The Bulwark Podcast

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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.

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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 “unknown knowns” 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
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his item on the problematic Mayor Pete wars, Trump's Saudi defenses, the bizarre toilet screed, the Republicans' problem with repeating misinformation, and why killing primaries is a bad idea. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Dec 09, 2019
Norman Ornstein on Impeachment and Republican Integrity
49:56
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Norman J. Ornstein from the American Enterprise Institute joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment inquiry and the failure of the Kamala Harris campaign. Special Guest: Norman Ornstein.
Dec 06, 2019
Stuart Stevens on Donald Trump as a Moral Test
48:41
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his forthcoming book "It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" and how President Trump poses a moral choice for Republicans in 2020. Special Guest: Stuart Stevens.
Dec 05, 2019
Bret Stephens on Why Ukraine is a Scandal by any Measure
39:54
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bret Stephens from the New York Times joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment hearings, President Trump at the NATO summit, and how Republicans have flipped on moral relativism and American exceptionalism to accommodate President Trump. Special Guest: Bret Stephens.
Dec 04, 2019
A.B. Stoddard on the Dangers of Partisan Acquittal
40:14
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent story: The Twelve Senate Republicans Who Might Vote to Remove Trump from Office (https://thebulwark.com/the-twelve-senate-republicans-who-might-vote-to-remove-trump-from-office/). Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Dec 03, 2019
Monday Megacast
48:22
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Elizabeth Warren following the Beto O'Rourke death spiral, the 2020 primaries, the Lisa Page interview, the Lincoln / Trump polling question, and the GOP adoption of Russian propaganda.
Dec 02, 2019
Kim Wehle on Compassion and Cancel Culture
43:08
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss cancel culture and compassion, Thanksgiving, the 2020 elections, Rudy Giuliani and Ukraine, and the impeachment inquiry. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Nov 29, 2019
John Harwood on the Comic Book Presidency
32:46
On today's Bulwark Podcast, CNBC's John Harwood joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the imaginary war on Thanksgiving, President Trump and the comic book presidency, the impeachment hearings, and the moderate surge in the 2020 Democratic primaries. Special Guest: John Harwood.
Nov 27, 2019
Peter Wehner on the Politics of Demonization
40:01
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Peter Wehner of the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item in The Atlantic: "Are Trump’s Critics Demonically Possessed (https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/to-trumps-evangelicals-everyone-else-is-a-sinner/602569/)?" Special Guest: Peter Wehner.
Nov 26, 2019
David Priess on the Timing of Impeachment
44:40
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discussing the timing of impeachment, from hearings to potential votes, the role of Russian disinformation and the GOP rebuttal, and the firing of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer. Special Guest: David Priess.
Nov 25, 2019
David Jolly on Impeachment and Willful Misdirection
48:21
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former congressman David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss this week's impeachment inquiry hearings, what happened to Lindsey Graham and Elise Stefanik, the 2020 election and the Democrats' healthcare quandary, and whether President Trump will veto the Hong Kong human rights bill. Special Guest: David Jolly.
Nov 22, 2019
Will Saletan on Impeachment and the Democratic Debate
58:22
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Will Saletan joins host Charlie Sykes to break down Wednesday's Democratic debate, and the latest on the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Special Guest: Will Saletan.
Nov 21, 2019
Sondland Drops All the Dimes
40:46
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Ambassador Gordon Sondland's bombshell testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
Nov 20, 2019
Nancy French on Anti-Frenchism
44:30
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Nancy French joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the upside down moral universe, Anti-Frenchism, the moral arguments against Trump, racism on the right, Kanye West, the joy of ghostwriting, political fatigue and the chicken wars. Special Guest: Nancy French.
Nov 19, 2019
Kim Wehle on Why Impeachment Matters
47:26
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss last week's impeachment hearings, how the public is viewing them, and her recent item on "Bill Barr's Constitution (https://thebulwark.com/bill-barrs-constitution/)." Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Nov 18, 2019
Friday Megacast
49:25
On a special Friday Megacast, Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss day two of the impeachment hearings, Stephen Miller's racist emails, and the case for Deval Patrick. Plus, a brief discussion of Myles Garrett and the Browns and Roger Stone's guilty verdict. Special Guests: Jim Swift and Jonathan V. Last.
Nov 15, 2019
Eric Edelman on Trump's Erdogan Meeting
50:45
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's Oval Office visit with Turkish President Erdoğan, as well as the first impeachment hearing with Ambassador Bill Taylor and diplomat George Kent. Special Guest: Eric Edelman.
Nov 14, 2019
Christine Rosen on Fragility Feminism
47:48
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Commentary's Christine Rosen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item (https://www.commentarymagazine.com/politics-ideas/feminism-fragility-era/) on "Fragility Feminism", the impeachment hearings in the House, Donald Trump and postmodern Truth, and the 2020 elections. Special Guest: Christine Rosen.
Nov 13, 2019
Tom Nichols on Nikki Haley's Gamble
52:17
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Nikki Haley's new book and her potential political future, the latest on impeachment, and the politics of friendship and choosing sides. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Nov 12, 2019
Kyle Kondik on the Swing State Calculus
38:33
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kyle Kondik joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how Mike Bloomberg could impact the Democratic primaries, Joe Biden's frontrunner status, the recent Virginia and Kentucky elections, plus how political parties are trying to approach the crucial swing states. Plus, how are the trade war and culture wars impacting rural America, and will the spate of GOP retirements put them in a bind? Special Guest: Kyle Kondik.
Nov 11, 2019
Molly Jong-Fast on the Roger Stone Trial
56:28
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Molly Jong-Fast joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Roger Stone trial, the Jeff Sessions Senate campaign, the Russia-Ukraine connection, the 2020 Democratic primary, and why Mike Bloomberg is the candidate nobody is asking for. Special Guest: Molly Jong-Fast.
