The Trey Gowdy Podcast

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 Aug 4, 2020
I love Trey's calming cadence. He's made me think about things a bit differently, or from a non-partisan view. We need more like him in government

Eric Geehan
 May 12, 2020
Love from Canada. i like Trey by himself no guests needed


Trey Gowdy former federal prosecutor and four term United States Congressman from South Carolina brings his one of a kind style to the podcast platform. Every week you’ll hear original commentaries and power player interviews. Don't be surprised if his former congressional colleagues stop by from time to time as well.

Episode Date
A Reckoning For Those Who Are Wrong
This week, Trey Gowdy asserts the idea that fairness should not depend on political party, but instead should be the standard we give to both our friends and our opponents. He explains his hopes that America can establish a system of accountability for politicians and media that lie, and why the political environment we live in does not encourage asking questions. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jan 19, 2021
We Can Only Be Destroyed From Within
This week, Trey Gowdy reflects on last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol building and his hopes the country returns to acting as a nation of laws. He explains the consequences of the destructive nature of the fighting amongst fellow Americans and poses the question of where the accountability lies for political leaders who mislead their constituents.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jan 12, 2021
Karl Rove "We Are Better When We Are Bigger"
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by Republican strategist, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for George W. Bush, Karl Rove. Karl shares his early passion for politics and government, how he selected political candidates he would work with and the importance of being tolerant of all political views and beliefs . Later, Karl explains how the Georgia runoff elections brought him back into the world of political campaigns. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jan 05, 2021
This Thing We Call Hope
This week, Trey Gowdy reflects on New Year’s Eve, new beginnings and the idea of hope on the horizon. He explains why he loves New Year’s Eve and its symbolism of a new slate, encourages people to make a difference in their own communities and shares what he believes the greatest American institution is. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Dec 29, 2020
The Season Of Hope, Joy And Giving
This week, Trey Gowdy reflects on the holiday season and how he plans to celebrate Christmas with his family. He explains what Christmas is like at the Gowdy household, and what his holiday wishes are for his podcast listeners. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Dec 22, 2020
Ari Fleischer On What It Will Take To Fix The Media
This week, Trey Gowdy is joined by former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer. Ari explains how he landed his first job, how the modern political and media landscape has become even more partisan due to technology and the importance of separating opinion from news. Later, Ari explains what it is going to take for the country to return to a time when the media was respected and trusted. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Dec 15, 2020
Friendship Over Everything
This week, Trey Gowdy shares stories from his clerkship on a Federal Court in South Carolina with Judge Ross Anderson. He explains why Judge Anderson decided to take a chance on him, how the trying moments he faced in clerking for the Judge prepared him for his future and how friendship was an important aspect of a relationship with Judge Anderson, rather than politics. Later, Trey reflects on the recent passing of Judge Anderson and expresses gratitude for his friendship and mentorship. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Dec 08, 2020
Trust Yourself And Challenge Everything
This week, Trey Gowdy answers listeners' questions about what news source people can trust and why someone would run for Congress in the current political climate.Trey offers advice on whether law school is the best choice for you. Later, Trey explains that when it comes to voter fraud the evidence needs to be cross-examined to the allegations being made. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Dec 01, 2020
Despite It All, We Give Thanks
This week, Trey Gowdy reflects on celebrating Thanksgiving this year and the importance of expressing gratitude. Trey discusses how people should be affirmative in looking for things to be grateful for, the thanks we should give for the gift of life and Trey gives thanks for his friends, his family and even his critics. Later, Trey notes how the country is always striving to become better. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Nov 24, 2020
What Is Wrong In The Daylight, Is Wrong In The Dark
This week, Trey Gowdy questions what the demand and expectation for the truth should be. Trey explains the things that he believes we can all do better, like looking for proof before accepting an assertion someone has made, what the consequence false accusations or untruthfulness should be and whether he believes one’s visibility changes how they behave. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Nov 17, 2020
The Right Change Matters
This week, Trey Gowdy reflects on the results of the 2020 election and how each American may be reacting to the news. Trey explains the importance of respecting the election results while also ensuring election integrity, the responsibility of those alleging fraud to prove there was fraud and what level of tolerance we should have for mistakes. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Nov 10, 2020
Nothing To Do Except Wait
This week, Trey Gowdy explains what is on his mind as the country waits for election results. Trey compares the wait for election results to a prosecutor’s wait for the verdict of a jury trial, the importance of reflecting how you can do better before you get the results, and what the future of small limited government is. Later, Trey explains the best time for Republicans to reflect and plan for the next election cycle is before they know whether they have won or lost. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Nov 03, 2020
BONUS: The Flirtation With Absurdity
Join Trey Gowdy every Thursday for a bonus podcast episode where he shares his analysis and latest thoughts on the Supreme Court nomination process. This week, Trey explains the history of Democrats speaking out against Supreme Court nominees, how senators could more honestly disagree with Supreme Court nominations and Trey encourages listeners to write down what they perceive their rights to be and argues Amy Coney Barrett will not take any of those rights away.
