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Join Senator Ted Cruz and co-host Michael Knowles as they break down the most important news stories of the day and reveal what they mean for you. On "Verdict with Ted Cruz,” you will go behind the scenes of the political debates that define our country. "Verdict with Ted Cruz" is being brought to you by Jobs, Freedom, and Security PAC, a political action committee dedicated to supporting conservative causes, organizations, and candidates across the country. In 2022, Jobs, Freedom, and Security PAC plans to donate to conservative candidates running for Congress and help the Republican Party across the nation.

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Ep. 87 - Biden’s Bullsh*t
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Our enemies are emboldened. Our allies are dispirited. And Americans? We’re horrified. Joe Biden now owns the worst foreign policy catastrophe in a generation, and Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles are here to break down the shocking decisions that an overly political Biden White House has made over the last month, the deadly consequences that followed, and the fallout that is still yet to come. Plus, the Senator and Michael share never-before-heard personal stories in the wake of the anniversary of 9/11. Also in this episode: Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate, Gavin Newsom vs. Larry Elder, #FreeBritney, and, of course, AOC’s Met Gala getup.
Sep 17, 2021
Ep. 86 - An Orgy Of Spending
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Spending, taxes, and inflation, oh my! Will Congress ram through Bernie’s batty and bloated budget? As it sits, the radical bill will raise taxes by the trillions, drive up our cost of living, and authorize over $4 trillion in government spending. Senator Cruz and Michael Knowles arrive in the studio to lay out a possible roadmap for blocking this no good, terrible, very bad idea. Plus, Michael opens the mailbag, and some disturbing questions fall out. Is there a robot uprising in our future?
Aug 30, 2021
Ep. 85 - Taliban Takeover
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Biden’s bungled Afghanistan exit has become such a catastrophe that even the liberal media is beginning to question the Commander in Chief's competence. As American foreign policy collapses before our very eyes, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles for a sobering dive into what went wrong, what can still be done, and what America’s place on the international stage will be under Biden and beyond. The eyes of the world are upon us now—especially the eyes of China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah.
Aug 26, 2021
Ep. 84 - Nancy Pelosi, Chief Mask Officer
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We do not like green eggs and ham, and we certainly do not like absolute power. First, the CDC flip-flops on mask rules. Then, Pelosi says she’s going to throw maskless staffers in jail. Following a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for liberty, science, and common sense, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down the CDC’s big credibility problem and take us inside the Senate to understand what the heck is going on in real time. Plus—shocker!—the multi-trillion dollar infrastructure bill isn’t actually about infrastructure. So what’s actually in it?
Aug 05, 2021
Ep. 83 - The Rise of the Censorship Czars ft. Sohrab Ahmari
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From Jack Dorsey’s bans on major publications to Mark Zuckerberg’s bidding for Jen Psaki, how did Big Tech grab the reins of our American political system? All too familiar with the work of the censorship czars, the New York Post's Sohrab Ahmari joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles in the studio to uncover the roots of Big Tech's quest to quash opposing voices and to break down the legal (and political) fights we will face in the days ahead.
Jul 27, 2021
Ep. 82 - Something Is Rotten in the State of Cuba
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An oppressed people attempts to flee the clutches of tyranny. Perhaps in solidarity, Texas Democrats also attempt to throw off the chains that bind them (to responsibility) by stocking up on cold ones and hopping a private jet to Washington. Senator Ted Cruz, who might know a little something about Cuba and Texas, sits down with Michael Knowles to discuss the cause of libertad, the Democrats' double standard on the border, and—how could they not?—Scarface.
Jul 23, 2021
Ep. 81 - #FreeBritney
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Oops! We did it again. Senator Ted Cruz and co-host Michael Knowles are here to adjudicate the defining legal issues of our republic, so obviously first on the docket is the plight of Britney Spears. Putting his expansive legal experience to work, the Senator breaks down exactly how the pop princess has been deprived of her rights through a toxic conservatorship. Plus, Biden’s DOJ sues Georgia over its voting protections, Congress discusses a new voting law named after John Lewis, and the highest court in the land refuses to hear a case on a man’s right to use the women's bathroom. What a circus!
