The Bulwark Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Ben Wittes on the Phantom Impeachment

    August 14th, 2019  |  35 mins 42 secs
    china, hong kong, impeachment, trade war

    Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss China, Hong Kong, the easy-to-win trade war, and Rep. Nadler's slow burn impeachment.

  • Matt Lewis on the Whirlpool of Paranoia

    August 13th, 2019  |  38 mins 18 secs
    2020, conspiracy theories, democrats, djtj, donald trump, primary

    Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump and his penchant for conspiracy theories.

  • Molly Jong-Fast on Trump's Favorite Racist Brit Twit

    August 12th, 2019  |  44 mins 26 secs
    2020, anthony scaramucci, britain, democrats, hugh hewitt, katie hopkins, primaries, racism, twitter, uk

    Molly Jong-Fast joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about her recent item on Katie Hopkins and the paradox of the Brits, the second anniversary of Charlottesville, and a look at the Democratic primaries.

  • Friday Megacast

    August 9th, 2019  |  51 mins 12 secs
    congress, el paso, gun control, guns, immigration, joe biden

    On today's Bulwark podcast, publisher Sarah Longwell and senior writer Andrew Egger discuss President Trump's tone-deaf visit with hospitalized survivors of the El Paso shooting, whether new gun legislation is likely in this Congress, and how much Joe Biden stands to lose for gaffes in the 2020 primary.

  • Quinta Jurecic on the Radicalization Process

    August 8th, 2019  |  43 mins 2 secs
    domestic terrorism, radicalization, terrorism, white nationalism

    Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her work on the radicalization process, and what she's learned about her "countering violent extremism" theory in the years of the Trump presidency.

  • Patrick Svitek: Is Texas in Play?

    August 7th, 2019  |  34 mins 7 secs
    2020, beto o'rourke, blue states, border, donald trump, el paso, elections, gun control, immigration, purple states, red states, retirements, san antonio, texas

    On today's Bulwark podcast, Patrick Svitek from the Texas Tribune joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Texas and the 2020 elections.

  • Adam White on Federalism and Gun Control

    August 6th, 2019  |  38 mins 10 secs
    congress, federalism, gun control, massacres, states

    Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the response to the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, why states might be able to do something since Congress likely won't, and whether or not a domestic terrorism law is on the horizon.

  • Peter Wehner on Trump, Rhetoric, and Violence

    August 5th, 2019  |  45 mins 7 secs
    donald trump, healing, racism, shootings, violence, white supremacy

    Peter Wehner joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the recent mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, how our democracy depends on a culture of words, and whether or not President Trump can heal the U.S.

  • David Priess on Replacing the DNI

    August 2nd, 2019  |  39 mins 15 secs
    2020, dan coats, debates, democrats, dni, donald trump, intelligence, john ratcliffe

    On today's Bulwark podcast, Lawfare COO David Priess joins guest host Jim Swift to discuss the Detroit Democratic Debates, and President Trump's plan to replace DNI Dan Coats with Rep. John Ratcliffe from Trump's central casting.

  • Thursday Megacast

    August 1st, 2019  |  47 mins 22 secs
    2020, debates, democrats, detroit, marianne williamson, tulsi gabbard

    On today's Bulwark Megacast, Jonathan V. Last, Sarah Longwell, Jim Swift are joined by Bulwark contributor Tim Miller to provide an autopsy of the Detroit Democratic debates.

  • Revenge of the Moderates

    July 31st, 2019  |  38 mins 7 secs
    2020, debates, democrats, new hampshire, republicans

    Guest host Jim Swift talks with Michael Graham and Ben Parker about the first night of the second Democratic debate, Northeastern Republicans, and Skype spam.

  • Bulwark Tuesday Slackercast

    July 30th, 2019  |  48 mins 48 secs
    addiction, baseball, internet, josh hawley, missouri, reading, social media

    With Charlie Sykes on vacation, it falls to guest hosts Jim Swift and Andrew Egger to break down the news of the day and share their errant thoughts on topics from Sen. Josh Hawley's plan to seize federal control of the Internet to whether we live in a culture of addiction to what books they're reading this summer.

  • The Red Summer at 100

    July 29th, 2019  |  27 mins 41 secs
    1919, arkansas, civil rights, massacre, racism, red summer, riots

    Gwen Moritz, editor of Arkansas Business, joins guest host Jim Swift to talk about the Elaine Massacre, part of the deadly Red Summer of 1919, a hundred years later.

  • The Mueller Hangover

    July 26th, 2019  |  54 mins 54 secs
    congress, donald trump, hearings, robert mueller, spending

    Sarah Longwell and Andrew Egger discuss the aftermath of Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress—from disappointed #Resistance elegies to conspiratorial Trumpworld rambles—and break down the week's sundry news, the new hefty spending bill and the next round of Democratic debates.

  • Jonah Goldberg on Tribalism, Tolerance, and Identity Politics

    July 25th, 2019  |  54 mins 47 secs
    2020, gop, identity politics, mueller hearings, paul ryan, race, racism, tribalism

    Jonah Goldberg joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Mueller hearings, dog pictures on Twitter, the balkanization of tribalism on the right, how race, racism, and identity politics will play in 2020, and an update on his new venture.

  • Rick Wilson on the Battle of the Framing

    July 24th, 2019  |  43 mins 44 secs
    2020, aoc, congress, democrats, donald trump, economics, house freedom caucus, mitch mcconnell, republicans, robert mueller, socialism, twitter

    Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the first half of Robert Mueller's day on Capitol Hill, the two disparate audiences Congress is pandering to, why the "five minute rule" is stupid, and how socialism, economics, and racial politics will factor into the 2020 elections.