The Bulwark Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

241 episodes of The Bulwark Podcast since the first episode, which aired on December 21st, 2018.

  • Mona Charen on Trump and War Crimes

    May 17th, 2019  |  45 mins 14 secs
    2020, abortion, donald trump, rape, torture, war crimes

    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.

  • James Hohmann on Post-Trump Populism

    May 16th, 2019  |  38 mins 41 secs
    2020, democrats, elections, gop, josh hawley, litmus tests, marco rubio, populism, primary, republicans

    James Hohmann 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.

  • Max Boot on Republican Hypocrisy

    May 15th, 2019  |  38 mins 44 secs
    conservatism, franklin graham, hypocrisy, liberalism, lindsey graham, max boot

    Max Boot joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about hypocrisy in the GOP, from Senator Lindsey Graham to Rev. Franklin Graham.

  • Christopher Scalia on the Faith of His Father

    May 14th, 2019  |  36 mins 27 secs
    antonin scalia, catholicism, donald trump, faith, thomas more

    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.

  • The Great Patriotic Agriculture War

    May 13th, 2019  |  30 mins 31 secs
    agriculture, china, democratic primary, donald trump, economy, soy beans, trade wars

    Ben White and 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.

  • Michael Strain on the Economy and 2020

    May 10th, 2019  |  37 mins 52 secs
    2020, democrats, economics, federal reserve, herman cain, monetary policy, steve moore, trade war

    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.

  • Quinta Jurecic on the Triumph of Misinformation

    May 9th, 2019  |  39 mins 47 secs
    bill barr, conservative media, executive privilege, misinformation, mueller report, tax returns, trump

    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.

  • The Legal Showdown Over Congressional Subpoenas

    May 8th, 2019  |  40 mins 38 secs
    congress, don mcgahn, donald trump, executive privilege, mueller investigation, robert mueller, subpoenas

    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.

  • Rosie Gray on the Growth of the Alt-Right

    May 7th, 2019  |  38 mins 42 secs
    alt-right, breitbart, daily caller, katie mchugh

    Rosie Gray joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent feature story about the strange journey of Katie McHugh.

  • A.B. Stoddard on What's Stressing Democrats

    May 6th, 2019  |  49 mins 10 secs
    2020, bernie, beto, court packing, democrats, hillary, norms, pete buttigieg, stephen moore

    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.

  • David Jolly: The Democrats Have Already Blown It

    May 3rd, 2019  |  41 mins 13 secs
    barr, congress, democrats, impeachment, mueller, mueller report

    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.

  • Olivier Knox on the State of Journalism

    May 2nd, 2019  |  43 mins 30 secs
    barr, cheese, economics, exports, journalism, mueller, nafta, nerd prom, olivier knox, usmca, whca, whcd

    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.

  • Joe Walsh: The Kids are Not Alright

    May 1st, 2019  |  35 mins 54 secs
    2020 elections, charlie kirk, debt, deficits, gop, jacob wohl, joe biden, joe walsh, pete buttigieg

    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.

  • Kyle Kondik on How Trump Can Win Re-Election

    April 30th, 2019  |  37 mins 37 secs
    2020, donald trump, elections

    Kyle Kondik joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Washington Post column about how President Trump could be re-elected in 2020.

  • David Priess on What Mueller Got Right

    April 29th, 2019  |  34 mins 51 secs
    doj, mueller report, robert mueller

    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?

  • Julian Zelizer on the Coming Subpoena Showdown

    April 26th, 2019  |  38 mins 12 secs
    2020, biden, congressional democrats, executive privilege, oversight, subpoenas, trump

    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.