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 Ideology and Coronavirus

    April 15th, 2020  |  45 mins 7 secs
    2020, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, economics, elections, joe biden, justin amash, stacey abrams, vice president

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Josh Kraushaar joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how Coronavirus is impacting the 2020 elections, the importance of competency, the Veepstakes, and the economy.

  • Kevin Baron on Our Greatest Threat

    April 14th, 2020  |  43 mins 22 secs
    china, coronavirus, covid-19, defense, defense one, donald trump, foreign policy, hacking, isolationism, joe biden, kevin baron, navy, russia, technology, terrorism, wisconsin elections

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Defense One's Kevin Baron joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's handling of COVID-19, the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, American global leadership under President Trump, and divisiveness as a security threat.

  • Senator Chris Murphy on the Politics of COVID-19

    April 13th, 2020  |  41 mins 4 secs
    2020, appropriations, bernie sanders, congress, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, elections, inspectors general, joe biden, mail-in voting, oversight, senate, small business, stimulus, transparency

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Senator Chris Murphy joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the response from the White House and Congress to COVID-19, the importance of transparency in how hundreds of billions of dollars are spent, and what other Coronavirus challenges face us.

  • Windsor Mann on the Trump Con

    April 10th, 2020  |  44 mins 56 secs
    2020, conservatism, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, economics, gop, hypocrisy, joe biden, mail voting

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Windsor Mann joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's response to COVID-19, hypocrisy on the right, and the 2020 elections.

  • Alexander Nazaryan on Mike Pence's Audition

    April 9th, 2020  |  55 mins 48 secs
    2020, 2024, congress, coronavirus, donald trump, elections, inspector general, joe biden, joe exotic, journalism, mike pence, mitch mcconnell, nancy pelosi, oversight, stimulus, tigers

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Yahoo's Alexander Nazaryan joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Mike Pence and COVID-19, and what that might mean for 2024. Plus, a look at the Biden Veepstakes and the risks to the House and Senate majorities.

  • Tim Miller on the End of the Bernie

    April 8th, 2020  |  52 mins 9 secs
    2020, bernie sanders, democratic primary, donald trump, elections, kayleigh mcenany, stephanie grisham, white house, wisconsin

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tim Miller joins Charlie Sykes to discuss the White House press shakeup, the Wisconsin election, and the end of the Bernie Sanders campaign.

  • Matt Lewis on Trickle Down Trumpism

    April 7th, 2020  |  52 mins 32 secs
    america, brett crozier, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, dr. drew, jon karl, stephanie grisham, thomas modly, trumpism, u.s. navy, white house briefings, wisconsin election

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Matt Lewis joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Wisconsin election, the White House press shakeup, the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, and the Trump administration's handling of Coronavirus.

  • Wisconsin is the Electoral COVID-19 Canary

    April 6th, 2020  |  57 mins 59 secs
    anthony fauci, anti-anti-trumpism, china, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, elections, hydroxychloroquine, masks, navy, peter navarro, white house, wisconsin

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol and Jonathan V. Last join host Charlie Sykes to discuss how the Wisconsin election is a preview of what we can expect in the coming months during the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House infighting over hydroxychloroquine, the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, and anti-anti-Trumpism.

  • Jonathan Chait on Bernie, Corona, and 2020

    April 3rd, 2020  |  57 mins 12 secs
    2020, bernie sanders, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, economics, elections, joe biden, republicans, stimulus

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan Chait joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss why Bernie Sanders is still in the race, the cynical politics of economic stimulus, Coronavirus, and the 2020 election.

  • David Frum on the Trumpocalypse

    April 2nd, 2020  |  43 mins 30 secs
    america, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, globalization, trade

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Frum joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the everchanging defenses and rationalization of President Trump's poor handling of COVID-19, America's status in the world, and his new book.

  • Ben White: How Bad Will it Be?

    April 1st, 2020  |  36 mins 10 secs
    ben white, consumer confidence, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, economics, employment report, jobless claims, politico

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Politico's Ben White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the economic ramifications of COVID-19, and break down the potential outcomes: bad, very bad, and doomsday. Plus, what to look for in the upcoming jobless claims and employment reports.

  • Brad Thor on Leadership in Times of Crisis

    March 31st, 2020  |  43 mins 2 secs
    coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, leadership

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, NYT Best Selling Author Brad Thor joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about leadership, or lack thereof, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the President's trouble with truth, and why he likely won't be able to tweet his way out of it.

  • Adam White on Trump vs. the Governors

    March 30th, 2020  |  43 mins 6 secs
    congress, coronavirus, covid-19, governors, president trump

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Adam J. White joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent Bulwark item "Trump vs. the Governors?", constructive roles Congress should play during the Coronavirus response, and the forthcoming ugly debate looking back on the pandemic.

  • Bulwark Staff Lightning Round

    March 27th, 2020  |  51 mins 56 secs
    china, coronavirus, covid-19, thomas massie

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Jonathan V. Last, Sarah Longwell, and Benjamin Parker join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the latest about the coronavirus pandemic: Who had the worst response to the outbreak? What’s going to happen to Dr. Fauci? Are we supposed to believe China, or not? Why are pro-lifers making nice with the Grim Reaper? And is it too early to ask how COVID-19 will change the presidential race?

  • Bill Kristol on Our Extraordinary Moment

    March 26th, 2020  |  46 mins 14 secs
    2020, congress, covid-19, democrats, donald trump, joe biden

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Congress's response to COVID-19, how President Trump is handling the pandemic, and the coming recession.

  • Amanda Carpenter on Trump’s Easter Surprise

    March 25th, 2020  |  42 mins 9 secs
    2020, congress, donald trump, elections, joe biden

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Amanda Carpenter joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's response to COVID-19, how it may impact the 2020 election, and what Congress might do to ease voters fears.