about the 2020 Senate races, Rush Limbaugh's endorsement of Trump promoting conspiracies, and the veepstakes. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
May 28, 2020
David Jolly on Trump's Playground Bully Behavior
39:38
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 mail. Special Guest: David Jolly.
May 27, 2020
Tom Nichols on the Unmanliness of Donald Trump
53:34
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent article (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/donald-trump-the-most-unmanly-president/612031/) on the unmanliness of Donald Trump, President Trump's sick Joe Scarborough obsession, and Ann Coulter's latest Trumpian blues. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
May 26, 2020
Mike Murphy on Magic Potions and Dead Tunas
46:22
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 or the debate matter more? Plus, a look at the Veepstakes in 2020, and beyond, to 2024. Special Guest: Mike Murphy.
May 22, 2020
Julia Azari on Mavericks and the Veepstakes
54:33
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 Azari.
May 21, 2020
Benjamin Wittes on Conspiracies as Distraction
52:27
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 shrugging, as well as the President's bizarre attacks on absentee voting. Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes.
May 20, 2020
Thomas Patterson: is the GOP Destroying Itself?
50:24
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Thomas Patterson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: Is the Republican Party Destroying Itself? (https://www.amazon.com/Republican-Party-Destroying-Itself/dp/1658728637) and lays out the five traps the GOP has set for itself that could have long-term implications for its viability as a national party. Special Guest: Thomas E. Patterson.
May 19, 2020
Flooding the Zone in an Era of Chaff
54:54
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 about COVID-19. Special Guests: Jim Swift and Jonathan V. Last.
May 18, 2020
Bill Kristol on Whistleblowers, Conspiracies, and Weaponizing Government
47:22
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 by Congress to address it. Plus, a discussion on masks, cowardice, and the future of the GOP. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
May 15, 2020
Kim Wehle on Why Mike Flynn Can't Just Walk Away
43:49
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 state-level COVID-19 responses. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
May 14, 2020
Caroline Hoxby on Education in the Age of COVID-19
49:12
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 Guest: Caroline Hoxby.
May 13, 2020
James Carville on Why Trumpism Needs to Be Destroyed
35:51
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 down ballot races. Special Guest: James Carville.
May 12, 2020
The Front Row at the Trump Show, and MAGA and the Military
52:05
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan Karl joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his book Front Row at the Trump Show (https://www.amazon.com/Front-Row-at-Trump-Show/dp/1524745626) and Ward Carroll also joins to discuss his recent item I Like People Who Were Captured. Donald Trump? Not So Much. (https://thebulwark.com/i-like-people-who-were-captured-donald-trump-not-so-much/) Special Guests: Jonathan Karl and Ward Carroll.
May 11, 2020
Tim Miller on the Bad Orange Man
44:59
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent piece (https://thebulwark.com/actually-the-orange-man-is-bad/) on the "Orange Man Bad" conceit, the hackery of Kayleigh McEnany, and the Biden in the Basement Strategy. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
May 08, 2020
Bill Kristol on The Trump Death Star
43:12
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.
May 07, 2020
Jonathan Allen on COVID-19 and the State of the 2020 Race
37:04
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.
May 06, 2020
Kim Wehle on the Pandemic and Protests
48:30
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item (https://thebulwark.com/forget-competence-trump-wants-loyalty/) on competency and loyalty in Trump's White House, and the debate over masks, guns, protests, and the Constitution. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
May 05, 2020
Carly Fiorina: Why I Won't Vote For Trump
45:56
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.
May 04, 2020
Adam White on the COVID-19 Liability Problem
41:55
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, and how the governors have responded to the pandemic. Special Guest: Adam J. White.
May 01, 2020
Steve Kornacki: Do Third Party Candidates Make A Difference?
48:46
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 mail-in-voting, the Biden veepstakes, and how Coronavirus all factor into the fall contest. Special Guest: Steve Kornacki.
Apr 30, 2020
Crenshaw, Amash, and Our COVID-19 Moment
57:26
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 President. Special Guests: Jonathan V. Last and Tim Miller.
Apr 29, 2020
Daniel Drezner on Confusing Masculinity With Immaturity
46:13
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 (https://www.amazon.com/Toddler-Chief-Donald-Teaches-Presidency/dp/022671425X) and how his supporters often confuse masculinity and immaturity. Special Guest: Daniel Drezner.