Jul 06, 2021
Ep. 80 - The Poisoning of the American Mind ft. Christopher Rufo
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While concerned parents storm school board meetings to demand an end to Critical Race Theory in the classroom, leftists manage the mental gymnastics of simultaneously denying it exists and defending it. This week, the man who most prominently sounded the alarm bells over this dangerous ideology, Christopher Rufo, joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. Together, the trio explores where CRT originated, how it metastasized, and what the light at the end of the tunnel could be—if there is one. Plus, what does it mean to be a conservative environmentalist? Verdict is going on tour with Young America’s Foundation! Learn how you can bring us to your campus and apply today: http://yaf.org/verdict.
Jul 01, 2021
Ep. 79 - Showdown at the Supreme Court
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Showdowns over religious liberty, adoption, and Obamacare are going down at the Supreme Court. Luckily, our intrepid co-host is quite the expert in this area—and not just because he wrote a book about it! Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down why we always seem to be one vote away on the most crucial SCOTUS cases and what's behind this divide on the Court. Plus, given a magic wand, which constitutional amendment should we repeal?
Jun 22, 2021
Ep. 78 - Speechless
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Critical Race Theory. Censorship. Socialism. Second Wave Feminism. Wokeism. This is what you get when Michael Knowles is in the hot seat! Interchanging armchairs for the day, Senator Ted Cruz interviews Michael on the dangerous fruits of political correctness that are springing up throughout our society. Going even deeper, Michael reveals where this cultural rot started and how we might yet be able to counteract it. (Spoiler alert: this story starts all the way back in the 1930s.) Oh yeah, and Michael wrote a book with words in it—yes, really. This is Verdict with Michael Knowles.
Jun 17, 2021
Ep. 77 - Back From Bibi's Back Office
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Having just returned stateside, Senator Ted Cruz has a lot to report about his time in Israel. The Senator sits down with Michael Knowles to break down what's happening with the revolt in Israel. Will there be a new government, and, if so, what happens to Bibi Netanyahu? Plus, the pair walks through the ATF's new rules on guns, Fauci's bombshell emails, Twitter's sudden "support" of free speech, and the Democrats' latest power grab. Buckle up, this one's going to be a wild ride!
Jun 09, 2021
Ep. 76 - 14 Months to Slow the Spread ft. Steve Deace
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How did 2 weeks turn into 14 months? Steve Deace joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to break down what Fauci and his army of unelected bureaucrats have been up to. Plus, the D.C. duo drops the conversation from the upper to the lower chamber in order to shed some light on the House Conference Chair saga and what it signals about the future of politics in America, a future that decidedly does not include The Artist Formerly Known As Price Harry.
May 27, 2021
Ep. 75 - Israel Under Attack
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Hamas is firing rockets into the state of Israel, Israel is fighting back to ensure its survival, and—like a madman—Senator Ted Cruz is headed right into the middle of it all. For the moment though, the Senator is safe and sound with co-host Michael Knowles in Washington. Together on this episode, the two wonkish wordsmiths break down the Mideast conflict in its entirety—what’s at play today and how we got here, what changed since the Trump years, and—the real question—why so many Democrats are openly supporting terrorists.
May 20, 2021
Ep. 74 - What Happens in Wuhan, Stays in Wuhan
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Reaching into the ever-overstuffed mailbag, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles dive deep on the burning questions of the day including some suspicious circumstances in Wuhan, the future of the Hyde Amendment in a Democrat-controlled Congress, and what we can expect the economy to do over the next 6 months. Plus, an answer to the most urgent question—how is Michael's Dogecoin portfolio doing?
May 17, 2021
Ep. 73 - What Just Went Down
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Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles straight from the Hill, where a lot of things just happened that you probably didn’t hear about. The Senator introduces forty six—yes, really—amendments to the Democrats' precious Corrupt Politicians Act. Is this top priority for Democrats—S. 1 and H.R. 1—one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation ever introduced on the floor of the United States Congress? Also, what the hell is a "ghost gun?" Democrats may have finally lost it as they create a made-up term to describe a made-up problem. Plus, does Senator Cruz have a Hill digital director job in his future? Twitter says yes.
May 12, 2021
Ep. 72 - How Screwed Are We?