Nov 09, 2019
Sarah Longwell on Why Embracing Trump Isn't Working
48:15
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Publisher Sarah Longwell joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why Trump-embracing GOP politicians keep losing, the talk radio delusion of loving Trump all the more, plus a look at the 2020 Democratic primaries and the impeachment inquiry.
Nov 07, 2019
Mona Charen on the "No Harm, No Foul" Defense
47:02
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mona Charen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her new "Beg to Differ" Podcast, how moderates are faring in the 2020 elections, Tuesday's Virginia and Kentucky elections, and the latest with the Ukraine scandal and the impeachment inquiry. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
Nov 06, 2019
Kevin Williamson on the Madness of Mobs
38:01
On today's Bulwark podcast, Kevin Williamson from National Review joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent debate with Sohrab Ahmari, and the future of a conservatism that trusts government to run the trains on time. Plus, a discussion about his new book The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics. Special Guest: Kevin D. Williamson.
Nov 05, 2019
Jonathan Allen on the Spaghetti Defense
40:25
Today on the Bulwark podcast, Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest with the impeachment inquiry and the GOP defense, the new NYT poll and how the rust belt swing states factor into the 2020 Democratic primary. Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Nov 04, 2019
Tim Miller on Populism and 2020
53:18
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Halloween, the impeachment vote, Katie Hill's resignation, student athletes, the NCAA, and taxation, as well as populism in the 2020 elections and whether Elizabeth Warren can outflank Donald Trump. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Nov 01, 2019
Daniel Drezner on the Toddler in Chief
38:34
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Daniel Drezner joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's foreign policy blunders, time in the era of Trump, how the hardline economic sanction strategy is failing, and his forthcoming book. Special Guest: Daniel Drezner.
Oct 31, 2019
Wednesday Megacast
45:42
On a special Wednesday Megacast, Sarah Longwell and Jonathan V. Last join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the World Series, the Impeachment Inquiry and GOP interference efforts, the slowing economy, and the 2020 elections.
Oct 30, 2019
Julian Zelizer on the Smear of Alexander Vindman
41:24
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Julian Zelizer joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Trumpworld smears of Alexander Vindman, the latest on the impeachment inquiry and Congress's fact gathering on the Ukraine quid pro quo, plus, a preview of Zelizer's new book on Newt Gingrich, Boo-gate, and the death of Al Baghdadi. Special Guest: Julian E. Zelizer .
Oct 29, 2019
Andy Smarick on the Post-Trump GOP
44:01
On today's Bulwark Podcast, R Street's Andy Smarick joins guest host Jim Swift to talk about his item on a post-Trump GOP, whenever that happens, and how the underlying principles of the movement might be upheld by future generations. Also, a discussion about how the pipeline of future leaders might survive Trumpism, and how a dedication to government service might ameliorate bumper sticker conservatism. Special Guest: Andy Smarick.
Oct 28, 2019
Bill Weld on the Case for Impeachment
39:41
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Gov. Bill Weld joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his bid for the Presidency, why he believes it is the duty of the Congress to impeach and remove President Trump from office, and the future of the GOP. Special Guest: Bill Weld.
Oct 25, 2019
Amanda Carpenter on the Strength of Trump's Lies
45:58
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her book Gaslighting America, whether Senate Republicans could ever turn on President Trump, and disinformation on social media, its consequences, and the role of Russia. Special Guest: Amanda Carpenter.
Oct 24, 2019
Josh Kraushaar on the Impeachment Inquiry Circus
42:22
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar from National Journal joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the impeachment inquiry, the House GOP's efforts to stymie it, and the 2020 elections. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Oct 23, 2019
Tuesday Megacast
48:04
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Jonathan V. Last and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes for a wide ranging discussion about the impeachment inquiry, Rudy Giuliani and Ukraine, Syria, Mitt Romney's liberation, the non-existent GOP legislative agenda, and the 2020 Presidential race.
Oct 22, 2019
David Fahrenthold on the Doral Flip Flop
37:00
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Fahrenthold from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's failed plan to bring the G7 to his Doral resort, the latest on emoluments lawsuits, and how President Trump is using his office to benefit the Trump Organization. Special Guest: David Fahrenthold.
Oct 21, 2019
David Axelrod on 40 Years in Politics
50:33
On a special weekend edition of the Bulwark Podcast, David Axelrod joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his 40 year career in politics, the art of podcasting, the 2020 elections, and a discussion about the Democratic hopefuls. Special Guest: David Axelrod.
Oct 19, 2019
Adam White on the Future of the Supreme Court's Legitimacy
33:42
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to recap the big stories of the week, plus a preview of the Supreme Court's fall term, and the future of the court's legitimacy in the political arena. Special Guest: Adam J. White.
Oct 18, 2019
Tom Nichols on Why the Democrats Might Blow It
48:23
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent USA TODAY column (https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/10/12/ousting-trump-2020-job-one-democrats-forgot-at-lgbtq-forum-column/3947332002/) on the Democratic LGBT forum and what that means for 2020, the latest with Trump, Biden, and Ukraine, and how the betrayal of the Kurds looks to other U.S. allies, plus a discussion on how Democrats should handle impeachment. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Oct 17, 2019
A.B. Stoddard on the Democratic Debate
44:56
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Tuesday's Democratic debate, the latest with the U.S.-Turkey relationship and how Republicans are reacting. Special Guests: A.B. Stoddard and Ben Parker.
Oct 16, 2019
Brian Stelter on the Future of Fox News
36:56
On today's Bulwark Podcast, CNN's Brian Stelter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the sudden departure of Shep Smith from Fox News, and what that means for the future of the network, the violent video shown at a pro-Trump conference at a Trump property, the ABC Syria blunder, the NBC / Ronan Farrow dustup, and the curious works of James O'Keefe. Special Guest: Brian Stelter.
Oct 15, 2019
Bryan McGrath on Trump and American Exceptionalism
44:02
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bryan McGrath joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss recent developments in Syria with Turkey, the Kurds, and ISIS, the increasingly transactional nature of U.S. foreign policy, Mattis, Trump, and Congress's waiver, plus how American exceptionalism took a turn from the serious to a carnivalesque funhouse mirror version. Special Guest: Bryan McGrath.
