The Bulwark Podcast

Smart, Conservative, Never Tribal

About the show

Charlie Sykes and guests discuss the latest news from inside Washington and around the world. No shouting, grandstanding, or sloganeering. Conservative, conscientious, and civil.

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Episodes

  • David Priess on the Midnight Impeachment Trial

    January 21st, 2020  |  42 mins 35 secs
    evidence, impeachment, mitch mcconnell, mitt romney, rules, senate, trial, witnesses

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the opening hours of the impeachment trial, and what to look for in the coming days on rules, witnesses, and evidence. Plus, a brief look at the 2020 Democratic primaries.

  • Adam J. White on Impeachment and 'Impartial Justice'

    January 20th, 2020  |  34 mins 17 secs
    2020, administrative state, constitution, democrats, federalist papers, house, impeachment, primaries, regulation, republicans, senate

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his item on why "President Trump Isn’t the Only One on Trial", a preview of the impeachment trial, and the 2020 elections.

  • Mike Murphy on Impeachment

    January 17th, 2020  |  42 mins 43 secs

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Mike Murphy joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump and the 2020 Democratic primary elections

  • David Byler on Iowa's Biggest Wildcard

    January 16th, 2020  |  42 mins 4 secs
    2020, amy klobuchar, analytics, bernie sanders, elections, elizabeth warren, iowa, polling, wisconsin

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Byler from the Washington Post joins Charlie Sykes to break down the 2020 Democratic primary as the Iowa caucuses loom.

  • S.V. Dáte on the Ministry of Untruth

    January 15th, 2020  |  45 mins 37 secs
    2020, elections, gop, impeachment, journalism, lies, politics, trump

    On today's podcast, S.V. Dáte joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent story "The Ministry of Untruth" and how the public getting used to lies from politicians is a danger to democracy.

  • Rick Wilson on 'Running Against the Devil'

    January 14th, 2020  |  33 mins 11 secs
    2020, book, democratic primaries, donald trump, impeachment, rick wilson, the lincoln project

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "Running Against the Devil", impeachment, 2020, and The Lincoln Project.

  • Edward Larson on Checks and Balances.

    January 13th, 2020  |  37 mins 29 secs
    congress, donald trump, executive power, founders, republican virtue, separation of powers, tribalism, war powers

    On today's Bulwark podcast, Edward Larson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent item on the Trump administration's radical expansion of executive power and how it beckons what the founders called “the very definition of tyranny.”

  • Thursday Megacast

    January 9th, 2020  |  34 mins 24 secs
    donald trump, foreign policy, impeachment, iran, iraq, qassem suleimani, royals

    On today's Bulwark Megacast, Sarah Longwell and Ben Parker join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's Iran speech, the public's perception, how the GOP is responding, and Senator Mike Lee's negative reaction to the administration's briefing.

  • Tim Miller on the Transformation of Nikki Haley

    January 8th, 2020  |  40 mins 58 secs
    2020, democrats, football, impeachment, iran, john bolton, lindsey graham, marco rubio, nikki haley

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the transformation of Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio's strange view of impeachment, the growing conflict with Iran, the 2020 Democratic primary, and some hot takes about football.

  • David Priess on Suleimani and the future of U.S.-Middle East Relations

    January 7th, 2020  |  44 mins 34 secs
    2020, foreign policy, impeachment, iran, iraq, middle east, qassem suleimani

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the killing of Qassem Suleimani, how it impacts U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the accidental release of the DoD withdrawal letter, and the latest on impeachment.

  • Kim Wehle on Impeachment and Checks and Balances

    January 6th, 2020  |  36 mins 1 sec
    2020, checks and balances, elections, impeachment, subpoenas, war powers act

    On today's Bulwark podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest with impeachment, the War Powers Act and Iran, checks and balances, and whether Congress will defend its power as a co-equal branch of government.

  • Tom Nichols on Qassem Suleimani

    January 3rd, 2020  |  46 mins 12 secs
    2020, democrats, impeachment, iran, iraq, primaries, qassem suleimani

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes discuss the killing of Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani, impeachment, and the Democratic primaries.

  • Josh Kraushaar on 2020

    January 2nd, 2020  |  31 mins 22 secs
    2020, amy klobuchar, bernie sanders, democratic primary, iowa caucuses, joe biden

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the upcoming Iowa caucuses and the 2020 Democratic primaries.

  • Friday Megacast

    December 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    2020 elections, democratic debates, donald trump, elizabeth warren, impeachment, movies, pete buttigieg, richard jewell

    On a special Friday Megacast, Sarah Longwell and Jonathan V. Last join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump, his attacks on Christianity Today, and Thursday's Democratic debate. Plus, a look at how the tumultuous Democratic primary will impact the 2020 general election. And, as a bonus, movie recommendations!

  • A.B. Stoddard on Why the GOP Fears Lev Parnas

    December 19th, 2019  |  45 mins 37 secs
    donald trump, gop, impeachment, justin amash, lev parnas, rudy giuliani, ukraine

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her story on the threat to Republicans posed by Lev Parnas, the stamp of impeachment, and how Justin Amash found his voice.

  • Greg Sargent on Impeachment and 2020

    December 18th, 2019  |  36 mins 49 secs
    2020, democratic primary, donald trump, impeachment, joe biden, pete buttigieg, ukraine

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Greg Sargent from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the House impeachment vote, how it compares to Clinton's, the 2020 election, and how Ukraine is impacting Joe Biden's candidacy.