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It’s wall-to-wall mailbag today in the Verdict studio! After much too much of a hiatus, Michael Knowles takes a break from asking Senator Cruz his questions and instead poses yours. Some of today's questions are funny, some are smart, and some are even a little irreverent. Caitlyn Jenner 2020? Biden’s biggest blunder last week? How screwed are we, really? Your favorite dialoguing duo has the answers to this and more.
May 03, 2021
Ep. 71 - Sleepy Joe’s Soporific Speech
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Joe Biden ~finally~ addresses a joint session of Congress, and Senator Ted Cruz was there for it all. Well, most of it. Fresh off a good night’s rest, the Senator joins Michael Knowles to break down Biden’s boring—but radical—remarks. Double masked in a stammering sleepy temperament, Biden unveiled what may be the most radical policy package any president has ever presented in his first 100 days. Clearly benefitting from his beauty rest, the Senator reveals what the Democrats are planning to do, and what we can do to stop them. Plus, did you catch Biden’s big beta moment in Nancy’s house?
Apr 30, 2021
Ep. 70 - Botching the Border
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Illegal crossings are up, detention facilities are overrun, and kids are being used as political pawns. We are in the throes of a national crisis—unless you ask Joe Biden. Senator Ted Cruz is heading to the front lines of this battle to assess the damage, but first, he pulls up a chair with Michael Knowles to break down the disastrous consequences of Biden’s border blunders.
Mar 25, 2021
Ep. 69 - The Long Game ft. Governor Scott Walker
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Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles move some cactuses around and make room to welcome Governor Scott Walker to the Verdict studio. The Governor announces he is putting in motion a bold action plan to take education and culture back from the clutches of the radical Left—and this Long Game just might involve your favorite podcast! Plus, the trio sounds the alarm on what may be the largest attempted power grab by Democrats yet (you may not realize just how bad it is until you hear this).
Mar 24, 2021
Ep. 68 - Don't Be Fooled
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We're only halfway through the first 100 days of the Biden administration, and everything seems relatively quiet. But is Joe's low profile actually a mask for the most radical agenda in American history? Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down Biden's latest partisan nominees and extreme policy positions. Plus, is it a problem that Amazon is banning books?
Mar 04, 2021
Ep. 67 - The Prosecution Rests
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After much sound and fury, the Democrats have rested their case in the second impeachment "trial" of Donald Trump. Michael Knowles quizzes Senator Ted Cruz on what the heck is going on. Plus, the podcasting pals zoom out to cover cancel culture more broadly. Is the same nasty double standard the Left is using to cancel Trump responsible for the ouster of Gina Carano?
Feb 12, 2021
Ep. 66 - Trump on Trial (Again)
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As if we rolled the tape back 12 months, the Trump impeachment trial is underway, and Michael Knowles is joined by Senator Ted Cruz to break it all down. Is there a legal argument for removal? Is it constitutional to hold an impeachment trial for a former president? Plus, we get an answer to perhaps the most important question of all—how’s the food in the Senate cafeteria?
Feb 12, 2021
Ep. 65 - LIVE from Miami at YAF’s Freedom Conference
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Michael Knowles joins Senator Ted Cruz LIVE in Miami at Young America’s Foundation’s Freedom Conference to talk all things big and bad—big government, big business, and big tech. The podcasting pair breaks down how this accumulation of power is fundamentally inimical to liberty and what the American people can do to preserve freedom in the Left’s new America. Plus, audience members from across the country ask their questions in a special live mailbag segment. -- Subscribe to YAF on YouTube to watch more top videos with Michael Knowles and Senator Cruz: http://youtube.com/yaftv
Feb 11, 2021
Ep. 64 - The Meme Gurus
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Steal from the poor, give to the rich? Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles come together to discuss what’s going on with GameStop, talk about the basics of stock trading, and break down what happened on Reddit. Plus, who is Joe Biden appointing to government positions? The podcasting pair break down what this Brave New World looks like. Verdict is going LIVE this Friday at YAF’s Freedom Conference in Miami. Submit your questions for Senator Cruz by subscribing to YouTube.com/YAFtv today and leaving a comment on Friday. See you then!
