David Garrow is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, best known for his biography on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. published in 1986. His new book is out in May, a comprehensive biography of America’s 44th president. In this episode, David discusses Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, as well as other current events including Trump’s election, the Supreme Court, and the current state of academia.
Alan Keyes gives a fascinating, wide-ranging, and passionate interview. From his life growing up as an Army brat, his time at Cornell and Harvard with Allan Bloom and Harvey Mansfield, to his presidential campaigns, Dr. Keyes gives a detailed account of his convictions and how he came to them.
Jamie Kirchick is a journalist and author who focuses on foreign policy and politics. He frequently writes for major newspapers and publications, but he’s here today to talk about his book The End of Europe. We talk about the rise of populism movements in Europe, how Trump’s attack on NATO effects European unity, and the danger Trump poses to a stable Europe.
Neil Howe co-authored the book The Fourth Turning, a book that was hugely influential on the world view of Steve Bannon, Trump’s top advisor. In this fascinating episode, Neil discusses the ideas behind his book, why he thinks history moves in cycles, and what Trump means for the world and its current cycle.
Martha MacCallum is the host of Fox News’ The First 100 Days, which covers the beginning of the Trump Administration. I talked with her at Fox’s studio about meeting Trump, why he is the only GOP candidate who could have won, and how his celebrity plays into how we view him. She talked about the role of the media in today’s political climate, the atmosphere at Fox News, and how she got to where she is in her career.
Hugh Hewitt is the host of the Hugh Hewitt show, an MSNBC contributor, and author of several books. He’s on the show today to talk with Jamie about his interactions with Trump and how Hugh thinks Trump is doing in his first week as President. They discuss Trump’s cabinet, his policies, and the recent immigration ban. Hugh also talks about what will happen in 2018 should Democrats gain control of the House.
Famed radio talk show host, author, and conservative thinker Dennis Prager joins us on the podcast this week. We discuss his views on progressives and The Left, as well as his views on Israel and Jewish leftists. He talks about why he supported Trump in the general election even though he didn’t support him in the primaries. And we finished with what he says people should do to gain wisdom and educated themselves.
A pioneer in the field of political blogging, writer Mickey Kaus is a liberal cut from a different cloth. He voted for Obama twice, then voted for Trump. He holds views that differ from democrats on issues like immigration, his signature cause at the moment. In this interview we discuss his views on Trump, why immigration is important to him, his failed Senate run, and more.
National Security Advisor to George W Bush, Stephen Hadley sat on the sidelines of this election and observed, and we get his insights into the 2016 Campaign and how he thinks the world reacted to it. We discuss what he thinks of Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, how Trump will be on foreign policy, and what he thinks about Russia’s meddling in the election.