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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  • Friday Megacast

    October 4th, 2019  |  53 mins 8 secs
    china, conspiracy theories, donald trump, mitt romney, podcast, text messages, ukraine, whistleblower

    On today's Bulwark Megacast, Tim Miller and Sarah Longwell join host Charlie Sykes to discuss the whistleblower complaint, the impeachment inquiry, and what it's like to live in the conspiratorial mind of President Donald J. Trump.

  • Tom LoBianco on Pence's Chances of Becoming President

    October 3rd, 2019  |  58 mins 10 secs
    donald trump, mike pence, vp

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom LoBianco joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book "Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House."

  • Greg Weiner on Why Trump Has Overplayed His Hand

    October 2nd, 2019  |  31 mins 49 secs
    congress, donald trump, greg weiner, impeachment

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Greg Weiner joins Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent NYT column, and how Donald Trump may have inadvertently awakened a long-dormant Congress.

  • Kevin Kruse on Impeachment and the Historical Perspective

    October 1st, 2019  |  39 mins 8 secs
    bill barr, bill clinton, dinesh d'souza, donald trump, history, impeachment, impeachment inquiry, jimmy carter, nancy pelosi, rudy giuliani, twitter

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Princeton professor Kevin M. Kruse joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the impeachment inquiry, Congressional oversight and past impeachment efforts.

  • David Brooks on The Second Mountain, Morals, and Impeachment

    September 30th, 2019  |  38 mins 40 secs
    david brooks, donald trump, impeachment, morality, the second mountain

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, David Brooks from the New York Times joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss impeachment and his recent book, "The Second Mountain."

  • Weekend Impeachment Inquiry Megacast

    September 28th, 2019  |  41 mins 28 secs
    donald trump, house, impeachment inquiry, joe biden, senate, ukraine

    On a special weekend megacast, Charlie Sykes, Sarah Longwell, and Jonathan V. Last talk about the many potential outcomes in an impeachment scenario, Joe and Hunter Biden, Ukraine, and what it means for 2020.

  • Kyle Kondik on Expanding the 2020 Electoral Map

    September 27th, 2019  |  43 mins 31 secs
    2020, donald trump, elections, electoral college, kyle kondik, map

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Kyle Kondik joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his recent story about President Trump's attempts to go on offense and expand the 2020 electoral map.

  • Quinta Jurecic on the Whistleblower Complaint

    September 26th, 2019  |  38 mins 33 secs
    donald trump, trump, ukraine, whistleblower, white house

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's Quinta Jurecic joins host Charlie Sykes to break down the just-released whistleblower complaint, and where it fits in Trump's pattern of obstruction.

  • Peter Wehner on the Risk of Congressional Inaction

    September 25th, 2019  |  42 mins 58 secs
    biden, congress, rudy giuliani, trump, ukraine

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Peter Wehner from the Ethics and Public Policy Center joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the mobster mentality of the Ukraine call, and Congress's response.

  • Jonathan Allen on Nancy Pelosi's Coming Impeachment Decision

    September 24th, 2019  |  31 mins 29 secs
    donald trump, house of representatives, impeachment, nancy pelosi

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, NBC's Jonathan Allen joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss how President Trump's Ukraine call may have titled the balance towards a certain impeachment vote.

  • Bill Kristol on What the Democrats Need to Do

    September 23rd, 2019  |  33 mins 45 secs
    congress, democrats, gop, hunter biden, joe biden, primaries, rudy, ukraine

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Bill Kristol joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the cost of not punishing misdeeds, and his advice for Congressional Democrats on what they can do in response.

  • Michael Steele on the Malice Aforethought of Trump

    September 20th, 2019  |  47 mins 38 secs
    2020 election, ben sasse, bill weld, chris cuomo, cnn, donald trump, elizabeth warren, gop, joe walsh, mark sanford, rnc, rudy giuliani, stephen colbert, ukraine, whistleblower

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele joins host Charlie Sykes to talk about Ben Sasse's plan for survival, the RNC's unusual arrangement with President Trump to stymie his three challengers, how Elizabeth Warren survived Trump's early offensive, and Ukraine, whistleblowers, and the Rudy Giuliani meltdown.

  • David Priess on the Whistleblower Complaint

    September 19th, 2019  |  34 mins 3 secs
    david priess, donald trump, john bolton, nsa, robert o'brien, whistleblower complaint

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the anonymous whistleblower complaint, the departure of John Bolton, and new NSA Robert O'Brien and his resume.

  • David Jolly on Corey Lewandowski's Lies

    September 18th, 2019  |  43 mins 59 secs
    2020, brian stelter, cokie roberts, corey lewandowski, david jolly, elizabeth warren, michelle malkin

    On today's Bulwark podcast, David Jolly joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Corey Lewandowski's House testimony.

  • Noah Rothman on the Rothman Doctrine

    September 17th, 2019  |  34 mins 13 secs
    brett kavanaugh, confirmation, iran, john bolton, judiciary committee, noah rothman, obama, sean spicer, senate, trump

    On today's Bulwark podcast, Commentary's Noah Rothman joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss "The Rothman Doctrine" because when it comes to Brett Kavanaugh, there are no truths, only narratives.

  • Rick Wilson on Beto's Gun Confiscation Plan

    September 16th, 2019  |  25 mins 47 secs
    beto o'rourke, brett kavanaugh, donald trump, elizabeth warren, gun control, iran, joe biden, rick wilson, saudi arabia

    On today's Bulwark podcast, Rick Wilson joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Beto O'Rourke's cynical gun control fantasy, and how it will impact those who have a chance of being President and down the ballot.