Newt's World

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 Jan 23, 2020
Newt is a true student, and teacher, of history.

 Oct 4, 2019
Newt is bad he won't get more involved and help drain the swamp. Just think how strong the USA would be if both sides actually worked together.

 Aug 5, 2019

 May 26, 2019
I love all the information in these podcasts. The depth that Newt goes into for historical figures, for instance, well I feel I should be taking notes. Amazing!

 Mar 17, 2019
Interesting and worthwhile, but terrible audio quality that has not improved since the beginning. Listen to Episode 6 at the 3 minute mark and tell me what the point of publishing that episode was.


Join former House Speaker, professor, historian, and futurist Newt Gingrich as he shares his lifetime of knowledge and access to the world’s most interesting minds in a new series that covers all aspects of our society. From history to health, national security to science, Newt offers stories, conversations, and context to uncover new perspectives, knowledge and insight. This podcast isn’t about politics; it’s about exploring the past, present, and future to understand where we’ve been and where we’re going. Welcome to Newt’s World, a podcast for independent thinkers. 

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Episode 53: How It Happened – The Iranian Revolution

In 1979, the Shah of Iran was overthrown and the Ayatollah Khomeini came to power.  52 Americans were held hostage.  To understand the U.S. – Iranian relationship today, our guests discuss the last 40 years of diplomatic relations

Jan 19, 2020
Episode 52: The Deadliest Terrorists

The opioid crisis is not only about drug addiction and life expectancy, it's also about our national security. Newt's guests are Missy and Michael Owen from the Davis Direction Foundation and journalist Sara Carter.

Jan 12, 2020
Episode 51: An End to Aging?

Incredible new breakthroughs in research reveal that we can slow down, or even reverse aging. Newt’s guests are Dr. David Sinclair, author of Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To and Dr. Nir Barzilai from National Institutes of Health.

Jan 05, 2020
Episode 50: 5 Things to Watch in 2020

The U.S. Presidential race and election, Brexit, North Korea and more. Newt discusses the five most important things to watch in 2020.

Dec 29, 2019
Episode 49: George Washington and America’s Christmas Miracle

On Christmas Day 1776, General George Washington crossed the icy Delaware River and led his army to victory at Trenton. It would become a turning point in the Revolutionary War and change America's destiny in the fight for freedom.

Dec 22, 2019
Episode 48: The Lies About the Clinton Impeachment

Speaker Gingrich reflects on his experience on the impeachment of President Clinton, and how the process in 1998 was vastly different than what is happening today.

Dec 15, 2019
Episode 47: Surprise Attacks

From Pearl Harbor to 9/11, what surprise attacks on the United States can teach us about intelligence gathering and disseminating information to key decision makers. Newt is joined by guests: Steve Twomey and Erik Dahl.

Dec 08, 2019
Episode 46: The Plot Against the President

Newt is joined by veteran reporter Lee Smith, who tells the incredible story of Congressman Nunes and his hunt for the truth behind the origins of the Mueller investigation and the Deep State’s plot to take down a sitting president.

Dec 01, 2019
Episode 45: Thanksgiving - Carving an American Tradition

From the Pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving in 1621 to the modern day. Newt explores the history of our uniquely American tradition, with guest Melanie Kirkpatrick.

Nov 24, 2019
Episode 44: How It Happened - The Gettysburg Address

President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on the afternoon of November 19, 1863 during the Civil War. It would become one of greatest speeches in American history.

Nov 17, 2019
Episode 43: Gary Sinise, Grateful American

Actor Gary Sinise joins Newt for Veterans Day to talk about his journey from self to service.  The Gary Sinise Foundation supports veterans, first responders and their families.

Nov 10, 2019
Episode 42: Deadly Mexican Drug Cartels

Journalist Sara Carter joins Newt for a discussion about the danger of Mexican drug cartels and the murder of 9 innocent Americans. This is a Newt's Inner Circle bonus episode. Join today at

Nov 08, 2019
Episode 41: Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down this Wall!

On June 12, 1987, President Reagan gave his Berlin Wall speech at the Brandenburg Gate that would bring about the end of the Cold War. President Reagan's speechwriter, Peter M. Robinson, tells the story behind that speech on the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.  

Nov 03, 2019
Episode 40: China / Russia Strategic Alliance

Since the end of the Cold War, new global alliances and partnerships have formed. The most alarming of which is China’s relationship with Russia and the consequences that this could have for the United States. Part 3 in a new three-part series.

Oct 27, 2019
Episode 39: China's Authoritarian Rule

What is it like to live in modern day communist China?  How does the Chinese Communist Party impose its control and stifle opposition? Part two in a new three-part series.

