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

  • Elizabeth Neumann on How Trump Fuels the Fire

    September 4th, 2020  |  48 mins 30 secs
    2020, antifa, charlottesville, domestic terrorism, donald trump, el paso, far right extremism

    On today's Bulwark podcast, Elizabeth Neumann joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her tenure in President Trump's Department of Homeland Security, and how he often fuels the fire of far right extremism, why she left DHS, and 2020.

  • A.B. Stoddard on Why Russia Matters in 2020

    September 3rd, 2020  |  41 mins 55 secs
    2020, biden, covid, debt, elections, entitlements, law and order, nancy pelosi, polling, russia, schools, trump

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why Russia's role in the upcoming election is so important, and why Trump's history on Russia dealings matters. Plus, a discussion about debates, the polls, and Trump and Biden's messaging.

  • David Priess on Soup, Intel Briefings, and the Red Mirage

    September 2nd, 2020  |  44 mins 19 secs
    2020, antifa, briefings, dni, kenosha, polls, red mirage, soup

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's bizarre soup rant, the 2020 polls and the red mirage, Kenosha, and how the DNI is changing how it briefs Congress and what that means.

  • Tim Miller on Kenosha and Biden

    September 1st, 2020  |  45 mins 27 secs
    covid-19, donald trump, joe biden, kenosha, protests, violence

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the unrest in Kenosha, Joe Biden's response, and how President Trump is mishandling COVID-19.

  • Sarah Blaskey and Nicholas Nehamas on The Grifters Club

    August 31st, 2020  |  43 mins 13 secs
    book, corruption, donald trump, florida, grifters, mar-a-lago, nicholas nehamas, palm beach, sarah blaskey

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Blaskey and Nicholas Nehamas join Charlie Sykes to discuss their new book: "The Grifter's Club: Trump, Mar-a-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency."

  • Miles Taylor: For Trump, the Cruelty is the Point

    August 28th, 2020  |  42 mins 46 secs
    child separation, convention, cruelty, dhs, donald trump, gop, immigration, joe biden, repair, rnc, soul searching

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Miles Taylor joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the RNC Convention, why he left the Trump administration, why the GOP needs some soul searching, and when it comes to Trump, cruelty is the point.

  • David Frum and Sarah Longwell on What Voters Don't Care About

    August 27th, 2020  |  54 mins 7 secs
    2020, convention, coronavirus, donald trump, kenosha, politics, rnc, tucker carlson, voters

    On a special RNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, David Frum and Sarah Longwell join Charlie Sykes to discuss the convention, the unrest in Kenosha and the right's response, and what voters do and don't care about.

  • Stuart Stevens and Josh Kraushaar on RNC Day Two

    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.

  • Tim Alberta on the GOP Meltdown

    August 25th, 2020  |  42 mins 51 secs
    2020, donald trump, gop

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Alberta joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Politico Magazine story on the GOP Meltdown and night one of the GOP Convention.

  • David Jolly and Amanda Carpenter Preview the RNC

    August 24th, 2020  |  46 mins 46 secs
    biden, george conway, hatch act, kellyanne conway, rnc convention

    On a special RNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, David Jolly and Amanda Carpenter join Charlie Sykes to preview this week's RNC Convention.

  • Tim Miller Wraps Up the DNC Convention

    August 21st, 2020  |  53 mins 32 secs
    brayden harrington, democrats, dnc convention, joe biden, mike bloomberg, qanon, steve bannon, stuttering, trump

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to wrap up the Democratic National Convention, and the arrest of Steve Bannon.

  • A.B. Stoddard and Jonathan Allen on Day Three of the Convention

    August 20th, 2020  |  45 mins 47 secs
    arrest, barack obama, boycott, dnc convention, donald trump, fraud, goodyear, joe biden, qanon, steve bannon, tires

    On a special DNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard and Jonathan Allen join Charlie Sykes to discuss night three of the DNC convention, the President's embrace of QAnon, and the arrest of Steve Bannon.

  • S.V. Dáte and Joe Lockhart on Russiagate Redux

    August 19th, 2020  |  45 mins 9 secs
    bill clinton, campaign trail, convention, dnc, donald trump, joe biden, john kerry, lying, marco rubio, meddling, russia, senate intelligence committee, usps, vote by mail

    On a special DNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, S.V. Dáte and Joe Lockhart join Charlie Sykes to break down day two of the DNC Convention, the Senate Intelligence Committee report on Russian meddling, and Trump, the USPS, and voting by mail.

  • Steele and Harwood on Night One of the Virtual DNC

    August 18th, 2020  |  48 mins 47 secs
    2020, bernie sanders, convention, democrats, dnc, donald trump, gop, interference, joe biden, kamala harris, michelle obama, politics, rush limbaugh, russia, senate, united

    On a special DNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, Michael Steele and John Harwood join Charlie Sykes to break down the Senate report on Russian interference, the 2020 election, and the first night of the virtual DNC Convention.

  • Matthews and McKinnon on the Once and Future Convention

    August 17th, 2020  |  45 mins 20 secs
    conventions, democratic convention, dnc, donald trump, early voting, joe biden, john kasich, kamala harris, michelle obama, post office, vote by mail

    On a special DNC Convention episode of the Bulwark Podcast, Chris Matthews and Mark McKinnon join Charlie Sykes to discuss the future of political conventions, a look at day one's speakers, their favorite convention memories, and whether Trump's Post Office gambit on vote by mail will backfire.

  • Jonathan V. Last on Anti-Anti-Trumpism and 2020

    August 14th, 2020  |  44 mins 59 secs
    anti-anti-trumpism, congress, conspiracy theories, donald trump, gop, joe biden, kamala harris, kevin mccarthy, marjorie taylor greene, qanon, vote by mail

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the growing ranks of QAnon believers in the GOP and the party's relative silence, the exhausting life of anti-anti-Trumpers, voting by mail, and how the Trump campaign wasn't prepared for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.