Oct 14, 2019
Bill Kristol on Trump's Crazy Rally
41:25
On a special weekend edition of the Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to talk about President Trump's crazy rally in Minnesota, his ugly weaponization of refugee resettlement policy, and the latest with Ukraine, Rudy Giuliani and the President. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Oct 12, 2019
David Priess on Impeachment and the Conventional Wisdom
46:07
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Washington Post item on why the Senate is likelier to remove Trump than you think, Turkey and the Kurds, the 2020 elections, and the Ukraine whistleblower. Special Guest: David Priess.
Oct 11, 2019
Dave Weigel's Tales from the Trail
48:39
On today's Bulwark Podcast, the Washington Post's Dave Weigel joins host Charlie Sykes to share stories and insights from his beat on the 2020 campaign trail. Will Colorado send Hickenlooper to Washington? Are there really swing voters out there? And why diners and rallies aren't good places to get the pulse of the American heartland. Special Guest: Dave Weigel.
Oct 10, 2019
James Hohmann on the Betrayal of the Kurds
38:27
On today's Bulwark Podcast, James Hohmann of the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest with the impeachment inquiry, President Trump's curious view of Article II powers, the reemergence of Trey Gowdy, and the latest with Syria, Turkey, and the Kurds. Special Guest: James Hohmann.
Oct 09, 2019
Tim Alberta on Our New Permanent Tribalism
40:55
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Politico Magazine's Tim Alberta joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why he thinks permanent tribalism will be the new-normal in a post-Trump political world, the GOP discontent over President Trump's Syria decision, and why he's watching to see how a certain Senator from Utah handles the impeachment inquiry. Special Guest: Tim Alberta.
Oct 08, 2019
Matt Lewis on Whether Impeachment is Possible
49:33
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss whether the Senate's Republican caucus will ever provide 20 votes to remove Donald Trump from office, what the effect has been from his handling with affairs with Ukraine and Turkey, to the GOP's outrage at the NBA regarding China's influence. Plus, a look at 2020 and the polls. Special Guest: Matt Lewis.
Oct 07, 2019
Friday Megacast
53:08
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Tim Miller and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the whistleblower complaint, the impeachment inquiry, and what it's like to live in the conspiratorial mind of President Donald J. Trump. Plus, a preview of our new podcast. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Oct 04, 2019
Tom LoBianco on Pence's Chances of Becoming President
58:10
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom LoBianco joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House. (https://www.amazon.com/Piety-Power-Pence-Taking-White/dp/0062868780) Special Guest: Tom LoBianco.
Oct 03, 2019
Greg Weiner on Why Trump Has Overplayed His Hand
31:49
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Greg Weiner joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent NYT column, and how Donald Trump may have inadvertently awakened a long-dormant Congress. Special Guest: Greg Weiner.
Oct 02, 2019
Kevin Kruse on Impeachment and the Historical Perspective
39:08
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Princeton professor Kevin M. Kruse joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment inquiry, Congressional oversight and past impeachment efforts, Bill Barr and Rudy Giuliani, as well as an update on Dinesh D'Souza. Special Guest: Kevin M. Kruse.
Oct 01, 2019
David Brooks on The Second Mountain, Morals, and Impeachment
38:40
On today's Bulwark _Podcast, David Brooks from the _New York Times joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss impeachment and his recent book, "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life (https://www.amazon.com/Second-Mountain-David-Brooks/dp/0812993268)." Special Guest: David Brooks.
Sep 30, 2019
Weekend Impeachment Inquiry Megacast
41:28
On a special weekend megacast, Charlie Sykes, Sarah Longwell, and Jonathan V. Last talk about the many potential outcomes in an impeachment scenario, Joe and Hunter Biden, Ukraine, and what it means for 2020.
Sep 28, 2019
Kyle Kondik on Expanding the 2020 Electoral Map
43:31
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kyle Kondik joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent story (http://crystalball.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/the-electoral-college-expanding-the-map/) about President Trump's attempts to go on offense and expand the 2020 electoral map. Special Guest: Kyle Kondik.
Sep 27, 2019
Quinta Jurecic on the Whistleblower Complaint
38:33
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to break down the just-released whistleblower complaint, and where it fits in Trump's pattern of obstruction. Special Guest: Quinta Jurecic.
Sep 26, 2019
Peter Wehner on the Risk of Congressional Inaction
42:58
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Peter Wehner from the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the mobster mentality of the Ukraine call, the risk of Congressional inaction, and what a smoking gun would look like in a sane universe. Special Guest: Peter Wehner.
Sep 25, 2019
Jonathan Allen on Nancy Pelosi's Coming Impeachment Decision
31:29
On today's Bulwark Podcast, NBC's Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how President Trump's Ukraine call may have titled the balance towards a certain impeachment vote. Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Sep 24, 2019
Bill Kristol on What the Democrats Need to Do
33:45
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the cost of not punishing misdeeds, and his advice for Congressional Democrats on what they can do in response, as well as the current state of the primary-canceling GOP. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Sep 23, 2019
Michael Steele on the Malice Aforethought of Trump
47:38
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Ben Sasse's plan for survival, the RNC's unusual arrangement with President Trump to stymie his three challengers, how Elizabeth Warren survived Trump's early offensive, and Ukraine, whistleblowers, and the Rudy Giuliani meltdown. Special Guest: Michael Steele.
Sep 20, 2019
David Priess on the Whistleblower Complaint
34:03
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the anonymous whistleblower complaint, the departure of John Bolton, and new NSA Robert O'Brien and his resume. Special Guest: David Priess.
Sep 19, 2019
David Jolly on Corey Lewandowski's Lies
43:59
On today's Bulwark podcast, David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Corey Lewandowski's House testimony, Elizabeth Warren's 2020 bid, and the shameful words of Michelle Malkin about Cokie Roberts. Special Guest: David Jolly.