Oct 29, 2020
The Question Of Why
This week, Trey Gowdy speaks about the uncertainty Americans face as we approach the election and how he found hope amid this uncertainty. Trey explains why grief and pain can become a unifying force for the country, how voters' opinions can be moved before Election Day and the importance of having a fair moderator in a debate. Later, Trey reflects on his experience voting this year in the 2020 election.
Oct 27, 2020
BONUS: Find Your Own Best Facts
Join Trey Gowdy every Thursday for a bonus podcast episode where he shares his analysis and latest thoughts on the Supreme Court nomination process. This week, Trey explains why Judge Amy Coney Barrett is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, he points out the teamwork from Republican Senators in questioning during the confirmation hearing and weighs in on what he thinks some Democrats can improve upon.   Later, Trey ends on a happy note, discussing the hug shared between Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator Diane Feintstein (D-CA).
Oct 22, 2020
The Last, Best Chance To Move Voters
This week, Trey Gowdy weighs in on the presidential debates and how it presents the last opportunity for the candidates to persuade voters. Trey gives his unsolicited advice to President Trump on how to best prepare for the final debate. He explains the importance of acknowledging media bias if it surfaces during the debate, tailoring your tone and message towards all voters and how to address difficult issues like the struggles of the pandemic. Later, Trey explains how President Trump can best use his limited amount of time at the debate to highlight his own administration’s accomplishments and saving attacks for the right moments. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Oct 20, 2020
BONUS: Doing The Right Thing, The Right Way
Join Trey Gowdy every Thursday for a bonus podcast episode where he shares his analysis and latest thoughts on the Supreme Court nomination process. This week, Trey shares his observations of the first few days of the Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and he explains the full story of how Chief Justice Roberts decided the Affordable Care Act was constitutional. Plus, Trey explains why he thinks Professor Patricia O'Hara was the most effective advocate for Judge Barrett. 
Oct 15, 2020
Senator Ben Sasse: "We’ve Stopped Doing Civics"
Trey Gowdy is joined by his friend, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), to discuss the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Senator Sasse explains his ideas for reforming the Senate, including introducing term limits so there is less emphasis on campaigning and less focus on making careers in Washington D.C.. The Senator also explains why he believes more decisions should be made at a state and local level, why politicians work together more effectively when there are no cameras and the importance of returning to civics rather than politics.  Later, Senator Sasse explains Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s qualifications for the Supreme Court and why he believes attacks on Judge Barrett’s faith are unconstitutional and ineffective. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Oct 13, 2020
BONUS: The Great Exception
Join Trey Gowdy every Thursday for a bonus podcast episode where he shares his analysis and latest thoughts on the Supreme Court nomination process. This week, Trey dives into the way the United States Supreme Court has become a “cultural battleground." He discusses the lack of knowledge the public has of Supreme Court cases and decisions, and how changing of American attitudes has lead to more contentious confirmation processes. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Oct 08, 2020
Rep. Kevin McCarthy: "The Country’s Worth Fighting For"
Trey Gowdy is joined by his friend, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, to discuss his political career and the important lessons he's learned along the way. Rep. McCarthy explains why it's easier for politicians to vote no on something than yes, the experience of being a California Republican and how winning the lottery at 20 years old, led him to discovering politics. Rep. McCarthy shares how his congressional class of Republicans took back the House of Representatives and the history of the Republican party in America. Later Rep. McCarthy reflects on the diversity of opinion within the Republican party and the important responsibilities of a House Minority Leader. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Oct 06, 2020
BONUS: Devout Hypocrisy
Join Trey Gowdy every Thursday for a bonus podcast episode where he shares his analysis and latest thoughts on the Supreme Court nomination process.  This week, Trey dives into the hypocrisy he sees when the media negatively portrays Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as a devout Catholic. He explains the important traits he would want in any nominee and questions the role religious or spiritual beliefs should have in politics.
