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

  • James Wallner on How the Senate Works

    January 30th, 2020  |  50 mins 11 secs
    conservatism, democrats, donald trump, gop, impeachment, senate

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, James Wallner from R Street joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump, the state of intellectual conservatism in a tribalist dog fight, and how the Senate works behinds the scenes.

  • David Jolly on Impeachment, Iowa, and Insults

    January 29th, 2020  |  40 mins 15 secs
    citizens united, division, donald trump, georgia, impeachment, insults, iowa, ivanka, joe biden, kelly loeffler, money in politics

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump, how Republicans are using it to hurt Joe Biden in Iowa, plus, a discussion about division, insults, and "the elites."

  • Tim Miller on the Awfulness of Mike Pompeo

    January 28th, 2020  |  46 mins 40 secs
    2012, 2016, 2020, impeachment, john bolton, kelly loeffler, mike pompeo, npr, pam bondi, primaries, romney, witnesses

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Pam Bondi's impeachment debut, Bolton's bombshell, and the awfulness of Mike Pompeo.

  • Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld on Trump's Fixers

    January 27th, 2020  |  39 mins 15 secs
    bill barr, donald trump, michael avenatti, michael cohen, roy cohn, stormy daniels

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld join host Charlie Sykes to discuss their new book: "The Fixers: The Bottom-Feeders, Crooked Lawyers, Gossipmongers, and Porn Stars Who Created the 45th President."

  • Friday Megacast

    January 24th, 2020  |  40 mins 26 secs
    2020, bernie sanders, donald trump, hillary clinton, impeachment, joe rogan

    On today's Friday Bulwark Megacast, host Charlie Sykes is joined by Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift to discuss impeachment, the March for Life, Joe Rogan and Bernie, and the 2020 elections.

  • Senator Chris Coons on Impeachment

    January 23rd, 2020  |  25 mins 1 sec
    chris coons, constitution, delaware, donald trump, impeachment, president trump, senate

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Senator Chris Coons joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

  • Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes on Unmaking the Presidency

    January 22nd, 2020  |  44 mins 19 secs
    impeachment, mcconnell, presidency, schumer, senate, trial, trump, unitary executive

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey from Lawfare join host Charlie Sykes to break down the first day of the impeachment trial, and discuss their new book "Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office."

  • 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.