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

  • Jonathan V. Last on BLM, Brad Parscale, and 2020

    June 24th, 2020  |  43 mins 31 secs
    2020, bees, black lives matter, brad parscale, donald trump, george floyd, joe biden, monuments, protests

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the evolution of the Black Lives Matter protests after George Floyd's death, the future of Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, and the 2020 elections.

  • Quinta Jurecic on Barr, Berman and Bolton

    June 23rd, 2020  |  51 mins 38 secs
    2020, bill barr, book, district attorney, donald trump, elections, geoffrey berman, john bolton, rule of law, sdny

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Quinta Jurecic from Lawfare joins Charlie Sykes to discuss why AG Barr and Donald Trump forced out Geoffrey Berman, and the Bolton book revelations and what they could mean for 2020.

  • Tim Miller on Bolton, the Failed Rally, and Botched Massacre

    June 22nd, 2020  |  52 mins 49 secs
    2020, bill barr, donald trump, friday night massacre, jeff sessions, joe biden, john bolton, matt schlapp, sdny, trump rally, tulsa

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the botched Friday Night Massacre, the failed Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, and John Bolton. Plus, a discussion about Jeff Sessions's last stand.

  • Bill Kristol on Bolton, Biden, and Bin Laden

    June 19th, 2020  |  42 mins 1 sec
    2020, australia, bin laden, china, donald trump, joe biden, john bolton, scotus, steve bannon, tulsa rally, voa

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump labeling John Bolton a traitor, the Bin Laden ad, China and Australia, the attack on the Voice of America, and why the Supreme Court isn't the 2020 selling point Trump thought it was.

  • Kim Wehle on Bolton, the Courts, and Voting

    June 18th, 2020  |  51 mins 31 secs
    book, civil rights, daca, john bolton, lbgt, supreme court, vote by mail, voting

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kim Wehle joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the Bolton bombshells, the latest from the high court, and her new book: "What You Need to Know About Voting--and Why."

  • Kmele Foster on Anti-Racism

    June 17th, 2020  |  52 mins 42 secs
    anti-racism, confederate monuments, george floyd, kmele foster, media, protests, racism

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kmele Foster joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the death of George Floyd, the subsequent protests, racism, and anti-racism, plus a discussion about the media and confederate monuments.

  • David Priess on John Bolton's Secrets

    June 16th, 2020  |  51 mins 12 secs
    book, covid-19, david priess, donald trump, george floyd, john bolton, south korea

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Priess joins Charlie Sykes to discuss John Bolton's new book, the latest with South Korea, COVID-19, and the George Floyd protests.

  • Lucy Caldwell on Unwell Republicans

    June 15th, 2020  |  52 mins 51 secs
    2020, charlie kirk, conservatism, donald trump, elections, gop, joe walsh, maga, republican party, ted cruz

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lucy Caldwell joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the unravelling of the Republican mind, and how a once-serious party seems hell bent on trolling, and tales from the 2020 GOP Primary trail.

  • Andrew Sullivan on Woke Culture

    June 12th, 2020  |  51 mins 7 secs
    cancel culture, conservatism, donald trump, illiberalism, jk rowling, joe biden, left, right

    On Today's Bulwark Podcast, Andrew Sullivan from New York Magazine joins Charlie Sykes to discuss woke culture, the GOP as a conservative force, cancel culture, and illiberalism on the right and left.

  • Amanda Carpenter on How Trump is Gaslighting Us

    June 11th, 2020  |  50 mins 49 secs
    confederates, culture war, donald trump, gaslighting, joe biden, kneeling, martin gugino, orange man bad, paul ryan, ted cruz

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the White House's shameless gaslighting, 100+ reasons why the Orange Man is Bad, and how Trump is losing the culture war.

  • Christine Todd Whitman on the GOP's Post-Trump Future

    June 10th, 2020  |  37 mins 55 secs
    2020, bill barr, camden, covid-19, donald trump, elections, george floyd, georgia, gop, joe biden, law and order, nj, policing, vote by mail

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman joins Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump and the GOP's response to the death of George Floyd, why states aren't prepared for the 2020 elections, and what a post-Trump future for the GOP might look like.

  • Tim Alberta on the End of the Law and Order GOP

    June 9th, 2020  |  53 mins 44 secs
    2020, bill barr, conservatism, donald trump, elections, george floyd, joe biden, karl rove, law and order, mitt romney, polls, protests

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Alberta joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his item about the end of the "law & order" GOP, the fundamental decency of Mitt Romney, and punitive conservatism.

  • Josh Kraushaar on the Growth of Illiberalism

    June 8th, 2020  |  47 mins 23 secs
    2020, ben sasse, democrats, donald trump, george floyd, gop, joe biden, nyt editorial board, police, protests, tom cotton, veepstakes

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the "defund the police" movement and the George Floyd protests, as they relate to 2020, the Veepstakes, and the latest with the polls.

  • Bakari Sellers on "My Vanishing Country"

    June 5th, 2020  |  46 mins 29 secs
    bakari sellers, donald trump, george floyd, orangeburg massacre, protests, racism

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bakari Sellers joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "My Vanishing Country: A Memoir" and the unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd.

  • Michael Steele: Something’s Happening Here

    June 4th, 2020  |  50 mins 1 sec
    2020, elections, george floyd, gop, jim mattis, military, protests, rnc

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele joins Charlie Sykes to talk about the George Floyd protests, the military pushback, and General Jim Mattis speaking out.

  • Sarah Longwell on the Parade of Cowards

    June 3rd, 2020  |  51 mins 19 secs
    2020, ben sasse, bible, donald trump, elections, george w. bush, joe biden, pepper balls, rubber bullets, senate, tear gas

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Sarah Longwell joins Charlie Sykes to discuss her recent item on why character does count, Steve King's primary defeat, and the parade of cowards in the U.S. Senate who refuse to criticize President Trump's authoritarian photo ops.