The Bulwark Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Mark Sanford on Cautionary Tales

    May 31st, 2019  |  31 mins 19 secs
    conservatism, donald trump, fiscal responsibility, gop, mark sanford

    Mark Sanford joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his break with President Trump, the current state of the GOP and conservatism, and the concern about how pure tribalism is a bad development, even if you don't fear political death.

  • What Congress Should do in a Post-Mueller World

    May 30th, 2019  |  36 mins 42 secs
    bill barr, congress, doj, donald trump, mueller report, obstruction of justice

    Paul Rosenzweig and Jeffrey Harris join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the end of the Mueller investigation and what Congress should do next.

  • Tom Cotton on Sacred Duty

    May 29th, 2019  |  30 mins 56 secs
    arlington, cemetery, global war on terrorism, military, tom cotton, u.s. army

    Senator Tom Cotton joins host Jim Swift to discuss his new book "Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery."

  • Matt Lewis on Racism on the Right

    May 28th, 2019  |  44 mins 42 secs
    conservatism, donald trump, journalism, kim jong un, matt lewis, punditry, racism, seb gorka

    Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about racism on the right, and what to do about it, Seb Gorka's strange missive, how Trump has taken politics past the water's edge, and shares advice to aspiring pundits.

  • The Marx Brothers Presidency

    May 24th, 2019  |  39 mins 37 secs
    abortion, bill barr, conservatism, deep fakes, donald trump, fake news, feud, pelosi, trumpism, white house

    Bill Kristol and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to talk about the abasement of the White House staff, how Trumpism is percolating out into the conservative movement, the coming scourge of deep fakes, and AG Barr's new plenary power.

  • Jerry Taylor on What Changed His Mind on Climate Change

    May 23rd, 2019  |  41 mins 23 secs
    climate change, environment, justin amash, republicans

    Jerry Taylor from the Niskanen Center joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his conversion from climate change skepticism and what Justin Amash's stand might mean for Donald Trump in 2020.

  • Kim Wehle on the Degradation of Congress

    May 22nd, 2019  |  41 mins 30 secs
    congress, donald trump, executive authority, impeachment, oversight, treasury

    Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the court battles over the power of the congressional subpoena.

  • Tim Miller on Justin Amash and Courage

    May 21st, 2019  |  30 mins 52 secs
    donald trump, fox news, impeachment, joe biden, justin amash, mitt romney, pete buttigieg

    Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Rep. Justin Amash's bold statement on impeachment, Mitt Romney's cautious approach, how Biden is shining, and Pete Buttigieg's Fox News moment.

  • John Gans on The White House's Warriors

    May 20th, 2019  |  25 mins 6 secs
    books, john bolton, michael flynn, national security council, obama, steve bannon, trump, war, white house

    John Gans joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War"

  • Weekend Megacast

    May 18th, 2019  |  26 mins 12 secs
    iran, megacast, middle east, parties, war crimes

    A special weekend Megacast with Charlie Sykes, Bill Kristol, and Sarah Longwell with a review of the first months of The Bulwark. Bill analyzes the current U.S. posture towards Iran, do Bolton and Pompeo have a strategy? Plus, a discussion about "jabronis."

  • 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.