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

  • Why the GOP is Afraid of Trump

    February 27th, 2019  |  25 mins 40 secs
    conservatism, house gop, jim jordan, joe walsh, michael cohen, mike pence, national emergency, president trump

    Former Congressman Joe Walsh joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his changing views on President Trump, why Republicans in Congress are so afraid of President Trump, why they're running interference for him at the Cohen hearings, and why they caved, en masse, on his national emergency declaration.

  • Russia, If You're Listening...

    February 26th, 2019  |  31 mins 20 secs
    doj, donald trump, fbi, kim jong-un, michael cohen, mueller investigation, mueller report, national emergency, north korea, robert mueller, russia, special counsel, trump, vietnam

    David Priess from Lawfare joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Mueller Investigation, what we know the Russians did, and how they did it, Michael Cohen's Tuesday hill testimony, the vote to terminate President Trump's declared national emergency, and his trip to Vietnam.

  • Monday Megacast

    February 25th, 2019  |  36 mins 41 secs
    asia trip, bill maher, cpac, donald trump, north korea, oscar, q anon

    Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast join Jim Swift and Jonathan V. Last to talk about CPAC, President Trump's jaunt to Asia, Q Anon, the Oscars and Bill Maher.

  • David Frum and the Long View

    February 22nd, 2019  |  33 mins 40 secs
    conservatism, david frum, donald trump, economy, gop, healthcare, taxes, tea party

    David Frum from The Atlantic joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about his path from presidential speechwriter to party pariah, where the GOP has dropped the ball on everything from financial crisis to Obamacare, and what the future may hold in the era of Trump.

  • Will We See the Mueller Report?

    February 21st, 2019  |  33 mins 24 secs
    doj, fbi, mueller investigation, mueller report, robert mueller, special counsel, trump

    Kim Wehle joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about the apparent beginning of the end of the Mueller Investigation. Will we see the report? She also discusses the revelations in Andrew McCabe's new book, as well as the legal matters behind President Trump's recently declared national emergency.

  • The McCabe Show

    February 20th, 2019  |  39 mins 44 secs
    andrew mccabe, donald trump, fbi, justice thomas, mueller probe

    Lawfare editor-in-chief Benjamin Wittes joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the rollout of Andrew McCabe's new book, a look at his tenure at the FBI, and an update on the Mueller Investigation and President Trump's transparent efforts to discredit law enforcement and his investigators. Also, a discussion about Justice Clarence Thomas and his views on stare decisis and Times v. Sullivan.

  • Congress in a Cul-de-sac

    February 19th, 2019  |  33 mins 16 secs
    congress, courts, donald trump, executive power, immigration, national emergency, nondelegation doctrine, regulations, wall

    Adam J. White from the Antonin Scalia School of Law joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's declared national emergency, congressional gridlock, and how the growth of unilateral regulatory action might cause courts to recalibrate the nondelegation doctrine.

  • Why I Am Staying in the GOP

    February 18th, 2019  |  30 mins 4 secs
    2020 elections, conservatism, donald trump, gop, michael steele, national emergency, primary challenge, rnc, senate

    Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why he's remaining a Republican, the current state of the RNC and Trumpism, his relationship with Reince Priebus, President Trump's so-called National Emergency, and the future of the GOP majority in the Senate.

  • First One In

    February 15th, 2019  |  46 mins 17 secs
    2020, democratic primary, elections, john delaney

    Democratic Presidential Candidate John Delaney joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his campaign, where he stands on the issues, and where he thinks Americans can find common ground.

  • Catering to the Edges

    February 14th, 2019  |  34 mins 10 secs
    2020, centrism, democrats, republicans, valentine's day

    On today's wide-ranging (NSFW) podcast, political strategist Rick Wilson and writer Molly Jong-Fast join host Charlie Sykes to discuss Valentine's Day, the Democrats and their strange obsession with political death, why Reps. Ilhan Omar and AOC are embracing Mean Girls-style politics, the death of Lyndon LaRouche, and the grift inside the Trump Hotel.

  • Could the Democrats Blow it in 2020?

    February 13th, 2019  |  37 mins 33 secs
    2020, donald trump, elections, green new deal, socialized medicine

    National Journal's Josh Kraushaar joins Jim Swift and host Charlie Sykes to talk about whether things like the "Green New Deal" and socialized medicine and their popularity on the left will doom the chances Democrats have to win the presidency in 2020.

  • The Show Must Go On

    February 12th, 2019  |  29 mins 40 secs
    2020, campaigns, mark mckinnon, politics

    Mark McKinnon from Showtime's "The Circus" joins guest host Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift to discuss how he makes his weekly show, why he's done with campaigns, a handicap of the Democratic 2020 race, and the importance of authenticity.

  • What is Trumpian Foreign Policy?

    February 11th, 2019  |  36 mins 20 secs
    donald trump, foreign policy

    Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake joins host Charlie Sykes to examine the first two years of President Trump's foreign policy decisions.

  • A Dose of Factual Feminism

    February 8th, 2019  |  25 mins 46 secs
    feminism, scandal, twitter, virginia

    Christina Hoff Sommers from the AEI joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest about Virginia's political scandal and Twitter mobs and Twitter justice.

  • The Bulwark SOTU Megacast

    February 6th, 2019  |  38 mins 10 secs
    abortion, andy cohen, donald trump, ralph northam, state of the union, virginia

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, host Charlie Sykes is joined by Jonathan V. Last, Jim Swift, and Andrew Egger to discuss Andy Cohen's baby gender reveal, the ongoing controversy in Virginia, and Tuesday's State of the Union address.

  • Removing a President

    February 5th, 2019  |  31 mins 54 secs
    impeachment, intelligence, president, removal, trump

    David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his two books: "The President's Book of Secrets" and "How to Get Rid of a President."