Apr 28, 2020
Chris Matthews: Regrets, He's Had a Few
48:09
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.
Apr 27, 2020
A.B. Stoddard on Mitch's Slipping Senate
48:51
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.
Apr 24, 2020
Christian Schneider on Trump’s Enemies List
48:30
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.
Apr 23, 2020
James Wallner on the End of Legislation
46:19
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.
Apr 22, 2020
Stuart Stevens on Monetized Stupidity
51:53
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.
Apr 21, 2020
Robert Saldin on the Future of #NeverTrump
54:12
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](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085YDTP76/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?encoding=UTF8&btkr=1)_. What is the future of conservative criticism of Trumpism? Special Guest: Robert Saldin.
Apr 20, 2020
David Priess on the Warnings Trump Ignored
44:32
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: David Priess.
Apr 17, 2020
Tom Nichols on Performative Disobedience
51:00
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.
Apr 16, 2020
Josh Kraushaar on Ideology and Coronavirus
45:07
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.
Apr 15, 2020
Kevin Baron on Our Greatest Threat
43:22
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, and divisiveness as a security threat. Special Guest: Kevin Baron.
Apr 14, 2020
Senator Chris Murphy on the Politics of COVID-19
41:04
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 challenges face us. Special Guest: Senator Chris Murphy.
Apr 13, 2020
Windsor Mann on the Trump Con
44:56
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.
Apr 10, 2020
Alexander Nazaryan on Mike Pence's Audition
55:48
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: Alexander Nazaryan.
Apr 09, 2020
Tim Miller on the End of the Bernie
52:09
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.
Apr 08, 2020
Matt Lewis on Trickle Down Trumpism
52:32
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.
Apr 07, 2020
Wisconsin is the Electoral COVID-19 Canary
57:59
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 hydroxychloroquine, the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, and anti-anti-Trumpism. Special Guests: Bill Kristol and Jonathan V. Last.
Apr 06, 2020
Jonathan Chait on Bernie, Corona, and 2020
57:12
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.
Apr 03, 2020
David Frum on the Trumpocalypse
43:30
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.
Apr 02, 2020
Ben White: How Bad Will it Be?
36:10
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 employment reports. Special Guest: Ben White.
Apr 01, 2020
Brad Thor on Leadership in Times of Crisis
43:02
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 it. Special Guest: Brad Thor.
Mar 31, 2020
Adam White on Trump vs. the Governors
43:06
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Bulwark item Trump vs. the Governors? (https://thebulwark.com/trump-vs-the-governors/), constructive roles Congress should play during the Coronavirus response, and the forthcoming ugly debate looking back on the pandemic. Special Guest: Adam J. White.
Mar 30, 2020
Bulwark Staff Lightning Round
51:56
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 supposed to believe China, or not? Why are pro-lifers making nice with the Grim Reaper? And is it too early to ask how COVID-19 will change the presidential race? Special Guest: Ben Parker.
Mar 27, 2020
Bill Kristol on Our Extraordinary Moment
46:14
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.
Mar 26, 2020
Amanda Carpenter on Trump’s Easter Surprise
42:09
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.
Mar 25, 2020
Kim Wehle: Will We Have An Election?
42:59
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.
Mar 24, 2020
Benjamin Wittes on Trump’s Next Move
46:55
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.
Mar 23, 2020
David Jolly on the Truth, Death, and Consequences
46:59
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 about the pandemic. Special Guest: David Jolly.
Mar 20, 2020
A.B. Stoddard on the Congressional COVID-19 Panic
48:23
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.
Mar 19, 2020
Jonathan Allen on the Politics of a COVID-19 Stimulus
45:01
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 elections. Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Mar 18, 2020
David Shaywitz on Being Better During COVID-19
46:48
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 Guest: David Shaywitz.
Mar 17, 2020
COVID-19 Megacast
45:18
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 Parker, Jim Swift, and Tim Miller.
Mar 16, 2020
David Priess on the Coronavirus Shutdown
43:24
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 economy. Special Guest: David Priess.
Mar 13, 2020
George Packer: Honesty in the Age of Trump
46:11
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 Packer.
Mar 12, 2020
Tim Alberta on Inside Biden's Michigan Romp
50:09
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Politico's Tim Alberta joins Charlie Sykes to break down the Biden victory in Michigan. Special Guest: Tim Alberta.
Mar 11, 2020
E.J. Dionne on a Progressive / Moderate Truce?
