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

  • Chris Matthews: Regrets, He's Had a Few

    April 27th, 2020  |  48 mins 9 secs
    bernie sanders, chris matthews, democratic party, donald trump, elizabeth warren, gop, joe biden, liberalism, media culture, msnbc, nbc, tip o'neill

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Chris Matthews joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his career and the 2020 elections. Can Joe Biden cut through a political culture largely focused on resentment? Plus, what comes next.

  • A.B. Stoddard on Mitch's Slipping Senate

    April 24th, 2020  |  48 mins 51 secs
    2020, contract tracing, elections, gop, joe biden, kentucky, lindsey graham, mitch mcconnell, new york, senate, seth moulton, stacey abrams, testing, veepstakes

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, A.B. Stoddard joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss very powerful light, how the government has failed veterans during COVID-19, and Mitch McConnell's tenuous grasp on the GOP-controlled Senate.

  • Christian Schneider on Trump’s Enemies List

    April 23rd, 2020  |  48 mins 30 secs
    coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, governors

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Christian Schneider joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss President Trump's response to COVID-19, his war against the governors, and why the right is obsessed with hydroxychloroquine.

  • James Wallner on the End of Legislation

    April 22nd, 2020  |  46 mins 19 secs
    congress, coronavirus, covid-19, mitch mcconnell, senate, stimulus

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, R Street's James Wallner joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss Congress's response to Coronavirus, Mitch McConnell's control of the Senate, and whether we'll see remote voting.

  • Stuart Stevens on Monetized Stupidity

    April 21st, 2020  |  51 mins 53 secs
    2020, coronavirus, covid-19, dnc, donald trump, elections, federal funding, gop, joe biden, politics

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Stuart Stevens joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the President's response to Coronavirus, the 2020 elections, his long history in the GOP and the future of the Republican Party.

  • Robert Saldin on the Future of #NeverTrump

    April 20th, 2020  |  54 mins 12 secs
    2020, conservatism, gop, never trump, politics, trumpism

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Robert Saldin joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss his new book with Steven Teles: "Never Trump: The Revolt of the Conservative Elites."

  • David Priess on the Warnings Trump Ignored

    April 17th, 2020  |  44 mins 32 secs
    coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, protests, shutdown

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Lawfare's David Priess joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the warnings about COVID-19 President Trump ignored, the Tea Party 2.0 protests resulting from the shutdown, and responsibility and reopening the economy.

  • Tom Nichols on Performative Disobedience

    April 16th, 2020  |  51 mins
    china, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, kayleigh mcenany, michigan, ohio, protests, tom cotton

    On today's Bulwark Podcast, Tom Nichols joins host Charlie Sykes to discuss the Presidential COVID-19 briefings, the Ohio and Michigan stay at home protests, and how China and U.S. politicians are squaring blame.

  • 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.