Oct 01, 2020
A Fair Accounting Of Sen. Lindsey Graham
This week, Trey Gowdy speaks about his friend Senator Lindsey Graham and his origins in South Carolina that led him to eventually become a United States senator. Trey explains why he believes Senator Graham is being targeted in his senate re-election campaign by Democrats and the media. He breaks down how Senator Graham was criticized for voting to confirm Justice Bret Kavanaugh without the media recognizing Senator Graham’s record treating all Supreme Court nominees fairly. ​ Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Sep 29, 2020
Presidents Are President, Until They’re Not
This week, Trey Gowdy pays tribute after the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and discusses how death is treated by the news media. Trey urges listeners to read about Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor and the ways in which they fought for justice and against inequality. Trey weighs in on whether President Trump should nominate a Supreme Court Justice to fill the current vacancy and elaborates on when he believes the United States Supreme Court appointments became entrenched in partisanship.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Sep 22, 2020
Who Do You Trust?
This week, Trey Gowdy discusses the potential of a close election in November and asks who we collectively trust enough to count the votes and verify the results. Trey explains how this election has only been portrayed as the most important one because it's the next one, how America’s reaction to the election results will have a profound impact on the next four years and explains the crucial role trust plays in everyday life. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Sep 15, 2020
The Intrinsic Value Of Work
This week, Trey remembers the meaning of Labor Day by discussing how some of his earliest jobs mowing lawns, delivering papers, and bagging groceries taught him the value of work. Trey explores the way we confront our fears while in the workplace, gratitude for great bosses and the kindness and generosity of others that we meet along the way. Later, Trey weighs in on Rep. Joe Kennedy's Senate primary loss to incumbent Senator Ed Markey and remembers the legacy of Jo Evelyn Cox. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Sep 08, 2020
The Difference Between Evidence And Facts
This week, Trey Gowdy discusses how people can be intentional about their hope as they head into fall of 2020. Trey explains what questions should be asked about what happened to Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the importance of finding the most compelling and relevant evidence, and why juries are told they must wait until all of the evidence is revealed to make a decision. Later, Trey gives unsolicited advice surrounding the Liberty University scandal. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Sep 01, 2020
Politics Is About Contrast
This week, Trey explains what he thinks President Trump should talk about during the Republican National Convention, how he would question former FBI director James Comey if given the chance and why he believes public hearings are typically unhelpful. Later, Trey gives a compelling argument for his favorite books, favorite song and favorite movie. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Aug 25, 2020
Doesn't Hurt To Ask
This week, Trey discusses his new book out, Doesn’t Hurt To Ask, and how his friend Senator Tim Scott inspired him to write a book about something he is passionate about. Trey explains the keys to persuasion in knowing your jury as well as the facts on both sides and the beauty of questions. Later, Trey remembers a visit to the White House where he was able to apply his question asking skills in a conversation with President Trump. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Aug 18, 2020
We Are Right To Expect More
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy discusses the gridlock in Congress Americans have seen this past week and why during a pandemic would be the time to work together and persuade each other. Trey explains the importance of the country expecting more of our politicians and the media who cover them. He goes on to give the building blocks of persuasion, the value of knowing the facts before expressing opinions and the importance of knowing both your goals and who your jury is. Plus, Trey reminds listeners about his new book coming out, Doesn’t Hurt To Ask. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Aug 11, 2020
What Do You Believe And Why Do You Believe It?