Sep 18, 2019
Noah Rothman on the Rothman Doctrine
34:13
On today's Bulwark podcast, Commentary's Noah Rothman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss "The Rothman Doctrine" because when it comes to Brett Kavanaugh, there are no truths, only narratives. Plus, the latest with Iran and John Bolton, and Sean Spicer on DWTS. Special Guest: Noah Rothman.
Sep 17, 2019
Rick Wilson on Beto's Gun Confiscation Plan
25:47
On today's Bulwark podcast, Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Beto O'Rourke's cynical gun control fantasy, how it will impact those who have a chance of being President and down the ballot, the latest with Saudi Arabia and our foreign policy towards Iran, and a look at Joe Biden's campaign. Special Guest: Rick Wilson.
Sep 16, 2019
McKay Coppins on Thursday's Democratic Debate
44:44
On today's Bulwark Podcast, McKay Coppins from The Atlantic joins host Charlie Sykes to breakdown Thursday's Democratic debate, and his recent Atlantic cover story "The Heir (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/10/trump-dynasty/596674/)" about the fight for the future of the Trump dynasty. Special Guest: McKay Coppins.
Sep 13, 2019
Benjamin Wittes on Impeachment Nomenclature
37:17
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry, the scope of what the House might do outside of the Mueller Report, the latest on what Andrew McCabe is up to, and what John Bolton's departure might mean for U.S. foreign policy. Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes.
Sep 12, 2019
David French on the Melee at CUA
52:18
On today's Bulwark Podcast, National Review's David French joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the "Melee at CUA" and the problems of conservative illiberalism. Special Guest: David French.
Sep 11, 2019
James Poniewozik on How TV Created Donald Trump
40:03
On today's Bulwark Podcast, James Poniewozik from the New York Times _joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: _Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America. (https://www.amazon.com/Audience-One-Television-Fracturing-America/dp/1631494422) Special Guest: James Poniewozik.
Sep 10, 2019
Natasha Bertrand on the USAF's Curious Trump Resort Layover
23:16
On today's Bulwark podcast, Politico's Natasha Bertrand joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her story (https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/06/air-force-trump-scottish-retreat-1484337) about Air Force layovers in Scotland with personnel staying at President Trump's Turnberry resort, as well as the failed Camp David accord with the Taliban. Special Guest: Natasha Bertrand.
Sep 09, 2019
Stephen Hayes on Fighting for Fight’s Sake
45:29
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stephen F. Hayes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Packers, Sharpiegate, the French/Ahmari debate, and Pompeo's concern with the Taliban deal. Plus, the GOP primaries, 2020, and the Green New Deal, along with an update on his new venture with Jonah Goldberg. Special Guest: Stephen F. Hayes.
Sep 06, 2019
Tim Miller on Trump’s Doonbegdoggle
51:35
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent story on the Trump & Pence Ireland grift, how the pattern has not only continued, but expanded, the CNN climate change debate, and Sharpiegate. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Sep 05, 2019
Tom Nichols on Expertise and Doubling Down
55:01
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Brexit and Boris Johnson, Jim Mattis and President Trump, the enemy-of-my-enemy principle, and a response to the critical item on him in National Review. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Sep 04, 2019
The Trade War Goes Over the Edge
45:22
On today's Bulwark podcast, senior editor Jim Swift and senior writer Andrew Egger join host Charlie Sykes to look back on some of the big stories of the summer, from President Trump's increasingly scorched-earth trade war tactics to 2020 Democrats' race to the left on gun control to the question of presidential candidate Woke Joe Walsh. Special Guests: Andrew Egger and Jim Swift.
Sep 03, 2019
Josh Kraushaar on 2020, the Thunderdome
44:56
On today's Bulwark Podcast, National Journal's Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 election thunderdome election, the forthcoming debates, Joe Biden's fake story, Joe Walsh, Jim Mattis, and J.D. Vance. Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Aug 30, 2019
Scott Lincicome on the Great Patriotic Trade War
50:39
On today's Bulwark podcast, CATO's Scott Lincicome joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest with President Trump's ongoing trade war. Special Guest: Scott Lincicome.
Aug 29, 2019
Bill Weld on Trump's Breaking Point
36:25
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Weld joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his 2020 bid, the entrance of fellow primary challenger Joe Walsh, who might also join the fray, and his plan for the first 100 days should become President. Special Guest: Bill Weld.
Aug 28, 2019
David Byler on Polling and 2020
41:48
On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Byler from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to break down the 2020 polling: Is Biden falling? How much movement will see? The durability of Trump's (low) numbers, and what Democrats might need to do to flip the Senate. Special Guest: David Byler.
Aug 27, 2019
David Priess on Self-Inflicted National Emergencies
41:15
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss unplugging from the news for a week and what it's like to plug back in, the history of emergency powers and the Cold War, the 25th Amendment and bad judgement, and a look at the 2020 race, gaffes and flubbing. Special Guest: David Priess.
Aug 26, 2019
What Madness Is This?
45:58
On today's Friday Megacast, publisher Sarah Longwell and senior writer Andrew Egger discuss a whirlwind week of news, from Donald Trump's new authoritarian trade war meltdown to the question of whether any of the long-shot GOP types challenging him in 2020 have a prayer, and even manage to sneak in stuff about Greenland! Special Guest: Andrew Egger.
Aug 23, 2019
Batya Ungar-Sargon on America's Anti-Semitism Problem
35:52
On today's Bulwark podcast, Batya Ungar-Sargon from The Forward joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's spat with members of "The Squad" over Israel, Anti-Semitism, and America. Special Guest: Batya Ungar-Sargon.
Aug 22, 2019
Joe Walsh: Trump is Unfit
42:38
On today's Bulwark podcast, former Congressman Joe Walsh joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why President Trump is unfit for office, the 2020 elections, our growing debt, and other threats. Special Guest: Joe Walsh.
