Political commentator Jamie Weinstein sits down with the most powerful names in politics, business and media to get a better understanding of how they got to where they are, and how they see the world. You’ll learn about their biographies, their core beliefs and what they think about what is going on in the world today.
Matt Schlapp is the Chairman of the American Conservative Union, and has worked in the Bush administration. He is a big proponent of President Trump, and he shares his views on the election, Trump’s early decisions as president, and recent political events. He also talks about how he got his start in politics and how he sees a need for the conservative movement in today’s political landscape.
Conservative writer and journalist David Frum is well known for his work in multiple publications including The Atlantic where he is a senior editor. He served as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush, and he is a critic of Donald Trump. In this interview, we discuss the threat that Frum believes Trumps poses to the American political system, his thoughts on Russia, Comey, and North Korea, and what he thinks the future holds.
In this special episode, we go on the record during a usually off-the-record dinner that Jamie hosts every so often at his Washington D.C. flat. About 7 other journalists are invited to the dinner, plus a different special guest each time. This time around, Roger Stone was gracious enough to let him go on the record for a few questions about Trump, the White House staff, and more.
Thomas Ravenel, the State Treasurer of South Carolina in 2007, is now a star on the reality TV show Southern Charm. In this engaging interview, we chat about the federal drug charges that removed him from office, where he would be if the charges hadn’t happened, his political views, and more. You’ll be surprised at the twists and turns that this interview takes as we make our way from Donald Trump, legalizing drugs, reality TV, and more.
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.