51:55
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. (https://www.amazon.com/Code-Red-Progressives-Moderates-Country-ebook/dp/B07S8K7JZQ) Special Guest: E.J. Dionne, Jr..
Mar 10, 2020
Josh Kraushaar on Bernie's Last Stand
35:02
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 Sanders's chances in Michigan (and other places), and President Trump's handling of Coronavirus. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Mar 09, 2020
Steve Kornacki on the End of Warren
34:40
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.
Mar 06, 2020
Ramesh Ponnuru on Whether President Trump is Beatable
44:55
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.
Mar 05, 2020
Matt Lewis on Super Tuesday
43:01
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.
Mar 04, 2020
Heath Mayo on #PrinciplesFirst
40:37
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.
Mar 03, 2020
Charles Franklin on What's Up With Wisconsin?
43:59
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 have shifted in recent years. Special Guest: Charles Franklin.
Mar 02, 2020
Sarah Longwell and Tim Miller on if Principled Conservatism Has a Future
54:06
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 election. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Feb 28, 2020
Joe Lockhart on the Weirdest White House Briefing
47:16
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 Guest: Joe Lockhart.
Feb 27, 2020
David Priess on the Debate, the DNI, and Coronavirus
44:47
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.
Feb 26, 2020
David Byler on Simulating Elections
50:54
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 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/post-opinions-simulator/index.html#/races/).) Special Guest: David Byler.
Feb 25, 2020
Bill Kristol on the Sanders vs. Trump Nightmare
32:14
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent open letter (https://thebulwark.com/an-open-letter-to-the-democrats-defending-their-party-against-bernie-sanders/) to anti-Sanders Democrats and the bizarre "deep state" purge operation being run by far-right conservative activists. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Feb 24, 2020
The Bernie / Trump Death March
1:08:52
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.
Feb 21, 2020
Will Saletan on the Nevada Democratic Debate
41:48
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.
Feb 20, 2020
Donald Ayer on Why Bill Barr Must Resign
47:59
On today's Bulwark _Podcast, Donald Ayer from Checks and Balances (https://checks-and-balances.org/about/) joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent _Atlantic column: Bill Barr Must Resign. (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/donald-ayer-bill-barr-must-resign/606670/) Special Guest: Donald B. Ayer.
Feb 19, 2020
Sarah Quinlan on What Donald Trump Taught Her
39:26
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) (https://arcdigital.media/donald-trump-taught-me-a-lot-though-not-on-purpose-414b4e04b1ce). Special Guest: Sarah Quinlan.
Feb 18, 2020
Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng on Sinking in the Swamp.
48:15
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. (https://www.amazon.com/Sinking-Swamp-Minions-Poisoned-Washington-ebook/dp/B07SGMVL9S) Special Guests: Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay.
Feb 17, 2020
McKay Coppins on the Disinformation Wars
32:05
On today's Bulwark Podcast, McKay Coppins from The Atlantic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his interview (https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/02/romney-impeach-trump/606127/) with Senator Mitt Romney on impeachment, and his feature (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/03/the-2020-disinformation-war/605530/) on how the 2020 election will be a war of disinformation. Special Guest: McKay Coppins.
Feb 14, 2020
Quinta Jurecic on Impeachment, Acquittal, and Despair
46:30
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her article (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/02/requiem-impeachment/606280/) 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 Jurecic.
Feb 13, 2020
Tim Miller on New Hampshire's Biggest Losers
48:38
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 walks. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Feb 12, 2020
Geoffrey Skelley on the New Hampshire Primaries
42:21
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 Guest: Geoffrey Skelley.
Feb 11, 2020
Yuval Levin on Institutions and the American Dream
37:45
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 American Dream (https://www.amazon.com/Time-Build-Community-Recommitting-Institutions-ebook/dp/B07SGQB1NH). Special Guest: Yuval Levin.
Feb 10, 2020
Amanda Carpenter on What Happens to Mitt Romney
45:33
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.
Feb 06, 2020
Jeffrey Tulis on Impeachment and the State of Our Union.
51:36
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.
Feb 05, 2020
Robert Tracinski on the Iowa Caucuses and Complexity
49:57
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.
Feb 04, 2020
Josh Kraushaar on the Iowa Caucuses
47:09
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.