Aug 21, 2019
A.B. Stoddard on Recessionary Signals and 2020
42:54
A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the economy and 2020, the Democratic field, the Squad and Israel. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Aug 20, 2019
Brian Rosenwald on Talk Radio's America
1:01:49
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Brian Rosenwald joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his book: "[Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party That Took Over the United States.](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SVQKXVB/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?encoding=UTF8&btkr=1)_" Special Guest: Brian Rosenwald.
Aug 19, 2019
Ben Howe on the Immoral Majority
36:52
On today's Bulwark podcast, Ben Howe joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: [The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over Christian Values.](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075WW678P/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?encoding=UTF8&btkr=1)_ Special Guest: Ben Howe.
Aug 16, 2019
Cathy Young on the Moral Outrage Industry
52:54
On today's Bulwark podcast, Cathy Young joins Ben Parker and host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item (https://thebulwark.com/standing-up-to-the-moral-outrage-industry/) on the moral outrage industry, the latest with China, and Israel's decision to deny a visit to two members of Congress. Special Guests: Ben Parker and Cathy Young.
Aug 15, 2019
Ben Wittes on the Phantom Impeachment
35:42
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss China, Hong Kong, the easy-to-win trade war, and Rep. Nadler's slow burn impeachment. Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes.
Aug 14, 2019
Matt Lewis on the Whirlpool of Paranoia
38:18
On today's Bulwark podcast, Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump and his penchant for conspiracy theories. Special Guest: Matt Lewis.
Aug 13, 2019
Molly Jong-Fast on Trump's Favorite Racist Brit Twit
44:26
On today's Bulwark podcast, Molly Jong-Fast joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about her recent item on Katie Hopkins and the paradox of the Brits, the second anniversary of Charlottesville, and a look at the Democratic primaries. Special Guest: Molly Jong-Fast.
Aug 12, 2019
Friday Megacast
51:12
On today's Bulwark podcast, publisher Sarah Longwell and senior writer Andrew Egger discuss President Trump's tone-deaf visit with hospitalized survivors of the El Paso shooting, whether new gun legislation is likely in this Congress, and how much Joe Biden stands to lose for gaffes in the 2020 primary. Special Guest: Andrew Egger.
Aug 09, 2019
Quinta Jurecic on the Radicalization Process
43:02
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare's Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her work on the radicalization process, and what she's learned about her "countering violent extremism" theory in the years of the Trump presidency. Special Guest: Quinta Jurecic.
Aug 08, 2019
Patrick Svitek: Is Texas in Play?
34:07
On today's Bulwark podcast, Patrick Svitek from the Texas Tribune joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Texas and the 2020 elections. Texas is transforming, but is it in play this cycle? Will the Democrats clean up with GOP retirements? How are the border issues and the recent spotlight on El Paso (and Beto) factor in? Special Guest: Patrick Svitek.
Aug 07, 2019
Adam White on Federalism and Gun Control
38:10
On today's Bulwark podcast, Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the response to the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, why states might be able to do something since Congress likely won't, and whether or not a domestic terrorism law is on the horizon. Special Guest: Adam J. White.
Aug 06, 2019
Peter Wehner on Trump, Rhetoric, and Violence
45:07
On today's Bulwark podcast, Peter Wehner from the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the recent mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, how our democracy depends on a culture of words, and whether or not President Trump can heal the U.S. Special Guest: Peter Wehner.
Aug 05, 2019
David Priess on Replacing the DNI
39:15
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare COO David Priess joins guest host Jim Swift to discuss the Detroit Democratic Debates, and President Trump's plan to replace (https://www.lawfareblog.com/potential-trouble-nominating-dni-trumps-central-casting) DNI Dan Coats with Rep. John Ratcliffe from Trump's central casting. Special Guest: David Priess.
Aug 02, 2019
Thursday Megacast
47:22
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Jonathan V. Last, Sarah Longwell, Jim Swift are joined by Bulwark contributor Tim Miller to provide an autopsy of the Detroit Democratic debates and the weird love on the right for Tulsi and Marianne. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
Aug 01, 2019
Revenge of the Moderates
38:07
On today's Bulwark podcast, Michael Graham from New Hampshire Journal joins guest host Jim Swift and Ben Parker to talk about the first night of the second Democratic debate, Northeastern Republicans, and Skype spam. Special Guests: Ben Parker and Michael Graham.
Jul 31, 2019
Bulwark Tuesday Slackercast
48:48
With Charlie Sykes on vacation, it falls to guest hosts Jim Swift and Andrew Egger to break down the news of the day and share their errant thoughts on topics from Sen. Josh Hawley's plan to seize federal control of the Internet to whether we live in a culture of addiction to what books they're reading this summer. Special Guest: Andrew Egger.
Jul 30, 2019
The Red Summer at 100
27:41
Joining guest host Jim Swift on today's Bulwark podcast is Gwen Moritz, editor of Arkansas Business, to talk about the Elaine Massacre (https://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/127611/elaine-massacre-memorial-set-for-unveiling), part of the deadly Red Summer of 1919, a hundred years later. Special Guest: Gwen Moritz.
Jul 29, 2019
The Mueller Hangover
54:54
It's a weekend Bulwark megacast, in which publisher Sarah Longwell and senior writer Andrew Egger discuss the aftermath of Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress—from disappointed #Resistance elegies to conspiratorial Trumpworld rambles—and break down the week's sundry news, the new hefty spending bill and the next round of Democratic debates. Special Guest: Andrew Egger.
Jul 26, 2019
Jonah Goldberg on Tribalism, Tolerance, and Identity Politics
54:47
On today's Bulwark podcast, Jonah Goldberg joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Mueller hearings, dog pictures on Twitter, the balkanization of tribalism on the right, how race, racism, and identity politics will play in 2020, and an update on his new venture. Special Guest: Jonah Goldberg.
Jul 25, 2019
Rick Wilson on the Battle of the Framing
43:44
On today's Bulwark podcast, Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the first half of Robert Mueller's day on Capitol Hill, the two disparate audiences Congress is pandering to, why the "five minute rule" is stupid, and how socialism, economics, and racial politics will factor into the 2020 elections. Special Guest: Rick Wilson.