Feb 01, 2021
Ep. 63 - Season Premiere: Biden’s America
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Since last we spoke, Congress counted the votes of the Electoral College, some members of Congress objected to that same vote, rioters stormed the Capitol, a new president was inaugurated, and a former president was impeached. In this 2021 season premiere, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles dust off their microphones to break down what the hell has been happening and make a few predictions about what Biden’s America will look like. Plus, Michael welcomes his first son into the world and Senator Cruz turns 50. Welcome back to Verdict!
Jan 23, 2021
Ep. 62 - May It Please the Court
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17 states and the President have joined Texas in suing battleground states over election irregularities, and our very own Senator Ted Cruz was asked to argue the case before the Supreme Court. The Senator and Michael Knowles come together once again to break down the why the Court turned down the Pennsylvania case and what that could mean for the Texas case and, ultimately, the election as a whole. Plus, while America is focused on who will be the next president, what is going on in the rest of the world?
Dec 11, 2020
Ep. 61 - Will We Ever Return to Normal?
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Are lockdowns and men in dresses the new normal? Old pals Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles get together to break down the dramatic shifts happening right now in politics and pop culture. From ludicrous leftist lockdowns to Harry Styles eating a banana—what do these things mean for normalcy in America? Plus, the podcasting pair outlines what the Senate could do to influence a potential Biden cabinet and preclude the worst scenarios.
Dec 08, 2020
Ep. 60 - The Battle Over Ballots
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Despite the media’s toddler tantrum, this election is far from over. Following the filing of an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the election results in Pennsylvania, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down the state of the presidential race, the legal challenges that he has his eye on, and the battle that lies ahead for Team Trump. Plus, the Georgia Senate race the most consequential Senate race of our lifetime—here’s why.
Dec 04, 2020
Ep. 59 - Holy Crap, What a Week
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The media has declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Fortunately, the media doesn't get to pick the president. Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down everything that happened in the last seven days, who the next president will be, and what’s next for America. Also, did Andrew McCabe perjure himself while being questioned by Congress this week? Senator Cruz reveals his plan to find out whether McCabe or Comey is the bigger snake.
Nov 12, 2020
Ep. 58 - So Help Me God
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett is now Justice Amy Coney Barrett, and Senator Ted Cruz was on the front lines of all of it. Following Justice Barrett's swearing in, the Senator joins Michael Knowles to break down how it all unfolded and what the Democratic Party will do in response. Also, what’s next in Senator Cruz’s campaign to hold Big Tech accountable?
Oct 28, 2020
Ep. 57 - American Oligarchs
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Just two weeks before the election, Big Tech tyrants censored (read: completely hid) a bombshell story from the New York Post about Hunter Biden, and they are going to answer for it. Following his call to subpoena the Big Tech bosses to the Judiciary Committee room and following the DOJ’s decision to sue Google, Senator Cruz joins Michael Knowles to discuss why these moves are so important to the future of democracy in America and why allowing a few billionaires to have a monopoly over every means of communication is incredibly dangerous. Plus, is the Senator really a vegan?
Oct 21, 2020
Ep. 56 - Unpacking Court Packing
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If you watched Judge Barrett's confirmation hearings this week, you might have gotten the impression that the Democrats have given up. But something much more sinister is going on. Following the conclusion of ACB's testimony, Michael Knowles asks Senator Ted Cruz about the impotent performance by Judiciary Democrats and, more importantly, about the radical Left’s shockingly successful attempt to mainstream the idea of packing the court, an idea so outrageous that even Senator Joe condemned it before he became Candidate Joe. Plus, have Facebook and Twitter poked the bear by censoring the New York Post?
Oct 15, 2020
Ep. 55 - Becoming Justice Barrett
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings are underway, and straight from the Hill, Senator Ted Cruz has the scoop. Michael Knowles joins the Senator, and together they break down the pitiful performance by Senate Democrats and what is still to come in these consequential proceedings. Plus, did ACB actually hold up Michael’s book during the hearing?
Oct 14, 2020
Ep. 54 - James Comey, Incompetent or Corrupt?
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Senator Cruz comes straight from the Comey hearing on the Hill to the podcast studio where Michael Knowles joins him to discuss Comey’s J. Edgar Hoover complex, what the next three weeks will mean for confirming Judge Barrett, and Joe Biden’s inability to admit that he supports radical leftist positions. Plus, is Chris Wallace the worst debate moderator of all time?