Feb 03, 2020
Kim Wehle on the End of Impeachment
42:03
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 President Trump is acquitted.On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment trial of President Trump, the debate over witnesses, Lamar Alexander's stance, plus what we might expect if President Trump is acquitted. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Jan 31, 2020
James Wallner on How the Senate Works
50:11
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: James Wallner.
Jan 30, 2020
David Jolly on Impeachment, Iowa, and Insults
40:15
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.
Jan 29, 2020
Tim Miller on the Awfulness of Mike Pompeo
46:40
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 Miller.
Jan 28, 2020
Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld on Trump's Fixers
39:15
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 (https://www.amazon.com/Fixers-Bottom-Feeders-Crooked-Gossipmongers-President/dp/0593132394). Special Guests: Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld.
Jan 27, 2020
Friday Megacast
40:26
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.
Jan 24, 2020
Senator Chris Coons on Impeachment
25:01
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.
Jan 23, 2020
Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes on Unmaking the Presidency
44:19
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 Office (https://www.amazon.com/Unmaking-Presidency-Donald-Trumps-Powerful/dp/0374175365). Special Guests: Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey.
Jan 22, 2020
David Priess on the Midnight Impeachment Trial
42:35
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 Guest: David Priess.
Jan 21, 2020
Adam J. White on Impeachment and 'Impartial Justice'
34:17
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" (https://thebulwark.com/president-trump-isnt-the-only-one-on-trial/), a preview of the impeachment trial, and the 2020 elections. Special Guest: Adam J. White.
Jan 20, 2020
Mike Murphy on Impeachment
42:43
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mike Murphy joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump and the 2020 Democratic primary elections Special Guest: Mike Murphy.
Jan 17, 2020
David Byler on Iowa's Biggest Wildcard
42:04
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.
Jan 16, 2020
S.V. Dáte on the Ministry of Untruth
45:37
On today's podcast, S.V. Dáte joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent story [The Ministry of Untruth](https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-untruth-lies-falsen5e0bac46e4b0843d360c94ea) and how the public getting used to lies from politicians is a danger to democracy. Special Guest: S.V. Dáte.
Jan 15, 2020
Rick Wilson on 'Running Against the Devil'
33:11
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 (https://www.amazon.com/Running-Against-Devil-Trump-Themselves/dp/0593137582), 2020, impeachment, and The Lincoln Project. Special Guest: Rick Wilson.
Jan 14, 2020
Edward Larson on Checks and Balances.
37:29
On today's Bulwark podcast, Edward Larson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item (https://thebulwark.com/checks-balances-and-trump/) 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: Edward J. Larson.
Jan 13, 2020
Thursday Megacast
34:24
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 Lee's negative reaction to the administration's briefing, and a discussion on the royals. Special Guest: Ben Parker.
Jan 09, 2020
Tim Miller on the Transformation of Nikki Haley
40:58
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 football. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Jan 08, 2020
David Priess on Suleimani and the future of U.S.-Middle East Relations
44:34
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 impeachment. Special Guest: David Priess.
Jan 07, 2020
Kim Wehle on Impeachment and Checks and Balances
36:01
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 note: Wehle notes she misspoke and incorrectly referred to Susan McDougal as Linda McDougal. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Jan 06, 2020
Tom Nichols on Qassem Suleimani
46:12
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.
Jan 03, 2020
Josh Kraushaar on 2020
31:22
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.
Jan 02, 2020
Friday Megacast
1:01:44
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 primary will impact the 2020 general election. And, as a bonus, movie recommendations!
Dec 20, 2019
A.B. Stoddard on Why the GOP Fears Lev Parnas
45:37
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.
Dec 19, 2019
Greg Sargent on Impeachment and 2020
36:49
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 Sargent.
Dec 18, 2019
Bill Kristol on the Senate Impeachment Trial
22:34
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.
Dec 17, 2019
Donald Ayer on Bill Barr's Twisted Vision
39:50
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.
Dec 16, 2019
David Jolly on the Rule of 51
42:46
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.
Dec 13, 2019
Jonathan Allen on the Math and Timing of Impeachment
49:31
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 the 2020 Democratic primaries. Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Dec 12, 2019
Molly Jong-Fast on the Human Cost of Trumpism
52:04
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.
Dec 11, 2019
David Priess on the Articles of Impeachment
46:40
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 Priess.
Dec 10, 2019
Tim Miller on the Left's War with Mayor Pete & the GOP's Stockholm Syndrome
52:24