Jul 24, 2019
David Priess Previews the Mueller Hearing
40:58
On today's Bulwark podcast,_ Lawfare_'s David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to preview Wednesday's Mueller hearing. Special Guest: David Priess.
Jul 23, 2019
David Frum on the New Nationalism
46:09
On today's Bulwark podcast, David Frum from The Atlantic joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the "new nationalism" and how it could change the future of the GOP, the 2020 elections, and advice for Democrats (if they'll listen.) Special Guest: David Frum.
Jul 22, 2019
David Jolly on The Chant
31:40
On today's Bulwark podcast, former Rep. David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's 2020 rally and the "send her back" chant at his recent rally in North Carolina. Special Guest: David Jolly.
Jul 19, 2019
Tim Alberta on American Carnage
33:43
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Politico Magazine's Tim Alberta joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump (https://www.amazon.com/American-Carnage-Front-Republican-President/dp/006289644X)." Special Guest: Tim Alberta.
Jul 18, 2019
Josh Kraushaar on the Culture Clash
39:20
On today's Bulwark podcast, National Journal's Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the conservative / liberal culture clash playing out between President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, and The Squad. Will Trump's racist tweets get him in trouble, or are they causing Democrats more? Also, is 2020 going to be a repeat of 1972? Plus, former Governor and Rep. Mark Sanford's primary trial balloon, did it burst last night? Special Guest: Josh Kraushaar.
Jul 17, 2019
Bill Kristol on Trump's Extreme Rhetoric
32:23
On today's Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Trump's racist tweetstorm, the method to the madness of his extreme rhetoric going into 2020, and how the Democrats are responding. Plus, Wimbledon and Apollo 11. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Jul 16, 2019
Jane Coaston on the American Right in the Age of Trump
47:28
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Vox's Jane Coaston joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the state of the American right in the age of Trump. Special Guest: Jane Coaston.
Jul 15, 2019
Mona Charen and Gabriel Schoenfeld on Claremont and the New Nationalism
42:14
On today's Bulwark podcast, Mona Charen and Gabriel Schoenfeld join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the growth of a new nationalism in the Republican party. Special Guests: Gabriel Schoenfeld and Mona Charen.
Jul 12, 2019
Sarah Longwell on "The Breakup"
35:51
On today's Bulwark podcast, Bulwark publisher Sarah Longwell joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent piece "The Breakup" and the Megan Rapinoe-Trump controversy.
Jul 11, 2019
Ben Wittes on What Congress Should Ask Mueller
33:14
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare's Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the upcoming Mueller hearing, the recent reporting about Russia's involvement promoting the Seth Rich conspiracy, the resignation of Ambassador Kim Darroch, and the future of the emoluments clause. Special Guest: Benjamin Wittes.
Jul 10, 2019
Jim Acosta on Trump, the Press, and 2020.
36:36
On today's Bulwark podcast, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America", the state of the White House press corps, the 2020 elections, and the coming Mueller hearing. Special Guest: Jim Acosta.
Jul 09, 2019
Monday Megacast
41:21
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Andrew Egger and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Fourth of July fanfare on the mall, Justin Amash going rogue, the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein, and the USWNT win. Special Guests: Andrew Egger and Jim Swift.
Jul 08, 2019
Kim Wehle on How to Read the Constitution
25:07
On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her now book: How to Read the Constitution—and Why. (https://www.amazon.com/How-Read-Constitution-Kimberly-Wehle/dp/006289630X) Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
Jul 05, 2019
Mark Salter on Win at All Costs Politics
32:50
On today's Bulwark podcast, Mark Salter joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his late boss John McCain, President Trump's strange obsession with him, the 2020 Democratic primaries so far, whether or not "win at all politics" is here to stay, and a look back at what the heck happened to Sarah Palin. Special Guest: Mark Salter.
Jul 03, 2019
Fourth of July Megacast
50:16
On today's Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the July 4th festivities on the Mall, the Nike controversy, the first Democratic debates and pre-emptive break-up with #NeverTrump conservatives by the far left, why Medicare for All and resurrecting busing is probably a mistake, and when "take your daughter to work day" goes too far. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Jul 02, 2019
David Jolly on Donald and the DMZ
40:27
On today's Bulwark podcast, David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the first round of DNC debates, the President's trip to Japan and North Korea, and Ivanka Trump the diplomat. Special Guest: David Jolly.
Jul 01, 2019
Will Saletan on Thursday Fight Night
57:52
On today's Bulwark podcast, Slate's Will Saletan joins host Charlie Sykes to break down last night's blockbuster debate. Special Guest: Will Saletan.
Jun 28, 2019
The 2020 Circus Begins
46:22
On today's Bulwark podcast, Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Part 1 of the last night's DNC debates. Special Guest: Rick Wilson.
Jun 27, 2019
Wednesday Megacast
41:06
On today's Bulwark podcast, Andrew Egger and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Trump's twitter tirade, his rant on Fox Business, the coming Democratic debates, the chaos at the NRA, the GOP and big tech, the Fallwell / Moore feud, and the Wayfair boycott. Special Guests: Andrew Egger and Jim Swift.
Jun 26, 2019
Kevin Kruse on Revisionist History
39:31
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Princeton professor Kevin M. Kruse joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the revisionist history on the right, the rape allegations against President Trump and how quickly we've pivoted to Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg's problematics, plus why floating Nikki Haley as VP is a warning sign for the GOP. Special Guest: Kevin M. Kruse.
Jun 25, 2019
Adam White on Trump and the Administrative State
27:50
On today's podcast, Adam White joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the importance of Gundy v. United States, an update on President Trump's administrative state—including his many non-confirmed employees and how this gives him flexibility—as well as the non-Iran strike and the latest on the non-delegation doctrine's future. Special Guest: Adam J. White.