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy poses questions about recent instances of hypocrisy, when it comes to federal intervention in the Portland protests, how the Democrats conducted themselves during their hearing with Attorney General William Barr and the potential reopening of schools.  Trey explains the importance of gathering all of the facts before weighing in on something and he discusses the art of persuasion and why it is in Americans’ best interest not to argue but persuade one another. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Aug 04, 2020
Trey Gowdy: "Racing To The Edges"
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy discusses the turbulent times the country has experienced recently and questions how the year 2020 has felt different than difficult times of the past. Trey explains how the political landscape of our country demonstrates the division of opinion in America, the important relationship of co-citizenry and the important work that goes into sharing a republic. Later, Trey asks his listeners questions about the justice system, immigration enforcement and the commutation of Roger Stone, then he answers listener-submitted questions. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jul 28, 2020
Trey Gowdy: "The Lesson Of The Beach"
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy takes the time to thank his listeners for their appreciation of the diversity of guests and opinions on his podcast. Trey explains why he will be exploring the topic of persuasion in the coming weeks and the importance of allowing yourself to be persuaded. Later, Trey talks about the beach and how his perception of the beach has changed as he's gotten older.  Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jul 21, 2020
Sen. Graham On Mueller Probe: "Time For Us To Look At The Other Side Of The Story"
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy is joined by his friend, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C, to discuss what he sees as serious flaws in the Mueller investigation and why he believes former special counsel Robert Mueller needs to testify before his committee. Sen. Graham tells Trey Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report revealed the other side of the Trump-Russian investigation and that he plans to ensure anyone on Mueller’s team who may have abused their power is held accountable. Graham also tells Gowdy what he thinks of the ‘defund the police’ movement, the rise in crime in U.S. cities and his desire to continue making South Carolina and the country a better place. Later, Trey answers listener-submitted questions on how the GOP can appeal to more female voters, the Durham report and more. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jul 14, 2020
Mick Mulvaney On His Time at the White House
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy sits down with Mick Mulvaney, former White House Chief of Staff and Director of the Office of Management and Budget and current U.S Special Envoy to Northern Ireland. Mick tells Trey about how he landed the cabinet position of Director of OMB, he criticizes John Bolton’s decision to betray the trust of his position and write a tell-all book. Mick also discusses his previous role as White House Chief of Staff and recounts what it was like being in the White House leading up to the impeachment proceedings. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jul 07, 2020
July 4th: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy reflects on America's independence and the importance of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Trey explains that we do not have to wait for our country’s independence day to celebrate and reflect on our own personal independence, significance and happiness. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jul 07, 2020
When The Issue Is More Enticing Than The Solution
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy discusses how law has the potential to be a unifying force and that it should be respected, but should also strive to fix itself when it is not worthy of that respect. Trey talks about his friend Senator Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) recent challenge in attempting to pass a police reform bill, the scrutiny and insensitivity he faced as a black Republican trying to pass this legislation. Plus, Trey explains the willingness of Senator Scott to compromise with Senate Democrats and how the issue became more enticing than the solution for some Democrats. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jun 30, 2020
A Walk Towards Unity
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy discusses why Americans feel the country is out of control and how people of different political persuasions can unify and meet in the middle on important issues. Trey goes on to thank his dad on Father’s Day for setting high standards with his hard work and kindness and welcomes his wife Terri Gowdy, his Congressional scheduler Mary-Langston Willis and former Staff Director of the House Oversight Committee Sheria Clarke. They share stories about their fathers and the qualities they had that made them role models in each of their lives. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jun 23, 2020
Law Enforcement: An Impossibly Difficult Job
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy discusses what the role of the police should be as national conversations focus on the topic of law enforcement. Trey weighs in on the burdensome responsibilities and expectations of a police officer in modern society, highlighting how impactful the actions of a good cop can be on the lives of the people who call them for help or protection and about the price police pay when they put their lives on the line. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jun 16, 2020
Sheria Clarke on "Difficult Yet Simple Steps" Towards Healing the Racial Divide
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy speaks with Sheria Clarke, former staff director of the House Oversight and Government Reform. Trey and Sheria discuss how the justice system is viewed differently by certain communities within the American family. Sheria explains difficult conversations she has to have with her own children because they are black, the value of religion in the fight for racial equality and the importance of people connecting with others different from them. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jun 10, 2020
Kim Strassel: “Good Journalism Could Really Make A Difference”
