A leftist's guide to the conservative movement, one podcast episode at a time, with co-hosts Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell.
Twenty Years of Terror (w/ Spencer Ackerman)
Matt and Sam are joined by national security reporter Spencer Ackerman to discuss the War on Terror and the ways it laid the groundwork for Trump.
Living at the End of Our World (w/ Daniel Sherrell & Dorothy Fortenberry)
Matt and Sam are joined by Daniel Sherrell—author of the new book, Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World—and Dorothy Fortenberry to discuss what it feels like to imagine the future as climate catastrophe looms.
TEASER: Where's the Rest of Him?
Join Matt and Sam as they drink bourbon and talk about Ronald (and Nancy) Reagan. They begin with Matt's history as a young conservative researching Reagan and eventually get to the recent four-part Showtime documentary, The Reagans. Along the way they talk about Reagan's time as an actor, the importance of Nancy Reagan to his political project, and the consequences of a president consumed by fantasies. Subscribe on Patreon to hear the rest!
Buckley for Mayor (w/ Sam Tanenhaus)
Matt and Sam are joined by Sam Tanenhaus to discuss William F. Buckley, Jr.'s 1965 campaign for mayor of New York City.
KYE Presents: 5-4 on Connick v. Thompson
Feed swap alert! Our friends at the great 5-4 podcast recently featured one of our episodes on their feed, and now we're returning the favor. Please check out this episode of 5-4 on the Supreme Court case Connick v. Thompson—and if you like what you hear, subscribe to their feed wherever you get your podcasts.
TEASER: Woke Capital
Matt and Sam discuss "Woke Capital," James Burnham's critique of managerialism, and how right-wing populists learned to stop worrying (about liberty) and love the state. Subscribe on Patreon to hear the rest!