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The next chapter in American politics has begun, but is it going to be any less crazy? The Spectator's Americano podcast delivers in-depth discussions with the best American pundits to keep you in the loop. Presented by Freddy Gray.

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    • 3.8 • 358 Ratings

The next chapter in American politics has begun, but is it going to be any less crazy? The Spectator's Americano podcast delivers in-depth discussions with the best American pundits to keep you in the loop. Presented by Freddy Gray.

    What is America doing in Ukraine?

    What is America doing in Ukraine?

    Freddy Gray speaks to Professor John Mearsheimer, American political scientist and international relations scholar about America's foreign policy on the war in Ukraine. 

    • 50 min
    Will America smash its debt ceiling?

    Will America smash its debt ceiling?

    Freddy Gray talks to the Bloomberg journalist and podcaster Joseph Weisenthal about the likely rise America’s debt ceiling… once again.

    • 28 min
    Is university the enemy of American progress?

    Is university the enemy of American progress?

    Freddy Gray speaks to author and founder of the venture capitalist fund 1517 Michael Gibson, about his new book Paper Belt on Fire. 

    On the podcast they discuss the parallels between universities and the 16th century Church and how investors are spearheading a revolt against these old institutions. 

    • 47 min
    Will Mexico help Biden stop illegal immigration?

    Will Mexico help Biden stop illegal immigration?

    President Biden is visiting Mexico this week to meet with President Obrador, and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada. Biden is expected to bring up illegal immigration with Obrador, and hopes that he can offer him some way out of what is becoming a spiralling crisis. But is any help coming? 

    Freddy Gray speaks to Todd Bensman, author of the upcoming book Overrun: How Joe Biden Unleashed the Biggest Border Crisis in US History. 

    • 26 min
    What's the matter with Kevin McCarthy?

    What's the matter with Kevin McCarthy?

    Kevin McCarthy's hopes to be voted House Speaker reaches day four still without a resolution. How much will he have to concede in order to win over the Republican rebels? Freddy Gray speaks to Amber Athey, The Spectator's Washington Editor.

    • 23 min
    2022: The year in review

    2022: The year in review

    Freddy Gray and Jacob Heilbrunn reflect on an eventful year, looking back at the response to the invasion of Ukraine, the American economy and the makeup of the new Congress. Plus, will Joe Biden or Donald Trump be making a return to the White House? And will Jacob be buying a Trump NFT..?

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
358 Ratings

358 Ratings

asakeba ,

Interesting but also deliberately obtuse

Freddie loves to invite minorities who will uphold the very systems that systematically work to stop minorities and poor white people from accessing opportunities. All under the auspices of asking ‘the questions no one dates to ask’. This show is basically a more genteel version of Fox News.

MartyHynes ,

Interview with Dr Greg

I do like this show, but there are outlandish comments, and claims. This show to me was too academic and lacked links to the real world E.g. Greg states the fall of Kwatang was an example of the market not behaving in an encouraging manner, rather than it being an administration not backing up its policies, so it deserves to be burnt. Then there was the point around the drive for increased ethnicity and sexes as a maligned component of stakeholder management, as it does not capture political allegiances.

JasN4 ,

Insightful

Very enjoyable, measured and insightful interview with Coleman Hughes. Refreshing to listen to such a nuanced conversation!

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