Oct 02, 2020
Ep. 53 - One Vote Away
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On the heels of her nomination to the highest court in the land, Amy Coney Barrett is under a media microscope and the misinformation is flying. Luckily, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles are here to separate fact from fiction. Coming straight from his meeting with Judge Barrett on the Hill, the Senator has a lot to share about the judge, the confirmation process, and what we can expect from Democrats during the fight. Plus, did “The New York Times” admit they’re actually fans of a flat tax this week?
Sep 30, 2020
Ep. 52 - In the Trenches for School Choice ft. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
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Last week, the Senate voted on the most historic school choice legislation in American history. One of the authors of that legislation is Senator Ted Cruz. The other is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who joins the Senator and Michael Knowles to discuss not only that landmark bill, but also the importance of re-opening America’s schools quickly.
Sep 24, 2020
Ep. 51 - One Seat to Win Them All
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With America already on the brink, will the battle over nominating the next Supreme Court justice put us over the edge? Senator Ted Cruz is perhaps the most qualified person in America to discuss the vacancy on the Court, the path to confirming President Trump’s nominee, and why the whole thing is so important. Plus, Michael Knowles asks the Senator to tell some of his favorite Justice Ginsburg stories.
Sep 22, 2020
Ep. 50 - Montecristos with Bibi (and Peace in the Middle East)
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In the historic 50th (!!!) episode of the show, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles break down an even more historic occasion: peace in the Middle East. Why does the Israel-UAE-Bahrain deal matter, and what led to this momentous event? Your favorite podcasting pair has the answer. Plus, Senator Cruz recounts one very important cigar he shared with PM Netanyahu.
Sep 22, 2020
Ep. 49 - Hollywood Has a Predilection for Minors and Communists
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After a whirlwind week, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles have no shortage of things to discuss! Amazingly, in almost perfect unison, Netflix releases their new child porn film "Cuties" while Governor Newsom goes to work reducing the penalties for pedophiles in California. Plus, Disney thanks the dirty communists in the CCP at the end of their new "Mulan" film. And, America's favorite podcasting senator answers the most pressing question of all: will he be taking a seat on the SCOTUS bench anytime in the near future?
Sep 19, 2020
Ep. 48 - Fueling Russia's Aggression
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What would happen if Russia gained total control over Europe’s oil supply? Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles come together to warn against the havoc that a new oil pipeline, Nord Stream 2, is poised to wreak on the world if Russia completes their metal monstrosity. Then, the Senator talks about his new legislation aimed at blocking this hostile takeover of Europe’s energy supply chain. Plus, Senator Cruz issues a shocking correction to one of the pair’s previous mailbag segments.
Sep 10, 2020
Ep. 47 - False Positive ft. Steve Deace
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Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles are joined by Steve Deace, and together they spend the full show unraveling the web of coronavirus lies that Democratic politicians have been busy spinning. From death rates to ER visits and test sensitivity to contagiousness, it’s time to fact check everything you’ve been told. Plus, the truth-seeking trio sets the record straight after the DNC lauds Governor Cuomo’s pandemic performance.
Sep 07, 2020
Ep. 46 - Live at the RNC
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In a late-night throwback to the early days of the show, Michael Knowles joins Senator Ted Cruz live after President Trump’s RNC acceptance speech. The podcasting pair not only react to the president’s speech, but also recap last week’s DNC debacle and recount the latest damage from the hurricanes pounding the southern states. Plus, our loyal audience gets the opportunity to send in live questions during the show.
Aug 29, 2020
Ep. 45 - In Hollywood, the Revolution Will Be Televised ft. Isaiah Washington
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Live from the belly of the beast, “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Isaiah Washington joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles for an inside conversation on Hollywood’s predilection for cancelling conservatives. In this episode, Washington tells the story of his walk away from the Democratic Party, details his triumphant professional journey from Houston to Hollywood, and spills the tea on Tinseltown’s dirty little (Chinese) secret.
Aug 18, 2020
Ep. 44 - What’s Three Trillion Between Friends?
