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

  • 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.

  • Bill Kristol on the Senate Impeachment Trial

    December 17th, 2019  |  22 mins 34 secs
    donald trump, house, impeachment, senate

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment of President Trump and what a Senate trial might look like.

  • Donald Ayer on Bill Barr's Twisted Vision

    December 16th, 2019  |  39 mins 50 secs
    bill barr, democracy, department of justice, donald ayer, executive power, mueller report, unitary executive

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Donald Ayer joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Bill Barr's twisted vision of executive power, the latest with impeachment, and the damage that destruction of norms can do to democracy.

  • David Jolly on the Rule of 51

    December 13th, 2019  |  42 mins 46 secs

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, former Congressman David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the House Impeachment efforts and hyperpartisanship.

  • Jonathan Allen on the Math and Timing of Impeachment

    December 12th, 2019  |  49 mins 31 secs
    2020, brexit, donald trump, elections, greta thunberg, impeachment, joe biden, kamala harris, mayor pete, mike bloomberg

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the math and timing of the House's impeachment vote, whether a targeted impeachment approach is a blessing or a curse, the nature of children in public discourse, and a look at the 2020 Democratic primaries.

  • Molly Jong-Fast on the Human Cost of Trumpism

    December 11th, 2019  |  52 mins 4 secs
    2020, democrats, doj, elections, fbi, jeff bezos, joe biden, katie hill, lisa page, trumpism

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Molly Jong-Fast joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about her interviews with Lisa Page and Katie Hill, the human cost of Trumpism, the latest with impeachment, and the 2020 Democratic primary.

  • David Priess on the Articles of Impeachment

    December 10th, 2019  |  46 mins 40 secs
    bill barr, christopher wray, durham, impeachment, nafta, narrow impeachment, trade, usmca

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the articles of impeachment, the USMCA "new NAFTA" agreement, and the DOJ IG Report and whether or not President Trump will fire Christopher Wray.

  • Tim Miller on the Left's War with Mayor Pete & the GOP's Stockholm Syndrome

    December 9th, 2019  |  52 mins 24 secs
    2020, disinformation, donald trump, gop, israel, pete buttigieg, primaries, racism, russia, saudi arabia, ted cruz, terrorism, toilets

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his item on the problematic Mayor Pete wars, Trump's Saudi defenses, the bizarre toilet screed, the Republicans' problem with repeating misinformation, and why killing primaries is a bad idea.

  • Norman Ornstein on Impeachment and Republican Integrity

    December 6th, 2019  |  49 mins 56 secs
    2020, elections, impeachment, integrity, joe biden, kamala harris, republicans

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Norman J. Ornstein from the American Enterprise Institute joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment inquiry and the failure of the Kamala Harris campaign.

  • Stuart Stevens on Donald Trump as a Moral Test

    December 5th, 2019  |  48 mins 41 secs
    2020, donald trump, elections, gop, stuart stevens

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his forthcoming book "It Was All a Lie:
    How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump" and how President Trump poses a moral choice for Republicans in 2020.

  • Bret Stephens on Why Ukraine is a Scandal by any Measure

    December 4th, 2019  |  39 mins 54 secs
    american exceptionalism, congress, donald trump, house, impeachment, moral relativism, nato, never trump, russia, senate, ukraine

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bret Stephens from the New York Times joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment hearings, President Trump at the NATO summit, and how Republicans have flipped on moral relativism and American exceptionalism to accommodate President Trump.

  • A.B. Stoddard on the Dangers of Partisan Acquittal

    December 3rd, 2019  |  40 mins 14 secs
    appointments, brian kemp, congress, georgia, gop, impeachment, removal, russia, senate, shutdown, ukraine, usmca

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent story on the twelve senate republicans who might vote to remove Trump from office.

    https://thebulwark.com/the-twelve-senate-republicans-who-might-vote-to-remove-trump-from-office/

  • Monday Megacast

    December 2nd, 2019  |  48 mins 22 secs
    2020, beto o'rourke, charlie kirk, christianity, elections, elizabeth warren, falkirk center, gop, jerry falwell jr., joe biden, moral relativism, pete buttigieg, primaries, putin, senator kennedy, ukraine, untruth

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Elizabeth Warren following the Beto O'Rourke death spiral, the 2020 primaries, the Lisa Page interview, the Lincoln / Trump polling question, and the GOP adoption of Russian propaganda.

  • Kim Wehle on Compassion and Cancel Culture

    November 29th, 2019  |  43 mins 8 secs
    2020, cancel culture, democrats, elections, impeachment, pete buttigieg, rudy giuliani

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, contributor Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss cancel culture and compassion, Thanksgiving, the 2020 elections, Rudy Giuliani and Ukraine, and the impeachment inquiry.