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C-SPAN's Susan Swain hosts intriguing hour-long conversations with people who are making things happen. New episodes every Sunday evening. From the network that brings you "Washington Today" and "Lectures in History" podcasts.

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    • 4.4 • 207 Ratings

C-SPAN's Susan Swain hosts intriguing hour-long conversations with people who are making things happen. New episodes every Sunday evening. From the network that brings you "Washington Today" and "Lectures in History" podcasts.

    Lawrence Wright "The Plague Year"

    Lawrence Wright "The Plague Year"

    Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Looming Tower" and New Yorker staff writer, discusses his latest book "The Plague Year: America in the Time of COVID." He talks about the origins of COVID-19, the response to the outbreak by the Chinese government, and the handling of the pandemic by the Trump administration and CDC.     
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    • 56 min
    Jason Riley, "Maverick"

    Jason Riley, "Maverick"

    Wall Street Journal columnist and Manhattan Institute senior fellow Jason Riley talks about the life and influence of economist Thomas Sowell ("SOUL"), now 91, whose writings on economics, race, culture, education and politics have inspired conservatives and libertarians for a half-century. Mr. Riley is the author of the biography "Maverick" and is also the host of a documentary on Mr. Sowell that came out in January 2021.  
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Jessica DuLong, "Saved at the Seawall"

    Jessica DuLong, "Saved at the Seawall"

    Jessica DuLong, the former chief engineer on NYC fireboat John J. Harvey, talks about the rescue of nearly 500,000 people, by boat, off the island of Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks. It was the largest maritime evacuation in history.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    January 6th: Views from the House Reps. Markwayne Mullin, Jason Crow and Tom Malinowski

    January 6th: Views from the House Reps. Markwayne Mullin, Jason Crow and Tom Malinowski

    Three House lawmakers - Reps. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Jason Crow (D-CO), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) - recount their first-hand experiences on January 6, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Lectures in History: Guerilla Warfare in the Civil War

    Lectures in History: Guerilla Warfare in the Civil War

    Brown University professor Megan Kate Nelson teaches a class about guerilla warfare, which is largely characterized by its tactics, including ambushes and surprise raids on unsuspecting troops and towns. She talks about the guerrilla soldiers fighting on both the Union and Confederate sides during the Civil War. These small bands of men on horseback were nimble and difficult to capture, especially Confederate guerrillas who often did not wear uniforms and blended back into the population after an attack. 
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    After Words w/ Alex Marlow, "Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media's Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption"

    After Words w/ Alex Marlow, "Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media's Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption"

    Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow argues that the mainstream media has destroyed its credibility. He's interviewed by Reason Magazine editor at large Matt Welch.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

MikeMajor7th ,

Lamb vs Swain?

Everyone says they miss Brian Lamb, but I think Susan Swain has clearly done a great job in filling his shoes. Q&A is one of a very few media outlets that get my attention, and, in this case, loyalty.

AnitaBower ,

Excellent format

The direct and well-prepared questions are clear and lead to good answers.

Linda from PA ,

Go your own way, and I will follow you.

Q&A under its new leader, Susan Swain, has freshness, relevance and diversity while following the fantastic format of guest center stage and interviewer in the background. Direct and humble in her approach, Ms Swain’s style is much like Mr Lamb’s. We never hear her talking just to hear herself speak. She brings context and knowledge to the back and forth discussions as well as balance. Women! There are women intellectuals, academics and authors guests galore. Hallelujah!
Thank you Susan Swain .

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