Jun 24, 2019
Friday Megacast
34:06
On today's Bulwark Megacast, Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's aborted attack on Iran, the latest in the Alabama Senate race, the anti-Biden pile on, Elizabeth Warren's plan for everything, and remembering Charles Krauthammer. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Jun 21, 2019
Senator Hawley's New Fairness Doctrine
46:02
On today's Bulwark podcast, Andrew Egger and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the intra-party rift within the Wisconsin GOP, Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s weird Miami hostel problem, and Missouri Senator Josh Hawley's war on big tech and Sec. 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Special Guests: Andrew Egger and Jim Swift.
Jun 20, 2019
Noah Rothman on Trump's 2020 Kick Off
40:16
On today's Bulwark podcast, Commentary's Noah Rothman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's 2020 re-election kickoff speech, how socialism will play with swing voters, AOC's concentration camps gaffe, the latest with Iran, and the debate over Harvard and Kyle Kashuv. Special Guest: Noah Rothman.
Jun 19, 2019
Alexander Nazaryan on "The Best People" in Trump's Cabinet
41:22
On today's Bulwark Podcast Alexander Nazaryan joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his newly published book: "The Best People: Trump's Cabinet and the Siege on Washington." While the administration has mastered the art of the "shitshow strategy" they're managing to get a lot of things accomplished, even if more messes are created daily. Special Guest: Alexander Nazaryan.
Jun 18, 2019
A.B. Stoddard on the Polls and Pence
38:08
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the potential for a government shutdown, the Stephanopoulos interview, Mike Pence's future in 2020, and why President Trump suddenly doesn't believe polls anymore. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
Jun 17, 2019
David French on 'David Frenchism'
45:27
Today on the Bulwark podcast, David French from National Review joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about "David Frenchism." What is the future of the conservatism when it comes to classical liberalism or illiberalism? Also, what is "performative wokeness?" Special Guest: David French.
Jun 14, 2019
George Will on the Conservative Sensibility
36:00
On today's Bulwark podcast, George F. Will joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book: "The Conservative Sensibility." Special Guest: George F. Will.
Jun 13, 2019
Jonathan Allen on Iowa Barnstorming
35:58
On today's Bulwark podcast, NBC's Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the lessons of 2016 for Democrats, does policy matter in 2020? A look at how the Biden / Trump shadowboxing played out in Iowa, what Justin Amash's future may be, and the potential for a government shutdown over the debt limit. Special Guest: Jonathan Allen.
Jun 12, 2019
Brad Thor on Writing in a Thrilling Age
41:38
On today's Bulwark podcast, author Brad Thor joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss what it's like writing political thrillers in a thrilling age. He talks about his experience seeing what his characters do in the real world, why he's not going to primary Trump, and the current state of tribalism in conservative politics. Special Guest: Brad Thor.
Jun 11, 2019
Trump's Tariff Threat Addiction
42:12
Today on the Bulwark podcast, Andrew Egger and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to talk about Joe Biden's Hyde amendment struggles, President Trump's tariff threat addiction, and why Sen. Josh Hawley is over the age of Pelagius. Special Guests: Andrew Egger and Jim Swift.
Jun 10, 2019
Tom Nichols's Rules for Flying
35:53
Today on the Bulwark podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his six rules for flying, Sean Hannity's self-own, and President Trump's Normandy insults. Special Guest: Tom Nichols.
Jun 07, 2019
Peter Wehner on How to Heal Our Republic
47:15
On today's Bulwark podcast, Peter Wehner from the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book, The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump. Special Guest: Peter Wehner.
Jun 06, 2019
David Priess on Impeachment and Consequences
30:12
On today's Bulwark podcast, David Priess from Lawfare joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about how Congress is handling the Mueller Report's release, their investigation, and the potential for impeachment by the House. Will Pelosi pull the trigger? Special Guest: David Priess.
Jun 05, 2019
Gideon Resnick on Biden, Buttigieg, and Booing
35:35
On today's Bulwark podcast, Gideon Resnick from The Daily Beast joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 democratic primary. Whether it's Biden avoiding the boos of California democrats, Mayor Pete offering up a sound byte on Al Franken, or the strategy of impeachment, it has been a busy week. Plus, what the heck happened to Howard Schultz? Special Guest: Gideon Resnick.
Jun 04, 2019
Weekend Megacast
40:29
On today's special weekend megacast, Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to talk about Justin Amash's town hall meeting, how Congress is abdicating its role on trade, the petty sleight of the White House over the U.S.S. John McCain, and whether the House will consider censure, impeachment, or just hold hearings. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
Jun 01, 2019
Mark Sanford on Cautionary Tales
31:19
On today's Bulwark podcast, former South Carolina Governor and Congressman Mark Sanford joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his break with President Trump, the current state of the GOP and conservatism, and the concern about how pure tribalism is a bad development, even if you don't fear political death. Special Guest: Mark Sanford.
May 31, 2019
What Congress Should do in a Post-Mueller World
36:42
On today's Bulwark podcast, former federal prosecutors Paul Rosenzweig and Jeffrey Harris join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the end of the Mueller investigation and what Congress should do next. Special Guests: Jeffrey Harris and Paul Rosenzweig.
May 30, 2019
Tom Cotton on Sacred Duty
30:56
On today's Bulwark podcast, Senator Tom Cotton joins host Jim Swift to discuss his new book "Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery." Special Guest: Tom Cotton.
May 29, 2019
Matt Lewis on Racism on the Right
44:42
On today's Bulwark podcast, The Daily Beast's Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about racism on the right, and what to do about it, Seb Gorka's strange missive, how Trump has taken politics past the water's edge, and shares advice to aspiring pundits. Special Guest: Matt Lewis.
May 28, 2019
The Marx Brothers Presidency
39:37
On today's Bulwark podcast, Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the abasement of the White House staff, how Trumpism is percolating out into the conservative movement, the coming scourge of deep fakes, and AG Barr's new plenary power. Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
May 24, 2019
Jerry Taylor on What Changed His Mind on Climate Change
41:23
On today's Bulwark podcast, Jerry Taylor from the Niskanen Center joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his conversion from climate change skepticism and what Justin Amash's stand might mean for Donald Trump in 2020. Special Guest: Jerry Taylor.