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy speaks with Kim Strassel, member of the editorial board at the Wall Street Journal. Kim tells Trey about how she first discovered her passion for journalism, she breaks down  the difference between news and editorials and how a newspaper decides what news is worth covering. She explains how young people can ensure the news they are reading is reliable, how newspapers choose conservative and liberal voices for their editorial boards and they breakdown why the New York Times opinion board editor resigning, due to an unpopular op-ed, may damage people’s faith in journalism.  Later, Trey and Kim discuss her experience covering the Russia investigation in 2016 and the importance of journalists applying the same standard to everyone. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jun 09, 2020
"We Need A National Conversation About Our Justice System"
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy recounts how he became friends with now Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, after endorsing his opponent for Congress. Trey then discusses how George Floyd's murder by a police officer demonstrates an abuse of power. Trey highlights how businesses being looted and burned creates more innocent victims, while others are trying to honor George Floyd, an innocent victim himself. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
Jun 02, 2020
Memorial Day: A History of Sacrifice
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy discusses the importance of Memorial Day. Trey discusses how history remembers the names of the most famous people but advocates that our actions shouldn’t be taken in pursuit of fame. Trey takes the time to recognize the men and women who fought for America and made it what it is today. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
May 26, 2020
Devin Nunes: The Origins of The Russia Probe
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy is joined by California Representative and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. Trey and Rep. Nunes discuss the origins of the Russia probe, the investigation of the Trump campaign in 2016 and media leaks that occurred while collecting intelligence. They recount how they worked together to prove the connection between Fusion GPS and the DNC and highlighted FBI maleficence against the Trump campaign. Later, Rep. Nunes shares his thoughts on unmasking being used as a political tool and expresses his hopes for the Justice Department investigation into the Russian probe. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
May 19, 2020
Fairness: The Recalibration of Fairness in Politics
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy discusses how unfairness has impacted politics, the media and the justice system. In the finale of his three-part series, Trey discusses how a true impartial judge rules against what they believe personally in favor of the law and the facts, the difference between fake news and biased news and the examples of the media double standard when it comes to former Vice President Biden’s assault allegations, the FBI investigation of Michael Flynn and the behavior of Rep. Adam Schiff. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
May 19, 2020
Fairness: Encountering Unfairness
In the second part of the fairness trilogy, former Congressman Trey Gowdy discusses the concept of unfairness and what we notice when fairness is absent in our lives.  Trey discusses how experiences with unfairness can change what a person perceives as fair, how he handled his own encounter with unfairness and the value of having an objective referee. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TreyGowdy
May 12, 2020
Senator Tim Scott: "Not Successful Lives, But Significant Lives"
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy is joined by his friend, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott to discuss how their mothers inspired them to become the men they are today. Senator Scott shares how his mother encouraged him to help as many people as he could and how it feels to see her American dream come true. Trey and Sen. Scott discuss the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, the issue of hate in this country and how it impacts the fairness of the justice system. Later, Trey dives into why the FBI treatment of Michael Flynn doesn’t fit an objective standard of fairness. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TreyGowdy
May 12, 2020
Fairness: Balanced Doesn't Mean Fair
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy discusses the concept of fairness and what happens when our definition of fairness differs from others. Trey discusses how he believes justice and equality are connected, the difficulty of treating people the same when their situations are different and he pushes back against the idea that if something is balanced, it's fair. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
May 05, 2020
Dr. Ben Young: Room For Doubt
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy is joined by Dr. Ben Young, teaching pastor with a doctorate in  theology and author of the book “Room For Doubt” They discuss how Dr. Young first acknowledged his own doubts growing up in a religious household, how doubt can prevent people from embracing religion and the value of voicing  your own doubts. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC
May 05, 2020
The Value of Loyalty with Coach Kim Mulkey
Former Congressman Trey Gowdy is joined by Kim Mulkey, head women’s basketball coach at Baylor University, three-time national championship winner and recent inductee to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Coach Mulkey shares how she found her passion for sports, her tough experience early in her coaching career at her alma mater and how Trey was impacted by Coach Mulkey early on in her career. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC  
May 05, 2020
Podcast Launch: Facing Fear
Trey discusses his childhood fears and how they severely impacted his behavior growing up. He explains further how he has changed in adulthood, addresses the fears caused by the spread of the Coronavirus and reveals how he is combating the fear with positivity and getting through this difficult time by weighing the probabilities against the possibilities. Trey Gowdy is a former federal prosecutor and four term United States Congressman from South Carolina. Each week he brings his one of a kind style to the podcast platform. You’ll hear original commentaries and power player interviews. Don't be surprised if his former congressional colleagues stop by from time to time as well.
Apr 20, 2020