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Are Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats intentionally keeping the American people unemployed? Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles dive deep on the new coronavirus relief proposals from the Democrats and the Republicans and suggest some alternative solutions that would actually send the American people back to work. Plus, has the Left destroyed comedy once and for all?
Aug 15, 2020
Ep. 43 - Screaming Primal Rage
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BLM’s dirty secrets are revealed at the hands of Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. The podcasting duo sits down to divulge shocking new information that has come to light about the Black Lives Matter organization, including direct Marxist ties, opposition to the nuclear family, and a quest to abolish every police department in America. Plus, Balaam’s donkey gets a burning question in during the mailbag segment.
Aug 13, 2020
Ep. 42 - A New Cold War
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Senator Ted Cruz spends a moment memorializing conservative titan Herman Cain and the lasting impact of his work. Then, Senator Cruz and Michael Knowles react to this shocking (or maybe not so shocking) news straight from the Hill—three out of four of the Big Tech CEOs refused to admit to Congress that China steals from American technology companies. Plus, Senator Cruz responds directly to Mark Cuban questioning his testicular fortitude.
Aug 11, 2020
Ep. 41 - Bad Hombres ft. DHS Secretary Chad Wolf
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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to share inside information about the federal government’s nationwide crackdown on lawless rioters, discuss the progress of President Trump’s 30-foot-tall border wall, and explain the very real dangers of the way Nancy Pelosi and the Left demonize the police. Plus, Senator Cruz’s new name is Bob.
Aug 07, 2020
Ep. 40 - Cruzing on Air Force One
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It's time to stop killing jobs and help people get back to work. Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles break down the Republican response to Pelosi's disastrous economic relief bill, consider the implications of petty lawmakers making a mockery of the recent hearing with Attorney General William Barr, and, most importantly, spill the tea on the Senator's Air Force Once outing.
Aug 04, 2020
Ep. 39 - A Portal Into the Progressive Mind ft. Eric Weinstein
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Eric Weinstein makes history by becoming the first progressive to join "Verdict with Ted Cruz." He joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles in the City of Angels to discuss (and maybe even debate) the important issues of our time including free speech, gender theory, immigration, and more. In a time when genuine conversations between left and right are few and far between, this conversation among three intellects offers a glimmer of hope. Listen to "The Portal" hosted by Eric Weinstein: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-portal/id1469999563
Jul 23, 2020
Ep. 38 - Jon Voight Is a National Treasure
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Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles in the heart of Hollywood to discuss the state of Tinseltown, his tutelage and rise to fame under the Greatest Generation of actors, and the future of the Republic in 2020 and beyond. Also, who filibustered better—Ted Cruz or Jimmy Stewart?
Jul 18, 2020
Ep. 37 - From Hong Kong to TikTok
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China might be the greatest geopolitical threat to America, but is anyone even paying attention? Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles discuss China’s aggression toward Hong Kong, the Chinese takeover of the tech world, and what a difference it would make if America begins to deal with the Chinese threat. Plus, in an extended mailbag section, Senator Cruz breaks down why he is so critical of Chief Justice John Roberts in particular and explains the benefits of a balanced budget amendment.
Jul 15, 2020
Ep. 36 - Train Wreck at the Supreme Court
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It has been a terrible month at the Supreme Court—the Court let us down yet again, and conservatives lost three important cases. Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles break down the latest decisions dealing with transgender employment law, abortion, DACA, and also a small victory for school choice. Plus, is Chief Justice John Roberts is the next Sandra Day O’Connor?
Jul 10, 2020
Ep. 35 - A Look Inside Senator Tim Scott’s Voicemail Box
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Senator Tim Scott joins Michael Knowles and Senator Ted Cruz to play never-before-heard voicemails left in his Senate office, to react to Democrats blocking his JUSTICE Act and real police reform, and to break down what it’s like to be a black conservative in America today.
Jul 02, 2020
Ep. 34 - Bill Barr is the Honey Badger ft. Attorney General William Barr
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Attorney General Bill Barr sits down with Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to reveal the Trump administration’s plans for dealing with the riots afflicting America, lay out what we can expect from the Durham probe into Obama-era corruption, and explain why he was crazy enough to take the job a second time.