May 23, 2019
Kim Wehle on the Degradation of Congress
41:30
On today's Bulwark podcast, Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the court battles over the power of the congressional subpoena. Special Guest: Kim Wehle.
May 22, 2019
Tim Miller on Justin Amash and Courage
30:52
On today's Bulwark podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Rep. Justin Amash's bold statement on impeachment, Mitt Romney's cautious approach, how Biden is shining, and Pete Buttigieg's Fox News moment. Special Guest: Tim Miller.
May 21, 2019
John Gans on The White House's Warriors
25:06
On today's Bulwark Podcast, author John Gans joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War" Special Guest: John Gans.
May 20, 2019
Weekend Megacast
26:12
A special weekend Megacast with Charlie Sykes, Bill Kristol, and Sarah Longwell with a review of the first months of The Bulwark. Bill analyzes the current U.S. posture towards Iran, do Bolton and Pompeo have a strategy? Plus, a discussion about "jabronis." Special Guest: Bill Kristol.
May 18, 2019
Mona Charen on Trump and War Crimes
45:14
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mona Charen and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to talk about President Trump's record on war crimes, and the efforts of state-level Republicans to change the debate on abortion. Special Guest: Mona Charen.
May 17, 2019
James Hohmann on Post-Trump Populism
38:41
On today's Bulwark podcast, James Hohmann of the Washington Post joins Charlie Sykes to talk about how Senators Marco Rubio and Josh Hawley are positioning themselves for a post-Trump populist GOP, plus a look at the constantly changing litmus tests facing the ever-growing 2020 Democratic primary field. Special Guest: James Hohmann.
May 16, 2019
Max Boot on Republican Hypocrisy
38:44
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Max Boot joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about hypocrisy in the GOP, from Senator Lindsey Graham to Rev. Franklin Graham. Special Guest: Max Boot.
May 15, 2019
Christopher Scalia on the Faith of His Father
36:27
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Christopher J. Scalia joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the new book "On Faith: Lessons from an American Believer" written largely by his father, which he co-edited. Special Guest: Christopher J. Scalia.
May 14, 2019
The Great Patriotic Agriculture War
30:31
On today's Bulwark podcast, Politico's Ben White and the Bulwark's Andrew Egger join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the growing trade war with China, what that means for the economy, and what it might mean in the 2020 Democratic primaries. Special Guests: Andrew Egger and Ben White.
May 13, 2019
Michael Strain on the Economy and 2020
37:52
On today's Bulwark podcast, AEI's Michael Strain joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the failed candidacies of Steve Moore and Herman Cain to join the board of of the Fed, how the president's trade war is impacting the economy, and how pocketbook issues could play into the 2020 campaign. Special Guest: Michael Strain.
May 10, 2019
Quinta Jurecic on the Triumph of Misinformation
39:47
On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare Managing Editor Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the cycle of disinformation in conservative media, the reaction to the publication of President Trump's tax information, and the use of executive privilege regarding the Mueller Report and how it factors into Bill Barr being held in contempt by Congress. Special Guest: Quinta Jurecic.
May 09, 2019
The Legal Showdown Over Congressional Subpoenas
40:38
On today's Bulwark podcast, Kim Wehle and Rachael Bade join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the GOP's attempt to move on from the Mueller report, executive privilege, and the coming legal challenge over Congressional subpoenas. Special Guests: Kim Wehle and Rachael Bade.
May 08, 2019
Rosie Gray on the Growth of the Alt-Right
38:42
On today's Bulwark podcast, BuzzFeed's Rosie Gray joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent feature story about the strange journey of Katie McHugh. Special Guest: Rosie Gray.
May 07, 2019
A.B. Stoddard on What's Stressing Democrats
49:10
On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the implosion of Steve Moore, why Democratic women presidential candidates aren't performing very well, and what's stressing the Democrats. Special Guest: A.B. Stoddard.
May 06, 2019
David Jolly: The Democrats Have Already Blown It
41:13
On today's Bulwark Podcast, former Florida Congressman David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how Congressional Democrats have handled the Mueller Report and AG Barr testimony, plus a look at the ever-growing 2020 Democratic field. Special Guest: David Jolly.
May 03, 2019
Olivier Knox on the State of Journalism
43:30
On today's Bulwark podcast, SiriusXM's Olivier Knox, who serves as President of the White House Correspondents' Association, joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the state of journalism, and why he decided to push the reset button on #NerdProm. Plus, a discussion about the Barr hearing and how the President's plan to replace NAFTA is impacting cheese exports. Special Guest: Olivier Knox.
May 02, 2019
Joe Walsh: The Kids are Not Alright
35:54
On today's Bulwark podcast, Joe Walsh joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the recent hijinx of Jacob Wohl, the trouble with Turning Point USA, the 2020 elections, and why Republicans have stopped caring about debt and deficits. Special Guest: Joe Walsh.
May 01, 2019
Kyle Kondik on How Trump Can Win Re-Election
37:37
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kyle Kondik from the UVA Center for Politics joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Washington Post column about how President Trump could be re-elected in 2020. Special Guest: Kyle Kondik.
Apr 30, 2019
David Priess on What Mueller Got Right
34:51
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Lawfare story about what Robert Mueller Got Right in his report. Plus, a look at what happens next: investigative hearings, impeachment, or... nothing? Special Guest: David Priess.
Apr 29, 2019
Julian Zelizer on the Coming Subpoena Showdown
38:12
On today's Bulwark Podcast, professor Julian Zelizer joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the coming showdown between Congress and President Trump over testifying before Congress. Will it lead to a Constitutional crisis? Plus, an analysis of Biden's opening salvo in the crowded 2020 field. Special Guest: Julian E. Zelizer .
Apr 26, 2019
Wilson: What Happens if the Dems Pick Bernie
45:40