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

  • Josh Kraushaar on Bernie's Last Stand

    March 9th, 2020  |  35 mins 2 secs
    bernie sanders, coronavirus, covid19, donald trump, elections, hunter biden, joe biden, michigan, primaries, senate

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar from National Journal joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how the rapidly changing landscape for the Democrats on the back of Joe Biden's change of fortune will impact the shape of down ballot elections, Bernie Sanders's chances in Michigan (and other places), and President Trump's handling of Coronavirus.

  • Steve Kornacki on the End of Warren

    March 6th, 2020  |  34 mins 40 secs
    2020, bernie sanders, democratic primary, elections, elizabeth warren, joe biden

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, MSNBC's Steve Kornacki joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 Democratic primary, and the Super Tuesday rise of Joe Biden and the fall of Elizabeth Warren.

  • Ramesh Ponnuru on Whether President Trump is Beatable

    March 5th, 2020  |  44 mins 55 secs
    #principlesfirst, 2020, abortion, bernie sanders, coronavirus, covid19, donald trump, economy, elections, elizabeth warren, joe biden, primaries

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Ramesh Ponnuru from National Review joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the #PrinciplesFirst conference, the 2020 Democratic primaries, and the Coronavirus and the economy.

  • Matt Lewis on Super Tuesday

    March 4th, 2020  |  43 mins 1 sec
    2020, bernie sanders, democrats, joe biden, super tuesday

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Matt Lewis from the Daily Beast joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Super Tuesday and Joe Biden's big night.

  • Heath Mayo on #PrinciplesFirst

    March 3rd, 2020  |  40 mins 37 secs
    #principlesfirst, conservatism, cpac, groypers, michelle malkin, principles

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Heath Mayo from #PrinciplesFirst talks with host Charlie Sykes about how the #PrinciplesFirst conference came about, and the future of the Republican party.

  • Charles Franklin on What's Up With Wisconsin?

    March 2nd, 2020  |  43 mins 59 secs
    2020, democrats, elections, polling, primaries, super tuesday, wisconsin

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Charles Franklin from the Marquette University Law School Poll joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the upcoming Democratic primary elections, the art of polling Wisconsinites, and a look at how the demographics of Wisconsin have shifted in recent years.

  • Sarah Longwell and Tim Miller on if Principled Conservatism Has a Future

    February 28th, 2020  |  54 mins 6 secs
    2020, biden, democrats, elections, immigration, primaries, sanders, sierra blanca, south carolina, trump

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Longwell and Tim Miller join host Charlie Sykes to discuss CPAC, the future of principled conservatism, the 2020 elections, South Carolina, immigration, and what we might expect from a Trump v. Sanders general election.

  • Joe Lockhart on the Weirdest White House Briefing

    February 27th, 2020  |  47 mins 16 secs
    2020, bernie, biden, briefing, coronavirus, donald trump, elections, populism, press, vetting, warren, white house

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Joe Lockhart joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's weird Coronavirus briefing, the origin of the Shadow Briefing, and the latest on the state of the 2020 race on the eve of the South Carolina primary.

  • David Priess on the Debate, the DNI, and Coronavirus

    February 26th, 2020  |  44 mins 47 secs
    2020, coronavirus, debate, democrats, dni, elections, john ratcliffe, ric grennell

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Tuesday's South Carolina Democratic debate, the latest with Coronavirus, and President Trump's plans to replace the Director of National Intelligence.

  • David Byler on Simulating Elections

    February 25th, 2020  |  50 mins 54 secs
    2020 elections, bernie sanders, debates, democratic primaries, joe biden, mike bloomberg, simulator, south carolina, super tuesday, washington post

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Byler from the Washington Post joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the 2020 Democratic primaries, the latest polls, whether big events matter, and their new election simulators.

  • Bill Kristol on the Sanders vs. Trump Nightmare

    February 24th, 2020  |  32 mins 14 secs
    2020, bernie sanders, bloomberg, deep state, democrats, donald trump, elections, primaries

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent open letter to anti-Sanders Democrats and the bizarre "deep state" purge operation being run by far-right conservative activists.

  • The Bernie / Trump Death March

    February 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    2020, bernie sanders, cpac, democratic debate, matt gaetz, michelle malkin, pardons, tim miller

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Longwell and Jonathan V. Last join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Nevada Democratic Debate, Matt Gaetz's love of monarchy, Tim Miller's advice on how Democrats could stop Bernie, socialism, and CPAC.

  • Will Saletan on the Nevada Democratic Debate

    February 20th, 2020  |  41 mins 48 secs
    2020, debate, democrats, nevada

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Will Saletan from Slate joins host Charlie Sykes to break down Wednesday's Nevada debate, and the state of the Democratic primary.

  • Donald Ayer on Why Bill Barr Must Resign

    February 19th, 2020  |  47 mins 59 secs
    bill barr, democracy, department of justice, donald ayer, executive power, mueller report, roger stone, unitary executive

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Donald Ayer from Checks and Balances joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Atlantic column: "Bill Barr Must Resign."

  • Sarah Quinlan on What Donald Trump Taught Her

    February 18th, 2020  |  39 mins 26 secs

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Quinlan from Arc Digital joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent column "Donald Trump Taught Me A Lot (Though Not On Purpose)."

  • Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng on Sinking in the Swamp.

    February 17th, 2020  |  48 mins 15 secs
    book, cabinet, donald trump, gop, republicans, swamp

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay from the Daily Beast join host Charlie Sykes to discuss their new book: "Sinking in the Swamp: How Trump's Minions and Misfits Poisoned Washington."