A leftist's guide to the conservative movement, one podcast episode at a time, with co-hosts Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell.
TEASER: Yinzer Country
Matt and Sam talk about this week's Pennsylvania primaries—especially Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's big win in the Democratic Senate race—then turn to the prospects for J.D. Vance and Blake Masters, Peter Thiel's chosen GOP Senate candidates in Ohio and Arizona, respectively.
TEASER: A New Pink Tide? (w/ Thea Riofrancos & David Adler)
Sam discusses the return of the Latin American left with political scientist Thea Riofrancos and David Adler, the General Coordinator of the Progressive International.
The Conservative and the Convict (w/ Sarah Weinman)
Matt and Sam are joined by Sarah Weinman to discuss her new book, Scoundrel—a gripping account of William F. Buckley, Jr.'s unlikely, ill-fated advocacy on behalf of a death-row prisoner with literary ambitions.
The Right Kind of Worker (w/ Gabriel Winant)
Matt and Sam are joined by labor historian Gabriel Winant to discuss what the populist right gets wrong about the history of the American working class.
Macron vs. Le Pen (w/ Cole Stangler)
Matt and Sam talk to Paris-based journalist Cole Stangler about the French presidential election.
The Other Side of the Story (w/ Michael Kazin)
Matt and Sam talk to Michael Kazin about his new book, What It Took To Win: A History Of The Democratic Party.
Most Thought-Provoking Podcast Ever Encountered
I am a lifelong lefty — former civil rights worker and political activist — and only encountered this program about a month ago. Since then I’ve listened to a dozen or so episodes, and I have found nearly all of them entirely engaging. To an extraordinary extent, the hosts and speakers raise new ways to think about old concerns and make me think about key issues differently. Wow.
Critical discussions about radical conservative politics
I am a huge fan of this podcast because Sam and Matt discuss some of the most important ideas and political actors shaping our country today. They are fair-minded, while having a strong moral compass. They have some of the most insightful guests on the pod! I think I am getting closer to knowing the enemy but without hatred or distortion of their concerns and ideas. They do speak truth about power because they point out that the right has and continues to espouse a deeply anti-democratic ethic.
Bottom of the barrel political podcast
The entire purpose is always to speak about flaws in conservative narrative. They offer no ideas. I tried to listen expecting thoughtful ideas. But found very little. This is just more proof of how little the left actually understands about the right and their beliefs.