A leftist's guide to the conservative movement, one podcast episode at a time, with co-hosts Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell.
TEASER: Keeping up with the Bozells
What can four generations of men called "L. Brent Bozell" tell us about the trajectory of modern American conservatism? Well, quite a lot. Subscribe on Patreon to listen to Matt and Sam's deep-dive into one of the first families of conservatism.
How to Survive a Pandemic (w/ Peter Staley)
Matt and Sam are joined by veteran HIV/AIDS activist Peter Staley to discuss the AIDS crisis, the COVID pandemic, and the role of his friend Dr. Anthony Fauci in both.
UNLOCKED: Midnight in the Garden of American Heroes
Matt and Sam explain West Coast Straussianism, the school of thought behind the Trump Administration's "1776 Report."
TEASER: L'Affaire (w/ John Ganz)
Listener favorite John Ganz returns to explain how the Dreyfus Affair (and the French Third Republic) help us understand the Trumpian right, fascism, and the left's response to both. Subscribe on Patreon to hear the rest!
Panic! In America (w/ the You're Wrong About podcast)
Matt and Sam discuss the role of moral panics in America's right turn with Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes, the hosts of the You're Wrong About podcast.
TEASER: West Coast Straussians and the "1776 Report"
A deep dive into the obscure ideology behind the Trump administration's last major act: "The 1776 Report." Subscribe on Patreon to hear the rest!
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In the gut of podcasts few have been able to catch my attention and affection as this one. Didn’t think I wanted to know more about the right but the thoughtful intelligent interrogations of their dynamics is something unique. Really great stuff
It’s the opposite of the New York Post opinion page.
Among the best
KYE is, without a doubt, the best political podcast I have ever heard. By focussing on the historical development and intellectual content of the conservative movement in the United States (instead of analyzing breaking news items) it actually manages to add something to the conversation about politics and policy. Rather than dealing in punditry and talking points they unearth and grapple with actual ideas and illuminate their origins and evolutions. This is actually helpful! I actually learn something from this. And while I admit that I share Matt and Sam’s personal politics, I don’t feel like a member of the congregation being preached to; they do not simply assure me that I am “right” and “good.” They actually articulate the strengths and weaknesses of political philosophies and approaches and so the conclusions and arguments they make few earned rather than assumed. Best of all, both Matt and Sam are intelligent, literate, and articulate without talking in pure academic jibberish. And they are humane and thoughtful interviewers. I look forward to every episode (and, as a Patreon subscriber, every bonus episode!) and I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough.