Stuart Stevens grew up in Mississippi, a seventh generation Mississippian. For a very long time he's been driven by a fascination and love of politics, film, and writing and has pursued those interests throughout his life.
He attended Colorado College; Pembroke College, Oxford; Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English; UCLA Graduate Film School and the American Film Institute, where he received a diploma signed by Charlton Heston.
The Last Season: A Father, a Son and a Lifetime of College Football is his sixth book. His earlier books are: Night Train to Turkistan, Malaria Dreams, Feeding Frenzy: Around the World In Search of The Perfect Meal and the novel, Scorched Earth: A Political Love Story. He's written extensively for dramatic television series, starting with Northern Exposure and including I'll Fly Away, K. Street, Commander in Chief and others. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, Outside, The Washington Post, Food & Wine and many others.
He has a long time interests in endurance sports which he pursues badly. He's skied the last 100 kilometers to the North Pole and ridden the 1200 km Paris-Brest-Paris cycling event and was the first person to complete all of the World Loppet (Nordic Ski Marathons) in a single season. He wishes he were good at these endeavors, but concedes he is not, yet enjoys them nonetheless.
Stuart Stevens is a founding partner in Strategic, Partners & Media, is a contributor to The Daily Beast, and is currently working on a new show for HBO about Georgetown in the JFK era and has just completed a novel set at a political convention in the near future.
September 15th, 2021 | 48 mins 55 secs
biden, book: "it was all a lie", gop, mid-term elections, stuart stevens, trump
On today's podcast, veteran political consultant Stuart Stevens joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Trumpifciation of the GOP; the upcoming mid-terms; the biggest threat to the Biden presidency; and the new paperback edition of his book, "It Was All a Lie."
August 26th, 2020 | 37 mins 41 secs
2020, convention, donald trump, gop, hatch act, kenosha, mike pompeo, rnc
On a special RNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens and Josh Kraushaar join Charlie Sykes to discuss day two of the Republican National Convention, the unrest in Kenosha, and why, for lots of voters, Trump's corruption is baked in and why they're OK with that.
August 3rd, 2020 | 59 mins 15 secs
2020, 2024, agenda, character, credibility, democrats, destiny, donald trump, elections, gop, joe biden, rules
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the "burn it down" mentality of Never Trump, 2020, 2024, whether the party wants to change, and if character is destiny.
April 21st, 2020 | 51 mins 53 secs
2020, coronavirus, covid-19, dnc, donald trump, elections, federal funding, gop, joe biden, politics
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's response to Coronavirus, the 2020 elections, his long history in the GOP and the future of the Republican Party.
December 5th, 2019 | 48 mins 41 secs
2020, donald trump, elections, gop, stuart stevens
On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his forthcoming book "It Was All a Lie:
How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" and how President Trump poses a moral choice for Republicans in 2020.
March 22nd, 2019 | 49 mins 7 secs
2020, god, joe biden, mike murphy, politics, stuart stevens
On today's Bulwark podcast, political strategists Mike Murphy and Stuart Stevens join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the crowded 2020 field, vice presidential picks, whether Joe Biden has a path, and why candidates should run as the best version of themselves.