Oct 20, 2019
Episode 38: China’s Con Game

American investors are being conned into investing in Chinese companies traded on U.S. stock exchanges that have misrepresented their values and over-inflated the stock price. Part one in a new three-part series.

Oct 13, 2019
Episode 37: Newt on the Movies

Newt discusses the movies that shaped his life, from his very early memories as a child going to the movie theater to appreciating the craft of film making. And he describes his favorite films of all time.

Oct 06, 2019
Episode 36: How It Happened – The Contract with America

25 years ago, Newt led a group of disruptors from the Republican party and created 10 pledges to the country called the Contract with America.  The Republicans took control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.  Here is the inside story.

Sep 29, 2019
Episode 35: America's Secret Cyber War

We are fighting a new war with an indiscernible enemy. This is America’s Secret Cyber War and we’ve been fighting it since the dawn of the internet.

Sep 22, 2019
Episode 34: Founding Mothers – A Conversation with Cokie Roberts

We’re celebrating the life of one of the Founding Mothers of women in journalism, Cokie Roberts. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter – and also my dear friend who will be missed.

Sep 20, 2019
Episode 33: Growing Up Gingrich

Newt interviews his daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman, about growing up in a political family and her new book, Our Broken America: Why Both Sides Need to Stop Ranting and Start Listening. The book is available for pre-order now, and will be in stores Tuesday, September 17.

Sep 15, 2019
Episode 32: Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

What is an Electromagnetic Pulse?  Could it be a real threat to our civilization? On this episode, we explain EMP with our guests: Dr. Peter Pry and Dr. William Forstchen. 

Sep 08, 2019
Episode 31: A Conversation with Mike Rowe

For Labor Day, Newt talks with Mike Rowe about the importance of work, his new book The Way I Heard It and Rowe's fascinating life.

Sep 01, 2019
Episode 30: How Foreign Countries Cheat in Global Trade

Newt talks with trade attorney, David Ross and two CEOs of American-owned businesses about subsidies, dumping and trans-shipment - examples of how foreign countries cheat in global trade.  

Aug 25, 2019
Episode 29: To the Moon and Mars – The Future of Space Exploration

The next phase of space travel is to the Moon and Mars. Newt outlines in compelling detail what we, as Americans, need to do to push the boundaries of human exploration forward.

Aug 18, 2019
Episode 28: DNA and Your Personalized Health Care

Genetic testing has become a multi-billion dollar direct-to-consumer business. But how reliable are these DNA tests? And what can they really tell us about our health?

Aug 11, 2019
Episode 27: Spies Like Us - Rollie Flynn

All about the men and women who serve our nation in the intelligence service. On this episode, Rollie Flynn, a 30-year veteran of the CIA is featured.

Aug 04, 2019
Episode 26: The Immortals - Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln led the nation through the Civil War, preserved the union and abolished slavery. As the 16th President of the United States, he served from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Part of the Immortals leadership series.

Jul 28, 2019
Episode 25: Daniel Silva and Russia’s Secret War

Daniel Silva, #1 New York Times best-selling author, joins Newt for a discussion about his latest novel, The New Girl, and the geo-political issues that inspired it.

Jul 21, 2019
Episode 24: Buzz Aldrin on the Moon 50 Years Later

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. On the 50th anniversary, Newt talks with Buzz Aldrin about his life and legacy.

Jul 14, 2019
Episode 23: Secret Israeli Missions

On September 6, 2007 just after midnight, a Syrian nuclear reactor site was destroyed by a top secret Israeli air strike. Newt’s guest is Yaakov Katz, author of Shadow Strike and current Editor-in-Chief of the Jerusalem Post.

Jul 07, 2019
Episode 22: Spies Like Us - Charlie Allen

All about the men and women who serve our nation in the intelligence service. On this episode, Charlie Allen, a career CIA veteran who hunted Osama bin Laden is featured.

Jun 30, 2019
Episode 21: Communist China vs. Hong Kong

One of the most important struggles on the planet is taking place right now between the people of Hong Kong and Communist China. Newt discusses the implications of this major turning point in China and across the world.

Jun 23, 2019
Episode 20: Founding Fathers

For Father's Day, we're celebrating the Founding Fathers and the birth of our nation. Newt's guest is American historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author, Joseph J. Ellis.

Jun 16, 2019
Episode 19: Pope John Paul II, President Reagan, and the Fall of Communism

In June 1979, Pope John Paul II visited Poland for 9 days. His influential visit to his homeland began the Solidarity movement. Together with President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the three would work to end communism. This is the 40th Anniversary.

