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Steven Hayward brings you the Power Line Blog's perspective on the week's big headlines.

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Steven Hayward brings you the Power Line Blog's perspective on the week's big headlines.

    197. The Three Whisky Happy Hour, Take One

    197. The Three Whisky Happy Hour, Take One

    By popular demand we’re bringing “Lucretia,” Power Line’s International Woman of Mystery, back to the show, and we’ve decided to start our own “Three Whisky Happy Hour,” because why should Greg Corombos and Jim Geraghty have all the fun (and the booze) with their Three Martini Lunch. As Lucretia is a champion whisky drinker, we […]

    • 23 min
    196. Needed: “A Gaullist Moment with Churchillian Fortitude”—Dan Mahoney

    196. Needed: “A Gaullist Moment with Churchillian Fortitude”—Dan Mahoney

    Daniel Mahoney of Assumption College has a short and compelling essay up today at Real Clear Politics on “What Does Our Nation Mean to Us? Rejecting the Culture of Hate.” I decided to post our regular weekly podcast a couple days ahead of schedule to match up with Dan’s article because it meshes perfectly with […]

    • 1 hr 4 min
    195. Toppling Teddy Roosevelt the Right Way, with Jean Yarbrough

    195. Toppling Teddy Roosevelt the Right Way, with Jean Yarbrough

    When I heard the news that the nihilist mob plans to take down the statue of Theodore Roosevelt astride his horse in front the Natural History Museum in New York City, I knew I had to ring up Jean Yarbrough, the Gary Pendy Sr. Professor of Social Sciences at Bowdoin College, and author of the […]

    • 55 min
    194. Power Line’s Fab Four on Our Crazy World

    194. Power Line’s Fab Four on Our Crazy World

    On Wednesday, “The Beatles” (John, Paul, George and Ringo Scott, and Steve) got together for a live online VIP chat session, covering everything from the riot scene, the fall election, statue-tipping, The NASCARash, and other sports. A lot of VIP members who couldn’t make the show asked if we’d make available a recording, and we decided […]

    • 45 min
    193. “Apocalypse Never,” with Michael Shellenberger

    193. “Apocalypse Never,” with Michael Shellenberger

    This week’s guest is Michael Shellenberger, the founder and president of Environmental Progress, and author of an important new book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. Most books about the environment typically feature breathless panic about how the world is coming to an end. Michael’s book is a rare outlier that debunks the […]

    • 53 min
    192. “The Coming of Neo-Feudalism,” with Joel Kotkin

    192. “The Coming of Neo-Feudalism,” with Joel Kotkin

    Joel Kotkin is one of America’s premier analysts of urbanism, urban economics, demographic change, and social trends. His brand new book, The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class, turns upside down the conventional liberal narrative about why the middle and working classes are under pressure. It’s not capitalism and markets, but […]

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

Martin Treptow ,

Gonzo

Do more of this Steve, background noise and all! This was stimulating and productive!

Jill457 ,

I want it to be better.

When it’s good, it’s really good, but like anything in this format, it lives or dies by its guests. Unfortunately, “fan favorite Lucretia” is one of the worst. She occasionally makes interesting points, but for the most part, she rambles, interrupts, criticizes, has trouble collecting her thoughts, and takes up way more than her share of air time to not actually say that much.

Without Lucretia: 5/5
With Lucretia: 2/5

Because she’s on so dang often, I’m giving a ver generous 3/5.

Ramrod2050 ,

Wonderful Podcast with One Disappointment

Never miss podcast, and I enjoy listening while hiking in the mountains with my dog. However, I was disappointed in the John Tamny interview. I realize that Steve could only push back so much given all John's puppy love, and I am sure John is a smart guy, but dealing in reality? Not so much. He reminds me of a talking head in the 1930s esposuing the wonderments of Germany and the Soviet Union. Also, his take on China is incomplete and naive. If Steve wants more on China, the rammifications of its entrance into the WTO and the subsequent impact on the US, Mexico , etc leading to the major reason why Donald Trump was elected President, he should read, then interview Stewart Paterson, whose new book: "China, Trade and Power: Why thew West's Economic Engagement has Failed" nails it.

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