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

  • Linda Chavez on the Ascendency of Stephen Miller

    April 8th, 2019  |  32 mins 12 secs
    border, dhs, illegal immigration, immigration, kirstjen nielsen, stephen miller

    Linda Chavez joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the departure of Kirstjen Nielsen, her legacy at DHS, and a look at some of the potential replacements.

  • JVL's April Democratic Power Rankings

    April 5th, 2019  |  44 mins 44 secs
    2020, democratic power rankings, power rankings

    Jonathan V. Last joins host Charlie Sykes to break down his April Democratic primary power rankings.

  • Steve Kornacki on the Dead Cat Bounce

    April 4th, 2019  |  29 mins 9 secs
    2020, democrats, donald trump, elections, mueller probe, polling

    On today's Bulwark podcast, NBC's Steve Kornacki joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent article on why President Trump got no bounce after the conclusion of the Mueller probe, and where that positions him for 2020.

  • Trump Unbound

    April 3rd, 2019  |  37 mins 51 secs
    2020, political violence, radicalism, trump

    Christian Vanderbrouk joins Jim Swift and host Charlie Sykes to discuss what a Trump second term might look like, and the growth of radicalism in the GOP.

  • Going Broke on Woke

    April 2nd, 2019  |  34 mins 7 secs

    David Byler and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 election, whether the Democrats will go for broke on being woke, Donald Trump and the Presidency on easy mode, and whether or not the 2008 Obama magic can ever be recaptured.

  • The Matriarch

    April 1st, 2019  |  32 mins 6 secs
    barbara bush, biography, book, susan page

    Susan Page joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her brand new book "The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty."

  • The Cluelessness of Steve Moore

    March 29th, 2019  |  37 mins 14 secs
    donald trump, federal reserve board, steve moore

    On today's Bulwark podcast, Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the potential nomination of Steven Moore by President Trump to serve on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank.

  • A Political Nightmare

    March 28th, 2019  |  32 mins 32 secs
    collusion, conspiracy, john mccain, lindsey graham, mueller investigation, obamacare, russia, trump, william barr

    A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her story about Johnny Isakson's rebuke of President Trump, why Lindsey Graham isn't sticking up for his lifelong friend, A.G. Barr's letter on the Mueller Report, the two gifts recently given to Democrats, and why the Trump administration pivoting to Obamacare repeal has become a political nightmare for Republicans.

  • Candidate Character Matters

    March 27th, 2019  |  33 mins 41 secs
    2020, aipac, character, democrats, donald trump, economics, elections, mueller report, personality, pocketbook issues

    Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why the road to 2020 will likely focus more on Trump's behavior than it will on pocketbook issues, why the Democratic hopefuls largely skipped AIPAC, and the future of the Mueller report.

  • Kevin Williamson, Heretic

    March 26th, 2019  |  39 mins 28 secs
    economics, journalism, kevin williamson, outrage mobs, small towns, social media, speech

    Kevin D. Williamson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss online outrage mobs, his brief tenure at 'The Atlantic', his views on President Trump, and what he really said about dying towns.

  • What Now for the Mueller Report?

    March 25th, 2019  |  23 mins 47 secs
    congress, doj, mueller report, trump, william barr

    Kim Wehle joins us to discuss AG Barr's letter to Congress and what's next for the Mueller Report.

  • Two Angry Strategists

    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.

  • Weld Tests the Waters

    March 21st, 2019  |  39 mins 39 secs
    2016, 2020, bill weld, elections

    Bill Weld joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his career in public service, the 2016 election, and why he's testing the waters in 2020.

  • The It Factor

    March 20th, 2019  |  40 mins 2 secs

    Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the Beto Woke Wars, the importance of policy positions in a crowded primary, and the "it factor."

  • The Craziest Twitter Weekend Ever

    March 19th, 2019  |  31 mins 28 secs
    2020 elections, donald trump, gop primary, jeanine pirro, john mccain, national emergency, tucker carlson, twitter

    Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President's Trump's troubling weekend Twitter frenzy, the importance of presidential rhetoric, the 2020 election, and the bipartisan rebuke of President Trump's national emergency abuse.

  • Love Your Enemies

    March 18th, 2019  |  32 mins 53 secs
    argument, arthur brooks, debate, persuasion

    On today's Bulwark podcast, outgoing AEI President Arthur Brooks joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt", how Twitter, television, and the outrage industrial complex inhibits our ability to persuade each other.