50 episodes

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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Charlie Sykes and guests discuss the latest news from inside Washington and around the world. No shouting, grandstanding, or sloganeering. Conservative, conscientious, and civil.

    Tim Miller: About That Press Conference

    Tim Miller: About That Press Conference

    Charlie Sykes and Tim Miller take the measure of Biden's press conference and his first year in the office — and come down on different sides. The Bulwark coalition in all its glory, on today's podcast.
    Special Guest: Tim Miller.

    • 54 min
    Will Saletan: The Coalition of the Sane

    Will Saletan: The Coalition of the Sane

    America needs a coalition that crosses party and ideological lines — to counter the authoritarian menace inside the Republican Party, and GOP leaders who lie about the election and the virus. Will Saletan tells Charlie Sykes why he's joining the fight at The Bulwark.
    Special Guest: Will Saletan.

    • 45 min
    Matthew Yglesias: The Center Is There, We Just Can't Hear It

    Matthew Yglesias: The Center Is There, We Just Can't Hear It

    Why Biden can't have a Kumbaya moment, and tangible things can't get done. Matt Yglesias joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast.
    Special Guest: Matthew Yglesias.

    • 46 min
    Josh Barro: Obsessing Over Democracy Won't Save It

    Josh Barro: Obsessing Over Democracy Won't Save It

    For the Democrats to win, they need to focus on what normal people think about — which is NOT Jan. 6 and the potential end of democracy. They want Covid shut down and the economy opened. Josh Barro joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast.
    Special Guest: Josh Barro.

    • 41 min
    David French: Biden’s Divisive Speech

    David French: Biden’s Divisive Speech

    The crisis of democracy is in the counting, not the casting, of votes. The Dispatch's David French joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast.
    Special Guest: David French.

    • 51 min
    Adam Kinzinger: Jan 6 Primetime Hearings Will Be Must-See TV

    Adam Kinzinger: Jan 6 Primetime Hearings Will Be Must-See TV

    The behind-the-scenes evidence presented during the upcoming primetime Jan 6 committee hearings will be "compelling" and "shocking," and will be directed to an audience who's going to go out and vote. Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Charlie Sykes on today's podcast.
    Special Guest: Rep. Adam Kinzinger.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

Tessa M Woodroof ,

I enjoyed the new guests

Matt Yglesias, Josh Barro, Barbara Walter…keeps it fresh. Otherwise eps get a little repetitive.

Historical insomniac ,

For Everyone who values democracy

Don’t agree with Sykes & Co.’s conservativism, do agree that far more is at stake today and respect anyone who speaks the inconvenient truths TRumpy Republicans can’t stomach. I also appreciate well-reasoned positions, whether I agree with them or not. Thanks, Charlie, I’ve learned a lot listening to your show.

"Guys, guys, guys!" ,

Interview with Barbara Walter

This interview was a real eye-opener. Scared me to my core, but clearly outlines what could actually happen in this country given the political climate. Thank you, everyone should listen to this.

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