Jun 09, 2019
Episode 18: D-Day and the FDR Prayer

June 6, 2019 is the 75th Anniversary of the World War II, D-Day invasion. Newt revisits D-Day through historical audio and President Roosevelt’s prayer to the nation.

Jun 02, 2019
Episode 17: Bravery Beyond All - Medal of Honor

For Memorial Day, we honor those who served, fought and died for our country and are recipients of the highest U.S. military decoration, the Congressional Medal of Honor.

May 26, 2019
Episode 16: China – How We Got It Wrong

China is on a mission to expand its global power in the 21st century. Newt and guest Dr. Jonathan Ward discuss the challenges the United States is facing.

May 19, 2019
Episode 15: Founding Mothers

For Mother's Day, we're celebrating the Founding Mothers -- the wives, daughters and sisters who raised our nation. Newt's guest is veteran journalist and author, Cokie Roberts.  

May 12, 2019
Episode 14: The War at Home

In 2017, 47,000 Americans died of an opioid overdose, including active duty and veterans of the military.  Based on Newt's new book “Collusion", this episode looks at pain management and what can be done to better manage addiction. 

May 05, 2019
Episode 13: Russia - Death by Poison

Russia is one of the only countries in the world that assassinates their opponents by poison.  Newt and guests explore some of the most nefarious and ruthless Russian murder plots.

Apr 28, 2019
Episode 12: Notre-Dame de Paris

Ken Follett, author of The Pillars of the Earth, joins Newt for a discussion about the history of Notre-Dame de Paris and France's plans to rebuild after the devastating fire on April 15.

Apr 22, 2019
Episode 11: Cookies With The Pope - Joan Lewis

Journalist Joan Lewis has spent 40 years living and working in Rome. She recounts her life and times working for the Vatican and four Popes.

Apr 21, 2019
Episode 10: Ripped Off: Hidden Taxes, Higher Prices

Just in time for Tax Day, we reveal the hidden taxes in your daily life and some of the more outrageous taxes that will shock you.

Apr 14, 2019
Episode 9: The Immortals: Benjamin Franklin

Printer, Philosopher, Scientist, Writer, Politician, Inventor, Postmaster, Soldier, Diplomat, American.

This is Ben Franklin.

Part of the Immortals Leadership series.

Apr 07, 2019
Episode 8: How It Happened - Two Koreas

The history of the U.S. and Korea. How did we get here? The story behind the politics of the moment.

Mar 31, 2019
Episode 7: 5G - The 4th Industrial Revolution - Part 2

In the global race to develop and deploy 5G what are the national security implications that loom over us if the United States doesn't act quickly?

Mar 24, 2019
Episode 6: 5G - The 4th Industrial Revolution - Part 1

What is 5G and how is it going to impact all of our lives?

Mar 17, 2019
Episode 5: The Immortals - Julius Caesar

Roman politician, military general and historian who was at the helm of the rise of the Roman Empire and the demise of the Roman Republic. What can we learn from Caesar? Part of the Immortals leadership series.

Mar 10, 2019
Episode 4: Addiction in America - A Conversation with Patrick Kennedy

Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy shares his personal story of addiction, mental illness, and recovery and explores the impact of marijuana legalization in this powerful, candid conversation.

Mar 03, 2019
Episode 3: Christian Can See

Doctors and researchers pioneering gene therapy are miraculously helping blind people see.

Feb 24, 2019
Episode 2: The Con Man of Congress

The sweeping portrait of a cover-up, manipulation, and the subversion of justice in the US Congress. The story focuses on Imran Awan, a Pakistani-American information technology worker. From 2004 to 2017, he worked as a shared employee for Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. In July 2017, he was arrested on bank fraud charges as part of a federal investigation. This story illustrates one of the biggest cover-ups in Congress in many years. It’s the story of a young man, who through his relationships with members of the House, takes advantage of his access to Congressional servers. Some have accused Awan of causing a hack from within the house. Others say, nothing happened. Which side will you believe? Luke Rosiak, Patrick Sowers and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) - Texas join Newt to provide three different perspectives on the story.

Feb 17, 2019
Episode 1: The Immortals - George Washington

What can we learn from the story of George Washington. Why does he still matter today? Part of the Immortals leadership series.

Feb 15, 2019
Newt's World Trailer 2: What You'll Hear

What you will hear on Newt's World

Feb 13, 2019
Newt's World: Trailer 1 - Cookies

Coming February 17, 2019, a brand new podcast from Newt Gingrich.

Feb 09, 2019