Jun 25, 2020
Ep. 33 - Is a Hotdog a Sandwich? ft. Senator Mike Lee
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Senator Mike Lee joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to spill some tea about what happened at the most recent Senate lunch, attempt to pinpoint the historical moments that led to downturns in American freedom, and look toward the future that freedom fighters in the Senate are trying to build (including one future Senator Michael Knowles). Plus, Senators Cruz and Lee prove they disagree on at least ONE thing: whether or not a hotdog is a sandwich.
Jun 23, 2020
Ep. 32 - Riots, Plagues, & Murder Hornets
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2020 is off to a rip-roaring start, and the craziest parts may be yet to come. Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down what the tumultuous events of the year mean for the 2020 election, to give a behind-the-scenes perspective on what running a national presidential campaign is actually like, and to give his take on the best and worst political advice for conservatives. Plus, Senator Cruz answers the question that’s on everyone’s mind: boxers or briefs?
Jun 16, 2020
Ep. 31 - Behind the Gates with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows
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EXCLUSIVE: Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles sit down with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for his first public interview since his appointment to the position. In this extended conversation, Mr. Meadows pulls back the curtain and gives listeners a glimpse into the inner workings of the West Wing in the age of Trump. He breaks down what the administration is doing to combat leakers, enforce the rule of law, defeat social media censorship, and more.
Jun 12, 2020
Ep. 30 - Don’t Defund The Police
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In a post-quarantine reunion, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles sit down together in D.C. for the first time in months to explain what defunding the police would actually mean for America, specifically for the black community, and to expose WHO’s shifting goalposts for coronavirus prevention.
Jun 08, 2020
Ep. 29 - America On Fire
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The Senator and Michael discuss what the nationwide riots mean for justice, the shocking lie the DOJ used to target President Trump, and some good news on the horizon.
Jun 07, 2020
Ep. 28 - Social Media Censorship
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The Senator and Michael discuss President Trump’s new executive order to stop social media censorship as viral videos lead to protests and looting around the country.
May 29, 2020
Ep. 27 - Civil Liberties Under Attack
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The Senator and Michael break down the death of civil liberties in the midst of Obamagate, Mike Flynn, sexual assault on campus, and the endless lockdowns.
May 16, 2020
Ep. 26 - Ask Us Anything
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The Senator and Michael take live questions from the audience, no topic off limits.
May 09, 2020
Ep. 25 - China Must Pay
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The Senator and Michael discuss the concrete steps being taken to make China pay for its misdeeds and to prevent further problems in the future.
Apr 29, 2020
Ep. 24 - The Wuhan Coverup
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The Senator and Michael sit down to discuss a shocking new revelation about the Wuhan Institute of Virology and how to restart the American economy.
Apr 17, 2020
Ep. 23 - Easter In Isolation
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The Senator and Michael discuss the political and spiritual meaning of the strangest Easter in centuries.
Apr 12, 2020
Ep. 22 - Running On Empty ft. Wil VanLoh
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Senator Cruz and Michael sit down with energy expert Wil VanLoh to discuss the collapse of America’s oil and gas industry and what we can do about it.
Apr 11, 2020
Ep. 21 - How Do We Start The Economy Again?
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Senator Cruz and Michael sit down from a safe distance to discuss the historic economic devastation brought on by coronavirus and what to do about 10 million job losses in just two weeks.
Apr 03, 2020
Ep. 20 - What’s Actually In The Senate Relief Bill
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Michael joins Senator Cruz from a safe social distance to break down what’s in the bill that passed today, why it took so long, and what the hell airplane emissions have to do with coronavirus. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts.
Mar 26, 2020
Ep. 19 - An Expert’s Perspective On The Pandemic
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Michael is caught in the jaws of LA’s lockdown but joins Senator Cruz and a special guest online. Senator Barrasso joins the show to offer a physician’s insights on the pandemic panic and what we can expect from Congress in the coming days.
Mar 22, 2020
Ep. 18 - The Cost Of Coronavirus
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Senator Cruz and Michael satellite in from a safe social distance to break down the social, political, and economic costs of the Chinese coronavirus—and who should pay. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts.
Mar 20, 2020
Ep. 17 - Cruz's Coronavirus Quarantine
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Senator Cruz self-quarantines after a run-in with coronavirus at CPAC, so Michael satellites in to get the latest on where the virus came from, how it's spreading, and what the government is doing to stop it. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts.
Mar 11, 2020
Ep. 16 - How Nigel Farage Won Brexit
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Nigel Farage joins Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles to break down what led to the UK’s dramatic exit from the EU, discuss what Huawei's spy tech could mean for the Five Eyes relationship, and drop a few bombshells about the most important issue of our time, Megxit. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts.
Mar 05, 2020
Ep. 15 - A Firsthand Look at Socialism
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Senator Cruz’s tia joins the show to share her firsthand experience living under Castro-era socialism and they consider what an America under President Bernie Sanders would look like. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts.
Feb 29, 2020
Ep. 14 - Live at CPAC
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Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles discuss the major shift in the two parties that has led to so many conservative victories in recent years. Then, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel joins to discuss the party's 2020 strategy.
Feb 27, 2020
Ep. 13 - The Stakes of 2020
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Senator Cruz and Michael examine the radical policies that could follow a Democratic victory in November. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts.
Feb 11, 2020
Ep. 12 - It All Comes Down To This
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The Senate votes on whether or not to remove the President, one Republican defects, and the stakes couldn’t be higher moving forward. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts.
Feb 06, 2020
Ep. 11 - Inside The State Of The Union
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After the State of the Union, Senator Cruz gives an inside look at the Iowa disaster. We breakdown President Trump's speech, Rush Limbaugh is awarded the Medal of Freedom, and we cover what's coming in the final vote on impeachment. All that and more.
Feb 05, 2020
Ep. 10 - It’s Not Over Yet
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Sen. Lindsey Graham stops by to walk us through how Mitch McConnell got 51 votes to stop further witnesses. But Senator Cruz knows a lot could happen between now and acquittal. Verdict is co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Youtube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts.
Feb 01, 2020
Ep. 9 - A Day In The Life
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The Senate heads for a nail-biter. The Senator sits down in the daylight for a change to lay out his strategy before heading to Capitol Hill. This show was co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts.
Jan 30, 2020
Ep. 8 - Four Crucial Questions
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President Trump weighs in on Senator Cruz’s impeachment performance, and the Senator tries to get even one straight answer out of Adam Schiff. This show was co-hosted by Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles. To hear more of Michael, check out The Michael Knowles Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you stream your favorite podcasts.
Jan 30, 2020
Ep. 7 - The Deal of the Century
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The arguments are over, Mitch McConnell doesn’t have the votes to end impeachment, and President Trump tries to bring peace to the Middle East.
Jan 29, 2020
Ep. 6 - The Bolton Bombshell
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A leak from John Bolton’s leak throws impeachment into chaos, President Trump’s legal team comes out swinging, and Senator Cruz sends at least one reporter up a wall.
Jan 28, 2020
Ep. 5 - Now It's Our Turn
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The Trump team finally gets a chance to make their case against impeachment, Senator Cruz identifies the sneaky logical trick in Democrats' arguments, and four presidential candidates are stuck in the Capitol just nine days before the Iowa caucuses.
Jan 25, 2020
Ep. 4 - From ‘Roe’ To Impeachment
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The Democrats wrap up their case against the President, the Trump team launches its arguments tomorrow, and we all march for life on the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. 
Jan 25, 2020
Ep. 3 - Democrats Throw Biden Under The Bus
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House Democrats open the door on the Bidens’ crooked dealings in Ukraine.
Jan 25, 2020
Ep. 2 - Republicans' Secret Impeachment Weapon
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Senator Cruz breaks down the arguments on impeachment and reveals Republicans’ secret weapon.
Jan 23, 2020
Ep. 1 - Trump On Trial
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The first full day of President Trump’s impeachment trial comes to a close. Senator Cruz breaks down what the trial means for the White House, the Congress, and the country.
Jan 22, 2020
Verdict with Ted Cruz: Trailer
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Join Senator Ted Cruz and co-host Michael Knowles as they break down the most important news stories of the day and reveal what they mean for you. On "Verdict with Ted Cruz,” you will go behind the scenes of the political debates that define our country.
Jan 19, 2020